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 A great Six meters DX-Pedition

 

We receive from Jose an interesting report of last activity from Palestina, we all thank you E4X Crew for the great job done.
You all must know that one of the main targets of this trip by the “Tifariti Gang” was to provide a new one to as many six metre aficionados as possible. Writing this article one week after our return I can’t find a claim from any six metre operator in Europe saying E4X is not in his/her log, excepting ourselves!
Setup started just after our arrival in Bethlehem. 30 metre vertical erected and ready to take off at 19:55Z for the first QSO. While the five stations were mounted other members of the team managed to assemble the HF beams up on the roof, in the dim light of hand torches. Next morning was the 50 MHz Yagi’s turn. Firing up at 08:00 Z May 28th on 50.103 there was Nick, 5B4FL, squatting like a lion for its prey, to be the first to log E4X on the magic band. Costas, SV1DH, followed him.
 As most places in Europe are within one or two Es hop distance, you can guess the size of the pileups, propagation periods permitting, especially during the first three days.

 

 

 

 

 

On May 31st evening K4CIA appeared, mixed with EUs. Bill was so loud that I thought it was a hoax. Minutes later the “big” US opening commenced, ending with more than 70 Americans in the log, most in the W1, 2, 3 and 4th call areas.
 Early mornings at 4 UTC the beam was turned to Asia. Noise was the problem in that direction, sometimes worse than others. There were some days of JAs, most of them with faint signals fighting with the QRN. But the best one was on June 6th, more than 160 Japanese stations were logged. Others countries from Asia worked were: 4J, 4L, 5B, A6, A7, A9, BY, EK, EX, EY, JT, JY, UK, UN, XV, and of course 4X.
 Endless pileups on all bands kept us very busy during the whole dxpedition. Fabrizio, IN3ZNR, did a great job composing the daily operating shift tables.
Propagation on 50 MHz was, on average, good during most of the daylight hours. There were the typical ups and downs and small foot-print openings to some parts of Europe.
 We hope all of you enjoyed it, as much as we did from Palestine. Sorry for those who didn’t make it.
We dismantled all stations on the morning of 6th June.
 See you next year from …?
 73José Ramón, EA7KW

 

 

E4X 50 MHz Firsts
 

 

DXCC
QSOs
1st Station
3W, XV (Vietnam)                     
1
XV1X
4J,4K (Azerbaijan)
1
4J9M
4L (Georgia)
2
4L7MD
4X, 4Z (Israel)
50
4Z5SG
5B (Cyprus)
9
5B4FL
9A (Croatia)
131
9A6R
9H (Malta)
28
9H1BT
A6 (United Arab Emirat)
1
A65BR
A7 (Qatar)
1
A71EM
A9 (Bahrain)
5
A92IO
BY,BT (China)
1
BA4SI
CN (Morocco)
2
CN8LI
CT (Portugal)
48
CT1HZE
CT3 (Madeira Is.)
4
CT3HF
CU (Azores)
2
CU3EQ
DA-DL (Fed. Rep. of Germa)
768
DK1MAX
E7 (Bosnia-Herzegovina)
39
E77ZM
EA6-EH6 (Balearic Is.)
28
EA6NB
EA8-EH8 (Canary Is.)
6
EA8BED
EA9-EH9 (Ceuta & Melilla)
6
EA9IB
EA-EH (Spain)
311
EA1EVR
EI-EJ (Ireland)
22
EI7IX
EK (Armenia)
1
EK3WG
ER (Moldovia)
17
ER0FEO
ES (Estonia)
34
ES1CW
EX (Kyrgystan)
2
EX8MLE
EY (Tajikistan)
1
EY8MM
F (France)
174
F6EXV
G, GX (England)
259
G0JHC
GD, GT (Isle of Man)
7
GD0TEP
GI, GN (Northern Ireland)
6
GI6ATZ
GJ, GH (Jersey)
1
GJ0JSY
GM, GS (Scotland)
43
MM0BQN
GU, GP (Guernsey)
5
MU0FAL
GW, GC (Wales)
24
GW3JXN
HA, HG (Hungary)
144
HA8CE
HB (Switzerland)
67
HB9ZS
HI (Dominican Republic)
1
HI3TEJ
I (Italy)
967
IT9CJC
IS, IM (Sardinia)
7
IS0AWZ
JA-JS (Japan)
162
JN1JFC
JT-JV (Mongolia)
1
JT0YPS
JY (Jordan)
4
JY4NE
K,W,N, AA-AK (United States of America)
71
K4CIA
LA-LN (Norway)
82
LB7Q
LX (Luxembourg)
6
LX1DB
LY (Lithuania)
21
LY2LE
LZ (Bulgaria)
221
LZ1CY
OE (Austria)
88
OE4VIE
OF-OI (Finland)
144
OH3JR
OH0 (Aland Is.)
1
OH0/SK3SN
OK-OL (Czech Republic)
230
OK1FAV
OM (Slovak Republic)
65
OM3EY
ON-OT (Belgium)
89
ON4GG
OY (Faroe Is.)
4
OY9JD
OZ (Denmark)
146
OZ8BZ
PA-PI (Netherlands)
153
PA7MM
S5 (Slovenia)
121
S59A
SA-SM (Sweden)
239
SM7OYP
SN-SR (Poland)
276
SP2BDR
SV5 (Dodecanese)
6
SV5DKL
SV9 (Crete)
12
SV9CVY
SV-SZ (Greece)
217
SV1DH
T7 (San Marino)
2
T77C
TA-TC (Turkey)
6
TA1HZ
UA-UI1,3,4,6, (European Russia)
10
XXXXXX
UJ-UM (Uzbekistan)
6
UK8OM
UN-UQ (Kazakhstan)
4
UN7QX
UR-UZ, EM-EO (Ukraine)
461
UX0FF
YL (Latvia)
21
YL2TQ
YO-YR (Romania)
259
YO3BL
YT-YU, YZ (Serbia)
163
YU1FW
YU6,4O3 (Montenegro)
1
4O3A
Z3 (Macedonia)
23
Z32ZM
 
TOTALS:                    74 Entities DXCC
                  6545 QSOs
                           4500 unique calls
                       
CW       SSB     RTTY
 3408    2882     255
 
 
 
6 el Yagi poited to  EU/NA
 
 E4X Crew
 

 

 
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