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It’s a Wrap for K9W on Wake; XRØZR on Juan Fernandez Still Going Strong

11/15/2013

The Daily DX reports that theK9W DXpedition to Wake Atoll is over. A final log upload to ClubLog is pending. The K9W team logged more than 100,000 contacts with stations in 186 DXCC entities. Meanwhile the XRØZR team on Juan Fernandez reports that it has surpassed 35,000 contacts, and it’s beefing up efforts to put even more contacts into the log. The DXpedition has 6 more days to go.

“With the SFI as high as it is, 10 meters was open all night to JA,” reported Art Blank, WA7NB, of the XRØZR team. “Also, you can only imagine the intense pileups we are receiving from Europe and Siberia. It is very difficult to pick out calls, because so many are calling, and, because of this, the Q rate is slower than I like to see.”

WA7NB said that because bands are staying open all night, the team has adjusted its schedule to staff stations overnight. He said the team has logged some European contacts on 160, and 6 meters has been opening around 2200 UTC to Western Europe and the Southern US. “RTTY is running constantly now. We still need to focus on 40 CW.”

He said the team is monitoring the spotting cluster and is taking suggestions under consideration. “I try very hard to accommodate all requests I see on the cluster, so keep the comments coming,” he said. — Thanks to The Daily DX



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