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XZ1J Myanmar DXpedition Underway from Two Sites

11/18/2013

The XZ1J DXpedition team, headed by Zorro, JH1AJT, in Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) is operating from two locations about 300 feet apart — the CW camp and the SSB camp. The SSB camp has two stations — one with a Spider Beam covering all bands, and the second using quarter-wave verticals for 12, 17, and 40 meters. The CW camp has three stations. The first has a tribander, and the second has quarter-wave verticals for 40, 30, 17 and 12 meters plus an inverted L for 160 meters. The third station is mainly used for 30 meter CW and 20 meter RTTY, as time permits.

Efforts on 160 meters started November 16, and the team plans to be on 160 and/or 80 meters all night — sunset to sunrise. The DXpedition had to move the SSB Camp site to reduce S-9 noise from a local power line. It also plans to update its operating frequencies to avoid interference with other DXpeditions now underway. — Thanks to The Daily DX



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