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YI9PSE - Iraq / Kurdistan on 160m...

28. února 2010 v 23:22 | Petr, OK1RP |  Band reports

The First DXpedition to Kurdistan

Welcome to YI9PSE - IRAQ 2010 DXpedition. There is more information about our DXpedition.
N6PSE has been issued the call sign of YI9PSE by the Iraqi Ministry of Telecom, and is planning a multi-national DXpedition to Northern Iraq (Kurdistan) for April of 2010.

The Team

YI9PSE Team is composed of the following operators:
  • N6PSE - Paul Ewing
  • N6OX - Bob Grimmick
  • JH4RHF - Jun Tanaka
  • AH6HY - David Flack
  • N2WB - Bill Beyer
  • YI1UNH - Heathem Sabah
  • K3VN - Al Hernandez
  • K3LP - David Collingham
  • WØUCE - Jack Ritter
  • W5KDJ - Wayne Rogers
  • FM5CD - Michel Brunelle

The Pilots

YI9PSE IRAQ DXPEDITION 2010

We'll be active from 10 to 160 meters (include Warc bands) in CW, SSB and RTTY with
At 5 stations at the same time in different bands and modes.

EQUIPMENT

StationLocationTX/RXPAAntennas
Station Nº1CW 1ICOM IC-7600ACOM 10003el SteppIR Beam for 10- 20+30/40m
1/4 Wire Verticals for 40 & 160 Meters
300' Wire Beverage
Station Nº2CW 2ICOM IC-7600ACOM 10002el SteppIR Beam for 10-20 meters
1/4 Wire Vertical for 30 & 80 Meters
300' Wire Beverage
Station Nº3SSB 1ICOM IC-7600ACOM 1010C3S Beam for 10-20 meters
SteppIR BigIR Vertical 40-10 Meters
Station Nº4SSB 2ICOM IC-7600ACOM 10102el SteppIR Beam for 10-20 meters
80/160 Vertical
Station Nº5Digital 1ICOM IC-7600ACOM 1010SteppIR BigIR Vertical for 10-80 meters

BAND PLANS

BANDCWSSBRTTY
1028.02428.49528.080
1224.89424.94524.920
1521.02421.29521.080
1718.07418.14518.100
2014.02414.19514.080
3010.104
10.140
407.0047.065 / 7.1807.035
803.5043.780
1601.8241.845

26/Feb/2010

The YI9PSE team has started the time-consuming task of gathering and packing the equipment that will be needed for the DXpedition. We have also tested most of the equipment.
All plans are moving ahead. Team is looking for additional Club and Individual Sponsors.

Thank you,
The YI9PSE DXpedition Team.

QSL via N6NKT
George Williams
3600 Springbrook Dr
San Jose, CA 95148
USA

All donors of $5.00 or more, will be sent a QSL to your QRZ address.
You don't need to mail us your card.
You may donate directly to N6PSE, or via our PayPal.
You can also send your card and a SASE to George Williams-N6NKT.
LOTW will be updated in late 2010.
Thank you.

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It is not so far from EU it should not be hard to work them. On the other hand the big pile up can be expected as it is rare area. YI9PSE

Good luck on 160m !

73 - Petr, OK1RP
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