From Saturday 11th February until Saturday 25th February 2023 I will be on St. Helena (ZD7) together with my wife.
During that time I plan to activate one or more of the following summits:
During the activations my call sign will be ZD7MG/p and I will be active in CW - as always.
I will use a KX2 (10 W max.) and perhaps an additional MX-P50M amplifier (~40 W max.).
According to VOACAP the most promising bands for DX should be 15 m and 17 m during daytime and I will mainly use verticals (upper & outer, vertical dipoles) together with a 10 m mast.
Two of the above mentioned summits have been activated by Chris, ZD7CA/p, and I might be able to motivate our host Derek, ZD7CTO, to join me on some of my activations.
I will set up a preliminary long-time alert and add more detailed alerts later so that RBNHole will spot me whenever I am active.
Great news Andy - I have only chased ZD/SH-001. I need the other three. Good luck with your plans.
73 Phil G4OBK
Nice signal on 10m today Andy!
Thanks for a new association!
Hope to catch you from another 3
Have a nice holiday!
73, Mario DJ2MX
Well done Mario. Missed you Andy, along with many more today!
Good Luck on your trip to ZD7.
73 Phil G4OBK
I heard you Andy on 10m and replied but you faded away almost immediately. Frustrating but best wishes for the trip.
Really chuffed to get you in the log this afternoon Andy! Many thanks for the QSO. I was particularly pleased as I’ve never made it outside of Europe on 10m before. Well worth sitting in a cold car on a gloomy afternoon to get the contact.
73 and enjoy the rest of your trip.
Andy, thanks for the great S2S yesterday. Your Signal was really good at EA1/AT-208.
Thanks Andy for the Contact: 2/12/23 1718 UTC 28.066 ZD/SH-003
Great signal to my mobile on the beach at Rockport, TX
72/73 Steve aka. Hutch
Thank you all!
Yesterday I was using just 10
W into a vertical dipole.
Conditions were excellent and I will probably use 10 m also for my next
I will update my alert as soon as I know when I will do my next activation.
From time to time my WSPR beacon is transmitting on 20 m … 10 m. It is connected to Derek‘s hexbeam. You can search on WSPRnet.org for ZD7MG.
Andy DK7MG / ZD7MG