V6Z  -  Photos

14th September 2016 - below are photos from our V6Z 2015 DXpedition.  Photos from 2016 will be uploaded here during the DXpedition if possible.

 Click here to view a 40s video of the Typhoon which struck on 29th March.

 

    

 

 On our way to Aberdeen airport

 

 

 

 

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 Keith with our 125kg of baggage - at Incheon airport, Seoul, South Korea

 

 

 

 

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 Arriving in Chuuk

 

 

 

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  The potholed main road to the Blue Lagoon Resort

 

 

 

 

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  Sunrise at the Blue Lagoon Resort

 

 

 

 

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  The small peninsula (at the S end of the island) where we installed all our antennas

 

 

 

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  Keith GM4YXI (L) and Chris GM3WOJ (R)

 

 

 

 

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  V6Z station #1

 

 

 

 

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  V6Z station #2

 

 

 

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  V6Z 2015 bandpass filters

 

 

 

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  Chris operating V6Z 2015

 

 

 

 

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  Keith operating V6Z 2015

 

 

 

 

 

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 Our alternative to a (completely un-necessary in most situations) Microham !

 A Belkin 4-port USB hub, with 3 USB to RS232 converters, with simple homebrew interfaces for     (L to R) CAT, CW, PTT

 

 

 

 

Antenna photos :

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 17m Moxon (L) and 10m Moxon (R) at sunset

 

 

 

 

 

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  Resort employee E-M ready to climb a palm tree to install a pulley and halyard for our 160m / 80m antenna

 

 

 

 

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 E-M climbs slowly and carefully

 

 

 

 

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  E-M near the top of the palm tree, which was swaying about quite a lot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  AA-30 SWR plot of the 160m antenna