Here is the Audio Log and Story that accompanies the pictures:
Typical Sea Swells
(L – R: Adam, K2ARB, Alan, VK6CQ, Dave, K3EL, Carlos, NP4IW)
Vadym, UT6UD making CW contacts
Bill, AE0EE on CW
Deploying an Argo Buoy
This afternoon, the VK0EK Team and Braveheart crew took a break from their routines to celebrate reaching the halfway point on our journey from Cape Town to Heard Island. Spirits are high, and we are making good time eastward. We have the wind and waves at our stern pushing us along. Even though the sea is up to 6 meters, with it behind us it’s still pretty comfortable.
Additionally, we just entered a new local time zone: we are now into UTC+3. Heard Island is in UTC+5, so we are making progress!
K2ARB is handling the QSL Management duties for ZS9HI. Here are his QSL instructions:
All contacts will be confirmed via the buro, no card necessary. Direct QSLs with $1 USD or SASE will be hanled through 90 days from the end of the expedition; after that, the cards will be handled by the buro.
Speaking of Adam, K2ARB – here is an update on the Buoys:
Hi Kids! Deployed NOAA Global Drifter Buoy ID#145779162 at 3-17-2016 1105Z at S 49 d 23m / E 42 d 00m / our speed 10kn / height 3 meters. 73! Adam K2ARB
I am in touch with NOAA and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, and will they will let me know as soon as their systems are ready to display the tracking of these new buoys.
73, Rich KY6R