As you may remember, our #1 Goal for this DXpedition is give as many ATNO’s out as possible. We believe we are on track for that. We also are very interested in giving out all band slots from 160 – 10M when conditions permit. We ran a poll earlier in the planning phase and have the log and data from VK0IR – when the SSN was ZERO and 12 and 10M was not at all productive. Visit Clublog to see the stats – Uniques is one we are watching especially. As our total goes up, the Uniques statistic will drop:
Uniques and ATNO’s – its hard to tell if they actually correlate, but Clublog does have this “new DXCC” statistic – which is at least a stat as good as the representative sample for all of those who have actually uploaded to Clublog (and we hope everyone does!):
We are analyzing the difference between Uniques and “New DXCC” – in hopes that these numbers mean ATNO’s are happening – the great feedback and “thank you’s” seem to indicate this is the case.
We are very pleased at so many who have made Honor Roll or #1 Honor Roll or made an ATNO – this is what drives us and keeps us motivated – thank you so very much for your support and kind words. That means a lot to the team.
We have received lots of praise for the low bands – and have received some excellent words of thanks for 160 and 80M especially. However, look at 30M – one thing you might be very interested in is that 30M stays open until 12 Noon on Heard Island! No wonder it is emerging as the “money band”. This is also why we planned a 4 square for that band and also 40M!
The sun hasn’t helped – its about half as active sun spot wise as when the team were /MM. Please get the Palos Verdes Sun Dancers out!
Latest Team Update:
2016-03-28 09:51:45Z: This afternoon we have a full complement of stations on the air, and have put up beverage antennas and a vertical dipole array for 15 m pointed towards the central US. It’s very windy today, and walking into the wind can be very difficult. There are occasional squalls with graupel, and other gusts blow volcanic dust everywhere. The temperature is around 3 C (38 F).
One last thing – I work full time in San Francisco and simply cannot keep up with the email to my personal email address. PLEASE use the “Contact Us” so that the 10 very dedicated and hard working DXer / Support agents can help you resolve your issue or answer your questions.
73, Rich KY6R