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FT4XU Kerguelen Islands

Nicolas, FT4XU planning to QRT around 15 Janury 2016.
He will operate now on 20m SSB and possibly digital modes.
Nicolas, F4EGX will be active from Kerguelen Islands end of 2015 early 2016 as FT4XU.
He will operate on HF Bands.
He will use Yaesu FT-857 transceiver with dipole antenna.
QSL via F1ULQ direct only.
Ads for direct QSL:
Jean-Luc (John) Missler, F1ULQ, 7 Rue de la liberté, Obergailbach 57720, France.

Information from Nicolas:

This is a scientific mission at Ratmanoff, at east of Kerguelen Island, or at Port-Aux-Français.

QRV only if I have time, late 2015 early 2016

The working conditions are extremely harsh, hard weather, low free time, and very low energy source. And that this activity will be secondary to the scientific work.

To give a little mind of this activity, I will be isolated for weeks, we have daily local VHF marine no-ham radio-communications with the Port-Aux-Français base. FT4XU is mostly to give somes news at hamradio friends around the world, like ham-spirit :) Not for QSO contest.
I have great memories of some great long QSO with Australia, New Zealand and Crozet Island when I was in Antarctica FT5YI in 2008. I want to replicate this scheme.

Please no sked, it's impossible.

News will come later when I know more. Thank you for your understanding

73 F4EGX

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  • Callsign: ZL2iFB
  • 2016-01-05 02:17:14
Merci beacoup Nicolas! I have told my Kiwi DX friends about your activity so you can expect more calls from ZL, VK and the S Pacific area. The 20m short path for us, over Antarctica, is open at about 18-1900z, when you have all of Europe calling you. Have a safe trip and many thanks for the new one!! 73 Gary ZL2iFB

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