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    Video - T30L - Kiribati

    Video announcement T30L DX Pedition IOTA OC - 017, Kiribati.




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    73 Al 4L5A
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    T30L News 10 September 2019.

    When you call us in FT8 DXpedition mode, you must initially transmit above 1000 Hz, otherwise we can not reply.

    Yesterday finished antenna set-up. So we have 2 spiderbeams, low-band vertical with RA6LBS matchbox, separate vertical for 40m and EFHW Z37M dipole.

    Yesterday whole day mains power was missing, we were using generator power. We are using 2 stations due to lack of propagation.
    During the night the water level raised up to the low band vertical matchbox and caused it to fail. Today we raised the matchbox 0.5m higher.

    Each day we need to fix low band radials tangled by tide waters.
    Quite a challenge during antenna building was to fix the guy-wire anchors in the beach sand. Sticks we had brought were too short, so instead we used locally found wooden sticks about 1 m long, put some rocks on them for extra stability.

    Later this week we will visit local school as part of Hams With Hearts program.

    We hope that propagation will improve and allow more contacts with Europe to be made.
    73 Al 4L5A

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      T30L News 14 September 2019
      The newest of our SPE power amplifiers failed on Friday 13th. So we are left with 2 PAs.

      This morning we took down low band vertical. Spiderbeam, EFHW and 7 Mc vertical are left.
      During this last day in Kiribati we will continue to be on the air and pack the bags, followed by the closing dinner with traditional local specialities prepared by chef Ataieta.
      73 Al 4L5A

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