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    VK2/W7BRS - Lord Howe

    Jeff, W7BRS will be active as VK2/W7BRS from Lord Howe Island, IOTA OC - 004, Australia, 20 July - 1 August 2024.
    He will operate on 40 - 10m, CW, SSB, FT8.
    QSL via home call.
    Information from his QRZ page:
    This is an announcement that call sign VK9L/W7BRS will be active on Lord Howe Island July 20 through August 1, 2024.

    Jeff is going to operate from his first DX'p and expects to work as much CW as possible. FT-8 and SSB will be on the menu also.

    •QRV on or around July 20-21st 2024 to Aug 1st, 2024
    •Contest Bonus -- IOTA OC-004 during RSGB IOTA July 27th.
    •Bands expected 40-10m (CW, SSB, and FT-8)
    •Equipment will include Elecraft K3 to home-brew multi-band verticals.
    •One KPA500 amp and observe the Australian power limit.
    •Logs will be uploaded daily to ClubLog. LiveStream will be enabled.
    •QSL through ClubLog OQRS, LoTW via VK9L/W7BRS.
    •Operations will be at the Beachcomber Lodge, LHI.

    Thank you.

    Jeff Wandling, W7BRS

    VK2/W7BRS Lord Howe Island
    73 Al 4L5A

    * This email is being written July 11th 01:22 UTC
    * Arrived yesterday July 10th in early afternoon local, just as planned. Was a two attempt landing. First one touch and go due to extreme side-wind turbulence. Second pass the pilot pushed us down hard and we made the landing.
    * Everything is as it should be, *except for the lack of bags.* *All* of the *checked luggage* did not get transferred to the plane in Los Angeles for Sydney because of a delay in the original SEA-LAX link was over an hour late which pushed the limit on the connecting flight to Sydney -- I made it, the baggage didn't. Par for course.
    * I know some are expecting QRV soon. The delays were expected. I'll have some work to do when the gear arrives. Things are looking up. I'm getting a ride back to the air-field this afternoon and if the weather is good enough for landing, then my gear will be arriving on this flight.

    * In the mean time I have been getting caught up on sleep and getting exercise walking the length of the Lagoon Road.


    73 Al 4L5A