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    KH1/KH7Z - Baker Island - DX Pedition - 160m

    Hello TopBanders,
    KH1/KH7Z will be active on 160 from Baker Island from June 27 to July 6 (note that dates are tentative and may change -- please visit http://baker2018.net/ for updates). Given the time of the year, KH1 is likely to be challenging for most. In addition to the less then perfect time of the year, we are limited to a maximum antenna height of 43 feet. But, we do have a new antenna for 160 meters we will stand it in the salt-water to maximize its performance. We will also have a couple of DHDL receiving antennas with high performance pre-amplifiers. In other words, we will do our absolute best to overcome the handicaps that we were dealt.
    Our TX frequency will be 1822.5 to being with and we will be listening up.
    NA stations should call above 1825.0 to avoid the stronger JA callers, who are limited to below 1825.0 Our sunset will be at 07:45 UTC. We will be on the band at sunset to fully take advantage of the 1 1/2 hours of common darkness with the NA East Coast.
    During that time the sun will be still up in Japan, so we will be able to focus on NA and SA. West coast stations will have more than 4 hours of common darkness with us, they should have a decent chance of putting KH1 in the log. After the West Coast sunrise, from about 12:45 UTC onward, JA, UA0 and SE Asia, as well as ZL/VK, will have an exclusive shot at us. During this time we may move down to give the JA-s more room.
    EU will be,,,well ...difficult. We will stay on the air throughout each sunrise, working as far west as possible.
    GL and CU,
    George,
    AA7JV

    PS: Donations are the life-blood of DXpeditions and this one is no exception.


    KH1/KH7Z Baker Island DX Pedition 160m

    73 Al 4L5A
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