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FT4GL Glorioso Islands

Marek, FH4VVK is planning to be active as FT4GL from Glorioso Islands, IOTA AF - 011, 24 May - 19 June 2024.
He will operate on HF Bands.
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DXCC Country - Glorioso Islands, FR/G.
QTH Locator - LH38pk.
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Glorioso Islands a group of small uninhabited islands in the Indian Ocean. Geographically belong to the Comorian Archipelago.

FT4GL Glorioso Islands News 7 July 2024

The QSL FT4GL mock-up is finished and will be sent to our printer on Tuesday, we will receive them in two weeks maximum.
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FT4GL Glorioso Islands. Sunrise 07-24-2024 at 03:09 GMT sunset at 14:45 GMT
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Team
  • Callsign: FT4GL
  • 2024-06-16 22:34:44
FT4GL News 16 June 2024 We announce the upcoming end of FT4GL on June 18, 2024 at 3 am UTC. Marek has already started to dismantle some antennas (the two Hexbeams and the 6m beam), he will be active again this evening, June 16, on 80m FT8. He spent two nights on 160m without result unfortunately, but it had to be tried despite an unfavorable period for this band and a 1/4 wave layout in an inverted L with a maximum height of 8m imposed by the French authorities. This day is also the last day in SSB, because from June 17, he will have to complete the dismantling and storage of the equipment. It will leave a transceiver and the 40>10m vertical antenna in place until it is time to take the plane on the morning of June 18. The ATNO days, which were not unanimous, nevertheless bore fruit with many modest stations in the log, the objective was therefore fulfilled. It was an intense and sometimes difficult experience for both Marek and the support team. We regret, as is often the case during radio activities in rare countries, to note a negative spirit broadcast by some, such as unfounded comments under cover of anonymity, pirates and other music broadcasters on radio frequencies. broadcast all these acts in no way reflect the OM spirit. We warmly and from the bottom of our hearts thank all the people who have shown their gratitude and trust in us throughout this adventure. Numerous messages and emails of encouragement helped Marek and the whole team to continue so that this activity went as smoothly as possible, and the pilots who were very responsive in informing the community of the correct news. We still have very important work to do, particularly with regard to the QSLs and QSO requests that we receive, please be patient on this subject, F8CRS and F4FTV are processing the requests. To conclude today's information, let's salute Marek, who was alone in parallel with his job to maintain traffic for a little over three weeks, he will have the merit of having done a radio activity from 160 to 6m on the DXCC number 7, the Great Glorious. Thank you all for contributing to this success and we look forward to seeing you for new adventures. 73 - FT4GL Team 2024
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  • Callsign: FT4GL
  • 2024-06-04 10:42:53
FT4GL News 4 June 2024 After a little over a week of traffic, here is an update on the situation. As of today, more than 34,000 QSOs in the log with 32% unique and there is a little more than two weeks of traffic remaining. As a reminder to a certain number of DXers, Marek is at Glorieuses for his job, and it is his priority before any radio activity, which requires QRX. This is his first experience and he is doing his best, because let's not forget that he could have simply not activated Glorieuses for the community. Concerning the FT8, its traffic is done only with WSJT, following feedback indicating a problem with validating contacts with the RR73, despite resets of PCs, software, settings... and numerous regular power outages also at origin of some of the problems. Still on the subject of FT8, unfortunately there are pirates who install themselves on the same Marek frequencies and send frames in the wrong period, and we cannot do anything about this behavior. The 80m antenna is installed, the tests have yielded nothing so far. For the 6m despite the five elements this is identical, the ACOM 1000 amplifier planned in particular for the 6m suffered damage during a power outage, however Marek will continue his efforts on these two bands for which there is a strong demand . Marek will strive to do more SSB with windows for the "Little Pistol's" which we ask you to respect in order to give everyone the chance to do at least one QSO with FT4GL, note that the SSB is not possible at night because the radio station is where other people sleep. Communications with the island are difficult and we do not always have information in real time. Thank you DXer's for stopping sending emails to pilots to know when Marek is going to be on what frequency or mode and at what time. For query requests on QSOs, please send them to f8crs@protonmail.com or f4ftv@orange.fr and wait for the day's log of the QSO concerned to be downloaded before sending an email.
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Varzaru
  • Callsign: yo7llh
  • 2024-05-28 02:33:49
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  • Callsign: FT4GL
  • 2024-05-27 21:23:28
FT4GL News It's been four days since Marek started his trafficking. Upon his arrival, the location planned for the station had to be changed due to a problem with the building's air conditioning making it impossible to operate there. Another more cramped air-conditioned room was found, modifying the initial antenna installation plan with difficulties in optimizing the choice of locations in view of the structures present Today Marek was able to complete the installation of the second Hexbeam SP6CYN, so for the moment there are two Hexbeams, a vertical from 40 to 10m, a vertical 30m, and the 5 element beam 6m, remaining the verticals 160 /80m to be assembled so on. Two stations are active as planned, some electrical problems have been reported with the inverters, resulting in some temporary outages, as well as interference linked to equipment external to our installations, which is being resolved and a problem with an amplifier. For the logs, they are posted online every day, either the morning or evening following the previous day's traffic. For all requests, contact f8crs@protonmail.com who is responsible for checking and possibly validating the requests. As of May 26, more than 16,000 QSOs, the dupe rate is decreasing His activity is intensive, which he carries out in Spartan conditions at the station, which is also his workplace and place to sleep with very little sleep. We receive various requests for low bands, 6m, RTTY.... We ask the community to be patient, the operation has just started, it will last three weeks, as a reminder Marek is alone and cannot respond to all requests, the priority is immediately to ATNO, the time to resolve our last technical problems. Our pilots are starting to give us feedback in order to direct traffic more precisely to satisfy the greatest number of OMs.
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Tjerk
  • Callsign: ZS1J
  • 2024-05-27 16:16:45
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HB9BNQ Sammy Pluess
  • Callsign: HB9BNQ
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tamura
  • Callsign: jh1ilx
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Andrea
  • Callsign: IZ2EID
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Luigi
  • Callsign: HB9CXZ
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Steve
  • Callsign: W2ZR
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Steve Jones
  • Callsign: N6SJ
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Ragnar
  • Callsign: LA5HE
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Stephen Hawkins
  • Callsign: NG0G
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Tony DiCenzo
  • Callsign: KX1G
  • 2023-06-07 22:36:09
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