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VK0AI Macquarie Island

Norbert, VK5MQ will be active as VK0AI, from Macquarie Island, IOTA AN - 005, with next winter team, for one year.
He will use Icom IC - 7000 transceiver and vertical antenna.
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Information from VK0AI 12 October 2019.

Norbert is on Macquarie Island AAD sub-Antarctic research station until March 2019. He has an IC-7300 and will be working mainly digital modes.
All contacts on FT8 are at TX power of 5W.
So far the antenna wire has broken 4 times and the antenna support twice due to strong winds.
Limited operating times.
QSL via eQSL, LoTW, via Bureau or direct to VK5MQ.

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Rating: 3 of 5
  • Callsign: WA8Y
  • 2019-02-01 02:20:34
InterestingI DX, and good luck. I worked a VK on 40m CW last year while he was operating portable. He small portable antenna was sitting the rock at the ocean. You never know, but I will keep a listen for you. I would enjoy seeing pictures of your station and antenna.
Rating: 5 of 5
  • Callsign: N6PAT
  • 2019-01-29 06:55:56
Thank you Norbert for the QSO on 30 meters Your 5 watts sounded great here in upstate New York 9,800 miles away 73 Pat N6PAT
Rating: 5 of 5
  • Callsign: VE1RSM
  • 2018-12-23 07:34:56
Norbert Sure looking forward to working you at least once while you are there. Hopefully the winds will stop breaking the wire on your antenna. Would be nice to work both FT8 and CW with you. Watching the spots everyday. Great pictures.
Rating: 5 of 5
  • Callsign: NW4DX
  • 2018-12-13 07:52:14
Here is a plea for at least a cw qso as many of us, like myself, do not have digital capability. I need VK0 with 2 others to get on the honor roll so am looking hard for you on the bands from the US... vy 73 Ed
Rating: 5 of 5
  • Callsign: LX1DA
  • 2018-09-30 03:52:32
Tu Norbert for one NEW ONE on Digitals. (30m ) Only one more to go for DXCC HR on this mode. You made my day. 73 GL
Rating: 5 of 5
  • Callsign: NW4DX
  • 2018-03-14 07:28:50
I hope you will have LOTW set up and ready before you get there. that will help quite a bit... plus if possible on club log to be able to check in the log or not... in any event good luck and good dx Ed