Alhamdulillah… 09:00G (Z +9) YB8Y signing off…. We scored total 20.031 QSOs… CU next DXpedition… 73
Ohoiew, March 22, 2012
The weather is really nice today, the sun was showering us with warm day and the sea was so calm. Temperature arround 31 – 33 C and humidity arround 80%. All team members are in the high sprit to reach the highest score on each of 10 bands.
Our antennas are spread out along the shore, most of them are monoband homebrewed yagi, prepared byYCoVKI, YC0LLY, YD1MRI, YD1ORZ & YD1GCL. For 6 meters, YB1MH brougt and set-up his own antenna that downed by a strong wind then replaced by Ito san’s antenna. For back-up we also set-up a Cushcraft R-7000 vertical antenna that YB0KVN got from YB0DPO. Unfortunately this antenna was also broken down to three pieces by the storm. We’re lucky the whole parts of the antenna was found the next day.
The majority of our radio are Icoms. IC-718 (4), IC706-MKIIG (2), IC-756 (1) & IC-7000. From the Kenwood family we use TS-590 (1) & TS-450 (1). Yaesu FT-1000 MP (1) and Elecraft K-3. Some bands are equiped by linear amps such as Ameritron AL-811, Kenwood TL-922, Acom 1000 and Emtron DX-3.
We got two power generators and 100AH battery (5) to support this DXpedition.
Thanks to John Resubun YB9YZ with the group of supportive locals that provide us with a so nice facility that keep our spirit up.
(YB0KVN & T team reporting from the IOTA OC-221)
YB8Y is calling CQ contest on 7.095 & 14.185. On duty now is YB0JS & YB0ECT. We scored 283 & 327 QSO for those bands
Total of 7.229 QSOs logged at March 22, 2012, 11:16 G (GMT/Z + 9)
March 20, 2.791
March 21, 3.725
March 22 713
SSB : 2.709
CW : 4.430
RTTY : 90
By Band & mode: CW RTTY SSB
160 meter band
80 127 = 127
40 678 = 678
30 390 = 390
20 588 2 570 = 1160
17 226 334 = 560
15 356 87 1503 = 1946
12 978 243 = 1221
10 1087 1 58 = 1146
6 1 = 1
(YB0KVN reporting from OC-221 as informed by YB0ECT & YD1XUH)
Ohoiew, March 22, 2012
Thanks GOD Almighty for a bright sunny day. The sun shines nicely until now, 10:15 AM local time. Thanks also to Mr. John Resubun – YB9YZ that provide us not only for shelter and food but also clean water. So this morning every body enjoy the shower and washing their clothes.Ria YC0KCM and Nana YC1LUX keep shooting their camera to collect as much as possible the beauty of the island and it’s surrounding.
However, the fanatic operators still glued themselves to their corners.QSOs made on 18 (YB0ECT), 21, (YD1JZ), 24 (YC0TSU) and 28 (YC1KAF).
Up to now we are still not able to up-load our log and pictures…. Please apologies for the incomplete report. We are still working on it at least by batch not real time.
(YB0KVN reporting from OC-221 Ohoiew Isl, Kei Isls, Maluku Tenggara)
Ohoiew Island, March 21, 2012
Since 5 PM yesterday, our power generator had a serious problem. We tried every possibility to make the engine running but then the machanic siad that it due to injector failure. So Mr John Resubun, our Team Leader, called the suplier to send the necessary parts but the parts needed only will be available another two day (that means our fouth day).
So we gathered for a meeting and decided to continue the QSO using the battery and we priorities high bands until all batteries dried. Finally we reach not less then 2000 QSOs in that condition.
The weather was great after midnight, but then rain and storm came again and brought down another two antennas. YB1MH’s 6 meter band antenna and YB0KVN’s R-7000 broken to three pieces. Mr. Endu Ahadiyat a staff of Infocom Ministery found the upper part on the evening about 100 meters from the original place.
YB1MH, YC0VKI & YC0LLY then remake the antenna with the available materials.
At 3 PM, YB9YZ came back to the island with another new but smaller Power Generator. It was a 7KVA power generator. As soon as the electricity is available, all operators run to their base and made more then 4000 QSOs so far.
Meanwhile we had alot of visitors from the Kei Kecil Island that so eager to know our activity
This afternoon YC0TSU and YC1KAF joined our CW team. They came with our fellows from the Ministry of Informations and Communications..
(YB0KVN reporting from Ohoiew Island-Kei Islands, Maluku Tenggara/ OC-221)
YB1CCF just started working on 35.150/ CW…
So far we receive 4000+ QSOs
Working on 24.955, 21.260, 14.260. 10.103, now. Operated by YB0AZ, YB0JS, YB1GJS & YD1UXH
12, 15 & 20 are also working now, operator on duty YB0AZ, YB0JS, YC1XUH, YD1JZ, YC1KAF.