Day Four, evening.
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)