In the beginning of the year, just a few days before packing all antenna gear at Ronald’s place, I had the 160m vertical rebuild but not tested and adjusted. Today we had a beautifull summersday. Perfect to set it up and adjust the lenghts and hairpin coil/match to the right frequency. That saves time after arrival.
So, alltough we are all waiting for things to develope in a direction we all hope for, preparations continues HI.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic it is still impossible to travel to Swains Island. This means that we have to postpone our DXpedition until spring 2021 at the earliest.
Alex Jennings and the team will start planning again as soon as we are allowed to travel to American Samoa without restrictions (such as 14 days in quarantine). All equipment already purchased is waiting for us in Pago Pago.
We are very disappointed with this postponement, but if we look at it from a positive angle, propagation will be better next year!
We continue our Swains DXpedition project and keep you informed via our mailing list, website and the social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter.
Due to the new dates set for the Swains2020 adventure it became claer that Dieter DJ9ON could not make it due to other obligations. So unfortunately the team had to say goodbye to Dieter and look for a new team member.
It is our pleasure to announce that Marcel PA9M will fill the vacant place in the team. Marcel is an experienced operator with a lot of low band and contest experience.