The Plan

From 10-25 March 2020 an international team of 10 operators will be active from Swains Island as W8S.
QRV on all HF bands in CW, SSB, FT8 and RTTY with 4 stations from 2 separated camps.


We will run 4 stations simultaneously, 24 hours a day.

The main modes will be CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. On some bands we will be active in 2 modes at the same time.


Radio Amplifier
Elecraft K3 Expert 1.3K-FA
Elecraft K3 Expert 1.3K-FA
Elecraft K3S Expert 1.5K-FA
Elecraft K3 Expert 1.3K-FA

All stations running approx. 1 KWatt.


Band Antenna camp 1 Antenna camp 2
160 meter Inverted L  
80 meter   vertical
40 meter Phased verticals Phased verticals
30 meter Phased verticals VDA
20 meter VDA Hex-beam
17 meter VDA VDA
10, 12 and 15 meter Combined vertical Hex-beam
RX K9AY or Beverages K9AY or Beverages