April 15th

Sunday, 15 April 2018 by

Conditions were sad enough for this day of departure, so a little in tune with our state of mind as we leave Saint Brandon. The weather was very bad with heavy rain, wind, and a local phenomenon of mini tidal waves. This constrained us to QRX the time to secure our antennas and equipment. The

April 14th

Saturday, 14 April 2018 by

The 60,000 Qso bar has just been crossed! We did not set a target quantity but quality and we are very happy. With only 8 operators for 9 days, it confirms that we were not idle. This of course taking into account that we also manage the maintenance of the generators and the camp in

April 13th

Friday, 13 April 2018 by

It’s the final chapter ! Monday morning the first 6 members of the team will leave Saint Brandon for Mauritius. This weekend is the last highlight of the expedition. Guillaume F4FET and Diego F4HAU will stay one more day on the island before leaving it with all the equipments. From Sunday we will gradually dismount

April 12th

Thursday, 12 April 2018 by

Big rains with strong winds generated a lot of parasitic noise and did not allow us to be present on 160m yesterday. However the 30/40m and sometimes the 80m were excellent, especially with the Americas. This area is currently the most difficult to contact and will remain the target of our efforts. The openings are

April 11th

Wednesday, 11 April 2018 by

The propagation is sometimes capricious on the higher bands. This day was less intense especially on 10 and 12 with much weaker signals. During the coming night we will continue to operate on 17 and 20m until they close with NA, before switching to the lower bands. Last night was good on 160m with in

April 10th

Tuesday, 10 April 2018 by

One more very good day on Saint Brandon. The propagation is generally correct even if the conditions are uneven from one day to another. Our setup with “feet in the water” is probably the main advantage in these good results. We continue to insist on increasing the number of QSOs with the most difficult areas,

April 9th

Monday, 09 April 2018 by

Very good day on Saint Brandon. After the heavy work done the past days, we were finally able to devote almost 100% to traffic. All the equipments are operational and there is no problem to report. The different receiving antennas installed for the lower bands are globally satisfactory and help as expected. Last night was

April 8th

Sunday, 08 April 2018 by

Second full day on site with a lot of work done. Several additional VDAs have been installed in order to be able to traffic inband and thus optimize openings. The propagation was different from yesterday, the higher bands remained almost silent. We will be available again this evening on 80/160 with an improved pattern and

April 7th

Sunday, 08 April 2018 by

The South island exceeds so little of the horizon that it is necessary to wait for the last moment to discover how beautiful it is when the boat approaches it finally. It was mid-afternoon yesterday, so we finally reached Flo F5CWU and Pasal F5PTM arrived earlier with the first boat trip. After a 26 hours