For Immediate Release
3B7FQ 13 to 31 Aug ’09
3B8FQ reports that he will leave Mauritius by boat on Tuesday, 11 August, enroute for St. Brandon, AF-015. Rachid will operate solo as 3B7FQ from 12 August through the end of the month–and possibly a few extra days in early September. Look for him on all bands, 30 through 10M, although Rachid expects 40 & 20M to be most productive. He will use both CW & SSB, as conditions allow.
As in Rachid’s earlier travels to 3B6 and 3B7, operating time will be shared with his primary mission of performing maintenance on the island’s meteorological equipment. He expects to use the island’s G5RV and a vertical with a 100 watt transceiver powered by a 12 volt battery that will be charged daily.
Rachid likes to use “the 8s” whenever possible on CW. Here are his anticipated frequencies: CW: 7.008, 10.108, 14.008, 18.078, 21.008, 24.898, 28.008 SSB: 7.050, 14.191, 18.141, 21.241, 24.941, 28.491
If future plans come together, Rachid may operate from 3B9 sometime after his return, and hopes to operate from 3B6 again in November.
QSL via K5XK, direct preferred.
73, Ron, K5XK3B7FQ / 3B6FQ / 3B8FQ QSL Manager