KH4/W5FJG – Midway Island

    • UPDATE by Joe KH4/W5FJG

    I wanted to give you all an update on the Midway Island operation. First, I am sorry I haven’t been on the air much the past two weekends. Work has taken up much of my free time. That should change next weekend.

    A new rig is on it’s way! A Yaesu FT-1000 Mark V was just purchased and should arrive on the Island in a few weeks time. We are in the process of obtaining an RF Amp in the 1KW range.

    There is a possibility we will hold a special event on July 4Th between Midway Island and the USS Midway on either 15 and or 20 Meters. Will provide more details on this as we work them out with the USS Midway Museum station.

    The R-5 Vertical has been taken down. We are in the process of trouble-shooting the antenna. We continue to have high SWR on 20, 17 and part of the 15 meter bands. As of now we continue to work using the home brew 20M dipole.

    I wish to thank all of you who have donated or offered to donate equipment to support us on Midway. Once we get the Mark V and an amp, we should have all the equipment we need to begin to work some pile ups. We can’t wait.

    See you all on the bands soon.

    73 de KH4/W5FJG

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