PJ7X – Sint Maarten DXpedition

    The PJ7X team is pleased to announce that we will be operating from Sint Maarten, one of the newest entities on the DXCC list, for 12 days in October and November, 2011.

    The international team consists of the following experienced operators, with 187 years of amateur radio involvement among them:

    • Jan Harders, DJ8NK
    • Paul Granger, F6EXV
    • Kan Mizoguchi, JA1BK
    • Rich Gelber, K2WR

    We will arrive in St. Maarten on October 26, and depart on November 9. This time span includes the CQWW-SSB contest on October 29 and 30, which we will enter in the Multi-2 category. Our intention is to keep 2 stations on the air for 24 hours a day. During peak periods, we may be able to run a third station.

    Emphasis will be on CW and SSB, but we will also operate RTTY as much as possible. The operation will include all bands from 80 through 10 meters, including WARC bands, but not including 60 meters. We will also not be operating on 160 meters, due to space limitations at our operating location, nor on 6 meters.

    The primary callsign used will be PJ7X. Other callsigns will be PJ7NK and PJ7J. The PJ7J callsign will be reserved for use on 75 and 80 meters, and a principal goal of this operation will be to make as many QSOs as possible with Europe and Japan on this band.

    QSL information:

    –PJ7X via F6EXV
    –PJ7NK via DJ8NK
    –PJ7J via JA1BK

    Internet log checking, updated daily, is planned. All logs will be uploaded to Logbook of the World a few months after completion of the operation.

    We hope to fill in lots of band modes for those who need them, and even provide an all-time new one for some.