3B8M Mauritius - Update

Created on Monday, 18 November 2019

3b8mAn update to my post a few days ago regarding 3B8M and its entry in CQWW CW this weekend. The op list is G0CKV, N6VI, W6XD, N6AA, KX7M and K1ZZ. All will likely be active having fun on the air in the days leading up to the big competition, and maybe a few on afterwards.

This multi-multi will have three stations, all K3s, plus two SPE amps and one THP amp. G0CKV and N6VI are already there with most of the rest arriving later today and K1ZZ arriving Thursday straight from the World Radio Conference being held in Egypt.

3B8M will have a toploaded “umbrella” vertical for 160 and an inverted L for 80 were put up yesterday. Both are using Spiderbeam 18M poles. They tested them at sunset Sunday and again at this morning’s sunrise. They will try to be on the air every sunset and sunrise (their time of course). Today they are putting up the 40M vertical and hopefully VDAs for 20, 15 and 10, but Olof says they “need to go hunting for some hardware for those.” He says the location is excellent, right at the water’s edge with miles of water to the northwest and a whole ocean to the north and east. The location is quiet but QRN from tropical high-intensity lighting storms can be a challenge on 160 and 80.

QSL only via M0OXO OQRS; no cards through the bureau.

C U on the bands this week before, during and after CQWW!

 

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