”7Q7EI QRT !!!! The 7Q7EI team went QRT on Monday 02/04/2018 @ 16:30UTC with over 37,000 QSOs in the log.
The full log is now complete on Clublog and our OQRS pages are open via https://www.m0oxo.com/oqrs/logsearch.php
During our stay in Malawi, we encountered many power outages, internet outages and had to QRT even to lightning storms. We noticed several hours each morning of zero propagation to anywhere! Most afternoons, band conditions began to improve and we frequently checked 10m & 12m. Due to our antenna design and station layout, we were able to exploit all openings and operate 2 stations on each band (mixed mode) with zero interference.
FT8 proved invaluable for our LF operations. Yes, we did receive some criticism about using FT8 on 80m & 160m however ,due to local high noise levels, FT8 certainly did what it is designed to do and that was putting QSO’.s into our LF logs. CW was tried time and time again however, netted us few QSOs on 160m.
Words of thanks and emails of support are coming in on a daily basis. We like to think that we gave many a new band or mode slot, no matter what continent you’re QRV from! Sincere thanks to all our sponsors.
Be sure to check back here for any further updates. Until then, 7Q7EI continues to the next stage for Powerpoint presentations, QSL design, photo sharing, website updates, etc.
vy 73 de 7Q7EI team.