Экспедиция на Южные острова Кука, E51D
, атолл Тонгрева.
Вот, что вчера писали:
Local red-tape and strong winds held us up for three days. Finally, we got the go-ahead yesterday afternoon, and despite the storm, we were able to put our RIB-s ashore and raise three antennas. But we only had time to get one loclaly operated station on the air before sunset. During the night the PA has developed a problem, resulting in a poort signal. The faulty amplifier will be swapped out tomorrow. Until then we will be running 100 W. The current antenna is a 60' tall vertical that is standing in salt water: it will do fine without a PA. Later today we will install the 160 m antenna, and once the PA is repaired will start working on TB from about 0400 or 0430 Z. (0400 may be a bit too early here). We will adjust the times based on experience. We will also try to work 80 meters once the PA is fixed. Two remotely operated stations will start up later today.
Пайлап дикий, попытался пробиться, но неудачно. Уровни сигнал/шум -24дБ и ниже. :( Посмотрим, может распогодится в эфире...