PRESS RELEASE #4

Dear colleagues,
We are pleased to confirm our final band plan during the XX9B DXpedition to be in the air between Mar 9th, 2018 and Mar 17th, 2018:

Band Plan

* We will listen DOWN 2-3 in 160m to JA. We will listen UP to all others.

Considering some obstacles, we had to consider to upload our logs twice a day at Club Log, instead of working with online log uploading. Thus, we guarantee the lowest possibility of any mistake that could affect the reliability of our log.
PP1CZ will be the one responsible for uploading logs at Club Log. If you wish to clarify any issue related to log, please address your e-mail to PP1CZ: [email protected], but do not forget that PP1CZ is part of the team and will be busy during the DXpedition.

We are proud to welcome our latest 2 ops: PY5KD – Luciano and VU3RSB – Sarath. They will certainly contribute to a wider number of contacts.

The final XX9B team will be: PP1CZ – Leo, PR7AB – Junior, PY2MC – Claudio, PY2SEX – Alex, PY2WAS – Alex, PY4BZ – Fernando, PY5HSD – Hermínio, PY5KD – Luciano, PY6RT – Beto, PY7XC – Jim, VU3RSB – Sarath and XX9LT – Bom.

PY2WAS and PY4BZ are already in Asia and the rest of the team will be joining in the coming days.
We will be prioritising 160m and 80m transmissions during our sunrise and sunset times.

If you have queries, comments, requests, etc… address it to [email protected] as they will be shared with the rest of the team and replied in due course.

We thank all colleagues that contributed with their valuable opinions and support.

Enjoy your hunt!

73,

XX9B DXpedition Team

Press Release #3

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce our band plan during the XX9B dx-pedition to be in the air between Mar 9th, 2018 and Mar 17th, 2018:

* We will listen DOWN 2-3 in 160m to JA. We will listen UP to all others.

It is important to highlight that such frequencies are preferable, but may be changed by depending upon several reasons (e.g. QRM, local noise, etc…)

PP1CZ will be the one responsible for uploading logs at Club Log. If you wish to clarify any issue related to log, please address your e-mail to PP1CZ: [email protected] .

XX9B Team is committed to contact all ham ops in the pile-up, but for several reasons, we know that it may not be possible. So, please, bear in mind that we will do our best to get you, but BE PATIENT! If we restrict calls to some places, that will be done in specific time frames when propagation uses to be opened to such places. Please, be polite, respect it and wait for your time.

DXpeditions are far from honeymoons. A couple of unexpected issues arise, no matter how cautious you have been. Therefore, we encourage you to foster your ham spirit and comply with the simple guidelines of the DX Code of Conduct (http://www.dx-code.org/).

Finally, we are proud to welcome PY5KD – Luciano who joined the team last month and will be instrumental for the success of this DXpedition.

We thank you for your gentle and valuable attention

73,

XX9B DXpedition Team

PRESS RELEASE # 2

We are pleased to announce that our special call sign XX9B was granted by CTT (Post Office and Communications Agency from Macao). Upon requests, we are enhancing our antenna system for lower bands, especially 80 and 160m. Additional details about QSL and further arrangements will be issued in a near future. First operations are expected to start at the end of Mar 9th, 2018.

73,
2018 Macao Dxpedition

PRESS RELEASE # 1

After 8 months of preparation, we are proud to announce a DXpedition to Macao (XX9) from March 9th, 2018 to March 17th, 2018.

Although this DXpedition does not count on donations, participants will be supporting all costs for transporting 215 kgs of equipment, as well as costs with air tickets, accommodation, meals and so on.

The team will be formed by XX9LT Bom, PP1CZ Leo, PR7AB Junior, PY2MC Claudio, PY2SEX Alex, PY2WAS Alex, PY3MM Miguel, PY4BZ Fernando, PY5HSD Herminio, PY6RT Beto, PY7XC Jim and PY5KD Luciano.

CTT (Post Office and Telecommunications Agency of Macao) has not confirmed our call sign yet, but all forms have already been signed and submitted and Bom is supporting the team with it locally. It is expected in the next days and will be communicated accordingly.

This team plans to work from 10m to 80m. 160m may be eventually worked as a non-priority band. Three stations will work 24 hours, provided that 1 station will be focusing digital modes, especially RTTY and FT8. We will be counting on 6 antennas (2 beams, 2 verticals, 1 folded dipole and 1 sloper double bazooka). There will be a spare transceiver in case of replacement need.

This DXpedition will count on real time updating log to Club Log. OQRS system at Club Log will be made available to QSL orders by bureau or direct under the management of PP1CZ.

Thanks to PY2DY Tony, PY2LED Fernando, PY2PT Ric, PY2VM Carlos and PY2XB Fred for all the support they provided to this team.

It is important to highlight that a bootcamp testing operation was held in the first week of September/2017 to test all equipments and potential interactions among the stations at the super contest site of PX2A.

Additional care will be taken with preferable QRGs to prevent overlapping as regards other big dx-peditions at that time, such as Spratly Is and Easter Is.

Thanks to all ham radio community for their enthusiasm and hunting this team in the air.

73,
2018 Macao Dxpedition