We are All safe at home from our adventure to Mozambique.
The full team will thank you all for your call, effort to work us in really bad conditions.
We will try to do the log-corrections as soon as possible. With the unstable internet in C9, we had some issues with the log-update, so it’s possible that some qso’s are logged on a wrong band, but that’s only in the on-line log. We try to fix this as soon as possible.
THANKS all for the support…..
73 From the C8T-TEAM
The last contacts were made this morning on 20 and 40m, bringing the QSO counter to 17880 (for hf). Still waiting for the EME log (now at 300+ ! – and counting).
C8T is off the air now, the EME station will operate till 13h00z.
Getting antennas and equipment packed, and prepare for the flight home now.
We lost a few times our internet connection, and it seems that the synchronisation between computers was lost sometimes. So it is possible to have wrong bandslots-info on clublog BUT OUR LOGS ARE CORRECT on our computers…, so don’t worry if you see a wrong bandslot. We will fix this when we are back at home.
Propagation was very poor, Nice openings to Asia, and it was just good to EU, but very bad to other area. NA is so difficult to work,….
We are pushed to do FT8 during the nights, and even during some periods in the daylight because of the bad propagation. We don’t have even the level of reception to do CW in those periods.
For the TopBand & 80m we are all day active in greyline = 19:00-21:00UTC and from 04:00 06:00UTC. Even then we close all stations to have less noise and interference of other stations on the lowband station.
We can’t do more then be active on FT8 for much hours a day in case of doing real dxpedition in CW/SSB, because this FT8 isn’t a real dxpedition-mode !! but it works in bad situations.
13000+ qso’s in the log now. C8T will not break records, we realise. However, big pile-ups on 15 and 12m to JA now, so catching up… Enjoying a beautiful sunrise in the mean time