Guadeloupe - October 2022
Sunday, January 01
The work is done. All requests received by the end of the year have been processed. In numbers. 1418 OQRS requests were processed, 7245 QSOs checked, 2651 QSLs issued, 609 letters sent. The log was uploaded to the LoTW.
Thursday, December 22
We recently received the QSL cards from the printer. All OQRS requests for direct QSLs that reached us by 6pm tonight have been answered. The remaining letters will be handed over to Deutsche Post for transport tomorrow. For this 4540 QSOs were checked and 1603 QSL cards were issued. 594 letters were handed over to Deutsche Post. The office cards will be sent to DARC in January.
Thursday, November 24
In the last few days, I've been getting more and more inquiries about OQRS and LoTW. We have placed the order to print the QSL cards. This will take a moment. We will process all OQRS requests in the order of receipt. We have registered more than 1000 OQRS requests in the meantime. I ask to refrain from asking constantly. We will inform on the homepage when the QSL from the printer have arrived and the OQRS requests are processed. We will upload the complete log to the LoTW 6 months after the DXpedition is finished. In this time we will correct all found errors in the log, because the requests concerning missing QSOs in the log will be processed immediately.
Friday, October 28
The response to our DXpedition is very great. There are now over 800 OQRS requests received. Numerous requests for QSOs have also been received. It will take a moment to process the many requests. At the moment we are working on a draft of the QSL card.
Thursday, October 27
Here is our band/ continent statistics.
Wednesday, October 26
The last piece of luggage reached its destination Berlin in the late afternoon hours.
Tuesday, October 25
I got some hints that you can't select mode FT4 in OQRS. I have just corrected this. Those who have already made their OQRS and found their QSOs in the online log under FT4 do not have to send an OQRS again. The QSO data will be printed out as documented in the log.
Monday, October 24
We all arrived home safely this afternoon. Our luggage did not quite make it. One piece of luggage is still looking for its home destination and makes a trip in Paris.
Sunday, October 23, 2022 10 UTC
We have finished the DXpedtion with 43969 QSOs this morning at 10 UTC. We thank all who have called us.
f.l.t.r Tom DL7BO, Manfred DK1BT, Annette DL6SAK, Wolf DL4WK, Frank DL7UFR
Saturday, October 22, 2022 21 UTC
The DXpedition is coming to an end. We have begun with the disassambling of the spiederbeams, because this is only possible in daylight. At night we will continue the radio operation with the lowband antennas until daybreak here on site. Then we will disassable all stations and all antennas and put them into the boxes. Then the radio part of the DXpedition is really finished. We hope with our activity to have prepared all a joy.
Saturday, October 22, 2022
Today we have over 41000 QSOs in the logbook.
Thursday, October 20, 2022
The DXpedition is coming to an end. We have begun with the dismantling of the spiederbeams, because this is only possible in daylight. At night we will continue with the lowband antennas until daybreak here on site. Then we will dismantle all stations and all antennas and put them into the packaging. Then the radio part of the DXpedition is really finished. We hope with our activity to have prepared all a joy.
We have used the last days intesivly to make as many QSOs as possible with the 3 stations.
We also improved the antenna setup and made a loop for 6m and another loop for 17m.
We have some pictures added.
Today we have over 34000 QSOs in the logbook.
We run three stations simultaneously.
If you don't find your QSO in the log, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
We will process all requests regarding individual QSOs after the DXpedition
Thursday, October 13, 2022
We arrived very late in our accommodation on Guadeloupe on Tuesday after our flight from Berlin via Paris. It took a little longer to take care about our luggage and the rental car and it was too late to eat something. All restaurants were closed. We slept and built the antennas next morning.
Everything is running and we have the first pictures. All antennas are meanwhile erected:
10m HB9CV, 12m HB9CV, Spiderbeam, loop for 30m, loop for 40m, dipole for 60m, dipole for 80m and a vertical for 160m.
We run three stations simultaneously.
Friday, September 9, 2022
Flights and accommodation are booked. We got the call sign TO2DL today.