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Kerguelen Island * FT/X-2005  

Ham Radio DX-Pedition
概 要

Updated: 2005/03/07 → 03/31
コール: 	FT5XO 
 * 運用期間:  	2005/03/15〜04/02 → 2005/03/20〜03/31
 * Operators: 	Leader 9V1YC, AG9A, GI0NWG, HB9ASZ, M0DXR, N6MZ, 
              	N0TT, SP5XVY, VE3EJ, VK6DXI, W3WL, W7EW
 * バンド他:  	6-160M bands * CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK 
 * QTH:       	Port Jeanne D'Arc, Kerguelen Islands (IOTA AF-048) 
              	49.20'S / 069.49'E 
 * JA1→FT/X: 	方位= 219° * 距離= 11,700Km 
 * Sun-:      	Date     Rise   Set 
              	Mar-15   0120z  1339z 
              	Mar-21   0130z  1326z 
              	Mar-27   0139z  1313z 
              	Apr-02   0148z  1301z 
 * QSL via:   	VE3XN
              	(Web サイトもログ検索ページも共になし) 

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FT5XO の全チームメンバー (クリックで拡大)
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最新 情報


 ●Date: 2005/03/07 → 04/14 ●Subject: FT5XO * Kerguelen Island  
--(04月14日)--------------------------------------------------------------------------- 下記のEメールから; FT5XO チームメンバーの SP5XVY、VK6DXI と少し前に話した。 彼等は予定 通り 4月11日00:00Z に帰港地のパース市フレマントル港に到着した。 SP5XVY から FT5XO 基地の 写真を送って来た。 See → http://www.sn0hq.org/foto/view_album.php?set_albumName=ft5xo ★Subject: [DX-NEWS] Pictures Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2005 20:07:25 +0000 → 着信 13 Apr 2005 06:09:39 JST From: sp0283wa (sp0283waあwp.pl) Hello, Some miutes ago I was talking to Robert SP5XVY and Mirek SP5IXI/VK6DXI - members of the recent FT5XO DXpedition. The team came back to VK on Monday 00:00 UTC. Robert sent me some pictures from the Island. You can see them at: http://www.sn0hq.org/foto/view_album.php?set_albumName=ft5xo 73 Tom SP5UAF --(04月05日)---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3月31日に運用を終えたミクロライト・ペンギン・DXペディション・チームはオーストラリア西海岸 のパース市にあるフレマントル港(4月11日朝 到着予定)に向け航行中の Braveheart号から、今回の DXペディの結果を詳しく伝えて来ました。 約68,000 QSO の大成果を挙げ JA局の比率 21% は大変満足できるものでしたが、米国の 17% は彼等 にとっては不満が残るところでしょうが、厳しいパスから見れば止むを得ません。 バンド/モード別 の内容は極めて順当なところだと思います。 チームは、遠く離れた南極洋の島への DXペディには多額の費用と時間を要し、寄付同封の QSLの請求 を大いに歓迎しています。 バンド/モード別の実績; Band 160m 80m 40m 30m 20m 17m 15m 12m 10m 6m Total CW 1,173 3,578 9,643 9,683 4,012 5,144 4,485 4,411 3,558 6 45,693 SSB 16 957 2,774 0 4,640 2,168 3,964 3,499 1,885 0 19,903 RTTY 0 0 160 616 327 497 758 0 0 0 2,358 Total 1,189 4,535 12,577 10,299 8,979 7,809 9,207 7,910 5,443 6 67,954 ◆場所別の比率; EU JA USA Other Asia All others 53% 21% 17% 5% 1% or less each ★Subject: Topband: FT5XO wrapup Date: Mon, 4 Apr 2005 08:23:33 -0700 From: Tree (treeあkkn.net) -------------------------------------------- 4 April 2005 Lat 42'49"S Long 88'13"E ← (船舶の現在位置を指していると思われる) South Indian Ocean (パース市の南西 2,700Km) The 2005 Microlite DXpedition to The Kerguelen Islands is now history. 11.5 days of operating netted almost 68,000 QSOs using the callsign FT5XO. The operators for this DXpedition were AG9A, GI0NWG, HB9ASZ, M0DXR, N6MZ, N0TT, SP5XVY, VE3EJ, VK6DXI, W3WL, W7EW and 9V1YC. In an effort to equitably cover the variety of openings, bands, and modes available, the team actively reviewed the QSO stats each day and adjusted the operating plan accordingly. The final numbers are as follows: CW: 45687 68% // snip // ------------- TOTAL: 67954 Band-Mode breakdown Band CW SSB RTTY TOTAL --------------------------------- 160m: 1173 16 0 1189 // snip // 10m: 3558 1885 0 5443 6m EME: 6 Continental breakdown --------------------- Europe: 53% Japan: 21% USA: 17% Other Asia: 5% All others: 1% or less each The journey began in Durban, South Africa on the afternoon of March 9 aboard the R/V Braveheart. Kerguelen was reached on the morning of March 19, and camp assembly was started that same afternoon. The first QSOs began at about 0700 UTC on March 20. The operation took place from an old abandoned whaling station at the center of the island called Port Jeanne d'Arc, which is approximately 30km southwest from the French base at Port Aux Francais. The operating site was close to the seashore with good take-offs in most directions. Antennas consisted of half-wave vertical dipoles for 20m and up, quarter wave verticals for 30m and 40m (with 2 elevated radials each), and two Battle Creek Specials for 80m and 160m. With the exception of the Battle Creek Specials, all antennas were designed and built by ZS4TX. Radios consisted of three Kenwood TS50s, a Yaesu FT897, an ICOM 756 ProIII, and one Yaesu FT1000MP. We also had several small amplifiers for the low bands. Because we broke from tradition and chose the Austral mid-autumn for this DXpedition we were able to take advantage of excellent 10 and 12 meter equinox openings which would have otherwise been impossible during the Austral summer (when most of these types of Antarctic DXpeditions usually take place). The drawback is that Kerguelen drops far below the Antarc- tic convergence at this time of year bringing with it a noticeably cooler and harsher climate. The weather during our stay was typical for islands below the convergence, with strong wind, rain, sleet and even heavy snow alternating throughout the day. In fact, during the space of just one hour the weather changed many times from calm and sunny to a 45 knot howling blizzard. Winds could come from any direction, but the prevailing trend was usually from the southwest. Static from snowstorms often produced S9+40 noise, forcing us to abruptly stop operations until it died down. The intensity of these snowstorms also caused the antennas to develop kilovolts of static voltage across the coax connectors (something we learned the hard way when a large voltage spike from one of the antennas destroyed a power supply and transceiver during an antenna switchover). The last QSO was made at approximately 0200 UTC on 31 March. With calm weather throughout the morning the teardown went smoothly and on schedule. The ship is now on its way to Fremantle (Perth) Western Australia and should arrive on the morning of April 11. The total sea travel time for both legs of the journey is about 22 days. Operating time was just over 11 days, which works out to a 2 to 1 ratio of travel to operating. We purposely advanced minimal publicity about this trip in the hope that the chase would be more of a challenge. With good operating skills combined with attentiveness to both propaga- tion and band openings it is our belief that FT5XO should have been available to all who wanted a QSO. For our part, a great effort was made to work the weakest of stations and cover as many openings as possible within our limited time frame. Reading some of the feed- back and looking at the final QSO stats we stand firmly behind the belief that it is mainly skill, not hardware, that makes a successful DXpedition. Small teams, light gear and strong operators are the key. We hope that your call made it into our log on at least one band. With the extremely high expense and travel time necessary to reach these remote Antarctic islands we wish to say thank you in advance for all contributions sent with your QSL cards. Special thanks to ZS5BBO and all the members of the Highway Amateur Radio Club in Durban, South Africa who made our air to sea transit exceptionally smooth. Thanks also to TAAF (Terres Australes et Antarctiques Francaises) for their kind support for our adventure. And finally, we would especially like to thank our sole organizational sponsor, the Northern California DX Foundation. Their continued support for DXpeditions to the far reaches of the world helps to keep one of the most exciting aspects of amateur radio alive. Without the NCDXF, this trip would not have been possible. 73, and see you on the bands. The Microlite Penguins DXpedition Team --(03月31日)-------------------------------------------------------------------------- 未だ確認は出来ていませんが、パケクラ情報を見ると、FT5XO はどうやら予定より もう1日早く 3月31日02:0Z頃に QRT した模様です。 --(03月28日)-------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2002年の VP8GEO、VP8THU の時はタフなパスだったので、同チームの実力がどの程度のものかは、 計り知れなかったが、今回の活動振りを見ると流石(さすが)第1級だと感じています。 QSO が困難 な 160M でも有難い事に充分時間を割いてくれています。 また週末の WPX SSB コンテストにも 殆んど参加せずに精力的にニューワンのサービスに努めています。 矢張りチームの Webサイトはありませんが Marc ON4MA がケルグェリン島の写真が見られると。 でも、どっさりある観測基地の廃材は一体どのように処理されるのでしょうか? ★Subject: [DX] FT5DX Info From: "Marc Wullaert" marc.wullaert3あpandora.be) Date: Sat, 26 Mar 2005 06:50:41 +0100 FYI On this following page http://ile.kerguelen.free.fr/pjdamin.htm you can see some picture's of the Port Jeanne D'Arc, where FT5XO is operating. ON4MA Marc http://users.telenet.be/on4ma 私は、久し振りの 160M ニューを得たので少し書いてみます。(以下日本時間) 初日から全 HFバンドに出てきた FT5XO の最初の朝 3月21日は当日から 2日間の出張のためワッチ せず。 23日の朝 5時過ぎに起きたが 80, 160M 共に入感なし。 翌24日同時刻に起床、3.5 CW がパ イルアップになっていたが、カントリー数が最も少ないと思われる南西方向は当地では最も開けて おり難なく QSO、160M 入感なし。 25日朝 当地の日の出時刻にパケクラに上がった周波数で微かに CQ が 2〜3度聞こえた程度でコールは確認出来ず。 26日朝そろそろ夜が明ける時刻に起き先ずパケ クラを見ると QRV している様子。 急いでワッチし始めると、凄いパイルアッフ。「待てば海路の 日和あり」で ご本尊も昨日とはうって変わって良く聞こえる。 呼ぶ事 5〜6分で応答あり(日の出 時刻の15分前)。 そう云った中で FT5XO が 3エリアの某局に 599 を送ったが、本人はなおも懸命にコール中。 リポ ートを送ってはワッチを 7〜8回繰り返したところで、流石に辛抱強い FT5XO オペもあきらめた様子。 このため数分間のタイムロス。 コール中の他局は怒り心頭だったのではないかと。 その本人はその後も呼び続け、不思議な事に此方ではとっくにフェードアウトしコールする西日本の 局も殆んどいなくなった頃に 559 のリポートを送っていた。 どうも FT5XO を呼ぶ JA局のパイルの 中に居ながら、どこか別の DX局を呼んでいたとしか思えないその行動に、?? --(03月23日)-------------------------------------------------------------------------- 下記情報などから; 今回のチームを運ぶ船は ZL9CI、VP8THU/VP8GEO、VP6DI の大型DXペディにも利用されたニュージ ランドを基地とする R/V Braveheart号で、ルートは南アのダーバン港 → ケルグェリン諸島 → オーストラリアのパースにあるフレマントル港となっています。 同島での設置場所は一番下の方 にある地図でご覧になれます "Port Jeanne D'Arc"。 本チームは、残念ながら前回の VP8THU/VP8GEO DXペディと同様に Web サイトもログ検索ページも 用意されません。(ペディが終わった後も)。 ★Subject: [DX-NEWS] Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #702 * March 21, 2005 FT5X, KERGUELEN ISLAND. The Microlite Penguins DXpedition Team is now active as about 0630z March 20th. The following was a press release sent out by George, K5TR, dated Sunday, March 20th: "Port Jeanne D'Arc, Kerguelen The Microlite Penguins DXpedition Team will be QRV today on the Kerguelen Islands, located in the sub-antarctic region of the Indian Ocean. The New Zealand based R/V Braveheart, used during ZL9CI, VP8THU, VP8GEO, and VP6DI expeditions, is again be supporting the team for the duration of this 30 day trip. Departure was from Durban, South Africa, and the end destination is Fremantle, Western Australia. The team expects to be operational here from the 20th of March through the 1st of April. Callsign is FT5XO. A team of twelve operators representing seven nations will be participating in this month's long trip. Operators are AG9A, HB9ASZ, GI0NWG, M0DXR, N6MZ, N0TT, SP5XVY, VE3EJ, VK6DXI, W3WL, W7EW and 9V1YC. All team members are experienced contesters or DXpeditioners, and 7 out of the 12 are veterans of at least one previous Antarctic regional DXpedition. In order to maximize band openings, we will have the ability to run up to 7 stations at once. Operations will take place on all bands from 160m-6m using CW, SSB and RTTY. There will also be operation on PSK-31 and EME. The team has two "Battle Creek Special" verticals for 40, 80 and 160m, single 1/4 wave verticals each for 30m and 40m, plus a full set of monoband vertical dipoles for 20m and up. All 1/4 wave verticals and vertical dipoles were constructed and supplied in South Africa by ZS4TX. Just like the 2002 DXpedition to South Georgia and South Sandwich, there will be no web- sites, pilots, or on-line logs. We feel that a DX QSO made by the hard work of knowing propagation, listening, skillful calling and paying attention to the DX station's pattern is more meaningful and fun. We have purposefully advanced minimal publicity about our DXpedition in the spirit of putting the operator instead of the technology back into the forefront of the DX chase. Logisical support in South Africa was provided by ZS5BBO, ZS5NK, ZS5VE, ZS5GMW, ZS5HV, ZS5IAN and the members of the H.A.R.C. Equipment and logistic arrangements in New Zealand were provided by the crew of The Braveheart,and ZL2BSJ. The QSL manager for this DXpedition is Garry, VE3XN. Many thanks in advance for any extra contributions received with your QSL envelopes. This DXpedition is funded by the twelve team members and an exclusive grant from the NCDXF - The Northern California DX Foundation. There are no other organizational or commercial sponsors for this trip.. Sincere thanks to the NCDXF for their continued support of DXpeditioning to the world's most remote destinations." --(03月21日)-------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3月20日06:20Z 頃に運用を開始した FT5XO は終了が 1日早く 4月01日までの予定。 本チームは準備万端の上 QRV を開始したようで、未だ 1日未満なのに 10-160M の 9バンドの CW/ SSB で活発にサービスを行なっていて、7局が同時運用可能で皆さんも大変忙しい事になっていると 思います。 DXペディションには多額の費用が掛かる事からチームは寄付を募っています。 ★Subject: [DX-NEWS] FT5XO Kerguelen Press Release Date: Sun, 20 Mar 2005 10:30:24 -0500 From: Jim Reisert AD1C (jjreisertあalum.mit.edu) The team expects to be operational here from the 20th of March through the 1st of April. Callsign is FT5XO. A team of twelve operators representing seven nations will be participating in this month long trip. Operators are AG9A, HB9ASZ, GI0NWG, M0DXR, N6MZ, N0TT, SP5XVY, VE3EJ, VK6DXI, W3WL, W7EW and 9V1YC. All team members are experienced contesters or DXpeditioners, and 7 out of the 12 are veterans of at least one previous Antarctic regional DXpedition. In order to maximize band openings we will have the ability to run up to 7 stations at once. Operations will take place on all bands from 160m-6m using CW, SSB and RTTY. There will also be operation on PSK-31 and EME. The team has two "Battle Creek Special" verticals for 40, 80 and 160m, single 1/4 wave verticals each for 30m and 40m, plus a full set of monoband vertical dipoles for 20m and up. All 1/4 wave verticals and vertical dipoles were constructed and supplied in South Africa by ZS4TX. Just like the 2002 DXpedition to South Georgia and South Sandwich there will be no web- sites, pilots, or on-line logs. We feel that a DX QSO made by the hard work of knowing propagation, listening, skillful calling and paying attention to the DX station's pattern is more meaningful and fun. We have purposefully advanced minimal publicity about our DXpedition in the spirit of put- ting the operator instead of the technology back into the forefront of the DX chase. Logisical support in South Africa was provided by ZS5BBO, ZS5NK, ZS5VE, ZS5GMW, ZS5HV, ZS5IAN and the members of the H.A.R.C. Equipment and logistic arrangements in New Zealand were provided by the crew of The Braveheart and ZL2BSJ. The QSL manager for this DXpedition is Garry, VE3XN. Many thanks in advance for any extra contributions received with your QSL envelopes. This DXpedition is funded by the twelve team members and an exclusive grant from the NCDXF - The Northern California DX Foundation. There are no other organizational or commercial sponsors for this trip.. Sincere thanks to the NCDXF for their continued support of DXpeditioning to the world's most remote destinations. ---------------------------------------------------------- Archives http://www.mail-archive.com/dx-news@njdxa.org THE DXR is sponsored by the North Jersey DX Association. Please visit our website: http://www.njdxa.org/index.php ---------------------------------------------------------- --(03月20日)-------------------------------------------------------------------------- 本DXペディションは情報があまり入ってきませんが、予想からすると今日運用が開始されると思わ れます。 FT シリーズのエンティティの中では最もニーズが高いので、皆さんの期待も大きいもの があります。 ご承知の通り今回の実施計画は 2002年に南ジョジア諸島 VP8GEO、南サンドウィッチ諸島 VP8THU を実行した"マイクロライト・ペンギン DXペディション・チーム" によってなされていますが、 今回はパス的には楽なルートで、電波伝播から見ると 6Mバンドはよく分かりませんが、10〜160M で充分 QSO 可能と考えます。 --(03月11日)-------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bernie W3UR が Edwin ZS5BBO から得た情報によると、12人のチームメンバーが Braveheart 号 にて 3月09日15:00Z に南アの Durban を出航したが、Kerguelen 諸島への到着まで 9-10日掛かる と。 只、W3UR は 5日ほどの航程と思っていたので、もう一度調べて知らせると、云っている。 ZS5BBO の方が正しければ、3月18-19日の到着になると思われます。 (南アフリカの都市ダーバンとケルグェリン諸島の直線距離=3,900Km) ★Subject: [DX-NEWS] [The Daily DX] FT5X gang on their way! From: "Bernie McClenny, W3UR" (dailydxあn3me.net) Date: Wed, 9 Mar 2005 20:17:45 -0000 The following news was received from ZS5BBO, Edwin. Note he says 9-10 days. I'll double check this as I thought it was only 5 or so days one way. As soon as I find out I'll let you know. Bernie, W3UR Kerguelen DXpedition update: The Braveheart departed from Durban today at 17H00 (15H00 GMT) local time. Voyage expected to take 9 to 10 days. Team on board: AG9A, GI0NWG, HB9ASZ, M0DXR, N6MZ, N0TT, SP5XVY, VE3EJ, VK6DXI, W3WL, W7EW, and 9V1YC. 73 Edwin, ZS5BBO Bernie McClenny, W3UR --(03月07日)-------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12名の国際チームによる大掛かりなケルグェリン諸島への DXペディションが今月中旬から開始予定 です。本 DXペディ計画は昨年 9月に発表がありましたが、その時点と計画の内容は殆んど同じです が、来週には詳細が判明するそうです。 ★Subject: Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #700 * March 7, 2005 FT5X, KERGUELEN ISLAND. There's a little over a week to go before the "Microlite Penguins DXpedition Team" will activate Kerguelen Islands (IOTA AF-048, DIFO FT-011). This is the same organization that activated South Georgia (VP8GEO) and South Sandwich Islands (VP8THU) in 2002. The multi-national team of twelve highly experienced operators from France, Ireland, Switzerland, Canada, Australia, Singapore, South Africa and the United States will operate on the HF bands between March 15th and April 2nd. James Brooks, 9V1YC, DXpedition Team Leader states, "This DXpedition is funded entirely by the twelve team members and a generous and exclusive grant by the Northern California DX Foundation. There are no other club, foundation, individual, manufacturer or QSL sponsors." We are expecting more details to be released for next week.


 
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