Absolutely. Since prop is good to EU a long while prior to hearing NA, we run EU first(done that way from VU7 & VU4).
Then as it opens up into NA, the big guns come in and reveal the opening. We then go by numbers and may weigh more
to the call areas depending on the grayline. However, that may not favor the transplants, so will adjust accordingly.
Will also watch grayline in Dxview.
We hope that we will be able to keep the internet connection solid inorder to monitor the cluster and hope the
realtime log update to clublogs will keep functioning.
If folks find an opening, please spot. I know the cluster cops will whine, but i think it benefits the majority.
Have two TS-480's tested and ready to go(SSB/RTTY), but worried a little about its sensitivity to weak signal Rx, since
have always used bigger better radios like the 756 Pro 2/3 series in the past and that helps to pick the weak ones out.
The only consolation is that the YJ0VK dxpedition team used the TS480HX and did quiet well. The K3/Acom 1k
combo is going to be good for CW.
Not much leeway for equipment failures, since permits are issued with equipment serial numbers in the application and
quantity limited. Hence the choice of two small rigs than a single bigger radio.
For 10/12m, the 2ele steppir most likely will be placed at a 5.5meter high structure. If that works out, then it is about
1/2wavelength high and should work well.