Baker Island KH1/KH7Z DXpedition In the Books:
The ARRL Letter
July 12, 2018
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Baker Island KH1/KH7Z DXpedition In the Record Books:
All Baker Island KH1/KH7Z DXpedition operating positions went silent at
1200 UTC on July 5, and all logs are believed to have been uploaded to
Club Log. The final contact was on FT8 with JA2FJP on 80 meters. The
14-member team, accompanied by a US Fish and Wildlife Service escort
left the island on July 6 for the 6-day voyage across the International
Date Line to Fiji.
"The team is very tired but proud of QSO totals, over 17,300 unique
calls [28%] in the log, and the successful deployment of the new
DXpedition version of FT8 that showed over 6,000 unique calls in our
log," reported team member Don Greenbaum, N1DG. He said the team
celebrated Independence Day with hot dogs and burgers.
The 9-day stay on Baker yielded 64,434 contacts, including more than
1,200 on 160 meters under midsummer conditions. Greenbaum said the
DXpedition's use of FT8 allowed many hams with modest stations to put
KH1/KH7Z in the log. The team began tearing down the stations and
equipment on July 4.
KH1/KH7Z completed 15,289 contacts (28% of the total) on FT8 DXpedition
Mode. Nearly 41% of all contacts were made on 20 meters, the
The team focused on giving out as many all-time new one (ATNO) contacts
Full band-by-band, mode-by-mode statistics
https://clublog.org/charts/?c=KH1/KH7Z#r are on Club Log, where
several stations posted their observations.
Bob Chortek, AA6VB, in California, commented, "Thank you all for hard
work and sacrifice (time, money, time away from loved ones, having to
endure 100+ degree heat, etc.) to make this DXpedition a reality. Great
job!" Timothy Marek, K7XC, in Nevada, remarked, "What better way to
finish off nine-band DXCC than to work Baker island on 160 for [the]
last one! Thank you very much." Bob Marsh, K2RU, in Virginia, said,
"Many thanks for an ATNO. Propagation looked bleak for the first couple
days, but then SSB and CW within 55 minutes of each other! Nicely run
The KH1/KH7Z DXpedition team was headed to Fiji on the first leg of its
trip home. The Dateline DX Association (DDXA) sponsored the Baker
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