06 JULY 2012 – 09 JULY 2012
LOCATOR : OI34GI
Coordinate : 5°39’38.46″S - 106°34’11.38″E
Located in about 60 KM north west from Jakarta city – Indonesia
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July 10th, 2012 – Before the sun rise the team members were collecting the equipment used at our DXpedition station, starting with the 2m & 6m antenna, and started to put back all of the equipment to each box. One by one the antenna was dissembled and put back to each packing tube. The party is over.
Its 02.33 UTC, all the equipment is packed up and shipped out back to the mainland. Total QSO uploaded to clublog.org , is 20961 QSOs. Worked out with 117 DXCC entity, on all continent except Antarctica. 64% of the contact on CW, 32% on SSB, with 40% of unique QSOs. There are 24 amateurs that made contact on 9 band.
As the day goes by, the propagation opens up on all the usual band. And just now, at 11.54UTC, the operator on 20m CW, YB1KAF, picked up a Jamaican QSO, 6Y5WJ, a first for him and and this expedition! While earlier today the 12m & 10 m band were so bad that YC1CDV decided to just call on both band, at the same time. But all is well underway as we reached 17300+ QSO so far. But while it is within our goal of 20000 QSO, with just 12 hours to go, and the propagation window for some of the band only last for 8 hours, we’ll be stretching it. With today being monday, of all day… With YD1GCL manning the 15m on RTTY, that mode could be the underdog of the bunch.
We’ll be doing 10m, 12m, 15m, 17m, 20m, and 30m for the rest of the day, and probably will try doing another rotation on 160m in the weehour of the morning, around 2200UTC. Hope to catch you on the air before we close up shop!
July 9th, 2012. Today is the “last” day of the expedition. The last 6 hours, it’s 0700 UTC as I write this note, has been horrible with lots of QRN. Yet we’ve added up some QSOs, totaling the total QSO to 16500+ QSOs. The 20m is starting to open up and the weather is superb. The wind pushes the cloud west and it looks like we’ll have a clear sky for the rest of the day.
Here’s a collection of recorded contact video, thanks Miyataku “JR1HUA”, IZ8QL, IX1CKN, JM1SZY, TheCarusin, and EA7EU
source : http://www.youtube.com
July 8th, 2012 – Beside YB0AA birthday, today we receive a visit from the mayor of the thousand island, Mr. Lutfi – YC0EM. An amateur in his own right, he’s excited with the expedition in his own backyard-so to say.
Just before the propagation open up we rotate most of the antenna to 320 NW, hoping to get more european DX-er tonight, with the exception of the 6m & 17m. . As I write this note, 12:00 UTC, all the band are open for business. With 13600+ QSOs so far. Yesterday we experiment with Slow Scan TV on the 20m, today we try the RTTY on the 15m, netting 289 QSO on the mode. We hope to reach 15000 QSO by 1700 UTC today, so contact us on 12m, 15m, 17m, 20m, 30m, & 40m!
It is a happy day for the team. Today our senior, IGK Manila-YB0AA, is celebrating his 70 years birthday. He dedicated his birthday to this DXpedition. In fact he is the main contributor for this DXpedition. He is the one who made this DXpedition covered by national-wide media, MetroTV and the daily Media Indonesia newspaper. He also convinced the top executive and owner of the media to support our current and future DXpedition to the remote islands to strengthen the unity of our beloved Republic of Indonesia through amateur radio activity.
Happy Birthday pak Manila!
July 7, 2012 – It’s the second day of ORARI DXpedition at IOTA OC-177. So far, at 16:26 UTC, we’ve made 10295 QSOs. Most of the contact today came thru the 15 &17m band. The 15m SSB got lots of QSO at around 0300-0900 UTC by utilizing the Emtron’s linear that was used by the 160m. We saw minimum activity in the morning, but saw an ever increasing activity as the propagation opens up as the day goes by. We broke the 10K QSOs mark at around 14:55 UTC. The commotion leading up to the goal of the day energized the operator to make QSOs.