Archive - February 2020

South Orkney Islands Log Search Links

VP8PJ team will be operational as ZL1NA/MM from the Braveheart. QSL will be available after the team return home.


Update February 23rd 14:00z “We are unable to find a solid satellite connection on the island. We are waiting to change to a different satellite, but it’s not clear there will be any difference. We know it is not a hardware problem because we have 3 satellite terminals of this model and one of another model. If we can not find a solid connection we will try to upload logs from the ship every day, and even that path to the satellite is very poor. They are are continuing to install additional antennas today.  It’s cold and difficult to use hand tools in the wind.”

It is clear that a satellite connection at high latitude at South Orkney will not be able to sustain a sufficient solid connection to enable 24/7 uploading.
NB # Please continue to be patient while the team work through the options of log uploading.
Please do not email about busted calls. When the log is consolidated at the end of the DXpedition the “NOT IN LOG?” form will be enabled.

5Z4/G3AB Logs

I received the 5Z4/G3AB log update for the most recent FT8 QSOs. Andy was not able to send me the CW log at the same time. So if you have made a CW QSO since January 18th please stand by until we have been able to upload the full log. We are aware and there is no need to fill in missing call form at this time. Thank you.
Due to Andy’s workload the log updates will be sporadic so please be patient.

South Orkneys 2020 DX-pedition VP8PJ (AN-008)

For Immediate Release  Press Release #11 Feb. 2, 2020
We’re on autopilot, next stop Punta Arenas, Chile.

The project is on schedule
Team members will begin arriving in Punta Arenas on February 9th, Braveheart is scheduled to arrive on February 13th, we load the ship on Feb 14th and depart on Feb 15th for Signy Island. Nigel Jolly will have already arrived by air to arrange for refueling and resupplying Braveheart.

Logging – Log Search
We will use N1MM+ for logging and WSJT-X Version 2.1.2 for FT8  

Assuming a stable satellite connection, QSOs will be uploaded to the log server in near real-time, you can monitor logging activity at:
 We do not upload by band, by mode or by operating position.

OQRS will be available within 10 days after we leave the island. We need time to validate the logs.

QSL Manager, Tim M0URX, will work on Busted Calls and Not in Log issues after the log is validated. Please use the form on Tim’s OQRS site, do not send e-mails. Read More