On 9 January I sent you some brief information about the 9M4SLL Spratly DXpedition which will take place between 10 and 18 March, and promised more details later. Here now is some further information.
Unfortunately Christian, EA3NT, had to withdraw from the DXpedition due to work reasons, but he has been replaced by two experienced Hungarian DXpeditioners: Pista, HA5AO, and George, HA5UK. The other operators are John, 9M6XRO; Steve, 9M6DXX; James, 9V1YC; Don, G3BJ; Tony, KM0O and Ben, N6MUF / DJ0YI (total 8 operators).
9M4SLL will operate with five stations simultaneously at peak times, using mainly Elecraft K3 and K2 transceivers plus full legal power linear amplifiers on all stations. The antennas will all be verticals and all will be sited within a few metres of the ocean. In particular we will have a Titanex V160E 27m (87ft) high vertical for 160 and 80m with a Pennant antenna for RX on those bands. Activity will be on 160 to 10m, CW, SSB and RTTY. There will be no 60 metre operation as that is not permitted by the Malaysian licence.
The QSL Manager is Tim, M0URX, and direct or bureau QSLs can be requested by OQRS from his website at https://m0urx.com/oqrs. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW as soon as possible after the end of the DXpedition – within a few days. We plan to upload to an online log once per day during the DXpedition. Further information, including suggested operating frequencies, can be found on the 9M4SLL page on M0URX’s website at https://m0urx.com/9m4sll