Introduction

Welcome to my personal website which is dedicated to amateur radio. This site contains information about my activities related to traveling and operating amateur radio from rare places or of special interest but also about my small radio projects and amateur radio in general. For your reaction, suggestions or comments please contact me directly via e-mail pg5m(at)dx.to.

Gerben – PG5M

Upcoming DXpedition W8S to Swains Island

From 10-25 March 2020 an international team of 10 operators will be active from Swains Island as W8S. We will be QRV on all HF bands in CW, SSB, FT8 and RTTY. Operation is from two separate camps on the island and each camp has two stations. We will run the 4 stations simultaneously, 24 hours a day.

After the operators fly in from Europe and the US, there is a 365 km long voyage by vessel that may take up to a full day and landing can only take place during high tide. 

 

Operators

DL6JGN

PA3EWP

DJ9HX

DJ9ON

DL2AMD

DL6KVA

AG4W

KO8SCA

PA4WM

PG5M

Stations and antennas

Radio Amplifier
Elecraft K3 Expert 1.3K-FA
Elecraft K3 Expert 1.3K-FA
Elecraft K3 Expert 1.3K-FA
Elecraft K3S Expert 1.5K-FA

 

Band Red Camp
Blue Camp
160m   T-antenne
80m 80m Vertical  
60m Vertical + elevated radials  
40m Vertical + elevated radials Phased vertical
30m Phased vertical VDA
20m Hexbeam VDA
17m VDA VDA
15m Hexbeam Vertical
12m Hexbeam Vertical
10m Hexbeam Vertical
Receive K9AY K9AY

Camp layout

QSL manager: PG5M

Official web site: Swains2020