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Isle of Lewis DX’Pedition ‘14 – April 26th to May 3rd

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In 2014 the Camb-Hams traditional Scottish Island activation, beginning with Mull in 2008, Harris in 2009 and 2010, Arran in 2011 and Mull in 2012 and 2013 again, we’ve decided to head to the top of Lewis in the Scottish Outer Hebrides (IOTA EU-010). The location is The Decca, IO68UL.

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  • HF bands from 80m to 10m covered with five stations on air simultaneously, all capable of running the legal power limit from five linear amplifiers
  • 6m and 4m with a great take-off to the UK and Europe, all at legal limit
  • With the success of EME in the past years we plan a 2m and 23cm EME station, the focus is on 23cm

Equipment wise, here’s a taster:

  • HF
    • 5 * Elecraft K3 transceivers on HF
    • 3 * Elecraft KPA-500 amplifiers
    • Expert 1K-FA HF linear
    • Yaesu VL-1000 “Quadra” linear
    • 5B4AGN and DuneStar transmitting band-pass filters
    • 15m: 5 element monobander
  • VHF 6m
    • Elecraft K3 transceiver
    • Yaesu VL-1000 “Quadra” linear
    • 6 element YU7EF wide spaced
  • VHF 4m
    • 300W solid-state linear and G4DDK Nacton,
    • 7 element YU7EF wide spaced
  • VHF 2m (EME Only)
    • Icom IC-910 transceiver
    • Beco 1Kw solid-state 2m linear
    • 17 element Tonna with elevation
  • UHF 23cm (EME Only)
    • Kenwood TS-2000X
    • 150W DB6NT PA
    • G4DDK VLNA
    • 55 element yagi
  • 2m/70cm Satellites
    • ICOM IC-910.
    • Wimo X-Quads for 2m & 70cm.
    • SSB Electronics Preamps.
    • Yaesu G-5400b Rotator & Foxdelta ST2 Tracker.
    • All controlled with SatPC32.
    • Backup

We’ll be on air from Saturday 26th April until Friday 2rd May.

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Keep up to date by reading the DX’Pedition blog.