K5D QSOs for K9ZW to Date

K9ZW in K5D Log
Looks like just Six Band/Mode contacts for my station to Desecheo K5D.

Unless there is a significant propagation change 12m, 10m and 6m are not going to happen from 9-land to KP5-land.

Perhaps some of the modes I’ve not yet QSOed with K5D might get filled in if I get time and IF they are on.



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7 thoughts on “K5D QSOs for K9ZW to Date

  1. Scot says:

    Kudos! And congratulations as well. K5D might be the last siege like DXpedition for sometime.

    Scot, KA3DRR

    • k9zw says:

      Hi Scot KA3DRR

      Perhaps, but looking down the top 100 wanted DX locals do you see any others lending themselves to such a DXpedition?

      Desecheo is really a political instance of isolation, rather than the extreme of some of the very remote islands.

      One wonders if as part of a goodwill effort if a political solution to operate from P5 or 7O might be found?



  2. Scot says:

    An operation like K5D is a balance between return-on-investment while delivering maximum ham radio fun.Hopefully, our international community benefits from their operation and Desecheo Island dips on Europe and Asia’s most needed list.

    In contrast, a P5 and/or 7O operation, is a complex diplomatic formula for ham radio given current politics. However, of the two, a P5 operation would be most likely but not foreseeable. Will we hear a signal from P5 in our life time? Maybe.

    On the other hand, I foresee a decline in siege like DXpeditions and a trend toward lightweight, less equipment, less power and improved antenna systems as exemplified by VK9GMW Mellish Reef DXpedition.

    Scot, KA3DRR

    • k9zw says:

      I’m curious if either P5 or 7O could be pulled off. A graduate school classmate just finished his tour as Ambassador (for an EU Country) to the DPRK (North Korea – P5) so perhaps I might sometime get his insight. I spoke with length with a serviceman who had been a Blue-Hat (UN Service) in 7O Yemen during their country merger and beyond. He had thought perhaps a DX team of their faith might have some joy in securing permission someday, but again didn’t offer too much hope.

      Do you think that the eventual return trips to the Arctic Islands would be done as light-weight DXpedidtions? Would seem just as likely to put down a heavy footprint to insure some level of success.



    • k9zw says:

      Was looking over the VK9GMW mini-DXpedition to Mellish Reef. One generator and four batteries alone after traveling over a 1000 miles in an open boat seems pretty risky for having any return on effort.

      Will be interesting!



  3. JW5NM says:

    5 record(s) found for LA1MFA into K5D log

    Call Band Mode QSL Sent QSL Rcvd.
    LA1MFA 17M SSB – –
    LA1MFA 30M CW – –
    LA1MFA 40M SSB – –
    LA1MFA 80M CW – –
    LA1MFA 80M SSB – –

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