News from the Z23MD on the last operations before leaving Zimbabwe. 18.00z – 19.00z Final dinner with the whole crew for organizing the dismantling operations. All the transmitters will be QRT 19.00z – 4.00 z Will be active: 2 op. in CW, 1 op. in FT8, 1 op. in SSB 4.00z The last antennas will be dismantled 09.00z Leaving for the airport 13.30z Departure time from Zimbabwe
Due to a new sudden blackout occurred yesterday night, the activity on 160m in FT8 is postponed for today 5/Nov from 21.00z. Meanwhile Z23MD is actually on air in FT8 on high bands and will be active all day long, as announced.
From 9.00 pm UTC, Z23MD will be active on 160m also in FT8 mode. Furthermore, the activity in FT8 will go on also tomorrow on higher bands until the end of the DXpedition.
Thanks very much Val N5RJ for the nice recordings from Georgia (USA) on 160m band. SSB CW
From the Z23MD crew: Problems with our internet connection go on. No all PC can be live online due to the modem-router limitations. Furthermore the 5 GHz signal from the cellular repeater comes and goes. Anyway we update the log every day and, if possible, two times a day. If you don’t find your QSO in the log, please wait at least 24 hours before writing us. TNX for understanding us.
Internet is back at #Z23MD. Even though with a slow connection the first log updates are online. LOG & OQRS Page
Due to an unexpected internet break the Z23MD location is actually unable to send news and log updates. The issue will be fixed in the next few hours, as local company said. However if the issue will go on beyond the scheduled times, the log will be evenly updated from an external internet point.
Here is the picture of a delegation of the team, at Ham Messe in Germany to move more steps towards our new adventure. In the photo YO8SS – YO8WW – IZ8CCW – IK2VUC – IZ2GNQ and Nicolò our young Mascotte and future operator!
Et voilà we are ready for the new adventure ! Next challenge for the Mdxc team will be Zimbabwe, with call Z23MD. As always, we will be active with 5 stations ( 2xSSB – 2xCW-1xRTTY)