Saint Pierre and Miquelon - October 2019
Our next DXpedition will take place from Saint Pierre and Miquelon between October 2nd and 14th, 2019. We will be active with three stations from 160 m through 10 m on CW, SSB and Digi modes. Please check our News Page.
Our equipment consists of a transceiver Elecraft K2, two transceivers Icom IC7300, three power amplifiers, a vertical for 160 and 80 m, a 40 m loop, a 30 m loop, a Spiderbeam for 20 m through 10m, Loop antennas for 20/15/10 m as well as a few laptop computers.
Our grid locator is GN16WS.
Our experienced crew includes:
- DK1BT, Manfred
- DL4WK, Wolf
- DL6SAK, Annette
- DL7DF, Sigi
- DL7UFR, Frank
- SP3CYY, Jan
- SP3DOI, Leszek
Pilot for this DXpedition is Bernd, DF3CB. Please follow the DX Code of Conduct!
The QSL route is via DL7DF either direct to:
Sigi Presch, DL7DF
or via the German QSL bureau DARC to DL7DF.
If you prefer a direct QSL please send a SASE or SAE with 1 new IRC or 2 US$ for a international letter. When sending IRCs please check the expiration date, the new ones are valid until the end of 2021. Any donations are very welcome and needed for the high shipping costs.
If you do not provide the right return postage or a self addressed envelope, we reply via the buro. Please only one call sign per envelope! If more than one, all additional cards go via the buro.
Postage needed for 1 envelope with 20 Gramm (FYI): A letter within DL = 80 Euro Cent, a international letter costs 1.10 Euro. 1 US$ is equal to 83 Euro Cent. So please keep in mind that 1 US$ - due to the bad exchange rate between the US$ and the Euro - does not cover the postage needed for an international air mail letter!
We will upload the full logs of the DXpedition to LoTW within 6 months after the DXpedition.
We would like to express our sincere thanks to all our sponsors for this DXpedition:
|Rudi - DM2XO (ex DL7VFR)||Sid - DM2AYO|
|Tokyo 610 DX Group||European DX Foundation|
|German DX Foundation|
|Bernd - DF3CB
Jan - DJ8NK
Hisashi - JA8UIV
Reiner - DL7KL
Jean-Pierre - FP5CJ
|Jean Christophe - FP5AC|
About Saint Pierre and Miquelon
|Country name:||Republic of Saint Pierre and Miquelon|
|Location:||Northern North America, islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, south of Newfoundland (Canada)|
|Area:||total: 242 sq km
land: 242 sq km
water: 0 sq km
note: includes eight small islands in the Saint Pierre and the Miquelon groups
|Land boundaries:||total: 0 km|
|Climate:||cold and wet, with considerable mist and fog; spring and autumn are often windy|
|Terrain:||mostly barren rock|
|Natural resources:||fish, deepwater ports|
|Population:||5,471 (July 2018 est.) Most of the population is found on Saint Pierre Island; a small settlement is located on the north end of Miquelon Island|
|Ethnic groups:||Basques and Bretons (French fishermen)|
|Religions:||Roman Catholic 99 %, other 1 %|
|Independence:||none (overseas collectivity of France, has been under French control since 1763)|
First settled by the French in the early 17th century, the islands represent the sole remaining vestige of France's once vast North American possessions. They attained the status of an overseas collectivity in 2003.