• [AMSAT-UK] First ever Svalbard QO-100 DXpedition JW100QO

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    First ever Svalbard QO-100 DXpedition JW100QO

    Posted: 03 Jan 2022 12:09 PM PST https://amsat-uk.org/2022/01/03/first-ever-svalbard-qo100-dxpedition-jw100qo/

    Map of Svalbard showing the QO-100 station location

    A DXpedition to Svalbard (78° North) is planned for April 19-26 with the callsign JW0X. In addition to the five HF stations (FT8/FT4/RTTY/SSB/CW)
    the team will activate the first QO-100 satellite DX Station callsign
    JW100QO April 22-24.

    Making the first ever QO-100 calls from Svalbard is the biggest challenge
    of this DXpedition. ON4CKM Cedric, ON4DCU Patrick and ON5UR Max will make a rugged snowmobile ride of almost 100 km in temperatures of -20° – 25° Celsius to reach their goal. Kapp Linné is the only place in the area that allows a view of the QO-100 satellite at only 3° above the horizon.
    Svalbard also lies on the edge of the satellite area (footprint), which
    makes the challenge even greater. We want to give as many radio amateurs as possible the opportunity to work this first QO-100 DXpedition. For this
    unique challenge we also have a special callsign JW100QO.

    Further info at:

    Svalbard QO-100 JW100QO April 22-24


    Svalbard JW0X April 19-26


    QO-100 geostationary amateur satellite transponder provides coverage from Brazil to Thailand, see


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