News: 2012-12-11

The Team is on the way home. They were active on bands till the very last moment so in the end they had to put down the last station and antennas very quickly.  And there was no time for sending pictures or news. In the end they had to say “Good  By” to Jean 5T0JL, member of the Team and real Friend. Besides DXing aspects a very important aspect of DXpeditions is meeting new people and building friendship. And remember – Jean lives in Mauritania and he is very active on … Continue Reading →


News: 2012-12-09

Today during a QSO Jurek SP3GEM who was operating 5T0SP on 15m/SSB said that there are more than 80k QSOs in the log. Team mebers are really very happy they were able to log so many stations possibly giving a new one on a band and/or mode. Other news are that they had to start to dismantle some antennas earlier than expected. There is a lot of salt in the air (they are at the seaside) and there are visible signs of corrosion on the antennas. So it takes more time to … Continue Reading →


News: 2012-12-08

The DXpedition is coming to the end but of course we are still active on bands. And we are all in perfect mood all the time. Two days ago we had over 71k QSOs in the log. We receive requests to be active at a given time on a given band and/or mode.. Sorry we can’t help everyone.  It’s impossible to be everywhere. It’s the part of the game… Two days ago we had a visit of the army officials who visited us together with a press reporter. We demonstrated QSOs on … Continue Reading →


News: 2012-12-05

Last days we have changed a little the configuration of the 40m 2el vertical. The effect was amazing: several dozen VK/ZL stations logged one after another. We also had bad news: unfortunately two tranceivers are damaged. But even with limitations we are still active on other transceivers trying to maximize the number of QSOs in our log. Keet calling us on all bands/modes you need 5T. We are here to work you!


News: 2012-12-02

As had been mentioned before, all possible typing errors in callsigns in the log will be corrected after the DXpedition. All notices about miscopied callsigns are recorded and they will be reviewed right after the DXpedition. We are sorry but there is no way to make corrections during the operation. So if you are afraid about your QSO and you can’t find your call in the log, call 5T0SP again. And again: 30 meters QSOs are very often logged on paper. They are little by little typed in into the electronic log … Continue Reading →


5T0SP Spots at DXwatch.com. Low bands

Felipe PY1NB created a special 5T0SP spot-page at DXWATCH.com. Please visit http://www.dxwatch.com/dxped/5T0SP to see latest 5T0SP spots together with the visualization on the map and some very nice tools. Thanks very much Felipe! We really appreciate it! Yesterday Wlodek SP6EQZ informed that today they planned to build low band antennas: 160m and 80m verticals plus K9AY and beverages as RX antennas. Stay tunned for low band operation to start soon.


CQWW CW, Antennas and Some Other News

Wlodek SP6EQZ has just informed that everythig is going very well. As you propably noticed 5T0SP appeared in the CQWW DX CW Contest last weekend. It was Wlodek SP6EQZ as a operator. Contest operation was limited as some antennas were shared with other bands and operators. COntets operation was only on 40, 20 and 10 metres. In spite of it Wlodek was able to make over 1000 contest QSOs giving so many stations a new multiplier. Some news about antennas. They have already built stacked vertical for 30 and 40 meters, … Continue Reading →


No News = Good News

When we last talked to DXPedition mebers in Poland they promised to send SMS news from the Paris Airport and then from Mauritania. However they sent no news. Perhpas they were in a hurry. Who knows… But the most important thing is that they are in Mauritania and they started HAM operation on bands which means they are already there with their luggae. The 5T0SP callsign appeared on bands… So stay tuned and look for them on bands. On Sunday the activity will be  limited as the Team has to build … Continue Reading →


Team Meeting, 6 Meters, Frequencies, QSL Manager…

On November 4 there was the second meeting of the 5T0SP Team. Five of six members took part. The meeting was hosted by Janusz SP6IXF and his family. We have discussed many important matters again: antennas, transceivers, accessories etc. One of the subjects was how to dispatch the baggage between DXpedition members. At the end of our meeting Mek SP7VC ( see http://www.sp7vc.pl/ ) with his wife SQ7OYL joined us on the return way from EA9 (Mek made more than 3500 QSOs in CQWW Phone) and about 2500 QSOs from LX … Continue Reading →


News 2012-08-10. Vote in our survey

Thanks for all HAM friends who sent us really friendly comments. Many of you asked for the 160 meters. We can say that we are going to be really well prepared for the Top Band operation. Many of us have low band experience. Especially Jurek SP3GEM is mad about low bands (you can have a lok at his antennas at: http://sp3gem.smoczyk.pl/). The coming weekend we are going to have a meeing of the DXpedition team at Jurek’s QTH. After that we will publish the list of equipment and antennas we are … Continue Reading →