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7O6T DX-Pedition, Republic of Yemen, Socotra Island - April 30 thru May 15, 2012 - DXCC Most Wanted # 5

Socotra Island, Republic of Yemen, Zone 37, Africa, IOTA AF-028

     

 

7O6T DX-Pedition, April 30, 2012, 2100 GMT thru May 15, 2012, 2100 GMT

Hadiboh, Socotra Island, Hadhramaut Governorate, Republic of Yemen

Leader: Dima (RA9USU), Co-Leader: Igor (RA3AUU) and Co-Leader: David (K3LP)

Great support from the Ministry of Interior Republic of Yemen, Ministry of Information Republic
of Yemen, Ministry of Radio Republic of Yemen, Ministry of
Telecommunications and Information Technology Republic of Yemen

 

 

162,029 QSO's in 15 days, 10 Operators, 6 Stations

 

Socotra Island, Republic of Yemen

7O6T Team Last Lunch at Summerland Hotel, Socotra Island - Republic of Yemen - May 16, 2012 David (K3LP) operates SSB Camp - No Chair Needed - 7O6T DX-Pedition - Socotra Island - Republic of Yemen - May 2012 David (K3LP) with local states person on the streets of Socotra Island - Republic of Yemen - May 2012 David (K3LP) at local store on the streets of Socotra Island - Republic of Yemen - May 2012
CW Camp - Summerland Hotel on Socotra Island - Socotra Island - Republic of Yemen - May 2012 David (K3LP) and Dima (RA9USU) - CW Camp on Socotra Island - Republic of Yemen - May 2012 Alex (UA4HOX) and David (K3LP)  - 7O6T Dx-Pedition - Socotra Island - Republic of Yemen - May 2012 Local Door Manufacturing Shop on the streets of Socotra Island - Republic of Yemen - May 2012
David (K3LP) and Dima (RA9USU) on the streets of Socotra Island - Republic of Yemen - May 2012 Local store guys on the streets of Socotra Island - Republic of Yemen - May 2012 David (K3LP) and local kids on the streets of Socotra Island - Republic of Yemen - May 2012 Making fresh nan bread on the streets of Socotra Island - Republic of Yemen - May 2012
 Final Packing - Summerland Hotel, Socotra Island - Republic of Yemen - May 16, 2012 Alex Alex (UA4HOX) breaks chair joking around at Summerland hotel -  Socotra Island - Republic of Yemen - May 16, 2012 Visiting travel office on Socotra Island - Republic of Yemen - May 16, 2012 David (K3LP) on the streets of Socotra Island - Republic of Yemen - May 2012

 

 

Sanaa, Republic of Yemen - May 9, 2012

David (K3LP) - Sanaa, Republic of Yemen  L to R: Andy (LZ2HM), David (K3LP) and Jeff (K1ZM) arrive in Sanaa, Republic of Yemen on May 9, 2012 - 8:55 AM David (K3LP) in Sanaa, Republic of Yemen on May 9, 2012 - 3:30 PM David (K3LP) in in Sanaa, Republic of Yemen on May 9, 2012 - 3:30 PM
David (K3LP) traveling - Sanaa, Republic of Yemen - May 2012 David (K3LP) - Sanaa, Republic of Yemen David (K3LP) - Sanaa, Republic of Yemen David (K3LP) - Sanaa, Republic of Yemen

 

Arriving on Socotra Island, Republic of Yemen - May 9, 2012 via Felix Airlines, 3:30 PM

David (K3LP) - arriving at Socotra Island, Republic of Yemen on May 9, 2012 - 3:30 PM  L to R: Jeff (K1ZM), Andy (LZ2HM) and David (K3LP) arrive in Socotra Island, Republic of Yemen on May 9, 2012 - 3:30 PM David (K3LP) on Socotra Island,, Republic of Yemen on May 9, 2012 - 3:30 PM David (K3LP) operating at SSB Camp - 7O6T DX-Pedition, Republic of Yemen on May 2012
David (K3LP) on Socotra Island,, Republic of Yemen on May 9, 2012 - 3:30 PM David (K3LP) on Socotra Island,, Republic of Yemen on May 9, 2012 - 3:30 PM David (K3LP) on Socotra Island,, Republic of Yemen on May 9, 2012 - 3:30 PM View from our Hotel Room on Socotra Island,Republic of Yemen on May 9, 2012 - 3:30 PM

 

The Team

7O6T Team is composed of the following operators:

RA9USU Dmitri Zhikharev (Team Leader)

RA3AUU Igor "Harry" Booklan (Co-Team Leader)

K3LP David Collingham (Co-Team Leader)

YT1AD - Hranislav-Hrane Milosevic

UA4HOX - Aleksey Romanov

UA3AB - Andrew Chesnokov

RL3FT - Yuri Khmelenko

R7LV - Vlad Lesnichy

R3FA - Oleg Zhukov

RM2M - Alexander Melnikov

WD5COV - David Jorgensen

N6PSE - Paul Ewing

JT1CO - Choigonjav Chadraabal "Chat"

K1ZM - Jeff Briggs

LZ2HM - Andy Sachkovy

 

Ahmed Nasser Al-Hamadi - Deputy Minister of Information

Ahmed Muslah Al-Lahabi - Manager of public relationships in Ministry of information

Mohammed Nasser Hasan - Colonel Brigadier in Ministry of Interior

Abdulmalek Alarashi - General manager of Sanaa Radio

Ahmed Hussein Amer - Secretary from the Ministery of Information

Mohammed Mohammed Alfagi - Professional in Radio and TV guide

Fares al Sanabani - Chief Editor & Owner of Yemen Observer & Al Agiq TV Channel

Karina Zheleznova - Manager of Friendly Yemen Tours Company

Abdul Hameed Ahmed Gahnima - Assistant manager of Friendly Yemen Tours Company

Yaroslav Zheleznov - Assistant manager of Friendly Yemen Tours Company

 

 

Here are some photos from our 7O6T DX-pedition Team:

 

David (K3LP) and Dima (RA9USU) celebrate 7O6T DX-Pedition - Republic of Yemen - May 2012 David (K3LP) operates from CW camp with other team members during 7O6T DX-Pedition - Republic of Yemen - May 2012 Chat (JT1CO) and David (K3LP)  celebrate 7O6T DX-Pedition - Republic of Yemen - May 2012 David (WD5COV) operating SSB - 7O6T DX-Pedition - Republic of Yemen - May 2012
 
David (K3LP) on the streets on Socotra Island - Republic of Yemen - May 2012 Chat (JT1CO) and Team members operate CW - 7O6T Dx-Pedition - Republic of Yemen - May 2012 Alex  - 7O6T Dx-Pedition - Republic of Yemen - May 2012  

 

 

 

EQUIPMENT

Station TX/RX PA Antennas
Station 1 Elecraft K3 Acom 1010
 
TX: 10m, 12m, 15m, 17m, 20m - 3 ele Robinson, SpiderBeam, A3S, CT-HF37, BiggIR (10-40m);
30m, 40m - 2 el vertical array, BiggIR (10-40m);
80m, 160m - Verticals 18m;
RX: BVs, K98
Station 2 Elecraft K3 Acom 1010
 
Station 3 Elecraft K3 Acom 1010
 
Station 4 Elecraft K3 Acom 1010
Station 5 Elecraft K3 Acom 1010
Station 6 Kenwood TS-590 THP-400
 

CW Camp # 1 - Summerland Hotel; three radios and three ACOM 1010 amps

SSB Camp # 2 - Taj Socotra Hotel; three radios, two ACOM 1010 amps and one Tokoyo High Power Amp (*)

160/80 Meter Camp # 3 - 9 Miles away a beach area, used one radio and one ACOM 1010 amp from SSB Camp # 2 at night

 

BANDS PLAN

Band CW SSB RTTY
160 1824/ Listen 1821 JA 1845  
80 3504 3780  
40 7004 7065 - QSX 7080 & 7160 7035
30 10104 None 10140
20 14024 14145 14080
17 18074 18145 18100
15 21024 21295 21080
12 24894 24945 24920
10 28024 28495 28080

STATISTICS

162,029 QSO's in 15 days, 10 Operators, 6 Stations

Operating Time

Number of QSOs

First QSO: 2012-04-30 21:00:54
Last QSO: 2012-05-15 21:01:00
Total QSOs: 162029
Unique Calls: 37863

Band/Mode breakdown

Band PH CW RTTY Total
160 99 2454 0 2553
80 1238 3211 0 4449
40 2093 3779 0 5872
30 0 7944 439 8383
20 15030 15516 2167 32713
17 13928 13686 2321 29935
15 18767 14798 1417 34982
12 10073 9774 1913 21760
10 11769 9075 538 21382
Totals 72997 80237 8795 162029

 

DXCC by Band/Mode breakdown

Band PH CW RTTY Total
160 22 73 0 73
80 57 78 0 79
40 88 95 0 106
30 0 115 49 115
20 145 134 84 156
17 143 132 91 155
15 151 136 73 160
12 131 122 76 144
10 138 121 59 147
Totals 178 155 105 187

 

Daily QSOs (last 30 active)

Date Total QSOs Uniques Uniques %
15-05-2012 6665 1199 18.0
14-05-2012 8671 1412 16.3
13-05-2012 9632 1793 18.6
12-05-2012 7907 1443 18.2
11-05-2012 8623 1932 22.4
10-05-2012 7895 1665 21.1
09-05-2012 5806 1034 17.8
08-05-2012 8607 1685 19.6
07-05-2012 9801 1863 19.0
06-05-2012 12190 2596 21.3
05-05-2012 14320 2895 20.2
04-05-2012 14870 3572 24.0
03-05-2012 13314 3083 23.2
02-05-2012 14782 4002 27.1
01-05-2012 17259 6629 38.4
30-04-2012 1687 1060 62.8
Totals 162029 37863 23.4

 
 

Multiband QSOs

Band Total
9 1271
8 874
7 1213
6 2397
5 3557
4 3126
3 4217
2 5869
1 15339
Totals 37863

 

Breakdown by Continent

Continent Total
Africa 1107
Asia 22017
Europe 104550
North America 31785
Oceania 1245
South America 1325
Totals 162029

 

Continent By Mode

Band PH CW RTTY Total
AF 675 407 25 1107
AN 0 0 0 0
AS 7467 13176 1374 22017
EU 47852 50466 6232 104550
NA 15544 15148 1093 31785
OC 645 551 49 1245
SA 814 489 22 1325
Totals 72997 80237 8795 162029

 

Continent By Band

Band 160 80 40 30 20 17 15 12 10 Total
AF 10 13 23 39 198 190 261 178 195 1107
AN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AS 206 558 503 1230 3574 3646 5261 3474 3565 22017
EU 2083 3236 3973 5204 18280 17992 21741 15677 16364 104550
NA 249 635 1299 1834 10075 7620 7037 2113 923 31785
OC 4 4 20 37 277 283 314 140 166 1245
SA 1 3 54 39 309 204 368 178 169 1325
Totals 2553 4449 5872 8383 32713 29935 34982 21760 21382 162029

 

 

 

 

 

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