|On the above
pictures you see part of our antennas.
Finally we began our activities. Our fist
contact was made on 21 MHz at 15:50 UTC , July 21 2001.
We were 5 operators:
AD6TF (CW & SSB), YV1IF (SSB), YV5EED (SSB), YV5OBU (SSB),
Initially we started without an official
IOTA-number but after some hours of activities we got from
England by radio the number SA-Ø89.
As antennas we used several verticals, a
multi-band sloper, a dipole and a 4-el Yagi for 6m. A very
interesting antenna was a (commercial made) vertical dipole,
with band-switching by a remote-control.
We operated with all kind of radios, not always the
best fit for an expedition, because we use no sponsors. There
is always a risk for us to loose our own expensive radios we are
using normally from home.