316 x 305
Band slots (CFM) on Clublog x LoTW
2306 x 2226

Thursday, 14 January 2016

DX of DX - Palmyra Island in the looooog !!!

Aerial view of Palmyra Atoll

My first experience with Palmyra was 16 years ago when in local radio club in Wroclaw / Poland SP6ZDA our Club Leader SP6NIC was calling this country and he was so excited!
One of the Most difficult location to work from EU, QRV again!

K5P Palmyra Atoll 2016

So far 3 days on air - 12K QSO - 5% with EU !!!
First of all , condition on the bands are not great.
And unfortunately , Team on the Island is using vertical antennas only ....

Arrived early this morning at Papa Lima to give a try. The only band I was able
to hear them was 40M CW. Signal low, very low - skewed patch about 240 deg best signal.
Massive pile-up from Three continents : EU / JA / NA
Operator on the other side didn`t spare any time for EU only at our SR ....Pity
But never give up so quick.
My system was to call them on clear frequency and it was good idea!
After 1.5h battle EI9KC 5NN EI9KC 5NN from Palmyra !!!

My QSO is in the log already. Amazing NEW DXCC - Nr 9 Most Wanted - 2`nd Most Wanted in EU !!! Very happy with that. Moxon at Papa Lima for President!
Great antenna, pleasure to work.


  1. Congrats Ark, a nice one. Btw I saw you on 80m JT65 couple of evenings ago. Hope to meet you next time again in the UKEICC. 73, Bas

    1. Hi Bas. Thank you. Looking forward to work you in next UKEICC and maybe on JT65 on 80M too. 73!