Thank you Team PT0S for the new one in the log! I sincerely appreciated your efforts at launching a signal from a dangerous location in the Atlantic ocean. Your consistent news updates captivated me as the team managed the swarms at various wavelengths, faced dangerous waves, overcame technical challenges, and, ultimately; made lemonade out of lemons.
Again, thanks for all your hard work and dedication to greatest hobby on the planet, ham radio!
PT0S DXpedition - NEWS: There was a very good opening late afternoon on six meters. Interestingly, just a few minutes before the opening 20, 17 and 15 meters went almost completely dead. I was operating 20 m CW and had a huge pile-up. Within one minute the pile-up completely disappeared. There was not even one weak signal to be heard. Almost instantly, the six meter radio cam alive and we had over 200 QSO-s in 90 minutes, mostly with Southern Europe. A very nice surprise! 20, 17 and 15 meters recovered within a few minutes and we had big pile-ups going 15 minutes after the beginning of the disturbance. As we have no Internet access, we could not look at conditions that caused this event.
We may have to go QRT as soon as tomorrow morning (Fri, Nov 23). We will only know in the morning after meeting with the Navy officers in charge of the large project taking place here, and who will be arriving at 06:00 local time.
73 from the shackadelic near the beach.