Entering this year as single operator all band (SOAB) high power from my mentor's QTH on the hill over looking the Five Cities. My goal is 36 hours of operation and log as many Qs including prefixes as humanly possible in the allotted time.
P.S. My first RadioSport event as a newly minted Amateur Extra.
A5A is Number 17 on North Americas most wanted CW list developed by Carl Smith, N4AA and high frequency signal launch is expected to begin on the 24th of May transmitting through the 6th of June.
Additionally, A5A will deploy three affordable Kenwood TS590S' with 700 watts into tri-band antenna systems including vertical polarization on the low band spectrum space. Likewise, as mentioned at the team's website, 160m operation to be accessed at arrival.
Is the team considering, the 2012 CQ WPX CW event, as the game is primed for epic space weather conditions including a 2014WRTC qualifier as well?
Credit Erich Kraemer, KC9CUK for uploading what may be the first video of Kenwood's TS990S nicknamed Big Iron Radio within the #hamr social media stream. Also, Mike Whatley, WA4D has nickname credit in addition read his excellent eHAM review as well.
I have never contemplated owning a next level, state-of-the-art transciever like a TS990S because of price point considerations. However, given additional inputs, KC9CUK's flash interview at Dayton 2012, and Kenwood's sterling reputation for performance, the question is, "Why not?"
Good job Phil handling an impromptu #hamvention social media press conference at Kenwood's Dayton 2012 booth.