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Re: [FT897] Taking the FT 897 to the South Pacific

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  • Tom Phillips
    Allen, That sounds like a trip of dreams for a ham. Have a good trip, and I d like to see if I can work you with my 897. If you keep a record of hams who want
    Message 1 of 3 , Jul 3, 2003
      Allen,
      That sounds like a trip of dreams for a ham. Have a good trip, and I'd like
      to see if I can work you with my 897.

      If you keep a record of hams who want a sked, put my call down

      73
      Tom - AB5ZJ
      Dallas Ft. Worth area





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      >I will be taking my FT 897 w/ LDG AT897 and OBP mike to Rarotonga,
      >South Cook Islands, South Pacific 18-21 September and then on to
      >Aitituki Island, North Cook Islands, 22-30 September. Callsign: ZK1USN
      >
      >This will be a real field test of this grab-and-go radio. The Cook
      >Islands are between Tahiti and New Zealand. I will use the Yaesu
      >internal AC power supply switched for 220V. (Power on outer Aitituki
      >is sometimes intermittant) Antennas will be long wires and yagis 40M
      >thru 10M and both SSB and CW.
      >Anyone needing ZK1 for DXCC or IOTA, or just want to hear an '897
      >from the South Pacific? I will be happy to sked on request. I will
      >be writing an article for ham publications on this one- man
      >DXpedition on my return.
      >
      >Allen
      >K6USN
      >
      >

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    • Björn Mohr
      ... For anyone interested, this URL has lots of pics from the ZK1EQL last year: http://www.qsl.net/sm7eql/travel/zk1eql/zk1eql.html Will be interesting to see
      Message 2 of 3 , Jul 4, 2003
        > I will be taking my FT 897 w/ LDG AT897 and OBP mike to Rarotonga,
        > South Cook Islands, South Pacific 18-21 September and then on to
        > Aitituki Island, North Cook Islands, 22-30 September. Callsign: ZK1USN
        >
        > Allen
        > K6USN

        For anyone interested, this URL has lots of pics from the ZK1EQL last year:
        http://www.qsl.net/sm7eql/travel/zk1eql/zk1eql.html

        Will be interesting to see how the 897 works out for you from there.


        73 de Björn /SM0MDG
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