Update February 16: E44CC DXpedition is now finished. The team did, in the end, make over 50K QSOs.
Update February 11: Half of the DXpedition is over, it’s time to make a first review. On the higher bands (except 10 and 12m), conditions are not that bad but don’t behave like the simulations we did. It’s particularly the case for regions like west coast US and South America. On the lower bands, we suffer from high noise level coming from our urban location. More receiving antennas were tested despite the small space available, such as a loop on the hotel roof and a BOG (Beverage On Ground) in the small hotel garden (picture below). Working 160m in a city environment is a challenge because the noise level is permanently above S9. Our biggest frustration is that we are heard without being able to hear you. Today, we lengthened the BOG again, but we won’t be able to do more.
Update February 7: After the first 24 hours, the team total 8,400 QSOs. However, they have to improve 160m reception because they’re experiencing significant local QRM and the band is really noisy. They say it will be better soon.
Update November 29: Some sources advise the call has changed to E44CC but this is still not confirmed in the official web site
Update November 2: Operators: F1ULQ, F2DX, F4AJQ, F4AZF, F4DLM, F4ESV, F4TTR, F5MFV, F5NQL, F5UOW, F8AVK, DL3GA, ON4QX, ON7RN and OZ1IKY.
They will operate CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK, FT4 and FT8 on 160-10 metres.
QSL via F5GSJ, direct or bureau (OQRS preferred) and LoTW.