PR0T - DX news and calendar
DX news and calendar: PR0T
November 21, 2023
Callsign(s) PR0T   
Start-end dates November 16, 2023 - November 20, 2023
Utilities Tracking & stats          Recent spots          DX Atlas          Propagation calculator 
DXCC   PP0-PY0 - Trindade & Martim Vaz Is.     
IOTA   SA-010 - Trindade & Martin Vaz Is     
CQ zone 11
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Planned modes CW, SSB, Digital
Planned bands 80 m, 40 m, 30 m, 20 m, 17 m, 15 m, 12 m, 10 m
Source DX-World & DXNews           Tags: Expedition, DXCC
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Log search M0OXO OQRS


Update November 20, 2023: The operations began on November 16th 2003z and finished on November 20th 0600z. That means a total of 84 hours or 3 days and 12 hours of full on-the-air operation.

The team, consisting of 3 on the island operators and 13 remote ops made a total of 18,702 QSOs.

On the last night the team prepared a surprise to all chasers, showing up on 80m SSB and CW!.

The team is already onboard and on their way home. All the team want to express their gratitude for all QSO´s, Sponsors and Supporters. This was an amazing experience and the results are well expressed on the numbers, including a the great number of uniques worked – almost 50%! of all QSO´s.

QSL Manager is M0OXO.

Update November 19, 2023: Another log update to Clublog. Now QSOs up to 1200z of Nov 19th are available.
Very good progress was made yesterday on the 1st night of FT8 operations on 30m band.
The propagation on 12m has been excellent, probably the best band with a lot of ATNOs!.
Expected QRT: QRT still expected to happen between Monday 0300z to 0600z. So, more 18 hours to go.
Higher bands stations will be passing QRT along the day. The last to be dismantled will be 30m just in time to jump into the ship.
PR0T Team.

Update November 17, 2023: Still within the first 24h of operations, some progress has been done. Two fully operational stations are on the air. A fully remote FT8 station and a local SSB/CW station. All the operation till now is being run in low power. Later today, the team hope to have HP available. The goal is to keep on exploring the maximum of 12m and 17m on FT8 and the other bands on SSB/CW. The team is aware of some technical problems regarding the delay on the realtime logging. The IT team is already dealing with that.

A PARTIAL log for the first 24h of operations has been uploaded to Clublog.

This first bunch of QSOs includes QSOs done within Nov 16 @ 2012z to Nov 17 @ 2003z (all bands and all modes).

Update November 17, 2023: Team safely disembarked on Trindade Island yesterday at 1846z. They are already QRV in several bands.

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Update November 16, 2023: “the trip has been nice, still 150NM to reach Trindade Island. The weather forecast is still good and estimated time of arrival (ETA) is around 1400z. The Brazilian Navy kindly will let us to have priority on disembark (the disembark will be made by zodiac boat) , this means the firsts signals should be heard some hours after that. At least two stations will be setup in the first evening on 10m and 12m”.

Update November 14, 2023: “So far around 300 nautical miles already done. Still 450 more to go. We have had good times with the Navy team and reseachers aboard. Still in high spirits and all team in good shape – already used with the ship swing!. We have made some QSO´s on HF but the noise level is very high. Tonight we will make a short presentation of the PR0T radio operation to all Navy members and researchers onboard”.

Update November 2, 2023: Dates set to November 16-19, 2023.

Update September 18, 2023: Information from the PR0T team:

The team will stay in place for about 3 days during the change crew of the Brazilian Navy that resides on the island. We will be on the air from 10 to 40m. 80 and 160m only if local conditions allow. Due to the limited time of the dxpedition, we will use vertical multiband antennas. The operation will be held with 3 operators on land for CW/SSB and 9 remote operators for FT-8.
Remote operators - PY4AZ, PY8WW, PY7RP, PY5EG, PY2XB, PY5KD, PY2WAS.

In the Atlantic Ocean lies the Brazilian archipelago of Trindade e Martim Vaz (Arquipélago de Trindade e Martim Vaz), which consists of 5 islands of volcanic origin. They belong to the state of Espiritu Santo and are officially considered uninhabited, but are famous for their pristine nature and diverse wildlife. Tourists come here to find the treasure that, according to legend, was once hidden here by a famous pirate named Benito Bonito.

PY1ZV Fábio, PT2IC Stephano and PY6RT Beto will be QRV as PR0T from Trinidade island in November 2023. The exact dates depend on the Brazilian Navy.

They will be QRV for short period of 3 or 4 days. The expedition will operate with two stations, one SSB and one CW, both with vertical antennas, and one station on FT8, remotely operated by PY2XB Fred, PY2WAS Alex, PY4AZ Alex, PY5EG Atilano, PY5KD Luciano, PY6TS Ramon, PY7RP Renner, PY8WW Renato and PC3T Alex.

The trip and the operation on the island has received wide support from the Brazilian Navy – they will also transport colleagues and their equipment onto the ship. Once on the island, the team will stay at the facilities also maintained by Marines on the island. LABRE Nacional also has support through its board of directors and the particular efforts of President Marcone Cerqueira PY6MV.

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