FT4GL - DX news and calendar
DX news and calendar: FT4GL
April 19, 2024
Callsign(s) FT4GL   
Start-end dates May 24, 2024 - June 19, 2024
Utilities Tracking & stats          Recent spots          DX Atlas          Propagation calculator 
DXCC   FR/G - Glorioso Is.     
IOTA   AF-011 - Glorioso Islands     
CQ zone 39
Grid square LH38PK
WEB page https://ft4gl.blogspot.com/
Planned modes Not especified
Planned bands 80 m, 40 m, 30 m, 20 m, 17 m, 15 m, 12 m, 10 m, 6 m
Source DXNews & DX-World & OPDX           Tags: Expedition, DXCC
Log search Clublog


Update April 18, 2024: All the material deposited and grouped at PROSIC by F5RQQ and F4FTV on Saturday, April 13 was taken care of by our carrier DHL yesterday. The two packages will be sent by plane in a few days to Mayotte, which Marek FH4VVK (FT4GL) will receive.

Update April 14, 2024: On March 15, 2024 we officially announced the FT4GL operation after receiving the license from TAAF, despite a first refusal in 2023. In less than a month, the team in charge of supporting Marek FH4VVK, succeeded in its objective of mobilizing international aid, by individual, associative and professional sponsors, in order to acquire the equipment, test it, organize the logistics..a lot of work in addition to our jobs, stress, questions, joy… but we have arrived at this new stage. Yesterday, Jean-Marc F5RQQ and Fabrice F4FTV went to our main sponsor PROSIC – F5HPE, who supports this operation with dedication. Their trip consisted of bringing the rest of the equipment, part of which was already at PROSIC, in order to crate 90% of all the stations. The material will be sent tomorrow by plane to Mayotte, which Marek FH4VVK will receive in the coming days. F5RQQ and F5TVL will go to FHN in a month to help Marek finalize certain technical points and give the last organizational instructions before his flight to Glorieuse. Thanks to everyone who trusted us and helped us so far, the work is not finished.

Update April 11, 2024: This week F5TVL and F5RQQ created and tested the 160 and 80m low band vertical antennas, a great day of work to cut the many radials of the two antennas which will be installed in an inverted L.

Update April 8, 2024: Last weekend F5RQQ, F4FTV, F5TVL as well as other members of F4KLW; F4FHV and F4IPL came together to prepare and adjust the vertical antenna planned covering 40 to 10m. This week the 160 and 80m vertical antennas will also be tested and at the end of the week the majority of the equipment will be sent to our carrier.

Update March 29, 2024: FT4GL will be also QRV on 6m band.

Update March 16, 2024: We are pleased to announce to the international community, the agreement of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands, the future amateur radio activity which will take place from May 24 to June 19, 2024 on the island of Grande Glorieuse with the callsign FT4GL.

This operation carried out for more than a year of effort has finally been rewarded,

it will be atypical and difficult, because the Glorieuses are ranked 7th in the DXCC

Most Wanted List, and the amateur radio traffic carried out exclusively by a single radio amateur, Marek FH4VVK in parallel of his professional activity.

We will inform you regularly about the progress of preparations.

FaceBook page : https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61557262192352

X (Twitter) page: https://twitter.com/FT4GL

Update October 30, 2023: The team decided to postpone Operation Glorioso 2023 scheduled for December. The reason for this postponement is due to the advisory committee of the Glorieuses des Terres Australes et Antartiques Françaises (TAAF) nature reserve, which was unable to comment due to a schedule incompatible with our initial request, an unfavorable opinion was given. therefore been returned. Even if it is a disappointment, the operation is not cancelled as Marek is planning to return to Les Glorieuses in 2024 as part of his professional activities. The operation is therefore postponed until March 2024. A new file will be created and represented, as soon as we have reliable information, we will keep the DX community informed.

Update September 9, 2023: Marek is still waiting for permisions. No more information or dates available so far.

Marek, FH4VVK is planning to be QRV on HF bands as FT4GL from Glorioso Islands, AF-011.
Exact dates will be released at the Friedichshafen ham meeting. More information when available.

QSL via F4FTV and LOTW.


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