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H40WA Temotu Province

H40WA Team will be active from Temotu Province, IOTA OC - 065, Solomon Islands, 22 February - 7 March 2024.
Team - N7QT, N6PSE, VE7NY, OE1JUN/JH4RHF, DJ9RR, HA0NAR, W7XU, N6XG.
He will operate on 160 - 10m, CW, SSB, FT8.
QSL via M0URX, LOTW, OQRS.
DXCC Country - Temotu Province, H40.
QTH Locator - RH29vg.
Band Plan:

CW SSB RTTY FT8
1.826.5
—– —– 1.836 F/H
3.523
3.790
—– 3.567 F/H
—–
—–
—–
5.357 F/H
7.010 7.090 7.045 7.056 F/H
10.105 —— 10.142 10.131 F/H
14.023 14.185 14.080 14.090 F/H
18.069 18.130 18.105 18.095 F/H
21.023 21.285 21.080 21.091 F/H
24.891 24.955 24.910 24.911 F/H
28.023 28.485 28.080 28.091 F/H

H40WA Temotu Province Solomon Islands News 26 February 2024

We know that some of you are concerned about missing QSOs in Clublog. We are using a network of laptops along with a master server that receives and stores all log data.

We then use Starlink to frequently upload the QSO data to Clublog and Livestream.

We see frequent drops in our Starlink connections with pauses the upload of data.

We also have to power down our stations every few days to change the oil.

Rest assured that all QSO data is retained on our master server and will be re-synchronized with Clublog at the earliest opportunity.

Lastly, if you don’t see your QSOs after a few days, please work us again.

Thank you,

The H40WA Team

H40WA Temotu Province Solomon Islands News 25 February 2024

After two and a half days of arduous work in extreme heat and humidity, we are now QRV. Our team has had to deal with heat exhaustion and very difficult conditions. In some areas we have had to hack clearings in the jungle to allow for antennas.

We will be operation on all bands 6-160 meters including 60 meters. We will use Fox/Hound on FT8.

We are running on generators and will have infrequent outages to refill fuel.

Please contact or Pilots, Lucas W6AER or Tony EA5RM as needed. We will make no log corrections while we are QRV.

Thank you,

H40WA Team

H40WA Temotu Province Solomon Islands News 23 February 2024

We are pleased to report that our team and our equipment has arrived safely at Pigeon Island, Temotu Province. Unfortunately, one of our team members became Ill and was not able to travel the final leg to Temotu.

It took two different aircraft and flights to carry out team and equipment. We are now busy setting up our stations and antennas. We are running on generator power.

We want to remind everyone that while on FT8, we will be using the Fox and Hound mode.

We greatly appreciate all of the support that we have received and we hope that you enjoy chasing us across the bands.

We expect to be QRV by the end of the day tomorrow.

Thank you,

The H40WA Team

Rob N7QT

Paul N6PSE

H40WA Temotu Province Solomon Islands News 16 February 2024

Members of the H40WA Temotu 2024 Team are now making their way to Fiji and then onto Honiara, the Solomon Islands. We will then take the weekly flight by a small aircraft to Lom Lom, Temotu Province. The team will then travel by small boats to Pigeon Island. We expect to be on the air late Feb 23rd and will conclude our operation the evening of March 6th, 2024.

We are travelling with a Starlink and we will make every effort to upload logs frequently. We will also be using a new FT8 anti-spoofing technology, which we have described on our main web page.

While on the island, we will be making frequent updates to our H40WA Temotu DXpedition Facebook page.

We are extremely grateful for all of those who have donated in advance of our departure. We will provide LoTW and QSL cards to all pre-departure donors upon our return. From this point, if you have not donated, please use our OQRS via M0URX to confirm your contacts.

Thank you,

The H40WA Team

H40WA Temotu Province Solomon Islands News 21 December 2023

The H40WA Team is pleased to report that all of our equipment has now arrived in Temotu and is now in dry storage awaiting our arrival on February 22nd. As you may recall, we shipped this equipment in July!
We also want to remind everyone that our new dates for the H40WA DXpedition are February 22nd to March 7th, 2024.
Best wishes and Merry Christmas from the H40WA Team!
Paul N6PSE

H40WA Temotu Province Solomon Islands News 16 October 2023

Dear DX Community:

It is with a deep sense of regret, that we must inform you that the H40WA Dxpedition cannot go forward as planned from October 26th to November 9th 2023. At this time, we must postpone the Dxpedition and are tentatively scheduling a new expedition date for Feb 22nd 2024 through March 7th 2024.

A few weeks ago, we reported that all of our equipment was shipped to Honiara, and was to be transported by vessel onto Temotu. Unfortunately, we have just been informed that the transport ship has yet again been delayed, and our equipment will not make it to Temotu in time for our planned activation date. All other options have been exhausted and we have no other viable options other than to reschedule for the February/March timeframe.
The team is now working on getting our flights and hotel reservations rescheduled. If any of our donors/sponsors need a refund for your donations, please email pauln6pse@gmail.com for a refund.

H40WA Temotu Province Solomon Islands News 14 September 2023

Press Release #3 from the H40WA Temotu 2023 Team

The Intrepid-DX Group is pleased to announce that all of our plans to activate H40 Temotu Province are going well.

We are happy to report that all of our equipment is with Customs in Honiara, Solomon Islands. Our local agent will then arrange ferry transport to Lom Lom, Temotu Province. We had intended to ship our gear via Ocean Cargo however unplanned delays forced it to go via Air Cargo. As you can imagine, this is very costly! We have purchased additional generators in the Solomon Islands to add redundancy to our Dxpedition equipment. We are very serious about this operation and pledge to make the best activation possible.

We are also coordinating frequencies with the TJ9MD Team that recently announced their plans to coincide with H40WA. We will be regularly updating our website.

We have assembled a team of eight operators to make a fifteen-day activation of this entity. Temotu Province ranks #43 on Clublog’s most wanted DXCC list.

We will make a significant effort on the low bands during this activation. We will use 1500 watts on the 80/160 meter bands. We will use CW/SSB and FT8 Fox/Hound modes. We plan to be active during the CQ WW SSB Contest October 28th-29th.

All individual donors of $10 or more will automatically receive your LoTW and QSL cards via the mail. You may donate via PayPal to intrepiddxgroup@gmail.com or a donation to the Intrepid-DX Group 3052 Wetmore Dr, San Jose, CA USA. You can follow our plans from our website and the Temotu 2023 Facebook pages.

H40WA Temotu Province News 14 July 2023

Today culminated in weeks of preparation and packing as all of our gear is shipped via air cargo to the Solomon Islands where it will be loaded onto a barge for the Temotu Province.

We will be active as H40WA from October 26th to November 9th, 2023. We will be active on 6 meters to 160 meters CW/SSB and FT8.

We appreciate any and all support for this project.

Thank you,

Paul N6PSE
Rob N7QT
Co-Leaders

H40WA Temotu Province News 4 July 2023

The Intrepid-DX Group is pleased to announce that all of our plans to activate H40 Temotu Province are going well.
Due to changes in flight schedules, we are announcing our operational dates will be from October 26th and we will complete our operations on November 9th.
We have assembled a team of eight operators to make a fifteen-day activation of this entity. Temotu Province ranks #45 on Clublog’s most wanted DXCC list.
Team members include: Rob N7QT, Paul N6PSE, Sandro VE7NY, Jun OE1JUN/JH4RHF, Heye DJ9RR, Al K3VN, Arliss W7XU and David WD5COV. We will make a significant effort on the low bands during this activation. We will use 1500 watts on the 80/160 meter bands. We will use CW/SSB and FT8 Fox/Hound modes. We plan to be active during the CQ WW SSB Contest October 28th-29th.
As you can imagine, shipping all of our gear, generators etc. to Temotu Province is quite costly. The H40WA Temotu 2023 team appreciates any and all sponsors and donors who wish to support our mission. All individual donors of $10 or more will automatically receive your LoTW and QSL cards via the mail. You may donate via PayPal to intrepiddxgroup@gmail.com or a donation to the Intrepid-DX Group 3052 Wetmore Dr, San Jose, CA USA. You can follow our plans from our website and the Temotu 2023 Facebook pages.
H40WA.

H40WA Temotu Province Solomon Islands News 9 April 2023

We've been quiet, but all plans are moving forward! We are procuring equipment, meeting face to face in Visalia and making plans for a great activation! More details coming soon!

Paul N6PSE/Rob N7QT. H40WA Team.


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H40WA Temotu Province DX Pedition.

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H40WA. Where is Temotu Province located. Map.

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