In memory of Franz, DL9GFB
On December 22, 2020, one day after his 68th birthday, Franz, DL9GFB, passed away. Franz participated in more than 20 DX expeditions, his last expedition was to be Z66DX.
We will miss him and remember him gratefully.
Hello XYLs and OMs !
After many successful DX-peditions in the past Günter DL2AWG and I, DM2AUJ, were wondering where to go next.
Because of the moderate propagations , especially on the upper bands, finding a suitable entitity was not easy.
Having had a closer look on the Most Wanted Lists we decided for the Kosovo, one of the youngest members of the DXCC-Society. The decision for the Kosovo was made because we had the idea, that from this moderate rare country we could have good chances to achieve an impressive number of QSOs as well as giving a great number of OPs the chance to work new slots for the DXCC-Challenge-Award.
The Z66DX-team consists of 6 experienced operators and is excellent equipped with powerful stations and well tested antennas. Our plan is to operate between October 15th and October 28th 2020 7/24 with up to 3 stations simultanously from 160m to 10m. Sorry, no 60m possible.
After the good experiences our friends made in El Salvador (HU1DL) with wire-antennas we decided to leave the heavy beam-antennas at home. Nevertheless we will have sufficient mast-material with us to build up an effective antenna-farm.
Depending on conditions we will set our focus on the low-bands, specially for our friends in North America and Asia. We will operate the popular modes CW, SSB and FT8.
See You in the pile-ups !
For current information about the expedition please check the news pages.
Current information regarding 60m:
(in September 2020:) We tried once again to get a permit for 60m. But we received the message from the regulatory authority that at the moment there is no permit for 60m.
Therefore we will unfortunately not be on 60m qrv.