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 !
Current information regarding 60m:
We are sorry, but we currently do not have a license for 60m. But I am confident, because France has now released the 60m band and there is e.g. an exception in CT3, possibly until the start of the expedition we will negotiate again with the licensing authority in Z6 in autumn to find a way how the many DXers worldwide can operate this country also on 60m.