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PR0T - Trindade and Martim Vaz Isl.


PR0T Update (Nov 20)


PR0T is QRT


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. Please visit: https://www.m0oxo.com/


Full log already uploaded to Clublog too.


On the next release, we will publish a series of photos, videos from Trindade Isl – what an amazing place!.


Now, the final numbers:






PR0T Update (Nov 19)


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 🙂


Partial numbers at Nov 19th @ 1200z: ~77% of DXpedition´s schedule:




PR0T Update (Nov 18)


We have reached 50% of the operation time of 72h.


A new log update was made into Clublog. Now, you can search for QSOs done up to November 18th @ 1300z.


Planning changes: The team have decided to operate on 30m/FT8 instead of 30m/CW. So, attention for 30m/FT8 operation on Saturday and Sunday evenings.


Expected QRT: The actual expected QRT is between Monday 0300z to 0600z.


Partial numbers at Nov 18th @ 1303z: ~50% of DXpedition´s schedule:




PR0T Update (Nov 17)


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).

Partial numbers:



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“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. “


FT8 Remote Station


SSB/CW Station


10-40M Steppir BigIR


You can see more pictures in the link of the source.



PR0T Update (Nov 16)


PR0T IS ON THE AIR!!!!





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Team safely disembarked on Trindade Island at 1846z. Now working on the stations setup. More infos soon.



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“Land Ahoy!!!” – “Terra à vista!!!” – “”Tierra a la vista!!!”




PR0T Update (Nov 15)


In a short QSO on 20m SSB, Beto PY6RT/MM reported: “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”.


Radio equipments ready to disembark



PR0T Update (Nov 14)


“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”.




You can see more pictures in the link of the source.



PR0T (Nov 04)


Local Ops: PY6RT, PY1ZV & PT2IC (CW/SSB Operators)


Remote Ops: PY8WW, PY5EG, PY2WAS, PY7RP, PY2XB, PY6TS, PY2SEX, PY5KD, PB8DX & F6EXV


Bands: 10M - 40M. 80M & 160M only if local conditions allow


Modes: CW, SSB & FT8


Qsl Info: Qsl via M0OXO


Start Date - End Date: Nov. 16 - Nov. 19




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