Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Send your questions to: info@palmyra2016.org

Q. What is the Grid Location for Palmyra?
A. Grid is AJ85

Q. What is the Band Plan for the operation?
A. See our detailed Band Plan HERE

Q. What will Propagation FROM Palmyra be like?
See our customized Propagation Charts for each band HERE

European DXers...this is going to be difficult. There is a reason that Palmyra is #2 in Europe on DXCC Most Wanted List

General observation is that best chances for a QSO are on 40, 30 and 20 meters and that cw will be the best mode. We will have CW and SSB on 40, CW and RTTY on 30 and SSB, CW and RTTY on 20m. We will only be on one mode per band at a time because of the site constraints.

Please study conditions between Palmyra and your station. Signals will be weak with QSB. There will be times that we will hear each other well but quickly change. We will be listening for EU and standby for EU only when conditions are favorable.

How do you work K5P?

  1. Make sure you can copy before calling. Do not call K5P if you can't copy!
  2. Look at the split and find a clear frequency or above the pileup
  3. Call once on a clear frequency...Keep it short so that you can hear K5P
  4. Make fast QSOs...we call you, just give signal report!
  5. Do not repeat your call unless K5P has your call wrong!
  6. We will upload QSOs often to Clublog...do not dupe QSOs, unless you are not in the log.
  7. If you hear us on a band but we don’t hear EU, please contact Col, MM0NDX with the information. We will adjust our schedule.
Q. What are the Antennas? Transceivers? Amplifiers? Logging Software?
• TX Antennas include 4 SteppIR Verticals w/80M coil
• RX Antennas include Array Solutions Shared Apex 30
• Logging software is N1MM+
• FSK/CW interfaces by W3YY
• Daily uploads are anticipated to Clublog

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