This expedition took place in extremely difficult circumstances.
Despite many hurdles such as security, customs, power losses, the visit of more than 30 officials and observers and an extremely high QRM level caused by man made noise with occasional peaks up to over S9, we still managed to retrieve more than 68,000 Q's !
The Rockall Dx Group is proud to inform you that our goal to promote amateur radio in Iran, hence opening doors for both local radio amaters as future DXpedition groups, has been achieved.
Dr. Azim Fard, General Director of the CRA, has assured to further keep supporting ham radio in Iran by creating exams and establishing new clubs.
The translation of our 150 page course to Farsi will be a good guide and will soon also be downloadable for free in the neighboring countries.
As always we would like to thank our sponsors for their trust in the Rockall Dx Group and hope to be able to count on you in the future.
Individual sponsors who have joined our log will receive a QSL card free of charge.
Max ON5UR is currently busy with the QSL design which Tim M0URX will then further distribute, taking this roll as his lead.
A video of this adventure will be made available shortly.
We have learned a lot but still there is so much more to tell, therefor we will be visiting the DX convention for a presentation in CA, GMDX, FDH and perhaps in your club with a Powerpoint presentation.
See you all soon in a new and exciting DXadventure!
The Rockall DX Group.
The last QSO was logged @03h08 on 40m today. A total of 68098 QSO's are logged. The log has been fully uploaded to clublog. It was a moving 9 days of operation. We all thank you for making a QSO with us, and sharing the excitment. We are now packing all gear.
73's from the EP6T team
Damn, another visit by Murphy last night !
You may have noticed that we were not on air after 22U3O . The whole citycentre had a power failure for seven hours!
Sunrise had passed when we could start operating again .
Today we had 2 groups of CRA officials visiting . After having a guided tour of our station and antenna farm they wanted to test our transmitters again, this time they wanted to check if their receivers in Tehran could hear our signals on 15 meter.
Our Visitor counter is now at 30 . The officials are very interested in this project and therefore not all stations could be operated because of all questions that had to be answered .
Nearing the end of our expedition this is very encouraging for the new local radio amateurs who have passed their test .
We still try our best to put as many NA stations in the log as possible but conditions and noise level makes it hard work especially on the long path to west coast. 40 m is still terrible, even the European signals are difficult to copy
Operators are tired but in a good mood and still ready to work the pile ups
The Rockall DX group