About VU7RI

Vu7RI Dxpedition has come to an end as of 3am UTC, 30th October 2019.

On Day 1 – We will be reaching on 19th October and first evening will be simply an Aerial 51 multi band wire antenna on 60m, 40m or 20m with FT4 /CW mode.

On Day 2 – that is 20th October, we intend to erect Hexbeam, & Vertical antenna then follow the 10m,15m,20m, 40m & 80m schedule as detailed below.

On Day 3 – that is from 21st Oct, we will have 80m and possibly 160m antenna erected as well.

Draft – Announcing Working Schedule – Draft
Band Hz- Approximate Mode UTC – approximate Beaming Direction
10 28495 SSB 08:00 – 10:00 Omni
15 21295 SSB 08:00 – 10:00 Omni
20 14245 – 14270 SSB 05:30 – 08:30 Asia/Oceania
20 14010 – 14025 CW 09:00 – 11:00 Asia/Oceania
20 14090 FT4 TBC Asia/Oceania
20 14245 – 14270 SSB 11:30 – 16:00 Middle East /Europe / Americas
20 14010 – 14025 CW 16:00 – 18:00 Middle East /Europe /Americas
20 14090 FT4 TBC Middle East /Europe /Americas
40 7170 – 7180 CW 22:30 – 02:00 Omni
40 7005 – 7010 SSB 13:00- 17:00 Omni
40 7049 FT4 11:00 – 13:00 / 17:00 – 19:00 Omni
60 5357 FT8 TBC Omni / Day 3 onwards
80 3.750- 3.700 SSB TBC Omni / Day 2 onwards
80 3.500 – 3.525 CW 01:00 – 02:00 Omni / Day 2 onwards
80 3585 FT4 15:30 – 17:30 Omni / Day 2 onwards
160 1810* – 1838 CW 13:30 – 15:30 Omni / Day 3 onwards

Other Bands will be announced after sensing the local conditions.

Anyone has any concerns on these published frequencies, please let me know.

For all the help, Advice, directions,

Special Thanks to my friend – Gopan – VU3HPF / M0XUU

Special Thanks to my DX friend whom I never managed to work 🙂 while I was in East Africa – Fred Curtis – G3SVK

Thanks to all the individuals, clubs & Organisations who have helped this project so far!

Thank You

For VU7RI Team – Shabu
We support dx code of conduct….

DX Code of Conduct

1) I will listen, and listen, and then listen again before calling.

2) I will only call, if I can copy the DX station properly.

3) I will not trust the DX cluster and will be sure of the DX station’s call sign before calling.

4) I will not interfere with the DX station nor anyone calling and will never tune up on the DX frequency or in the QSX slot.

5) I will wait for the DX station to end a contact before I call.

6) I will always send my full call sign.

7) I will call and then listen for a reasonable interval. I will not call continuously.

8) I will not transmit when the DX operator calls another call sign, not mine.

9) I will not transmit when the DX operator queries a call sign not like mine.

10) I will not transmit when the DX station requests geographic areas other than mine.

11) When the DX operator calls me, I will not repeat my call sign unless I think he has copied it incorrectly.

12) I will be thankful if and when I do make a contact.

13) I will respect my fellow hams and conduct myself so as to earn their respect.

The best way to work us!

We will work only split- on CW 1 khz or more , SSB 5 Khz or more
We will not be listening on our TX frequency
Please dont give partial calls- We will not entertain any such calls.
Please don’t call if you are not in geographic area op is asking for and working.
Please avoid dupes, We will try and upload logs to clublog subject to internet availability.
No tailgating please.
Dont post messages to us on cluster- we will not see that.

For FT8 Lovers:

I will try to work FT4/FT8 in F/H mode – something I have never done before.

so please bear with me!

I will TX on around 300 to 500hz Audio Spectrum with Fox mode enabled.

I expect others to be 1000hz and above which ever band I am working on!

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Namasthe!

Announcing VU7RI – Dxpedition to Lakshwadeep Islands for 19-October 2019 – 30-October 2019.

A Group of Three will be operating all of HF with a particular focus on 15,20,30,40m, 80m bands!

Please help support this mission – https://vu7ri.com/sponsorship/

QTH – Lakshadweep Islands
Callsign – VU7RI
Operators – VU2OB/M0KRI/VU3MTY
Dates- 19-Oct-2019 to 30- October-2019
Rig – ICOM 706 MK2G,TS480SAT, FT857D
Power – 400 Watts
Antennas – Hex Beam, Elevated Vertical for 40m, Inverted L for 80m, 160m Multi band off center fed dipole for other bands
Bands – 80m,40m,30m,20m,15m,6m,4m
Modes – SSB/CW/FT4
QSL details –
We will upload whole log to clublog and LOTW once we complete and back in the main land as the internet at the island is not reliable. If you need a paper QSL, please use OQRS.
Direct requests may please be sent to M0KRI with sufficient postage (3GS for EU and 5GS outside EU) and SAE. Please dont send IRCs as Royal mail does not accept them!
Any request without postage and SAE will be replied via buro.
We will not be using eQSL/QRZ log books.

Club Log – Yes
LoTW – Yes

Please help support this mission – https://vu7ri.com/sponsorship/

Thank you

For VU7RI Team – Shabu (M0KRI)