We Are Wired!The Amsterdam Island DXpedition team wants to hear well and be well heard on the low bands. This means we need a lot of wire.

WB9Z, with the help of NV9L, K9NU, N9TK, K9TP, N9LAH, W9ILY, KE9I, K9CJ, and “Lee,” has prepared over 10,000 feet of radials for our 30, 40, 80, and 160 meter verticals. We will also have several low band receive antennas — both wire antennas and a receive 4-Square.

In the photo below, Jerry – WB9Z, and our pilot, Val – NV9L, are shown with over 10,000 feet of pre-cut radials and over 10,000 feet of coax cut to length with connectors attached.

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DX Engineering is Ready to Ship FT5ZM Materials

DX Engineering has very generously supported the Amsterdam Island DXpeditiion with receive antennas, 30 and 40 meter transmitting antennas, backup 20 meter verticals, feedlines, connectors, guying materials, power supplies, miscellaneous hardware, and their technical advice. Their support has helped make the FT5ZM DXpedition, and many other DXpeditions, possible. Our team, and the entire DX community, owes DX Engineering a huge “Thank You!”. The photos below depict the shipment boxed and ready to go.

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Our Chief Pilot Rocks!

Amsterdam_Photo_NV9L_RadialsMany of you know her. She’s Val, NV9L, and I sure you agree that she rocks. But, not only does she rock, she also rolls! Here she is rolling radial wire onto spools for rapid deployment when the FT5ZM team sets up their antennas on Amsterdam.

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