Six CUWS members (Martin G3ZAY, Michael G7VJR, Tom M0TJH, Gordon G3USR, Simon G4EAG and Hugo M0HSW) were on the air as ZD8UW from Ascension Island (AF-003) between 1 January and 9 January 2009. We were active on all HF bands, both SSB and CW.
We were on Green Mountain, with a clear view to the horizon from about 210 degrees to 45 degrees. Other paths were totally blocked by the mountain.
We don’t need your card if you don’t need ours! If you are happy with an LoTW confirmation then please save the planet.
All QSOS are also in LOTW
We were spotted 2110 times.
Best DX: ZL taking into account our QTH! Also KH6 (even on 80M), KL7, UA0 on 160M, various exotica such as PY0, YS, HK, EP, JY, XW, OD, EL, OA, ST, HS.
Weirdest DX: TN on 160M (Republic of Congo). Not far away, but truly rare. Other African DX included Cameroon and Angola.
Band CW SSB DXCCs 160 1452 0 70 80 1181 521 58 40 1133 1825 80 30 1661 0 61 20 1170 3139 100 17 1051 2286 87 15 765 1240 80 12 193 297 27
Total QSOs 17914 Total DXCCs 125 CW 48.05% SSB 51.95%
For more information about the island, see the Wikipedia entry