The VU7AG QSL cards for OQRS direct requests received until Feb 15, 2014 have all been sent out and should soon be received world-wide.
VU7AG was voted the 5th most popular DXpedition in 2013. A great reward. It was an honour to be in the running with some first-class efforts to places like Wake Is. (K9W), Clipperton Is. (TX5K), Myanmar (XZ1J), Banaba Is. (T33A), Bangladesh (S21ZBB) to name a few.
We thank the DX community for their appreciation.
As of Dec 10 2013, 18:29z, VU7AG went QRT
The team had a lot of fun making QSOs and providing a new one to DXers world over.
We hope you all had fun chasing the new one.
Until next time… signing off the air on behalf of the entire team
73 de Krish
The team reports that all is going well barring the internet connection which has been a real let down. Log uploads to Clublog are proving to be very tedious. All the logs are intact but not all are on the Clublog server. Seems some 30m QSOs are missing and these would be looked into. The team would be setting up the 160m top-loaded vertical today. The last of the antennas to go up would be a Spiderbeam which will be used for the third station. VU2PAI and VU3DMP join the team tomorrow. All three stations should be QRV from tomorrow afternoon, approximately 1200z onwards.
The team continues to focus on NA and alternates between working EU and NA, especially on the short path. They request co-operation from EU when they are working NA and SA which has the largest population of hams requiring VU7 for a new one. The feedback received so far has been passed on to the team and they will pay closer attention to certain band openings.
The team spent the better part of the weekend installing antennas. They now have phased verticals for 80, 40 and 30m apart from a Hexbeam, a 2el Steppir beam and Butternut verticals. They reported working NA on 40 and 75m SSB last night (which is a sign that they RTFM and got the antennas installed right…hi ). More pictures awaited whenever they are able to get a stable internet connection.