July 8, 2015 – Leave Charlotte NC and Fly to Halifax, NS and drive to Prince Edward Island VY2 – about a 3 hour drive from Halifax. Purchase tickets to St. Pierre while at Halifax.
July 9, 2015 – Start operations in the VY2TT station of K6LA. There are 4 ops there that week – Phil AC4Q/VY2, Bill N4IQ/VY2, Bob ND7J/VY2 and me NY4G/VY2
I will attempt to set-up portable stations on the north beaches of Prince Edward Island apart from operations in VY2TT during the day.
July 10-12 – IARU HF Championship from VY2
July 14 – Drive down to Halifax very early in the morning
July 14 – Fly to St. Pierre – set up accomodations
July 15 – First full day operation in St. Pierre or Miquelon (still TBD as to where I will stay)
July 16-17 Holiday style operation in FP land
July 20 – break down and fly back to Halifax. Fly connection to Charlotte NC. Drive back to Travelers Rest SC
Radio: KX3 and KXPA100
Antenna: Steppir CrankIR
Special thanks to Eric KV1J, Oliver OE5OHO, Al W6HGF, Victor VA2WA for sharing their prior experiences and to Matt WM4AA for volunteering to be my remote pilot to help me with propagation paths during the island activation.
As of 2/18/2014: I have been in contact with several hams who have activated the island in an effort to secure a QTH to operate from that is friendly to radio amateurs. So far I have been able to connect with Oliver Huber OE5OHO, Al W6HGF, Victor VA2WA, and Jean-PierreFP5CJ. They were all very helpful in giving me ideas on logistics and where to operate from.”