Guestbook - please make your comments on my plans here
Contact me - bill (at) sthelenadx (dot) com
Mario Di Biase
I hope in a QSO digital mode,new one for me!
Hi. How about 6 meter??? It is perfect time for Es/Tep from Europe to that area. And if you are high up, it will be super. If you decide to do 6 meter, please send me a short e-mail.OK?? Have fun and enjoy your trip.Hans SM6CVX
Good to hear about your plan Bill. Recently Oliver W6NV made over 11,000 contacts as ZD7W. There was high demand for CW and the low bands as the on-island hams there are mostly SSB operators and work on the higher bands. With that said Oliver didn't do any digital modes. I think the digital demand is quite high as the on-islanders are not digital operators. It would be a thrill to work you on digital. Have a safe trip and see you in the pileups.
Hi, hope for RTTY Qso,ZD7 is the last confirm for my 335 DXCC on digital!
I hope the airport is finished in time. I wondered where you are flying from.
It's a place I have always wanted to visit.
Who know now there are commercial flights I might get there one day.
Regards Mike G6DFD
Bill G0VDE / ZD7VDE replying to several of the comments ... 'Hi and thanks for your comments. I will see what demand is like but it is useful to know low bands and digimodes are needed more than SSB. I will see what I can do for 80m and I am intending to operate 40m anyway. 6m is a possibility as well - both the rigs I plan to take cover that band. Please keep commenting and I will try to keep you posted during the next few weeks. All the best, Bill'
Sounds like the trip of a life time Bill. Wondered if your flying Comair from Luton ? I've always wanted to visit St Helena and now they have an airport I'm sure more people will visit. Keep us all up to date with your progress and best of luck. Regards Mike G6DFD
Robert Urban W9EWZ
Bill, There would be a great deal of interest in possible operation from ZD7 on 160 meters. Best of luck on your trip. 73, Bob W9EWZ
I can see no mention of when you will be going to St.Helena. Dates please!
Can you give me the dates for your trip to St. Helena??
Hi, I envy your trip, as I have worked with many of the " saints" down in VP8 land. Please say hi to Bruce when your there (ZD7VC)
Please make contact while you are here as ZD7VDE http://sainthelenaisland.info/contact.htm - Maybe you will have content to add to http://sainthelenaisland.info/hamradio.htm ?
Bill G0VDE / ZD7VDE replying to several of the comments ...
Carl - N4AA Andy - M0HLT John Turner Crowbar Smith
Hi all, as you may have seen (and I have replied to you also) the Airport is still delayed and there are no commercial flights to ZD7. I hope the airport will be opened in the next few months or maybe a year but please keep an eye on my website for more info.
All the best and sorry for the continuing delay, Bill G0VDE.
Hi Bill. Good to see you are coming to the Island. shame about the airport. I am also going back to the Island at the end of the year. If you need a hand just shout i guess u have been in contact with others on Island. I have not been on air for a while out there but looking forward to going back. This week there is a plane going to to do some testing. with some luck this might bring some news for the Island Check out http://www.sthelenalocal.com let me know if we can assist once you have plans for the visit. we also beginning to publish listings for rental accommodation here http://www.propertyfinder.sh I would also make sure that you find a location that isn't so build up if you are planning to run high power etc. get in touch if you need anything. JC
Bill Rothwell G0VDE replying to ZD7WRG ...
Hi there ... please see October's blog post about some good news at the airport - the RJ100 landing! Fingers crossed!