DXpedition Wrap-Up: Guyana 8R7X; Temotu Province, H40WA; KP2, Youth Contest DXpedition, St. Thomas

It’s been a busy time for DXpeditions—and a great time to be in the thick of the pileups. The avid DXers at DX Engineering have been right in the thick of things as well, providing equipment for a number of high-profile and unique operations that have given DXers ample opportunities to fill bands and record All Time New Ones.

From all of us at DX Engineering and OnAllBands, our thanks to the intrepid operators who continue to put infrequently activated DXCC entities and IOTA spots on the air, and congratulations to the persistent chasers who have skillfully worked them.

Here’s a rundown of a few recent DX Engineering-sponsored DXpeditions:

Guyana 8R7X

The four young Guyana 8R7X operators (Jamie Williams, M0SDV; Philipp Springer, DK6SP; Sven Lovric, DJ4MX; and Tomi Varro, HA8RT) represented the future of ham radio in a monumental way by making more than 73,400 CW, SSB, and Digital QSOs during their 12-day operation from Guyana, February 13-25.

Gear from DX Engineering helped to make this possible:

Read more about Guyana 8R7X on the team’s Facebook page.

Temotu Province H40WA

The H40WA Temotu Province team recorded more than 60,500 CW, SSB, and Digital QSOs during their 10-day stay on the island, February 25 to March 5. The DXpeditiion was postponed in November but was well worth the wait. As one chaser wrote, “Thank you so much for the ATNO and 6 slots! You did a really great job!”

“The H40WA Team is grateful for the generous support we’ve received from the great folks at DX Engineering,” co-leader Paul Ewing, N6PSE, wrote on the H40WA Facebook page. “Their equipment and support has enabled us to boost our signals while also receiving you better. Their support makes a significant difference in our capabilities. Thank you DX Engineering!”

The H40WA operators relied on the following DX Engineering coaxial cables, connectors, balun, and tool kit:

Youth Contest DXpedition, KP2, St. Thomas

As part of the Youth Contest DXpedition from February 27 to March 4, KC1KUG, W3MLJ, and WO5T operated in the multi-single low-power category of the ARRL DX SSB Contest on CW, SSB, and FT8 as NP2R from St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Like many of these DXpeditions, the operators relied on exceptional-quality DX Engineering coaxial cable. The team employed DX Engineering 400MAX PL-259 Low-Loss 50-ohm Coax Assemblies in 50-, 75-, and 200-foot lengths.

The team wrote on its QRZ page, “We extend our heartfelt gratitude to DX Engineering for their generous sponsorship, supporting the youth-driven DXpedition.”

Watch Tim Duffy, K3LR, DX Engineering CEO, interview the three members of the DXpedition. Also, see photos below.

Clipperton Island TX5S

We’ve already done a wrap-up of Clipperton Island TX5S (113,000-plus QSOs!), but since then OnAllBands has received some knockout photos from the DXpedition we’d like to share, including the first one below showing a Comtek 40M vertical antenna, provided by DX Engineering, set against a starry sky. Enjoy!

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