I have Baker on some bands so this isn't a must have for me, although a 160 QSO would be nice.  If it was, however, at my age (pushing 77) waiting a few years might not be an option.

I wish SV/A would be deleted, it is after all just Greece, and for some French ops to activate FR/G.  You have a better chance of working Baker than my wishes coming true.


Wes  N7WS


On 6/13/2018 9:55 AM, Rob Atkinson wrote:
I respectfully suggest the Baker Is. dxpedition be postponed for a few
years until band condx improve.  It makes no sense to me to mount this
costly undertaking to a limited access location when propagation is in
the toilet.   If USFWS is managing access, they've lately shown that
they'll only approve trips to islands under their custodianship every
10 years or so.  If this is the case with Baker Is., then this trip
will make another one in a few years impossible.

Another point I'd like to make is that a later trip might afford a
chance to renegotiate what I consider a ridiculous antenna limit,
which seems to be based on a ridiculous antenna design, namely the "43
foot all-band vertical."    Such a height with top loading might work
okay on 80 meters but on 160 its efficiency will be poor.

73

Rob
K5UJ
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