7Q7EI Team
  1. Managing Director
  2. Managing Director
  3. Managing Director
  4. Managing Director

Meet the 7Q7EI Team:

  1. Managing Director
  2. Managing Director
  3. Managing Director
  4. Managing Director
  1. Managing Director
  2. Managing Director
  3. Managing Director
  4. Managing Director
  1. Managing Director
  2. Managing Director
LATEST NEWS
18/04/2018
QSL design is complete...see our QSL info page for images/information on how to get yours! We hope to begin mailing in early - mid May. Be sure to check your envelope as any advance sponsors will also get a 7Q7EI sticker.



08/04/2018
Feel free to check out our Media page. Over the next few days we will be uploading 'drone footage' taken by Enda EI2II one of the team. We are currently trawling through hundreds of photographs which too will be posted online.
Our QSL design has begun - we will have 2 seperate style QSL cards. Our Sponsors and OQRS Directs will all receive a special double folding QSL card while any Buro requests will receive a single QSL card. These will look great in any collection!



04/04/2018
7Q7EI QRT !!!! The 7Q7EI team went QRT on Monday 02/04/2018 @ 16:30UTC with over 37,000 QSOs in the log. The full log is now complete on Clublog  ​and our OQRS pages are open via  http://www.m0oxo.com/oqrs/logsearch.php

During our stay in Malawi, we encountered many power outages, internet outages and had to QRT even to lightning storms. We noticed several hours each morning of zero propagation to anywhere! Most afternoons, band conditions began to improove and we frequently checked 10m & 12m. Due to our antenna design and station layout, we were able to exploit all openings and operate 2 stations on each band (mixed mode) with zero interferrence. 

FT8 proved invaluable for our LF operations. Yes, we did receive some critisism about using FT8 on 80m & 160m however ,due to local high noise levels, FT8 certainly did what it is designed to do and that was putting QSOs into our LF logs. CW was tried time and time again however, netted us few QSOs on 160m. 

Words of thanks and emails of support are coming in on a daily basis. We like to think that we gave many a new band or mode slot, no matter what continent you're QRV from! Sincere thanks to all our sponsors.

Be sure to check back here for any further updates. Until then, 7Q7EI continues to the next stage for Powerpoint presentations, QSL design, photo sharing, website updates, etc.

vy 73 de 7Q7EI team.



27/03/2018
GREETINGS FROM MALAWI! The 7Q7EI team arrived as planned on Friday last and immediately begun station set up to participate in last weekend's CQ WPX SSB contest.  Several stations were QRV across all bands while antenna set up was completed.
'We are now firing on all cylinders' reported one of the team and our first logs have already been uploaded to Clublog (Tnx Charles M0OXO).

Unfortunately we are experencing several electricity outages on a daily basis along with intermittent internet. If we suddenly dissappear, please wait and we'll be back as soon as we can!

We have begun operating FT8, in DXpedition 'FOX' mode...version 1.9 rc3.
We will try to work 4 Khz below the recommendations on each band...
1.836, 3.569, 7.070, 10.132, 14.074, 18.096, 21.070, 24.911, 28.070

We advise to read the following document to familiarise yourself when operating FT8 in DXpedition mode:
https://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/k1jt/FT8_DXpedition_Mode.pdf

We will update with a plan for our JA friends tomorrow, we are aware of their restricitons and are trying to find a solution!

Our QTH is excellent, with a full beachfront at our disposal and the whole team are enjoying large pile-ups. Be sure to keep watching this page for any updates. 

Thanks to those who have already supported our project - we will try to keep our SUPPORT page updates as often as possible. Thanks!

13/03/2018
Just 4 days before our departure, the whole team are highly motivated. Last minute preparations have begun with final packing and baggage weighing over next few days when van will be loaded ready for our journey to Dublin Airport. We have over 1/2 ton of equipement to bring with us! We are watching our propagation tool very closely along with any FT8 updates. We do hope for success when using the DXpedition version of FT8 so be sure to watch this space for 'How to work us on FT8' once we are QRV.

We have begun operating FT8, in DXpeditin 'FOX' mode...version 1.9 rc3.
We will try to work 4 Khz below the recommendations on each band...
1.836, 3.569, 7.070, 10.132, 14.074, 18.096, 21.070, 24.911, 28.070

We wil update with a plan for our JA friends tomorrow, we are aware of the restricitons!




10/03/2018
Donations.........A huge thanks to everyone who has donated to date. We do try to keep this page as upto date as possible. Remember, whoever donates over $20 will get their QSL card sent to them for Free, just be sure to send us your QSO details after the DXpedition. All donations are used towards DXpedition costs (mostly excess/oversize baggage) and I assure you are much appreciated. Tnx.



28/02/2018
With just 3 weeks before our departure, all preparations are now complete. Our 7Q7EI license is in hand, our flight tickets are paid for, station design is complete and our hotel are awaiting for our arrival. Be sure to check out our VOACAP propagation tool to your exact QTH, but right now, it looks like propagation is going to be favourable to most areas! Bring it on!



18/02/2018
7Q7EI Packing has begun. All equipment is being brought with us via our Airline...all 500Kgs of it!! That's half a ton of equipment. Thanks to our sponsors so far for helping with our excess baggage charges. Remember, anyone who supports with over a $20 donation, will get a FREE QSL card - it's our way of saying thanks!



07/02/2018
VOACAP propagation prediction tool added to our website. Get real time propagation predictions calculated to your exact QTH. 



06/02/2018
Please welcome Norbert, DJ7JC who now completes the 7Q7EI team.
Norbert is a seasoned DXpeditioner and brings a wealth of experience to our group. 



20/01/18
Delighted to have received generous support from IRTS towards this project. We are honoured to have the support of our National Society behind us!



12/01/18
Tnx to Waldi SP7IDX  for supporting our project. We will be operating using SP7IDX Technology Hexbeam antennas.



08/01/18
All flight tickets now fully booked. The majority of the team will be flying from Dublin-Addis Ababa-Lilongwe. Our French comrades will be transiting via Paris. Departing Thursday 22nd March.



22/12/17
Website now optimised for Mobile viewing. Still looks best on PC format however, quite effective now on mobile/tablet/PDF formats....



08/12/17
We are delighted to announce that the 7Q7EI team will also be participating in the WPX SSB contest March 24th to 25th. Category yet to be confirmed. 



21/11/17 
Great News, today our licenses were issued. 7Q7EI has been granted. License is valid for 12 months and we are licensed for 5 radios. Tnx to MACRA for an effortless application.



29/10/17
DONATIONS page now open.
 


24/10/17
7Q7EI.com domain up and running. 


16/10/17
IT IS WITH GREAT PLEASURE TO ANNOUNCE THAT OUR REQUESTED 7Q7EI CALLSIGN IS OFFICIALLY ISSUED. 



10/10/17
Website is now under construction. Please check back on a regular basis to keep up to date with our developments and latest news.