Tallmadge, OH (PRWEB) July 29, 2016
DX Engineering supported the CY9C St. Paul Island DXpedition with antennas and other components. St. Paul Island, off the coast of Nova Scotia, will be home to nine bold Amateur Operators in August 2016--and other Hams from across the planet will try to reach the CY9C stations and gain a valuable contact on their quest to earn the DX Century Club award.
This island is significant to Amateur Radio operators because it was once home to a Marconi radio station. The station relayed wireless maritime communications during radio’s infancy. The island was also given the unfortunate nickname, “Graveyard of the Gulf” by early North American sailors, as it is typically wrapped in fog and punctuates a treacherous stretch of undersea rocks. A solar-powered automated lighthouse is now the island’s only permanent fixture.
To assist the CY9C DXpedition, DX Engineering supplied its potent Dual-Band Thunderbolt® Vertical Antenna. The 30-foot vertical delivers excellent 40 and 30 meter band coverage, and will easily handle the full legal power limit. DX Engineering also provided its patented Radial Plate. The plate’s stainless steel construction will come in handy when faced with the island’s harsh salt spray. 1,000 feet of DX Engineering’s RG-8X Coaxial Cable will be used to tie the station together. For multi-band 80-6 meter operation, the team trusts Butternut’s legendary HF9V vertical antenna.
Amateur Operators can duplicate the CY9C DXpedition’s setup with DX Engineering’s CY9C DXPedition Combo.
DX Engineering CY9C St. Paul Island DXpedition Combo
BUT-HF9V -- Butternut 9-Band Vertical Antenna
DXE-4030VA-1 -- DX Engineering Dual-Band Thunderbolt® Vertical Antenna
DXE-RADP-3 -- DX Engineering Radial Plate
DXE-RADP-1HWK -- DX Engineering Radial Plate Wire Attachment Hardware Kit
DXE-UHF-FDFB -- DX Engineering SO-239 SecureMount™ Bulkhead Connector
DXE-FSM-HWK -- DX Engineering SecureMount Hardware Kit
DXE-FP-WIRE-P -- DX Engineering Feedpoint Wire and Connector Assembly
DXE-RADW-32RT -- DX Engineering Pre-Assembled Radial Wire Kit
For more information on the CY9C St. Paul Island DXpedition Combo, please visit DXEngineering.com
Learn more about 2016 CY9C DXpedition at its official website.