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CY9C St. Paul Island Radio Operations

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Mike-VA3MW
Mike-VA3MW Administrator, FlexRadio Employee, Community Manager, Super Elmer, Moderator admin

The CY9C team is grateful to FlexRadio, Inc. for the loan of six complete FlexRadio station set-
ups which include a FLEX-6600 transceiver, Maestro™ control head, and a Power Genius (PGXL) amplifier.   A seventh FLEX-6700 station will be used for VHF/UHF/EME and satellite. Each station will have its own Honda EU2200i generator.
There will be three operating teams whose schedule will slowly rotate through the gray line, so everyone experiences all the propagation. Half of the radios will be used for CW, SSB & DIGITAL modes.  At any given time, a minimum of three stations will be using the new SuperFox FT8 mode.
All antennas will be monobanders, with the exception of 12/17 meters, which will use a
duoband beam with a diplexer.  Each antenna will have a high-power bandpass filter.
FLEX radios were chosen for the Maestro ergonomics and the ease of networking the radios,
amplifiers and computers with simple CAT5 cables. The amplifiers will all be “remotely” located together in the operations tent. This will make setup quick and simple without the complexities of “all those wires” in wireless!  Craig, K9CT, has assembled, labeled and tested all the stations.
The first shipment of equipment will arrive in Dingwall, Nova Scotia, in just 4 weeks. The Team
will assemble in Dingwall on August 24th. Radio operations will start August 26th (weather
permitting) and end on September 5th (again, weather permitting). Two helicopters will
transport all gear and operators to/from the island, making this the most expensive St. Paul
Island operation ever.
It has been a challenge to get the needed permits, insurance and licensing. Getting permission for these sensitive areas is becoming increasingly more difficult each year. This could well be the last CY9 St. Paul Island operation for many years to come. Your financial contributions WILL
make this all possible.
For more information visit our website: https://t-rexsoftware.com/cy9c/ or our Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1455659374986029/
FlexRadio:

https://www.flexradio.com/