Our QTH on "Elbow Cay" island. Do not get mixed up with the town Elbow Cay on the Bahamas.
We had really good fresh fish every day but we were looking forward to have a steak after five days.
What's for dinner? Fish...
The US Coast Guard was watching us. At first only with a small airplane, later with ship and jets. However, Marc was really good prepared and declared everything in advance.
Marc was the hero of this DXpedition and really a funny guy. He might become a ham because he was so amazed of this nice hobby.
Netti and Bodo assembling the 7ft dish for 23cm EME.
9 stations could log C6ARI on 23cm in JT65C. Unfortunately there was no CW QSO possible.
To bad that we received only two stations on 70cm.
The water over there was really wonderful, very clear and at the right temperature.
There were lots of crabs and little crawfish on the island. They came out at night and it was crawling everywhere.
These cactus were really nasty. The have very long spikes that go right thru the shoe.
We have set up a dipole for 6m. We did not work any station although so we heard some beacons.
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The probably brightest lighthouse that you have ever seen.
It is quite dange to go in the lighthouse. There were often small rusty parts falling down.
This was our power supply:
1000W (110V) 2-stroke generator - battery charger for the batteries - 12V batteries powering our transceiver.
Our generator died on the last day of operation. Daniel/DL5SE and Rene/DL2JRM were able to fix it three times but it only lasted for about 30 minutes. It definately broke on the fourth try to fix it so we had only the batteries left and had a "chirpy" signal.
Daniel/DL5YWM packing things together to leave the island.