DXpedition to the Spratly Islands
Island of Layang Layang
The Midwest Perspective by WB9Z
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9M0M operators (L-R) Dennis AF7Y, Luis XE1L,
Dan NA7DB, Sally KM5EP, Jerry WB9Z
(Back Row) Darryl AF7O, Mike N7MB
Thanks for reading this.
Special thanks goes to Mike N7MB for inviting me.
to Dan NA7DB for all his organizing and
to my lovely XYL Lori
3 pages are
photos taken by myself
73' Jerry Rosalius WB9Z
The Lovely Ladies of
Malvin XE1L's wife
Janet NA7DB's wife
Sally KM5EP (NA7DB's sister)
Lori WB9Z's wife
The Antenna Farm
Some of the 11 verticals installed at 9M0M
installed with each driven element. The parasitic element could be
change from a reflector to a director by just walking out to the
single band verticals for 12, 17, 40 and 80. The 80 was also used
for 2 nights on 160 meters, with the help if a
inverted L wire and tuner by W8UVZ and W0CD.
The verticals were the only choice for antennas as we were very
limited on the weight of the freight we could take on the small plane.
The verticals worked amazingly well next to the salt water.
Thanks to Ken K2KW and Tom N6BT from FORCE 12
and Wind Turbine
meter vertical with
a wind turbine and
Malaysian naval vessel in the background.
Since this is a disputed region of the world with
7 countries staking claims to the Spratly Islands,
the Malaysian military has a constant
military presence on Layang Layang Island.
more than one
occasion on we were
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love of travel,
DX and contest operating
is obvious by the effort he puts
into all of his many ventures!
hope you will come meet Jerry
where he will be greeting patrons of
the KARS Hamfest on July 8th 2001
in Peotone, Illinois at the
Will County Fairgrounds.
will have a great picture presentation
for you during the KARSFESTivities
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