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TM2F on CHAUSEY ISLAND
IOTA EU-039

IN98CU
QSL via
F5LJA

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30/10/1999

Rendezvous at 7:30 in Granville ,boat departure 9:00
Arrival on Chausey 10:00 on a quiet sea.

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GRANVILLE
THE BOAT

CHAUSEY

THE UNLOADING

Visit of the site and view of the antennas today.

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12 AVQ
10/15/20 m

THE HOUSE

ZX YAGI
12/17 m

GP 40 metres

Installed stations : Remaining 50 Mhz  and 144 Mhz antennas on the
15 Metres mats, but we will look at that tomorrow. Every body is tired.
The last night was very short.

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HF STATION  #1

F6DQM
HF STATION #2

THE VHF STATION
+
SSTV RTTY PSK31
HF

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2nd DAY
31/10/1999

Life gets organized.

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F1DPP'S COOKING

F1UVN'S DAUGTHER

F1UVN'S EATING

QSOs are logged...

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F5LJA ON 18 MHz

F6DQM ON 14 MHz

F1ORL ON THE PC

We make a stop to watch the rugby match France/New Zealand.
 Home made TV antenna.

TF1 channel is received B3; it's ok.

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F6CQS, Pierrot and F6DQM
WATCHING THE RUGBY MATCH

WHAT AN ATMOSPHERE!!
F=43/ZL=31

After that, we install the 15 metres high mast for 50 and 144 Mhz
Night is coming and the photo will be taken tomorrow.

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3rd DAY
01/11/1999

QSOs stream. The VHF antenna has got a problem. We must
uninstall the mast under a heavy wind.
Now all is OK.

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F5PNP ON 50 MHz

THE 50 AND 144 Mhz MAST

F1UVN ON 50 MHz

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THE PANORAMIC PHOTO OF THE STATIONS

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4th DAY
02/11/1999

ATV transmission attempts on 10 GHz with FA1BNF David
 33 kms from the coast are difficult, either by night in rain or by daytime in sunshine

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F5PNP AND F1UVN ON
10 GHz ATV
BY NIGHT

F5PNP AND F1UVN
AGAIN ON ATV
BY DAYTIME

33 KMS FROM THE COAST

Some views of the island during a walk on Chausey.
No cars on the road. It is very quiet.

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SOME OUTSIDE VIEWS OF CHAUSEY ISLANDS

On the other side of the island, the view is splendid from semaphore.

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A PANORAMIC VIEW OF CHAUSEY

We have logged about 1400 QSOs at the end of the afternoon.
A good meal is welcome after a good walk and a heavy pile-up.

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EVERY BODY IS EATING

F6DQM WASHING DISHES

AND PIERROT DRYING THEM...

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5th DAY
03/11/1999

All the team before 4 of us return on the continent. Professionnal activies call them.

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THE TEAM TM2F

Departure of F5PNP, PIERROT, NOEL and F6CQS.

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DEPARTURE OF
F5PNP, PIERROT,
NOEL and F6CQS

THE BOAT
"jolie france II" LEAVING CHAUSEY

Nevertheless traffic goes on. 2000 QSOs are logged.
Meteo is good today. Bright sunshine.

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F5LJA IN PILE-UP
ON 28 MHz

F6DQM WORKING CW ON 160 METRES

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6th DAY
04/11/1999

Holidays are very comfortable. Just like a luxury hotel.
Stations are always operated. 2200 QSOs are logged this afternoon.

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F1DPP SLEEPING IN FRONT OF THE PC

F6DQM IN FRONT OF THE CHIMNEY

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05/11/1999

The last QSOs of the expedition. The storm of wind is blowing. We must quickly remove the mast and the GP antennas.
The 40 metres vertical antenna has falled itself.

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F6DQM LOGGING THE LAST DX

THE LAST QSOs

All together 2719 QSOs all bands and all modes during these holiday week.


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REMOVING THE MAST IN WIND

THE ANTENNAS
144 AND 50 MHz

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06/11/1999

A hailstorm broke last evening. Really big hailstomes.

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THE HAILSTORM YESTERDAY EVENING

WHISKY ON THE ROCKS!

Day return.
Wind strength = 7 in the morning. Quiet in the afternoon.
The wharf on the left photo ist under water at high tide.

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DAY RETURN
THE BOAT IS ALONGSIDE

ARRIVAL
IN GRANVILLE

THE CRANE UNLOADS THE MATERIAL

That's all!

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