7Q7EI DXpedition 2018

by EIDX Group

9N7EI DXpedition
EI DX Group.
March 2017 saw the EIDX Group bring you the 9N7EI DXpedition to Nepal. Operating high up the Himalyas, we netted over 30,000 QSOs thus being listed in the GDXF Mega DXpeditions Honour Roll. 



EI0HQ - IARU Contest
This was the 1st activity of the newly formed EIDX Group.
We secured the use of the EI0HQ callsign and were the only HeadQuarter station from Echo India in 2016.



The EIDX Group was formed in early 2016 with the aim of forming an all EI DXpedition team and to promote DX activity in Echo India.
With over 30 members consisting of Ireland's most prominent DXers and contesters, we are proud to be Ireland's foremost DX Group.  

DX Féile 2017
Féile is a word taken from the Irish language (Gaelic) and translates into English as 'Festival'. 
October 2017 saw the 1st DX Festival take place in Echo India and the EIDX Group are proud to host this annual DX event. Our chosen location is even quite exciting as it takes place on Inis Mór Island, Co.Galway...IOTA EU-006!
World renouned DXpeditioners G3TXF, VE3LYC, LA7GIA, EI6FR & EI5GM brought a weekend of DX talks/presentations for a DX packed event. 


DX Féile 2018

​​DX Féile 2017 was a huge success and as a result, we are delighted to formally announce the dates for next year's DX Féile, 2018. We have brought the dates forward to September 14th & 15th. Yes, it is the same excellent venue as before, Aran Islands Hotel, Inis Mór, Co.Galway, IOTA EU-006!Booking details coming shortly. 
7Q7EI QTH.
We have sourced an ideal venue, right on the shores of Lake Malawi to conduct this DXpedition. With magnicifent views to North America and Europe, we will have an entire beachfront at our disposal to compliment our antenna farm. Yes, this is a fresh water lake, and although we won't have the added 'salt water gain', we still feel that this is the best DX location in Malawi to operate from.

Equipment

Radios

Amplifiers

Icom IC-7300

Acom 1010

Due to our 9N7EI success, again we will operate with 4 x Icom IC-7300 radios. These performed flawlessly during our 9N7EI DXpedition and are excited to be using them again in this DXpedition enviornment.
Really, in our eyes, there is only one proven amplifier to use when DXpeditioning. Again, we will be operating exclusively with the Acom 1010 amplifier. This robust amplifier suits our needs perfectly and is an ultra reliable amplifier.

Antennas

Filters

SP7IDX Technology Hexbeams

Bandpass filters

Operating from the shores of Lake Malawi, we have carefully chosen the following antennas to compliment our stations:
4 x Hexbeam antennas (SP7IDX Technology)
1 x WARC Spiderbeam (3 elemets on 30m)   
1 x 40m Vertical (phased pair)                           
1 x 80m Verical (18m with 64 radials)             
1 x 160m Inverted L ( K9AY loop for RX)       
    
 
Naturally, when working in a multi transmitter enviornment, one must install band pass filters. Here we are using a full set of Dunestar filters between the TX and amp, however, we are also using  High Power YU1CF filters on the output of the amp to reduce interstation interferrence.
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On-Line Log
SPONSORS / SUPPORT
QSL info / OQRS
Assuming that we will have a suitable stable internet connection, we intend to send the full log DAILY to Charles, M0OXO, our QSL manager. 

Charles will then uploade the entire log to CLUBLOG each day.

Please direct any log enquiries directly to Charles. If in doubt over a QSO, then please try to work us again.
We are proud to list the following DX Clubs and indivuduals who have supported this project. 

If you would also like to support, please send your contribution to :
          eidxgroup@gmail.com

We will list all Sponsors / Donors on our Support page.
QSL Policy........

Please follow carefully the instructions of our QSL manager in order to receive your QSL card promptly. 

Do NOT send your QSL via the Buro...we will NOT receive it! If you do require a Buro card, we are delighted to send you one...just request via our OQRS page and follow the simple steps.

Whoever Supports with over $20 to our project, we will send them a 'FREE QSL' with our compliments - it's our way of saying thanks!