Sunday, February 19, 2012

Good Bye Wallis


We have closed the FW0NAR operation at 20.00 UTC on 19th of February 2012. Everything is packaged and waiting for the airplane to Fiji.

By the end we have more than 21.000 QSOs (17900 with FW0NAR and 3160 with FW0NAR/P).

Thank You very much for everybody for the nice cooperation, the kind words and  having contacts with us as well as visiting our blog more than 36.000 times.

It was a great experience both of us with having nice time here and collecting memories for the whole life.

Unfortunately we have lost an HF  linear amplifier and a notebook computer. Hopefully we will have a safe trip back home.....

We will arrive next Sunday (26th of February) to Budapest.
Special thanks to our host Manuele Taufoniea anh his big family, especially for KH6CG, HA8LNN, HA0DU and HA0LC, W6TJI and K6YRA as well as to all our radio amateur and non ham friends all over the world.

All logs are updated and uploaded to the Clublog site for online checking.

 During the following days we will check the logs and dealing with possible problems. Answering  e-mails and sleep a lot.  .    

Vy 73 and 88

Laci and Susanne

Saturday, February 18, 2012

More than 20.000 QSOs


We have reached the 20.000 QSOs (17.100 with FW0NAR and 3160 with FW0NAR/P).
Thanks for everybody for cooperation and having contacts with us!

Yesterday the 20 SSB was nice and we also had a good opening to EU on 30 meters.

It is raining here again but we should collect the Spider vertical this morning.

Vy 73

Laci and Susanne

Friday, February 17, 2012

Closing the FW0NAR operation soon

We are about to close the FW0NAR operation. We collect the big vertical on Sunday so will be no operation of 80 and 160 meters during our last night here on the island.

The station will be closed around 19.00 UTC on 19th of February...

We will have some RTTY activity on 30 meters and some SSB on 20 meters this evening.

See you there....

Vy 73 and 88

Laci and Susanne

Thursday, February 16, 2012



Laci has arrived back from Futuna after 3 days of continuous radio operation and he looks so tired.
We will publish some photos of this side trip soon....
He mentioned that on the local 12-seat aircraft your place is determined by your weight not only your luggage but you are also measured before departure..... :))

Please check your QSO with FW0NAR/P or with FW0NAR on clublog....

Vy 73 and 88 Susanne

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

QSO statistics of FW0NAR/P


After two days being on Futuna island the FW0NAR/P has made 2115 CW QSOs.

AF-28, AS-501, EU-668, NA-805, OC-77, SA-35.

Please check your contacts in the online log.


The FW0NAR/P operation will be closed on 16th February around 17:00 UTC.

Vy 73 and 88

Susanne and Laci

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The first 1000 QSOs from Futuna

Hi Dear Readers,

As Laci has a very limited possibility to enter into the Internet (only a half an our at breakfast time) he sent me the ADIF file this morning for log uploading of FW0NAR/P.

It is ready now so please check your QSOs.....

VY 73 and 88


Monday, February 13, 2012

Swiss army knife forever


Unfortunately yesterday we have lost the notebook was used for RTTY. But with the help of our set of tools and a Swiss knife Laci was able to remove the winchester of the dead pc (with MMTTY software installed) and replaced to the spare notebook. So we are QRV in RTTY again but Laci leave for Futuna island this morning so hopefully will be RTTY around 17th of February when he will get back to Wallis.

Look for FW0NAR/P (from OC118) during the next 3 days.

Vy 73 and 88 Susanne  

Sunday, February 12, 2012

We have reached 15000 QSOs

We have a nice, sunny weather, no wind or storms.

We have reached 15000 QSOs.

Laci is heading to Futuna next morning (local time here). The departure time is around 23:00 UTC. Hopefully he will be on the air around 05:00 UTC on 14th February.
Susan will stay on Wallis and tries to update the blog.

Please only one contact with FW0NAR/P (OC-118).

1600-1800 GMT period I will focus on upper bands as we have nice opening to whole NA on 10 or 12 meters (1 or 2 hours just after our sunrise). Our sunset is very good for EU so 0500-0800 GMT will be focused on 20 meters during the night. 40 meters will be used if 20m is not usable anymore. Mainly CW and some Phone at the last days! Around the typical IOTA frequencies 14040, 21040, 28040 CW on 17m 18085  and 24895 on 12m on 40m around 7031-7033. Of course no operation on 80 and 160 meters. I cannot accept any special questions for SKED during this 3 day period.

Vy, Laci and Susanne

Friday, February 10, 2012

QSO statistics


The propagation is improving on the upper HF bands.
We are at the half of the DXpedition period.

We have 13.882 QSOs now.

4355-AS, 56-AF, 3117-EU, 5211-NA, 374-SA, 763-OC.

9080-CW, 2464-SSB and 2338-RTTY

Vy 73 es 88

Laci and Susanne

Thursday, February 9, 2012



It seems the cyclone Jasmine (which covered the whole South Pacific) left our region.
The wheather is nice, calm and sunny today.

Dear OM please note that this is a simple "siutcase" DXpedition not a QSO making enterprise. A show presented only by 2 persons. Please HELP US with  checking your QSOs in our online log at Clublog (updated daily) and not making DUPES on the same band and mode!

We have reached the 13.000 QSOs  (average 1000 QSOs/day during our stay)

Thank You for Your cooperation and kind help!

VY 73 and 88

Laci and Susanne

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Continuous storm

We had more or less continuous rains and storms in the last four days, fortunately without any lights. We reached 12 000 QSO.
Yesterday evening we visited a nearby restaurant and had a wonderful seafood dinner.

Vy, 73 ES 88

Monday, February 6, 2012

We have reached the 10.000 QSOs and lost a linear

Today morning we fixed the big vertical. It seems OK for the future low band operatiion.

GOOD NEWS: we have reached the 10.000 QSOs from Wallis Island.

BAD NEWS: we have lost the linear amplifier for upper HF bands, We must use only 100 Watts output power on 17-10 meters.

On lower bands (160-20 meters) we still have 300 Watts output power.

Vy 73

Laci and Susanne



This morning was nice and calm. But around midday the wind started to blow and became stronger and stronger. The big (18 m tall) vertical is in a real danger as the upper fixing ropes were damaged by the storm.

It is already dark here and we do hope it will survive for the next morning.

With regards,

Laci and Susanne

Saturday, February 4, 2012


It seems Laci will be able to reach Futuna (OC118) for a few days during the next week. As the baggage is very limited: only 100 Watts and a multiband wire antenna will be used from there. Activity planned 40-10 meters, mainly in CW.

Due to the very limited condition there only one QSO for each station will be accepted. No multiply contacts with FUTUNA island station please!

The callsign will be: FW0NAR/P (OC-118)

Online log updating will be also provided daily from there.....

Vy 73

Laci and Susanne

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Duplicate contacts

Hi Everyone,

Please check your contact in log search (CLUBLOG) and DO NOT make dupes on same band and mode.

On the other hand today we went to the HIHIFO airport on bike and checked the availability of local transport to Futuna island.

vy 73

Wednesday, February 1, 2012



Unfortunately somebody (maybe from Asia) pirates my callsing. PLEASE NOTE THAT WE HAVE NEVER WORKED on 7013 kHz CW  and 14195 kHz SSB so far.

Please check the online log at Clublog which is updated sure that You have a contact with the real FW0NAR station from Wallis island.

VY 73 and see you on the air.....

we have reached the 5.000 QSOs