Guadeloupe - October 2022


Our next DXpedition will take place from Guadeloupe between October 10th and 23th, 2022. We will be active with three stations from 160 m through 10 m on CW, SSB and digital modes. After the recent permission of the 5 MHz band in France and the French territories, the team will also activate 60m. Please check our News Page during the DXpedition.


Our equipment consists of three Icom IC7300, power amplifiers, bandpass filters, a vertical for 160 and 80 m, a 40 m loop, a 30 m loop, a Spiderbeam for 20 m through 10m, loop antennas for 20/15/10 m, HB9CV antennas for 17/12 m and a beverage.

Other information

CQ Zone 8 - ITU Zone 11 - IOTA NA-102 - Grid locator FK96CI


Our experienced crew includes:

Pilot for this DXpedition are Sigi, DL7DF and Bernd, DF3CB. Please follow the DX Code of Conduct!

QSL Information

The QSL route is via DL7DF either direct to:

Sigi Presch, DL7DF
Wilhelmsmuehlenweg 123
12621 Berlin

or via the German QSL bureau DARC to DL7DF.

If you prefer a direct QSL please send a SASE or SAE with 1 new IRC or 2 US$ for a international letter. When sending IRCs please check the expiration date, the new ones are valid until the end of 2022. Any donations are very welcome and needed for the high shipping costs.

If you do not provide the right return postage or a self addressed envelope, we reply via the buro. Please only one call sign per envelope! If more than one, all additional cards go via the buro.

Postage needed for 1 envelope with 20 Gramm (FYI): A letter within DL = 85 Euro Cent, a international letter costs 1.10 Euro. 1 US$ is equal to 96 Euro Cent. So please keep in mind that 1 US$ - due to the bad exchange rate between the US$ and the Euro - does not cover the postage needed for an international air mail letter!

We will upload the full logs of the DXpedition to LoTW within 6 months after the DXpedition.


We would like to express our sincere thanks to all our sponsors for this DXpedition:
The South German DX Group - SDXG German DX Foundation
WiMo European DX Foundation
Rudi - DM2XO (ex DL7VFR) Sid - DM2AYO

Individual sponsors

Bernd - DF3CB
Hartmut - DM2HK
Peter - DK2NG
Jan - DJ8NK
Philip -NE0S
Bruce - WA7BAM
Gerhard - DL3TC
Darwin - EI4KX
Martin - DL9CK
Bolmar - HK1MW
Manfred - DL7UML
Jukka - OH4MFA
Doug - KD2SRI
Marc - VA7UI
Takahiro - JK1HIY
Paul - N5PG
Robert - HB9KOG
Hiro - JA4DND
Dieter - DK9QD/DF0MV
Thoshihiro - JA6GPR
Jaakko - OH1TX
Takahiro - JK1HIY
Ulrich - DM5EE
Finn - LA6UL
Victor - 4Z5PF
Steffen - DJ5NN
Axel - DL7UPN
Lawrence - K4OZS
Erwin - OE7SEL
Olav - LA7AFA
Ronny - DL1RNW
Rick - K5TIA
Hansjörg - HB9BEM
Robert - K9JU
Michael - DL1DUO
William - KO6KD
Mike - VE3YF
Libor - OK1ALX
Phil - GU0SUP

About Guadeloupe

Country name: Guadeloupe (overseas department and region of the French Republic)
Administrative capital: Basse-Terre
Location: group of islands in the eastern Caribbean, southeast of Puerto Rico
Area: total: 1,780 sq km
Climate: Subtropical tempered by trade winds; moderately high humidity
Terrain: Basse-Terre is volcanic in origin with interior mountains; Grande-Terre is low limestone formation; most of the seven other islands are volcanic in origin
Population: 452,776 (July 2006 est.)
Ethnic groups: people of African, Indian, European, Malagasy and Chinese origin
Religions: Roman Catholic 95%, Hindu and pagan African 4%, Protestant 1%
Languages: French (official), Creole patois

Guadeloupe, sometimes known as the Butterfly Island (French: I'ile Papillon), on account of the shape of two of its major islands, is a group of islands in the eastern Caribbean, and is a French overseas department. It is located southeast of Puerto Rico.Guadeloupe has been a French possession since 1635 except for the years 1813-1814 when it came into Swedish possession as a consequence of the Napoleonic Wars. The island of Saint Martin is shared with the Netherlands; its southern portion is named Sint Maarten and is part of the Netherlands Antilles and its northern portion is named Saint-Martin and is part of Guadeloupe.Guadeloupe is an archipelago of nine inhabited islands, including Basse-Terre, Grande-Terre, Marie-Galante, La Desirade, Iles des Saintes, Saint-Barthélemy, Iles de la Petite Terre, and Saint-Martin (French part of the island of Saint Martin).

Reference: Guadeloupe - Wikitravel