Mongolia DXpedition

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Mongolia

Mongolia (/mɒnˈɡoʊliə/ (About this soundlisten), Mongolian: Монгол Улс Mongol Uls, Traditional MongolianMonggol ulus.svg[a] Mongγol ulus) is a landlocked country in East Asia. Its area is roughly equivalent with the historical territory of Outer Mongolia, which is sometimes used to refer to the current state. It is situated between Russia to the north and China to the south, where it neighbours the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Mongolia does not share a border with Kazakhstan, although only 37 kilometres (23 miles) separate them.

Mongolia's area is 1,564,116 square kilometres (603,909 square miles), and with a population of just 3.3 million, makes it the 18th-largest sovereign state and the most sparsely populated.[8][15] It is the world's second-largest landlocked country, behind Kazakhstan, and the largest landlocked country that does not border a closed sea. Mongolia contains very little arable land, as much of its area is covered by grassy steppe, with mountains to the north and west and the Gobi Desert to the south. Ulaanbaatar, the capital and largest city, is home to about 45% of the country's population.[16] It is also ranked the coldest capital city alongside MoscowOttawa, and Nur-Sultan.[17][18][19]

Approximately 30% of the population is nomadic or semi-nomadic; horse culture remains integral. Buddhism is the majority religion, with the nonreligious being the second-largest group. Islam is the second-largest religion, concentrated among ethnic Kazakhs. Most citizens are ethnic Mongols, with roughly 4% of the population being KazakhsTuvans, and other minorities, who are especially concentrated in the west.

CallSign: JV0YU
DXCC entry: Mongolia (JT)
QTH: Bayan-Ölgii Province
ITU zone: 32
CQ zone: 23
GRID square: NN48BS
WWFF: JTFF-0001

Plans

15 March 2021 12:00 AM -> The idea to visit the Mongolia

A small group of radio amateurs R9YU R5QA decided to visit Mongolia.

07 April 2021 8:45 AM -> The beginning of the expeditio

According to the preliminary plan, after May 10, everything depends on the opening of the border.

(not set) -> Postponement of the expedition date.

Due to the illness of some of the members, the expedition is preliminarily postponed to August.

Equipment & antennas

Bands: 160, 80, 60, 40, 30, 20, 17, 15, 12, 10, 2m, 70cm,
Modes: CW, SSB, FT-8 (F/H mode, WSJT-X 2.3 software)

Antenna 1 - 2 EL Yagi 20M

Antenna 2 - Delta Loop 40M

Antenna 3 - G5RV 10-160M

RADIO 1 - Yaesu FT-991a

RADIO 2 - Kenwood TS-2000S

Team

R9YU

Expedition leader

R5QA

On-site support

Off-site support

Plaque's manager