DXpedition to the Gambia

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Everything is on schedule for the C5X DXpedition to the Gambia starting on the 15th January through to the 26th January 2015.

The team of four English operators: Steve G3VMW, Alan G3XAQ, Don G3XTT and Iain M0PCB fly to Banjul on the morning of the 15th January from Gatwick after meeting up there the evening before.

They will be operating from the Bungalow Beach Hotel at Kotu, in the Serrakunda district of Gambia on a North-West facing site, close to the Atlantic Ocean.

With two high-power stations, equipped with Elecraft K3 transceivers and
KPA-500 amplifiers, the team will be QRV on all bands 160m to 10m on CW, SSB, RTTY and a little PSK31/63.

Antennas include two Spiderbeams on the five HF bands and dipoles at good height for the lower bands. Sadly, the public beach area is not suitable for VDAs.

The Clublog Leaderboard will be enabled for this operation and we are
more than happy to work everyone on multiple bandslots, but please avoid duplicate QSOs on the same band/mode.

Our QSL Manager, Charles Wilmott, M0OXO, will update Clublog and LoTW daily with our logs. An OQRS system for C5X paper QSLs will also be available via M0OXO's web site at http://www.m0oxo.com and also from Clublog.

We are not seeking donations, this is a holiday style fly-in, fly-out
operation with the emphasis on fun.

We have not specified any TX frequencies by band, and will always try
to avoid other DXpeditions that may be active. However, we will ALWAYS
work split frequency, listening UP, normally between 1 to 5 kHz. Please
do not call on our TX frequency.

We are aware of the real possibility these days of DQRM and will make
frequent checks on our TX frequency, and if necessary, move a few kHz
lower or higher to clear the QRM.
We look forward to many enjoyable QSOs.

Steve Wilson, G3VMW

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