I.C.P.O. Bulletin (26 June - 03 July 2015) "Islands, Castles & Portable Operations"

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Listing is by calendar date (day/month/year)

26/06/2015: Operators Ron K5HM, Nathan N5NYV, Stephanie K5SFV, Rick W5RH and Matt K5NGU will be active as K5RDT from Galveston Island (NA-143, USi TX-001S), Galveston county, Texas. QRV on 80-10 metre CW, SSB and some Digital modes. The team will also participate in the annual ARRL Field Day. QSL direct or bureau to K5HM. SASE for U.S.; SAE for Non-U.S. with IRC or two greenstamps. [rsgbiota.org]

27/06/2015: Karl, KD5LCP plans to be active as KD5LCP/p from Grand Isle (NA-168, USi LA-003S), Jefferson county, Louisiana, on 27-28 June. He will be on a fishing trip so operation will be sporatic. Karl will only be operating CW at QRP power levels. QSL via home call, direct only (Karl Domrose, 3560 Hwy 121, Boyce, LA 71409, USA). [rsgbiota.org]

28/06/2015: Peter ON8VP, Mike ON6QQ and Ron ON5TQ plan activity from Market Reef (EU-053, ARLHS MAR-001, WLOTA 0542, WWFF OHFF-038) as OJ0V between 28th June and 4th July, 2015. QRV on 40-10 metre CW and SSB. QSL via ON5TC. [DX-World]

28/06/2015: Pedo, YT3TPS will be active on the 28th of June 2015 from Grabovac - Jerinin Grad Castle located in Trstenik (WCA/CISA YU-00038). On the occasion of St. Vitus Day Ljubileja 626 year Lazarus, Dvora castles Krusevac. He plans to work as YT3TPS/p on 40 and 10 metres. QSL via home call, bureau or direct. [RN1CW]

28/06/2015: Juan Carlos, YV4JCF and Juan Pablo, YV4KW plan activity as homecall/9 from the Cinaruco River in Apure State, Santos Luzardo National Park [Cinaruco-Capanaparo] (WWFF YVFF-008, WW Loc. FJ66GN) on 28-30th June 2015. When not Peacock Bass fishing, look for them to be QRV on 80-10 metre SSB. QSL via home calls, Bureau or direct. [DxCoffee]

29/06/2015: After his activity from St. Lucia (J69HS), look for Howard, WB4WXE to be active from the island of Dominica (NA-101, Grid Loc. FK95) as J79XE starting around 29th June. QRV on 6m mostly with some HF. QSL via home call and LoTW. [DX-World]

29/06/2015: Kouchi, JR2GAG reports that he will be active from Kolonia town, Pohnpei Island (OC-010 WW Loc. QJ96CX), F.S.M as V63GG between 29th June and 5th July, 2015. QRV on 20-6m mostly. Will try 160-40. QSL via home call, bureau or direct. No LoTW or eQSL. [DX-World]

30/06/2015: Akira, JH0CKF will once again be active as T88MZ from the VIP Guest Hotel Free Radio Room, in Koror City, Koror Island, Republic of Palau (OC-009) between 30th June and 3rd July. QRV holiday style on 80-6 metre SSB. QSL via home call. [Palau R.C.]

30/06/2015: Harry, F5OWK reports: "Moustafa (Mat') F4HGL will be in Baghdad, Republic of Iraq, for six months, from the end of June to the end of December 2015. He has requested his licence a few days ago and he is now waiting for his call sign. Without any sponsor, his equipment will be modest (IC-718 or FT-450D + Alpha EZ Military + HyEndFed 5 bands). He will operate mostly in SSB during spare time. QSL manager F5OWK. [DxCoffee]

01/07/2015: Returning to the Galapagos Islands is Geoff, G8OFQ who was last active there in August/September 2013. Working as a volunteer for the Galapagos National Park (WWFF HCFF-004), at the Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre on Isabela island (SA-004, WLOTA 2957), Geoff will again sign HC8/G8OFQ from 1st July until 30th September 30, 2015. QRV on 160-6m, spare time operation. QSL via HA3JB. [DX-World]

01/07/2015: Col, MM0NDX will once again make a short trip to Orkney Island (EU-009, IOSA OR01, SCOTIA OI14, WLOTA 1652) on 3-5 July. QRV holiday style on the HF bands as MM0NDX/p. QSL goes via IW7EGQ. [rsgbiota.org]

01/07/2015: Anders, SM5EFX will be active as SF2X/p from Ledskar Island (IOTA EU-135) from 1-31st July 2015. Sporadic activation except during the RSGB IOTA Contest (25-26 July) when he will put in a Single-Op effort. Ledskar Island is located within the Kronoeren Nature Reserve (WWFF SMFF-0053), a Marine Protected Area in Sweden (IUCN category V). QSL direct or bureau to SM5EFX. [rsgbiota.org]

02/07/2015: Gabor, HA1YA will activate KN20HS Thassos [Thasos] Island (EU-174, GIOTA NAS-037, MIA MG-124, WLOTA 4186) again from 2-13 July, using the callsign SW8YA. Holiday type operation on HF-50-70-144-432 with focus on tropo, MS, Es and EME on 2m. QSL via home call, direct only (see QRZ.com). Website: www.ha1ya.hu/ [MMMonVHF]


LOOKING AHEAD -

04/07/2015: Look for Ignazio, IT9AGZ/p to be active holiday style on the HF bands from Levanzo Island (EU-054, IIA I006, MIA MI-050, WLOTA 1918) from 4-17th July. QSL via home call, bureau or direct. [rsgbiota.org]

08/07/2015: Goran, S55OO reports that he will be active as SV9/S55OO from Crete Island (EU-015, GIOTA KRS-005, MIA MGC-005, WLOTA 1400) between 8-19 July, 2015. QRV holiday style on 40-6 metre CW, SSB and Digital modes. RIG: Flexradio3000 and some wires. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW and eQSL. [DxCoffee]

12/07/2015: Owen, LA9PTA will be active from the island of Curacao (SA-099, WLOTA 0942) between 12-31 July, 2015. QRV on 80-6 metre SSB. QSL via home call, bureau or direct. [DX-World]

14/07/2015: Trond, LA9VDA plans to be active once again from a rental cottage at Flø, located on Hareidlandet Island (EU-079, WLOTA 3528) between 14-17th July, 2015. QRV on the HF bands as LA9VDA/p, using SSB and CW. Trond will also activate the Flø Nature Reserve (WWFF LAFF-170). QSL cards can be requested via e-mail to la9vda(att)gmail.com. For direct QSL (Trond Johannessen, Helgedalen 13, N-1528 Moss, NORWAY) please add 3 USD or 1 new and stamped IRC and SAE. Cards without this will be sent through the Buro. [DE0MST]

19/07/2015: Operators Goran S52P, Dragan S55Z, and Kugler S51TP will be active as 9A/homecall from the island of Palagruza Vela (EU-090, IOCA CI-084, MIA MC-284, WLOTA 0057) from 19-31 July. The team will also be QRV during the RSGB IOTA Contest using the callsign 9A8ZRS (QSL via S57L, direct or bureau). QSL others via their home calls. [rsgbiota.org]

20/07/2015: Rob, N7QT will be active from Miquelon Island (NA-032, DIFO FP-002, WLOTA 1417), from 20 to 29 July 2015 as FP/N7QT. Activity will include an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest. QSL via home call and LoTW. [DxCoffee]

21/07/2015: Geoff, ZL3GA will be active again as YJ0GA between 21-27 July 2015 from the same Benjor Beach Club QTH, located on Efate Island (WLOTA 1051), New Hebrides (IOTA OC-035). QRV on 40-10 metre CW, SSB and RTTY using 100W and a 31' vertical. He will operate in the IOTA contest over the weekend
25/26 July probably SOSB 20m Mixed using an end fed halfwave vertical and 100W. Geoff is looking forward to getting back up there to see our friends and work some DX again! QSL via LoTW (preferred method), logs will be uploaded immediately after he returns to ZL. Club Log OQRS is enabled, please request Buro cards via this method. [ZL3GA]

22/07/2015: Iain, MM0TFU/p will be operating on the HF bands from Blackwaterfoot, Isle of Arran (EU-123, IOSA CL01, SCOTIA CS14), from 22-27 July, including the RSGB IOTA Contest. QSL via LoTW (preferred) or direct to home call. [rsgbiota.org]

25/07/2015: Look for Fawaz, A92AA to be active in the RSGB IOTA Contest from Riffa, Bahrain (IOTA AS-002). No operator class was given - a surprise?? QSL via A92AA, direct only (Fawaz Sulaibeekh, P.O. Box 28021, Riffa, Bahrain). [NG3K]

25/07/2015: Amateur Radio Taipei (ART) members Emily BU2BE, Adam BU2BF, Zhong-Hong BU2BO, Bruce BU2BW, Leon BU2CN, Yao BU2CM, YaoJun BV5OO, Sam BX3AA and Jie BX3ABH will be active as BV0TW during the RSGB IOTA Contest from Taipei, Taiwan (IOTA AS-020, WLOTA 0022). Plans are for a Multi-2 entry. QSL via BU2BF, direct or bureau and LoTW. [NG3K]

25/07/2015: Look for the Addiscombe ARC to be QRV for the RSGB IOTA Contest from the Isle of Wight (EU-120, WLOTA 2985) using the callsign G4ALE/p. Low power mixed operation with wire antennas. Operators include Mike G3VYI, Steve G3UFY, Peter G3SJX and Dave G7RAU. QSL via G4ALE and LoTW. [NG3K]

25/07/2015: Dan, HR2DMR plans activity in the RSGB IOTA Contest as H76W from Farallones de Coseguina (IOTA NA-212), Nicaragua - one of the most wanted in NA. His category will be Single-Op/All-Band, mostly SSB. QSL via KD4POJ and LoTW. [NG3K]

25/07/2015: Operators Alessandro IV3CTT, Andrea IV3FVK, Alessio IV3GDE, Alessandro IV3ZTB and Vittorio IV3DCZ plan activity in the RSGB IOTA Contest (25-26 July) as IV3CTT/p from Santa Maria di Barbana (EU-130, IIA F012). 80-10m SSB and CW. QSL via IV3CTT by the bureau is preferred way. [rsgbiota.org]

25/07/2015: Andreas, DL5CW will be active during the RSGB IOTA Contest (25-26 July) as OZ/DL5CW from Hjarno Island (EU-172, DIA JY-007, WLOTA 0225). QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [rsgbiota.org]

25/07/2015: Adam, DJ0IF plans activity in the RSGB IOTA Contest from Wolin Island (EU-132, WLOTA 4120), Poland, as SN0RX. QSL Info: via SP8BXL and LoTW. [NG3K]

28/07/2015: Tim, VE6SH will again be active from Jumby Bay, island of Antigua (NA-100, WLOTA 1118) as V29SH between 28th July and 8th August, 2015. Elecraft KX3 with an amplifier and a buddipole. Tim will concentrate on 30, 17 and 12m, CW and Phone with some RTTY. QSL via LoTW or VE6SH. He will mail all QSL cards via the bureau by the end of August. Website: www.qrz.com/db/V29SH [DX-World]

12/08/2015: Volker, DL1ZB will again be active as SV5/DL1ZB from the island of Kos (GIOTA DKS-043, MIA MGD-016, Grid Loc. KM36), Dodecanese (EU-001), South Aegean region, Greece, between 12th August and 29th September, 2015. QRV on 20-6 metre SSB, RTTY, SSTV and PSK63. QSL via DL1ZB, bureau preferred or LoTW and eQSL. [NG3K]

15/09/2015: The "Six-G's" expedition team will be operating from Niue Island (OC-040) as E6GG from 15th to 29th September 2015. This is essentially the same team that operated from TX6G (Australs) in 2014. Team members will be Don G3BJ, Chris G3SVL, Nigel G3TXF, David G3WGN, Mike G3WPH, Hilary G4JKS and Justin G4TSH (yes - seven members of the "Six-G's"!). Operation will be from a coastal site on the North coast of Niue with a clear sea take-off to Europe, US and Asia (WW Loc. AH51CB). The team will take four complete high power stations, with at least three operational at any time, CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via G3TXF (please use Club Log OQRS for direct and bureau QSLs). Further information and updates on their website at: http://www.e6gg.com/. [DX-World]

13/11/2015: Rene, DL2JRM plans to be active as 9H3YY from the island of Malta (EU-023, MIA MM-001, WLOTA 1113) between 13-16th November. QRV on 80-10 metre CW, SSB and RTTY, using 100 Watts and Vertical antenna. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [rsgbiota.org]

09/07/2016: Tony, RC3C and Oleg, HB9RB will return to Gaflei, Triesenberg mountain, Liechtenstein for the IARU HF Championship (9-10 July 2016) as HB0/homecall. HB0/RC3C will be used during the contest. Activity after contest in CW/SSB/RTTY modes on HF/VHF/UHF bands until approx 14th July. QSL HB0/RC3C via home call, Bureau (preffered !), eQSL or LoTW. QSL HB0/HB9RB via home call, direct or bureau. Further information and updates on their website at: www.rc3c.ru/hb0/ [DxCoffee]

SPECIAL EVENTS -

27/06/2015: Special event station GJ15IG will be active from 27 June to 3 July to support the XVI Island Games that will be held in Jersey (EU-013, WLOTA 0818). QSL via LoTW; paper QSL cards should be requested by using the OQRS provided by Club Log. [425 DX News]

27/06/2015: W1V will be celebrating the successful relocation of the Gay Head Light (ARLHS USA-319) during ARRL Field Day. Patrick KC1AJT and Noah KB1VWZ will be operating a station from the lighthouse in Aquinnah, Massachusetts on Martha's Vineyard (NA-046, USi MA-005S), Dukes county, Massachusetts. QSLs will be available via LoTW or direct to: Gay Head Light Field Day Martha's Vineyard, 314 Maple Street, Bellingham, MA 02019 USA. If DX stations would like a QSL card, we would prefer the use of Paypal to avoid having cash in the mail. Please email us at kc1ajt[@]kc1ajt.com to coordinate. [rsgbiota.org]

30/06/2015: Durham District and Amateur Radio Society (DADARS) is proud to participate as a "Bonus Station" for the 2015 13 Colonies Special Event. GB13COL (Ofcom NOV) will be hosted from the QTH of DADARS (G4EUZ) and will offer SSB, CW and Digital modes for the popular event. As well as the historical connection between our two countries, this will make it more challenging for our Amateur Radio friends across the pond. During the 2014 event 108,858 QSO's were logged and numbers are increasing yearly. QSL via G0VLF (Raymond McAleer, 44 Harvey Avenue, Durham DH1 5ZG, England).

30/06/2015: The following stations will be active during the "13 Colonies Special Event", Independence Week 30 June - 5 July, 2015: K2A (New York), K2B (Virginia), K2C (Rhode Island), K2D (Connecticut), K2E (Delaware), K2F (Maryland), K2G (Georgia), K2H (Massachusetts), K2I (New Jersey), K2J (North Carolina), K2K (New Hampshire), K2L (South Carolina) and K2M (Pennsylvania). Further information on the event and the award programme at www.13colonies.info/ [425 DX News]

30/06/2015: Members of the Holmesburg Amateur Radio Club, Phil-Mont Mobile Radio Club, Drexel University Amateur Radio Club, University of Pennsylvania Amateur Radio Club, the Philadelphia Digital Radio Association and the Mt. Airy VHF Club (Packrats) will celebrate our independence from the city where independence was declared, Philadelphia, PA. Club members will be operating a special event station using the Club call WM3PEN. Amateur radio stations operating from the original 13 colonies will also be on the air. The theme for 2015 is the Founders and Patriots of the Republic. WM3PEN will offer a special QSL card featuring the signing of the Declaration of Independence. QSL with SASE to WM3PEN, via the bureau, eQSL or LoTW. [QRZ.com]

01/07/2015: Between 1st and 31st of July 2015 Bulgarian Radio Club Blagovestnik (LZ1KCP), Voynyagovo, Bulgaria, will use the special callsign LZ429PS which has been created in honour of Saint Reverent Sisoy Veliki. LZ429PS counts for "All Saints" award and 10 points towards "St. Teodosii Tyrnovski" award. QSL via Bureau or P.O. Box 36, 4300 Karlovo, Bulgaria. [QRZ.com]

01/07/2015: The Association Radioamateur Pyrenees Atlantiques will operate special event callsign TM64TDF on 1-15 July for this year's Tour de France. QSL via F6ENL, direct or bureau. [425 DX News]

01/07/2015: Special callsign UE40SA will be active on 1-20 July to mark the 40th anniversary of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, the first joint U.S.-Soviet space flight. QSL via RV3YR (Russian stations) and GM0WRR (others). [425 DX News]

U.S.A. Special Event Stations can be found at:www.arrl.org/contests/spev.html

LIGHTHOUSE CALENDAR -

27/06-03/07 GJ15IG: Jersey Island (main) WLOTA:0818 QSL OQRS
28/06-04/07 OJ0V: Market Reef WLOL:MAR-001 WLOTA:0542 QSL ON5TC (d/B)
30/06-05/07 GB13COL: England (main island) WLOTA:1841 QSL G0VLF (d)
01/07-31/07 GX4BJC/A: England (main island) WLOTA:1841 QSL G6XOU (d/B)
01/07-31/07 GX4BJC/P: England (main island) WLOTA:1841 QSL G6XOU (d/B)
01/07-30/09 HC8/G8OFQ: Isla Isabela WLOTA:2957 QSL HA3JB (d/B)
01/07-31/07 MX1SWL/A: England (main island) WLOTA:1841 QSL G6XOU (d/B)
02/07-13/07 SW8YA: Nisos Thassos WLOTA:4186 QSL HA1YA (d)
03/07-05/07 MM0NDX/P: Mainland Orkney WLOTA:1652 QSL IW7EGQ (d/B)

6 METRES & UP -

27/06-28/06 ARRL Field Day V/U/SHF bands 27 1800z-28 2059z
28/06 RSGB 50MHz CW Contest SO Fixed/Open 0900z-1200z
28/06 RSGB 70MHz Cumulatives #4 SO Fixed/Open 1400z-1600z
29/06-05/07 J79XE: Dominica NA-101 Grid:FK95 6m all mode QSL WB4WXE (d)
29/06-05/07 V63GG: Pohnpei OC-010 Grid:QJ96 6m Phone/CW QSL JR2GAG (d/B)
30/06 RSGB 70MHz UKAC SO Fixed/Open 1900z-2130z
30/06-03/07 T88MZ: Palau OC-009 Grid:PJ77fi 6m SSB QSL JH0CKF (d/B)
01/07 RAC Canada Day Contest 6m & Up classes 0000z-2359z
01/07 MOON Contest 144MHz CW/Digital/FM/SSB 1800z-2000z
01/07-31/07 EuCW Snakes & Ladders Activity (4) 6m-2m classes
02/07 SKCC Straight Key Sprint Europe 6m class 2000z-2200z
02/07-13/07 SW8YA: Thassos Isl Grid:KN20 6m-70cm Es,MS,EME QSL HA1YA (d)

Contest Calendars: www.qsl.net/va3rj/con_jun.htmlwww.qsl.net/va3rj/con_jul.html

Information about current VHF activities can be found on the VHF DX portal "Make More Miles on VHF" at: www.MMMonVHF.de/

SMIRK: www.smirk.org/ SOTA (Summits On The Air) Watch Alerts at:www.sotawatch.org/

QSL INFO - 

Recent DXCC approvals follow: 5J0B 2015 Operation 9N7JX 2014 Operation 9N7TB 2015 Operation 9Q0HQ 2015 Operation CE0Y/RW3RN 2015 Operation E41WT
2014/2015 Operation E41MT
2014/2015 Operation FO/K8PGJ 2015 Operation T6/IV3FHA 2015 Operation TT8ES 2012 - 2014 Operation TT8CY 2015 Operation YJ0MT 2015 Operation ZD9ZS 2014 Operation If any of these operations have been rejected, please contact me. Sharon Taratula Awards Manager ARRL Radiosport Department American Radio Relay League

JW2US OQRS is now up and running on Club Log. secure.clublog.org/logsearch.php?log=JW2US [5B4AHJ]

YB4IR/9, OC-239 & OC-147 QSLs SENT - Imam has done his usual superb job of completing his IOTA activations with prompt mailing of QSLs for YB4IR/9 OC-239 and OC-147 on 25 June (YB time west of Intl Date Line) which is 24 June here in USA and east of IDL). You can check your call in several list posting from ClubLog tools he has posted at:www.facebook.com/pages/YB4IR-QSLing-info/1429257614009984?ref_type=bookmark

QSLs via Bureau: 3DA0ET, 3DA0PW, 4U1VIC, 5C2C, 5W1SA, 5Z4/EA4ATI, 6V1W, 6Y9V, 6Y9X, 7Q7NL, 9M4SLL, 9U4U, A35YZ, A5A, C50C, C82DX, CR2X, CY0P, DJ6QT, EP6T, FS/K9EL, GB8MD, HB0/DJ9CB/P, HD2M, IK2AGN, J6/AA4W, J87GU, KH0/K3BI, LY2KW, MJ0UOO, MU0FAL, OE2LCM, PB12XMAS, PJ2/PA1CC, PJ4/SP9FIH, PJ5/K1XM, PJ5/K5WE, PJ6/N7QT, PJ7/N7QT, PJ7/K1XM, S79GM, TT8PK, TX5D, VE3MGY, VK9XSP, XR0Y, YB9/DL3KZA, YL2GC, YL3FT, YT40E and ZD8X.

QSLs via Direct: 5Z0L (OQRS/I2YSB), K1N (N2OO), T88XX [OC-296] (K9AJ), V6Z (N3SL) and YB4IR/7 [OC-268] (OQRS).

QSLs via LoTW: 4O7CC, 4X6FR, AO150R, BA4TB, FG/K9NW, HS0ZIA, K4BAI, OH0X, OH2BN, OL21UEFA, PJ2/PA1CC, TA0/DJ4EL, TC5OCK, TO2A, VE2FK, VU2MUD and VU2NXM.

BITS & PIECES -

HQ4W TIGRE ISLAND NA-060 & H76W FARALLONES DE COSEGUINA NA-212 - Dan, HR2DMR informs I.C.P.O. ""Am writing this email to you to let you know about my next IOTA DXpedition. This week and next month I will be in Tigre Island (NA-060, WW Loc. EK63EG) using my callsign HQ4W, celebrating the aniversary of the Honduran Armed Forces. Then I will move to Farallones de Coseguina islands IOTA NA-212 (one of the most wanted on NA). I will be on those two islands as part of the Honduras Navy doing some field work there, but also will have a chance to do some RADIO and put these IOTAs on the air. QRV 80-10m using Kenwood radio and SB-200 amplifier 500 watts, verticals and wires. Modes SSB, CW and RTTY." QSL via KD4POJ and LoTW.

ISWL CLUB CALLSIGNS - The ISWL Club Callsigns in use throughout the month of July 2015 are: GX4BJC /A - Operated from Walton-on-the Naze, in Essex, by Herbie - G6XOU. (/A WAB Square = TM22 - England, IOTA = EU-005, WLOTA = 1841). Herbie will also operate as GX4BJC/P from various locations. His WAB information will be given if requested. MX1SWL /A - Operated from Great Missenden, in Buckinghamshire, by John G8XTJ. (/A WAB Square = SP80 - England, IOTA = EU-005, WLOTA = 1841). ALL QSL's for BOTH Calls will be handled by Herbie G6XOU and NOT the individual Operator. The I.S.W.L. is a member of the European PSK Club. All QSL Info is on www.iswl.org.uk/www.qrz.com/ and www.qrzcq.com/ or via www.eQSL.cc/ . NO LOTW. I.S.W.L. Awards are available to all Hams and SWL's - see www.iswl.org.uk/ for full details. eQSL.cc cards ARE welcomed for our awards. Very best wishes to all and have a great Month. Pete Rayer, ISWL Life Vice President, Bournemouth, UK

PALMYRA ATOLL KH5-P DATES ANNOUNCED PRESS RELEASE #2 Lou (N2TU) and Craig (K9CT) previously announced a DXpedition to Palmyra Atoll at the International DX Convention in Visalia, California. Palmyra (KH5) ranks #9 on the Most Wanted List and #2 in Europe. The Pacific Islands DXpedition Group has been awarded permission to activate Cooper Island in the Palmyra Atoll, 11-26, January 2016.
A team of highly experienced operators and veterans of many DXpeditions has been assembled. Team members include Craig K9CT, Lou N2TU, Jerry WB9Z, Tom ND2T, Mike K9NW, Ralph, K0IR, John K6MM, Bob, K4UEE, Hal W8HC, Dick W3OA, Jim N9TK, and Glenn, W0GJ. The Team plans to operate five stations, 160 to 6 meters on CW, SSB and Digital modes, using a call sign to be announced at a later date. Antennas dedicated to working Europe will be deployed due to the high need and propagation path difficulty.
Critical to major DXpeditions are the immediate, up-front commitment costs. For instance, most of the equipment (antennas, coax, wire, connectors, and site material) has already been purchased, tested and shipped to Palmyra. These procurement and shipping costs are a significant portion of the overall DXpedition costs. It is estimated this DXpedition will incur costs of over $200,000USD plus individual and personal expenses. We are pleased we have received support from so many Foundations, Clubs and Individuals already. We are about $30,000USD short of our need for the next payment November 1st. So please donate as soon as possible to help with the upfront costs. Our website, Palmyra2016.org, has a "Donate" link to facilitate your generous contribution. Without your support, this DXpedition would not happen! Lou N2TU Crain K9CT

VK9WA, WILLIS ISLAND - UPDATE: Jared, N7SMI reports that "due to a schedule change with the charter vessel, we'll now be on the air 14-23 November 2015 from Willis Island". Additional details are available on their website at: vk9wa.com/ [NG3K]



73 and Good DX!
Dave Raycroft, VA3RJ

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