Paul ZS1S and Nigel G3TXF are sailing on a five day voyage on the SA Agulhas II from Cape Town to Tristan da Cunha. The SA Agulhas II leaves Cape Town on Thursday 4th September and is due to arrive at Tristan on Tuesday 9th September.
Paul ZS1S plans to operate as ZD9ZS on SSB and Nigel G3TXF as ZD9XF on CW during the three weeks from Wednesday 10th September to Friday 3rd October.
QSL info : ZD9ZS via ZS1S and ZD9XF via G3TXF.
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UPDATE – Bob and Cezar arrived as scheduled in Noumea on August 29th, with no luggage missing. Patrice (FK8HA) and Christian picked them up from the airport and took then to Patrice’s residence where they went briefly over various components Patrice prepared for their voyage and operation from Matthew Isl. After an excellent night sleep, the team is working with Patrice to gather the necessary provisions for the trip.
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Craig, VK5CE updates readers with some info and a few pix!
Thanks again to DX-World for sponsoring the VK5CE/8 operation, just got back into the hotel and I’m really sleep deprived after the past few days, but just wanted to let you know logs are now uploaded to Club Log on my blog site.
BREAKING DX NEWS
The KP1-5 Project is pleased to announce that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has agreed to allow an amateur radio operation from Navassa National Wildlife Refuge (KP1). The operation will occur within the next 18 months and will be coordinated with the USFWS work flow.
Over the past year, the KP1-5 Project has had numerous meetings with various levels of USFWS management. Throughout our discussions, their personnel have been courteous, professional and cooperative. We have been treated with sincere interest and respect and believe that amateur radio operators may now be viewed as partners and not adversaries.
As with the Desecheo operation in 2009, and in order to be transparent and fair, the USFWS has requested proposals for the amateur radio operation from those individuals and groups that have already applied for a Special Use Permit in the past. The KP1-5 Project will be submitting a proposal and hoping to be selected as they were for the very successful Desecheo (K5D) operation.
We wish to thank the USFWS for their decision to allow this operation. Navassa Island is ranked #2 most-needed DXCC entity by The DX Magazine and #1 by ClubLog.
UPDATE from Hans, SM6VCX
We will do our best to give everyone needing P29 [for any band/DXCC modes] a new one, or anyone needing these 4 IOTA. It’s probably our last P29-expedition here as we now have done PNG 8 times, and activated ALL different P29-groups. From 2015 we intend to find another area to clean..Kind regards and CU in the pile-up.
Full details here.
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As already announced our group will run four stations 24/7. Also one or two more well equipped stations can be used from time to time and as back-up. Only one station will be possible on each band at the same time because we have only one antenna location. The antenna setup includes 3 spiderbeams, a 4 element for 6 m, several full size loops and verticals and small amplifiers. Our main targets are lots of radio contacts with far away Europe, but we will not forget the hams from other parts of the world. A serious effort is planned on all bands more ›