UPDATE – Due to recent cyclone damage, not all antennas at V6Z are in use yet. Sadly, some locals on the island also died due to the extreme weather. In addition, more severe weather is forecast to hit the region in the coming hours. There is no internet available so logs uploaded likely after the DXpedition (or until a reliable service is found).
Press Release #5
We are pleased to announce that the Government of South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands has issued our Dxpedition call signs. We will use VP8STI from South Thule Island (South Sandwich). We will use VP8SGI from South Georgia Island.
In addition, the team will use VP8IDX (Intrepid DX Group) from Stanley and during our voyage to South Sandwich and South Georgia. We will be passing through rare grid squares on the way to and from these islands. The DXpedition will take place in January/February 2016. We will be on each island for ten days.
UPDATE – The team are now on the ship and will leave for Trindade later today, probably arriving on Wednesday.
The PQ0T team received authorization from the Brazilian Navy that a team of five operators can go to Trindade (instead of three). Therefore, PP5BZ Fabio, PP5JD Jaime, PY3FJ Jacobus, PY3MM Miguel and PY3OZ Claudio will now form the team. They will depart from PY1 on March 30. Expected QRV on April 2nd until the 4th (one day less than anticipated). Operating as PQ0T/MM on the way there.
UPDATE by Bob KK6EK – It is with considerable pleasure that we announce the award of a $50,000 grant from the Northern California DX Foundation. For years the NCDXF has enabled major DXpeditions by ensuring that the extraordinary costs, particularly transportation, can be met. NCDXF support probably represents the most accurate indicator of eventual project success, and we are very grateful for the implied endorsement. The grant is contingent on completing the contract with the vessel, but this is considered a relatively straightforward process, probably complete by mid-April. With that, the expedition has obtained its major components (team, transportation, finances), so preparations of facilties, equipment, and logistics will move forward.
Thanks to DX-World for continuing service to the DXing community. You are almost always the first to print the news, and we expect to provide more in the future from VKØEK. Warm regards, Bob KK6EK Cordell Expeditions
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Akira, AF1Y will be active from Koror, Palau as T88MZ between April 3-10, 2015.
QRV during spare time, HF bands.
QSL via DU1CKF.
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Now QRV -
March 15, 2015 – Craig, VK5CE will be active from St Peter Island OC-220 between March 29 to April 1, 2015.
A classic tent and generator activation, he will be active on 80-10m SSB.
It’s been 10 years since this island was last on air.
Full detailed info found here
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Andy, DL3YM says:
Thanks to the essential support of Bill, 5X1JM, I have received my license to operate from Uganda as 5X8B. First activity should take place from Bill’s QTH on March 29, 2015. Will try to operate CW as always, but if we encounter any problems I might do the unthinkable and operate some SSB in the WPX contest. Please note that this might be the only activity during this trip. It looks though as if I will return soon.
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