Travel plans are set for the fifth “Buddies in the Caribbean” (BIC) mini-DXpedition to St Lucia (J6). Eight operators, some of whom have never experienced the “other side” of a pileup, will be operating from Chateau Devaux on the NE side of St. Lucia from December 1st through 9th, 2013.
This â€œSuitcase DXpeditionâ€ will operate QRP to 100-watt radio stations using backpackable Buddipole antennas to make contacts from the villa, the surrounding mountains, and (of course) from St. Lucia’s superb beaches.
The eight operators are Jerryâ€”N9AW, Craigâ€”NM4T, Johnâ€”W5EXJ, Joeâ€”K3JDB, Rickâ€”AA4W, Jimâ€”W4QO, Chrisâ€”W6HFP, and Buddâ€”W3FF (J68FF). Ops will preface their own calls with â€œJ6/â€.
Team members will operate several CW, SSB, and/or Digital Mode stations on 160-10 Meters from the villa while others make contacts with portable set-ups from other J6 locations.
Per tradition, meeting and operating with local hams while on J6 is one of our key goals.
QSO confirmation and QSLs will be available via LOTW, bureau or direct via information on each operatorâ€™s www.QRZ.com page.