NEWS UPDATE by CE5WQO {edited} — After my experience in CE0Z Juan Fernandez Isl 2014 as CE0Z/CE5WQO I decided to make all efforts to put another Chilean most wanted ON AIR, so San Félix Isl is on my mind.

A few months ago I announced information of my next activity to CE0X San Félix Isl. The original idea was a small team of three operators, but after receive many e-mails from different stations around the world proposing the idea of forming a large Team, I have been in contact with some US stations to make this possible.

After hard work in The Chilean Ministry of Telecommunication and The Navy, authorizations and permissions are granted – for now just need to take care of the logistical details to put this entity on air.

Then came a team of world-renowned operators, with whom I worked with. Today, the relations with the team are broken, for a lack of trust, and the lack of support in logistics since most of the work I’ve done myself, and is easy to receive news at the other side of the desk, while one who makes efforts and spends money for this project it is one, guess who…

I decided to announce that the team will be only for three operators: Dima RA9USU on CW, other operator for Digital/CW, and me on SSB.

We will cover from 160 – 6 mts in SSB CW RTTY.

I need to confirm that this entity will be on air in 2017, with or without a large team, and the exact date is still not defined.

My efforts will be for the chance that I have to put this entity on air, to bring a new entity to many Hams in the world, 14 years have passed since the last dxpedition, and will pass another 14 years, because this opportunity must not be wasted, it is very difficult to get these permits especially for foreigners.

The second press release will include information with more details.

Thanks to all the friends that has send support and friendship to make this project happen.

Felipe Gutiérrez

March 16 – Although still waiting to obtain the official Chilean licence and authorization to land on San Felix, Felipe CE5WQO has announced he intends to be active from this rare DXCC entity (#12 most wanted on Club Log) sometime between July and September 2016 for up to 3 weeks. Dates will be confirmed by the Chilean Maritime Authority. A full press release will be issued in due course.