UPDATEDue to last minute personal issues, Renner PY7RP, one of the operators for the upcoming Atol das Rocas – SA-038 DXpedition had to give up the trip to the island. Marenga, PU0FDN will be boarding tomorrow morning to Atol das Rocas and is expected to be QRV as PU0R/PU0FDN late on Sunday (15th). As his amateur radio novice license permits he will be QRV on 10 and 12 meters SSB only. No activity on CW is expected. His activity will be sporadic during non-work time hours. Since Marenga is a novice amateur radio operator, we kindly ask you patience during the pile-ups. Further infos can be found here!

November 6 – PY0R/PY7RP & PU0R/PU0FDN will be on the air from Atol das Rocas – IOTA SA-038 between 15 to 21 November. This is a rare IOTA DXpedition and also valid as PY0F DXCC for ARRL awards. The last operation was in 1992 and now it places the 3rd position in the most wanted IOTA groups in SA. The actual dates are estimates only since the operation depends on sea conditions. Operations will be *NOT* full time due to other activities during our stay.

As the demand is pretty high, our effort will be to provide the 1st QSO to as many stations as we can. To achieve that, we will focus on 40m, 20m, 15m and only the 1st QSO with each station will be confirmed by QSL card. Club Log will manage the OQRS as soon as the DXpedition finishes and the “Leadership score board” feature will be not available for the same reason above.

Due to eletrical power limitations we will run low power (100w) from an IC-7000 and monoband verticals over the salt-water. Due to high costs involved, donations are much appreciated.

QSL via Direct or OQRS/Clublog (No Bureau cards).

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