NEWS UPDATE – Due to the Coronavirus situation many of the DXpedition team members had to drop out. The expedition is now postponed until further notice.
FEBRUARY 24, 2020 — VU4R Team will be active from 20th March 2020 to 31st March 2020 in Neil Islands, Andamans.
Thanks to the Government officials for support to grant the license.
The operation will mainly focus on low bands 160M,80M,40M. We propose to activate 60M for the first time from VU4R Dxpediton. We will also be operating during the CQ WPX contest , giving the contest’s yet another Rare prefix !
We do have concern band limitation on 160M due to the recent changes in our WPC which we are working on to resolve the Frequency Spectrum issue. Based on that we will also announce later final frequency and operating schedule.
The location will be the Northern tip of the Neil Island with clear opening to Europe / USA and All the antennas will be on the beach
Our team has decided that Charles, M0OXO of great repute will be the QSL Manager ,Club Log and Online Log will be uploaded during or after the Expedition as the network permits
We will also be active on Eshail satellite for one day .
A minimum of three stations will be active , more will be operation depending on propagation and resources.
We will be using SteppIR / Hex beam for the high bands Verticals for the low bands .
We need to hire the boat from Portblair to Neil Islands, The Island has intermittent power supply . we have to hire generators and many other items needed to procure for this activity in addition to Station Rooms in Resort for 11 days.
We will be operating over 150m from the beach , A large qty of Low Loss LMR cables, poles and many items are required.
Your contribution to this DXpedition is Welcome and every contribution will acknowledge and updated in our website.
All individual supporters 25$+ will receive direct QSL.
All individual supporters 50$ + will receive direct QSL + VU4 Pin
All individual supporters 100$ + will receive direct QSL + VU4 Pin + Custom T-Shirt.
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