We are finally ready to announce an upcoming DXpedition to Laos, one of the most exciting country of South-East Asia in the second half of November 2023. Former members of the successful FT4TA, FT4JA and 3B7A DXpeditions will head to Vientiane on November 16th and will be operating up to 5 stations using the callsign XW4DX until November 27th. This may also include an entry in the CQWW CW contest.
Laos is currently most wanted #98 worldwide and is also ranked #41 for North America East Coast. One of our goals, instead of looking for highest QSO numbers and collecting bandslots, will be to ensure we are focusing on openings towards the difficult areas, like the East Coast of NA. We will have antennas for both Short and Long path for this area.
Team includes F4BKV Vincent, F4HAU Diego, F2DX Patrick, F5PTM Pascal and F8AVK Julien. We will be operating on all HF bands except 80m and 30m, that are unfortunately not allowed anymore in Laos. 60m or 6m is also not permitted currently in Laos. This said, we will focus on the two “low bands” of 160m / 40m and we hope that with the increasing propagation conditions, the 5 high bands will allow us to have some fun and good time.
As for any others projects, rising costs is hitting us, especially transportation costs, and we are looking for any potential individual or clubs donation. A web site is been prepared and accessible here – do not hesitate to hit the Donate button in the Sponsors page!