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3XY5M, Guinea
Friday, 29 May 2015 12:02



 Michael abandonará Guinea pronto. La buena noticia es que Roberto YS1RS llegará en breve lo que significa que 3X land continuará en el aire con un nuevo (aún desconocido) indicativo.

73´s, Luis EA1CS

T6 / IV3FHA, Afghanistan
Friday, 29 May 2015 11:55

Rudy después de varios meses intentándolo consiguió al fin licencia en Afghanistan válida del periodo comprendido del 23 de mayo 2015 al 22 de octubre 2015 para operar como T6/IV3FHA.

Si aumentáis la foto podréis ver el error administrativo ( T6/V3FHA).


Estoy en Afghanistan trabajando y gracias a la ayuda de varios amigos que me han ayudado en la concesión de la licencia me empezaréis a escuchar en las bandas, pero paciencia por que es una zona de trabajo difícil.

Qsl vía buro o directa IV3FHA.

73´s, Luis EA1CS

5U5U Niger
Friday, 29 May 2015 11:51

Chris, F4WBN will be again active as 5U5U from Niger between 30 May and 16 June 2015. Activity will
be holiday style on 40-6 meters using SSB and some RTTY.

QSL via his home callsign direct.

5U5U

Source OPDX Bulletin


VP2MTT, Montserrat Is.
Friday, 29 May 2015 11:40



Ken W0ETT estará activo desde la isla Montserrat como VP2MTT del 10 al 19 de junio 2015 sólo en 6mts / Ssb.

Ken forma parte de la Dxpedition a VP2MKV ( click ).

73´s, Luis EA1CS

VP8STI / VP8SGI solicita financiación
Friday, 29 May 2015 05:24



Paul N6PSE en Dx World

Las últimas grandes operaciones desde South Sandwich y Suth Georgia fueron en 2002. Desde entonces, estas islas han aumentado constantemente la lista de los más buscados. South Sandwich es actualmente la entidad DXCC  # 3 más buscada, mientras que South Georgia es la entidad  # 8 más requerida.

Nuestro objetivo es llevar a cabo dos expediciones de 8-10 días a cada una desde estas dos entidades. Para hacerlo con eficacia, necesitamos tu apoyo.

Los catorce miembros del equipo VP8STI / VP8SGI se han comprometido a pagar 210.000 dólares de los 425.000 dólares necesarios para llevar a cabo esta DXpeditión. Hasta la fecha, hemos recaudado $ 315.000 que incluye nuestra contribución al equipo. Todavía tenemos un importante déficit de 110.000 dólares. El equipo VP8STI / VP8SGI necesita el apoyo de la Comunidad DX a nivel mundial para ayudarnos a hacer de esta DXpeditión un éxito.

Las donaciones procedentes de América del Norte fueron desde los inicios fuertes, no así desde Europa, Asia y América del Sur. Hasta la fecha los Clubs de América del Norte y fundaciones han aportado el 87% de nuestro presupuesto , mientras que el 12% proviene de Europa y menos del uno por ciento de Asia.

Tanto David (K3LP-Co Jefe de Equipo) cree  que nuestros planes para las bandas bajas, que incluyen una four-square de 40 metros, 2 verticales enfasadas de 80 metros y 2 verticales enfasadas en 160 metros, además de un robusto sistema de beverages deben de conseguir un mayor nivel de compromiso por parte de la comunidad DX en general.

Una doble DXpeditión rara como ésta garantiza el mismo nivel de contribución financiera de otras expediciones importantes más recientes. Estamos en un momento financieramente importante y necesitamos tu ayuda sin importar el nivel de la donación que se pueda hacer.

Así que, por favor considera hacer una generosa contribución a este proyecto. Las contribuciones individuales de $ 150 o más serán listados con la tarjeta QSL. Todos los donantes de $ 25 o más recibirán una carga temprana de los Qso en LoTW. Todo el mundo que apoye la DXpeditión será listada y debidamente reconocida en nuestra web.

Nuestros planes están avanzando en todos los aspectos. Acabamos de hacer nuestra segunda entrega de 113.000 dólares al Braveheart. El mes que viene, vamos a enviar un contenedor a Auckland, Nueva Zelanda, donde será cargado en el Braveheart en octubre.

Te animamos a que visites nuestra web  ( www.intrepid-dx.com/vp8 ) y dones a través del enlace de PayPal. Es fácil y libre de donar. Alternativamente, puedes enviar un cheque o giro postal a la dirección que aparece a continuación:

 Intrepid-DX Group
C/O David Jorgensen-WD5COV, CFO/Treasurer
18645 Cortez Rd SE, Deming, NM 88030 USA

73´s, Luis EA1CS

YF1AR / 7, OC-268
Friday, 29 May 2015 05:03



Encontraremos a Budi activo desde Marabatuan Is. OC-268 del 30 de mayo al 2 de junio 2015.

QRV de 10 a 40mts en Ssb y digitales.

Qsl vía N2OO / OQRS


73´s, Luis EA1CS

YF1AR/7 Laut Kecil Islands OC-268
Friday, 29 May 2015 02:40

Budi YF1AR informs DxCoffee Readers:

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IDO-384 Payongpayongan LightHouse ( new LH )
OC-268  Payongpayongan Island – Laut Kecil Islands
OC-268 Marabatua aka Moresa Island – Laut Kecil Islands
May 30 – June 2,2015
4’22’S 115’48″E OI75vp CQ28 ITU54
4’22’S 115’50″E OI75wo CQ28 ITU54
 
see you in the iota pile-ups 
73,
Budi YF1AR
www.yf1ar.com
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VP8STI & VP8SGI South Sandwich Isl. & South Georgia Isl. [Press Release]
Friday, 29 May 2015 02:01

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11 May 2015

Paul N6PSE informs DxCoffee Readers:
The last major operations from South Sandwich and South Georgia Islands were in 2002. Since that time, these islands have steadily climbed the most wanted list. South Sandwich is currently the #3 most wanted DXCC entity, while South Georgia is the #8 most wanted entity.
Our goal is to conduct two 8-10 day DXpeditions to each of these top ten entities. To effectively do that, we need your support.
The fourteen members of the VP8STI/VP8SGI team have committed to paying $210,000 of the $425,000 needed to carry out this Dxpedition. To date, we have raised $315,000 which includes our team contribution. We still have a significant deficit of $110,000. The VP8STI/VP8SGI team needs the support of the worldwide DX Community to help us make this Dxpedition a success.
While donations from North America were strong initially, we would greatly appreciate more support from North America, Europe, Asia and South America.  To date, North America Clubs & Foundations have provided 87% of our support, while 12% comes from Europe and less than one percent from Asia. 
Both David (K3LP-Co Team Leader) and I think our plans for the low bands, which include a four-square for 40 meters, 2 phased verticals for 80 meters and 2 phased verticals on 160 meters plus a robust 4 station beverage system warrants a higher level of commitment from the DX community in general.
A dual rare Dxpedition like this warrants the same level of financial contribution as other recent major DXpeditions. We are all in financially at this point and need your assistance no matter what level of donation you can make.
So, please consider a generous contribution to this project. To have your club or organization’s logo included with the QSL card, please contribute $250 or more. Individual contributions of $150 or more will be listed with the QSL card. All donors of $25 or more will receive an early LoTW upload. Everyone who supports the Dxpedition will be listed and properly recognized on our website.
Our plans are moving forward in all aspects. We have just made our second installment of $113,000 to the Braveheart. Next month, we will ship a container to Auckland, New Zealand where its contents will be loaded about the Braveheart in October. In March, we will ship our equipment home when the Braveheart arrives in Cape Town, South Africa. The shipping of our equipment is our second greatest costs behind the vessel charter.  
We encourage you to visit our website (www.intrepid-dx.com/vp8) and donate via the PayPal link. It’s easy and free to donate. Alternatively, you can mail a check or money order to the address listed below:
Payable to: Intrepid-DX Group
C/O David Jorgensen-WD5COV, CFO/Treasurer
18645 Cortez Rd SE, Deming, NM 88030 USA
Thank you,
The Intrepid-DX Group VP8 Team

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11 May 2015

Paul N6PSE informs DxCoffee readers:
“The Intrepid DX Group’s VP8SGI/VP8STI team is pleased to announce our operating strategy which will allow us to work as many unique callers as possible during each of these activations.
During our voyage to South Sandwich, which is the first island that we will activate, we will use our newly donated BGAN terminal to access solar data. We will also check in with our US, EU and JA Pilots to determine which bands are currently propagating well. We will then select a band; possibly 20, 17 or 15 meters and we will be QRV with one station on this band for the duration of the Dxpedition. This will give everyone a chance to work us at least once on the selected band.
In addition, during our final 24 hours of QRV from each island, we will announce and only accept contacts from new-first time stations on this selected band. Those chasing band slots can work us 10-160 meters on the other bands; however we feel that it is of critical importance that our primary strategy includes a means for everyone to make at least one contact with these rare islands.
We are pleased to announce our “Early Donor” program for donations prior to departure to the Islands.
For all donations of $25 or more, we will perform an early LoTW upload and we will include all $25 or more donors in the first batch of QSL processing. Our OQRS will be live during the Dxpedition. Direct QSL cards and bureau QSL cards will be processed last.
Our plans are moving forward in all aspects. We are about to make our second installment of $113,000 to the Braveheart. The Dxpedition Team has committed to paying half the costs of this Dxpedition and our Team’s contribution is $210,000.
To date, we have raised $105,000 towards our goal of raising $215,000. This puts us at 47% of our target. We would welcome additional support from the many DX Clubs around the globe.
At the time of our activations, South Sandwich will be the #3 most wanted entity, while South Georgia will be the #7 most wanted DXCC entity.
All information about our plans can be found on our website: http://www.intrepid-dx.com/vp8
Lastly, many of the VP8STI/VP8SGI Team members will be attending the 2015 Hamvention this weekend in Dayton, Ohio. We look forward to meeting and sharing our plans with everyone interested in VP8STI/VP8SGI.”
 
Thank you,
The Intrepid-DX Group VP8 Team

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12 April 2015

Paul N6PSE informs DxCoffee readers:
“The Intrepid DX Group’s VP8SGI/VP8STI team is pleased to announce our “Early Donor” program for donations prior to departure to the Islands.
For all donations of $25 or more, we will perform an early LoTW upload and we will include all $25 donors in the first batch of QSL processing. We will have more news on this feature soon!
We are extremely pleased that DX Engineering has become a major equipment sponsor for this Dxpedition. This saves the team considerable funds that can be used elsewhere to improve the quality and performance of the Dxpedition team. “DX Engineering has always supported us but on this effort they have really stepped up in a big way-this is a real shot in the arm for our team and enables us to perform at higher levels” said Team Co-Leader David Collingham-K3LP.
We are delighted to report that our QSL Cards are being sponsored and printed by Tony-LZ1JZ. LZ1JZ Print Service has an outstanding reputation for printing the finest QSL cards and we are very grateful to have this sponsorship.
Our plans are moving forward in all aspects including our team’s first $54,000 installment being paid to the Braveheart.
To date, we have raised $95,000 towards our goal of raising $215,000. This puts us 44% of our target. We would welcome additional support from the many DX Clubs around the globe, particularly those in Europe and Asia who have not yet supported our efforts.
We are seeking a Sponsor for our Inmarsat-BGAN Internet terminal lease and satellite time. “It will cost us $1200 to lease the BGAN terminal and another $500 is projected for satellite air time” Said Dxpedition Co-Leader Paul Ewing-N6PSE. The BGAN terminal is essential for us to upload our logs to Clublog on a daily basis. We would welcome a corporate, club or individual sponsor of our Clublog upload capability.
At the time of our activations, South Sandwich will be the #3 most wanted entity, while South Georgia will be the #7 most wanted DXCC entity.
All information about our plans can be found on our website: http://www.intrepid-dx.com/vp8
Lastly, many of the VP8STI/VP8SGI Team members will be attending the 2015 International DX Convention in Visalia this weekend. If you’ll be in Visalia, please visit us at our Dxpedition Tent inside the Convention Center and say hello.”
 
Thank you,
Paul N6PSE
The Intrepid-DX Group VP8 Team
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8 April 2015

DX Engineering for VP8STI & VP8SGI

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30 March 2015

The Intrepid-DX Group informs DxCoffee Readers:

News from the Intrepid DX Group

We are pleased to announce that the Government of South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands has issued our Dxpedition call signs. We will useVP8STI from South Thule Island (South Sandwich). We will use VP8SGI from South Georgia Island.

In addition, the team will use VP8IDX (Intrepid DX Group) from Stanley and during our voyage to South Sandwich and South Georgia. We will be passing through rare grid squares on the way to and from these islands. The DXpedition will take place in January/February 2016. We will be on each island for ten days.

We are pleased to announce that Force 12 Antennas will provide complete sponsorship of our Dxpedition antennas including three element Yagi antennas for the high bands including WARC bands as well as a custom set of low band vertical antennas for 30,40,80 & 160 meters.  

 All of these antennas are being designed to sustain high winds that we anticipate having on South Sandwich and South Georgia.

Our plans are moving forward in all aspects including our team’s first $54,000 installment to the RV Braveheart being paid on April 1, 2015.

To date, we have raised $90,000 towards our goal of raising $215,000. This puts us 40% of our target. We would welcome additional support from the many DX Clubs around the globe, particularly those in Europe and Asia who have not yet supported our efforts.

At the time of our activations, South Sandwich will be the #3 most wanted entity, while South Georgia will be the #7 most wanted DXCC entity.

All information about our plans can be found on our website: http://www.intrepid-dx.com/vp8

 

Thank you,

The Intrepid-DX Group VP8 Team

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3 March 2015

Paul N6PSE informs DxCoffee Readers:

Press Release-An update from the Intrepid-DX Group VP8 DXpedition Team

The Intrepid-DX Group is very pleased to receive a major grant of $50,000 from the Northern California DX Foundation to support our plans to activate South Sandwich and South Georgia Islands in January/February 2016. At the time of these activations, they will be the #3 and #7 most wanted entities.
It is only through the generosity of amateur organizations such as the NCDXF that we can make this Dxpedition possible. This grant by the NCDXF gives us the foundation with which we can solidify our plans and move forward with successful activations of these rare islands.
Our destination is very remote and costly to reach. Our Braveheart charter is $310,000. Our fourteen team members will contribute $210,000 towards our goal of $425,000. We are very appreciative of all of those Clubs, Associations and individuals that have supported us thus far and we welcome and appreciate each and every donation that helps us move forward with our plans.
Our objective is to be on each island for ten days with eight full days QRV. We ask each DX Club or Association to please consider supporting our efforts to make this an effective, enjoyable and safe Dxpedition for everyone!
You can view our website at http://www.intrepid-dx.com/vp8
Thank you,
The Intrepid-DX Group VP8 Team.

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9 February 2015

Paul N6PSE informs DxCoffee Readers:

Press Release #3

“Dear friends of the DX Community:
 
The Intrepid-DX Group announced our plans to activate South Sandwich and South Georgia in mid-December.
 
With the activation of Navassa, these Islands become the #3 and #8 most wanted entities world-wide.
 
The activation of these two rare islands will be very expensive. The 14 team members are contributing $210,000 towards the $425,000 total cost of the DXpedition.
 
The team has a critical decision to make. We have a non-refundable deposit of $54,000 due to pay for our vessel charter.
 
We fully intend to go forward with our plans however we need indications from the global DX Community that you support our plans.
 
While we are pleased with the support of some individuals and a few clubs so far, we are now asking those of you who have not yet done so to please consider donating to our fund, or pledge a donation. We ask that the DX Clubs and Associations of the global DX community lend us their support.
 
We must feel confident that we can successfully raise enough funds for this exciting endeavor before we can commit to the non-refundable charter deposit.
 
You can see how to make a donation here: http://www.intrepid-dx.com/vp8/sponsors.php
 
If you cannot donate at this time, but wish to make a pledge, please let us know: intrepiddxgroup@gmail.com
 
If you wish your donation to be US tax deductible, consider making a directed donation through the Northern California DX Foundation:  www.ncdxf.org
 
Without significant support from the global DX Community, we will not be able to go forward with our plans.
 
Sincerely,”
 
The Intrepid-DX Group VP8/S and VP8/G Team
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21 January 2015

Paul N6PSE informs DxCoffee readers:

Press Release #2

The Intrepid-DX Group, led by Paul Ewing-N6PSE and David Collingham-K3LP, is pleased to announce that we have received our Landing/Camp Permit for South Sandwich and South Georgia Islands for our January 2016 DXpeditions.
South Sandwich is currently the #4 most wanted entity while South Georgia is currently the #9 most wanted entity.
We will be on each island for ten days and we plan for eight full days of radio.
At this time, we are seeking Foundation, Club and individual support to help us offset our significant costs to activate these two rare islands. Our vessel charter is in excess of $310,000 USD and our total budget is $425,000. Without significant support from the global DX Community we will not be successful in making these very rare activations.
Our primary objective is to activate South Sandwich and South Georgia with a goal of providing as many Dxers as possible a “new one” with these rare DXCC entities and, as a secondary objective; we will focus on low-band contacts. We will use proven techniques to help ensure that everyone has a fair chance to work us. We will not be using the Club Log “Leaderboard”. It is our hope that we can perform an upload to LoTW during or just after the Dxpedition.
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16 December 2014

VP8 South Sandwich Island & South Georgia Island – VIDEO

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14 December 2014
Paul N6PSE & David K3LP informs DxCoffee readers:

Press Release #1

slider1The Intrepid-DX Group, led by Paul Ewing-N6PSE and David Collingham-K3LP, is pleased to announce our next Dxpedition. In January 2016, a multi-national team of fourteen operators will converge in Stanley, the Falkland Islands and start a 34 day voyage aboard the R/V Braveheart to the #4 most wanted DXCC, South Sandwich Island and the #9 most wanted DXCC, South Georgia Island.
The team will set up and operate from each island for approximately eight days, weather and sea conditions permitting.  
Our primary objective is to activate South Sandwich and South Georgia with a goal of providing as many Dxers as possible a “new one” with these rare DXCC entities and, as a secondary objective; we will focus on low-band contacts.
The team consists of fourteen operators including:
Paul Ewing-N6PSE Co-Leader
David Collingham-K3LP Co-Leader
Bill Beyer-N2WB
Arnie Shatz-N6HC Team Physician
Dmitri Zhikharev-RA9USU
Jun Tanaka-JH4RHF
Krassimir Petkov-K1LZ
David Jorgensen-WD5COV
Al Hernandez-K3VN
Craig Thompson-K9CT
Jay Slough-K4ZLE
Kevin Rowett-K6TD
Stephen Wright-VE7CT
Mark Stennett-NA6M
The group plans to have six stations on the air from 10 through 160 meters with SSB, CW and RTTY. The radios will be the venerable Elecraft K3 while the amplifiers will be the Elecraft KPA500, 600 watt amplifiers. We will also use an Acom 1500 on the low bands. There will be low band receive antennas and every effort will be made to utilize the propagation on all bands to all population areas.
Our QSL Managers will be Bob Schenck N2OO and Steve Wheatley KU9C working with the QSL team from the South Jersey DX Association. We will have OQRS, we will accept direct and bureau QSL cards. We plan to upload our logs to Club Log on a daily basis where conditions permit. The Club Log Leaderboard feature will not be activated for this Dxpedition.
You can find out more about our plans at our website: http://www.intrepid-dx.com/vp8
Thank you,
Paul N6PSE
David K3LP
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A request for funding – VP8STI/VP8SGI Team
Friday, 29 May 2015 01:13

VP8SGI/VP8STI News from Paul N6PSE  The last major operations from South...

YF1AR/7 – Laut Kecil Islands, OC-268
Friday, 29 May 2015 01:04

Budi, YF1AR will be active from the Laut Kecil Islands, OC-268 (Payongpayongan...

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