The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1044.1
January 9, 2012
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet Clusters Network, K8YSE, UT7FP and K4UEE for the following DX information.
9TH UK-DX-RTTY CONTEST 2012 (Press Release -[edited])
"Dear Fellow Radio Amateurs,
The Scottish-Russian ARS and the European PSK Club have the honor to invite the radio amateurs all over the world to participate in the 9th UK DX RTTY Contest 2012 (UK-DX-RTTY). The rules and other information can be found on the Web site at:
Cabrillo log format: http://ut7fp.kiev.ua/2010uk-dx-rtty/uk-dx-rtty-cabrillo.html
Please submit UK DX RTTY Contest logs via E-mail to: email@example.com
73! de Victor, UT7FP
UK DX RTTY Contest Committee: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contest Log Checker Software: http://www.contestlogchecker.com "
HK0, MALPELO ISLAND (FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-Malpelo DXpedition 2012)
[dated Jan. 9th - edited]
"The advance team to Malpelo, commonly referred to as the 'Fantastic Four', are working very hard and doing a great job on the Island, despite several days of heavy rain and wind. All of the camp infrastructure and antennas for OP.B (bajo) is now complete and the guys have tested all the antennas. They appear to be working as planned with good signal reports from around the world, including Asia long path.
The next step in the project is to make safe the climb to the top of the mountain where OP. A (alto) will be situated. Safety lines are being installed along the most treacherous sections of the trail. Once in place, construction will begin. There will be an operating tent with four radios and 500 W amps and six antennas. There will also be a sleeping tent, as the decision has been made to send crews to the top for 48 hour shifts. This is to minimize the risks of transit up and down. Under the current scheduling plan devised by W0GJ, each team member will serve on four 48 hour shifts during our stay on the island. Beginning at 0001 Zulu, January 10, 2012, the advance team will begin using the HK0NA callsign. Please understand that their primary purpose on the island is to prepare everything for the team arriving in about 10-12 days. In their off time, they may be QRV.
Any contacts made with the men using their home calls should count as valid contacts with Malpelo and will be confirmed through the team's QSL Manager N2OO. Keep in mind their logs won't be sent to N2OO until after the DXpedition and those QSOs will not show in the HK0NA 'log lookup'.
The team has asked two experienced DXers to act as team 'Pilots'. San,
K5YY, is chief pilot and all communications to the team will go through
him. Col, MM0NDX, will act as the European Pilot. Please check the Web
site for their 'guidelines.' And please, do not contact them prior to
the beginning of the DXpedition which should be on the afternoon of
January 21st if all goes well. We want to thank all of our sponsors for
their generosity. This includes DX Foundations, DX Clubs and hundreds
and hundreds of individual DXers who have contributed toward our expenses.
Contributions can be made via our Web site at:
Jorge Prieto, HK1R: DXpedition leader
Bob Allphin/K4UEE and Gregg Marco/W6IZT: Co-leaders"
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