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Sunday, August 23, 2009

FT5GA, Glorioso Island

The Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin reports that the 2009 DX'pedition to Glorioso Island now have their airline tickets to Reunion Island in hand. They are scheduled to leave Paris on September 11 and return on October 8. They will fly from Reunion to Glorioso via French Armed Forces aircraft. The exact dates for the operation are not known yet but they expect to stay on Glorioso for about 3 weeks. 8 French operators will man 4 complete stations each with KW amps. Glorioso is ranked as the FOURTH most needed country in the World! Click HERE to visit the FT5GA web site. Good luck to all WVDXA members who need this rare country.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Conway Reef, 3D2ØCR, October 1st to 10th

Tim, KC8UHE, sent a link to the web page for the upcoming 3D2ØCR DX'pedition to Conway Reef. Click HERE for the DX'pedition web page. From October 1 to 10 a team of 8 operators will activate this rare entity. Most recently it was ranked as the 19th most needed entity. Conway Reef is just 800 feet long by 500 feet wide and located some 280 miles southwest of the Fiji Islands in the South Pacific.

The team expects to operate three stations simultaneously 24/7. They will have three Elecraft K-3's and two K-2's plus a large selection of various antennas. In the first days of the operation one station will be dedicated to RTTY. They plan operations on all bands from 160-M through 6-M.

Donations are being requested on the web site. Click on the "How you can help" link on the web site. The first 200 individual contributors will receive a hand written QSL mailed from 3D2 or FK immediately after the DX'pedition.