Main menu:


Login

Username

Password

Remember me

Recent Posts

Recent Comments

Feeds

Site search


February 2009
M T W T F S S
« Jan   Mar »
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
232425262728  

Categories

Desecheo 2009 Press Release # 5


Posted: February 7th, 2009 under DX, Dxpedition, Hamradio.

February 6, 2009
Desecheo 2009 Press Release # 5
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Today several team members leave their homes and start their journey to Desecheo via Puerto Rico. The entire fifteen-man team will assemble by Saturday evening in San Juan. Sunday morning will be devoted to the required UXO (unexploded ordnance) training and afterward the team will travel to Rincon, Puerto Rico, the closest landfall to Desecheo. The Lazy Parrot Hotel will be the team headquarters for the following four days.

All equipment and antennas that we shipped have arrived and are in storage. Most of our infrastructure supplies and equipment have been purchased locally and are also in our storage facility.

The team will spend Monday through Wednesday completing team training, finalizing assignments, testing generators and pre-assembling antennas. The remaining shopping will also be completed.

The SUP (Special Use Permit) will be presented to us in a special ceremony scheduled for Monday night. With that in hand, we will finally be ready to activate the #6th "most-wanted" DXCC entity from February 12th-26th. We hope to be QRV late in the day on the 12th, weather depending.

Visit the new K5D Store (the button is about 2/3 down on every page) on our website: www.kp5.us There is a good selection of memorabilia including nice polo shirts, t-shirts, caps, mouse pads, and mugs.

Financial support is being sought and is very welcome. The "How you can help" button on the website makes it easy. Larger contributions can be made tax-deductible (consult your tax advisor) if directed through the Northern California DX Foundation. Details are found on our website.

CU in the pileups,

Bob Allphin, K4UEE
Glenn Johnson W0GJ



Comments: 2

Comments

K3LU

February 7, 2009
9:56

/

This is going to be sweet! I only have this one from when I was a kid in the 80s on 10SSB. Need them on CW.

la8aja

February 7, 2009
11:44

/

Yep, it sure will. I have never worked it, so it will be an all-time new for me. Guess the pile-up’s will be big on this one! Good luck.

Andreas.