Very soon it will be time for an international team of 10 amateur radio operators to board their flights to Nova Scotia, Canada to participate in the expedition to St. Paul Island, a top-40 “most wanted” DXCC.Here the 3rd Press Release by the team:
Once the team arrives at St. Paul, in the Gulf of St Lawrence, we plan to unpack and prepare six Elecraft K3 transceivers, four amplifiers, raise three Hex Beams and a number of other antennas in order to be active all bands from 160 through 6 meters CW, SSB and Digital.
The power station consists of three generators that will constantly charge three large battery tanks for maximum efficiency. We plan to consume more that 500 litres of fuel, large amounts of camping food and other “necessities”, including several hundred litres of water – all of which are not found on the island.
The team, together with 2 tons of equipment and supplies, head out to sea on a 42 foot motor vessel on the evening of 25 July or on the morning of the 26th depending on weather. We expect to be active starting July 26 and continuously rock the bands until August 1, weather permitting. Participation throughout the IOTA contest.
After the activity, all contacts will be verified via LoTW and for those who want paper QSL, Tim Beaumont M0URX lends us his excellent manager services. The log will be available through ClubLog, likely after the expedition.
The activity is supported both financially and through the loan of equipment by several large clubs such as NCDXF, GDXF, ARRL and companies like Elecraft, Acom and DX Engineering. But we are most proud that so many individual amateur operators and DX chasers contribute to the activity out of their own pocket.
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We look forward to working you from St Paul Island, a top 40 most wanted DXCC.
CY9M Team, St Paul Island DXpedition.