DX across Africa
In January 2013, Jon, TF3ZA, and a team of 15 adventurers will attempt to drive from Reykjavik, Iceland to Cape Town, South Africa on a heavy duty ex-military 4×4 Bedford MK truck.
Their planned route through the African continent is approximately 20,000km, and they estimate it will take them 6 months to reach Cape Town. They will depart Reykjavik in early January 2013 and update their Web site with news of their DXpedition. The operation is to last for approximately six months from 20 DXCC entities in Africa.
Jon is in the process of obtaining licenses to operate from the following DXCC entities: CN2ZA, 5T0ZA, 6W/TF3ZA, 3XY0ZA, TU2ZA (pending), 9G0ZA, 5V7ZA, TY0ZA (pending), TJ0ZA (pending), TR0ZA (pending), TN0ZA (pending), 9Q0ZA (pending), 9J0ZA, Z2/TF3ZA, A20ZA and ZS/TF3ZA.
Activity will be active on 160-6 meters using CW and SSB.
Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 1824, 3524, 7024, 10124, 18074, 21024, 24894 and 28024 kHz
SSB - 3780, 7080, 14180, 18140, 21280, 24940 and 28480 kHz
6m - 50094/CW and 50110/SSB
The preferred QSL method is via LoTW. All logs will be uploaded to LoTW
as soon as possible. The usage of Logbook Of The World is strongly
encouraged, it's free, easy to set up and the fastest way to confirm your QSOs. An alternative QSL method is via OQRS. The OQRS system will be embedded on the Web site AFTER the expedition in August 2013.
Direct QSL cards is the 3rd option. Send your QSL card with a Self Addressed Envelope and sufficient return postage, 2 USD per 50gr. (IRC will NOT be accepted), to:
Jón Ágúst Erlingsson, Álftamýri 14, 108 Reykjavík, Iceland.
Bureau cards should be sent via TF3ZA.
An online log search will be available on the Web page, as well as tracking the team and their complete route.
The Web page is at: http://www.dxacrossafrica.com
There is also a Twitter page: http://twitter.com/DXAcrossAfrica