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Friday, February 7, 2014

Page last updated on: Thursday, February 6, 2014

Mellish Reef DXpedition

The Mellish Reef DXpedition is scheduled for March 28, 2014 to April 9, 2014.
We are on schedule and will soon be on autopilot.
Team members booked their travel to Mackay, Australia, local contacts in Mackay are established, as well as suppliers to assist with logistics. Generators were ordered and will ship later in February from Sydney, Australia. One of the biggest logistical challenges will be purchasing 1,400 liters of petrol. The skipper of Evohe, Steve Kafka, agreed to handle the sourcing and take delivery of the petrol removing from the team this task.
Antennas from SteppIR, coax / accessories from DX-Engineering and
folding hex beams from will be air shipped to
Australia in early February from the USA. Another shipment from Hungary
is also scheduled for February, some equipment will be hand carried.
Joining the antenna lineup is a 4 Square provided by Norbert DJ7JC.
Update to the QSL Policy:
We are happy to announce that any individual donating $50(USDs) or more to VK9MT will automatically receive their QSL for all QSOs, free of charge. These donors will not need to request QSL cards or take any action to redeem the QSL. Our QSL manager, Tim Beaumont M0URX, will post the cards to all $50+ donors as soon as the cards are ready, thank you Tim for this wonderful service.
Global Pilot Team:
The pilot team will manage all DX community communication between the island team and DXers. Prior to sailing we'll update the web site with process details and e-mail addresses. While on the island we will not be checking personal e-mail accounts. Please direct operational suggestions to the pilot designated for your region.
Fund Raising:
Like all DXpeditions to rare and semi-rare DXCC entities, donations are welcomed through please use the Donate Button on the web site to insure your name is automatically added to the donor list, or by check / money order in US dollars to:
Mellish Reef 2014 DX-pedition
Gene Spinelli, Treasurer
PO Box 189
Divide, CO
USA 80814
For our friends outside the USA please use PayPal or e-mail for wire
transfer instructions:
We appreciate the generosity of the foundations, clubs and individuals
who have already made a donation or a commitment. At the completion of the DXpedition a financial summary will be sent to all club / foundation donors. For additional information please e-mail:
And, of course, good luck to the FT5ZM team that is now QRV.
73, Team Mellish 2014

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