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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Page last updated on: Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Heard Island DXpedition update

More details/plans have been released as well as a new official Web page for the 2016 Heard Island VK0EK DXpedition.
This DXpedition is part of a larger project called "The Heard Island Project: Discovering Life in the Extremes", which you can find here:
The DXpedition plans to set up two sites on the island:
1) They will set up stations at the original 1997 VK0IR DXpedition
site – Atlas Cove.
2) The second site – Sealers Beach / Doppler Hill – which is located
at Spit Bay.
The Web page states, "We expect worldwide demand for as many as 150,000 contacts, with as many as 50,000 different stations. In order to satisfy this demand, we will operate four stations for a period of nearly three weeks, with a team of 20 radio operators. We are developing a 'fast deploy' strategy so that we can be on the air in one day, and break down in one day maximize the time on the air. This will be a 'full service' operation (all-bands, all modes), with the four stations running continuously.
We plan to dedicate one station to making only 'All-time-new-ones' (ATNOs), giving radio operators their first contact ever with Heard Island. We will also make special efforts to log contacts with all license class operators, who have more limited band privileges."
Operators currently listed are Bob/KK6EK (Leader), Rich/KY6R (Co-
Organizer), Willy/HB9AHL, Adam/N2ARB, Bill/N2WB, Alan/VK6CQ, Les/W2LK, David/WD5COV and Jackie/ZL3CW.
The Web page is still under construction, but has plently of info and pictures to look at.

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