OPDX Bulletin 1203.2 February 21, 2015

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1203.2
BID: $OPDX.1203.2
February 21, 2015
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)

Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet Clusters Network C6ATH, NE8Z/HC1MD and W0GJ for the following DX information.

Tim, C6ATH, on Andros Island, will be active during the CQWW 160m SSB Contest (February 27th-March 1st) and the ARRL International DX SSB Contest (March 7-8th) as a Single-Operator. QSL via LoTW, or direct to C6ATH (information good in QRZ.com).

Rick, NE8Z/HC1MD, will once again be active from Ecuador as the following and between February 23rd and March 13th.

HC1MD/HC2--Ballenita Lighthouse / Capay on Hill "ARLHS ECU-017"
HC1MD/HC7--Amazon Jungle
His radio equipment:
TS-850s 100w--Carolina Windom 40-10m+WARC
FT-857d 100w--on 6m CW/SSB with 2 ele MOXON antenna/rotor
Modes: 80% RTTY, 10% SSB, 10% CW

6 meters: Rick will be calling CQ on 50.110 MHz on CW 100% of the time that he is operating on the other bands (separate radio).

QSL via direct to K8LJG & LOTW after the trip.
VIEW the HC/Ecuador and HC8/Galapagos DX-Diplomas at:

Dated February 21, 2015, from the KP1-5 Project
The K1N DXpedition team has only been home a few days, but we are slowly recovering from what was a difficult project. It was over too soon considering that it took 15 years to gain permission, plan and execute the DXpedition. The DX world is very complimentary of our results...140,000 QSOs and over 30,000 uniques. This is especially impressive when you consider that we had only had 14 active operators, 7 HF radios, 5 small amplifiers and only 4 small beams. Many of our QSOs were made barefoot and with dipoles hanging very high on the lighthouse on Navassa. This is what we called a MVC (Minimum Viable Configuration) necessitated by the use of helicopters for primary transport.

We have many to thank. The USFWS for allowing our operation after 22 years off-the-air. The terrific team of USFWS officers and biologists who accompanied us and became part of our team. Our sponsors, both equipment and financial, our team of radio pilots, our helicopter crew of Danilo, Nelson and JC, the staff of Moxon's Beach Club, the staff at Ian Fleming Intl. Airport and our new friends, the Haitian fisherman at Navassa. When we departed, they received gifts from us of gasoline, clean water, clothing, food and other items. Hopefully, this will help them in their difficult and dangerous existence.

Lastly, we want to recognize and thank a group of 1543 DXers. These people heard and responded to our plea for financial support prior to our DXpedition as this when the majority of our considerable expenses occurred. Last night, these special and generous people had their QSOs with K1N uploaded to LoTW (logbook of the world). This service was NOT a condition of their contribution, but comes as a completed surprise.

Thanks to you all for a memorable experience!
73, The KP1-5 Project
Bob-K4UEE- President
Glenn-W0GJ-Vice President

PJ7, ST. MAARTEN (Correction to OPDX.1203)
An Uruguay DX Group of operators will be operating from the Red Cross Headquarters in St. Maarten as PJ7C (not PJ2C) between February 28th and March 9th. Operators mentioned are Gus/CX2AM, Mario/CX4CR, Rainer/CX8FB and Bert/CX3AN. Activity will be holiday style with 2 stations running 500w into 3 elements plus 1/4 wave verticals on lower bands. Modes will be CW and SSB, and on 80-10 meters. QSL Manager is David, EB7DX.

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