OPDX Special Bulletin 1210,1 April 12, 2015

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Special Bulletin No. 1210.1
BID: $OPDX.1210
April 12, 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 and N6PSE for the following DX information.

VP8SGI/VP8STI News from the Intrepid-DX Group

VP8SGI/VP8STI News from Paul N6PSE

The Intrepid DX Group’s VP8SGI/VP8STI team is pleased to announce our “Early Donor” program for donations prior to departure to the Islands.

For all donations of $25 or more, we will perform an early LoTW upload and we will include all $25 donors in the first batch of QSL processing. We will have more news on this feature soon!

We are extremely pleased that DX Engineering has become a major equipment sponsor for this Dxpedition. This saves the team considerable funds that can be used elsewhere to improve the quality and performance of the Dxpedition team. “DX Engineering has always supported us but on this effort they have really stepped up in a big way-this is a real shot in the arm for our team and enables us to perform at higher levels” said Team Co-Leader David Collingham-K3LP.

We are delighted to report that our QSL Cards are being sponsored and printed by Tony-LZ1JZ. LZ1JZ Print Service has an outstanding reputation for printing the finest QSL cards and we are very grateful to have this sponsorship.

Our plans are moving forward in all aspects including our team’s first $54,000 installment being paid to the Braveheart.

To date, we have raised $95,000 towards our goal of raising $215,000. This puts us 44% of our target. We would welcome additional support from the many DX Clubs around the globe, particularly those in Europe and Asia who have not yet supported our efforts.

We are seeking a Sponsor for our Inmarsat-BGAN Internet terminal lease and satellite time. “It will cost us $1200 to lease the BGAN terminal and another $500 is projected for satellite air time” Said Dxpedition Co-Leader Paul Ewing-N6PSE. The BGAN terminal is essential for us to upload our logs to Clublog on a daily basis. We would welcome a corporate, club or individual sponsor of our Clublog upload capability.

At the time of our activations, South Sandwich will be the #3 most wanted entity, while South Georgia will be the #7 most wanted DXCC entity.

All information about our plans can be found on our website:


Lastly, many of the VP8STI/VP8SGI Team members will be attending the 2015 International DX Convention in Visalia this weekend. If you’ll be in Visalia, please visit us at our Dxpedition Tent inside the Convention Center and say hello.

Thank you,

The Intrepid-DX Group VP8 Team

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