OPDX Special Bulletin 1251.5 February 5, 2016

The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Special Bulletin No. 1251.5
BID: $OPDX.1251.5
February 5, 2016
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 EA5RM for the following DX information. VP8SGI SOUTH GEORGIA ISLANDS DXPEDITION NEWS (Update 1615z, February 5th)
Received form Paul, N6PSE at 16:15z:

"Today is day 8 at VP8SGI. We are pushing forward to our goal of 80,000 contacts from South Georgia Islands. The ten and twelve meter bands are very good today.

Our biggest challenges are the high winds which are destroying our antennas and tent and the many out of turn callers that continually call while we are trying to work others.

We are particularly frustrated by those EU callers that continue to call as we are trying to work to Asia/Japan.

Please letīs all show our best Ham Spirit over the next three days so that everyone has a chance to work VP8SGI. On Sunday, we will be seeking ATNO contacts on 17 meters SSB. We will QRT on Monday morning.

Best wishes from the Intrepid-DX Group VP8 Team."

At this point, I want to remember to everybody that VP8 team members left their homes past January 7th, and they expect to be back at home around February 22th. More than 45 days out of home, working and risking their lives in one of the hardest places of the World, trying to give us three new DXCC countries, two of them in the highest part on the most wanted list, in a project that exceeds 215.000$. So please, lets help them to reach their aim following operator instructions and respecting other callers.

Paul will try to do first six meters QSO during their afternoon and evening time. Take a look to my spots on DX Cluster, he will call me by Sat phone few minutes before start to call on 50.110 Khz.

EA5RM - VP8STI/VP8SGI Chief Pilot

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