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OPDX 479.1October 1, 2000

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The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 479.1
BID: $OPDX.479.1
October 1, 2000
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF-80 BBS Cleveland, Ohio
Online at 440-237-8208 28.8k-1200 Baud 8/N/1

Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network and Hans-Peter, HB9BXE, for the following special DX information.

From the 3B6RF website: Updated: October 1, 2000

Agalega 3B6RF Bulletin NR. 9 "We have to postpone"

Our landing permit for Agalega was cancelled, due to unexpected elections in Mauritius which took place middle of September. Officials of the new Mauritius Government have asked us to postpone the expedition for 2 to 3 weeks. This for security reasons. This creates severe difficulties to us as there are only two regular ships per year heading to 3B6. There is only a ship available beginning of October and another one beginning of May. Furthermore the time is too short to organise another ship and in addition to that it would be far out of our budget. The ship which we have chartered for our return from 3B6 to 3B8 costs us US $ 30,000. Also most of the members could not extend or change their leave/holidays.

This absolutely unexpected situation is a real shock, as everything was prepared professionally, 2 tons of equipment are customs cleared at the airport and we were ready to go. But I'm very pleased to inform you that in spite of this fact the existing crew is still highly motivated to work for the postponed expedition in May 2001. Unfortunately, probably not all of todady's crew members may participate in May 2001.

In connection with the postponement the following actions were/are necessary:

Cancellation of airline tickets
Cancellation of the air freight and get out the equipment of Swiss customs
Found stores for the equipment for a period of 6 months
Transport of the equipment to this store
Ship YAESU equipment back to Germany
Ship antennas back to USA
Inform the DX community
Inform all the sponsors, motivating then not to withdraw their donation and so on and so on !!!

We of course shall continue with our open and comprehensive information policy and are convinced to carry out a successful 3B6 expedition in May 2001. We shall publish, as already done, a monthly bulletin to inform the world-wide dx community about the latest news. The newest information you will find of course also on our website


Hans-Peter HB9BXE, Leader 3B6 Dxpedition


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