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Palmyra Atoll KH5-P Press Release #2 28 June 2015
Lou (N2TU) and Craig (K9CT) previously announced a DXpedition to Palmyra Atoll
at the International DX Convention in Visalia, California. Palmyra (KH5)
ranks #9 on the Most Wanted List and #2 in Europe.
The Pacific Islands DXpedition Group has been awarded permission to activate
Cooper Island in the Palmyra Atoll, 11-26, January 2016.
A team of 12 highly experienced operators and veterans of many DXpeditions has
been assembled. Team members include Craig K9CT, Lou N2TU, Jerry WB9Z, Tom ND2T,
Mike K9NW, Ralph KØIR, John K6MM, Bob K4UEE, Hal W8HC, Dick W3OA, Jim N9TK, and Glenn WØGJ.
The Team plans to operate five stations, 160 to 6 meters on CW, SSB and
Digital modes, using a call sign to be announced at a later date.
Antennas dedicated to working Europe will be deployed due to the high
need and propagation path difficulty
the Palmyra DXpedition
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ARRL Field Day 2015, June 27-28
CDXA is planning on continuing its streak of very competitive Field Day
entries. This year we will return to the
QTH of Joe Barkley, KI4TZ
north of Chester, South Carolina. All stations will be in air conditioned
space. We will be using the callsign W4DXA.
Saturday evening sunset at the CDXA Field Day location.
W4DXCC is a DX and Contest Convention held in Pigeon Forge, TN
If you’re a DXer, Contester or just an active ham you should attend this year.
The attendees enjoy the fellowship of other hams and share their experiences.
They meet old friends and make new ones. Once you attend you will be back every year.
Representatives from Top equipment manufacturers will be on hand to demo new
equipment and answer your questions One on One.
This will be the most informative and relaxed DX and Contest convention you have ever attended,
not to mention the many great prize drawings.
It’s Time to make your reservations
1) Call the Mainstay convention hotel at 865-428-8350 to book your room and be sure to ASK for SEDCO special rates
2) Call Rosie KA4S at 865-898-2279 for Convention and Banquet tickets.
For More Details Visit us at - www.W4DXCC.com
The QSL Man is NOT Dead
Wayne, W4MPY, the QSL man has been gravely ill with cancer, but is still alive.
During his illness the QSL business was taken over by a member of the family
that is not a ham, but does know graphic arts and was instrumental in helping
Wayne with the software he used for creating the variety of QSL cards.
Unfortunately this family member did not do well with the business
and things just spiraled out of control until Wayne W4MPY and his
XYL Lola N4KAI were forced to close the business.
We are aware of the money owed many and are working to full fill our
obligation to these loyal customers.
Please contact David Carroll W5QDF on this email account
and let David see what he can do to resolve things.
David W5QDF and his XYL Sonya KF5ZRA are taking care of Wayne and Lola
and their doing well.
David W. Carroll
CDXA Members do Double Duty
Many of you CDXA Members probably already know who INDEXA
it is one of the world's largest financial contributors to major DXpeditions,
but did you know that the origin and current Executive Committee Members are
right here in the Carolinas? INDEXA
was started in Rock Hill, SC in 1983 by
CDXA member W4WMQ. CDXA member and INDEXA's
current President is Gary Dixon, K4MQG,
VP & Newsletter Editor is John Scott, K8YC, Secretary & Treasurer is Dick Williams,
W3OA and one of the Directors is Bill Jennings, W4UNP. It is truly an International
DX Association with over 1000 members' world wide. Just recently INDEXA
enough to qualify for the IRS 501(c)(3)
tax exempt status. Now DXers can deduct
contributions for the "Most Wanted" DXpeditions through INDEXA on their personal taxes each year
You can join INDEXA
, pay dues, and make donations through the INDEXA
web site at
Great News DXers.
Lots of things can change in the next few months but Dom,
3Z9DX, is one that has the greatest possibility of activating North Korea.
Start now getting those antennas ready and wish for wonderful propagation.
73, Gary, K4MQG
-PRESS RELEASE #1-
On February 28th, DX-World.net
broke the news
that Dom 3Z9DX had written
permission to operate amateur radio from a VERY wanted DXCC entity.
Today, we can reveal that entity is North Korea (P5).
Dom 3Z9DX explains he has received a further letter from authorities in
Pyongyang inviting him to a final meeting to discuss [and for he to accept]
rules by the North Korean military and the relevant telecommunications
This meeting will take place in December with activity planned for January
or February 2016.
According to P5 telecoms, Dom will be permitted only three bands (20-15-10)
likely using a multiband vertical from a secured place in Pyongyang with two
government supervisors over-looking 24/7.
Activity will last for 5 days.
At the moment this is a solo expedition to the #1 Most wanted entity using
SSB only. He is working hard behind the scenes to get one more op (CW) to
Please realise this project is a work in progress and try to understand that
it may only be Dom who operates from P5.
More updates / website throughout 2015.
Any questions via Press Officer, Col MM0NDX.
Lou - N2TU
and the CDXA Banner
K1N Interview for MDXC by W0GJ
1- The 1st question is "mandatory" Dott. Glenn: it has been 25 years from the
last activity in KP1. This made of Navassa the Most Wanted #1.
How did you feel being part of the team?
We have been working on getting permission to operate from Navassa
(and Desecheo) since 1998. It has been a very long and difficult
road working to get permission from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
who has jurisdiction over these entities. Read more
New QSL Bureau Web Page
The W4-K4-N4 QSL Bureau is launching a new web page.
Click on the "W4QSL Bureau" tab (above) to access the Bureau's new web page.
Please note the large box with the blue background entitled
"Your W4-K4-N4 Card Status Check". Read what it says and then
click on the word "sorter" within that box or scroll to the bottom of the
page to see if your card sorter is participating in this new program.
A hash tag (#) next to your letter indicates that your data is on line.
As this this the F, I, K, N, O, V and Z letter
suffixes are now on line. Putting this data on line is considerable
extra work for our letter sorters. As such, their participation is
voluntary and I ask your understanding if your letter sorter
chooses not to participate.
Give a big "Thank You" to Dick, W3OA and Wayne, WB4BXW for developing
this program for us.
73 to all,
Paul Sturpe, W3GQ
QSL Bureau Mgr for W4, K4, N4 Prefixes