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DXpedition Plans Shaping Up:

from The ARRL Letter on August 15, 2013
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DXpedition Plans Shaping Up:

Plans by one Canadian and two Americans to mount the CY0P DXpedition to Sable Island October 1 to October 11 are well underway.

The CY0P team includes VE1RGB, AI5P and WA4DAN, who coordinated two previous CY0 DXpeditions, including one in October 2012 cut short by Hurricane Sandy. The trio plans to operate CW, SSB and RTTY on 160 through 10 meters. VE1RGB plans to operate S&P in the California QSO Party October 5-6 as VE1RGB/CY0. Located off the coast of Nova Scotia, Sable Island (NA-063) is the 59th most-wanted DXCC entity, according to the ClubLog DXCC Most Wanted List The group will log on paper. QSL via VE1RGB (no LoTW, eQSL or ClubLog) or via the bureau.

Separate DXpeditions this fall and winter will make Saint Vincent and the Grenadines more available for DXers. The first -- and larger -- J88HL DXpedition is planned for November 17-29 by seven operators from Poland -- SP2EBG, SP3CYY, SP3GEM, SP6EQZ, SP6IXF, SP9FOW and SP9PT. While considering possible destinations, they noticed that J8 -- which is the 116th most-wanted DXCC entity, according to the ClubLog DXCC Most Wanted List -- hasn't seen a major DXpedition in recent years. SP6EQZ says this is will not be a "holiday operation" but a dedicated radio activity on all HF bands, a serious effort on 160 and some operation on 6 meters. At least three stations will be on the air 24 hours a day on CW, SSB and RTTY. One operator may participate in the CQ World Wide DX CW in a single-operator category, while the others will operate outside the contest. QSL direct or via the bureau.

February 10-17 will see the Caribbean Buddies DX Group "enduring the hardships of DXing from Isis Villa on Bequia." This will be a lower-key "suitcase" DXpedition with Buddipole antennas and wires and 100 W transceivers -- the group's equipment complement of choice. J88EA is a possible call sign. -- Thanks to The Daily DX


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