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Author Topic: ZL9HR - Campbell Is Dxped in 2 weeks, request for support  (Read 881 times)
W4VKU
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« on: November 12, 2012, 08:46:46 PM »

Got the following email. Please help if possible and spread the word around in the Dx community.
73s de krish
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Dear Fellow DXer,

The ZL9HR - Campbell Island DX-pedition is less than two weeks from departure.

The last major DX-pedition to Campbell Island was almost 14 years ago, there will probably not be another one for quite some time.

Current Status:

On Oct 18th our equipment arrived from sea to the storage facility located in Invercargill, New Zealand.  The team will soon begin their journey to New Zealand's southern most seaport of Bluff, participate in safety briefings with the New Zealand Department of Conservation authorities and participate in the required quarantine inspection of all equipment and personal items going to the island. Our boat is already approved for use to New Zealand owned sub-Antarctic islands.

All payments for the DX-pedition's boat transportation, landing / use permit, food, equipment shipment, etc have been made, with one remaining major task to be handled on Nov. 25th; the purchase and transport to the boat of 1,100 liters of petrol for the generators. 

Each team member is paying their own transportation to New Zealand and their own living expense while in New Zealand. The team committed personal funding for the full cost of ZL9HR, which is budgeted to be $100,000.

As you may know, DX-peditions to remote sub-Antarctic islands generally cost far more than this amount, however the team has worked hard to keep the cost low considering the distances involved, much of the equipment and labor was provided by the Hellenic Amateur Radio Association of Australia.
 
We've been receiving support from the DX community as well as from clubs and foundations. However, even with the generosity of the ham radio community the cost of the DX-pedition far exceeds the donations.

For those who have already donated to ZL9HR we THANK YOU.

For those who are planning to make a donation the easiest method is via PayPay to:

HARAOA@HARAOA.COM
or
from the Donate Button at:
http://www.campbell2012.com/index.php/sponsors

As always, we appreciate your assistance to the project and look forward to working you in the pile-ups, which we expect will be massive.

73,
Gene K5GS for the ZL9HR Team

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AJ4RW
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« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2012, 05:52:48 AM »

I'm glad they reminded me.  Not the best time of year with Christmas and Thanksgiving coming up though.
Randy
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K4JK
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« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2012, 06:41:37 AM »

Thanks for the reminder! Looking forward to this one.
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« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2012, 07:43:37 AM »

Attention to this upcoming expedition will ramp up, as PT0S wraps up their show.  I have had success/ease of hearing/contacting the DX there that I dont expect to happen on ZL9HR for obvious reasons, (antenna placement, etc. etc. etc.......) but I do have a question as to the no overnight stays. If there is some reasoning behind that restriction, I have not been able to find it on the website. Just curious as to the reason, or is it just one of those "Because I said so" rules.

Not trying to "stir the pot", but I sure would like to know why no nites except when weather prevents a jaunt back to the boat.  My printout from VOACAP shows this period (1000z - 1600z?) taking a pretty good swath out of possible/PROBABLE good Rx condx for Florida.

I wonder what they think would/could happen at nite that cannot happen during the day. Huh

73, Gene AF3Y
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