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Author Topic: Are YOU supporting FT5ZM?  (Read 7756 times)
K7KB
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« on: May 03, 2013, 11:42:49 AM »

"Press Release

Since our last Press release early last month, we have a great deal of
news to report.

We have received the call sign FT5ZM.  It is a good call sign and we
thank TAAF for their cooperation.  Two new team members have joined the
team of fourteen. They are Neil, VA7DX and Andy, UA3AB.  Both men are
veterans of many DXpeditions and add expertise to the list of operators.

 Several more sponsors have joined in with their support, Spiderbeam,
Cycle 24 Antennas, and Array Solutions.  Array Solutions will be
providing the new OM Power amplifiers for our low band operations.

The team will assemble in Perth, Australia on January 10/11, 2014.  The
DXpedition vessel Braveheart will arrive on January 12th and loading of
equipment and personal items will begin. The North Coast Radio Group of
Western Australia, along with Alek, VK6APK, will be offering logistical
support to the FT5ZM Amsterdam Island DXpedition Team.  The VK6's will
assist in obtaining masts, ground rods, electrical hardware, and some
medical supplies.  This will result in a substantial decrease in the
bulk and weight of material that the team has to ship from the U.S.  We
plan to depart for the 9 day trip to Amsterdam Island on January 15th.

We are grateful to the growing list of DX Foundations, DX Clubs and
individual DXers who have contributed toward the DXpeditions expenses.
NCDXF, INDEXA, ARRL/Colvin and several European based DX Foundations
have made unusually large commitments.  They are aware of the extreme
cost of the venture at over $400,000. (see our budget on the website.)

However, thus far, we have only raised just over 53% of the money that
we need to complete this DXpedition.  As payments on the vessel begin
next month, we must ask the world-wide DX community for their support.
Visit our website at: www.amsterdamdx.org and contribute whatever you
can.  We need your help.

Thanks.we will update you monthly until departure."

I know sometimes it's hard to come up with a few extra $$$ at times, but if you can I'm sure the guys setting up this DX'pedition would appreciate the help. I realize there is no guarantee of a QSO, but that's especially so it they can't get there at all.

John K7KB
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KY6R
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« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2013, 04:28:33 PM »

Yes - I donated $100 because I know this DX-pedition is only guaranteed if people donate. They haven't hit their mark yet - so do the best you can and donate now.

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AF5CC
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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2013, 09:05:58 PM »

Yep, already donated to them. I want to donate to VK0H as well, but can't find out how to do so on their website.

John AF5CC
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NU1O
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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2013, 10:00:08 PM »

Is this trip prepaid by the Ops going on the trip?  Or, is there a level which if not met at a given date the trip is called off?

I understand Heard will be over $1 million and unless they are going to have 50 payees I don't see how they will pay the expenses upfront without much aid from the DX community.

Can somebody with a knowledge of how these things work please clarify.

73,

Chris/NU1O
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BA4TB
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« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2013, 02:45:51 AM »

Our company and I will support FT5ZM.

73,
Dale BA4TB

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MM0NDX
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« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2013, 05:02:44 PM »

Yes, I AM.

$300 donated. Looking forward to this one.

73 Col, MM0NDX
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« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2013, 06:28:12 PM »

Yes I am...Offered my support via paypal a couple of days ago. 
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K7KB
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« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2013, 08:57:04 PM »

It's great to see the support offered to the DX'pedition so far. Let's keep the ball rolling!!

John K7KB
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AF3Y
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« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2013, 09:02:50 AM »

Sent them what I could scrape up this morning... Wink.

73, Gene AF3Y
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« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2013, 06:33:04 AM »

Looking at the individual sponsor lists, it looks like another NA/EU funded expedition.  Sure would be nice to get some help from the rest of the planet.

73, Gene AF3Y
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AF5CC
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« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2013, 09:39:35 PM »

Who will have the easier path to FT5Z-NA or EU?

John AF5CC
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AF3Y
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« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2013, 10:27:51 AM »

UPDATE on fundraising: http://dx-world.net/2013/ft5zm-fundraising/

(A LONG way to go yet....... Roll Eyes)

Gene AF3Y
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« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2013, 02:56:37 PM »

Are the "RAISED SO FAR" numbers on the FT5ZM website up to date?  On May 24th, per their site, they had raised approx. $227K or 57% of the $400,000 needed to finance the expedition.

The latest numbers on the website show $283,364 raised of the $400,000 needed. That is roughly 71% of the amount needed and $56K in additional donations since May, over 3 months ago. This one still needs approx. $117K between now and trip time. That's a pretty big hill to climb.

I sent them what I could afford, and don't see my way clear to do any more.

If the $283K number is correct and up to date, I wonder if they are going to make it Huh January of 2014 is only 3+ months away.

DX is going to be pretty active between now and January. Hope we don't get too involved and  forget this one still needs some help.

73, Gene AF3Y
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« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2013, 04:00:22 PM »

The North Jersey DX Association donated $300 from club coffers, and a bunch of our club members also stepped up to the plate and added to that donation, so in total we raised somewhere between $1100 and $1200.
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« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2013, 07:43:38 AM »

I did send in mine this AM as well and would like to see that $ meter start going up to success land.

73s
krish
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