KH1/KH7Z - DX news and calendar
DX news and calendar: KH1/KH7Z
Added/updated on
July 6, 2018
Callsign(s) KH1/KH7Z   
Event start-end date June 27, 2018 - July 5, 2018
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DXCC   KH1 - Baker & Howland Is.     
IOTA   OC-089 - Baker And Howland Islands     
CQ zone 31
WEB page http://www.baker2018.net
Planned modes CW, SSB, Digital
Planned bands 80 M, 60 M, 40 M, 30 M, 20 M, 17 M, 15 M, 12 M, 10 M
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Update Jul,5: KH1/KH7Z is QRT. The last QSO was with JA2FJP on 80m FT8. We expect to be off island by 00:00 UTC 6 July for journey to Fiji. Our trip will take six days and cross the Dateline again. The team is very tired but proud of QSO totals, over 16,000 unique calls in the log, and successful deployment of new DXpedition Verizon of FT8 that showed over 6,000 unique calls in our log.
Update Jul,4 1500z: Happy 4th of July America from Baker Island where we will celebrate with hot dogs and burgers.

After 9 days on Baker it’s time to think about going home.

We’ve put about 60,000 QSOS in the log. By sticking to our commitment to keep stations on 20 meters, we have over 16,000 unique calls in the log. Many have thanked us for ATNOs. Despite it being June we have over 1200 top band QSOs and many European stations on the other low bands in the log. And the use of FT8 has allowed many hams with moderate stations to get us.

We start tearing down at daybreak and plan to have 3 of the 8 radios and 5 of the 10 antennas in their boxes and on the boat by lunch.

We will operate some CW and SSB in the afternoon until dark and dismantle more in the evening. Final shutdown occurs at our sunrise Thursday and we must have the camp dismantled and on the boat by Thursday night.

Thanks for all the well behaved pileups

73 Don, N1DG/KH1
Update Jul,2 1500z: Things are humming on Baker Island. After storms, SAT phone failures, extreme heat and a storm that damaged both our low band antennas everything is fixed and we have over 40,000 QSOS in the log.

We are all happily working radio shifts handing out ATNOs and making memories that will remain with us forever.

Our pilots have requested we shift our 30 mtr frequency to down 1 to 10.107 to avoid EU QRM. We also will try FT8 normal mode on 1.840 at 09:00 UTC 3 July for East Coast USA who have been hard to work. If successful we will stay on 160 through the night giving Eastern EU a shot.

We are still getting lots of FT8 callers using the wrong software. Also we hope to activate 60 mtrs (FT8) on 4 July. Lastly because of the tides and heat we start tearing down late on the 4th and leave Baker on the 6th.
Update Jun,29 1500z: For the first time since we got here, we have had all 8 stations on the air, and antennas are now up covering 6 through 160. Today was one of the few days without a storm. The weather should no longer be a factor, as the last 2 antennas have been deployed. We are still having issues with our BGAN but are uploading logs via SAT phone; a slow, and expensive way.

The team has settled into a routine of 4-hour shifts. We are all tired, but happy to be on the radio and not building, or repairing things. The weekend is here and we are all looking forward to giving out many ATNO.
Update Jun,29: Good news. All but one station deployed. We are running up to 7 stations on all bands and making many QSOs after a weather related slow start. We hope to provide many ATNOs over the next week.

We are now well over 10,000 QSOs, with great rates on CW, slightly slower rates on SSB, and FT8 has been effective. Please make sure to read our primer at baker2018.net on working us on FT8.

The bad news is our BGAN terminal system for log uploading refuses to link up with the bird. We have two BGAN terminals on island and neither are correctly connecting to the satalite. We will continue to work to sort this out, but right now we can’t upload logs.

The weather continues to be extremely hot and humid. But that is what we expected. Temps have been exceeding 110 degrees Fahrenheit during the day, and only drop to around 100 at night. This coupled with only two, 4-6 hr windows to access the island from the boat each day makes things challenging.

Tomorrow we plan on constructing the 6 meter antenna.

That’s all for now. Many people to work.

Don, N1DG.
Update Jun,28: Weather 1 Baker Island Dxpedition 0

We did get 3 stations up and running last night one day ahead of schedule.

They say it never rains on Baker. At midnight giant squalls came through knocking out one of our 3 antennas we worked so hard to get up. We worked through the morning and have 6 stations available for the scheduled startup tonight at 05:00 UTC.

Tomorrow before it gets too hot we will erect 2 more antennas making 8 stations available as the bands allow.

The team is exhausted but excited about settling in and making QSOs around the globe.
Update Jun,27: The team made good progress in building out the operating facilities today. Island conditions are extremely hot, and difficult. Long work periods in the sun are challenging. All stations are now setup, and the computer network is just waiting for power. The team is taking a short break to escape the sun, with hopes of being QRV in the next 12 hrs.
Update Jun,26: We arrived at Baker at sunrise at 5:30 AM local time. The advance team of Kevin K6TD, George, AA7JV., Don, N1DG, James 9V1YC and Allie FWS were on the island by 7:30 AM. The landing was not too bad but the island is an oven. By 10 AM it was well over 100 degrees. The tide got too rough as well but the Nai’a crew got all the tents generators and emergency supplies with Mike, KN4EEI, Rick, N4HU, Arnie N6HC, and Tomi HA7RY, joining before the tide cut off access. This team put up the operating tents and storage tents.

At 2 PM high tide allowed reinforcements to arrive with fresh energy, and the original landing team departed totally exhausted. They are putting up the sleeping tents and moving radios antennas and generators to the storage and operating tents

By sunset, everyone will be off the island so we can rest up for day 2. We have antennas radios and generators left to set up and the plan is to be QRV by sunset.
Update Jun,25: As we enter Day 4 of our voyage, we are enjoying our last day at sea. We expect to be at Baker by dawn tomorrow. Today we start pulling the boxes out of the hold and organizing them according to when we want them landing on Baker. We are also filling our emergency water jugs (300 gallons) and loading fuel canisters.

We will also wash down all the antennas and shipping cases to protect Baker from outside contamination.

We have a full day of work so when we arrive tomorrow it’s all about the landing, building tents and setting up for the safety of the team. Time permitting (read: light) we will also start working on antennas.

Our original timetable was to be QRV by 05:00 UTC 27 June. We think we will beat that by 24 hours.

We are all smiles and excited to be nearing our destination

Don and Kevin and the KH7Z team.
Update Jun,20: The 2018 DXpedition to Baker Island is proud to announce that on 20 June around noon local time the team made an on time departure for Baker Island. We still plan on arriving on the 26th of June and immediately build the infrastructure for a safe and productive stay.

Please monitor our website for updates along the way. We plan to activate several (rare) grid squares along the way too.

We look forward to providing many ATNO contacts over the next few weeks. Links to our Garmin tracker and blog are available at http://www.baker2018.net

Thank you in advance for your support.

The Baker Island 2018 Team
Update Jun,19: The NAI’A has arrived Pago Pago. So has the full KH1/KH7Z team. Baker Island next stop.
Updade Jun,18: Don, N1DG says: “Dinner in Samoa. Took 3 planes and 36 hours to get here. Later today we go to American Samoa to meet the Nai’a. Departure Wednesday to Baker. [L-R] N4HU, K6TD, N1DG, JN1THL, 9V1YC, K6MM”
Updade Jun,17: We arrived at the boat about 9:30AM on 15 June Fiji Time. The freight agent’s flat bed truck had just arrived. They were waiting for a forklift to unload the 9 pallets of equipment. The forklift arrived quickly. Pallets were unloaded, and then items taken off the pallets and handed onto the ship. The crew made quick work of getting all the barrels, and cases.

All the equipment was stacked into the outside prep area, adjacent to the storage area. The crew moved all the equipment in, repacking it twice.

The dock at Lautoka isn’t large, and we were parked behind a ZL naval ship that wanted to leave. So, we cast off the dock lines, motored out of the harbor, did a triangle route, letting the ZL naval ship depart. And return to the dock. The NAI’A felt very smooth and steady on our short 15 minute out and back.

Once back at the dock, items from the NAI’A warehouse arrived – generators, tables and chairs, gas cans, lights, etc. Stowing these items required the storage area be re-packed, for a third time. But, it all fit. Which was a surprise to all of us that saw the equipment coming onto the ship.

The storage area is normally the camera storage and prep area. Right next to this area is a meeting and bench area. When the time comes to move the equipment off the boat, in the correct order, we can move it all into the meeting area, then extract items in the right order. Going to make all this pretty easy.

George, AA7JV, and Rob, NAI’A owner got a chance to talk boats, routes and issues, such as navigating coral heads. We all came away thinking we can do this. The only issue concerning all of us is the surf at Baker.

NAI’A has two large skiffs, which they fitted with bran d new engines today. Rob bought a new skiff just for this trip. The NOAA boat that visits the island told Rob about this skiff that makes getting thru the surf much easier.

N4HU, AA7JV, KN4EEI, and K6TD stored items on the boat, so we don’t need to haul them with use thru APIA onto Samoa. We went over the cabin assignments with Vanessa and Chad, our cruise directors. Got a chance to meet and talk with the cook. The cook even made us all hamburger for lunch. We won’t go hungry on this trip.

We hooked up and activated the inReach tracker, lent to us by ND2T. Rob’s wife plans to track the boat with it.

HA7RY found the expresso machine, and proceeded to make several cups while we were there.

We all got to sit in the air-conditioned dinning room, and review all the items required by DDXA and NAI’A. How much gasoline are we taking (1800L)? What is the island rotations schedule? I forget all the items we covered. We all felt preparations are complete.

The boat plans to leave Lautoka harbor at 2:00PM on Saturday.

Weather today in Fiji was pleasant. Not oppressively hot, nor humid. If you were out of the sun, and where a nic breeze blew, it was very pleasant.

Next stop – APIA, then meet the boat on June 19th in Pago-Pago.
Updade Jun,13: “We will be active on 160 from Baker Island from June 27 to July 6 (note that dates are tentative and may change — please visit http://baker2018.net/ for updates). Given the time of the year, KH1 is likely to be challenging for most. In addition to the less then perfect time of year, we are limited to a maximum antenna height of 43 feet. But, we do have a new antenna for 160 meters we will stand it in the salt-water to maximize its performance. We will also have a couple of DHDL receiving antennas with high performance pre-amplifiers. In other words, we will do our absolute best to overcome the handicaps that we were dealt.

Our TX frequency will be 1822.5 to begin with and we will be listening up. NA stations should call above 1825.0 to avoid the stronger JA callers, who are limited to below 1825.0

Our sunset will be at 07:45 UTC. We will be on the band at sunset to fully take advantage of the 1 1/2 hours of common darkness with the NA East Coast.

During that time the sun will be still up in Japan, so we will be able to focus on NA and SA. West coast stations will have more than 4 hours of common darkness with us, they should have a decent chance of putting KH1 in the log. After the West Coast sunrise, from about 12:45 UTC onward, JA, UA0 and SE Asia, as well as ZL/VK, will have an exclusive shot at us. During this time we may move down to give the JA-s more room.

EU will be…well…difficult. We will stay on the air throughout each sunrise, working as far west as possible.”
Updade Jun,8: Valery Hotzeld, NV9L interviews Don Greenbaum N1DG about the upcoming KH1/KH7Z, Baker Island 2018 DXpedition.

Updade Jun,6: The 2018 DXpedition to Baker Island occurs during the declining side of the solar cycle where propagation is usually much, much worse, nearing the bottom. In addition, there are limited hours of darkness in some Northern Hemisphere locations. However, this is the when our permit is valid and we are planning to maximize the time we are available to work to propagation challenged areas. For instance, stations will be on 20 meters 24 hours a day.

First, thanks to Stu, K6TU, we have embedded his tools in our website where you can run forecasts specific to your grid square and station properties.

Please visit http://www.baker2018.net/pages/propagation.html to see when and on what bands to look for us.

We have also run these forecasts by geographic area to know when we should be listening for you. The forecasts are grim. However, stations on the Equator report working EU in June/July is one of the better times. During noon, local time, we don’t expect to hear any signals. We will mostly likely take our main meals during that time, and rest up, for a long night of productive QSOs.

Remember, these are predictions – like climate versus weather. Climate is what you expect, weather is what you get. Keep an ear on the bands – you might catch an opening. Check the daily space weather forecas

Our network of worldwide pilots will also report how well we are being heard in your area to keep us abreast of propagation.

Our permit restricts our antennas to 43 ft vertical antennas. We won’t get the gain of a Yagi, nor the directionality. We will be using Steppirs and special design antennas to take advantage of the salt water ground. One of the antenna designs has been adapted by AA7JV from the recent 3B7A operation.

We will be using FT8 to find openings we might not hear, and to serve as a beacon. When we find an opening, we will put as many radios/modes/ops on as we can.

Our group helped develop the latest WSJT-X software to incorporate a DXpedition fox/hound mode. Please download version 1.9.0 before we are QRV around 27 June. This may expand the bands we are able to use at this point in the solar cycle. We’ve also put a “how to use the new FT8” primer on our site. You can view it and our planned operating frequencies at https://www.baker2018.net/pages/plan.html It will help those new to the mode to quickly master the new version.

As previously mentioned, we will stay on 20 meters continuously and jump to other bands from one of the other 7 operating positions. Our 15 operators will rotate on and off in 3 hour shifts. We have one goal, maximize the number of ATNO QSOs with this 5th most wanted entity.
Updade May,29: They also plan to be QRV on 60m
Updade May,28: The Dateline DX Association is approximately 30 days away from arriving at KH1, Baker Island. Our gear has now all been shipped and our website updated to reflect all operating frequencies, operating plans, and up-to-date propagation routines to ensure you know where and when to look for us. We hope to be QRV around June 27. Please visit us at http://www.baker2018.net

Our experienced DXpedition team has conducted successful DXpeditions to many rare countries. We also have a worldwide net of pilots.
They are there to relay back to us any missed or rare openings so we an react to them and be there to work you. Please do not hesitate to contact them: http://www.baker2018.net/pages/team.html

Our timetable for going to Baker Island was based on (a) the timing of our US Fish and Wildlife Service permit, (b) availability of our ship, and (c) the typhoon season in the Pacific. We understand the lack of darkness for some areas for low band activity, but with KH1 being the number 5 most wanted entity, ATNO QSOs are a priority and 20 meters offers the best worldwide propagation in June. Stations will be on 20 meters 24/7. We expect Eastern Europe to be able to work us on 17 and 30 meters as well.

Our group helped develop the latest WSJT-X software to incorporate a DXpedition fox/hound mode. Please download version 1.9.0 before we are QRV around 27 June. This may expand the bands we are able to use at this point in the solar cycle. We’ve also put a “how to use the new FT8” primer on our site. It will help those new to the mode to quickly master the new version. Check it out at http://www.baker2018.net/pages/plan.html

We have spent many months preparing for this trip, and last month simulated the island setup. Please visit http://www.baker2018.net/pages/pretrip.html to see more pictures relating to our testing activities.
As with any DXpedition to the really rare ones, this will be another large budget operation. The operator team will contribute over 50% of the expected budget of $400,000. You can help make this DXpedition happen by visiting our website, and contributing today. http://www.baker2018.net/pages/donate.html

Thank you in advance for your support.
The Baker Island 2018 Team
Updade May,26: Marty, KC1CWF, Social Media Reporter, posted some pictures on FaceBook this week of items being loaded onto a truck heading to Baker Island.
It was also announced this past week that the dates for the upcoming KH1/KH7Z Baker Island DXpedition are between June 27th and July 7th.

Updade Apr,28: Following a successful Visalia DX Convention, the KH1/KH7Z team met in Cupertino this week to assemble the stations and network in preparation of landing on Baker in 2 months. The DXpedition is now in the final planning stages and this step was the last before packing and shipping our gear to Fiji.

Stations

DXpedition sponsors Elecraft and DX Engineering provided the required gear. There will be 8 stations on Baker Island consisting of 8 Elecraft K3S transceivers — 7 powered by KPA500s; the 8th low band station powered by a KPA1500 amp. This is the first expedition to use a KPA1500 and the team and Elecraft are looking forward to seeing this exciting new amplifier in action.

There will be 3 separate tents for CW, SSB, and Digital stations. Co-leaders K6TD and N1DG, and AA7A, K6GFJ, K6MM, ND2T and N6MZ assembled the stations, activated the BGAN satellite network, interfaced the NUC computers & monitors, and installed N1MM+ in a complete on-island simulation (including generator power). We also successfully simulated making QSOs and uploading sample logs to ClubLog via the BGAN.


The network was designed by our IT team led by AA7A and N6MZ and consists of rapidly deployed transit boxes containing the switches power hubs and POE repeaters. Upon reaching the island the team will deploy these cases and run out cables from the central CW tent to SSB and Digital tents. All N1MM+ computers will be networked to our center administrative PC allowing 2 uploads daily via satellite to Club Log to minimize duplicate contacts.

Antennas

Although limited to 43 feet, our 80 and 160 meter antennas are newly designed AA7JV “fat” verticals, which will sit just inside the high tide mark. The SteppiR verticals for 75 through 10 meters will also be mounted just inside of the high tide mark while four 2-element vertical arrays will be mounted away from the water for 15, 17 and 20 meters. In this way, we can maintain a 24-hour presence on 20 meters to maximize the number of unique callsigns and enable the most ATNO contacts. We also intend to install a multi-vertical array for 6 meters at the digital radios.

Testing the SteppIRs and our own design of vertical arrays is all that remains before cleaning and sterilizing our gear to meet the FWS Biological Protocols and sending the gear to our freight forwarder.

Please visit here to see more pictures relating to our testing activity this week.

As with any DXpedition to the really rare ones, this will be another large budget operation. The operator team will contribute over 50% of the expected budget of $400,000. You can help make this DXpedition happen by visiting our website, and contributing today.

Thank you in advance for your support.

The Baker Island 2018 Team
Updade Apr,12: PRESS RELEASE #7

The 2018 DXpedition to Baker Island is proud to announce the addition of Neil King, VA7DX to our team. Neil was first licensed in 1979 as VE7CVM, attained his advanced certification in 1980 and acquired the call VA7DX in late 1999. An avid HF, VHF and UHF contester, Neil has also dabbled in meteor scatter, EME, tropo and satellite operation. Neil has had the opportunity to visit and operate from 3DA0, 7P8, VU7, TX5C, JT1, K5D, HK0, C9, A25, FT5ZM, 7Q7, A35, and TX5T.

KH1 is the 6th most wanted entity. Our plans are to bring the KH1 entity to as many operators, and countries as we can.

As with any DXpedition to the really rare ones, this will be another large budget operation. The operator team will contribute over 50% of the expected budget of $400,000. You can help make this DXpedition happen by visiting our website, and contributing today.

With two months to go before we board our ship in American Samoa, we thank you in advance for your support.

The Baker Island 2018 Team
Updade Mar,24: Don, N1NG, posted 5 photos on the KH1/KH7Z Baker Island DXpedition 2018 FaceBook page. The Georgia contingent of the KH1/KH7Z team has been busy. Team members Tom/N4XP, Rick/N4HU and Paul/W6XA built their Weatherport tents (that will used on KH1) last week- end!!! Check it out at: < a href="https://www.facebook.com/groups/1994732637472703">https://www.facebook.com/groups/1994732637472703
Updade Feb,26: PRESS RELEASE #6

As a protected US National Wildlife Refuge, Baker Island is a place few humans ever get a chance to see. In fact, the protected status of the wildlife is the main reason why landing permission is so rare. There are strict conditions laid down by the US Fish & Wildlife Service to make sure our DXpedition does not disturb the island’s delicate ecosystem.

Eleven species of seabirds nest on the island including boobies, frigate birds, and almost a million pairs of sooty terns. There are also skinks, geckos, sea-turtles and staggering numbers of hermit crabs. As DXpeditioners to other remote

Pacific islands have found out that crabs pose a particularly difficult problem. They emerge at night, and eat their way through just about anything that has a trace of organic matter. This includes cardboard, rope, paper, clothes, bedding, leftover food and even coax. Keeping the pesky crabs out of DXpedition tents has become sort an art-form over the years, and many different techniques have been tried on other islands such as Clipperton. The most popular to date has been the “DXpedition Crab Fence”, which is basically a 15” high roll of sheet metal strung out around each tent. It’s not 100% crab-proof, but its highly effective.

Even with the abundance of crabs that exist on Baker, the risk of an invasive plant or animal species from the mainland gaining a foothold is very high, and could mean catastrophe for native seabirds. This means everything we bring with us including clothing, footwear and equipment must be pre-cleaned and specially treated prior to our departure. Even the food we bring is controlled, with fresh fruit and seeded vegetables both prohibited.

The land is not the only place where we’re bound by permit conditions. The marine environment at Baker is also under protected status. Surrounding the island are extensive thickets of living staghorn coral which dominate on the eastern side. Table, plate and many other coral formations are also common on the rest of the reef slopes. Larger heads of lobe, disk, and brain corals – some up to nine feet in diameter – are found along the deeper slopes. A total of 104 species of coral has been reported since Fish and Wildlife began documenting the area. Because of this, diving is strictly prohibited at Baker, and waste from our ship must be disposed at a distance of 50 nautical miles.

While our movements and equipment may be regulated in order to protect the environment, luckily the hours we can be on the air are not. Therefore, we intend to be active as much as we can on all available bands.

This project presents a great opportunity to prove to the US Fish and Wildlife Service that DXpeditioning is a highly compatible activity on an ecologically sensitive island. Our protection of Baker is just as important as the number of QSOs we make, so when we’re done we intend to leave the island exactly as we found it – to ensure future operations are possible.

As with any DXpedition to the rarest and most remote islands of the world, this trip needs your help. March 2018 will mark a significant milestone for the team as our next payment on the ship is due. Though the operator team will contribute over 50% of the expected budget we still need your support to make this trip happen. If you haven’t contributed yet, please consider helping by visiting our website:

Thank you in advance for your support.

73 from the Baker Island 2018 Team
Updade Feb,15: PRESS RELEASE #5

The 2018 DXpedition to Baker Island is proud to commemorate the 81st anniversary of Amelia Earhart’s disappearance on July 2, 1937 near Baker & Howland islands, as well as the commitment and sacrifices made by the Hui Panalā’au students from Hawaii, who lived on Baker, Howland and Jarvis from 1935-1942.

Not many people know that these Hui Panalā’au students were unsung heroes. They were part of the American Equatorial Islands Colonization Project, which helped establish Baker, Howland and Jarvis as legitimate US territories by forming settlements on Baker and Howland.

The settlement on Baker was named Meyerton, after Captain H.A. Meyer of the US Army, who helped establish the Hui Panalā’au camps in 1935. Itascatown, on Howland Island, was named after the USCGC ship Itasca which transported the students to the islands from Hawaii. Some of these young men lost their lives during the simultaneous attacks on Pearl Harbor & Baker-Howland-Jarvis on December 7- 8, 1941.

There is a strong connection between Earhart’s trip around the world, and these Hui Panalā’au colonists. The students helped build the landing strip on Howland for Earhart’s arrival and were waiting to welcome her on both Baker and Howland.

Itasca was anchored at Howland and in constant communication with Earhart as she made her final approach to Howland, but then disappeared presumably in the vicinity of Baker-Howland, which are only 40 miles apart. From some reports, a few students were also on the Itasca during those final hours.

Our DXpedition not only honors Earhart, often cited as a role-model for young girls because of her independence, persistence, and courage, but also recognizes the important role the brave young Hui Panalā’au students played in US history.

KH1 is the 5th most wanted entity. Our plans are to bring the KH1 entity to as many operators, and countries as we can. We hope adding these historical elements to our adventure makes it more interesting and enjoyable to our audience and raises awareness of our hobby in the general public.

As with any DXpedition to the really rare ones, this will be another large budget operation. The operator team will contribute over 50% of the expected budget of
$400,000. You can help make this DXpedition happen by visiting our website and contributing today.

http://www.baker2018.net/pages/donate.html

Thank you in advance for your support. The Baker Island 2018 Team.
Updade Feb,3: KH1/KH7Z will be using the new FT8 DXpediton mode (still under testing) that will be released before the expedition begins. For now you can read the FT8 DXpedition Mode User Guide
Updade Jan,16: PRESS RELEASE #4

The Dateline DX Association is pleased to announce major equipment support from Elecraft, DX Engineering, and SteppIR Communications Systems for its KH1/KH7Z Baker Island 2018 DXpedition.

For the KH1/KH7Z operation, Elecraft will supply the highly reliable K3S transceivers and their matching KPA500 amplifiers. These radios are veterans of several highly successful major DXpeditions and will greatly aid our goal of many ATNO contacts.

Our use permit for access to the Baker National Wildlife Refuge restricts the type and height of antennas we can use for KH1/KH7Z. SteppIR Communications Systems is working with team member George Wallner, AA7JV, with antennas that are acceptable to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Every operation of this size needs a large number of critical equipment items suitable for island operation. DX Engineering has stepped up to offer those items on an as needed basis. DX Engineering continues to support major DXpeditions, and is a quality supplier of everything needed for the Amateur Radio community.

KH1 is the 4th most wanted entity. Our plans are to bring the KH1 entity to as many operators, and countries as we can. Support from these equipment vendors is appreciated and helps us meet our QSO goals. As with any DXpedition to the really rare ones, this will be another large budget operation. The operator team will contribute over 50% of the expected budget of $400,000. You can help make this DXpedition happen by visiting our website, and contributing today.

http://www.baker2018.net/pages/donate.html

Thank you in advance for your support.
The Baker Island 2018 Team
     

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