Update May 23, 2023: Press Release #3
Our fundraising campaign is underway with 18 Clubs / Foundations and 87 individuals already showing their support for the project.
At 24% of the target, we have a long way to go in order to reach the goal of 50% team member funding of the estimated project cost of $350,000(USD). If you need Clipperton for an ATNO, or will work us, we would appreciate your help, most bills must be paid before we sail.
Many of the current individual donors and organizations have supported our previous DXpeditions whether they needed the entity or not. We appreciate their confidence in our team, and invite others to sign on.
We wish to thank the most recent organizations for their sponsorship. We also appreciate the individual donors who have donated through the website and/or directly.
o Southwest Ohio DX Association
o Southeastern DX Club
o National Capital DX Association
o Mile High DX Association
o Bullitt Amateur Radio Society
o The Intrepid DX Group
o The Swiss DX Foundation
o The Hoosier DX and Contest Club
TX5S JA Website:
We want to thank our partners in Japan for creating a dedicated JA website for the TX5S DXpedition project, and representing the project in Japan (http://ict-kuwa.net/tx5s/index.htm):
o Hiro JA4DND, Project Manager
o Seiji JK1KSB, Public Relations
o Karl JA4BUA, I/T, Website
o Joe JJ3PRT, Pilot, Fundraising
Joining the Team:
Paul Ewing N6PSE needs no introduction. Many of you will know Paul from his DXpeditions to rare entities, including: YI9PSE Iraq, ST0R Republic of South Sudan, 3D2R Rotuma Island, ET3AA Ethiopia, 7O6T Yemen, 3D2C Conway Reef, XZ1J Myanmar, E30FB Eretria, VP8STI South Sandwich and VP8SGI South Georgia Islands. Paul brings years of DXpedition DX experience to the team.
Band / Mode Additions:
Look for TX5S from Clipperton Island on the satellites. We’re in the process of sourcing the necessary equipment.
With the help of Lance, W7GJ, we’ve added 6m EME to the Clipperton project plan.
Joining the team are three French citizens each who have interest in Clipperton Island:
- Anthony Tchékémian and Patrick Leleu are scientists who will conduct research while on the island.
- Jean-Francois Beaulieu is with the “Association la Passion-Clipperton”, an organization dedicated to improving and preserving Clipperton Island’s environment.
Ham Radio Friedrichshafen, Germany:
Several TX5S team members will attend this world class event, we look forward to meeting many DXers.
We will again have a Groups.io presence during the DXpedition. Registered users will be able to communicate directly with the pilot team using the Groups.io platform. The address will be announced before we sail.
Clipperton 2024 Team
Update April 21, 2023: Press Release #2
The French national frequency agency, ANFR, has reserved the callsign TX5S for use during the Clipperton Island DXpedition, the license will be valid for 15 days. We expect to operate maritime mobile, call sign to-be-determined.
As the cost of expeditions to highly most wanted DXCC entities continues to increase the importance of donations to support these projects has never been greater. The Clipperton Island project budget is $350,000. The ship’s fee represents the largest expense and must be paid in advance. We have set a fund-raising target of $175,000. To date we have raised $35,800.
Support of the DX community is more important than ever and we wish to thank our early individual donors, foundations, clubs and corporate sponsors:
• Foundations and Clubs:
o The Northern California DX Foundation $25,000
o The European DX Foundation
o UK DX Foundation
o The Clipperton DX Club
o Twin City DX Association
o Lone Star DX Association
o Danish DX Group
o LA DX Group
o Spokane DX Association
o North Alabama DX Club
• Corporate Sponsors
o DX Engineering
o The DX Store
o The Daily DX
o Rig Expert
o ON5UR QSL Service
o United Radio QSL Management Bureau
Team member update: Nodir EY8MM, Allan EA3SHO and Dave WD5COV have joined the team, in addition to Jacky ZL3CW, Dave K3EL, Steve W1SRD, Ricardo PY2PT, Gene K5GS, Heye DJ9RR, Laci HA0NAR, Walt N6XG, Rob N7QT, Glenn KE4KY, Chris N6WM, Andreas N6NU, and Arliss W7XU.
Look for TX5S team members at the International DX Convention in Visalia, Dayton Hamvention and Ham Radio Friedrichshafen, we hope to see you there.
Additional details will be released as they develop.
Please direct your questions to: email@example.com
73, TX5S Clipperton 2024 Team
Update April 20, 2023: Two new operators have joined the team: EA3HSO and EY8MM.
Update April 8, 2023: DX Pedition pilots will be:
North America and Chief pilot - Curt, WX4W.
JA Pilot - Joe, JJ3PRT.
EU Russian speaking countries - Al, 4L5A.
Oceania - Luke, VK3HJ.
Africa - Andre, V51B.
South America - Dio, PY2KP.
EU - Bjorn, ON9CFG.
Update April 5, 2023: NCDXF is pleased to announce their financial support for TX5S, the January, 2024 DXpedition to Clipperton Island. A complete review of their plans and financial planning has been completed and NCDXF will provide $25,000 for their success.
Craig Thompson, K9CT
NCDXF Vice President
Clipperton Island DXpedition (NA-011)
Since its formation in 2013 the Perseverance DX Group (PDXG.net) has conducted five DXpeditions, logging over 340,000 QSOs. From being chased off Mellish Reef by a cyclone to living on an Antarctic island for two weeks the team continues to plan projects that create excitement on the bands for the big guns and the little pistols.
After their successful 2020 VP8PJ South Orkney Islands and 2022 TX5N Austral Islands projects the Perseverance DX Group is pleased to announce their intention to activate Clipperton Island (NA-011).
Now designated a protected environmental reserve, visits to Clipperton require a lengthy and detailed application process. Leveraging our previous experience to sensitive and UNESCO World Heritage locations, the government of French Polynesia issued our team a landing permit.
Planning has begun for an expedition January 18 – February 2, 2024. A team of experienced DX and contest operators will operate from Clipperton Island for up to15 days. The call sign TX5S has been reserved for this project. Up to eight operating positions are planned for 160-6 meters, SSB/CW/Digital operation. It will have been 11 years since the last Clipperton DXpedition, future activations may have to wait even longer. This will be the first 60m and FT8 operation from Clipperton.
The team will sail from San Diego, California aboard Shogun, a veteran of the 2000, 2008 and 20013 Clipperton DXpeditions.
Team members include: Jacky ZL3CW, Dave K3EL, Steve W1SRD, Ricardo PY2PT, Gene K5GS, Heye DJ9RR, Laci HA0NAR, Walt N6XG, Rob N7QT, Glenn KE4KY, Chris N6WM, Arliss W7XU, Philippe FO4BM, Dave WD5COV and Andreas N6NU. Joining the team will be a scientist from the University of French Polynesia who will conduct studies while on the island.
Additional details will be announced as they develop.
Please direct your questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
73, Clipperton 2024 Team