VP8O__ - Noticias DX y calendario DX
Noticias DX y calendario DX: VP8O__
Añadido/actualizado el
09/05/2019
Indicativo(s) VP8O__   
Fecha inicio-fin evento 21/02/2020 - 05/03/2020
Enlaces Seguimiento y estad.   -   Spots recientes   -   DX Atlas   -   Calculadora propagacion 
DXCC   VP8, LU - South Orkney Is.     
IOTA   AN-008 - South Orkney Islands     
Zona CQ 13
Pagina WEB https://sorkney.com/
Modos planificados CW, SSB, Digital
Bandas planificadas 160 M, 80 M, 40 M, 30 M, 20 M, 17 M, 15 M, 12 M
Fuente DX-World & 425DXN & OPDX

Informacion

Update May,6: Gene, K5GS, reports: We are pleased to announce that Elecraft will be the radio sponsor for this project. Elecraft will provide K3s transceivers, KPA-500 amplifiers and their P3 Panadapters. We appreciate Elecraft's continued support of Perseverance DX Group projects.


Update Apr,29: We appreciate the Northern California DX Foundation’s (NCDXF) significant grant of $30,000(USD) to our project. Their generous grant will help cover the estimated project cost of $325,000(USD).

Recently joining the team are:

Ken Karr NG2H
First licensed in 1955 as KN2OZZ, then K2OZZ and finally as NG2H. Ken served in the United States Navy first as a communications officer aboard submarines and later commanded two fast attack nuclear submarines. He consulted with commercial nuclear electric generating companies, and conducted missions with the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Ken is a member of CWOps (1477), FISTS (16869), NAQCC (7560), SKCC (12740), the Potomac Valley Radio Club (Rappahannock Chapter), Fluvanna County Virginia ARES, and past member of the Pentagon Amateur Radio Club. He was a team member of the 2016 VK0EK Heard Island DX-pedition

Dave Jorgensen WD5COV
Dave was first licensed in 1977 at the age of 14 as WD5COV. He holds DXCC: #1 Honor Roll, 351 confirmed (mixed), 10 Band DXCC, 3016 DXCC Challenge, and a member of the ARRL’s A-1 Ops Club.

He is a life member of the ARRL, a member of the Intrepid DX Group, the Araucaria DX Group, the Arizona Outlaws Contest Club, the Mimbres Valley Radio Club, the New Mexico VHF Society, and is a supporter of the Northern California DX Foundation.

Dave is an experienced DXpedition operator having been a team member on: 3D2R Rotuma Island 2011, 7O6T Yemen 2012, 3D2C Conway Reef 2012, E30FB Eritrea 2015, VP8STI South Sandwich 2016, VP8SGI South Georgia 2016.

A retired business owner of Hydrafles Inc, located in Denver, Colorado he manufactured and distributed industrial hoses and fittings. His other career has always been electronics and communications.

Tents
DXpeditions to Antarctica require severe weather tents. We recently purchased suitable tents from other DXpedition teams and will consolidate them and other equipment in California.

Fundraising
Our fundraising drive began in mid-March. In just a short time we’ve received donations from 19 clubs/foundations and over 130 individuals. We look forward to receiving support from the global DX community. Donations may be made via the website or by contacting us at: info@sorkney.com

Ham Radio Events 
Several of our team members will attend upcoming ham radio events, including: Dayton Hamvention, Dallas Ham-Com, Ham Radio Friedrichshafen (Germany) and the Pacific Northwest DX Convention. Please look for us and say hello.

73,
South Orkney 2020 Team

Website: https://sorkney.com/
Please direct your questions to: info@sorkney.com


Update Apr,17: Another operator joined the team. The team of operators now includes: Dave/K3EL (Team Leader), Les/W2LK (Co-Team Leader), Steve/W1SRD, Ricardo/PY2PT, Gene/K5GS (Co-Organizer and Treasurer), Arliss/W7XU (Medical Officer), Heye/DJ9RR, Laci/HA0NAR, Mike/WA6O, Vadym/UT6UD, Walt/N6XG, Rob/N7QT and Ken/NG2H (newly added). They will fill the last open position soon. For more details and updates, visit the following media pages:

          VP8/OS Web page: https://sorkney.com
          FaceBook page  : https://www.facebook.com/SouthOrkneyDX
          Twitter page   : https://twitter.com/southorkneydx


Update Mar,23: Temptative dates approximately  21 February  to  5 March 2020


After their successful VP6D Ducie Island 2018 DXpedition, the Perseverance DX Group is pleased to announce their intention to activate South Orkney Islands, currently Club Log #16 most wanted. Planning has begun for an expedition in February/March 2020.

A team of experienced DX and Contest operators will operate from Signy Island for up to 15 days. The process of obtaining landing permission is underway. The call sign will be announced at a later date.

The team will sail from Punta Arenas, Chile aboard RV Braveheart. Seven operating positions are planned for 160-10 meters, SSB/CW/Digital. The team includes: Dave K3EL, Les W2LK, Steve W1SRD, Ricardo PY2PT, Gene K5GS, Arliss W7XU, Heye DJ9RR, Laci HA0NAR, Mike WA6O, Vadym UT6UD, Walt N6XG and Rob N7QT.

Additional details will be released as they develop. Website Please direct your questions to: info@sorkney.com 73, South Orkney 2020 Team


     

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