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Moon Bounce for DX0DX The Spratly's DX'pedition 2011

06 Sep 2010 18:13 | Tim Beaumont

The Chiltern DX Club are one of the sponsors of the forthcoming DX'pedition to Spratly Islands in 2011. Jim Linton VK3PC "Public Affairs" for the team will keep CDXC updated on the progress of the team.

 

 

Moon bounce for DX0DX The Spratlys DXpedition 2011

Sponsorship and other support continues to grow.

6 September 2010 

 

DXpedition Team Leader, Chris Dimitrijevic VK3FY & DU8/VK3FY has announced that Earth-Moon-Earth (EME) contacts are planned as part of the DX0DX activation of The Spratlys.

 

Also advised is latest external funding support that has been confirmed for the DXpedition that will involve some 30 radio amateurs in three teams on Thitu Island, 6-24 January 2011.

 

In the latest news, experienced EME contester and DXpeditioner, Colin Brown GM0RLZ will be active on both 6m and 2m. Chris VK3FY said, "We're delighted to have Colin GM0RLZ join DX0DX so it can be propagated by bouncing signals off the lunar surface.

"He has filled a vacancy on DXpedition Team 2 (6-15 January) and has the role of coordinating any requests for moon-rise and moon-set contact attempts."

 

The equipment proposed is an ICOM IC-9100 transceiver, OM2006 6m amplifier, Commander 2m amplifier, with antennas being a 6M7 for 6m and 2M9 on 2m, both by M2inc.

 

Chris VK3FY said all other plans for the DXpedition are continuing satisfactorily and with 120 days to go there's a lot of work yet to be done. He said, "Support for DX0DX is growing steadily and thank you to those who have already given financially or in other ways towards this major undertaking."

 

The Team acknowledges funding it has from NCDXF, EUDXF, CDXC (Chiltern DX Club), East Iowa DX Association, GMDX Group, Western Washington DX Club W7DX and the Helenic Amateur Radio Association of Australia.

 

Other financial support has been received from individual radio amateurs Brad WA6JJB, Paul N6PSE, Marc DO4DXA, Maurice N4LZ, Vic W4VIC, Ken N5TY,Allan VK2CA, Paul VK2HV, Scotty KG9Z, Clay K7HC, Mitch DJ0QN, Neill K4ESE, Doyl AB4IQ, William K3WA. Billy W3EL, Hans SM0IMJ, Robert W0ZT, Albert N8NN, Tom N6AJR, Patricia K7EIE, John G3LZQ, and Tony VK3VTH.

 

Support DX0DX:

 

The corporate sponsors to date are:

ACOM International

Ham Radio Outlet

Heil Sound

ICOM America

ICOM Australia

Kabayan Online Grocery

M2 antenna systems

microHAM

Mosley

OM-Power

QRO Communications

Rohn Products

SteppIR

Spiderbeam

THAMWAY Corp

The RF Connection

Titanex

WX0B Array Systems  

 

Support has also been given by the IARU Region 3 member society Philippine Amateur Radio Association (PARA), DXWORLD, The Daily DX and ClubLog.

 

Jim Linton VK3PC, Public Affairs DX0DX.

Website: www.dx0dx.net.au


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