The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Special Bulletin No. 1415.1
May 26, 2019
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
Written/Sent from Dayton, Ohio
Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX
Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, the AB5K's AR Clusters
Network and K5GS for the following DX information.
For Immediate Release
Press Release #3
May 26, 2019
South Orkney Islands DX-pedition
Project plans continue to be developed. The radio and antenna strategies
are complete and work is underway building detailed project plans and
We will use the call sign: VP8/VP8DXU
A key component of any serious DX-pedition is the radio equipment. We are
pleased to announce that Elecraft is again partnering with us as a major
equipment sponsor. Elecraft will provide fully featured K3s transceivers,
KPA-500 amplifiers and P3 Panadapters. Elecraft has been a trusted supplier
of all Perseverance DX Group (PDXG) projects, we appreciate their continued
support and sponsorship.
Our other corporate sponsors include: DX Engineering, Arlan Communications
(RadioSport) and Rig Expert.
Scheduled for the 2nd weekend of July in Placerville, California is our
tent assembly project. We will unpack, inspect, make any necessary repairs
and repack the 3 tents we acquired for this project. To minimize island
setup time, we will construct and ?kit? the tent bases / flooring in
California. The tents and flooring will then be disassembled and repacked
for sea shipment.
We received significant financial support from the Northern California
DX Foundation, the German DX Foundation and the Far East DX-Ploiters. As
of this writing a total of 29 clubs/foundations have committed to support
the project and 178 individuals have shown their support. This is a good
start, but we still have a long way to go in order to meet the goal of the
team members funding 50% of the estimated project cost of $325,000(USD).
If you need South Orkney for an ATNO, or plan to work us, we would appre-
ciate your help.
As with previous PDXG DX-peditions we are again offering a tiered structure
for early LoTW upload (from the island) and free QSL cards at the $50 or
greater level. Both offers have proven to be very popular with the DX
community. Details are available at the website or by contacting us at:
Ham Radio Events
With Visalia and Dayton behind us, one or more of our team members will
be attending: Dallas Ham-Com, Ham Radio Friedrichshafen (Germany), the
ARRL Arizona State Convention (Prescott, AZ) and the Pacific Northwest
DX Convention. Please look for us and say hello.
We enjoyed meeting many DXers at Visalia and Dayton. The winner of the
Icom 7300 (Visalia raffle) was Rick Kile, WA7BNG.
Please direct your questions to: email@example.com