Guyana – 8R7X DXpedition getting it done in South America. The 4 young operators have done a incredible job so far.
8R7X – Guyana DXpedition
CB0ZA on Juan Fernandez Islands are QRV. QTH is on Robinson Crusoe Island. Details here.
CB0ZA / CB0ZEW – Juan Fernandez Isl.
Great effort by LA7GIA Ken and HA5DDX Shani donating DXpedition funds from their last Yemen (Socotra Island) DXpedition to needing families in Yemen.
7O8AD & 7O8AE – Yemen
The new trend in big DXpeditions? Maybe so. With an average of $5 cost to get your QSO’s confirmed on LOTW, then pay ARRL for the awards? I don’t thing so, as running and funding a large DXpedition is by no means cheap. As for me, I’ll gladly pay $5 to get my confirmations. Yes, the DXpeditions get donations to carry out the these adventures, but you’d be hard pressed to call the DXpeditions lucurative. But, who am I to say? You be the judge. Read on.
The Big FT8 Money Grab
The Clipperton Island DXPedition TX5S, has reached the island tonight. As of 02:00 Zulu, there were 9 team members on the island, with the rest of the team landing on the island tomorrow, preparing to stage equipment. More details on TX5S web page.
Clipperton Island is is an 8.9 km2 (3.4 sq mi) uninhabited French coral atoll in the eastern Pacific Ocean, and the only French territory in the North Pacific.
I’d expect radio operations to start tomorrow Jan. 19th. The plan is to stay for 14 days. It’ll be fun to hunt these guys. I’m expecting pretty hefty pile-ups.
73 de K4TOR