FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-Malpelo DXpedition 2012
August 5, 2011
The Malpelo 2012 DXpedition is pleased to announce that the HK0NA operating team is now complete with 16 operators. This is an international team of excellent operators, representing 8 different countries, and includes 3 members of the CQ DX Hall of Fame.
The team will depart from Buenaventura, Colombia on January 22, 2012 for the 235 mile trip to Malpelo. Depending on sea and landing conditions, we expect to be QRV within 36 hours after landing for about 10-12 days. The team will return to Buenaventura on Feb. 6, 2012
Operations are planned on 160 through 6 meters on CW, SSB and Digital modes.
We wish to thank Elecraft for the loan of seven K3 transceivers and five of the new KPA 500 amplifiers. RF Concepts (Alpha) has agreed to loan the team three Alpha 8410 amplifiers for use on the low bands and DX Engineering will supply most of the DXpedition antennas.
Thanks to N2OO and the SJDXA who have graciously agreed to handle QSL duties. You may recall the expert job they did for 3Y0X and K5D recently.
Contributions are being sought from DX Foundations, DX Clubs and individual DXers. Your financial assistance is kindly requested. You may contribute directly to DXARC (Colombia) or to K4UEE (North America), DJ9ZB (Europe), or JA1ELY ( Asia/JA). See our website: http://www.hk0na.com for further details on how you can help.
We plan periodic press releases with information of interest. Also, watch the website for breaking news.
Jorge Prieto, HK1R