Tuesday, October 11, 2011

News from CE4A

Preparations for the CE4A expedition are on track and progressing very well. For transportation we have retained the services of Manual Berrios, a very experienced sailor and fisherman, who will be available 24 hours per day during the expedition, including any delay due to unfavourable weather conditions. In view of the serious landing challenges, the landing team has been reinforced with Christian (CA3TAM), who is an experienced diver and fisherman, very enthusiastic about this adventure. The supporting team will include Marisa (CE2MT), Pepe (CE3BCO), and Julio (CE3OPE). At least one of them will be available on mainland at any time. Any information from the operating team will be posted on this website through our webmaster, Maury (IZ1CRR).

Our purpose is to service as many members of the IOTA community as possible. As such, please refrain from logging us on different bands and modes. Give others a chance. Also, please remember that the operator’s instructions are not optional! If we are switching bands/modes is to target different regions around the world and operators who are not comfortable wCW. Generators, chargers, batteries and waterproof drums have been rented/purchased and checked. If the weather cooperates, we should be on the air on November 20.

I will not return back to Canada before the end of November. Keeping in mind that December includes some winter holidays, it is unlikely that the QSL cards will be designed, printed, shipped to me, and mailed to those with direct requests all in time for the annual upgrade submission. I hope that the IOTA chasers will understand.

Thanks, Cezar, VE3LYC   

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