This award is available to licensed amateurs and SWLs on the submission of satisfactory proof of having heard/ worked 40 ARRL DXCC countries using only the PSK31 mode. Contacts for this award are valid from 0001z on January 1, 1999, onwards and contacts on any amateur band are eligible. No crossband or crossmode contacts are allowed, and there are no single band endorsements, or total updates after 40.
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.
Short Wave Listener since 1974 as I1-21171, former Manager SWL ARI, former Manager Contest 40&80, former-webmaster 425DXN website, IZ1CRR since 2000, Ham Radio activities from Maldive (8Q7RR) 2001, Sonsorol island (T88SI) 2002, Pulau Muara Besar (V8PMB) 2004, Pulau Satang Besar (9M8PSB) 2004. 1077 islands (IOTA) confirmed.
CONTESTS: 1st WorldWide (Anarts 89, SPDX 90, White Rose Midsummer 95, IOTA 94, White Rose LF Bands 96, SWL Challenge 95), 2nd WW (HK 75, EA RTTY 92, SARTG RTTY 94), 3rd WW (SARTG RTTY 90, VOLTA RTTY 89, ANARTS RTTY 90, SARTG NEW YEAR RTTY 95). 1st ITALY (SARTG RTTY 94, SARTG NEW YEAR 92/93/94/95/96, OKDX 1998/99, WAE SSB 89, INORC 89, CQ/M 89, LZDX 89, SACW 89, HF MARATHON 90, ARI DX 90/91, 40&80 89, ARI SEZIONI 90, EA RTTY 93, BARCELLONA OLYMPIC GAMES 92, ARI TROPHY 93, IIA TROPHY 93/94, YL ELETTRA MARCONI 94, MARATONA DX 96)