For Immediate Release
Seattle Washington, September 2018
The Western Washington DX Club, one of the largest and most active amateur radio clubs on the west coast has provided sponsorship for three upcoming DXpeditions.
VP6D, Ducie Island, will be activated by the Perseverance DX Group from October 20th to November 3rd, 2018. This is a major U.S. endeavor for a rare, uninhabited Pacific atoll. Ducie became a DXCC country on November 16th 2001 and was last visited ten years ago. It is #27 on the Clublog ‘Most Wanted’ list. They will operate on all bands, operating SSB, CW, and FT8 in ‘DXpedition Mode’. Our club president, N7QT, will accompany the team. The team’s website and log are at www.vp6d.com.
TO6OK will be the call from Mayotte Island for the Czech DXpedition team (CDXP), operating from September 20th until October 6th. Mayotte is an uninhabited island in the Indian Ocean off the African coast, nearly the antipode for Seattle. It is #58 on the Most Wanted list for stations from the west coast of North America. TO6OK will also operate SSB, CW, and FT8, but not in DXpedition mode. See their website and real-time log at www.cdxp.cz.
The African nation of Chad, #31 on the Most Wanted list, will be on the air, courtesy of know DXer Ken Opskar/LA7GIA, using the call TT8KO. Ken will operate mostly CW, some SSB, but no digital. Look for TT8KO from the 9th through the 21st of October. Ken’s website is la7gia.com/Chad/index.html.
Sponsorship for DXpeditions is available from the Western Washington DX Club with details available at their website: www.wwdxc.org.