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Ohio/Penn DX Special Bulletin #1414.4

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    Ohio/Penn DX Special Bulletin No. 1414.4

    The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
    DX Special Bulletin No. 1414.4
    BID: $OPDX.1414.4
    May 22, 2019
    Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
    Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
    Written/Sent From Strongsville, OH

    Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX
    Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet
    Clusters Network and K0IR for the following DX information.

    DXpeditions:
    When They Are More Than Just Ham Radio

    Ralph Fedor – K0IR

    Access to some entities on the DXCC list has been hampered by the behavior
    of previous DXpedition team members. This is not good. As an alternative,
    if we can add goodwill to the content of a DXpedition, we benefit others,
    enhance the image of amateur radio and DXing, make us feel good about
    ourselves, and pave the way for future DXpeditions. An opportunity to
    do a good thing presented itself during the Pitcairn Island DXpeditioin
    planning. We asked the residents of Pitcairn, “What can we do for you?
    Make a list for us.” They responded.

    The people of Pitcairn Island are not impoverished, totally cut off from
    the world, or without access to information. But some things you and I
    take for granted are just hard to get on Pitcairn. The list they provided
    us included lawn mower blades and belts, band saw guides and bearings, a
    quad bike fuel tank, pizza cutters, sanding and shaping discs, and some
    foodstuffs.

    Our team also realized that at the time of our arrival there will some
    young people, between the ages of 2 and 12, on Pitcairn.. Our team members
    were given the opportunity to personally contribute some money to buy these
    kids some toys, crafts, games, and educational items. We did that and I
    went shopping. A photo of these items boxed, placed in our container, and
    now on their way to the people of Pitcairn Island, can be seen at:
    https://scontent-ort2-2.xx.fbcdn.ne...=c6e9b5692e5a641b3dfe427f1dc0d490&oe=5D944EB5

    As we’ve said again and again. We want this DXpedition to be fun. We
    want it to be fun for everyone, on both sides of the propagation path.
    And, we hope that knowing what we’ve doing will add to your own level of
    fun and enjoyment when you work us.

    The Pitcairn Island DXpedition Team
    www.pitcairndx.com

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