Ohio/Penn DX Special Bulletin #1415.1

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    Ohio/Penn DX Special Bulletin No. 1415.1

    The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
    DX Special Bulletin No. 1415.1
    BID: $OPDX.1415.1
    May 26, 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, the AB5K's AR Clusters
    Network and K5GS for the following DX information.

    For Immediate Release
    Press Release #3
    May 26, 2019
    South Orkney Islands DX-pedition

    Project plans continue to be developed. The radio and antenna strategies
    are complete and work is underway building detailed project plans and
    sourcing equipment.

    Call Sign
    We will use the call sign: VP8/VP8DXU

    Corporate Sponsors
    A key component of any serious DX-pedition is the radio equipment. We are
    pleased to announce that Elecraft is again partnering with us as a major
    equipment sponsor. Elecraft will provide fully featured K3s transceivers,
    KPA-500 amplifiers and P3 Panadapters. Elecraft has been a trusted supplier
    of all Perseverance DX Group (PDXG) projects, we appreciate their continued
    support and sponsorship.

    Our other corporate sponsors include: DX Engineering, Arlan Communications
    (RadioSport) and Rig Expert.

    Tent Weekend
    Scheduled for the 2nd weekend of July in Placerville, California is our
    tent assembly project. We will unpack, inspect, make any necessary repairs
    and repack the 3 tents we acquired for this project. To minimize island
    setup time, we will construct and “kit” the tent bases / flooring in
    California. The tents and flooring will then be disassembled and repacked
    for sea shipment.

    We received significant financial support from the Northern California
    DX Foundation, the German DX Foundation and the Far East DX-Ploiters. As
    of this writing a total of 29 clubs/foundations have committed to support
    the project and 178 individuals have shown their support. This is a good
    start, but we still have a long way to go in order to meet the goal of the
    team members funding 50% of the estimated project cost of $325,000(USD).
    If you need South Orkney for an ATNO, or plan to work us, we would appre-
    ciate your help.

    As with previous PDXG DX-peditions we are again offering a tiered structure
    for early LoTW upload (from the island) and free QSL cards at the $50 or
    greater level. Both offers have proven to be very popular with the DX
    community. Details are available at the website or by contacting us at:

    Ham Radio Events
    With Visalia and Dayton behind us, one or more of our team members will
    be attending: Dallas Ham-Com, Ham Radio Friedrichshafen (Germany), the
    ARRL Arizona State Convention (Prescott, AZ) and the Pacific Northwest
    DX Convention. Please look for us and say hello.

    We enjoyed meeting many DXers at Visalia and Dayton. The winner of the
    Icom 7300 (Visalia raffle) was Rick Kile, WA7BNG.

    Team VP8/VP8DXU

    Website: https://sorkney.com/
    Please direct your questions to: info@sorkney.com

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