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    ta2uh writes "FIVE VOLCANOS PROJECT

    “Five Volcanos” is the name of the chain of Dxpeditions, which will be held in 5 inactive volcanos of Turkey: Mount Agri(5137m), Mount Süphan(4053m), Mount Nemrut(2935m), Mount Hasan(3268m) and Mount Erciyes(3916m).

    A special callsign (with YM prefix instead of TA) is reserved for each Dxpedition, and a special QSL card will be issued for each of these. The whole project will be resulted in a 3 year time period due to the difficulty of climbing to these mountains in the winter season with DXpedition equipments; due to the financial reasons, and lack of time of Dxpeditioners.

    Radio amateurs having all 5 QSL cards will also be awarded with “FIVE VOLCANOS” award by TRAC, Turkish Radio Amateurs Society.

    The first step of the project will be held on Mount Agri between July 24th and July 30th 2001; with YM9VA callsign. This Dxpedition will be done in coordination with another project organised by a group of climbers, all previously reached to the Everest Mountain’s summit. For further information on this project, please check and

    DXpedition Team:

    Cem CEZALI(TA1S)


    Ali Caglar AKGUNGOR(TA2UH)

    Melih FIDAN(Logistics Support)

    * TA2RJ, TA2UH and Melih FIDAN are also members of Turkish Search and Rescue Association (AKUT)

    Tecnical Advisor:<GR>
    Fazil TURKKAN(TA2J)

    Administrative Advisor:<GR>
    Aziz SASA(TA1E)

    Operating Bands:

    40m, 30m, 20m, 15m, 12m, 10m, 2m, 70cm

    Operating Modes:

    SSB(40m, 30m, 20m, 15m, 12m, 10m, 2m)<GR>
    FM(2m, 70cm)<GR>
    SSTV(20m, 15m, 10m)

    QSL Manager of the DXpedition:<GR>
    TA2RJ Erdinc Sarimusaoglu, contact info at

    Callsigns of the future steps:

    YM prefix + a number for region + V for “volcano” + first letter of the mountain’s name

    Mount Hasan YM5VH

    Mount Süphan YM9VE

    Mount Nemrut YM9VN

    Mount Erciyes YM7VE

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