Ohio/Penn DX Special Bulletin #1397.1

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    Ohio/Penn DX Special Bulletin No. 1397.1

    The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
    DX Special Bulletin No. 1397.1
    BID: $OPDX.1397.1
    January 7, 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 K4UEE for the following DX information.

    Press Release 2019-1
    Bouvet DXpedition (3Y0Z)
    January 7, 2019
    Subject: Options/Instructions for REFUNDS of Unused DXpedition Funds

    Let me take this opportunity to thank you again for your financial support.
    The DXpedition team members are all extremely disappointed that we were not
    able to complete our mission. We were offshore Bouvet for three days and
    encountered extreme weather conditions. While fighting hurricane force
    winds, one of our vessel’s engines was over-stressed and a critical
    coupling failed. The ship’s Captain had no choice but to abort the DX-
    pedition for safety reasons. It was the correct decision, but a huge
    disappointment after almost three years of planning.

    We now have returned our sea container to the US, paid our final bills,
    and sold equipment to raise funds. After all this, I am happy to report
    we have a balance in our accounts. I am able to offer you a 48% refund
    of your original contribution to 3Y0Z. All supporters of our DXpedition
    are offered the same percentage regardless of whether they are a DX Foun-
    dation, DX Club, Individual DXer or DXpedition team member. This is the
    only fair way to do this!

    Many of you have contacted me and indicated that you DO NOT want any
    refund. So, I want to give everyone several options:

    Option 1: I want the refund. Please use my PayPal email address. (No
    checks or wire transfers please). I respectfully ask that you do not
    take a refund IF your contribution was $30 USD or less.

    Option 2: I do not want the refund; please donate my refund to the
    3Y0Z team. Each member of the DXpedition team has invested consider-
    able money, time and effort to try to make this DXpedition a success.

    Option 3: I do not want the refund; please donate it to the Northern
    California DX Foundation (NCDXF) in my name. This will help fund future
    DXpeditions worldwide.

    Option 4: I do not want the refund; please donate it to the International
    DX Foundation (INDEXA) in my name. This will help fund future DXpeditions
    worldwide.

    DEFAULT OPTION…..If you do not respond, we will divide your refund pro-rata
    (proportional) between the 3Y0Z team, NCDXF, INDEXA and German DX Foundation
    (GDXF). (These are our largest financial supporters.)

    Our DEADLINE for requesting Option 1-4 is March 15, 2019.

    PLEASE NOTE: It is not necessary to contact me. If I do not hear from
    you by the deadline, I will assume the DEFAULT OPTION.

    The contact email address is dxped@comcast.net

    Again, we very much appreciate your support for this project. The final
    outcome of this ambitious project is not as we planned or hoped for, but
    the DXpedition team is home and is safe. We are thankful for that!

    Vy 73,
    Bob-K4UEE
    3Y0Z Co-leader and Chief Financial Officer


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