http://www.cordell.org/CI/CI_pages/CI_Overview.html The operators are on a fishing boat headed that way! Says it will begin in March so either they will be EARLY or it is a MIGHTY Slow boat! Looks like they have a very diverse team from many many nations. Team seems to be headed by Bob KK6EK. Now I see the QRV is on Feb 28th and goes through March 10th. The boat left San Diego yesterday. They have a rig on the air along the way, posted now as K6K/MM on 20CW & SSB. This, of course, is about as EASY a DX as U can get for SoCal, so it will be a contest to see how many bandmodes our DXers can rack up. Not too long a time there, so will hafta work fast. I need mainly CW and RTTY contacts, and 40 & 75 would be nice too. Should be easy for the rest of the country too. But with a heavy contigent of EU ops, they will most likely be giving the REST of the world considerable attention. That IS a slow boat!!! maybe they will be fishing along the way, trolling for Tuna and Wahoo and maybe Marlin. So THAT is why it is taking 10 days to get there!!! They will have plenty of Fish to eat , thats for sure! We have long range trips out of San Diego all the time down to there, and it sure doesn't take 10 days to get there. Usually about 2 or 3 days max! So hope they aren't too worn out after a 10 day boat ride and all that PULLING on fish to bring them in! The ops will SURE be qualified as fishermen by the time they get to TX5K!