The EUDXF supports the October 2020 Sable Island CY0C DXpedition

The EUDXF Board is happy to announce that the EUDXF will support the October 2020 Sable Island CY0C DXpedition.

A very experienced team will travel to Sable Island CY0C in october this year. Team members are Murray WA4DAN – Team Leader, Bob K4UEE, San K5YY, Will AA4NC, Jay K4ZLE, John N8AA, Pat N2IEN, Lee WW2DX, Dan W4DKS and Lou N2TU.

Currently Sable CY0 is ranked #56 on Clublog, but more notably in Europe, Sable is ranked #41 on CW and #16 on digital.
The team team estimates that we will make 40,000 to 50,000 contacts on all bands, 160-10 meters.
They will also have a two meter EME station active (WW2DX operator).

Equipment will consist of Elecraft K3’s, Icom 7300’s and Elecraft KPA-500 amplifiers. High power bandpass filters will be incorporated on each station. DX Engineering is a major supporter of this DXpedition.  Antennas will consist of Hygain monoband yagi’s on 10-20 meters with verticals and directive wire antennas on 160-30 meters. WW2DX will be using two large yagi’s on EME.

The 2020 Sable Island DXpedition will be the largest and most expensive DXpedition ever to Sable Island. The cost for just the Sable Aviation flights to the island and the Parks Canada charge for use of the Visitor Quarters is $65,000.

Parks Canada has approved this 2020 DXpedition to Sable Island. Sable Aviation will provide air transportation. There is no runway on Sable Island so the Britten Norman Islander aircraft must land on a firm part of the south facing beach.

The team will provide LOTW upload within a month of the completion of the CY0 DXpeditio and they will answer all QSL card requests. K5DHY will handle the OQRS system and WA4DAN will be the direct QSL manager.

Parks Canada has approved this 2020 DXpedition to Sable Island. Sable Aviation will provide air transportation. There is no runway on Sable Island so the Britten Norman Islander aircraft must land on a firm part of the south facing beach.

More info on the teams website at  www.cy0dxpedition.net

W8S – SWAINS2020 – POSTPONED

We received the following from the Swains2020 team:

Swains2020 W8S Breaking News:

In close cooperation with Alex Jennings, the representative of Swains Island, the team has decided to postpone the W8S DXpedition to Swains Island to autumn of 2020.

The reason behind this postponement is the travel restrictions when entering American Samoa, restrictions imposed by the Department of Health of American Samoa as a result of the Corona virus outbreak.
The Department of Health allows non-residents to enter American Samoa only via Hawaii, after a 14 days mandatory quarantine in Hawaii.

For the team this is not a workable situation. It would require extending the holiday time by an additional 2 weeks, re-routing of the flights and purchasing new tickets etc.

Everything is prepared for our DXpedition, and we are eager to go, but unfortunately the Corona virus outbreak is out of our control.

Although this is a disappointment for everyone, the W8S DXpedition is not cancelled, but just postponed for later this year!

You and/or your DX-club made a donation to the Swains DXpedition, which is very much appreciated by the whole team as that helps the team to cover some part of the investment the team already made.
However if you are considering withdrawing your donation, please just let us know.

As soon as we have the new firm date for the DXpedition we will update you and the whole DX-community.

See our website, Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and announcements.

https://swains2020.lldxt.eu/

News about T30ET – Western Kiribati

Alex 5B4ALX shares the following information with us:

Hi dear, I would like to inform you of some news on T30ET.
Air Solomon informed me on Friday about the cancellation of my return flight from Tarawa to Solomon then Brisbane in the reason of changing the weekly day of the flight (only one flight per week lands), proposing to bring forward to March 31st instead of April 2nd.
After a careful economic and impact assessment on the activities, I decided to postpone the return to April 7th.
This will involve an additional expense of over 1000 USD but I think the right choice instead of paying penalties for having two days less.

The new scheduled dates are therefore March 18 – April 7.

This will allow more people to have a T30ET log

More info:  http://www.5b4alx.cloud/racoon-dx-project/