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

EUDXF supports VU4R Dxpedition

The EUDXF Board decided to support the upcoming VU4R DXpedition to Andaman and Nicobar Islands

The VU4R Team will be on the air March 20-31 mainly focusing on 160, 80 and 40 and hoping to get on 60 meters too, a first time thing from there. They will also be in the CQ WPX Contest.

On the operator list for this Andamans operation are VU2ABS, VU2BGS, VU2DED, VU2DSI, VU2GHO, VU2KWJ, VU2NT, VU2RS (ex-VU3RSB) and VU3UFE.

The QTH will be the northern tip of Neil Island with a clear shot to Europe and North America. All the antennas will be on the beach.

QSL via M0OXO.

There will also be a Club Log upload when the network connection allows.

There will be at least three stations on the air. They will have a SteppIR and hexbeam for the higher bands and verticals for the lower ones.

More info on their website:  http://vu4r.vu3rsb.org

T30ET – Postponed for COVID-19

Alex 5B4ALX writes to the EUDXF:

I am extremely sorry to inform you and all the donors that I have just received the following communication from the Ministry of Health of Kiribati:

Mauri Alessandro

you will need to undergo the 14 days quarantine in Honiara and to obtain a medical clearance before travelling to Kiribati

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Therefore T30ET is currently postponed to October 2020

I am considering, if Singapore Airlines does not agree to reprotect me in October, rather than losing 5000 eur of tickets and baggage allowance, an alternative destination that can be reached from Brisbane without travel restrictions but I don’t see many alternatives.

5B4ALX – Alex