Saturday, November 26, 2016

DX-pedition coming up in December

Well, a week from today, I am off to the British West Indies for a week or so of ham radio fun.  A group of 8 of us are headed to St. Lucia for a mini DX-pedition.  I will be operating 160 thru 6 metres as J6/KO7M.  Here is the email to DX News from the trip organizer, Budd Drummond W3FF.

On Nov 25, 2016, at 3:28 PM, Budd Drummond <> wrote:

Travel plans are set for the 8th BIC ("Buddies in the Caribbean") mini-DXpedition to St Lucia (J6).  Eight operators, some of whom have never experienced the "other side" of a pileup, will be operating from Chateau Devaux on the NE side of St Lucia from December 4th through the 12th, 2016.

This suitcase DXpedition will operate QRP to 100 watt radio stations using Buddipole antennas to make contacts from the villa, the surrounding mountains, and (of course) from St Lucia's superb beaches.

The eight operators are:  Paul W6PNG,  Thom W6LDX, Mike KI8R, Matt K0BBC, Harold WJ1B,  Jeff KO7M, Chris J68HF (W6HFP) and Budd J68FF (W3FF).  Ops will preface their own US calls with J6/.

Team members will operate several CW, SSB and/or digital mode stations on 160-6 Meters from the villa while others make contacts with portable setups from remote J6 locations. 

Per tradition, meeting and operating with local hams while on J6 is one of our key goals. 

QSO confirmation and QSLs will be available via LOTW or direct via information on each operator's page.