TX5K Clipperton Island DXpeditionThe following update was posted on February 12th, on the TX5K Clipperton Island DXpedition Web page.
"All the California equipment has been assembled and is on the truck.
It will be transported to San Diego on Wednesday, Thursday, February 13th. The boat (Shogun, San Diego) will be loaded on Thursday-Friday, February 14-15th.
The first half of the team will board on Monday, February 18th, and the boat will sail for Cabo San Lucas, to pick up the rest of the team.
We expect to arrive at Clipperton Island on February 26th. It will take at least one day to land and get the camp set up, so QRV should not be expected before February 28th. Please watch the BLOG, and various news outlets for the anticipated start of operations.
We look forward to having a rewarding DXpedition, and seeing you at the conferences later this year. We will be hosting a Courtesy Suite after the DX Dinner at Dayton and a similar party at Friedrichshafen, so plan to come see us!
Good luck to all who want a contact with TX5K! Be sure to watch it in
real time with DXA http://www.dxa2.org/ and write to the BLOG
Clipperton Island updateThe TX5K Team is now on their way to Clipperton Island as of February 23rd.
Here are details of the past week:
February 19th - "The team that had assembled in San Diego has now set
sail on the Shogun for Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, where they will pick up the rest of the team." The team in San Diego included Jef DD2CW, Ed KE3D, Luis XE1L, Bob KK6EK, Giovanni I5JHW, Lance W7GJ, Walt N6XG, Rick KF4ZZ, Mike WA6O and Igor US0VA.
February 23rd - It was reported that they picked up the Cabo team and
that "the full team has boarded, and once all 'precious cargo (all 1000 items)' is on board and stowed properly, they will be underway...."
A TX5K was spotted on the cluster on February 20th which was a pirate
or a "phantom spot". They are scheduled to arrive on the 26th, but have
a lot of work to do setting up. This means expect the operation to be on
air either February 28th or March 1st.
The Team has been spotted while enroute to Cabo San Lucas as K6K/MM (QSL via N2OO). They will probably be on the air from Cabo to Clipperton.
Once landing and set up is done, the TX5K activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.
Their suggested frequencies are:
CW - 1833(*), 3523, 7023, 10103, 14033, 18083, 21033, 24903 and 28033 kHz
SSB - 3785 (up or down), 7185 (**), 14185 (***), 18165 (down), 21285,
24975 and 28515 kHz
RTTY - 10137, 14087 and 18097 kHz
Listening up, except were indicated.
* Listening up 2 / listen 10 down for JA
** Up 5-15 or down 5-15 / up 7225 for U.S. / down below 7100 for
*** Listen above 14225 for U.S. General licenses
QSL via the OQRS by ClubLog (Highly Recommended). This is the preferred method to use for your QSL confirmation. After the DXpedition ends you can order either a direct or Bureau QSL card using the OQRS online QSL service provided by ClubLog. Using this convenient online method you can easily apply for their QSL card to be sent directly to your home or via the Bureau....without having to send your QSL card at all.
Direct QSLs are via Bob Schenck N2OO and the SJDXA QSL team: QSL Manager for TX5K, PO Box 345, Tuckerton, NJ 08087-0345, USA. Also, remember to use the DXA Web site http://www.dxa2.org/ which allows DXers to view the QSO log, and the status and activities of the DXpedition in near-real-time.
The TX5K's Web page is at http://tx5k.org
For updates, use the BLOG at: http://www.ky6r.com
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