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RA3CQ
26.01.2008, 13:36
from The ARRL Letter, Vol 26, No 26
Website: http://www.arrl.org/ on June 29, 2007
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Ducie Island, VP6, DXpedition Gears Up:
The Daily DX reports that the Ducie Island DXpedition Team, VP6DX, has been busy behind the scenes preparing for the much anticipated February 2008 DXpedition. It was also announced that the VP6DX team decided to extend the duration of the DXpedition. Plans are to depart Mangareva Island, part of the Gambier Islands in French Polynesia, via ship on February 5, 2008 and head for Pitcairn Island; this trip normally takes about 36 hours. The ops will spend a few hours on Pitcairn before taking another 36 hour trip boat ride to Ducie Island; they plan to arrive at sunrise on February 9, and hope to be up and running within 24 hours. The team needs to be back on Mangareva by March 3. If all goes well, including the weather, they will have VP6 on the air for as long as 19 days. There is a slight chance of a short visit to another uninhabited island if things on Ducie slow down. Henderson Island (also VP6, not a separate DXCC entity) is the only island on the way to and from Ducie Island.

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The ARRL Letter Vol. 26, No. 26 June 29, 2007

4L5A
26.01.2008, 15:39
Игорь не рано ли о VP6 думать Хотя 3Y сработал и поздравляю еще раз так что наверное уже самое время :-) 73

RA3CQ
26.01.2008, 16:34
Уже не рано. :D

RA3CQ
04.02.2008, 18:02
>> The Ducie Island, VP6DX, operation continues to take shape with all of
>> the operators now on the way to their rendezvous point, Papeete, and
>> embarkation on the Braveheart. N5IA, Milt left his home in New Mexico
>> on Saturday, then flew from Los Angeles to Papeete, French Polynesia,
>> on Sunday. All the ops were to be together in Papeete by early today
>> (Monday), where they will have lunch with local hams, then hold their
>> first all-together meeting in the afternoon. They fly to Mangareva
>> early Tuesday and board the Braveheart, already docked there with
>> WA6CDR, Robin, aboard. They have been in daily contac