St. Pierre & Miquelon


 


Vancouver, BC, Canada -- Updated on July 08, 2004 (see Daily Updates for details)

FP/VE7SV will be active from Miquelon Island (IOTA NA-032) between October 23 to November 2, 2004 inclusive. This will include participation in the CQ WW SSB contest -- in the M2 category. The operation will be on 160 thru 6 meters including the WARC bands -- CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK31. In addition, LEO (low earth orbit) FM Satellite will also be operated. Details regarding Satellite operation will be available closer to the Teams departure date.  

The idea of an expedition to St. Pierre & Miquelon has been on the minds of Team Canada members Dale, VE7SV and Andy, VE7AHA since their return from the 2002 WRTC in Finland. From VE7-land, St. Pierre & Miquelon seems a good balance between its rarity for the worldwide ham community and the relative ease of transport and setup to deliver the operation.

A 9-member team has now been selected and all participants are members of the internationally well known BCDX Club. Team members include: Dale, VE7SV; Andy, VE7AHA; Jason, VE7AG, Lee, VE7CC, Steve, VE7CT; Dave, VE7VR; Paul, VA7NT; Dick, N7RO; Ramon, XE1KK and Paul, VE7AVV. Most team members bring tremendous experience from participation in previous DXpeditions on an international scale. Others however are newcomers who will get a taste of what drivers the engine of success from the action side of the DXpedition radio.

While the primary objective of the Team will be to achieve a high QSO total for the DXpedition, their parallel objective is to give FP/VE7SV to as many locations as possible. The team will have operational blocks of time set aside specifically for JA, VK, ZL and the Pacific -- as well as other areas where working FP as a new one is particularly challenging. In addition, the Team will put an effort towards low band openings where the window of opportunity for working FP is limited.

In the remaining months of lead time till the Team departs the west coast, everyone is working on equipment planning and deployment preparation process. Major equipment sponsors for the DXpedition are being secured, but individual or Club donations would be gratefully received. Please check the website if you're interested in supporting the Team. Go to the Sponsor link

For complete details of the DXpedition, go to http://www.bcdxc.org/ and select the FP/VE7SV link.

 


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