[amsat-bb] EL84 Dry Tortugas May 4-6th, 2015

John Papay john at papays.com
Sun Mar 1 20:57:12 UTC 2015

The March 2, 2015 edition of the OPDX Bulletin edited by
Tedd Mirgilotta KB8NW states the following:

"NA-079.  Mike, WA0SPG, who will be on his first DXpedition, will be
            active as WA0SPG/4 from the Dry Tortugas between May 4-6th.
            Activity will be on the HF bands using CW and SSB. Equipment
            will be a KX3 and a FT-817 into a buddipole vertical dipole
            near saltwater, Alpha vertical and Loop antenna. Mike will
            also be on the satellite using 2x FT-817's for SO-50 and FO-29
            (CW/SSB) with both arrow and elk antennas. All power will be
            by Goal Zero batteries being charged by Solar PV panels. QSL
            via his home callsign."

The OPDX Bulletin can be read every Sunday on http://wwww.papays.com/opdx.html

EL84 is one of the grids that is needed for the 488 Continental USA Gridmasters
Award offered by the Star Comm Group (http://starcommgroup.org/index.html)
hosted by Rick WA4NVM and Damon WA4HFN.

The last operation from the Dry Tortugas was by K4T back in 2010.  You
can read about it at http://www.papays.com/sat/k4t.html

This one is a little more rare than DM03, but only if you don't have it
John K8YSE

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