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20 March 2005
Port Jeanne D'Arc, Kerguelen
The Microlite Penguins DXpedition Team will be QRV today on the Kerguelen Islands, located in the sub-antarctic region of the Indian Ocean. The New Zealand based R/V Braveheart, used during ZL9CI, VP8THU, VP8GEO, and VP6DI expeditions, is again supporting the team for the duration of this 30 day trip. Departure was from Durban, South Africa, and the end destination is Fremantle, Western Australia. The team expects to be operational here from the 20th of March through the 1st of April.
Callsign is FT5XO.
A team of twelve operators representing seven nations will be participating in this month long trip. Operators are AG9A, HB9ASZ, GI0NWG, M0DXR, N6MZ, N0TT, SP5XVY, VE3EJ, VK6DXI, W3WL, W7EW and 9V1YC. All team members are experienced contesters or DXpeditioners, and 7 out of the 12 are veterans of at least one previous Antarctic regional DXpedition.
In order to maximize band openings we will have the ability to run up to 7 stations at once. Operations will take place on all bands from 160m-6m using CW, SSB and RTTY. There will also be operation on PSK-31 and EME.
The team has two "Battle Creek Special" verticals for 40, 80 and 160m, single 1/4 wave verticals each for 30m and 40m, plus a full set of monoband vertical dipoles for 20m and up. All 1/4 wave verticals and vertical dipoles were constructed and supplied in South Africa by ZS4TX.
Just like the 2002 DXpedition to South Georgia and South Sandwich there will be no websites, pilots, or on-line logs. We feel that a DX QSO made by the hard work of knowing propagation, listening, skillful calling and paying attention to the DX station's pattern is more meaningful and fun. We have purposefully advanced minimal publicity about our DXpedition in the spirit of putting the operator instead of the technology back into the forefront of the DX chase.
Logisical support in South Africa was provided by ZS5BBO, ZS5NK, ZS5VE, ZS5GMW, ZS5HV, ZS5IAN and the members of the H.A.R.C. Equipment and logistic arrangements in New Zealand were provided by the crew of The Braveheart,and ZL2BSJ.
The QSL manager for this DXpedition is Garry, VE3XN. Many thanks in advance for any extra contributions received with your QSL envelopes.
This DXpedition is funded by the twelve team members and an exclusive grant from the NCDXF - The Northern California DX Foundation. There are no other organizational or commercial sponsors for this trip..
Sincere thanks to the NCDXF for their continued support of DXpeditioning to the world's most remote destinations.
VE3XN - QSL notes:
...$1.00 USD or 1 new style IRC will cover return postage for VE and USA zip code addresses, only. ...For all other addresses $2.00 USD or 1 new style IRC will cover return postage for all DX addresses.
Only received QSLs will be answered. No e-QSLs will be sent. Cards received via the bureau will be answered via the bureau.
All donations received, will be itemized and turned over to the MicroLite Team. A special photograph card will be prepared and sent with the regular QSL card, to any station which contributes at least $5.00 or 5 IRCs to the Kerguelen DX'pedition.
Direct cards should be sent to
Garry V. Hammond 5 McLaren Avenue, Listowel, Town of North Perth, Ontario, CANADA, N4W 3K1