N6OX to lead Clipperton2008 Dxpedition:
Bob Grimmick, N6OX, will lead an international team to Clipperton Atoll in early March 2008. On the 30th anniversary of the 1978 FO0XA-XH dxpedition to Clipperton Atoll, the goal of our dxpedition is to make 100,000+ qso's worldwide. Organization and management provided by John Kennon, N7CQQ, David Anderson, K4SV. Major sponsors include Icom America, Northern California DX Foundation, SteppIR, Alpha Radio Products and the International DX Association.
The TX5C Landing Permit on Clipperton Atoll has been granted by the French authorities.
Special 30th anniversary commemorative Clipperton DXpedition envelope issued.
We are on Clipperton Atoll! It's 0133z as we write this. We had a successful landing and have loaded quite a bit of our camp gear to the island. Our base camp is set up and we're all tired but full of enthusiasm! In the morning we will begin the construction of our operating stations on the north side of the island exactly where we had hoped to be able to land. We are excited about this as this location will provide the best paths for us to work the world. We will update this page in the morning in more detail but we wanted you all to know we are safe and are on the island.
TX5C BASE CAMP
* 14235 for US Generals
These frequencies are only a guide. We will always be working split and will regularly announce our listening frequencies. Our goal is to makeover 100,000 QSO's and will pay special attention to working some of the more difficult areas like Europe and the Middle East.
We are not going to operate on 60 meters.
TX5C ANTENNA INVENTORY:
160M cw balloon vertical
160M cw top loaded vertical
Beverage antennas for 160m
K9AY loop RX antenna
160m top loaded. Vertical portion is 60 feet and the 4 top hats are 46 feet long. The ground plane consists of 4 132 foot radials.
To be able to make own time schedulle for QSO with TX5C on 160m You can visit the link with excellent Propagation charts provided by N6BV.
Send your qsl requests through the Bureau or direct to:
P. O. Box 31553
Laughlin, Nevada 89028
The log will also be uploaded to LOTW once the official log has been certified.
Good luck in the pile-up to all Topbanders,
73, Petr OK1RP