[OPDX] Ohio/Penn DX Special Bulletin #878.1
Tedd Mirgliotta (KB8NW)
kb8nw at barf80.nshore.org
Sat Oct 4 17:02:06 EDT 2008
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Ohio/Penn DX Special Bulletin No. 878.1
The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Special Bulletin No. 878.1
October 4, 2008
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX
Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet
Clusters Network and K4UEE for the following DX information.
Press Release # 1----Desecheo KP5----2009
The Caribbean National Wildlife Refuge Complex has selected and announced
a team of operators to activate Desecheo Island (KP5) sometime between
January 15, 2009 and March 30, 2009. The Team will be co-led by Dr. Glenn
Johnson, WØGJ and Bob Allphin, K4UEE.
Background: On June 30, 2008, the Caribbean National Wildlife Refuge office
in Puerto Rico sent a letter to persons that had previously made inquiries
about an Amateur Radio operation from Desecheo. They announced their
decision to allow one group to activate the island and invited proposals
that must adhere to strict guidelines and criteria. Applicants had 45
days to prepare and submit their proposals.
CNWR received seven written proposals. A panel of three Fish and Wildlife
Service employees, from areas within the Service outside of the Caribbean
refuge, spent September 24 & 25 reviewing and evaluating the proposals.
The selection criteria used were those outlined in the proposal invitation
letter. Points were awarded for how well criteria were addressed for
thoroughness and documentation.
The proposal with the highest ranking was submitted by team leaders Dr.
Glenn Johnson, WØGJ, and Bob Allphin, K4UEE.
Their plan involves a team of fifteen operators for a 14-day operation.
USFWS has not announced the actual dates of the operation yet, but the
DXpedition is expected to take place between January 15, 2009 and March 30,
2009. A Special Use Permit (SUP) will be issued as per USFWS regulations.
We expect that the DXpedition team and DXers worldwide will have a minimum
of 30 days notice.
A website is being planned and will be announced in the near future.
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Editor of the "Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin" (OPDX - "DXer's Tool of Excellence")
President of the "Northern Ohio DX Association" (NODXA)
DX Chairman for the "Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society
ARRL Assistant Director of the Great Lakes Division
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