4W6A FINAL PRESS RELEASE – October 24, 2011

The 4W6A DXpedition is now history. The team of Stuie, VK8NSB (team leader); Oliver, VK8DX; Bernd, VK2IA; Ant, MW0JZE; Tim, M0URX (also QSL manager); John, 9M6XRO; and Steve, 9M6DXX; plus pilot Col, MM0NDX, and assistant QSL manager Kev, M0TNX, would like to take this opportunity to thank all the DXers who made a QSO with 4W6A for their patience during the big pile-ups.

Copies of the licence and other validation material have been sent to both the DXCC desk and the RSGB IOTA Manager and 4W6A has been accepted for DXCC and as OC-232 for IOTA. Logs were uploaded to Logbook of The World a few days after the end of the DXpedition. QSL cards have been ordered and we are awaiting the final proof of the QSL design from the printer. As of 23 October, QSLs for over 11,000 QSOs – 27% of the total log – have already been requested either direct or by OQRS. And this less than a month after the end of the DXpedition!
These requests have already been processed and the direct QSLs will be sent as soon as the cards are received from the printers. Bureau cards requested by OQRS will be sent out soon afterwards, with direct mailings to the major QSL bureaus of the world.

A report on the DXpedition with a few photos and videos can be found at 4W6A Story  while 150 more photographs have been uploaded to www.4w6a.com/about-timor-leste/gallery.html More videos taken by VK8DX and MW0JZE can be found on YouTube – search “4W6A” and look for the videos uploaded by “mw0jze”.

Finally, we would once again like to publicly thank all the DX groups, companies and individuals that so generously sponsored this DXpedition. All are listed on the 4W6A website at www.4w6a.com/sponsors We look forward to seeing you from the next location – wherever that may be.

Steve, 9M6DXX
4W6A Team Member

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