Time is flying!
Two months today the CY9M team will be making their way to Sydney, Nova Scotia, then onwards to the northernmost tip of Cape Breton, ready to depart for St Paul island on July 26th.
Much has happened since the first press release in February. Those who keep an eye on the CY9M website will note major organisations such as Northern California DX Foundation and ARRL Colvin Award have agreed to financially back our plans. Together, with all other kind donors and clubs, we thank them sincerely.
The team make special mention to Al VE1AL for his local logistical help. His ongoing assistance is much appreciated.
Meanwhile, the last few weeks has seen a host of sponsors commit to the expedition.
Elecraft, main equipment sponsor of our expedition, are providing six K3 transceivers. We are indebted to Elecraft for their support.
DX Engineering, Tigertronics, Waters & Stanton, Heil Sound, Spiderbeam, RF Power and Vibroplex have shown faith in our activation by generously supporting too.
G3TXQ Broadband Hexbeam by MW0JZE is providing the team with three antennas. Using both Hexbeams and vertical arrays, we hope to be heard from the island! M2 Antenna Systems are also contributing with a 50Mhz yagi/beam – we know how wanted St Paul island is on 6m and cross fingers for good openings.
As mentioned previously, there are few landing spots on the island. Actual station location will be determined where we land. From planning discussions, we know each *proposed *location has positives and negatives to certain regions around the globe – therefore this is very much an “on the day” set-up at any given landing spot.
Now the shipping process begins.
If you would like to donate any amount to the CY9M St Paul Island Dxpedition, please click here: CY9M Donate Page.
Feel free to follow us on CY9M Twitter & CY9M Facebook nearer the time of departure (and afterwards) various team members will update as we journey.
Thanks for taking the time to read and share – we look forward to working you from DXCC Most Wanted entity #40.
73, CY9M Team, St Paul Island DXpedition.