Since its publication many DX groups and individuals offered to support this expedition which we highly appreciate. So far, the preparations are progressing smoothly and according to plan.
Exchange of QSL cards with EP is not always going smoothly and sometimes high costs are involved to cover postal expenses. As in the past with previous Rockall DX Group expeditions we asked Tim M0URX to take care about the QSL chores for the EP6T operation. Together with Max ON5UR, responsible for the QSL card design and printing, they are a great team and without doubt you can count on a fast service. And yes, the complete log will be uploaded to LoTW right after the expedition has ended.
We would like to thank Dr. Azim Fard. Dr. Fard is Director General of the Communication Regulatory Authority (CRA) and amongst others is responsible for the radio amateur licenses in the I.R of Iran. Together with his team and the people of national security, he has made this expedition possible.
This expedition stands for “ friendship and cultural tolerance.
In a country with 80 million inhabitants and only 13 (!) radio amateurs, the user manual written and edited by Tony ON6TM will be a guide for students to learn the basics for their Ham radio ticket.
Dr. Fard has confirmed his support towards amateur radio in Iran and is planning assessments at various locations across the nation. Since our last meeting in Tehran, already 300 candidates have announced their participation for these exams!
The Rockall DX group has been granted permission to welcome the radio amateurs from Iran at the expedition location. Some of them will be right next our side to learn the skills about pile-up handling and get some insight in station managing.
Mohammad EP3MIR will be our guide and will also assist with local negotiations.
Our pilot stations Bjorn ON9CFG and Floyd N5FG will work together with Theo ON4ATW and provide us with the necessary feedback.
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