|Asunto:||[dxcolombia] YV0 Aves|
|Fecha:||Martes, 20 de Julio, 2004 06:58:46 (-0500)|
|Autor:||Francisco Hennessey Jr. \(Laptop\) <hk3sgp @.....org>
I received this info today:
YV0 - Aves 2004 DXpedition announce
The Radio Club Venezolano (RCV) is celebrating the 70th anniversary and
hereby announce an expedition to Aves Island - one of the top ten most
wanted DXCC entities.
Aves Island (NA-020) is located at 15 40' 33" North 63 36' 27" West (FK85eq)
which is around 600 kilometres north of mainland Venezuela. The island is
about 580 meters long and 150 meters wide. The highest point on the island
is only about 3 meters above sea level. Aves Island was claimed by Venezuela
On August 23, 1972 the island was declared a wildlife sanctuary. In 1978 the
Venezuelan Navy established a garrison in Aves called the Simon Bolivar
Scientific-Military Base. Now a new garrison has been installed this month
This expedition will be there at the time of its inauguration. Last
DXpedition to YV0 was in 1994.
Dates: From July 28th until August 8th. (on-the-air period depends on
Operators: K4UEE, K6MYC, OH2BH, OH0XX - as invited guest operators.
The host group is YV1AVO, YV1DIG, YV4BOU, YV5AMH, YV5IVB, YV5JBI, YV5KM,
YV5KXE, YV5OIE and YV6BTF. Also YY5FRD will be part of the crew.
Antennas: Sigma & SVDA vertical monoband antennas for HF provided by FORCE
the leading edge antennas for many successful DXpeditions and contest
operations. On VHF M2 2x 41 ft. boomers on 6m and a 15.7 dbd yagi for 2m
be used. Crossed yagis for UHF and VHF will be used in satellite operation.
Modes: SSB, CW, RTTY, PSK, SSTV, FM and some other digital, many modes for
the 1st time from yv0.
Bands: 75cms thru 160m including WARCs and satellite.
EME: Moon bounce operation for the 1st time from yv0.
CW=1823,3503/3523, 7003/7023, 10103, 14023, 18073, 21023, 24893, 28023,
50103, 144100, 432100
SSB=1843, 3795, 7055, 14195/14260, 18145, 21295/21195*, 24945, 28480/28905*,
RTTY= 3580, 7035, 10133, 14083, 18101, 21083, 24920, 28083
SSTV= 14233, 21343, 28683
PSK=3580, 7035/7080, 10143, 14071, 18101, 21071, 24920, 28120
* only for novice (please do not call if you are not a novice)
Follow up operator instructions for split range and frequencies.
Plus 50103, 144080 for EME operations.
RIGS: 4x Yaesu's FT1000MP Mark-V and 2x FT847's, 2x FinnFet HF amplifiers by
MA-FET among others rigs & amps, also a 1kw (8877) on 6m and 350w on 2m
Online Logs: If a good communication can be established a query for daily
uploaded logs will be on the radio club (RCV) web page.
Logs will be on ARRL's LOTW (Log of the World) but the expedition will NOT
load logs into EQSL but right QSO's on the InBox will be honored.
QSL Manager= KB6NAN ok in QRZ.com, (1 IRC or 1 US$ is ok worldwide, SASE is
ok for USA). QSLs (most probably full colour folded cards) will be printed
after the Dxpedition. QSLing thru bureau are ok.
Sponsors: FORCE 12 (www.force12inc.com) for all HF antennas and AMSAT-YV
(www.amsat-yv.org) for the satellite operation.
Pilot for Asia and Oceania: ZL2AL, America: K6GNX and Europe: OH2RF.
Any extra sent as contribution will be gratefully welcome to cover the
expenses of the DXpedition and printing the QSL cards.
6 HF stations plus a 6m/2m EME and a satellite station for
Trip to the island is expected to be a 24 hours or less depending on the
ship, The set-up period after arrival will be some hours in the Caribbean
As antennas and tents, in a high heat would take its tool. And thereafter...
be our guest!
The main antennas will be taken down day before the ship arrival while a
signal maybe kept on the air until 8th of August.
At the hour (00 minutes) operators will ask for only AF/AS/OC, be polite and
stop calling if you are not in this areas, just wait until the next general
At half hours (30 minutes) operators will ask for short skip stations only,
it means Caribbean & north SA, again please follow the previous lines
If the ship commander would allow operations on the ship keep your ears on
6m for some Caribbean sea grids.
As you have noticed there are real good operators in the crew, so just
follow their instructions,
WEB Page: www.radioclubvenezolano.org and follow Aves link on the left menu,
then choose 2004 (will be active soon).
You can enjoy some info on all the RCV's dxpeditions to Aves island.
Francisco "Siso" Hennessey -HK3SGP-
Movile Phone (+57) (300) 5545360
Home Phone (+57) (1) 6918605
Of: (+57) (1) 3419850
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