Willis Island DXpedition News

Next weekend an international team will activate an amateur radio DXpedition station VK9WA from Willis Islets between November 14-23rd.

The on-air operations will last 10 days with high power CW, SSB, and RTTY on 160-10 meters (possibly 6 meters).

Their primary focus will be providing all time new contacts with this highly demanded, rarely activated entity with an emphasis on difficult paths – primarily US East Coast, Europe, and Africa.

It was reported on November 4th: “Rob, N7QT, and some of the other
Pacific Northwest group will be departing for Australia on Friday after-noon. All of the group is excited about the trip. They have corrected
problems on the 160m antenna that Rob used while on E51.”

QSL via N7SMI, direct or by the Bureau. ClubLog OQRS direct or bureau
is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED. QSL cards are beautiful full-color photographic quality. QSLing priority is listed on their Web page. Club Log OQRS will be available shortly after the conclusion of the DXpedition. All QSOs will be uploaded to LoTW and eQSL shortly after the operation.
Complete details can be found on their Web page http://vk9wa.com.

A fourth VK9WA Insiders Newsletter was released on November 6th.
This edition of the newsletter also contains the VK9WA story of how this trip came to be, operation updates, tips on how to get in their log, and their anticipated operating frequencies (exclusive to VK9WA Insiders – they will not be publishing frequencies publicly).
As a VK9WA Insider/Donor, you also get priority QSL status. They will upload your QSOs to LoTW as soon as possible after the operation. You will also receive a complimentary QSL card as soon as they are received from the printer. There is no need for you to send them your card or request one via OQRS.

Here are the URL addresses for all of their VK9WA newsletters:
http://vk9wa.com/newsletters/VK9WANewsletter.pdf
http://vk9wa.com/newsletters/VK9WANewsletter2.pdf
http://vk9wa.com/newsletters/VK9WANewsletter3.pdf
http://vk9wa.com/newsletters/VK9WANewsletter4.pdf

OPDXpedition

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