K6VVA IOTA NA-054 Expedition
7 - 11 December, 2012


VISALIA 2012
G3ZAY - K6VVA - G3KMA - K9AJ,
We had a really great time at the IOTA DINNER in Visalia (2012).
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REGARDING IOTA CLUSTER POSTINGS

The official format for IOTA Designators is CC-NNN (NA-054, etc.). To help promote the IOTA Programme, IOTA Marathon, and make it E-A-S-I-E-R for IOTA Chasers to see IOTA postings (and not have to read through lines and lines of LH, RDA, WFF, etc. text), please consider the following:
  • ALWAYS use the FULL Official IOTA CC-NNN format in your postings.

  • ALWAYS start a cluster posting comment line with:
IOTA NA-054 (or whichever IOTA CC-NNN station you are posting)

This will help everyone to distinguish IOTA postings on the cluster pages !!!


IOTA NA-054 (BERRY ISLANDS) was part of an unannouced dual IOTA trip I had planned in December of 2011, but is now rescheduled for this year. My hope is that solar condx and WX will cooperate with this activation. I may or may not operate in the 10m Contest depending on propagation at the time.

Special research shows the greatest need for NA-054 is in ASIA/JA:

AS = 90.1% STILL NEED NA-054 (*)
EU = 70.0% STILL NEED NA-054
NA = 68.1% STILL NEED NA-054
(*) Although JA is a Polar Path route, special efforts will be made for JA.


If NA-054 is a new IOTA for you and we QSO, then your support of this activation would be certainly appreciated. TNX very much !!!


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OPERATIONAL: Primarily CW on 40/30/20/17m (some SSB)
TXRX: 200w TS-480HX (Plus TS-480HX #2 as "Backup") ANT: Verticals
* If you QSL via the Bureau you MUST put "VIA N6AWD" on the card !!! *

QSL ROUTE: QSL ONLY VIA N6AWD
FRED K STENGER, 6000 HESKETH DRIVE, BAKERSFIELD, CA 93309 (USA)
* If you QSL via the Bureau you MUST put "VIA N6AWD" on the card !!! *

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY

  • Do NOT call me if I am already in QSO with another station.
  • Do NOT call me if I am trying to get a callsign NOT close to yours.
  • Do NOT call me if I am QSX for a Geographic area that is NOT yours.
Thank You. Others will thank you too.



DX CODE OF CONDUCT

READ IT. UNDERSTAND IT. FOLLOW IT.