K6VVA/6 * IOTA NA-178

Special TNX To Our Kind Sponsors:





Our Hard Working QSL Manager

  Please QSL ONLY Via:


For Direct QSL Return:
  • Non-USA = IRCs + SAE
  • USA = SASE

  • Yes, we will QSL "Via The Bureau"

    Any/all donations will be greatly
    appreciated to help offset the high
    costs of this Rare IOTA activation.


    Thanks to our generous, supportive Sponsors, fundraising Raffle prizes thus far are:

    Sponsor Donation By:
    Raffle Item Description
    KENWOOD GRAND PRIZE: TS-480S + 500Hz CW Filter - WOW!!!
    FORCE 12 ANTENNAS Sigma 5 Vertical Dipole - The Perfect Expedition Antenna
    KV4FZ - DX QTH RENTAL $500 Discount on Station Rental for 2006 IOTA Contest
    WRITELOG FOR WINDOWS Contesting/Expedition Logging Software (Full Version)
    N4PY SOFTWARE N4PY Radio Control Software (Also Remote Operation)
    DX ENGINEERING $50 Gift Certificate For Product Purchases
    DX PUBLISHING, INC. Certificate For 1 Year Of QRZ DX Newsletter
    DX PUBLISHING, INC. Certificate For 1 Year Of The DX Magazine

    The cost of this NA-178 activation may run as high as $10,000 (U.S. Funds) due to the necessity of helicopter transportation for all aspects of the Cooperative Work Agreement with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

    In order to assist our fundraising, for each $20 (or more) increment donation (whether in advance or with a QSL card), your callsign will go onto a special NA-178 Raffle slip. This means a donation of $40 will yield TWO Raffle slips, $100 yields FIVE Raffle slips, etc. Advance Donations can be conveniently made via PayPal (see below).

    At the end of our planned NA-178 trip presentation at the IOTA Dinner during the annual Visalia DX Convention on 4/21/06, we will have the raffle drawing for all donated prizes. Winners need not be present, as we will ship to out-of-area prize winners. (Duty may apply to International shipments on the recipient's end however, and will be the responsiblity of the winner). Some prizes may be downloadable via the Internet. Raffle participants must be at least 21 years of age. NOTE: For donations to qualify for any Raffle slip(s), they MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 3/31/06 (whether via mail with or without QSLs, PayPal, Pony Express or any other means). This is necessary to insure accurate and complete administrative processing *before* Visalia. We may, or may not, offer additional Raffle slip(s) for direct purchase at the IOTA dinner. Unfortunately, donations are NOT tax-deductible (we hope the NA-178 Raffle will help mitigate this). Raffle Winner Callsigns will be posted on our website after the Visalia Convention.


  • All QSLs will be processed by N6AWD on a "first in, first out" basis as received.
  • Donations are NOT required to receive a QSL card for a bona fide QSO in the log.
  • Under NO circumstances will a QSL be issued to any station which is NOT in the log.
  • K6VVA, K9AJ & N6AWD may NOT enter the NA-178 Raffle & can NOT receive prizes.

  • Solution Graphics
    To make an Advance Donation (and enter the NA-178 Raffle), please click here --->
    NOTE: PayPal charges a percentage on incoming funds, so direct checks will maximize donations assistance!!!
    Advance Donation checks may be sent directly to: Eric Hilding, K6VVA * P.O. Box 1700 * Morgan Hill, CA 95038 USA

    Thank You Very Much!!!

    The views and conclusions contained in this posting are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as representing the opinions or policies of the U.S. Government. Mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute their endorsement by the U.S. Government.