P 5 / K 6 V V A * EXPEDITION PLANS

EXPEDITION PLANS UPDATE


LATEST NEWS AS OF 20 OCT 2014


In just a few months will begin Year #9 of my quest for approval to operate from P5. There have been many, MANY different proposals made to the D.P.R.K. Authorities during the past 8 Years. Recently, my primary Advocate and Envoy to P5 has left the NGO to a new position with a different organization not involved with Humanitarian work in the D.P.R.K. I am pursuing alternative new pathways to success in this project to be able to fulfill the intended Humanitarian goal, and the objective to provide an equal opportunity for all DXCC Program participants in need of ONE "CW" QSO credit with North Korea.


ADDITIONAL CHANGES & INFORMATION


An original purpose of the P5/K6VVA Expedition was to operate from at least one IOTA (AS-197), with background plans to hopefully QRV from all 4 of the P5 IOTAs. However, based on data Results of my K6VVA IOTA SURVEY and a very detailed analysis of almost 100,000 QSOs made by 25 different "IOTA-ONLY" Expeditions, plans have now changed. The previous expressions of interest in donations for Humanitarian work in the D.P.R.K. were astonishing for which I am grateful. Yet, LESS than 5% (Five Percent) of Callsigns from the serious IOTA Community in the combined 2010 + 2014 Honour Roll and Annual Listing Reports participated. The overwhelming level of support for the Humanitarian goal in the D.P.R.K. came from the DXCC Community. Accordingly, IOTA is no longer a primary objective in my P5/K6VVA plans due to lack of IOTA support.


OPERATIONAL


There will be NO QSL cards issued - ONLY online "Electronic" processing, and the on-air activity is NOT intended to provide "Leaderboard Entertainment". The P5/K6VVA on-air operating plan will remain a "CW ONLY" Expedition venue. Logging Software will be configured to permit ONE QSO, regardless of band.
*** ONLY ONE QSO WILL BE ALLOWED REGARDLESS OF BAND - NO MULTI-BAND QSOs *** This info will be advance published in at least 7 major languages, as well as reference URL postings made to the Cluster once per hour during the EXPD.


In order to minimize "UP POLICE" and other on-air problems:

  • * I will ALWAYS operate SPLIT and send "UP" after EACH QSO.
  • * I will ALWAYS send my CALLSIGN I.D. every 3 to 5 QSOs.
  • * I will ALWAYS confront Out-Of-Turn Caller "BULLY LIDS".

*** THE ABOVE ALSO APPLIES IF THIS IS A MULTI-OPERATOR TEAM EXPEDITION ***



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PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY


  • * Do NOT call me if I am already in QSO with another station callsign.
  • * 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.
  • * Do NOT call me again on ANY band after we have already QSO'd ONE time.

*** THE ABOVE ALSO APPLIES IF THIS IS A MULTI-OPERATOR TEAM EXPEDITION ***

Thank You. Others will thank you too. Violators WILL incur consequences.

This explains why: VIDEO



DX CODE OF CONDUCT


READ IT. UNDERSTAND IT. FOLLOW IT.