P 5 / K 6 V V A * EXPEDITION PLANS

EXPEDITION PLANS UPDATE


LATEST NEWS AS OF 14 JANUARY 2015


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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.