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Thanks for your interest in the upcoming ZL9HR DX-pedition to Campbell
At this writing we are on schedule and the project planning is well
underway. The team is busily working on all aspects of the DX-pedition.
As you may know, we have the landing permit in-hand and also the radio
license / call sign.
Some examples of what’s happening behind the curtain at the moment
- Station location (as defined by the permit)
- Antenna placement planning (as defined by the permit)
- Discussions on propagation behavior and how we will adjust for
- Operator mode preference
- Equipment testing and preparation for sea shipment
- Contract finalization with the boat that will take us to Campbell
- Generator testing (state-of-the-art Yamaha machines) and their
preparation for shipment
- Petrol estimates (for generators), procurement, and planning for sea
- Preparation and submission of the required DX Team Safety and
Communications plans to the New Zealand Department of Conservation (DoC)
- Coordination of team arrival in NZ, hotels and local transportation to
and from boat at Bluff, NZ
- A DoC requirement for landing on Campbell Island is each team member
must have emergency medical evacuation insurance (purchased by the
individual team members)
- Up-front payments and deposits
- Scheduled the quarantine inspection (All of our gear must be unpacked
(then repacked) for inspection before departing NZ)
- We’re beginning to receive donations from the major DX Foundations, DX
Clubs and individuals from around the world.
With the individual operators funding the up-front cost of the
DX-pedition and their personal travel / living and while in NZ we will
continue to seek assistance from the global DX-community.
We appreciate the interest and support from the global amateur community
and especially from the:
Northern California DX Foundation;
The American Radio Relay League’s Colvin Award Committee;
The German DX Foundation, and
The Lone Star (Texas) DX Association
Each who have made significant contributions, and the other clubs and
individuals who provided financial support.
Our major corporate sponsor, to date, is Spiderbeam.
Of course, the overall sponsor of this DX-pedition is the Hellenic
Amateur Radio Association of Australia who is providing nearly all of
the equipment that will be used on Campbell Island.
We’d be remiss if we didn’t recognize the New Zealand Department of
Conservation for their support of this DX-pedition. The DoC is
permitting us to use several of the existing buildings which will
provide shelter from the weather which we expect to be cool, windy and
Our QSL policy, as described on the QSL Page, should satisfy the DX
On-line uploads via satellite phone to ClubLog
LoTW upload shortly after the DX-pedition
LoTW confirmations at no charge for all contacts, no restrictions
OQRS will be available at a reasonable donation to cover mailing
Direct QSLs with envelope $2USD, (1 IRC + 1 USD) or 1 Euro for all
Buro cards to EB7DX at no charge
QSLing doesn’t get any better than this!
Our goal is to give out as many All Time New Ones as humanly possible
and to fill as many band slots as we can.
Thanks again for your interest and support. We’ll update you again next