Due to the U.S. Government shutdown, the Wake Island K9W Forgotten 98’s Commemorative DXpedition is now on hold pending a revised schedule. We will announce new dates for the DXpedition as soon as possible.Thank you for your patience and understanding.
The K9W Wake Management Team
Wake Atoll Commemorative DXpedition
Press Release #5
September 25, 2013
The Wake Atoll commemorative team is in the final phase of preparation. All equipment has been received in Hawaii and will be transported to Hickam AFB for delivery to Wake Island. Thanks, Kimo, KH7U for your invaluable assistance!
The plan is for the team to assemble in Hawaii on or before 3 October, depart 4 October and arrive on 5 October. The following day will be dedicated to station set-up.
There will be two CW and two SSB stations on the air. The CW site will be located across from the Arrivals terminal and the SSB site will be housed in a “beach house” near downtown Wake. We will also be operating RTTY, most likely from the SSB site.
We are planning on being QRV 7 October through 18 October (Wake time). If there are any changes, they will be posted on our website athttp://wake2013.org/pages/bandplan.html
Logs will be uploaded to Club Log as time and Internet access allows.
This is a commemorative DXpedition. Our prime objective is to honor the lives and contributions of the Forgotten 98 civilian contractors who lost their lives on Wake during WWII. Some of these men have yet to be identified and are interred in Honolulu. If you know any of the Forgotten 98 or their relatives, modern DNA testing may identify their remains and provide for a proper burial. Please take a moment to look through their names. http://wake2013.org/pages/forgotten98.html
The team wants to thank the DX community, including generous worldwide Foundations, Clubs, Individuals, Equipment manufacturers and outlets for their outstanding support of the Wake commemorative efforts. These DXpeditions are extremely expensive and could not be
accomplished without the support of the entire DX community. Visit the http://wake2013.org website to view our sponsors and make your personal donation.
Please note! A few other DXpeditions will be on the air during the Wake operation. To avoid the dreaded “not in the log”, please be sure which DXpedition you are working! Our operators will announce the K9Wcallsign often to help identify your contact.
Please check our website frequently for updates. http://www.wake2013.org/
And don’t forget to sign our guestbook!