K1N Interview for MDXC by W0GJ

1- The 1st question is “mandatory” Dott. Glenn: it has been 25 years from the last activity in KP1.   This made of Navassa the Most Wanted #1. How did you feel being part of the team?

 

We have been working on getting permission to operate from Navassa (and Desecheo) since 1998.   It has been a very long and difficult road working to get permission from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service who has jurisdiction over these entities.   We had two Congressional hearings in Washington, D.C., and several presentations and several appeal hearings (like a court hearing) at various high level USFWS offices.   In 2009 we were granted permission for Desecheo (K5D) and we thought that Navassa would follow within 18-24 months.   However, several key individuals retired and several were re-assigned to other posts and Navassa never happened.   We literally had to start completely over with presentations and hearings. A small team of us (the KP1-5 Project) have spent untold thousands of hours working on this project. Consequently, the pressure to perform and make Navassa a successful operation was enormous.   We carefully selected a team that were not only good operators, but experienced in logistics and other needed skills.   During the entire preparatory time and during the operation there was not one instance of conflict or personality problems.   We were focused to work together as a team and to be as efficient as possible.

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8° World Meeting&Convention – The Official Site

Dear Members,
This year we have organized our 8th Meeting in conjunction with one of the most successful events in the South of our country: the HamRadioShow, organized by the ARI Pompeii.

The event, now in its thirteenth edition, came among the most important events organized by Hamradios in South Italy. An appointment which collects consents exponentially, year after year.

Let’s meet together on 21 and 22 February 2015 at the A1EXPO in Pastorano (Ce). The coincidence of the two events will surely be a great opportunity to meet all together, new and old friends.
During the first day (at 10:30 am) it will be a session of examinations for the US amateur radio license, thanks to Angelo Marcone IK8VRQ (info: ik8vrq@gmail.com Cell. 389.5995959). Next, a cycle of speechs about MDXC’s activity and stories of many of DXpeditioners we heard and contacted in radio during the past few months.

The program of the Meeting is also available on the OFFICIAL SITE of the event, set up in a few days by our Webmaster Max, IK8LOV # 29. Here is the link of the program http://www.mdxc.org/meeting2015/programma/

You can book your stay at The Qeen Hotel. Information on costs here: http://www.mdxc.org/meeting2015/hotel/

For Facebook lovers, we also recorded the event on the official page MDXC: https://www.facebook.com/events/1582357471978322/

 

REGISTER NOW

on the official website of the 8th Meeting

See you at the Meeting!


TI9/3Z9DX

The Mediterraneo DX Club is a sponsor of TI9/3Z9DX

Free internal QSL service available for all MDXC Members is good standing with the share in 2015.


2015:Now renew your membership fee !

Dear Members,

like every year, we kindly ask you to confirm your membership in the Club and, like every year, we ask you to do everything possible to support the Mediterraneo DX Club to remains on the top sponsors of DXand IOTA expeditions. The help that we can give to the Teams and individual operators will depend in full from your renewals that sounds the only source of our internal self-financing contemplated by our internal regulations… that allows, in the facts, to sponsor the BEST all around! The renewal fee is, as usual, on volunteer choice. Please note only that for the QSL service, to cover the raw costs, 20EUR are needed.

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Happy 2015

Happy New year Wishes 2015: Friends now countdown started from Celebrate happy new year 2015. Everybody preparing and waiting for New Year celebration.

The Mediterraneo DX Club wishes you a peaceful 2015


TX7G Story

“Very often when lost in admiration at its beauty, I have experienced a pang of regret that a scene so enchanting should be hidden from the world in these remote seas, and seldom meet the eyes of devoted lovers of nature.” – Herman Melville

 

These words were used to describe Nuku Hiva Island, the location of the TX7G DXpedition that was on the air October 19-26, 2014.

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5R8M QSL

If all will be ok we’ll receive the official qsl from printed shop in this month of December.

73’s 5R8M Team


A63DI IOTA AS-021

A63DI_logoA team from the Emirates Amateur Radio Society (EARS) will be active from Dalma Island AS-021 as A63DI between December 4-10, 2014.

QRV with 3 stations on CW/SSB/RTTY.

QSL SERVICE FOR MDXC MEMBERS


ZK3E & ZK3Q photo

we recived the photo from SP5EAQ and SP5ES, remember to send date of your qso for recived qsl via QSL SERVICE of the club.


5H1MD qsl

we recived the daft of 5H1MD qsl. thanks to Andrea IZ1MHY for file. we recived in this month qsl for our members. 73’s MDXC H.Q.


PJ7PK Story – NA-247 NEW IOTA –

“ELEVEN NEW IOTA GROUPS were announced at IOTA’s 50th Anniversary Convention, held in Windsor, England over the weekend 4 to 6 July 2014. All new groups have provisional numbers. This means that they will need to be confirmed by an operation taking place after 5 July 2014 that meets the 1000 QSO and other normal validation requirements. Most of the new groups have not seen a previous amateur radio operation. “

The above has been taken directly from the pages of the IOTA website. Some of these 11 new IOTA groups were introduced as a result from the rule changes announced in the latest IOTA Directory, published in May 2014. The others……well just read on and see. The NA-247 group was added as a new coastal islands group of a split sovereignty island. Dutch Sint Maarten (PJ7) & French Saint Martin (FS) are both very different and independent of each other. These islands were not previously shown on a 1:1,000,000 scale map but now qualify from being shown and named on Google Earth in the same way that the coastal islands of St Martin FS count (NA-199). Thus, the new Sint Maarten’s coastal islands group was born. There are 2 islands that qualify for this group. Molly Beday and Guana Key of Pelikan aka Pelikan Key. The latter was the obvious choice for us to try to activate. Sure, it was going to be tough, we knew that, but it was still going to be a lot easier than Molly. Read more »


5R8M INFOs

all is ok on Nosy be isl. the team is happy and we hope also the dx comunity. for any info or question can you write to our pilots IK7JTF – N1DG or to our qsl manager IK2VUC. we have more of 40.000 at this moment, and we upload photo on our website, any comment is welcome.

73’s MDXC 5R8M team