This morning websurfing brings us the following:
Courtesy of http://www.cy0dxpedition.com/
CY0 NEWS RELEASE – 8 October 2012Final preparations for the upcoming Sable Island DXpedition are being completed. Canadian authorities have approved the revised dates of 22-31 October. In order to minimize potential impact to the migratory bird population on Sable Island, we have settled on vertical dipole antennas made by “GAP Antennas”. GAP has already shipped five, pre-drilled, ready-to-go, mono-band vertical antennas for 10, 12, 15, 17, and 20 meters. These antennas should arrive in Halifax this week. In addition, we are shipping back-up radio transceivers to Halifax on Monday, October 8. Extra freeze-dried meals are being shipped, as well, in the event that our departure from Sable is delayed by weather conditions.Now that Sable Island has become a national park, it is unclear what limitations, if any, will be placed on future requests for group operations. Even though, we are just a two-person team, we will do our best to provide a new country or new band-country to those in need of CY0. As previously advertised, our focus will be on 10M, 12M, and 15M, where the greatest demand for Sable Island exists.WA4DAN/CY0 and AA4VK/CY0.
So there you have it… But couple of questions come to mind…
The first being who in their right minds go to Sable Island in the end of October???
And the second questions the band selection… With the scary band swings recently I hope the 10-15-17-20m bands hold together for them… I might of suggested a 33 foot vertical for 40m but they did not ask me and they do know what they are doing. The wonderful thing about our hobby is that there can be more than one solution to an issue…
I will be listening and watching the cluster because it seems I need CY0 in the log…
ABOVE- Cards from previous dxpeditons that did not make it into my log
Wishing they good luck and good DX (and stay warm/dry)