About the DXpedition

Place: Norfolk (VK9N), IOTA OC-005.
Team and modes: Jacek SP5EAQ (SSB exclusively); Mek SP7VC (digital modes); Marcin SP5ES (CW)
Time: October/November 2019
   - 18 October – 4 November: SP5EAQ
   - 18 October – 28 October: SP7VC
   - 28 October – 4 November: SP5ES
Calls: VK9NE (SP5EAQ), VK9NC (SP7VC), VK9NG (SP5ES)
Bands: HF bands
QSL manager: SP7VC (direct, bureau, LoTW)
Other: Jacek SP5EAQ will participate CQ WW DX SSB Contest)

Latest News:

Update 2019-10-16: Jacek SP5EAQ and Mek SP7VC started yesterday from the Warsaw Airport to Doha, then to Sydney and finally to Norfolk. Well, as Marcin SP5ES informed, they took about 40 kilograms of excess baggage. We are waiting for the next news...


Update 2019-10-13: QSL info and links to online logs were published (see below). Preparations are going well and the first part of the team is starting from the Warsaw Airport on Tuesday (as scheduled).


Update 2019-09-01: Jacek SP5EAQ informed that the Internet access on the island will be very limitted so it will be a problem to have real time online logs. However if only possible the logs will uploaded in batches to a database which will be available online. So there will be some delay.

QSL Info and Online Logs:

Logs (uploaded every 1-2 days if possible) will be available at:
* VK9NC: http://sp7dqr.pl/en/search_vk9nc.php
* VK9NE: http://sp7dqr.pl/en/search_vk9ne.php
* VK9NG: http://sp7dqr.pl/en/search_vk9ng.php

QSL manager (for all calls): Mek SP7VC.

To get a direct use PayPal linked to sp7vc@wp.pl (recommended 3 USD regardless amount of qso/calls). Provide data of all QSOs.
If you don't use PayPal, you may also send a SAE with return postage and your cards (or all QSO data) to Mek's QRZ.com address.

Bureau cards will be available for free (send a  request with all QSO data to sp7vc@wp.pl) or drop your card via the bureau but it takes years to get QSL then.

About Team Members

Jacek SP5EAQ

Profession: Eng. Electronics – full Professor
Licensed since 1968, Honor Roll nr 1 on SSB
Interesting in: Ham Radio, sailing
Member of PZK, SP DX Club
Previous DXpeditions: T2AQ, E51EAQ, ZK3Q, 5W0AF, A3EAQ, T30AQ, 3D2MJ, ZL7/SP5EAQ, and ZA/SP5EAQ
Keen DXer on SSB, more than 100.000 QSOs from South Pacific islands


Mek SP7VC

Profession: Engineer in chemical engineering
Licensed since 1991, Honor Roll nr1, Challenge over 3000
Interesting in: Ham Radio, Travelling, Sailing yacht skipper
Member of PZK, SP UKF Club, SN0HQ Team
Previous DXpeditions: V5/SP7VC, CP/SP7VC, OA/SP7VC, PY5/SP7VC, FS/SP7VC, FJ/SP7VC, VP2V/SP7VC, EA8/SP7VC, EA9/SP7VC, PJ5, PJ6, V44, CT9/SP7VC,FM/SP7VC, FG/SP7VC, J79VC, VP2MPG, 5B/SP7VC, J6/SP7VC, J8/SP7VC, J3/SP7VC, 5B/SP7VC, ZC4, 4X/SP7VC, 5W0VC, T31T, TG/SP7VC, YS/SP7VC, V31VC, HR5, XE3, C56VC, J5/SP7VC, 6W, HP84VC, TI/HP84VC, YN/SP7VC, Z22VC, ZS/SP7VC. And many activations from EU countries: 9A, LX, LA, SM, OH, LY, YL, F, EA, EA6, ES, ES0, HB, PA, EI, OZ, MI, OK, MW, OM, IN3, HB, DL, UR, HA, 3A, C3, ZB2, OY, OH0, LZ, SV, YO, Z3, 4O, ZA, Z6, T7, TK, HB0, CT8, T7, SV5, SV9, 9H3KK
Many IOTA activations - 49 islands
Many activations from different grids via Meteo Scatter- 71 grids
Favorite mode: SSB, FT8, FSK441, JT65, MSK144
FaceBook HAM profile: SP7VC Radio Expeditions. Old website: http://sp7vc.pl/


Marcin SP5ES

Profession: Engineer in chemistry
Licensed since 1972, Honor Roll holder
Member of PZK, SP DX Club
Previous activities: 5W0AG, CR1M, DL/SP5ES, FM/SP5ES, FG/SP5ES, OM/SP5ES, ZK3E, ZL/SP5ES, ZS/SP5ES, SP5ES/mm. First Polish guest operation in Austria (SP5GOR/OE), guest operator 4U1ITU (1978)
Member of 3Y0I team attempting unsuccessfully activate Bouvet in March 2019
650 activations of WWFF, lighthouses and Polish counties

Donors

We are very appreciated for the help received from the following institutions and individuals:
                                                  
 
Individual: 3Z6AEF, DJ0IF, G4BWP, LA8CJ, S51DI, S57TW, SN6P, SP2AJ, SP2DUS, SP2EBG, SP2GCJ, SP2GJI, SP2GJV, SP2GKS, SP2HOU, SP2JEB, SP2JMR, SP2X, SP3EOL, SP3GWC, SP3J, SP3LD, SP3QDM, SP3RNZ, SP5AUC, SP5DPD, SP5DVD, SP5ELA, SP5EWY, SP5GMM, SP5GNI, SP5IWA, SP5LKM, SP5TT, SP5WA, SP5XTY, SP6EQZ, SP6IXF, SP6JIU, SP6LUY, SP6OUQ, SP7CDG, SP7CKH, SP7CXV, SP7DDD, SP7DQR, SP7EUO, SP7FP, SP7GRV, SP7HT, SP7ITB, SP7KMP, SP7MOO, SP7NHS, SP7OGP, SP7PA, SP7QHR, SP7RFE&SP7BCA, SP7ROZ, SP7SP, SP7SQK, SP7TEX, SP7WMN, SP8EEX, SP8LBK, SP9FKQ, SP9GLJ, SP9HZW, SP9OHP, SP9PT, SQ2BNM, SQ2ETN, SQ5MJB, SQ5OVL, SQ7EWZ, SQ7MAD, SQ7NNM, SQ7NSN, SQ7PA, SQ7RJZ, SQ8AQX, SQ9ANT, SQ9HZM, US5WDX.


If you would like to support our DXpedition click DONATE (via PayPal service) button below. We appreciate any possible help.

Special thanks: to Marek SP7DQR for his help to make the logs available online and Tom SP5UAF for the website and QSL design.