For those of you DXers interested YV0 is going to be on the air starting next week. Aves Is is currently rated between #8 & 10 on the most wanted list. I need it for # 327 /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif >>> AVES ISLAND 2004 <<< The Radio Club Venezolano (firstname.lastname@example.org) has released official > information on the long awaited DXpedition to Aves Island (NA-020), organized > by RCV to celebrate their 70th anniversary. > > The expedition will take place between 28 July and 8 August. Actual QRV time > will depend on the length of the voyage (it takes some 24 hours to reach the > island, which lies around 600 kilometres north of mainland Venezuela) and on > set-up. The main antennas will be taken down the day before departure, but > operations might continue until the last moment on 8 August. > > The team will include YV1AVO, YV1DIG, YV4BOU, YV5AMH, YV5IVB, YV5JBI, YV5KM, > YV5KXE, YV5OIE, YV6BTF and YY5FRD, plus K4UEE, K6MYC, OH2BH and OH0XX as > guest operators. They will operate on all bands and modes (callsign not > provided) with six HF stations and one 6m/2m, EME and satellite station. > > Suggested frequencies are: > CW 1823, 3503/3523, 7003/7023, 10103, 14023, 18073, 21023, 24893, 28023, > 50103, 144100, 432100 > SSB 1843, 3795, 7055, 14195/14260, 18145, 21295/21195*, 24945, > 28480/28905*, 50103, 144200 > RTTY 3580, 7035, 10133, 14083, 18101, 21083, 24920, 28083 > SSTV 14233, 21343, 28683 > PSK 3580, 7035/7080, 10143, 14071, 18101, 21071, 24920, 28120 > FM 29600, 146520 > EME 50103, 144080 > * for novices only > > At the hour and at half hours the operators will be looking respectively for > AF/AS/OC and short skip stations (Caribbean and northern SA) only, please > refrain from calling if you are not in those areas. > > The pilot stations will be ZL2AL (Asia and Oceania), K6GNX (America) and > OH2RF (Europe). > > If a good communication can be established, logs will be uploaded daily and > made available on the RCV's web page (www.radioclubvenezolano.org). > > QSL via KB6NAN, either direct (Dianna R Killeen, P.O. Box 911, Pescadero, CA > 94060-0911, USA) or through the bureau. Logs will be uploaded to the ARRL's > LOTW (Logbook of the World).