GS7V      DXpedition to the Shetland Islands - IOTA EU-012

                                    Locator :  IP90ki        WAB :   HU46

Thanks for your interest in our short DXpedition to Shetland. We arrive there on Wednesday 22nd November 2023 and leave one week later. We are staying near the village of Vidlin, on the Shetland 'mainland'. A Multi-two High Power entry in CQ WW CW 2023.   Operators : Keith GM4YXI/GM5X and Chris GM3WOJ/GM2V.

GS7V is a MULTIPLIER in CQ WW CW 2023.

Check back here soon for news of our GS7V Shetland Islands CQ WW CW 2023 DXpedition.....  IOTA EU-012 and a GM/s Multiplier in CQ WW CW.  We will be signing GS2MP either side of the contest weekend.   More info a.s.a.p. - we are currently unpacking the VK9XGM equipment and antennas and repacking them for the Shetland trip.                                                                                                                                      

VK9XGM  DXpedition to Christmas Island (IOTA OC-002) 

21st November to 5th December 2023 by Keith GM4YXI/GM5X and Chris GM3WOJ/GM2V

Previous DXpeditions ZK2V, ZK2X, A35V, A35X, V6Z, VK9CZ, GZ7V, GS7V, etc...


         - - 6th November 2023 - - VK9XGM DXpedition CANCELLED - -

We have taken the very difficult decision to cancel our DXpedition to VK9X. We have had a reply this morning from YL2GM. The VK9XY location is only 200m from ours. YL2GM told us he secured his licence in January this year but ‘it is his tactic’ to only announce a DXpedition two weeks in advance.

We find this behaviour and his response, with no offer of apology or compromise, or even a recognition of our plans, deplorable. This is completely against the normal ‘rules of the game’ and lacking in ‘Ham Spirit’. Announcing a DXpedition in advance is supposed to avoid this kind of problem. Licences are issued for a year, but a licence, in of itself, means little. The DXpedition only ‘exists’ when it is announced to the community. We have been totally open in announcing our trip well in advance and we cannot believe that YL2GM and EA5EL were unaware of our plans. To not inform us of theirs is incredibly selfish.

We deeply regret having to take this decision, with enormous financial cost and wasted time for us, but anyone who has planned and executed a DXpedition will hopefully understand that we have been put in an intolerable position.

73  Keith GM4YXI and Chris GM3WOJ


Sponsors - Thank-you for your support. We have refunded all of your sponsorship money in full.

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