DXpedition to the Shetland Islands - IOTA EU-012
Locator : IP90ki WAB :
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
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.
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
- Thank-you for your support. We have refunded
of your sponsorship money in full.
Click here to view the
old VK9XGM website