This page designed and maintained by N1DG ( www.qsl.net/zl9ci/ ) redesigned by PA0ABMWelcomeThis page was designed to keep you up to date on what was happening during our voyage to and from Campbell Island in the Sub Antarctic. We hope our postings of the latest information, news, tidbits, and facts kept you informed and assisted you in making a qso with us. Over 96,000 made it in our log...a new DXpedition QSO record.Our DXpedition will employ the use of regional pilots to keep the operators in touch with their audience. If you need help during the operation please feel free to contact the pilot for your area. Please bear in mind they will not make individual schedules for you, but can alert the DXpedition as to openings in your area if you find they are missing an opportunity.East Coast North America/South America Pilot: N1DG Don Greenbaum, firstname.lastname@example.orgCentral / West Coast North America Pilot: AC7DX Ron Lago, email@example.comEurope/Africa/Middle East Pilot:GI0KOW Rob Cummings, firstname.lastname@example.orgJapan/Asia/Australia/New Zealand Pilot:JJ3PRT Joe Aoki, email@example.comBelow you find the information bulletin for the DX community.ZL9CI - CAMPBELL ISLAND DXpedition JANUARY 1999The Kermadec DX Association’s DXpedition to Campbell Island in January 1999, represents possibly the last chance for many years for a QSO with this DXCC< entity and IOTA island (OC-037).The New Zealand Department of Conservation is severely restricting access to the island and it is only with representation at the highest level of New Zealand government and continued hard work by team leader Ken Holdom ZL2HUthat permission to visit the island has been secured.In addition, the remoteness of Campbell Island, located as it is in the sub-Antarctic ocean about six days sailing from New Zealand prevents easy operation from there. The licence for the team to operate from the island has been granted, a suitable vessel for the trip has been arranged (The "Braveheart", a 117’ ex - Japanese research vessel) so plans are in order to make this a very successful venture. An international team has been assembled ,a team which should ensure that DXer's in all parts of the globe are expertly catered for.GeneralWe will be using the IC system ("In Charge"). The Leader IC is Ken ZL2HU, the Logistics IC is Lee ZL2AL and The Antenna IC is Declan Craig EI6FRI won’t go into the attributes, skills, professionalism and experience of the team members and our pilots, except to say, we are blessed with a superb team with a lot of 5BDXCC’s who have a helluva lot of hardware up in the air and are very skilled at getting the very best out whatever they are sitting in front of.The operator mix of 4 Kiwis, 2 Yanks, 2 Irishmen, 1 Canuck, 1 Japanese op and one half Canuck, half Kiwi is a most interesting mix. The common denominator that runs through the selected team members is their awesome abilities and ham radio experience.Further publicity releases on the DXpedition will be from ZL2AL or EI6FRThe team lineup includes .....•ZL2HU - Ken Holdom ... led the very successful ZL8RI operation in 1996 and was a member of the Oct 1997 DXpedition team to Chatham Island and has previously operated from both Rarotonga (South Cooks) and Pukapuka (North Cooks) and will be back at both these ZK1 QTH's in the future.•ZL2TT - Ron Wills ... also a member of the ZL8RI team and has several Pacific DXpeditions under his belt,VK9RE, ZK2XF, ZK1ATT etc.•ZL2AL - Lee Jennings .. active DXer as ZL7AA on Chatham twice and also on Raoul Island ZL8RI•VE3XA - Brian Biggings ..well known Canadian Contester, DXer and antenna expert•K3VN - Al Hernandez ...Al's impressive record of DXpeditioning is well known and includes operations from South Georgia, South Shetland, the VP8SSI South Sandwich Island, the Kermadec's with the ZL8RI team and of course his participation in the VK0IR Heard Island DXpedition. His expertise is an invaluable asset to the ZL9CI team.•EI6FR - Declan Craig .. DXCC Honor Roll and well known in IOTA circles for several years. Is member of the IOTA DXpeditioning WestNet DX Group and has activated many IOTA island round the EI/G coast. Led the GI7J 1997 IOTA Contest winning team.•N6MZ - Michael Mraz ..like Al K3VN, Mike also boasts a proud DXpeditioning record.Has been active as as FT5XL from Kerguelen and was also a member of the VK0IR team. Recently Mike has been active as ZK1XXP and as N6MZ/KH9•JH4RHF - Jun Tanaka ..again Jun's impressive DXpeditioning pedigree speaks for itself. Over the years he's been active as JH4RHF/T32, /JD1 , KP1, FK , XF4L , 3D2CU , ZL9DX , and most recently from Pratas as BV9P•GI0NWG - Andrew Williamson .. Andrew has been an active CW contester for several years often guest operating from the top European contest station GI0KOW. Andrew is also a member of the WestNet Group and has been qrv from many IOTA islands. He was also a member of the British team for the WRTC.•ZL2URN - Jason Christensen ..it was a requirement that the team bring a Dept. of Conservation staff member to ensure the integrity of the Campbell environment. We are fortunate in having Jason aboard as the DOC's representative.•9V1YC - James Brooks James was part of the VK0IR team and made the video of that expedition. We are glad to have James on our team and we look forward to an excellent video of the ZL9 DXpedition being produced also.•ZL2DX - Chris Hannagan ..was QRV from Campbell in 1981/82/83 as ZL4OY/C and also on ZL8 in 1985 as ZL8OY and of course in 1996 as ZL8RI. (Chris is a non traveling Team member and technical advisor).Timing of DXpeditionThe team will depart New Zealand on Jan 1st, 1999 arriving Campbell on the January 6.We will remain QRV until the 25th of January. Its hoped that this timing will allow all adequate time to QSO ZL9CI on the bands and modes they wish.SSB,CW and RTTY will all be used and maximum use will be made of openings with the more difficult parts of the world. ZL9CI will be active on all bands 160M through 10M, the WARC bands and 6M. The modes will be SSB, CW, RTTY and some SSTV. An amazing antenna inventory has been assembled and it is possible that up to six stations may be active at any one time. Extensive propagation forecasting is being done and this together with information from strategically located pilot stations should be of great assistance. We will be taking six operational stations. At present, our time on Campbell is limited to the hours of daylight only (1600 UTC to 10.30 UTC ). We are limited to that ruling by the New Zealand Dept of Conservation (DoC).Pilot Stations -The following Pilot Stations have been appointed and email, packet addresses etc. will follow in a further bulletin.West Coast USA - Ron Lago AC7DX East Coast USA - Don Greenbaum N1DG Europe - Rob Cummings GI0KOW Japan - Joe Aoki JJ3PRTOceania - Bob Sutton ZL1RSThere will also be a Campbell Island reflector courtesy of VE7TCP which will be online about 60 days before the operation starts.Budget -The total budget for the ZL9CI DXpedition will be in the region of $85,000 of which the members of the team have contributed $33,000.Donations received to date have been very encouraging indeed, however we >still require several thousand dollars to cover the ever increasing costs.Contributions from DXers and DXing Clubs are definitely needed and can be sent to either ..All donations will be receipted and in the event of the DXpedition not proceeding be returned. We would be delighted if DX editors would publish this information bulletin as widely as possible and DXers bring it to the attention of their clubs and fellow DXers.73 on behalf of Kermadec DX Association and Campbell DXpedition teamLee Jennings ZL2AL
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1999 DXpedition to Campbell Island
ContributionsThe Kermadec DX Association (Europe)167 St. James's Road,Greenhills,Dublin 12,Ireland
ContributionsThe Kermadec DX Association, PO Box 56099, Tawa, Wellington, New Zealand
Examples of expensesBoat Charter - $70,000Generator - $3000Fuel - $1000Fee for use of Met. buildings - $1250Transport team/equip in NZ - $5000And the list goes on and on .....
NamesKiwi, New ZealanderYank, AmericanCanuck, Canadian