Palmyra Island – openings available to operate!


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Palmyra Island – openings available to operate!

QRZ DX reports this past week that Laurie Moore, Director of Palmyra Program, states, [excerpts from an E-mail in a response about inquires about Amateur Radio operations/HAM Radio operations on Palmyra Atoll]

“Working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service we have developed a plan to accommodate these requests and are able to offer a maximum of two such trips in Winter 2016. Our goal is to facilitate access to The Nature Conservancy’s (TNC) preserve on Cooper Island at Palmyra Atoll in a manner that is fair, and with minimal impact to the preserve and station operations.”

Available time slots are January 11-26th, 2016 (includes set-up, transmit, and tear down), and February 1-16th, 2016 (includes set-up, transmit, and tear down).

The TNC will allow up to 12 amateur radio operators. TNC will make arrangements for travel to/from Palmyra via chartered jet service. TNC will provide access to double occupancy cabins with three prepared meals and snacks daily, shower house and toilet block room/board/electrical power, fuel and occasional recreational activity, such as hikes to observe historical sites or wildlife. Total estimated costs 176,000 USD.

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Laurie Moore of the Palmyra Program says a deal has been struck with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to allow two DXpeditions to Palmyra Island, some 900 miles to the south of Hawaii Island.  The two timeframes are:  11-26 January 2016 and 1-16 February 2016.  Twelve amateur radio operators will be allowed to run the DXpedition.  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will provide basic accommodations, food, and other support.  The estimated cost of the two DXpeditions could be as much as $176,000. Further information will be available in the coming weeks.

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Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

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