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News 12.11.2010

Written by DL1MGB, November 12th 2010, 13:30

News 12.11.2010

General

The main team is about to leave Germany. Our flight will go at 2140 MEZ from Munich airport via Dubai and Sydney to Auckland. We will arrive on Sunday November 14th. Our expected departure from Tauranga harbour will be around Monday evening. If weather permits we will be at Raoul Island on Thursday morning. Now used to the European autumn the whole team will be expected in New Zealand by warm spring weather with temperatures well above 20 °C. Weather forecast predicts similar weather on Raoul Island.

Our advance party (DJ5IW, DK1II, DL8OH and SP5XVY) are already working hard to get the last details cleared and stuff organized. Our equipment we sent by sea freight will be loaded on Saturday and Sunday. But before loading a very careful inspection through DOC officials has to be carried out to ensure that no organic material (seeds, soil,...) or animals will be taken with us. As Raoul Island is a very sensitive region we do everything to keep the impact on this unique nature reserve as minimal as possible.

QSL

We are very happy that Mario (DJ2MX) is again our QSL manager! His reliable and accurate work is already well known and will also help us this time. To help us you may use our Online QSL Request System (OQRS) which will be activated AFTER our radio operations. If it is possible please use our service to minimize the workload for us! If for any reason you are not able to use our OQRS you may also send your card normally by post (address via QRZ.COM) or via the bureau.

Sponsoring

To all sponsors so far: THANK YOU VERY MUCH! You contributed your part that this DXpedition will happen! For those who will donate later on: We will not update the sponsor list while we are on the island. The first update after the DXpedition is expected when we are back home in mid December.

The next regular news are planned to be sent from Raoul Island.