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clipperton dxpedition 2000

for those interested in following the dxpedition here is their web site. you can 
also check to see if you are in the log at the same site.


those not capable of web browsing that need the lat/long, it is

Location: Middle America, atoll in the North Pacific Ocean, 1,120 km 
southwest of Mexico 

Geographic coordinates: 10.17 N, 109.13 W 

Grid Square: DK50

if you are going to work them, i propose that you exchange only callsigns. do 
not ask for their grid square, it is not going to change from the time they start 
operating on the island to the time they end. remember, if they come up on 
the leo's, time will be short. watch the footprint, if you are in a southern state 
or mid u.s. state, give some time for the northerner's and canadians to get a 
contact as their time in the mutual window will be short.

this is where it is going to be very important for everyone to behave and be 
orderly. if the maximum number of contacts per pass are to be achieved, 
then stepping on each other and wasting time on giving your name, your grid, 
your state and your city all useless. the only thing that counts is that your 
callsign is heard and in the log. please refrain from all the other information 
as they are not logging it anyhow. 

again, don't ask the operator for his grid square, don't ask him for his name, 
don't ask him what they had for breakfast. make your contact very, very brief 
and only give your callsign. if the op asks you for some information, respond, 
otherwise, be brief.

if you think it is a zoo on the satellite with no rare dx station on, just wait 
until they come up.


Bruce Paige, KK5DO                      Internet: kk5do@amsat.org
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