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YV0 DXpedition announce

  >>> AVES ISLAND 2004 <<<

The  Radio  Club  Venezolano  (yv5aj-rcv@cantv.net)  has  released   official
information on the long awaited DXpedition to Aves Island (NA-020), organized
by RCV to celebrate their 70th anniversary.

The expedition will take place between 28 July and 8 August. Actual QRV  time
will depend on the length of the voyage (it takes some 24 hours to reach  the
island, which lies around 600 kilometres north of mainland Venezuela) and  on
set-up. The main antennas will be  taken down the  day before departure,  but
operations might continue until the last moment on 8 August.

The team will include YV1AVO, YV1DIG, YV4BOU, YV5AMH, YV5IVB, YV5JBI,  YV5KM,
YV5KXE, YV5OIE, YV6BTF  and YY5FRD,  plus K4UEE,  K6MYC, OH2BH  and OH0XX  as
guest operators.  They will  operate on  all bands  and modes  (callsign  not
provided) with six HF stations and one 6m/2m, EME and satellite station.

Suggested frequencies are:
CW    1823, 3503/3523, 7003/7023, 10103, 14023, 18073, 21023, 24893, 28023,
       50103, 144100, 432100
SSB   1843, 3795, 7055, 14195/14260, 18145, 21295/21195*, 24945,
       28480/28905*, 50103, 144200
RTTY  3580, 7035, 10133, 14083, 18101, 21083, 24920, 28083
SSTV  14233, 21343, 28683
PSK   3580, 7035/7080, 10143, 14071, 18101, 21071, 24920, 28120
FM    29600, 146520
EME   50103, 144080
* for novices only

At the hour and at half hours the operators will be looking respectively  for
AF/AS/OC and short  skip stations (Caribbean  and northern  SA) only,  please
refrain from calling if you are not in those areas.

The pilot stations  will be  ZL2AL (Asia  and Oceania),  K6GNX (America)  and
OH2RF (Europe).

If a good communication can be  established, logs will be uploaded daily  and
made available on the RCV's web page (www.radioclubvenezolano.org).

QSL via KB6NAN, either direct (Dianna R Killeen, P.O. Box 911, Pescadero,  CA
94060-0911, USA) or through the bureau.  Logs will be uploaded to the  ARRL's
LOTW (Logbook of the World).
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