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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

The team will include YV1AVO, YV1DIG, YV4BOU, YV5AMH,
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,

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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