The idea to activate Chesterfield surfaced after the VK9MT project. Pista HA5AO, Les W2LK, Gene K5GS met at Friedrichshafen (Germany) to discuss several alternatives.
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This is a short report on Harald's (DF2WO) experience using his Burkina Faso. Callsign, XT2AW. Or should maybe start "your" own call sign with XT2 next time?
"This project actually started in February 2013, under the scorching heat of Uganda. I was in Entebbe involved with the 5X8C DXpedition alongside the other F6KOP operators. A long series of unanswered calls got suddenly interrupted by the ringing of my phone.
We decided to look for a fly-in destination where we could carry all our equipment as hand and hold baggage, and with a DXCC that was wanted by much of the world. We spent significant time running through the most wanted list on ClubLog and finally decided on Vanuatu – number 97 on the list and a relatively easy journey from New Zealand, just 3 hours from Auckland. We researched the bands and modes most required by continent and significantly YJ is more wanted on SSB and RTTY than CW – probably because most DXpeditions operate CW as their primary mode.
F6BEE Jacques told me before leaving Tahiti (TX4T) : "If you can, try to go to Marquesas".
I have made a lot of professional trips to Nuku Hiva but only during 1 day. 1 month ago, I found a good place for ham radio in the north of the island. A good place to work JA EU and USA.
Back in 2005, someone here posted the story of Roman Vega, aka Romeo Stephanenko, going to trial in the US for credit card fraud.