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    N4T - Dry Tortugas National Park

    N4T Team will be active from Dry Tortugas National Park, IOTA NA - 079, 14 - 17 December 2018.
    Team - WX4TV, AE4FH, KM4IPF.
    They will operate on HF Bands and also Amateteur Radio Satellites.


    N4T Dry Tortugas National Park

    Dry Tortugas National Park. Author - teakwood.
    73 Al 4L5A
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    N4T - Dry Tortugas - 14 December – 17 December 2018 Faith Hannah - AE4FH Hope - KM4IPF James - WX4TV Family DXpediton to the Dry Tortugas (NA079) Callsign will be N4T.
    We will be on 80m, 40m, 20m, and 17m SSB and CW.
    Will also be on FM satellites.
    Below is the information from our website, http://www.hamradio.world.
    "DX" is a Morse Code shorthand for "distance" or "distant," and a DXpedition is an expedition to what is considered an exotic place by amateur (otherwise known as ham) radio operators, perhaps because of its remoteness, access restrictions, or simply because there are very few amateur radio operators on the air from that place.
    This could be a country, an island, or even a rare Maidenhead grid square.
    If they go to a very remote location, the ham radio operators on the DXpedition must bring all of their food, shelter, and equipment to the remote place so they can get on the air and talk to other amateur radio operators from around the world.
    The hams who go to great expense and sometimes at great risk of life and limb are a rare breed and they provide the rest of the world\'s amateur radio operators the opportunity to make contact with these rare entities so they can qualify for operating awards, such as DXCC.
    While on the island of Saba in the Dutch Caribbean during the 2016 Dave Kalter Memorial Youth DX Adventure, James (WX4TV–Dad) and some other amateur radio operators discussed the idea of providing young hams with the opportunity to experience what it would be like to go on a DXpedition, where they would operate in austere conditions from remote locations.
    The hope is to inspire the next generation of adventurous souls who will take their radios to remote locations around the world to get on the air. Faith Hannah (AE4FH), Hope (KM4IPF), and Dad (WX4TV) will be operating amateur radio from the Dry Tortugas National Park from December 14-17, 2018.
    This trip to the Dry Tortugas is a dry run to see if it is feasible to take other young amateur radio operators to the island to give them the experience of going on an amateur radio DXpedition.
    If this trip is successful, the plan is to form a 501-C3 non-profit to begin to take two or three young hams each year to the Dry Tortugas or other islands to give them this experience.
    The Dry Tortugas are a desired entity in the amateur radio world, so the team expects to make lots of contacts during the three days that they are on the air from the island.
    They will be operating on HF (shortwave) and also the amateur radio satellites, in an attempt to contact as many other amateur radio operators as possible.
    To prepare for this trip, the girls and Dad camped in the Crane Point Hammock in the Florida Keys and operated during the RSGB IOTA Contest in late July, 2018.
    The girls gained experience in primitive camping skills, preparing food over open fires, and operating from a tent with battery and solar power.
    73 Al 4L5A

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