Now why don't they just take a high end computer, server and and a list of all
the dxers interested in this expedition (who have donated at least $100.00)
remotely key all the dxers transmitters via satellite themselves.With skimmers
coping all the returns, they can to sit back, drink mai tai's and be able to
get the dxpedition over in about 48 hours. And then on to the next site.
Louis C Loria, W0QQG
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Subject: [RTTY] Fw: [The Daily DX] Bouvet Is 3Y0IOF Dxpedition Press Release!
The following is from the Daily DX Newsletter. Please take the time
o read it if you haven't already seen it.
I received it from AG0A.
Subject: [The Daily DX] Bouvet Is 3Y0IOF Dxpedition Press Release!
The following satire announcement is being sent around via the various
eflectors. Just want to make sure everyone is aware of the exact text
n case someone hears any rumors of an upcoming DXpedition to Bouvet
sland. Again this is satire only. It will not be listed on The Daily
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
After a lot of negotiation we are pleased to announce a multinational
eam of twelve is to undertake a Dxpedition to Bouvet Island from 25
arch 2013 to 5 April 2013 using the callsign 3Y0IOF.
We will be operating 24/7 with five stations covering all bands
We understand that Dxpeditions are all about you the DX operator
herefore we are pleased to announce some exciting new innovations.
We appreciate many of you feel you should not have to make any effort to
ork us. Accordingly we are offering you the chance to call us on the
elephone when you are ready for a QSO. That's right we will give you a
hone number and when you are ready you can ring us and we will
mmediately cease to work the pile up and call you on a frequency of
our choice. Not only that we will also ensure an email is sent to you
irectly after the QSO to confirm you are in the log. Furthermore we
re organising a team of experts who, if you wish, will fly in and set
p your rig on the required frequency, connect the antenna for you and
ake sure the heating or ventilation is on so it is nice and warm or
ool in your shack as the case requires. Don't worry about propagation.
e will make sure there is some between us as we understand that is our
esponsibility and it's our fault if there isn't.
If that is not for you then don't worry we are just as happy to work you
n a pile up. We realise that we will need to operate in accordance
ith your operating habits so therefore we will understand if you call
ver the top of another station we are trying to work, or when we are
pecifically calling a part of the world you do not reside in, or if you
re simply calling aimlessly or while we are transmitting, or even if
ou call when you cannot hear us. We will do our best to work you
espite all this and yes we know it's our fault if you do not make it
nto the log.
We wish to acknowledge the value Frequency Cops bring to a Dxpedition so
o recognise this we are going to specifically publicise some times when
e will arrange for some operators to deliberately call us on our
requency instead of split. Frequency Cops can even register their
vailability with us to help us ensure these periods get maximum uptake
y the Frequency Cop community. During these periods the Frequency Cops
ill be able to say or send "up up!" to their hearts content. (Note: we
ill make sure we tell the pile up to listen up and not down as the
ecent PT0S Dxpedition has taught us that Frequency Cops don't know how
o send "down" in CW).
We also don't want the "tuner uppers" to feel left out and like them we
eel dummy loads are completely overrated. So when we are ready to
ransmit on a band we will give them the opportunity to tune up on our
requency before we start working the pile up. Each period will start
ith us sending our callsign and "QDL" ("Quick Dummy Loaders") so they
ill know when to commence tuning up on us. We will allow for at least
ive minutes for this as we know how important it is for the tuner
ppers to make sure their finals are good and ready. We acknowledge if
hey go bang it's our fault. Depending on demand we will every now and
hen send "QDL" while working a pile up so any tuner uppers late to the
arty can tune up on us as well.
Unfortunately we will not have cluster access while we are on Bouvet but
e know this will not stop you posting announcements and comments on the
luster about our Dxpedition. Some suggestions for you to try include
aying what band you want us to QSY to or mode to operate on, the
uality of our ops and the usual "loud", "can't hear them here", "thanks
or 7th band" or "yee hah" comments. Likewise as we noted above we
nderstand it's our fault if you cannot work us and therefore we accept
n that case you will post on the cluster calling us the worst
We can't wait to be of service to you.
The 3Y0IOF Team
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