After many months of planning, securing permits and negotiating contracts with US Fish and Wildlife and the Nature Conservancy, we are quickly approaching the much anticipated DXpedition to Palmyra, KH5-P. The Team is excited to be able to activate this much needed entity. Palmyra ranks in the top ten of the Most Wanted List and #2 in Europe!
Palmyra 2016 call is K5P!
Co-leaders Craig K9CT and Lou N2TU, have formed a very experienced, highly qualified Team of 12 operators and plan to operate five stations over a 14 day period, 11 January through 26 January 2016.
As with other DXpeditions of this magnitude, this is an expensive adventure. Location, transportation, island costs, and other logistics make Palmyra a costly operation. Critical to major DXpeditions is the immediate, up-front commitment costs. Before the DXpedition begins, all equipment must be secured, pre-tested, and shipped to Hawaii where it will then be organized for forwarding to Palmyra.
Future permission to operate on Palmyra Atoll may not happen for many years as access is severely restricted.
The DX community has been very supportive of this much needed DXCC operation however, we are requesting additional financial support. We have a large payment due on November 1, and are short of our commitments. No matter how large or small the donation, every bit helps. Please do not wait until the operation is completed; most of the expenses are up-front and your support is urgently required now.
Please visit our Palmyra2016 web page to make your donation.