With computers well entrenched in DXing and amateur radio in general the underappreciated QSL managers that work in the background are the recipients of thousands of e-mails (mostly all inquiring - sometimes complaining - about one or more missing QSOs), an untold number of snail mail pieces containing even more snail mail pieces, currency, IRCs, postage stamps and one or more QSL cards, even some with QSL cards for multiple DX stations or DX operators. This avalanche of paper is time consuming and labor intensive, sometimes requiring teams of volunteers to process. Add to this the hundreds of DX logs (in various formats), millions of DX contacts, donor lists, and consolidated DX club log submissions, all of which require accurate accounting and more importantly preservation. QSL managers use different methods to recover their operating costs which include items such as toner, labels, envelops, and sometimes pizza lunches for the volunteer teams. Some managers personally absorb the cost while others pass the cost to the DX-pedition.
The Perseverance DX Group is pleased to announce their intention to conduct a DX-pedition to the Chesterfield islands, currently number 25 most wanted on Clublog. Initial planning has begun for an expedition later in 2015.
The expedition yacht Evohe from Dunedin, New Zealand will provide the transportation to the island. Subject to licensing and landing permit formalities, it is expected a team of up to 12 operators will be on the island for up to 12 days. The team will sail from Noumea, New Caledonia.
Team members, who have committed, to date, include: Pista HA5AO, Les W2LK, Heye DJ9RR, Norbert DJ7JC, Mike WA6O and Gene K5GS. Additional team members will be added throughout the planning phase.
Our website is under construction. Watch the usual DX sources for information. We expect to announce additional details in January, 2015.
Please direct questions to Gene K5GS or Pista HA5AO at their e-mail address listed on QRZ.com.