Announcing the Eritrea Project 2015

Posted: February 20, 2015 in Uncategorized

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The SEISA/Foundation for Global Children is pleased to announce our next activity

as “Eritrea Project 2015”.  As part of this project, we will conduct an amateur radio

DXpedition from Asmara Eritrea, from March 6th to 17th, 2015.

A multi-national team of nine operators, consisting of:

Zorro – JH1AJT Team Leader

Paul – N6PSE Co-Leader

Franz – DJ9ZB

Jay – JA1TRC

Yuki – JH1NBN

Kazu – JH1OGX

Thomas – NQ7R

David – WD5COV

Dmitri – RA9USU

We are very excited about this announcement as it has taken many months of careful

planning and negotiations to bring about this amateur radio event.  Our DXpedition

call sign will be assigned to us upon our arrival in the capitol of Asmara.

We will use four transceivers consisting of two Elecraft K3 radios with the KPA500

amplifiers and two Kenwood TS590 transceivers with the ACOM 1010 amplifiers.

We will use beam antennas for the high bands (10-20 meters) and four verticals

for the low bands (30-160 meters) We will try to work every area as much as possible.

Our QSL Manager is Tim – M0URX.

We are thankful to have the following sponsors supporting our Plans:

Northern California DX Foundation,

German DX Foundation,

International DX Association,

Northern California DX Club,

Southwest Ohio DX Association,

Intrepid-DX Group,

Lone Star DX Association,

Northern Illinois DX Association,

Swiss DX Foundation,

Western Washington DX Club,

Southeastern DX Club,

Orca DX and Contest Club,

Southeast Michigan DX Association,

Carolina DX Association,

Northern Ohio DX Association,

Oklahoma DX Association,

Danish DX Group,

Long Island DX Association,

Western New York DX Association,

and Elecraft.

If you wish to make a donation via PayPal, our address is jh1ajt@fgc.or.jp

(note-please do not send email to this address, it is for PayPal purposes only)

Thank you & 73,

SEISA/FGC Radio Team

Jay – JA1TRC

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Comments
  1. ea1cs says:

    Another major project in your hands dear Paul.

    We will be very attentive to your news and of course your signals.

    All the best for Eritrea.

    Already I look forward to your article at the end of the hihi DXpedition.

    73´s for all the team

  2. W9RPM says:

    Looking forward to this one.

  3. Roger says:

    I’ll be looking for you as an ATNO. 73.

    Roger K5RKS Oklahoma DX Association

  4. Roger says:

    I forgot to ask, in my previous post, “Is there a website for the Eritrea operation?”.

    73 Roger K5RKS

  5. Rob - W8MRL says:

    I’m confused as to how playing radio will help the group more than donating the projected costs of running a dxpedition to the charity. Looking at the Foundation for Global Children site, it appears they can feed children for relatively small amounts of money.

    Don’t get me wrong, I love having dxpeditions to chase. But, having one under the name of a charity just seems strange. Will the QSO’s include a request for donations?

  6. Ted says:

    Good luck all! I hope all goes well and you have a safe and fun DXpedition. See you in the pileups. 73, Ted, K6XN.

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