The KH1/KH7Z Baker Island Team Leader, Don Greenbaum N1DG will be coming to the Blackstone Valley Amateur Radio Club on August 23, 2018 to present video, photos and personal stories about the recent Baker Island DXpedition which just took place from June 27 to July 6.
Baker and Howland Is. was #5 on the Club Log Most Wanted list for DXCC prior to the DXpedition. They managed to log nearly 70,000 QSOs including 18,000 (26%) unique call signs during their ten day activation despite less than ideal band conditions. More than 20% of those who worked them gained an all time new one. This will do some serious rearranging of the deck chairs on the Honor Roll.
Would you like to meet Don and personally thank him for your contacts? This is your chance before he presents his material at Boxboro, Visalia, Dayton, Dallas and many other large DX conventions. You’ll see and hear the story before anyone else does. Don did the same for us in 2011 when he came to BVARC to present his material for the 2011 VP8ORK DXpedition to South Orkney Island. That was a great DXpedition also.
We have arranged to hold this special meeting at the Polish National Church at 500 Smithfield Road, Rte. 146A, Woonsocket. (top of the hill, just west of the Beef Barn) We should be starting at about 7:00 PM. The date is Thursday evening, August 23, 2018. There’s no charge or fee for this special evening but if you haven’t made a donation yet to the Baker Island fund, I’m sure that Don would appreciate that at this time. Click on the donate link below for details.
Please tell your DX minded friends about this event on August 23 and I hope to see you there.73,Bob Beaudet, W1YRC
The April edition of QST magazine features an article about BVARC's Consortium written by our own Bob Beaudet - W1YRC. The artical describes what we do at our Consortium and how other clubs can start their own program.