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MARCO DX Destinations 2019

Wednesday May 1 – Belize City – V31D see location on QRZ map/details page/grid square https://www.booking.com/hotel/bz/see-belize-waterside-apartments.html QTH is Moya Estate, Sea Breeze Apartments, near Haulover Bridge off Philip Goldson Highway -Location is a rental with two bedrooms on the top floor with roof-top recreation area facing the water for dipoles/slopers -Two stations: HF1 ICOM IC-706; HF2 IC-7000, barefoot -Operating times 1600-21:00 UTC (10am-3pm local time), one hour slots HF1 20m SSB/CW choice             HF2 17m CW/FT8/SSB choice 1600 UTC, 10am local time                          JA0BXP Etsuo                            K5RTF Chip 1700 UTC, 11am local time                          N5RTF Chip                                  AA4FL Jay 1800 UTC, noon local time                          AA4FL Jay                                    N5RTF Chip 1900 UTC, 1pm local time                            K4LRC Bob                                   available 2000 UTC, 2pm local time                           K4LRC Bob                                   available   Thursday May 2 –  Roatan (island) Honduras – HQ9D – see location. grid square and IOTA info on QRZ map/details page https://www.tranquilseas.com/  – Tranquil Seas Resort and Dive Center –  see the Gecko cabana -Location is a second floor cabana/bedroom (top floor) facing the...

T33A Dxpedition to Banaba Island

During the month of November 2013, members of MARCO participated in a T33A Banaba Island dxpedition.  The expedition also had a had a dental volunteer component, partially funded by MARCO (click here to view the Banaba Island Volunteer Dental Clinic post).  Six stations at two sites were operating CW/SSB/RTTY on 160m through 10m. The dxpedition team was comprised of W2IJ, N1EMC, N6HC, N9NS, W6KK, N7CQQ, KD6XH, AA4FL, AD6E, DL5EBE, WA1S, WA1F, DL6KVA, N6HD, DJ5IW, K3VN, WA6FGV, PY2PT and K4ZLE. Enjoy some of the trip photos courtesy of Jay AA4FL’s album.  Banaba was very needed by hams worldwide, a hard destination to reach. It was 26th most wanted. Team on Tarawa departing for Banaba Approaching Banaba Island after 40 hours at sea View of antenna farm Jay – AA4FL Arnie – N6HC The T33A DXpedition...