C82DX is ready to roll. Two pallets with 800 pounds of radios, antennas, computers, coax and miscellaneous items left the US for Mozambique on Saturday, on a South African Airways flight. The group plans to be operational by October 14.
The operation runs until the morning of October 23. Operators from Japan, Canada and the US meet in Pretoria on the 12th to load the “caravan” for the trip to Xai at 5 AM on the 13th.
The first antennas to go up will be the low-band Titanex, Battle Creek Special and Big IR verticals. Listening loops and beverages, beams and VHF antennas will be next.
The final operator list is: JN1THL, K6RB, K6TD, K8EAB, N1DG, N4NX, N4XP, N9JA, NF4A, VA7DX, W6OAT, WF4W, ZS6P, ZS6PJH, and ZS6RI. ICOM is the lead sponsor.
Tom, N4XP and Don, N1DG