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K4D Dog Island DXpedition EL79 Apr 18th, 06:37 1 651 on 18/4/17
Dog Island DXpedition NOW Apr 13th 2014, 04:47 3 1,573 on 19/4/14
IOTA Dog Island FL NA-085 DXpedition 6M Apr 13th 2014, 03:34 2 2,112 on 18/4/17
Dog Island IOTA DXpedition Novice/Techs Apr 13th 2014, 03:29 2 1,517 on 19/4/14
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K4D Dog Island DXpedition EL79 K5TEN on 18/4/17
K5TEN will activate Dog Island IOTA DXPEDITION (NA-085) with the call sign K4D, June 3 to June 10th (Z) 2017. The 481st Anniversary Of The Founding Of Dog Island By Spanish Explorers.

Dog Island, Florida is an extremely rare IOTA because access is controlled by the 20 or so homeowners on the island. There are no hams on the island and the only activation's have been my own the last 4 years. There have been no activation s on the island other than my own in research able history. Access is by permission only and permission by one of the homeowners. I have done this DXPEDITION yearly and it will be my 4th year in a row getting this rare island on the air. It is only accessible by private charter or single engine fixed wing aircraft. The airstrip is overgrown so private charter is the only real choice. Cost for the rent per week, charter both ways, and all provisions for the week are dear, and heavy. That's why I ask for SASE. These activation's are a BLAST as many EU/NA/SA/and OC stations collect IOTA Islands. The Radio Society of Great Britain organizes the IOTA Program and REQUIRES PAPER QSL's so prepare to work me and get the sharp looking commemorative QSL.

There are no streets, roads, stop signs, trendy cafes, or beachfront bars. If you need it you bring it. It's just you and a beachfront QTH for a week.

Operation will be both SSB and CW. Definite plan: 40M thru 6M, SSB, CW, I will be checking 10M and 6M often for Sporadic E. Look for me daylight USA on 15 and 20 meters, nighttime 30 and 40M. Possible Plan: 80 meters as well, depending if I can safely get the 80M Doublet up.

I WILL BE ON THE FIRST NIGHT OF THE JUNE ARRL VHF CONTEST!

QSL VIA K5TEN, SASE REQUIRED for stateside and DX, DX $2 USA REQUIRED.
IOTA Dog Island FL NA-085 DXpedition 6M K5TEN on 18/4/17
This DXpedition will now include 2 Meter all mode (SSB AND CW). Rig will be a Yaesu FT 225 RD, a 160 watt brick, and 6 element beam up 45'. I will also be on the first night of the ARRL June VHF Contest. EL79, Franklin County, FL.
Dog Island IOTA DXpedition Novice/Techs K5TEN on 19/4/14
Hi friends....

Tomorrow is the LAST DAY for the NA-085 IOTA Dog Island DXpedition.

So far 600+ QSO's. 35 DXCC countries, 36 states, 7 provinces worked.

I want to break 900 or even 1000 hams served with a shot at a IOTA island with no previous recorded DXactivity. Who knows when the next ham will get here by boat only for another dxpedition.

Tell folks you know.....time is fleeting. I am working the General class portion of 15 meters 21.275+ and especially looking for folks who are mike-shy and want to work a rare IOTA DXpedition Island.

It has been an honor and a privilege to work many a new ham, disabled hams, and new comers to the hobby.

Spread the word as I will be packing up at 1600 LOCAL ESDT for the boat ride back to civilization Sunday Morning EARLY. The rigs MUST be packed and squared away tomorrow PM LOCAL.

Dog Island is NA-085 The most rare of the St. George Island Inter coastal Islands and Dog Island Is the most rare as it is accessible ONLY by boat or charter air single engine Cessna. I researched no former Dog Island DXpedition and the next future one is mine.

QSL VIA QRZ.COM. SASE required for stateside QSL and IOTA requires PAPER QSL's. It is their rule not mine from the Radio Society of Great Britain, IOTA / RSGB.

There is nothing here besides beach houses. We have AC power, but NO internet, Cable TV, No eateries, no coffee shops, no runs, no hits, no errors, nobody lefr on base.......zilch. If you didn't bring it with you you wont find it here....

1800 ZULU today......4/18/2014 is my hard DXpedition deadline. After that, everything must bee boxed, secured, and in transit to the only one dock marina on the island to go back to the mainland.

After that -- it's up to the next DX-pedition.

God Bless. Tired, Sore.

73

Bruce Brady K5TEN/p Dog Island DXpedition
April 2014 NA-085


Signing off


Dog Island DXpedition NOW K5TEN on 19/4/14
Hi friends....

Tomorrow is the LAST DAY for the NA-085 IOTA Dog Island DXpedition.

So far 600+ QSO's. 35 DXCC countries, 36 states, 7 provinces worked.

I want to break 900 or even 1000 hams served with a shot at a IOTA island with no previous recorded DXactivity. Who knows when the next ham will get here by boat only for another dxpedition.

Tell folks you know.....time is fleeting. I am working the General class portion of 15 meters 21.275+ and especially looking for folks who are mike-shy and want to work a rare IOTA DXpedition Island.

It has been an honor and a privilege to work many a new ham, disabled hams, and new comers to the hobby.

Spread the word as I will be packing up at 1600 LOCAL ESDT for the boat ride back to civilization Sunday Morning EARLY. The rigs MUST be packed and squared away tomorrow PM LOCAL.

Dog Island is NA-085 The most rare of the St. George Island Inter coastal Islands and Dog Island Is the most rare as it is accessible ONLY by boat or charter air single engine Cessna. I researched no former Dog Island DXpedition and the next future one is mine.

QSL VIA QRZ.COM. SASE required for stateside QSL and IOTA requires PAPER QSL's. It is their rule not mine from the Radio Society of Great Britain, IOTA / RSGB.

There is nothing here besides beach houses. We have AC power, but NO internet, Cable TV, No eateries, no coffee shops, no runs, no hits, no errors, nobody lefr on base.......zilch. If you didn't bring it with you you wont find it here....

1800 ZULU today......4/18/2014 is my hard DXpedition deadline. After that, everything must bee boxed, secured, and in transit to the only one dock marina on the island to go back to the mainland.

After that -- it's up to the next DX-pedition.

God Bless. Tired, Sore.

73

Bruce Brady K5TEN/p Dog Island DXpedition
April 2014 NA-085


Signing off


Dog Island DXpedition NOW K5TEN on 19/4/14
So far 600 QSO's, 34 countries, 34 states, 6 provinces worked. Tomorrow is the LAST day of the DXpedition. Look for me 15 meters, 21.280+. I have had the honor to work MANY new hams and even be some hams FIRST QSO!! Sunspots are HOT!! C U tomorrow! 73 Bruce K5TEN Dog Island DXpedition April 2014

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