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British Ham Plans PSK31 DXpedition to Myanmar

11/16/2011

The Daily DX is reporting that Simon Luttrell, HS0ZIB/G6JFY, has been granted an “invitation” from senior officials within the Myanmar Ministry of Post and Telecommunications and the Ministry of Tourism to visit Bagan, Myanmar to operate a four-day PSK31 “micro DXpedition.” Myanmar -- formerly known as Burma -- has not been on the Amateur Radio bands since 2004. Although Luttrell does not yet have a formal date for his first operation, his Myanmar contacts want him to “come soon for about five days.” Luttrell told The Daily DX that he is hoping to go to Myanmar later this month or in early December, “but must wait for the ‘final go-ahead’ from Myanmar authorities.”

Luttrell’s initial activity will be on 20 meters only, running about 50 W into a wire antenna. “This operation is intended to be an initial demonstration station,” he told The Daily DX, “and my plans for regular ‘low-profile’ PSK DXpeditions from different tourist locations within Myanmar have been warmly received. Whilst some may scoff at such a micro station, others will be fully aware that a small station of this type can easily achieve global contacts.” He said that he hopes that this will be the first of many operations from XZ, as he is located just three hours from the Thai/Myanmar border.



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