Government Shutdown Stalls K9W Wake Island DXpedition
The long-anticipated K9W Wake Island DXpedition has been put on hold because of the US government shutdown, “pending a revised schedule,” the organizers said in an announcement on the K9W webpage. The DXpedition was expected to kick off October 7 and continue until October 18.
“We will announce new dates for the DXpedition as soon as possible,” the announcement continued. “Thank you for your patience and understanding.”
Some team members were reported to have been planning to fly out to the Pacific today. According to an announcement in late September, the Wake Atoll commemorative team was in its final stages of preparation, with all equipment received in Hawaii for transport to Hickam Air Force Base for delivery to Wake Island. -- Thanks to The Daily DX