K9W Wake Atoll DXpedition Team Gets Entry Okay
The K9W Wake Atoll DXpedition, which was put on ice as a result of the partial government shutdown, now has US Air Force permission to visit Wake. “Our equipment is already on Wake and in safe storage awaiting our arrival,” the team said in a media release. The 12 operators plan to assemble in Hawaii October 30, leave November 1, arrive November 2 and “immediately erect antennas and set up the stations.” The team expects to have two CW and two SSB stations on the air, and current plans call for K9W to be active from November 3 through November 15 (Wake Island time). The team has posted its operating plan on its website. The Wake Atoll Commemorative DXpedition is the recipient of an ARRL Colvin Award grant.