TX5K DXpedition Wins DxCoffee/DX University “Best Communication Award”
DxCoffee and DX University have announced that the TX5K DXpedition to Clipperton Island will receive their 2013 Best Communication Award. The two groups partnered to sponsor the award. The TX5K DXpedition was recognized for “the large amount of information given before, during, and after the operation on the official website and the related blog,” the groups said.
“In particular," they said, "the very detailed information reported on the blog let the readers experience every facet of the DXpedition, from navigation to landing, from the environmental issues to the radio-related questions, such as propagation conditions, operating methods for QSOs, operator shifts, etc.”
DxCoffee and DXUniversity congratulated TX5K Team Leader Robert Schmieder, KK6EK, and Social Media Supervisor Rich Holoch, KY6R, for keeping the DX community informed.
Receiving “special mention” from the groups were the IA0MZ DXpediton to Terra Nova Bay, Antarctica; the 5W0M DXpedition to Western Samoa, and the VK9CZ DXpedition to Cocos Keeling Islands. The DxCoffee and DX University said many other DXpeditions deserved recognition, and the choice “was not easy.” — Thanks to Pasquale La Gamba, IZ8IYX/K8IYX