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EP6T Iran DXpedition Team Heads Out on January 15


Members of the Rockall DX Group in Belgium will fly to Teheran, Iran, on January 15, on their way to their Kish Island (IOTA AS-166) DXpedition site. The group plans to operate starting this weekend for about 10 days as EP6T. Iran is #33 on ClubLog’s DXCC Most Wanted List. The DXpedition will operate on all bands, 160 through 10 meters, with an emphasis on the low bands. EP6T plans to remain active until January 26. Organizers say the theme of the expedition will be “friendship and cultural tolerance.”


“We have 30 fully packed suitcases filled with radio equipment and antennas. Radios will be carried as hand luggage,” the team’s latest media release said. “We expect arrival on Kish Island January 16 early morning. As soon as we have approval from the local police, we can start building antennas.” EP6T is expected to be up and running in the early hours of January 17.

“[W]e want to ask people in Europe and Asia for your cooperation when we have propagation to North America, since this is the most difficult path on all bands,” the release said. “Listen to the operators’ instructions, and we will all be enjoying the pileups.”

The EP6T team seeks signal reports via e-mail from North America on 10 meters and 160 meters. The EP6T log will be uploaded to Logbook of The World (LoTW), once the DXpedition has concluded.





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