Carsten (DL6LAU) and Eric (K3NA) met in Dayton at the Hamvention to discuss more details about the operation from Ducie.
We had very nice conversations and as a result Elecraft committed to become a major sponsor. Eric and Wayne from Elecraft will supply us with seven to eight 8 K3s. In addition ACOM will supply 7 amplifiers and Force12 will supply most of the vertical antennas. Furthermore Oms, PY5EG will make a IRIDIUM satellite telephone available so that the logs can be uploaded on a daily basis hopefully.
We went public with the Ducie 2008 announcement at the DX Forum in Dayton at 1400 local.
We also invited one more operator – Krassy, K1LZ will join us for the trip.
On the other hand we would like to say thank you to the people who already took the chance to send some donations towards the huge expense of the expedition, it is very much appreciated at this point!