Pitcairn Island 2012
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  • Operators

    F6BEE – Jacques

    F6BEE since 1970. Also TM2Y in major contests, WH7V, 6W1RW, ex 8Q7TV, ex CN2JS.

    Though having visited many DXCC entities in 29 CQ zones and operated a lot of major SSB and CW contests from 5 continents, Jacques leadership for dxpedition just started in 2010 with the successful TX4T from Tahiti.

    Prefers CW but also operates SSB and some RTTY. Prefered bands: all but 20 m.

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    G3TXF – Nigel

    Is once again joining the team primarily to improve his French (but also to run some good CW pile-ups from Pitcairn!)

    Over the years G3TXF has been lucky enough to operate from many Commonwealth and British overseas territories, both large and small. But Pitcairn will definitely be the smallest!

    Operating on DX-trips has primarily been on CW. As ever G3TXF is a keen supporter of LoTW (as well as a keen collector of QSLs!) and hopes that the full log for VP6T can be up-loaded either during the operation or immediately afterwards. No “artifical” delays with LoTW, pse! Meanwhile let’s hope that we have a few more sunspots so that we can work the world on HF from Pitcairn, as well as focus on Europe and other remoter regions on LF.

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    VE2TZT – Gilles

    VE2TZT since 2004, recently VA2EW mostly during the contests and F6FFM since 1977. Gilles, is very involved in the Montreal amateur radio community: He’s president of the UMS (Union Métropolitaine des Sans-filistes de Montréal), a major local radioclub. Gilles is also a member of the WIARC (West Island Amateur Radio Club) and of the CGQ (Contest Group du Quebec) forum .

    Gilles prefers CW and low bands, especially the 160m band. His ham radio center of activity is around DX, contesting, fieldays and since TX4T: Dxpeditions.

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    FM5CD – Michel

    Michel passed his licence and received his first callsign F6AGM in 1967. As an active member of F6KAW radio-club near Paris, he became involved in DXing and contesting.

    He took part in the 25th French Polar Expedition in Antarctica and operated with his new assigned call FB8YC from December 1974 to March 1976.

    FM5CD since 1980, Michel had the chance to participate in some major DX-peditions as Peter One (3Y0X), St Brandon (3B7C), Guinea Bissau (J5C), Clipperton (TX5C), Tunisia (TS7C), Iraq (YI9PSE), Cameroon (TJ9PF) and East Kiribati (T32C).

    Now Michel is proud and excited to be member of this new adventure … he is sure that VP6T will be a rich and fun experience.

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    F4BKV – Vincent

    Vincent first got his licence in 1997 and initially focussed on VHF/UHF, with extensive DX operating on satellites and Meteor Scatter. Soon after he obtained HF privileges in 2004, he got bitten by the travelling bug and started DXpeditioning around the globe. So far, he has been active from 28 DXCC, mostly in Asia where he was assigned for work during 2008/2009 in VR2.

    Experienced mostly in single-operator DXpeditions, Vincent was also a member of two challenging IOTA DXpeditions as part of the MS0INT team.

    His favorite mode is SSB, but also PSK31 and RTTY. VP6T will be the first part of a “Round the World” trip planned for five weeks in January/February 2012.