Anguilla - October / November 2016
Our next DXpedition will take place from Anguilla between October 25 and November 07, 2016. We will be active with two stations from 160m through 10m on CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31. Please check our News Page.
Our equipment consists of two transceivers K2, two OX1000 power amplifiers, a 18m lowband vertical, a 40m and a 30m loop, a Spiderbeam for 20m through 10m as well as a few laptop computers.
Our experienced crew includes:
- DK1BT, Manfred
- DL4WK, Wolf
- DL7DF, Sigi and XYL Sabine
- DL7UFN, Juergen
- DL7UFR, Frank
Pilot for this DXpedition is Bernd, DF3CB. Please follow the DX Code of Conduct!
The QSL route is via DL7DF either direct to:
Sigi Presch, DL7DF
or via the German QSL bureau DARC to DL7DF.
If you prefer a direct QSL please send a SASE or SAE with 1 new IRC or 2 US$ for a international letter. When sending IRC's please check the expiration date, the new ones are valid until the end of 2017. Any donations are very welcome and needed for the high shipping costs.
If you do not provide the right return postage or a self addressed envelope, we reply via the buro. Please only one call sign per envelope! If more than one, all additional cards go via the buro.
Postage needed for 1 envelope with 20 Gramm (FYI): A letter within DL = 70 Euro Cent, a international letter costs 90 Euro Cent. 1 US$ is equal to 69 Euro Cent. So please keep in mind that 1 US$ - due to the bad exchange rate between the US$ and the Euro - does not cover the postage needed for an international air mail letter!
We will upload the full logs of the DXpedition to LoTW within 6 months after the DXpedition.
We would like to express our sincere thanks to all our sponsors for this DXpedition:
|Sid - DM2AYO||Rudi - DM2XO (ex DL7VFR)|
|Bernd - DF3CB|
|National capital:||The Valley|
Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean, east of Puerto Rico
|Area:||total: 91 sq km
land: 91 sq km
water: 0 sq km
|Land boundaries:||total: 0 km|
|Climate:||tropical; moderated by northeast trade winds|
|Terrain:||flat and low-lying island of coral and limestone|
|Natural resources:||salt, fish, lobster|
|Population:||16,418 (July 2015 est.)|
|Ethnic groups:||African/black 85.3%, hispanic 4.9%, mixed 3.8%, white 3.2%, East Indian/Indian 1%, other 1.6%, unspecified 0.3% (2011 est.)|
|Religions:||Protestant 73.2% (includes Anglican 22.7%, Methodist 19.4%, Pentecostal 10.5%, Seventh Day Adventist 8.3%, Baptist 7.1%, Church of God 4.9%, Presbytarian 0.2%, Brethren 0.1%), Roman Catholic 6.8%, Jehovah's Witness 1.1%, other Christian 10.9%, other 3.2%, unspecified 0.3%, none 4.5% (2011 est.)|
|Independence:||none (overseas territory of the UK)|
Anguilla has few natural resources, and the economy depends heavily on luxury tourism, offshore banking, lobster fishing, and remittances from emigrants. Increased activity in the tourism industry has spurred the growth of the construction sector contributing to economic growth. Anguillan officials have put substantial effort into developing the offshore financial sector, which is small but growing. In the medium term, prospects for the economy will depend largely on the tourism sector and, therefore, on revived income growth in the industrialized nations as well as on favorable weather conditions.
Reference: CIA - The World Factbook -- Anguilla