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    XV4D - Vietnam - November 2009
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Our next DXpedition goes to Vietnam, XV. We will be on the air between Nov 04, 2009 and Nov 17, 2009.


Our callsign is XV4D. We will be active with several stations on 160m through 10m on CW, SSB. One station will be exclusively dedicated to RTTY, PSK31 and SSTV. Please check our News Page



Our equipment consists of 3 transceivers (2 x K2, 1 x IC7000), 3 x kW linears , 2 x 18 m Lowband Vertical, a 2 elem vertical for 40, a 2 elem vertical for 30, 2 Spiderbeam for 20/17/15/12/10, some Beverage antennas as well as some laptop computers.


Our experienced crew includes:

DK1BT, Manfred
DL4WK, Wolf
DL5CW, Andy
DL7DF, Sigi
DL7UFR, Frank

Pilot   Pilot for this DXpedition is Bernd, DF3CB

QSL   The QSL-Route is via DL7DF either direct to:
Sigi Presch
Wilhelmsmuehlenweg 123
D-12621 Berlin
or via the German QSL bureau DARC to DL7DF.
    If you prefer a direct QSL please send a SASE and 1 new IRC or 3 US$ for outside of Europe and 1 new IRC or 2 US$ for mail within Europe. When sending IRC's please check the expiration date, the new ones are valid until the end of 2013. 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 letter! If more than one, all additional cards go via the buro.

Postage needed for 1 envelope with 20 Gramm (FYI):

    A letter within DL = 55 Euro Cent, a letter within Europe costs 70 Euro Cent, a letter outside of Europe is 1.70 Euro. 1 US$ is equal to 51 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 overseas airmail letter or for a letter within Europe!

Sponsors   We would like to express our sincere thanks to all our sponsors for this DXpedition:
www.funkamateur.de www.QSL-Shop.com
Bert - DJ2BC Sid - DM2AYO
Spiderbeam www.appellofunk.de
Nippon DX Association (NDXA) German DX Foundation
Clipperton DX Club International DX Association, Inc.
Northern California DX Foundation LA-DX Group
European DX Foundation Chiltern DX Club: The UK DX Foundation
SP DX Club
  Individual sponsors
  Jan - DL7UFN

Country name: Socialist Republic of Vietnam
National capital: Hanoi
Location: Southeast Asia, bordering to the countries China to the north, Laos to the northwest, Combodia to the southwest and the South China Sea to the east.
Area: total: 329,560 sq km
land: 325,360 sq km
water: 4,200 sq km
Land boundaries: total: 4,639 km
border countries: Cambodia 1,228 km, China 1,281 km, Laos 2,130 km
Coastline: 3,444 km (excludes islands)
Climate: tropical in south; monsoonal in north with hot, rainy season (May to September) and warm, dry season (October to March)
Terrain: low, flat delta in south and north; central highlands; hilly, mountainous in far north and northwest
Natural resources: phosphates, coal, manganese, bauxite, chromate, offshore oil and gas deposits, forests, hydropower
Population: 84,402,966 (July 2006 est.)
Ethnic groups: Kinh (Viet) 86.2%, Tay 1.9%, Thai 1.7%, Muong 1.5%, Khome 1.4%, Hoa 1.1%, Nun 1.1%, Hmong 1%, others 4.1% (1999 census)
Religions: Buddhist 9.3%, Catholic 6.7%, Hoa Hao 1.5%, Cao Dai 1.1%, Protestant 0.5%, Muslim 0.1%, none 80.8% (1999 census)
Languages: Vietnamese (official), English (increasingly favored as a second language), some French, Chinese, and Khmer; mountain area languages (Mon-Khmer and Malayo-Polynesian)
Independence: 2 September 1945 (from France)
Economy: Vietnam is a densely-populated, developing country that in the last 30 years has had to recover from the ravages of war, the loss of financial support from the old Soviet Bloc, and the rigidities of a centrally-planned economy. Substantial progress was achieved from 1986 to 1997 in moving forward from an extremely low level of development and significantly reducing poverty. Since 2001, however, Vietnamese authorities have reaffirmed their commitment to economic liberalization and international integration. They have moved to implement the structural reforms needed to modernize the economy and to produce more competitive, export-driven industries.
Reference: Travel.com - The World Factbook -- Vietnam and From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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