DXpedition to Wollaston (SA-031) and Diego Ramirez (SA-097)

Cezar/VE3LYC and Johan/PA3EXX will attempt a very challenging expedition to Wollaston islands (SA-031) and Diego Ramirez islands (SA-097) between approximately January 7 and 22, 2011. In demand by 98% of IOTA chasers, SA-031 currently ranks #6 on the Most Wanted IOTA list World Wide and #1 in South America, whereas SA-097 has never been activated. The plan is to operate for 4 days from Herschel Is (SA-031) and Gonzalo Is. (SA-097). However, weather and sea conditions can influence significantly this schedule. The team has retained for this trip the services of Thomas, an experienced skipper, with his 40 ft yacht, well equiped for Antarctic waters.



Frequencies and modes:

Frequencies: 15, 17, 20, 30 and 40m depending on the propagation conditions.
Modes: CW and SSB


(1) We would like to urge all those who wish to contact us to read one more time the DX Code of Conduct as available on the FOC web site FOC website http://www.g4foc.org/, in March 2010 issue of QST and at www.g4ifb.com/html/dxing.html#PileupTips.
(2) Please refrain from having multiple QSOs, give others a chance!

New Member -Patrick Smith, KB2FJH

Patrick (“Pat”) Smith, KB2FJH is our newest QSY Society member!  Pat lives in Middletown, NY.  He is interested in CW, ragchewing, and maybe chasing a little paper.  He’s presently working on installing a new all band wire antenna system.  Please welcome Pat to our club!

Meeting Cancellation Policy

In the event that bad weather forces the East Fishkill Community Library to close on a scheduled meeting day, the QSY meeting will be automatically cancelled.  If the library is open, then the QSY meeting will be held as originally planned.  If the Library is open, it means that the parking lot is plowed and that local police agencies and the New York State Police have advised them that driving conditions are not unsafe.  Since our members attend from a wide geographic area conditions in East Fishkill may not necessarily reflect conditions elsewhere.  Please – safety first!  It’s only a hobby. 

If a meeting must be cancelled due to weather conditions, every attempt will be made to reschedule it as soon thereafter as possible. 

If a QSY meeting must be cancelled: 1. Brenda will send an email to the QSY membership mailing list. 2. The website’s HOME page will be updated (www.qsysociety.org). 3. A notice will also be published at www.cancellations.com .  This is a free site to which both the East Fishkill Community Library and The QSY Society are both registered users.  Guests, or the general public, who are not on our email list and who may not be familiar with the website will be then have a way to determine meeting status.

Finally, members are advised that the East Fishkill Community Library provides a recorded message at 845-221-9943 whenever they are closed due to weather.