VK0EK – March 6 – April 20, 2016

Dec. 4, 2015. We are very pleased to report that recently several major grants have been received. …
The ARRL has made a grant of nominally $2000, the “Colvin Award,” for VKØEK. This award is given to selected DXpeditions “in support of Amateur Radio projects that promote international goodwill in the field of DX.” Cordell Expeditions has received this award on three occasions: VKØIR (1997), K7C (2005), and TX5K (2013). This year the $6000 award was shared equally between three DXpeditions, all of which will take place in early 2016. This award is listed in the Elephant Seal Society category.
The ARRL Colvin Award
The Southwest Ohio DX Association (SWODXA) made a grant of $1000 to VKØEK. That organization is the sponsor of the Dayton, OH, Hamvention, the largest in the world, and annually designate one DXpedition as the “DXpedition of the Year.” Cordell Expeditions has received the DXoftY award twice before, for XKØY (1995) and VKØIR (1997). This award is listed in the Elephant Seal Society category.
The Southwest Ohio DX Association (SWODXA)
The Amateur Radio Club of Lucerne, Switzerland, sent more than $600 for VKØEK, a very significant commitment from a relatively small group. It didn’t hurt to have one of our team members, Hans-Peter HB9BXE, a member of that group! This award is listed in the Cormorant Club category.
The Amateur Radio Club of Lucerne (Switzerland).
With these grants, the expedition is now within less than 5% of its original funding goal, thereby certain to have full funding by the time of sailing (March, 10, 2016). We thank all contributors, and look forward to completing this phase of the project.

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