VK0EK – March 6 – April 20, 2016

Jan. 20, 2016. We are most grateful to have recently received three large donations from DX clubs, and numerous donations from individuals. Both the Mediterraneo DX Club and the Tokyo 610 DX Group sent $1000, and the Great Southern DX Association provided a generous donation of $250.


In addition, numerous individuals have sent smaller donations. All sponsors, including these cash donations, are shown on the /SPONSORS/ page: the club donations in the “Elephant Seal Society” category and the individual donations in the various list categories (“You Name It!”…”Tardigrade Trust”…”Beloved of God”… etc.). If you have made a donation, you will find your name (and callsign if you have one) there.

As of this date, we have the following sponsors:

Foundations, clubs 56
Corporations 23
Individuals 522

While we are now certain that we have the essential resources to carry out the expedition, we still face a variety of unknown expenses (port fees, shipping costs, additional vessel charges, etc.), so we will continue to be grateful for your additional support. We respond to you immediately with an acknowledgment and our appreciation, and usually within hours of receiving a donation you can see it posted on the /SPONSORS/ page. If you send it by check, we respond with a personal letter by reply mail. All donations are tax-deductible according to the U. S. 501(c)(3) nonprofit tax code. For more information, look at the page /DONATIONS/.


(L to R) Host Rex Turvin NR6M, Bob Schmieder KK6EK, and Bob Davies K7NHM
Jan. 16, 2016. Expedition Organizer/Leader Robert Schmieder, KK6EK, made good on an invitation to present the VKØEK DXpedition to the Central Arizona DX Association at their annual Awards Banquet. Among other items, Bob showed plans for the logistics and described plans for the operations to a rapt audience of about 80 DXers, spouses, significant others, and guests. Bob is an Honorary Life Member of the group, and had anticipated with pleasure this chance to share the upcoming project with the group. The group made an exceptional donation of $500 to the project (see above NEWS note).

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