The â€œBuddies in the Caribbeanâ€ suitcase mini-DXpedition group which specializes in 100 watt or less low power radios and Buddipole portable antenna systems is back again to St Lucia (J6) on Dec 2– 11, 2012.
The north shore villa location was magnificent on our first visit in Feb 2010 and subsequent visits in December of the following years with a new group of operators. Our goal is to demonstrate â€œultraliteâ€ DXpeditioning into magnificent â€œvistaâ€ locations, operating a field portable battery-only radio with backpackable, lightweight antennas and most of all â€œhaving funâ€ with a new group of operators who have never experienced the â€œother side of a pileup!â€
The eight operators this Dec 2012 are: Everett/W6ABM, Robert/N7QT, Hugh/W4VAB, Bryan/WB8ISG, Scott/KA9P, and Jerry/W5TDY, Budd/W3FF, and Guy/N7UN. There will be 3 villa stations in operation on 160-10m using CW, SSB, and RTTY or PSK. At the same time, several teams will be battery-only, field portable either from St Lucia beaches or scenic mountain tops and will sign call/p. They group will participate in the ARRL 10m contest (callsign: J68UN) on Dec 8-9th.
QSL via LoTW, eQSL or mail to the operatorâ€™s home callsign (SASE required).