The “Buddies in the Caribbean” DX group which specializes in 100 watt or low power radios and the Buddipole portable antenna system is off again to a new DXpedition site Feb. 4-11.
This time the group will be operating at different times from BOTH the French and Dutch side of St. Martin Island FS/PJ7. Various modes including phone, RTTY, and CW will be on the air, along with “golf cart mobile”, or “bicycle mobile” operations and other unique operational situations. Each of the operators has extensive experience operating from “unique” locations or various DXCC entities.
In 2007, four of the eight operators on the 2009 DXpedition were part of the Montseratt VP2M Buddipole DXpedition.
The DXpedition headquarters will be at Villa Ait Na Greine on the French side of the island, perched on top of a cliff overlooking the Caribbean with excellent take off angles toward North America and Europe. There will be other sites on the island, both on the French and Dutch sides, where operations will occur giving DXers a chance to work two separate DXCC countries.