CANCELLED — With the recent activation of T31 by a small European team the Perseverance DX Group (PDXG) and T31W team have canceled their planned 2017 T31W activation. Usually when a DXpedition is canceled there is little to no explanation for the decision. We will be more open:
As you may recall, we announced our intention to activate T31, Most Wanted Number 16, in March, 2016. We began building the team, applied for a license, secured a boat capable of safely transporting 12 operators and submitted documentation for visas. Additionally, banking arrangements were made, a Limited Liability Company was formed, we opened the website and documents were submitted by the team members. In other words, significant time and effort were expended by the team, including an outlay of money.
Seven months after we announced T31W a 3 man team from Europe activated T31 and made a total of 30,000 QSOs. Of the total, 5,000 QSOs were with Europe where T31 is one of the most needed entities. Subsequently, they announced their intention to return to T31 in 2017 to finish the job. Based on these events it makes no sense for us to commit personal or donated funds to continue the project.
When the news of this recent T31 activation became public we considered switching to one of two back-up DXCC entities. One that we’ve been in discussions with the governing agencies for over 2 years, and another that recently came into view. These alternatives are still under consideration.
We thank the DX community for their past support of our projects; donations made to T31W will be refunded over the next 30 days.
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