As many of you may have known, I was selected as part of an international team of Amateur Radio Operators to participate in one of the year’s larger radio expeditions….that of the ZL9HR 2012 Campbell Island NZ (OC-037) DXpedition.
Although it involved a substantial time away from home, it was an experience of a life-time for me. As an avid Amateur Radio DXer, one who is involved with working other radio amateurs about the globe, it was an absolute thrill to be involved in the operational aspect of this radio expedition. I cannot thank my wife, Valinda, enough for the understanding she has shown throughout this whole experience. Since being selected for this Team in April, it seems every spare minute was devoted to some aspect of this adventure. From being involved in the creating of facebook pages, twitter pages, assembling personal gear, devoting personal finances to the effort, packing gear/luggage, etc… it seems that all my thoughts and actions throughout the summer and fall were focused on this one singular event.
To my local ham radio friends… I cannot thank you enough for your support of me and of the ZL9HR DXpedition Team.
I will post more following the holidays regarding the DXpedition.
Speaking of the holidays….
My wish is for all of you to have a safe and joyous Holiday Season. May your New Year’s dreams come true!
Let us not forget the reason for the season……