22/jul/2010

The YI9PSE logs will be uploaded to Log Book of the World on July 31, 2010.

06/May/2010

The following operation is approved for DXCC credit:
YI9PSE Iraq 2010 Operation
73 es DX!
Bill Moore NC1L
Awards Branch Manager

21/Apr/2010

The YI9PSE QSL card designs have now been sent to the printer. We cannot add any more sposors or donors to the cards at this time. We will continue to add donors of $25 or more to the Sponsors page of our website. All donors of $5.00 or more will be sent our deluxe folding picture card. We expect to begin mailing our QSL cards within the next six weeks.

Thank you,

The YI9PSE DXpedition Team.

07/Apr/2010

We are now uploading our logs to Club Log on a daily basis, internet conditions permitting. If you are not in the log, please feel free to work us again as an insurance contact.

We continue to make every effort to work North America with a focus on the West Coast at your sunrise and sunset. It appears that the best times are between 1400-1500 zulu and 0300-0400 zulu. We are going to focus on 20 meters CW at these times for the next several days.

As you know, propagation has declined in the past several days, which makes our job extremely difficult, however we continue to call CQ in an effort to find an opening.

Please know that we are making every effort to satisfy those who need YI.

Thank you,

The YI9PSE DXpedition Team.

05/Apr/2010

The YI9PSE continues to operate five stations on SSB, CW and RTTY. Some of you have inquired as to why we suddenly dissapear at times. Our location has frequent power failues. There is a large diesel generator but no UPS system. We have to restart all rigs and amplifiers each time the power goes out.

Some of you have asked about our plan for Club Log. We are attempting to upload however our Satellite internet connection is very slow and oftn fails. We will keep trying to upload to Club Log.

Thank you,

The YI9PSE DXpedition Team.

02/Apr/2010

Unforseen circumstances have caused our equipment to be held in Customs for three extra days. We have been told that our equipment will be released tomorrow morning (Saturday) We expect to have stations on the air later in the afternoon.

The YI9PSE DXpedition Team.

29/Mar/2010

Members of the YI9PSE DXpedition team are now making their way to Kurdistan. We are on schedule to be active on April 2nd.
Thank you,

The YI9PSE DXpedition Team.

10/Mar/2010

We are pleased to announce that K1LZ Krassy Petkov and YT1AD-Hrane Milosevic have joined the YI9PSE DXpedition team. Krassy and Hrane are very well known and experienced operators, Contesters and DXpeditioners. We are very glad to have them join our team.

The YI9PSE DXpedition Team.

26/Feb/2010

The YI9PSE team has started the time-consuming task of gathering and packing the equipment that will be needed for the DXpedition. We have also tested most of the equipment.
All plans are moving ahead. Team is looking for additional Club and Individual Sponsors.

Thank you,

The YI9PSE DXpedition Team.

26/Jan/2010

You can now follow our activities via twitter. www.twitter.com/yi9pse for regular updates.

The YI9PSE DXpedition Team.

20/Jan/2010

YI9PSE is the first DXpedition to Kurdistan.

The YI9PSE team has received the approval and blessing of the Kurdistan Regional Government to conduct the first DXpedition from Kurdistan. The YI9PSE team has been invited to demonstrate amateur radio to the Kurdistan Regional Government Ministry of Interior officials, who will visit and observe the YI9PSE DXpedition team in action.

The Kurdistan Regional Government officials are very excited to learn more about amateur radio and see the first DXpedition from Kurdistan take place. They have reviewed, approved of our plans and blessed our operation.

Thank you,

The YI9PSE DXpedition Team.

01/Jan/2010

The YI9PSE Kurdistan 2010 DXpedition team continues to move forward with our planning. We are very pleased to receive the support of the NCDXF, INDEXA, PCARS, TCDXA and many individual amateurs. We will arrive in Kurdistan on April 2nd and we will depart on April 12th, 2010. We hope to have a signal on the air late in the evening of the 2nd, and we must tear down our station on the evening of April 11th. We will have ten day visas issued by the Kurdistan Regional Government.

Some of you have written to ask if we will operate in the US General Class portion of the bands. The answer is Yes! You can check the latest cluster spots for our operating frequencies here: http://www.dxwatch.com/dxped/YI9PSE/

We will regularly check propagation to the US West Coast, KH6, ZL, VK and JA. We will regularly ask for those stations as we know how difficult it is to reach YI.

Some of you have written to ask if we can do six meter EME. Unfortunately we are very limited in the amount of equipment that we can bring. We will not be able to bring the equipment required to do six meter EME.

Thank you for your interest and support in our operation.

Sincerely,

The YI9PSE DXpedition Team.

23/Nov/2009

The YI9PSE DXpedition team plans to visit Kurdistan-IRAQ in the Spring of 2010. We will work all HF bands/modes. We will make every effort to work the low bands as well as to provide YI to the US West Coast, KH6, ZL, VK and JA amateur community.

The YI9PSE DXpedition Team.