Travel plans are set for the fifth "Buddies in the Caribbean" (BIC) mini-DXpedition to St Lucia (J6). Eight operators will be operating from Chateau Devaux on the NE side of St. Lucia from December 1st through 9th, 2013. This “Suitcase DXpedition” will operate QRP to 100-watt radio stations using backpackable Buddipole antennas to make contacts from the villa, the surrounding mountains, and (of course) from St. Lucia's superb beaches.
The eight operators, all of whom are QRP ARCI members, will preface their home calls with “J6/”:
Jerry, N9AW, ARCI # 6694
Craig, NM4T, ARCI # 8137
Joe, K3JDB, ARCI # 13314
Rick, AA4W, ARCI # 4046
Jim, W4QO, ARCI # 6515
John, W5EXJ, ARCI # 15219
Chris, W6HFP, ARCI # 15226
Budd, J68FF (aka W3FF), ARCI # 6260
If you are a QRP ARCI member, you'll want to work as many as you can.
Team members will operate several CW, SSB, and/or Digital Mode stations on 160-10 Meters from the villa while others make contacts with portable set-ups from other J6 locations. Per tradition, meeting and operating with local hams while on J6 is one of our key goals.
Details for obtaining contact confirmations from the operators can be obtained by checking their home calls on QRZ.com. The BIC team members will confirm contacts via LOTW and/or QSL cards.