To the DX Community at large – It’s with regret that as Team Leader, I
have to announce the postponement of the DXØDX Spratly Islands
DXpedition 2011, due to circumstances beyond the control of the DXØDX
Our situation began when our original mode of transport by ship was
terminally damaged back in late October 2010. We then went to our
contingency plan which was to fly in, as there were no ships deemed to
be safe and provided facilities for safe passage to Pag-Asa, available.
We had landing permission and booked the correct sized aircraft and
with the security cleared pilots. To simplify it, there was conflicting
agreements and hence the aircraft could not get approval of its flight
The bottom line is this. We have a licence, we have authority to land
via ship, hence when the ship becomes available in the near future, it
is my intention to activate this entity in 2011.
The team has worked tirelessly to remove the hurdles that were placed before the them in the last minute.
As time was running out for this window of opportunity, and before
more operators become stuck here in Palawan, the decision was made to
postpone the activation.
A call was placed to PARA advising them that a postponement of the
activation would be sought to a date in the near future, where the
activation will look at again taking place.
All equipment will need to be exported out of Philippines to comply
with current Philippine Customs Law in which it was brought into the
The plan is to be re-assessed so the current operators have the first opportunity to be on this future trip.
Once more information is at hand, I will advise the DX Community.
Chris de VK3FY
Team Leader DXØDX