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YN2 Nicaragua

Texas DX Society DXpedition to Nicaragua

March 4 - 9, 2010

including the

ARRL International DX Contest - SSB, March 6-7.

Latitude/Longitude:  11.8N, -85W

Grid square:  EK71au

(about 10 miles from Grenada)

             

We were active on 10-160m using SSB, CW, and RTTY.

During the ARRL Intl DX Contest, we will used the YN2EA callsign

in the multi-single category.

During non-contest periods, we had two stations active

on all modes and bands.  Thanks to everyone

who spotted us on the DX clusters.

L-R: Cal YN2EA, Mike YN2UO, Doug YN2TKI, & Keith YN2MG

 

QSL Manager for all callsigns is W5PF direct with SASE.

Logs will be uploaded to LoTW.

Log search is now online.

 

Team MembersName U.S. Callsign

YN2

Callsign

Bio
Cal WF5W YN2EA

First licensed K0IQY 1957.  Lived and licensed in England as G5EGB four years, in South Korea as HL9EP five years. Held local license during vacations in New Zealand 1987,  Australia 1987. DXpeditions:  Orkney Islands 1999, Yap 2003,  Falkland Islands  2004, Malta 2006, Belize 2007, BVI 2007, 5J0E 2008.    Favorite mode - CW.  Mic usually not attached to the rig. Straight key always attached.  Hold: DXCC Honor Roll (Mixed),  5BDXCC,  P100 Oblast award.  TDXS Vice President of Programs.

Mike K5UO YN2UO

First licensed in 1952 as WN9BNL. Previous calls W9BNL, WD8AHS, KB8KW, AA5NK, NS7Z. R3/K5UO in Russia (1992-2004), 9H3UO. V31UO still current. Guest Op in China (1986-90) at BY1QH & from BY9GA. Operated about all CW from China as it was more rare on CW.  From London mid-late 70ís as G5CON. 9BDXCC, 336/348 DXCC Honor Roll for CW, SSB and Mixed.  I favor the lower bands and CW almost exclusively. Struggling on 160m with 185 DXCC countries and have 275 countries on 80m.

Keith NM5G YN2MG

First licensed in 1977 as WD5DXL.  Upgraded to Extra in 2004 and obtained vanity call sign NM5G.  DXpeditions: signed VP8DXL from Falkland Is. in 2004, 9H3KD 2006, HK0/NM5G San Andres 2008. Made a clean sweep in Nov 1995 ARRL Sweepstakes.  Coordinated & was SSB captain for NARS 2005 Field Day in which we placed 5th in Class 2A.  Formerly NARS newsletter editor, NARS Treasurer for 5 yrs & secretary for one year.  Currently NARS VP.  Favorite mode is SSB.  Love to design and build antenna systems.

Doug WB5TKI YN2TKI

First licensed in '64 and have held several calls (WA8OKL, WA9ZMR, WB5TKI). In those 46 years Iíve chased DX, rag chewed, worked contests, operated a variety of digital modes, talked over a number of ham sats, built rigs and antennas, operated QRP and QRO, and provided communications for races & air shows. This is my first DXpedition and I'm looking forward to it with great anticipation. Member of ARRL, TDXS and FISTS. Have about 140 countries confirmed (many from the 60s) and one of these days I'll send them in for DXCC.  Editor of the TDXS newsletter "The Bullsheet".

 

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