Friday 26 September 2008

Two Young DXers Headed to Willis Island

A follow up to our story a few weeks ago about the upcoming Willis Island DXpedition looking for a pair of young DX'ers to join the party. Now comes word that two young hams have been selected.

w4wjf The lucky young hams who are about to embark on the ham radio trip of a lifetime are Josh Fischer, W4WJF from North Carolina. He will join the group for the first part of its operation.

United States of America


Name: William Joshua Fisher, 21
Profession: Electrical Computer Engineering Student
Licensed since: 1999 (ex. KG4EGC)
Preferences: Contesting, SSB, CW
Other callsign: none
Former DXpeditions: none
Contest-Op @: AA4ZZ, NC4CQ


Fischer will later be replaced by Rhy Louw, ZS6DXB, from the Republic of South Africa. Louw will also be on hand to close out the Willis Island operation.

South Africa

Rhynhardt Louw, 25
Profession: Sales consultant
Licensed since: 1999
Preferences: SSB, RTTY
Other callsign: none
Former DXpeditions: 3DA0WW, 3DA0EI
Contest-Op @: none

The Willis Island DXpedition is one of the most anticipated in years. If all goes as expected, the operation is slated to be on the air from October 9th to the 27th.

(Willis Island Team Announcement)

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