Thursday, September 22, 2011

Spratly Islands DXpedition Cancelled

Next year's planned DX0DX expedition to the Spratly Islands has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled, according to organizer Chris Dimitrijevic, VK3FY. The ARRL Letter reports that no explanation was given in the website announcement, but the trip had already been delayed twice from its originally-planned date in January 2011. However, the Letter reports that a different group of hams, from Malaysia, is planning to activate one of the Spratly islands (Pulau Layang Layang) next year.

The islands, in the South China Sea, are claimed by multiple countries and some previous DXpedition attempts have been met with military gunfire.