Friday, April 26, 2013

"P5 Project" Announced at Visalia

Courtesy CIA World Factbook
Two DXing organizations used the forum provided by the 2013 International DX Convention in Visalia, California, to announce the launch of a "sustained and ongoing effort" to organize a major DXpedition to North Korea (P5).

The Intrepid-DX Group and the World-Wide DX Group issued a joint statement in which they said discussions have been under way for four years with business and tourism professionals who regularly do business in North Korea, that several group members and advisors have made multiple visits to the country, and that a comprehensive proposal for a four-week ham radio operation had already been delivered to officials of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea through a Chinese emissary. "We are committed to work as hard and as long as it takes to activate this rare and much needed entity," said the statement. P5 is at the top of virtually every DX "most-wanted" list.