What is DX-pedition?
A DX-pedition is an expedition to what is considered an exotic place by amateur radio operators, perhaps because of its remoteness or because there are very few radio amateurs active from that place. This could be an island, a country, or even a particular spot on a geographical grid. ~ originated from Wikipedia.
When is the next DX-pedition?
It will be held on 10 to 24 April, 2012, Layang-Layang island near Sabah, East Malaysia.
Where is Layang-Layang island?
Layang-Layang which also known as “Swallow Reefs” is an oceanic atoll. It lies about 300km north of Labuan near the famous Spratly group of islands. It is a world class diving and fishing paradise. Some rate it as a “Big fish and wall diving Mecca of Southeast Asia”.
Its coral walls plunge and staggering 2000 metres down to the floor of the South China Sea. Its warm waters are crystal clear with visibility averaging underwater world. Large shoals of pelagics, including massive numbers of barracuda, jacks and the hammerhead shark frequent these waters. By one tour operator account, an awesome school of hammerhead sharks numbering a hundred regularly visit Layang-Layang. Manta rays with fin spans of over 10 feet are also found here. Other residents include the Napoleon Wrasse, Hawksbill turtles, Dog tooth tuna, Giant hammerhead wrasse and the White tip reef sharks. ~ originated from Cuti-Cuti Malaysia.
When was the last Layang-Layang DX-pedition?
The last was organized by Terutsugo “Tex” Izumo, 9M2TO in March 2007.