1ST  BRAZILIAN YL DX EXPEDITION IN  BRASIL

DX EXPEDITION TO ILHA
COMPRIDA (SP)

1ST  BRAZILIAN YL DX
EXPEDITION IN  BRASIL
SA 024          DIB 21

Expedition to ilha Comprida-SP, an island facing the city of Iguape,SP, válid  for IOTA  SA  24  and  Brazilian Islands – DIB 21.

CALL  SIGNS : PR2YL for SSB and PS2S for CW

TIME: October 29th to November 2nd 1998

QSL MGR: PP5LL JAY

ADDRESS: CP 08  CEP
88010-970 Florianópolis – SC Brasil

OPERATORS

PP5ASN Alda (Blumenau-SC ) PT2TF Teresa ( Brasilia-DF ), PY2ATL Afonsina (Itanhaem_SP ), PY2DHP Elza ( Itanhaem-SP ), PY2KTT Alexandra ( São Paulo-SP ), PY5NT Adriana ( Curitiba-PR) e PY5OA Arilda (Curitiba-PR ).

SUPPORT: PP5AP Rod (COOK ), PP5LL  Jay ( GENERAL SERVICES), PP5YZ Johny ( HELP FOR TECHNICAL and  GENERAL  SERVICES ), PY5AG ( GENERAL SERVICES ), PY5BF Fox, ( COOK  HELP ), PY5HSD Her ( ANTENNAS) e PT2TG Walter ( RESPONSIBLE FOR TECHNICAL SERVICES ).

NUMBER OF  CONTACTS  MADE:
1.772

NUMBER OF COUNTRIES  WORKED  : 71

COUNTRIES  WORKED: 4X
Israel, 6W Senegal, 7X Algéria, 9A Croatia, CE Chile, CO Cuba, CP Bolívia, CT Portugal, CT3 Madeira Is., CU Azores Is., CX Uruguay, DL Germany, EA Spain, EA8 Canary Is., EA9 Ceuta, EI Ireland, ES Estonia, F France, FS Saint Martin Is., FM Martinique Is., G England, GD Isle of Man, GI Northem Ireland, GM Scotland, HA Hungary, HB Switzerland, HC Ecuador, HK Colombia, HP Panamá, I Italy, JA Japan, K USA,  KH6 Hawaii Is., KL7 Alaska, KP4 Puerto Rico, LA Norway, LU Argentina, LX Luxembourg, LZ Bulgaria, OH Finland, OK Czek Republic, OM Slovak Republic, ON Belgic, OZ Denmarlg, P4 Aruba, PA Netherlands, PY Brasil, S5 Slovenia, SM, Sweden, SP Poland, SV Greece, TA Turkey,
TI Costa Rica, TK Corsica, TZ Mali, UA European Russia, UR Ukraine, VE Canadá, VK Australia, VK9N Norfolk Is., VP2V Britsh Virgin Is., VP8 Falldand Is. XE Mexico, YO Romania, YU Yuguslavia, YV Venezuela, Z2 Zimbabue, ZK1 South Cook Is., ZL New Zealand, e ZP Paraguay.

EQUIPMENT  USED:
FT 747, 2  FT 301D, TS 440T,  IC 728  ( All equipment used belonged to the ones listed  above  or borrowed from other radio amateurs).

ACESSORIES: TS
120 antenna tuner, eletronic keyers , antenna  switches

ANTENNAS: 02
Directionals 3DX3Jr from Electril for 10, 15 and  20m, 02 Electril verticals for 40 and 80m and dipoles for  17, 40 and 80m (Electril antennas are a synonym of the best we have in Brasil ).

HOUSING: A brick cottage, lent by  PY2AZ Cardoso, to be used for SSB operation and two apartments in Hotel Sheik to be used for the CW group and  the men housing.

 MEALS:   Under the care of PP5AP and PY5BF, members of the support group.

TRANSPORTATION:   To reach  the city of Iguape,SP, PY2ATL, PY2DHP  and  PY2KKT  drove their own cars. PY5AG and PP5YZ drove from Curitiba,PR and PY5HSD drove in his MotorHome.bringing along PP5ASN from Blumenau,SC.  PT2TF e PT2TG  flew from Brasília to Curitiba ,PR and drove to Iguape along with PY5AG and PP5YZ.

EXPENDITURE: Some financial help was  received from PY2DBU, Helio Carlota, IOTA  Check point  at the time.  Food  expenditures were shared among  the participants as well as boat transportation to the Island.

Spec ial  QSLs:  QSLs were  paid  by  the  QSL MGR  PP5LL, JAY  Lira

We thank  PY5AZ  for lending his Summer home to house part of our group, Marcos Oliveira, president of the Municipal Chamber of Ilha Comprida, Mr Décio, mayor of the Island , Mr Baroni  and a couple of other  people linked to the administration  of Ilha Comprida;  Mr Armando, the owner of  Hotel Sheik, let  us have two family size apartments for free, by  the ocean  .

We are deeply greatfull  to  our ham freinds  listed above  for having opened space in their personal professional and family agendas  to be  with  us  in the  peformance of the First  YL  DxPedition caried on in an Island in our Country  and that was  a complete success.

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