FT5ZM – Amsterdam Island DXpedition
Pilot Station Plan
Our basic pilot station program is now in place. Our chief pilot and North American pilot will be Val – NV9L. She is an avid DX’er and contester and has been involved with
the organization and logistics of FT5ZM. Val served as the Swains Island pilot and will head the pilot team for Wake Island.
We welcome Hal – JR4OZR as our Japan / Asia pilot. Hal’s previous call was JF1PJK. He has been an active DX’er from Japan for many years and has operated from multiple
DX locations around the world, including E22SDX, A52DX, HR3/JF1PJK, 9M4SDX, and GJ6UW.
Our European pilot is Col – MM0NDX. This will be Col’s 15th role as a pilot station, having served as a pilot on many high profile DXpeditons such as YI1PSE, K4M, NH8S, HK0NA, and many more. He will also be a pilot on the upcoming Wake Island DXpedition. Col is a member of many clubs and organizations, has received the GMDX Group Award of Excellence and is an honorary Life Member of the DXARC Club.
Oceania will be piloted by Stan – KH6CG. Stan is an avid DX’er and a charter member of Pacific DX’ers. He has served as a pilot station on numerous previous DXpeditions
and will be a pilot on the upcoming Wake Island, Banaba, and Juan Fernandez DXpeditons. Stan is also a QSL manager and a PGTA Golf instructor.
Lee, ZL2AL, will watch over Australia and New Zealand for us. Many of you know Lee from his contesting, previous DXpeditions, and past service as a pilot.
OUR PILOTS DO NOT HAVE LOG AND QSO INFORMATION.
Please DO NOT contact the Pilot Station about a busted call or if your call is missing from the online log.
Keep a record of your QSO details and contact the QSL manager after the DXpedition. Alternately, work FT5ZM again.
But, what about South America and Africa?
We have not forgotten these DX’ers! Because these are large geographic areas with a less dense amateur population and few concentrations of activity, the pilot system does
not work well for these continents. Rather our team will take it upon itself to be aware of band openings to these areas and we will welcome input into our pilot system from these amateurs.
Off-island Team members
KØIEA, KØJUH, KØPC, KØRC, WØBV, W6IZT and FR5GS