October 08, 2009


A multi-national team of 18 operators will activate Midway Island (OC-030) between October 9-19th. The team will sign K4M and will operate from Sand Island (Reference numbers: USI OI-011S and Grid AL18). The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has authorized this amateur operation from this rare U.S. entity for only a 10 day period -- the first radio activity in almost 10 years. Midway Island ranks number 24 world-wide and number 13 in Europe on the DX Magazine’s “Most Wanted List”.

The updated team member list consists of operators: Joe/AA4NN, Franz/DJ9ZB, Max/I8NHJ, Kevin/K6TD, Kimo/KH7U, Craig/K9CT, Don/N1DG, Tom/ND2T, Paul/N4PN, Tom/N4XP, Arnold/N6HC, John/N7CQQ, Dave/ WB4JTT, Charlie/W6KK, Bruce/W6OSP, Art/WA7NB, Joe/W8GEX and James/9V1YC. In addition to the on the air team members, K4M is ably assisted by the following off island support team: Don/AA1V (Web support/online logs), Markus/DL9RCF (European Fund Raising), Dan/W5DNT (Logistics), Paul/W6XA (Radio Setup and Testing) and Margarett(XYL AA4NN - Finance), Janet/W8CAA (Fundraising) and Vrata/OK1KT (QSL Card Procurement).

Activity will be on 160-6 meters with 5 to 6 stations. Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 1826.5, 3504, 7004, 10104, 14024, 18074, 21024, 24894 and 28024 kHz
SSB - 3799, 7078, 14200, 18145, 21295, 24945 and 28475 kHz
RTTY - 7040, 10140, 14080, 18100, 21080 and 28080 kHz
6m - 50115/CW and 50118/SSB

For more details, updates, online log, frequencies and bios, go to:


QSL via online QSL Service, direct (Midway 2009, Box 333, Bethlehem, GA 30620-9989 USA) or LoTW.

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