Tom Callas, KC0W, has announced the all-CW “Cows Over the World” DXpeditions for 2016. All call sign suffixes will contain “COW.” The schedule calls for a summer departure to (in this order): American Samoa, Samoa, Tokelau, Solomon Islands, Temotu Province, and Bangladesh. He may add Nepal and Bhutan. There will be no time frame for operation from each entity.
“The determining factor will be when the pileups die down it’s time to pack everything up and move along,” he said. Callas said he’s spent months researching the absolute best DXing locations for each island and for Bangladesh (he’s secured all but Tokelau). “This will be the only DXpedition that I’m aware of in which the operator will operate from separate sides of the islands,” he said.
The Minnesota DXer pointed out that the west and east coasts of South Pacific islands are separated by mountains, and that he learned firsthand how much mountains attenuate HF signals while he was operating from Haiti. Emphasis will be on 160, 80, and 40 meters. A tentative phase II “Cows Over Africa” DXpedition is on the drawing board. — Thanks to The Daily DX