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e-qsl: NO
mail QSL:YES

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While this is a small, budget-conscious DXpedition, activating Mellish Reef will require significant expense for a charter boat and equipment. We kindly invite you to donate to the cause and support us. Any amount will help. Those who donate $10 or more will be provided priority QSL status. All sponsors and supporters will be listed on the Sponsors page.

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VK9MA - Mellish Reef 2017
Center: 1723'45"S 15552'30"E
Courtesy of Tom (NS6T)

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A 9 operator team, led by Rob, N7QT will be active from Mellish Reef as VK9MA, QRV from November 3rd, 2017 through November 16th, 2017. Mellish Reef, IOTA (OC-072) is currently #29 most wanted on Clublog. The team will be QRV from Heralds-Beacon Islet, the only permanent land in the reef on all bands, CW, RTTY, and SSB.

N7QT Team Leader , SM5AQD Co-Team Leader , DL3DXX , LB8DC , N9ADG , SM1ALH , SM5GLC

AmericasPilot K4PI
Europe Pilot F5UKW
Africa Pilot V51B

Off-Island Support:VK4APN , K7ADD


5 x Elecraft K3S Transceivers

4 x Expert SPE-1.3K FA

TX Antennae:
17m/20m 2 element Vertical Dipole Array
10m-20m 2 element SteppIR Urban Beam yagi(s) @ 10m AGL
30m 4 square
40m 4 square
10-40 CrankIR full height adjustable wave vertical
80m full height wave vertical
160 full height wave vertical (blimp)

80m DHDL ~ RDF 9.8
160m 4 square vertical array ~RDF 13


QSL manager is Rob -N7QT.

Club Log OQRS direct or bureau is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED. QSL cards are beautiful full-color photographic quality. QSL priority will be:

  1. Club Log OQRS Direct Requests
    • QSL cards mailed monthly.
  2. Direct QSLs with SASE or minimum $2 USD to N7SMI.
    • Cards mailed monthly.
  3. Buro cards via Club Log OQRS bureau
    • Cards sent every few months.
  4. Buro cards via N7QT
    • This method is discouraged! Via N7QT only! DO NOT SEND CARDS TO VK9MA!
    • Cards sent 3 months after the operation, then once annually thereafter.

We do NOT need your card! Please use OQRS! If you want a bureau card or do not use PayPal, please use the free OQRS bureau request below or request your bureau card via e-mail.

Club Log OQRS

Begin a Club Log OQRS request for a direct or free bureau card by entering your call sign in the form below. Donations are very welcome.

Electronic QSLs

All QSOs will be uploaded to LoTW and eQSL shortly after the operation.

Direct QSL Address

To save time and resources, we recommend using the OQRS option above. Direct cards, however, are accepted with SASE or minimum $2 (donations welcome). IRCs must have 2017 expiration date and be properly stamped. Send to:

21422 NE 79th Street
Redmond, WA 98053


If you have log or QSL questions, please contact us. Be sure to include your full QSO details.


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