Heard Island - Final call

From: nshore!usenet.INS.CWRU.Edu!ccnet.com!cordell (Robert Schmieder)
Newsgroups: dx
Subject: Heard Island - Final call
Date: Thu, 25 Jan 1996 23:51:02 -0700
Reply-To: usenet.INS.CWRU.Edu!ccnet.com!cordell (Robert Schmieder)


We are nearing completion in assembling the team for the 1996-97 Heard Island expedition. At this time we have 13 committed operators, out of a projected total of 20 participants (which may include non-radio people), and many people in the process of making decisions. We fully expect to have a complete team.

The main parameters of the expedition are: 5 weeks TOTAL (door-to-door) away; after Christmas; cost to participant $10K plus airfare to the point of disembarkation. We have an excellent vessel arranged and have all the equipment. We are open to collaboration with another group (e.g., cavers), and will be carrying on a modest research program.

The scoping document for the expedition can be found at


If you or anyone you know (ham or not) might be interested in participating, I invite you to contact us immediately. I would be happy to discuss it with you, and answer questions. The completed team and plans will be announced on Jan. 31.


ROBERT W. SCHMIEDER                                           KK6EK
4295 Walnut Blvd.                               Cordell Expeditions
Walnut Creek, CA 94596                               Explorers Club
(510) 934-3735 (voice and fax)                    cordell@ccnet.com