E51LYC Pukapuka Atoll News 8 May 2017
May 8, 2017 - IMPORTANT
All equipment and personal effects have been carefully packed, and I'm now ready for the long trip to Pukapuka. Tomorrow morning I'll take the bus from Kingston to the Toronto Airport, from where I will fly to Rarotonga via Los Angeles and Auckland. If everything goes according to plan, I should arrive on Pukapuka on May 11 at 10 am or 20 UTC. Based on the information I have, it is unlikely to be on the air before May 12 early UTC hours. This is because there will be a formal ceremony to welcome the guests, after which the luggage and people will be transported from one edge of the atoll - where the landing strip is located, to the other - where the village is.
I wish to express my gratitude to all the groups and individuals who provided advanced financial support for this project. The donors who will make the log will receive the QSL card directly, without the need to request it as such. Instead, they only need to confirm their QSO data by submitted a bureau request.