Last few days 3Z9DX has received many emails from CW ops asking can they join him to P5. To be clear, it’s Dom’s dream for a CW op to join, but at this moment only SSB will be used. Currently, there is no negotiations or ongoing dialogue about CW. Please understand this is the first step to opening doors for future P5 expeditions and it’s not helpful to “complain” about type of mode, antenna type or how much power will be used since it’s military personnel and local administration who make these restrictions. No more requests to be a CW operator are needed. Thanks.
On February 28th, DX-World.net broke the news that Dom 3Z9DX had written permission to operate amateur radio from a VERY wanted DXCC entity.
Today, we can reveal that entity is North Korea (P5).
Dom 3Z9DX explains he has received a further letter from authorities in Pyongyang inviting him to a final meeting to discuss [and for he to accept] rules by the North Korean military and the relevant telecommunications department.
This meeting will take place in December with activity planned for January or February 2016.
According to P5 telecoms, Dom will be permitted only three bands (20-15-10) likely using a multiband vertical from a secured place in Pyongyang with two government supervisors over-looking 24/7.
Activity will last for 5 days.
At the moment this is a solo expedition to the #1 Most wanted entity using SSB only. He is working hard behind the scenes to get one more op (CW) to possibly join him.
Please realise this project is a work in progress and to understand that it may only be Dom who operates from North Korea.
More updates / website throughout 2015.
Any questions via Press Officer, Col MM0NDX.
73 Col MM0NDX for “P5-2016 Project” by 3Z9DX.
With acknowledgements to http://www.dx-world.net/