Hello wishpers,

In close cooporation between the DAGOE Foundation, Mercy Ships and 4 Dutch radio amateurs a new DX-pedition is on its way. They will visit Benin from October 7th untill October 30st. The team expect to be on air from October 10th-27th from the village Grand Popo (JJ06VG) and will also participate in the CQWW SSB 2009. The team set the following goals and will be able to reach these goals with help of the radio amateur community worldwide:

1) Activate the DXCC-entity Benin on the HF bands
2) Proving onsite help to the Mercy Ships Charity Project
3) Raising funds for the Mercy Ships Charity Project

They will also be activ with WSPR, using a MEPT-TX (abt 5W on 80-6 m) designed by OE1IFM. The antenna will be a ZS6BKW but other antennas are avalible.
In case of interference on the used bands, that WSPR-band will be switched off.

DX-pedition info: http://www.benin2009.com/home.php
MEPT-TX info: http://www.oe1ifm.at/
Mercy Ships info: http://www.mercyships.org/

If internet is not possible for the DX-pedition, I will take care of the WSPR-info of TY1MS.

Good luck, happy Wishpering and '73
Peter, PE1DCD