Barry Fletcher ZS1FJ-9V1FJ-ZL1MFW-G4MFW


Licensed in 1972 as ZS1FJ.  Also other permanent licences 9V1FJ, G4MFW and ZL1MFW.  Honour Roll for a number of years.  Awarded ICOM prize in ZS 2004.  Besides being an active DXer having worked some 335 countries, I am also an active DXpeditioner.

I have operated small self-funded DXpeditions in the following countries: Kermadec ZL8 as ZL8/G4MFW (1995)(Had I then had my later ZL licence I would have been ZL8MFW Pitcairn as VR6AB (now VP6) (1994) Tonga A35/ZS1FJ, Fiji 3D2/ZS1FJ, Gambier Islands FO/ZS1FJ, Jersey GJ4MFW, Liechtenstein HB0/G4MFW, United Nations in Geneva 4U1ITU and New York 4U1UN, St Martin FS/G4MFW, St Pierre & Miquelon FP/G4MFW.  A22DX Botswana was operative in 2001.

Followed in 2003 by a three man DXpedition to the various remoter islands of French Polynesia, namely Tubuai FO/G4MFW and Mangareva FO/G4MFW/P as well as Tahiti FO/G4MFW.  This DXpedition ended up on Great Barrier Island AS-201.  Also on the IOTA front, I was the leader of DXpeditions to NEW unnumbered African islands namely ZS23I Seal Island, ZS26BI Bird Island, Elephant Rock ZS31ER.  Other Islands in the late 90's included Great Barrier Island as ZL1MFW, Stewart Island ZL1MFW, etc.  Aborted DXpedition to Clipperton in 2000 as result of a request by the US team, which was scheduled for a similar date and as an act of ham spirit due to their team being much larger than our six members.  In 2007 operated Lesotho 7P8DX and 7P8/G4MFW at 11000ft elevation.

Member of the South African Radio League (SARL), Singapore Amateur Radio Transmitting Society (SARTS), ARRL and CDXCC.



Franz in his home station

Franz Schmiderer OE2SNL


Born in 1946 and licenced since 1969.

Favourite modes: CW, RTTY.

Subjects of interest: DXCC, SOTA, Single operator DXpeditions, Field days.

Achieved Awards:


RTTY # 86 issued Sept 5, 1984: 324 worked / 324 cfm

CW # 3.285 issued Feb 1, 1985: 342 worked / 342 cfm, HONOR ROLL (10. Oct. 2012)

Mixed # 25.642 issued Feb 1, 1985 (CW, RTTY, Phone): 346 worked / 346 confirmed, HONOR ROLL (8. Dec. 2009)

WAZ RTTY # 16 issued Jan 1, 1984

WAC RTTY issued Jun 4, 1986

WAC CW issued Jun 4, 1986

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Graham Barton ZL1GMB


Born Auckland New Zealand 1940.

Member of two ARRL clubs while working in USA.

Licensed in New Zealand in 2008.

Served on Branch 29 Committee in several roles, currently Chairman.

Icom radios in my shack include IC-9100, IC-7000, IC-2820 and IC-92AD

Enjoy AREC activities, car rallies, JOTA, and support Civil Defence.

My workshop is equipped to build and repair antennas and components.

Enjoy traveling, sailing, fishing and ham radio to fill my days.

Looking forward to my first DXpedition.



Sandro on his 1A0KM expedition

Sandro Nitoi VE7NY


Born in 1967 and been active in ham radio since 1980.


Some previous DXpedition operation around the world includes

EA8, 9H1, CT3, PA3, I0, YO3, SW8, HV0A and 1A0KM.

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Peter Driessen VE7AB



Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

School of Music and Department of Computer Science

University of Victoria, British Columbia

Specialises in CW operating.

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Bruce Barton ZL1ATV


Bruce is the son of Graham ZL1GMB and his task is photographer and videographer.  Bruce will record the entire expedition on video and photographs.











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