Role of a DX'Pedition pilot for ZL9HR

Ed Durrant, VK2JI, has interviewed Rich, KY6R, who is one of the global pilots supporting the Dx'Pedition

“This experience has completely restored my respect for the DX community. I have got nothing but considerate, thoughtful and polite requests. Everyone who has sent a request - either by posting on eHam or via email has been civil, encouraging and constructive.”

“Working with the ZL9HR team is a joy. These guys are the best of the best. They have braved the odds of high seas, wind and rain that most of us couldn't handle. The cost is enormous and they have shown how hams can work with Departments of Conservation in a mutually beneficial way. They even got through quarantine in record time. The Pilots are my comrades - and Stan, KH6CG is a great DX-ers "mentor".

Final thought - sure - I will do it again - I was hoping to know what “life after Honor Roll” will look like - and this is a fun new aspect of the hobby for me. The first day of the DX’Pedition was very, very stressful, but since then, just fantastic.
— Rich, KY6R

“I wish the team safe journeys back and hope that everyone gets their ATNO (“all time new one”) - there is still time left, and I see the SSN is starting to rise again.”

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