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VU4PB Sponsorship

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VU4PB Sponsorship Request

Running this DXpedition is an expensive business. Our expenses will be around USD 35.000.

Each operator has already contributed USD 820 towards the expedition.

Your donation will be mainly used to fund the balance of the huge cost for the transport and
ancillary equipment necessary for the DXpedition.

Also the cost of shipping and insuring it from the mainland to the Andamans and back plus other paperwork will be paid from these donations.

If, for some unknown reason, the expedition will be delayed or cancelled, you will of course get your donation back.

Our sponsors will be listed on our expedition web site:
with the amount of money they donated (anonymous is possible on request too).

Logos of sponsors who have donated a minimum of US$500 and above will be displayed on the QSL card if the donation is received by the date of printing of the card which is planned for 10th March, 2011.

To pay via PayPal use the PayPal  link on the top right side of this page.

NOTE: Paypal is the preferred payment mechanism. All payments paid via the PayPal link will immediately be visible on the Sponsors page.

If you would prefer that your contribution is made anonymously please enter Anonymous as your callsign/name on the  Paypal form.

Alternately payment can be made to the following bank account

Bank Account Name -- Bharat C. Bhushan
Bank Account No. -- 4353045489
Bank Name -- Comerica Bank
Bank Branch -- Stadium Blvd. – Pauline office # 433
1969 W. Stadium, Ann Arbor, MI 48103, USA
Receiving bank -- Comerica Bank, Detroit, Michigan, USA
ABA No. 072000096

Mr. Bharat C Bhushan
2815 Sequoia Parkway
Ann Arbor,
Michigan, MI 48103 USA
E-mail : This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Tel: +1 (734) 7611890

ARSI will acknowledge in due course on our Website all contributions, in any form whatsoever.

When making any contribution kindly send by email all details including your contact details and e-mail address to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Logs on LoTW: The expedition logs will be uploaded to ARRL Logbook of the World (LoTW) within a year completion of the expedition.


Press Release 10

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Press Release 10 : Aug 19, 2011

For information to DXers, the complete VU4PB Logs have just been uploaded to ARRL's Logbook of the World (LOTW). These should be processed by the LoTW engine in the next few hours.


Press Release 9

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Press Release 9 : Jun 02, 2011

We have received many online requests for QSLs and our QSL Manager Joe W3HNK as always has been efficiently handling these as well as the direct requests for QSLs that he has been getting. Joe has reported that he has already completed most of the direct and OQRS requests. OQRS requests for QSLs via bureau will also be addressed shortly.

We are thankful for the support of all our donors and by end of June we hope to be able to upload our log to ARRL LoTW for members of clubs who supported us as well as for individual donors. We will now initiate the collection of member lists from those clubs - lists can be sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . As mentioned before the expedition the rest of the LoTW uploads will definitely happen before March 2012.

Stay tuned


Press Release 8

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Press Release 8 : Apr 04, 2011

VU4PB went QRT as scheduled at 1829z on 31st March 2010 and the various operators have headed home to get back to their normal lives.

A large number of log check requests have been generated due to the pirate activities that unfortunately took place. We request all who sent in their requests to standby while we address the emails received over the next two weeks. Only after this is done will the final logs be sent over to our QSL Manager - Joe W3HNK for QSL responses.

The breakup of QSOs by Continent for the operation which logged around 33,000 contacts is given below:

EU - 45%

AS - 30%

NA - 20%

Others - 5%

Stay tuned


Press Release 7

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Press Release 7 : Mar 30 , 2011

With just a few hours left in the operation, two more operators have left as planned for the mainland this morning.

This now leaves just six operators and we are working with three stations and the process of dismantling the stations starts tomorrow as the team returns to the mainland on the 2nd of April.

As earlier reported we have had several instances of pirate operators masquerading as VU4PB which has spoilt the fun for numerous DXers, a real pity and one is not sure what joy it brings to those “radio amateurs” who indulge in such activities.

The team will go QRT at 1829z on 31st March 2011

Stay tuned and do lookout for us


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