Dangerous DX

New hams may not remember the story of what is likely the most disastrous DXpedition in the history of the hobby.

In 1983, DXpedition members were fired upon with small artillery by inhabitants of the small island in the Spratly group that they had planned to activate. The attack left two team members (DJ4EI, DJ3NG) dead and others adrift in the South China Sea in a small boat for 10 days.

Details of that event from the team leader are available here as a 3MB pdf file.



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