Desecheo Island

The 6th most-needed DXCC entity world-wide!
The 3rd most-needed DXCC entity in Europe!
The 2nd most-needed DXCC entity in Asia!

Our DXpedition was chosen as Co-DXpedition Of The Year 2008/2009 by the SouthWest Ohio DX Association!  We are proud and humbled by this honor.

Daily updates from the Team can be viewed HERE!

History of the project

In 2002, a group of DXers, wanting to activate Navassa and Desecheo Islands, formed an organization (The KP1-5 Project).

The KP1-5 Project Mission Statement

The purpose of the KP1-5 Project is to work toward a solution to the closure of Desecheo and Navassa Islands to Amateur Radio operators by achieving lawful, periodic access to these islands pursuant to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service authorization.

While operating from these islands is a worthwhile goal, the KP1-5 Project is dedicated to a long term partnership that jointly benefits the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Amateur Radio operators worldwide.

Desecheo 2009

On October 1, 2008, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) selected the KP1-5 Project team to be the first USFWS-approved DXpedition to Desecheo Island in fifteen years.

We were most fortunate to be chosen from among several excellent proposals.  Our commitment is to a first-class DXpedition meeting or exceeding all the requirements of USFWS while providing tens of thousands of radio contacts to the international Ham Radio community.

We've been given a DXpedition window of February 12-26, 2009.

See you in the pileups!

73 es gud DX,

Mike Thomas NA5U
Project Leader

Bob Allphin K4UEE
Co-leader, Desecheo DXpedition 2009