|Tomi HA9T and Mason KM4SII|
It's nice to see young DXers entering the hobby and taking a real interest in contributing to the success of that aspect of ham radio.
Pilots for the VP6D DXpedition (set to start in a few hours) include Tomi HA9T for EU and Mason KM4SII as assistant NA pilot.
Tomi HA9T is 19 years old and a dedicated high-speed CW op with several competition awards for QRQ contests.
Mason KM4SII is 15 and has only been in the hobby for three years but has a current DXCC count of 191.
Both of these young DXers are involved in various youth organizations where they hopefully spread the word about the excitement of DXing and get more new blood into the hobby overall.
My low-band antenna is up as of yesterday - an 80m dipole (now at 115 feet/35m thanks to my drone) fed with 450-ohm ladder line for 30-80m operation and as a top-loaded vertical on 160/630m. VP6D should be easy pickins' from here. Good luck to all who need it.