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DXCode

Pitcairn DXpedition 2017


(IOTA OC-044)

> > > VP6EU < < <



> > > NEWS - March 18, 2017 < < <

The DXpedition is now over and we went QRT at 21:24 UTC on 5th March 2017 with 39.048 QSOs in the log. It was an unforgettable adventure to one of the remote places of the earth.

Band CW SSB DIGI Total
160m 669 4 0 673
80m 2.970 0 0 2.970
40m 2.561 2.174 807 5.542
30m 6.059 0 255 6.327
20m 1.446 1.631 0 3.077
17m 4.252 1.679 263 6.194
15m 2.064 3.891 1.708 7.663
12m 2.146 1.714 0 3.860
10m 1.281 1.461 0 2.742
Totals 23.448 12.554 3.046 39.048

We are now back in Germany or the Netherlands. We all thank you for making a QSO with us, and sharing the adventure Pitcairn 2017. It was a long exhausting journey to the South Pacific, but we enjoyed warm hospitality of the very friendly descendant of the mutineers of the Bounty.

team

from left: DJ9HX, DL6JGN, Andy - our host, PA3EWP, DK2AMM


antennas

our QTH on top of the hill with the antennas

The finale logs were uploaded to Clublog and the OQRS System in Clublog is running for direct and bureau QSLs.

https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/VP6EU

We give our heartfelt thanks to Andrew Randall Christian for the warm hospitality. He was from the beginning a real team member and his technical know-how was a great help. The same heartfelt thanks to Brenda and Mike for the savory fish dishes and the Royal honey. A special thanks go to Dave Brown, VP6DB for his technical assistance. Our further thanks go to all our helpers.

We are very gratefull to all our sponsors who made this DXpedition possible. Note: All individual sponsors receive the QSL automatically by mail. (OQRS is not necessary!)

> > > NEWS - February 4, 2017 < < <

Here is the link to the Claymore II Tracker.

http://www.sailwx.info/shiptrack/shipposition.phtml?call=BATFR47

> > > NEWS - February 2, 2017 < < <

FAQ: Please describe your equipment.

Station 1: Elecraft K3 with Expert 1,3k-FA
Station 2: Elecraft K3 with homemade amplifier 600 W
Our spare station is an Elecraft K2 with homemade amplifier 600 watt.
We will use this 3th station also on regular basis.

Our detailed antenna plan:
160m inverted L
80m vertical
40m vertical
30/17/12m Multiband vertical
20/15/10m Multiband vertical
Hexbeam for 6-20m

Using 1 or 2 beverages and a loop antenna for the RX on the low-bands.

> > > NEWS - January 29, 2017 < < <

Everything is okay.The team is very grateful for the great sponsoring from the ham community. The antenna material stored in Auckland is loaded into a shipcontainer. The cargo ship “Claymore II” departs New Zealand on January 31, 2017. We will board in Mangareva, French Polynesia, on February 14, 2017 to continue to Pitcairn. All our equipment is successfully checked and the suitcases are packed. Altogether we have 250 kg Radio equipment! The team members are in a good spirit and looking optimistically forward to a successful DXpedition.

> > > NEWS - November 30, 2016 < < <

Our preparations are on schedule and we will send two boxes (120 kg) with antenna material in the next days to Auckland. If you like, please have a look at the short video.

https://youtu.be/ERG7BEaOUV8

We (Uwe DJ9HX, Ernoe DK2AMM, Hans DL6JGN, and Ron PA3EWP) are glad to inform you that our group will be on from the Pitcairn Islands (IOTA OC-044). The operate period is of February 16th to March 5th 2017.

The coordinates: 25o04' S, 130o06' W

The Pitcairn Islands group is a British Overseas Territory. It comprises the islands of Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno. Pitcairn, the only inhabited island, is a small volcanic outcrop situated in the South Pacific. It is roughly 2.170 km (1.350 miles) east south-east of Tahiti and just over 5.700 km (3.540 miles) from South America. With a population of only around fifty, the people of Pitcairn are descended from the mutineers of HMAV Bounty and their Tahitian companions. Pitcairn Island is approximately 3.2 km (2 miles) long and 1.6 km (1 mile) wide with the capital Adamstown located above Bounty Bay and accessed by the aptly named road, "The Hill of Difficulty".

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Uwe, DJ9HX

Uwe, DJ9HX

Born 1944, licensed 1963 (as DJ9HX). Other calls used: ZK19HX, ZK2XH, A35HX, VK9XI, VK9CJ, V63CO, 9M6HX, P29VHX, K2HX/KP4, DJ9HX/C6A, 8Q7HX, PJ4/DJ9HX, 3D20CR, ZK2C, E51M, 5W0M, T30D.

Ernoe, DK2AMM

Ernoe, DK2AMM

Born 1947, licensed 1966 (as HA2MM). Other calls used: C21EU, TX7EU.

Hand, DL6JGN

Hans, DL6JGN

Born 1947, licensed 1968 (as DM5XBN). Other calls used: DM2FGN, Y26GN, TX9, 5H1GHW, 3D20CR, E51M, ZK3N, XR0ZR, KH8/DL6JGN, T30D, C21EU, V73D, TX7EU.

Ron, PA3EWP

Ron, PA3EWP

Born 1961, licensed 1982 (as PD0NAL). Other calls used: HB0/PA3ERC, VP5/PA3EWP, VP5C, FG/PA3EWP, TO5C, J77C, J79WP, FM/PA3EWP, J6/PA3EWP, 9Y4/PA3EWP, 6Y5/PA3EWP, ZF2WP/ZF9, PJ7/PA3EWP, FS/PA3EWP, V47WP, VP2EWP, 8Q7WP, V26WP, 8P9JU, J3/PA3EWP, J38PA, J8/PA3EWP, J8PA, TI9M, TI9/PA3EWP, GM/PA3EWP, J75WP, J75PA, VP2MWP, VP2MPA, OY7WP, OY8PA, 3D2WP, T30RR, T33C, T33WP, ZB2/PA3EWP, PZ5C, PZ5WP, TY5WP, VU3SXR, VU7RG, V8FWP, 5Z4/PA3EWP, DL/PA3EWP, OE/PA3EWP, 3D20CR, MD/PA3EWP, 6W/PA3EWP, MJ/PA3EWP, F/PA3EWP, KH6BB, TN2T, T32C, E51M, E51EWP, ON/PA3EWP, 9Q50ON, LX/PA3EWP, 9U4U, XR0ZR, KH8/PA3EWP, C21EU, S79C, TX7EU.


Our QTH is outside of Adamstown on the top of a hill near the old Radio Station. It is 265 m above sea level and has a drop into the sea with an excellent take off to EU/USA. Our host is Andrew Randall Christian and he will supply us with 24 h electrical power. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. We will use two stations (2x K3, 1x Expert 1,3k-FA and 1x 600 Watts homemade amplifier), a Hexbeam and vertical antennas. One station running 24/7.
Subject to a reliable Internet connection, we will upload the log to Clublog on a daily basis. Otherwise the complete log will be uploaded upon our return.
QSL via DK2AMM (OQRS, direct, bureau, LotW).
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