Dxpedition to three IOTAs:
OC-284p Nukumanu
OC-283p Takuu

OC-256 Kilinalau
 


L-R Friends Paul Hamblin & Stig Nyman - Capt Rod
SM6CVX - G4EDG - CT1AGF - G3KHZ



Taku’u island main street


Dawn on Taku’u


Luis, Paul and Stig (hidden) taking lunch
at the Teacher’s event, Taku’u


Polynesian dancers, teacher’s event Taku’u


Inquisitive Melanesian villages on Piul Island


Life’s a “bore” on Piul Island, Kilinailau Atoll


Daisy our excellent cook


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I1UJX's antennas
 

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Eyran Millis, Israeli SWL 4X4-2238 ; Merle, N6PYN ; SM5DJZ ; N6PYN ; YB3MM ; SM6TEU

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Luis CT1AGF, Derek G3KHZ, Steve G4EDG and Hans SM6CVX together with two non-ham friends will make the journey by chartered boat from Buka Island.

 

We leave Buka on 22 Sept and initially sail to Nukumanu.  We should be QRV as P29VCX from OC-284p for about 6 days beginning 24 Sept.  The plan is then to sail to Takuu OC-283p and operate using the call sign P29NI from there for 6 days from about 1 Oct.    Finally if time permits we will sail to Kilinalau Island OC-256 and operate from there for a few days before returning to Buka; call sign TBD.  The dates may vary a little depending on the local weather.

 

We plan to run 4 stations simultaneously from 2 sites on each island.  This should allow simultaneous operation from two stations on the same band using different modes.  Two stations will use 500W linears and two stations will use 100W.

 

QSL information

P29NI via G3KHZ

P29VCX and P29VLR via SM6CVX

 

We are grateful for the support given by the ham community.  The cost is higher than expected because the original boat developed critical engine problems and the organisation cancelled the trip.  We have been fortunate in finding another boat but the cost is higher.  We therefore take this opportunity to advertise for more support. 
 

Donations please to G3KHZ    mail:  g3khz(at)derekcox.plus.com

 


Expedition boat - Barbarian II and her skipper

These islands are low lying and are suffering from the effects of global warming which is causing the sea level to rise.  Takuu is especially vulnerable because it is also sinking due to the movement of the tectonic plates in the region.  The net result is that the sea level is rising 20cm per year and the island is only 2 metres above the high tide level.  600 people live on this island.  Nukumanu is also populated.

Here is a link to the previous
DXpedition by Derek and friends.