3D2R – Rotuma

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    October 4 – update @ 2145UT [tnx Les K4DY]

    David K3LP just said they are going QRT in 9 hours (earlier than planned). The 160/80 meter antennas are already down. This annoucement was made on 12M SSB at 21:15 UTC.

    October 2 – 3D2R team continues activity from the beautiful island of Rotuma. The current situation regarding QSO’s after 3 days can be viewed in the graph opposite. Since arrival, 6m was set-up and transmitting on 50.095 Mhz, but have not heard any openings at this time. Beacon is active with call 3D2R/B.

    Today, we will start with SSTV activity on 20, 15 and 10 meter bands. Top band propagation has been above average. We’ve installed an Inverted L of 160 meters over the water, plus have a 4 square on 40 and 80 meters. This evening, we’ll make our first 60 meter QSO of many to come. EME have very bad time and extremely high noise. We will try last 2 days again for EME.

    Hrane (YT1AD) and Oms (PY5EG) have started and will continue to provide amateur radio lessons to two groups of students at the Rotuma High School. A TS-570 HF Rig with power supply and 3 element will be donated to the High School upon our departure. Maybe very soon we will have call 3D2RI from Rotuma Island.

    We want to thank the international amateur radio community for their professionalism in the way they have conducted their QSO’s with our team.

    Sept 30/18z 160m now active.

    [audio:http://dx-world.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/3d2r-160.mp3|titles=3D2R 160 – tnx UR0MC]

    Sept 30

    Our team is very well. Working with six radio’s. This afternoon we will setup 160 and 60 meters. Last day of activity is October 6th at 02:00 GMT.

    Sept 28 – Now QRV [audio:http://dx-world.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/3D2R-12-SSB.mp3|titles=3D2R-12-SSB]

    Sept 26 – Team underway to Rotuma [audio:http://dx-world.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/3D2R-mm-10-CW.mp3|titles=3D2R-mm-10-CW]

    Sept 20 – All 3D2R Team members have now assembled in Suva, Fiji. Upon our arrival, we learned that our shipping container is delayed in New Zealand. Fortunately, the team members have brought radios, amplifiers and antennas with them to Fiji. We will be able to run five stations and emphasize the low bands as planned.

    We are now preparing our ship for the two day voyage to Rotuma. We anticipate arriving Rotuma late in the evening of September 27th and expect to be active early on September 28th.

    The 3D2R team wishes you good luck and good fun in working us.

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