Press Release – DXpedition to Rotuma as 3D2R

    After many months of careful planning, we are pleased to announce that our preparations for a large multi-national DXpedition to Rotuma are going according to plan.

    Rotuma is located in the South Pacific Ocean and is #32 on Club Log’s most wanted DXCC list.

    The Team is meeting in Lami Bay, Suva on September 22nd and departing by ship to Rotuma on September 25th. The Team expects to arrive in Rotuma and become active on Tuesday, September 27th. We will complete our DXpedition on October 7th, 2011.

    The main goals of this DXpedition are to work every amateur radio operator who needs Rotuma for a new DXCC country. In addition, we will be active on all bands from 1.8 MHz to 144 MHz, including the 5MHz and 50 MHz bands.

    In addition to CW, SSB and RTTY we will be active on PSK, SSTV and EME. Special attention will be made to work far away stations such as Europe and Africa during those periods when propagation permits. The propagation window for EU and Africa is very brief at times and signals may be weak, so we ask everyone in the honored HAM SPIRIT to stand by when asked so that we may fulfill this need. Our destination will have a wide range of options and possibilities.

    We plan to upload our logs on a daily basis to our on-line log. We will upload to LOTW approximately six months following the DXpedition.

    We wish everyone good propagation and we hope that you enjoy working the 3D2R Team.

    At this time, we are seeking additional Club and Individual Sponsors to help us defray the costs of carrying out this DXpedition.

    Official website.

    3D2R Team

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