The TX3A DXpedition of 2009 was on the air from November 3 to November 30 of 2009. The operation was a simple low-band DXpedition by the two of us: Tomi, HA7RY, and George, AA7JV. During 28 days of operation we made over 36,000 contacts. We had no commercial sponsorship although we received a large number of donations from individuals and clubs. We were out there to have fun and give out as many TX3A (FK8/C) contacts as we reasonably could. All along, we wanted to keep things simple; we wanted to put the â€œamateurâ€ back into Amateur Radio. The following is our story.