NEWS UPDATE – Ronald PA3EWP informs they have finished setting up antennas for 30, 17, 12 and 40m. Tomorrow they build antennas for 10, 15, 20, 80 & 160 + rx antennas. [tnx PD9DX]
FEBRUARY 21 – The team have arrived Nadi, Fiji. Tomorrow (local time) they fly to Rotuma.
FEBRUARY 14, 2018 — Last week Tony 3D2AG told us that he couldn’t come with us as the fifth team member due QRL. That announcement was a disappointment for the whole group. But we still continue with our plans.
All team members will be on 1 location on the Island instead of 2 different QTH’s. Our equipment (2 boxes, 2 generators and 2 drums of fuel) are waiting in Suva to be shipped to Rotuma. The boat has some delay by tropical cyclone Gita. They expect departure to Rotuma soon.
We have no special permit to operated on 60m, so the 60m dx-ers have to wait for Tony’s activity later this year.
Next Tuesday we will depart from Germany via Singapore to Fiji. We will arrive Friday afternoon 23th of February on the Island. We try to be active a few hours after our arrival.
Thanks to all DX-clubs and individual sponsors to make this adventure happened.
All sponsors who made a donation before our start will receive there QSL card directly, no need to send your card first. [tnx PA3EWP]
NOVEMBER 29, 2017 — Last week the team received their license, so the call 3D2EU is officially confirmed. The coming 2 weeks they will start packing boxes with antenna equipment weighing +/- 100KG. These boxes will be shipped mid-December to Tony 3D2AG in Fiji. Website is up and running at www.rotuma2018.de
SEPTEMBER 24 — A team of 5 operators will activate Rotuma from 23 February until 16 March 2018. Active from 10m – 160m all main modes. The team consists of Tony 3D2AG, Heye DJ9RR, Erno DK2AMM, Hans DL6JGN and Ronald PA3EWP. The requested callsign (but not yet confirmed) is 3D2EU. QSL manager for 3D2EU is DK2AMM.
*note: QSLing will be separate for both 3D2EU and 3D2AG (eg. contacts with 3D2EU to DK2AMM; contacts with 3D2AG direct to 3D2AG as per QRZ.com information). Tony, 3D2AG will be in Rotuma a week before and after the 3D2EU operation, for logistical purposes.