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NEWS UPDATE — QRT — ALL TEAM MEMBERS ARE FINE!

A person on the island is ill. So they have sent the boat there early to get this person medical help. The team has ceased operations, packed up all equipment and get on the boat because there will not be another one for ten days.

OCTOBER 8, 2019 – The team is happy to announce that after 7 days on the island we have around 50,000 QSOs! We have worked on CW, SSB, RTTY, FT8, 6m EME & made 10+ contacts on SSTV. We have lost 3 amplifiers but still continue seriously on all bands with 3 amplifiers and 6 radios.

We will be on the air until Friday the 11th of October, GMT 01:00 (Local time 14.00).

Finally, we would like to thank everyone who worked ZK3A and a very big thank you to all foundations, Clubs & Donors for supporting our DXpedition.

73, YT1AD, Hrane ZK3A Team Leader.

Hrane YT3AD

OCTOBER 6, 2019 – The team is working extremely hard to contact as many operators as possible. They have been dealing with very hot & humid conditions and strong gale force winds + severe thunderstorms. Photos credit ZK3A team.

OCTOBER 4, 2019 – The team is working hard to work as many of you as possible, most of the time there’s 8 active op’s on various bands and modes CW, SSB, FT8, RTTY & 6m EME including the 60m band.

We originally were going to utilize the Club Log Live Stream logging but due to the very expensive cost of the internet on the island, we decided not to use this feature. Logs are uploaded to Club Log once per day!

We have received some feedback on our Facebook page and by email, in relation to missing Q’s in the log – my suggestion is to work us again to be sure.

Once we have gone QRT we will put up on our website a “Log Check Request Form” so our QSL manager can check for BUSTED CALLS or CALLSIGN NOT IN THE LOG requests.

The ZK3A team would like to thank so many of you for your donations and support we have received so far.

See you all on the air!

73, Hrane ZK3A Team Leader

SEPTEMBER 28, 2019 — The advance team has completed the 40m 4 square on the beach, now for the 80m 4 square to be completed soon.

SEPTEMBER 26 @ 0300Z – The advance team have been active on 20m only so far.
They currently have limited time on air during daylight hours as they are still setting up antennas.

Op: N7QT

SEPTEMBER 25 @ 06:00z – The advance team has now arrived on Tokelau. QRV soon.

credit KO8SCA
credit KO8SCA

SEPTEMBER 23/24 – This morning the container was loaded onto the supply ship “Mataliki”. The (advanced) team have departed bound for Tokelau.

SEPTEMBER 21, 2019 — The advanced team has arrived in Apia, Samoa. They have rented a car and are headed to the hotel. Today (Sunday) there will be a meeting with telecom representatives to discuss details about the boat trip to Tokelau on Tuesday. Tomorrow (Monday) will be a busy day with the Tokelau customs paperwork and loading the boat with equipment and supplies.

(L to R) Adrian KO8SCA, Robert N7QT & Dusko ZL3WW

AUGUST 29, 2019 — The ZK3A team will be on all three of the islands in Tokelau; Fakaofo, Nukunonu & Atafu.

The Amateur Radio Club in Tokelau will have callsigns for each of these islands: ZK3RF, ZK3RN & ZK3RA. Each club station utilizes electricity from the islands’ solar panels.

The ZK3A team will be donating to all three islands the following: TS-590S, Dipole for 40m & 20m, A3S and a 800w Linear Amplifier. In addition the team have shipped 3 x 6 KVA generators to be used during their activation. At the end of their time on the island, they will be donating the generators to each of the Tokelau Islands. [LINK]

JULY 9, 2019 — Planning is on schedule for the ZK3A DXpedition to Tokelau Island IOTA OC-048.

The DXpedition runs from October 1st – 11th 2019. Tokelau Island ranks #40 most wanted in the world, and #26 most wanted in Europe according to Club Log.

We are excited to have an advanced set-up team who will build a 160M four square from an existing 40M high tower. Fundraising continues as we are currently seeking donations from DX Clubs and Foundations. More donor logos and names are being added to our website. Individual DXer support is also very important. $25 or more will receive free OQRS and LoTW upload upon DXpedition completion. All donations are welcome and we appreciate the support we are receiving from the DX community.

Thank You, Team ZK3A