Thursday, July 30, 2015
Sunday, July 5, 2015
An international team will activate amateur radio DXpedition station VK9WA from Willis in November 14-23, 2015. Willis Island is #33 on the Club Log most wanted entities list and has not been activated since 2008.
The VK9WA team will depart Cairns, Australia for the 30 hour, 450km boat trip to Middle Island (8km North of South Island where the Willis Island weather monitoring station is located). Middle Island is very small (about 4 acres) and entirely uninhabited - except for thousands of sea birds, crabs, and turtles. The on-air operation will last 10 days with high power CW, SSB, and RTTY on 160-10 meters (possibly 6 meters). Our primary focus will be providing all time new contacts with this highly demanded, rarely activated entity with an emphasis on difficult paths - primarily US East Coast, Europe, and Africa.
More info http://vk9wa.com
The DXpedition to Cooper Island, Palmyra Atoll (OC-085) has been confirmed to take place on 11-26 January 2016 [425DXN 1251]. A team of Twelve highly experienced operators and veterans of many DXpeditions (K0IR, K4UEE, K6MM, K9CT, K9NW, N2TU, N9TK, ND2T, W0GJ, W3OA, W8HC and WB9Z) will be active with five stations on 160 - 6 meters CW, SSB and digital modes, using a call sign to be announced at a later date. See www.palmyra2016.org [tnx 425 DX News]