An ODXG team of ten amateur radio operators from Australia and one from the USA will this time be activating Norfolk Island, OC-005, from the 3rd of May till the 13th of May.
NOW QRT --- As of 2030 UTC 12/5/2013 --- Thanks to all
73 de VK9NT Team (see you next time?)
Our goals are to:
* To work as many stations as possible
* Build skills and experience in radio operation and dxpeditioning
* Have some fun and enjoy a bit of a break on a beautiful Pacific Island!
We plan to operate four stations as often as possible, but keep at least two stations on-air 18 hours per day. Visit our "Operating Principles" page for more information on our approach to dxpeditioning and how to work us.
We gratefully acknowledge our logistical and financial supporters for all their assistance. If any organisation or individual would like to contribute to help offset our costs etc please use the link on our Support page. Any donation will be gratefully accepted.
Our main goal is that you are successful in making a contact with us while we are there.
73 and see you on air!
The VK9NT 2013 Team
VK9NT 2013 major sponsor.
Please consider joining ODXG as your support is needed to encourage and assist DXing in the Oceania region.
"Just as we work to improve our technical skills, we should all aspire to hold ourselves to the highest ethical operating standards."
Originally colonised by East Polynesians, Norfolk Island was colonised by Britain as part of its settlement in Australia in 1788. It then served as a convict penal settlement until 1794, when it was abandoned until 1856, when permanent residence on the island for civilians began and it was settled from Pitcairn. In 1901, the island became a part of the Commonwealth of Australia which it has remained until this day.
Information: VK9N (DXCC 189)
Longitude 167.95 E
Latitude -29.03 S
CQ Zone 32
ITU Zone 60
UTC +11.5 Hours