A team of 4 amateur radio operators from Australia will this time be activating Norfolk Island, OC-005, from the 12th of September through till the 21st of September.
NOW QRT ---
As of 2240 UTC 21/9/2014--- Thanks to all
NOW QRT --- As of 2240 UTC 21/9/2014--- Thanks to all
Our goals are to:
* To work as many stations as possible
* Have some fun and enjoy a bit of a break on a beautiful Pacific Island!
We plan to operate 2 stations as often as possible, but keep at least one 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 equipment supporters for all their assistance.
All other costs for this dxpedition are being funded by the operators themselves.
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 2014 Team
"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