A team of 4 amateur radio operators from Australia will this time be activating Norfolk Island, OC-005, from the 24th of April through till the 4th May.
QRT as of 2114 UTC on the 3rd of May. Thanks to all. See you next time from....?
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!
* SOTA activation of the "never
before activated" Jacky Jacky (VK9/NO-002)on Phillip Island
is being considered
* SOTA activation of the "never before activated" Jacky Jacky (VK9/NO-002)on Phillip Island is being considered
We plan to operate 2 stations as often as possible. 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 normal costs for this dxpedition are being funded by the operators themselves but any assistance towards the extra costs associated with the SOTA activation (approx $1000) will be greatfully 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 2015 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