DX trip will start 08 November 2009, till 18 December 2009 – 6 weeks around the world (literally) with amateur radio.

The team includes 6 operators, 4 HF stations. They planed to operate from 6 different DXCC countries, as follows

From To DXCC QTH Callsigns
08 Nov 10 Nov K USA near Los Angeles AI4CA/6 (IK1PMR), K2LEO/6 (PA3LEO), W6/PA0BWL, W6/DJ7JC
11 Nov 18 Nov 5W Western Samoa near Apia (OC-097) 5W0AP (IK1PMR), 5W0CF (PA3LEO), 5W0WL (PA0BWL), 5W0IW (DJ5IW), 5W0JC (DJ7JC)
19 Nov 01 Dec A3 Tonga Tongatapu Island (OC-049) A31A (CQWW CW and group call), A31MR (IK1PMR), A31LEO (PA3LEO), A31WL (PA0BWL), A31SN (OE2SNL), A31IW (DJ5IW), A31JC (DJ7JC)
02 Dec 05 Dec ZL New Zealand Waiheke Island (OC-201) ZL/IK1PMR, ZL/PA3LEO, ZL/PA0BWL, ZL/OE2SNL, ZL/DJ5IW, ZL/DJ7JC
05 Dec 12 Dec E5 South Cook Rarotonga (OC-013) E51PMR, E51LEO, E51BWL, E51SNL, E51XIW, E51NAA
15 Dec 17 Dec 9V Singapore   9V1/IK1PMR, 9V1/PA3LEO, 9V1/PA0BWL, 9V1/DJ7JC


Western Samoa (5W) – OC-097
Samoa (5W) is located in the South Pacific, and it is a stopover for New Zealand flights from Los Angeles to Tonga.


The international airport is located near Apia (shown on the map). Our QTH is on the North coast.

Tonga (A3) OC-049 – A31A assigned special call
Tonga is the only kingdom in the Pacific. The first European to visit Tonga was the Dutch explorer Abel Tasman, who named the island “Amsterdam”.


Tonga has its own distinctive culture, its capital city (Nuku Alofa) offers reasonble comfort and possibilities, and can be easily reached by air from Los Angeles and Auckland (NZ).

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