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.

samoa-map

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-map

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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