3D2EU update Rotuma 2018

Hello,

Last week Tony 3D2AG told us that he couldn’t come with us as the fifth team member due QRL. That announcement was a disappointment for the whole group. But we are still continue with our plans. All team members will be on 1 location on the Island instead of 2 different QTH’s.

Our equipment (2 boxes, 2 generators and 2 drums of fuel) are waiting in Suva to be shipped to Rotuma. The boat has some delay by tropical cyclone Gita. They expect to departure to Rotuma soon.

We have no special permit to operated on 60m, so the 60m dx-ers have to wait for Tony’s activity later this year. Tuesday we will departure from Germany via Singapore to Fiji. We will arrive Friday afternoon 23th of February on the Island. We will try to be active a few hours after our arrival.

Thanks to all DX-clubs and individual sponsors to make this adventure happened. All sponsors who made a donation before our start will receive there QSL card directly, no need to send your card first.

For more information see our website: http://www.rotuma2018.de/

Ronald Stuy

PA3EWP

Boardmember EUDXF

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EUDXF support for the April/May 2018 DXpedition to Solomon Islands H44 and Temotu H40

The EUDXF Board is happy to share their decision to support the April/May 2018 DXpedition to Russell (Solomon Islands H44) and Duff (Temotu H40) Islands by Cezar (VE3LYC) and Bernard (DL2GAC, H44MS).

Although the main target of this expedition is the activation of two rare IOTA’s, the DXCC entities H44 & H40 are still ranking high enough according to ClubLog’s Most Wanted List for Western EU to qualify for EUDXF funding.

Cezar VE3LYC has proven excellent results during his last year DXpedition to the Northern Cook Islands as E51LYC. Cezar is an avid DXer, with DXCC HR 338/343, 5BWAZ, IOTA 1082, and over 2750 DXCC Challenge. He prefers CW and is a member of FOC (#1994), but also keen on SSB. Bernhard (DL2GAC, H44MS) will join Cezar for the operation from Russell Islands (OC-168). Bernard his operations from various IOTA groups around the world, particularly in Solomon Islands, Temotu, and Papua New Guinea are also welknown to the DX Community.

More info: https://oc-179.weebly.com/