Southern Line Islands DXpedition
The sail to Caroline is going well. The ETA is expected to be early
Thursday gmt - but it can always change!;
Thank you to all the sponsors who gave donations after the start of the
dxpedition. As G3KHZ cannot access his mail on the trip could you
please email our webmaster - Maury, iz1crr @ tin.it and he will be glad
add your call sign to the sponsors list.
This morning local time (Saturday 21:00 gmt) we started our journey to Caroline island. Estimate 5 days sailing. Almost 9,000 Qs in our logs from the 3 days on Malvern. Derek's beloved Elecraft K3 has a problem! On 40m only, the instant the rig is keyed, even at min power, it switches off as if...
We have 6,300 Qs in the logs and one more day to run. Have 3 stations QRV mostly. Still extremely hot. Another soaking for me this morning running the surf back to Kwai! Anticipate a 5 day sail to Caroline Island as wind will not be favourable. 73 Derek
Our first QSO was 00:22gmt on 25th March. We are QRV with 3 stations. Extreme temperature and high winds have limited setting up more antennas and a 4th station. We are combining the 2 sites today to ease the strain of the long walk between sites. Shore landing is a little tricky over the reef. We...
It is 02:45 Wednesday and almost dark. We are anchored off the NW coast of Malden. Almost all the equipment is ashore but nothing is assembled. We will be back on the island early in the morning to set up. Should be QRV within the next 24hrs
It is 18:43gmt and we are 29nm from Malden. If the wind continues to help we may be able to land before dark. As we said previously we intend to start simultaneously with all stations. This should counter the pirates. 73 Derek
5,000 visitors reached from the website launch (4-feb)
ETA Malden is still Wed early morning (our evening). We will have to wait until daylight to land. Expect most of the day will be taken setting up the stations.
73 Derek and the team
We boarded Kwai 18 hours ago. Making for Moulden first. Wind not favourable at present. Estimate at least 3 more days at sea. Will give estimate of arrival time when we can be more accurate.