The first QSL cards arrived from the printer. After the Christmas holidays the first batches of cards will be sent to the QSL services of the DX clubs who supported us. Afterwards the cards applied through OQRS and direct mail will be sent.
QSLs and LOTW
VK9DLX is QRT and OQRS for VK9DLX and VK9LM is online!
The original plan was that Robert will stay until November 8th on Lord Howe Island to do some more RTTY operation and to have an eye on the sea freight when it leaves the island. But plans are there to be revised. Robert had to depart for home for business reasons. So the last man on the island is Joe DF7TH. He extended his stay until November 11th. He will operate until November 10th on the remaining bands 30m, 17m, 12m and 10m we left antennas up.
We are just about to take down the last antennas (160m vertical and beverages) and pack the last cases. Last night there was another 160m operation, but conditions are still bad for low bands. So only a few QSOs made it into the log. Most of the equipment was packed yesterday while we were having a fantastic weather with beatiful sunshine. So we were able to pack everything in a dry condition.
This is to inform the contest community that there will be a Multi-Multi operation from Lord Howe Island in the CQWW SSB 2014.
Yesterday our last team member Bernd, VK2IA arrived on the island. Due to business commitments he was not able to stay with us the full length of the DXpedition.
Sorry for being inactive on the news site. The last days we were very busy in errecting all the stations and antennas. But now we have a setup which produces good signals around the world and also allows us to work on some bands parallel in two modes. Especially having two stations on one band is not an easy task on a "limited" property of 5 acres.
In less than four weeks VK9DLX will be QRV. All systems are still on go and the team can’t wait any longer to start.
It has been a while since the last news about our DXpedition to Lord Howe Island in October 2014. But that doesn't mean that nothing happened since then.
Sometimes it pays off when you read the DX news. So it did with the latest news on the 2014 Lagunaria DX Group DXpedition to Lord Howe Island. We asked about the correct history behind the suffix of our assigned callsign VK9DLX.
Preparations for the 2014 Lagunaria DX Group DXpedition to Lord Howe Island are ongoing. We have booked our flights (which was not an easy task with so many people going to such a small island at the same time with a small plane). We finalized our station concept, are now putting together all the needed equipment and building also some new equipment.