A group of six amateur radio operators from the UK will operate as TX6G
from the Island of Raivavae in the Australs (OC-114) between March 20th and April 1st.
The following press release was sent out on February 7th: "We are pleased to say that we now have a callsign for our DXpedition to the Australs. It is TX6G
. All preparations are going well at this time.
We will be operating on CW, SSB and RTTY. We do not plan PSK operation. We are aware that other expeditions will be operating at the same time, so we are not publishing specific operating frequencies in advance – tune the bands or keep an eye on the Cluster to find us.
We have been asked several specific questions about operating objectives and plans. Our priority will be to exploit openings to Europe when they are available but we will also ensure that we cover South America, VK/ZL, etc. We should be able to work JA and W/VE for many hours each day so there will be plenty of opportunity for a QSO from those regions.
We will not be operating in the CQ WPX SSB contest, but will use that weekend to maximize QSOs on the WARC bands and on CW and RTTY on 80m through 10m.
We will operate nine bands 160m through 10m. No 6m or 60m activity is
planned. 160m and 80m will share an antenna, so we expect to alternate
operation on those two bands, largely depending on band conditions.
Last but by no means least, we now have a website up and running atwww.tx6g.com
where we will post news and updates and where, in due
course, you will find a link to Club Log to check the log and make online
QSL requests..... "
Don Field, G3XTT
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