Today (Monday 17th March) the team are assembled in Los Angeles – we even had the opportunity to experience that special Californian welcome, a minor earthquake! We fly out to Tahiti late this evening for another overnight stop, arriving Raivavae on Wednesday 19th March. We hope to have at least a couple of bands up and running late Wednesday Australs time, which will be around dawn in Europe on Thursday 20th March.
Everything is looking good for our trip. We have the LoTW certification and a TX6G lookup (with OQRS) on ClubLog. We are aiming to upload to both on a daily basis, internet connectivity permitting. High band conditions remain good and we are hopeful that will remain the case during our expedition. The weather forecast for the Australs suggests we will be experiencing some local thunderstorms, which may affect our low band receiving capabilities. But we have plenty of LF experience between us, so we will persevere!
We look forward to making lots of QSOs on 160 through 10m, CW, SSB and RTTY. There is a contact form on the tx6g.com website – we will check regularly but probably won’t have time to send individual replies. Look for the daily blogs on there for the latest news.
Don G3XTT and the TX6G team.
Team members: Chris, G3SVL, Don, G3XTT, Dave, G3WGN, Nigel, G3TXF, Bon, G3BJ, Justin, G4TSH, Hilary, G4JKS.