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ON7TK, Claude
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W9EWZ, Robert
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DL1SVI, Stephan
DL9KR, Johann


Rotuma DXpedition 2018

(IOTA OC-060)

> > > 3D2EU < < <

> > > NEWS - April 26, 2018 < < <

Here is the preview of our QSL.


> > > NEWS - April 2, 2018 < < <

The DXpedition is now over and we went QRT at 09:56 UTC on 15th March 2018 with 30.139 QSOs in the log. It was an unforgettable adventure to an isolated island of the earth.

Band CW SSB DIGI Total
160m 330 0 1 331
80m 1.786 2 125 1.913
40m 5.994 766 643 7.403
30m 5.793 0 985 6.778
20m 3.557 1.594 766 5.917
17m 2.958 706 935 4.599
15m 1.091 645 541 2.277
12m 515 62 3 580
10m 251 1 89 341
Totals 22.275 3.776 4.088 30.139

We are now back in Germany or the Netherlands. We all thank you for making a QSO with us, and sharing the adventure Rotuma 2018. It was a long exhausting journey to the South Pacific with a great logistical effort and many imponderables, but finally we made it. We enjoyed warm hospitality of the very friendly Rotumans and are richer by another adventure.


from left: Hans DL6JGN, Ron PA3EWP, Ernoe DK2AMM, Heye DJ9RR


Radio operation, DJ9RR left and DK2AMM


Maintenance - diesel fuel for the power generator


The 30/17/12m vertical at high tide

The finale logs were uploaded to Clublog and the OQRS System in Clublog is running for direct and bureau QSLs.


We give our heartfelt thanks to Harieta and John Bennett for the warm hospitality. A special thanks go to our Radio friend Antoine N'Yeurt, 3D2AG, for his great logistical help. Antoine and John arranged everything on Fiji as a prerequisite for our success.

We are very gratefull to all our sponsors who made this DXpedition possible. Note: All individual sponsors receive the QSL automatically by mail. (OQRS is not necessary!)

> > > NEWS - February 11, 2018 < < <

We regret to inform you, that Tony will be not with our team on Rotuma, because of unforeseen work commitments.
Our preparations are on schedule and in one week our team flies from Frankfurt over Singapore to Nadi. After a short stay in Nadi we will fly on Feb. 23th with a small Twin Otter to Rotuma. And then... We will look for you in the pileup.

> > > NEWS - January 14, 2018 < < <

Everything is okay.The team is very grateful for the great sponsoring from the ham community.
The antenna material (two boxes together 150 kg) stored in Suva at John Bennett. The boxes will be shipped together with the generators and diesel fuel next week with the supply ship to Rotuma. All our equipment is successfully checked and the suitcases are packed. We have again a total of 250 kg Radio equipment! The team members are in a good spirit and looking optimistically forward to a successful DXpedition.

We (Tony 3D2AG, Heye DJ9RR, Ernoe DK2AMM, Hans DL6JGN and Ron PA3EWP) are glad to inform you that our group will be on from Rotuma Island (IOTA OC-060). The operate period is of February 23th to March 16th 2018.

The coordinates: 12o30' S, 177o05' E

Rotuma is a Fijian dependency, consisting of Rotuma Island and nearby islets. These volcanic islands are located 646 kilometres north of Fiji. Rotuma Island itself is 13 kilometres long and 4 kilometres wide, with a land area of approximately 43 square kilometres.
Although the island has been politically part of Fiji since 1881, Rotuman culture more closely resembles that of the Polynesian islands to the east. Because of their Polynesian appearance and distinctive language, Rotumans now constitute a recognizable minority group within the Republic of Fiji.


Hans, DL6JGN

Hans, DL6JGN     (team-leader)

Born 1947, licensed 1968 (as DM5XBN). Other calls used: DM2FGN, Y26GN, TX9, 5H1GHW, 3D20CR, E51M, ZK3N, XR0ZR, KH8/DL6JGN, T30D, C21EU, V73D, TX7EU, VP6EU.

Tony, 3D2AG

Tony, 3D2AG

Born 1967, licensed 1988 (as 3D2AG). Other calls used: 3D2AG/p, FO0DER, FO5RK, ZK1AGG, T30AR, FK/FO5RK, T2AR.

Heye, DJ9RR

Heye, DJ9RR

Born 1946, licensed 1964 (as DJ9RR). Other calls used: CU/DJ9RR, CN/DJ9RR, F/DJ9RR, TK/DJ9RR, SV9/DJ9RR, MD/DJ9RR, FK/DJ9RR, 9H3HH, S79RR, C3ØAAN, OZ/DJ9RR, 9Y4ZC, TX9, VK9DNX, VK9DWX, 3D2ØCR, ZL8X, 9LØW, PJ4C, ZK2C, V84SMD, TX5K, 5W0M.

Ernoe, DK2AMM

Ernoe, DK2AMM

Born 1947, licensed 1966 (as HA2MM). Other calls used: C21EU, TX7EU, VP6EU.



Born 1961, licensed 1982 (as PD0NAL). Other calls used: HB0/PA3ERC, VP5/PA3EWP, VP5C, FG/PA3EWP, TO5C, J77C, J79WP, FM/PA3EWP, J6/PA3EWP, 9Y4/PA3EWP, 6Y5/PA3EWP, ZF2WP/ZF9, PJ7/PA3EWP, FS/PA3EWP, V47WP, VP2EWP, 8Q7WP, V26WP, 8P9JU, J3/PA3EWP, J38PA, J8/PA3EWP, J8PA, TI9M, TI9/PA3EWP, GM/PA3EWP, J75WP, J75PA, VP2MWP, VP2MPA, OY7WP, OY8PA, 3D2WP, T30RR, T33C, T33WP, ZB2/PA3EWP, PZ5C, PZ5WP, TY5WP, VU3SXR, VU7RG, V8FWP, 5Z4/PA3EWP, DL/PA3EWP, OE/PA3EWP, 3D20CR, MD/PA3EWP, 6W/PA3EWP, MJ/PA3EWP, F/PA3EWP, KH6BB, TN2T, T32C, E51M, E51EWP, ON/PA3EWP, 9Q50ON, LX/PA3EWP, 9U4U, XR0ZR, KH8/PA3EWP, C21EU, S79C, TX7EU, VP6EU.

We have 2 Radio locations on the western peninsula of Rotuma. One in Fapufa in the south. This is the annual QTH of Tony. The second QTH is in Maftoa on the north coast. This is a joint operation using the resources of Tony and the European group. We are guests of Pita Aisea and John Bennett.
At both locations we use diesel gensets for 24h electrical power.
Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. We will use two stations (2x K3, 1x Expert 1,3k-FA and 1x Tokyo Hy-Power HL-1.1KFX), a Spiderbeam and vertical antennas.
Subject to a reliable Internet connection, we will upload the log to Clublog on a daily basis. Otherwise the complete log will be uploaded upon our return.
QSL via DK2AMM (OQRS, direct, bureau, LotW).