TX5T - Look for us on the HF bands Aug 13-22

All is falling in place, we have now received our Raivave Island call sign TX5T.

Some members left early. They were on the air as FO calls but now all are in Raivave.

As soon as we get on the air in Raivave Island, we will “self spot” on the reflectors if we have an internet signal. See you on the air! 

Inclement weather (bad storm) caused our Air Tahiti pilot to get only as far as Tubai Airport on Monday and he refueled and announce weather was too bad to try Raivave - We were thirty minutes away!. So we flew back to Tahiti. Got to Raivave on Wednesday morning.

Wednesday afternoon on the air, 20 meters, 17 shortly, 40 meters, 30 meters.. 160/80 done.

Thursday all antennas up.

160 meter  vertical inverted “L”on the beach. Hears well. More pictures to follow. Listen for us and realize Japanese have to work “down” - on 160.. Otherwise we work up for other parts of the world like NA, EU.

FT8 working fabulously. Check reflectors for what frquencies we are on.

Below is the QSL card from the 2017 TX5T expedition...


Our Pilots (again) are:

          Anthony De Biasi - K2SG (East Coast USA) k2sg@comcast.net 

          Don Meyers - N7BT     (West Coast USA) n7bt@arrl.net

Thanks for personal donations. When sent you will get a note from PayPal about your donation.. It will show to the “Tonga2016” site. This is done in honor of our First DXpedition to Kingdom of Tonga, in 2016. Thanks so much from the CanAm DX Group!

23,973 Visitors to our Tonga site, Let’s see what the Australs2018 will generate.

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