3D2C DXpedition to Conway Reef

Preparations are continuing for a large multi-national DXpedition to Conway Reef.

There are 19 operators from all over the globe participating in this tent and generator operation. Conway Reef is located in the South Pacific Ocean and is #35 on Club Log's most wanted DXCC list.

The bulk of our equipment has arrived and is staged in Suva, Fiji. ICOM is shipping the IC-7600 rigs to us this week, and they will travel with the team to Suva. The advance team is arriving in Suva on 21st September 2012 to commence with equipment testing and loading on our vessel, the venerable Island Dancer II.

The main Team is meeting in Lami Bay, Suva, and departing by ship to Conway Reef on 24th September 2012. The Team expects to arrive at Conway Reef and become active on September 26th. We will complete our Dxpedition on 5th October 2012, and return to Suva.

The main goals of this DXpedition are to work every amateur radio operator who needs Conway Reef for a new DXCC country. In addition, the team will be active on all bands from 1.8 MHz to 144 MHz, including the 5 MHz and 50 MHz bands.

Operating modes will be CW, SSB and RTTY. Special attention will be made to work far away stations such as Europe and Africa during those periods when propagation permits. The propagation window for EU and Africa is very brief at times and signals may be weak, so we ask everyone in the honoured HAM SPIRIT to stand by when asked so that we may fulfil this need.

The team will use satellite phones to upload our logs on a daily basis to our on-line log. We will upload to LOTW approximately six months following the DXpedition.

Thanks to INDEXA, NCDXF and all of the Clubs and individuals who have provided monetary support for this Dxpedition.

Official website - http://www.yt1ad.info/3d2c/index.html