VP6D Ducie Is. DXpedition

Discussion in 'The DX Zone' started by KE4KY, Oct 16, 2018.

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  1. KE4KY

    KE4KY Ham Member QRZ Page

    The VP6D Ducie Is. Dxpedition will commence 20th October to 3rd November.

    The team is assembled and will soon be departing on the Braveheart for the island.

    The following link will allow you to follow the Braveheart to Ducie Island and during its return to Mangareva, French Polynesia:




    For daily updates, follow the DXpedition on Facebook and twitter:



    Enjoy the Dxpedition & good luck in the pileups.
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2018
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  2. KE4KY

    KE4KY Ham Member QRZ Page

    Last edited: Oct 17, 2018
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  3. WB2WIK

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    They're now on their way!


    I already worked the past expeditions and don't need it much, but should be pretty easy to work. For NA, AS and OC. Not as easy for EU, so good luck over there!
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  4. AB8MA

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    I need them on 40, 30, 12, and 10 meters. My antenna cannot do 160, 80, or 6.

    That lets me out.
  5. KE4KY

    KE4KY Ham Member QRZ Page

    Latest word:

    "We will arrive Ducie early Friday morning. Breakfast at 5:30, then begin off loading equipment. Planning all day to build the camps."
  6. W5BIB

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    VP6D/MM - (M/V Braveheart) - is active right now @ 19/0200 utc on 14024.5. They've got some good ears !!
    I got them at 19/0134z with 15 watts & 40m OCF dipole up 20ft !! (QSX up 1) :D

    M/V Braveheart (owned & operated by K6NRJ)

    Made my day...
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2018
  7. DK7OB

    DK7OB Ham Member QRZ Page


    Just (Oct 19/0620 UTC) worked them on 40m CW. The 6 dB more power I got last week (400W now) are a big improvement.
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  8. WB9LUR

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    Just saw (4 minutes ago) on their Facebook page that they have arrived at Ducie!

    Randy / WB9LUR
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  9. KE4KY

    KE4KY Ham Member QRZ Page

    DXA is updated for the contacts that were achieved over night: http://www.dxa3.org/vp6d/

    Recent updates:
    • Good morning. We are not completely setup, much work to do today. About 1400 Qs last nite, EU & NA. 1100CW, 300 SSB
    • We will be spending most of the day setting up a second camp for the CW stations about 1 km away from the main camp. There will be limited radio operations during the day as our focus will be on the remaining setup activities.
  10. NZ5F

    NZ5F Ham Member QRZ Page

    Worked them this morning early my time for ATNO 313 DXCC mixed. Glad to get them on day one. Happy can do other stuff this weekend now.
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