News #2 15-Feb-2018
The preparation of our next serious low cost dxpedition to Easter Island is well in time. On March 1st we will have a visit with friends of the Radio Club de Chile.
Main equipment is private property of the team members. Thanks to our sponsors we were able to order a Pentaplexer 1500 watts which allows to work with three stations on three different bands of our 5 band spider beam at the same time. For 160 to 30 m we will have single band vertical antennas. Besides CW, SSB and RTTY also FT8 in a faster dxpedition mode is planned.
We are not sure about the main power situation - there could be only one generator for the whole island.
News #1 30-Oct-2017
After our successful operation from Macau (XX9D) we were looking for destinations which could give us the chance for similar results under the actual sunspot-situation. We came to the conclusion that the southern hemisphere would match our expectations best. So we decided for the Easter Islands. With good information from JA3AVO, DL8LR, DK7ZB and others we fixed our plans and can now announce that we will be active from the Easter Islands with the special call-sign XR0YD the first two weeks in March 2018. Thanks to the guys of the Radio Club de Chile for helping us. The 10 man team will use three well equipped stations 24/7 from 160 to 10 m in CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8.