DXpedition to Kiritimati (Christmas Island)

DXCC Entity: East Kiribati (T32)

This is the official site for the 2011 Amateur Radio DXpedition to Kiritimati (Christmas Island) in the Northern Line Islands, a part of the Republic of Kiribati. The DXpedition is being organised by the Five Star DXers Association (FSDXA) and will operate using the call sign T32C between 28 September and 26 October.

Why Kiritimati? Club Log shows that East Kiribati, where Kiritimati is located, is the 36th most wanted DXCC entity by European operators and 61st most wanted worldwide. It is even more sought after on the LF bands.

The team will arrive on the island on the afternoon of Wednesday 28th September 2011 and depart on the morning of Wednesday 26th October 2011. Allowing for set up and take down of the stations, operations should extend over four full weekends.

During our time on the island we want:

To operate to the highest standards - we support the DX Code of Conduct

To make contact with 40,000 different stations (uniques)

To give every DXer, wherever based, a chance to contact T32

To exploit all openings to Europe

To contact between 1,000 and 2,000 different stations in the UK

To exceed 150,000 QSOs

To win back some of the world records previously held by FSDXA

To place an emphasis on the LF bands

To have up to 15 stations on the air simultaneously

And, oh yes - to have some fun!

We will be taking over the Captain Cook Hotel with its north facing beach which will give great over-sea take off for the short paths to Europe, North America and Japan. The take off in other directions is also good as the highest point on the Island (Joe's Hill) is only 13 meters (43ft) high, and the centre of the island is mainly sea water lagoon. The DXpedition will make heavy use of vertical antennas to take advantage of the sea water.


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