Several members of the Perseverance DX Group (PDXG) will activate Raivavae Island (Austral Islands), French Polynesia, April 15 – April 29, 2022 for approximately 12 operating days. The plan is to have radios on the air continually, as propagation allows.
The call sign TX5N was issued for this project. Team members include: Steve W1SRD, Doris K0BEE, Rob N7QT, Melanie N7BX, Heye DJ9RR, Walt N6XG and Gene K5GS. The team is planning to operate 160m – 10m (including 60m), CW, SSB and Digital.
The team will meet in Papeete, Tahiti on April 12th and fly to Raivavae on April 15th, returning to Papeete on April 29th. The team expects to make between 60,000 – 80,000 QSOs
The operating location, Tama Raivavae Resort, will provide a small bungalow for each team member and a separate building for radio operations. Tama Raivavae has hosted many past DX-peditions.
Equipment will include Elecraft K3 transceivers with 500 and 1.5K watt linear amplifiers. Antennas will be verticals and a hexbeam, antenna placement will be on the beach. We expect to have some internet availability for daily log uploads to M0URX.com
This project is self-funded by the team. We welcome donations via the Donate button or with OQRS to offset equipment shipping expenses.
We are hoping that Covid doesn’t interfere with the project.