A35T Tonga 18 – 28 February 2016

Tonga azmuith map
An international group of amateurs is descending onto the Kingdom of Tonga from the 18th to the 28th February 2016

The A35T DXpedition is now packed up and ready to go. We will have three stations running Elecraft K3 transceivers with a KX3 as a backup radio, two Elecraft KPA500 amps, an Expert Amp 1.3, three KIO hex beams 20 through 6, and four Spiderpoles for the lower frequencies. We anticipate having our stations on 160 – 30 MHz during night hours, and the hex beams for 20 – 6 meters during daylight hours. We hope to be able to provide Qs on 160 to EU to fill the great need for that band. Our operation is scheduled for 18 – 28 February, not the 24th as previously reported. Even though K5NA and K5DU will be tending to a family emergency and not able to make the trip, we hope to have guest op Hiro A31MM, who recently moved to Tonga, joining us during our stay.

We plan to try 160-10 meters, CW, SSB, RTTY… antennas, weather, propagation all permitting. 
Operators – Madison W5MJ, Dale KG5U, Neil VA7DX, Keith VE7KW, Paul W5PF, Dave VA7AM, and Robert W5RF
You can find all information on the website: Tonga 2016 A35T
QSL Via M0URX. Direct & OQRS. Bureau OQRS ONLY 
LoTW will be uploaded at the earliest opportunity.

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Tim Beaumont