NEWS UPDATE by TX5N team – The antennas and radios are packed for return to California. The team is resting in Papeete preparing for their journey home.
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We had a good time activating the first major Pacific DX-pedition since early 2020. We are now investigating other DXpedition projects.
Thanks for the pile-ups.
Recording by IZ5CML
Also hoping for FO/W1XGI on 160m. The problem will be likely he’ll make the same mistake this team did. Decode on 160 FT8 F/H only possible when one stream was used. But almost immediately, presumably to satisfy the NA callers, went to 2 streams and that was the end. This is not to say it wasn’t a good operation overall, it was.
tried to get several times on SSB, but failed
Thanks for Atno.. I was expecting that one for long.
Forget the whiners. You went where others didn’t dare. At times you were really weak but not EU. The last morning here on 20 you were huge and thanks for the contact. Kev, M0TNX
Thank you very much for your time and this expedition, I am in 6 band in the log !!! very thankful.-
Congratulations to the team!!!
John R Smith KD6DX – great DXP congrats to all
Several HUGE pileups on 20m – continuous 10-20 over here in SoCal like old days.
Finally cycle 25 is on the upswing!
Big disappointment Low band in central Europe, maybe FO / W1XGI …
Congrates for a super activity! Keep healthy and happy landings back home wishing Jan DJ8NK
Nice operation and thanks for the fantastic pile-ups.
Great job, nice DXPedition- was a pleasure to work you!
Good morning from the Austral Islands, TX5N
Thanks for the fantastic pile-ups.
We will leave the island on Friday morning and fly to Papeete, Tahiti.
What an awesome DXped this is! 16.000KM+ distance from my QTH. A dream QSO on the 60m band fullfilled as well, and able to work them on most open band-slots in my logbook. EXCELLENT job done guys, thanks a million!
to pay for an qsl i understand to pay for lotw i don”t understand
Tnx for great Expedition,73,safe return home.
Thanks for new DXCC contact!
A big Mahalo and Aloha to the TX5N team for being out there, it’s much appreciated on this end. I was lucky and made 10 contacts with the team. SSB: 15m, 17m & 20m. FT8: 80m, 40m, 30m, 20m, 15m, 12m and 10m. I got a reply, R-24 on 160m, FT8, but did not decode a RR73 transmission back, so missed out on that one. Working conditions here, IC-7300, 25w FT8, 100w SSB. Antennas: 80m horizontal delta loop at 35 feet for Low & WARC bands and a 30 year old Cushcraft A4S temporarily up at 30 feet. Again your efforts are much appreciated.
73 and Aloha, John, WH6EY
I am one of the disappointed. I decoded 7 packets on 160m from TX5N starting qt 05:34 April 25..
However, I have worked TX5N on five bands so far. I am very grateful.
Thank you and 73s
Thank you for your brief connection on 15 today., I am so happy that I was able to get into your log. Dave, Scottsdale Arizona USA W7DGJ
thank you for all your efforts. Have a safe and successful dxpedition
Hello – it’s strange, we can’t see (hear) you in FT8 on 20m here in Switzerland at our remote station at 1’660m just with our 54m DX-Wire antenna. The OptiBeam is broken and will be rebuilt in June.
All the best …
73 de HB9RYZ
I’ll be listening from my little station in NJ! Best of luck!
Nice signals on 20m and 17m SSB and CW early morning 6-10 UTC.. to Scandinavia.
Hope one day you could run that “bad” FT8 on 20m, say from 6Z – 10Z. Afternoon FT8 on 20m goes over from
here, just the highest tower and biggest antenna owners “may” hear and work you, no change for
sticks and wires…
Good job you done anyway, thanks for open world for people.
Thank you for operating DX-Pedition on the Pacific Island of Austral during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Hope you all enjoy DX-Pedition in good health.
When a signal is received, we hope to communicate. In particular, we expect communication in the 1 60/6m Band.
LOL, those damn propagation charts were right on the money for me!
Still working on antennas.
There was a problem with the mains (power) that we temporarily resolved last night, and made a permanent fix this morning.
The 160m antenna is now vertical (installing the radials) and a 15 VDA was installed this (Sunday) morning. We now have coverage on all planned bands. No 160m operation tonight.
Two stations operating at the moment, FT8, training 2 new operators.
We’ll move to other modes when we switch to the operating plan / schedule.
Today is Easter Sunday which is a 4 day holiday here on the island.
Happy Easter to those of you that celebrate this holiday.
Gene and team at TX5N.
Ignore the negativity, some have never been on even a small DXPED yet they expect 24/7 coverage from 160 up. Thanks for your time, effort and expense in putting this on, it really is appreciated. I do hope to work you, fingers crossed. Just one band slot will do.
@Vic: TU for your gratuitous comment
Hope they will not waste their time with too much CRAZY FT8 mode!
Thanks for the comment.
Propagation tools are predictions / estimates, like the weather.
We follow the actual propagation.
We think there should be good openings to EU during our sunset.
I hope TX5N do not pay too much attention to the K6TU propagation prediction, especially on low bands. For example, it claims no opening for me on 80m after 04UTC, yet the band is currently good in to the Pacific at my 06UTC sunrise and FO Tahiti has been workable on FT8. Same for 160m except the opening there is very short.
Thank you for the comment. I have sent you a personal e-mail.
We look forward to putting you in the log on many bands / modes.
If you wish to get some fresh news on COVID restrictions in the region, propagation etc. let me know by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
I am at the moment on Rimatara Is. (Austral Is.) running FO/SP5EAQ
Thank you for your trip and I hope to hear from you, it will be a new dxcc !!