UPDATE by VK5GR — Preparations are almost complete for the VK5KI mini DXpedition to Kangaroo Island. We are on track to depart Monday week on the Sealink Ferry to Kangaroo Island, part of the South Australia State East Centre island group.

Andrew VK5AKH and I are preparing to take two stations to the island, the first comprising an Elecradft K3S+KPA500, with the second consisting of an Icom IC7600 and SPE 1.5K-LFA (the amplifier that didnt make it to Tonga). We will have a HexBeam on 20-10m, a dedicated 40m vertical and a multi-band vertical for 160-10m.

We will be operating SSB, CW and multiple digital modes, including FT8. We do not expect to run Fox/Hound mode this trip but stay tuned on the clusters as we could switch over if we are receiving excessive calls. [read more..]