UPDATE – VK9CE QSL manager EB7DX informs that all direct requests will be sent on April 19th. 

MARCH 29, 2021 – Steve, VK6SJ provides DX-World with the VK9CE story [pdf] or [docx] and QSL manager David EB7DX lets us preview the card which is now in the printing process.

QRT (MARCH 23, 2021) – We have now finished the Cocos Keeling Islands activation, making just over 10,000 contacts from the evening of the 16th of March to just after 1300 local time on the 23rd March. All contacts have been uploaded to Club Log, eQSL, LoTW and QRZ. David, EB7DX – our hard copy QSL Manager will be doing cards shortly and is in the process of setting up OQRS on Club Log to do the Bureau card requests as well. For queries on logging, and electronic QSLs, please email me – Steve VK6SJ. For queries on hard copy QSL cards, please refer to David EB7DX.  

MARCH 20 – One of the radio operator positions (including all CW contacts) isn’t uploading in real-time to Club Log/eQSL etc. Therefore, the team are doing this manually about once a day or so.

MARCH 17 – Pictures of VK9CE activity courtesy VK6NU.

Operating VK9CE

Shack view at VK9CE


FEBRUARY 15, 2021 – Steve, VK6SJ got in touch to inform about an upcoming DXpedition to Cocos Keeling Islands with callsign VK9CE:

Trip planned for 16-23 March. 10 Operators travelling from Perth. Operational on all bands from 80-6m on Voice, CW & FT8. May not be 24/7 but should be close. All contacts will be uploaded to LoTW, eQSL, Club Log and QRZ on at least a daily basis. Paper QSLs will be handled by David, EB7DX (direct or via bureau).