[NEWS UPDATE] – As well as operating in the CQWPX SSB contest as VJ9N, team member VK3HJ was QRV on 6m from Norfolk Island making over 400 QSOs on the magic band. Pic and video courtesy VK3QB.

[MARCH 22 @ 1030Z] – Team update that they hook into the internet via mobile phone network. There has been a network outage for 24 hours and have intermittent access via local wifi, but its unreliable and they don’t know when it will be available. Logs not yet uploaded. Chris, VK3QB mentions they are on air now as much possible; through the middle of their day conditions are very depressed. Night time has been quite good on 40/20/17 so focusing there. Team aim to get on 15/12/10 more often. More news as it comes to hand and when the internet allows.

[MARCH 17 @ 0630Z] – So far the FT8 station is up and running. Main dipole is still being erected. CW station up soon with a little SSB later. More stations and antennas tomorrow.

[MARCH 11] – “The VK9NT Team had our final round of readiness meetings (Zoom and phone) this last week and we’re comfortable all the gear is tested, inventories checked and readiness processes in place. We expect to arrive on Norfolk Island at about 0330UTC on Friday 17th March and (hopefully) have the FT8 station up by 0700UTC, closely followed by the CW and SSB stations. Please check our qrz.com page which will be our primary channel to release news updates as they come to hand. We also have a Facebook page for more informal information sharing. In a first for our team, we’ve setup a Discord channel for people to alert us to 160 and 6m openings.”

[FEBRUARY 17] Chris VK3QB, Luke VK3HJ, Alan VK6CQ, Patrick VK2PN along with guest ops Matt K0BBC and Tom VK3FTOM will be active from Norfolk Island as VK9NT during March 17-31, 2023. QRV on 160-6m. Contest callsign VJ9N has been allocated and will be used by the team for the CQWW WPX Contest SSB on 25/26 March.