UPDATE by Steve, VK6SJ –
My trip to Christmas Island (VK9X – OC-002), is now scheduled for 25th May to 15th June. I will be taking a Yaesu FT-857D and a simple Sotabeams antennas plus an ATAS mobile vertical. I will also be barefoot. This will also be mostly outside working hours and focused on the night time bands and mainly FT8. My callsign on Christmas Island will be VK9XX. Again, email me if you need another mode confirmed, if you can see me on FT8, and I’ll do what I can. My first priority will be work and I doubt I will have any time during the day so any requests for operation during the day are unlikely to be filled.
APRIL 15, 2021 – Steve, VK6SJ got in touch with the following info for DX-World readers about an upcoming trip to Christmas Island during
May 7-25, 2021.
I will be working whilst on the island so operation will be evenings and early mornings only. Radio will be simple; FT-857D transceiver, barefoot with wire antennas and possibly a vertical. Operations will be focused on 80, 40 & 30m. Mainly FT8 operation. The antennas will favour mainly North and the West, as I will be in the main town area of the island which is towards the top of the side of a mountain. VK9XX is the club callsign of the Christmas Island Amateur Radio Club, of which I am a member. QSL will be via EB7DX.