3G0ZC – Robinson Crusoe Island

3G0ZC


March 1

One of team members – Jack (M0PLX) – sends a lot of photos and informations about their trip on to his website. (tnx to SQ7NUR)

SSB/CW and RTTY log uploaded on CLUBLOG. Local QRM is very heavy on their side, last night upto 9. Heavy QRM on 160m also


February 28


February 27

17.00 Z

Last part of the team ready to take off….

lastpartteam3g0zc


February 26

15.15 Z

Today the island crew setup à New spiderbeam and the 160m vertical. We miss our friends stuck in Santiago and hope they are with us soon.
Internet connection is too unstable to upload logs.


February 25

15.30 Z

6 operators arrived on the island this evening. Despite of bad weather, antenna mounting is close to be fulfilled. 5 stations are operating now, including 6m.
We are waiting for the last 6 operators to have the team complete. They are expected to arrive
for the week-end depending on weather.


February 24

They are on the air!


February 18

Unlike the information we got during the preparation of the expedition, flights costs to Juan Fernandez implies a dramatically increase budget which now represent an overall cost of US$ 56.000!

We would have prefered to transport the passengers by sea, but the only maritime company with adequat fleet has a very limited capacity.

We have decided to successfully complete our DXpedition. We need to raise awarness about the importance TO BRING YOUR CONTRIBUTION. Each sum, however small, is now welcome!

On Wednesday 18/02, a team will take the 400kg of equiment we brought by plane to Valparaiso and will supervise and manage the loading of all freight (1.2 ton). The cargo will then route to Robinson Crusoe Island on Thursday 19/02.

Due to poor weather conditions until Thrusday 19/02, the EDT (Early Departure Team) departure has been postponed to Friday 20/02.

Departure of the remaining operators is still scheduled for Sunday 22/02.


Press release n° 2

Hi friends

After a 13h long flight via Madrid, the “Early Departure Team”, (F5JTV,F8ATS,F2DX,F5UOW,F5EOT,DJ7JC,DJ9RR,F6IRA) arrived tired in Santiago de Chile yesterday. John, F5VHQ joined them today. Roberto CE3CT invited them to visit his Clubstation.

EDT in Santiago

They will pick up the pallets which came by containership and will prepare them to ship to the island.

They will fly then, to the island and start to setup antennas and stations to be ready when the team is complete.

The second part of the team (F1ULQ,EI6JK,EI9FBB,EI9KC,F4DLM,F5MFV,F5NTZ,F5RAB,M0PLX,OE3GCU,OE3JAG,ON4LO, ON7RN,OZ1IKY) will take off from Paris on saturday evening and land on the island on sunday evening.

We hope they wil not be to much tired, and will start the pile-up as soon as possible.

http://juanfernandez2015.com

https://www.facebook.com/JuanFernandez2015

Forwarded with 73 by Maurice, F5NQL, KOP team 10

Internet Communication Officer for Juan Fernandez 2015.


Trip to Robinson Crusoe Island by F2DX

The first part of the team we called “EDT” (Early Departure Team) will take off from Paris Orly on Sunday February 15th at 08:15 to Santiago de Chile (with a stopover in Madrid). The flight time is about 17 hours. 9 operators are concerned: F5JTV (our team-leader), F8ATS (co-leader), F2DX, F5EOT, F5UOW, F5VHQ, F6IRA, DJ7JC and DJ9RR.

The purpose of this early departure is to convey a ton of material that has been shipped by boat last month, and should arrive in Valparaiso (Chile) shortly before us. After customs clearance, we must ensure that pallets go to Robinson Crusoe Island which is 700 km away (2 or 3 days by boat needed). We will also carry with us the remaining material that has not been shipped by boat, including some of the amps, transceivers, computers and antennas.

EDT should arrive in Robinson Crusoe around February 20th with a 10 seat aircraft (about 2 hours flight) to finish with such a small local boat (about an hour) because the airport is away.
Once on the island, there will still be a lot of issues to address (location of stations, accommodation etc.). We also intend to spend these few days before the arrival of the main group to start installing some antennas, or at least accurately define their location. Wait and see …

Robinson-Crusoe-Airport2

Almost a week later, the second part of the team consisting of 14 operators will take off from Paris Orly on Saturday February 21st at 20:20 via Santiago – Valparaiso on 22nd and then go to Juan Fernandez with 2 small aircrafts chartered for shipping, like EDT done…
Our friends should join us on February 22nd in the afternoon.

All these forecasts, including the flight Valparaiso – Robinson Crusoe and the local boat ride from the airport, will of course depend on the weather.

(Courtesy of http://juanfernandez2015.com/?p=1125)


 UPDATE!

Subtel, the Chilan Telecommunication Administration, confirmed that they will get our requested callsign : 3GØZC.


ON-ISLAND INTERNATIONAL TEAM (23 operators)

F5JTV F5JTV  Alain
Team Leader
EJØPL, TO7CC, TM1A, TM9A
(SSB operator & Webmaster)
F8ats F8ATS  Tony
Co-Leader
PJ4C, 5JØR, TM1A, TM2A, TM9A, TM5S, TM5Y, /3A /6W /CT
(CW & SSB operator)
f1ulq F1ULQ  Jean-Luc
Co-Leader
TO7CC, TM1A, TM9A, TM57M, F6KFH, TP2CE
(SSB operator & Webmaster)
dj7jc-1 DJ7JC  Norbert
VK9MT, TO7CC, S21ZBB, S21ZBC, 5X8C, V84SMD, PJ4M, PJ4C, TJ9PF, TI9KK, A31A, VU4MY, VU3NLF, 3D20CR
(CW operator)
ph_dj9rr DJ9RR  Heye
TO7CC, TX5K, 3D2OCR, 9Y4ZC, PJ4C, S21ZB, S21ZBC, S79EE, V84SMD, VK9DNX, VK9DWK, ZK2C, ZL8X
(CW operator)
ei6jk1 EI6JK  Mark
First DXpedition but activated three seperate island groups around Ireland for IOTA contests EU007, EU006 and EU121 as EJ6JK.
Mark is a big contester and hold several Irish records in a lot of the big contests.
(SSB and Digimodes operator)
ei9fbb1 EI9FBB  Dave
PJ7PK, TO7CC, 5X8C, EJ1Y, MØUKI, T32C, 3A, MJ, DL, KH6, PJ7, FS, FJ and many IOTA.
Member IRTS, CDXC, ARRL, RSGB, CDXC, EUDXF, EI1Y & F6KOP contest teams.
(SSB operator)
ei9kc EI9KC  Ark
First DXpedition.
DX Chaser, Contesting and IOTA enthusiast.
(CW operator)
F2DX1 F2DX  Patrick
5R8M, 5X8C, CY9CF, FP5DX, TK5NN, F2DX/FJ /FS /PJ5 /PJ6 /FM, TP2CE, C3ØAAL, F6EYS/HBØ /3A, 4U1ITU, 4UØITU, 4U8ITU, FP14DX, FP89DX,TK5KP, FP5DX/W4/W6/W7, TMØHQ, FP5DX/VE1/VO1/VE2, TK1A, TK2C, TK5A  (CW operator & Webmaster)
f4dlm F4DLM  Jimi
TO7CC, PJ4C, TM1A
(Digimodes operator)
f5eot F5EOT  Michel
5R8M, TO7CC, V84SMD, 5X8C, TJ9PF, S21ZBB/S21ZBC PJ4C, 9N7MD, TS7C
(SSB operator)
f5mfv F5MFV  Raymond
First DXPedition, active in contests with TM1A
Former callsign FR5MV
(Digimode operator)
f5ntz F5NTZ  Xavier
First DXPedition, active in contests with TM1A
(CW operator)
f5rab F5RAB  Antoine
EJØPL, TMØSM, TM1A, TM9A, + div IOTA
(CW & SSB operator)
f5uow1 F5UOW  Stéphane
TO7CC, 5X8C, /FR, /FY
(CW operator)
f5vhq1 F5VHQ  John
5X8C, PJ4C, TJ9PF, ISØR, J5C, XT2C, TM7C, TO7C, TM7R, 5H1C, TK/6W/F5VHQ, 5V7C, F5VHQ/HI9
(SSB operator)
f6ira-2 F6IRA  Gilles
CT7/F6IRA, TMØHQ, TMØR, TO7CC
(CW operator)
m0plx M0PLX  Jack
EJØPL, SP7DPJ
(SSB operator)
oe3gcu2 OE3GCU  Günther
TO7C, PJ4C, 4U1VIC, OE1A, OE5ØA, OE3O
(All mode operator)
oe3jag1 OE3JAG  Karl
5R8M, TO7CC, S21ZBB, S21ZBC, V84SMD, PJ4C, /PJ2, /EA8, /SV9, /S79, /9H
(CW operator)
on4lo2 ON4LO  François
9A/ON4LO, CT7/ON4LO, EA1/EA5/EA6/EA7/ON4LO, AM5ES, LX/ON4LO, SV3/ON4LO, DL/ON4LO, PA/ON4LO, F/ON4LO, TM7ØBBC, TM5SM, 5P4LO, 5D7AT, 5X8C, TO7CC, 5R8M
(SSB operator)
on7rn1 ON7RN  Eric
TM5T, TP2CE, TP5ØCE, TP7CE, TP6ØCE, OT5P, OQ7Q, TS7C, ISØR, TJ9PF, S21ZBB, S21ZBC, 5X8C, 5R8M
(CW & SSB operator)
oz1iky OZ1IKY  Kenneth
TO7CC, TX5K, CU6GRP, PJ4C, 3D2A, 3D2DX, A73A, TC7T, TM1A
(CW operator)

 OFF-ISLAND TEAM

CE3CT CE3CT  Roberto
CE3FZ CE3FZ  Pedro

 3 PILOTS

MMØNDX  Col
Pilot for Europe
k6mm1 K6MM  John
Pilot for North and South America
v51b1 V51B  André
Pilot for Africa and Asia

 

juan_f

The Robinson Crusoë Island will be active from the F6KOP RADIO CLUB DE PROVINS.

The Juan Fernandez Archipelago, iota SA-005 (Callsign 3G0ZC) will be on air from February 24 to March 4, 2015.

A team of 23 operators from 7 different nationalities will be active on 160 to 6m. More info coming soon from web site depedition

Team Leader : F5JTV Alain, Co-leaders : F8ATS Tony, F1ULQ Jean Luc

Maurice, F5NQL Communication by Internet Officer for Juan Fernandez 2015

www.juanfernandez2015.com

Support 3GØZC

 

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