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OH2FT, Joni
PA3BWD, Kees
DL5XAT, Holger
DF4NW, Willi
OE6MDF, Markus
PA2LO, Gerrit
OZ1CTK, Boye
W8UV, Philip
OE3GCU, Guenther
DL5GAC, Robert
DJ8NK, Christian
CT1DOF, Jorge
VE3NI, Daniel
DK2JW, Bernhard
OZ1LO, Leif
IN3YGW, Tony
SM6CMU, Ingemar
SP5EWY, Ryszard
W2GW, John
EU1KY, Yury
DL1RBW, Markus
PA3CWN, Oene
SP3QDM, Tomasz
DL1JCI, Klaus
YO7NE, Gigi
OE4VIE, Joerg
DJ9XB, Uli
OH6JD, Raimo
KE4KY, Glenn
DL1SVI, Stephan
HB9KNY, Christian
OK7GU, Milan
IK2RLS, Saverio
DK3WE, Pit
F4WBN, Christian
DG5LAC, Michael
PC2A/PI4CC, Peter
G0JHC, Neil
DK1FW, Wolfgang
DO4DXA, Marc
VE5MX, Todd
DK3PZ, Hans
DL1LQA, Juergen
G3VPW, John


Kanton DXpedition 2019

Central Kiribati


> > > T31EU < < <

> > > NEWS - January 15, 2019 < < <

The T31EU team received last week a very generous donation from the German DX Foundation - GDXF. This makes the GDXF to our main Sponsor.
The president Franz DJ9ZB informed us, that this is one of the highest donation the GDXF ever made.
Thank you very much GDXF for the high recognition of our Kanton DXpedition.

> > > NEWS - January 9, 2019 < < <

Our preparations are on schedule. The team is very grateful for the great sponsoring from the ham community.
The antenna material is stored in Tarawa at Chuck Corbett. The PIPA Kanton Coordinator, Burangke Tabeibeti, confirmed that our two generators were in excellent conditions and we have two drums (400 liters) fuel available on the island.
All our equipment is successfully checked and the suitcases are packed. We have again a total of 250 kg Radio equipment!
In four weeks our team flies from Frankfurt over Brisbane to Tarawa. After a short stay in Tarawa we will fly on Feb. 16th with a small charter plane (Beechchraft King Air 200) to Kanton. There we are guests of the village community.
The team members are in a good spirit and looking optimistically forward to a successful DXpedition.

We (Guenter DL2AWG, Hans DL6JGN, Heye DJ9RR, Wolf DM2AUJ, Joe DK5WL and Ronald PA3EWP) are glad to inform you that our group will be on from Kanton Island (IOTA OC-043). The operate period is of February 16th to March 5th 2019.

The coordinates: 2o49' S, 171o41' W

Kanton Island (also known as Canton Island or Abariringa Island) is the largest of Kiribati's Phoenix Islands (South Pacific Ocean). It is also the group's northernmost and the only inhabited island. The capital of Kiribati, South Tarawa, lies 1,765 km to the west.

It is an atoll located in the South Pacific Ocean roughly halfway between Hawaii and Fiji. The island is a narrow ribbon of land around a lagoon; an area of 40 square kilometers. The island's sole village is called Tebaronga and the population is currently 27.

Kiribati declared the Phoenix Islands Protected Area in 2006, with the park being expanded in 2008. The 425,300 square-kilometer (164,200 sq-mi) marine reserve contains eight coral atolls including Kanton.


Guenter, DL2AWG     Guenter, DL2AWG    (team-leader)

Modes: SSB and Digital

Born 1952, licensed 1974 (as DM3ZCK). Other calls used: DM4XHJ, ZK1AWG, 3d2WG, A45WG, 5W0GW, YJ0AWG, S79WG, FM/DL2AWG, FG/DL2AWG, XX9D, V73D, XR0YD, KH8/DL2AWG, C21EU, ZK3N, 6W/DL2AWG H44WG, 4S7GWG, J79WG.

Hans, DL6JGN     Hans, DL6JGN     (co-leader)

Modes: CW and Digital

Born 1947, licensed 1968 (as DM5XBN). Other calls used: DM2FGN, Y26GN, TX9, 5H1GHW, 3D20CR, E51M, ZK3N, XR0ZR, KH8/DL6JGN, T30D, C21EU, V73D, TX7EU, VP6EU, 3D2EU.

Heye, DJ9RR     Heye, DJ9RR

Modes: CW and Digital

Born 1946, licensed 1964 (as DJ9RR). Other calls used: CU/DJ9RR, CN/DJ9RR, F/DJ9RR, TK/DJ9RR, SV9/DJ9RR, MD/DJ9RR, FK/DJ9RR, 9H3HH, S79RR, VK/DJ9RR, V5/DJ9RR, FR/DJ9RR, CT9/DJ9RR, 8R1/AG6UT, FH/DJ9RR, C3AAN, OZ/DJ9RR, 9Y4ZC, TX9, VK9DNX, VK9DWX, 3D2CR, ZL8X, 9LW, PJ4C, ZK2C, V84SMD, TX5K, 5WM, S21ZBC/S21ZBB, TO7CC, VK9MT, V55HQ, VK9DLX, 3GZC, V73D, CR3W, TU5MH, 3D2EU.

Wolf, DM2AUJ     Wolf, DM2AUJ

Modes: All mode, preferred CW

Born 1950, licensed 1972 (as DM2AUJ). Other calls used: many IOTA-activities in Europe, V73D, XX9D, GD/DM2AUJ, XR0YD.

Joe, DK5WL     Joe, DK5WL

Modes: All mode

Born 1956, licensed 1972 (as DK5WL). Other calls used: VP9/DK5WL, FH/DK5WL, XX9TTT, VU4AN/VU3RYC, VU7RG, 9N7AN/9N7WL, V73D, DK0ZZ, LX7A, TA4ZM, XX9X, CN8WW, HB0DX, P40WL.

Ronald, PA3EWP     Ronald; PA3EWP

Modes: All mode, preferred CW

Born 1961, licensed 1982 (as PD0NAL). Other calls used: HB0/PA3ERC, VP5/PA3EWP, VP5C, FG/PA3EWP, TO5C, J77C, J79WP, FM/PA3EWP, J6/PA3EWP, 9Y4/PA3EWP, 6Y5/PA3EWP, ZF2WP/ZF9, PJ7/PA3EWP, FS/PA3EWP, V47WP, VP2EWP, 8Q7WP, V26WP, 8P9JU, J3/PA3EWP, J38PA, J8/PA3EWP, J8PA, TI9M, TI9/PA3EWP, GM/PA3EWP, J75WP, J75PA, VP2MWP, VP2MPA, OY7WP, OY8PA, 3D2WP, T30RR, T33C, T33WP, ZB2/PA3EWP, PZ5C, PZ5WP, TY5WP, VU3SXR, VU7RG, V8FWP, 5Z4/PA3EWP, DL/PA3EWP, OE/PA3EWP, 3D20CR, MD/PA3EWP, 6W/PA3EWP, MJ/PA3EWP, F/PA3EWP, KH6BB, TN2T, T32C, E51M, E51EWP, ON/PA3EWP, 9Q50ON, LX/PA3EWP, 9U4U, XR0ZR, KH8/PA3EWP, C21EU, S79C, TX7EU, VP6EU, 3D2EU.

We have permission from the PIPA (Phoenix Island Protected Area) and the Amateur Radio license of the CCK (Communications Commission of Kiribati) is in our hands.

On site we receive a lot of support from Chuck Corbett, T30NAK and T32NCC:

Our Radio location is on the north coast of the atoll near the airport. We use gensets for 24h electrical power.
Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. We will use three stations (2x K3, 1x K2, 1x Expert 1,3k-FA and 1x Tokyo Hy-Power HL-1.1KFX, 1x HAL 1200), VDA and vertical antennas.

Subject to a reliable Internet connection, we will upload the log to Clublog on a daily basis. Otherwise the complete log will be uploaded upon our return.
QSL via DL2AWG (OQRS, direct, bureau, LotW).


(If the button does not work in your country, please make manual paypal transfer to kanton2019@t-online.de.)

Everyone who donates 10 EURO or more in advance of the DXpedition will automatically receive a direct QSL.