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3D2DC DX-Pedition 2011 - Nadi and Suva, Fiji Island

 

 

 

Sept. 24-29 and Oct. 8-11, 2011 - David (K3LP) operated as 3D2DC and 3D2DC/MM

David (K3LP) visiting sites in down town Nadi, Fiji 3D2R Team on Rotuma Island David (K3LP) operating 3D2DC/MM aboard the Yacht heading back to Suva from Rotuma with Tarterani (3D2TR) watching

 

Sept. 24 thru Oct. 11, 2011, the 3D2R Rotuma DX-pedition Team travels to Fiji Island on the way to Rotuma Island.

 

Our 3D2R Team departed LAX on Thursday evening at 11:30 PM, Air Pacific Airlines, Sept. 22, 2011  crossing the time line and arrived at Nadi International Airport, Nadi, Fiji Island on Saturday morning at 5:30 AM, Sept. 24, 2011. On that morning, we traveled direct to Suva using two mini vans and stayed at the Hotel Novotel in Suva until our Yacht, Sere Ni Wai (Island Dancer II; Leave A Boat Class), depart for Rotuma on Monday, 8:30 PM, Sept.

 

We arrived back in Suva at 11:30 PM, Oct. 8, 2011. Our team stayed at the Hotel Novotel Suva Lami Bay in Suva, Fiji next to where we loaded and unloaded. Team members operated with their personal 3D2 call signs from the Novotel. The personal call signs used where:

 

YT1AD - Hranislav "Hrane" Milosevic - 3D2AD

K3LP - David R. Collingham - 3D2DC

N6PSE - Paul Ewing - 3D2PS

K1LZ - Krassimir "Krassy" Petkov - 3D2LZ

PY5EG - Atilano de Oms (PY5EG) - 3D2EG

YT3W - Dragan Acimovic - 3D2EW

UA4HOX - Aleksej Romanov - 3D2??

WD5COV - David Jorgensen - No License Issued

AA4NN - Joe Blackwell - 3D2NN

YU1UA - Miki Markovic - 3D2UA

RU4SU - Victor Vasilenko  - 3D2SU

JT1DO - Badruun Chadraawal - 3D2??

HL5FUA - Choi Jong-Sool  - 3D2CJ

RW4NW - Vasily Kozerodov  3D2NW

JT1CO - Chuck Chadraawal  - 3D2YT

UA4HBW - Victor Pronin - 3D2PV

SV2BFN - Vangelis Gekas - 3D2FN

LZ1GC - Stanislav Valev - 3D2GC

 

3D2R Team Members

Team Leader Hranislav "Hrane" Milosevic (YT1AD)

Co-Team Leader - David Collingham (K3LP)

Communications and Sponsors - Paul Ewing (N6PSE)

Other Team Members:

K1LZ - Krassimir "Krassy" Petkov, PY5EG - Atilano de Oms, N6PSE - Paul Ewing, YT3W - Dragan Acimovic , UA4HOX - Aleksej Romanov, WD5COV - David Jorgensen , AA4NN - Joe Blackwell, YU1UA - Miki Markovic, RU4SU - Victor Vasilenko, JT1DO - Badruun Chadraawal, HL5FUA - Choi Jong-Sool, RW4NW - Vasily Kozerodov, JT1CO - Chuck Chadraawal, UA4HBW - Victor Pronin, SV2BFN - Vangelis Gekas, LZ1GC - Stanislav Valev and 3D2TR - Tevita Rokobaro (3D2

 

David (K3LP) at sea on the Yacht LZ1GC - Stanislav and UA4HOX - Aleksej enjoying the ride to Rotuma  YT3W - Dragan and YU1UA - Miki making a few maintenance checks on the amps
K1LZ - Krassimir "Krassy working 3D2R/MM aboard the Yacht YT3W - Dragan, JT1DO - Badruun and K1LZ - Krassimir "Krassy (operating in the back row) RU4SU - Victor, UA4HBW - Victor,  and RW4NW - Vasily having a few drinks on the Yacht headed to Rotuma
Kids selling coconut drinks for $1 Fiji on the road traveling from Nadi to Suva 3D2R damaged vehicle - Damaged front passenger side tire, drum and shock caused by driver drinking a coconut and not paying attention to the road (seriously) 3D2R Team members apply for Amateur Radio Licenses at the Telecommunications Authority office in Suva, Fiji Island

FIJI Island Tourism

Representative Tevita Rokobaro (3D2TR) Ministry of Communications, and Tevita Navila - Manager Technical Regulatory
Telecommunications Authority of Fiji put the telecom seal stamp on the flag and sign it as well.

FIJI Island Tourism

Representative Tevita Rokobaro (3D2TR) Ministry of Communications, and Tevita Navila - Manager Technical Regulatory
Telecommunications Authority of Fiji put the telecom seal stamp on the flag and sign it as well.

3D2R Team departs Surva, Fiji headed for Rotuma Island on the Sere Ni Wai (Island Dancer II; Leave A Boat Class) yacht
K1LZ - Krassimir "Krassy working 3D2R/MM aboard the Yacht YT3W - Dragan, JT1DO - Badruun and K1LZ - Krassimir "Krassy (operating in the back row) RU4SU - Victor, UA4HBW - Victor,  and RW4NW - Vasily having a few drinks on the Yacht headed to Rotuma
Paul Ewing (N6PSE) just taking it all in - great smile - aboard the Yacht to Rotuma SV2BFN - Vangelis just happy to be alive after that boat ride to Rotuma David (K3LP) operating 3D2DC/MM aboard the Yacht heading back to Suva from Rotuma with Tarterani (3D2TR) watching
David (K3LP) operating 3D2DC/MM aboard the Yacht heading back to Suva from Rotuma with 3D2TR - Tevita Rokobaro (3D2TR) watching Vertical Antenna used at the Novotel Hotel in Suva, Fiji David (K3LP) visiting sites in Nadi, Fiji
Hrane (YT1AD) driving in Fiji with Paul (N6PSE) and others in the mini van YT3W - Dragan and SV2BFN - Vangelis telling wild stores while driving around Fiji David (K3LP) visiting sites in Nadi, Fiji
David (K3LP) visiting sites in down town Nadi, Fiji David (K3LP) visiting sites in down town Nadi, Fiji David (K3LP) visiting sites in down town Nadi, Fiji
David (K3LP) visiting sites in down town Nadi, Fiji Joe (AA4NN) spent a lot of time carving monkey's using peach seeds while wasting time away aboard the Yacht headed to and from Rotuma UA4HOX - Aleksej enjoying the ride to Rotuma
 
David (K3LP) at the Yacht - Sere Ni Wai (Island Dancer II; Leave A Boat Class) David (K3LP), Vasily (RW4NW), David (WD5COV), Joe (AA4NN), Paul (N6PSE), Oms (PY5EG) and Badruun (JT1DO) at the front of the Yacht enjoying the day  
     
     

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