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3D2R and 3D2DC/R DX-Pedition - Rotuma, Island

 

David (K3LP) operated as 3D2R and 3D2DC/R

Official 3D2R Website Link

 

Rotuma High School Amateur Radio Club - 3D2RI

 

Dorothy Grant Elementary School, 2nd Grade Class, Fontana, California and Malha'a Primary School, 1st and 2nd Grade Class Project

 

 

      

Our Boat, Sere Ni Wai (Island Dancer II; Leave A Boat Class), departed Suva, Fiji at 8:30 PM, Monday, Sept. 26, 2011 and arrived near Rotuma at 8:30 PM on Sept. 28, 2011. We slept at sea to avoid damage to the boat. In the morning, Sept. 29, 2011 we finished the trip and arrived 9:00 AM. The boat ride is almost exactly 48 hours each way from Suva, Fiji to Rotuma Departed Oct. 6, 2011, 11:30 PM. Our team stayed at the Hotel Novotel Suva Lami Bay in Suva, Fiji next to where we loaded and unloaded.

 

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

 

3D2R team with INDEXA Flag - Thanks for the donation!

3D2R DX-Pedition

Hrane (YT1AD), David (K3LP) & Krassy (K1LZ)

ICOM IC-7000's HR Radios and ACOM 1010/1000's Amplifiers performed Outstandingly

3D2R team with NCDXF Flag - Thanks for the donation!
3D2R team with ICOM Flag - Thanks for the donation!

3D2R DX-Pedition

Tevita Rokobaro (3D2TR), Hrane (YT1AD), David (K3LP), Krassy (K1LZ) and Local Rotuma Policy Chief

 

ICOM IC-7000's HR Radios performed Outstandingly

 

3D2R DX-Pedition

Hrane (YT1AD), David (K3LP) & Krassy (K1LZ) - ACOM 1010/1000's Amplifiers performed Outstandingly

 

3D2R DX-Pedition

Tevita Rokobaro (3D2TR), Hrane (YT1AD), David (K3LP), Krassy (K1LZ) and Local Rotuma Policy Chief

ICOM IC-7000's HR Radios and ACOM 1010/1000's Amplifiers performed Outstandingly

 
3D2RI - Rotuma High School Amateur Radio Club Hrane (YT1AD) teaching radio communications to Rotuma High School Students
David (K3LP), Victor (RU4SU), JT1DO - Badruun, Oms (PY5EG) and Miki (YU1UA) operating 3D2R Dragan (YT3W) teaching radio communications to Rotuma High School Students from remote location Paul (N6PSE) teaching radio communications to Rotuma High School Students from remote location
Oms (PY5EG) and Hrane (YT1AD) teaching radio communications to Rotuma High School Students in class room setting for 3 days Oms (PY5EG) and Hrane (YT1AD) teaching radio communications to Rotuma High School Students in class room setting for 3 days Rotuma High School Students practicing class room lessions
Oms (PY5EG) and Hrane (YT1AD) teaching radio communications to Rotuma High School Principle (Mr. Gabriel), Teachers and Students in class room setting for 3 days Oms (PY5EG) teaching radio communications to Rotuma High School Students from remote location David (K3LP) teaching radio communications to Rotuma High School Teacher from main 3D2R location
David (K3LP) teaching radio communications to Rotuma High School Student from main 3D2R location David (K3LP) and Hrane (YT1AD) teaching radio communications to Rotuma High School Student from main 3D2R location - First QSO made my Students using 3D2R call sign David (K3LP) teaching radio communications to Rotuma High School Teacher and Student from main 3D2R location
David (K3LP) at the Yacht David (K3LP) with 3D3R Team Flags David (K3LP) operating SSB & CW the night shift - 10 Meters to EU was wide open and S9 + 20 over!
David (K3LP) operating SSB on the morning shift - 10 Meters to NA and SA was wide open and S9. Also, Victor (RU4SU), David (WD5COV) - and Miki (YU1UA) operating 3D2R David (K3LP) and Choi (HL5FUA) at the Rotuma High School dinner David (K3LP) teaching radio communications to Rotuma High School Student from remote location
David (K3LP), Vasily (RW4NW), David (WD5COV), Joe (AA4NN), Paul (N6PSE), Oms (PY5EG) and Badruun (JT1DO) at the front of the Yacht enjoying the day Tevita Rokobaro (3D2TR), Hrane (YT1AD), Perry Gabrile (Principle at Rotuma High School),  Oms (PY5E), Tarterani Rigamoto (Chairman; Council of Rotuma) and Students at Rotuma High School discuss Amateur Radio late into the night Hrane (YT1AD), David (K3LP) and Paul (N6PSE) doing some last minute planning at LAX prior to departure to Fiji
59,448 QSO's; Statistical information for 6 days of Operation Time from 3D2R:

 

  Band     SSB      CW    RTTY    SSTV   PSK31    band
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  160m       2    1050       0       0       0    1052
   80m    1144    2773       0       0       0    3917
   60m      12       0       0       0       0      12
   40m    1497    3929     313       0       0    5739
   30m       0    3424     170       0       0    3594
   20m    5628    2142     415       0      60    8245
   17m    2014    4989     287       0       5    7295
   15m    5060    5219     676       0       0   10955
   12m    2866    4152     716       0      22    7756
   10m    4759    4986     779      10      37   10571
    6m     161     151       0       0       0     312
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  mode   23143   32815    3356      10     124   59,448


Unique call signs: 17203

 

Other Trip Related information:

Departure LAX and Arrive Nadi, Fiji (10 Hrs travel Time; 5 hrs time difference to LAX and 8 hrs to east coast)

Depart Sept. 22, 2011, Thursday at 11:30 PM, Flight FJ811, Air Pacific Airlines

Arrive: Nadi, Fiji on Saturday. 5:15 AM, Sept. 24, 2011 (We lose 1 day in travel)

Traveled via Rental Car from Nadi, Fiji to Suva, Fiji about 3 hrs travel time

Stayed at the Novetel Hotel

 

Boat Travel Time; Suva, Fiji to Rotuma

Departure Suva: September 26, 2011 at 8:00 PM

Arrive Rotuma: Sept. 29, 2011 at 8:00 PM – Could not land boat because of darkness, so slept on the boat.

Arrive onto Rotuma Island with boat docked: Sept. 20, 2011 9:00 AM

Total Boat Travel Time: 48 hrs

 

FIJI Island Tourism

Representative – Tevita Rokobaro (3D2TR) – Ministry of Communications (Retired)

 

ROTUMA Island Council

Chairman; Council of Rotuma: Tarterani Rigamoto

PO Boc 18, Ahau, Rotuma, Fiji

 

High School:

ROTUMA High School

Principle – Perry Gabriel

Call Sign Issued: 3D2RI

Telecommunications Authority of Fiji
Tevita Navila
A/Manager Technical Regulatory
Telecommunications Authority of Fiji
76 Gordon Street
Suva, Fiji
PO Box 13413, Suva, Fiji
Ph: +679 331 0105, +679 331 0109
Fax: +679 331 0110
Email: tevita.navila@taf.com.fj
 

Donated Equipment; High School

TS-570SG

Semlex SCEC-1223, Switching Power Supplies; 23 Amp, Qty 1 (N6PSE)

A3S Tri-band Antenna (Team Donation)

Coax: 200’ (Team Donation)

PC HP Laptop Computer with WinTest Software Version 4.80 (UA4HOX)

Heil Proset with HC4 and Foot Switch (K1LZ)

$1,500 USD Cash for School Projects - David (K3LP)

 

 

Malha’a Primary School –Rotuma Island

PO BOX 48, Rotuma Island, Fiji

Head Teacher – G. Gabriel

Teacher; 1s t & 2nd Grade Class – Viliame Rafaele

 

Yacht:

Sere Ni Wai (Island Dancer II; Leave A Boat Class)

Boat Owner: Greg Lawlor from Suva, Fiji

Boat Size: 101 Feet Long

Boat Captain: Joji Tavura

Chief Officier (2nd in charge): Salesi “Bacau “ Soko

Chief Cook: Meleti Mucunabitu

Crew; Bosun (Deck Hand): Mosese Visaka

Crew; Stewart: Akata Koroi

Chief Engineer: Clinton Pickering

2nd Engineer: Waisele Nakewa

Boat Radio: IC-M700, HF Radio

Monitoring Freq: 6.217 Mhz SSB

 

Antenna(s)

TH3-MK4, 3 Element Beam (10, 15 & 20 Meters)

A3S 3 Element Beam (10, 15 & 20 Meters)

K3LP Four element Wire Beam for 15 Meters

UA3HOX Two element 12 Meter Delta Loop Beam

¼ Wire vertical 30 Meters

¼ Wire Vertical 17 Meters

Four Square for 80 Meters

Four Square for 40 Meters

Three element 6 Meter Beam

Seven element 2 Meter Beam

RV4 (Cushcraft) Vertical for 10, 15, 20 & 40 Meters

¼ Inverted L 160 meters

Wire Dipole 60 Meters (5.4035 USB)

 

Radios

IC-7000 Qty 5

FT-857D – 6 Meters and Beacon

TS-570 Digital with MixW Software Version 2.19

 

AMPs

ACOM 1000, Qty 1

ACOM 1010, Qty 2

400W 2 Meter (AA4NN), Qty 1

 

Power Supplies

MFJ-4245MV, 45 Amp, Qty1

Semlex SCEC-1223, Switching Power Supplies; 23 Amp, Qty 3 (N6PSE)

 

Logging

WinTest Software Version 4.80

 

Keyers

WinKey, Qty 2 (K1EL)

 

ICOM IC-7000 Adaptors

AD1-IC without Cap (For Heil HC-4 Pro Headset), Qty 5

W2ENY – ICOM Amp keying Cable, Qty 5

 

 

 

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