Tahiti - French Polynesia - October 2023
Our next DXpedition will take us to Tahiti, French Polynesia. From October 2 to October 15, 2023 we will be active with the callsign TX6D. We will be active with up to five stations from 160 m through 10 m on CW, SSB and digital modes. After the recent permission of the 5 MHz band in France and the French territories, the team will also activate 60 m. Please check our News Page during the DXpedition.
Our equipment consists of three Icom IC7300, two IC705, power amplifiers, bandpass filters, a vertical for 160 and 80 m, a 60 m loop, a 40 m loop, a 30 m loop, a Spiderbeam for 20 m through 10 m, loop antennas for 20/15/10 m, HB9CV antennas for 17/12 m and a beverage.
CQ Zone 32 - ITU Zone 63 - IOTA OC-046 - Grid locator BH52GM
Our experienced crew includes:
- DK1BT, Manfred
- DL4WK, Wolf
- DL6SAK, Annette
- DL7BO, Tom
- DL7UFR, Frank
The QSL route is via DL7DF either direct to:
Sigi Presch, DL7DF
or via the German QSL bureau DARC to DL7DF.
If you prefer a direct QSL please send a SASE or SAE with 1 new IRC or 2 US$ for a international letter. When sending IRCs please check the expiration date, the new ones are valid until the end of 2023. Any donations are very welcome and needed for the high shipping costs.
If you do not provide the right return postage or a self addressed envelope, we reply via the buro. Please only one call sign per envelope! If more than one, all additional cards go via the buro.
Postage needed for 1 envelope with 20 Gramm (FYI): A letter within DL = 85 Euro Cent, a international letter costs 1.10 Euro. 1 US$ is equal to 96 Euro Cent. So please keep in mind that 1 US$ - due to the bad exchange rate between the US$ and the Euro - does not cover the postage needed for an international air mail letter!
We will upload the full logs of the DXpedition to LoTW within 6 months after the DXpedition.
We would like to express our sincere thanks to all our sponsors for this DXpedition:
|Rudi - DM2XO (ex DL7VFR)||The South German DX Group - SDXG|
|Bernd - DF3CB
Milosav - S58N
Vasily - RU3SD
Gerald - OE3DSB
Hartmut - DM2HK
Volker - DL8JDX
Janusz - SQ2HL
Jonathan - W0AMT
Rolf - DL3HRZ
About Tahiti - French Polynesia
|Name:||Tahiti - French Polynesia (overseas department and region of the French Republic)|
|Location:||the largest of the 118 islands and atolls that comprise French Polynesia|
|Area:||total: 1,045 sq km|
|Climate:||The climate is tropical.|
|Terrain:||the terrain of Tahiti is jagged and mountainous, rising to Mount Orohena|
|Religions:||Predominantly Christian (Reformed and Roman Catholic), Irreligion, Tahitian mythology (minority)|
Tahiti lies in the South Pacific. It is the largest of the 118 islands and atolls that comprise French Polynesia. Tahiti is in the Society Islands, an archipelago which includes the islands of Bora Bora, Raiatea, Taha'a, Huahine and Moorea, and has a population of 127,000 people, about 83% of whom are of Polynesian ancestry. The legendary name 'Tahiti' not only identifies this island but also the group of islands that make up French Polynesia.
Reference: Tahiti - Wikitravel