TX5RV – Raivavae – Austral Islands

Don, VE7DS and Dave, K3EL undertook a mini-dxpedition to Raivavae, (FO/A, Austral Islands, IOTA OC-114) from 30 October to 6 November 2013. The Austral Islands were at that time 44th on the Club Log “most wanted” list, very high for a fly-in destination, with a particularly low percentage of Club Log users having contacts on 10 or 12 m. Callsign was be TX5RV.

This was not intended to be a full-on dxpedition (we were travelling with our XYLs, hence spent some time away from the radios), but there was significant on-the-air time for approximately one week, running two medium-power stations with vertical antennas on the beach. For more info, check out the links on the right.

Raivavae saellite photo

Satellite view of Raivavae. Image courtesy of the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center, http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov

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1 thought on “TX5RV – Raivavae – Austral Islands

  1. Worked a new IOTA Today within 6 hours of the operation starting VK5CE/4 on phone. He was working the propagation very well. I know it’s only VK but it’s a new one for IOTA, the same as TX5D Oc114 will be if I can work it on phone. Would keep the fingers crossed if the arthritis would allow. Good luck team TX5D. 73’s Phil G4WFZ

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