Cezar, VE3LYC inform dxnews.com, that he will be active as TX0T from Tatakoto Atoll, IOTA OC – 298, French Polynesia, 29 October – 5 November 2020.
Recent DX Spots TX0T
He will operate on 40, 30, 20, 17m, CW, SSB, FT8.TX0T Log search
-Two ICOM IC-7000 transceivers (one for spare)
-Two multiband verticals (one for spare)
-Two telescopic fiberglass masts (one for spare)
-One Elecraft KPA500 amplifier
QSL via VE3LYC direct, ClubLog OQRS, LOTW.
Ads for direct QSL:
Cezar Trifu, 4986 Bath Road, Bath, ON, K0H 1G0, Canada.
DXCC Country – French Polynesia, FO.
Information from Cezar:
Tatakoto is an atoll of about 14 km by 5 km, with a fully enclosed lagoon and lots of motu. The village has about 260 residents, and covers an area of about 1.5 x 0.5 km. It is the only counter of OC-298 IOTA reference, which still awaits its first operation after becoming a “New One” in June 2019.
I will drive my own car to Ottawa and park it at the airport parking lot. Subsequently, I will fly from Ottawa to Washington DC and overnight there. Then, I will continue my travel to San Francisco, and from there to Papeete. I am required to take a Covid-19 test in Canada 72 hours prior to boarding the flight out of Ottawa. Then, I am required to undertake another Covid-19 test in Papeete, prior to traveling to Tatakoto. Local Covid-19 regulations in French Polynesia and the fact that there is no testing facility on the little atoll makes is necessary for me to arrive in Papeete 6 days prior to my flight to Tatakoto. There are only four flights to Tatakoto this year, with the one on Oct 29 is the first and the only one which will allow me to remain on the island less than 2 weeks. Tatakoto is not a touristic
destination within French Polynesia, but I will be exceptionally provided with accommodation and food by the village during my stay on the island.
I am scheduled to arrive at Tatakoto on Oct 29, and depart on Nov 5. Following the return to Papeete, I will depart that evening to San Francisco, and from there will fly to Toronto and then Ottawa, from where I will pick up the car and return home.
Alain Claverie, F2HE was active from Tatakoto Atoll as FO0CLA.
TX0T. Where is Tatakoto Atoll located. Map.
TX0T Tatakoto Atoll. Sunrise 09-21-2020 at 15:02 GMT sunset at 03:10 GMT sumber www.dxnews.com