TX7W – Raivavae, Austral Islands DXpedition

April 2024

OPs: Jeff Martin – K5WE, Craig Boyer – W5CCP

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The DXpedition

Jeff – K5WE, and Craig – W5CCP will be active as TX7W from the settlement of Anatonu on the north shore of Raivavae, Austral Islands beginning 16 April through 30 April, 2024. They will operate all bands 160 through 10 meters using the CW, FT8, FT4, SSB, and RTTY modes. The Grid Square is BG66ed, IOTA # is OC-114, CQ Zone is 32, and the ITU Zone is 63. Depending upon a reliable internet connection, logs will be uploaded to Clublog daily and Clublog Livestream will be active. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW upon returning home. Periodic updates will occur on this webpage. Currently, the Austral Islands entity is number 59 world-wide and number 53 in Europe on the Clublog most wanted list…

News & Updates

Sun 14Apr2014 – In transit… Jeff – K5WE & Craig – W5CCP with a hugh load of baggage at the Papeete, Tahiti airport. We arrived Papeete this evening, will depart for Raivavae, Austral Islands tomorrow. Our excess baggage fees are more than our airfare… CU soon from TX7W… Jeff – K5WE

10Apr2024 – Final preparations are being made for the TX7W – Austral Islands DXpedition. Jeff – K5WE and Craig – W5CCP will depart Tulsa next Sunday April 14 and hope to be on the air from Raivavae sometime on April 16. Many thanks to all our sponsors, your donations are a big help. CU soon from TX7W…

25Mar2024 – The Austral Islands entity has moved up a couple notches to number 57 on the newly released Clublog most wanted list…

7Mar2024 – Press Release #2
Preparations are progressing nicely for our operation from TX7W – Austral Islands. Hardcopy license has been received. Accommodations and airline reservations have been completed and paid. Radios, amplifiers, and computers have been acquired, software configured. Gear and antennas are being tested. We plan to have 4 stations on the air when possible with a nice compliment of antennas. Austral is currently #59 on the Clublog Most Wanted List. Many thanks to our corporate, club, and individual supporters. Your donations are appreciated! CU soon from TX7W… 73 de Jeff – K5WE & Craig – W5CCP. For more info go to: https://k5we.com/tx7w/ .

14Feb2014 – Our thanks to Mark – K5YAC and the Tennadyne and Cubex Quads antenna companies for a financial contribution in support of the TX7W – Austral Islands DXpedition. We appreciate it!

13Feb2014 – Our thanks to DX Engineering for a donation of antenna hardware and accessories. We appreciate your support of the TX7W – Austral Islands DXpedition.

10Feb2024 – The developer of the VOACAP Propagation Prediction software, Jari, OH6BG, has created a dedicated propagation site for TX7W and listed us on the VOACAP DX Charts. If you click on the button, the link will open. Enter your 6 digit grid square, it will display several propagation charts based upon your location to TX7W. Very nice! Tnx Jari…

9Feb2024 – Website online. TX7W – Austral Islands DXpedition announced.