October 6th, 2013
We terribly sorry that our Rotuma Island DX expedition stop early before our planning date. The reason to stop early our effort in Rotuma Isl. was planning a long time before from our "friend" Rocky 3D2DD without we to know :( His idea all time was to collect more of our and sponsor money for himself :( We really trust this guy when you planning and organizing this DX expedition but when you come to Rotuma Island all was a dream . The ticket which we was requesting ( from 27Sept to 11Oct ) to buy from Rocky 3D2DD was from 27Sept to 4Oct .( because the next fly was over booked explain to us ).We was asking 3D2DD to take before 5months but exactly was taked a few weeks before .
The money which was send him to buy a ropes,wires,fuel,poles, shipping to island was >4K$ and the end when we come there find few ropes(~50m),wire(0m),fuel 200liters (max for week) , plastik pole 2pcs , metal pole(6m) 1pcs .
We aren't get any receipt or invoice about this but after we back to Fiji we checking all price and total amount for all is ~1K$ ... :(
All story about Roruma efforts we will write after we back at home....
PLEASE don’t trust the story like some from us is ill or some is exported from island and regarding this we stop our DX expedition for this...."b...sh...t"
Today we pick up all antennas in Fiji and will start activity from 3D2GC and 3D2RA/p . Please look for us on low bands 160m and 80m .
73 ! de Stan LZ1GC (3D2GC and 3D2GC/P)
P.S. Sorry SIX meters hams that we can't get anyone thru the EME because our amplifier 'blow a tube&grid board' ....there is also story why we can't get a amplifier with us to repair in Fiji...
September 26th, 2013
Today Andy LZ2HM arrive in Nadi... We are ready withllast part of luggage..... We departute in 7:10AM FJT arrive in Rotuma 9:30AM FJT ....Expect us on the air latter in the afternoon.
September 23-25th, 2013
Stan 3D2GC already have in the log 10000QSO ....
September 22th, 2013
Today Stan 3D2GC is active on 18070MHz CW. Listening 3-5 up. Please listen before call him. He plan to pick up a 80m vertcal tomorrow morning.
September 21th, 2013
Stan 3D2GC is active on 7.007 and 10.104 CW. Listening 3-5 up.
Please listen before to call him.
September 20th ,2013
3D2GC is on the AIR ...14014 Mhz up 3-5 CW NOW
September 18th ,2013
Today Stan LZ1GC depart from Sofia,Bulgaria .He expect to arrive to Nadi,Fiji in Friday
Sept.20th and will activate 3D2GC .
September 16th ,2013
After few days without communication with Rocky , he call us :
"Bula, Andy and Stan; ALL goods are on the Rotuma now ..."
We are very grateful for new friends donation and also CDXC (Chilter DX Club)support .
We sincerely hope we can satisfy your needs! We are seeking additional Club and
Individual Sponsors to help us defray the costs of carrying out this DXpedition.
Donations can be made via the 3D2GC web page www.3d2gc.com or
please send note to Andy 3D2RA E-mail
September 10th ,2013
Today Rocky 3D2DD packed all gear into the suitcases and boxes
All heavy items are go! ... yagies, generator, fuel,wires,pipes, ACOMs ...
Together with local friends delivery and loaded on the ship to Rotuma.
We have much more equipment than we plan to take ( without radios and computers )
Rocky planed to delivery all goods in Rotuma and back with same ship to wait for us.
two days to Rotuma one day stay and two days back....
September 4th ,2013
This will be our location RH87NM.
September 3rd ,2013
After many months of careful planning, we are pleased to announce that our preparationsare going according to plan. Rotuma is located in the South Pacific Ocean and is #73 on Club Log’s most wanted DXCC list after big activity in 2011 from 3D2R.
Stan 3D2GC will fly a next week and will meet with Rocky 3D2DD in Fiji on September 20nd ,2013 and will wait for Andy 3D2RA to come and departing by fly to Rotuma on September 27th ,2013.
The main goals of this DXpedition are to work every amateur radio operator who needs Rotuma for a new DXCC country.
In addition, we will be active on all bands from 1.8 MHz to 144 MHz.
In addition to CW, SSB and RTTY we will be active on PSK, SSTV and EME.
Special attention will be made to work by EME on 50MHz on JT65A and on HF will look far away stations such as Europe and Africa during those periods when propagation permits. The propagation window for EU and Africa is very brief at times and signals may be weak, so we ask everyone in the honored HAM SPIRIT to stand by when asked so that we may fulfill this need. Our destination will have a wide range of options and possibilities.
We plan to upload our logs on a daily basis to our on-line log.
We will upload to LOTW approximately six months following the DXpedition.
We wish everyone good propagation and we hope that you enjoy working us on air :
Stan (3D2GC/P), Andy (3D2RA) and Rocky( 3D2DD).
Our specially thanks to Mr. Oms - PP5EG, ARAUCARIA DX GROUP and GERMAN DX FOUNDATION for their big financial support !!! Thanks to Lance,W7GJ that supported us with 6M8GJ antenna! We will never forgot it!
We are very grateful to Gold Print Service, Silpa Ltd, ACOM Ltd, Nipon DX Association, UKSMG, Danish DX Group and all of the Clubs and individuals who have provided monetary support for this Dxpedition. We sincerely hope we can satisfy your needs! At this time, we are seeking additional Club and Individual Sponsors to help us defray the costs of carrying out this DXpedition. Donations can be made via the 3D2GC web page www.3d2gc.com .
At this time, we are seeking additional Club and Individual Sponsors to help us defray the costs of carrying out this DXpedition.
August 12th ,2013
The team of experienced amateur and friends Stan LZ1GC (3D2GC) ,Andy LZ2HM (3D2RA) and Rocky 3D2DD prepared a serious amateur expedition to the far island Rotuma, which belongs to the state Fiji, but it is very important for the amateur, because it counts as a separate country by DXCC list.
Our goal is to activate the beautiful island of Rotuma again in all amateur frequency from 1.8 MHz to 144 MHz and all amateur modes.Our team will work CW, SSB, FM, RTTY, SSTV, PSK,JT65A etc.
We plan to be active on 6m band thru the EME on JT65A .Thank you for great support from Lance W7GJ.
Andy 3D2RA will spent a more of his time to give chance on “Magic band” to catch our signal thru the Moon!!
Stan 3D2GC will be active from Fiji between September 20th ,2013 to September 26th ,2013.
The team will gather at the September 26th in Fiji and expect a departure from airport of Nadi in September 27th ,2013.
The fly takes a few hours. We expect the first activity at amateur frequencies on 27th September 2013 evening and will be active the next 7-14 days.Returnto Fiji is expected October 11th, 2013 in the morning in the same fly where we came from.
Stan 3D2GC will stay few more days in Fiji from October 12th ,2013 to October 15th ,2013.
We hope that the whole amateur world will enjoy the amateur activity and QSO's with our team.
June 5th ,2013
After few months of work and preparation one more friend will come with us on the Rotuma Andy LZ2HM (3D2RA).
He will be active on all band but will spent more time on 50MHz for JT65A operation thru the EME .
March 10th ,2013
After few activity from South-Pacific like a member of 3D2R & 3D2C Teams , Stan LZ1GC(3D2GC) start to plan to go back in Rotuma Island together with his friend Rocky 3D2DD . Start to prepare some antennas and equipment to send to Fiji to Rocky for this expedition.