3D2R on the Air from Rotuma

As I’ve mentioned many times before, I’m not a big DXer. I do try to work the DXpeditions when I can, but I don’t get too excited when I can’t. Most of the time I don’t even know what DXpeditions are out there.

Yesterday morning was no exception. I normally don’t operate in the morning, but for some reason, I decided to head down to the shack after breakfast and scare up a contact. When I tuned to my favorite frequency, 7.028 MHz, I was surprised to hear a pileup. Tuning downband a little, I copied 3D2R, the Rotuma DXpedition.

Rotuma is a Fijian dependency, consisting of Rotuma Island and nearby islets.

They will be on all bands from 160-2 meters, including the 60m and 6m, using CW, SSB and RTTY. They will also be active on PSK, SSTV and EME. Special attention will be made to work stations from 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 they ask everyone to be mindful of this.

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