3D2AG will be operating a single-operator DX’pedition to Rotuma. He should be on-the-air from about 17-December to 12-January. He will focus on the low bands and will have a 600 or 800-watt amp available when needed. Rotuma is No. 58 on Club Log’s Most Wanted list.
This is a HUGE effort by a single person. He can not fly because he needs to take take drums of diesel fuel, a heavy-duty generator, two radios, two amplifiers, multiple antennas and other equipment so flying is not an option.
Note: for FT8 operation you should double-click your Tx1 message before calling so that any QSO with him starts with Tx2 (calls + signal report.) He will be running multiple streams but NOT F/H.
More details on his QRZ page including his operating schedule and frequencies:
You can QSL via his home call of 3D2AG (https://www.qrz.com/db/3D2AG) and he will upload his FT8/digital contacts to Club Log after he returns home. There will be no Internet access from Rotuma. CW/SSB/RTTY contacts are logged on paper so no digital upload for them although he implies if you send a PayPal donation along with an ADIF file, he will upload to LoTW.
To see where you need Rotuma in Logger32 (or other loggers)/ type “3D2\R” (using the “back slash” and without the quotes) in the Call field. Otherwise, you will get stats for Fiji.
Photo above courtesy of DX-World.