Thursday, 4 September 2014

CTARC DXpedition to Tristan da Cunha - 4 Sep '14

At 14h00 S.A.S.T on Thursday, 4 September 2014, OM's Paul / ZS1S (CTARC Committee Member) and Nigel / G3TXF departed Cape Town Harbour on the SA Agulhas II, bound for Tristan da Cunha. They are planning to be active there from Wednesday 10 September to Friday 3 October 2014 as ZD9ZS and ZD9XF respectively.

Accompanying them on board is OM David / ZS1BCE who is going down to Gough Island to replace OM Pierre / ZS1HF who has been on duty there for the past year.

NOT accompanying them will be two gentlemen from Somalia, who had planned to travel on the vessel without the inconvenience of formal documentation!

You can follow the progress of the Tristan da Cunha DXpedition on Nigel's website,

The Tygerburger newspaper has a video interview taken at their departure from Cape Town harbour [here].

OM Dennis / ZS1AU is acting as "pilot" for this DXpedition, and kindly requests that radio hams keep an ear open for these ZD9 callsigns on the 20m and 40m bands. Dennis can be contacted on (RSA mobile phone number) 083-450-5232.

We wish all of the best to all involved in this DXpedition!

Left to right: Dennis / ZS1AU, Nigel / G3TXF and Paul / ZS1TF
The well-equipped traveller, complete with portable loop antenna!

Grateful acknowledgement to ZS1AU for sending the above photos.

Grateful acknowledgement to Mike /ZS1FP for the above four photos