Ellice Island operation is a go! Callsign will be VX8X and we have worked out an arrangement with the contractor providing communications support to the drilling operation that is ongoing at the island. March 12-17 is a no-go due to expected geomagnetic activity so we're hopeful that March 20-22 will work out for all parties. If necessary we can slip the date to the following weekend and run in conjunction with the CQ WPX contest.
Our plan is to operate in shifts so we can be on the air continuously during the expedition. 20m is likely to be the most productive band but we will bring along a vertical for 40m as well. Gerry, VE8GER, may be available as he is working out at the island right now. Expect to see us on CW if he's around while we're there but most of our focus will be SSB on 14.260.
I'll post details here if anything changes. No updates means things are still on track for March 20th.