This week, Chris brought along a short documentary on the Five Star Dxers Association’s 2011 DXpedition to Kiritimati (Christmas Island), where they operated under the callsign T32C. This DXpedition was incredibly successful, even though the team’s initial shipping container of equipment failed to reach Kiritimati, forcing the team to acquire replacement equipment and antennas at short notice, and bring everything with them on their flight to the island.
T32C operated for four weeks, with two teams of experienced radio amateurs completing over 200,000 contacts on SSB and CW. The documentary covers the event from planning through to departure, including brief discussions of the island and its culture, as well as technical and logistical aspects of the DXpedition, and time spent on the microphone or morse key.
We’d like to extend our thanks to Chris for bringing this along.