Update August 15, 2022: Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 7007, 10107, 14007, 18077, 21007, 24903 and 28007 kHz
SSB - They will just try to find a clear frequency.....
FT8 - 1835, 3563, 5357, 7056, 10144, 14091, 18108, 21091, 24920, 28091
and 50313 kHz... FT8 will be normal mode, not F/H.
FT4 - 7056, 10144, 14091, 18108, 21091, 24920 and 28091 kHz
RTTY - 7056, 10142, 14088, 18105, 21088, 24910 and 28088 kHz
Equipment will include Elecraft & Yaesu Xcvrs, 500 watt amps, a Hexbeam and Crank-IR Vertical. Depending upon a reliable internet connection, logs will be uploaded to ClubLog daily and Clublog Livestream will be active. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW upon returning home.
QSL via ClubLog's OQRS or K5WE.
For more info and updates (possible periodic updates during the operation go to https://k5we.com/zl7-k5we
Operators are looking for support for this operation (see Web page).
Update July 29, 2022: Press Release 2
Preparations are proceeding on schedule for a September 9 on-the-air date. I'm pleased to announce my son Scott - KD5GEY will be joining me as an assisting operator. We hope to make our presence known with an all band, all mode effort, probably emphasizing CW and FT8. A 60 meter sub-license has been granted. Any help with DXpedition expenses would be appreciated. ZL7 - Chatham Island is #82 on the just released Clublog Most Wanted List.
Jeff, K5WE will be QRV as ZL7/K5WE from Kaingaroa, Chatham Islands, on September 9-21, 2022.
He will be on 160 - 10m, CW, SSB, FT8, FT4, RTTY.
QSL direct via K5WE, ClubLog OQRS and LOTW.