Update March 28, 2023: Kaam, T33KC is already in Tarawa after leaving Banaba recently. He is making preparations for the upcoming T30UN DXpedition; setting up antennas and getting generators working. In addition, he will be operating with the team to gain more operating experience and practice – straight after the DXpedition he will sail back to Banaba and be QRV from there more often now that he has a donated radio (thanks to IZ7ATN).
Update March 22, 2023: After short discussion, we decide to wait a little bit until current 5 different activities will be on the way back home. There is a jungle on expedition frequencies. We are trying to avoid adding another walls of FT8 signals and create more drama. There is no rush and we need much more freq. channel space for our experiments. We will start 1s week of April.
Update March 16, 2023: T30UN has been issued for our next activity.
This will be about 5 weeks txing from northern tip of Tarawa. T30/T33KC already setting some. Antennas. We will have 2 CW op, 1 SSB and 7 FT8 stations running. Some days will be limited tx-ing due to other work than ham radio.
FT8 lovers keep in mind we will use fox mode and standard mode at the same time, same band but different frequencies (exam. 14.074 and 14.090 same time or 21.074 and 21.091) we should start activity soon.
Update March 15, 2023: Acording to the latest news the callsign will be T30UN
Update March 14, 2023: Dom 3Z9DX informs: Bula folks. We are doing final preparations for T30, Western Kiribati. Callsign is still not confirmed (possibly T30TTT) but this is not an issue.
We will have 2 x CW operators, 1 x SSB and 7 x FT8 stations. We will be joined by T33KC who just arrived from Banaba to help with everything for us. We will be located in the northern tip of Tarawa. This place has no electricity, so we will run 3 generators.
And now the important part: Is there anyone who is willing to donate used, simple amateur radio to Kaam T33T (IC-706? FT-857? TS-480?) or any other HF radio? He is currently using an old HF radio which needs to be programmed before use. It has no S-meter, no SWR meter, nothing. I already donated to Kaam 3 antennas, 2 generators, tons of coax, and now he will get a laptop and other things. I can cover shipping costs to Fiji if someone is willing to support him, and take it with us to Tarawa.
Update March 2, 2023: Preparations continue for the T30TT Rebel DX Group DXpedition to Tarawa. Dom mentions they will be active from North Tarawa with 1 x SSB station, 1 x CW station and 9 x FT8 stations. Dates yet to be firmed up, but either mid-March or third week of March.
Dom, 3Z9DX, has posted the following on social media:
If anyone interested to join 10 days activity from T30TT let me know. This will be easy going fly in destination and nice place to stay without hardcore camp or floor cooking kitchen style. You can practice your CW or/and SSB. Drop me message if you want to have some fun on the Pacific. There is just fly ticket cost and food to cover. There is big push from amatour community for MORE CW and SSB. So you can be part of that. Whole equipment antennas, radios, laptops, generators, amplifiers will wait for you. Accommodation (check pictures). Dates to set but March 2023 is preferred. Team of max 4 so 2 extra can join.