[CQ-Contest] Contesting from Easter Island?

Lawrence Stoskopf stoskopf at tri.net
Thu Dec 1 14:05:06 EST 2005

I'm signed up for the Lindblad National Geographic Explorer relocation 
cruise Oct 2006 which sails from Papeete, Tahiti to Easter Island and just 
happens (!) to arrive the first day of the CQWW Phone and stays for a day.  
I was on the same ship in Antarctica two years ago with a FT-817 and a 
dipole (QRP sucks).  If you want to operate from the ship or have the crew 
take you to shore with a rig, you now need to book thru Casual DX.  Anyone 
been to Easter I. and have info on licensing and suggestions for a day of 
operation from there?  I plan to take a FT-857 and a dipole this time. 

The waypoints are:  Bora Bora, Makatea, Fakarava, Riroia, Pukurua, Mangareva 
(Gambier Islands), Pitcairn, Henderson, and Ducie.  Probably will get a few 
hours at each site during the day while everyone else is hiking or swimming. 
It looks like you have to personally pick up the ticket for some of these 
and there is just no time on a tightly planned travel group plan to do that. 
Anyone have any info or help. 

Thanks,  N0UU 

BTW, this is the reverse trip.  The forward trip is March 2006, but for 
privacy reasons, I haven't been offered the names of those going on that 

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