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VP6D DXpedition Ducie Island active and on-the-air - Every link to work them better, faster and funner-one site to rule them all! 73 de WB9LUR

VP6D - DXpedition to Ducie Island - VP6D Now QRT - Oct 20-31, 2018

VP6D DXpedition Websites:

VP6D "Official Website"

VP6D "Facebook Page"

VP6D "QRZ Page"

VP6D "Twitter Page"

VP6D " Page"

VP6D "DX-News" Page

Cluster Spots for VP6D:

Spots on DX Summit for VP6D

Spots on DX Watch for VP6D

CW/RTTY reverse beacon for VP6D

VP6D QSL Info / VP6D Log:

They will be uploading logs daily to the searchable VP6D online log and OQRS...

They are also using the DXA "real time online log" here: VP6D DXA Log...

They will NOT be using Clublog but they will have their own online log and OQRS as linked to above.

Plus, they will be uploading to LOTW during the DXpedition for early donors and six months later for the entire log..

For more VP6D QSL information see the official VP6D QSL page here.

VP6D DXpedition Pilot(s)

The Ducie operation has put together quite a team and have a dedicated page for the on-air operators, pilots and QSL manager and QSL consultant here.

Active DX Forum Threads for VP6D DXpedition:

Active VP6D thread - QRZ's "DX Zone"

Active VP6D thread - E-Ham's "DXing"

Additional "DX Zone" threads here

Addtional "DXing" threads here

VP6D DXpediton NOTES:

UPDATE - Oct 31 2018 : With over 120,000 QSO's logged - VP6D is now QRT! Congratulations to the entire team for a very well run DXpedition!

UPDATE - Oct 23 2018 : Very professional op on Ducie Island.The VP6D team is going full steam now with over 23,000 QSO's logged.

                        DXpedition Donate Here!UPDATE - Oct 20 2018 : The Ducie team is on-the-air and making QSO's. There were a few minor glitches with the online logging application but it all seems to be working great now ... including LOTW uploads while they are on the island!

UPDATE - Oct 19 2018 :
The Braveheart, along with the VP6D team, have arrived at Ducie safely!  Unloading, setup and maybe QRV tonight or tomorrow?

UPDATE: Oct 18 2018 :
VP6D/MM is now active, with a great signal, while underway to Ducie Island. Check the clusters (links - LH side of this page) for active spots...Dirk (W9OSI) even broke the pileup with QRP from SW Illinois...

UPDATE: Oct 16 2018 : Follow the "Braveheart" to Ducie! The Garmin sponsored "follow the ship" link has been turned on - here's the link:

Ducie Island (OC-182
and twenty one on Clublog's "most wanted" list) will be active soon! This will be an ATNO for many of us and the only chance at Ducie for some time to come.

This DXpedition has contracted the Braveheart, a veteran of several previous DXpeditions, to get them safely to and from the island. They will also be operating a maritime mobile station while under way.

A few things to remember:

1) They will NOT be using Clublog but they WILL have an online log that they plan on uploading to daily.

2) Early donors to the VP6D DXpedition will get their QSL via LOTW while the team is still on the island! The rest of the log will be uploaded to LOTW six months after the expedition is over.

3) They will have an OQRS on their website but not on Clublog.

They will also be QSL'ing direct and via the bureau. For complete info visit their detailed QSL policy page here...

VP6D Ducie DXpedition
                        Ship Braveheart
The Braveheart will be the VP6D DXpedition Ship

If you have comments, QSO reports or info to share regarding this DX station please email me at:

73 de Randy / WB9LUR

Other links where you may find important info regarding this DXactivation: DX-World  |  The Daily DX  | DX Forum  | DX Forum   |  The Reverse Beacon Network  |  ClubLog  |  Announced DX Activations


Announced DXpeditions to be covered in 2018 include

6O6O - Somalia - Jan 3-16, 2018 - QRT
3Y0Z - Bouvet - Jan / Feb, 2018
D68I - Comoros Island - Jan 29-Feb 10, 2018
3D2EU - Rotuma - Feb 23 to March 16, 2018
4B4B - Revillagigedo - March, 2018
XR0YD - Easter Island - March, 2018
XX9B - Macao - March 9-17, 2018
9M0W - Spratly Island - March 2018
3B7A - Agalega & St. Brandon - April, 2018
KH1/KH7Z - Baker Island - June/July, 2018
CY9C - St. Paul Island - August 1-9, 2018
TX5T - Austral Islands - August 15-21, 2018
TO6OK - Mayotte Islands - Sept 20-Oct 6, 2018
VK9XG - Christmas Island - Oct 16-30, 2018
ZL7X - Chatham Island - Oct 16-22, 2018
VP6D - Ducie - Oct/Nov, 2018

Others may be added as they are announced!


* photo at top of page courtesy of N7OU see his interview on DX-Coffee here!


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 For VP6D QSL Info and the VP6D online log - see links above!
VP6D/MM is now active while underway to Ducie Island...

73 de WB9LUR / Randy


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Other links where you may find important info regarding this DX activation: DX-World  |  The Daily DX  | DX Forum  | DX Forum   |  The Reverse Beacon Network  |  ClubLog  |  Announced DX Activations

VP6D DXpedition to Ducie Island