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Endangered species research

Unique vegetation and rare bird life

Uninhabited, and serves as a sea turtles and seabird sanctuary

15°53'27" South 54°31'23" Est

A very remote Island & a real challenge to go there!

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Most Wanted #9 (ClubLog)

How rare and wanted is a QSO with Tromelin for you?

Tromelin DxPedition - Oct 30th to Nov 10th 2014

Tromelin - November 2014

Most of the DXers consider entities as check boxes to tick once the country is worked and confirmed. That’s the game! However, we hope to bring you a lot more than just a simple check mark as you discover our next destination.

Let’s talk about the 9th most wanted DXCC entity according to the Clublog statistics, an empty box for 75% of the amateur radio community.

Tromelin, as well as GloriosoJuan de NovaEuropa, belongs to the Eparses, a French word to name these small islands scattered around Madagascar. These French territories are administered by the TAAF. Their access is strictly controlled and regulated in particular for ecological reasons. Tromelin is the smallest one (1 square km) and the human impact is all the more sensitive. That’s the only island where there are no French military troops and only 3 agents of the TAAF are posted there continuously.

The last operation took place in 2000. A 4 men team made 50,000 contacts with the callsign FR/F6KDF/T. No authorization has been given ever since.

The FT4TA's stamp !

The FT4TA's stamp !

2014 will be the 60th anniversary of the 1st hamradio activity from Tromelin. The operator was Marc FB8BK/T. We received our landing permission and got the green light to conduct an amateur radio operation on this remote island. We’ll be active on Tromelin from October 30th to November 10th, 2014.

7 operators have been allowed to stay of the island. They have been selected for their experience and are ready to face the challenge. The team is made up of Seb F5UFX, Michel FM5CD, Flo F5CWU, Vincent F4BKV, Franck F4AJQ, Fred F5ROP, Guillaume F4FET.

The request is huge and we are conscious of this. For this reason, we are working hard in order to prepare our operation in depth. Some places in the world will have short openings and we’ll do our best to exploit these short moments with proper planning adjusted with the help of pilots.

Protected territory

Protected territory

The animals present on the island are primarily hermit-crabs, some marine birds and of course the green turtles which finds on the beautiful beaches of Tromelin a peaceful place to lay.

A difficult access

A difficult access

No harbour nor landing in complete safety on beach. The access to the Island is possible by using the 1km runway maintained by the TAAF staff. It’s by the airs that’s we will reach Tromelin.

60th anniversary

60th anniversary

Marc FB8BK was the first person to activate Tromelin Back in 1954. He was working for the weather services.

Tromelin2014 DxPedition

Team member are Seb F5UFX, Michel FM5CD, Flo F5CWU, Vincent F4BKV, Franck F4AJQ, Fred F5ROP, Guillaume F4FET

Equipment

We'll set-up 4 stations, running around the clock for 10 days. Each one will be able to communicate in the 3 different modes (SSB, CW, RTTY).

Online Log

Club Log will be available when Tromelin goes on the air.

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