FT4TA – Tromelin 2014 – The video !

Sunday, 27 September 2015 by

During the last months we have been very glad to present our DX expedition on Tromelin Island, FT4TA in a large number of countries.  We have shared with many of you this amazing  adventure during DX conventions, meetings and hamfest. Each time, our team has been warmly welcomed, thanks. In addition to our book (available

QSL Update (July 5th 2015)

Sunday, 05 July 2015 by

Yann F1NGP, our QSL manager has replied to thousands of QSL cards (OQRS, direct) and buro too. From the beginning of QSL process, we have used the philatelic stamp to reply. Sometimes the delay between request and answer has been a bit long but many of you enjoyed the envellopes sent from Tromelin island. Now, the

FT4TA Story-book

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 by

Dear friends, Our emissions from Tromelin stopped a few months ago. Since, we have been very busy by many subjects. You undoubtedly read the news of our QSL cards (in progress), our equipment boxes are on the way back, we have been able to debrief on several occasions with the TAAF. We are happy to show you today the complete report of our expedition.   For each operation, stories are very often quite similar. It is difficult in a few lines not to be limited to the banalities of the antenna setup , the conditions of propagation, and some statistics. We choose to write a report which would tell in details all that one would like to know in connection with such adventure: the « behind the scenes” of FT4TA ! In these days with of DQRM, anonymous and nasty comments, it does not exists a better

QSL cards – updated May 12th

Saturday, 07 February 2015 by

As announced all qsl cards will be posted from Tromelin. You will all receive a beautyfull enveloppe with our special stamps and all different stamp form Tromelin. This will be a collector. As 1st April,  all cards are filled, in enveloppes, and shipped to the administration headquarter in the Réunion island. They will be processed

Photos of Tromelin 2014 – FT4TA

Thursday, 27 November 2014 by

We are very happy to share with you some pictures of our mission “Tromelin 2014”, FT4TA. We took a lot of photos and we have selected only a couple of them. In the meantime, we are writing the stories for the magazines. The video of FT4TA will be available in 2015. We will keep you

Focus on ATNO

Friday, 07 November 2014 by

We are now on the final lane of our operation. We will start to dismantle most of the antennas sunday because all equipment must be packed and stored in the big plastic cases for a transport. The boxes will be transported from Tromelin to France in the coming months depending of the opportunities to ship

20k QSOs, Top band in progress

Sunday, 02 November 2014 by

As planned, we ended the antenna setup. Last night we put a beacon on 50.105MHz CW with one of our spare transceiver. Almost immediatly a hundred of contacts in Asia, Europe and Africa have been achieved. We worked today to improve our low band RX. Even if a lot of contacts have been done already,

Last update

Saturday, 01 November 2014 by

After a complete day to travel, we finally landed in Tromelin. We have been welcomed by the three TAAF agents; it was a great moment! After a good meal, some of us went to bed. Meanwhile, others spent all night working on the radio stations. In the early morning, more than 2000 QSO were in

Departure for Mayotte for our 7 operators

Monday, 27 October 2014 by

In a handful of hours, the totality of the team will meet in Mayotte island (FH) which will be finally our starting point. Some operators are already there, others are about to arrive. After ultimate checks, we will fly toward Tromelin thursday morning at the crack of dawn. We hope to start the operations in

Conversation with Jacques FR5ZU…

Friday, 10 October 2014 by

What we can easily say, is that the island of Tromelin does not leave indifferent its visitors. Feelings are very differents from one person to another. Is that due to the insulation on this square kilometer of sand with the ocean all around ? Let’s meet one of those who came on the island to brave the loneliness, the ocean’s spray and