The XR0YG team of G3TXF, G3ZAY, G4IRN, G7VJR left London on time this afternoon and connected in Madrid to their flight heading to Santiago, Chile. That has also left on time.
If all continues to go to plan they will arrive on Easter Island Wednesday afternoon, GMT time.
The team will run all HF bands but we also plan to work challenging paths on the low bands, emphasis on Europe. They are using Elecraft K3s, small PAs and vertical antennas. Electricity on Easter Island is subject to frequent blackouts which can be lengthy, so their operating times may be restricted. The trip will be CW only.