Chris VK3FY, Lee VK3GK, & Tony VK3TZ will be active from both Christmas Island (IOTA OC-002) as VK9XI and Cocos Keeling Island (IOTA OC-003) as VK9CI in October 2017. The tentative dates are as follows;
Christmas Island between 2nd & 10th October (which coincides with Oceania SSB Contest) and Cocos Keeling Island between the 10th – 17th October (coinciding with the Oceania CW Contest).
They hope to have 2 stations with amplifiers (K3 and KPA500). Ant: 160m/80m/40m Verticals, Hexbeam 20m-6m, 20-10m VDA and 80-10 Doublet. RX Loop and Beverages for 160/80m. They will operate on 10m thro 160m with emphasis on the lower bands using SSB, CW & RTTY. There may be some 6m activity, more details as the plans progress.