Chesterfield Island DXpedition, 2015 (OC-176)

TX3X Chesterfield Islands DX-pedition Financial Summary (USD)

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thumb accountingIn the spirit of DX-pedition financial transparency the Perseverance DX Group leadership team is releasing this financial summary of the TX3X DX-pedition to donor clubs and foundations.

The project’s actual cost was less than 2% above the initial estimate.

A stronger US Dollar helped offset the effects of currency exchange and close budget management was a contributing factor.

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TX3X – Chesterfield Islands
October 1 - 12, 2015
DXpedition report


Gene Spinelli K5GS


Chesterfield Islands

Figure 1Figure 1 - The Coral Sea – Chesterfield IslandsChesterfield Islands (also known as Chesterfield Reefs) are uninhabited coral atolls in the Coral Sea located approximately 870 kilometers northwest of Noumea, New Caledonia, a French possession. The archipelago is made up of 11 islets and many reefs. The islands are a loose collection of elongated reefs that enclose a deep, semi-sheltered, lagoon. The reefs on the west and northwest are known as the Chesterfield Reefs; those on the east and north being the Bampton Reefs. The Chesterfield Reefs form a structure measuring 120 km in length (northeast to southwest) and 70 km across (east to west).
There are numerous cays occurring amongst the reefs of both the Chesterfield and Bampton Reefs. These include: Loop Islet, Renard Cay, Skeleton Cay, Bennett Island, Passage Islet, Long Island, the Avon Isles, the Anchorage Islets and Bampton Island.

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Sunrise/Sunset at Chesterfield

Sunrise: 19:45 UTC
Sunset: 07:15 UTC