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ready to set sailThe team will board the boat at 10:30AM, Monday Sept 28th. The skipper plans to be at Customs and Immigration earlier in the morning to clear the boat for sailing. Barring any delays we will leave as soon as possible. Being the first workday after a 4 day holiday we are hoping the formalities can be processed quickly and we'll be underway.

Please use the Pilot for your geography to send comments to the team.

Good luck to all that need Chesterfield, we'll see you in the pile-ups.

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The full team is now in Noumea with the remaining ops having arrived late Saturday afternoon. They checked into the hotel and then walked (15 minutes) to the boat to meet the crew.

We plan to sail on Monday 28 Sept after Customs and Immigration formalities, expect 3 days+/- to reach the island.

The TX3X license is valid for a 15 day period.  To allow for flexibility with the license dates we do NOT plan to operate /MM with that call sign on the way to the island. Individual ops may operate with their call sign /MM.

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Six members of the TX3X team are now in Noumea, New Caledonia, five arrived by air and one by sea.

The boat arrived on Thursday 23 Sept and is docked at the Port Moselle Marina with a crew of 6. She had a relatively comfortable ride from New Zealand, with some moderate seas north of New Zealand and then the seas settled down which made for a smooth ride, total time at sea 7 days.

The other 6 team members are scheduled to arrive Noumea on Saturday, 26 Sept.

This is a holiday weekend in New Caledonia, many businesses and government offices are closed. We are planning to depart for the reef on Monday 28 Sept after Customs and Immigration formalities are processed.

We will send out an update just before we leave Noumea.

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The Expedition Yacht Evohe sailed for Noumea, New Caledonia on Thursday afternoon (New Zealand time). Expected sailing duration 6 – 7 days. Aboard the boat is a crew of 5 and one amateur, Pista HA5AO. She’s following the New Zealand northeast coast and will soon be on a course to Noumea. The remainder of the radio team will assemble in Noumea between 25 – 26 September, with a planned departure date to Chesterfield on 28 September.

We appreciate the support we’ve received from around the world, and especially from the New Zealand firms and individuals that assisted with the project and provided invaluable support.

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Update #2

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Evohe at Auckland's Bayswater MarinaAfter a year of heads down project planning, budgeting and equipment procurement TX3X will soon be on the air.  

Chesterfield Island is now Clublog's Most Wanted #21.

As of Thursday 10 Sept, the Advance Team is either in New Zealand, or en route.

Evohe's skipper, Steve Kafka, is at Auckland's Bayswater Marina preparing to load our equipment between 13 - 15 Sept. His position is visible at: TX3X.com or at marinetraffic.com by searching on Evohe, New Zealand.  

It's not too late to make a donation through the Donate button at TX3X.com   For those processing a donation through TX3X.com before we sail on 28 Sept - LoTW uploads will be processed while we're on the island. All other donors will receive their LoTW upload on a priority basis. OQRS will be available shortly after the DX-pedition is completed.

73,
Chesterfield Islands 2015 Team

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