Update #4

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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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Update #3

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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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Update #1 Shipment arrived to New Zeland

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20150831 1029411,090 kg of TX3X equipment was processed through New Zealand Customs on Monday, 30 August and is now at our equipment consolidation point in Auckland. The gear was packed in Pelican cases and barrels, then wrapped in cardboard / plastic by the shipping agent.

Special thanks to Don Greenbaum N1DG for his help in arranging the shipping logistics for TX3X and Jim Sansoterra K8JRK for providing the Pelican cases.

Boat loading is scheduled for Sept 13 - 15, 2015 at Bayswater Marina, Auckland, NZ.

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Press Release #6

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Moving - Equipment ready to ShipThe equipment, ~2,400 pounds (1,090kg) on 4 pallets is on the way to New Zealand, scheduled delivery August 26th, and the Advance Team will soon begin their journey to Auckland. They’ll meet the boat at Bayswater Marina and transfer equipment from storage to the boat. On September 16th the boat sails for Noumea, New Caledonia to collect the team and will sail for Chesterfield Island on September 28th. We expect to land on Oct. 1st and begin setting up the operating camps. On August 5th the skipper reviewed and approved our dates and landing plan.

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