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T32TT Kiritimati Island

T32TT Team will be active from Kiritimati Island, IOTA OC - 024, Kiribati, 6 December 2023 - 12 January 2024.
Team - Members of the Rebel DX Group.
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T32TT Log search They will operate on HF Bands with focus on FT8 as from T22T.
QSL via ClubLog OQRS, LOTW.
DXCC Country - East Kiribati, T32.

T32TT Kiritimati Island Kiribati News 6 January 2024

Folks
Electricity gone. No power again. This place has no auxiliary generstors. Let's hope they will fix it tomorrow morning local time.
4g network still works but battery just 15%.
Entire island use 1 massive diesel generator producing electricity for all villages here.
There is a lot of qso's not uploaded yet.
T32TT.

T32TT Kiritimati Island Kiribati News 5 January 2024

Finally for the first time 6m open here. Running 12 streams on 6m using 2 radios same frequency 50313.
Radio 1 set on 300khz upper filter cut on 1800khz
Radio 2 set on 1850khz and up, cutting everything below.
This system allows you to make 12 streams on same band and freq.
Making some. VK, ZL happy
T32TT.

T32TT Kiritimati Island Kiribati News 31 December 2023

Happy new year from beginning of the world. T32 land will be the first to welcome the New Year
Wishing you 5/9, 5NN and +28dB on FT8 all year long.
Rebel Team
T32TT.

T32TT Kiritimati Island Kiribati News 24 December 2023

When the Christmas party comes to beginning of the world, Christmas island. Middle of nowhere place, surrounded by thousands miles of water, so much isolated but so happy nation.
The Christmas celebration just started. At 1am and will be "on air" for 7 days
We did short brake at night and record some amazing Christmas island Christmas party😄
In the mean time, we Rebels, and there is already a lot uf us everywhere... wishing you all... Merry Christmas.
T32TT.

T32TT Kiritimati Island Kiribati 19 December 2023

We got permission from the land owners to keep antennas till January 12. 2024. So we decided to extend our stay and be on the air for another 3 weeks.
T32TT.

T32TT Kiritimati Island Kiribati News 18 December 2023

Just passing our former expedition digi qso's world record setting new one 117k+ and keep going. (we didn't even seriously start FT4 for this mode hunters. Usually about 20k contacts are made on FT4

Let's see
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T32TT Kiritimati Island Kiribati News 15 December 2023

This night crab mafia took our 160m vertical from the ground. Was too windy last 3 days, 35knots of wind to keep this tiny pole up. So we put it down.. On the grass...
What a surprise this morning.. 20m long pole is gone... Yeah sure crabs took it..😂 No more 160 till we find somethig locally to make another one.
T32TT.

T32TT Kiritimati Island Kiribati News 13 December 2023 Part 2

Folks.

Around 6AM local time Dec 14th (4-5pm UTC Dec 13th ) whole digital activity will Move from FT8 for about 12h to FT4 mode for our testing purposes beofre we will start using on expedition mode.

All band and mode hunters be ready.

Expect multistream answers on FT4

We will answer just 2 times and will go to Cq call.

2 signals on same band with 4 to 5 khz split between them.

Ex. 21.140 and 21.145 you can avoid trafic using this system

14.080 and 14.085

And so on.

Check psk reporter where we will be TX ing.
T32TT.

T32TT Kiritimati Island News 13 December 2023

Over 85k qso's. Still massive trafic on all bands. We will start SSB soon. It looks like there will be a possibility for us to extend our stay in T32 land until Jan 12. We are just negotiating with land owners here.
44deg C today. 100% humidity
Please share with others who need T32
We are operating FT8 a different way then others.
We are sending streams on the same band, 2 different frequencies at the same time.
21.074 and 21.090
14.074 and 14.090
28.074 and 28.091
And so on
In this case non std. Freq are almost empty and gives you a much faster way to be in the log.
T32TT,

T32TT Kiritimati Island Kiribati 12 December 2023

We are trying to upload the log several times a day. There are about 15000 qso's not on clublog yet.
Local Internet not helping at all.
T32TT.

T32TT Kiritimati Island Kiribati News 7 December 2023

Folks.

Just part of the log is uploaded to the clublog now. We still working on antennas. Let's Hope all will go more smooth from tomorrow.
T32TT.

T32TT Kiritimati Island Kiribati 29 November 2023

Preparation at full speed now. This will 90% digital activity (if you like it or not). We will do another software experiment to make more digi fans happy. Here’s what you can expect:
FT4 UP to 10 streaming signals on each band.
FT8 UP to 10 streaming signals on each band.
You will be able to contact T32TT on normal mode and F/H mode using any software you wish. We will use dedicated FT8/FT4 frequencies and standard frequencies depending on traffic. Please check dx cluster for CW and ssb frequencies.
Activity will start on December 5th.
– 12 x Digi stations.
– 2 x CW.
– 1 x SSB.
Hexbeam antennas, dipoles between the trees, Rebel multi element vertical systems. 1200w amplifiers will be used for most of the bands. More info soon.
T32TT.

T32TT Kiritimati Island Kiribati News 18 November 2023

T32TT Kiritimati Island, Kiribati News. LoTW certificate received.

T32TT Kiritimati Island Kiribati Band Plan


BAND / MODE

CW

SSB

FT8 F&H mode / FT4

160m
1822 – 1840

80m
3502 3785
3.567 3.575
40m
7002 7090 7.056 7.047,5

30m
10106 – 10.131 10.140

20m
14002 14190 14.090 14.080

17m
18072 18140 18.095 18.104

15m
21002 21200 21.091 21.140

12m
24892 24940 24.911 24.919

10m
28002 28440 28.091 28.180

6m
50105 50140 50.313

T32TT Kiritimati Island Kiribati News 10 November 2023

Activity from T32TT will take place starting from the first week of December 2023 for 3 or more weeks.
Digi modes will be a priority plus CW and SSB
160m to 6m.
This time we will not open the clublog leaderboard due to time wasters

Wildlife Sanctuary - Kiritimati Island


Do you know who is the first person on our planet to celebrate the New Year? It's just over 5,000 people living on the unique coral Christmas Island, another name for it is Kiritimati.

Geographical features of Kiritimati


Christmas Island is located in the center of the Pacific Ocean and is one of the eleven islands of the Line Archipelago.

Kiritimati's closest neighbors are Tokelau Islands (New Zealand) and the island-state of Samoa on the southwest side, the Cook Islands (New Zealand) on the southeast side, and the Hawaiian Islands (USA) on the north side.

Kiritimati is the largest coral atoll in the world with an area of incomplete 400 km². The island is 70 km long and 36 km wide. This atoll rises 13 meters above the level of the world ocean.

The navigator James Cook discovered the island on Christmas Eve 1777, giving it the name "Christmas Island".

Kiritimati is located in the equatorial belt, which is the reason for its dry and warm climate. Temperatures are between 24-30ºC. The rainiest months are March and April, while the hottest and driest months are October and November.

T32TT Kiritimati IslandKiritimati Island, Kiribati. Author - Calvin Smith.

What is remarkable about the nature of Christmas Island?


Kiritimati is one of the most extraordinary and unique atolls in the Pacific Ocean. It has the appearance of a flat island with a dozen internal lagoons, the total area of which is almost 160 km². It is impossible to swim in most of these lagoons, although there are some very picturesque beaches.

Kiritimati is a wildlife sanctuary and has 5 closed protected areas. One zone is a bird sanctuary, the rest are plant sanctuaries.

The total number of birds living on this island is almost 6 million. Of the 37 species of seabirds spotted here, 20 species nest permanently. The status of "bird kingdom" the island officially received in 1960, becoming a bird sanctuary. And in 1975 5 more islets, declared closed territories, such as the North-West Cape, where terns nest, were added to this reserve.

The fauna of the island of Kiritimati is not characterized by great diversity. The only trees here are the forest dweller Pisonia, which grows up to 10 meters in height, and the coconut palm. All other plants are a variety of shrubs. Many representatives of flora were brought to this island in the last century, they took root perfectly and feel well among the local "natives".

Among the mammals we can name only the small rat and pigs and cats introduced by man, which have become a threat to the representatives of the feathered world living here.

T32TT Kiritimati Island DX News Kiritimati Island, Kiribati. Author - Mingxhi Yang.

Kiritimati Tourist


Tourists come to this lovely island mainly for fishing, in fact, this is the main direction of tourism development here.

Captain Cook Hotel even has a certificate from the Guinness Book of Records that the world's largest fish weighing 39 kilograms was caught here. And you should not compare this fish with giant Yakutian taimen, as there is its own system of records.

As for hotels, in addition to the Captain Cook Hotel, there are several hotels near the airport, many small guesthouses in the inner lagoons, and numerous guesthouses for fishermen.

T32TT Kiritimati Island Tourist attractions spotKiritimati Island, Kiribati. Author - Michael Schrimpf.

How to get to Kiritimati Island


You can get to the island by flying to Kiritimati International Airport. Further around the island you can move by cab.

You should take into account that flights from Honolulu and from Fiji fly on the same day, and only once a week. Therefore, you will have to rest on Kiritimati for at least a week.

T32TT. Where is Kiritimati Island located. Map.

T32TT Kiritimati Island. Sunrise 02-23-2024 at 16:39 GMT sunset at 04:46 GMT
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