Tallmadge, OH (PRWEB) October 30, 2015
The VK9WA Willis Island DXpedition team was concerned that the small space on the island would present significant radio frequency interference (RFI) problems. DX Engineering supplied the team with a large assortment of RFI-reducing products to combat any RFI problems.
On November 14-23, an international cadre of Amateur Radio operators will set up temporary stations on a sparse stretch of sand off the east coast of Australia. Technically speaking, the DXpedition team will actually conduct operations on Middle Island, located just north of Willis Island. Middle Island is completely uninhabited and, at just 4 acres, is a tiny speck relative to the vast expanse of the Coral Sea.
DX Engineering supplied the team with a large assortment of RFI-reducing snap-on ferrite beads to combat any cable-based interference problems. To weatherize its cable connections, DX Engineering gave the team plenty of 3M Temflex Rubber Splicing Tape. That will ensure the connections will be protected from the island’s harsh environment. The VK9WA DXpedition also used DC power distribution gear from West Mountain Radio. Mastrant Antenna Support and Guy Line Rope was used with a DX Engineering Fiberglass Tubing Kit to get the DX Engineering Vertical Elements in the air. DX Engineering 400MAX cable was used as feedline.
Amateur Radio enthusiasts can protect their rigs and stations with the DX Engineering 2015 VK9W Willis Island DXpedition Combo. It includes:
- DX Engineering RFI Suppression Snap-On Ferrite Bead Combo Pack
- DX Engineering RFI Suppression Snap-On Ferrite Beads
- West Mountain RIGrunner DC Outlet Panel
- Mastrant Antenna Support and Guy Line Rope
- Engineering Guy Rings
- 3M Products Temflex 2155 Rubber Splicing Tape
- DX Engineering Fiberglass Tubing and Compression Clamp Kit
- DX Engineering Aluminum Receive Element Kit
- DX Engineering 400MAX DX Series 50 Ω Coaxial Cable, 100 feet
The Willis Island DXCC entity is currently sitting at #32 on the DXCC “most wanted list” and has not been activated since 2008. That makes it a can’t-miss contact for Ham Radio operators pursuing the DXCC Honor Roll Award. The team plans to operate on all HF (160-10 meter) bands, operating CW, SSB and RTTY. Learn more about 2015 VK9W Willis Island DXpedition at its official website.