Welcome to Timor Leste
4W8X DXpedition coming up in November 2023
Originally planned in 2020, but stopped out by COVID-19, we revived our plans for a major-grade DXpedition to Timor-Leste in autumn 2023.
On the BCC meeting in January 2023 we decided to send a 3-men scouting trip to Timor-Leste in April 2023, who successfully worked 43.000+ QSOs as 4W1A.
While on-site they refreshed all contracts that we had originally made (and paid!) in 2020.
Currently we are a team of 19 skillful and experienced operators from Germany, Poland and Austria. Click here to see our Team members.
Our materials are currently underway in a (full!) 20-foot seafreight container.
The first pioneers will arrive in 4W on Sunday, 05-Nov-2023, and start with preparations. After one or two days the first signals may appear on the air,
only for a few hours per day and most probably only after our local sunset, eventually in the timeframe 0900-1500z.
Other members of the team will arrive on Sunday, 12-Nov-2023, to finish the setup and start the 24/7 shifts.
We will provide CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. The plan is to have at least two signals per band at the same time (only one signal on 160m, 80m, 60m and 6m).
We will also have equipment for EME on 50 MHz, 144 MHz, 432 MHz and 1296 MHz.
We will operate Multi/Multi in CQ WW DX Contest CW (25-26 November 2023).
After the contest we will dismantle the station and re-pack the container, however three team members will stay until 06-Dec-2023 to supervise the correct departure of the container back home to Germany. They will still keep on operating with some simple gear which they take back home in their flight luggage.
73, The Lagunaria DX Group
Ben, DL6FBL (Team Leader)