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T30UN – Kiribati

T30UN Team will be active from Tarawa Island, IOTA OC – 017, Kiribati in April 2023.
They will operate on 160 – 6m, CW, SSB, FT8.
Recent DX Spots T30UN
T30UN Log search DXCC Country – West Kiribati, T30.
QSL via ClubLog OQRS only.

T30UN Tarawa Island Kiribati News 12 April 2023

Please stop this nonses that we don’t send rr73

Some said FT8 is deth brain mode. So easy right? pc work pc….

I can see, that for so many is still not that easy.

Read directions and follow what we published. You will be in the log without any problems
We will try to upload the log to Clublog once a day. Internet connection is extremely poor. Takes forever to upload anything.
Team is NOT using MSHV software!

Work us on freq. we provided on QRZ.

WE ARE USING FOX MODE WITHOUT SPLIT! on both frequencies standard and expedition for many reasons

From last year FT8 statistics for us looks like this

78% qso’s made on std. freq.

22% qso’s made on expedition freq.

You should have your answer now why we dont push to F/H frequency.

T30UN Tarawa Island Kiribati News 11 April 2023 Part 3

Little update

42deg C

100% humidity

No wind

5 stations working.

3 generstors exposed to a massive heat.

Radios and laptops shoud survived this WX condition. Hope amplifiers will stay alive for 5 weeks

Partly log from today on clublog

T30UN Tarawa Island Kiribati News 11 April 2023 Part 2

Finally arrived at new QTH. Kaam is still operate 1 FT8 station on previous location. As soon as we set a camp here, we will move10- 20m antenna to a new QTH and all stations will QRV from here. 500L Diesels already here for generators.

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T30UN Tarawa Island Kiribati News 11 April 2023


Unfortunately we are not able to do anything with local solar inverters and led lights. Moving to another qth in some hours. Noise level is S9 plus on most bands.

We are using 1 station now on FT8. Expect 3-4h qrt for some hours until we relocate to another place in North Tarawa.

T30UN Tarawa Island Kiribati News 10 April 2023 Part 2

Noise level s9 plus
LED lights and solar inverters.
We are moving to another. QTH in some hours.

T30UN Tarawa Island Kiribati News 10 April 2023

Mauri from Kiribas
Finally found 9+60db noise on all bands. Working on it. Hope to eliminate shortly.

T30UN Tarawa Island News 9 April 2023

T30UN Tarawa Island, West Kiribati Team start their activity.
First station QRV on 10m.

T30UN Tarawa Island News 8 April 2023

T30UN Tarawa Island DX Pedition Band Plan


1822 – 1840
80m 3502 3785
3.567 3.575


7002 7090 7.056 7.047,5

10106 – 10.131 10.140

14002 14190 14.090 14.080

18072 18140 18.095 18.104

21002 21200 21.091 21.140

24892 24940 24.911 24.919

28002 28440 28.091 28.180

50105 50140 50.313

T30UN Tarawa Island News 7 April 2023

We will fly out to T30 land very soon
Activity should start early afternoon on April 10th. local time.
Half of the equipment already in western Kiribati after Banaba expedition.
We will use FOX mode on standard and expedition freq. at the same time!
Example 14.091 and 14.074 same time. All depends of trafic.
We will have very limited internet. Log update when possible.
Have fun

T30UN Tarawa Island News 22 March 2023

Bula Rebels
After short discussion, we decide to wait a little bit until those 5 different activities will be on the way back home. There is a jungle on expedition frequencys. We are trying to avoid adding another walls of FT8 signals and create more drama. There is no rush and we need much more freq. channel space for our experiments. We will start 1week of April
T30UN Team.

T30UN Tarawa Island News 17 March 2023

T30UN News. Donated an HF radio, destinated to T33KC, just sent from Italy. 73 de Simon IZ7ATN!

T30UN Tarawa Island News 15 March 2023

T30UN has been issued for our next activity.

This will be about 5 weeks txing from northern tip of Tarawa.

T30/T33KC already setting some. Antennas. We will have 2 CW op, 1 SSB and 7 FT8 stations running.

Some days will be limited tx-ing due to other work than ham radio.

FT8 lovers keep in mind we will use fox mode and standard mode at the same time, same band but different frequencies (exam. 14.074 and 14.090 same time or 21.074 and 21.091) we should start activity soon.

T30UN Tarawa Island News 14 March 2023

Bula folks. We are doing final preparations for T30, Western Kiribati. Callsign is still not confirmed (possibly T30TTT) but this is not an issue.

We will have 2 x CW operators, 1 x SSB and 7 x FT8 stations. We will be joined by T33KC who just arrived from Banaba to help with everything for us. We will be located in the northern tip of Tarawa. This place has no electricity, so we will run 3 generators.

And now the important part: Is there anyone who is willing to donate used, simple amateur radio to Kaam T33KC (IC-706? FT-857? TS-480?) or any other HF radio? He is currently using an old HF radio which needs to be programmed before use. It has no s-meter, no swr meter, nothing. I already donated to Kaam 3 antennas, 2 generators, tons of coax, and now he will get a new laptop for logs and other things. I can cover shipping costs to Fiji if someone is willing to support him and take it with us to Tarawa.

Thanks T33TTT 3Z9DX.

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