Dear DX editors,

I will be active as YJ4AO from Vanuatu between Dec 27 and Jan 13, 2016. The QTH will be on the Eratap peninsula near Port Vila at the south coast of Efate Island (OC-035, WLOTA 1051). Operating will take place in "holiday style" mainly in CW during the evening and night hours (maybe some SSB, no digital). As usual I will have my Elecraft K2 with me this time with a borrowed power amplifier running about 500 watts into a 10m pole with vertical dipoles on 10/12/15/17/20m and groundplanes for 30m and 40m.

This will be a special DXpedition celebrating my 40th birthday, my 10th wedding anniversary and my 25th anniversary on the air (a little late because it was already in 2013). For this reason I obtained the special callsign YJ4AO which is a reminiscence to my very first callsign Y24AO. My wife and I always dreamed of visiting the South Pacific only once in our lifetime and we are very happy to be able to do this trip now so I ask everybody to understand that I spend some time with my wife with usual holiday activities like snorkeling, etc. instead of conducting a 100% DXpedition.

All this information (including a link with exact GPS coordinates) can be found on the website:

QSLs for YJ4AO via bureau or direct to DL7VOA.

73 de Rob, DL7VOA