A DX-PEDITION TO THE COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS
BY PHIL WHITCHURCH, G3SWH
After last year’s DX-pedition to Christmas Island as VK9X/G6AY, our next logical step was a DX-pedition to the Cocos (Keeling) Islands in 2011. If my memory serves me correctly, Jim, G3RTE and discussed it whilst we were in VK9X, although no decisions were made until a few months after we’d returned home. Initially, Jim declined the trip as his XYL and he were planning a trip around the same dates. Richard, G3RWL expressed an interest but we were unable to agree on mutually convenient dates due to our other commitments. Fortunately, Jim’s plans for a family trip fell through around September 2010 and planning then started in earnest for an operation between 22nd February and 5th March 2011.