The Journey

Craig VK5CE flies from Adelaide to Perth and then Perth to Broome, this can all be done in one day. The two Mikes AD5A and AB5EB take the long haul journey from San Antonio to the east coast of Australia before making the trip to Broome – hello jet lag!!!!!

We arrive in Broome, then rent a car and drive around picking up camping equipment that we need to rent, and purchase other equipment such as petrol containers, generator oil, fuel, first aid gear, etc.

On Sunday November 5th we depart Broome and set sail for Ashmore Reef.

On Tuesday November 7th we arrive at Arrive Reef at lunchtime, around 0500 UTC. We hope to get on the air later that day, see PROPAGATION page for operating hours. 

We will be at Ashmore Reef on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and we need to depart by 9am or 0100 UTC on Saturday morning. 

We then set sail and arrive at Browse Island overnight. We will operate from around 2000 UTC on Saturday (Sunday local time) for around 4 hours.

We then depart and arrive in Broome late on Monday November 13.