Clipperton Island 2024, TX5S, is in the Books. DX Engineering-Sponsored Activation Nets 113,000+ QSOs.

After a windswept stay in January, the 16-operator TX5S team left the French overseas state private property of Clipperton Island (IOTA NA-011) with an impressive 113,738 QSOs in their logbook and a boatload of stories to tell about their adventures on this uninhabited and rarely activated atoll in the Pacific Ocean.

Team members described the pileups as “constant” and “energetic,” and the excursion as a “truly wonderful experience for all involved.” One successful chaser deemed TX5S as “the best organized DXpedition in the annals of ham radio,” singling out the 24-hour, all-band, all-mode coverage that gave DXers ample opportunity to make contact. As of February, Clipperton Island, which ranked as the 38th most-wanted DXCC entity prior to TX5S, had dropped out of the top 50, per Clublog—a testimony to skillful operators and the DX chasers who showed the patience needed to break through on 160-6M. All of us at OnAllBands and DX Engineering hope you were one of the fortunate operators to end up in the logbook.

As a major equipment sponsor of TX5S, DX Engineering contributed gear that played an important role in helping to make sure the TX5S team could hear and be heard as DXers from around the world filled bands and recorded ATNOs via CW, SSB, FT8, EME, and Satellites. Here’s what they took along from DX Engineering, including superior-quality DX Engineering branded coaxial cable and Next Generation PL-259 connectors:

DX Engineering High-Visibility Antenna Wire

COMTEK Vertical Feedpoint Connection Kits

We look forward to hearing personal accounts of this DXpedition at hamfests in the months to come. In the meantime, check out the TX5S Facebook page for some amazing photos from Clipperton Island.

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