KH8 – Pago Pago, American Samoa

Dates: 14 to 19 June 2018

Callsign: KH8/WJ2O

KH8 – Pago Pago, American Samoa 2024-04-06T14:45:52-05:00

Preparing the Equipment at Home

Dxpedition equipment
DXpedition equipment assembled and working. Time to pack it up.
My poor beat up K3 Classic. It’s been to many countries and it sports quite a few dents and scratches, but it’s still ticking.
This is the first time the KPA500 & KAT500 have left my house though. Notice my brand spanking new Begali. Just purchased at Dayton Hamvention
Besides American Samoa and Fiji, this is the station we will use as KH7Z/mm. 20 Meters only aboard ship.

The Antenna


Installing Antenna

Fixing Antenna

New Antenna

The Antenna

The Hotel – Sadies by the Sea

Hotel in Pago Pago, American Samoa

It’s a great draft beer made in Samoa but consumed in American Samoa.

Breakfast in Pago Pago, American Samoa

Car Number Plate in Samoa

Sadie's Hotels

Beautiful mountains in Pago Pago, American Samoa

A beautiful view in Pago Pago, American Samoa

Lunch in Sadie's hotels

Best lunch in Sadie's hotel

Sadie's Hotel

With my friend in hotel

Dxpedition team

Dxpedition team on work

Enjoying Island Life

Enjoying Island life in Pago Pago, American Samoa

Happy Father’s Day back in the States. I salute you.

The Tradewinds Hotel

The Tradewinds Hotel

Inside Tradewinds Hotel

Tradewinds Hotel

KH8 QSL Card

KH8 QSL Card Front
KH8 QSL Card back

Trip Statistics Report

QSO count

Due to band conditions and my location on the island, my QSO Count was very low.

Trip Statistics Report

KH8/N1DG at the mic

KH8/N1DG at the mic

Operating team

Traveling the South Pacific

I start in KH8 first, flying into Pago Pago from Hawaii on Hawaiian Airlines.

Travel route to South Pacific