Who are Five Star?
Five Star DXers Association (FSDXA) was formed to undertake a DXpedition in
This first DXpedition was to Spratly Island, using the call 9M0C. The
thirteen operators and their support team amassed 65,569 contacts, making it
one of the most successful DXpeditions of all time. After the trip, members
of the team wrote a book showing how the trip was planned.
Behind the Scenes" has become a must-read for any DXpedition.
Building on the success of the first trip, FSDXA started planning a visit to
another rare spot. The chosen location was the Comoros in 2001, and the call
D68C. A larger operation than 9M0C, some 26 operators travelled to the
Indian Ocean with the secret intent of 100,000 contacts. By the end of the
operation, the team had logged 168,722 contacts - far in excess of even their
With two successful operations completed, FSDXA looked for a new
opportunity. The operation currently planned for March/April 2004, will be to
Rodrigues Island. The team started to prepare this trip early in 2003.
The mission of FSDXA is to provide amateurs around the world with the opportunity
for at least one contact with the station. Contacts should be possible from
the most modest station. From D68C, a station Canadian station running 50mw SSB and
another using hand-held on 10FM from San Diego made solid contacts.
FSDXA looks forward to adding your call to our new log from 3B9C.
Behind the Scenes
Written by the team that brought you 9M0C,
D68C and the forthcoming visit to 3B9C