Despite using less equipment than hoped because of the military restricted status of the island, the team has managed to work around 8000 QSOs. After a short ceremony with local officials and people, the operators have gone back to Saigon so they can catch a plane back to Europe, looking for the volcanic ashes to let them flight safely.
3W6C team is in Viêt-Nam now and has met XV2A and XV2B in Ho Chi Minh City. They will soon leave for their final destination and start operation. Please follow the news on their expedition website.
3W6C expedition will activate Côn Có Island, a top wanted IOTA. This very skilled team plan to arrive in Viêt-Nam at the beginning of April.
Propagation is improving slowly and 15m band is often open to Europe now. Contact should be possible from any part of the world on most HF bands and modes.