We are back in New Zealand after a rough 2+ day sea journey from the island.
The last of the logs will be uploaded soon.
Everyone in good health, we will sleep soundly tonight in a read bed that isn't rocking and rolling...
Despite not having a normal reply when I made my donation in no way should my comment be construed as criticism of your operation to Campbell Island. The donation simply did not fit the normal pattern we are all accustomed to. Now that I know all the logs were not uploaded it makes sense.
Conditions were not what I (and probably many others) expected only a month or two ago. Your team must have dealt with many weak signals especially on the higher bands like 10 and 12 meters where signals were very weak here in New England. I'd love to hear some recordings of actual QSOs because the OPs obviously have a very rare ability to pull out faint signals amidst QRM most always on the first transmission.
My 20 meter CW and phone QSOs were the only ones I was certain about as the signals were very strong. On 10 meters the signal was at or under the noise level when I worked you on December 1st. I really could not make out out my whole call but the timing and rhythm were both right so I gave a report. On 15 meter CW your signal was a little stronger but I put the odds at 50/50 of being in the log. As it turned out both of my questionable QSOs were in your online logbook and due to the frequent updates I did not have to make the pileups any worse by making duplicate QSOs.
Thanks to all for expending the significant amount of money to make this happen, to brave the very rough seas, and to live under very inhospitable conditions. Your team should be extremely proud of itself for this truly altruistic expedition done solely for the enjoyment of other hams.
I hope you all get the needed rest and are back to normal in short order.
Thanks for the all-time new one! I think the amateur community will be talking about ZL9HR for quite a long time. It was a great expedition to a much needed entity.