The trip was based on the premise that the DXpeditioner needs to take all their equipment with them. The only things that were not taken were coax and operating tables, which were stored at the destination. Otherwise, everything was brought with the team.
Most of the team arrived late Sunday evening, but within about an hour of reaching the villa, they were operational on 20m. Klein, WT6G, made QSO#1, and then the pileups started! 20m was in great shape, and Klein was literally working the world, with Europe, USA, Japan calling at the same time. Even JT1CO called in! Then Klein realized that the power level of his 1000D was only set at 50w output! That didnt seem to slow him down at all :-)
The group got up early Monday morning before the sun was hot to get a lot of the antenna work done. When the afternoon sun was too hot, the crew came inside to do station work. By sundown on the first day, the antennas for 10-40m were operational, and most of the station was set up. Over the next two days, the group installed the antennas for 80m, 160m, 6m, and the Yagi.