Announcing the IOTA dxpedition to the Southern Line Islands
An international dxpedition to the following islands will commence late March:
OC-279 Malden Island
OC-280 Starbuck Island
OC-281 Caroline Island
OC-282 Vostok Island
These are all uninhabited islands and are new IOTAs, never before activated. We are planning to be active on each island for 4 days. QSL direct via SM6CAS. We sail on the S/V Kwai from Kiritimati (Christmas) Island on 17 March. The team comprises Nils-SM6CAS (leader), Steve-G4EDG, Mike-K9AJ and Derek-G3KHZ. We will be taking 5 Kiribati Government officials with us. The sea journey will be almost 1,800 nautical miles and we will return to Kiritimati on 20 April. Special thanks to Kimo, KH7U for his immense help and tireless effort obtaining equipment for us and getting it to the S/V Kwai while in harbour at Honolulu.
Short Wave Listener since 1974 as I1-21171, former Manager SWL ARI, former Manager Contest 40&80, former-webmaster 425DXN website, IZ1CRR since 2000, Ham Radio activities from Maldive (8Q7RR) 2001, Sonsorol island (T88SI) 2002, Pulau Muara Besar (V8PMB) 2004, Pulau Satang Besar (9M8PSB) 2004. 1077 islands (IOTA) confirmed.
CONTESTS: 1st WorldWide (Anarts 89, SPDX 90, White Rose Midsummer 95, IOTA 94, White Rose LF Bands 96, SWL Challenge 95), 2nd WW (HK 75, EA RTTY 92, SARTG RTTY 94), 3rd WW (SARTG RTTY 90, VOLTA RTTY 89, ANARTS RTTY 90, SARTG NEW YEAR RTTY 95). 1st ITALY (SARTG RTTY 94, SARTG NEW YEAR 92/93/94/95/96, OKDX 1998/99, WAE SSB 89, INORC 89, CQ/M 89, LZDX 89, SACW 89, HF MARATHON 90, ARI DX 90/91, 40&80 89, ARI SEZIONI 90, EA RTTY 93, BARCELLONA OLYMPIC GAMES 92, ARI TROPHY 93, IIA TROPHY 93/94, YL ELETTRA MARCONI 94, MARATONA DX 96)