4A4A Will take place between 3 to 20 of March, a good group will put the signal on the air on SSB , CW and Digital modes from Benito Juarez Island (Isla Socorro). IOTA: NA-030 // QTH locator : DK48MRWe will try setup 3 stations running simultaneously as conditions permits.
Everything is ready and we are looking forward to the arrival of the 24th of February, when some members of the team 4A4A will meet in Madrid to get the material ready.
On 25th of February we will fly to Mexico D.F, where the whole team will meet and where we will finish with the preparation of the material for the expedition.
The 28th of February it is scheduled that the team has a long journey from Mexico D.F to Manzanillo's port, in the Pacific Ocean coast, the place where we will take a boat the 1st of March to Revillagigedo; a journey which will last 2 days approximately.
Our plans consist of being flying the 3rd of March.
Finally, we will settle 2 camps, one of them for CW and the other for SSB and RTTY, with antennas, equipments and independent ampifliers.
The purpose is to have at least 3 stations working 24 hours a day.
Due to the proximity with EEUU, we will put a special emphasis in order to work EU in all the bands and possible modes.
A group of residents are hoping the city will force the ham radio operator Paul Isaacs (W2JGQ) to have his 30-foot radio tower removed. The DOB recently issued a violation on the antenna. Here is a slideshow of the antenna.
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)