QRV on 80-10m, CW/SSB/RTTY.
QSL via OQRS.
[Audio recording of previous activity]
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Members of ARAS (Amateur Radio of Association of Senegal) will be active as 6V1A from Goree Island AF-045 between November 27-29, 2015.
QRV on HF bands, CW/SSB. QSL via 6W7JX.
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Only 5 weeks from now our team will head down to New Zealand on their way to Antipodes Is. The short time between the DoC approval and their requested time schedule does not allow us nearly as much time as we wished for the community to rally behind us and possibly support this project. We also understand that as we the winter holiday season approaches, other priorities take over and everyone’s budget gets tighter. This being said, we would like to kindly remind you that we need your financial support now! Please help our efforts to bring ZL9 and OC-286 on the air!
Happy Thanksgiving to all our friends in the United States!
Thank You all in advance!
BREAKING IOTA NEWS – DX-WORLD.NET
All 6 operators have now returned safely to their homes after many hours of travelling. We achieved what we set out to do – and this was to put Coetivy Island on the air for the 1st time. Coetivy Island is one of the new 11 IOTA groups that was added in July 2014 at the 50th IOTA convention in Windsor, UK.
Coetivy Island is an active open prison and a rehabilitation centre for Drug abusers. It is 180 miles from anywhere and is only accessible via the IDC (Islands Development Committee) who have full control of the island. We were limited to a maximum of 6 persons and had to use the IDC private airplane charter. The last 180 miles of our project cost over $20,000!
Early on in our planning stages we began a vast sponsoring program. We needed the help of the IOTA/DX community to help to offset these high costs. Many DX Clubs and foundations gave assistance for which we are most grateful. Without the help of all individuals, this project would not have happened. We had a clear vision of what our goals were, we always intended to maximise the number of Uniques to give this New IOTA to as many as possible. 9,808 Unique callsigns were logged!!! We also realised that regular S7 was most wanted on the US West Coast where we maximised our antenna farm to empathise into this area during limited openings. In total, we worked 6,660 North American stations netting 31% of all QSOs. Special thanks to the Western Washington DX Club – the only North American Club to help fund our project.
On Tuesday 17/Nov/15 at 18:00 UTC all 6 stations began CQing altogether. more ›