UPDATE by Gil, IZ2DLV /8Q7GB – Customs checked my baggage but with Maldivian license and serial numbers on it was an enough to explain why I was traveling with 60kg of equipment.
Nika Island is a wonderful location, owner is Ham Radio friendly and bungalows are secluded enough to have your equipment hidden.
The 2 antennas (30, 20, 17; 40m are 4 mts away from water and seems my signals are pretty good). Radials are resonant, 1 mt above the ground for the tri-bander and 4 buried for the 40m one.
Weather is windy, warm and humid and family is enjoying both this wonderful place and the Maldivian lifestyle.
MAY 14, 2019 — Gil, IZ2DLV informs DX-World that he will be active from Nika island, Maldives as 8Q7GB during August 6-18, 2019. QRV (holiday-style) on 80-15m, CW/SSB/FT8. QSL via LoTW.