9M2SE (Malaysian Special Expedition Team) will be operating and activating Perhentian Besar Island IOTA AS-073 on May 1st, 2nd and 3rd to promote Malaysia’s beautiful island and also IOTA activities. Our operators are, Piju 9M2PJU, Khairul 9M2KRZ, Rizal 9M2RDX and our special guest from Poland, Jacek SP5APW. Jacek will continue to operate till 7th May as 9M2/SP5APW.
Our operating equipment will be two 100 watts transceivers, a vertical antenna and a tribander yagi. QRV from 40m to 10m CW, SSB and also digital. For QSL information, please read carefully on QRZ.com.The Perhentian Islands (Pulau Perhentian in Malay) lie approximately 10 nautical miles (19 km) off the northeastern coast of West Malaysia in the state of Terengganu, approximately 40 miles (64 km) south of the Thai border.
The name “Perhentian” means “stopping point” in Malay, referring to the islands’ traditional role as a waypoint for traders between Bangkok and Malaysia. The islands were sparsely inhabited by fishermen for centuries, although tourism now accounts for most economic activity.
The Perhentian Islands appear on many maps of the nineteenth and twentieth century as ‘The Station Islands’. This arises from the British colonial period, as an English translation of “stopping point”.