NEWS UPDATE – Finally, after a long wait due to a number of factors, the YB-IOTA team are now ready to activate Supuka Besar Island, OC-247 between June 25-29, 2022. Recently, as the pictures show, they have been busy setting up and testing equipment prior to their activity. Some of the team will also QRV on 6m. (thanks to JN6RZM for pictures)
NOVEMBER 11, 2021 – Due to bad weather in the area, coupled with high costs to go to the island (Sapuka Besar), the team has decided to postpone this IOTA activity until March 2022. For info, the cost of activating this particular IOTA group is in excess of $2.5K, and the team are now looking for sponsors. [tnx OM3JW]
OCTOBER 5, 2021 – A 10-man team plan activity from Sapuka Besar (one of the Sabalana and Tengah Islands), OC-247 during November 12-16, 2021. QRV on 80-10m; CW, SSB, FT8, RTTY. It will take the team more than 24 hours by boat (from Celebes) to get there.