In June 2022 a team will attempt to land on the Isle of Rockall (IOTA EU-189) – one of the most inhospitable places on Earth. Their intention is to survive on the island for one week and to raise funds for a Children’s Hospice and other charities.
The very good news for the ham radio world is that well known DXpeditioner and IOTA activator, Nobby G0VJG, is joining the team. He will be the sole radio operator and aims to be active from the island, weather permitting, for 1-2 days; this is definitely not a holiday-style activation.
Although the dates are not yet set in stone, Nobby plans to run two bands (20 & 40m) using the callsign MM0UKI/P. The full trip will cover the period June 1-14, 2022. It won’t be until much nearer the time that DXers and IOTA chasers will find out the actual days of activity. QSL via M0OXO, OQRS etc.
In the meantime, follow the Rockall 2022 team on Instagram plus their dedicated website for further reading with a view to donating to very good causes. Also follow Nobby on Twitter for future updates and info.
*This will be third activation of Rockall and it’s still one of the most wanted IOTA in the world, not least #1 in Europe.