Andy, E51AND will be traveling to Nassau Atoll OC-098 departing Saturday 28th January arriving Nassau on Tuesday/Wednesday as part of a team to assess the damage to MV Moana Nui grounded on the reef at Nassau yesterday. (thus “Danger Islands”)

He is taking a Yaesu FT857D, LDG tuner and a 43ft vertical he hopes to mount in or near the lagoon. Limited to 75 – 100watts SSB and QRS CW. Very basic station. No internet.

The primary focus will be the assessment of the vessel, but he hopes to operate on 1st, 2nd and 3rd February during his spare time and in the evenings (0500Z – 0900Z) on whichever bands are open. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW, Club Log and QRZ after his return around February 11th.

NOTE: He is attempting to secure the callsign E51AD or E51AN for this North Cooks operation to distinguish it (and future N Cooks operations) from his regular South Cooks activities.