UPDATE – Shortly after 09:30z, the team started up from EU-159

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May 22, 2014 – After the recent MX0INT IOTA DXpedition, members of the Invoker Team have decided it’s time for a warmer place to activate.

EU-159 has been for a long time in the target list but it was always postponed for other more challenging activities. This IOTA group is one of the rarest in France and Invoker Team believe it deserves a proper full scale operation.

During the weekend of May 30 to June 01 – using the callsign TM1INT – a group of old friends consisting of Christian EA3NT, Vincent F4BKV, Gil F4FET, Diego F4HAU, Fabrice F4FPG, Gabriel EA3AKA and Ludo (SWL) plan to be active from the sand bank island named Banc d’Arguin.

At this stage it is likely the activation will take place during local daylight hours only, due to Natural Park restrictions, however they will strive for a longer activation period while there, trying to convince the island’s representatives. In any case, due to the protected wildlife area, the use of generator will be forbiden and therefore operation will be only performed with batteries and small vertical antennas near salt water.

Please be aware that weather and sea conditions will determine this whole activation. The team will announce on air, or via twitter, any potential changes.