Look out for Andy, E51AND to be active from Pitcairn as VP6AND during February 23-24, 2023. This is a quick visit and Andy will staying at and operating from the QTH of Meralda VP6MW using 100w into a Hexbeam antenna and QRS CW. QSL via paper log only; no eQSL or LoTW.
Note: If seas allow it’s likely Andy will arrive at 9am local time on the 23rd, sightseeing during the day, and then begin operations at night. If the sea is rough, as it is today, the arrival of the ship will be delayed.
Pictures below of Hexbeam at VP6MW QTH – with credit to Meralda.
Pitcairn Island, isolated volcanic island in the south-central Pacific Ocean, 1,350 miles (2,170 km) southeast of Tahiti. It is the only inhabited island of the British overseas territory of Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie, and Oeno Islands, which is commonly referred to as the Pitcairn Islands or as Pitcairn. The main island, with an area of about 2 square miles (5 square km), is a rugged half-crater rising to some 1,100 feet (340 metres) and girded by precipitous coastal cliffs. The climate is subtropical with an adequate rainfall, and the soil is fertile. Henderson Island, a raised coral atoll almost entirely untouched by humans, is a UNESCO World Heritage site (designated 1988).