NEWS UPDATE – Rod, YJ8RN will again be active from Marae Village, Emae Island, Shepherd Islands, OC-111 during July 24-26, 2021. QRV on HF, mainly SSB, FT8 using a Yaesu FT-450. Participation in the RSGB IOTA contest. QSL via NZ4DX.
OCTOBER 12, 2019 – Earlier today, Rod YJ8RN was active briefly from Emae Island OC-111 using FT8. This is a rare IOTA. Length of activity is unknown, but Grant VK5GR informs that Rod may have had to go there for work: “He is the regional electrician around Efate and the Shepard Islands are not that far north of his home QTH“.