NEWS UPDATE – Unfortunately the expedition to Ilha das Palmas SA-079 Is again cancelled. Full info here

A new attempt to activate Palmas Island, SA-079 will take place during October 29 to November 1, 2020. QRV on 80-10m, CW/SSB/Digi. This particular island within the group has never been activated before. It is uninhabited with no electricity or water. QSL via PY1MT. 

JULY 25, 2020 – Due to a high seas warning, with waves above 4 meters for the next few days, which would compromise the team’s safe return, as boarding at Palmas island is done on rocks, the team decided to change the location of the activation. The team opted for Jurubaiba, SA-029 DIB RJ-22 LH BRA-225 which is located in sheltered waters within the bay of Ilha Grande.

MAY 14, 2020 – A team consisting PY1CG, PY1MT & PY8WW plan activity from Palmas island SA-079 as ZV1M during July 24-26, 2020. Participation in the IOTA contest. This will be the first time that Ilha das Palmas has been activated. QSL via PY1MT. 

It should be noted that due to current Covid-19 worldwide restrictions the following info was recently published on the RSGBCC website relating to IOTA contest 2020:

In line with “Stay at Home” guidance, to minimise the impact of Covid-19, the IOTA Contest in 2020 is exclusively for Single Operators using their home stations.