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Rare IOTA Island Dx-pedition Announcement
Fred and Helen Archibald plan to be on Round Island (one of the Walrus Is.) from 5-10 July 2018 and operate as VE1FA/KL7 and VA1YL/KL7 respectively. Round Is. (N. Lat 58.6°, W. Long. 160.0°) is in Bristol Bay in the Bering Sea west of mainland Alaska. It is part of Alaska’s Walrus Islands State Game Sanctuary. Operation will be part-time as we are going to visit the walruses and daughter Margaret (VE2ZOO) who is working for the Alaska Department of Fish + Game on the island. Round Is. is in IOTA’s Dillingham/Togiak group (NA-121) which has been activated before but remains quite rare.
We plan to be on 20m (14260 kHz) and 40m (7150 kHz) +/- QRM with 100 W and dipoles that have a nice ocean takeoff to the east and south. The beam/quad bearing from Nova Scotia is 320° and the distance is about 6300 km.
Once there and set up we’ll announce on DX Summit each time we are active. While there we will also check our email (firstname.lastname@example.org) for feedback + suggestions.
QSL cards to VE1FA QRZ postal address (below) or buro. No electronic cards please.