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Previous Activation Information
IOTA ACTIVATION HERON ISLAND – IOTA OC-142
December 2nd – December 9th 2019
Thanks to all who worked us under difficult conditions.
If you need a direct card then please send $2 plus an SAE to Steve – G0UIH in the UK.
Thanks to all the stations that I spoke to whilst on Heron Island IOTA OC-142. The conditions on the band were challenging at best but I managed over 400 QSO’s in total. Of the 7 days of operation, 2 days were more or less flat with little or no conditions. I was also surprised that on this occasion during the Pacific evening, the band noise increased considerably. Certainly not noise free as was the activation to Lady Elliot Island (Also OC-142) in 2003. However, in 2003 the solar figures were in much better shape. There is normally a slight increase in noise during the evenings but not too much. This time was an exception.
During the Pacific daytime band noise was zero. This is how I normally find conditions whatever time of the sunspot cycle. On 2 of the days I had good openings to EU but noise levels increased to S7 on both evenings over a 3 hour prime DX period. This was enough to make DX contacts to EU impossible which was disappointing. On three evenings I had two good openings with little or no noise and one evening with about S1-2 of noise. Sorry if you didn’t work us, but we have activations planned for the future years when hopefully the propagation will be more favourable.
IOTA ACTIVATION LORD HOWE ISLAND – IOTA OC-004
December 15th – December 24th 2015
We would like to thank the many stations who we made contact with from Lord Howe Island during our activation in December 2015. A 4 colour 4 sided special QSL is available [above] either direct or via the Buro.
IOTA ACTIVATION GREAT KEPPEL ISLAND – IOTA OC-142
and SOUTH MOLLE ISLAND – IOTA OC-160 December 2007
IOTA ACTIVATION TO AFRICA – FUERTEVENTURA ISLAND (Canary Islands)
IOTA AF-004 – Summer 2006
PACIFIC IOTA ACTIVATION SPECIAL – FIJI and AUSTRALIA
IOTA OC-121, OC-156 and OC-137 in December 2004/January 2005
ANOTHER IOTA TRIPLE 3 ISLAND SPECIAL – QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA
IOTA OC-160, OC-171 and OC-137 in December 2003
IOTA TRIPLE ISLAND SPECIAL – QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA
IOTA OC-160, OC-172 and OC-137 in December 2002
IOTA USA – FLORIDA GULF COAST ISLANDS
HONEYMOON ISLAND and CLEARWATER ISLAND – IOTA NA-034 in May 1998
Do you need a QSL card? If you’ve made contact with us on any activation, then QSL’s are still available for all of the above islands. QSL is fine either via the buro [you may have to wait a while], or via direct with standard $2.00 contribution and an SAE to:
Steve Lawman, 44 Main St, Barnwell, Peterborough, PE8 5PS, England – UK.