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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

IOTA activations

Eric, W4OTN/3, is currently planning on two IOTA DXpeditions:
Smith Island (NA-140) and Hatteras (Pea) Island (NA-067).

The DXpedition to Smith Island is up in the air due to him having to sail there, but the latter to Hatteras Island will definitely happen unless there is some hurricane that forces him to stay home.

His plan is as follows:
NA-140 - Smith Island is a small island in Maryland's Chesapeake Bay.
Available only by boat, he will be sailing there to operate from the marina using shore-based antennas and transceivers.

Eric will provide an update as it gets closer to the time to make his way south. Operation will be over the last weekend in July 2013 for the annual RSGB IOTA Contest.

Activity will most likely be 40-10 meters SSB. He may be able to do some
CW, depending on how much practice he can get before then.

NA-067. Eric will be on vacation between August 4-10th on Hatteras
Island. Operating will be vacation-style and he will try to be available on 40-6 meters using CW and SSB. Eric knows this island group has been well represented in the past so he does not expect many pileups, but maybe he can work some rare ones himself!

QSL via LoTW, direct (w/SASE OR SAE and 1 IRC), or SKCC or the ARRL

Eric will update everyone on his Web page as time gets closer for these events to happen at:


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