Andy, VK5MAV/P will be active from IOTA OC – 228, Australia in RSGB IOTA Contest, 25 – 26 July 2020.
He is planning to be active from West Island or Granite Island, Australia.
Recent DX Spots VK5MAV/P
He will operate CW only.VK5MAV/P Log search
QSL via ClubLog OQRS.
DXCC Country – Australia.
VK5MAV/P Granite Island News 16 July 2020
The activation of OC-228 as VK5MAV/P is approved/validated for IOTA credit
Best wishes for your next adventure Andy!
IOTA Validation Team
VK5MAV/P News 12 July 2020 Granite Island
If you tried to contact me but with no success – you may still keep a hope for a while. If the weather will let me – I will try again next Saturday or Sunday.
Participation in IOTA Contest would be pointless as today’s activity demonstrated. My signal was very weak with such setup, especially during daytime.
But in general – it was sad event.
7 hours, 150 approximately QSO – not important (for me, but for someone who has got a new island – completely different:-)) Tomorrow I will upload the log to Clublog and IOTA Committee. As already written – there will be no cards. Well, if anyone needs it badly – my usual card with a sticker.
However I didn’t expect anything else, GP 20/15, “radials” – copper wire into the water.
100 watts, battery powered. No tent, no shelter, no normal table/chair.
The toilet is far away. Ward tea – in a thermos brought by me. Temp was + 12, windy with drizzle. I was lucky at least the rain did not happen.
That’s it for now, folks
VK5MAV/P Granite Island News 8 July 2020
Update on OC-228 VK5MAV/p activity.
Completely disappointed by position of SA department, managing access to south Australian islands, I have only one option last – very light, time and conditions limited, no night activity from Granite Island.
I’m planning to do test visit to Granite Island on July 12, from approx. 1 am till 6 am UTC. 20/15 m bands, CW. 100W, GP, battery.
Propagation shows bit better conditions at 1-3 am – Short Path to EU than 3-6 am Short Path to NA.
Access to the island permitted only if no strong winds at that day, at daylight only (roughly from 9pm UTC 11/07 till 7am UTC 12/07). I can’t operate full daylight period, sorry.
Access to the Island is via long wooden bridge by horse-tram or 3 km by walk, than few kilometres around the Island. Everything should be brought by hands and taken back after, I plan to use garden cart (like Craig VK5CE).
Hope to give someone a new island.
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VK5MAV/P. Where is Granite Island located. Map.
VK5MAV/P West Island Granite Island. Sunrise 07-22-2020 at 21:47 GMT sunset at 07:56 GMT sumber www.dxnews.com