Ken RW3DD is supporting different IOTA DXpeditions offering absolutely amazing plaques dedicated to an expeditioner or to an expedition. They are really best decoration for any ham shack, easily overtaking almost all (even very famous) ham radio plaques. Amazing design, great quality - and long DX memories. Great part of the cost is going directly to donate the expedition.
I will get fantastic chance to get my "emotional batteries" fully charged to start the IOTA operation in great mood. Each year one of Geraldton's most prominent cultural centres - Latitude Gallery - makes very unusual event - offers to the public's attention art objects created by local artists. The detail which makes the exhibition unique is that ALL art objects have been made by ... you will never believe... debris cleaned out of seas around Abrolhos Islands. Latitude Gall
And one more - for those who have already supported / will support / think to support the expedition. A good deed will not go unpunished, believe me (licking bloodthirsty).
Unfortunately, many serious prizes can not be provided (otherwise all donations will go only to purchase prizes)
Therefore, it was decided (RN3RQ's idea, for which he was given a special bow) not to leave those who, for various reasons, did not get into the rally of pearls and T-shirts.
Everyone who su
You don't need to order QSLs for OC-211 and OC-183 separately (if you worked both).
If you've made contacts to both islands, you just need order Direct QSL once, putting all QSOs together.
It shouldn't be a problem because same callsign VK5MAV/6 will be used.
However operation from each island will be indicated and confirmed separately. http://vk5mav.wixsite.com/dxpedition/qsls
Local time everywhere, GMT + 8 hours 13th of April 2019 - Flight Adelaide-Perth-Geraldton, stay overnight at a hotel 14th of April 2019 early morning - Flight Geraldton-Houtman Abrolhos Islands, Rat Island, OC-211 14th of April 2019 - Start operating from OC-211 - as soon as antennas installed and station ready (depending on weather, local conditions, etc. Possibly just 1 band on that day/night, more likely 40 m) 19th of April 2019, morning - OC-183 operation finished, all ge