|TI7/DK6AO Isla Capitan NA-191 2008
|The Story and the QSL Information.
from Isla Capitan on 03.May 2008
I could be only about 3 hours QRV. We arrived at low tide. It started with a not so easy
landing. We stood up to the hips in the floods. About 11.30 am the tide was almost on
maximum and at least 50% of the island under water. Waves of almost 2 meters were breaking
almost everywhere. This caused us then to order the boat which arrived after approx. 20
minutes. Landing was extremely tricky, not to say very dangerous. My XYL and the
Captain hold the small boat in the water more or less tight, which was a real
task while the waves were breaking. In the meantime I tried to store everything so fast
and well as possible. Then the next problem was to cast off, because the
captain while standing in the water had to hold the dingi with
the outboard motor as long as a suitable wave came up which washed us to the sea. At the
same time the guy from the boat had to save himself into the boat ....
Back at land we had to enjoy some nice cold beers...... Any rate I had been 3 hours QRV with some hundred QSOs even with Europe. Despite of the bad condx. Sorry for the short activity, but safety was first at this moment.
From April 17. to April 20. 2009 a new activity
from the NA-191 group with several OP's is being planned. Go this link....
|reach the island
|prepair to operation by my xyl
|ready, the first contact
|not very comfortably
|the fibreglas mast with trap-dipol
|waves almost on the operator place
|The operation is valid for IOTA! E-mail from G3KMA, 08. June 2008
|- No eQSL!
|- Via Buero is no problem but needs about 1-3 years, dependent on your national QSL service.
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!! NO IRC's please! I can not accept any issue of IRC's, sorry !!
Please send your card to:
Klaus Rosenplaenter, DK6AO