PJ7PK – QRT and safe!

“NA-247 will never be activated again – no way!”

That was the remark made by one of the team who landed and operated from this NEW one.

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You can be sure he meant every word of it.

Looks are deceiving when viewing this island from the mainland in contrast to circling around it in a boat. Indeed, there is no landing stage – anywhere. To get on you swim and let the swell take you ashore hoping no submerged rocks and sea urchins pierce your skin. You also need a competent RIB operator to manoeuvre in and out with radio gear.

Much will be written about this brand new activation as there’s a story to tell by everyone involved, but let’s congratulate the ops who made over 2300 QSOs in 18hrs of extreme heat operating. They are all now recovering well.

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