Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Pantelleria Island (IH9YMC)

Last Sunday I made a QSO with Pantelleria Island (AF-018) on 15m SSB.
Pantelleria, the ancient Cossyra , is an Italian island in the Strait of Sicily in the Mediterranean Sea, 100 km southwest of Sicily and just 60 km east of the Tunisian coast. With an area of 83 km2, it is the largest volcanic satellite island of Sicily.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

My new diploma: ePFX300

Today I applied for my ePFX300 diploma, which is awarded by eQSL to those who have worked 300 different prefixes.
A few hours later, my new diploma was ready to download. Thanks Dave!
My next objective is the eDX 100, for which I have 81 entities worked.

Malpelo Island (HK0NA) on 10m SSB

This is the eQSL of a QSO with Malpelo Island (HK0NA) on 10m SSB.
I made this QSO thanks to Quique (EA1DFP). I was at home when he phoned me to tell me about the spot. As I don't have an HF antenna at home, I went down to my car to try the QSO, and was lucky to make it at the first try. There was no pile-up.
Malpelo is a small island in the East Pacific Ocean, located about 500 km (310 mi) west of the Colombian mainland. Except for a small military post that is manned by the Colombian Armed Forces, it is uninhabited. It consists of a sheer and barren rock with three high peaks, the highest being Cerro de la Mona with a height of 300 metres (980 ft).
Malpelo is home of a unique shark population; swarms of 500 hammerhead sharks and hundreds of silky sharks are frequently seen by diving expeditions, making it a very popular sharkdiving location.