North and South Cooks news 2015

    Andy, E51AND updates readers with the following:

    Rarotongan-Beach2015 is the 50th Anniversary of Self Governance in the Cook Islands.

    To celebrate, hams resident in the Cook Islands will be granted the use of a special 1×1 call sign in the form E50x from January 1st to December 31st 2015.

    Listen out for: Warwick E50W on Penrhyn Island (OC-082) N. Cooks — he is mostly on 6M and 10m WSPR; Des E50D on Aitutaki Island (OC-083); and on Rarotonga (OC-013) look for: Jim E50J; Victor E50V; and Bob E50B on SSB; Andy E50A on SSB and QRS CW; and, the only YL ham in the Cooks, Kat as E50K.

    Just a note – we are pretty isolated, have extremely limited internet access and none of us are avid DXers — much more the rag chewing types, and none of currently eQSL or LoTW (though I am working at it but sure could use an Elmer!! LOL) – so if you or your friends hear us – bear with us 🙂 It could be a crazy year!

    Visitors to the island wishing to operate will be eligible only for the standard E51xxx style call with the E50 reserved for those living here.

    FIRST FOR DX NEWS – DX-WORLD.NET

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