Stewart Island: OC-203

    seabreeze-cottage-oc203Last activated in 2007 for 48 hours, and before that in 2004, Stewart Island is still high on the IOTA wanted list. Previous expeditions to OC-203 have generally used CW as the main mode of operating.

    From March 19 – 30, 2010 ZL4PW (Paul) & VK4HDX (Ray) plan on being QRV all modes 160 – 15m. Participation in CQ WPX SSB is likely too.

    Having purchased the majority of equipment for the expedition, along with covering travel and food costs to Stewart Island, Paul & Ray are hoping for donations to assist in the purchase of a couple of items missing from their list. Perhaps you can help them? They still require:

    • Antenna phasing device for 2 element phased arrays for 30 / 40m.                      seabreeze-cottage-aerial-view_qth                                                      
    • A solid-state linear amplifier.

    If you feel you can assist or know somebody who could help Paul and Ray with their last few items, please contact Paul at

    A website is currently under construction for the expedition – all sponsors/donations will be fully acknowledged once up and running.