V31ME & V31ML – Belize

    Markus, DJ4EL (V31ME) and Joe, DJ1JB (V31ML) will be on DXpedition to the beautiful Belizean islands in January 2011. They plan to activate the following IOTA:

    Furthermore, Markus explains about their trip to Tobacco Caye:

    Tobacco Caye is a tiny island located between Glovers Reef and the city of Dangriga, capital of Stann Creek district. It is famous for snorkeling and diving as the location is within world’s second largest coral reef. The atmosphere on the island seems to be very intimate and relaxed. Most cottages do not have electric power.

    Name: Tobacco Caye
    Latitude: 16° 53′ 54” N
    Longitude: 88° 03′ 43” W

    We will use some wire antennas over there. A ZS6BKW should work fine up between some tall palm trees. Also the multiband vertical should do a good job near the beach. Last but not least we also use different quad loops.

    Transceivers will be a Kenwood TS50 and an Icom IC-706. We expect to have electric power all around the clock. WLAN is improbably.

    We checked some databases and did not find any radio activity from Tobacco Caye in the past. It even was missing in the IOTA database which has been updated now by Roger Balister and his team.