Wollaston islands (SA-031) and Diego Ramirez islands (SA-097)

    • Message from Cezar, VE3LYC

    Cezar, VE3LYC and Johan, PA3EXX will attempt a very challenging expedition to Wollaston islands (SA-031) and Diego Ramirez islands (SA-097) between approximately January 7 and 22, 2011. In demand by 98% of IOTA chasers, SA-031 currently ranks #6 on the Most Wanted IOTA list World Wide and #1 in South America, whereas SA-097 has never been activated. The plan is to operate for 4 days from each group. However, weather and sea conditions can influence significantly this schedule.

    The team has retained for this trip the services of Thomas, an experienced skipper, with his 40ft yacht. They are aware that landing on SA-097 is extremely difficult and may not be possible within such a limited timeframe. The logistical support received from the Radio Club de Chile and Radio Club de Punta Arenas has been invaluable is obtaining the licenses, permits, and authorizations required for this project. This is not only a difficult but also a very expensive operation.

    At this time the team seeks enthusiastic group and individual donors who wish to be part of this effort. Financial support can be sent by mail to Cezar/VE3LYC or PayPal to tiberius.trifu@gmail.com. All contributions to this project will be acknowledged. Callsigns and direct / bureau QSL instructions will be announced in due course.

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