NEWS UPDATE – Rod, YJ8RN informs DX-World that he plans to be active from Gaua Island, Banks Islands, OC-104 late November/ early December 2016 as YJ8RN. Further info from earlier this month below..

October 12, 2016 – Stuie, VK8NSB updates DX-World readers with news regarding Ron, YJ8RN visiting the Banks Islands, Vanuatu.

I have been speaking to Rod, YJ8RN and he updates on what he’s doing in November. Dates are yet to be confirmed, but he plans to be travelling to a couple of islands in the OC-104 IOTA group. He advises that he will be on at least four sites over a 2-week period. Hi work comes first but he will take amateur radio equipment and if time permits hopes to be active on 80m, 40m and 20m SSB with perhaps some PSK 31. Due to the remote location of a couple of the sites he will only be running 100w (possibly less) from 100 Ah batteries. He did mention that if conditions were good he possibly might stay an extra week on one of the islands for the main purpose of operating Amateur Radio.