PICTURES COURTESY PG5M
New IOTA on Ice DXpedition
Inakari Island coordinates: Lat: 65° 41′ 49.4460″ Lon: 24° 10′ 5.0460″
We are proud to announce that a new IOTA island will be activated for the first time by a small international team during this very cold winter with local temperatures on the island dropping to around -20C (-4F).
Kataja/Inakari Island has been added to the list by the IOTA Committee in October 2018 as EU192.
Martti-OH2BH, Nigel-G3TXF, Niko-OH2GEK and Gerben-PG5M will be travelling by snow mobiles several kilometers out over the frozen seas of the Bothnian Bay to set up camp on Inakari Island, the Finnish part where they will use an abandoned fisherman’s refuge. As Inakari Island is part of the Bothnian Bay National Park the party need to obey several related restrictions, but they have been successful in dealing with them all.
From 7-11 February, we will be running two stations simultaneously across 80-40-30-20-17-15 meters, operating CW and SSB. Call sign is OH10X and QSL via PG5M and using Club Log. Log search is available on Club Log. We will provide daily posts on www.dx.to to keep you updated on progress and on the conditions on the island.
*Footnote: EU-192 activity was also announced by a group of Swedish ops in October 16, 2018