Topband: OT - Juan De Nova BC station

Howard K2HK howk2 at
Fri Mar 25 10:51:33 EDT 2016

Have to agree with Gary's remarks about VK0EK website. It near knocked my sox off when I checked it. It should definitely speed up contacts and negate the need for dupes.
Great job,
> From: Gary at
> To: topband at
> Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2016 10:09:15 -0400
> Subject: Topband: OT - Juan De Nova BC station
> Absolutely OT but I thought I'd pass it along; the upcoming FT4JA 
> DXpedetion to Juan De Nova has some good links on their web page 
> including 
> I took a look at the island (habited) and saw the smaller island on 
> the satellite view & wondered about its NW coastline so was checking 
> it out and noticed at the far north part of the straight coastline, a 
> broadcast station with obvious radial marks in the ground. Now 
> that... would make one fine antenna.
> And continuing off topic and speaking of fine websites, you might 
> want to check out the current VK0EK, Heard Island website. While its 
> all good, what is most impressive is their real time log page. I've 
> never seen anything like it and it will have to cut down on SLIMs and 
> dupes. It leaves no question where they are operating, who they 
> worked within the last minute and what directions they are working DX 
> in. Type in your call and enter and you see what bands you've worked 
> them on. Leave your call in there and when you work them on a new 
> band, a pop-up window tells you so within 1-2 minutes of working 
> them.
> One hell of a desolate place. I scouted around it with google and 
> couldn't find any sign or previous habitation. Normally there's some 
> whaler's shacks but if so, I couldn't find them.
> 53.0998772,73.3977204,24585m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0xb301524b88922bf
> d:0x261ddac2e5b3767e
> or click here:
> Oh, and the news from Heard is they are hopefully getting their 80 & 
> 160 antennas up today.
> 73,
> Gary
> KA1J
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