Topband: OT - Juan De Nova BC station
howk2 at hotmail.com
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.
> From: Gary at ka1j.com
> To: topband at contesting.com
> 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
> 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
> 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.
> or click here:
> Oh, and the news from Heard is they are hopefully getting their 80 &
> 160 antennas up today.
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