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Martin Lynch and SonYaesu UK

VK9C/G6AY Cocos (Keeling) Islands

17 Feb 2011 19:18 | Tim Beaumont

Just a gentle reminder that Jim, G3RTE and Phil G3SWH will be active from West Island in the Cocos (Keeling) Islands between 22nd February and 5th March 2011.

The 2009 "Most Wanted" survey by the DX Magazine shows the Cocos (Keeling) Islands at #75 worldwide for DXCC purposes.

The Cocos (Keeling) Islands also count as OC-003 for IOTA purposes, CQ zone 29 and ITU zone 54.

We will both use the single callsign of VK9C/G6AY.  Our activity will be on CW only on all bands 80-10 meters. There will be no 160, 6 metres or EME activity.

Propagation permitting, we plan to have two stations on the air for as many hours every day as is possible.  Our main objective is to work as many European, North American and ROTW stations on as many different bands as possible and plan to make at least 15,000 QSOs.

QSL via G3SWH, either via the OQRS facility on my web site (preferred), direct with SAE and adequate return postage, or via the bureau.

Subject to a good Internet connection, we will update the on-line log on Phil's web site and upload to LoTW on a daily basis.

There is more information at

73 for now and TIA 

Phil Whitchurch

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