ISLE OF SKYE DX-PEDITION
IOTA: EU-008 / IOSA: NH-07 / SCOTIA: CN-14
Four operators from the Scottish-Russian ARS: Jurij Phunkner MM0DFV, John Scott GM0WRR, Ernie Lindsay GM0EZP and Ross Feilen MM0WED, plan to be on Skye, the largest island of the Inner Hebrides Islands (IOTA: EU-008). The expedition will use special call sign GB0SKY from August 23 till August 24 2003. Administratively the island is in Highland Council Area (CAOSA: HL). The expedition will be based near Skulamus, near Broadford Bay (WAB: NG62) so in the Southeast part of the island. Precise co-ordinates of base: 57° 14´ 06´´ N and 05° 51´ 42´´ W (QRA-Locator: IO77BF). Reference numbers for Scottish islands award programs: IOSA: NH07 and SCOTIA: CN14. We plan to use four operating positions from 160m to 10m, largely CW and SSB with only one position for digital modes. On Saturday 23.08.2003 an attempt will be made to climb one of the island's summits - Sgurr na Coinnich (SOTA: GM/SI-020), located southeast of our main base. Only MM0DFV/p will work from the summit on CW at 5W on 20m, about 14030-14040kHz. Co-ordinates of the summit: 57° 14´ 12´´ N and 05° 42´ 30´´ W (QRA-Locator: IO77DF). On Sunday 24th there will be a short visit to the Kylerhea Minor Light (ARLHS: SCO-116), on a southeast island shore in the Kyle Rhea firth. Two stations MM0DFV/p and GM0WRR/p will work from the lighthouse. Co-ordinates of the lighthouse: 57° 14´ 12´´ N and 05° 39´ 54´´ W (QRA-Locator: IO77EF). QSL-cards for contacts with GB0SKY via RSGB QSL-Bureau or direct: MM0DFV Jurij Phunkner, P.O. Box 7469, Glasgow, G42 0YD, Scotland, U.K.
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