. Ralph regrets to inform all those waiting for the activation,of oc-163, that this will be placed on hold for a future trip.
He is heading now under motorsail and poor weather conditions to the Torres Islands.
this concludes the h44/40 IOTA Tour.
Once Ralph has reliable internet, he will post info and photos on the web.
Ralph will now operating under the call YJ0RK.
many thanks again to all that have supported the Project.
best 73. "
Have finished ops on Nendo, oc100 and will arrive on the reef (aka swallow islands) oc065 in the next 18 hours.
I will be meeting up with Chris Bone from oceans watch to discuss the install of the first vhf base station for the Temotu
After the project side of things get done, I will be having fun on 20 and 15m. Times are usually 07z - 09z on 14.260 and after that on 21.260.
At this stage i am not sure when ops will beginn as i have yet to confirm a suitable qth.
OC 100 was a big success, with 1500+ calls logged and already uploaded to Rex, NR6M.
Many thanks to all stations who have made contacts with us on our multi-iota tour of the Solomons.
We regret to inform all those stations that made contact with us on oc168, that a validation for this iota may not be possible due to computer hardware failure and human error.
We are seeking your understanding while we do the best we can to retrive what is possible.
In the meanwhile, please wait with sending cards
Ralph and Penny will be heading back to oc-158 to celebrate the 35th day of Independence of the Solomon Islands. Please visit www.qrz.com/db/h44ind for more info.
as soon as there is a suitable weather window, the two will be sailing on to the Temotu Province to install the first ever VHF maritime safety pilot project. This project is proudly co-funded by many Hams all over the world who have donated to this great life saving humanitarian idea; we thank all those who have contributed, large and small.
Pleased stay tuned to our qrz.com/db/h40iota page where we will be hoping to give you updates and news of the progress there and we look forward to working you from this so very remote area in the Solomons towards the end of July.
many thanks to all our supporters, the H44iota Team.
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