The callsign PI90PCG was active from May 4th 2013 till May 28th 2013
The Malabar - Radio Kootwijk Project 2013
On Sunday, May 5th 2013 it is exactly 90 years ago, that in the Malabar gap (40 km south of Bandung in Indonesia) the Governor General of the former Dutch East Indies Mr. Dirk Fock opened officially the two-way telegraphy (CW) radio link on long wave (VLF) from Radio Malabar, call-sign PKX, to Radio Kootwijk in The Netherlands, call-sign PCG.
In May of this year the webmaster of www.radiokootwijk.com Mr. Robbert Jan de Groot received via Mrs. Elizabeth van Kampen an e-mail from Mr. Tomi T. Prakoso in Bandung.
In this email Mr. Prakoso, radio amateur, call-sign YC1MTT, and lecturer at the Bandung University, revealed his plans to celebrate the commemoration of this historical fact in Indonesia on May 5th 2013 (see his blog on http://radiomalabar.wordpress.com). He asked us also if it would be possibile to organize something in The Netherlands at Radio Kootwijk to celebrate this historical occasion.
After consultations with the Dutch Forestry Agency (Staats BosBeheer = SBB), now owner of the former buildings of Radio Kootwijk, and the Society of Radio Amateurs (VRZA), it has been decided that the project would form an important part of the event "Radio Kootwijk Gonst" on May 5th 2013.
Apart from our contacts with SBB we have made contact with the Former Dutch East Indies Heritage Foundation and the Apeldoorn Monuments Foundation. Of course we have regular contacts via the Internet with Mr. Prakoso in Bandung.
More information about the project such as information brochures, links to other sites, you will find on: http://www.pi4vrz.nl/meer
Also view the informationabout YE90PK on this site.
The folded QSL-kaart we will use together with YE90PK. We hope it will be a collector's item:
If you send us a report and you want us to return this QSL-card for confirmation by mail, please send
a to yourself adressed enveloppe with sufficient international poststamps to:
Ron PB0ANL, attn. PI90PCG
Het Kasteel 584
NL-7325 PW Apeldoorn
Here is a picture ofour friendsof YE90PK on location in the Malabar Gap: