Members of West Bengal Radio Club VU2MQT will be active from Sagar Island (IOTA AS-153) 9-16 January 2014 as AU2MQT
They will be active on HF Bands
QSL via VU2NRO
Sagar Island lies on the continental shelf of Bay of Bengal about 100 km (54 nautical miles) south of Kolkata. It belongs to the Republic of India and is governed by the State government of West Bengal. The island is large — with an area of around 300 km². It has 43 villages and a population of over 160,000.
This island is a famous Hindu pilgrim place,Gangasagar. Every year on the day of Makar Sankranti (mid of January), hundreds of thousands of Hindus gather to take a holy dip at the confluence of river Ganges and Bay of Bengal and offer puja in the Kapil Muni Temple.
Kolkata Port Trust has a pilot station and a light house