Chris VK3QB, Luke VK3HJ, Brenton VK3YB, Lee VK3GK, Allan VK2CA will be active again from Norfolk Island (IOTA OC-005) 20 - 31 May 2016 as VK9NT.
They will operate on 160 - 10m CW, SSB, RTTY.
QSL via VK2CA, OQRS, LOTW.
Norfolk Island. Country information
Norfolk Island, is a small island in the Pacific Ocean.
Capital city- Kingston.
Official languages- english, norfuk.
Area- 34.6 sq km.
Currency- Australian dollar AUD.
Time- UTC +11.30
International phone code- +672.
Internet domain- .nf
VK9NT Norfolk Island. Information for Radio Amateurs
Amateur radio prefix- VK9.
WAC continent- Oceania.
DXCC country- Norfolk Island.
WAZ zone- 32.
ITU zone- 60.
QTH locator- RG40.
RSGB IOTA- IOTA OC-005 Norfolk Island.
There are few places on earth that can be referred to as paradise without thinking twice. Norfolk Island of Australia is one of those few places. Located amidst the South Pacific region, this island provides shelter to one of those communities that are isolated on the planet. This place, situated amidst the untamed ocean, has every reason to make it into the top places in the world to be treated as a paradise.
A Brief History
This island is actually a patch of the volcanic outcrop and is known to preserve its own tradition with utmost care. This area came into the sight of Captain James Cook as early as 1774, and European settlement was soon established after the visit. Cook, on behalf of the British, claimed the island. However, the French were in competition too. The British were finally able to capture this island as the first settlers arrived at this place in 1788. The British had planned to establish a farm on this island, where the prisoners would work in order to feed the colonies in New South Wales.
However, the place did not work well as a farm and was abandoned by the year 1814. Bad weather, caterpillars, and rats were held responsible behind the inability of establishing the island as a farm. The entire area remained uninhabited until 1825, when the British Government decided to use the place as a Penal Colony for the offenders with worst and repeated charges.
Youngsters and teenagers, who love to visit the disco and dance, should try to stay out of this place. This place has a strict prohibition on dancing. Flavored milk might bring about the maximum level of excitement in this place. However, these factors cannot deny from the area being referred to as paradise.
Safety and Peace at the Same Time
Peace, serenity, and relaxation are some of the most cherished things by the tourists, who have visited this place. There seems to be no stimulating conditions in this area, as people can leave their cars with the windows down, or do not worry if they have left the home with the doors open. Thieves are absent here, and people can enjoy the maximum level of security, which is quite hard to get in the recent era.
Things to See
The Gregorian buildings located in this island are simple, yet graceful, and prove to be of a real treat to the eyes. Most of the historic houses, as well as, the Government building are completely preserved. Most of these houses have been in use till date. The Quality Row, located on the southern shore of Kingston, is the best available example of the Gregorian bungalows that were built years ago.
Yellow-vented Bulbul bird
The locals in this place seem to bear a smile on their face throughout the day, and greet the tourists with a warm welcome. Most of them will wave at you as you pass by in your car. Therefore, if peace and relaxation accompanied with safety is something that attracts you, go for the Norfolk Island as your upcoming tour destination.
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