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3B9/OE4AAC Rodrigues Island 2014

OE4AAC will be active again from Rodrigues Island 10-18 February 2014 as 3B9/OE4AAC
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Rodrigues Island 3B9/OE4AAC 2014

Rodrigues Island 3B9/OE4AAC 2014 DX News

The island was named after the Portuguese explorer Diogo Rodrigues in February 1528. It still has the same name from then. Many maps also describe it as Diego Roiz.
From the 10th century, Arabs have been known to visit the Mascarene Islands. A 12th-century map by the Arab geographer Ash-Sharif al-Idrisi supposedly contains them, and the Cantino planisphere of c.1500 and some other contemporary maps clearly show the three islands of the Mascarenes as Dina Arobi (or Harobi), Dina Margabin and Dina Moraze. These are apparently corrupted transliterations or transcriptions of the Arabic Diva Harab ("Desert Island"), Diva Maghrebin ("Western Island") and Diva Mashriq ("Eastern Island"). While the second clearly refers to Réunion, sources disagree about which of the other is Mauritius and which one Rodrigues, which are both to the east of Réunion and arranged in a somewhat stylised way on these maps. However, even in its original state, Rodrigues had some karst, while Mauritius even after suffering 500 years of deforestation can by no means be called "desert" even in a colloquial sense


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