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E51LYC Pukapuka Atoll News April 2017

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E51LYC Pukapuka Atoll IOTA DX Expedition News April 2017


E51LYC. Here is an update on the preparations and logistical work carried out during the last month. Andy (E51AND) informed me that a boat named Lady Moana was scheduled to leave Rarotonga at the end of March, sailing to Pukapuka. They Here is an update on the preparations and logistical work carried out during the last month. Andy (E51AND) informed me that a boat named Lady Moana was scheduled to leave Rarotonga at the end of March, sailing to Pukapuka. They were supposed to bring a communication repair specialist to Nassau Atoll to fix their Telecom link. Also, they planned to will deliver a lot of cargo and about 50 people returning to Nassau and Pukapuka. Andy and Jim (E51JD) lent me two power supplies, along with a 100 ft coax from Andy, which were packed together and marked for delivery to Pakapuka. Additionally, I purchased some food and drink supplies, which were packed separately. Within days of its announced departure, Lady Moana’s schedule was put back a week, and a few days later another week. With Andy and his wife Kathy currently out of the country, I won’t be able to confirm when the boat sails and when it arrives to Pukapuka until Andy returned back home at the end of April.

I am scheduled to arrive in Rarotonga on May 10 at 2:35 pm local time, and fly to Pukapuka on May 11 at 6 am, spending the night at the KiiKii Inn and Suites. I have researched and tabled the propagation openings forecasted for the time of this operation, using a solar flux SFI = 80. I will check these projections against actual propagation conditions once on the atoll, and will adjust the projected openings based on changes in the solar flux.were supposed to bring a communication repair specialist to Nassau Atoll to fix their Telecom link. Also, they planned to will deliver a lot of cargo and about 50 people returning to Nassau and Pukapuka. Andy and Jim (E51JD) lent me two power supplies, along with a 100 ft coax from Andy, which were packed together and marked for delivery to Pakapuka. Additionally, I purchased some food and drink supplies, which were packed separately. Within days of its announced departure, Lady Moana’s schedule was put back a week, and a few days later another week. With Andy and his wife Kathy currently out of the country, I won’t be able to confirm when the boat sails and when it arrives to Pukapuka until Andy returned back home at the end of April.

I am scheduled to arrive in Rarotonga on May 10 at 2:35 pm local time, and fly to Pukapuka on May 11 at 6 am, spending the night at the KiiKii Inn and Suites. I have researched and tabled the propagation openings forecasted for the time of this operation, using a solar flux SFI = 80. I will check these projections against actual propagation conditions once on the atoll, and will adjust the projected openings based on changes in the solar flux.

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