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OA5/K2RR - San Gallan Island - Peru

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    OA5/K2RR - San Gallan Island - Peru

    Rich, K2RR will be active as OA5/K2RR from San Gallan Island, IOTA SA - 073, Peru, 15 October 2018 for few hours.
    He planning to start around 14 UTC on 14040 CW with Europe as his first priority.
    If propagation on 20m will be poor he will QRV on 10115.
    QSL via home call.
    Ads for direct QSL:
    Richard J. Rosen, P O B 123, Brookline, NH, 03033, USA.

    OA5/K2RR San Gallan Island, Peru

    San Gallan Island, Peru. Author - Chaz Thomson.
    73 Al 4L5A

    OA5/K2RR Update
    By W1JR, Joe Reisert
    __________________________________________________ ____________________

    IOTA Chasers,

    First off Rich is now safely back in Lima.

    The landing on San Gallan was terrible. 3 foot waves overturned the dingy and left them in up to 5 feet of ice cold water. Most gear was soaked. Antennas and some other gear that was not in the Pelican containers was completely lost. Rich also lost his cell phone as did his helper from the salt water. Rich's special hearing aids were destroyed.

    However, they did make it ashore and were serenaded by an unbelievable amount of sea lions until departing shortly thereafter.

    Fortunately the Dingy had a rope to the main boat which was anchored off shore so they were able to be retrieved.

    A long and VERY expensive trip. Hold your criticism. Just remember what some people go through to go and operate at out of the way places. Nuff sed.

    73, Joe, W1JR
    73 Al 4L5A