T88SI
S O N S O R O L
I S L A N D
IOTA OC-248
6-13 FEB 2002
by IZ1CRR-IT9YRE-G3KHZ

Last update: 18-Sep-2002 ....................... e-mail : T88SI@425dxn.org

Official Sonsorol's website : http://www.sonsorol.com 

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(01-nov-2001)









newyorkcity


Contributions and donations address
:

DDXC c/o I8YRK
Gennaro Casaburi
v. 31 maggio 11
80027 Frattamaggiore
NA - ITALY

26 Mar 2002: all the Sonsorol pics here


22 Mar 2002: logs are now complete


16 Feb 2002: Hi guys. We (me and Nando) returned today in Italy after a tremendous trip while Derek is still spending few days in Koror. We had lot of troubles due to the big delay on way back to Koror. 63 hours of strong wind and high waves. Such a drama. Then we lost our planned flights and we had to reach Manila trhu Yap and Guam. We spent two nights in Manila and then we are finally home. Yes, we did it. Thanks for your support, your patience and your faith. Logs will be online as soon as Nando will type his handwritten log into a file (me and Derek used computerized logs) and few pictures will be online hopefully starting from next Monday.
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73 de Maury IZ1CRR/T88SI


t88si@425dxn.org


Sonsorol island is located in the North Pacific Ocean (0518N 13212E according to DXAtlas), 1,9 sq.km, low coral, DXCC country is T8, Palau, Cont. OC, CQ zone 27, ITU zone 64.

We are planning this activity since August 2001. Originally we had a schedule for November but after the WTC disaster we postponed the trip. Actually the schedule is 6-13 February 2002. We have to use a boat and this will cost us a lot (900$ each day). To be active during a full weekend, we'll leave Koror Wed 6 Feb and after one full day on boat we hope to land in Sonsorol and be active from Fri 8 Feb to Mon 11 Feb. Our goal is to make as many contacts as possible for IOTA hunters, mainly on 10, 15 and 20 metres both SSB and CW. We hope to always have 2 stations simultaneously working, mainly in SSB (Nando IT9YRE and Maury IZ1CRR. Derek, G3KHZ will operate on CW). The call is unique: T88SI. This is an IOTA expedition, therefore we'll not concentrate on WARC or low bands, sat or 50MHz. We are sure we'll not give you a new country (T8 is not a most wanted) but obviously a new IOTA, then help us giving everyone the opportunity to contact us.

Please, please: we seriously need your support and contribution. Every kind of contribution (sponsors, donations, equipment) will be much appreciated. Keep in mind that we are not spending a vacation there: this is just for YOU.
Everyone will be listed in the
DDXC site

QSL info:

T88SI via IT9YRE
Ferdinando Rubino
P.O.Box 30
96012 Avola
SR - ITALY

Thanks to: DDXC, Hiroko Ito, Laura Ierago (Governor of Sonsorol), Sabino Sackarias (Governor of Hatohobei) Tony Campbell, Laree Ierago, Hiroto Ishizaki, Steven L Herman, Andrew H. Carter, Leilani Ngirturong, John McCready, Albino Fernando, Marcello Pierantozzi, Rev William Burton, Thelma Pascua, Ramon J Anquilan

Survey
where do you need T88 Palau?

Results:

CW 38
10mt 34
15mt 27
SSB 27
40mt 27
12mt 24
20mt 23
17mt 22
RTTY 20
PSK 15
6mt 15

525 votes


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