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  • Saturday, December 24, 2011

    VP6BR DXpedition revisited


    In year 2000, Jukka OH2BR made a three month long DXpedition to Pitcairn Island, the most remote inhabited island on Earth. As a result, besides being awarded the title DXpeditioner of the Year at Dayton Hamvention, he established a new Guinness World Record for maximum number of Amateur Radio contacts in a year - altogether 56.239 QSOs.


    Finnish Amateur Radio League - SRAL has very recently published an Extra Radioamatoori Promotion Journal describing various facets of Amateur Radio. Unfortunately but understandably, the journal is in Finnish. You may download the journal here to get the general idea how it looks like. There is a Swedish summary, though, in the end.


    Jukka OH2BR, Editor of the Extra Journal, has translated his VP6BR DXpedition story in the journal into English for world-wide audience to encourage newcomers to join our ranks. You can read the VP6BR DXpedition story here.


    Pictures posted in the IARU Region 1 Photo Gallery from Pitcairn plus two from Auckland, New Zealand, give you the idea of a DXpedition to a remote subtropical island with 44 inhabitants. No TV, no Internet, just Ham Radio. Enjoy!


    Via IARU - Read the full Article