ZL8X (ZLFF-018) ‘All time new’ one bagged….



Huge pile-ups today on several bands as ZL8X made their first full day on the air. I was pleased to break the 20M CW pile up for an all time new one but not hearing them too well on SSB.

Anvil-shaped Raoul Island (Sunday Island), the largest and northernmost of the main Kermadec Islands, (located at 29°15’S 177°55’W, 900 km SSW of ‘Ata Island of Tonga and 1100 km NNE of New Zealand’s North Island), has been the source of vigorous volcanic activity during the past several thousand years that was dominated by dacitic explosive eruptions.

The area of the island, including fringing islets and rocks mainly in the northeast, but also a few smaller ones in the southeast, is 29.38 km². The highest elevation is Moumoukai peak, at an elevation of 516 m.

The Operation is set to last until December 5th. See their website here. Good luck!

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