There are many basic things researchers would like to know—like how far down does the Great Red Spot go? How much water does Jupiter hold? And what is the exotic material near the planet’s core?
Andrew and his colleagues will be qrv from Fraser Island IOTA OC-142 this coming weekend.
The Island is also valid for WFF with the reference ‘VKFF-216 Great Sandy”. Fraser Island is also named the ”Great Sandy National Park”.
They will be using the Callsign ‘VK4NM’ and will be operating as part of the RSGB IOTA Contest.
Please give Andrew and his team your support and maybe also try to bag yourself a new IOTA at the same time!
Qsl is Via MØOXO
GBØHI Holy Island
The Hexbeam is at about 20 feet from the ground and is being used alongside the Cushcraft A4S which is on the neighbouring tower at 50 feet both rotatable from their mobile shack, all seen in the foto above.
On 15th July, NASA’s ion-propelled Dawn probe will become the first spacecraft to enter orbit around a main-belt asteroid.
Dawn will orbit Vesta for one Earth-year, studying the giant space rock at close range to help scientists understand the earliest chapter of our solar system’s history.:
NASA’s Dawn spacecraft obtained this image of the giant asteroid Vesta with its framing camera on 9th July 2011. It was taken from a distance of about 26,000 miles (41,000 kilometers) away from Vesta, which is also considered a protoplanet because it is a large body that almost became a planet. Each pixel in the image corresponds to roughly 2.4 miles (3.8 kilometers)
It is more of a Club event rather than IOTA/WFF activation but nevertheless we hope to work as many of you as possible. I am hoping we can be on air from Friday evening until Monday morning.
We will be taking the G3TXQ Hexbeam (by MW0JZE) and also the Cushcraft A4S which we hope to compare if circumstances allow us. For the lower bands we will use a Carolina Windom 160 which has always worked excellent at the locations in previous years.
If you are available next weekend please give us a call. Its not a rare Island whatsoever and probably everyone of you has worked in in the past but to get regulars in the log each year is very pleasing so listen out for us please.
Qsl is via MØOXO.
They produce high quality maps of many sizes and are just getting a good foothold into the market an area which has been lacking for some time.
The maps can be printed on various media from foto quality silk paper to foamex board.
They are probably the best Amateur Radio Maps I have seen in years and are a welcome addition to any Shack who’s owner only wants the best!
Have a look on the link above (click Map) and see what you think.