7O6T are now qrv from Socotra Island (IOTA AF-028; CQ Zone 37), Yemen.
Well it was a rare one for me, in fact an all time new one. I camped out on 15m and called at various places on the band……for 3 hours….and not a knock, the pile-ups were immense. Finally I gave in, totally fed up. I qsy’d to 12M CW and worked them after about 5 minutes, amazing!
Socotra – is a small archipelago of four islands. It lies 240 kilometers east of Horn of Africa and 380 kilometers south of the Arabian Peninsula. The island recognized by the UNESCO as a World Natural Heritage site and Environmental Heritage
Socotra is considered the jewel of biodiversity in the Arabian Sea. Isolation of Socotra archipelago and its fierce heat and drought have combined to create a unique and spectacular endemic flora. 37 percent of plant species on Socotra are found nowhere else on Earth. The entire flora of the Socotra Archipelago has been assessed for the IUCN Red List
Socotra is one of the most isolated landforms on Earth of continental origin.
Socotra is a part of Hadhramaut Governorate, Republic of Yemen.