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9M4SLL operating from Spratly Islands from 7 to 13 August 2012
I had a brief contact today with Clive, 3B8CW down in Mauritius. He was telling me about a DXpedition that has just come on air on Spratly Island. In case you are none the wiser, the Spratly Islands are a group of more than 750 reefs and Islands located in the South China Sea. This Archipelago lies off the coasts of the Philippines and Malaysia about one third of the way from there to Southern Vietnam. They contain less than 4 km² of land area spread over more than 425,000 km² of sea.
John, 9M6XRO, and Steve, 9M6DXX, will be operating as 9M4SLL from Pulau Layang Layang, Spratly Islands, from 7 to 13 August inclusive. Activity will be on all bands from 80 to 10m, CW, SSB and RTTY, using two stations with linear amplifiers to vertical antennas on the edge of the ocean.
Spratly stands at number 29 in the current The DX Magazine ‘100 Most Needed Countries’ survey (world-wide, mixed modes), up from number 32 last year.
For more information please visit their website at http://m0urx.com/9m4sll.html