Wednesday, April 9, 2008

You Call Me Strange??

Many who know me know of my ham radio hobby and how much I enjoy traveling, kayaking, walking to U.S. islands to operate my radio and talk to hams around the world. If I was really retired I would give some serious consideration to taking on an adventure like this.
Rockall 2008 Expedition - June 2008 - Operators required.

With less than 2% of Island on the Air participants claiming to have contacted The Isle of Rockall EU189, now a dream opportunity has arisen to join Island Man: aka Andy Strangeway on a once in a lifetime trip to the edge of the world. Previously activated in 2005 for a few hours only, it’s easy to see why this most wanted island on the air attracts interest from every part of the globe.
On 22 June, 2008 Andy will attempt to travel out to Rockall with a professional team of yachtsmen and rock climbing instructors. It’s thought generally the weather and sea conditions are kindest then. There will be room onboard for up to eight radio amateurs who may be interested in going to Rockall and activating the extremely rare EU189. Having already spoken to Andy on the telephone, I can confirm he is mighty keen to go with a group of radio hams and try land on the sacred islet.

If you are serious in joining Andy, drop an email to him at or alternatively leave a comment here whereby it can be forwarded to Andy.

Furthermore, Andy along with the World’s Most Travelled person (Charles Veley) will also attempt to land on Rockall during the week commencing May 12. He informs that one or two places are still available on this earlier trip to Rockall. Again, if interested, contact Andy or leave a reply here - the May visit to Rockall could be an ideal opportunity to do a site survey for the planned June 2008 (amateur radio) visit.

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