EA8/G0UIH/p - Fuerteventura Island
IOTA Activation Canary Islands 2006
(By Steve G0UIH/VK2IAY/3D2FI webmaster www.rsgbiota.org )

This was mainly a "Holiday Style" activation and as such only 300 QSO's were put in the log. However, Fuerteventura proved to be one the
rarer of the Canary Islands with quite a few operators saying that this was a new one or the first QSO. In all we spend 2 weeks of our annual holiday/vacation time at
the resort of "Caletta de Fuste" which is located on the eastern coast of the island, about 6km south of the airport. Radio activation was limited
mainly to an hour or so during the late afternoon. This is when we had returned from days out and were preparing to go for an evening meal. Doing it
this way mean't "No QRM" from the girlfiend hi! I used my usual equipment of the IC706MK2G with 100w and homebrew dipoles at 10m high. Propagation was
variable and we mainly spent time on 15 and 20m. Openings were good to EU with some NA later in the evening and a couple of good VK/ZL openings around 23.00z
which came as a nice suprise. Will post some photo images in the near future.

Sorry about the delay in sending out QSL Cards, but life has been very bust at home with personal matters to attend too.
Cards will be ready in Oct 2007 and all contacts will be QSL'd automatically via the Buro.
If you would like a card sooner or you have no buro facilities, please QSL Direct (link to address)
QRZ link to G0UIH

Look forward to catching you from the next actiavtion in Dec 2007/ Jan 2008 IOTA OC-142 and OC-160 Queensland - Australia - 73 Steve