Eugene YL2TD, Alex YL3FO, Miks YL3GY and Hanz YL3JD will be active from Sorgu Island on the 26 - 28 July 2019

Eugene YL2TD, Alex YL3FO, Miks YL3GY and Hanz YL3JD-PA3ZZ will be active on the 26 - 28 July 2019 from Estonian Sorgu Island (QTH loc. KO28CE, IOTA EU - 178). They will use their individual callsign with the Estonian prefix for normal work, mainly on 26 July: ES8/YL2TD - Eugene; ES8/YL3FO - Alex; ES8/YL3GY - Miks and ES8/YL3JD - Hanz. And 27 - 28 July 2019 they plan to work in RSGB IOTA Contest in the multi-operator category using ES8/YL1ZX callsign.
QSL card
QSL card
Sorgu Island is a 5-hectare (12-acre) uninhabited Estonian islet in the Gulf of Riga, 5 km (3.1 mi) southeast of the island of Manilaid. One of the attractions of the island is the Sorgu lighthouse (built in 1904, 16 m / 52 ft height, ARLHS number EST 050).
They will operate in the HF bands from 10 m to 80 m with an output power up to 100 watts (from transceiver only) using an autonomous electric generator. Antennas: vertical, Inverted V and Spiderbeam.
Some photos and videos online :)

Eugene YL2TD and Alex YL3FOSorgu Lighthouse
Eugene YL2TD
DXpedition Inverted V and Spiderbeam antennas. Sorgu lighthouse.
Miks YL3GY and Hanz YL3JD-PA3ZZHanz YL3JD-PA3ZZ and Miks YL3GY
ES8/YL1ZX has finished work in the IOTA contest at ~ 11:00 UTC 28.07.2019. The forecast predicts a strong wind and big waves tomorrow, so it was decided to leave today.
708 QSO by ES8/YL1ZX were made in RSGB IOTA contest.
Goodbye Sorgu
Map of Estonian call areas (from
  1. Sorgu Island on the wikipedia.
  2. Sorgu Island on the googlemap.
  3. RSGB IOTA Contest.
  4. Estonian Radio Amateurs Union.