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.
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 :)
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.
Map of Estonian call areas (from www.erau.ee):
- Sorgu Island on the wikipedia.
- Sorgu Island on the googlemap.
- RSGB IOTA Contest.
- Estonian Radio Amateurs Union.