Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Kerrera IOTA expedition

The IOTA contest is starting in one and a half week from now. A lot of expedition will travel across the world to the most excotic islands. But there are also very beautifull small islands nearby. One of those islands is Kerrera.
Google Earth View of KerrerraKerrera is a beautiful unspoilt island in the Scottish Inner Hebrides, close to the town of Oban. In 2005, it has a population of about 35 people and is linked to the mainland by passenger ferry on the Gallanach Road. The island is known for the ruined Gylen Castle, built in 1582, and for its wildlife, wonderful views, fascinating geology and peaceful atmosphere (there are no visiting cars on the island). It was also the place where Alexander II of Scotland died in 1249. The highest point on Kerrera is Carn Breugach at 189 metres. Most of the island is owned by the McDougalls of Dunollie, who are descended from the famous Scottish Prince Somerled. The main industry on the island is farming (Sheep and Highland Cattle) and tourism. There is a Tea garden and Bunkhouse at the south end near Gylen Castle, and B&B accommodation at the north end (Ardentrive Farm). A walk around the island is about 10 miles.

Colin MM0NDX and his father GM1RIG will operate from Kerrera (EU-008) during the contest. More information can be found on Colin's website DX World of Ham Radio

On the IOTA website I found a very nice thing for use with Google Earth: The IOTA Directory.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

What Elmar forgot to mention is that he will be "pilot station" for this IOTA Dxped!!

I shall send you a proper bottle of Scots whisky once the trip is over, Elmar :) :)


July 22, 2007 7:43 PM  

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