Azores Nine Islands Hunt

16:32 Fernando Luiz de Souza 0 Comments


It is often said that DXers only work DX. More recently, we have seen
a healthy shift toward assisting the society they visit by helping locals
become stronger in Amateur Radio.
Something totally new is now happening in the CU-land – the Azores.
In recent years, the Azores Islands have balanced their agriculture and
livestock sectors through increased awareness of their great location
and unique landscape facilitated by the development of the local infrastructure to receive more visitors from industrialized countries. Significant progress has been made in expanding tourist facilities, convention hotels and holiday resorts. The Azores is now capable of accommodating 10,500 visitors per day. Additionally, the Azorean airline (SATA) is set to serve many European destinations in addition to the US and Canada.
Radio amateurs are now stepping forward to help the Azoreans increase
the awareness of all of their nine islands, all within reach of SATA
airline service.
Forming nine country teams with the locals, a total of twenty DXers will fly in from SATA destinations to be on the air from the nine islands as part of the 'Azores Nine Islands Hunt' - a unique concept to bring everyone on board globally to share what the Azores can offer.
Those participating are:
United States: K2DO (YL), KI1U, KE3Q, N2GA
Canada: VE3DZ, VE3FWA
Germany: DJ9ZB, DF9TF
United Kingdom: G3TXF, G7VJR
Finland: OH2BH, OH8NC, OH9MDV
Norway: LB3HC
Belgium: ON7LX (YL), ON7TK, ON5NT
Denmark: OZ7AM, OZ1IKY
Together with local hams from each island: CU1AAD, CU2BV, CU2CE, CU2DX, CU3CS, CU4AB, CU5AM, CU6AB, CU7CA, CU8AAE and CU9AC
The Amateur Radio group is also set to streamline emergency communications procedures throughout the archipelago. Together with the local amateur population and administrators, they will be using this activity to test the island-to-island amateur radio network. The ARRL is sending their best resources, lending their expertise in this field.
The project website was recently launched at
http://azores-islands-hunt.com for your review while you can also study the Azores at: http://www.visitazores.com/en

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