This week, we will be showing a DVD presentation produced by the Five Star DX Association and perhaps it should be entitled DX from
So why not get away from the dark, English winter and join us to look back to 2007 and see how to set up a serious DX station on a remote paradise island which is also a rare DXCC entity. The St Brandon Island station, 3B7C, was very successful, achieved 137,500 QSOs, 33,760 unique calls in the log, which broke all records.
Cargados Carajos Shoals (also known as the Saint Brandon Rocks) are a group of about 16 small islands and islets on an extended reef in the Indian Ocean northeast of Mauritius. The islands have a total land area of 1.3 km². The reef measures more than 50 km from north to south, and is 5 km wide, cut by three passes. The reef area is 190 km². The islands have a small population, made up of natives as well as others, and are rich in flora and fauna. The islands are classified as a dependency of Mauritius, which is more than 300 km south, and are administered from Port Louis. The islands are part of the Mascarene Islands. St Brandon is approached only by sea, and is some 240 nautical miles from Port Louis, Mauritius.
What’s is like to set up antennas on a far off paradise beach and have the world wanting to work you? join us this Thursday and find out?