HI2DX Saona Island DXpedition NA-122:
Hotel India DX Club, Inc
July 20, 2014
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IOTA DXpedition to SAONA ISLAND [NA-122]
Saona Island was baptized "Saona" by Christopher Columbus, who discovered it
in May 1494 during his second voyage to the Americas. The name was meant
"... to honor Michele da Cuneo, [Columbus'] friend from Savona.
Saona Island (in Spanish Isla Saona) is a tropical island located a short
distance from the mainland on the south-east tip of the Dominican Republic.
It is a government protected nature reserve and is part of East National
Park (in Spanish Parque Nacional del Este. The Island is famous for the
natural beauty of its beaches, and has been used on many occasions by
film-makers and advertisers looking for a stereotypical "desert island"
setting for their film or product. Saona is the destination of Hotel India
DX Club, Inc and a high skill team formed in a joint effort with Loma Del
Toro Contest Group, Radio Club Dominicano, Inc and Union Dominicana de
Radioaficionados (UDRA) being called “Saona Dxpediton 2014 Dream Team”.
Saona Island is located in the southeastern part of the Dominican Republic
(Lat: 18° 7' 47.0814" /Long: -68° 40' 5.9376")
Surface area of 110 squared Km.
IOTA NA-122 - CQ ZONE 8 - ITU ZONE 11 - GRID FK58OE
A big effort combine with a great teamwork leaded by Joe, HI8C, and the
co-leader Tatino, HI3CC to head up a team of operators to be active as HI2DX
from Saona Island, NA-122 thanks to the help of all three radio clubs
working jointly to make this a new and interesting experience.
Activity will take place during 5 days and 4 nights operating 24 hours.
According to the evaluation of propagations forecasts we are confidents to
give DXers an opportunity to work this country prefix HI2 and Iota on all
the bands from 160m to 6 meters on CW, SSB and Digital modes.
The 20 over operators will be an international team from DR and the US,
pending confirmation, the operators listed are:
HI3A, HI3CC, HI3EPR, HI3K, HI3LCG, HI3TT, HI7MC, HI8A, HI8AR, HI8C, HI8CR,
HI8EFS, HI8JQE, HI8JSG, HI8KW, HI8RD, K1TO, K3LP, K9PG, N9JA and W4UH.
Operators listing might vary since we are inviting experienced operators to
join the team, a definite listing will be announced with modes and
frequencies details soon.
QSL Manager is Tim, M0URX will handle all request for direct, OQRS and
Our plan is to have 10 stations around the clock using dipoles, verticals
and other antennas.
For more details and updates, visit our website at:
The team is looking for sponsors, funds and donations.
Thank you and 73's
Hotel India DX Club, Inc.
Fundada el 26 de enero 1992
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