Anacapa Island (NA-144) will be activated as W6UX/P with a team of 6 operators during the IOTA contest. As far as we know, NA-144 has not been activated since we were there last year, so don't miss this chance to get this rare IOTA in your log! Anacapa also counts for ARLHS USA-012 and WLOTA-1300 lighthouses, US Island CA-002S, Flora-Fauna WFF KFF-014 and for Ventura County.
Team: W6UX, AE6RS, N6GP, KQ6ES, KR6J, KJ6REP
Bands: 40, 20, 15, 10, and possibly WARC (non-contest)
Modes: CW, Phone
Anticipated Operating Schedule:
0000z July 28 - 0600z July 28 (Station checks and non-contest QSOs)
1200z July 28 - 1200z July 29 (RSGB IOTA contest as W6UX/P)
1200z July 29 - 1400z July 29 (Battery power permitting, final non-contest QSOs)
This is a battery powered operation (1 "run" station, and 1 "multi" hunter station), and we will need to conserve power in order to make it all the way to Sunday. We plan to limit output to 50w unless absolutely necessary to boost QSO rates. We expect most of the action to be on 20 and 40, but with luck 15 will be open and we are bringing a Moxon for that band. All other antennas are PAR Endz-fed dipoles.
Contest QSOs are logged as "W6UX/P" and will be uploaded to LOTW and eQSL. To receive a special NA-144 card, QSL via W6UX. For all non-contest QSOs, QSL via home calls.