Thursday, August 23, 2012

Azores 9 Islands Hunt, Sept. 29-30


(U.S. government map)
Hams from around Europe and North America will be taking part in the Azores 9 Islands Hunt at the end of September, activating stations on all nine of the chain's islands during a 24-hour period from 1200 UTC September 29 to 1200 UTC September 30. One of the operators, noted DXpeditioner Martti Laine, OH2BH, says there is an added incentive to get on and work those stations: Everyone contacting at least five different CU islands during the event will be entered into a lottery for a free trip to visit and operate from the Azores. Plus, there will be a second lottery (with a second trip as the prize) for the first 25 operators to contact all nine CU islands. Details are available online at <>.