Departure: dates to be defined, March-April 2019
Arrival: dates to be defined, March-April 2019
Start activities: first day after arrival
End Activities: dates to be defined, March-April 2019
Return: dates to be defined, March-April 2019
Call : waiting license from TRR Vanuatu
The villa on Espiritu Santo Island was booked for two weeks between March and April 2019, the exact dates are not yet confirmed.
The house has a lot of land in the hills where to raise-up the antennas, a few hundred meters from the sea.
Icom IC-7300 (100W no PA)
2x 50A switching
Laptop (running Wintest and WSJT-X)
15m: Homemade 1/2 wave Vertical Antenna
17m: Homemade 1/2 wave Vertical Antenna
20m: Homemade 1/2 wave Vertical Antenna
30m: Homemade 1/2 wave Vertical Antenna
40m: Homemade 1/2 wave Vertical Antenna
80/160m : wire antenna
Mode : SSB-CW-RTTY – during noprop FT8 random
Where is located Vanuatu ?!
Vanuatu is a Y-shaped archipelago consisting of about 82 relatively small, geologically newer islands of volcanic origin (65 of them inhabited), with about 1,300 kilometres (810 mi) between the most northern and southern islands. Two of these islands (Matthew and Hunter) are also claimed and controlled by France as part of the French collectivity of New Caledonia. The country lies between latitudes 13°S and 21°S and longitudes 166°E and 171°E.
The fourteen of Vanuatu’s islands that have surface areas of more than 100 square kilometres (39 sq mi) are, from largest to smallest: Espiritu Santo, Malakula, Efate, Erromango, Ambrym, Tanna, Pentecost, Epi, Ambae or Aoba, Gaua, Vanua Lava, Maewo, Malo and Aneityum or Anatom. The nation’s largest towns are the capital Port Vila, on Efate, and Luganville on Espiritu Santo. The highest point in Vanuatu is Mount Tabwemasana, at 1,879 metres (6,165 ft), on the island of Espiritu Santo.
Vanuatu’s total area is roughly 12,274 square kilometres (4,739 sq mi), of which its land surface is very limited (roughly 4,700 square kilometres (1,800 sq mi)). Most of the islands are steep, with unstable soils and little permanent fresh water.