Rockall Expedition 2023
On 26th May this year, a small team of daring adventurers including club member Nobby G0VJG will set off for the tiny island of Rockall, more than 200 nautical miles off the West coast of Scotland and the nearest civilization. Their intention is to survive on Rockall battling winds and waves for a number of days. Rockall is the rarest IOTA in Europe, and the team plan to operate two stations using both CW and SSB modes.
Nobby is a veteran of many IOTA expeditions, including to St Kilda and the Monach Islands off the west of Scotland, but Rockall will be his biggest challenge to date, by far. He will join the team on the island for a minimum of 24 hours and give the extremely rare EU-189 contact to as many of the deserving as possible.
Rockall Expedition 2023 Official Web Site (donation link on the page)
Goose Rock 2022
As a practice for this year's Rockall expedition, last June some members of the team undertook a training expedition to Goose Rock off the Cornish coast, where Nobby was active on HF bands as a rehearsal for this year's Rockall trip in May.
Due to bad weather conditions, the team had to cut short their Goose Rock rehearsal and make a hasty departure. They returned the next month in much finer weather to retrieve their equipment :