MAY 20 - ID9/OP8L Stromboli Island/Volcano
We now finished the activation of POTA I-0289 Stromboli Island/Volcano with 482 QSO and 47 DXCC.
MAY 25-26-27 activation of Egadi islands
May 28-29 activation of Ustica island.
In coperation with IIA, Italian Islands Award.
MAY 17 - ID9/OP8L Stromboli Island/Volcano
First attempt to make QSO's from volcano was interrupted by volcanic activity. We will make second and third attempt on Friday May 19 and Saturday May 20, weather permitting. 73, Stefaan
MAY 2- MAY 31
A Quick post to confirm we have arrived and it's happening.
May 4 to May 10
Starting with ETNA at the Silvestri Crater at 1800 meter followed by a summit activation.
May 15 to May 20 - Stromboli ... first from the beach and then as high as possible towards the eruptions!
Logging on QRZ.com IT9/OP8L - ID9/OP8L - I8/OP8L
Above are pictures from ETNA at the Silvestri Crater at 1800 meter.
Below are pictures from 3000 meter activation @ -3
MAY 20 - MAY 26
We will activate POTA I-1539 Favignana Natura 2000
IOTA EU-054 Egadi Islands
MARCH 26 - APRIL 16
The return to paradise!
After last year's success with the activation of Skellig Island
we are returning to Ireland for the activation of a few islands and summits. Tune in to hear us form the top of Croagh Patrick!
73, OP8L and the other team members of FOTA.
MAY 1 - MAY 30
FOTA Goes Volcanoes !
Activation of Vesuvius, Etna and Stromboli volcanoes.
QRP ! Icom IC-705 and ATAS-25 Mobile vertical antenna.
Not only OP8L but multiple operators will be active.
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about DXpeditions, SOTA, POTA and IOTA and the perfect companion to our FOTA LIVE Guest Videomeetings.
2023 will be a very ACTIVE year, 73 OP8L
STEM - World Heritage Sites
Between April 2023 and November 2024 FOTA - Friends On The Air will be visiting all EU countries and organising special activations in/around UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This in cooperation with local authorities, radio operators and STEM schools. We will combine POTA (Parks On The Air) outdoor activities with cultural heritage and promoting new ways of communications to students within the EU.
All schools can contact us on email@example.com
We are now in the planning stages of this project.
This website will be redesigned soon.
December 12 - 16 - Activating Parks On The Air - ON-0521
Multiple Days, Multiple Operators - Multiple Bands
OCTOBER 15-16 Parks On The Air Autumn Weekend from ON-0518
SEPTEMBER 5 Lauwersmeer Dark Sky Reserve
SEPTEMBER 6-7 Roskilde Heritage Viking Museum
SEPTEMBER 8 - World Heritage Site Grimeton Radio Station
SEPTEMBER 10-16 - Aland Islands - Activation
SEPTEMBER 30 OCTOBER 7 (Weather Permitting) - Northcape - Activation
PAST & RESCHEDULED ACTIVATIONS
MARCH - CHAMONIX SOTA ACTIVATIONS at 3900 Meter Altitude
JULY - MONT ST. MICHEL UNESCO World Heritage Site Activation
This has been rescheduled for late September Activation
MAY - UNESCO World Heritage Site - Skellig Island Activation