Akhziv 2005 by 4Z5KJ
This trip happend thanks to the God and my wife Nathaly . . In 1999 we tried to land on a desert island in Pacific ocean Krashininnikova Island AS-095. Our attempt has gone right - we spent there three days . The attempt was not completely sucsesful - there wasn't propagation on that time and I had 360 QSO's for 3 days only .. Besides that ... my wife had a little overstrained moving with me the heavy russian millitary generator and other "gross" weights.......... It took her about 6 years - to forget about this dangerous cruise .....
So, this year according to her numerous requests I have organized breef family trip to local Island - Akhziv , IOTA AS-100 ....
4X/UA0ZFR on the boat . 12.08.05 .Israel
FOR YOUR INFORMATION : Ahziv island is a small rock about 20 meters wide, 80 meters long and only 1 meter above sea level located 1300 meters
from the coast . It is located in the notern part of Israel , closed to Nahariya .. There are no bird nests on the island because 80 percent of the island are under water .. All of this reminds me a broken tooth - depth in an internal lagoon does not exceed 30-40 centimeters - expance for crabs and... my younger son - Valentine...
My family had merged quickly with the virgine Nature , had fishing and "crabing" Hi! .....
... usualy it takes me 15 minutes to create my portable radio-station .... This time I brought to the Island my new Kenwood TS-50 , new manufactured portable dipole; Powering - my good old YUASA65 a/h battery
3:15 UTC we landed on the Island ....3:25 UTC I made my first QSO with 4Z5SG on 40 meters CW ... Antenna for 40 meters is the same dipole made from two Hamstick mobile monopols ....one of them I using day-by-day for my mobile operation ... For 30 meters I have used new manufectered dipole , made the same way from two KJ-Arrow monopols which I build in my garage Hi! . 20 meters antennas are also 2 x Hamstick .
Sorry.... , my shirts have sunk at landing :-))))))))))
The God was generous to me , by providing us with calm sea , cool wether and outstanding propagaton on on 20 meters , starting from 5:30 UTC ..... I have been pleasantly surprised by patience and discipline of the European stations when asked " Please, stand-by for a minute , Europe ! I'm looking for DX only !!"
Thanks to this circumstance I have added to my LOG :
12.08.2005 04:07 WK3N 10.1 CW 599 599 12.08.2005 04:47 VK4XA 14 CW 599 599 12.08.2005 04:49 JA8RJE 14 CW 599 599 12.08.2005 05:18 YI1HRP 14 SSB 59 59 12.08.2005 05:23 VK4UA 14 SSB 59 59 12.08.2005 05:24 FR1GZ 14 SSB 59 59 12.08.2005 05:27 VK4ID 14 SSB 59 59 12.08.2005 05:35 VK9NS 14 SSB 59 59 12.08.2005 05:45 VK3FM 14 SSB 59 59 12.08.2005 05:49 EA8BYR 14 SSB 59 59 12.08.2005 05:50 RX0AT 14 SSB 59 59 12.08.2005 05:50 VK3JMB 14 SSB 59 59 12.08.2005 06:32 UA0ZC 14 SSB 59
It was just greate to be again in the center of PILE-UP , to meet my old friends in IOTA programm and represent again on the Air this magic part of Holy-Land ...
I would like to thank very much to Dov 4Z4DX for his friendly support in this project , pretty manager Dena .......
and Diving Center "Putsker" in Nahariya for lending on the Island .
Wish you were here !
With best wishies - Alex 4Z5KJ/UA0ZY and Family .... . 73! CUL!