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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!