[amsat-bb] Where is Desecho Is. ?

WB2LLP wb2llp at optonline.net
Wed Feb 18 07:55:04 PST 2009

I have no problem with reserving operating on AO-51  QRP allocations only for contacts with the K5D Desecheo Island Operation, but I wonder if I am the only reader who does not know where Desecho Island is located.  According to the DXpedition web site it is west of Puerto Rico at 18 degrees, 34 minutes, 14 seconds North and 67 degrees 28 minutes, 19 seconds West. Sorry, I do not have my Grid Square calculator nearby.  

Is the expedition on the island?  Is someone going to tell us when they are active?   How important are satellite contacts to the team?  Since the island has been off limits for quite a while, I assume that the HF community will keep them busy. 

There seems to be some information lacking.

WB2LLP   Gene

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