wythall radio club

having fun with RF

DXpedition to Rockall

July 21, 2012 By: Chris G7DDN Category: Club, News

Rockall – not just a name familiar from the UK Shipping Forecasts on Long Wave, but an extremely small, uninhabited, remote rocky islet in the North Atlantic Ocean, and a very dangerous place to attempt a DXpedition to!

The Rockall Islet

Indeed, not many have attempted it but one intrepid Belgian Group has. What is more, they have now made a DVD of their exploits so we can all share in the excitement.

Wythall Radio Club has recently purchased one of these and it seems a useful way in which to spend a dark Winter evening at the club. So be aware that on the 15th January next year, we will get to see one of the most dangerous DXpeditions to have taken place off our shoreline.  It cost over €35,000 to mount and sailing to Rockall in a Force 11 storm makes some interesting viewing too!

For a taster of what is to come, visit this link but then make sure you come along in January to the club to see (and hear) the whole story!