On October 17th 2009 the Mancorad W9DK Radio Club successfully qualified “The Flats” Island in Appleton Wisconsin as First Time Activators!
The field team for W9DK consisted of:
- Jody KC9KVT
- Gene KB9KXF
- Rich KC9LOA
- Steve K9ZW
The W9DK team made 26 QSOs with 5 DXCC countries – Germany, Madeira Island, Spain, Canada & USA – using the W9DK Club Call Sign.
Weather was tough – started with small amount of snow/sleet, then rained lightly, then for maybe an hour got above 40 F and briefly the sun came out. Mostly it was that Wet, Gray, Breezy Sun-less damp cold that everyone hates. Not real that bad, but wet cold draining weather.
Once the Island was activated the station was quickly taken down and we retreated to the warm interior of the truck.
“The Flats” ia an Island in the “Fox River,” Outagamie County, Appleton, Wisconsin
We were also operating as a Class-C participant in the W/VE QSO Party – so let us know if you need us to note our Island Rover status when we exchange QSLs.
Mailed QSLs to Mancorad Radio Club W9DK
Attn: USi Activation QSL
PO Box 204
Manitowoc, WI 54221