German Amateur Radio Station DL9ZAL

King Hussein of Jordan JY1

In memory of his Majesty King Hussein I of Jordan - sk (Feb. 8th, 1999). King Hussein was highly regarded by all the radio amateurs around the world. A QSO with JY1 was considered by many hams to be both an honor and a privilege.

On June 20th, 1991 I met King Hussein of Jordan. We had a wonderful rag-chew qso together. At that time he was at home in Amman.

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

The Andaman & Nicobar Islands are located at the Bay of Bengal between Lon 92- 94 deg east and Lat 6 - 14 deg north. There are 572 Islands, Islets and Rocks in the south eastern part of the Bay of Bengal. The highest points of the Islands are Saddle Peak (732 m)/Andaman Islands and Mount Thuillier(642m)/Nicobar Islands. The Islands were in the past inaccessible and caused mistery during centuries. Todays tourists are impressed by the beauty of the Islands with the white beaches and palme trees which sway to the rythm of the Sea.

Macquarie Island

Where is Macquarie Island ?

Macquarie Island (34 km long x 5 km wide) is an oceanic island in the Southern Ocean, lying 1,500 km south-east of Tasmania and approximately halfway between Australia and the Antarctic continent. The island is the exposed crest of the undersea Macquarie Ridge, raised to its present position where the Indo-Australian tectonic plate meets the Pacific plate. It is a site of major geoconservation significance, being the only place on earth where rocks from the earth's mantle (6 km below the ocean floor) are being actively exposed above sea-level. These unique exposures include excellent examples of pillow basalts and other extrusive rocks.

/rev October 23rd, 2006