DX-Expedition Aero & Kegnaes Islands
Aero IOTA: EU-172 , DIA:FY-014
Kegnaes: DLS-074 / DEN-019 JO44XU
Denmark 2002

Als Island Group

AEROE (ÆRØ) THE NAME IS SKJOLDNÆS. DEN 158 / DLS 128
Skjoldnæs. 10.12.48 - 54.58.20 22 m. JO54CX 172 FY-014
coordinates 10.23 E and 54.57 N

 

Expediton Pictures and Audio

Photo's of the expedition, by ON5SD Jos & ON4LBV Willy
CW RECORDING 30-meter band (AUDIO MP3)
VOICE RECORDING 40-meter band (AUDIO MP3)

 

The Story
by Steven ON4CLC

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Friday 30 August 2002 – 18:00 UTC

The crew is ready to make the trip to Denmark. Departure time wil be +/- 23:00 UTC.
They planned to be QRV in the afternoon of Saturday 31 August. Will keep You informed, via this website, when the station is in the air.
Call will be OZ/ON6JUN/P

Equipment:   

XMTR: TS-870, TS-850, TS-830
Antennas: 40m = Vertical
20m, 15m, 10m = FB-13
WARC-Bands = 3 band dipole

Operators : 

ON4AFU, Eddy
ON5SD, Jos
ON4LBV, Willy
ON5ZO, Franki
ON4IT, Dimitri

Camera & Photo’s :

ON8RB, Michel and XYL Georgette

QSL Info

QSL direct via:
PObox 41
9400 NInove
Belgium

Or Via Buro: on4afu

There will be 3 HF stations QRV in CW and Phone.
More info follows as soon we get it from the crew!

Steven, ON4CLC
“Home-support”

Saturday 31 August 2002, 14:20 UTC

Just got the message from the crew: “we’re on the air!”

Frequencies:

24.868 => CW
14.2596 => SSB

Stay tuned for more info as soon we got it.
Also check the DX-cluster.

Here is a CW recording of the crew in Denmark on the 30 meter band made by Steven ON4CLC who received it in his home qth in Belgium:

Steven, ON4CLC

A DX-cluster copy of the stations who spotted OZ/ON6JUN/P at 21:00h UTC:

JA8LRG 14007.1 OZ/ON6JUN/P CQ CQ ,EU-172 21:04Z 31-Aug-02
N0FW 18069.7 OZ/ON6JUN/P qrz 20:59Z 31-Aug-02
K5WA 18069.9 OZ/ON6JUN/P 20:56Z 31-Aug-02
JH4FEB 10113.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P CQ EU-172 19:04Z 31-Aug-02
G3ZKN 10113.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P 599+ HR 18:27Z 31-Aug-02
UA3XAC 10113.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P EU-172 FY-003 Q:ON4AFU 18:27Z 31-Aug-02
G3ILO 10113.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P iota eu-172 18:26Z 31-Aug-02
ON5YR 10113.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P OP. ON5ZO franki 18:16Z 31-Aug-02
PA3GRM 10113.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P eu 172 17:36Z 31-Aug-02
ON4CLC 10110.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P info: www.qsl.net/on6jun 16:31Z 31-Aug-02
F5MDW 10110.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P QSL VIA ON4AFU 16:24Z 31-Aug-02
IK7AFM 14258.9 OZ/ON6JUN/P EU.172 / QSL>ON4AFU 15:39Z 31-Aug-02
RA6AU 14259.4 OZ/ON6JUN/P Oeroe isl.EU-172 v.ON4AFU 15:22Z 31-Aug-02
UA9CR 18072.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P EU-172 15:16Z 31-Aug-02
IZ8DBJ 14259.3 OZ/ON6JUN/P EU-172 15:08Z 31-Aug-02
ON4CLC 24898.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P EU 172 - JY 003 14:36Z 31-Aug-02
ON4CLC 14259.6 OZ/ON6JUN/P Info www.qsl.net/on6jun 14:33Z 31-Aug-02

73", Guy ON1DHT

Sunday 1 September 2002 14:00 UTC

Status of the station:

3 HF stations on the air!

Results after 1 day:

DX spots:

DL1AAU 10112.8 OZ/ON6JUN/P 0640 01 Sep 2002
DL1AAU 10109.9 OZ/ON6JUN/P eu-171 nw hr OZ0642 01 Sep 2002
EA7ATX 14260.7 OZ/ON6JUN/P EU-172 OZ0658 01 Sep 2002
EA5AVV 14261.0 OZ/ON6JUN OZ0707 01 Sep 2002
ON4CN. 10110.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P eu 172 via ON4AFU OZ0708 01 Sep 2002
OK1GK. 10110.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P EU172 0727 01 Sep 2002
SP1NQF 7094.80 OZ/ON6JUN/ eu-172 via on4afu ??0814 01 Sep 2002
JA0LFV 21005.7 OZ/ON6JUN/P EU-172 OZ0845 01 Sep 2002
G3VQO. 21005.8 OZ/ON6JUN/P EU-172 OZ0907 01 Sep 2002
ON5YR. 14018.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P OP: ON5ZO EU172 OZ0944 01 Sep 2002
F5NOD. 18080.6 OZ/ON6JUN/P eu172 jy003 0946 01 Sep 2002
G3VQO. 14018.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P EU-172 - via ON4AFU OZ0948 01 Sep 2002
ON4CJV 14018.0 OZ/ON6JUN eu-172 1006 01 Sep 2002
F8MS.. 18080.6 OZ/ON6JUN/P eu 172 1013 01 Sep 2002
ON5YR. 18080.6 OZ/ON6JUN/P op: ON4AFU EU172 OZ1014 01 Sep 2002
UA4LU. 14018.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P OZ1020 01 Sep 2002
OH3NWQ 28021.9 OZ/ON6JUN/ via on4afu eu-172 ??1036 01 Sep 2002
9A1CCY 18148.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P EU172 OZ1059 01 Sep 2002
ON5YR. 18148.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P OP: ON4IT EU172 1121 01 Sep 2002
G0CAM. 18148.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P IOTA EU172 OZ1125 01 Sep 2002
W2SF.. 18074.1 OZ/ON6JUN/P iota eu-172 OZ1318 01 Sep 2002
ON4CLC 14261.5 OZ/ON6JUN/P EU 172 1339 01 Sep 2002
SM3CIQ 18074.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P EU172 OZ1348 01 Sep 2002
ON6BV. 7008.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P IOTA EU 172 1403 01 Sep 2002
DS5RYB 18073.9 OZ/ON6JUN/P OZ1416 01 Sep 2002

I=180, A= 10, K= 1, NO STORMS ; MINOR W/R1 LVL
Local WX : Dry, Sunshine

Steven, ON4CLC

Monday 2 September 2002 15:00 UTC

I received this morning an SMS from the crew:

This afternoon all HF bands were very quiet, I didn't heard OZ/ON6JUN/P at all in my QTH!

A summary of the DX-cluster:

K2AJY. 10108.4 OZ/ON6JUN/P EU #172 OZ2228 01 Sep 2002
YV1DIG 7020.90 OZ/ON6JUN/P EU-172 sri 0415 02 Sep 2002
SP2LLW 7020.90 OZ/ON6JUN/P 0428 02 Sep 2002
G4BWP. 10106.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P CQ EU-172 OZ0604 02 Sep 2002
IK1XPK 10106.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P EU-172 OZ0633 02 Sep 2002
IK2SND 14017.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P 0709 02 Sep 2002
IK4ADE 18122.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P EU172 OZ0735 02 Sep 2002
G0JFM. 14261.6 OZ/ON6JUN/P QSL>ON4AFU. EU-172 0833 02 Sep 2002
IZ8ETW 14261.8 OZ/ON6JUN/P EU162 OZ0836 02 Sep 2002
M0BRK. 14261.8 OZ/ON6JUN/P Via ON4AFU EU172 OZ0847 02 Sep 2002
JA3TJA 18072.1 OZ/ON6JUN/P EU172 0853 02 Sep 2002
I1RQJ. 14261.5 OZ/ON6JUN/P IOTA EU-172 0914 02 Sep 2002
I2KAJ. 18072.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P 0915 02 Sep 2002
F5RZJ. 14261.7 OZ/ON6JUN/P eu 172 OZ0937 02 Sep 2002
EA7BVA 21259.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P CQ CQ.. 0957 02 Sep 2002
7N4JZK 21262.0 OZ/ON6JUN Aeroe isl,Eu172,@ON4AFU OZ1017 02 Sep 2002
F5CWU. 21262.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P EU-172 via ON4AFU OZ1023 02 Sep 2002
G3SBP. 21261.9 OZ/ON6JUN/P EU172 1029 02 Sep 2002
JA1WLO 21262.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P op.Dimitri via.ON4AFU OZ1044 02 Sep 2002
ON6BV. 7016.30 OZ/ON6JUN/P IOTA EU 172 1048 02 Sep 2002
ON6BV. 7018.90 OZ/ON6JUN/P EU 172 OZ1105 02 Sep 2002
EA7HZ. 21262.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P EU-172, QSL: ON4AFU OZ1106 02 Sep 2002
RU3DTW 18072.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P EU-172 OZ1108 02 Sep 2002
ON4BAI 18071.9 OZ/ON6JUN/P EU-172 op ON5ZO qsl ON4AFU 1141 02 Sep 2002
DL1AAU 14022.9 OZ/ON6JUN/P 1524 02 Sep 2002

02 Sep k3ske (15) I=181, A= 12, K= 3, NO STORMS ; MINOR W/R1 LVL

I hope to catch the crew this evening to get more results and to record an audio sample from the 'phone' station.

73

Steven, ON4CLC
"Home Support"

Tuesday 3 September 2002 19:35 UTC

Here are the results of the DX-pedition after 4 days ON AIR:

Total QSO's: 3700

QSO's/band:

40m SSB: 74
40m CW : 440
30m CW : 841
20m SSB: 799
20m CW : 493
17m SSB: 88
17m CW : 482
15m SSB: 173
15m SSB: 118
12m SSB: 0
12m CW : 51
10m SSB: 3
10m CW : 5

Yesterday evening the crew saw some beautiful aurora on Aero island!

A summary of the DX-cluster:

N3AF.. 10104.0 OZ/ON6JUN/ EU-172 ??2219 02 Sep 2002
PY1NX. 10104.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P 2246 02 Sep 2002
K2UFM. 10104.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P QSL-ON4AFU 2326 02 Sep 2002
F5CQ.. 10103.5 OZ/ON6JUN/P EU172 2340 02 Sep 2002
NU8Z.. 10103.9 OZ/ON6JUN/P Eu-172 2357 02 Sep 2002
KT4P.. 10104.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P EU-172 OZ0008 03 Sep 2002
YV1DIG 14027.8 OZ/ON6JUN/P EU-172 0110 03 Sep 2002
N4CC.. 14028.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P EU172 0134 03 Sep 2002
UA6JY. 7009.00 OZ/ON6JUN/P eu172 OZ0229 03 Sep 2002
G4BUE. 7010.00 OZ/ON6JUN/P IOTA EU-172 0513 03 Sep 2002
IK7MXB 14259.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P SORRY !!! OZ0600 03 Sep 2002
SV2DGH 14258.8 OZ/ON6JUN/P op:Jos (HE's VERY KIND) eu-1720635 03 Sep 2002
HB9EBM 14258.8 OZ/ON6JUN EU-172 via ON4AFU 0650 03 Sep 2002
DL1AAU 18074.8 OZ/ON6JUN/P 0746 03 Sep 2002
JA1WLO 18074.8 OZ/ON6JUN/P CQing OZ0756 03 Sep 2002
JA5QJD 24900.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P SRI OZ0904 03 Sep 2002
EA5CVK 21261.1 OZ/ON6JUN/P EU-172,VIA ON4AFU OZ0923 03 Sep 2002
JR3RIY 21261.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P EU-172 VIA ON4AFU 0939 03 Sep 2002
VE1KC. 21298.3 OZ/ON6JUN/P eu172 1052 03 Sep 2002
IZ8EDG 14260.5 OZ/ON6JUN/P EU-172 1214 03 Sep 2002
F5UOE. 14260.5 OZ/ON6JUN/ IOTA EU172 JY003 JOSE ??1222 03 Sep 2002
AA0XJ. 18072.9 OZ/ON6JUN IOTA EU172 OZ1236 03 Sep 2002
JA4EQB 18072.9 OZ/ON6JUN/P cqcq OZ1259 03 Sep 2002
IK1XPK 18073.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P EU-172 VIA ON4AFU OZ1315 03 Sep 2002
W9OP.. 18072.9 OZ/ON6JUN/P EU172 via ON4AFU OZ1409 03 Sep 2002

03 Sep kh2d (00) I=174, A= 12, K= 2, R=187 SpaceWx: none ) minor

This evening the crew took a break for a nice barbeque! Since I was last year also with the team in Romo, I know for sure they had big fun!

A part of the crew will keep the station in the air whole night, like they did last night!

Stay tuned for more info!

73

Steven, ON4CLC
"Home support"

Wednesday 4 September 2002 17:00 UTC

Total QSO on all bands: 4358

This morning they had a big pile up on 40m SSB, mostly European station were trying to make a QSO with the station. Since I had to go to the dentist (HI), I misted this huge pile up! Next time I'll take my HF-XMTR with me, HI.

In the afternoon they had some big pile ups on 17m mostly in the direction of Japan.

Last night there was again strong aurora, so all HF-bands were closed! No problem, guys, here in Belgium it was the same!

WX in OZ: Rain, rain, rain,….

The DX spots:

AA0XJ. 18072.9 OZ/ON6JUN IOTA EU172 OZ1236 03 Sep 2002
JA4EQB 18072.9 OZ/ON6JUN/P cqcq OZ1259 03 Sep 2002
IK1XPK 18073.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P EU-172 VIA ON4AFU OZ1315 03 Sep 2002
W9OP.. 18072.9 OZ/ON6JUN/P EU172 via ON4AFU OZ1409 03 Sep 2002
ON4BAI 14259.0 OZ/ON6JUN op "josé" [email protected] EU172 1935 03 Sep 2002
ON4BAI 14259.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P op "josi" [email protected] OZ1936 03 Sep 2002
ON4CLC 14260.7 OZ/ON6JUN/P info:www.qsl.net/on6jun 2017 03 Sep 2002
PT2GE. 14260.7 OZ/ON6JUN/P EU-172 2025 03 Sep 2002
VA3DX. 10107.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P OZ2110 03 Sep 2002
EA1FAE 10115.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P IOTA EU172 OZ2155 03 Sep 2002
I3JRF. 7013.00 OZ/ON6JUN/P eu172 -- qsl via on4afu 0523 04 Sep 2002
F5PBM. 7013.00 OZ/ON6JUN via on4afu eu-172 0543 04 Sep 2002
IZ2BKC 10108.0 OZ/ON6JUN iota eu 272 OZ0631 04 Sep 2002
IZ8ETW 14265.2 OZ/ON6JUN/P 0637 04 Sep 2002
F5IDJ. 7056.10 OZ/ON6JUN/P IOTA EU172 0648 04 Sep 2002
I2KAJ. 10108.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P 0704 04 Sep 2002
IZ2DPX 14258.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P eu 172 0735 04 Sep 2002
G3VAO. 7056.20 OZ/ON6JUN/P EU-172 QSL via ON4AFU 0739 04 Sep 2002
VE1TK. 7056.00 OZ/ON6JUN/P eu-172 0929 04 Sep 2002
IK2SND 14020.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P eu-172 0930 04 Sep 2002
EI5IF. 14020.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P EU-172 OZ1007 04 Sep 2002
JR3IIR 18140.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P OZ1145 04 Sep 2002
IK8UHA 18140.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P eu-172 qsl-->on4afu 1206 04 Sep 2002
IK8UHA 18126.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P EU-172 qsl-->ON4AFU 1446 04 Sep 2002
N2JT.. 14023.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P EU-172 OZ1456 04 Sep 2002

SFI=171, A=7, K=5, R=266 Mod,G2=>Min,G1,R1

CU tomorrow

73

Steven, ON4CLC
"Home support"

From SpaceWeather: "In Ohio, Wisconsin, Michigan, Washington and other continental US states, where surprised sky watchers saw Alaska-style auroras.  An unexpected powerful geomagnetic storm ignited auroras over Europe, much of Canada and the United States on Sept. 3rd and 4th. This had global effects on radiocommunications.
Guy, ON1DHT

Thursday 5 september 2002, 19:00 UTC

The results after 6 days of activation:

Total QSO's on all bands: 5181

QSO's/band

At 16:18 I saw in the cluster that they had been spotted by ON4AAM on 7055. Big surprise, they used the call OZ/ON6JUN/LIGHTHOUSE !!!! Jos, ON5SD, is working from a lighthouse, reference DLS-020!

I made a audio recording from some QSO's on 40m:

During the QSO, Jos gave me this info:
On Friday the 6th at 15:00 UTC, Jos will be active from Kegnaes Island (DLS-074 / DEN-019 Kegnaes. 9.59.33 - 54.51.22 18 m. JO44XU)! He will activate a lighthouse on that island; lighthouse reference is DLS-074. Frequency will be 7055 KHz. Don't miss this, Ham's!

The DX spots:
RA6AX. 28018.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P cq OZ1000 05 Sep 2002
EA8BMG 24945.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P EU172 1111 05 Sep 2002
UU5AB. 21007.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P EU-172 VIA ON4AFU OZ1123 05 Sep 2002
UU5AB. 24945.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P EU-172 VIA ON4QAFU OZ1124 05 Sep 2002
CT1GFK 21007.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P eu172 OZ1131 05 Sep 2002
UA6LGR 21007.3 OZ/ON6JUN/P EU-172 OZ1135 05 Sep 2002
UU2JQ. 24945.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P eu172 OZ1138 05 Sep 2002
EA2CAR 21007.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P EU-172 qsl via ON4AFU OZ1335 05 Sep 2002
ON5YR. 21006.9 OZ/ON6JUN/P OP: ON5ZO EU172 1448 05 Sep 2002
ON6BV. 21007.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P IOTA EU 172 1516 05 Sep 2002
ON5YR. 18133.1 OZ/ON6JUN/P OZ1528 05 Sep 2002
VE1MT. 21006.7 OZ/ON6JUN/P EU-172 1608 05 Sep 2002
ON4AAM 7055.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P lgh DLS-020 1618 05 Sep 2002
ON4CLC 7055.0 OZ/ON6JUN/LGDLS020 www.qsl.net/on6junLA1641 05 Sep 2002
ON4CJK 7055.0 OZ/ON6JUN ligthouse dls020 OZ1643 05 Sep 2002
ON4CJK 7055.0 OZ/ON6JUN/LHlighthouse dls020 1644 05 Sep 2002
UA9CR. 14024.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P 1707 05 Sep 2002
ON6BV. 7055.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P LIGHTHOUSE DLS 020 OZ1733 05 Sep 2002
ON4CLC 7055.0 OZ/ON6JUN/LHDLS020 www.qsl.net/on6jun 1749 05 Sep 2002
ON5YA. 7055.0 OZ/ON6JUN/LHPSE QSL INFO 1754 05 Sep 2002
ON6BV. 7055.2 OZ/ON6JUN/PLIGHTHOUSE DLS 020 VIA ON4AFU1759 05 Sep 200
F5PBM. 7055.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P 1810 05 Sep 2002
G0WSB. 3772.5 OZ/ON6JUN/P EU162 OZ1915 05 Sep 2002
DL6FBR 3772.5 OZ/ON6JUN/P IOTA EU-172 OZ1928 05 Sep 2002
UU2JQ. 10108.7 OZ/ON6JUN/P EU-172 OZ1937 05 Sep 2002

05 Sep kh2d (09) I=171, A= 35, K= 2, R=215 SpaceWx: moderate ) minor

73

Steven, ON4CLC
"Home Support"

Friday 6 September 2002, 19:00 UTC

OZ/ON6JUN/LH was active, as promised, on a lighthouse at Kegnaes! I worked Jos at 14:30 UTC on 40m. Sigs were FB.
DLS-074 / DEN-019 Kegnaes. 9.59.33 - 54.51.22 18 m. JO44XU

Since this is the last day of this DX-pedition, we decided to not give any final results! Once the crew is back in Belgium, we going to check the log and put the detailed results on-line. So come check this site every day when you want to know them!

The spots of today:

DL6FBR 3772.5 OZ/ON6JUN/P IOTA EU-172 OZ1928 05 Sep 2002
UU2JQ 10108.7 OZ/ON6JUN/P EU-172 OZ1937 05 Sep 2002
DL3APO 3527.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P EU-172 cq OZ2045 05 Sep 2002
UU2JQ 3527.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P EU-172 2050 05 Sep 2002
K2MFY 7023.1 OZ/ON6JUN/P OZ2235 05 Sep 2002
KF3B 7007.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P eu172 OZ0443 06 Sep 2002
DJ6TK 10105.5 OZ/ON6JUN/P from IOTA EU-172 OZ0626 06 Sep 2002
JH5ZYN 21260.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P eu-172 OZ0750 06 Sep 2002
I0KNQ 21260.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P op jose' qsl to on4afu 0810 06 Sep 2002
ON4AAM 18076.4 OZ/ON6JUN/P 0816 06 Sep 2002
K4XG 24893.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P 1307 06 Sep 2002
EA1FAE 21032.8 OZ/ON6JUN/P eu 172 OZ1358 06 Sep 2002
UA9CA 21032.8 OZ/ON6JUN/P 1406 06 Sep 2002
SV1ENG 14012.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P eu-172 1429 06 Sep 2002
ON4CLC 7055.2 OZ/ON6JUN/LHDLS_074 KEAGNES ISLAND LA1439 06 Sep 2002
OZ4EL 7055.0 OZ/ON6JUN/LHinternat. numb DEN-019 LA1500 06 Sep 2002
ON4CLC 7055.3 OZ/ON6JUN/LHDLS074 www.qsl.net/on6jun 1505 06 Sep 2002
DL1AAU 21014.9 OZ/ON6JUN/P EU-172 1543 06 Sep 2002
UA3DNW 10122.1 OZ/ON6JUN/P eu-172 1839 06 Sep 2002
DL6UCW 10122.2 OZ/ON6JUN/P EU-172 1840 06 Sep 2002
SM2LIY 10122.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P EU172 v ON4AFU 1858 06 Sep 2002
DL3APO 7009.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P EU-0172 2022 06 Sep 2002
F5RZJ 3519.1 OZ/ON6JUN/P eu 172 2043 06 Sep 2002
IK1QHB 7017.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P EU172 OZ2140 06 Sep 2002
K3JT 10109.0 OZ/ON6JUN/P EU-172 OZ0206 07 Sep 2002

06 Sep kh2d (18) I=175, A= 12, K= 1, R=225 SpaceWx: none ) minor

On Saturday the 7th, the crew will leaving EU-172.

TNX to everyone who contacted the station and visited the web-site. QSL is 100% via the bureau.

Photo's will be on-line as soon as possible!

73

Steven, ON4CLC
"Home Support"

Saturday 7 September 2002, 19:00 UTC

The crew has left Aero Island on 08:00 UTC to return to Belgium.
The final results on all bands:

AERO - THE DANISH SOLAR ISLAND
Aero the Danish island with 7400 inhabitants and an area of 90 km² is about to achieve 100% energy supply from renewable sources and is already called the "Danish solar island". In fact the island has reached the world record of 2 m² of solar collector per inhabitant. It all started in the 80ies with pioneers building solar collectors in garages. It was at that time when the first wind mill started production. Presently wind energy generates 13 % of the total electricity production with 22 wind turbines producing about 4550 MWh. Additionally large district heating networks ensure environmentally friendly heat provision. "The Marstal plant" with more than 9000 m² thermal solar collectors and a 3700 m³ seasonal storage produces 13% of the total heat demand for the town of Marstal. Although this is the world largest solar heating plant, Marstal is no exceptional plant in Aero. Another solar district heating plant with 4900 m² thermal solar collectors and several smaller plants are in operation too. Aero is on the track to achieve 100% energy supply from renewable energy sources in the near future and that success already had a major impact on local economy and tourism, for example with the Marstal plant attracting about 4000 energy visitors annually.
The island of Aero, located in Denmark south of the island of Funen is utterly delightful. Its quaint little towns offer a crayola colored experience. The gently rolling farmland is dotted with old churches and windmills. This is rural Denmark at its very best.
AEroskobing, the main town, is a beautiful seventeenth-century time capsule complete with hollyhocks, cobbled lanes, and brightly painted tiny half-timbered houses.

73" Guy, ON1DHT