Long Island West Activation

On SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2013 Long Island (west), also in the Wisconsin River near Lone Rock, has been qualified by the same two ham radio clubs. Long Island (West) now has the designation WI051R. It is interesting to note that Ralph, KC9LBO, made a contact in Cuba and Cayman Island for our 2 countries requirement. Operators on Long Island were: Les Hyland – KA9USV; Bob Naegele – W9MZ; Dick Neumann – W9JR; Phil Wallace – KC9QQQ; Josh Roskos – KC9WWH; Ralph Hendrickson – KC9LBO; and Tahmara Hendrickson – KC9UJM.

There is another island in the Wisconsin River, Long Island (east) near Spring Green that will be qualified on September 27, 2014. Currently, the island has the number WI050. As soon as it is qualified, an R will be added indicating it is an island in a river.

Long Island
Long Island
 Bob and Les are discussing where to put our operating stations.
Bob and Les are discussing where to put our operating stations.
 Brent is checking out the trailer while Ralph is communicating from his station.
Brent is checking out the trailer while Ralph is communicating from his station.
 Brent watching Josh while making a PSK31 contact.
Brent watching Josh while making a PSK31 contact.
 Josh is working both SSB and PSK31 from inside our Communications Trailer
Josh is working both SSB and PSK31 from inside our Communications Trailer
 Our Communications Trailer has all the necessary equipment for this kind of project.
Our Communications Trailer has all the necessary equipment for this kind of project.
 Phil, Les,and Brent are discussing the pros and cons of the project so far.
Phil, Les,and Brent are discussing the pros and cons of the project so far.
 Tahmara and her dad, Ralph, made many contacts from their station.
Tahmara and her dad, Ralph, made many contacts from their station.
 A vew of our setup on Long Island in the Wisconsin River.
A vew of our setup on Long Island in the Wisconsin River.
 Another view of the Long Island setup.
Another view of the Long Island setup.
 It was a beautiful fall day to be communicating from Long Island
It was a beautiful fall day to be communicating from Long Island

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