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Matt Revington

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Baker Island
« on: June 27, 2018, 07:55:50 AM »

A group of ham radio enthusiasts will be broadcasting from Baker Island for the next 10 days.
https://www.eham.net/articles/41519
"The DXpedition commemorates the 81st anniversary of aviator Amelia Earhart's disappearance on July 2, 1937, near Baker and Howland islands, as well as "the commitment and sacrifices" of the Hui Panalā'au (loosely translates to "society of colonists") -- young high school graduates from Hawaii who were sent to colonize Baker, Howland, and Jarvis islands from 1935 until 1942, and who began construction of a runway for Earhart to land in 1937. The islands were bombed the day after Pearl Harbor, killing two, and the colonists were removed by the US Coast Guard in 1942."

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Matt Revington

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Re: Baker Island
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2018, 06:47:01 AM »

"Baker is brutal", imagine what Gardner was like for AE and FN who were much less prepared for midsummer on a coral atoll than these people are.

http://www.arrl.org/news/baker-is-brutal-kh1-kh7z-dxpedition-team-reports
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