Sat Aug 3, 2019, 08:16 PM

Coming rare DX - K7TRI Tillamook Rock, NA-211

A team composed of Yuri (N3QQ), Cezar (VE3LYC), Sandro (VE7NY), and Adrian (KO8SCA) will attempt to operate between Sep 6 and 9, 2019, from this iconic location. This rare IOTA reference was on the air once, 21 years ago, as is in demand by 94% of IOTA members. The team informs that the price tag of this project is $20k, and asks for your support. Please visit the expedition website and consider making a donation. QSL via VE3LYC (direct or bureau).

"Tillamook Rock Light (known locally as Terrible Tilly or just Tilly) is a deactivated lighthouse on the Oregon Coast of the United States. It is located approximately 1.2 miles (1.9 km) offshore from Tillamook Head, and 20 miles (32 km) south of the Columbia River, situated on less than an acre of basalt rock in the Pacific Ocean. The construction of the lighthouse was commissioned in 1878 by the United States Congress, and began in 1880. The construction took more than 500 days to finish, with its completion in January 1881. In early January 1881, when the lighthouse was near completion, the barque Lupatia was wrecked near the rock during inclement weather and sank, killing all 16 crew members."

"They were among the first to ever set foot on the rock. Coastal Indians, declaring it was the abode of evil spirits, kept their sea-going dugout canoes well away from it. It had a rather awesome protective barrier, to protect it physically as well as spiritually, including sucking whirlpool currents, swirling tides and heaving swells that drummed against its vertical walls day and night."

DX from a seriously haunted lighthouse!

How cool is that?

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