My trip to the Mansuar Island, began on March 22, 2016, with a 45 minute flight from Palembang, South Sumatra to Jakarta, then I have to wait until I had to fly again towards Ujung Pandang, South Celebes. Arriving there, I had to wait again for the next flight which was bring me to the city of Sorong, West Papua.
March 23, 2016 I arrived in Sorong, I have to finish some office work. I have estimated that at least I would need one day to finish the job, but, unexpectedly, the work was completed on the same day. That way, I can continue my journey toward Mansuar Island earlier than I had planned.
Delivered by speed boat belonging to the Raja Ampat Regency, I have been sailing for 1 hour to reach Mansuar Island. When I docked, the time was 1600, I do not want to waste time, and I immediately install my Diamond KV5 and I put it off the coast. I took over 15 minutes until the antenna is ready for use. Then I set up a radio equipment on the front porch room that I used to stay.
I have been on the air at all except the 20 meter amateur band. However, I only receive signals at 40, 15 meters and a few stations on 10 meters. Although the propagation conditions were not perfect but I am happy to have been able to make contact with many hams from several countries.
Now it’s time to make all QSOs confirmed. I’ve upload YD4IRS/9 to Clublog find it here https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/YD4IRS/9, eQSL (AG) and QRZ.com, and after I got the TQSL certificate then I’ll upload it to LoTW. If you need the QSL Card, simply send your card direct to my QSL address include your IRC (avoid sending dollar bill, send it via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org), or you can request it online via clublog or let me know the best route for you via email to email@example.com.
You can see the full list of YD4IRS/9 Logs here
Someday, you all should visit the Raja Ampat Islands, and feel the real underwater paradise. See you on the next trip.