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  • Swain's Island - DXCC Einheiten - Dokumentationsarchiv Funk (QSL Collection) [ENGLISH VERSION]
    son Eli Junior Eli Hutchinson Jennings Senior also was instrumental in helping Peruvian Blackbird slaveships depopulate the other three Tokelau atolls see H E Maude s Slavers in Paradise A N U Canberra 1981 The Resident Commissioner of the British Gilbert and Ellice Islands then a British protectorate since 1916 a colony presently Kiribati supposedly demanded an 85 tax because of the plantation s success He paid the tax but was upset and brought the matter to the U S State Department and was later refunded In 1907 it was claimed by the British Gilbert Islands colony but in 1909 recognized by Britain as within the U S zone of influence The matter of who owned the island came into question after Eli Jr s death in 1920 and his wife s in 1921 The United States decided to give the right of administration jointly to Eli s daughter Ann and son Alexander while making it officially part of the American Samoa by annexation on 4 March 1925 Alexander Jennings the son of Eli Jr became the managing owner of the island The population at the time was around 100 In 1954 the United States demanded a local government Since then the island has sent one non voting member to the American Samoan territorial legislature On 25 March 1981 New Zealand of which Tokelau is a non self governing colonial territory confirmed the U S sovereignty In the draft constitution which was the subject of the Tokelau self determination referendum 2006 Swains Island is claimed as part of Tokelau The Jennings dynasty Styling themselves Leaders or Proprietors the following family members have ruled it 13 October 1856 4 December 1878 Eli Hutchinson Jennings b 1814 d 1878 4 December 1878 25 October 1891 Malia Jennings his Samoan widow d 1891 25 October 1891 24 October 1920 Eli Hutchinson Jennings Jr King Jennings their son b 1863 d 1920 24 October 1920 August 1921 Ann Eliza Jennings Carruthers b 1897 d 1921 jointly with sibling children of Eli Jr 24 October 1920 4 March 1925 Alexander Hutchinson Jennings Credit N8S back KH8SI Juli 2005 and previous activities In June 2006 the DXCC Desk of ARRL pblished amendment c to Section II DX List Criteria 1 Political Entities of the DXCC The entity contains a permanent population is administered by a local government and is located at least 800 km from its parent To satisfy the permanent population and administered by a local government criteria of this sub section an Entity must be listed on either a the U S Department of State s list of Dependencies and Areas of Special Sovereignty as having a local Administrative Center or b the United Nations list of Non Self Governing Territories Thus American Samoa was re defined as a political entity according to DXCC rules Consequently the DX Advisary Committee would have to accept Swain s Island as a new DXCC entity The Radio Amateurs of American Samoa were eager to represent themselves in

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  • Swain's Island - DXCC Einheiten - Dokumentationsarchiv Funk (QSL Collection) [ENGLISH VERSION]
    other supplies to the residents in addition to our DXPedition equipment Amateur Radio received a great deal of favorable publicity and many hours of live TV coverage because of our effort Swains Island is far enough from the closest point on Tutuila the nearest island in Am Samoa to count under the DXCC rules formerly in effect Because the Typhoons were still nearby the trip to Swains was roigh Rolling up to 45 degrees and pitching in the swells The only transportation between the Tasman Explorer and Swains is by small boat and again the high surf delayed our ship to shore movement We finally managed to get all the people and equipment to the shore through the surf and up the steep coral beach We set up the CW Tent then the SSB Tent the generators and all equipment and assembled YAGI for both CW and SSB and SteppIR Vertical and Inv Vee for the low bands We had two dedicated positions in both the CW and SSB tents when bands were open we ran on two bands per mode The openings were fairly short and we tried to concentrate on Europe where the need was greatest but didn t slight any continent or area The QSO rate was high during the openings Swains has been owned by the same family and became a territory of the USA during the Coolidge Administration The island had a major coconut plantation until demand for Copra declined leaving no source of income on the island Members of the family still live on Swains and find fish lobster crab coconut crab and coconuts on the island Other supplies must be brought from Am Samoa by boat KM9D KH8 Charles M Young September 2002 Does not count for DXCC only valid for IOTA OC

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  • Swain's Island - DXCC Einheiten - Dokumentationsarchiv Funk (QSL Collection) [ENGLISH VERSION]
    April 2007 The Big One 27 March 2007 Doug N6TQS and Allan K6SRZ arrive in Amercan Samoa and have confirmed our shipment of equipment from Long Beach California and San Francisco California has arrived safely without damage 30 March 2007 Hrane YT1AD and YU members have arrived at LAX this evening and will depart to Fiji on Friday morning and will ultimately arrive in American Samoa on March 31 2007 David K3LP departed Baltimore BWI this morning at 5 30 AM and will arrive in Honolulu Hawaii via San Francisco on Friday evening March 30 5 35 PM using Northwest Airlines Krassy K1LZ has arrived in Honolulu 31 March 2007 Our Swains Island team members with non USA licenses are scheduled to take the USA Amateur Radio License examines prior to departure to Swains Island 1 April 2007 Toaday N8S team haved FCC examination on Pago Pago American samoa 1 Bogdanov Mladen YU7NU T G E 2 Djeric Velimir YZ1BX G E 3 Markovic Milovan YU1AU E 4 Gekas Vangelis SV2BFN T G E 5 Aleksej Romanov UA4HOX T G 6 Tkachenko Roman UR0MC T G E 7 Eulishov Evgenij RK3AD T G E 8 Vasiljenko Victor RU4SU T G E T Technician G General E Extra April 2 2007 All equipment has been loaded on the boat We are in the process of having operator personal luggaged moved from Hotel to Boat We have decided to purchase two additional 5K to 6K generators to ensure we have proper back up They ll cost us additional 1k each here on American Samoa Our team of international operators have arrived safely and are ready to serve the DX Community with pride We will depart American Samoa at 1 00 PM today April 2 We expect the boat ride to take approx

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  • Swain's Island - DXCC Einheiten - Dokumentationsarchiv Funk (QSL Collection) [ENGLISH VERSION]
    160m and 80m all night but if there is no activity they will QSY to open bands Antennas are working great and they can hear extremely well Significant phase noise partially solved so 15M operation started again Great openings to EU last night on 15m on both SSB and CW but at about 4 20 am local bands went silent due to flare Food is outstanding no one losing weight but the 105 108 deg heat is challenging Sept 11 2012 160M operation started at 0500 UTC Vertical still needs some tuning but initial reports are good RTTY operation expanded to 3 bands 30m 17m and 20m 6M antenna is being assembled but difficult in 100 degree weather during the day hopefully operational soon many European contacts over the last 24 hrs please continue to cooperate if ops ask for EU only significant phase noise has limited 15M operation but problem being addressed General class operators keep listening for the 20m 40m receive frequency Frequency police are BORED don t have anyone to scold because Split compliance is very high questions or comments to K6MM Sept 6 2012 0800 UTC We have arrived and everything is going well SVDAs are up for both cw and ssb camps The stations are getting setup and will continue in the morning Fantastic crew from the Jennings that have setup all of the infrastructure for our dxpedition We should be on the air tomorrow sometime Several big antennas remain to be put up They will be done first before we start to operate The weather is quite hot and humid We have to be cautious about resting and dehydration We are having a good time and are looking forward to getting on the air sometime today Craig K9CT and Joe W8GEX Sept 6 2012 0030 UTC The team is on the island now and starting to put together the antennas and stations Unfortunately Juergen Borsdorf DJ2VO sustained a leg injury on board the ship and was forced to return to American Samoa the receive addtional medical treatment The weather is very hot and humid but everyone s is in good spirits Operation is expected to begin Thursday September 6 around 2000 UTC Sept 5 2012 The boat from American Samoa will arrive on Swains Island today at approximately 2000 UTC The team will be putting together the antennas and setting up stations on the beach They are hoping to start operating within the next 24 hours July 17 2012 Craig K9CT and Joe W8GEX are happy to report that preparations for the NH8S Swains Island DXpedition are on schedule The 20 man international team should be on the island and on the air from September 6 thru September 18 Swains is 31 most wanted worldwide They will operate all bands with SSB CW and RTTY A big thank you goes to John N7CQQ and Paul W8AEF for their time in building and testing the SVDA s that will be used Thanks also to Paul

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  • St. Peter & Paul Rocks - DXCC Einheiten - Dokumentationsarchiv Funk (QSL Collection) [ENGLISH VERSION]
    maintaining permanent occupation of the archipelago the Brazilian Navy extends Brazil s Exclusive Economic Zone territorial waters and airspace into the North Atlantic Ocean On June 5 6 2006 an earthquake with a magnitude of above six on the Richter scale rocked the archipelago The strong tidal surge following the earthquake caused the battery compartment to crash against the station s outer wall allowing sea water to flood the station The four researchers who were on the archipelago took shelter in the lighthouse while maintaining constant contact with the Brazilian Navy A fishing vessel located nearby rescued the researchers who were then transferred to a Brazilian Navy patrol boat The incident caused considerable damage to the station and equipment The station was repaired on September 9 11 2006 and became operational shortly after In 2007 the Brazilian Navy started to build a new scientific station on the archipelago Construction began on July 24 2007 and was completed on June 25 2008 The new station was built with seismic isolation and is considerably larger and better equipped than the previous one The station is composed of a main building equipped with reverse osmosis salt water desalination system photovoltaics system and satellite communications system deposits and a mooring dock The Brazilian Navy also maintains a lighthouse on the archipelago ARLHS SPP 001 built in 1995 to replace a previous one from 1930 On June 1 2009 Air France Flight 447 an Airbus A330 200 en route from Rio de Janeiro to Paris was reported missing and is presumed to have crashed off the coast of Fernando de Noronha Fragments from the aircraft were found near the Saint Peter and Saint Paul Archipelago Geography The Saint Peter and Saint Paul Rocks are situated in the Atlantic Ocean 100 km 62 mi north of

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