|In the morning of July 7 2005
we (7 operators) started from Caracas to a Navy Base near Puerto Cabello
in the state of Carabobo. At the base another member of
the expedition, who made a 2-day-trip from Mérida,
was already waiting for us.
The destiny of this year's expedition was a small island, called
"Del Rey", located in front of the Navy Base. (10° 29'
40'' N - 67° 59' 27 '' W)
Here a GOOGLE
EARTH placemark of our QTH.
The IOTA Number of Del Rey
counts as SA-058, the same as the rock
Farallón Centinela, which is located 210 km
east. (This is not very fair
comparing the IOTA distribution of European islands. E.
c. applying the same rules for Germany, there should be
only 2 IOTA numbers...
The expedition to Farallón
Centinela was very difficult for us, and we
could not work as many stations as wanted. So we decided
to visit this time Del Rey to save resources.