QSL from June 23rd, 1974

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QSL from June 23rd, 1974


Operator: K6AHV

This Dxpedition is notable for its members having helped the two stranded sailors get free of the reefs outside the lagoon entrance. Unfortunately, these people ended up being accused (and one convicted) of murder in the now infamous Seawind murders, of which much has been written.

Click here to read a transcript of my interview with Rusty Epps, or click here to read more about the event in our special exhibit on DxPeditions to Palmyra!

Card Text: This island is located about 950 miles south of Hawaii. During World War II it was the site of a Navy/Marine Corps air station. Today the former airstrip is largely overgrown and the island is uninhabited except for birds and crabs. Palmyra was one of the phases of the Kingman Reef operation organized and operated by the Northern California DX Club and sponsored by the Northern California DX Foundation, Inc. 6235 QSO's were made from Palmyra. Equipment: TX/RX: 2-FT101B's w/remote VFO's. 1-FL-2100B amplifier. Antennas: TA-33, 18AVT. Operators: Bob Ferrero, K6AHV, "Rusty" Epps, W60AT, Pete Grabosky, WB600L, Jim Rafferty, WA9UCE/6




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“QSL from June 23rd, 1974,” Palmyra Archive, accessed October 31, 2020, http://palmyraarchive.org/items/show/1.


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