Category Archives: Updates

Testing satellite communication.

Today we have tested the InMarsat interace for satellite upload of our logs to Clublog. Wa also have cut and prepared  the feed lines for our RX-antennas. Lasse, SM5GLC and Brian, N9ADG is preparing the InMarSat interfaces for our ‘near’ real-time logupload to Clublog. Paul, VK4APN is doing a great job with crimping on f-connectors onto our RX-feedlines.… Read More »

Training in session

We were at Paul Newman VK4APN QTH yesterday training on how to build tents and operate generators and so on.

Round table QSO

Sitting at the front porch at Hides Hotel, enjoying a cold drink after a long day with plenty of work.  We have made good progress and almost ahead of schedule. N7QT N9ADG SM1ALH  SM5AQD and LB8DC (SM5GLC behind the camera)    

Arrival in VK

This is the first news update of many to come.  Rob N7QT and Brian N9ADG arrived in Cairns today towing about 200 lbs of gear with them. They are buying clothes there in Australia and started shopping for supplies. Such as lumber for tent flooring, tents, buying generators, fuel drums, 1000 liters of fuel, chairs , tables, etc…… Read More »

Landing Rights

The team has been granted Mellish Reef landing rights for Heralds-Beacon Islet! Hearlds-Beacon is the most distant land in the Coral Sea, about 1150km NNE of Brisbane, the capital of Queensland and 1080km from Cairns, the closest port. The team has been approved/granted landing rights for a 14 day duration in November 2017.  

Initial Update

Our nine operator team is now complete. Fund-raising and planning continue. We’re happy to announce a partnership with Tangaroa Blue Foundation and the Australian Marine Debris Initiative, in conjunction with Parks Australia and the Department of the Environment, to conduct an island cleanup and debris inventory of Heralds-Beacon Islet. This cleanup and our ecology and animal reports will… Read More »