US Islands Awards Program

USI Videos

Sean Kutzko, KX9X, takes us on another low-power ham radio adventure. This time, Sean operates from Pigeon Key, Florida, as part of the US Islands Awards Program. Sean set up at Pigeon Key’s Marine Science Center in December 2014, and made over 140 two-way contacts in four hours using only seven pounds of gear. By making use of a naturally-occurring phenomenon in a layer of the atmosphere called the ionosphere, which allows radio waves to travel around the Earth, no cell phone networks or Internet was needed.

Qualification of PR061S, Cayo Pirata by Radio Operadores del Este, KP3RE, ops: KP4RV, KP4RD, KP4LE, NP3OT, KP3SK, WP4PBS & NP3MR

The Noise Blankers Radio Group activated for the first time Horseshoe Island (AR015) on Beaver Lake in northwest Arkansas. K5H contacted 351 stations in 42 states and 16 countries. Two stations, approximately 80 yards apart, were on the air. Station #1 used a vertical antenna and station #2 used a dual-band dipole
2nd place winner in the 2013 ARRL Video Contest

Radio Operadores del Este, Inc. (KP3RE) on a new adventure to Vieques island, about 15 nautical miles from the main land. Enjoy our 19 Sept 2015, US Island activation of Cayo Blanco – PR050S. ops: KP4RV, KP4LE, KP4RD, NP3MR, & WP4PBS

Amateur Radio Outdoor Adventures K4T Expedition to the Dry Tortugas, Garden Key FL013S, NA079 March 11-15, 2010. Visit us at

Cayo Chiva PR081S qualification. KP3RE ops: KP4RV, KP4LE, KP4RD, KP4GQ, KP4FGL, NP4JA, WP4PGY, NP3OT, WP3EF, WP4PBS, & NP3MR

KP3RE – Radio Operadores del Este, Inc during the recent US island activation of Cayo Cabritas PR080S in the municipality of Ceiba, Puerto Rico. 7 Sept 2015 ops: KP4RV, KP4LE, KP4FGL, KP4GQ, KP4MTG, & WP4PG

USI (PR041 – Isla Matei) Qualified by “WP4Q Team” 13 December 2014