NFARL (NF4GA) set out in early 2017 to celebrate their 40th club anniversary with a very unique USI adventure. Their goal, as a club was to operate from a minimum of 40 U.S. Islands. 10 menbers, Scott Straw KB4KBS, Jeff Otterson N1KDO, Jim Paine N4SEC, Terry Joyner W4YBV, Grant Register KK4PCR, Daryl Young K4RGK, Lori Young K4UPI, Bob Hensey K4VBM, John Norris N4IHV, and Bill Cobb K4YJJ joined forces to exceed their goal and operated from 46 USI with a total of 902 QSOs for the year.
The following Rhode Island island was Qualified by W1SYE:
Little Gould (RI031R) – Sakonnet River / Narragansett Bay – Newport County
73 – Ted – W8TTS
Well, we’ve been working, again, under the hood on the USI Island Directory. Most of what was done will be transparent to you but will make it easier for us to maintain the various lists. All of the State, Territory, and Protectorates are now in tables.
One nice little thing that came out of it is the ability to search the individual lists. Sorry, but you can’t search the whole list.
73 – Ted -W8TTS
We’ve been busy. We’ve added a Google map to each of the state/territory lists, and it shows the location of all the islands that are on the list. You will see a Google map icon next to the blue island counts, click on that, and it will jump to the map. The map, except for the full USA map which is on its own page, is at the bottom of every page. The little white square in the upper right corner of the map will make the map full screen.
Click on a marker to see the island name and number.
73 – Ted – W8TTS
On July 5, 2017 I set out for my qualification of Green island WI062. A year ago I was successful in getting the island approved by USIsland Awards Program and received permission from the island owner “Roen Salvage Company”, Sturgeon Bay Wisconsin to conduct a ham radio operation from the island. I was not able however, to qualify the island that year.
This is a table of my USI Expedtions
A link to the Google Earth file (.kmz) for the islands within each state and territory has been added to it’s page. The color of the icon on the map indicates the status of the island, a pink icon indicates a Qualified island, and a yellow icon indicates an island that hasn’t been Qualified. And, as with all things, if you find a error let us know.
Look for this icon in front of the island count.
The idea to activate an island was borne in the regular club meetings (Amateur Radio Transmitting Society, ARTS), after discussing activating Shippingport (KY002R) near downtown Louisville, for about a year.