July 29, 2016

VK9W – Willis Island

Need:

Globally there is a high need for Willis Island, but ranked by continent: South America, Africa, Europe, North America, Asia, Oceania.

 

 

Willis Island had significant activations in 2008 and 2015. The 2015 team, VK9WA, can be found at http://vk9wa.com/ . VK9WA operated from Middle Cay,.

Travel:

Currently the only way to get to the island is by boat. There are no regular commercial service and charting is the only option.

Accommodations:

There is nothing on Middle Cay. Willis island is inhabited year round by a small team of three to four people from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology.

 

Very isolated and Rustic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBuKxCkfTnQ