Easter Island/Salas y Gomez 1-22 September 1995
Cordell Expeditions

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  • Easter Island Camp Location
  • Easter Island Camp Layout
  • Camp Facilities
  • Radios
  • Electronics and Software
  • Antennas
  • Salas y Gomez Operations
  • QSLing
  • The QSL Barcode
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  • Camp Location: Easter Island

    The campsite on Easter Island is located on the northern coast, about a mile from Anakena beach, which was the campsite for the 1955 archaeological expedition of Thor Heyerdahl. The site is a relatively flat terrace. It is very near the Ahu Te Pito Kura, location of the largest moai ever erected. It is within hiking distance of Rano Raraku, the site of the quarry where the moai were carved, and the Poike peninsula, which was the site of an ancient battle between warring clans. Ana O Keke was the traditional site of the Cave of the White Virgins, in which young girls were held to lighten their skin color. .

    Camp layout

    The camp is laid out as a central compound, two radio operating tents, and the boat-launching area. In the central compound, there is a GEM greeting, eating, meeting) building; a communications tent with the Internet termainal, multimedia computer, and miscellaneous specialty radios; and the sleeping tents and latrines. Electric power at 240/120 VAC is provided in all tents. A laser-based intrusion alarm protects the site.

    Camp facilities


    Electronics and software


    Salaz y Gomez Operations

    The Salas y Gomez team will depart from Valpariso, Chile, on 28 August 1995, and arrive at SyG on Sept. The Chilean Navy will helicopter the team and gear on the island, and then proceed on to Easter Island. On 12 Sept., the Navy will return and remove the team, then return to Valpariso 19 Sept .

    The radio team will be QRV Salas y Gomez as XR0Z approximately 7-11 Sept. 1995. The frequencies can be found on the Home Page.


    QSLs for logged radio contacts will be available in three forms:

    The QSL Barcode

    QSL cards from XR0Y and XR0Z will contain a barcode. Although currently no validating agency such as ARRL makes use of barcode technology, it is likely that in the future, such barcodes will be used. The following design will appear on the QSL cards:

    The upper line of characters gives the is standard EI/SyG data line. It contains the following fields:


    where CALL1 is the logged station and CALL2 is the logging station. The barcode line is created by recoding the standard line to make it more compact. It contains the following fields:

    where: This barcode system was designed by KK6EK. Details about the recoding are available from him.
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    Prepared and maintained by Robert Schmieder, cordell@ccnet.com and Gunthar Hartwig, Gunthar_A._Hartwig@bmug.org
    Last Update this page: 23 August 1995