Cotorra Island 2003 (Parrot Island)

YW8D (IOTA SA-63)

This WEB-page I dedicate to my friend Roberto Puchi (YV5HG),
who passed away just the day we started this expedition.
R. I. P.

 
   

© National Geographic                

The Orinoco-Delta seen from the air.

 
 
   
 

Our Airplane waiting to be loaded with the equipment of the YW8D DXpedition

 
On the rainy morning of June 20, 2003 we (11 persons) started a new expedition; this time to Cotorra Island, which is located at the north-western part of the  very large Orinoco Delta.

Thanks to the support by the Venezuelan National Guard we could go by one of their airplanes into the remote area.

HERE a kmz-link to Google Earth where you can find this place !

HERE another link to our final DX location at the Orinoco Delta.

 
   
 

After all equipment has been loaded, we are ready to start.