IG9Y, DXpedition to Lampedusa Island


DXpedition to Lampedusa Island

Welcome to the IG9Y Lampedusa Island 2013 DXpedition website. The website continues to be updated as the DXpedition planning and execution takes place.

The Lampedusa 2013 DXpedition is comprised of an international team from 7 countries. We will be on the air October l 17 thru October 30, 2013 running 4 stations on 160M through 6 , 4 , 2 M (SSB/CW/RTTY).



160 m 2 Pcs DIPOLE 1 Pc VERTICAL
80 m 2 Pcs DIPOLE 1 Pc 4SQ
40 m 2 Pcs DIPOLE 1 Pc 4 SQ
30 m 1 Pc HEX – Beam
20 m 2 Pc 4 el. Monoband YAGI 1 Pc 3 el. Spiderbeam 1 Pcs HEX – Beam
17 m 1 Pc HEX – Beam
15 m 2 Pcs 4 el. Monoband YAGI 1 Pc 3 el. Spiderbeam 1 Pcs HEX – Beam
10 m 1 Pc 5 el. Monoband YAGI 1 Pc 4 el. DELTA LOOP 1 Pc Spiderbeam 1 Pcs HEX – Beam
6 m 2 Pcs 5 el. YAGI

TRANSCEIVERS & Other stuff
2 Pcs YAESU FT-1000MkV
1 Pc YAESU FT2000
2 Pc ME-1200H by HA1YA
1 Pc ACOM 1000
1 Pc ACOM 1011


“Off the north coast of Africa, and thus on the highway which leads from Africa to Europe, lies the Italian island of Lampedusa consisting of of limestone, which lies about in great blocks on its surface. On the slopes of the south coast there are several remains of megalithic construction, but they are too damaged to show much of their original form. However, on the north side of the island there are megalithic huts in a very fair state of preservation. They are oval in form and have in many cases a base course of orthostatic slabs.”

Eric Peet author of “Rough Stone Monuments and their Builders”, 1912

Italy’s southernmost island, Lampedusa lies between Malta and Tunisia and is geographically part of the African continent. The largest of the Pelagian Islands, Lampedusa is arid and gets its only fresh water from rainfall. In summer, it is served by low-cost Italian airlines with direct flights from several mainland cities, as well as ferry service from Sicily. Lampedusa is treasured by visitors for its fine white sandy beaches, its clear turquoise waters and its excellent scuba diving.

Travelers usually come to Lampedusa in the summer, despite the fact that it can get quite hot in the area at this time. Visitors come to enjoy the numerous beaches which offer attractive leisure activities for people of all ages. Because of this, Lampedusa, which has a population of around five thousand, sees more than ten thousand visitors during the months between April and October.

Travelers who come during this time will find that the area is crowded and that there are lines for just about everything. Travelers seeking to avoid the major crowds but still enjoy the beaches should head to the area in the very beginning or very end of the season. September is a good choice because the biggest crowds have moved out and the hottest temperatures are over. Additionally, the only major annual event in the area, the Madonna di Lampedusa procession, takes place in September of each year.

In terms of actual weather, Lampedusa is a dry location which rarely sees any rain and does not experience great levels of humidity. The average summer temperature is between seventy five and eighty five degrees. The average winter low temperature is above freezing. For more detailed information, visit http://www.eurometeo.com/english/clim… .