Successful DXpedition to Herm Island

The Martello Tower Group are very pleased to report that their inaugural DXpedition to Herm Island was a great success.

DXPedition organiser Keith, G6NHU said "Everything went to plan and we exceeded our initial QSO target by over 30% despite the fact that HF conditions weren't favourable. This was our first group trip away and we are very satisfied with how everything went."

The group activated Herm Island which is part of the IOTA EU-114 group using the callsign GP0PKT for four days at the beginning of last month.

Keith added "We've already decided that we're going back in 2013 and will stay for longer, take more people, have more aerials, more stations and run more power.

The DXpedition was sponsored by Kenwood, Icom and Hamtests who all loaned equipment for which the group are very grateful.

All QSOs have been uploaded to LoTW. The QSL manager is G6NHU.

A full report can be seen at the group's web site of