Re: WA3DX/6W not IOTA

Jerry N9AVY

The is a search for islands by name... I searched Marloj  and what returned did not include anything in Senegal. A whole lot of other islands came back, but no matches.

He and XYL returned to Philly , but are now back in 6W. 

Thanks for back up Steve  !!

Jerry  n9avy

From: Stephen Melachrinos <melachri@...>
Sent: Sunday, December 31, 2017 2:25 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] WA3DX/6W not IOTA

I agree with Jerry. 

First of all, there's an article by WA3DX's wife (KC3BHD) at

This is apparently their second trip there, as the article is dated 3 Nov 2017, and they had just returned to Philadelphia. 

In the article, Fatu (KC3BHD) describes operating from Marloj Island in the Saloum Islands. The Saloum Islands would be part of AF-045, the Senegal North group, but they are explicitly listed as being excluded. My guess is that they're not really "open sea islands", but part of the Saloum river delta, and river delta islands are disqualified under rule B.1.1.


-----Original Message-----
From: JEFF WALSH <jeffwalsh1644@...>
To: 070Club <>
Sent: Sun, Dec 31, 2017 8:11 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] WA3DX/6W not IOTA

Jerry I was wondering abt that as a IOTA .... I ck'd but couldn't find Marloj  listed .... keep us posted if u find a IOTA #  ...... Happy New Year !

On Sunday, December 31, 2017 2:06 PM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:

Just checked IOTA Directory  and to the best of my ability, I determined that Marloj Island does not qualify as an IOTA. Drat ! There goes another shot at increasing IOTA count.

Jerry  N9AVY

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