Re: Possible IOTA Activation
I think there are two things in play here.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
- One is the minimum distance requirement. IOTA rules require a minimum distance of 200 meters from the mainland at low tide. My reading of Google Maps shows some of the distances as appearing less than the 500-foot indicator in the map legend. 200 meters is 656 feet, so 500 feet is much less than 200 meters.
- Secondly, the water in question is identified as the Cape May Canal. This is a man-made waterway, constructed by the Army Corps of Engineers during World War II. I think the concept of a canal means that Cape May (and the surrounding area) would be considered part of the mainland, and not an island.
From: VA7GEM -1470 via Groups.Io <boat.anchor@...>
To: 070Club <070Club@groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Jan 2, 2019 3:00 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] Possible IOTA Activation
Cape May is inside the boundary of NA-111 but is not listed.
On Wed, Jan 2, 2019 at 11:28 AM, Justin Mattes--KC2GIK wrote:
If that's the case then Cape May qualifies too!