Rumors continue to filter in of the imminent activation of Socotra Island, Yemen, 5th on the Most Wanted Country List for 2011. Their receipt of a license would seem a done deal sometime by May 17, 2012 with a dream team consisting of: RA3AUU, UA4HOX, N6PSE, RA9USU,YT1AD, K1LZ, UA3AB and R7LV and others.What we’re hearing about is a team of 28 operators in total, having departed all at once on the 26th of April for Cairo from where it’s off for Sana’a, Yemen.
They should be active with five or six stations.
[UPDATE]: Finally, the official announcement! The team is on its way to Yemen. Here is the official website: http://www.yemen2012.com/index.php The call will be 7O6T.
[UPDATE]: We received the following message by David K3LP:
The 7O6T granted license will be valid from April 30, 2012, 2100 GMT thru May 15, 2012, 2100 GMT. the dream team consists of: RA9USU (Dmitri; Leader), RA3AUU (Igor; Co-Leader), K3LP (David; CO-Leader), UA3HOX, N6PSE,YT1AD, WD5COV, UA3AB, R7LV, JT1CO, RL3FT, RM2M, R7LV and R3FA.
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