Sunday, April 6, 2014

OC-177 Payung Besar Island, Seribu Islands

ARLHS IDO-236 Payung Besar LightHouse
IOTA OC-177 Payung Besar Island
April 18-20, 2014
LAT: 05° 48' S LON: 106° 32' E Gridsquare OI34ge
Antenna Vertical 43ft put on top of Lighthouse, 40m asl, dedicated QRV 40m band

Pulau Payung Besar LightHouse ARLHS IDO-236

Pulau Payung Besar (Big Umbrella Island) (2)

Date unknown (station established 1890). Active; focal plane 32 m (105 ft); two white flashes every 10 s. 30 m (98 ft) square skeletal tower with lantern and gallery, painted white. A 2012 photo and a secondphoto are available, and Google has a good satellite view. The original lighthouse was similar but not identical to the present light. Located on a small island about 32 km (20 mi) east of Pulau Tunda and 90 km (55 mi) northwest of Jakarta. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. ARLHS IDO-236; Admiralty K1058; NGA 23364.

Pulau Payung Besar OC -177 Thousand Island

Umbrella Island , one of a group of islands located in the thousand islands turned out to be the main destination for tourists visiting the island tidung . The reason , in addition to having vegetation beaches with soft sand and underwater scenery is good for sorkelling . The island has an area of ​​about 20 acres also has some fairly prominent object .

One of the object it is this lighthouse as a guide both ships after Island Lighthouse Jakarta Pause to enter the waters of the Sunda Strait . Umbrella of the island is 32 miles east of the island Snooze and 90 km from Jakarta . Big Umbrella lighthouse island accessible only by sea .

Until now , the tower with the white iron frame , still standing strong . With a height of 30 meter lighthouse was first operated in 1890 . As for the technical requirements , the tower is equipped with 2 pieces of white light , which lights every 10 seconds , with a focal plane height of 32 meters .

Thousand Islands (Indonesia)
Kepulauan Seribu

The Thousand Islands (Indonesian: Kepulauan Seribu) are a chain of islands to the north of Jakarta's coast. It forms the only regency of Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia. It consists of a string of 110 islands[1] stretching 45 km north into the Java Sea.
A decree[2] states that 36 islands may be used for recreation. Of these 36 islands, only 13 islands are fully developed: 11 islands are homes to resorts and two islands are historic parks. Twenty-three islands are privately owned and are not open to the public.[3] The rest of the islands are either uninhabited or support a fishing village.[3]


YF1AR/0 Radio Yaesu FT 450D with tuner FC 707 power 100W
Antenna Vertical 43ft put on top of Lighthouse, 40m asl
Mode mainly on Phone as well as on CW n Digital
QRV  mainly nitetime 40m band and spare daytime 20m band

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using speedboat Kerapu from Muara Adem, Muara Anke to Bayung Besar Island


posing in entrance gate Payung Besar Lighthouse


Vertical Antenna 43fr on top LH 40m and operatong room


panoramic jetty payung besar island

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