Tuesday, May 12, 2015

YF1AR/2 IDO-073 IDO-381 OC-186 Karimun Jawa Islands


IDO-073 Nyamuk LightHouse
IDO-381 Tanjung Pudak LightHouse (new LH)
OC-186 Nyamuk Island, ( new island )
OC-186 Karimun Jawa Island
May 14-17,2015
5'48"S 110'11"E OI54ce CQ28 ITU 54
5'53"S 110'26"E OI54fc CQ28 ITU 54

Pulau Nyamuk (Mosquito Island) {Pulau Njamoek} (2)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 30 m (98 ft); three white flashes every 15 s. 30 m (98 ft) tapered square skeletal tower with lantern and gallery, painted white. Hadi Bindowi has a good photo, and Google has a satellite view of the station. Located on a small island at the western end of the archipelago, about 130 km (80 mi) north northwest of Semarang. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. ARLHS IDO-073; Admiralty K1140; NGA 23568.

Karimun (Pulau Karimunjawa, Tanjung Pudak)
Date unknown (recent). Active; focal plane 25 m (82 ft); white flash every 3 s. 22 m (72 ft) square skeletal tower with gallery, painted white. A photo is available, but the tower is not clearly seen in Google's satellite view. Located on the quay at Karimun port, near the southwestern tip of the largest island of the archipelago. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty ARLHS-381 K1141; NGA 23569

Karimunjava or Karimun Java is an archipelago of 27 islands in the Java Sea, Indonesia, approximately 80 kilometres northwest of Jepara.[1] The islands' name means 'a stone's throw from Java' in Javanese.[citation needed] They have a total land area of 78 km2. The main island is known as Karimun (2,700 ha), while the second-largest island is Kemujan (1,400 ha).[1]

In 2011, the population of the island group was about 9,000 who lived on five of the islands. The population is largely Javanese, with pockets of Bugis and Madureseinhabitants. Javanese culture is dominant in the islands which are the only islands off Java where Javanese is the lingua franca.[2]
Twenty-two of the islands have been declared 2001 as a marine reserve, the Karimunjava National Park. Five more islands are either privately owned or are under the control of the Indonesian Navy.

Karimunjawa National Park, also Karimun Jawa National Park, is a national marine park designated in the Karimunjawa archipelago, Jepara Regency, Central Java, Indonesia. It lies 80 km north west of Jepara, Central Java in the Java Sea. The national park was formally declared as Marine Protection Area in 2001. Based on popular local myth, this archipelago was discovered by Sunan Nyamplungan, the nephew of Sunan Kudus who is one of the Wali Sanga.[3]



Radio Yaesu FT 450D with tuner FC 707 power 100W
Antenna Vertical 43 feet 40 m band and HB9CV 20-15-10 m band
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QRV 10m - 40m band

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Jakarta - Semarang LionAir, Semarang - Karimun SusiAir, Karimun - Nyamuk via Menyawakan traditional boat, Nyamuk - Karimun traditional boat, Karimun - Semarang Speedboat Kartini I, Semarang - Jakarta LionAir


posing in Karimun Airport, posing in Karimun Seaport, posing in Karimun Statue, posing in Nyamuk LH, posing in Karimun Coastal Radio


Radio set-up Yaesu FT450D, tuner FC707, Notebook Asus, and installing 43ft Vertical Antenna over the top of LH 30m height


Special Thanks
thank you very much for hospitality to OM Sudharto, Nyamuk Government Highest Officer, OM Binarno, Nyamuk LH Officer, OM Kiswo Karimun Coastal Radio Officer, OM Ichank from BolangKarimun Tour, OM Anam from KarimunJawaKita Tour


with boatman to Menyawakan Island,, with OM Sudharto from Menyawakan Island to Nyamuk Island, in front of speedboat Kartini1,  transit in KuraKura Resort