Sunday, October 18, 2020

7H9H Habe Island OC-275 IDO-388

OC-275, Habe Island , NEW Island
IDO-388 Habe LightHouse, New LH

October 26 - November 1, 2020
-8° 14' 35" S,  139° 26' 27" E,  Grid PI91rs CQ28 ITU51

LightHouse Habee ARLHS IDO-388
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 35 m (115 ft); white flash every 4 s. Approx. 30 m (98 ft) square skeletal tower with gallert, painted white. No photo available, but a visitor has several views from the top of the tower and Bing has a satellite view. NGA lists an 8 m (26 ft) tower for this location, but has the higher focal plane. Located on an island about 8 km (5 mi) off the coast southeast of Gelib. Accessible only by boat. Site open, and apparently the tower can be climbed. Admiralty Q3340; NGA 25904. 

One of the best places to explore is called Habe Island, which is located in Okaba Sub-District. To be exact, it resides in Wambi Village. In order to reach this serene and beautiful island, actually, tourists can take either a small plane or boat. The prime allure is none other than the stunning sea scenery! Tourists can do lots of things there including photography, sightseeing, learning history, and much more!

The most iconic feature perhaps is the giant Christ statue with 29 meters height ! This object lures those who want to conduct spiritual tourism. The island has a reddish landscape! Not to mention it features a beautiful shoreline with several mangroves on it. It is said the island was once located in Kondo, but it moved to another area over time. Another story said that Habe was once connected to the main island of Papua Province. Due to a big disaster, it was separated.


Radio Icom IC-718, System-600
Slooper 40M, Slooper 20M
QRV 40M - 20M - 15M band
Mode SSB, CW due to poor propagation

QSL Info :
special qsl card design for dxpedition will be issued

QSM via N2OO Bob Schenck

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