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A Mini Dxpedition to Piel Island on May, 24th/25th 2008
By the
 CQ CQ Portable Group, UK
Official Call Sign

The bands we will be using will be 160m, 80m, 40m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m, 6m, 2m, and 70cm. Of course band conditions will determine which will be used.
See latest videos of the 2008 DXpedition Below!

Rear row left to right is:
Front row left to right: NATHAN 2E0OCC   IAN 2E0EDX   LIAM M3ZRY

Piel Island DXpedition Videos below
(High speed internet connection desired)
Introduction Video! (1 minute 44 seconds)

See the New 2008 DXpedition video of Piel Island below!

Where is Piel Island?

+ in map above is Piel Island

Piel Island lies half a mile (1 km) off the southern tip of the Furness Peninsula
 in the administrative county of Cumbria. It is located at
544'N, 310'W .
It is one of the Islands of Furness in northern England.
The island is owned by the people of Barrow-in-Furness, the mainland town
across the Piel Channel within whose administrative boundaries it is to be found.
The area of Piel is about 50 acres. Normally, the only permanent residents are
the landlord of the Ship Inn and his family.

Being separated from neighbouring Roa Island by the Piel Channel, the island
is accessible via a ferryboat which runs from Roa Island pier during summer
weekends. A causeway links the island to Walney Island but is only passable
with care at low tide. Piel Castle, at the bottom tip in photo above, is managed by English Heritage and there is free, unlimited access. The castle, located on the southeast tip of Piel Island, is an impressive ruin made up largely of stones from the beach.

Aerial View of Piel Island by 
Simon Ledingham 

Take a Panoramic tour of Piel Island!
(You will leave this web site)

Updates will be posted to this page as we get them...stay tuned!

Questions should be sent to:
Sean Amesbury


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