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DXpedition Callsign - ZD7VDE

St Helena is a volcanic, semi-tropical island in the South Atlantic Ocean, 4,000 kilometres east of Rio de Janeiro and 1,900 kilometres west of the border between Namibia and Angola in southwestern Africa. It is one of them most isolated inhabited islands in the world, with a population of around 4000 people. Until very recently access has usually involved a five-day trip on the last RMS (Royal Mail Service) boat in the world, the 'St Helena', leaving from either Cape Town or Ascension Island - but this is all about to change, with the imminent opening of an airport on the Island. However, as I note in the 'news' section, the opening of the Airport has now been delayed and my trip will hopefully be 'sometime later this year'.

I've decided to visit St Helena as it is in fairly high demand (around number 120 on the Most-Wanted DX lists), is currently difficult to reach but will be significantly easier once the airport is open. It will be very exciting to be on one of the first commercial flights to land on the Island!

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