JUNE 4 - Return to Paradise Part 3 - Ireland Islands Tour

We hereby confirm that we will be activating a few Irish Islands between June 20 and July 15.

We have HAM accommodation in Connemara. We start with Inishboffin island.

Contact us on fota@cqqso.eu for more info. Book your flights early! We will pick you up in luxury transport.

MAY 28 - 9AFOTA/MM - Coming September 2023

We received confirmation for the MM callsign and licence.

There will be multiple POTA (9A-0018 and 9a-0019) and IOTA activations.

Contact us on fota@cqqso.eu to join us on this MM Sailboat Regatta Island Hopping Activation tour.

MAY 20 - ID9/OP8L Stromboli Island/Volcano

We now finished the activation of POTA I-0289 Stromboli Island/Volcano with 482 QSO and 47 DXCC.

MAY 25-26-27 activation of Egadi islands

May 28-29 activation of Ustica island.

In coperation with IIA, Italian Islands Award.

MAY 17 - ID9/OP8L Stromboli Island/Volcano

First attempt to make QSO's from volcano was interrupted by volcanic activity. We will make second and third attempt on Friday May 19 and Saturday May 20, weather permitting. 73, Stefaan

MAY 2- MAY 31

A Quick post to confirm we have arrived and it's happening.

May 4 to May 10

Starting with ETNA at the Silvestri Crater at 1800 meter followed by a summit activation.

May 15 to May 20 - Stromboli ... first from the beach and then as high as possible towards the eruptions!

Logging on QRZ.com IT9/OP8L - ID9/OP8L - I8/OP8L

Above are pictures from ETNA at the Silvestri Crater at 1800 meter.

Below are pictures from 3000 meter activation @ -3

MAY 20 - MAY 26

We will activate POTA I-1539 Favignana Natura 2000

IOTA EU-054 Egadi Islands


The return to paradise!

After last year's success with the activation of Skellig Island

we are returning to Ireland for the activation of a few islands and summits. Tune in to hear us form the top of Croagh Patrick!

73, OP8L and the other team members of FOTA.

MAY 1 - MAY 30

FOTA Goes Volcanoes !

Activation of Vesuvius, Etna and Stromboli volcanoes.

QRP ! Icom IC-705 and ATAS-25 Mobile vertical antenna.

Not only OP8L but multiple operators will be active.


Our International Friends On The Air Magazine

about DXpeditions, SOTA, POTA and IOTA and the perfect companion to our FOTA  LIVE Guest Videomeetings.

2023 will be a very ACTIVE year, 73 OP8L

STEM - World Heritage Sites

Between April 2023 and November 2024 FOTA - Friends On The Air will be visiting all EU countries and organising special activations in/around UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This in cooperation with local authorities, radio operators and STEM schools. We will combine POTA (Parks On The Air) outdoor activities with cultural heritage and promoting new ways of communications to students within the EU.

All schools can contact us on fota@cqqso.eu

We are now in the planning stages of this project.

This website will be redesigned soon.

Friendly regards,

Stefaan, OP8L

December 12 - 16 - Activating Parks On The Air - ON-0521

Multiple Days, Multiple Operators - Multiple Bands

OCTOBER 15-16 Parks On The Air Autumn Weekend from ON-0518

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SEPTEMBER 5 Lauwersmeer Dark Sky Reserve

SEPTEMBER 6-7 Roskilde Heritage Viking Museum

SEPTEMBER 8  - World Heritage Site Grimeton Radio Station

SEPTEMBER 10-16  - Aland Islands - Activation

SEPTEMBER 30 OCTOBER 7 (Weather Permitting)  - Northcape - Activation



JULY - MONT ST. MICHEL UNESCO World Heritage Site Activation

This has been rescheduled for late September Activation

MAY - UNESCO World Heritage Site - Skellig Island Activation