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VU3ARF/P Jambudwip Island

VU3ARF, VU2GMT will be active from Jambudwip Island (IOTA AS-153) 23-31 July 2014 as VU3ARF/P.
They will be active on 40-10 m CW, SSB.
They will be active also in RSGB IOTA Contest 26-27 July 2014.

Jambudwip is the name of an isolated island situated in the Bay of Bengal about 8 km to the southwest of Fraserganj/Bakkhali in the South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal. It remains uninhabited except in the fishing season, i.e. between the months of October and February.

In the past, fishermen came from the Chittagong and Noakhali areas of East Pakistan for fishing. They developed special aptitude and traditional skills for marine fishing. The main reasons for using Jambudwip were the island's proximity to the fishing grounds, presence of a natural creek for safe harbouring of their boats, and supply of drinking water.