Michael G7VJR and Nigel G3TXF operated as CU9AC from Corvo (the smallest of the nine islands in the Azores group) as part of the Azores Nine-Islands Hunt operation on 28-30 October 2012.

CU9AC made 5,200 QSOs

All Azores Nine-Islands Hunt stations are:

"QSL via José CU2CE".

Michael G7VJR setting off for Corvo (CU9) from Ponta Delgada (CU2) in SATA's Dash-8 200 CS-TRB island-hopper "Graciosa". CS-TRB landing on the 800m run-way (orientation 290/110 deg) on Corvo. The CU9AC shack was right next to the run-way on Corvo.
João CU9AC proudly displays his new "Certificado de Mérito" received as part of the Azores Nine-Islands Hunt operation. Nigel G3TXF delivers the "Certificado de Mérito" to João CU9AC for his major contribution to the Azores Nine-Islands Hunt project.
The 17m vertical dipole at CU9AC with a view to Flores (CU8) 16km away. Separate verticals were used for 17m, 20m and 40m. Air Azores operates Dash-8 400 and Dash-8 200 planes, but only the smaller Dash-8 200 can land on Corvo's short runway. Michael G7VJR and João CU9AC at João's Corvo QTH. The dipole wire antenna can just be seen above the roof.
Michael G7VJR with the six heavy items of luggage being checked in at Ponta Delgada (CU2) airport en route to Corvo (CU9). Michael G7VJR passes by the Tax Inspector's office (Posto Fiscal) on the small island of Corvo. Loading the Azores Nine-Islands Hunt luggage on to a truck for transporting it the short distance to the CU9AO shack.
Michael G7VJR in João CU9AC's shack in the middle of the small village on the island of Corvo. Michael G7VJR was able to assist João CU9AC with the setting up of and the improving his antenna. João CU9AC and Michael G7VJR by the run-way on Corvo. The Azores Nine-Islands Hunt station CU9AC operated from one of the houses just on the other side of the run-way.
João CU9AC points to his own home QTH on a map of the village of Corvo. The island of Flores (CU8) can just be seen in the background. Michael G7VJR at the Caldeira (dormant volcano crater) on Corvo. All 400 people who live on Corvo are in the small village which is at sea level. The higher parts of the island are all wind-swept.
Nigel G3TXF operating an Elecraft K3 and Tokyo-HP HL-550X amplifier on CW at CU9AO, with a Corvo flag on the desk. João CU9AC served a fish lunch just before the Azores Nine-Islands Hunt operation started on Saturday 29 September.
João CU9AC looks on as Michael G7VJR operates SSB from one of the two operating positions in the garage. There were two CU9AC stations operating in parallel from the garage, with an excellent view of Flores (CU8) across the water.
Air Azores flight SP568 from Ponta Delgada (CU2) made stops at Terceira (CU3) and Horta on Faial (CU7) en route to Corvo CU9. Two Azores Nine-Islands Hunt operators meeting the island's mayor (Sr Manuel Rita) in his office in the Town Hall on Corvo.
The SATA Dash-8 200 (CS-TRB) takes off from the run-way directly in front of the QTH on Corvo used for the CU9AC operation. The village of Corvo, which has a population of just 400 people, is at sea-level. The church spire can be seen across the roofs.
Michael G7VJR with the microwave dish that carries phone and internet traffic from Corvo (CU9) across to Flores (CU8). A panoramic view down onto the village of Corvo (the short 800m run-way can be seen on the left).
The 20m and 17m verticals (there was a separate 40m vertical behind the house) out in front of the house used for CU9AC. A recently refurbished wind-mill right by the sea-front on Corvo.
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