Working pileups on rare DX is great, but wouldn't it be even better to be
To satisfy this urge, W6UL and myself looked for an easy, but yet worthwile place to go.
The answer was KH8. American Samoa is located 2300 miles SSW of
Honolulu, Hawaii. Our operation was from the
island of Tutuila, near the village of Pago Pago. In approx 2006 the Rainmaker was bought from the government and came under private ownership and is now
Sadie's by the Sea
. It appears from photos that the fale units that we operated from have been razed and the area is now a pool !
Operators in 1991
were KF6HI-Brian, and Ron-KA6NAL (now W6UL). The 1991
operation was the first from KH8 using Amateur Satellite. AO13
was the satellite used.
Unfortunately the Rainmaker mountain
to the North limited our ability
to make more than a handfull of Satellite QSOs. In 1993 Ron and I returned
with Bill-WK6V (now N6RV