Radio Propagation from the Palau Islands
The visitor who enjoys amateur radio may think that radio propagation from the Palau Island region could be a problem because of terrain. There are no obstacles to radio waves in the direction of a west-north-east, as these directions face the sea, and West Plaza by the Sea hotel does not have an obstacle toward Europe, Japan, and North America. There is a slightly elevated hill that can be seen in the direction of Australia, and toward the southern part of South America, the the southern part of Africa. This small hill does not have have any signficant influence on HF radio propagation. The hill to the south may influence 6m band signals when conditions are poor.
As Palau is located very close to the equator, HF propagation is generally better than what is experienced at the higher northern or southern latitudes.
You will be surprised how many stations you will be able to log from Palau !
Basic radio facts about the Palau Islands:
Grid Square: PJ77FI (Location of the Palau rental shack)
ITU Zone 64
CQ Zone 27
IEEE Region 10
The Palau rental shack
The Palau rental shack has setuped the antennas in the West Plaza by the Sea Hotel, and beforehand, radio equipments are put into containers.
Please perform the setup of radio equipment after checking in at the hotel. And please enjoy operation, while staying in Palau. In case you check out the hotel, please keep radio equipments in containers.
Since all setups of radio equipments can be performed by connector connection, this setup is very easy. Please enjoy amateur radio fully !
Propagation of the electric wave
The visitor who enjoys amateur radio thinks that the location is worrisome above all. All the directions of a west-north-east face the sea, and West Plaza by the Sea hotel does not have an obstacle in Europe, Japan, and the direction of North America, and is the highest location. Although an slightly elevated hill can be seen in the direction of Australia, the southern part in South America, the southern part in Africa, it does not have influence on propagation of the electric wave. It will be recorded on your log as a result as you expected by propagation of the electric wave.