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The fifth DXpedition in 1970
In May 1970 Gus takes again a flight to Kenya were he stays with his friends in Nairobi. And as ususal the Indian Ocean is the target for getting strangs Entities on the air.He starts on the Comores with the call FH0CP. Then it is again a fishing vessel who brings him to a strange tiny spot in the Indian Ocean. The sponsor for this trip is Worldwide Radio Study Society. Don Miller (W9WNV) the opponent of Gus, brought earlier a visit to some of these rare spots. Gus did visit Geyser Reef, Farquhar, Agalega and Blenheim Reef. Then he traveled to the Chagos Islands, Aldabra, and back again to Geyser Reef.Unfortunately Gus became ill and had to go back to the United States. This was the end of this fifth DXpedition, only four months after the start In November 1981, Gus did make a side trip to the Bahamas and was QRV with the call W4BPD/C6A. During his stay there he did partissipate in the CQ-WW-CW contest, together with KA3DAG. They made 723 QSO’s with 35 zones and 43 Countries.Before WW-II Gus was very active on DX and did get the Prewar DXCC-Award. After the new start of DXCC in November 1945, Gus became the fourth DXer in the world who did get the new DXCC award.Gus Browning, The CokeMan
Gus Browning on Tour
Hams - W4BPD - Gus Browning
Banc du Geyser (also Banc du Geysir) is a mostly submerged reef in the Mozambique Channel's northeastern part, 125 km (78 mi) northeast from Mayotte, 112 km (70 mi) southwest of the Glorioso Islands, and 200 km (124 mi) off the northwestern coast of Madagascar.The Geysir Reef was first known by Arab sailors around the year 700, and was shown on some navigation-charts dated around 800. Around 1650 the reef was shown on Spanish maps as Arecife de Santo Antonio. The current name was given on 23 December 1678, when the British vessel Geysir ran on the reef. In 2012, France included the reef in the parc naturel marin des Glorieuses, a marine protected area, to preserve the endangered flora and fauna of the Glorioso Islands.