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ITU Zone 65, CQ ZOne 27, IOTA #OC-11


Scott Thompson, KB6CC, operated Amateur Radio at every opportunity while on temporary assignment with the United States Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as part of the disaster recovery efforts following Typhoon Owen. This "after hour" DXpedition was located on Moen Island (now WENO) in the Truk Islands (now CHUUK),
specifically: 7 degrees 27 minutes North, 152 degrees 52 minutes East.

The TRUK Lagoon, a popular war relic diving location, is part of a group of islands that from 1947 to 1985 were part of the Pacific Trust Territories administered by the United States (KC6). Now they are part of the Federated States of Micronesia (V63) where, under a 1985 Treaty of Free Association with the United States, they are progressing toward
complete independence. As this new country (FSM) moves toward self-determination, be prepared to hear new names for familiar places in the Pacific.

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