Saint Peter & Saint Paul Rocks
Past DX-Peditions




Amateur radio activities have been banned from St Peter & St Paul Archipelago. The Brazilian Interministerial Commission for the Resources of the Sea's programme aimed at "the exploration, use, conservation and management of natural resources in the archipelago and its surroundings" specifically excludes amateur radio expeditions as they "do not meet the objectives" of the programme itself (www.mar.mil.br/secirm/i-proarq.htm). However, the Araucaria DX Group has succesfully managed to obtain a permit for a dx-pedition which is scheduled to happen at November 2012. Please stop by at www.pt0s.com for details. Meanwhile I am trying to collect previous operations logs as much as I can and upload to the LOTW. I have already uploaded several logs to the LOTW and working on a few remaining paper logs. Please stop by here from time to time.

If you have a QSL from an expedition not shown on this page please e-mail me. I am also needing some help to have the logs from 1967, 1968, 1972 and 1983. If you live on any manager's area please get in touch with him. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Location

The Saint Peter and Saint Paul Rocks or simplly The Rocks as its are common referred to are formed by nine islets. From North to South:

- Pillar;
- Beagle;
- Cabral or Northwest;
- Saint Peter or Northeast;
- Saint Paul or Challenger;
- Cambridge;
- Belmonte;
- Coutinho or Southwest;
- Sul or South.














The Rocks are located at 00 55' 00" North, 29 20' 45" West aproximately 519 nautical miles from the Brazil most Northeast point. The total area is about 13,000 square meters and the highest point is at 18 meters above sea level. There are quite few soil available, no sand, no beach, no potable water and no shadow at all. The Rocks are frequently shaked by quakes and threaten by huge swells. The fauna is constituted by a few seabirds species, the sea fauna is very rich though.

The Scientific Site

After the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, more specifically on its Part V - Exclusive Economic Zone, the Brazilian government decided to explore and maintain a scientific station on the Rocks which happened in 1995. The small building shown below housed a few operations from The Rocks mainly by PS7JN who was assigned to geological surveys on the area. You may notice the cribwall which is intended to dissipate the waves energy and protect the building.



Videos

- Air view 01' 36" 34.013 MB

- Waves 00' 24" 7.580 MB

- Splash 00' 32" 11.387 MB

- Landing 01' 44" 37.111 MB

The Beginning

The November 1965 QST announced The Rocks addition to the DXCC list in accordance with the point 2(a) of DXCC criteria, confirmations for contatcts with The Rocks from January 1st 1966 and on shall be accepted for credits.

Before this decision, at August 29 1965, there was a short operation by DJ2KS, DL6XP and DJ2DR working only 40 hams. Once this operation was not validated they were not so lucky after all.

The glorified Don Miller W9WV among K1JMP at August 1966 did operate from somewhere but The Rocks signing PY0XA. This was a bogus operation finally unveiled by Don Miller himself at Dayton 2003 declaring that he was never there.

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DX-Peditions

  • 1967

    Callsign: PY0SP and PY0DX.

    Period: December 1967.

    Operators: PY7ACJ, PY7AKW and PY7ACQ.

    LOTW status: Not available.

    QSL via: NA.

    Log status: Not available.

    Click here for report. Portuguese only.



  • 1968

    Callsign: PY0SP and PY0DX.

    Period: July 1968.

    Operators: PY7ABU, PY7AKQ, PY7AOD, PY7AKW, PY7ACQ and PY7PO.

    LOTW status: Not available.

    QSL via: NA.

    Log status: Not available.

    Click here for report. Portuguese only.



  • 1972

    Callsign: PT0MI and PY0WH.

    Period: June 1972.

    Operator: PT2MI and PY2WH.

    LOTW status: Not available.

    QSL via: NA

    Log status: Not available.



  • 1978

    Callsign: PW0PP and PY0RO.

    Period: 23 ~ 26 July 1978.

    Operators: PY7XC and PY1RO.

    LOTW status: Uploaded.

    QSL via: PW0PP to PY7XC; PY0RO to PY1RO

    Log status: Opened. The managers still have the paper logs and cards.



  • 1982

    Callsign: PY0SJ, PY0SP, PY0ZSA, PY0ZSB and PY0ZSC.

    Period: 28 Sep ~ 02 Oct 1982.

    Operators: PY2PA, PY2CPU, WA2MOE, N4BQW and K8CW.

    LOTW status: Uploaded.

    QSL via: PY2PA

    Log status: Opened. The manager still has the paper logs and cards.





  • 1983

    Callsign: PY0ZSD, PY0ZSE, PY0ZSF and PY0ZSG.

    Period: March 1983.

    Operators: PY7DY, DF3KX, DF9KH, DJ9ON, DK9KX and DL8CM.

    LOTW status: Not available.

    QSL via: DK9KX

    Log status: Needed a copy from the operators for typing.



  • 1987

    Callsign: ZY0SA and ZY0SB.

    Period: 23 February ~ 04 March 1987.

    Operators: PY1ZT and PY1BVY.

    LOTW status: Uploaded.

    QSL via: PY1BVY

    Log status: Opened. The manager still has the paper logs and cards.

    Click here for report. Portuguese only.



  • 1989

    Callsign: ZY0SW, ZY0SS and ZY0SY.

    Period: 14 ~ 20 May 1989.

    Operators: PT7AA, PS7KM and PS7JS.

    LOTW status: Uploaded.

    QSL via: PT7WA

    Log status: The paper logs were lost long ago. If you are not in log there is no way to fix it. The manager still has cards.





  • 1991

    Callsign: PY0SK and PY0SR.

    Period: 05 ~ 13 May 1991.

    Operators: PP5JD, PS7KM, PY4VB, DF9TF and DJ9ZB.

    LOTW status: Uploaded first PY0SR batch. Please be patient.

    QSL via: PY2YP

    Log status: Opened. The manager still has the paper logs and cards.



  • 1994

    Callsign: ZY0SK and ZY0SP.

    Period: 03 ~ 08 Feb 1994.

    Operators: PT7AA, PS7KM, PS7JN and PS7RT.

    LOTW status: Uploaded.

    QSL via: PT7WA

    Log status: The paper logs were lost long ago. If you are not in log there is no way to fix it. The manager still has cards.





  • 1997

    Callsign: ZY0SK and ZY0SG.

    Period: 03 ~ 14 Feb 1997.

    Operators: PT7AA and PS7KM.

    LOTW status: Uploaded.

    QSL via: PT7WA

    Log status: The paper logs were lost long ago. If you are not in log there is no way to fix it. The manager still has cards.





  • 1999

    Callsign: ZV0SB and ZV0SW.

    Period: 15 ~ 22 March 1999.

    Operators: PT2GTI, PT2HF and PT2NP.

    LOTW status: Not available.

    QSL via: NA

    Log status: Not available.



  • 2000

    Callsign: PS0S.

    Period: 25 ~ 27 Aug 2000.

    Operators: PY2SP and PY2ZX.

    LOTW status: Uploaded.

    QSL via: PY2SP

    Log status: Opened. The manager still has the paper logs and cards.





  • 2001

    Callsign: PW0S.

    Period: 03 ~ 18 Feb 2001.

    Operators: PT7BZ, PY7XC, PY7ZY and PY0FF.

    LOTW status: Uploaded.

    QSL via: KU9C

    Log status: Opened. The manager still has the paper logs and cards.



  • 2001 and 2002

    Callsign: ZY0SAT.

    Period: 31 March ~ 14 Apr 2001.

    Period: 24 February ~ 11 March 2002.

    Operator: PS7JN.

    LOTW status: Uploaded.

    QSL via: PS7JN

    Log status: The manager still has cards.



  • 2003

    Callsign: ZW0S.

    Period: 06 Apr ~ 18 Apr 2003; 02 Sep ~ 17 Sep 2003; 03 Dec ~ 18 Dec 2003.

    Operator: PS7JN.

    LOTW status: Uploaded.

    QSL via: PS7JN

    Log status: The manager still has cards.



  • 2004, 2005 and 2006

    Callsign: PY0S/PS7JN.

    Period: 25 Nov ~ 10 Dec 2004.

    Period: 07 Sep ~ 22 Sep 2005.

    Period: 20 Jan ~ 02 Feb 2006.

    Operator: PS7JN.

    LOTW status: Uploaded.

    QSL via: PS7JN

    Log status: The manager still has cards.



  • 2012

    Callsign: PT0S.

    Period: 10 ~ 23 Nov 2012.

    Operators: AA7JV, HA7RY, PY2XB and PP5XX.

    LOTW status: Uploaded.

    Log search: Clublog

    QSL via: HA7RY

    Log status: Opened. The manager still has the paper logs and cards.





  • QSL Gallery

    1966 1968 1968 1972 1978
    1982 1983 1983 1987 1989
    1991 1994 1997 1999 2000
    2001 2002 2003 2004 2012



    Acknowledgements

    On behalf of the DX community I express our deep thankfulness to the following stations: PP5JD, PS7JN, PS7KM, PT7AA, PY1BVY, PY2PA, PY2SP and PY7XC for trusting me their logs. A big thanks also goes to PT7WA, PY1KN, N7NU, RN3RQ, SM0MPV and WA3FRP for their support and help.

    I want to public express my deep thanks and respects to Mrs. Katherine Allison, KA1RWY, from the ARRL staff for her great support handling all the Peter and Paul Rocks certificates.

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