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231SD/0  St Peter & Paul Rocks  June 17th 2015 by 285SD101 Marenga.

History of The Rocks…..

On April 20, 1511, a Portuguese Navy fleet composed of six caravels under the command of Captain Garcia de Noronha discovered the islets by accident while on their journey to India. While navigating in open sea at late night, the Saint Peter caravel, under the command of Captain Manuel de Castro Alcoforado, crashed against the islets. The crew was rescued by the Saint Paul caravel, forming the name given to the islets.

On the morning of February 16, 1832, the rocks were visited by Charles Darwin on the first leg of his voyage on HMS Beagle around the world. Darwin listed all the fauna he could find; noting that not a single plant or even a lichen could be found on the island. Darwin found two birds, a booby and a noddy, a large crab that stole the fish intended for baby birds, a fly that lived on the booby and a parasitic tick. He found a moth that lived on feathers, a beetle, a woodlouse that lived on dung, and numerous spiders that he thought lived on scavengers of the waterfowl. Darwin felt that these rocks represented how life first took hold on a newly formed outcrop. Darwin was correct in noting that, unusually, these small islands were not volcanic, but were instead formed by a geologic uplift. Darwin’s account formed the basis of a fictionalized episode in Patrick O’Brian’s historical novel HMS. Surprise, when the naturalist Stephen Maturin is briefly marooned and survives by drinking fouled rainwater and the blood of boobies. Another famous person to visit the rocks was Ernest Shackleton, on his last expedition to Antarctica (1921-1922).
In 1942, during World War II, the islets were declared to be part of the Federal Territory of Fernando de Noronha (which also included the Rocas Atoll).

In early 1960, the rocks served as the starting-point and terminus for the first submerged circumnavigation of the world by the American nuclear-powered submarine USS Triton.

Scientific station
On June 25, 1998, the Brazilian Navy inaugurated the Saint Peter and Saint Paul Archipelago Scientific Station (Portuguese: Estação Científica do Arquipélago de São Pedro e São Paulo; ECASPSP). The station is manned with four researchers, who are rotated in and out every 15 days. By maintaining permanent occupation of the archipelago, the Brazilian Navy extends Brazil’s Exclusive Economic Zone, territorial waters and airspace into the North Atlantic Ocean.

On June 5–6, 2006, an earthquake with a magnitude of above six on the Richter scale rocked the archipelago. The strong tidal surge following the earthquake caused the battery compartment to crash against the station’s outer wall, allowing sea water to flood the station. The four researchers who were on the archipelago took shelter in the lighthouse, while maintaining constant contact with the Brazilian Navy. A fishing vessel located nearby rescued the researchers, who were then transferred to a Brazilian Navy patrol boat. The incident caused considerable damage to the station and equipment. The station was repaired on September 9–11, 2006, and became operational shortly after.

In 2007, the Brazilian Navy started to build a new scientific station on the archipelago.[9] Construction began on July 24, 2007, and was completed on June 25, 2008.The new station was built with seismic isolation, and is considerably larger and better equipped than the previous one.The station is composed of a main building – equipped with reverse osmosis salt water desalination system, photovoltaics system and satellite communications system; deposits and a mooring dock.

The Brazilian Navy also maintains a lighthouse on the archipelago, (ARLHS: SPP-001), built in 1995 to replace a previous one from 1930.

Air France Flight 447
On June 1, 2009, Air France Flight 447, an Airbus A330-200 en route from Rio de Janeiro to Paris was reported missing and is presumed to have crashed off the coast of Fernando de Noronha. Fragments from the aircraft were found near the Saint Peter and Saint Paul Archipelago.

Geography
The Saint Peter and Saint Paul Rocks are situated in the Atlantic Ocean, 100 km (62 mi) north of the Equator and are the only group of Brazilian oceanic islets in the Northern Hemisphere. The nearest point in the Brazilian coast, is Cabo do Calcanhar, Rio Grande do Norte, approximately 1,010 kilometers (630 mi) from the archipelago. The total emerged area is about 4.2 acres (1.7 ha) and the maximum land elevation is 18 m (59 ft), on Nordeste Island. The archipelago is composed of several rocks, five small rocky islets and four larger islets:Belmonte Islet: 5,380 square meters (57,900 sq ft)
Challenger Islet (also known as São Paulo): 3,000 square meters (32,000 sq ft)
Nordeste Islet (also known as São Pedro): 1,440 square meters (15,500 sq ft)
Cabral Islet: 1,170 square meters (12,600 sq ft)
South Islet: 943 square meters (10,150 sq ft).
Their base is over 3,650 meters (11,980 ft) below sea level.None of the islets has a permanent fresh water supply available.Biology
Only the largest of the islets, Belmonte, is vegetated with mosses and grasses. The other rocks are mostly barren, except for some sea algae and fungi that can tolerate the salt spray. The rocks are inhabited by seabirds, including the brown booby (Sula leucogaster), brown noddy (Anous stolidus), and black noddy (Anous minutus), as well as crabs (Grapsus grapsus), insects and spiders.
And on the 17tth of June 2015 was invaded by 285SD101 Marenga and Activated 231SD/0  🙂
First in the Log: 1AT156
Last in Log: 3SD767
Total Progressives: 465
DXCC Worked: 36……1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 21, 26, 29, 30, 31, 34, 35, 47, 49, 56, 73, 93,
102, 104, 106, 108, 161, 163, 165, 196, 233, 328.
Are you in the Log see Below:
Please note the numbers are not progressive numbers and the entry is not in order of the contact time, it has been re-written in division order for the purpose of making it easy to find your call sign.
Part One Contacts
  1. 1AT156
  2. 1SD154
  3. 1LR001
  4. 1SD227
  5. 1PAS127
  6. 1RC201
  7. 1KPI009
  8. 1AT217
  9. 1AT369
  10. 1AT215
  11. 1AT135
  12. 1AT148
  13. 1AT904
  14. 1AT782
  15. 1VE123
  16. 1SD130
  17. 1SR231
  18. 1AT056
  19. 1SS101
  20. 1AT926
  21. 1GIR142
  22. 1AT692
  23. 1AT831
  24. 1AT759
  25. 1AT519
  26. 1SD051
  27. 1AT337
  28. 1AT054
  29. 1RC145
  30. 3SD105
  31. 3RC001
  32. 3AT086
  33. 3SD107
  34. 3AT115
  35. 3AT068
  36. 3DX013
  37. 3Rj102
  38. 3SD484
  39. 3SD027
  40. 3LR015
  41. 3SD505
  42. 3SD205
  43. 3AT115
  44. 3AT068
  45. 3DX013
  46. 3Rj102
  47. 3SA118
  48. 3AT115
  49. 3AT068
  50. 3DX013
  51. 3Rj102
  52. 3SD484
  53. 3SD027
  54. 3LR015
  55. 4SD032
  56. 10RC001
  57. 11SD001
  58. 12AT092
  59. 13AT351
  60. 13IR123
  61. 13AT396
  62. 13AT251
  63. 13RF002
  64. 14AP001
  65. 14SD221
  66. 14LR012
  67. 14SD205
  68. 14AT290
  69. 14AT365
  70. 14AT290
  71. 14AT456
  72. 14SD197
  73. 14AT728
  74. 14TC002
  75. 14SD720
  76. 14RC169
  77. 14PFE001
  78. 14AT936
  79. 14RC169
  80. 14SD207
  81. 14FR010
  82. 14TW317
  83. 14DX049
  84. 14SD085
  85. 14RS449
  86. 14SD120
  87. 14RC011
  88. 14AT049
  89. 14DA049
  90. 14ASE06
  91. 14AT035
  92. 14ASE06
  93. 14AT035
  94. 14IR017
  95. 14SD005
  96. 14SD039
  97. 14DX181
  98. 14DA057
  99. 14AT355
  100. 14SD637
  101. 15DI001
  102. 16WO1740
  103. 16SD19
  104. 18SD105
  105. 18RC113
  106. 18WD001
  107. 19DX348
  108. 19SD614
  109. 19AT136
  110. 19AT132
  111. 19RF080
  112. 26RF002
  113. 26AT026
  114. 26RF003
  115. 26AT050
  116. 30AT103
  117. 30AT321
  118. 30AT017
  119. 30AT127
  120. 30AT046
  121. 30AT766
  122. 30RC746
  123. 30AT035
  124. 31SD101
  125. 31PAT001
  126. 34SD666
  127. 34RC213
  128. 34AT140
  129. 34AT040
  130. 34MU001
  131. 34SD127
  132. 34SD036
  133. 35AT160
  134. 35RS002
  135. 47DX101
  136. 73SD106
  137. 102RC001
  138. 104RC101
  139. 108RC106
  140. 161AT135
  141. 163AT016
  142. 196SD001
  143. PART TWO CONTACTS
  144. 1ST001
  145. 1SD114
  146. 1AT578
  147. 1AT070
  148. 1AT014
  149. 1AT586
  150. 1AT785
  151. 1AT424
  152. 1AT282
  153. 1AT174
  154. 1AT906
  155. 1AT197
  156. 1AT130
  157. 1AT148
  158. 1SR021
  159. 1AT785
  160. 1AT485
  161. 1KPI001
  162. 1SD017
  163. 2KY002
  164. 2AT494
  165. 3SD105
  166. 3SD137
  167. 3SD167
  168. 3KPI001
  169. 3ET115
  170. 3SD117
  171. 3AT088
  172. 3AT136
  173. 3AT128
  174. 3SD043
  175. 3AT021
  176. 3SD117
  177. 3SD100
  178. 3OD001
  179. 3SD019
  180. 3OD002
  181. 3AT138
  182. 3SD167
  183. 3SD039
  184. 3SD047
  185. 3AT100
  186. 3AT140
  187. 3AT018
  188. 11SD119
  189. 13SD345
  190. 14RC001
  191. 14RC021
  192. 14RC082
  193. 14RC017
  194. 14KW142
  195. 14AT016
  196. 14AT150
  197. 14AT116
  198. 14IR109
  199. 14SD305
  200. 14RC004
  201. 14HF149
  202. 14SD175
  203. 14SD089
  204. 14ET001
  205. 14AR316
  206. 14RS022
  207. 14SD131
  208. 14DA?? (?)
  209. 14SD028
  210. 14IR184
  211. 18FAT011
  212. 18SG028 ?
  213. 18DCT011
  214. 19AT147
  215. 26DX047
  216. 30AT036
  217. 30AT103
  218. 30AT106
  219. 30ET981
  220. 30AT210
  221. 30TR103
  222. 30AT049
  223. 30RC564
  224. 30AT052
  225. 30IR436
  226. 30IR046
  227. 30VR101
  228. 30RC555
  229. 30SD051
  230. 30AT401
  231. 30RC165
  232. 31FAT010
  233. 31AT183
  234. 34AT014
  235. 34AT030
  236. 93RC015
  237. 104DA101
  238. 104DA102
  239. 106AT101
  240. 106LR001
  241. 233BG001
  242. PART THREE CONTACTS
  243. 1AT506
  244. 1RC124
  245. 1ZPC001
  246. 1LR001
  247. 1SD008
  248. 1LR006
  249. 1KY001
  250. 1AT227
  251. 1AT746
  252. 1AT136
  253. 1AT586
  254. 1AT906
  255. 1AT282
  256. 1ST001
  257. 1AT424
  258. 1AT623
  259. 1AT017
  260. 1AT174
  261. 1SP010
  262. 1AT424
  263. 1AT255
  264. 1AT581
  265. 1AT543
  266. 1AT194
  267. 1ET018
  268. 1AT048
  269. 1AT1389
  270. 1AT127
  271. 1AT311
  272. 1AT065
  273. 1AT178
  274. 1VE979
  275. 1AT507
  276. 1ET104
  277. 1SD101
  278. 2NY141
  279. 2SD499
  280. 2SD429
  281. 3SD085
  282. 3SD184
  283. 3LR285
  284. 3OB101
  285. 3BILA
  286. 3AT088
  287. 3AT105
  288. 3AT088
  289. 3AS102
  290. 3SD050
  291. 3RC209
  292. 3LR026
  293. 3SD484
  294. 3RC051
  295. 3OD102
  296. 3SD767
  297. 3SD505
  298. 4RC124
  299. 5LR (?)
  300. 11SD156
  301. 13IR074
  302. 12AT060
  303. 13AT361
  304. 13OT001
  305. 13AT672
  306. 13IR286
  307. 13GT005
  308. 13VW001
  309. 13DX101
  310. 13RC011
  311. 13DX011
  312. 13KR001
  313. 14SD223
  314. 14DX076
  315. 14AT143
  316. 14AT124
  317. 14AV005
  318. 14IR574
  319. 14SD141
  320. 14AT076
  321. 14SD204
  322. 14RS010
  323. 14SD387
  324. 14SD014
  325. 14SD274
  326. 14AT038
  327. 14AT150
  328. 14SR102
  329. 14SD054
  330. 14AT072
  331. 14AT047
  332. 14RC001
  333. 14RC026
  334. 14MEX001
  335. 14SD179
  336. 14IR106
  337. 14TC018
  338. 14FR065
  339. 14DF041
  340. 14RS056
  341. 14SD1000
  342. 14AT071
  343. 14AT055
  344. 14GT044
  345. 14FR068
  346. 14DM015
  347. 14SD311
  348. 14AT957
  349. 14SD400
  350. 14AT571
  351. 14SD132
  352. 14DA087
  353. 14AT510
  354. 14SD202
  355. 14SD116
  356. 14RCT001
  357. 14AT081
  358. 14SD130
  359. 14DC014
  360. 14SD160
  361. 14AT614
  362. 14RC537
  363. 14RS109
  364. 14KP468
  365. 14SD116
  366. 14AT285
  367. 14AT674
  368. 14HF177
  369. 14AR178
  370. 14RS051
  371. 14AT728
  372. 14AT175
  373. 14FAT175
  374. 14AT227
  375. 14AT675
  376. 14IR109
  377. 14HD073
  378. 14SD028
  379. 14AT211
  380. 14GT061
  381. 14at286
  382. 14SD611
  383. 14SD137
  384. 14SD208
  385. 14RC015
  386. 14ET001
  387. 15AT101
  388. 16RB001
  389. 18VOG001
  390. 18KPI126
  391. 19AT066
  392. 19SD223
  393. 19SD104
  394. 19SD280
  395. 19SD228
  396. 19MX001
  397. 19AT147
  398. 19AT365
  399. 19AT103
  400. 19AT515
  401. 19AT256
  402. 19AT156
  403. 19DX012
  404. 19AT027
  405. 21DX116
  406. 26AT015
  407. 26D168
  408. 26DX047
  409. 26AT127
  410. 26SD117
  411. 26SD122
  412. 26AT026
  413. 26SD005
  414. 26DX617
  415. 26DQ045
  416. 26SD019
  417. 26TRC155
  418. 26AT114
  419. 26SW037
  420. 29AT118
  421. 30AT127
  422. 30DX401
  423. 30AT019
  424. 30SD020
  425. 30RC413
  426. 30AT078
  427. 30AT348
  428. 30AT149
  429. 30AT348
  430. 30RC537
  431. 30AT037
  432. 30IB103
  433. 31SD239
  434. 31AT189
  435. 34AT077
  436. 34AT065
  437. 34AT039
  438. 34AT144
  439. 47DX054
  440. 47H001
  441. 47DX002
  442. 47DX117
  443. 49MU1077
  444. 49AT130
  445. 49OM012
  446. 49MU107
  447. 56DX113
  448. 93AT011
  449. 104AT149
  450. 104F ? (?)
  451. 108AT031
  452. 161SD019
  453. 161SD800
  454. 161SD002
  455. 161SC074
  456. 161RC001
  457. 161AT027
  458. 161EX015
  459. 161JJ
  460. 161RC002
  461. 165AT017
  462. 163SD001
  463. 163FB554
  464. 163RC100
  465. 163SD023
  466. 163RS001
  467. 328SD101

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