FL479S - PEANUT ISLAND
The island was first activated as USIsland - FL479S, by Bert Moreschi-AG4BV, Mike Alauskas-AJ4PN and
Kevin Jackson-W4JKJ in 2009.
Today, we continue to make an annual pilgrimage on Memorial Day Weekend
to activate the island.
This gives the USIsland hunters a chance to check FL479S off their list and gives us a chance to not
only play radio, but run a special event station in recognition of President John F Kennedy's Birthday
from the underground bunker built for his retreat during the, Cold War.
2014 QSL Card shown right will be issued for confirmed contacts.
Please send a SASE to 16183 127th Drive N, Jupiter, FL 33478.
Email: qsl @ jlrg. org
We will be headed to the island on Friday, May 23rd.
The Special Event station will activate 05/24 at 9am and run through 5/25 until about noon.
Phone: (+/-) 3.830, 7.180, 14.240, 18.130, 21.280, 28.400
PSK31: 3.582.70, 7.037.70, 10.142.70, 14.072.70, 18.102.70, 21.072.70, 28.122.70.
We'll have transportation for the operators, but if you're coming out to visit for the day, you can travel
round-trip via Captain Joe's Ferry for $10. Captain Joe departs Riviera Beach Marina located at
200 E 13th St., Riviera Beach 33404.
This is one of the easiest island activations around and makes for a great weekend adventure to go play Ham Radio.
Not only is the field deployment good practice and a load of fun, as a USIsland we usually attract some good pileups
- come join the party!
For more info, send a note to
A very special thanks to the Palm Beach Maritime Museum for their hospitality on Peanut Island.