Tony of the yacht Jakker with James Simon on Tobal in Aur Atoll. Photo: SV Jakker.

Tony of the yacht Jakker with James Simon on Tobal in Aur Atoll. Photo: SV Jakker.

Tony from the Belgian boat Jakker put in a big effort in the village of Tobal on Aur Atoll in March, 2018, by helping medical assistant James Simon repair his HF radio antenna. After taking the antenna back to his boat for some solder work, Tony reports that the antenna now works well on the 8 meg frequencies that the islanders use to call the capital, Majuro.

James (a.k.a. James Bond) is a long-time friend of the Mieco Beach Yacht Club family, so it’s great that he was given some assistance by one of the club members.

James tunes in every day to the yacht club HF net on 6.224 at 7:45am and while we can’t hear him every day, we know he’s there. 

And thanks to Jakker’s Jacky for the lovely photos.