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Nauru is a tiny island in the Pacific Ocean, located just south of the equator, to the northeast of New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. Nauru is only 21 square kilometers (8.1 square miles) in size, making it one of the smallest nations in the world. As an island country, Nauru has no land borders with other countries. It is roughly circular in shape and has about 30 kilometers (18 miles) of coastline. Comparatively, Nauru is about one-tenth the size of Washington, D.C. Nauru has no cities and its population lives in small settlements along the coast.


Nauru's population was estimated at 11,845 in July 2000. About 58 percent of the total consists of indigenous Nauruans, a Pacific people of mixed Melanesian, Micronesian, and Polynesian ancestry. About 26 percent of the population consists of other Pacific peoples (mainly from the neighboring island countries of Kiribati and Tuvalu). Nauru's smaller minority populations are 8 percent Chinese and 8 percent European. The population growth rate was 2.4 percent in 1998. Nauru has no official population policy.

About 80 percent of Nauru's territory consists of land that has been mined for phosphate. This land is not inhabited and is not suitable for agriculture. Nauru's people live entirely in the fertile coastal areas, especially along the southwest coast.
Nauru's population is very young. About 41 percent of the total population is under the age of 15, while about 57 percent are between the ages of 15 and 64. Only about 2 percent of the population is above the age of 65.

*Bibliography Encyclopedia of Nations


NEWS 11th september

QSL allready printed, wonderful fullcolor, thanks all sponsors.

La QSL ya está impresa, maravillosa a todo color, gracias a todos los patrocinadores.

NEWS 30th august

Dani has arrived to Malasia and now he has a lot of work with the QSL card, writting an article and more. The log has been updated and some mistakes have been corrected . You can also see my photo album.

Dani llegó a Malasia, ahora tiene mucho trabajo con la QSL, el artículo y más cosas. Ha hecho algunas correcciones en el log que ha sido actualizado. También puedes ver mi album de fotos.

NEWS 23 august

Dani reports that he has arrive to the activity final, over 5500 qsos, there is night yet he has unmont his antennas, his flight will go to 4 a.m.

Dani reporta que ha llegado el final de la actividad, más de 5500 qsos, allí ahora es de noche todavia tiene que desmontar sus antenas y su vuelo sale a las 4 a.m.

NEWS 21TH august

With 4000 qsos in the log Dani will begin his last hours in Nauru, he reports that will unmount to 18 hours in the island tomorrow. Dani update his frecuencies planning for theese hours.

Con 4OOO qsos en el log Dani comienza sus últimas horas en Nauru, me comenta que desmontará mañana a las 18 horas de la isla. Dani me pide que pase su plan de frecuencias para estas horas.

NEWS 20TH august

Dani arrived to 3000 qsos, now he is trying work with european stations, propagation start to 5 GMT.

Dani sobrepasa los 3000 qsos, ahora está intentando trabajar estaciones europeas, la propagación comienza a las 5 GMT.

NEWS 19TH august

Very good news, amplifier has been repaired, over 2000 qsos now, log updated until 19th august

Muy buenas noticias, el amplificador ha sido reparado, el log ya tiene más de 2000 comunicados y está actualizado a 19 de agosto.

NEWS 18th august

First log with over 1100 qso is online, satellite phone turn on, Dani reports me amplifier is dead, only 100 watts on antenna

Primer log con más de 1100 qso está "online", Dani me cuenta que el amplificador ha muerto.

NEWS 17th august

Finally Dani already is "on the air", he reports that his satellite telephone does not work , neither he has Internet access, for the present time we will not have logs online. Also we want remember to all that he is alone, be patient.

Finalmente Dani ya esta "on air", nos reporta que no funciona su telefono satelite, tampoco tiene acceso internet, por el momento no tendremos logs online, también queremos recordaros que está solo así que ser pacientes.

NEWS 15th august 2009

Dani is now flying to Nauru and expects to come on 17th August at 04:45 AM local time (16:45 UTC). After having done inmigration and customs clearance, he will directly go to the OD-N Aiwo Hotel, previous location of past dxpeditions. He expects to be on the air at 8:00 AM in Nauru (18 UTC).Dani is finally going alone and, even if he expects to meet C21RK in Nauru, he asks for patience specially in CW where he is not an expert. Good luck! 73's.

Dani esta ya volando hacia Nauru y llegara el dia 17 de Agosto a las 04:45 AM hora local en Nauru (16:45 UTC). Tras los tramites de inmigracion y aduana ira directamente al hotel OD-N Aiwo Hotel, lugar donde ya instalaron antenas previos expedicionarios. Se estima que sobre las 8 AM de Nauru (18 UTC) pueda estar en el aire. Dani va finalmente solo y, aunque espera encontrar C21RK, pide paciencia sobre todo en CW donde no es un experto. Suerte a tod@s. 73's!

Many thanks to all the people that had sent the donations and specially to Spiderbeam antennas for sending a fiber glass pole for this dxpedition

Muchas gracias a todos los que ya enviaron sus donativos y en especial Spiderbeam por el envío de un mástil telescópico de fibra esponsorizando así nuestra dx.

NEWS 26th june 2009

Dani has announced that the dxpedition will take part from 16th to 24th August. Equipment is being shipped and logistics preparation is on going. The flight ticket has already been purchased.

Dani nos anuncia via email que los equipos están siendo preparados y preparando la logística, la actividad será desde el 16 al 24 de agosto. El billete aéreo ya ha sido comprado.

NEWS 15th june 2009

The dxpedition has been postponed again, (but not cancelled!). Dani (EA4ATI) is in Pakistan supporting in the  humanitarian response to the internally displaced persons. New dates will be announced soon. Thanks for your understanding

La Dx ha sido pospuesta momentaneamente, no cancelada, Dani esta ahora trabajando en Pakistan apoyando en la respuesta humanitaria a los desplazados por el conflicto (hay mas de 2 millones). En poco tiempo anunciaremos nuevas fechas. Sentimos las molestias ocasionadas.