April 23, 2013: K4M Video: Midway Atoll 2009: The Official DXpedition Video
Well known as a World War II battleground, a military base, and a trans-oceanic fuel stop, today Midway has an entirely new purpose. Managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, this ancient volcanic atoll is now a national wildlife refuge and gateway to the remote Northwest Hawaiian Islands.
Thousands of people once worked on Midway, but today only a handful of dedicated staff and volunteers remain. Their mission is to bring the atoll back to its natural state, and maintain a historic national monument.
Working closely with Midway's new caretakers and mindful of the sensitive environmental issues, this DXpedition demonstrated how amateur radio is now a welcome activity inside one of America's most protected wildlife reserved.