I.C.P.O. Bulletin (10-17 August 2012) "Islands, Castles & Portable Operations"

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10/08/2012: Mike, VE2XB, plans activity from St. Pierre & Miquelon (NA-032, DIFO FP-002, WLOTA 1417, Grid Loc. GN17) as FP/VE2XB between 10th and 20th August 2012. QRV on 160-10m including the WARC bands 12, 17, and 30m and 6m when there are openings. Mike will make a special effort to give first time CW DX QSOs to Novices and newcomers, so listen on or near 7.115 MHz on 40m in the evenings. QSL direct to QRZ.com address with self addressed stamped envelope (SASE) with CDN stamps or self addressed envelope (SAE) and 2 IRCs or 2 greenstamps. If you want to wait, you can also QSL to his home call via the VE2 QSL Bureau. Website for further info: fp-ve2xb.jimdo.com/ [DX World]

10/08/2012: Massimo, I0PNM, will be active as IM0/I0PNM from San Pietro Island (EU-165, IIA CI-009, MIA MIS-031, WAIS FM10) from 10 August to 3 September 2012. He will operate SSB, RTTY and PSK31 on 20, 15 and 10 metres. QSL via home call, direct only. [425 DX News]

10/08/2012: Torkel, LA6VJA and Fredrik, LA6TMA plan to be active as JW6VJA and JW6TMA, respectively, from Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen Island (EU-026, WLOTA 0125), Svalbard Archipelago, from 10-12 August, 2012. JW6VJA plans to be on CW with some SSB time and JW6TMA will be mostly using the digital modes. QSL via home calls. [K1XN]

10/08/2012: Glenn, LA8XRA and Trond, LA9VDA plan to rent a cottage on Jonsholmen Island (EU-079) from 10-13th August, 2012. QRV as LA6Q on 80-10 metre CW, SSB and RTTY. If Trond has the time, he will make side trips to Dimna Island (EU-079, WLOTA 2438) and Nerlandsøy Island (EU-079, WLOTA 2193). QSL via LA9VDA, direct or Bureau. [DE0MST]

10/08/2012: From 10-19th August 2012, Jacek SP5OXJ will be active as SP5OXJ/1 from Karsibór Island (EU-132, SPIA SZ-003) locted in Delta Swiny Natura 2000 (SPFF-269), Odra river. Activities will take place on the HF bands using CW and the Digital modes. QSL via SP5OXJ (direct, Bureau, LoTW). [DX Newsletter]

11/08/2012: Look for Mike, DG5LAC, to be active as homecall/p between 11-24th August 2012 from Amrum island (EU-042, GIA N-018, WFF DLFF-013, WLOTA 2464), North Frisian islands archipelago in the Wadden Sea, Nordfriesland district, in the federal state of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. He will be QRV on 80-10 metre SSB, holiday style. QSL via home call, direct or Bureau. Log will be uploaded to LotW, WFF and eQSL. [rsgbiota]

11/08/2012: Patrick, F8DYD/p, on 11 August 2012 will activate the Chateau de la Gruzalière (DFCF 86-100) and the Iteuil telegrapic tower (TC86IT), located in the city of Iteuil (CP 86240), canton of Vivonne (DDCF 86-29), Departement Vienne/86 and Province (region) Poitou-Charentes (DPF 19). Classic QRG, QTR and modes. QSL via home call, Bureau or direct. [F8DYD]

11/08/2012: Operators Ron KB9NW, Frank K9TIE and Fritz WD9FMB will activate and try to qualify Coopers Island (USi IL040, WW Loc. EN50EN), located in the Illinois River, Tazewell County, Illinois, on 11 August 2012 using the special callsign K9C. QRV on, or near, the island freqs 7.250, 21.350, 14.250-260 (main) and 28.450 MHz. QSL direct to WD9FMB (Frederic M. Bock, 1011 West Moss Ave., Peoria, IL 61606 USA). [USi]

11/08/2012: Mor, PT7ZT/p, will be active from two valid Lighthouses for the Brazilian Lighthouse Award (DFB) and Ceará State Lighthouse Award (DFCE): 11-14 August from Pontal das Almas (ARLHS BRA 179, DFB CE-03, DFCE CE-03, Admiralty G0105, WW Loc. GI97IC) and 16-19 August from the Itapajé lighthouse (ARLHS BRA 057, DFB CE-02, DFCE CE-02, Admiralty G0114, WW Loc. HI07AC). Activity will be SSB only. QSL via home call. [PT7WA]

11/08/2012: Vitaly YL3AFK, Alex YL3BU, Evgeny YL2TD and Grigorij YL2NS will be active on the 11th and 12th of August 2012 from Edole Castle (WCA YL-00022, COTA-YL Z-007, WW Loc. KO07UA). They plan to work from 1000 UTC on the 11th of August till 1300 UTC on the 12th of August as YL11WCA on 80-10 metre CW and SSB near WCA frequences. QSL via bureau. Log will be uploaded to WCA E-Log. More information and also online at: www.yl3bu.lv/news/WCA_Edole_castle [RN1CW]

12/08/2012: Tai, DS2NMJ, will be active from Yonghung Do [Do = Island] (AS-105), South Korea, 12-13th August 2012 as DS2NMJ/2. He will be QRV on 15 metre and 12 metre SSB only. QSL via home call, direct preferred (QRZ.com). Bureau QSL is ok, but very slow - once a year. [NG3K]

12/08/2012: Normunds, YL3DQ, will be active holiday style from Eckerö Island, Aland Islands (EU-002) from 12-20th August 2012, using the callsign OH0/YL3DQ. Plans are to be QRV on 80-10 metre CW and RTTY. QSL via home call, Bureau or direct. Log will be uploaded to LoTW. [DX World]

12/08/2012: Geoffrey F4FVI, Chris HB9ELV, Johan F4GTD, Phillipe F5TRO and Nicolas F8BDB plan a second operation as TM1NOI from Barbâtre (WW Loc. IN86WV), Ile de Noirmoutier (EU-064, DIFM AT020, WLOTA 1224), department Vendée/85 and province Pays-de-Loire (DPF 17) from 12-14 August, 2012. They will be active around the IOTA frequencies according to QRM: 3.755, 7.055, 14.260, 18.128, 21.260, 24.950, 28.460 and 29.600 MHz. QSL direct to HB9ELV or via the REF-Union Bureau to F4FVI. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW and eQSL. Website: www.qrz.com/db/TM1NOI [DX World]

12/08/2012: Members of the Frontenac Radio Group (VE3FRG) will be active on 12th August 2012 from Brewers Mill Island (CIsA New One! Coordinates 44.413613N 76.312108W), located just south of Seeley's Bay, Ontario, on Highway 15. QRV with three stations, all on battery power, on 7.250; 21.350; 14.250-14.260 MHz; and 50.125 MHz, for SSB depending on the band conditions. All frequencies will be +/- 10 Kc. QSL via VE3FRG, direct or Bureau. [VE3CLQ/USi]

13/08/2012: Glenn, LA8XRA and Trond, LA9VDA plan to operating holiday style as LA6Q from a cottage on Little Sandøy Island (EU-056, WLOTA 2279) from 13-17th August, 2012. QRV 80-10 metre CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via LA9VDA, Bureau or direct. [DE0MST]

13/08/2012: A group of veterans led by Lion, VU2JHM, will be on the air from Minicoy island (AS-106), Union Territory of Lakshadweep, with the callsign VU7M from 13-22 August 2012. They will also be activating the Minicoy lighthouse (ARLHS LAK-009, WLOTA 2958, WW Loc. MJ68MG) for the ARLHS ILLW (17-18 August). This activity also counts for the Lakshadweep Marine Biosphere Reserve (WFF VUFF-103). Team members include Laxman VU2LX, Arasu VU2UR, Kanti VU2GSM, Ramesh VU2LU and Govind VU2GGM. Basic equipment only. No computers, No linear amplifiers, No Beam antenna, no Sponsorship. All the expenses are borne by the individuals themselves. Paper log manually prepared then and there, while working DX, and will be computerised after return to mainland. QSL via VU2JHM, direct or Bureau. [VU2UR]

14/08/2012: Ron, DL4ME, will once again be active from Dar es Salaam (WW Loc. KI93PG), Tanzania, as 5H3ME between 14th August and 3rd September 2012. Look for him to be QRV holiday style on 80-6 metre CW and the Digital modes, while visiting his son Mike, 5H3EE. QSL via home call. [DXAT]

14/08/2012: Operators Dave, G4IAR and Judith, G4IAQ will activate the Bressay - Kirkabister Ness lighthouse (BARLS A3776, ILLW UK0035, ARLHS SCO-021, TWLHD WLH GM-009, WLOTA 1079) as GB0BL, mainly over the International Lighthouse-Lightship weekend (ILLW). They will also be active using the Worked All Britain Awards Group callsign GM4WAB from WAB reference HU43. The lighthouse is located on Bressay Isle (IOSA SH06, SCOTIA SI08, WW Loc. IP90KC), Shetland & Fair Isle (EU-012). QSL both calls via G4IAR, Bureau or direct. [rsgbiota]

14/08/2012: Grantham Amateur Radio Club members Alan G0RCI, Pete M0USY, Harry G7DEH, M0UXX, Dave G4IAR, Judith G4IAQ and Alec M0PUD will be active as GS0GRC from Bressay Isle (IOSA SH06, SCOTIA SI08, WLOTA 1079, Grid Loc. IP90, WAB HU43), Shetland & Fair Isle (EU-012) from 14-19th August 2012. Plans are to be QRV on 160-6 metres. QSL via G0RCI, direct or Bureau. [rsgbiota]

15/08/2012: Dominic, M1TKA, will be QRV from Senegal between 15th-22nd August and from the Bijol Islands (AF-060), The Gambia, between 22nd-29th August 2012. Callsigns will be 6W/M1KTA and C5/M1KTA. QRV using SSB, PSK and CW (in that order) on most HF bands, also 6m if open from Senegal. While in Senegal, Dominic plans a 1 day expedition to Ile de Goree (AF-045), using QRP SSB only on 20m 14.260MHz or below 14.180MHz. QSL via home call, direct or Bureau. [DX-World]

15/08/2012: The Daily DX reports that Jack, W6NF and his XYL Shelley, K7MKL will be on holiday at the P49Y rental station, Pos Chiquito (WW Loc. FK52AL), island of Aruba (SA-036, WLOTA 0033), from 15-21 August 2012, and be active as P40NF and P40S, respectively. Shelley plans to be in the SARTG RTTY Contest. Outside of the contest, both operators will be casually active. Jack will be mostly on 20/
15/10 metre CW, and possibly 6 metres if they find an antenna. Listen to operator's instructions for QSL info. [OPDX Bulletin]

16/08/2012: A YL DXpedition to Fair Isle (IOSA SH-09, WLOTA 1319), Shetland & Fair Isle (EU-012), using the call sign GB2YLS will take place between 16-22 August, 2012. Their main goal will be the 2012 Intenational Lighthouse Lightship Weekend (18-19 August - see: illw.net/) when they will activate the Fair Isle South (Skaddan) lighthouse (ILLW UK0127, ARLHS SCO-079, BARLS A3750, TWLHD WLH GM-028, Loc IO99EM, WAB NZ16). Team members include Unni LA6RHA, Chantal PA5YL, Ruth IT9ESZ/HB9LFM, Nicky MM5YLO, Elaine 2E1BVS and Denise MM6ZDW. QRV on the HF bands using both CW and SSB. QSL via Nicky, MM5YLO, Bureau or direct. Website: www.radioclubs.net/gb2yls/ [F5NQL]

16/08/2012: Travis, AF6WU (V31WU) and Kjerstin, KJ0VDA (V31DV) will be active from Caye Caulker (NA-073, WW Loc. EK57XR), Corozal District, Belize, from 16-20 August, 2012. They are planning to activate whichever HF bands permit, mostly on SSB phone. QSL for both calls is via AF6WU, direct (SASE/SAE + sufficient postage) or Bureau. [DX Newsletter]

17/08/2012: Luis, CT1EJB and Armando, CT2JYX will be active as CR5WFF on the 17th and 20th of August 2012 from Farol da Berlenga (WCA CT-01001, DMHP LR-086) located on Ilha da Berlenga (EU-040, DIP ES-001, PIP NT-029, WFF CTFF-015, WLOTA 1054). They plan to work on all bands using SSB, RTTY and BPSK. QSL via CT1EJB. [RN1CW]

17/08/2012: Operators Doc KL7XK/p, Chuck WL7CSJ/p, Heinz VA7AQ/NL5 and Frank VE7DP/WL9 will activate Pleasant Island (NA-161, USi AK042S), Alexander Archipelago, 1st South Eastern county, Tongass National Forest, Alaska, from 17-19th August 2012. QRV on 30, 20, 17 and 15 metre CW/SSB. QSL to operator's home call, Bureau or direct. [IOTA-chasers]

17/08/2012: University of Oulu Technical Students Radio Club will be active between 17-19th August 2012 as OH8T from Hailuoto island (EU-184, WLOTA 0580) and the Marjaniemi lighthouse (ILLW FI0025, ARLHS FIN-028, TWLHD WLH OH-015, WLOTA 0580), Oulu Province, Finland. This will include an entry in the International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend (ILLW - 18-19 August). QSL via the Bureau to OH8T. Website: oh8ta.fi/english/ [rsgbiota-org]

17/08/2012: Paul, VK5PAS and six other operators plan to be active as VI5CW from Kangaroo Island (OC-139), South Australia, between 17-20 August, 2012. Their main goal is to activate the Cape Willoughby lighthouse (ILLW AU-0095, ARLHS AUS-051, TWLHD WLH VK-017, WLOTA 0869, Admiralty K2112) for the 15th International Lighthouse & Lightship weekend (18-19 August), and the 160th anniversary of the Cape Willoughby lighthouse, located at the eastern end of the island (WW Loc. PF94BD). QRV on all HF bands SSB, possibly some CW. VI5CW team consists of: Paul VK5PAS, Sasi VK5SN, Dave VK3VCE, Mark VK5VW, David VK5KC, Hans VK5YX and Lesley VK5LOL. QSL via VK5PAS, direct or by the VK5 Bureau. Logs will be uploaded to loTW and eQSL. [VK5PAS]

17/08/2012: An experienced team of 8 operators will be signing VK4ILH during the International Lighthouse & Lightship Weekend on 18 & 19 Aug, 2012. Activity to take place (prior to ILLW) from the 17th of August at Cape Moreton Lighthouse (ARLHS AUS-039, ILLW AU0009, WLOTA 2987, Admiralty K2854.1) located on Moreton Island (OC-137, WW Loc. QG62RX). This expedition will mark the very 1st time Cape Moreton Lighthouse has ever been activated. Scheduled in 2007 for the ILLW, this activity never took place. QSL to VK4MIA via the Bureau, direct and LoTW. [DX World]  

LOOKING AHEAD -



18/08/2012: Vincenzo, IZ2WMW, will be active as 9A/IZ2WMW from Krk Island (EU-136, ACIA IC-105, CIA-22, IOCA CI-046, MIA MC-185, WLOTA 1342) from 18-25th August 2012. Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands. QSL direct with SASE or Bureau via homecall. [rsgbiota]

18/08/2012: Carrickfergus Amateur Radio Group will be operating GN0LIX/p from Chaine Memorial Tower (ILLW UK0033, BARLS A6031, WLOTA 1439, WW Loc. IO74CU, WAB D40) in Larne, County Antrim, between 18 and 19 August 2012 as part of the International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend. The station will be active on 20m, 40m and 10m SSB, conditions permitting. All QSL will be via the bureau. For further information, visit the Carrickfergus Club website at www.radioclubs.net/carg. [GB2RS]

18/08/2012: Phil, G3SWH, will activate the special call M0RSE on CW only on all bands over the weekend of 18th and 19th August 2012. All QSOs will be uploaded to LoTW immediately after the weekend. There will also be an on-line log at www.g3swh.org.uk/m0rse.html. Special QSLs are available via G3SWH, either via the OQRS facility at www.g3swh.org.uk/decision.html (bureau or direct) or direct with SAE and adequate return postage or even via the traditional bureau route. [G3SWH]

01/09/2012: Gil, DX0N (4F2KWT) plans activity from the rare Bongao Island (DU8, OC-174, WW Loc. OJ95VA), located in the province of Tawi-Tawi, Philippines, sometime in September. More details when available.. Website: www.qrz.com/db/DX0N [DX World]

21/09/2012: Operators Friedrich DL4BBH, Matthias DK7LV, Klaus DL7UXG, Henning DB5BZ and Ric DL2VFR will be active from Fehmarn Island (EU-128, GIA O-001, WLOTA 0637) from 21-23 September 2012. Plans are to be QRV CW and SSB on all HF-bands + VHF. QSL direct or Bureau to DM50IOTA. Website: www.iota-expedition.com [rsgbiota]

26/09/2012: Willi, DJ7RJ, will be QRV as FR/DJ7RJ from the Reunion (AF-016, DIFO FR-001, WFF FFF-011, WLOTA 1812) Island between 26 September and 21 October 2012. He will be active on all bands 160-10m, CW and SSB and will pay special attention to the low bands for US and JA. QSL direct to home call. [DX World]

26/09/2012: Those intrepid hams in the Atlanta area lead by Ricky K4JTT are at it again with the third annual activation of a lighthouse that rarely sees much ham radio activity. This year the team of eight hams will take their equipment, food, and all supplies to operate from Sand Island Lighthouse (ARLHS USA-723, TWLHD WLH K-141, WW Loc. EM50XE, Inactive since 1933), Dauphin Island (NA-213, USi AL002S), Mobile county, Alabama, on 26-30th September 2012. A special call, K4D, has been assigned by the FCC for this activation. The team will be QRV on all HF bands and modes. QSL via the Kennehoochee Amateur Radio Club, W4BTI (QRZ.com). Further info and updates at: www.w4bti.org/ [DXAT]

07/10/2012: Felix XE2I, Saul XE2HQI, Tony XE2HVF, Enrique XE2AA, Norma XE2JNE, Craig XE2HWJ and Jose Manuel XE2HUQ plan to be active from Isla San Francisco (NA-124), Baja California Sur, Sea of Cortez, Mexico, as XF1F from 7-13th October 2012. They will be using Hexbeams for HF bands and wires for low bands. SSB, CW, RTTY, PSK-31. QSL via XE2HUQ. [DX-World]

12/10/2012: John, W5JON, will again be operating as V47JA from Calypso Bay, island of St. Kitts (NA-104, WW Loc. FK87PG) between 12th October until 1st November 2012. QRV on 160-6m SSB (including 60m). He will also participate in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (27-28 October) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. XYL Cathy (W5HAM), will also occasionally operate as V47HAM. QSL's for both callsigns via W5JON, direct and LoTW. [NG3K]

18/10/2012: Aki-san, JA1NLX, will be signing JA1NLX/VK4 between 18-23 October 2012 from Hamilton island (OC-160), the largest inhabited island of the Whitsunday islands archipelago, Queensland, Australia. Plans are to be QRV on, or near, the IOTA frequencies on each band, CW and SSB, from 40-10 metres. He will use a random wire wounded on fishing pole and radials with ATU, mounted on the room balcony. QSL via home call, direct only. Log will be uploaded to LoTW. Website: www.ne.jp/asahi/ja1nlx/ham/VK4_2012.html [rsgbiota]

04/11/2012: Bob, W9XY, will be active holiday style as C6AXY from the Breezes Bahamas Resort, Nassau, New Providence Island (NA-001, WLOTA 1115, WW Loc. FL15HB) from 4-9th November 2012. QRV on 40 thru 10m, primarily on CW and SSB with maybe some RTTY and/or PSK31 thrown in. Rig: Yaesu FT857D Ant: TBD. QSL direct to W9XY. [NG3K]

09/11/2012: Operators Wally VK6YS, Nigel VK6NI, Steve VK2SJK and Reinhard DF4TD will be active as VK6WDI from Woody Island (OC-170), Western Australia, from 9-13th November 2012. Plans are to run two stations covering 40 through 10 metres. Low power 100 watts into verticals and one Spiderbeam. QSL only direct to VK6YS. Website: www.westozdx.net/ [rsgbiota]

24/11/2012: A group of Polish radio amateurs: Boguslaw SP2EBG, Janusz SP3CYY, Jurek SP3GEM, Wlodek SP6EQZ, Ryszard SP6FXY, Janusz SP6IXF with the special participation of Jean 5T0JL will be active as 5T0SP during the period 24th November to 10 December 2012 from Nouakchott, Islamic Republic of Mauritania WW Loc. IK28AC). Operation on all HF bands from 160m-10m CW, SSB and RTTY. Focus on JA and the Far East. Website: 5t0sp.dxing.pl/ (under construction). QSL route TBA. [DX World]  

SPECIAL EVENTS -



10/08/2012: The two special event call signs DP775BLN and DQ775BLN will be QRV till the end of this year, celebrating the 775th anniversary of Berlin. These and other club stations from Berlin will have the special DOK BLN775. More than 10,000 QSOs have been logged so far. Berlin is celebrating this occasion on 28 October 2012 (www.berlin.de/775). QSL via the DARC Bureau. Website: www.darc.de/distrikte/d/775bln [DX Newsletter]

10/08/2012: Special event station DP87SIXD is currently active until 31st December 2012 for the 87th Enduro Team World Championship (Six Days). For the first time in 23 years, the International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) takes place in Germany again. QSL via DL3VU, Bureau or direct. [DX Newsletter]

10/08/2012: Ralph, H44RK, is currently active from Honiara, Guadacanal, Solomon Islands (OC-047, WLOTA 0086, WW Loc. QI90XN) until 12th August 2012, using the special callsign H44USMC. Activity is to commemorate the landing of the US Marines on Guadalcanal 70 years ago on the 7th of August 1942. Ralph will be working SSB only on 40m (dipole) 20, 17, 15 and 10m (yagi). QSL direct to H44RK. [DXAT]

10/08/2012: The Warszawski Klub Radiowy (SP5PPW), Warszawa, Poland, is now activating the special callsign SN63DNI to remember the 63rd anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising (1944). QRV on all bands and modes until 2 October 2012. QSL via SP5NHV (bureau OT 37 or direct). [DX Newsletter]

10/08/2012: Special event station R100WWS will be active between 10-18th August 2012 to commemorate the Russia Air Forces Centennial (formed 12 August 1912). Operators will be members of the AFARU and will operate from many areas of Russia. QSL via RV3YR (#118). [RV3YR]

11/08/2012: Telford and District Amateur Radio Society (FISTS #15554) will be operational from early on Saturday 11th until 4pm on Sunday 12th August 2012 using the callsign GB0WPB for William Penny Brookes. The station is celebrating the life of Doctor William Penny Brookes, founder of the Wenlock Olympian Association, who organised the first Annual Wenlock Olympian Games in October 1850. The first Games, held in October 1850, were a mixture of athletics and also traditional country sports such as quoits, football and cricket. The station will be based at Much Wenlock Scout Hut (WW Loc. IO82RO, WAB SJ60), Bull Ring, Much Wenlock, TF13 6HS. Three stations will be running, 2m/70cm using a vertical, 40 and 80m using a dipole and 20, 15 and 10m using a tribander. QSL via the RSGB Bureau, Email request or direct to M0PNN. Website: www.qrz.com/db/GB0WPB [GB2RS]

11/08/2012: Kent Weald Radio Club is operating GB1HA over the weekend of 11 and 12 August 2012 from Headcorn airfield, Kent. Operation will be on HF and VHF to demonstrate amateur radio during the military show that is taking place there over the two days. Further details can be obtained from Patrick via e-mail to palyblbtinternet.com [GB2RS]

11/08/2012: A pair of twinned Special Event Stations, GB175PO and TM175PO, will be running in Dover and Calais to celebrate 175 years of P&O. Operation starts on 11 August and will be running for 30 days. Both stations will have the opportunity to work from ferries at various times during the operation. QSL via the Bureau. Direct requests can be made via M0PAM for GB175PO and via F1PSH for TM175PO. Special QSL card and certificates are available (see QRZ.com). [GB2RS]

11/08/2012: On 11th and 12th August 2012 the Belgium section DST (Diest) will use the special callsign ON29IOF on the occasion of the 29th Oldtimer Fly-in Schaffen. A special QSL Card will be designed for the occasion. They will be QRV from the Schaffen Airfield with the background sound of overblown engines of hundreds of aircraft that are expected. Also the oldtimer vehicles will be at the party. On HF you will find them between 80 metre and 10 metre SSB and CW. QSL via operators' instructions. [UBA HF News]

U.S.A. Special Events can be found at: www.arrl.org/special-event-stations  

LIGHTHOUSE CALENDAR -


10/08-20/08 FP/VE2XB: Miquelon Island WLOTA:1417 QSL H/c (d/B)
10/08-03/09 IM0/I0PNM: Isola di San Pietro WLOTA:2989 QSL H/c (d)
10/08-12/08 JW6TMA: Spitsbergen Island WLOTA:0125 QSL LA6TMA (d/B)
10/08-12/08 JW6VJA: Spitsbergen Island WLOTA:0125 QSL LA6VJA (d/B)
10/08-13/08 LA6Q: Dimna Island WLOTA:2438 QSL LA9VDA (d/B)
11/08-24/08 DG5LAC/P: Amrum Island WLOTA:2464 QSL H/c (d/B)
12/08-14/08 TM1NOI: Ile de Noirmoutier WLOTA:1224 QSL HB9ELV (d)/F4FVI (B)
13/08-17/08 LA6Q: Little Sandoy Island WLOTA:2279 QSL LA9VDA (d/B)
13/08-16/08 PA/IZ3GNG: Texel Island WLOTA:0043 QSL H/c (d/B)
13/08-22/08 VU7M: Minicoy WLOL:LAK-009 WLOTA:2958 QSL VU2JHM (d/B)
14/08-19/08 GS0GRC: Bressay WLOTA:1079 QSL G0RCI (d/B)
15/08-21/08 P40NF: Aruba Island WLOTA:0033 QSL Op's Info
15/08-21/08 P40S: Aruba Island WLOTA:0033 QSL Op's Info
16/08-22/08 GB2YLS: Skaddan-Fair Isle ILLW:UK-0127 BARLS:A3750 WLH:GM-028 WLOL:SCO-079 WLOTA:1319 QSL MM5YLO (d/B)
17/08-20/08 CR5WFF: Berlenga Grande WLOTA:1054 QSL CT1EJB (d/B)
17/08-19/08 OH8T: Marjaniemi ILLW:FI-0025 WLH:OH-015 WLOL:FIN-028 WLOTA:0580 QSL via Buro
17/08-20/08 VI5CW: Cape Willoughby ILLW:AU-0095 WLH:VK-017 WLOL:AUS-051 WLOTA:0869 Admiralty K2112 QSL VK5PAS (d/B)
17/08-19/08 VK4ILH: Cape Moreton ILLW:AU-0009 WLOL:AUS-039 WLOTA:2987 Admiralty K2854.1 QSL VK4MIA (d/B)  

6 METRES & UP -


10/08-20/08 FP/VE2XB: Miquelon Island NA-032 Grid:GN17 6m 100W QSL H/c (d/B)
11/08-12/08 Maryland-DC QSO Party 6m-70cm Class 11 1600z-12 2400z
11/08 Open VHF-FM Contest 2m FM 1700z-1900z
12/08-13/08 DUBUS 144MHz MS-Sprint FSK441/SSB/HSCW 12 0000z-13 2359z
12/08 SKCC Weekend Sprintathon 6m class 12 0000z-2359z
12/08 RSGB 70MHz Cumulatives (4) SO/MO/10w max 12 1400z-1600z
13/08-16/08 PA/IZ3GNG: Texel Island EU-038 Grid:JO23 6m 100W QSL H/c (d/B)
14/08 LY 432MHz Activity Contest CW/SSB/FM 14 1700z-2059z
14/08 NRAU 432MHz Activity Contest SO/MO/Open 1700z-2100z
14/08 RSGB 432MHz UKAC SO Fixed/Open 1900z-2130z
14/08-03/09 5H3ME: Dar es Salaam Grid:KI93PG 6m 100W QSL DL4ME (d/B)
14/08-19/08 GS0GRC: Bressay Isle EU-012 Grid:IP90KC 6m 100W QSL G0RCI (d/B)
15/08-21/08 P40NF: Aruba SA-036 Grid:FK52AL 6m CW/SSB QSL Op's Info
15/08-21/08 P40S: Aruba SA-036 Grid:FK52AL 6m CW/SSB QSL Op's Info
16/08 Nordic 70MHz Activity Contest SO/MO/Open 16 1700z-2100z
16/08 RSGB 2.3GHz UKAC SO Fixed/Open 16 2000z-2230z

Contest Calendar: www.qsl.net/va3rj/con_aug.html

GOT6??? - Six Meter Information by Andy 'NEON' Sargent N8OFS at: http://noars.net/got6/GOT6.txt (Updated: 07 August 2012)

Information about current VHF activities can be found on the VHF DX portal "Make More Miles on VHF" at: www.MMMonVHF.de/

SMIRK: www.smirk.org/ SOTA (Summits On The Air) Watch Alerts at: www.sotawatch.org/   QSL INFO -

It is with great regret that I have to announce that Andreas, 5R8FL has terminated my QSL managership of his station with effect from the end of July 2012. I have his logs up to the end of June 2012 and am awaiting the log for July. I will be uploading the latest logs to LoTW and to the search facility on my web site in the next few weeks. I have plenty of proper QSL cards left.

I have been given no reason for the termination and have no information as to whether Andreas has made any alternative arrangements for confirming his future QSOs.

73 for now

Phil Whitchurch G3SWH and AD5YS www.g3swh.org.uk
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QSLs via Bureau: 6W7RV, 8J1RL, 8P9JG, A25FC, CQ4IPY, DP1POL, HSØZIN, JV5A, OP4K, OX3XR, S9DX, TO5T and VK6IR.

QSLs via Direct: 3CØE (EA5BYP), 3C6A (EA5BYP), 9J2KC (JL1NKC), A35CT (KIØSO), CU2CE (CBA), EY7AD (CBA), GR1ØØMGY (G3SXW), H44UD [OC-149] (UT6UD), HH4/W3CMP (H/c), HK1MW (K4AMW), J52HF (I3LDP), JD1BLY (JI5RPT), MOØOXO (OQRS), OM3CAQ (CBA), PJ7DX (I8NHJ), SV9/HB9CRX (H/c), TA3X (CBA), V85SS (CBA), VP2MFF (W3FF), YB8Y [OC-221] (YB1GJS), YI9EO (N4EO) and YT1E (CBA).

QSLs via LoTW: 251YI, 4W6EB, 5B4AHK, 6DØLM, 9A2TN, 9A5K, 9M6XRO, AK1W, CE2/VE7SV, CN4P, CQ7A, CY9M, DL1IAI, DL1QQ, DL4YBP, DU1IST, EA1ALD, EA1XT, FP/VA2WA, GW4TTA, HAØHW, HK3C, IR2M, IW1QN, IZ2GMT, IZ8GCE, J28AA, K4LTA, K4NC, K4RO, K6MM, K9BTQ, KL7J, KP2MM, LY2ØØNB, MJØCFW, MOØFAL, MWØREN, OHØX, OJØR, OK6DJ, OL2HQ, OZ4FF, PA3GND, PA9JO, PJ7MF, PPØT, PY1NX, S51YI, TK5EP, UA2FL, UN5J, UYØZG, V31WH, V55V, VB6A, VK2DX, W2NO, W4AS, W4PM and WG4F.   LINKS - IOTA (Islands On The Air) at: www.rsgbiota.org/ WCA (World Castles on the Air) at: www.wcagroup.org/ENG/wcag.html WFF (World Flora & Fauna) at: www.wff44.org/program/wff/ WLOTA (World Lighthouses On The Air at: www.wlota.com/  

BITS & PIECES -


E6 - Niue On August 3, the ITU updated its Table of International Call Sign Series to reflect a call sign change for Niue. The island will now have the entire E6 prefix block. Niue - an island approximately 1700 miles northeast of New Zealand - is a self-governing island nation that has been in free association with New Zealand since 1974. Prior to the change, the island used ZK2. Niue, which is about 1.5 times the size of Washington, DC, has a population of almost 600 people.
Further information at: http://www.arrl.org/news/itu-assigns-new
-prefix-for-niue-e6a-e6z

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RAC Bulletin 2012-045E - New Ontario Section Boundaries 2012-08-06

I am very pleased to announce that on schedule, September 1, 2012 the current Ontario Section will be replaced by four new Sections: Ontario North (ONN), Ontario East (ONE), Ontario South (ONS), and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). The new sections are composed of the following municipalities, regions, and municipal districts.

I am also thrilled to advise that all four Section Manager Positions have been filled and I will circulate a formal introduction in the week to come.

Ontario North (ONN)

All of northwest Ontario including Manitoulin Island, Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands, Killarney, the cities of Greater Sudbury and North Bay and Nipissing District.

Ontario East (ONE)

Algonquin Park, Renfrew, Hastings, Prince Edward, Haliburton, Peterborough and Northhumberland Counties, and the cities and counties to the east.

Greater Toronto Area (GTA)

The City of Toronto and the Regions of Halton (including the City of Burlington), Peel, York, and Durham.

Ontario South (ONS)

Parry Sound District, the counties of Simcoe, Grey, Bruce, Dufferin, Wellington, the City of Hamilton, the Region of Niagara, and the remainder of south-western Ontario.

Please see attached map.

http:///www.rac.ca/en/news/bulletins/2012/
Ont_Section_Boundaries._Ver_2.jpg


The ARRL has recognized the four new sections and they will be effective for the ARRL November Sweepstakes. Several other vendors of logging/contest software have also announced changes, some not effective until January 2013. Please verify with your vendor well in advance of upcoming contests.

73,

Doug Mercer VO1DTM/VO1DM CEC Chief Field Services Officer

Vernon Ikeda - VE2MBS/VE2QQ Pointe-Claire, Québec RAC Blog Editor/RAC E-News/Web News Bulletin Editor

Bulletin de RAC 2012-045F - Nouvelles délimitations des sections de l'Ontario  




73 and Good DX!

Dave Raycroft, VA3RJ

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