I.C.P.O. Bulletin (19-26 October 2012) "Islands, Castles & Portable Operations"

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Listing is by calendar date (day/month/year)


19/10/2012: Gert, ZS6AYU, plans to be active as 9J2GR between 19-22 October 2012 from "Mama Out of Africa", near Livingstone, Zambia. QRV on 40 to 10 metre CW with R7000 vertical and 100W. Hopefully active from 1500z on 19 October till 0500z on 22 October, then onto Zimbabwe. QSL via ZS6AYU, direct or via the SARL bureau. Website: www/qrz.com/db/9J2GR [DX World]

19/10/2012: Look for Yann, F1NGP (President of the French Clipperton DX Club) to be active as FG/F1NGP from Saint Francois (WW Loc. FK96IF), island of Guadeloupe (NA-102, DIFO FG-001, WFF FFF-004, WLOTA 0644), starting 19 October 2012 for one week. He plans to be QRV on 40 to 10 metre RTTY, SSB and CW. QSL via home call, when Yann returns home. [F5NQL]

19/10/2012: Alain, F4GYP will be active as FO/F4GYP from French Polynesia between 19 October and 6 November 2012. He plans to visit Tahiti (OC-046, DIFO FO-002, WLOTA 0885), Mehetia (OC-046, DIFO FO-009), Moorea (OC-046, DIFO FO-010, WLOTA 0465) and Raiatea (OC-067, DIFO FO-012, WLOTA 1977, probably on 27-28 October). He will also be QRV as TX4FO from Ilot Motu Nono (OC-046, WW Loc. BH52IG) near Tahiti. Activity will be on 40, 20 and possibly 10 metre SSB. QSL via F4GYP, direct or bureau. [425 DX News]

19/10/2012: Take, JA6CNH/6 and Yasuro, JF6XQJ/6 plan to be active from Genkai island [Genkai-shima] (AS-012, WLOTA 1440, WW Loc. PM53CQ), located 4 km from Nishinoura, Fukuoka prefecture, at the mouth of Hakata Bay, from 19-21 October 2012. Any changes to their plans will be made on October 18th. QSL via home calls. Note: This island does not show on the RSGB IOTA list as IOTA AS-012. [OPDX Bulletin]

19/10/2012: 100th activity SP9YFF. We would like to invite all WFF program fans to make QSO with SP9YFF/7 from 19th to 21st of October 2012. It will be 100th jubilee acitivity from different SPFF area. Every QSO will be certified. We'll send the certificate by e-mail. More info you can find on www.sp9yff.pl [SP9YFF Team]

19/10/2012: Primarily a 10m FM expedition, look for Yasu JL7XBN to be active as XV29FM from Vung Tau, Vietnam, from 19-22 October 2012. He will also be QRV on 20, 15 and 10 metre SSB, PSK and RTTY. QSL info to follow. Website: www.qrz.com/db/XV29FM [DX World]

20/10/2012: Andrew, AB5WB, plans to be active in the W/VE Islands QSO Party (20-21 October) from Galveston island (USi TX001S, IOTA NA-143), Galveston county, State of Texas. QRV on the HF bands, propagation permitting. QSL via home call. [USi]

20/10/2012: Adrian, AA5UK, will be operating from the island of Ibiza (DIE E-023, MIA MB-003, WLOTA 0958), Balearic Islands (EU-004), from 20-31 October 2012 as EA6/AA5UK. QRV holiday style on 80-10 metre SSB, RTTY and PSK31. He will also operate in the CQWW SSB Contest (27-28 October) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Assisted entry, CQ zone 14. QSL direct via his home call, by the bureau, LoTW or eQSL. [OPDX Bulletin]

20/10/2012: Look for Don, KB5IQJ/p, to be active from Goose island (USi TX003S, Not IOTA), Aransas county, State of Texas, during the W/VE Islands QSO Party (20-21 October). QRV on the HF bands, 100 watts on a Buddipole or Vertical. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [USi]

20/10/2012: For the 9th year running members of The Workington Amateur Radio Club are going on expedition to the Western Isles of Scotland. This year, they will visit South Uist (IOSA OH03, SCOTIA HI06, WLOTA 2972, WAB NF75, WW Loc. IO67HJ), Outer Hebrides (EU-010). Four operators, Steve G0MTD, Paul M1PAF, Mark M0WCR and Glyn M0XUH will be active using the callsign MS0WRC on SSB across the HF bands between 20-26 October 2012. QSL via the RSGB bureau or direct to G0MTD (SAE, IRC, $2 for direct cards). Website: www.mx0wrc.org/ [rsgbiota]

20/10/2012: Jerry, N1QLL, will be active in the W/VE Islands QSO Party (20-21 October) from Mistake island (ME-097, Not IOTA, WLOTA 1672) and Great Wass island (ME-004S, IOTA NA-055), both located in Washington county, State of Maine. Activity will be on 20m (daytime) and 40m (evening) and 15m if it is open. Weather and sea conditions are in control. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [USi]

20/10/2012: Scott, N3SW/p, will be active during the W/VE Islands QSO Party from Holden Beach island (USi NC008S, Not IOTA), Brunswick county, State of North Carolina. He will be QRV on the HF bands, using QRP - CW, SSB and PSK31. He will self-spot on qrpspots.com. QSL via home call. [USi]

20/10/2012: Look for Ralph, NM5RC, to be a Class C ROVER entry in the W/VE Islands QSO Party (20-21 October). He plans to activate the following islands: Sand Stone (USi NM023L), Red Rock (USi NM024L), Comanche (USi NM025L), Puerco (USi NM026L) and Cerrito (USi NM027L). All islands are located in Abiquiu Lake, Rio Arriba county, State of New Mexico. Frequencies: 7.250 MHz (+/-), 14.250-14.260 MHz (+/-) and 28.450 MHz (+/-). QSL via home call. [USi]

20/10/2012: An international team will visit 5 islands belonging to Papua New Guinea between 20 October and 4 November, 2012. The team will be: Derek G3KHZ, Hans SM6CVX, Hans-Peter HB9BXE, Eddy K5WQG, Axel DL6KVA and non-ham Stig Nyman. M/V Barbarian will convey the team, starting from Kokopo in New Britain on 18 November sailing via Kavieng to Emirau. Their schedule is as follows - 20-24 October from Emirau island (OC-103) using the callsign P29VCX; 27-31 October from Tatau island (OC-099) using the callsign P29NI; 02-04 November from Lihir island (OC-069), callsign P29VPB. The main team fly home on 6th November. Hans and Stig then continue to Buka island on the M/V Barbarian. The remaining journey will be by air. The plan the following activity as P29VCX - 06-09 November from Buka island (OC-135); 09-12 November from Manu island (OC-025) and 12-13 November from Loloata Island (OC-240). QSL P29NI and P29VPB via G3KHZ. QSL P29VCX via SM6CVX. Website with complete details can be found at: p29ni.yolasite.com/ [DX World]

20/10/2012: Alexander RA6UAN, Yuri RU6UR, Yuri UA6UED and Anatoly UA6VY will be active on the 20th and 21st of October 2012 from Gorodische Saray-Batu (WCA UA-00543, COTA-RU C-770). They plan to work as RK6UWA/p on all bands and modes from 07:00 UTC on 20th of October till 13:00 UTC on 21st of October. QSL via RK6UWA, bureau or direct. [RN1CW]

20/10/2012: Look for Luca I5IHE (S79LC), Danio I5OYY (S79YY) and Simone IK5RUN (S79XX) to be active holiday style from Praslin island (AF-024, WLOTA 2862, WW Loc. LI75VP), Republic of Seychelles. Plans are to be QRV on 80-10 metre CW, SSB and RTTY between 20 October and 4 November 2012. QSL via home calls, direct only. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW. Website: www.ik5run.it/s79.html [DXAT]

20/10/2012: Rich, N6KT (ex-HC8N), will be active from Kourou, French Guiana, between 20-30 October, 2012. He will also participate in the CQWW SSB Contest (October 27-28), CQ zone 9. QSL via KU9C. [DX World]

20/10/2012: Dmitry, UU4JQR and Mikhail, UU4KU will be active on the 20th and 21st of October 2012 from the Tower Chaban Kale (WCA UR-00062, UCFA KR-022, WW Loc. KN74IT). They plan to work as homecall/p on all bands. QSL via their home calls, bureau or direct. [RN1CW]

20/10/2012: Doug, VE3GJ/p, will be active in the W/VE Islands QSO Party (20 October only) as a Class B, Island Expedition, from Henley island (ON-007, Not IOTA), Port Dalhousie, Ontario, in Martindale Pond (WW Loc. FN03IE). QRV on the HF bands, running 100 watts. QSL via home call, bureau or direct. [USi]

20/10/2012: The Pine Valley Repeater ARC of Richland Center, WI, assisted by the Viroqua, WI ARC, will operate as W9PVR during the 2012 W/VE Islands QSO Party (20-21 October). Plans are to activate and qualify Coumbe island (USi WI049), in the Wisconsin river, Crawford county, Wisconsin. They will operate SSB, CW, and PSK31 on 80m, 40m and 20m. QSL via W9PVR (QRZ.com). [USi]

20/10/2012: Look for Page, WA3EOP/p, to be active on 20 October 2012, in the W/VE Islands QSO Party, from Delmarva island (USi DE015S, Not IOTA), State of Delaware. QSL via home call. [USi]

20/10/2012: The Tri County Amateur Radio Club of North Texas, WC5C, will participate in the W/VE Islands QSO Party (20-21 October) from Bolivar Peninsula island (USi TX063S, Not IOTA), Galveston Bay, Galveston & Harris counties, State of Texas. They will be on the island and operating before nightfall on Friday, and all day Saturday and Sunday morning. Phone and CW, mainly HF, but VHF is also possibly on the menu. The team will be camping on the beach, operating from tents. A second detachment of the Tri-County ARC may be operating under their personal callsigns from other islands this weekend, as well. QSL direct to WC5C (QRZ.com) and eQSL. Further information and details on this event, check the USi website at: www.usislands.org/ [KB5YLG]

21/10/2012: Operators Karlfried DL1EK, Peter DH4JQ, Marion DF4UM, Marco DJ5KW and Leo DK8VC will be active as CT9/homecalls from Santana, Ilha da Madeira (AF-014, DIP MA-001, PIP MD-001, DPRN FF-101, WFF CTFF-030, WLOTA 0053), between 21 October until 2 November 2012. This will include a Multi-Op entry in the CQWW SSB Contest (27-28 October), using the callsign CR3L. QSL via home calls. QSL CR3L via DJ6QT. [NG3K]

21/10/2012: Members of the Korean Contest Club plan to be active as D93I from Pigum Island (AS-060, KDN H32, WW Loc. PM24XS), Cholla-namdo Province, South Korea, from 21-29 October 2012. This will include a Multi-Op entry in the CQWW SSB Contest (27-28 October) from CQ zone 25. They will use a 2ele VPAETC beam for 20, 15, 10m, 4-square for 40m and inverted vertical for 80m. QSL via Rew DS4NYE, direct or LoTW. [DX World]

21/10/2012: Olivier, ON4EI, will once again be active from Ireland (EU-115, WLOTA 2484) as EI8GQB and EI1A from 21-30 October 2012. He plans to operate from his caravan using green energy. Olivier will activate EI1A callsign during the CQWW SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Single-Op/2-Radio (SO2R) entry from CQ zone 14. You can follow his activity and antenna experimentation on QRZ.com under EI8GQB where you will find a live information banner with on air frequencies and information. QSL ONLY via ON4EI, bureau preferred. [OPDX Bulletin]

21/10/2012: Wayne, K9YNF, will activate his fifth IOTA DXpedition, this time as K9YNF/4 from Bogue Banks [Emerald Isle], Carteret county, North Carolina, from 21-26 October 2012. Wayne will be QRV around 14.260 MHz and 18.128 MHz SSB and 14.070.15 MHz and 7.035 MHz PSK31. QSL to K9YNF, direct preferred but bureau OK. [islandchaser]

21/10/2012: Rich, N0HJZ, will be active from Placencia, Stan Creek District, Belize, from 21-30 October 2012 as V31MW. He will put in a fulltime Single-Operator/All-Band/High-Power effort in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (27-28 October), CQ zone 7. Before and after the contest Rich will be on the WARC bands and on CW. QSL via home call, direct with SASE/SAE + sufficient postage preferred. QSL's can also be sent via the bureau. 2012 [DXAT]

22/10/2012: Vlad, RK4FF, plans activity from Le Calao Resort, Somone, Thies region, Senegal, as 6V7S between 22 October and 3 November 2012. QRV on all HF bands. QSL via home call. [DX World]

22/10/2012: Murray, WA4DAN and Ron, AA4VK plan to make a third attempt to activate Sable Island (NA-063, CIsA NS004, WFF CYFF-001, WLOTA 0758) as homecall/CY0 from 22-31 October 2012. Plans are to be QRV on all bands with low power and simple antennas. QSL via their home calls, direct only or LoTW. They will also have OQRS and full details on their website at: www.cy0dxpedition.com/ [DX-World]

22/10/2012: Mek, SP7VC, will be active as EA9/SP7VC from Ceuta between 22-28 October 2012. Activity will be holiday style (we are also fishing). Operation will be on 160-10m using SSB, including the CQWW SSB Contest as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. Equipment consists of: IC-746, HEX beam by SP7IDX techology, R-7000 vertical, Inv L for 160m and 80m, K9AY for receiving. QSL direct and LoTW to home call. [NG3K]

22/10/2012: Gert, ZS6AYU, will be active holiday style from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, from 1500z 22 October till 0400z 25 October 2012, using the callsign Z21GF. He will be QRV on 40-10m with Cushcraft R7000 Vertical, FT857D with linear, 400W, CW only. the HF bands, propagation permitting. QSL via ZS6AYU, direct or SARL QSL bureau. [DX-World]

23/10/2012: Look for Matt, AH0/K0BBC and Ron, AH0/N0AT to be active from the Saipan Rental Shack, island of Saipan (OC-086, USi NI002S, WLOTA 1333), Northern Mariana Islands, from 23rd to 30th October 2012. QRV on all bands and modes. This operation will also include an entry in the CQWW SSB Contest (27-28 October). QSL via their home calls, direct preferred. [Saipan Rental Shack]

23/10/2012: Yann, F5UTN, will be active as FG/F5UTN from the island of Guadeloupe (NA-102, DIFO FG-001, WFF FFF-004, WLOTA 0644) between 23 October and 1 November 2012. QRV holiday style on the HF bands, working CW and SSB. He will also participate in the CQWW SSB Contest as a Single-Op/All-Band OR Single-Op/Single-Band(15m)/Low-Power entry, CQ zone 8. QSL via home call. [DX World]

23/10/2012: Anci, JA2ZL, will be active from Pago Pago, island of Tutuila (OC-045, USi AS007S, WLOTA 4385), American Samoa, as KH8/JA2ZL from 23-29 October 2012. QRV on 80-10 metre CW, SSB and RTTY, using TS-480HX with a Hexbeam and verticals. QSL via home call, direct or JARL bureau. Website: www.qrz.com/db/JA2ZL [DX World]

23/10/2012: Yuri, VE3DZ, will once again be active as VE2IM from Sept-Iles, Quebec (CQ Zone 2) from 23-30 October 2012 (17th trip since 1999). This will include a Single-Op/All-Band/High OR Low-Power entry in the CQWW SSB Contest. Outside the contest look for Yuri to be QRV on all HF bands, WARC included, using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via home call, direct preferred but bureau OK. [NG3K]

23/10/2012: Look for George K2DM (VP2MDG), Dave G3NKC (VP2MKC), Martin G4XUM (VP2MXU) and Stewart GM4AFF (VP2MAF) to be active from the Guest House, Gingerbread Hill, St. Peters Parish, island of Montserrat (NA-103, WLOTA 1475, WW Loc. FK86VS) from 23-30 October 2012. Activity will include a Multi-2 entry in the CQWW SSB Contest (27-28 October), using the callsign VP2MDG from CQ zone 8. Before and after the contest they will be QRV on all HF bands and modes. QSL VP2MKC and VP2MXU via G3NKC, direct or bureau. Others via their home calls, direct or bureau. [NG3K]

23/10/2012: The VP5T guys will be back in the Turks and Caicos Islands, from the VP5JM 'Hamlet' on the island of Providenciales (NA-002, WW Loc. FL31VS) from 23-30 October 2012. Their main focus is the CQWW SSB Contest (27-28 October) as a Multi-Multi entry from CQ zone 8. Ops this year will be Frank WA2VYA, Tony K4QE, and Jack N2VW. Before and after contest they will be QRV on CW and the WARC bands. Logs will be upload to LoTW shortly after the trip. Hard copy QSLs per QRZ.com. [NG3K]

23/10/2012: Jeff, N6GQ, will be active as YN2AA from Grenada (WW Loc. EK71AU), Nicaragua, from 23-29 October, 2012. This will include a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry in the CQWW SSB Contest (27-28 October), CQ zone 7. QRV 160-6 metres, all modes. Jeff may even try some 6M JT65 EME. QSL via LoTW or direct to NN3W. [NG3K]

24/10/2012: Jef, DD2CW and Marcel, ON6UQ will once again be guest operators at the King Chulalongkorn Memorial station, SI9AM, in Ragunda, Sweden. This time they will also bring their friend Dirk, ONL741. They will be QRV from 24-31 October 2012 on all HF bands and modes. SI9AM QRV on following frequencies: CW: 1817, 3517, 7017, 10117, 14017, 18077, 21017, 24897 and 28017 kHz; SSB: 1840, 3760, 7060, 14210, 18160, 21310, 24960 and 28510 kHz; and FM: 145.550 MHz and repeater RV49 - 145.612,5 MHz. QSL via SM3CVM, bureau or direct (QRZ.com). [SI9AM]

24/10/2012: Les, N1SV, will once again be active as VP9/N1SV from Hamilton Parish, island of Bermuda (NA-005, WW Loc. FM72PI) from 24-28 October 2012. This will include a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry in the CQWW SSB Contest (27-28 October), using the callsign VP9I. Outside the contest look for activity on all the HF bands. QSL VP9/N1SV via home call. QSL VP9I via N1HRA. [NG3K]

25/10/2012: Sindre, LA6OP, will be active as EA8/LA6OP from the island of Tenerife (AF-004, DIE S-012, WLOTA 1276) between 25 October and 8 November 2012. QRV holiday style on the bands between 20-10 metres using CW and SSB. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [OPDX Bulletin]

25/10/2012: The N3IQ Club (Brian ND3F & friends) will be active as C6AQQ from Nassau (FL16 - Junkanoo Beach), New Providence Island (NA-001, WLOTA 1115), Bahamas, from 25-31 October 2012. Activity will be mostly on the lower bands, but he will also be in the CQWW SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power or QRP entry. QSL via N3IQ, direct preferred or LoTW, by the bureau (long wait) and eQSL. [NG3K/OPDX Bulletin]

25/10/2012: Saipan BBQ Contest Club team members Kuny W1FPU, Harry KW2X, Moto W1NDE, Nao NA8O, Yuzo KH0XW will be active from the island of Saipan (USi NI002S, WLOTA 1333, Grid Loc. QK25), Northern Mariana Islands (OC-086), as KH0/homecalls from 25-28 October 2012. This will include a Multi-2 entry in the CQWW SSB Contest, using the callsign AH0BT from CQ zone 27. QSL routes are, W1FPU to 7L1FPU, KW2X for JG7PSJ, W1NDE for JE1NDE, NA8O for JK1FNL and KH0XW for JQ2WTT. QSL AH0BT via 7L1FPU, direct or JARL bureau. [NG3K]

25/10/2012: Operators Timo OG9X, Simo OH2HAN and Juha OH6XX will activate Market Reef (EU-053, WFF OHFF-038, CQ zone 15) and lighthouse (ARLHS MAR-001, TWLHD WLH OJ0-001, WLOTA 0542) from 25-29 October 2012. OG9X and OH6XX will participate in CQWW SSB contest with OJ0B and OJ0X callsigns in Single-Op/Single-Band (80m) and Single-Op/Single-Band (15m) categories, respectively, while OH2HAN will activate other bands on RTTY mode signing OJ0MI. OJ0B and OJ0X QSLs via OH2BH and LoTW, OJ0MI QSL via OH2HAN. [NG3K]

25/10/2012: Igor, VE3ZF, will operate in the upcoming CQWW DX SSB Contest from the small French-speaking fishing village of Rivière-au-Tonnerre (Grid Loc. FO70), in the Côte-Nord region of the province of Quebec, CQ Zone 2. He will use the callsign VC2X, as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. Before the CQWW SSB Contest, Igor will use the callsign VE3ZF/2. Equipment will be Yaesu FTDX5000D, Kenwood TL922a, phasing verticals on low bands and Spider beam on 14-21-28 MHz. All QSL's via his home callsign. [VE3ZF]

26/10/2012: Look for Wim, ON4CIT, to be active from Lomé (WW Loc. JJ06OD), Maritime region, Golfe prefecture, Togo, as 5V7TH between 26th October until 4th November 2012. Plans are to be QRV on 40-6 metre SSB, CW and RTTY, using an IC-7000, 6-band Broadband hexbeam, verticals for 30m & 40m and Expert 1K-FA amplifier. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. Further information, plus online log, can be found at: www.dxpedition.be/5V7TH.html [DX World]

26/10/2012: Look for Eddy, ON4AFU, to be active as HS0ZJF/9 between 26 October and 4 November 2012 from the Butang Archipelago [Koh Lipe] (AS-126), located in the Tarutao National Marine Park (WFF HSFF-094), southern Thailand. He plans to be QRV on 40-10 meter CW only. QSL via ON4AFU UBA bureau or direct (QRZ.com). [rsgbiota]

26/10/2012: Carl, KI5SF, plans to be active holiday style as KH6/KI5SF from the Big Island of Hawaii (OC-019, USi HI025S, WLOTA 0065), Hawaii county, Hawaii, from 00.00 UTC 26 October to 06.00 UTC 27 October. QRV mainly SSB, with some CW, on 80-10 metres. QSL via home call, direct only. [KI5SF]

26/10/2012: Hisashi, JF2SKV, will be active as T88KV from the Palau rental shack located on Koror Island, Republic of Palau (OC-009), from 26-30 October 2012. QRV on the HF bands using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. He will also participate in the CQWW SSB Contest (27-28 October) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry, CQ zone 27. QSL via JF2SKV. [NG3K]

26/10/2012: Andrea, IK7YTT, will be active as XX9TTT from Coloane Island (AS-075), Guangdong province, Macau, between 26-29 October 2012. He will participate to the CQWW SSB Contest (27-28 October) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m) entry from CQ zone 24. Before and after the contest, Andrea will be QRV on other bands. QSL via IZ8CCW, direct or bureau. Further info and news on his official website: www.mdxc.org/xx9ttt/ [DX World]  

LOOKING AHEAD -

27/10/2012: Guam Contest Club team members Kaz JG3RPL, Aki JI3ERV, Miyazawa JP7DKQ and Toshi JR7OMD will once again activate AH2R for the CQWW SSB Contest from Tumon, Guam Island (OC-026, USi GU003S, WFF KFF-110, WLOTA 0064). They plan a Multi-Single entry from CQ zone 27. QSL via LoTW. Direct QSL request: JH7QXJ (QRZ.com address). [DXAT]

27/10/2012: Juan, EA8CAC, will once again activate his contest callsign EF8R in the CQWW SSB Contest from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (DIE S-005, WFF EAFF-078, WLOTA 0969, DME 35023), Canary Islands (AF-004). He plans a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power - SO2R entry, CQ zone 33. QSL direct to EB7DX. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW. [NG3K]

27/10/2012: Anothai, HS8FLU, will be active in the CQWW SSB Contest from Nuakhlong Krabi, Thailand (CQ zone 26), as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/Low-Power entry. QSL via direct, bureau and eQSL. [NG3K]

27/10/2012: Look for Kim, OH6KZP, to activate the OH0X contest station, Brando Island (WW Loc. KP00LJ), Aland Islands (EU-002), for the CQWW SSB Contest. This will be a Sinle-Op/All-Band/High-Power effort from CQ zone 15. QSL via OH2TA. [NG3K]

27/10/2012: Look for Tomi, OH6EI, to be active once again as OH0Z in the CQWW SSB Contest from Riddarklint hill, Mariehamn, Fasta Aland EU-002, WFF OHFF-037, WLOTA 1373). He plans a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry from CQ zone 15. QSL via W0MM, direct or bureau. [NG3K]

27/10/2012: Las Villas Contest Team members Luis CO6LP, Orelvis CO6LC, Luis CO6LE, Yordany CO6YAC, Carlos CO6CAC, Hector CO6HLP, Edor CO7PH, Jose CM8AKD and Jose CO6EC will be active as T46A in the CQWW SSB Contest from Santa Clara, Cuba (NA-015, WLOTA 0032). Plans are for a Multi-? entry from CQ zone 8. QSL direct only to EA5GL. [NG3K]

27/10/2012: Peter, VE3JPP, will be active from Coldwater, Ontario (CQ zone 4), using the special callsign VC3J during the CQWW SSB Contest (October 27-28th). QRV as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via VE3JPP, direct or bureaau. [RAC]

27/10/2012: Look for Dave, VE3SSJ/VE7VR, to be operating from his summer QTH in Desbarats, Ontario (CQ zone 4), using the special callsign VC3X. QRV as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via VE7VR (QRZ.com). [RAC]

27/10/2012: Gus, VO1MP, will be active with the special callsign VD1M during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (27-28 October) from Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, Conception Bay county, NL (NA-027, CIsA NF-001, WLOTA 0345), CQ zone 5. QSL via VO1MP (QRZ.com). [RAC]

27/10/2012: Bill KX4WW, Noll W9RN, Jim K9PPY and Doug W4OX will once again be active from the KX4WW VP5 QTH in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (27-28 October). They will use the special callsign VQ5X as a Multi-Single entry from Long Bay, Providenciales (NA-002, CQ zone 8), Turks & Caicos islands. QSL via W4OX, direct and LoTW. [NG3K]

27/10/2012: Ron, VA3RVK/VE3AT, will use the special callsign XL3A between 27 October and 25 November 2012 to celebrate The Trans-Canada Highway 50th Anniversary. This callsign will also be used during the CQWW DX SSB and CQWW DX CW Contests. QSL via VA3RVK, direct or bureau. [RAC]

28/10/2012: The Southern California based PAPA Repeater System will be holding a ham radio special event! Under the callsign K6H, 'Ham Radio Celebrates Hollywood' will be held on Sunday, October 28th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm (1600z - 2000z) and emanate from the Stage 9 of the CBS Studio Center facility in Studio City, California. Historic Stage 9 is the home of ABC TV's Last Man Standing, starring Tim Allen. Seinfeld, Spin City, According To Jim, Cane, The Cleaner and The Defenders are among the shows that have been shot on the stage. Several of the show's licensed operators will be on hand to host the PAPA members and a number of paths will be available to contact the stage including HF, VHF, UHF, DSTAR, Echolink and IRLP. A special, limited edition QSL card will be issued to all confirmed contacts. A schedule of operating times and frequencies will be published on the PAPA website: www.papasys.com/ [AA7BQ]

02/11/2012: Ruben LU3XEM, Luis LU3XEI, Edgar LU5VAT and Carlos LU7DSY plan on activating Pinguino [Penguin] Island (SA-087), Deseado Department, Santa Cruz province (Southern Patagonia), Argentina, between 2-4 November 2012. This particular island was on air for the first time 12 years ago - with no activity since. The team will use the special callsign LT0X and expect to be active on 80, 40, 20, 15, 12 and 10 metre, possibly 6 metre, SSB, CW and PSK31. The intent is to have three stations active simultaneously. They will have 3 generator sets and the camp is near to the sea - about 150 metres from the lighthouse (ARLHS ARG-010, TWLHD WLH LU-006, WLOTA 1459, Admiralty G1152, WW Loc. FE72DC). The island is a nature reserve, the Reserva Provincial Isla Pingüino, protecting a large colony of Magellanic penguins. QSL via LU7DSY (with SASE and 2 IRC). [rsgbiota]

18/11/2012: Valery, R5GA, will once again be active as P4/R5GA from the P49V QTH on the island of Aruba (SA-036, WLOTA 0033, WW Loc. FK52AM) from (approx.) 18-26 November 2012. QRV on all HF bands, including a Single-Op/All-Band entry in the CQWW DX CW Contest (24-25 November), CQ zone 9. QSL via UA3DX. [NG3K]

20/11/2012: Dave, WJ2O, will be active as 8P9DF from the Surfsong resort, Saint Philip Parish, island of Barbados (NA-021, WLOTA 0999, WW Loc. GK03GD), from 20-28 November 2012. Plans are to be QRV on all HF bands using mainly CW. He will also participate in the CQWW DX CW Contest (24-25 November). Outside the contests Dave likes to hang out on the WARC bands. QSL via WJ2O, direct only. Further info and updates at: www.wj2o.com/ [WJ2O]

20/11/2012: Operators John K4BAI, Jeff KU8E, Paul K1XM and Al W1FJ will once again be active from Rincon, island of Bonaire (SA-006, WFF PAFF-024, WLOTA 1279) as PJ4/homecalls from 20-27 November 2012. This will include a Multi-? entry in the CQWW DX CW Contest (24-25 November), using the callsign PJ4A. QSL PJ4A, PJ4/K4BAI and PJ4/KU8E via K4BAI. K1XM and W1FJ direct. [NG3K]

24/11/2012: Operators Con DF4SA, Frank DL2CC, Zoli HA1AG, Lacy HA3NU and Mark N5OT will be active from Ceuta and Melilla as ED9Z in the CQWW CW Contest (24-15 November). Plans are for a Multi-Single entry from CQ zone 33. QSL via HA1AG. [NG3K]

24/11/2012: Bob K3EST, Fred K9VV (NP2X) and Phil KT3Y will be active as KP2M from the 'Radio Reef' QTH, island of St. Croix (USi VI002S, WLOTA 2477), U.S. Virgin Islands (NA-106) in the CQWW CW Contest (24-25 November). Plans are for a Multi-Single entry from CQ zone 8. QSL via AI4U. [NG3K]

03/12/2012: Andrea, IK1PMR and Claudia PA3LEO will be active from the island of Tenerife (DIE S-012, WLOTA 1276, EAA TF, Grid Loc. IL18), Canary Islands (AF-004) as EA8/homecalls between 3 December 2012 and 12 February 2013. They will be QRV on all HF bands, plus 6 metres. Andrea will focus on CW, while Claudia will focus on RTTY. QSL via home calls, bureau or direct and email requests. Website: www.ik1pmr.com/ [IK1PMR]

10/12/2012: Makoto, JI5RPT, will once again be active as JD1BLY from Chichi-jima (AS-031, WLOTA 2269, JCG 10007, Grid Loc. QL17), Ogasawara, from 10-13 December 2012. Plans are to be QRV on 40-10m + Satellite, using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via home call, direct or JARL bureau. [NG3K]  

SPECIAL EVENTS -

19/10/2012: The Council of Europe Radio Amateur Club Strasbourg, France, will be active 19 to 21 October 2012 with the call TP8CE on all HF bands. QSL via F5LGF. [DXAT]

20/10/2012: Bishop Auckland Radio Amateurs Club (G4TTF, FISTS # 6471) will be active with the Scouts at Moor House, County Durham, on 20 and 21 October 2012. The club will host the Scouts JOTA weekend from the clubhouse with the callsign GB1FDS. QSL via the RSGB bureau or direct to G0GFG (QTHR). [GB2RS]

20/10/2012: Members of the Guernsey Amateur Radio Society and Guernsey RAYNET group will be setting up a station and participating in the 2012 Jamboree On The Air on the weekend of 20 and 21 October 2012. It has been many years since the Guernsey Scouts took part in this event and interest in this special event is high. The station will be using the callsign GB2JTA and will operate throughout the weekend on HF and VHF bands as conditions permit, from Vale, The Bailiwick of Guernsey (EU-114, WLOTA 0013, WW Loc. IN89RL). QSL via the information on QRZ.com or via the RSGB bureau. Website: www.qrz.com/db/GB2JTA [GB2RS]

20/10/2012: The Norman Lockyer Observatory Radio Group (G0AXC) will be operating GB2NLO on 20-21 October 2012 from Sidmouth in Devon, England ((EU-005, WLOTA 1841, WW Loc. IO80JQ, WAB SY18) both on its own account and as part of JOTA in association with Tipton St John Scout Group. QRV 80m-70cm using various modes. QSL via eQSL preferred. Website: www.gb2nlo.org/index.php [GB2RS]

20/10/2012: Burnley & District Amateur Radio Club will be operating GB2SBC for JOTA (20-21 October) on HF, VHF and UHF from the Bowley International Scout Camp and Activity Centre, Great Harwood, Blackburn, Lancashire, England (EU-005, WLOTA 1841, WW Loc. IO83TT). QSL via eQSL preferred [GB2RS]

20/10/2012: Look for special event callsign 8J2ARDF to be radio active on all HF bands and modes between 20 October and 25 November for the 2012 All Japan ARDF Athletic Meet. QSL goes via the JARL bureau. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

20/10/2012: Jim, VQ9JC, will be using another special prefix callsign, VQ92JC (nine two), from 20 October through 4 November 2012. The only drawback is that he is still operating Field Day style from a recreational park on Diego Garcia island (AF-006, WLOTA 1645). His station currently is an FT-857 at 100 watts to a dipole at a height of 10 metres. Jim will be on during the upcoming CQWW SSB contest, CQ zone 39. Jim is scheduled to return to the States shortly after the contest. QSL via ND9M, direct (QRZ.com). [VQ9JC]

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

LIGHTHOUSE CALENDAR -

19/10-26/10 FG/F1NGP: Guadeloupe Island WLOTA:0644 QSL H/c (d/B)
19/10-06/11 FO/F4GYP: Tahiti Island WLOTA:0885 QSL H/c (d/B)
19/10-06/11 FO/F4GYP: Moorea Island WLOTA:0465 QSL H/c (d/B)
19/10-21/10 JA6CNH/6: Genkai Shima WLOTA:1440 QSL H/c (d/B)
19/10-21/10 JF6XQJ/6: Genkai Shima WLOTA:1440 QSL H/c (d/B)
19/10-22/10 TX5EG: Tahaa Island WLOTA:3909 QSL F6BCW (d/B)
20/10-25/11 8J2ARDF: Honshu WLOTA:2376 QSL JARL Buro
20/10-31/10 EA6/AA5UK: Isla de Ibiza WLOTA:0958 QSL H/c (d/B)
20/10-21/10 GB1FDS: England (main island) WLOTA:1841 QSL RSGB Buro/G0GFG (d)
20/10-21/10 GB2NLO: England (main island) WLOTA:1841 QSL eQSL
20/10-21/10 GB2SBC: England (main island) WLOTA:1841 QSL eQSL
20/10-26/10 MS0WRC: South Uist WLOTA:2972 QSL RSGB Buro/G0MTD (d)
20/10-21/10 N1QLL/P: Mistake Island WLOTA:1672 QSL H/c (d/B)
20/10-04/11 VQ92JC: Diego Garcia Island WLOTA:1645 QSL ND9M (d)
21/10-02/11 CT9/DF4UM: Isla da Maadeira WLOTA:0053 QSL H/c (d/B)
21/10-02/11 CT9/DH4JQ: Isla da Maadeira WLOTA:0053 QSL H/c (d/B)
21/10-02/11 CT9/DJ5KW: Isla da Maadeira WLOTA:0053 QSL H/c (d/B)
21/10-02/11 CT9/DK8VC: Isla da Maadeira WLOTA:0053 QSL H/c (d/B)
21/10-02/11 CT9/DL1EK: Isla da Maadeira WLOTA:0053 QSL H/c (d/B)
21/10-30/10 EI8GQB: Ireland (Eire) WLOTA:2484 QSL ON4EI (B)
21/10-04/11 S79LC: Praslin Island WLOTA:2862 QSL I5IHE (d)
21/10-04/11 S79XX: Praslin Island WLOTA:2862 QSL IK5RUN (d)
21/10-04/11 S79YY: Praslin Island WLOTA:2862 QSL I5OYY (d)
22/10-31/10 AA4VK/CY0: Sable Island WLOTA:0758 QSL H/c (d)
22/10-31/10 WA4DAN/CY0: Sable Island WLOTA:0758 QSL H/c (d)
23/10-30/10 AH0/K0BBC: Saipan Island WLOTA:1333 QSL H/c (d)
23/10-30/10 AH0/N0AT: Saipan Island WLOTA:1333 QSL H/c (d)
23/10-01/11 FG/F5UTN: Guadeloupe Island WLOTA:0644 QSL H/c (d/B)
23/10-29/10 KH8/JA2ZL: Tutuila Island WLOTA:4385 QSL H/c (d/B)
23/10-30/10 VP2MAF: Montserrat Island WLOTA:1475 QSL GM4AFF (d/B)
23/10-30/10 VP2MDG: Montserrat Island WLOTA:1475 QSL K2DM (d/B)
23/10-30/10 VP2MKC: Montserrat Island WLOTA:1475 QSL G3NKC (d/B)
23/10-30/10 VP2MXU: Montserrat Island WLOTA:1475 QSL G3NKC (d/B)
24/10-25/10 CR3L: Isla da Maadeira WLOTA: 0053 QSL DJ6QT  (d/b)
25/10-27/10 3D2PT: Viti Levu Island WLOTA:0055 QSL PY2PT (d/B)
25/10-08/11 EA8/LA6OP: Isla de Tenerife WLOTA:1276 QSL H/c (d/B)
25/10-26/10 KH0/KW2X: Saipan Island WLOTA:1333 QSL JG7PSJ (d/B)
25/10-26/10 KH0/NA8O: Saipan Island WLOTA:1333 QSL JK1FNL (d/B)
25/10-26/10 KH0/W1FPU: Saipan Island WLOTA:1333 QSL 7L1FPU (d/B)
25/10-26/10 KH0/W1NDE: Saipan Island WLOTA:1333 QSL JE1NDE (d/B)
25/10-26/10 KH0XW: Saipan Island WLOTA:1333 QSL JQ2WTT (d/B)
25/10-29/10 OJ0B: Market Reef WLH:OJ0-001, MAR-001 WLOTA:0542 QSL OH2BH (d/B)
25/10-29/10 OJ0MI: Market Reef WLH:OJ0-001, MAR-001 WLOTA:0542 QSL OH2HAN (d/B)
25/10-29/10 OJ0X: Market Reef WLH:OJ0-001, MAR-001 WLOTA:0542 QSL OH2BH (d/B)
26/10-27/10 KH6/KI5SF: Hawaii Island WLOTA:0065 QSL H/c (d)  

6 METRES & UP -

20/10-21/10 Araucaria VHF Contest 6m/2m FM/SSB/CW 20 0000z-21 1600z
20/10 Iowa QSO Party 6m&Up SO/MO/CW/SSB/FM 1400z-2300z
20/10-21/10 New York State QSO Party 6m&Up CW/Phone 20 1400z-21 0200z
20/10-21/10 Telephone Pioneer QSO Party 6m-70cm classes 20 1900z-21 0500z
20/10-21/10 GB2JTA: JOTA from Guernsey EU-114 Grid:IN89 VHF bands QSL RSGB Buro
21/10 Contest Grosseto 50MHz SO/MO/Open 0700z-1400z
21/10 RSGB 2nd 50MHz Contest SO Fixed/Open 0900z-1200z
21/10-22/10 Illinois QSO Party 6m/2m classes 21 1700z-22 0100z
23/10 LY 2.4G & Up Activity Contest CW/SSB/FM 1700z-2059z
23/10 NRAU Microwave Activity Contest SO/MO/Open 1700z-2100z
23/10 RSGB 50MHz UKAC SO Fixed/Open 1900z-2130z
23/10 The 50MHz Open Cumulative SO/MO/LP/MP/HP 1700z-2100z
23/10-30/10 AH0/K0BBC: Saipan Island OC-086 Grid:QK25UF 6m 4el 1kW QSL H/c (d)
23/10-30/10 AH0/N0AT: Saipan Island OC-086 Grid:QK25UF 6m 4el 1kW QSL H/c (d)
23/10-29/10 YN2AA: Nicaragua Grid:EK71AU 6m 100W EME QSL NN3W (d)
24/10 SKCC Straight Key Sprint 6m class 0000z-0200z
24/10-31/10 SI9AM: King Chulalongkorn Memorial Grid:JP82 2m FM QSL SM3CVM (d/B)

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

GOT6??? - Six Meter Information by Andy 'NEON' Sargent N8OFS at: http://noars.net/got6/GOT6.txt (Updated: 17 October 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 -

QSLs via Bureau: None to report this week! :o(

QSLs via Direct: 3D2AG/p [Rotuma] (H/c), CY9M (M0URX), FK/JJ2NYT (H/c), FY5FA (F6GNG), H44UD (UT6UD), HB0/DL2SBY (H/c), KH8/W8GEX (H/c), PJ4G (WA2NHA), TF2CL (QRZ.com), VK9PN (VK2PN), YE0M [OC-177]

QSLs via LoTW: 2O12L, 3A6TS, 9M2CNC, A92IO, DP6T, DU3/N0QM, EI3KG, IO5O, JW0HR, KH7X, LU4DX, OH8X, OT4A, PJ2/PB2T, PJ7/VE7SZ, PP1CZ, PZ5RA, RI1ANF, S57S, UT3UA, V31RN, V44KAI, VK7CW, WP4U, XE2S, XU7ACY, ZS5B   LINKS - IOTA (Islands On The Air) at: www.rsgbiota.org/ USi (U.S. Islands Award Program) at: www.usislands.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 -

GB2BP BLETCHLEY PARK - On the 1st January, 2013, the eighteen year association of the Milton Keynes Amateur Radio Society (MKARS) and Bletchley Park will finally come to an end due to MKARS having to vacate their current clubhouse.
The main reasons for Bletchley Park serving notice on MKARS are due to: The building currently occupied by MKARS is required to make way for the creation of a new park entrance and an access road to the coach park. With no additional space that MKARS could occupy, it has been deemed that the Milton Keynes Amateur Radio Society will not fit into the future World War II profile of the Bletchley Park Museum.
By representing the voice of both Amateur Radio and Bletchley Park to the world, the call sign GB2BP has made friends in many countries for the Milton Keynes Amateur Radio Society and created interest in the amazing work that was carried out within Bletchley Park during WWII. Although GB2BP will not be in residence at Bletchley Park after the 1st January 2013, it will re-appear occasionally as a special event station supporting public events on Bletchley Park.
Further details will become available on the MKARS website, just visit http://www.mkars.org.uk/ [RAFARS]
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VK0BP - SK Many operators will remember working Bob, VK2ABP as VK0BP (or AX0VB) from Davis Station, Antarctica throughout 2009. Sadly, it has been reported that Bob passed away suddenly at the age of 36 on Sunday, October 14th 2012.



73 and Good DX!

Dave Raycroft, VA3RJ

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