I.C.P.O. Bulletin (16 - 23 November 2012) "Islands, Castles & Portable Operations"

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16/11/2012: Jean, ON8RA, returns to Nouakchott, Islamic Republic of Mauritania as 5T0JL starting on 16 November 2012. QRV on all HF bands, CW and SSB. QSL via ON8RA. He will also join the 5T0SP DXpedition team (24 November-10 December). [425 DX News]

16/11/2012: Martin, DL5RMH, is currently active holiday style from Guatemala City, Guatemala, as TG9/KF5LSG until 13 January 2013. He will use Icom IC-706 MKII with Cushcraft R7 on the HF bands, CW and RTTY. He will also be QRV for the CQWW DX CW Contest as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry, using the callsign TG9IDX. QSL via DL5RMH. Website: www.dl5rmh.de/ [NG3K]

16/11/2012: Henning, OZ1BII, will be active as XP2I from Kangerlussuaq (Sonder Stromfjord), Greenland NA-018, WLOTA 0072, WFF OZFF-006, WW Loc. GP47PA), from 16-19 October 2012. Planned activity: He will be active 17/18 November in LZ DX CW Contest 2012 running Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power/CW, ITU zone 5, and planned Top Band + 80m CW activity 18 November around 22.00z and until early morning on the 19th. QSL via OZ1BII. [NG3K]

17/11/2012: Once again the VooDoo Contest Group will be active as from the Thinker's Village Hotel, Monrovia, Liberia, from 17-27 November 2012 using individual EL2 callsigns on all bands and modes. They will also take part in the CQWW CW Contest (24-25 November) as EL2A, a Multi-Multi entry from CQ zone 35. Team members include Ned AA7A (EL2ES), Roger G3SXW (EL2A), Fred G4BWP (EL2WP), John G4IRN (EL2RN), Gene KB7Q, Mike KC7V (EL2MF), Igor KY7M (EL2LF) and Bud N7CW (EL2WS). QSL via their home calls. QSL EL2A via G3SXW, direct or bureau. Fast upload of log to LoTW and Club Log (with OQRS). [NG3K]

17/11/2012: Seppo, VK9/OH1VR and Henri, VK9/OH3JR will be QRV from Lord Howe Island (OC-004, VKFF-295, Grid Loc. QF98) between 17th and 27th November 2012, 160-6 metre CW/SSB/RTTY. They will also participate CQWW CW Contest in two single band categories, CQ zone 30. QSL's only direct (SAE + IRC or 2 USD) to their home calls. [NG3K]

18/11/2012: Once again Henrik, OZ6TL, will be active holiday style as E51TLA from Rarotonga (OC-013), South Cook Islands, between 18 November and 8 December 2012. He will operate CW and RTTY. QSL via OZ6TL, direct and LoTW. [425 DX News]

18/11/2012: John, W2GD, will be active as P40W from near Santa Cruz, island of Aruba (SA-036, WLOTA 0033, WW Loc. FK52AL), from 18-29 November 2012. This will include a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry in the CQWW CW Contest (24-25 November), CQ Zone 9. Look for some 30/
17/12 metre and 160 metre operations before and after the contest, as time permits. QSL via LoTW or N2MM (QRZ.com). [OPDX Bulletin]

18/11/2012: Kelly N0VD, Scott W4PA and others will be active from Villa Desert Palm, Nikiboko North, island of Bonaire (IOTA SA-006, WLOTA 1279, WFF PAFF-024, WW Loc. FK52NC), as PJ4D between 18 November and 1 December 2012. They will also put in a Multi-Op effort in the CQWW DX CW Contest (24-25 November), CQ zone 9. Outside the contest look for activity on all bands and modes. QSL via W3HNK. [DXAT]

18/11/2012: Kazu, 7L4XDT (PJ7XK) and Masa, K1GI (PJ7I) will be active from Sint Maarten (NA-105, WLOTA 0711, Grid Loc. FK88) from 18-24 November 2012. They will have two stations and be active on the HF bands and 6 metres CW, SSB and digital modes. QSL PJ7XK via 7L4XDT, QSL PJ7I via JG2BRI. Logsearch will be provided by Club Log. [425 DX News]

18/10/2012: Once again Mike, GM0HCQ, is active from onboard the Royal Research Ship James Clark Ross heading to the South Atlantic. Whilst in Antarctic and Falkland Islands waters he uses the call VP8CMH/mm, at all other times he uses GM0HCQ/mm. The ship will stop at Station "M" (WAP GBR-24, WFF GFF-023), King Edward Point, Cumberland East Bay, South Georgia Islands (AN-007) on 18-19 November 2012, and Mike might be able to go ashore and be QRV as VP8SGK. Mike is unsure if this will be an overnight stop - if it is then he has a far greater opportunity to operate from the base. If not overnight then he is at best only going to manage a few hours in the afternoon. It is likely that Mike will be operating SSB only. QSL for all callsigns via GM0HCQ (direct only), LoTW and eQSL. The ship itinerary and other information can be found at www.gm0hcq.com/. [425 DX News/GM0HCQ]

18/11/2012: Oliver, W6NV, will be active from Ascension Island (AF-003, WLOTA 1491) as ZD8W from 18-30 November 2012. QRV on all HF bands, including a Single-Op entry in the CQWW CW Contest (24-25 November), CQ zone 36. QSL via W6NV, direct only. [NG3K]

19/11/2012: Dimitry, UT5UGR, will once again be active from Ducos, island of Martinique (NA-107, DIFO FM-001, WLOTA 1041) as FM/KL7WA from 19-26 November 2012. This will include a Single-Op/All-Band entry in the CQWW CW Contest (24-25 November), CQ zone 8. QSL via home call. [NG3K]

19/11/2012: Andy, N2NT, will once again be active from Charlestown, island of Nevis (NA-104, WLOTA 1470) as V47NT from 19-26 November 2012. He also plans to participate in the CQWW DX CW Contest as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. "The operation is dependent on getting the station back together. There is a lot of work to be done there." QSL via W2RQ. [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 Bob N4BP (C6AKQ QSL H/c direct), Tim N4UM (C6ARU QSL H/c direct or bureau) and Mike K4RUM (C6AUM QSL H/c direct or bureau) will be active from Lucaya, a suburb of Freeport, Grand Bahama Island (NA-080, WLOTA 0527, WW Loc. FL06PM), between 20 November and 11 December 2012. Activity will include the CQWW CW Contest (24-25 November), the ARRL 160m Contest (30 November-2 December) and the ARRL 10m Contest (8-9 December). Outside of the contests, Tim C6ARU (N4UM) will be doing all the digital, mainly PSK31 and Olivia, but will probably also do some RTTY and other digital modes. Mike C6AUM (K4RUM) and Bob C6AKQ (N4BP) will probably do all CW. They will be QRV 160-6 metres, including the WARC bands. [OPDX Bulletin]

20/11/2012: Operators Arno DL1CW, Ulf DL5AXX, Frank DL8WAA, Uli DJ2YA, Falk DK7YY, Gena UA9MA, Mike UA9PM and Ruslan UA9ONJ plan to be QRV as CT9/homecalls from Santana, Ilha da Madeira (AF-014, DIP MA-001, PIP MD-001, DPRN FF-101, WFF CTFF-030, WLOTA 0053) from 20-27th November 2012. They will also be active as a Multi-2 entry in the CQWW CW Contest (24-25 November), using the callsign CR3L. QSL via home calls. QSL CR3L via DJ6QT. [NG3K]

20/11/2012: John, K9EL and Nick, K9NB will be active as FS/K9EL and FS/K9NB from the island of St. Martin (NA-105, DIFO FS-001, WLOTA 0383) from 20-28 November 2012. Activity will include the CQWW DX CW Contest (24-25 November). Outside of the contest, they will be active on 80-10 metre CW, SSB and RTTY. Schedules are welcome before and after the contest. QSL via their home calls. They plan to upload their logs to ClubLog and LoTW during the operation. [OPDX Bulletin]

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]

20/11/2012: Look for Yuri, VE3DZ, to be active from Paramaribo, Suriname as PZ5T from 20-27 November 2012. QRV CW, SSB and RTTY on all HF bands. This will include a Single-Op/All band entry in the CQWW DX CW Contest (24-25 November), CQ zone 9. QSL via VE3DZ. [NG3K]

20/11/2012: Dave, W5CW, will again be QRV from the VP5JM 'Hamlet' on the island Providenciales, North Caircos Islands (NA-002, WW Loc. FL31VS), between 20 November and 11 December 2012. Dave's main focus will be the CQWW CW Contest (24-25 November), using the callsign VP5CW. Before and after the contest he will be active on 160-6 metre CW and SSB. On 6 metres 50.125 MHz USB is usually used for monitoring. QSL VP5/W5CW and VP5CW via W5CW, direct only (QRZ.com). [DX World]

20/11/2012: Mike, AJ9C, will be active from Grenada, Nicaragua (WW Loc. EK71AU), as YN2CC between 20th and 28th November 2012. This will include a Single-Op/Low-Power entry in the CQWW DX CW Contest (24-25 November). Mike will be QRV on 160-6 metre CW, SSB and RTTY (3el quad for 6m @ 65'). QSL via home call (QRZ.com). [NG3K]

21/11/2012: Olaf DL4HG (9H3OG) and Holger DL5XAT (9H3TX) will be active from Gozo Island (EU-023, MIA MM-004, WLOTA 0046) from 21-26 November, 2012. This will include a Multi-Two entry in the CQWW CW Contest (24-25 November) using the callsign 9H3TX from CQ zone 15. QSL 9H3TX via DL5XAT and 9H3OG via DL4HG by the bureau, LoTW and direct. [NG3K]

21/11/2012: Sergey, R4WAA, will be active on 40-10 metres from the Dominican Republic (NA-096, WLOTA 2974) between 21-30 November 2012. He will also participate in the CQWW DX CW Contest (24-25 November), operator class TBD, CQ zone 8. QSL via home call, bureau preferred. [DXAT]

21/11/2012: Look for Bob, AA7V and Art, N3DXX to be active as VP2/homecalls from the island of Tortola, British Virgin Islands (NA-023), between 21 November and 3 December, 2012. QRV 160-10 metres, all modes. They will also participate in the CQWW CW Contest (24-25 November) using the callsign VP2V/AA7V, a Multi-Single entry from CQ zone 8. QSL via home callsigns. [NG3K]

22/11/2012: A group of Ukrainian operators will be QRV as a 3W2J from Vung Tau, Vietnam, between 22-28 November 2012. QRV on 40-10 metres, all modes. They will also participate in the CQWW DX CW Contest (24-25 November) as a Multi-Single entry, CQ zone 26. Operators include Serge UU5WW, Paul UU0JR and Serge UT5JCW. They will be looking to catch any 6m openings too. Direct cards via K2PF; an OQRS will be provided by Club Log. [DX World]

22/11/2012: Jyrki, OH6CS, will be operating as EA8/OH6CS from salty and sloping Faro de Sardina seaside in Galdar (WW Loc. IL28DD), Las Palmas province, Gran Canaria (DIE S-005, WFF EAFF-078, WLOTA 0969), Canary Islands (AF-004) between 22-28 November 2012. QRV on all bands and modes, including some 6 metre CW and SSB. Jyrki will also participate as EA8CUU in the CQWW DX CW Contest (24-25 November) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (?) entry, CQ zone 33. QSL both calls via OH6CS, direct only. Website: personal.inet.fi/cool/sierra/ea8.htm [NG3K]

22/11/2012: Emil, IZ1GAR, will once again be active as IH9R from the island of Pantelleria (AF-018, IIA TP-001, MIA MI-124, WLOTA 0041) from 22-25 November 2012. This will include a Single-Op/Single-Band (40m)/High-Power entry in the CQWW CW Contest (24-25 November) from African Italy, CQ zone 33. QSL via IZ1GAR, direct only. [NG3K]

22/11/2012: Operators Jorn LA1U (JW1U), Borge LA4KQ (JW4KQ) and Olav LA9OI (JW9OI) will be active from the JW5E club station, Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen Island (EU-026, WLOTA 0125) from 22-28 November 2012. QRV on all bands and modes. They will also be QRV as JW5E in the CQWW DX CW Contest (24-25 November) as a Multi-Single entry, CQ zone 40. QSL via their home calls, direct or bureau. QSL JW5E via the bureau, or direct (QRZ.com). [DXAT]

22/11/2012: Operators Jussi-Pekka, OH6RX and Esa, OH7WV will be active from Saipan Island (OC-086, USi NI002S, WLOTA 1333) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (24-25 November) as a Multi-2 entry. Callsign and QSL info will be announced later. Time permitting, some operating outside of contest one day before and one day after may take place. Operators have the Saipan Rental Shack for 22-27 November 2012, and will probably use the callsigns KH0/homecall outside of the contest. [OPDX Bulletin]

22/11/2012: Valery, R5GA, will once again be active as P4/R5GA from the P49V QTH in Oranjestad, island of Aruba (SA-036, WLOTA 0033, WW Loc. FK42XN) from 22-28 November 2012. QRV on 160-10m, mainly CW, with focus on the WARC bands. Valery will also be active as P40F a Single-Op/All-Band entry in the CQWW DX CW Contest (24-25 November), CQ zone 9. QSL via UA3DX. [NG3K]

22/11/2012: Bud, AA3B, will once again be active as V26K from Gunthorpes, Saint George Parish, island of Antigua (NA-100, WLOTA 1118, WW Loc. FK97BC) from 22-26 November 2012. This includes the CQWW CW Contest (24-25 November) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry from CQ zone 8. Outside the contest look for Bud to be QRV CW only on the contest HF bands only. [DXAT]

23/11/2012: A team led by Donovan, ZS2DL, plans activity from Lesotho between 23 November and 3 December, 2012. Call sign will be 7P8D. Team members include ZS2DL (Donovan), K5LBU (Frosty), V51YJ (Andrew), LZ1UQ (Mitko), DJ3CQ (Jo), DL2MDU (Chris), ZS1TT (Rhy), ZS2DK (Mitch), ZS6RJ (Roger) and Bill, VE7XS. They will operate 160-10 metre CW, SSB and RTTY with a minimum of three stations 24/7. NO 60m - Licence does not cover it-Sadly! This is HF DXpedition No 6m-Sorry! They will also participate in the CQWW DX CW Contest (24-25 November). QSL direct (Lesotho DX Pedition 2012, P O Box 29169, Sunridge Park 6008, South Africa). To cover cost we request a donation of $3 with your QSL card. Please no IRC as it is difficult to convert at the post office. OQRS system will also be implemented just after the expedition. Website: www.zs2dl.co.za/7P8D.html [DX World]

23/11/2012: Pete, VE3IKV, plans to be active as FS/VA3RA from the island of St. Martin (NA-105, DIFO FS-001, WLOTA 0383) between 23-28 November 2012. QRV on 10 and 6 metre CW and SSB. Pete also plans to operate in the CQWW DX CW Contest (24-25 November) as PJ7/VA3RA from Sint Maarten (NA-105, WLOTA 0711) as a Single-Op entry, CQ zone 8. QSL both callsigns via VE3IKV, direct only. [NG3K]

23/11/2012: Yoshi, JK2VOC, will be active from the island of Guam (OC-026, USi GU003S, WFF KFF-110, WLOTA 0064) as KH2/JK2VOC between 23-27 November 2012. His activity will include a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry in the CQWW DX CW Contest from CQ zone 27. Outside the contest look for Yoshi to be QRV on all HF bands and modes. QSL via his home callsign. [NG3K]

23/11/2012: Look for Shoji, JA7HMZ and Masa, JA7EPO to be active as V63DX and V63EPO, respectively, from near Kolonia (WW Loc. QJ96CX), island of Pohnpei (OC-010), F.S.M. Activity will also include an entry in the CQWW CW DX Contest (24-25 November) using the callsign V6A. Before and after the contest they will be active on all HF bands and modes. QSL via home calls, direct only. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW. [NG3K]

23/11/2012: Masatuki, JH1DVG, will be active as V63JX from Pohnpei Island (OC-010) between 23-26th November 2012. QRV on 40/20/
15/10 metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [OPDX Bulletin]  

LOOKING AHEAD -



24/11/2012: Ash, KF5EYY, will activate the 3V8BB club station, Tunis, Tunisia, for the CQWW DX CW Contest. Plans are for a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry, CQ zone 33. QSL via LX1NO, direct only and LoTW. [NG3K]

24/11/2012: Jack, BA4ALC, will be signing BY5CD from NingBo city, Zhejiang province, P.R. China, during the CQWW DX CW Contest as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry, CQ zone 24. QSL via BD4HF. [NG3K]

24/11/2012: Mauri, EA8CMX, will once again be active as EF8S for the CQWW DX CW Contest from Isla de Gran Canaria (DIE S-005, WFF EAFF-078, WLOTA 0969), Canary Islands (AF-004). His chosen category will be Single-Op/Single-Band (160m), from CQ zone 33. QSL EF8S via OH2BYS. [NG3K]

24/11/2012: Hiro, JA6WFM, will once again activate HQ2N for the CQWW DX CW Contest as a Single-Op/Single-Band (10m) entry from San Pedro Sula, Honduras, CQ zone 07. QSL via EA5GL, direct only and/or LoTW. [NG3K]

24/11/2012: Arcibessi Contest Team members Robert S53R (ST2AR), Frank IK8TEO, Melo IT9AUG, Vince IT9CHU, Marcello IT9CJC, Alfio IT9EJW, Calogero IT9INO, Tony IT9EQO and Fabio IT9GSF will be active from the new II9P contest station, Ragusa, Sicily (EU-025, IIA SC-001, MIA MI-107, WLOTA 1362), CQ zone 15. Plans are for a Multi-Single entry. QSL via IT9CHU, direct. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW. [NG3K]

24/11/2012: Joel, KG6DX, has announced that he will be QRV for the CQWW DX CW Contest from Latte Heights, island of Guam (OC-026, USi GU003S, WFF KFF-110, WLOTA 0064). He has chosen to be a Single-Op/Single-Band (10m) entry from CQ zone 27. QSL Direct only and LoTW. [NG3K]

24/11/2012: Operators Sandy DL1QQ, Helmut DK6WL, Gerd DF9TS, Mike DF3VM, Frank PA4N, Philippe LX2A and possibly others will be active from Eschdorf, Luxembourg, as LX7I during the CQWW CW Contest. They plan a Multi-Single entry from CQ zone 14. QSL via LX2A. Notes: new antenna setup ! Reports about their signal compared to other EU-Stations please to lx2a@gmx.net [NG3K]

24/11/2012: Jack, R2AA (ex RW3QC) will once again be active as P3N during the CQWW DX CW Contest from Pachyammos, Cyprus (AS-004, MIA MCI-002, WLOTA 0051), as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry, CQ zone 20. QSL via RW3TN. [NG3K]

24/11/2012: Eugene, UA4RX, will be active as RI1FJ from Heiss Island, Franz Josef Land (EU-019, WFF RFF-180), during the CQWW DX CW Contest as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m)/Low-Power entry, CQ zone 40. QSL direct to UA2FM. Also use UA2FM's OQRS and LoTW. [NG3K]

24/11/2012: Bernd, VK2IA, has announced that he will be active as VK6AA in the CQWW DX CW Contest from Perth, WA, Australia (OC-001, WLOTA 1520), CQ zone 26. Plans are for a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL goes via DK2BJ. [DX World]

24/11/2012: Look for Mario, S56A, to be active as Z6/S56A during the CQWW DX CW Contest from Gracanica Serbian enclave, WAE Kosovo. His category will be Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power from CQ zone 15. QSL direct to his home call. [NG3K]

01/12/2012: Fred, PA0FAW (ISWL Member, FISTS #9858) will be operating with the special call sign PG100NOM from 1-28 December 2012, mostly in CW and SSB with some Digital modes. He will once again be QRV from the De Hoge Veluwe National Park (WFF PAFF-005). There is now a 3 element beam for 20, 15 and 10, so Fred hopes more DX can be found. QSL is 100 percent and SWL reports are very welcome. See QRZ.com for details. [Pete at the DX Newsdesk]

02/12/2012: Look for "Buddies in the Caribbean" operators Scott J6/KA9P, Rob J6/N7QT, Hugh J6/W4VAB, Jerry J6/W5TDY, Ev J6/W6ABM, Bryan J6/WB8ISG, Budd J68FF (W3FF) and Guy J68UN (N7UN) to be active from Chateau Devaux, Cap Estate, island of St. Lucia (NA-108, WLOTA 1336) from 2-11 December 2012. This will be a mini-DXpedition style activity on 160m-10m with 3 stations. Expect ARRL 10m contest entry for J68UN. QSL route is direct to the individual operators home call and via LoTW. [DX World]

10/12/2012: Look for special event station 8J6HAM to be active on all bands and modes between 10 December 2012 and 3 March 2013 for the 12th West Japan Ham Fair, island of Kyushu (AS-077 WLOTA 0963), Japan. QSL via the JARL bureau. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

26/12/2012: Max, HB9TUZ, will be active from Gangehi island, North Male Atoll (WLOTA 3911), Maldive Islands (AS-013), as 8Q7MS between 26 December 2012 and 3 January 2013. QRV holiday style on 80-10 metre SSB. Max will use a Kenwood 480sat - ANT.multiband vee inverted dipole and vertical random wire. QSL via eQSL only. [DX World]

09/02/2013: Bob, 5B4AGN, has planned a lightweight Pacific trip for February 2013. This will have him QRV as KH2/G3ZEM from the island of Guam (OC-026, USi GU003S, WFF KFF-110, WLOTA 0064) between 9-13th February and as V63ZM from Pohnpei Islands (OC-010) between 13-23 February. QRV on 80-10m but may include 160m if useful antenna arrangements can be made. K3 + KPA-500. QSL via M0URX. [DX World]

13/02/2013: Look for Bill, AA4NC, to be active from the island of Montserrat (NA-103, WLOTA 1475) as VP2ME from 13-20 February 2013. QRV on all bands CW, SSB and RTTY, with a focus on the WARC bands. He will also participate in the ARRL DX CW Contest (16-17 February). QSL via LoTW. QSL also via home call, direct only. [NG3K]

02/03/2013: Look for Al, F5VHJ, to be active as NH7A during the ARRL DX SSB Contest (2-3 March) from Kea'au, Hawaii (OC-019, USi HI025S, WLOTA 0065), Hawaii county. Plans are for a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via F5VHJ direct, LoTW and REF bureau. [NG3K]  

SPECIAL EVENTS -



16/11/2012: Special station 8J5SSS is currently active until 31 March 2013 for the 55th Saijo-shi Sangyo Sai (or Saijo-city [JCC 3806] Industry Festival), Ehime prefecture, island of Shikoku (AS-075), Japan. QSL via the JARL bureau. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

16/11/2012: Special event station 8N1CJ is currently active until 31 December 2012 to celebrate the Japan-P.R.China Diplomatic Relations 40th Anniversary, by JARL. QSL via the JARL bureau. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

16/11/2012: The special event station II5TNA remembers the 10th anniversary of the death of Roberto, I5TNA, until 30 November 2012. QSL via IZ5JLW. Further information on this memorial event and relevant award can be found at: www.qrz.com/db/ii5tna and www.ariversilia.it/[DX Newsletter]

17/11/2012: During FLIPORTO 2012 (International Literary Festival of Pernambuco), November 17 and 18, ZV7O will be activated as a special event station. Several operators will put ZV7O on the air from the FLIPORTO area making a public demonstration of our activities using different bands and modes. Awards will be issued under request to the Award Manager, for contacts with ZV7O on two different bands or two different modes, at no cost. A colour QSL card will be printed to confirm all contacts made by ZV7O. QSL via PY7JN. Website:www.qrz.com/db/ZV7O [425 DX News]

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

LIGHTHOUSE CALENDAR -


16/11-19/11 XP2I: Greenland WLOTA:0072 QSL OZ1BII (d/B)
18/11-29/11 P40W: Aruba Island WLOTA:0033 QSL N2MM (d)
18/11-01/12 PJ4D: Bonaire Island WLOTA:1279 QSL W3HNK (d)
18/11-24/11 PJ7I: Sint Maarten Island WLOTA:0711 QSL JG2BRI (d/B)
18/11-24/11 PJ7XK: Sint Maarten Island WLOTA:0711 QSL 7L4XDT (d/B)
18/11-30/11 ZD8W: Ascension Island WLOTA:1491 QSL W6NV (d)
19/11-26/11 V47NT: Nevis Island WLOTA:1470 QSL W2RQ (d)
20/11-28/11 8P9DF: Barbados Island WLOTA:0999 QSL WJ2O (d)
20/11-11/12 C6AKQ: Grand Bahama Island WLOTA:0527 QSL N4BP (d)
20/11-11/12 C6ARU: Grand Bahama Island WLOTA:0527 QSL N4UM (d/B)
20/11-11/12 C6AUM: Grand Bahama Island WLOTA:0527 QSL K4RUM (d/B)
20/11-27/11 CT9/DJ2YA: Isla da Maadeira WLOTA:0053 QSL H/c (d/B)
20/11-27/11 CT9/DK7YY: Isla da Maadeira WLOTA:0053 QSL H/c (d/B)
20/11-27/11 CT9/DL1CW: Isla da Maadeira WLOTA:0053 QSL H/c (d/B)
20/11-27/11 CT9/DL5AXX: Isla da Maadeira WLOTA:0053 QSL H/c (d/B)
20/11-27/11 CT9/DL8WAA: Isla da Maadeira WLOTA:0053 QSL H/c (d/B)
20/11-27/11 CT9/UA9MA: Isla da Maadeira WLOTA:0053 QSL H/c (d/B)
20/11-27/11 CT9/UA9ONJ: Isla da Maadeira WLOTA:0053 QSL H/c (d/B)
20/11-27/11 CT9/UA9PM: Isla da Maadeira WLOTA:0053 QSL H/c (d/B)
20/11-28/11 FS/K9EL: St. Martin Island WLOTA:0383 QSL H/c (d)
20/11-28/11 FS/K9NB: St. Martin Island WLOTA:0383 QSL H/c (d)
20/11-27/11 PJ4/K1XM: Bonaire Island WLOTA:1279 QSL H/c (d)
20/11-27/11 PJ4/K4BAI: Bonaire Island WLOTA:1279 QSL H/c (d)
20/11-27/11 PJ4/KU8E: Bonaire Island WLOTA:1279 QSL K4BAI (d)
20/11-27/11 PJ4/W1FJ: Bonaire Island WLOTA:1279 QSL H/c (d)
21/11-26/11 9H3OG: Gozo Island WLOTA:0046 QSL DL4HG (d/B)
21/11-26/11 9H3TX: Gozo Island WLOTA:0046 QSL DL5XAT (d/B)
21/11-30/11 R4WAA/HI7: Hispaniola WLOTA:2974 QSL R4WAA (B)
22/11-28/11 EA8/OH6CS: Isla de Gran Canaria WLOTA:0969 QSL H/c (d)
22/11-25/11 IH9R: Isola di Pantelleria WLOTA:0041 QSL IZ1GAR (d)
22/11-28/11 JW1U: Spitsbergen Island WLOTA:0125 QSL LA1U (d/B)
22/11-28/11 JW4KQ: Spitsbergen Island WLOTA:0125 QSL LA4KQ (d/B)
22/11-28/11 JW9OI: Spitsbergen Island WLOTA:0125 QSL LA9OI (d/B)
22/11-27/11 KH0/OH6RX: Saipan Island WLOTA:1333 QSL H/c (d/B)
22/11-27/11 KH0/OH7WV: Saipan Island WLOTA:1333 QSL H/c (d/B)
22/11-28/11 P4/R5GA: Aruba Island WLOTA:0033 QSL UA3DX (d)
22/11-26/11 V26K: Antigua Island WLOTA:1118 QSL AA3B (d)
23/11-28/11 FS/VA3RA: St. Martin Island WLOTA:0383 QSL VE3IKV (d)
23/11-27/11 KH2/JK2VOC: Guam Island WLOTA:0064 QSL H/c (d/B)  

6 METRES & UP -


17/11-27/11 VK9/OH1VR: Lord Howe OC-004 Grid:QF98 6m all mode QSL H/c (d)
17/11-27/11 VK9/OH3JR: Lord Howe OC-004 Grid:QF98 6m all mode QSL H/c (d)
18/11-24/11 PJ7I: Sint Maarten NA-105 Grid:FK88 6m CW/SSB QSL JG2BRI (d/B)
18/11-24/11 PJ7XK: Sint Maarten NA-105 Grid:FK88 6m CW/SSB QSL 7L4XDT (d/B)
20/11 LY 1296MHz Activity Contest CW/SSB/FM 1800z-2159z
20/11 NRAU 1.3GHz Activity Contest SO/MO/Open 1800z-2200z
20/11 RSGB 1.3GHz UKAC SO Fixed/Open 2000z-2230z
20/11-11/12 C6AKQ: Grand Bahama NA-080 Grid:FL06 6m CW/SSB/FM QSL N4BP (d)
20/11-11/12 C6ARU: Grand Bahama NA-080 Grid:FL06 6m CW/SSB/FM QSL N4UM (d/B)
20/11-11/12 C6AUM: Grand Bahama NA-080 Grid:FL06 6m CW/SSB/FM QSL K4RUM (d/B)
22/11-28/11 EA8/OH6CS: Gran Canaria AF-004 Grid:IL28DD 6m CW/SSB QSL H/c (d)

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

GOT6??? - Six Meter Information by Andy 'NEON' Sargent N8OFS at:http://noars.net/got6/GOT6.txt (Updated: 14 November 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 -

3W2J expedition added to Club Log
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FROM LOTW NEWS.. 13 Nov 2012: LoTW Log Processing is About 48 Hours Behind -- The system is processing log data OK. If you sent any logs to the system on or before 9 November, and you don't see them in your account, it is OK to resend those logs. Please do not resend logs that you have uploaded on November 10 or later, thanks.
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QSL Update: VK2IA, VK6AA, VK8VJ, VK9AA, VK9AA/9 via DK2BJ - Hi, I just wanted to let you know that I have a new QSL manager for my VK calls. It is Uli DK2BJ. Sadly, my old manager Peter DL8YR passed away earlier this year and Uli has kindly offered his help and support. Uli's postal address is (for those who wish to send QSLs direct): Uli Hacker DK2BJ Karl-Marx-Allee 155 52066 Aachen Germany. I will upload all my VK logs to LotW before the end of the year. 73 and see you on the air. Bernd VK6AA [K1XN & The GoList]
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QSLs via Bureau: None to report (again) this week! :o(

QSLs via Direct: 1A0C (OQRS), 3A/G0VJG (H/c), 4L1MA (ON4RU), 5C13IG (6K5YPD), 5C13KD (6K5YPD), 5C13YR (6K5YPD), 5U5U (QRZ.com), 7O6T (OQRS), 8P6DR (G3RWL), 8Q7OE (OE4JHW), CY9M (M0URX), E51AND [OC-124] (AB7FS), ER1LW (OQRS), EX8MLE (QRZ.com), IP1T [EU-083] (IZ5JLF), J28NC (F5RQQ), J39BS (QRZ.com), KH8/DL3DXX (OQRS), RI1FJ (UA2FM), T6JP (OZ2JBC OQRS) and VP8CFV (G4IUH).

QSLs via LoTW: 8P6DR, 9A7A, 9Y4D, AA2DT, AA3B, AL1G, E74IW, EM1KY, K2AXX, K2CYE, K2NPN, K2Q, K3MJW, K3PP, K3QIA, K3WA, K3WW, K5NZ, K9CT, K9NR, K9OZ, KA2D, KB9UWU, KL2R, KL8DX, KN3A, KQ3F, N2IW, N2Q, N9FN, NI3K, NW2K, W2LK, W2M, W3EC, W3FI, W3KB, WA3AAN, WK2T, WX3K and ZD9UW.   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 -



6W2SC & J5UAP - Senegal & Guinea Bissau Once again Peter, HA3AUI is returning to West Africa between 17 January until 10 March 2013. Look for him to be active as 6W2SC and J5UAP during this period. Possible IOTA activity too. QSL direct via HA3AUI. Website: cqafrica.net/ [DX World]
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CALIFORNIA CENTURIES CITIES CLUB AWARD - Many of you who have participated in one or more of the California QSO Party events, held in October each year, may already have qualified for this award... check your logs and see... California Centuries Cities Club Award Recognizing those amateur radio operators who have made two-way contact with operators in different California cities, the minimum requirement for this award is to contact 100 different cities. Awards are available for 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700, 800 and 816 cities. The award is available for both "Confirmed" and "Unconfirmed" contacts and is also available to SWL. California Centuries Cities Club Log Form -http://www.ko6lu.com/PDFs/California_Cities_List.pdf -http://www.ko6lu.com/PDFs/CA_Century_Cities_Award_Application.pdf -http://www.ko6lu.com/CA_Century_Cities_Award.htm More information about this and other awards can be found at: www.ko6lu.com/ 73 Bob KO6LU
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JX9JKA - JAN MAYEN Svein, LA9JKA, who is currently stationed at Olonkin base on Jan Mayen Island (EU-022, WLOTA 1454, WW Loc. IQ50RX), using the callsign JX9JKA, has been QRV since 21 March 2012. He has announced that his stay on Jan Mayen will be extended until 11th of April 2013. QSL direct only to LA9JKA (Svein Rabbevag, Brendlia 12, N-6013 Alesund, Norway). No eQSL! Logs will be uploaded to LoTW.
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KH6RCC - Hawaii IOTA UPDATE on KH6RRC 2013 plans:

The Northwest Hawaiian islands include ten islands: Nihoa, Necker Island, French Frigate Shoals, Gardner Pinnacles, Maro Reef, Laysan Island, Lisianski Island, Pearl and Hermes Atoll, Midway Atoll and Kure Atoll. Our plans call for a September-October 2013 activation period / multi-island expedition. With start point of Kauai potential stops are: French Frigate Shoals, Laysan Island and may be Lisianski Island or/and Pearl & Hermes Atoll. End point is Midway Atoll with charter flight back to Honolulu. All plans & destinations are subject to approval of Special Use Permit application & subject to change. Besides activating very rare and possibly New-One IOTA islands, our group will include a world leading wildlife cinematographer, who shot many Emmy Award-winning films to meet one of the goals of the National Monument. Note: American Samoa Rose atoll expedition is also subject to Special Use Permit approval and no dates set yet. To meet with FWS officials we may visit Pago-Pago this winter and will operate on 160m from Tutuila island. [DX World]
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T8 - Sonsorol Island, OC-248 Hide, JM1LJS/T80W has announced tentative plans to be active from the rare Sonsorol islands OC-248 during mid-April 2013. Planning is under-way and you can follow progress athttp://blog.rental-shack.com/?eid=224 The Sonsorol island website:http://www.sonsorol.com/ [DX World]
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UGANDA 2013, by the Provins ARC F6KOP: Press release nr 2:
- About the team: It is now complete and consists of Frank/F4AJQ, Seb/F5UFX, Alain/F6ENO, Bob/N6OX, Dave/K4SV, Michel/FM5CD, Gerard/F2JD, Uwe/DL8OBF, François/ON4LO, Flo/F5CWU, Jean-Jacques/F5NKX, Norbert/DJ7JC, Eric/ON7RN, Michel/F5EOT, John/F5VHQ, Jean-Paul/F8BJI, Gérard/F2VX, Hans/DL1YFF, Valery/RG8K/UT7CR, Patrick/F2DX, Jean-Marc/F8IXZ, Mike/UA9KGH/1, Lars/DF1LON and Jean-Louis/F5NHJ.
- About the support: The F6KOP team thanks a lot all of the Clubs, Associations, Hams or no, and other equipment factories, shops and sellers, who support the Uganda 2013 dxpedition. You also can support this dxpedition; see our donors page at:www.5x2013.com/index.php/help-us
- About the Frequencies: to comply to the last IARU bandplan on 40m for the region, the frequencies of the PSK and RTTY modes have been moved to 7040 and 7042 kHz.
- About the traffic: Andre V51B has offered us to be our pilot station. Thank you very much.
- About QSL'ing: Yann/F1NGP, is the QSL manager - Direct, French Ref Union bureau, OQRS and LotW.
- About the equipment: The F6KOP guys has begun to check the equipment to be sent to Uganda for the next F6KOP Dxpedition 2013. Francis/F5QF is checking all the Spiderbeams antennas baluns. The PA's will be tested two times more during the CQWW DX CW and the ARRL 10m contests before to be packaged. Jean-Paul/F8BJI is in charge of the intra net control and other log updating.
- About the guestbook: A guestbook is open on the DXpedition website. Don’t forget to write some words for the team. Thank you.
- And finally: The team has got his callsign: While in Uganda they will sign 5X8C. More information: www.5x2013.com/ Be informed in time, subscribe to the newsletter at: f5nql AT aol DOT com 73 Maurice/F5NQL, Internet communication and information officer for 5X8C 2013.


73 and Good DX!
Dave Raycroft, VA3RJ

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