I.C.P.O. Bulletin (12 - 19 April 2013) "Islands, Castles & Portable Operations"

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

11/04/2013: Operators Jukka, OH8MSM and Raimo, OH3BHL will use the JKR Radioclub ry callsign OH3I to activate several of Finlands national parks between 11-19 April 2013. The activation plan is as follows (note: changes are possible): 11-12 April from Oulanka National Park (OHFF-016), 12-13 April from Riisitunturi National Park (OHFF-026), 13-14 April from Syote National Park (OHFF-031), 15-16 April from Salamajarvi National Park (OHFF-028), 16-17 April from Pyha-Hakki National Park (OHFF-023), 17-18 April from Leivonmaki National Park (OHFF-011) OR Isojarvi National Park (OHFF-005) and 18-19 April from Paijanne National Park (OHFF-017). QSL direct (with 2USD or 1 valid IRC) via OH3BHL. Sorry, no bureau!

12/04/2013: Stopping over on his way to the International DX Convention in Visalia, Wes ZL3TE/W3SE plans to be active as 3D2SE from Suva, island of Viti Levu (OC-016, WLOTA 0055), in the Rewa Province, Central Division, Fiji, between 12-16 April 2013. Activity during JIDX CW contest (13-14 April), some digimodes may also be used. QSL direct to home call. Logs uploaded to LoTW at a later date. [DX World]

12/04/2013: Roger, LA4GHA, is now active from Kenya and Somalia while on work assignment for UNODC in East Africa. He will be active as 5Z4/LA4GHA from Nairobi, Kenya (Grid Loc. KI88) and as 6O0LA from Garowe, Puntland, Somalia (WW Loc. LJ48FI), depending on deployment, until December 2014. Roger is QRV on 160-6 metre CW, SSB and Digital modes, when time permits. QSL via LA4GHA, bureau or direct and LoTW. [DXNL]

12/04/2013: From April 12th till April 14th 2013 and April 19th till April 27th 2013, Johan PE9DX, Eltje PA3CEE and Rene PE1L will be active from Ghana as 9G5EME on 144 MHz, 432 MHz and 1296 MHz moonbounce. The locator will be IJ95GB. Setup and schedule as follows: 144.134 MHz using 2 x 8 element cross yagi, wa2odo preamp. 19 April 1296.090 MHz using 67 el yagi, 100 watt. 21 April 432.090 MHz using 23 el DK7ZB yagi, 100 watt. They will use 1 minute periods and 9G5EME will always TX first. QSL via PA3CEE. Further info and online log at:http://www.emelogger.com/ghana/ [DXNL]

12/04/2013: A group from Segamat Dxers Club (9M4CMN) plan to be active as 9M4CMN/2 from Tioman Island [Pulau Tioman] (AS-046, WLOTA 3536) between 12-14 April 2013, HF SSB only. The island of Tioman is located 32km off the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia in Pahang State (WW Loc. OJ22BT). The island is also within the Mersing National Marine Park (Islands off Mersing Johor) and will count for "World Wide Flora Fauna in Amateur Radio" with the WWFF reference 9MFF-009. QSL via home call (see QRZ.com). [DX World]

12/04/2013: Operators Friedrich DL4BBH, Klaus DL7UXG, Matthias DK7LV, Henning DB5BZ, Peter DJ4RU, Helmut DL1BGC and Ric DL2VFR will use the special callsign DM50IOTA from Neuwerk Island (EU-127, DID N-012) and lighthouse (DLTD_GLHS #38, ARLHS FED-165, TWLHD WLH DL-01, WLOTA 2311, Admiralty B 1344, WW Loc. JO43FV). This activation will also count for the National Park and Nature Reserve Hamburg Wadden Sea (WWFF reference DLFF-005). QRV between 12-14 April 2013 on all HF bands, SSB and CW. QSL goes via DL2VFR, bureau or direct. Website: www.iota-expedition.com/ [rsgbiota.org]

12/04/2013: Wayne, K4JO, is currently active as homecall/p from Core Banks Barrier Island (NA-067, USi NC033S, WLOTA 0596), Pamlico county, North Carolina, until 13 April 2013. QRV on, or near, the usual island and IOTA frequencies. QSL via home call, bureau or direct. Log will be uploaded to LoTW. [rsgbiota.org]

13/04/2013: Fabien, F4GYM/p plans to be QRV on 13 April 2013 from the Castle of Maillebois [French Heritage monument to Maillebois] (DFCF 28-088), commune of Maillebois (CP 28170), canton (county) of Chateauneuf-en-Thymerais (DDCF 28-10), Departement Eure-et-Loir/28 and region of Centre (DPF 07). This activation also counts for Foret de Chateauneuf-en-Thymerais (WWFF reference FFF-1183). QRV on on 40m between 7.080 MHz and 7.100 MHz, propagation permitting. QSL via his home call, direct or bureau. [radioamateur.org]

13/04/2013: Radio Club VERON afd. Zoetermeer (PI4RAZ) members Mans PA2HGJ, Hugo PA2HW, Robert PA2RDK, Frank PA3CNO, Paul PA3DFR, Henny PA3HK, Gert PE0MGB and Piet PE1FLO will be active from Liechtenstein between 13-20th April 2013 as homecall/p. They plan to be QRV on 160-10 metre CW, SSB and PSK31. QSL all calls via PE1FLO. [OPDX Bulletin]

13/04/2013: Brian, GW4DVB (www.g4dvb.co.uk/) has planned a mini-dxpedition to Palm Island (NA-025, WW Loc. FK92HO), St Vincent and the Grenadines, and will be active as J8/G4DVB from 13-20 April 2013. QRV on 80-6m using KX-3 and HW-40HP Off Centre Fed Dipole. QSL via GW4DVB. Website: www.g4dvb.co.uk/ [DX World]

13/04/2013: Look for Harry, OZ/PA1H and Nico, OZ/PA7PA to be active from Laeso Island (EU-088, DIA NK-003, WLOTA 2820) on 13-26 April 2013. They will operate SSB and digital modes on 80-10 metres, if possible also on 160m. QSL via home calls, direct or bureau. [425 DX News]

13/04/2013: Takio, JH3QFL and Keizo, JH3AZC/W2AZ will be active from the South Park Hotel, Kolonia Town, island of Phonpei (OC-010, WW Loc. QJ96CX), Caroline Islands, FSM, between 29 April and 5 May 2013. Plans are to be QRV on 80m-6 metre SSB, CW, RTTY and JT65. QSL V6H via JH3QFL (QRZ.com). QSL V6S via JH3AZC (QRZ.com). [DX World]

13/04/2013: Adhi, YB3MM/2 and Teti YB2TET/p plan activity from Karimunjawa Island (OC-186) between 13-16 April 2013. QRV on 15M SSB using low power and ground-plane, look for them from 17:00-06:00 local time. QSL via IZ8CCW, direct or bureau. [DX World]

15/04/2013: Sho JA7HMZ (V63DX), and Kei JA7GYP (V63T), will be active from Pohnpei (OC-010, Grid Loc. QJ96) between 15-20 April 2013. QRV on 40-6 metre CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via home calls [DX World]

15/04/2013: Hans, DL6JGN and Guenter, DL2AWG plan to be active from Nukunonu Atoll, Tokelau Islands (OC-048) as ZK3N between 15-30th April 2013. QRV on CW, SSB and the Digital modes, using TS590 and Tokyo Hy Power Solid State PA; K3 and 500 W Solid State PA; AV640 and Tripel Leg for 10 to 40; GP for 80m. QSL via DL2AWG. Website:www.tokelau2013.de/ [DX World]

19/04/2013: Wim, PA0WRS, plans to be active from Ameland Island (EU-038, WLOTA 1059) as homecall/p from 19-26th April, 2013. QRV on the HF bands, all modes, propagation permitting. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [rsgbiota.org]  

LOOKING AHEAD -

20/04/2013: The Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio will be celebrating International Marconi Day, and the Howth Martello tower will be open on Saturday 20th April 2013 from 11 am to 4 pm at least, and probably longer. The call sign will be EI0MAR. The Howth Martello tower was the site for an experimental Marconi Station in 1905. The museum is located in the Martello Tower, Howth Harbour, Fingal, County Dublin, Ireland (EU-115, WLOTA 2484, WW Loc. IO63XJ). QSL via the information at QRZ.com under EI0MAR. [Southgate ARC News]

20/04/2013: The Guernsey ARC will activate the special RSGB Centenary callsign GU100RSGB on 20-12 April 2013. Look for them to be QRV from St Andrew's, isle of Guernsey (EU-114, WLOTA 0013) on all HF bands, plus 6m-70cm and the satellites. Modes will be SSB, RTTY, PSK, WSJT and SSTV. QSL via the information at: www.rsgb.org/ [RSGB]

26/04/2013: To celebrate QRP Day the following special callsigns will be QRV from different areas of Japan between 26 April and 30 June 2013 - 8J1VLP, 8J4VLP, 8J6VLP, 8J8VLP and 8J9VLP. QSLs are ok via the bureau. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

26/04/2013: Joe, K5KUA, will once again be active from Galveston Island (NA-143, USi TX001S), Galveston county, Texas, between 26-28 April 2013. QRV mainly 40-10 metre CW. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. Other tentative dates for Joe to be active from Galveston Island are: 21-23 June, 26-29 July and 13-15 September 2013. Online log is hosted by ClubLog. [rsgbiota.org]

27/04/2013: Yutaka, JQ2GYU (also WS2Y) and his wife Miho JJ2VLY (also WS2M) will be active as NH0J from Radio Space of Tinian Island (USi NI003S, WLOTA 3108, WW Loc. QK24TX), Northern Mariana Islands (OC-086), again between 27 April and 1 May 2013. Plans are to be QRV on 80-10 metre (including WARC) CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL only via JJ2VLY, direct with SAE + US$2 (Mihoko Sakurai, P.O. Box 1, Suyama, Susono city, Shizuoka, 410-1290, Japan) or bureau. Website: jq2gyu.blogspot.com/ [NG3K]

01/05/2013: Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the The First Class CW Operators' Club (FOC), look for Jean 5T0JL to be active from May 1-31, 2013 as 5T1FOC from Nouakchott, Mauritania. QSL via ON8RA, bureau preferred. Website: www.qrz.com/db/5T1FOC [DX World]

13/05/2013: Jim, G3VDB plans to return to the Republic of Maldives (AS-013) between 13-26 May 2013, this time from Water Villa located on Komandoo Island, overlooking the ocean. That should make his simple vertical antenna perform. Holiday style operation on HF using CW and SSB. If propagation is good Jim will try 14MHz SSB and CW; if conditions are poor, then it will be CW only. CW: 14020-14025; SSB: 14212 kHz. QSL via home call. Online log search will be hosted by ClubLog. [DX World]

23/05/2013: Once again Kazu, M0CFW, will be active as MJ0CFW from St. Brelade, isle of Jersey (EU-013, WLOTA 0818) between 23-27 May 2013. Kazu will also participate in the CQWW WPX CW Contest (25-26 May) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry, using the callsign MJ5Z. QSL both calls via LoTW. QSLs also ok direct only to M0CFW. [NG3K]

25/05/2013: Yuri, N2TTA, will once again activate KP2MM for the CQWW WPX CW Contest (25-26 May) from Christiansted, island of St. Croix (USi VI002S, WLOTA 2477), US Virgin Islands (NA-106) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via LoTW. QSL also ok via N2TTA, direct only. [NG3K]

02/08/2013: Peter ON8ZZ, Frederik ON8ZL and Frank ON5NQ will activate the Isle of Jersey (EU-013, WLOTA 0818) as MJ/OT9Z from 2-9 August 2013. Their QTH will be the J.A.R.S Headquarters station located at the old German signal station at La Moye (WW Loc. IN89VE). Plans are to be QRV on 160-6 metre SSB, CW, PSK and RTTY, with 2 stations permanent (not at night but late in the evening). QSL via ON8ZL, direct or bureau. [DX World]

04/10/2013: The Martello Tower Group plan a DXpedition to Herm Island (EU-114) from 4-9 October 2013. Plans are to be QRV on all HF bands and modes. Team members include Keith G6NHU, Tony G0MBA, Colin M1EAK, Yan M0YNK, Chris 2E0DBY, Kevin M0GWE and Richard G7HJK. QSL bureau or direct to G6NHU (Keith Maton, 41 Bemerton Gardens, Kirby Cross, Essex. CO13 0LQ, United Kingdom). All QSOs will be uploaded to LoTW as soon as possible once we return from the island. Website: www.martellotowergroup.com/gp0pkt [rsgbiota.org]

17/11/2013: Olaf, DL4HG and, Holger DL5XAT will once again be active as 9H3OG and 9H3TX, respectively, from Marsalforn, Gozo Island (EU-023, MIA MM-004, WLOTA 0046, WW Loc. JM76CB) between 17-25 November 2013. They will also be active as a Multi-Single entry in the CQWW DX CW Contest (23-24 November) using the callsign 9H3TX. Outside the contest they will be QRV on the WARC bands using CW and RTTY. QSL 9H3OG via DL4HG and 9H3TX via DL5XAT. [NG3K]

23/11/2013: The Radio Reef DX'ers will once again be active as KP2M during the CQWW DX CW Contest (23-24 November) from the island of St. Croix (USi VI002S, WLOTA 2477), U.S. Virgin Islands (NA-106) as a Multi-Single entry. Operators include Fred K9VV (NP2X), Phil KT3Y and Bob WP2XX. QSL direct to AI4U or LoTW. No bureau QSLs! [NG3K]

23/11/2013: Look for Yuri, N2TTA, to be active again as KP2MM in the CQWW DX CW Contest (23-24 November) from Christiansted, island of St. Croix (USi VI002S, WLOTA 2477), U.S. Virgin Islands (NA-106). Yuri plans for a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via LoTW or direct only to N2TTA. [NG3K]  

SPECIAL EVENTS -

12/04/2013: DL75KUE, special event station of the radio club of Bad Doberan (DOK V06) commemorates the diamond jubilee of the seaside resort Kuehlungsborn, located at the coast of the Balic Sea. Operations started in March 2013 and will continue until 28 February 2014. Their special DOK 75KUE runs until 22nd of April 2013. QSL via bureau, eQSL. [DXNL]

12/04/2013: Until 18th of April 2013 the special callsign EH7DMR for the event "World Amateur Radio Day" (18th April) will be active. This year the IARU has decided on the theme: "Amateur Radio: Entering Its Second Century of Communications on Disasters." Also in the memory of the first emergency communication via amateur radio in 1913 by the youngster (15) Herbert Vestner "H.V." Akerberg, who helped during a severe flood in Columbus. EH7DMR will be active on all bands and modes giving a special QSL per contact and a free award in electronic format. Website: www.qrz.com/db/EH7DMR [DXNL]

12/04/2013: From 9am on Friday 12 April to 5pm on 13 April 2013, Sheffield Amateur Radio Club will be operating as GB5SWW for Sheffield Wireless Worlds from the Sheffield Hallam University Cantor Building in the centre of Sheffield, England (EU-005, WLOTA 1841). The station is part of an exhibition of art and film by Esther Johnson, a talented artist, film maker and Reader in Media at the Hallam University. GB5SWW hopes to be active on all bands from 80m to 10m as well as D-Star and the local 70cm repeater GB3US. QSL cards should go via the GB sub bureau or direct to G3PHO (Peter Day, 38 Broomhill Road, Old Whittington, Chesterfield S41 9DA, England) with appropriate return postage and SAE. [GB2RS]

12/04/2013: Call sign TE1856 is the special historical commemoration of the route taken by a group of men who were part of the Costa Rican army. These men, by taking this route, succeeded in carrying out a campaign against the filibusters in 1856. It is recognized as one of the most important historical moments of the Costa Rican people and the successful expression in the patriotic defense of our values. In the second phase, known as the second campaign of December, 1856 the Costa Rican army passed through the central cantons of Zarcero and San Carlos on their way to Muelle to confront the filibusters who were assembled at the San Juan River. This march is called "The Route of Heroes" and it was here that the freedom for Central America was conceived. TE1856 is currently active until 30th April 2013 on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 metre SSB, CW and PSK. QSL direct only to: P.O. Box 18-4400, San Carlos, Costa Rica. [DXNL]

13/04/2013: This coming weekend, 13th and 14th, Torbay ARS are running the RSGB centenary callsign G100RSGB from Newton Abbott and plan to be on air for 24 hours on the 13th. They will have an HF station on the air running SSB, digimodes and FM. QSL info can be found at:www.rsgb.org/ [Southgate ARC News]

13/04/2013: The Radio Society of Harrow (G3EFX) will be running special call sign GX3EFX from the 1940's house in Bushey, Hertfordshire (WW Loc. IO91TP), England (EU-005, WLOTA 1841), for the 1940's House Family Experience Weekend on 13 and 14 April 2013 and displaying period radio equipment. They will be running 100 Watts to a G5RV in the trees. QSL via G0ACK, bureau or direct (Donald Lamb, 339 Victoria Road, Ruislip, Ruislip HA4 0DS, England). Website: www.g3efx.org.uk/ [GB2RS]

13/04/2013: MGY was the name that identified the Titanic transatlantic during the inaugural cruise and used during the tragic hours before the wreck on the night of 14 April 1912. The special callsign II1MGY will be activated by radio operators from "Radio Club Vercelli" on the TITANIC DAY 13 April 2013, organized to mark the anniversary of the sinking, and a few days before and after the event. All stations will receive a special QSL via bureau. The OM and SWL can receive direcly the special QSL, if they send their QSL in a close envelope with the radio contact and one IRC to IW1EHL. [DXNL]

13/04/2013: CR5IARU is the special callsign for the Rede dos Emissores Portugueses, Portugal's national IARU society, to celebrate World Amateur Radio Day. Look for activity on all bands from 13 to 19 April 2013. QSL via CT1REP (bureau or direct) and logsearch on Club Log. [425 DX News]

13/04/2013: The Cleddau Amateur Radio Society (GC0SYG), Neyland, Wales, will be operating special event station GC0SYG/MM from on-board the Stena Europe passenger ferry in memory of the 101st Titanic remembrance weekend from 0200 UTC on 13 April to 2359 UTC on 14 April 2013. The ferry will travel between Fishguard in Wales and Rosslare in Ireland and the station will operate on 40m and 20m primarily using CW and SSB with and some PSK31. Spots will be made via clusters. There will be a special QSL card printed for the event and you can either QSL via the bureau or direct to GW3CR (Ray Richards, 77 Church Road, Llanstadwell, Milford Haven, Pembs. SA73 1EA, Wales). Website:www.qrz.com/db/GC0SYG [GB2RS]

14/04/2013: GB2GKR will air for the first time for Maritime Radio Day (MRD) 2013 on 14th and 15th April 2013 from the location of the closed down former coastal radio station Wick Radio Dixon (former call GKR), East Kilbride, Scotland. QSL via GM3ZDH, eQSL. [DXNL]

18/04/2013: Queen of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Beatrix van Oranje-Nassau, will hand over on 30th April the throne to her eldest son Prince Willem Alexander. On 30th April 1980 she took over the throne of her mother Juliana. When she abdicates her throne she has been our Queen for almost 33 years. From this moment on 30th April 2013 she will become princess again. Further information about the Abdication of Her Majesty the Queen can be found on the website of the Royal House! (see: www.koninklijkhuis.nl/globale-paginas/taalrubrieken/english/news/). Several special stations are expected to be active to celebrate the event: PB33Q from 20 April to 1 May (QSL via PA7DA bureau only), PA200KING from 18 April to 5 May (QSL via PD5ROB), PA33KBX operated by Contest Group Zeeuws Vlaanderen from 26 April to 23 May and PC13KING operated by Contest Club Apeldoorn from 22 April to 2 May (QSL via PA1DV). Other stations that will be active during this time slot include: PB2013KING (QSL via PA9LUC), PB6KING (QSL via PB2JJ), PC6KING (QSL via PC7C), PD6KING (QSL via PD9ND) and PE6KING (QSL via PE1KFC). QSL please via the bureau or send an e-mail to pa7da [at] veron.nl [425 DX News]

19/04/2013: The Amateur Radio Section of ORF (the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation) and the Documentary Archives Radio Communications/QSL Collection will operate special event station OE13M on 19-21 April 2013. This is an official "International Marconi Day" station and contacts made on 20th April will count for the IMD Award. QSL via OE1WHC. [425 DX News]

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

LIGHTHOUSE CALENDAR -

12/04-16/04 3D2SE: Viti Levu Island WLOTA:0055 QSL ZL3TE (d)
12/04-14/04 9M4CMN/2: Pulau Tioman WLOTA:3536 QSL H/c (QRZ.com)
12/04-14/04 DM50IOTA: Neuwerk DLTD_GLHS:#38 WLH:DL-019 WLOL:FED-165 WLOTA:2311 QSL DL2VFR (d/B)
12/04-13/04 GB5SWW: England (main island) WLOTA:1841 QSL G3PHO (d/B)
13/04-14/04 GX3EFX: England (main island) WLOTA:1841 QSL G0ACK (d/B)
13/04-26/04 OZ/PA1H: Laeso Rende WLOTA:2820 QSL H/c (d/B)
13/04-26/04 OZ/PA7PA: Laeso Rende WLOTA:2820 QSL H/c (d/B)
19/04-26/04 PA0WRS/P: Ameland Island WLOTA:1059 QSL H/c (d/B)  

6 METRES & UP -

12/04-27/04 9G5EME: Ghana Grid:IJ95GB 144.134 MHz Moonbounce QSL PA3CEE (d)
13/04-14/04 Montana QSO Party 6m-70cm classes 13 0000z-14 2400z
13/04 JT65a Tropo Contest 144 MHz/Open Class 0600z-1000z
13/04 Contest Lazio 50MHz CW/SSB/Fixed/Portable 1100z-1700z
13/04-14/04 New Mexico QSO Party 6m class 13 1400z-14 0200z
13/04-14/04 Georgia QSO Party 6m class 13 1800z-14 0359z; 14 1400z-2359z
13/04-05/05 V6H: Phonpei OC-010 Grid:QJ96CX 6m all mode QSL JH3QFL (d)
13/04-05/05 V6S: Phonpei OC-010 Grid:QJ96CX 6m all mode QSL JH3AZC (d)
14/04 SKCC Weekend Sprintathon CW/HP/LP/QRP 6m class 0000z-2359z
14/04 RSGB First 50MHz Contest SO Fixed/Open 0900z-1200z
15/04-20/04 V63DX: Pohnpei OC-010 Grid:QJ96 6m CW/SSB/RTTY QSL JA7HMZ (d/B)
15/04-20/04 V63T: Pohnpei OC-010 Grid:QJ96 6m CW/SSB/RTTY QSL JA7GYP (d/B)
16/04 LY 1.3GHz Activity Contest CW/SSB/FM 1700z-2059z
16/04 NRAU 1.3GHz Activity Contest SO/MO/Open 1700z-2100z
16/04 RSGB 1.3GHz UKAC SO Fixed/Open 1900z-2130z
16/04 Spring VHF/UHF Sprints 222MHz SO/Fixed/Rover 1900-2300 Your Local Time
17/04 UBA Sprint 2m Contest Phone/CW 0700z-1100z
18/04 NRAU 70MHz Activity Contest SO/MO/Open 1700z-2100z
19/04 9G5EME: Ghana Grid:IJ95GB 1296.090 MHz Moonbounce QSL PA3CEE (d)

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

GOT6??? - Six Meter Information by Andy 'NEON' Sargent N8OFS at:http://noars.net/got6/GOT6.txt (Updated: 10 April 2013)

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: 7T50I, 9L0W, A71AM, OE15XMF, RA75PD and TM34CDXC.

QSLs via Direct: 3D2MF (QRZ.com), 3D2PT [OC-121] (PY2PT), 4L8A (QRZ.com), 5N7YZC (WA1ECA), 5X8C (OQRS), A63HI (IZ8CLM), CT9/DL5AXX (H/c), CW5X (CX2ABC), E51E (OQRS), E51WL (QRZ.com), EX/UA4WHX (OQRS), EY8/UA4WHX (OQRS), HC2/UA4WHX (OQRS), JY5MM (IK2DUW), L22D [SA-022] (LU7DSY), LX1HD (QRZ.com), PJ2T (W3HNK), S21XV (UT6UD), UK/UA4WHX (OQRS), VP8ROT (GM0HCQ) and YB6N [OC-161] (YB4IR).

QSLs via LoTW: 3XA8DX, 9M4SLL, PY0ZSC, UR7EW and VK9CZ.   LINKS - CIsA (Canadian Islands Award Program) at: www.qsl.net/ve3tpz/cisa/IOTA (Islands On The Air) at: www.rsgbiota.org/ USi (U.S. Islands Award Program) at: www.usislands.org/ VEFF - Canada Flora & Fauna at:www.qsl.net/va3rj/ VEFF Yahoo! Group at: groups.yahoo.com/group/VEFF/ WCA (World Castles on the Air) at: www.wcagroup.org/ENG/wcag.htmlWWFF (World-Wide Flora & Fauna) at: www.wwff.co/ WLOTA (World Lighthouses On The Air at: www.wlota.com/  

BITS & PIECES -

Space Weather News for April 11, 2013

INCOMING SOLAR STORM: A strong M6-class solar flare on April 11th has hurled a CME toward Earth. Geomagnetic storms and high-latitude auroras are possible when the fast-moving cloud reaches our planet on April 13th. Visit spaceweather.com/ for updates.
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73 and Good DX!
Dave Raycroft, VA3RJ

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