I.C.P.O. Bulletin (26 April - 03 May 2013) "Islands, Castles & Portable Operations"

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

26/04/2013: Luc, F5RAV, will be active again as 6V7T from Le Calao Resort, Thies region, Senegal, from 26 April to 5 May 2013. He will operate SSB and PSK and will participate in the Helvetia Contest (27-28 April). QSL via home call, direct only. [425 DX News]

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]

26/04/2013: Thorbjorn, SM7RME, is again active from Port Gentil, Mandji Island (AF-089), Gabon, as TR0A/p. K0AP reports he will remain on the island for the next week (23-30 April). QSL via SM7EHU. [DX World]

26/04/2013: John YB5NOF, Anton YB5QZ and 3 other operators plan to be active as YE8B between 26th April and 2nd May 2013 from Banggai Island (OC-208). QRV on 80-10 metre CW, SSB and RTTY, with 3el yagi. Further information is forthcoming. [IOTA-chasers]

26/04/2013: Radio Arcala Adventures 2013 - Mission Goodwill South Sudan - Olli, OH0XX and Martti, OH2BH are currently in Juba, the capital of the Republic of South Sudan, on a mission to establish the amateur radio infrastructure in the country. During their spare time they will also put newly licensed Z81X on the air (since 24 April). Length of stay as yet unknown. Last 'spot' shows Z81X QRV on 15m CW. QSL via OH0XX. Updates to follow.. [DX World]

27/04/2013: Take, JI3DST and friends take another trip to Miyako Island (AS-079, WLOTA 0249, JCC 4714, JCG 47004), Okinawa prefecture, 27th of April till 7th of May 2013. They will use the following calls: JS6RRR (Main), JI3DST/JS6 (Sub), and JA3YEC/JS6 (For JA). QRV on 160-6 metre SSB, CW, and Digital modes. QSL routes are as follows: JS6RRR via JS6RRR, JI3DST/JS6 via JI3DST and JA3YEC/JS6 is only 1 way and does not need our QSL. Via bureau is best. Please check QRZ.com for more details. [DXNL]

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]

27/04/2013: Jo, OE4VIE, plans to activate the Nature Park Goricko (WWFF S5FF-003) on 27 April 2013 using the callsign S5/OE4VIE. As always in QRP 2-3W on 20/
30/40 metre CW only. QSL via home call, bureau or direct. [OE4VIE]

27/04/2013: Members of the Charente DX Group (www.frag33.org/www.cdxg.org/) will be active as TM0SI from Sein Island (EU-068, DIFM AT-007, WLOTA 2721, WW Loc. IN78NA) between 27th April and 4th May 2013. The island belongs to Departement Finistere/29 and region Bretagne (DPF 06). QRV CW, SSB and the Digital modes on 80-6 metres, with 4 stations. Team members will be Eric F5LOW, Laurent F5MNK, Bertrand F6HKA and Leon ON4ZD. QSL via F5LOW, direct only. Online log will be available at Club Log. [DX World]

27/04/2013: Paul, KB4GYT, will be active as V25PM from Falmouth Harbor, island of Antigua (NA-100, WLOTA 1118), between 27 April and 4 May 2013. This will be a holiday operation so operation will be sporadic. The main mode will be CW but he plans on operating some SSB and PSK31. Paul will beusing his Elecraft KX3 at 10 watts or less with various wire antennas strung above the pool. Please QSL direct only to KB4GYT (QRZ.com). Website: www.qrz.com/db/V25PM [DX World]

27/04/2013: Nao, JN1RVS, will once again be active from Old Towne, island of Montserrat (NA-103, WLOTA 1475) as VP2MRV between 27 April and 3 May 2013. QRV on 40-10m, CW and RTTY. QSL via JA1HGY bureau or direct (Nao Mashita JA1HGY, 8-2-4-2A Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052, JAPAN). [DX World]

28/04/2013: Toshi, JP1IOF, Makoto, JI5RPT, along with a couple other JA operators will be active from Chichi-jima (AS-031, JCG #10007, WLOTA 2269, Grid Loc. QL17), Ogasawara Subprefecture (subprefecture of Tokyo prefecture), Ogasawara archipelago, between 28 April and 5 May 2013. Toshi will use the callsign JD1BLC, while Makoto will use JD1BLY. The club callsign JD1YBT will also be used. Plans are to be QRV on all bands (160?-6m) and all modes. QSL JD1BLC and JD1YBT via JP1IOF, bureau or direct. QSL JD1BLY via JI5RPT, direct or bureau. JD1BLY online log at: www.ji5rpt.com/jd1 [NG3K]

29/04/2013: VBDXC team members Ezio IK2AHB, Diego IW2MZX, Alessandro IW5ELA, Andrea IZ2AJE and Fabio IZ2GMT will be active as IA5A from Isola del Giglio [Giglio Island] (EU-028, IIA GR-002, MIA MI-036, WLOTA 0564, JN52KI) between 29th April and 4th May 2013. Isola del Giglio is located in the region of Toscana (Tuscany) and province of Grosseto (GR). They plan to cover all the HF bands 80-10 metres, 160m if possible, plus 6 metres, using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31. QSL maneger IK2AHB, via bureau or direct with $ (2USD for Europe and 3 USD outside Europe) NO IRC !! Online log will be available on ClubLog. Further info on their website at: www.vbdxc.altervista.org/ [IW2MZX]

29/04/2013: Alfredo, IK7JWY, is organising a second Dxpedition to Djerba Island (AF-083, ARLHS TUN-022, WLOTA 1394, WWFF 3VFF-008, WW Loc. JM53KT), Tunisia from 29 April to 6 May 2013. The group callsign will be TS8TI with activity planned for all HF bands, including the WARC bands, using CW, SSB, RTTY, AMTOR and PSK31 modes. The team so far consists of Ash KF5EYY, Fred IK7JWX (team leader), Antonello IK2DUW (QSL manager), Ferruccio IK8TEM, Stefano IK6JRI, Luciano IZ7EVZ, Rosy IW2NLC (YL), Ampelio IS0AGY, Roberto IK2PGM, Leopoldo I8LWL, Titti IK8GQY (YL), Fabio IZ8DSS, Elvira IV3FSG, Dario IT9SSI + YL. Activity will be on all HF bands, including the 30/17/
12/6 metre bands and the CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK31/63/125, modes. The log will be on LoTW and www.i8lwl.it/ . Provisional web site:www.qrz.com/db/TS8TI [DX World]

30/04/2013: On Tuesday, 30 April 2013 Bobby MI0RYL/p will be activating Castor Bay Mound, Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland (EU-115, WLOTA 1439), which is located on the south shore of Lough Neagh. CASHOTA Ref. TBC, WW Loc. TBC and WAB TBC .. stay tuned!. Bobby will be using HF SSB - 40, 20, 15, 10m (propogation dependent). QSL via home call, direct or bureau [CASHOTA UK]

01/05/2013: Look for Jacek, SP5APW, to be active 1-7th May 2013 as 9M2/SP5APW from Pulau Perhentian Besar (AS-073, WLOTA 2848). He hopes to operate 20-10 metre SSB, with some Digital modes. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW. Website and updates: as-073.blogspot.com/ [IOTA-chasers]

01/05/2013: Members of the Malaysian Special Expedition Team will be active as 9M2SE from Pulau Perhentian Besar (AS-073, WLOTA 2848) on 1-3 May 2013, to promote Malaysia's beautiful island and also IOTA activities. Team members are Piju 9M2PJU, Khairul 9M2KRZ and Rizal 9M2RDX. Equipment will be two 100 watts transceivers, a vertical antenna and a tribander yagi. Plans are to be QRV on 40-10 metre CW, SSB and Digital modes. QSL via 9M2SE (see QRZ.com). [DX World]

01/05/2013: Vadum, UT6UD (ex-S21XV), will be active as A35UD from Tongatapu Island OC-049) between 1-7 May 2013. QRV on 40-10 metre CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via UT6UD. [DX World]

01/05/2013: Mel, SM0MPV, will once again be active as SM0MPV/5 from the island of Vassaro (EU-084) between 1 May and 16 June 2013. "Vassaro belongs to the Scout and Guide District of Stockholm. It is located approximately 100 km N of Stockholm (in locator JP90ig) and close to OJ0-land. I will be part of the staff during the pre-scout and guide camp season when school classes and other groups will visit the island. Thus I will be active during my spare time." QSL via home call. Website: www.ssf.scout.se/stockholm/vassaro/vassaro-in-english/[rsgbiota.org]

02/05/2013: Nick JL1UTS (KH0TH) and Chieko 7L3PFH (KH0TG) will be active from the island of Saipan (USi NI002S, WLOTA 1333), Northern Mariana Islands (OC-086) between 2-5 May 2013. They plan to be QRV on all HF bands and modes. QSL via their home calls, direct or JARL bureau. [Saipan Rental Shack]

02/05/2013: Team HAMCOW will once again be active as W1ACT/p from Martha's Vineyard (NA-046, USi MA005S, WLOTA 2804), Dukes county, Massachusetts. This time they will be celebrating their 20th year from Martha's Vineyard! Operators include Roland N1JOY, Dave W2DAN, Bill KB1G, Don N1PMB, Paul KE1LI, Mike KB1TWA and Bob KB1JBC. Look for them to be QRV on all HF bands and modes. They will also be participating in the New England QSO Party weekend. QSL S.A.S.E. Only via N1JOY. Follow their event with live log checking and webcam at: hamcow.net/ [rsgbiota.org]

02/05/2013: Luca, IK2PFL will be active as YN/IK2PFL from Grenada, Nicaragua (WW Loc. EK71AU), on 2-6 May 2013. He will operate CW on the HF bands and 6 metres (100 W, 3el Quad), and will participate in the ARI International DX Contest (4-5 May). QSL via home call. [425 DX News]

03/05/2013: Bruce, ZL1AAO, will be active from the island of Rarotonga (OC-013, WW Loc. BG08DR), South Cook Islands as E51AAO between 3-14 May, 2013. Operating holiday style (SSB only, 100w) look for him on 40-10m with homebrew wire antennas. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. Log will be uploaded to LoTW and eQSL. [DX World]

03/05/2013: Members of Radio Club of Lyly Signals Depot (OI3V) will be QRV from 3-5 May as OH0/OI3V from Eckero Island, Aland (EU-002, WWFF OHFF-037). Activity will be on 80 to 10 metre CW and SSB, possibly also digital modes. QSL via OI3V, bureau preferred. [OH3KAV]

03/05/2013: A team from the Egyptian Radio Amateur Society for Development (ERASD) plans activity from Jazirat Disuqi [aka Nelson's Island] and lighthouse (AF-109, WLOTA 2694, WW Loc. KM51BI) between 3-10 May 2013. Note: Dates may change. Belonging to the Nile Delta and Sinai Region Group, this IOTA has never been activated. The island is approximately 20 km east of the Egyptian port of Alexandria, 4 km north of Cape Aboukir. Activity will be on most HF bands, 80-10 metres. The team of operators, so far, consists of Said SU1SK, Hossam SU1HM, Ateff SU1AO and Ayman SU1AR. Further information is forthcoming. Websites:www.qsl.net/eara/ERASDActivieties.html andwww.facebook.com/events/441478712566533 [DX World]

03/05/2013: A team of ten Australian Radio Amateurs will be active as VK9NT from 3-13 May 2013 with four stations covering all bands 80-10 metres on CW, SSB and RTTY. Their operating QTHs will be from the Pacific Palms and Anson Bay Lodge properties on Norfolk Island (OC-005, WFF VKFF-392, WLOTA 1469). Team members include Chris VK3QB (Team Leader), Luke VK3HJ, Lee VK3GK, Benton VK3CBV, Allan VK2CA (QSL Manager/Webmaster), Catherine VK4GH, John VK4IO, Roy VK3GB, Peter VK3IJ, Graeme VK3GL. QSL either OQRS (Clublog - preferred method), ARRL LotW, Direct or via the VK QSL bureau to VK2CA. Full information can be found on their website at: vk9nt.odxg.org/ [DX World]  

LOOKING AHEAD -


15/05/2013: Vlado, UA0LCZ, will be active as UA0LCZ/0 from the Kamchatka Peninsula, Kamchatka Krai, Russian Federation Far East, from 15-21 May 2013. The Kamchatka peninsula contains the volcanoes of Kamchatka, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The site comprises six distinct locations on the Kamchatka Peninsula, in the central mountainous spine of the peninsula (Bystrinskiy Nature Park [WWFF RFF-185]), and coastal locations facing east towards the Bering Sea (Kronotsky Zapovednik (Nature Reserve) [WWFF RFF-052], Nalychevo Nature Park [WWFF RFF-187] and the contiguous Southern Kamchatka Nature Park [WWFF RFF-186] and Southern Kamchatka State Nature Reserve [WWFF RFF-269]). Kluchevskoy Nature Park [WWFF RFF-188] was added in 2001 as the sixth component of the site. Activity will be on 80-10 metre CW. QSL via home call. [DX World]

18/05/2013: Radio Club Vendeen (REF85) members Phil F5TRO, Seb F4BHZ, Jean-Paul F5OQK, Jean-Pascal F5TND, Marc F8TRL, Oli F1AKK and Claude F4FMB will be active as F6KUF/p from Ile de Noirmoutier (EU-064, DIFM AT-020, WLOTA 1224, Grid Loc. IN87) from 18-20 May 2013. QRV on 80-10 metre SSB, CW and RTTY, with 3 stations operating at the same time. Another station will be dedicated to 6 metre CW and SSB. QSL via F6KUF, direct or bureau. Website: www.f6kuf.fr/ [rsgbiota.org]

23/05/2013: Henning, OZ1BII will once again be active as XP2I from Greenland (NA-018, WLOTA 0072, WWFF OZFF-006) from 23-27 May 2013. QRV in CW only, he will also take part in the CQWW WPX CW Contest (25-26 May) as Single-Op/Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW. [NG3K]

25/05/2013: Look for Tomi, OH6EI, to be active as OG0Z once again from the OH0Z contest station, Riddarklint hill, Mariehamn, Fasta Aland (EU-002, WLOTA 1373, WWFF OHFF-037, WW Loc. JP90XI) during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (25-26 May). Plans are for a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL goes via W0MM. [NG3K]

25/05/2013: Fred, SM7DAY, will once again be active from Senoren Island (EU-138), county of Blekinge, as SM7DAY/p between 25 May and 1 June 2013. QRV on all bands, CW and SSB. QSL via home call, bureau or direct (QRZ.com). [rsgbiota.org]

01/06/2013: Museum Ships Weekend Event 2013 - For the second time consecutively the Radioaficionados of the Vega Baja (ARVB) and the local section of URE Orihuela will return to activate the S-61 Submarine Delfin, located in the port of Torrevieja (Alicante), with the call sign EG5SUB. They will start on Saturday, 1st of June at 9 am GMT through Sunday, 2nd in the evening using several modalities of transmission, digital SSB and CW, in the HF bands. QSL via the bureau. [UBA DX News]

22/06/2013: KG4RX (K4RX), KG4TO (AC4TO) and KG4AS (N4SIA) will be on a 6m DXpedition to Guantanamo Bay (NA-015, WLOTA 0358, Grid Loc. FK29) between 22-29 June 2013. Simultaneous CW HF operation on all HF bands. QRV on the HF bands with emphasis on 6m and CW. KG4RX and KG4TO QSOs on Clublog. QSL via their home calls. [DX World]

26/07/2013: Olaf, DL4HG and Andy, DL7AT will activate Mando Island (EU-125, DIA NS-003, WWFF OZFF-004) as OZ0TX from 26-28 July 2013, including an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (27-28 July). QRV on all HF bands, SSB and CW. QSL via DL7AT. [rsgbiota.org]

27/07/2013: Operators Gunter DL4WA, Frank DL1WA and Joerg ("Jo") DL3ARM will be active as a Multi-Op entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (27-28 July) as DL1WA/p from the island of Usedom (EU-129, DID O-013, WLOTA 1640, WW Loc. JO73BW). QSL via DL1WA. [NG3K]

27/07/2013: Gil, F4FET, will be homecall/p from Ile de Cezembre (EU-157, DIFM MA-008) as a Single-Op/High-Power entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (27-28 July 2013). QSL via home call. [NG3K]

24/10/2013: Rich, M5RIC, will be on a HP Dxpedition to the island of Rhodes (EU-001, GIOTA DKS-006, MIA MGD-028, WLOTA 0045), using the callsign SW5CC, from 24-28 (approx.) October 2013. This activity will include a Single-Op/Single-Band (?)/High-Power entry in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th). Rich will be active before and after the contest on 30-10m SSB and RTTY, with focus on WARC bands. QSL via his home call, direct only (QRZ.com). NOTE: Callsign applied for to be confirmed. [NG3K]  

SPECIAL EVENTS -


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: The Polish club station call SP73VOT (Virtual Field Division of PZK) is on the air at least till 2016 and will be used for CW training sessions by its members. QSL via SP5PBE, bureau preferred and LoTW. [DXNL]

27/04/2013: The QSY Society ARC will celebrate the 222nd anniversary of the birth of Samuel F.B. Morse by operating three CW stations on April 27, 1400-1900z from the front porch of his historic Italianate-style home located at Locust Grove in Poughkeepsie, NY. The 40 metre station will operate at 100 watts; the 20 and 17 metre stations will operate at QRP+ (10 to 15 watts). 18.076, 14.061, 7.034. QSL: Stan Levandowski WB2LQF, 6 Chatham Ct, Fishkill, NY 12524. Do not send money or envelopes! For more information contact: wb2lqf[AT]arrl.net [UBA HF News]

29/04/2013: Special event station 8J6DON will be active on all bands and modes between 29 April and 5 May 2013 to celebrate the Hakata "Dontaku" Port Festival (Dontaku: a Dutch word Zontag, meaning a holiday). Japan's Golden Week begins at the end of April. Hakata Dontaku Minato Matsuri (Port Festival) held on May 3 and 4 in Fukuoka-city, Fukuoka prefecture is one of the most popular festivals take place during the Golden Week period in Japan. It's a lively festival where people parade on the street in costumes, beating shamoji rice spatulas and present various performances on stages. Fukuoka is located in northern Kyushu region, island of Kyushu (AS-077, WLOTA 0963). It is truly a citizens' festival. QSL via the JARL bureau. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

29/04/2013: Special event station EH7LU will be active from Fuengirola (Malaga) to celebrate May Day on the 29th and 30th of April 2013. QRV on 40 metre SSB. QSL via EA7JKL, direct only. [DXNL]

30/04/2013: Special Event station PA30WO will be active in rememberence of the celebration of the inauguration of the new king of the Netherlands (Willem-Alexander). 30 stands for the day of the month of the inauguration (30 April), WO stands for Willem van Oranje. They will be QRV during the day on some or all of the following bands: 80, 40, 20, 11, 10, 2 metres and 70cm. QSL via the bureau. [DXNL]

01/05/2013: Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the First Class CW Operators' Club (FOC), Joe, V31JP, will be operating from Dangriga, Stann Creek District, Belize (WW Loc. EK56UU) with a special callsign V3FOC during the entire month of May 2013. QSL via V31JP, direct only. [DX World]

01/05/2013: The Radio Club Blagovestnik (LZ1KCP) is going to remember Saint Martyrs of Batak during the entire month of May with the special callsign LZ1876SMB. This callsign is valid for the All Bulgarian Saints Award 2013 (www.balkanclub.org/awards.htm) and is also worth 10 points towards the St. Teodosii Tyrnovski Award. QSL via LZ1KCP, direct or bureau. [LZ1KCP]

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]

01/05/2013: To commemorate their 75th anniversary in May, the FOC (First Class CW Operators' Club) is holding a month-long on-air event featuring more than 20 special "FOC" suffix calls. These will include GB75FOC, a special anniversary callsign for their club station. (GP4FOC will be used when operating from Guernsey, GS4FOC from Scotland and GT4FOC from Isle of Man). There will be many other FOC callsigns from the USA and VE and from more exotic locations such as VQ9, HZ1 and 5T. Stations will gain points for contacting any FOC member and a beautiful certificate will be presented to stations who reach certain point levels. Complete details are available on the FOC Web page at:www.g4foc.org/Default.aspx?pageId=1537887 [OPDX Bulletin]

03/05/2013: To commemorate the 35th anniversary of the world well-known ARC of Provins, F6KOP, and the inauguration of its new facilities, will be aired the special callsign TM35KOP, between 3-18th May 2013. All modes, including rare ones will be used from 160m to 10 GHz, from the locator JN18PN. Most activity on week ends, on 8th and 9th May and on 18th May, date of the manifestation in Provins. QSL bureau goes via the French Bureau to F6KOP. Direct QSL go via F5NQL (address ok in QRZ.com) SAE= 1 valid IRC (preferred) or 2$. As you know, F6KOP organized some big dxpeditions in the past like 5V7C, TO7C, 5H1C, J5C, XT2C, PJ4C, TJ9PF, 5X8C, TK7C, IS0R, TS7C, TM7CC, TM7C, and more in the French IOTA's. [F5NQL]

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

LIGHTHOUSE CALENDAR -


27/04-07/05 JA3YEC/JS6: Miyako Shima WLOTA:0249 QSL H/c (B)
27/04-07/05 JI3DST/JS6: Miyako Shima WLOTA:0249 QSL H/c (d/B)
27/04-07/05 JS6RRR: Miyako Shima WLOTA:0249 QSL Direct/Buro
27/04-01/05 NH0J: Tinian Island WLOTA:3108 QSL JJ2VLY (d/B)
27/04-04/05 TM0SI: Sein Island WLOTA:2721 QSL QRZ.com
27/04-04/05 V25PM: Antigua Island WLOTA:1118 QSL KB4GYT (d)
27/04-03/05 VP2MRV: Montserrat Island WLOTA:1475 QSL JA1HGY (d/B)
28/04-05/05 JD1BLC: Chichi Shima WLOTA:2269 QSL JP1IOF (d/B)
28/04-05/05 JD1YBT: Chichi Shima WLOTA:2269 QSL JP1IOF (d/B)
29/04-05/05 8J6DON: Kyushu Shima WLOTA:0963 QSL JARL Buro
29/04-04/05 IA5A: Isola del Giglio WLOTA:0564 QSL IK2AHB (d/B)
29/04-06/05 TS8TI: Djerba Island WLOTA:1394 QSL IK2DUW (d/B)
30/04 MI0RYL/P; Northern Ireland WLOTA:1439 QSL H/c (d/B)
01/05-07/05 9M2/SP5APW: Pulau Perhentian Besar WLOTA:2848 QSL H/c (d/B)
01/05-03/05 9M2SE: Pulau Perhentian Besar WLOTA:2848 QSL QRZ.com
01/05-31/05 GX4BJC /A: England (main island) WLOTA:1841 QSL G6XOU (d/B)
01/05-31/05 MX1SWL /A: England (main island) WLOTA:1841 QSL G6XOU (d/B)
01/05-31/05 VQ975FOC: Diego Garcia Island WLOTA:1645 QSL ND9M (d/B)
02/05-05/05 KH0TG: Saipan Island WLOTA:1333 QSL 7L3PFH (d/B)
02/05-05/05 KH0TH: Saipan Island WLOTA:1333 QSL JL1UTS (d/B)
02/05-05/05 W1ACT/P: Martha's Vineyard WLOL:USA-319 WLOTA:2804 QSL N1JOY (d)
03/05-10/05 SU8N: Geziret Disuqi WLOTA:2694 QSL TBA
03/05-13/05 VK9NT: Norfolk Island WLOTA:1469 QSL VK2CA (OQRS/d/B)  

6 METRES & UP -


27/04 Memorial OK1WC (MWC) Activity 50MHz-241GHz/CW/Phone 0800z-0959z
27/04-28/04 Nebraska QSO Party 6m-2m classes 27 1100z-28 1700z
27/04-07/05 JA3YEC/JS6: Miyako Island AS-079 Grid:PL24 6m QSL H/c (B)
27/04-07/05 JI3DST/JS6: Miyako Island AS-079 Grid:PL24 6m QSL H/c (d/B)
27/04-07/05 JS6RRR: Miyako Island AS-079 Grid:PL24 6m all mode QSL Direct/Buro
27/04-04/05 TM0SI: Ile de Sein EU-068 Grid:IN78NA 6m/all mode QSL QRZ.com
28/04-05/05 JD1BLC: Chichi-jima AS-031 Grid:QL17 6m all mode QSL JP1IOF (d/B)
28/04-05/05 JD1YBT: Chichi-jima AS-031 Grid:QL17 6m all mode QSL JP1IOF (d/B)
29/04-04/05 IA5A: Giglio Island EU-028 Grid:JN52KI 6m all mode QSL IK2AHB (d/B)
30/04 RSGB 70MHz UKAC SO Fixed/Open 1900z-2130z
01/05-31/08 50MHz I5RRE Memorial Marathon Mix/SO/LP/QRP 01 0000z-31 Aug 2359z
01/05-07/05 DTC CW-Activity Week CWAW V-UHF class 01 0000z-07 2400z
01/05 MOON Contest 144MHz CW/Digital/FM/SSB 1800z-2000z
02/05-05/05 KH0TG: Saipan Island OC-086 Grid:QK25 6m + Sat QSL 7L3PFH (d/B)
02/05-05/05 KH0TH: Saipan Island OC-086 Grid:QK25 6m + Sat QSL JL1UTS (d/B)
02/05-05/05 W1ACT/P: Martha's Vineyard NA-046 Grid:FN41 6m & Up QSL N1JOY (d)
02/05-06/05 YN/IK2PFL: Nicaragua Grid:EK71AU 6m 100W 3el quad QSL H/c (d/B)
03/05-18/05 TM35KOP: 35yrs ARC Provins Grid:JN18PN 6m-10GHz all mode QSL Buro

Contest Calendars - April: www.qsl.net/va3rj/con_apr.html May:www.qsl.net/va3rj/con_may.html

GOT6??? - Six Meter Information by Andy 'NEON' Sargent N8OFS at:http://noars.net/got6/GOT6.txt (Updated: 24 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 -

ZP5YW QSL Manager Update - Randy, W5UE, has agreeded to serve as QSL manager for Mike, ZP5YW. Mike's former manager, WA3HUP has retired from this service. Logs are regularly uploaded to LoTW and eQSL. Mike is providing me all of his logs. New QSLs are being ordered so there may be a slight delay in replies. Direct requests should go to Randy Becnel, W5UE, P.O. Box 170, Kiln, MS, 39556-0170, USA. OQRS requests can be made for ZP5YW aswell as other stations I manage from my web site: http://w5ue.net/qsl-w5ue.html. 73, Randy - W5UE
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QSLs via Bureau: 4X6KJ, DF0CX, DF2NE, DG3MFA, DG4AO, DG6DL, DJ1AS, DJ5BR, DL0FG, DL/SP4ICN, DL1DAI, DL1MR, DL3G, DL3YAP, DL7AWV, DL8FP, DO1IP, DO2FBO, DQ125HSB, F5RJM, F8AEJ, F8EZX, HA3HZ, HA7MO, HA8TI, I1GIS, I5RFD, IZ5EBD, LZ2BR, MI0/EI9HQ, OH8MWD, OK1AY, PT2ZXR, R2DX/3, RX3RXX, RZ3DJ, RZ3DZ, S58X, SP1JJY, SP4KSY, SP9CLO, UA3DGP, UA9MEJ, UP4L, UU2JQ, UU5IQ, UY3MW, YO9GJY, YP15ARDF, YU5T, YU7NW and YV5HNJ.

QSLs via Direct: 3D2C (YT1AD), 3V8BB (LX1NO), 4L1MA (ON4RU), 9K2/SP4R (SP7DQR), 9Q6CC (CX2CC), 9U4U (M0URX), D44BS (QRZ.com), H44KW (G3SWH/OQRS), H44RK (NR6M), HD2A (QRZ.com), HI8W (cba), HK0/F6BFH (H/c), HK1/F6BFH (H/c), HT9H (TI4SU), L22D (LU7DSY), OY1CT (cba), PT0S (HA7RY/OQRS), S21XV (UT6UD), YB6N [OC-161] (YB4IR) and YE9IOTA [OC-150] (YB9BU).

QSLs via LoTW: 3C0E, 3C6A, A92IO, BA7NO, H44RK, VK9CZ and ZY0SB.   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.html WWFF (World-Wide Flora & Fauna) at: www.wwff.co/ WLOTA (World Lighthouses On The Air at: www.wlota.com/  

BITS & PIECES -


E44PM LATER THIS YEAR April 23, 2013: My E44PM license has been renewed. It is likely that I will show up from Palestine again later this year. Visit the E44PM website for online log and further information.http://www.hb9iqb.ch/palestine.html
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Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLICATION 22 April 2013

NCDXF DX University and Contest University Scholarships

NCDXF is committed to bringing younger DXers and Contesters into our hobby. NCDXF will provide full tuition scholarships for hams 25 years of age and younger at all DX University and Contest University sessions held in North America for the next year. This includes those held at the Dayton Hamvention next month. Funding for this project comes from NCDXF’s Scholarship Endowment Fund, which is separate from its General Fund used to support DXpeditions. Credit for the success of NCDXF is made possible by our contributors, individuals and clubs. Joining or renewing membership has never been easier. Please visit our website athttp://www.ncdxf.org/

Glenn Johnson, WØGJ Vice President, NCDXF w0gj@arrl.net
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I.S.W.L. CLUB CALLSIGNS - The ISWL Club Callsigns in use throughout the month of May 2013 are: GX4BJC /A - Operated from Eastbourne, in East Sussex, by Peter - G0NQZ. (England, IOTA = EU-005 & WLOTA = LH-1841). MX1SWL /A - Operated from Hove, in Sussex, by George - G3VBE. (WAB Square = TQ20 - England, IOTA = EU-005 & WLOTA = LH-1841). ALL QSL's will be handled by Herbie G6XOU and NOT the individual Operator. The I.S.W.L. is a member of the European PSK Club. All QSL Info is on www.iswl.org.uk/ or www.qrz.com/ or via www.eQSL.cc/NO LOTW. I.S.W.L. Awards are available to all Hams and SWL's - seewww.iswl.org.uk/ for full details. eQSL.cc cards ARE welcomed for our awards. Very best wishes to all Hams and SWL's, de Pete Rayer, ISWL Life Vice President, Bournemouth, UK. [Pete's-DX-Newsdesk]
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T6DA - AFGHANISTAN Douglas, ND9Q, remains active from Panjwayi, Kandahar, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (WW Loc. MM21RM), as T6DA from 11 April till August 2013. Currently operating FT-857D with maximum of 20W through end-fed dipole for 40/20/10m. Will be changing antennas soon to allow 100W operation on all bands, and will also be adding PSK31 and other digital modes when the equipment arrives in country. QSL via his home callsign. [DXNL]
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VU7KV - LACCADIVE ISLANDS UPDATE: Krish reports that he has received his plane tickets to fly to an island in the VU7 chain, either Kavaratti or Agatti, Laccadive Islands. Operating currently as 8Q7KP, he should be active as VU7KV beginning May 2nd until May 5th. QSL via W4VKU.


73 and Good DX!
Dave Raycroft, VA3RJ

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