I.C.P.O. Bulletin (24 - 31 May 2013) "Islands, Castles & Portable Operations"

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


24/05/2013: Using a special event callsign, 9A1GEO, members of Radio Club "Croatian Flora Fauna" will be active during the event named Geoparks Communication Weekend (24-26 May 2013) in order to bring awareness and importance of Croatia's first proclaimed beautiful Geopark "Papuk", (inside of Nature park Papuk, WWFF 9AFF-014). The main goal will be to establish contacts with other radio stations around Europe and the world from bases set up in or around Geoparks. The main transmitting freq's to be used are 7.144, 14.144 and 21.144 MHz. Look for 9A1GEO on the main freq's but also on other bands on SSB, CW and PSK31. QSL via 9A2MF, bureau preferred. Log will be on eLog after activity. [9A6AA]

24/05/2013: Operators Philippe ON4ACP, Erik ON4ANN, Jose ON4CAU, Erik ON4CCV, Walter ON8CW, Cedric ON4CKM, Rudi ON6MI, Marc ON4CJY and Patrick ON4DCU will be active as MJ/ON6NB from St. Brelade, Isle of Jersey (EU-013, WLOTA 0818, WW Loc. IN89VE), between the 24th till 30th May 2013. The aim is to be QRV on 2M, 6M, from 10m to 160m, SSB and CW, PSK with an emphasis on the higher bands, conditions permitting. QSL via ON4ANN, direct or bureau and OQRS. Online log will be hosted by ClubLog. Further information on their website at: users.telenet.be/on4ann/MJ/index.html [NG3K]

24/05/2013: Bob, K4UEE, reports: "After the successful DXpedition of October 2010 (10-10-10), and a third place finish in the 2011 ARRL CW DX contest in M/S, it is time for a return to Saba. Bob K4UEE, Steve VE7CT, Gregg W6IZT and Roger G3SXW will enter the CQWW WPX CW Contest, multi-operator from Saba (NA-145, WLOTA 2043, WWFF PAFF-027) using the callsign PJ6A. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW quickly after our return with paper QSLs going via N4NX. Activity is planned before and one day after the contest. [DX World]

25/05/2013: Look for Tom, DL7UZO, to be active as 5P9Z from Bornholm island (EU-030, DIA BO-001, WLOTA 2203) between 25 May and 1 June 2013. He plans to focus on 160m and the Digital modes, also all band CW. QSL via DL7UZO, direct or DARC bureau. Website:www.5p9z.com/ [rsgbiota.org]

25/05/2013: Riccardo, IZ1GDB, will pay a visit to Orelvis' (CO6LC) shack in Santa Clara, Cuba (NA-015, WLOTA 0032, WW Loc. FL02AJ) from 25th of May till 2nd of June 2013. He will operate holiday style on the HF bands as CO6/IZ1GDB. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [DXNL]

25/05/2013: Luis, CR5CQK (SSB) and Toze, CT1GFK/p (SSB + CW) will be active on 25th May 2013 from the Reguengos Special Protection Area (WWFF/DPRN CTFF-101 NEW ONE!, DMP 0711, DDFP RMZ 05, DLP LEV 015). Activity will be on 40, 20 and 17 metres. QSL via home calls (see QRZ.com for info). Information about CTFF/DPRN can be found on: algarvedx.com/dprn [CT1GFK]

25/05/2013: Look for Leo, CT7/CU3EJ/p, to be active on 25th May 2013, weather permitting, from the Protected landscape of the Serra de Montejunto (WWFF CTFF-029). QRV on the HF bands, propagation permitting. QSL via home call, bureau or direct. [DPRN]

25/05/2013: Mario, DJ2MX, announces a short stint on Fehmarn Island (EU-128, DID O-001, WLOTA 0637) from 25-30th May 2013. QRV as DJ2MX/p in the morning and evening hours. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [DXNL]

25/05/2013: Matthias, DK4YJ, is going to spent 6 weeks on the island of Amrum (EU-042, DID N-018, WLOTA 2464) starting 25th May 2013. QRV on the HF bands, holiday style, as DK4YJ/p. Note that Amrum island is part of National Park and Nature Reserve Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea and counts for WorldWide Flora and Fauna reference DLFF-013. QSL via home call, bureau or direct. [DXNL]

25/05/2013: Frank, G4HBI, will be motoring in southwest Scotland (EU-005, WLOTA 1234, WW Loc. IO74vu, WAB NX65) as GM4HBI/m from the 25th of May till the 1st of June 2013. Other locations may include IO74wu and IO74wv. QRV on 40, 20, 15, and 10 metre SSB, PSK, RTTY, and CW. QSL via home call, direct only or eQSL. See: www.callylodge.co.uk/ [DXNL]

25/05/2013: Luciano, I5FLN, reports that a team of ARI Radio Club of Domodossola operators using the special callsign IQ1UE will be on air 25-26th May 2013 from the Protected Area Sacro Monte Calvario Domodossola (WWFF IFF-622). They will work only 40m and 20m SSB. QSL via IZ1PJX. See their nice location on www.qrz.com/db/IQ1UE [I5FLN]

25/05/2013: Bobby MI0RYL/p, will be active on 25th May 2013 for the CASHOTA weekend from Kinbane Castle (CASHOTA GI-012), Northern Ireland (EU-115, WLOTA 1439). QSL via home call, bureau or direct. [CASHOTA UK]

25/05/2013: A group of Dutch amateurs will be returning to Eckero Island (WW Loc. JP90SF), Aland Islands (EU-002), for the third time and renting two houses between 25 May and 7 June, 2013. Plans are to be QRV using SSB, CW and RTTY on all bands, mostly on the WARC bands, plus they will also be QRV on 2m (for possible EME). Team members will be Hans OH0/PA0VHA, Jack OH0/PA3BAG, Wil OH0/PA3ALK, Steve OH0/PA2A, Wim OH0/PA2AM and Martin OH0/PA2VMA. QSL via their home callsigns. Further information is on their website at:www.pa2am.nl/ [rsgbiota.org]

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]

26/05/2013: Alex, IK8YFU, and other Calabria DX Team members will be active as homecall/p on 26th May 2013 from the Punta Stilo lighthouse (WAIL CL-010, ARLHS ITA-147, Admiralty E2108, WAIS FR60, WW Loc. JM88GK), located in Monasterace, Reggio di Calabria province, Calabria region, Italy. Expect activity on all bands and modes, propagation permitting. QSL via home calls. [IK8YFU]

26/05/2013: VUCC grid hunters who need Canadian grid EO40 may want to listen for Mike WB8BZK/VE3 who will activate EO40ud for six days from Seseganaga Lake, Thunder Bay District, in Ontario, from 26-31 May 2013. Band: 50 MHz SSB and CW. Frequencies: 50.135 MHz (starting on the calling freq, 50.125 MHz and moving up to 50.135 during an opening). Equipment: Icom 706 with 100W into a 3-element beam up 30 feet, battery powered. Activity times: Mike will check for activity each morning at 1230Z and then again between 2230Z and 2300 each evening. He will also give it a try if the WX is too nasty to go out fishing. For QSL, send SASE to WB8BZK address on QRZ.com. [MMMonWHF]

27/05/2013: Andy, G7SQW, plans to be active as EJ/G7SQW from the island of Arranmore [aka Aran] (EU-121, WLOTA 1189), Co. Donegal, Ireland, from 27-29 May 2013. QRV on 40m-6m from Grids IO54 and IO55 with a 2nd radio dedicated to 6m, hopefully with a yagi. This will be Andy's first IOTA activation. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [rsgbiota.org]

27/05/2013: An IOTA expedition by Dan HM2DMR, Johnny HQ2JCM and HQ2DOM to some Honduran islands is being planned for a period between late May to July (dates depending on Navy permission): Santanilla [aka Swan] Island (NA-035, WLOTA 0061) using the callsign HQ8S. Cochinos Cays [Cochino Grande] (NA-160, WLOTA 2076) using the callsign HQ3W. The island is a Marine Protected Area and are managed by the Honduran Coral Reef Foundation. Vivorillo Cays (NA-223) using the callsign HQ8D. The Vivorillos Bank is a bird sanctuary, it is protected by Honduran Wildlife, Navy and Army. Special permission is needed to visit and stay. Note that the callsigns have been requested and currently tentative. Cochinos Cays (NA-160) will be activated first, around the period 25-31 May 2013. Swan Islands (NA-035) HQ8S tentative dates 16-20 June. Vivorillos Bank (NA-223) HQ8D tentative dates 16-20 July. Equipment: 2x Kenwood transceivers + amps; Wire antennas for 160-40M; Cushcraft A3S Tribander (20, 15, 10M); and Verticals. QSL all calls via KD4POJ (Dwayne E Lipscomb Sr., 4201 13th Street NE, Minot, ND 8703-0410, USA), or bureau. Logs will be uploaded to Club Log and LoTW after the expedition. Further information and updates can be found on the DXpedition website at: hriotas.com/ [DX World]

28/05/2013: Gert, ZS6AYU, will be active holiday style as C91GR from Bilene, Mozambique, between 28th May and 1st June 2013. QRV on 40-10m with Cushcraft R7000 vertical, 350 to 400W, CW only. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. Website:www.qrz.com/db/ZS6AYU/C91GR [DX World]  

LOOKING AHEAD -

01/06/2013: Special event station 8J1MTD will be active on all bands and modes between 1 June 2013 and 31 March 2014 to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Matsudo-city (JCC 1207). Matsudo is located in Chiba prefecture, Kanto region, island of Honshu (AS-007, WLOTA 2376), Japan. QSL via the JARL bureau. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

01/06/2013: Bela, HA9SU/p and Lali HA9CM/p will be active on 1st June 2013, weather permitting, from the Lazberci Biosphere Reserve Area (WFF HAFF-028). QRV on the HF bands, propagation allowing. Note: "On bad weather we can't access this area!" QSL via home calls. [HA9SU]

01/06/2013: N5E is a special event callsign for the activation of the 1877 Tall Ship Elissa for Museum Ships Weekend from Galveston Island (NA-143, USi TX-001S, WW Loc. EL29OH), Galveston county, Texas. Modes: SSB, CW and/or digital according to operator. Bands 7 MHz to 28 MHz according to conditions. QRV 1st and 2nd June 2013, 1400z to 2200z approximately. Operators will be Leslie AD5WB, Jeremy K0JCC, Michael K5WRN, Janet KJ5WRN, Ken K0KS, James W5AOO, Michael KT5MR and Dom N5TCB. QSL direct (SASE or SAE and green stamp) or bureau to AD5WB (QRZ.com). Log will be uploaded to LoTW. Website:www.qrz.com/db/N5E [rsgbiota.org]

01/06/2013: Tom, DL4VM, will be active as OZ/DL4VM from Vendsyssel-Thy / Nordjylland [aka North Jutland] (EU-171, DIA NJ-001) from 1-15 June 2013. QRV holiday style on the HF bands. QSL via home call, bureau or direct. Website: www.qrz.com/db/DL4VM [rsgbiota.org]

01/06/2013: Mike, KJ6MZ (ex-V73/KJ6BBP) expects to be QRV from Kwajalein Atoll, Ralik Chain (OC-028), Repuplic of the Marshall Islands as V73MZ starting June 2013 for a few months. He will update his QRZ.com page with more details soon (www.qrz.com/db/V73MZ). QSL via P.O. Box 22409, San Diego, CA 92192, USA. [DX World]

02/06/2013: Jeff, KL2HD and other members of the KL7 NWR Amateur Radio Club will be active as KL7NWR from Attu Island (NA-064, USi AK009S), 3rd South Central county, Alaska, from 2-5 June 2013. Actual days operating depend on boat transportation. This is a Special Event Station commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of the Battle of Attu in 1943. In 2013, Attu Island and other Aleutian Islands, also celebrate being part of the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge (WWFF KFF-143) for 100 years. Attu is the westermost point of North America and the end of the Aleutian Islands (IOTA NA-064, USi AK-009S). Plans are to be QRV on 20, 17 and 15 metres from Invasion Beach Yellow in Massacre Bay on Attu. QSL LoTW, direct via KL2HD, bureau ok. Online log will also be available at Club Log. [rsgbiota.org]

04/06/2013: From 4th June to 4th August 2013 Keith, G3TTC, will be travelling in his motorhome to Sweden and Norway to activate a number of IOTAs there. His anticipated schedule is: SWEDEN (SM/G3TTC) - 6th & 7th June from Ven Island (EU-137, WLOTA 0780), 8th & 9th Hasslo Island (EU-138), 12th & 14th EU-177 Kattilo Island (EU-177), 16th & 17th Fogdo Island (EU-084), 22nd & 23rd Limon Island (EU-176), 24th 25th & 26th Alnon Island (EU-087), 27th & 28th Holmon Island (EU-135, WLOTA 0613), 30th June & 1st July Seskaro Island (EU-139). NORWAY (LA/G3TTC) - 4th & 5th July from EU-141 Vardo Island (EU-141, WLOTA 0106), 8th & 9th Mageroya Island (EU-044, WLOTA 0160), 13th Tromsoya Island (EU-046), 15th & 16th Hinnoya Island (EU-033, WLOTA 3261), 18th, 19th & 20th Lofoten Island (EU-076), 22nd & 23rd Tomma Island (EU-062)., and finally 27th & 28th July RSGB IOTA CONTEST on Tjome Island (EU-061). NOTE: THIS SCHEDULE IS ALL SUBJECT TO CHANGES!!!! Keith will mainly operate within 20kHz of IOTA frequency of 14.260 MHz, but on 7MHz try the IOTA frequency of 7.055 MHz but he could well be around 7.100-7.125 MHz. He will QSL all cards received via the bureau (to home call G3TTC) or direct (QTHR). [DX World]

06/06/2013: Operators Pierre SB6A, Rolf SM6IQD, Sten SM6MIS, Rick SM6U, Tomas SM6XMY and Janne SM6YOF will be active as 7S6W from the island of Vinga (EU-043) from 6-9 June 2013. Plans are to have 3 stations on the air and they will focus on the higher bands. Note: All QSL backlogs from last year has been taken care of this spring. QSL via SM6MIS, bureau preferred. Log will be uploaded to LoTW and eQSL. Website: sm6.se/7s6w [rsgbiota.org]

16/06/2013: Svein, LA9JKA (ex-JX9JKA) reports that he will be active as JW9JKA from Bear [Bjornoya] Island (IOTA EU-027), the southernmost island of the Norwegian Svalbard archipelago, starting from approx 16 June lasting though to approx 15 December 2013. Similar to his Jan Mayen activities, it will be a spare-time operation focusing on 160-4m. QSL direct to: Svein Rabbevag, Brendlia 12, N-6013 Alesund, Norway. [DX World]

20/06/2013: Look for Jimmy, W6JKV, will be active on 80-6 metres as V31IV from San Pedro (Grid Loc. EK67), Belize, between 20th June and 1st July 2013. QSL via home call. [DXAT]

05/07/2013: Kjerstin (PJ7/AF6KJ) and Travis (PJ7/AF6WU) will be active from the island of Sint Maarten (NA-105, WLOTA 0711) between 5-9 July 2013. They plan a multi-band, multi-mode HF activation according to the best available propagation. QSL both calls via AF6WU. [DX World]

07/07/2013: Vadym, UT6UD, will be active holiday style from the island of Hiva Oa (DIFO FO-021, WLOTA 1233), Marquesas Archipelago (OC-027) from 7-13th July 2013. QRV on the HF bands, propagation allowing. After this activation Vadym will visit the island of Rurutu (OC-050, DIFO FO-125), Australes Archipelago, and will once again be QRV as FO/UT6UD from 14-22 July. QSL direct or bureau to UT6UD [rsgbiota.org]

10/07/2013: Kjerstin (FS/AF6KJ) and Travis (FS/AF6WU) will be in Saint Martin (NA-105, DIFO FS-001, WLOTA 0383) between 10-14 July 2013. They plan a multi-band, multi-mode HF activation according to the best available propagation. QSL both calls via AF6WU. [DX World

27/07/2013: Bill, GM0OBX, plans to be active in the RSGB IOTA Contest (27-28 July) as GM0OBX/p from the island of Inchcolm (EU-123, WAB NT18). Plans are for a Single-Op/SSB/QRP/DXpedition entry. QSL via home call. [NG3K]

07/09/2013: Hardy, DF3GY and Hans, DF2UU will be active as V55V from the QTH of Martin V51W in Omaruru, Namibia (WW Loc. JG78XO), between 7-15th September 2013. They plan to be QRV in the SSB Fieldday (7-8 September) and the WAE SSB Contest (14-15 September). Outside the contest activity will be on 160-6 metre CW and SSB. QSL via DJ8VC, direct or bureau. [NG3K]

16/09/2013: Look for Bernd, DL8AAV, to be active from Laeso Island (EU-088, DIA NK-003, WLOTA 2820) as OZ0AV between 16-28th September 2013. QRV on the HF bands, propagation permitting. QSL via DL8AAV, direct or bureau. [rsgbiota.org]

25/10/2013: Operators Jose PY5XH, Arthur PY5VC, Evan PU5SVE, Jose PY5JAP, Martins PU5UAI, Andre PY5EW and Fabio PY5FAB will be active on all bands and modes as PR5C between 25-30th October 2013 from Ilha do Mel (SA-047, DIB PR-01, WLOTA 1435), Parana State, Brazil. The team will also be active in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (26-27 October). QSL via PU5SVE, direct or bureau. [rsgbiota.org]

19/02/2014: Michael, G7VJR (author of Club Log) will be QRV on the HF bands from Hamilton Perish, Bermuda (NA-005) as VP9/G7VJR between 19-27 February 2014. QSL via M0OXO online QSL request service (www.m0oxo.com/oqrs/). [DX World]  

SPECIAL EVENTS -

24/05/2013: The Belarus special event station EV196VTAP will operate airborne on board of a IL-76 MD on the 24th and 25th of May 2013. QSL via EW8LL. [DXNL]

25/05/2013: Visegrad ARHAB Days: Two educational workshops connected with launches of stratospheric missions. In the period between these two events, activities of special event amateur radio stations in all countries of the Visegrad Group. Communications by the amateur radio operators will be rewarded with special cards and diplomas, following fulfilment of all criteria specified in the regulations. During stratospheric missions, we will do some research on the properties of distribution of radio waves in the stratosphere. From the 25th of May till the 30th of June 2013 look for the following stations to be QRV: HG0VBD Hungary (QSL via HA5FA), OL13VBD Czech Republic (QSL via OK1MP) and SN0VBD Poland (QSL via SP2BH). Full details of the event and associated award can be found at: www.nearspace.eu/ [DXNL]

25/05/2013: The northern Spanish city San Sebastian (Basque Country) will become the European Capital of Culture in 2016. Local amateurs are operating AO2URD from their club on the 25th of May (including the CQWW WPX CW Contest) and AO2URD/p from the lighthouse Monte Igueldo [Igeldo Mendia] (FEA D-1483, ILLW ES-032, WLOL SPA 141, WW Loc. IN83XH), Monte Igueldo, Guipuzcoa province, on the 26th. QSL both calls via EA2URD, bureau preferred. Websites:www.olatutalka.eu/ and www.ea2urd2013.blogspot.com/ [DXNL]

31/05/2013: The Grey Point Fort (CASHOTA GI-060, WAB J47, WW Loc. IO74DP), Crawfordsburn, Co Down, Northern Ireland (EU-115, WLOTA 1439), special event will be a 48hrs event starting at 1700hrs 31st May 2013 to 1700hrs 2nd June 2013. The event is not a contest; It is an opportunity for all radio amateurs to make point to point contact on 80-10m SSB and PSK with the three special event callsigns to commemorate GB0GPF / GN0URN / MN0GPF. A certificate will be awarded to all stations that make contact with all three special event station callsigns on any qualifying bands or modes of operation. If a station is unable to contact all three stations, individual QSL cards are available. Two classes of awards are available, one for licensed operators and one for short wave listeners. QSL GB0GPF, GN0URN and MN0GPF via MI0MOD QTHR. Please NO QSLs via the bureau! Further information can be found at: www.greypointfort.magix.net/public/eventrules.htm [CASHOTA UK]

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

LIGHTHOUSE CALENDAR -

24/05-30/05 MJ/ON6NB: Jersey Island (main) WLOTA:0818 QSL ON4ANN (d/B)
24/05-27/05 PJ6A: Saba Island WLOTA:2043 QSL N4NX (d)
25/05-01/06 5P9Z: Bornholm Island WLOTA:2203 QSL DL7UZO (d/B)
25/05-02/06 CO6/IZ1GDB: Cuba Island WLOTA:0032 QSL H/c (d/B)
25/05-26/05 CR3L: Ilha da Madeira WLOTA:0053 QSL DJ6QT (d/B)
25/05-30/05 DJ2MX/P: Fehmarn Island WLOTA:0637 QSL H/c (d/B)
25/05-06/07 DK4YJ/P: Amrum Island WLOTA:2464 QSL H/c (d/B)
25/05-26/05 EA6/OK2BFN/P: Isla de Mallorca WLOTA:1902 QSL H/c (d/B)
25/05-26/05 EE8X: Isla de Tenerife WLOTA:1276 QSL W2GR (d)
25/05-01/06 GM4HBI/M: Scotland (main island) WLOTA:1234 QSL H/c (d)
25/05-26/05 KP2M: St. Croix Island WLOTA:2477 QSL LoTW/AI4U (d)
25/05-26/05 KP2MM: St. Croix Island WLOTA:2477 QSL LoTW/N2TTA (d)
25/05 MI0RYL/P: Northern Ireland WLOTA:1439 QSL H/c (d/B)
25/05-26/05 MJ5Z: Jersey Island (main) WLOTA:0818 QSL LoTW/M0CFW (d)
25/05-26/05 OG0Z: Aaland (main island) WLOTA:1373 QSL W0MM (d/B)
25/05-26/05 P3N: Cyprus Island WLOTA:0051 QSL RW3RN (d)
25/05-26/05 P40A: Aruba Island WLOTA:0033 QSL WD9DZV (d/B)
25/05-26/05 PJ4A: Bonaire Island WLOTA:1279 QSL K4BAI (d)
25/05-26/05 PJ4G: Bonaire Island WLOTA:1279 QSL NA2AA (d)
25/05-26/05 PJ4R: Bonaire Island WLOTA:1279 QSL N4RR (d)
25/05-26/05 SW8LZ: Nisos Zakynthos WLOTA:0209 QSL LZ1QN (d/LoTW)
25/05-26/05 ZL3IO: New Zealand (South Island) WLOTA:0342 QSL Direct/LoTW
26/05 AO2URD/P: Monte Igueldo FEA:D-1483 WLOL:SPA-141 QSL EA2URD (B)
26/05 IK8YFU/P: Punta Stilo WAIL:CL-010 WLOL:ITA-147 QSL H/c (d/B)
27/05-29/05 EJ/G7SQW: Arranmore Island WLOTA:1189 QSL H/c (d/B)
27/05-30/05 HQ3W: Cochino Grande WLOTA:2076 QSL KD4POJ (d/B)  

6 METRES & UP -

24/05-26/05 070 Club Three Day Weekend PSK31 6m class 24 0000z-26 2400z
24/05-30/05 MJ/ON6NB: Jersey EU-013 Grid:IN89 6/2m CW/SSB/FM QSL ON4ANN (d/B)
25/05 Memorial OK1WC (MWC) Activity 50MHz-241GHz/CW/Phone 0800z-0959z
25/05-07/06 OH0/PA0VHA: Eckero Isl EU-002 Grid:JP90SF 2m (EME) QSL H/c (d/B)
25/05-07/06 OH0/PA2A: Eckero Island EU-002 Grid:JP90SF 2m EME QSL H/c (d/B)
25/05-07/06 OH0/PA2AM: Eckero Island EU-002 Grid:JP90SF 2m EME QSL H/c (d/B)
25/05-07/06 OH0/PA2VMA: Eckero Island EU-002 Grid:JP90SF 2m EME QSL H/c (d/B)
25/05-07/06 OH0/PA3ALK: Eckero Island EU-002 Grid:JP90SF 2m EME QSL H/c (d/B)
25/05-07/06 OH0/PA3BAG: Eckero Island EU-002 Grid:JP90SF 2m EME QSL H/c (d/B)
26/05 Contest Gargano 50MHz CW/SSB/Fixed/Rover 0800z-1500z
26/05 Hamburg Contest 2m CW/SSB 1200z-1400z
26/05 Hamburg Contest 70cm CW/SSB 1430z-1600z
26/05-31/05 WB8BZK/VE3: Ontario Grid:EO40UD 6m CW/SSB 100W 3el QSL H/c (d)
27/05-28/05 MI-QRP Memorial Day Sprint CW/QRO/QRP 6m class 27 2300z-28 0300z
27/05-29/05 EJ/G7SQW: Aran Island EU-121 Grid:IO54 + IO55 6m QSL H/c (d/B)
28/05 LY 2.4GHz & Up Activity Contest CW/SSB/FM 1700z-2059z
28/05 The 50MHz Open Cumulative SO/MO/LP/MP/HP 1700z-2100z
28/05 RSGB 50MHz UKAC SO/Fixed/Open 1900z-2130z

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

GOT6??? - Six Meter Information by Andy 'NEON' Sargent N8OFS at:http://noars.net/got6/GOT6.txt (Updated 22 May 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 -

The following operation is approved for DXCC credit:
E51WL - North Cook Island Note: The operator is a native there and his callsign was previously ZK1WL which was approved for DXCC previously so this is just a change in callsign. If anyone had this contact rejected in a recent submission send an e-mail to bmoore@arrl.org for an update to your record. Special thanks to Andre Berzotti, PY5EW for his help to clear this up. 73 es DX! Bill Moore NC1L Awards Branch Manager
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QSLs via Bureau: None to report this week! :o(

QSLs via Direct: 5Z4EE (NV7E), CS2F (UA2F), H40T (DL7DF), H44G (DL7DF), KP2/JS6RRR (JI3DST), L22D [SA-022] (YB9BU), TO7BC (DL7BC), TR0A/p [AF-089] (SM7EHU), V63XG (OQRS), XV2DLH (DK8ZZ), XX9THX (QRZ.com), YB8BRI/P [OC-236] (H/c), YB8HZ/P [OC-236] (YB8BRI) and YB9YJI [OC-147] (YB9BU).

QSLs via LoTW: 9A4PA, A45XR, DU1IST, EF8HQ, HB0/HB9LF, HB9BLQ, N3RR, OT4A, SU9AF, TM1W, TS8TI, VA3CCO, VE3HEU, VE3KP, YY4HAH and Z81X.   LINKS - CIsA (Canadian Islands Award Program) at: www.qsl.net/ve3tpz/cisa/ IOTA (Islands On The Air) at:www.rsgbiota.org/ NAQCC (North America QRP CW Club) at: naqcc.info/ 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 -

EA8, CANARY ISLANDS EH8DDC continues to operate till the end of the month for the "Dia de Canarias" on HF in SSB and digital modes. QSL via EA8RKL, direct only, or eQSL. [DXNL]

DL, GERMANY Willy, DL7UWR, is currently active from the Nature reserve/Biosphere reserve Schorfheide-Chorin (WWFF DLFF-029) until the 26th of May 2013 as DL7UWR/p. QSL via home call, bureau or direct. [DXNL]

HA, HUNGARY Members of the clubstations HA7KLF and HG7KLF are operating as HG19JASZ for the 19th "Jazygian's World Meeting" until the 31st of July 2013. QSL will be sent automatically via bureau. [DXNL]

I, ITALY The radio club of Cinisello Balsamo (province Milano) celebrates its silver jubilee with the special callsign II2CJ till the 30th of June 2013. QSL via IW2HAJ, direct or bureau and LotW, eQSL. Website: www.aricinisello.it/ [DXNL]

LZ, BULGARIA LZ110RF continues to celebrate the 110th Thracian Rose Festival until the 31st of July 2013. QSL via LZ1YE. Website: www.trcdx.org/ [DXNL]

OK, CZECH REPULIC Special callsign OL2013DIG (DIG 7777) is currently active on 160-10 metre CW, SSB and Digital modes until 6th of June 2013 around the international DIG-meeting in Podborany, Czech Republic. Zdeno, OK1AR, will also participate in DIG's contests (5-6 June) with the call. QSL via OK1AR, direct or bureau. Further information about the event and relevant award ("Diplom DIG 2013 OK") can be found at: diplom-interessen-gruppe.info/ andwww.qrz.com/db/OL2013DIG [DXNL]

SP, POLAND 3Z70RWP commemorates the feat of Cpt. Witold Pilecki, member of the Polish Armia Krajowa during the Second World War. Pilecki managed to escape from the German concentration camp Auschwitz 70 years ago. QRV on all bands and modes until 30th June 2013. QSL via SP5ZRW. [DXNL]

SN0OSPJ celebrates 110 years of Jeziorzany's fire brigade until the end of the month. QSL via SP9PSJ. Website: sp9psj.prv.pl/ [DXNL]

The chemist Karol Olszewski and the physicist Zygmunt Wroblewski were the first to liquefy air 130 years ago. SN0LOX honours their achievment until the end of the month. QSL via SP9MZX, bureau PZK-28 preferred. [DXNL]

The sailor, writer, and journalist Leonid Teliga was the first Polish sailor to circumnavigate the world single-handedly (1967-69). SN40LT operates in his honour until the end of the month. QSL via SP1PMY, direct or bureau and eQSL. [DXNL]

VY0, IGLOOLIK ISLAND - NA-174 As of 21st May 2013 David, VE3VID, is back on Igloolik Island (NA-174, CIsA NW-013, WW Loc. EP99CJ) and will be active as VY0/VE3VID, mainly on 20m RTTY, in his spare time, for a month. QSL via home call, direct (1653 Mountain Rd, R.R. #1 Westport, ON, K0G 1X0, Canada) or bureau. [IOTA-chasers]
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ANNUAL CASHOTA WEEKEND 2013: 25-26th of May. Full info, rules and participants can be found at: www.cashota.co.uk/annual-cashota-weekend
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ZOTA - Zoos On The Air - is an activity for raising the awareness for wildlife conservation. This year's activity day, 25th of May, will coinicide with the Love Your Zoo Week of the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums. http://www.zota.org.uk/   ** CQWW WPX CW CONTEST ** The following stations have announced their participation in the CQWW WPX CW Contest (25-26 May, 2013):

3V8BB Tunisia SO QSL LX1NO (d)/LoTW
4K6FO Azerbaijan SO/? QSL Direct/LoTW
4L8A Georgia SOSB-20mm QSL LoTW
9A33P Croatia M/? QSL 9A2NA (d)/LoTW
AO2URD Spain M/? QSL EA2URD (d/B)/LoTW
CR2X Azores M/S QSL OH2BH (d/B)/LoTW
CR3L Madeira M/? QSL
E7DX Bosnia & Herzogovina M/? E77E (d)/LoTW
EA6/OK2BFN/P Balearic Islands SOLP QSL OK2BFN (d/B)/LoTW
ED1R Spain M/2 QSL LoTW
EE8X Canary Islands SOAB QSL W2GR (d)/LoTW GM9W Scotland SOABHP QSL M0DXR (d)/LoTW
HF55O Poland MO QSL SP6PAZ (d)/LoTW
HI3TT Dominical Republic SOAB HP QSL ON4IQ (d)/LoTW
IF9/IT9PPG Italy SO QSL IT9PPG QSL H/c (d)/LoTW
IO0T Italy M/S QSL IK1RQT (d)
J47X Greece SOAB QSL SV7BVM (d)
KP2M U.S. Virgin Islands M/S QSL AI4U (d)/LoTW
KP2MM U.S. Virgin Islands SOAB QSL LoTW/N2TTA (d)
LO5D Argentina SOSB-10m QSL LoTW
LP5D Argentina SOSB-80m-HP QSL AC7DX (d)
LS1D Argentina SOSB-20m-HP QSL AC7DX (d)
LX7I Luxembourg M/2 QSL LX2A (d/B)/LoTW
LY605W Lithuania SOLP QSL LY5W (d)
LY7A Lithuania M/M QSL LoTW
MJ5Z Jersey SOABLP QSL M0CFW (d)/LoTW
OG0Z Aland Islands SOABHP QSL W0MM (d/B)
P3N Cyprus MOST QSL RW3RN (d)/LoTW
P40A Aruba SOAB QSL WD9DZV (d/B)
PJ4A Bonaire SOSB40m QSL K4BAI (d/LoTW)
PJ4G Bonaire SOSB20 or 10m QSL NA2AA (d/LoTW)
PJ4R Bonaire SOSB15m QSL N4RR (d/LoTW)
PJ6A Saba Multi-Op QSL N4NX (d)
PQ5FB Brazil SOABHP QSL LoTW
RG3K Russia (EU) M/S QSL UA3QDX (d)
RT27WW Russia (EU) SOABHP QSL RT4RO (d)
RW0A Russia (AS) M/2 QSL LoTW
SW8LZ Greece M/S QSL LZ1QN (d)
SW8WW Greece SOAB QSL HA0HW (d/B)
TP2CE France M/2 QSL F5LGF (d)
VB2T Canada (Quebec) SO HP QSL VA2EW (d)/LoTW
VC3A Canada (Ontario) - QSL VE3JPP (d)/LoTW
VC6A Canada (Alberta) M/? HP QSL VE6SV (d)/LoTW
VC6X Canada (Alberta) SO HP QSL VE6BF (d)/LoTW
VC7M Canada (British Columbia) MOABHP QSL VE7UF (d)/LoTW
VP9FOC Bermuda SOAB QSL VE3DZ (d/B)/LoTW
XL3T Canada (Ontario) SOABHP QSL VA3RVK (d/B)/LoTW
XP2I Greenland SOLP QSL OZ1BII (d)/LoTW
YJ0PO Vanuatu SOAB QSL K2PO (d)/LoTW
YN2GY Nicaragua -- QSL K9GY (d/B)/LoTW
YS1/NP3J El Salvador SOSB QSL EA5GL (d)/LoTW
ZL3IO New Zealand SOAB QSL Direct/LoTW
ZM4T New Zealand M/S QSL ZL2AL (d)/Clublog OQRS
ZP9MCE Paraguay SOSB-10m-LP QSL EA5ZD (d)
ZV2K Brazil SOABHP QSL Direct/LoTW

(d) = Direct; (B) = Bureau; (d/B) = Direct or Bureau.

Be sure to check Bill's (NG3K) website for updated CQWW WPX CW Contest information at: ng3k.com/Misc/wpxc2013.html .......
Good luck to all participants & have fun!




73 and Good DX!
Dave Raycroft, VA3RJ

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