I.C.P.O. Bulletin (07-14 June 2013) "Islands, Castles & Portable Operations"

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Listing is by calendar date (day/month/year)
 
07/06/2013: A team from DARC OV Bad Salzungen will be active as DK0WK from Mount Geba in the Rhoen Biosphere Reserve (WWFF DLFF-027) on 7-9 June for the Green Party 2013. They plan to run three HF stations on SSB, CW and PSK, and one VHF/UHF station. QSL via the info on QRZ.com. [425 DX News]

07/06/2013: A bunch of Local Amateurs from the North Northumberland area, namely Dave M0DSS, Alan 2E0ZED, Tom 2E0VAI, Erick M6ECK, Richard M0VKX and Brendan M6HOS, have decided to activate The Holy Island of Lindisfarne (IOTA EU-120) on the anniversary of the First Viking Raid 793AD. We will be active as GB1VR on all HF Bands from 1500hrs 7th June to 1600hrs 9th June 2013. QSL via e-QSL. Website: www.qrz.com/db/GB1VR [rsgbiota.org]

07/06/2013: Greg, VK1AI, is once again active as H44PA from Honiara [Guadalcanal] Island (WLOTA 0086), Solomon Islands (IOTA OC-047) until June 30th. He will be QRV mainly on CW. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [DX World]

07/06/2013: Members of The Club of Mors Island (OZ7MOR) will start the activity of Legindbjerge Protected Landscape (OZFF-071) on Friday, 7th June, 2013. They hope to be on the air approx 18:00 UTC with 3 stations. Look for the callsigns: OZ5VA, OZ7MOR and OZ7AEI. On Saturday the team hopes to have a station in the Green Party 2013. QSL via operators' instructions Further information at oz7mor.qrz.dk [OZ7AEI]

07/06/2013: Alex, UT0UM and Vlad, US7IGN will be active as homecall/p from Turkey until 14th June, 2013. QRV on all bands and modes. QSL via home calls, direct or bureau. [DXAT]

07/06/2013: From 7th to 8th of June 2013, members of the Traveling Radio Amateurs Group have planned to travel to the mountains of Zailiysky Alatau and will activate Amangeldy peak (4010m ASL) using the callsign UP44WFF. Expedition "Mountains of Kazakhstan" is the first in Kazakhstan activation of Class E mountains (peaks with an altitude from 4000 metres ASL and more), pursuant to the "Kazakhstan Mountain Award" program. The goal of the expedition - the activation of the following references: Amangeldy peak, altitude 4010m above sea level [NEW ONE] (WMA UNM-043); Ile-Alatau national Park (WWFF UNFF-005); river Malaya Almatinka (WRA UNR-048) and Karasai district (KDA Q-12). WW Locator: MN83MC. QSL via UN6QC, direct or bureau and LoTW, eQSL (www.eqsl.kz/). Further information on the expedition and awards can be found at: un-dx-news.ucoz.com/ and qrz.com/db/UP44WFF [UN6QC]

07/06/2013: Klaus/VE7KDU and Frank/VE7DP will try to activate the Estevan Islands (IOTA NA-181) during 7-9th June, 2013. The operation will take place from a sheltered cove on Barnard Island (CIsA BC-175), it is located 130 Km west/south-west of the nearest accessible community. Reaching their destination will depend on local weather and sea conditions. They plan to be QRV on 30-15 metre CW and SSB. A brief activity (less than 24 hours) from one of the qualifying islands in the NA-061 group, immediately before or after NA-181 is also possible. QSL via home calls. [VE7DP]

07/06/2013: Edi YB3EDD, Eddy YB3VPP, Samsul YB3GZS and Andy YB3BOA plan to be active as YE3I from Gili Ketapang (OC-237) between 7-9 June 2013. QRV 160-10m. QSL via YB3EDD, direct only (Edi Hari Purnomo, Jl.Walikota Gatot Gg 16 No 02, Probolinggo, East Java 67213, Indonesia) and eQSL. Website: www.qrz.com/db/YE3I [DX World]

07/06/2013: Bob VP8LP will be active sporadically as ZD7LP from Georgetown, island of St. Helena (AF-022, WLOTA 1488) until June 14th. QRV on all HF bands and modes. QSL direct to his home call [DX World]

08/06/2013: Operators Drew N2RFA (C6ABB), Gene K2KJI (C6ALC), Ivars KC4PX (C6APX) and Jay K2TTT (C6ATT) will be returning to Cable Beach, New Providence Island (NA-001, WLOTA 1115, WW Loc. FL15HB), Bahamas, and will be QRV from 08-15 June, 2013. Their main goal is to participate in the ARRL June VHF QSO Party (8-10 June 2013). Activity outside the contest will be on 80-10 metre SSB, RTTY, SSTV, PSK31 and JT65. QSL direct only to their home callsigns. [DXAT]

08/06/2013: Ken, K4ZW will be in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 8-10 June 2013 and plans to operate mainly CW as ET3AA "whenever he can get access to the club station". QSL for this operation via N2OO. [425 DX News]

08/06/2013: Bill, K9HZ will be operational again as J68HZ from Labrelotte Bay, Castries, island of St. Lucia (NA-108, WLOTA 1336, Grid Loc. FK94) from June 8th through June 22th, 2013. Bill will be active on 160 through 6 metres on CW, SSB, and RTTY. His equipment will consist of an Elecraft K3 and using a 3 element beam for 20 through 6 metres, and wire antennas for 160 thru 30 metres. Special emphasis on 80 and 160 - all modes. PLEASE send QSL cards via K9HZ direct. Bill also uses LoTW and eQSL. [rsgbiota.org]

08/06/2013: For the ARRL June VHF QSO Party (8-10 June, 2013) the Ashtabula County Amateur Radio Club K8CY will be active from two Cabooses at the AC&J Railway (Grid Loc. EN91), Ashtabula county, Ohio. Andy "NEON" Sargent (SMIRK #6737) will be active on 52.525 MHz FM, KR0SIV will be on 146.55 MHz FM and 223.5 MHz FM, while others in the club will pick up 6m and 2m SSB along with 446 MHz FM. This will be a Low Power entry for the club. QSL via K8CY direct or eQSL. [N8OFS]

08/06/2013: Ben DO1BEN, Andy DL5AND, Vincent DL6II and Georg DL3YAT will be active as LA5O from Hadesland, Laukvik on the island of Austvagoy, Lofoten Islands (IOTA EU-076, WW Loc. JP78HK) between 8-14th June 2013. QRV all bands using Elekraft K3, Yaesu FT 1000, Yaesu FT 847 (VHF), Expert 1k2 Amp. Antennas (planed): SteppIR vertical (BigIR) and 6 band Hexbeam by foldingantennas (20-6 meters) as well as several homebrew verticals and dipoles. They also plan to be active on 5 MHZ (60 metre band) if possible. QSL via DO1BEN bureau (preffered) or direct via Ben Joerdens, Hermann-Stehr-Str. 41, 51067 Koeln, Germany. Further information can be found at: www.do1ben.de/index.php?page=LA5O [DX World]

08/06/2013: Grigory, RA9ODD will embark on the M/V 'Spirit of Enderby' on a 17-day cruise in the Sea of Okhotsk. Depending on local and weather conditions, plans are to visit the following islands: 8th June from Iony Island (AS-069, RRA RR-13-10, RDA HK-13); 9th June from the Shantarskiye Islands (AS-044, RRA RR-13-08, RDA HK-26); 10th June from the Malminskiye Islands (AS-172, RRA RR-13-11, RDA HK-13); 12th June from Talan Island (AS-059, RRA RR-13-05, RDA MG-04)p 14-15th June from the Yamskiye Islands (AS-170, RRA RR-13-06, RDA MG-02); and 19th June from Atlasova Island (AS-025, RRA RR-15-01, RDA SL-20). The ship locator is on www.heritage-expeditions.com. Grigory will be QRV as RA9ODD/0 and/or using the club station callsign RZ9OWE/0, possibly around 14260 and 21260 kHz. His operating time will be limited to a few hours only per island. [425 DX News]

10/06/2013: Lars, SM6CUK, will be active from Ven Island (EU-137, WLOTA 0780) as SA6G/7 between 10-17th June 2013. QRV holiday style on the HF bands. QSL via SM6CUK, by the bureau or direct. [rsgbiota.org]

11/06/2013: John, K9EL, will once again activate FS/K9EL from the island of St. Martin (NA-105, DIFO FS-001, WLOTA 0383, Grid Loc. FK88) in June. Operating dates this year are 11-28 June 2013. He will be active on 80-6 metres. Daily uploads to Club Log and LoTW are planned. John has a new QTH this year and should have a better signal to the USA on 6 metres. [DX World]

13/06/2013: Operators Orelvis CO6LC, Jose CO6EC, Yordany CO6YAC, Amaurys CO6WYR and Luis CO6LP will activate Cayo Santa Maria (NA-204, WLOTA 0409) using the callsign T46C between 13-17 June 2013. Plans are to be QRV on 160-10 metre (WARC included) SSB, CW and RTTY, using 3 station at the same time. Antennas will include yagi, verticals and RX: beverage to low band. QSL via EA5GL, direct only. [NG3K]

14/06/2013: Ted, JF1CCH (ex-V73TS), will be active from Hachijo-jima [Hachijo Island] (Tokyo Prefecture, JCG 10006), South Izu Islands (AS-043) between 14-17 June 2013. QRV mainly CW on the HF bands. Note that this island is located within the boudaries of Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park and will count for WorldWide Flora & Fauna reference JAFF-009. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [DX World]

14/06/2013: Pertti (Pete), OH2BEE and Raimo, OH2BCI will be active from the Aland Islands (EU-002) as OG0W from 14-17th June, 2013. QRV on all HF bands and modes, however their main focus will be on the All Asian DX Contest. QSL via OH2BEE, bureau or direct. [rsgbiota.org]

14/06/2013: Dave, W9DR, has planned a 6 Metre DXpedition to the north shore of the island of Anegada (WW Loc. FK78TR), in the British Vigin Islands (NA-023), and will use the callsign VP2V/W9DR from 14-28 June 2013. He will be QRV on 50.115 Mhz SSB and 50.115,6 Mhz CW. Dave will also be running a beacon on 50.115,6 MHz when the band is not open. Please submit confirmation request (QSL) to W9DR home address (QRZ.com). Website: www.qrz.com/db/W9DR [DX World]  

LOOKING AHEAD -


15/06/2013: Starting 15 June 2013, for 4 or 5 days, look for Roger, ZS6RJ, to be active from Tuli Block, eastern Botswana (WW Loc. KG47AC), as A25RJ. Plans are to be QRV on 80-10 metre CW and RTTY. QSL via ZS6RJ direct (Roger Jones, 544 Duniet Street, Elardus Park, Pretoria 0181, South Africa) and LoTW. There is no bureau service for Botswana. [DX World]

15/06/2013: Karl, DL1JKK will be active on the 15th and 16th of June 2013 and participate in WCW-2013 from Burg Mylan (WCA DL-01267, COTA-DL SAX-161). He plans to work on all bands as DL1JKK/p. QSL via home call. [RN1CW]

15/06/2013: Fabien, F4GYM and Christophe, F4GTB will be active on the 15th of June 2013 and participate in WCW-2013 from Chateau de Moncteaux les Meaux (WCA F-06044, DFCF 77-187). This activation will also count for WorldWide Flora-Fauna with the activation of the Montceaux Forest Reserve (WWFF FFF-1253). They plan to work as F4GYM/p and F4GTB/p on 40 and 20 metres. QSL via bureau or direct to their home calls. [RN1CW]

15/06/2013: Look for Andy 'NEON' Sargent (SMIRK #6737) to be active caboose portable from the AC&J Railway (Grid Loc. EN91) as N8OFS/p during the SMIRK 50 MHz QSO Party (15-16 June). Plans are to be parked on 52.525 MHz FM with his TS-60 and "DOMINATOR" vertical antenna. QSL to home call, direct or eQSL. [N8OFS]

15/06/2013: Ivo, ON7IVO will be active on the 15th and 16th of June 2013 and participate in WCW-2013 from Castle Zandvliet (WCA ON-01931, BCA AN-207). He plans to work as ON7IVO/p on all bands. QSL via bureau or direct to ON7IVO. [RN1CW]

15/06/2013: The members of UT4UZA, inc. Vladimir UT4ULR, Pavel UT4UGW, Oleksandr UT4UPQ, Dmitry UT4UKA, Oleg UR4UKV, Yuri UT5UKA, Sasha UT4UGO and Nataly UT4UKR will be active on the 15th and 16th of June 2013 and participate in WCW-2013 from Kievskiy Fortified - South (WCA UR-00040, UCFA KO-004, URDA KO-13). They plan to work CW/SSB on all bands as UT4UZA/p and homecalls/p. QSL via UX7UN. [RN1CW]

16/06/2013: Look for Manel, EA3EGB/5 to be active on the 16th of June 2013 from Islote de Benidorm [Benidorm Island] (EU-093, DIE E-007, Grid Loc. JM08) and lighthouse (FEA E-0172, WLH EA-003, WLOL SPA-165, WLOTA 3329, Admiralty E 0172). Plans are to be QRV on 40-6 metre SSB and RTTY using Icom 7000 100 Watts. Islote de Benidorm is located in the province of Alicante. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [EA3EGB]

20/06/2013: Jo MJ/PA9JO, Alex MJ/PA1AW and Ronald MJ/PA3EWP will be active from the isle of Jersey (EU-013, WLOTA 0818, WW Loc. IN89VE) between 20-24th June, 2013. Operating CW, SSB and Digital modes on 160-6m, they will use the club station of the Jersey Amateur Radio Society at the old German signal station at La Moye. QSL for all 3 callsigns goes to PA1AW, direct with SAE + sufficient return postage to Alex van Hengel, Bovenkruier 18, 2995CA Heerjansdam, The Netherlands. OQRS will also be available for direct and bureau requests. Logs will be uploaded after the trip. Further information can be found on their website at: www.cqfriends.com/user.asp?username=mj2013 [DX World]

22/06/2013: Susanne ON2SL, Roger ON4AHQ, Andre ON4DTO and Erwin ON5BWE will be active on the 22nd of June 2013 from Kasteel van Brustem (WCA ON-00755, BCA LB-100). They plan to work as ON5BWE/p from 06:00 local time on 80 metres, after 40 metres, SSB only. QSL via ON5BWE, bureau or direct. [RN1CW]

27/06/2013: Joy YB0NSI/p, Jeffry YC0LOU/p and perhaps one other operator plan to be active from Damar Besar, Seribu Islands (OC-177), between 27th June and 1st July, 2013. QRV on 160-10m - CW, SSB, Digi. This activity also counts for WorldWide Flora and Fauna reference YBFF-025 (Kepulauan Seribu). More info in a few weeks.... [DX World]

01/07/2013: For "Clean Reception Environment Month" special event station 8N5CLEAN will be QRV on all bands and modes between 1st July and 31st October, 2013. Area 5 island of Shikoku (IOTA AS-076), Japan. QSL via the JARL bureau. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

07/07/2013: Mike, DL3FCG, will be QRV as EA8/DL3FCG again this year from Isla de Tenerife (DIE S-012, WLOTA 1276, EAA TF), Canary Islands (AF-004). Starting the 7th of July he will be there on a holliday style operation for 3 weeks (July 27th). In the morning hours (8:00 UTC +/-) Mike will be looking for openings specially to JA and Asia on the higher bands 10m/12m. His QTH will be in La Orotava in the northern part of Tenerife with a very good path to NA and EU. Although he will be using only a modest station setup (FT857/100Watts) with G5RV antenna, it will be easy for him to work into EU an NA with good signals. A Single-Op/Low-Pwoer/CW only entry in the IARU HF Championsship Contest is planned. QSL is available via eQSL, LOTW and bureau to Mike's home call. [DL3FCG Blogspot]

16/07/2013: Flavio, IW2NEF, will be active holiday style as 5R8NE from Andilana Beach, Nosy Be Island (AF-057, WLOTA 3042), from 16-30th July, 2013. His plans are to be QRV on 40-10 metre phone only. He will also be active in the RSGB IOTA Contest (27-28 July). Equipment: Yaesu FT857, 100W, with 10m fishing rod antenna. QSL via his manager IK2DUW. [IZ2DPX]

21/07/2013: Look for special event station 8N9ARDF to be active on all bands and modes between 21st July and 31st October to celebrate the 2013 All Japan ARDF Athletic Meet. QSL via the bureau preferred. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

25/07/2013: Nate, N4YDU, will once again be active as W4O from Ocracoke Village (Beachcomber campground), Ocracoke Island (NA-067, USi NC-001S, WLOTA 0466, WW Loc. FM25AC), Hyde county, North Carolina, between 25-28th July, 2013. He will also participate in the RSGB IOTA Contest as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power Assisted entry. Nate will be QRV on 80-10 metre SSB and CW. QSL direct only to N4YDU. [NG3K]

27/07/2013: Luis, EA8AY, will once again be active as EF8X during the RSGB IOTA Contest (27-28 July) from Santa Cruz, Isla de Tenerife (DIE S-012, WLOTA 1276, EAA TF), Canary Islands (AF-004). He plans for a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via W2GR and LoTW. [NG3K]

27/07/2013: Look for Olof, G0CKV, to be active as SM5CKV/p from the island of Harstena (EU-177) for the RSGB IOTA Contest (27-28 July 2013). Plans are to be QRV on the HF bands, CW only. QSL via G0CKV and LoTW. [NG3K]

31/08/2013: Look for Marcel, PD5MVH, to be active on the HF bands as PD5MVH/p from Schiermonnikoog Island (EU-038, WLOTA 2175) between 31st August and 14th September, 2013. He will also activate the Schiermonnikoog National Park (WWFF PAFF-017). QSL via home call, bureau or direct (M v Helden, Dedemsvaartweg 1084, 2545 BG The Hague, Netherlands). Please NO e-QSL and NO LoTW - Marcel prefers paper QSLs. [PD5MVH]

01/09/2013: For "Clean Reception Environment Month" special event station 8N0C (Nagano prefecture) Shin'etsu region, island of Honshu (IOTA AS-007, WLOTA LH-2376) will be active on all bands and modes between 1st September and 31st October, 2013. QSL via the JARL bureau. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

19/10/2013: UPDATE - Not yet finalised, but Akira JA1NLX has plans to be active as P29VNX from Lissenung Island, New Ireland, Bismarck Archipelago (OC-008) between 19-26th October, 2013. QRV on 40-10 metre CW and SSB. QSL via JA1NLX. [DX World]

05/11/2013: The T33A team is planning the activation of Banaba Island (OC-018) during 5-18th November, 2013. Plans are to have six stations at two sites operating CW/SSB/RTTY on 160m through 10m. The team is comprised of W2IJ, N1EMC, N6HC, DK1II, N9NS, W6KK, KD6XH, AA4FL, AD6E, DL5EBE, HA0NAR, VK3FY, WA1S, WA1F, DL6KVA, N6HD, DJ5IW, K3VN, and WA6FGV. QSLs will be available direct by mail through our QSL manager, W2IJ. OQRS by ClubLog will be available. QSLs will also be available by the bureau. Logs will be posted to LoTW approximately 6 months after the conclusion of the DXpedition. Further information and updates at: www.t33a.com/ [DX World]

23/11/2013: Emilio, IZ1GAR, has plans for a Single-Op/All-Band entry in the CQWW DX CW Contest (23-24 November) using the callsign IH9R from the island of Pantelleria (AF-018, IIA TP-001, MIA MI-124, WLOTA 0041), African Italy (CQ zone 33). QSL via IZ1GAR and LoTW. [NG3K]

23/11/2013: John, W2GD, will once again activate P40W from the island of Aruba (SA-036, WLOTA 0033) for the CQWW DX CW Contest (23-24 November). Operating category TBD. John plans to be QRV on 160m and the WARC bands, CW, before the contest as time permits. QSL via LoTW or direct to N2MM. Note: "Will no longer respond to bureau cards after 2013." [NG3K]  

SPECIAL EVENTS -

07/06/2013: Special event station EH7MCB is currently on the air for the 2nd anniversary of the CB-radio musuem in San Roque, Spain, until the 9th. QSL via EB7CVL. [DXNL]

07/06/2013: Special callsign HG7DANUBE will celebrate the "Danube Day" (29th of June) for the entire month of June, 2013. QRV on HF and echolink. QSL via HA7VY. [DXNL]

07/06/2013: Special callsign OE200TH is currently active until the 14th of June for the 200th birthday of Theophil Hansen, noted designer and architect. QSL via OE3PVC. [DXNL]

07/06/2013: Special event station OL140FIRE operates around the 140th jubilee of the local fire brigade in Horni Marsov and a nationwide meeting of firefighters in Litomerice, Czech Republic. QRV until the 15th of June, 2013. QSL via the bureau. [DXNL]

07/06/2013: 1613 - The End of the Time of Troubles. The Reestablishment of the Russian State. The Ascension of the House of Romanoff to the Russian Throne. R400MR commemorates this decisive event until the end of the year 2013. QSL via R2DG (Yury Pavlov, Pushkino Radio Club RK3DWA 141282 Russia). For more information please vizit the official website of The Russian Imperial House at: www.imperialhouse.ru/eng/ [DXNL]

07/06/2013: The scouts of Poznanskiej-Wildzie are looking back on 100 years of history. SN100HW operates until the 17th of June, 2013. QSL via bureau. [DXNL]

07/06/2013: Romanian scouts are celebrating their centennial with the call YP100S. QRV until the end of June on 80 and 40 metre SSB. QSL via YO7HKR. [DXNL]

07/06/2013: The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) has accepted Gibraltar as its 54th member. For that reason Ernest, ZB2FK, will put ZB54FK on the air until the 27th of June, 2013. QSL via ZB2FK, direct only. [DXNL]

10/06/2013: Special event station EH8FSJ will be activated from 10th to 24th June, 2013, for the Fiestas San Juan Bautista de Arucas, Gran Canaria. On 16th June they will operate portable from Lomo Jurgon, Arucas (DME 35006 - Diploma Municipios de Gran Canaria). QSL via EA8RKL, direct or EURAO and eQSL. Website: www.qrz.com/db/EH8FSJ

12/06/2013: Members of the Radio Club Paraguay Filial Itapua (ZP9EE) will be using the callsign ZP99E for the first time from the local ruins of the Jesuit Missions of La Santisima Trinidad de Parana and Jesus de Tavarangue between June 12th and July 21st, 2013. Operators mentioned are Manu ZP9MCE, Antero ZP9CN, Francisco ZP9GB and Derlis ZP9DK. Activity will be on 40/30/20/

15/10
metre CW and SSB, with some PSK31. QSL via EA5ZD. Log will be available on QRZ.com and ClubLog. Further information is available at: qrz.com/db/ZP99E [OPDX Bulletin]

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

LIGHTHOUSE CALENDAR -


08/06-15/06 C6ABB: New Providence Island WLOTA:1115 QSL N2RFA (d)
08/06-15/06 C6ALC: New Providence Island WLOTA:1115 QSL K2KJI (d)
08/06-15/06 C6APX: New Providence Island WLOTA:1115 QSL KC4PX (d)
08/06-15/06 C6ATT: New Providence Island WLOTA:1115 QSL K2TTT (d)
08/06-09/06 FY/F5UII: Ile Royale WLOTA:0911 QSL H/c (d/B)
08/06-23/06 J68HZ: Sta. Lucia Island WLOTA:1336 QSL K9HZ (d)
10/06-13/06 H44IOTA: Florida Islands WLOTA:1132 QSL NR6M (d)
10/06-17/06 SA6G/7: Ven WLOTA:0780 QSL SM6CUK (d/B)
11/06-28/06 FS/K9EL: St. Martin Island WLOTA:0383 QSL H/c (d/B)
13/06-17/06 T46C: Cayo Cayman Grande de Santa Maria WLOTA:0409 QSL EA5GL (d)
14/06-17/06 JF1CCH/1: Hachijo Shima WLOTA:0436 QSL H/c (d/B)  

6 METRES & UP -


08/06 JT65a Tropo Contest 50 MHz/Open Class 1000z-1400z
08/06-09/06 DDFM 50MHz Contest CW/SSB/FM 08 1600z-09 1600z
08/06-10/06 ARRL June VHF QSO Party 6m&Up 08 1800z-10 0300z
08/06-09/06 Championnat de France TVA SO/432MHz & Up 08 1800z-09 1200z
08/06-10/06 C6ABB: New Providence NA-001 Grid:FL15 ARRL June VHF QSL N2RFA (d)
08/06-10/06 C6ALC: New Providence NA-001 Grid:FL15 ARRL June VHF QSL K2KJI (d)
08/06-10/06 C6APX: New Providence NA-001 Grid:FL15 ARRL June VHF QSL KC4PX (d)
08/06-10/06 C6ATT: New Providence NA-001 Grid:FL15 ARRL June VHF QSL K2TTT (d)
08/06-09/06 FY/F5UII/P: Ile Royale Grid:GJ35 possible 6m activity QSL H/c (d/B)
08/06-10/06 K8CY: Ohio Grid:EN91 52.525FM 2m/6mFM/SSB 223.5FM 446FM QSL Direct
09/06
70MHz & Cross-band Contest 4m + 6m/Mix/SO/MO 0700z-1900z
09/06 2nd 144MHz Backpackers SO/MO/10w max 0900z-1300z
09/06 PW 144MHz QRP Contest CW/Phone 0900z-1600z
09/06 50 RaseDx Sprint - 50MHz SO/CW/SSB/Mix 1400z-1800z
10/06 Memorial OK1WC (MWC) Activity 6m CW-SSB/SO/LP/QRP 1600z-1659z
11/06 LY 432MHz Activity Contest CW/SSB/FM 1700z-2059z
11/06 NRAU 432MHz Activity Contest SO/MO/Open 1700z-2100z
11/06 RSGB 432MHz UKAC SO/Fixed/Open 2000z-2230z
11/06-28/06 FS/K9EL: St. Martin NA-105 Grid:FK88 6m all mode QSL H/c (d/B)
12/06 MOON Contest 432MHz CW/Digital/FM/SSB 1800z-2000z
13/06 LY 50MHz Activity Contest CW/SSB/FM 1700z-2059z
13/06 NRAU 50MHz Activity Contest SO/MO/Open 1700z-2100z
13/06 SPAC June 50MHz Contest CW/SSB/FM 1700z-2100z
14/06-28/06 VP2V/W9DR: Anegada Isl NA-023 Grid:FK78 6m CW/SSB QSL H/c (d)

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

GOT6??? - Six Meter Information by Andy 'NEON' Sargent N8OFS at: http://noars.net/got6/GOT6.txt (Updated: 05 June 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: VU7KV - Lakshadweep Islands (DXCC entity Code - 142) May 2013 operation Note: If anyone had this contact rejected in a recent submission send an e-mail to bmoore[@]arrl.org to be placed on the list for an update to your record. 73 es DX! Bill Moore NC1L Awards Branch Manager

5T0SP contacts uploaded to LOTW [Ron AC7DX]

The TX5K QSLs for the March Clipperton Island DXpedition should start to flow out sometime around the end of June.

QSLs via Bureau: 5H3/IK2GZU, 8Q7OE, A6/VE6LB, AA3GM, EF8M, FK8CE, FS/DL2RUM, HK1R, J37T, KO1U, OY9R, PY2XB, T6AG, V21ZG, V31WA, V5/DF9WB, VA3FN, VE3DC, VE3HEU, VE3KAO and VK9XM.

QSLs via Direct: 5H1DX [AF-063] (DF8DX), 9M4SLL (M0URX/OQRS), A3EAQ (SP5EAQ), JS6RRR [AS-079] (QRZ.com), OL2HQ (OK2PP), PJ4M (DJ7JC), PJ4NX (M0URX/OQRS) PT0S (HA7RY), T2GM (GM4FDM) and Z60K (G3XTF).

QSLs via LoTW: 5T0SP, GT4FOC, KC7V, KM7TR, KW7Y, OA4SS, PJ6A, VC7M, WN1GIV and XE2X.   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 -

C82DX - MOZAMBIQUE - PRESS RELEASE #2 Planning and preparations are continuing for our October 2013 Mozambique DXpedition. Our license has been issued and is in hand with the call C82DX. We are happy to announce this will be the first use of the C82 prefix. We will be active starting 15 October for eight days with operations ongoing through October 22nd. We are also pleased to announce Ray Novak, N9JA has joined our team. ZS6P and ZS6RI will travel to our operating site the first week of June for scouting, planning and preparation purposes. Our location in Xai Xai is located directly on the ocean in the southern part of Mozambique. Low band operations remain the primary objective and we have secured both Titanex and Battle Creek Special verticals. We have also obtained the sponsorship of Array Solutions with one of their new shared apex loop array RX systems. They join ICOM (our main equipment supplier with IC7600s) and SteppIR (CrankIRs) as our major donors to our DXpedition. During the day we will operate all HF bands including 6 meters. Our website is www.c82dx.com where you can learn more about our plans. N4XP and N1DG co-leaders.

CE0, EASTER ISLAND - Jose, CE3YHO, is traveling to Easter Island [Rapa Nui] (SA-001, DICE ICE-001, WLOTA 0319, WWFF CEFF-027) by the end of June in order to live there, with his wife (islander) and two sons that actually are living on the Island. Once living there Jose will install a Ham Radio point with HF, VHF and UHF facilities. He hopes these installations will be operative at the end of July or August. Website: www.qrz.com/db/CE0YHO [DX World]

HR, HONDURAS (IOTA) - Official documentation and confirmation from the Honduran Navy informs that Dan HR2DMR can visit and be active from NA-035 and NA-223. June 16 - 20 - HQ8S, Swan Island (NA-035) July 16 - 20 - HQ8D, Vivorillos Island [Vivorillo Cays] (NA-223) Bookmark these dates! [IOTA-chasers]

THE P5 PROJECT - FLASH NEWS - N6PSE is on the way to Beijing, then onto Pyongyang, North Korea to begin negotiations for a DPRK DXpedition. AH6HY will join the effort later next week.

WORLD CASTLES WEEKEND (WCW-2013) - On the 15th and 16th of June of 2013 will take place the 3rd Worldwide Hams Activity Days from castles and fortresses (World Castles Weekend 2013). It is a good possibility to work on the air from historical places and fulfil conditions of many awards. For participation in WCW-2013 will be issued memorable certificate. More information at WCA website - http://wcagroup.org We invite to co-operating of radio hams, radio clubs, the organisations ready to take active part in this action. [RN1CW]

WWFF GREEN PARTY 2013 - This event on the 8th of June is hosted by the YOFF-team and members of the ARER (Romanian Association of Environmentalists Radioamateurs). Check their homepage for further information at: http://wff-yo.blogspot.ro/p/blog-page_5.html




73 and Good DX!

Dave Raycroft, VA3RJ

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