I.C.P.O. Bulletin (14-21 June 2013) "Islands, Castles & Portable Operations"

15:44 Fernando Luiz de Souza 0 Comments

Listing is by calendar date (day/month/year)
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: Mark, N1AFG, is currently on the island of Sint Maarten (NA-105, WLOTA 0711) until 21st June 2013, operating a portable station under the callsign PJ7/N1AFG. Schedule is not firm, and of course depends on weather, other vacation activities, etc. Look for Mark near the top of the 20m and 15m phone bands. There is the possibility that he will also operate from the French side of the island as FS/N1AFG (Saint Martin - NA-105, WLOTA 0383). QSL via home call, direct preferred. [DX World]

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]

15/06/2013: Starting 15th 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: In WCW-2013 work of the following stations from Germany is expected: DL0XR from Castle Bruck (WCA DL-04207, COTA-DL NBN-076); DH0KAA from Castle Gymnich (WCA DL-03555, COTA-DL KAB-039); DR11COTA from Castle Schwarzenburg (WCA DL-02819, COTA-DL BOB-028) the morning of 15 June, operated by DF6EX; DR11COTA from Castle Ehrenstein (WCA DL-01326, COTA-DL THB-032 the afternoon of 15 June; DA0CW/p from Castle Obermurach (WCA DL-02824, COTA-DL BOB-033); and DR11COTA from Castle Falkenberg (WCA DL-02335, COTA-DL BOB-001) on 16th of June, operated by DF6EX. QSL information can be found on QRZ.com. [RN1CW]

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: The members of Radioclub DELTA will be active on the 15th and 16th of June 2013 and participate in WCW-2013 from Gorodische Kiya (WCA UR-00214, UCFA KO-009, URDA KO-22, WW Loc. KO50FD) located in parks WWFF UUFF-064 and WWFF UTFF-2330. They plan to work as EM7UT on all bands CW/SSB. QSL via UR7UT, bureau or direct. [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: Weather permitting, Maurizio IT9BWD/p, Peppe IT9BWW/p, Riccardo IT9CVO/p and Giuseppe IT9HBS/p will be active from Isola dei Porri (EU-166, IIA RG-001, MIA MI-078, WLOTA 3691) on 15 June, 2013. QSL via home calls, bureau or direct. [425 DX News]

15/06/2013: Take, JG8NQJ will be active again as JG8NQJ/JD1 from Marcus Island, Minami Torishima (OC-073, WW Loc. QL64XG, JCG #10007) around mid-June. When there he works at the island weather station so is only active during his spare time. He will operate CW and some SSB mainly on 10, 12, 15 and 17 metres. Take typically stays for about 6-8 weeks on the island. QSL via JA8CJY, direct only or via the bureau only to JG8NQJ. Please do not send direct request to JG8NQJ. [425 DX News]

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: Geoffroy, ON6GMT/p, plans to participate in WCW-2013 and activate the Chateau de Cocriamon (WCA ON-00669, BCA BW-100), Villers-la-Ville, on 15th of June, 2013. QRV from 0700 to 1300 UTC on 80 and 40 metres with FT-897 running 100 Watts. QSL via home call, bureau preferred. [Radioamateur.org]

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: Andreas, DG3XA, plans to set up a station Ulfborg (WW Loc. JO46BH), Denmark, and be QRV as OZ0TX from 15th to 21st June, 2013. He plans to set up a station (Elecraft K3, Alpin 100 amp) for 6 metres running 1kW to a 3 element yagi. He will also operate on 80 metres using 1kW and a dipole. QSL OZ0TX via DG3XA, direct or bureau. [DXNL]

15/06/2013: The members of RZ1CWC team and other operators will be active on the 15th and 16th of June 2013 and participate in WCW-2013 from Fort Seraya Loshad (WCA UA-00210, COTA-RU F-116, RDA LO-30). They plan to work on all bands CW/SSB/Digital as RZ1CWC/p and homecalls/p. QSL via RW6HS. [RN1CW]

15/06/2013: The Radio Club du Vosges (F8KHP) will be active as TM88CE on 15-16th June 2013 from the Chateau d'Epinal (WCA F-04501, DFCF 88-006, WW Loc. JN38FD), commune of Epinal (CP 88000), Department Vosges/88 and region Lorraine (DPF 14). Plans are to be QRV with 2 stations, mainly on 80 and 40m in CW and SSB. QSL via F6CSQ, bureau preferred. Website: www.ra88.org/ [DXNL]

15/06/2013: Leonid, UR2LM, will be active on the 15th and 16th of June 2013 and participate in WCW-2013 from Zmievskaya Fortress (WCA UR-00216, UCFA HA-015). He plans to work as UR2LM/p on 160, 80, 40, 20 and 2 metre SSB and FM. QSL via home call, bureau or direct. [RN1CW]

15/06/2013: The UR4NWW team consisting of Sergey UT5NB, Valery UT7NP, Vladimir UR5NBC, Alexandr US5NDJ, Alexey US5NMC, Anton US5NAR, Maria US5NMM and others will be active on the 15th and 16th of June 2013 and participate in World Castles Weekend WCW-2013 from the complex of defense and temple buildings of the XVII century - Vinnitsa Mury (WCA UR-00150, UCFA VI-005, WW Loc. KN49FF. They plan to work CW/SSB/FM on all bands as UR4NWW/P and HOMECALLS/P. QSL via www.eQSL.cc. [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]

15/06/2013: Champ, E21EIC (ex-XW1IC), will be working in Laos between 15th June and 14th September, 2013. He will be active as XW0YJY and will also be in the All Asian DX CW Contest (15-16 June) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. Outside of the contest, Champ's activity will be on 160-2 metres. He mentions also that during this period he will be working between Vientiane, Laos, and Bangkok, Thailand. QSL via E21EIC and LoTW. [OPDX Bulletin]

15/06/2013: Andris YL2GQT will be active on the 15th and 16th of June 2013 and participate in WCW - 2013 from Jelgava Castle, Mitau (WCA YL-00031, COTA-YL Z-005) as resident. He plans to work on all bands CW/SSB. After activity log will be uploaded to WCA E-Log database. [RN1CW]

15/06/2013: Sasa, YU1KN, will be active on the 15th and 16th of June 2013 and participate in WCW-2013 from one castles in Serbia for award programm WCA. He plans to work as YU1KN/p from Soko Grad Castle (WCA YU-00021) on 7, 14 and 21 MHz from 10:00 UTC. QSL via home call. [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]

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]

16/06/2013: Thomas, SM3DMP and Jan, SM3CER will be active holiday style as OH/SM3DMP and OH/SF3A, respectively, from the island of Bjorkon (EU-101, Grid Loc. KP02), Lansi-Suomi Laani, Finland, between 16-19th June 2013. Look for them to be QRV on 30, 20 and 17 metres, mainly CW (split 1 - 3 up). QSL OH/SM3DMP via home call and QSL OH/SF3A via SM3CER, bureau or direct. [rsgbiota.org]

16/06/2013: The members of SP9YFF team will be active on the 16th of June 2013 and participate in WCW-2013 from Krzykawka Castle (WCA SP-00833, ZWP MOZ05). They plan to work as SP9YFF/p from 11:00 UTC. Log will be uploaded to WCA E-Log. [RN1CW]

17/06/2013: Juergen, DL4SDW, announces his intention to get on the air as DL4SDW/HI3 from the Dominican Republic (NA-096, WLOTA 2974) between 17th June and 26th of July, 2013. QRV on the HF bands, mainly CW, (some SSB and Digital), during his spare time. QSL via home call, bureau preferred. [DXNL]

17/06/2013: Look for Marc ON7SS (also OO9O) to be active from Dillingen, Luxembourg (WW Loc. JN39DU), as LX/OO9O from 17-20th June, 2013. Main focus will be on 30 metre CW and PSK. QSL via the bureau, eQSL and LoTW. [UBA HF News]

17/06/2013: Bernd, DL8AAV, once again be active holiday style on the HF bands from the island of Orust (EU-043), Vastra Gotaland county, western Sweden, from 17th to 29th June, 2013. QSL direct or bureau to DL8AAV [rsgbiota.org]

19/06/2013: Operators Allan KV4T, Steve KI4GGJ, John AJ4T, Gaston W4CCF and Nicholas KJ4AVG will once again activate Dauphin Island (NA-213, USi AL002S), Mobile county, Alabama, from 19-24 June 2013. QRV as homecall/p using CW and SSB on the HF bands. QSL via their individual home calls. [rsgbiota.org]

20/06/2013: Taka, JA8COE will be active as JA8COE/8 from Yagishiri To (AS-147, WLOTA 2512), Hokkaido Prefecture, Rumoi Subprefecture, Tomamae District, on 20-24th June (weather permitting) and again on 25-29th July for the IOTA Contest. Yagishiri To is located within the Shokanbetsu-Teuri-Yagishiri Quasi-National Park (WWFF JAFF-034) for WorldWide Flora-Fauna. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [425 DX News]

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]

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]  


22/06/2013: Stavros, 5B4AFM/p and Philip, 5B4ZN/p plan to activate the islet of Agios Georgios [aka Kakoskaliou] (AS-120, MIA MCI-001, WW Loc. KM65EB). Activity will start around 1600 UTC on 22nd June and end around 0600 UTC on 23rd June, 2013. QRV on 40-30-20 metres, mainly CW. QSL via home calls, bureau or direct. [DX World]

22/06/2013: Tim, DU6/KC5DCT, plans to activate the island of Lakawon (OC-129) on 22nd of June, 2013. Activity will be on the HF bands, QRP with Elecraft KX3, using SSB and CW until batteries are dead. QSL via home call. Website: www.dcara.net/ [rsgbiota.org]

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]

22/06/2013: ARRL Field Day (22-23 June) will see the activation of Sugar Island (USi MI-020R, Not IOTA, WW Loc. EN76VK), Saint Marys River, Chippewa County, Michigan. Both W9VW (Legion of Indianapolis DXers) along with their GOTA station W9SU (Indianapolis Radio League) will be operating Field Day from the island. QSL both callsigns, direct only (QRZ.com). [USi]

25/06/2013: Rick ('The Locust'), K6VVA, will activate Sarichef Island (EU-152, USi AK-023S, WLOTA 3112), 2nd North Western county, Alaska, from 25-27th June, 2013. He plans to be QRV primarily CW on 40/30/20/17m (some SSB), using 200w TS-480HX (Plus TS-480HX "Backup") with Vertical antennas. QSL only via N6AWD, direct (Fred K Stenger, 6000 Hesketh Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93309, USA) or bureau (mark your QSL "VIA N6AWD"). Further information and updates at: www.k6vva.com/iota/na152/ [IOTA-chasers]

29/06/2013: Norm, W7DMU and Marvin, WA7MLD plan to activate and try to qualify Dredge Island (USi WA-192, Not IOTA, WW Loc. CN85PQ), Green Lake, King County, Washington, on the 29th of June, 2013. They plan to use the callsign W7DMU. Frequencies to be used will be 40, 20, 15, and 10 metres with 20m being primary. QSL via W7DMU (see QRZ.com for details). [USi]

19/07/2013: Gert, ZS6AYU, plans to be active holiday style as C91GR from Bilene, Mozambique, between 19-23 July, 2013. QRV on 40-10m CW only with 200W - 400W to vertical antenna. QSL via ZS6AYU. [NG3K]

24/07/2013: Look for Graham, M6GCS, to be active as MM6GCS/p from North Uist (EU-010, IOSA OH02, SCOTIA HI13, WLOTA 3287) between 24-31 July, 2013. Graham will also be QRV for the RSGB IOTA Contest (27-28 July). Plans are to be active on the HF bands, holiday style, propagation allowing. QSL direct or bureau to M6GCS. [rsgbiota.org]

26/07/2013: Miles, VK6MAB, will be VK6MAB/p from Rottnest Island (OC-164, WLOTA 2197) from 26-28th July, 2013. This will include an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest. Miles plans to be active holiday style on 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres, using 100w and Buddipole. QSL via his home call, direct or bureau. [rsgbiota.org]

27/07/2013: Operators Hardy DL3KWF, Bert DK3BK, Gun DF2TG and Ron DL9GMN will be active in the RSGB IOTA Contest (27-28 July) as DM3X/p from the island of Goermitz (EU-129, DID/GIA O-015), in 'Achterwasser', off Usedom Island. Plans are for a Multi-Op/Low-Power entry. QSL via DM3X, bureau preferred. [NG3K]

27/07/2013: Members of the Puerto Rico Amateur Radio League, KP4ES, will activate and try to qualify Cayo Algodones (NA-099, USi PR-015, WW Loc. FK78DE), Caribbean Sea, Naguabo County, Puerto Rico, on 27th July, 2013. This will also include participation in the RSGB IOTA Contest. Look for them to be active on all bands and modes. QSL goes via NP3O, direct (QRZ.com). [USi]

27/07/2013: Look for Bodo, DF8DX, to be active during the RSGB IOTA Contest (27-28 July) as KT3Q/5 from Galveston Island (NA-143, USi TX001S), Galveston county, Texas. Entry category will be IOTA DXpedition/Single-Op/CW/12H/LP. QSL via DF8DX, direct or bureau. [NG3K]

27/07/2013: Hans, LA2MOA, plans for a Single-Op/CW entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (27-28 July) from his current QTH on the island of Vardo (EU-141, WLOTA 0106, WW Loc. KQ50NI). QSL direct, bureau, LoTW and/or eQSL. [NG3K]

27/07/2013: Look for Doug, GM0ELP and Simon, M0GBK to be active as MM3T from the Isle of Bute (EU-123, IOSA CL02, SCOTIA CS19, WLOTA 1883) as a Multi-op/All-Band/Low-Power/Mixed/DXpedition entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest. QSL via eQSL only. [rsgbiota.org]

03/08/2013: Alex, F4GHS, will be active from the following Hawaiian Islands (OC-019) between 3-23 August, 2013: 3-7 August from the island of O'ahu (USi HI-008S, WLOTA 1227, Honolulu county); 7-12 August from the island of Kauai (USi HI-003S, WLOTA 1761 Kauai county); 12-18 August from the island of Maui (USi HI-018S, WLOTA 0636 Maui county); and 18-23 August from the island of Hawaii [Big Island] (USi HI-025S, WLOTA 0065 Hawaii county). Alex plans to be QRV holiday style on 80-10 metre SSB, using IC-706MKIIG and G5RV antenna. QSL via F0GAZ. [DX World]

17/08/2013: Cory, KC9NOJ, and possibly some other members of the the Mississippi Valley Amateur Radio Association will us the club callsign W9MVA to activate Goose Island (USi WI-034R, Not IOTA, WW Loc. EN43JR), Mississippi River, La Crosse County, Wisconsin, on 17th August, 2013. QRV mainly on 14.260 MHz and other island/IOTA frequencies. QSL via W9MVA (QRZ.com). [USi]

12/09/2013: Members of the Kennehoochee Amateur Radio Club (W4BTI) will be active as K4S on 12-14th September 2013 from Sapelo Island (NA-058, USi GA-007 - to be qualified), McIntosh county, Georgia. They also plan to activate the Sapelo Island lighthouse (ARLHS USA-738, TWLHD WLH K-146, WW Loc. EM91IJ) and the Sapelo Island Range Front lighthouse (ARLHS USA-1014). Team members include Ricky K4JTT, Jim N4DU, Joe WD4FGB, Tim WK4U, Jim AK4I, Rich KD4SEV, Ron NV4U, David N4VDL, Walter KI4LAV, Tad WF4W and Monty K4MTX. Plans are to be QRV on 160-10 metre CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK. QSL direct to W4BTI (Kennehoochee Amateur Radio Club, PO Box 1245, Marietta, GA 30061-1245 USA) with SASE or IRC only, LoTW and eQSL. Website: www.w4bti.org/special_events.html [W4BTI]

22/09/2013: The Pine Valley Repeater ARC W9PVR will activate and try to qualify Long Island [West] (USi WI051, Not IOTA, WW Loc. EN43VD), Wisconsin River, Iowa County, Wisconsin, on 22nd September, 2013. They plan to be QRV on 80, 75, 40, 20 and 15 metre SSB, CW, and PSK31. QSL via the information on QRZ.com under W9PVR. [USi]

12/11/2013: UPDATE - Aki ZL1GO (JE4EKO), Jacky ZL3CW (F2CW/WE3B), John 9M6XRO and Kip W6SZN will be active as W8A from the Turtle & Shark Lodge, Village of Vaitogi, on the southeast coast of Tutuila Island (OC-045, USi AS007S, WLOTA 4385, WW Loc. AH45PP) from 12-22 November, 2013. During the CQWW DX CW Contest (23-24 November) they will use the callsign N8A as a Multi-2 entry. QRV on 160-10 metres, with a significant effort on 160 metres. Focus will be on EU for the high bands. CW will be the primary mode with some SSB and RTTY possible. QSL via ZL3CW. Website: www.n8a.eu/ [DX World]

22/11/2013: Look for Sho, JA7HMZ (V63DX) and Masa, JA7ZF (V63ZF) to be active on all HF bands and modes from Kolonia, Pohnpei Island (OC-010, WW Loc. QJ96CX), F.S.M., from 22-30 November, 2013. QSL direct to their home callsigns. [DX World]

27/11/2013: UPDATE - After their W8A and N8A American Samoa activity Aki ZL1GO (JE4EKO), Jacky ZL3CW (F2CW/WE3B), John 9M6XRO and Kip W6SZN will be active as 5W8A from Tanu Beach Fales, at Manasa on the north coast of the island of Savai'i (WLOTA 4026, Grid Loc. AH36), Samoa Islands (OC-097) between 27 November and 2 December, 2013. Activity will once again be on 160-10 metres, with a significant effort on 160 metres. Focus will be on EU for the high bands. CW will be the primary mode with some SSB and RTTY possible. QSL via ZL3CW. Website: www.n8a.eu/ [DX World]  


14/06/2013: The special event station II5MD draws attention to the life of the Italian inventor Antonio Meucci and is currently QRV on all bands and modes until the 16th of June, 2013. Antonio Meucci presented the prototype of a telephone in 1860 and tried unsucessfully to claim patent rights against Alexander Graham Bell in the 1870s. QSL via the bureau. Further info about this event and the 3rd Antonio Meucci Award can be found at: www.qrz.com/db/II5MD [DXNL]

14/06/2013: Special callsigns PI9ESA and II0ESA celebrate the European Satellite Navigational System "Galileo" from the 14th till the 23rd of June, 2013. QRV on the HF bands using SSB, CW and Digital modes. Paper QSL cards will be sent out via the bureau (only for countries where available) for every QSO in their logs. Direct request as follows: PI9ESA via DL3LUM and II0ESA via IZ0FEJ. Further information on this special event and the 2013 Galileo Award can be found at: sites.google.com/site/hamradiogalileo/home [DXNL]

15/06/2013: To celebrate the continuing existence of the historically significant 200-year old canals which thread the large plateau of land forming the UK West Midlands, special event station GB2BCN will accompany the 100 or so narrow boats which will rally together at the Pelsall Canal Festival in June 2013. Look for GB2BCN to be active between 13th and 18th of June on 80m-70cm, all modes. Further details and QSL information at: www.qrz.com/db/GB2BCN [DXNL]

15/06/2013: Look for special event station PS2013CCB to be active between June 15-30th, 2013. Activity will be on 40-10 metre CW, SSB and the Digital modes. Operations are to celebrate the FIFA Confederations Cup Brasil event. QSL via PS7AB, only via the Bureau, LoTW, eQSL or Bureau E-mail request to ps7ab[@]yahoo.com. SWL request are welcome. Please, "NOT" direct QSL. [OPDX Bulletin]

15/06/2013: For the national stamp collectors exhibition in Chojnow, Poland, special stations SN0DCH and SN0KWF will be active on all bands and modes from 15-24th June, 2013. QSL SN0DCH via SP6FRF. QSL for SN0KWF goes via SP6OPZ. [DXNL]

15/06/2013: Amateur Radio Club F6KAP will be active as TM350FDR from La Rochelle on 15-16th June, 2013. The suffix stands for Filles Du Roy (King's Daughters), and refers to the young French women who immigrated to New France as part of a program sponsored by Louis XIV to boost Canada's population. The first group of 36 women left France 350 years ago. QSL via F6KAP. [425 DX News]

21/06/2013: Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Project DX Team, special callsign IB2PDT will be active from 21st June to 7th July and again from 20th September to 6th October, 2013. QSL via the bureau to IQ2LZ. [425 DX News]

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


14/06-17/06 JF1CCH/1: Hachijo Shima WLOTA:0436 QSL H/c (d/B)
15/06 IT9BWD/P: Scogli I Porri WLOTA:3691 QSL H/c (d/B)
15/06 IT9BWW/P: Scogli I Porri WLOTA:3691 QSL H/c (d/B)
15/06 IT9CVO/P: Scogli I Porri WLOTA:3691 QSL H/c (d/B)
15/06 IT9HBS/P: Scogli I Porri WLOTA:3691 QSL H/c (d/B)
16/06 EA3EGB/5: Benidorm FEA:E-0172 WLH:EA-003 SPA-165 WLOTA:3329 QSL H/c (d/B)
17/06-26/07 DL4SDW/HI3: Dominican Republic WLOTA:2974 QSL H/c (B)
20/06-24/06 MJ/PA1AW: Jersey Island (main) WLOTA:0818 QSL PA1AW (d/B)
20/06-24/06 MJ/PA3EWP: Jersey Island (main) WLOTA:0818 QSL PA1AW (d/B)
20/06-24/06 MJ/PA9JO: Jersey Island (main) WLOTA:0818 QSL PA1AW (d/B)  


14/06-28/06 VP2V/W9DR: Anegada Isl NA-023 Grid:FK78 50.115USB-.6CW QSL H/c (d)
15/06-16/06 European EME Contest 2.3GHz CW/SSB 15 0000z-16 2400z
15/06-16/06 SMIRK 50MHz QSO Party PH/CW/SO Only 15 0000z-16 2400z
15/06-16/06 World Castles Weekend VHF bands CW/SSB/Digi/FM 15 0000z-16 2359z
15/06 AGCW VHF/UHF Contest 144MHz CW/SO Only 1400z-1700z
15/06-16/06 IARU Reg.1 50 MHz Contest CW/SSB/AM/FM 15 1400z-16 1400z
15/06-16/09 IARU Reg.1 50MHz Memorial F8SH SSB/CW/SO/MO 15 1400z-16 1400z
15/06-16/06 Memorial YO7VS 50MHz Phone/CW/SO/MO 15 1400z-16 1400z
15/06-16/06 RSGB 50MHz Trophy Contest SO Fixed/Open 15 1400z-16 1400z
15/06-16/06 CQRJ-VHF-Contest 2m/SO/MO/FM/SSB/CW 15 1500z-16 1500z
15/06 AGCW VHF/UHF Contest 432MHz CW/SO Only 1700z-1800z
15/06 Kid's Day - Phone V/UHF bands 1800z-2359z
15/06-16/06 N8OFS/P caboose SMIRK#6737 Grid:EN91 52.525FM 90W QSL H/c (d)
16/06 W.A.B. 50MHz Phone 0900z-1500z
16/06 EA3EGB/5: Benidorm Island EU-093 Grid:JM08 6m SSB QSL H/c (d/B)
18/06 LY 1.3GHz Activity Contest CW/SSB/FM 1700z-2059z
18/06 NRAU 1.3GHz Activity Contest SO/MO/Open 1700z-2100z
18/06 RSGB 1.3GHz UKAC SO/Fixed/Open 2000z-2230z
20/06 NRAU 70MHz Activity Contest SO/MO/Open 1700z-2100z
20/06-24/06 MJ/PA1AW: Jersey EU-013 Grid:IN89VE 6m/all mode QSL PA1AW (d/B)
20/06-24/06 MJ/PA3EWP: Jersey EU-013 Grid:IN89VE 6m/all mode QSL PA1AW (d/B)
20/06-24/06 MJ/PA9JO: Jersey EU-013 Grid:IN89VE 6m/all mode QSL PA1AW (d/B)

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: 12 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 -

QSLs via Bureau: A61AB, A61ZX, DL50LINDAU, DP0GVN, DU9/PA3GZU, OG30OJ, OH5S, TK5AE, TM210VH, UA3BL, UP2L and ZM4T.

QSLs via Direct: 3B9DX (EA5GL), A3EAQ (SP5EAQ), JX9JKA (LA9JKA), VK9CZ (N3SL), VK9NN (IK1PMR), VP2EMR (IK1PMR), YB8XM/P [OC-271] (YB9BU) and YB9YKI [OC-147] (YB9BU).

QSLs via LoTW: 5B75FOC, 5T0SP, 8P2K, 8P6SH, AO6FOC, D4C, DJ5MW, GH3IT, GT4FOC, IS0FOC, J75KG, KH6FOC, KP3Z, N4FOC, N6XI, NP4G, NP4Z, PJ4/NA2AA, PJ7MF, PY2KC, R75FOC, RX6LG, SG8X, SQ6ODD, TM6FOC, VA7DX, ZM1A and ZS6X.   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 WLA (World Lakes Award) at: worldlakes.info/ WWFF (World-Wide Flora & Fauna) at: www.wwff.co/ WLOTA (World Lighthouses On The Air at: www.wlota.com/  


PRESS RELEASE - After many successful DXpeditions in the past, F6KOP’s team and F6KDF (Lyon DX Gang) are joining together in an effort to put Tromelin back on the air in 2014. In the last months we have exchanged many documents, emails with the authorities and we have also met them in their office. Today, we are working together in a very efficient way, and even if all papers are not yet finalized, we are very confident for our project. We hope to give you some good news as soon as possible. Best 73s, de Seb F5UFX Team leader "Tromelin 2014" [F5NQL]

INTERNATIONAL MUSERUMS WEEKEND - Harry, M1BYT, asks radio amateurs to take part in the "International Museums Weekend" (June
15/16 and 22/23) and set up a station in connection with an exhibition, museum etc. Up to now 36 stations have registered. Websites: www.ukradioamateur.co.uk/imw and myweb.tiscali.co.uk/m1byt/page4.htm

TRAVELS OF JH1NBN - Currently active as A52W, Yuki JH1NBN, has announced further travel plans and activity from now through to September: V63AQ and V6T - Micronesia (Pohnpei and OC-132 Woleai). JT - Mongolia, may have club operation. S2 - Bangladesh, may not operate due to not enough time, August. C21BN - Nauru, operation in local night time, two weeks in September. More info including QSL status can be found at: http://www.1nbn.net/

WORLD CASTLES WEEKEND - Check the website www.wcagroup.org/ for all information regarding the Weekend on the 15th and 16th of June.

73 and Good DX!

Dave Raycroft, VA3RJ

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