I.C.P.O. Bulletin (21-28 June 2013) "Islands, Castles & Portable Operations"

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

21/06/2013: Toru, JR2KMX (AJ2L/AH0) and Hide, KH0/JF2CRP will be active from the Saipan Rental Shack, district of Saipan Garapan, island of Saipan (USi NI002S, WLOTA 1333, WW Loc. QK25UF), Northern Mariana Islands (OC-086) from 21-24 June, 2013. QRV on all HF bands and modes. QSL via home calls. [DX World]

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: Kei, HL2UVH and other 13 operators will be active as 6M6M between 22 June and 31 July, 2013. They will be QRV on 6 metres only, with four high power stations, using CW, SSB, FM, AM and the Digital modes. They will operate from the Korean mainland, with a possible trip to IOTA group AS-060 on 27-30 June. QSL via HL2UVH. [425 DX News]

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: On Saturday, 22 June, 2013, the Calabria DX Team will activate the Capo Suvero Lighthouse (WAIL CL-003, ARLHS ITA-045, Admiralty E 1756, WAIS FN57, WW Loc. JM88BW), Calabria region, Catanzaro province, Italy. Callsign: II8LH. Team Alex, IK8YFU, and others. QSL via the bureau to HB9FHZ (USKA bureau). QSL direct via IK8YFU (QRZ.com). Log will be uploaded to LoTW and eQSL. Further information can be found at: www.calabriadxteam.it/ [IK8YFU]

22/06/2013: Andy 'NEON' Sargent, N8OFS (SMIRK #6737), will join the Ashtabula County Amateur Radio Club K8CY for their Field Day operations from Geneva, Ohio, as a 3A entry. Free VHF station will have 6m SSB and 2m SSB. The club will be QRV on all HF bands as well. QSL direct to K8CY and eQSL.

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: Rico, DO6EBB, will once again be active holiday style as OZ/DO6EBB from Fano island (EU-125, DIA NS-002, WWFF OZFF-004, Grid Loc. JO45) between 22 June and 7 July, 2013. He plans to be QRV 160-2 metre SSB, with some Digimodes. QSL via home call, direct or eQSL. Website: www.qrz.com/db/DO6EBB [rsgbiota.org]

22/06/2013: Armin, DL1DI, has plans to be active holiday style from Kralendijk, island of Bonaire (SA-006, WLOTA 1279, WW Loc. FK52VD, WWFF PAFF-024), as PJ4D between 22 June to 10 July, 2013. His plans are to be QRV on 80-10 metre SSB with a Spiderbeam and FD4 from Fritzel with 100 Watts. QSL via DL1DI bureau or direct only - NO EQSL, NO LoTW! [DX World]

22/06/2013: To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Russian Robinson Club, various activities from islands and lighthouses will be taking place throughout Russia between now and September. One such group consisting of Max RU5D, Gennady R3BY and Victor R1NU plan to be active as R20RRC/1 from Sidorov Island (EU-147, RRA RR-02-63, RDA KL-14) between 22-29 June, 2013. They may also sign homecall/1. Look for them to be QRV on 40-10 metre CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via RZ3EC, direct or bureau. QSL others via their home calls. [DX World]

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/ [Island-chasers]

27/06/2013: Antonio, EA4GBA, will be QRV from Matola, Maputo, Mozambique as C91GBA between 27 June and 15 December, 2013. He will be operating in his free time, this is not a DXpedition, Antonio is moving for job causes!!! QRV on 80-10 metre SSB only. He must build the antennas once he arrives, so the bands are indicative. Logs will be uploaded to ClubLog as soon as he can during his stay in Mozambique. QSL via EA4GBA direct only with 2 greenstamps and SASE. [DX World]

27/06/2013: Joy YB0NSI/p, Jeffry YC0LOU/p and perhaps one other operator plan to be active as YE0EDAM 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). QSL direct to YB0JZS. Further information can be found at http://ye0edam.blogspot.com [425 DX News]

28/06/2013: Winfried, DL2GW, will be active as JW/DL2GW from the JW5E club station located in Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen Island (IOTA EU-026, WLOTA 0125, WW Loc. JQ78TF) between 28 June and 1 July, 2013. QRV on 160-6 metres, all modes. QSL via his home call, direct or bureau. [rsgbiota.org]

28/06/2013: Wim, ON6DX, plans to be active holiday style from the island of Curacao (SA-099, WLOTA 0942, Grid Loc. FK52) as PJ2/ON6DX between 28 June and 7 July 2013. Plans are to be QRV on 40-6m, with focus on 6 metre SSB/CW/RTTY activity (keep in touch with on4kst chat) and looking for JA/Asia on 15, 12 and 10 metre RTTY, SSB and CW. Equipment: Icom IC-7000, 6-band Broadband hexbeam, 5 element Yagi 50Mhz, Expert 1K-FA and MicroHAM Micro-Keyer RTTY-CW. QSL via home call, bureau or direct. Log will be uploaded to LoTW and eQSL. Further info on his website at: dxpedition.be/PJ2-ON6DX.html [DX World]  

LOOKING AHEAD -


27/07/2013: Marco, KC9FFV, will be in Dutch Sint Maarten (NA-105, WLOTA 0711) as PJ7FF between 6-13th July, 2013. QRV holiday style on 40-10 metre SSB only. QSL via home call, direct only. [DX World]

27/07/2013: Operators 9M6YBG, BM2AAV, BU2BF, BV1EL, BV2DD, BV2KS, BV2NT, BX2AB, BX3AC, BX9AAA, JA3AQM, KF7EJY and VR2SA plan to be active as BP0A from P'enghu Island (AS-103, WW Loc. OL93TM), Penghu County, Taiwan, as a Multi-Multi entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (27-28 July). QRV on all HF bands, CW and SSB. QSL via BV2KA, direct or bureau. [rsgbiota.org]

12/08/2013: Look for Luc, ON6DSL, to be active from the island of Crete (EU-015, GIOTA KRS-005, MIA MGC-005, WLOTA 1400) as SV9/ON6DSL/p from 12-21 August, 2013. Plans are to be QRV holiday style on 40-15 metre SSB using QRP (5 Watts) and home made multiband dipole. QSL via home call, ON bureau preferred or direct. [DX World]

29/08/2013: Fred, PA1FJ, will be active as SV8/PA1FJ/p from the island of Chios (EU-049, GIOTA NAS-002, MIA MG-025, WLOTA 4103) between 29th August and 9th September, 2013. Activity is planned for 40-6m SSB and CW, QRP, using FT-817 with Buddi-Stick/HighEndfed. QSL is preferred via the Dutch QSL bureau (Box 330, NL-6800 AH Arnhem, The Netherlands). [rsgbiota.org]

03/10/2013: Kazu, JH8PHT, plans to be active from the Saipan Rental Shack, district of Saipan Garapan, island of Saipan (USi NI002S, WLOTA 1333, WW Loc. QK25UF), Northern Mariana Islands (OC-086) as AH0KT from 3-7 October, 2013. Plans are to be QRV on the HF bands, plus 6 metres. QSL via home call. [DX World]

10/10/2013: Look for Hide, JF1VXB, to be active from the Saipan Rental Shack, district of Saipan Garapan, island of Saipan (USi NI002S, WLOTA 1333, WW Loc. QK25UF), Northern Mariana Islands (OC-086) as KH0M from 10-14 October, 2013. Activity will be on 80-6m, all modes. QSL via home call. [DX World]  

SPECIAL EVENTS -


20/06/2013: PG2013SAIL will operate for the "Sail Den Helder 2013" and the "Koninklijke Marine Nederland Vloot-dagen". QRV 20-24th June 2013 from 0800z to 2000z. QSL via PI4ADH. Website:www.saildenhelder.nl http://www.pi4adh.nl [DXNL]

21/06/2013: The North Cork Radio Group will be active as EI75GP on 21-23 June 2013 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Cork Grand Prix. QSL via EI3GAB, bureau only. [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]

21/06/2013: Special event station CR6RI will be active for the 104th Rotary International Convention to be held in Lisbon, Portugal, on 23-26 June, 2013. It will be operated by the Rotarians of Amateur Radio (www.ifroar.org) on 14293, 14287 and possibly 21293 kHz between 0800 and 1700 UTC. QSL via CT1REP. [425 DX News]

21/06/2013: 3Z0ZKD gets on the air for the annual operation of the Zulawy narrow-gauge railway from the 22nd to the 30th of June, 2013. QSL via SP2KDS. [DXNL]

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

LIGHTHOUSE CALENDAR -


21/06-24/06 AJ2L/AH0: Saipan Island WLOTA:1333 QSL JR2KMX (d/B)
21/06-23/06 EI75GP: Ireland (Eire) WLOTA:2484 QSL EI3GAB (B)
21/06-24/06 KH0/JF2CRP: Saipan Island WLOTA:1333 QSL H/c (d/B)
22/06 II8LH: Capo Suvero WAIL:CL-003 WLOL:ITA-045 QSL HB9FHZ (B)
22/06-10/07 PJ4D: Bonaire Island WLOTA:1279 QSL DL1DI (d/B)
22/06-07/07 VQ93JC: Diego Garcia Island WLOTA:1645 QSL ND9M (d/B)
25/06-27/06 K6VVA/KL7: Sarichef Island WLOTA:3112 QSL N6AWD (d/B)
28/06-01/07 JW/DL2GW: Spitsbergen Island WLOTA:0125 QSL H/c (d/B)
28/06-07/07 PJ2/ON6DX: Curacao Island WLOTA:0942 QSL H/c (d/B)  

6 METRES & UP -


22/06-23/06 VK Winter VHF-UHF Field Day SO/MO/50MHz-241GHz 22 0200z-23 0200z
22/06-23/06 Quebec QSO Party 6m/2m classes 22 1700z-23 0300z
22/06-23/06 ARRL Field Day V/U/SHF classes 22 1800z-23 2059z
22/06-23/06 K8CY: Field Day from Geneva, OH Grid:EN91 2m/6m SSB QSL Direct/eQSL
22/06-07/07 OZ/DO6EBB: Fano Island EU-125 Grid:JO45 6m-2m SSB QSL H/c (d)
23/06 RSGB 50MHz CW Contest SO Fixed/Open 0900z-1200z
23/06 RSGB 70MHz Cumulatives SO/MO/10w max 1400z-1600z
25/06 LY 2.4GHz & Up Activity Contest CW/SSB/FM 1700z-2059z
25/06 NRAU Microwave Contest SO/MO/Open 1700z-2100z
25/06 The 50MHz Open Cumulative SO/MO/LP/MP/HP 1700z-2100z
25/06 RSGB 50MHz UKAC SO Fixed/Open 2000z-2230z
25/06 SKCC Straight Key Sprint 6m class 0000z-0200z
28/06-01/07 JW/DL2GW: Spitsbergen Island EU-026 Grid:JQ78TF 6m QSL H/c (d/B)
28/06-07/07 PJ2/ON6DX: Curacao SA-099 Grid:FK52 6m CW/SSB/RTTY QSL H/c (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: 19 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 H44AJ log (OC-285) is now QRV on ClubLog for you to check your QSOs. [K9AJ/H44AJ]

QSLs via Bureau: None to report this week! :o(

QSLs via Direct: 5U9AMO (M0URX), A35JP (JA0RQV), FH/DL7BC (DL7BC), P29NO (EA5GL), PJ4/SP6AXW (SP9FIH), PJ4/SP9FIH (H/c), PJ4/SQ9CNN (SP9FIH), SU8N [AF-109] (SM5AQD), SX5KL (SV2FWV), TA1/JH0CJH (H/c), YB3MM/p [OC-237] (OQRS)

QSLs via LoTW: H44IOTA [OC-149]   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/  

BITS & PIECES -

BANGLADESH 2013 - PRESS RELEASE #1 - MDXC are working hard to give a good surprise to the international community of DXers and IOTA chasers. This time the team leader, Antonio IZ8CCW and co-leader, Gabriele I2VGW, with help from S21AM, are in pole position to put on a new ambitious project: a Dxpedition to Bangladesh - and the real possibility to establish cooperation with local hams to assist them in any needs and improve their knowledge and skill in the amateur radio world. The target will once again be the same, with great media emphasis and success, in Brunei last year: a twin-ship with the local radio hams. The team is formed by 20-22 operators from 9 countries who are going to stay on air for ten days with the usual antenna farms for all bands/modes with 4 x IC7000, 2 x Elecraft K2, 1 x IC7200 and 4 amplifiers. The exact date are 19 to 29 November 2013. Further info coming soon plus a dedicated web site. Of course any donation/sponsorship for this new project is very welcomed. Official site:www.mdxc.org/bangladesh2013

H44IOTA DXPEDITION - Important update - A change in the air - By Penny - On June 19, 2013 Posted In General news (h44iota.com/category/general-news/) As you are all aware the H44IOTA DXpedition has suffered significant delays due to weather conditions and boat maintenance. The weather looks to be offering a good window for our next leg to OC-158 now and all maintenance has been completed, however such delays have taken their toll on the team. Both Dom and Tom cannot risk possible future delays (they have jobs to get back to on time), so unfortunately they will not be continuing on our journey. Maggie also will remain in Honiara as her family and church commitments are currently placing demands on her. Consequently we will now have to omit the activation of OC-285. All other planned activations will continue. Ralph and Penny will now re-stock and re-fuel to be ready for their departure to Roderick Bay in the Florida Islands (OC-158) on the 21st of June and anticipate being active on the 23rd. Please bear in mind Ralph will be the only operator from this point on and he will need to sleep and eat occasionally, therefore he will not be on air 24/7. However he will be on air several hours a day, determined by propagation. Weather conditions will determine the duration and timing of this activation and all others. We understand that this is an inconvenience; however safety is our most important consideration. [h44iota.com via K1XN]

P29VNX - PAPUA NEW GUINEA - UPDATE - Schedule now finalised. Akira JA1NLX has plans to be active as P29VNX from Lissenung Island, New Ireland, Bismarck Archipelago OC-008 between September 7-14, 2013. QRV on 40-10m, CW/SSB. QSL via JA1NLX. Website: www.asahi-net.or.jp/~yy7a-ysd/P29VNX-2013.htm [DX World]

TO2TT - MAYOTTE - The "Italian DXpedition Team" are pleased to announce their next activity will be from Mayotte Island (IOTA AF-027, WLOTA 0376) as TO2TT between October 3-17, 2013. HF Pilot station: IK7JWY 6M band Pilot station: IK0FTA Software Management (real-time log on line) by IH9GPI Official website: http://www.i2ysb.com/ Official forum: http://www.hamradioweb.org/ Further updates to follow. [DX World]


73 and Good DX!
Dave Raycroft, VA3RJ

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