I.C.P.O. Bulletin (28 June - 05 July 2013) "Islands, Castles & Portable Operations"

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

28/06/2013: Phil, G3SWH, is currently visiting the island of Barbados (NA-021, WLOTA 0999) on business until 1st July 2013 and hopes to be active as 8P9PW. QRV using CW only on all bands from 80 to 10 metres during his leisure time. QSL via G3SWH, OQRS preferred. Log will be uploaded to LoTW. There will be a log search available on his website as soon as possible after he returns to the UK. See:www.g3swh.org.uk/8p9pw.html [G3SWH]

28/06/2013: Look for John, KK4OYJ, will be active as 9H3RJ from Gozo Island (EU-023, MIA MM-004, WLOTA 0046) between 28th June and August, 2013. QRV holiday style on the HF bands, propagation allowing. QSL via home call. [OPDX Bulletin]

28/06/2013: Dave, EI3IO, continues his activity as A92IO from Sar, Northern Region, Kingdom of Bahrain (AS-002, WW Loc. LL56FE), until mid-December. QRV on 80-4m (including 2 channels on 60m). He uses a K3, an Acom 1000 amplifier and several antennas. QSL via EI3IO (QRZ.com). Website: connogue.com/ei3io/html/a92io_as002.html [DXNL]

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]

28/06/2013: Dim F5SWB is currently active as TU5DF from Port-Bouet, Abidjan, Ivory Coast until October 2013. He will be QRV most of the time in CW but in SSB and PSK31 also sometimes. QSL via F5SWB, direct only. Dim was previously active from Africa as TL8DF, TT8DF, 9X5DF, TR8DF and 6W1SA. Website: www.qrz.com/db/TU5DF [DX World]

28/06/2013: Fred VK3DAC has been active as VK9DAC from Christmas Island (OC-002, WWFF VKFF-098) and remains there until June 4. Following a visit to the WIA Annual General Meeting (24 June) in Perth, Australia, Fred will then return to the island on 28 June for a DX-holiday. Full details here (vk9dac.coffeecup.com/). The equipment will be an IC706 operating at 100 watts using an ATU with a dipole wire antenna and a squid pole vertical. VHF and UHF will be 2 element yagi. To QSL send a stamped self addressed envelope to 248 Johnston Street Abbotsford, Victoria, 3067, Australia. [OPDX Bulletin]

29/06/2013: Rick, KK4GV, will be back on the island of Dominica (IOTA NA-101) between 29th June and 6 July, 2013. Holiday style SSB operation as J79GV will be from Calibishie on the northeast side of the island. QSL via KK4GV (Rick Creager, 24 Scrivner Dr., Friendship, MD 20758 USA). US - Direct with an SASE. DX - Direct - with self addressed envelope + $1 US to cover postage. Rick will upload logs to LoTW when he gets home. For additional information visit: www.qrz.com/db/J79GV [NG3K]

29/06/2013: KG4RX (K4RX), KG4TO (AC4TO) and KG4AS (N4SIA) will be on a 6m DXpedition to Guantanamo Bay (NA-015, WLOTA 0358, WW Loc. FK299KV) between 29th June and 9th July, 2013. Simultaneous CW HF operation on all HF bands. QRV on the HF bands with emphasis on 6m and CW. KG4RX and KG4TO QSOs will go to ClubLog. QSL via their home calls. [DX World]

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]

30/06/2013: Rene ON6OM, Eddy ON6ZV, Martin ON7EG and Michel ON4MW will be active as LX/OO6P from Luxemburg from 30 June to 5 July, 2013. They will operate SSB and digital modes on the HF bands. QSL via ON6ZV, direct or bureau. Further information can be found athttp://www.qsl.net/on6om/lx-oo6p [425 DX News]

01/07/2013: Vlad, RK4FF, plans activity from Le Calao Resort, Thies region, Senegal, as 6V7S during the following dates in 2013: 1-16 July; and 22 October to 27 November. QRV on all HF bands and modes. QSL via home call, direct only. [DX World]

01/07/2013: Belgian ops Jean-Pierre ON5JT, Michel ON6QO, Koen ON4CCP, Philippe ON4LEM and Peter ON8VP will be active as OJ0V from Market Reef (EU-053, WFF OHFF-038) between 1-6 July 2013. QRV on the HF bands, using CW, SSB and Digital modes. This activation also counts for the Market Reef lighthouse (ARLHS MAR-001, TWLHD WLH OJ0-001, WLOTA 0542, Admiralty C4472). QSL via ON4CCP, bureau or direct. [DX World]

02/07/2013: Phil, G3SWH, will be visiting the island of Jamaica (NA-097, WLOTA 0214) on business from 2nd until 9th July 2013 and hopes to be active as 6Y5/G3SWH. QRV using CW only on all bands from 80 to 10 metres during his leisure time. QSL via G3SWH, OQRS preferred. Log will be uploaded to LoTW. There will be a log search available on his website as soon as possible after he returns to the UK. See:www.g3swh.org.uk/6y5-g3swh.html [G3SWH]

02/07/2013: Hans, PB2T has received the callsign 9G5AA and will be active from Ghana between 2-7 July, 2013. QRV on the HF bands, all modes, when time permits. QSL via home call. [DXAT]

03/07/2013: Antonio, EA5RM, reports that he will be working on a NGO project in Bolivia from 3-19 July, 2013. He will be installing HF radios solar powered for medical purposes and emergencies at Indian communities on the Maniki River and also on TIM (Indigenous Multiethnic Territory) inside the Bolivian Amazon jungle. He had planned to do the maintenance to the radio stations he installed four years ago. Antonio expects to be on the air as CP1XRM, but due to the very hard living conditions, it will be a limited radio operation. He will use a 100 watt solar powered station and vertical antenna. This project will be done thanks to Solidaridad Medica Espana NGO (www.solidaridadmedicacanaria.com/) and Radioamateurs without Frontiers NGO (www.rsf-rwf.org/). QSL via his home call. [OPDX Bulletin]

03/07/2013: Between 3-7 July, 2013, Lou, W0FK will once again visit Longboat Key (NA-034, USi FL-053S, Grid Loc. EL87), Sarasota county, Florida. QRV holiday style as W0FK/4 on or near the usual island and IOTA frequencies on the HF bands. QSLs go via his home call, direct or bureau. [rsgbiota.org]

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]

05/07/2013: Look for Anders, SM5EFX, to be active once again from Ledskar Island (EU-135, WLOTA 0291), Vasterbotten county, Sweden, as SF2X/p, from 5-31 July, 2013. His main focus will be on the RSGB IOTA Contest (27-28 July). Activity will be sporadic operation during the rest of the period. QSL direct or bureau to SM5EFX. [rsgbiota.org]

05/07/2013: Gabi, HA1YA (ex. J48YA), will spend his holiday on Thassos Island (EU-174, GIOTA NAS-037, MIA MG-124, WLOTA 4186, WW Loc. KN20HS), Greece, from 5-21 July, 2013. He will be QRV as SW8EA on HF+6m, 4m, 2m and 70cm, CW and SSB. His rig is an IC9100 +ME4T-PRO transverter. Multiband vertical for HF and yagis on VHF/UHF bands (4 element Yagi on 6m, 4+4 element G0KSC Yagi on 4m, 9 element Yagi on 2m and 23 element Yagi on 70cm). QSL via home call [HA0HW]  

LOOKING AHEAD -



06/07/2013: Look for Tony, RT9T, to be active as 5B4ALB from Pachyammos, island of Cyprus (AS-004, MIA MCI-002, WLOTA 0051) from 6-16th July, 2013. QRV on all HF bands and modes. He will also participate in the IARU HF Championships (13-14 July) as a member of the P3N team. QSL via RT9T, direct only. [NG3K]

13/07/2013: Look for Maarten, PA3GZU, to be QRV as DU9/PA3GZU once again from the island of Mindanao (OC-130, WLOTA 2803), Philippines, between 13th July and 9th August, 2013. Plans are to be active holiday style on 40, 20, 15 and 10 metre SSB and PSK31. QSL via PA3GZU bureau preferred. [rsgbiota.org]

15/07/2013: Andy, E51AND and Kathy, E51KC will visit the island of Mangaia (OC-159), South Cook Islands, from 15-19 July, 2013. Note: this is not a DXpedition -- Andy is visiting the island with his wife who will be working in the schools during the day. Andy will operate when he can but they will share the same motel room so all nighters are not likely. Equipment: Yaesu FT 857D, LDG tuner, Zero-Five 43 foot vertical with about 40 ground radials. Andy will operate both SSB and QRS CW -- looking especially for SKCC members around SKCC calling frequencies. QSL direct to E51AND, P.O. Box 518, Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands. [rsgbiota.org]

16/07/2013: Pista, HA8UT and his family will once again be active from Neoi Poroi (QRA KM19HX), Pieria region, Greece, this time as SW2UT between 16-26th July, 2013. He will operate mainly CW, with some SSB and RTTY, on the HF bands (on 80 to 10 metres) and on 6 metres. His rig is an IC-706KMIIG and will be using vertical antennas. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the HA bureau. The operators are: XYL Erzsi HA8TU, daughters Lisa HA8TT, Andi HG8SS and Andi's husband Dezso HA8SS. [HA0HW]

25/07/2013: Taka, JA8COE, will once again be active as JA8COE/8 from Yagishiri Island (AS-147, WLOTA 2512), Tomamae-gun [Tomamae District], Hokkaido Prefecture, Rumoi Subprefecture, Japan, between 25-29th July, 2013. Taka will focus on the RSGB IOTA Contest. Activity outside the contest will be holiday style on all HF bands and modes. Yagishiri Island is part of the Shokanbetsu-Teuri-Yagishiri Quasi-National Park and counts for WorldWide Flora-Fauna (WWFF) award, reference JAFF-034. QSL via home call, JARL bureau or direct. [rsgbiota.org]

26/07/2013: Tim, VE6SH, will be active from Jumby Bay, island of Antigua (NA-100, WLOTA 1118), as V29SH between 26 July and 3 August, 2013. QRV holiday style on the HF bands, including an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest. QSL via LoTW (Tim will try and upload the log on a daily basis) or direct to VE6SH (Tim Ellam, 3115 Carleton Street SW, Calgary, AB T2T 3L5, Canada) with a SAE and $1 for NA and $2 for the rest of the world. [DX World]

27/07/2013: Kurt, OM8AA, will be active as a Island Expedition Low-Power entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest using the callsign 9A/OM8AA from Solta Island (EU-016, ACIA IC-656, CIA-51, IOCA CI-126, MIA MC-389, WLOTA 2833) Dalmatian archipelago, Split-Dalmatia county, Croatia. QSL via his home callsign. [NG3K]

27/07/2013: Operators Andres ES1AN, Harald ES1LS, Arvo ES1QV, Toivo ES2DJ, Jueri ES2EZ, Nigul ES2NX and Tonno ES2RR will be active as ES0U in the RSGB IOTA Contest as a Multi-Op/Multi-Band/Low-Power entry from Saaremaa Island (EU-034, WLOTA 1401), West Estonian archipelago, Saare county, Estonia. QSL via ES2DJ, bureau preferred. [NG3K]

27/07/2013: A team of operators from A.R.I. La Spezia (IQ1SP) will be active in the RSGB IOTA Contest as IP1T from Isola del Tino (EU-083, IIA SP-002, MIA MI-114, WAIS CJ20) as a Multi-Op entry. This activation also counts for the San Venerio lighthouse (WAIL LI-009, ARLHS ITA-058, TWLHD WLH I-012, WLOTA 0645, DCI SP-111, WCA I-12510), and Portovenere Natural Regional Park (WWFF IFF-218). Other counters (DAI LG-0559, DDI G04). QSL via IZ5JLF, bureau preferred. [NG3K]

27/07/2013: Howie, K1VSJ, will once again visit Martha's Vineyard island (NA-046, USi MA-005S, WLOTA 2804), Dukes county, Massachusetts, for the RSGB IOTA Contest (27-28 July). His plans are for a Single-Op/Low-Power/Mixed entry. QSL via home call, bureau or direct. [NG3K]

27/07/2013: UBA/WRC members-ON4AWT-PA0LCE will be active in the RSGB IOTA Contest using the callsign PF10C from Schouwen-Duiveland (EU-146, WLOTA 3089) as a Multi-Op entry. QSL goes via ON4ON. [NG3K]

27/07/2013: Leo, PP1CZ, will be active in the RSGB IOTA Contest from Ilha Fernando de Noronha (SA-003, DIB OC-01, WLOTA 1208, WWFF PYFF-016) as PY0F/PP1CZ, a Single-Op/All-Band/Mixed entry. Leo will try to be on both CW and SSB, but mostly CW during the Contest. After the Contest WARC Bands, 80 metres (will try 160 metres), CW, Digital and SSB. QSL via home call. [NG3K]

27/07/2013: Laci, HA0NAR, will be active in the RSGB IOTA Contest (27-28 July 2013) as SW8LR from the island of Thasos (EU-174, GIOTA NAS-037, MIA MG-124, WLOTA 4186). Look for Laci to be QRV on the HF bands before and after the contest. QSL via home call (Dr. Laszlo Radocz, 130. Rozsavolgy Str., Debrecen H-4225, Hungary). [NG3K]

27/07/2013: Look for Edi, YB3EDD, to be active in the RSGB IOTA Contest (27-28 July) from Probolinggo, island of Java (OC-021, WLOTA 1660), Indonesia. QSL direct (preferred), LoTW, eMail and eQSL. [NG3K]

29/07/2013: Ulf, DL3UB, will be active as OY/DL3UB from the Faroe Islands (EU-018) between 29th July and 9th August, 2013. He plans to be active holiday style with focus on CW and the WARC bands. QSL via home call, bureau preferred or direct (Ulf Bahlke, Am Anger 7, 17039 Trollenhagen, Germany). [NG3K]

01/08/2013: Peter, VE3JPP, of Coldwater, Ontario, will use the special callsign XM3B on all bands/modes from 1-31st August 2013 for the 50th Anniversary of the Sea-King (marine helicopter). QSL via VE3JPP, direct (Peter H Schuyffel, R.R. #2 Hwy 12 West 9992, Coldwater, ON, L0K 1E0, Canada) or bureau. [IC]

02/08/2013: The Radio Amateur Club of l'Estrie (VE2RAE) will be running the VC2CGJCS Special Event Station for the 2013 Canada Games from 2nd August until 17th August. They plan to be active on all HF bands and modes, with focus on 160-20 metres using dipoles and G5RV. QSL via VE2RAE (see QRZ.com). [IC]

26/08/2013: The TC Special Wireless Activity Team will be active as TC42A between 26-31 August 2013 in Memoriam of the 42nd Giresun Volunteer Regiment. All of the QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau. Website: www.tcswat.org/ [TCSWAT]

29/09/2013: Tom, DL4VM, will once again activate the island of Vendsyssel-Thy/Nordjylland [aka North Jutland] (EU-171, DIA NJ-001) as OZ/DL4VM between 29th September and 19th October, 2013. This operation also includes the activation of Thy National Park (WorldWide Flora-Fauna reference OZFF-009). QSL via home call, bureau or direct. [rsgbiota.org]

01/10/2013: The Mauricie Amateur Radio Association (VE2MO) will celebrate its 90 years of existence in 2013. The club has been in active since October 15, 1923 at 20 rue Laviolette at the Trois-Rivieres. They will use the special callsign VC2O, during the entire month of October 2013, on 80-10m CW and SSB. QSL via VE2NMB (Martin Berube, 51 Place du Fort, Louiseville, QC, J5V 3B5, Canada). Further information can be found (in French language) at: ve2mo.ampr.org/ [IC]

06/10/2013: Robert, VE3RHE, will air the special callsign VX31763 from Mississauga, Ontario, between 6th October and 5th November 2013 for the 250th Anniversary of Royal Proclamation of 1763. Expected frequencies are 7.143, 14.290, 21.290 and 28.490 MHz. QSL cards will be available via VE3RHE, direct (Robert Emerson, 6950 Summer Heights Drive, Mississauga, ON, L5N 7E9, Canada) and bureau. Further information can be found at: events.ve3rhe.ca/vx31763/ [VE3RHE]

23/11/2013: Alan, G3XAQ and Nick, G3RWF will be active in the CQWW DX CW Contest (23-24 November) from the outskirts of Kigali (WW Loc. KI47TS), Rwanda, as 9X0XA and 9X0NH, respectively. They plan on two Single-Op/Single-Band/Low-Power entries. QSL for both calls via G3SWH, OQRS preferred. [DXAT]  

SPECIAL EVENTS -



28/06/2013: Andrew, SP8MMW, is on the air with the call HF69AK until the 31st of July 2013 to commemorate the Battle of Osuchy 69 years ago. QSL via SP8MMW (QRZ.com). [DXNL]

28/06/2013: Special event callsign II0GMC celebrates the achievements of Guglielmo Marconi until 31st December 2013 from 80-6m (WARC included) SSB and digital modes. Your Qsl Cards are NOT required so PLEASE DO NOT SEND them and request by the M0OXO OQRS to save time, money and the Planet !! Complete information at:www.m0oxo.com/702-ii0gmc-ses-guglielmo-marconi.html [DXNL]

28/06/2013: Special callsign PD62RIEU is currently active until 14th July 2013 in connection with the Andre Rieu open air concerts on the Vrijthof in his home town of Maastricht. QRV on 40, 20 and 10 metres using SSB and PSK. QSL direct or bureau, via PD3R. If you send direct please enclose SASE. [DXNL]

29/06/2013: Alex, MM0OXX, organises GB0POS (Power of Steam) together with members of the Stirling and District Amateur Radio Society to celebrate 85 years of the steam train 246 MORAYSHIRE, where it's still running fine today. The special event station will be operated from Bo'ness & Kinneil railway (www.bkrailway.co.uk/) on 29th and 30th of June 2013 and again on 14th and 15th of September 2013. QSL direct (from stations outside of the UK): send your cards to MM0VUV with $2 and self addressed envelope: if in the UK then send a S.A.E. with a UK 2nd class stamp affixed to it. Bureau cards MUST ONLY GO TO GB0POS VIA THE BUREAU. Website: www.qrz.com/db/GB0POS [DXNL]

29/06/2013: The Riviera Amateur Radio Club supports the UK Armed Forces Day on the 29th of June 2013 with the special event station GB8AFD. Location is the WWII airfield Little Haldon near Teignmouth (Devon; WAB SX97, WW Loc. IO80FN). QRV on 40m and 2m. QSL via bureau, eQSL. QSL via the bureau or direct (Riviera Amateur Radio Club, 2 Sunray Court, Aveland Road, Torquay, Devon TQ1 3PT, England) and eQSL. [DXNL]

29/06/2013: Special callsign CR5CMD will be promoting the 3rd International "Comandos 2013" contest on the 29th of June 2013 on 40 and 80 metre SSB. QSL via the bureau, preferred. Further information on the special callsign and contest (in Portuguese language) can be found at: ct-spot.blogspot.de/2013/06/3-concurso-internacional-de.html [DXNL]

29/06/2013: Spanish campsites are holding the "Dia Nacional del Camping" [National Camping Day] on the 29th of June 2013, for which EG5DNC will be operating from a site in the Marsh Camping Costa Blanca. QSL goes to EA5RKB via the bureau or direct with SASE/SAE + sufficient postage. Websites: www.acracb.org/ andwww.marjalcostablanca.com/ [DXNL]

30/06/2013: GB2BRT [Blandford Racecourse Telegraph] is a Special Event Station being held close to Telegraph Clump nr Blandford Camp, Blandford Dorset, England. The dates for this special event are 0900 UTC Sunday 30th June until 1900 UTC Friday 6th July 2013. The Grid / Locator for this site is IO80WV, ITU Zone 27, CQ Zone 14, and IOTA EU-005. The WAB square is ST90. QSL cards to be sent via bureau or direct to: John Wakefield M0XIG, Oakhurst, Lower Common Road, West Wellow, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 6BT - England. Please enclose a SASE or return postage costs in the form of an IRC or green stamp. If UK of course just a SASE. Note from John M0XIG: "You do not have to send me a QSL card to receive one. I will automatically send a card to every contact via the bureau, unless I have a request at the time not to do so." Website: www.qrz.com/db/GB2BRT [DXNL]

30/06/2013: IPA Belgium active from Luxemburg - After a series of successful activities from GJ, HB0, EU-038 and EU-146, 4 Belgian operators (Rene ON6OM, Eddy ON6ZV, Martin ON7EG and Mike ON4MW) will be in Luxemburg and plan to be QRV between 30 June and 05 July 2013 as LX/OO6P (callsign of the IPA) on the HF bands using SSB, RTTY, PSK31 and PSK63. QSL via ON6ZV. [UBA HF News]

30/06/2013: Grimeton Radio/SAQ transmission Sunday, June 30, 2013. "We will remind you of the Grimeton Radio/SAQ transmissions on 17.2 kHz, CW, with the Alexanderson alternator on Sunday, June 30, 2013, "Alexanderson Day", at 09:00 UTC and 12:00 UTC. We will start tuning up some 30 minutes before message. The radio station is open to visitors. There will be activity on amateur radio frequencies with the call "SK6SAQ" from 08:00 to 09:00 UTC and 10:00 to 11:00 UTC. Any of following frequencies: 14.035 kHz CW, 14.215 kHz SSB from 07:00 UTC also on: 3.755 kHz SSB. QSL-reports are kindly received: - E-mail to:info@alexander.n.se, or fax to: +46-340-674195, or via: SM bureau, or direct by mail to: Alexander - Grimeton Veteranradios Vaenner, Radiostationen, Grimeton 72, SE-432 98 GRIMETON, SWEDEN (NB: new address)." Visit their web site at: www.alexander.n.se/ [SM6NM]

01/07/2013: The Radio Club Blagovestnik (LZ1KCP) is going to remember Saint Nikodim during the entire month of July with the special callsign LZ1722SN. This callsign is valid for the All Bulgarian Saints Award 2013 (www.balkanclub.org/awards.htm) and is also worth 10 points towards the St. Teodosii Tyrnovski Award. QSL via LZ1KCP, LoTW. [LZ1KCP]

01/07/2013: The Tour de France goes into its 100th season this year. TM100TF celebrates the jubilee from the 1st to the 14th of July 2013. Commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Tour de France will take place in Col des Palomieres (WW Loc. JN03CB), in Bigorre county. QSL via the bureau, or direct (see: www.qrz.com/db/TM100TF). [DXNL]

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]

01/07/2013: Look for Eric, SM1TDE/SA1A, to be active as SJ1SOP during the entire month of July 2013 for the "Sea of Peace" award - get a point for your SOP-pennant! Eric will be active on all bands and modes from Gotlands Tofta, Gotland Island (EU-020, WLOTA 2969, WW Loc. JO97CM), Gotland County, Sweden. QSL is OK via the bureau (preferred) or direct if you are in a hurry. [NG3K]

01/07/2013: Burgdorf (WW Loc. JN37TB), Switzerland, will be hosting the largest Swiss sporting event concentrating on traditional sports this year (30 August - 01 September). Members of the local radio club (HB9BE) will get on the air as HB13ESAF from 1st July until 30th September to celebrate the Federal Wrestling and Alpine Games Festival 2013. QSLs go to HB9DNF via the bureau. Website:www.hb9be.ch/index.php?cat=00_Willkommen [DXNL]

01/07/2013: The TC Special Wireless Activity Team will be active as TC150RC on 1-31 July 2013 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Robert College of Istanbul, the oldest American school still in existence in its original location outside the US. All of the QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau. Website: www.tcswat.org/ [TCSWAT]

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

LIGHTHOUSE CALENDAR -


28/06-03/08 9H3RJ: Gozo Island WLOTA:0046 QSL KK4OYJ (d)
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)
29/06-30/06 GB0POS: England (main island) WLOTA 1841 QSL Buro
29/06 GB8AFD: England (main island) WLOTA 1841 QSL Buro
29/06-09/07 KG4AS: Guantanamo Bay WLOTA:0358 QSL N4SIA (d)
29/06-09/07 KG4RX: Guantanamo Bay WLOTA:0358 QSL K4RX (d)
29/06-09/07 KG4TO: Guantanamo Bay WLOTA:0358 QSL AC4TO (d)
01/07-31/07 GX4BJC/A: England (main island) WLOTA 1841 QSL QRZ.com
01/07-31/07 HH5/KC0W Haiti Island WLOTA:0343 QSL H/c (d) (for 18 days)
01/07-31/07 MX1SWL/A: England (main island) WLOTA 1841 QSL QRZ.com
01/07-31/07 MX1SWL/P: England (main island) WLOTA 1841 QSL QRZ.com
01/07-06/07 OJ0V: Market Reef WLH:OJ0-001 MAR-001 WLOTA:0542 QSL ON4CCP (d/B)
01/07-31/07 SJ1SOP: Gotland WLOTA:2969 QSL SM1TDE (d/B)
02/07-09/07 6Y5/G3SWH: Jamaika Island WLOTA:0214 QSL G3SWH OQRS
05/07-09/07 PJ7/AF6KJ: Sint Maarten Island WLOTA:0711 QSL AF6WU (d/B)
05/07-09/07 PJ7/AF6WU: Sint Maarten Island WLOTA:0711 QSL H/c (d/B)
05/07-31/07 SF2X/P: Ledskar WLOTA:0291 QSL SM5EFX (d/B)
05/07-21/07 SW8EA: Nisos Thasos WLOTA:4186 QSL HA1YA (d/B)  

6 METRES & UP -


28/06-29/06 9X0EME: Rwanda Grid:KI58 432.090 MHz moonbounce QSL PE1L (d)
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)
29/06-30/06 European EME Contest 3.4GHz CW/SSB 29 0000z-30 2400z
29/06-30/06 9X0EME: Rwanda Grid:KI58 1296.090 MHz moonbounce QSL PE1L (d)
29/06-09/07 KG4AS: Guantanamo Bay NA-015 Grid:FK29KV 6m all mode QSL N4SIA (d)
29/06-09/07 KG4RX: Guantanamo Bay NA-015 Grid:FK29KV 6m all mode QSL K4RX (d)
29/06-09/07 KG4TO: Guantanamo Bay NA-015 Grid:FK29KV 6m all mode QSL AC4TO (d)
30/06 W.A.B. 144MHz Low Power Phone 1000z-1400z
30/06-01/07 9X0EME: Rwanda Grid:KI58 2320.090 MHz moonbounce QSL PE1L (d)
01/07 RAC Canada Day Contest 6m/2m all mode 0000z-2359z
01/07 Memorial OK1WC (MWC) Activity 2M CW-SSB/SO/LP/QRP 1600z-1659
02/07 LY 144MHz Activity Contest CW/SSB/FM 1700z-2059z
02/07 NRAU 144MHz Activity Contest SO/MO/Open 1700z-2100z
02/07 RSGB 144MHz UKAC SO Fixed/Open 1900z-2130z
02/07-07/07 9X0EME: Rwanda Grid:KI58 144.134 MHz moonbounce QSL PE1L (d)
03/07 MOON Contest 144MHz CW/Digital/FM/SSB 1800z-2000z
05/07-21/07 SW8EA: Thassos Isl. EU-174 Grid:KN20 6m-70cm CW/SSB QSL HA1YA (d/B)

Contest Calendars: www.qsl.net/va3rj/con_jun.htmlwww.qsl.net/va3rj/con_jul.html

GOT6??? - Six Meter Information by Andy 'NEON' Sargent N8OFS at:http://noars.net/got6/GOT6.txt (Updated: 25 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 -

Allan, VK2CA, has just received the VK9NT cards from the printer (24 June 2013). Now the processing begins. OQRS Direct first then Direct. Then OQRS Buro then Buro. [K1XN/The GoList]

New IRCs The Universal Postal Union has unveiled the new "Doha" IRC model, valid from the 1st of July until 2017. The current "Nairobi" model remains valid until the end of 2013. http://www.arrl.org/news/new-international-reply-coupon-introduced

QSLs via Bureau: BD7LMD, C36CT, CT9/DJ8VC, DF0XX, DL0ERZ/p, DL0GL, DM5K/p, EA1SB, F6KDL, FM5BH, I1ULJ, II3CV, IR4X, IW2CXB, IZ8EDJ/p, JA3NTE, NP4A, OE6AC, OW9RWV, OZ5THY/p, PI4OSS, PY2DY, S56WYB, SE2I, SV1EAG, SV1JGX, SV8EUX, SV9/EA1ISA, T6AG, UA3EGX, V26Y, V55V (DJ8VC), VP2MYL (DL7AFS), ZS2CR and ZS2DK.

QSLs via Direct: JW7XM (LA7XM), SU8N [AF-109] (SM5AQD), SV2ASP/A (cba), TJ3AY (F5LGE), TK0INT [EU-100] (EA5KA), TK1INT [EU-104] (EA5KA), VR2XMT (cba), VY0/VE3VID [NA-174] (H/c) and Z61DX (cba).

QSLs via LoTW: HE7CXZ.   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 -

ISWL CLUB CALLSIGNS - The ISWL Club Callsigns in use throughout the month of July 2013 are: GX4BJC/A - Operated from Great Missenden, in Buckinghamshire, by John, G8XTJ (ISWL Vice President), (WAB Square SP80 - England, IOTA EU-005 and WLOTA LH-1841). MX1SWL/A - Operated from Walton on the Naze, in Essex, by Herbie, G6XOU (ISWL Council Member & QSL Bureau Manager), (WAB Square SP80 - England, IOTA EU-005 and WLOTA LH-1841). Herbie will also operate as MX1SWL/P throughout the month. If required, he will give his current WAB Square during the QSO. ALL QSL's will be handled by Herbie G6XOU and NOT the individual Operator. The I.S.W.L. is a member of the European PSK Club. All QSL Info is on www.iswl.org.uk/ or www.qrz.com/or via www.eQSL.cc/ NO LOTW. I.S.W.L. Awards are available to all Hams and SWL's - see www.iswl.org.uk/ for full details. eQSL.cc cards ARE welcomed for our awards. Very best wishes to all Hams and SWL's, de Pete Rayer, ISWL Life Vice President, Bournemouth, UK. [Pete's-DX-Newsdesk]

K9W - Wake Atoll Dxpedition - Wake Atoll Commemorative DXpedition, Press Release #4 The Wake Atoll Commemorative team’s operation is progressing nicely. Most of the equipment needed for this operation has been received and is being pre-tested prior to shipment to the staging areas. As mentioned in the previous release, the equipment will be pre-staged in California and Hawaii prior to transport to Wake. Staging, pre-testing, packing are essential to assure equipment arriving on-time and safely on Wake. The two week "on air" dates are anticipated to start the last week of September or first week of October. This is entirely dependent on the military flight schedule into and out of Wake Atoll and this has yet to be determined. As soon as this is established, we will issue another press release and post it on our website. Several good options are being considered for our two operating sites which will be announced soon. Please note! There are a few other DXpeditions which will be on air during the Wake Operation. Our band plan (wake2013.org/pages/bandplan.html), established in early March and documented on our website, will be used during the operation. To avoid the dreaded "Not in the Log", please be sure which DXpedition you are working! Our operators will announce K9W often to help identify your contact. The Team wants to thank the DX Community, including generous worldwide Foundations and Clubs, equipment manufacturers and outlets for their outstanding support of the Wake Commemorative efforts. These DXpeditions are extremely expensive and could not be accomplished without the support of the entire DX Community. Visit the wake2013.org/ website to view our Sponsors and make your personal donation.

S2 - Bangladesh DXpedition 2013 - UPDATE: The Mediterraneo DX Club is organizing a DXpedition to take place from Bangladesh on 19-29 November, 2013. A team of 20-22 operators from 9 countries will be active on 160-6m all modes with six stations - 2 SSB, 2 CW and 2 RTTY. Team members include Ant IZ8CCW (Team Ledear), Gabriele I2VGW (Co-Ledear), Marco IZ2GNQ, Manjur S21AM, Adhi YB3MM, Eric ON7RN, Michel F5EOT, Stefano IZ5GST, Aminul S21D, Rabby S21RC. Henri F1HRE, Heye DJ9RR, Fabrizio IZ2KXC, Norbert DJ7JC, Pino I8YGZ, Marco HB9OCR, Dario IT9ZZO, Ovidiu YO9XC, Feri YO5OED, Fabio IK2LTR, Karl OE3JAG, Fabio IK4QJF and Mario IK4MTK. Manager for direct/bureau/OQRS cards: IK2VUC - Giuliano Mondini,PO Box 10, 21052 Busto Arsizio (VA), Italy. LoTW files will be uploaded by the end of May 2014. Full deatils on their website at: www.mdxc.org/bangladesh2013/ [425 DX News/MDXC]

YB9Y - MAPIA ISLANDS - OC-276 NEW - A DXpedition is being planned to activate Bras Island, Mapia Atoll (IOTA OC-276-NEW), Papua Province, Indonesia, (north of P29 and close to V63). This is a never before activated group and info suggests activity will take place sometime in October. Website (still under construction) at: http://yb9y.com/ [DX World]


73 and Good DX!
Dave Raycroft, VA3RJ

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