I.C.P.O. Bulletin (05 - 12 July 2013) "Islands, Castles & Portable Operations"

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

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]

05/07/2013: Members of the "Traveling Radio Amateurs Group" (UP44WFF), Mountains Committee of Kazakhstan and Almaty Radio Amateur League will be active as UP4WWF from 5-7th July, 2013. Their activity coincides with "Capital Day" [the anniversary of their capital city "Astana" which became capital in 1998] and the birthday of their President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan, on 6th July. Activity will be on 40-10 metre CW and SSB. Operators Art UN6QC, Sergey UN6GAO, Viktor UN7GIT, Andrey UN8GU and Mike UN8GC will activate the following mountain areas: 5th July (0400-1800z) - Peak Schkolnik (WMA/UNM-045, altitude 3590m); 6th July (0000-1800z) - Peak Abay (WMA/UNM-042, altitude 4010m); 7th July (0000-0800z) - Talgar Pass (WMA/UNM-040, altitude 3160m). All references are in the territory of Ile-Alatau National Park (WWFF/UNFF-005). QSL via LoTW, by the bureau, direct and (eqsl.kz/.) [OPDX Bulletin]

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]

06/07/2013: Jaime, CU3AK/p, will activate "Paul da Praia da Vitoria", RAMSAR site 2099, good for AFFA (Azores Flora-Fauna Award) CUFF-129, DMP 1905 and DDFP VPV-07 on 6th July, 2013. This site was not yet included in the DPRN and WWFF lists. This RAMSAR site is located on the island of Terceira (EU-175, DIP AZ-003, PIP AC-003, WLOTA 0524). The activity will be held between 9h30/13h and 18h/20h30, from 20 to 10 metre SSB. QSL via home call, bureau or direct. [CU3AA]

06/07/2013: Jan-Henrik, DG8HJ will be active from Fehmarn Island (EU-128, DID O-001, WLOTA 0637) as homecall/p from 6-21 July, 2013. QRV on the HF bands, propagation allowing. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [rsgbiota.org]

06/07/2013: Sadao, JA1PBV, will be active as DU8/JA1PBV (or possibly DU8/WK1S) from Tawi Tawi (IOTA OC-174) on 6-7th July, 2013. QRV mainly on 20m and 15m CW. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [OPDX Bulletin]

06/07/2013: Diego, F4HAU and Gil, F4FET will be active as homecall/p from Tombelaine Island (EU-156, DIFM MA-021, WW Loc. IN89FP) on 6th and 7th July, 2013. QRV each day from 0900 to 1300 UTC on 20-17-15 metres, with some minutes on 40m SSB if needed. Station 1: FT857 100w, MOXON 2el vertical 20m beam to NA or ASIA. Station 2: FT840 100w, GP 40-17-15m. A HONDA 1kW will supply the power. Diego will be with Gil only on the Sunday. Saturday, Gil be alone and only on 20m SSB. QSL via home calls, direct or bureau. [IOTA-chasers]

06/07/2013: Patrick, F8DYD/p, will be active on 6th July from the Castle d'Harcourt (DFCF 86-109) and the Mill of Saint Just (DMF 86-109), commune of Chauvigny (CP 86300). Plans are to be QRV on 80 and 40 metre SSB and CW. QSL via home call, bureau preferred. [F8DYD]

06/07/2013: Eric, KV1J, will once again be active as FP/KV1J from Miguelon Island (NA-032, DIFO FP-002, WLOTA 1417, Grid Loc. GN17) from 6-16 July 2013. He will be QRV on 160-6 metre SSB, CW, RTTY and PSK31; primarily SSB, and RTTY; generally on the highest frequency band open. Eric will try 6M if there are any indications of openings. He will also participate in the IARU HF Contest (13-14 July) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Mixed-Mode/High-Power (500 Watts) entry. Equipment: Elecraft K3, FT-817 (for satellites), Heathkit SB-200 Amplifier (modified) (80 -10M) N1IW Off-Centered Fed Dipole; Phased verticals for 20 meters; May bring 2 element beam 20-17-15-12-10M; 6 Meter Moxon; Arrow 146/437-10 (for sats). QSL via KV1J, direct or bureau. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW and eQSL about one week after he returns. Full info on his website at:www.kv1j.com/fp/July13.html [DX World]

06/07/2013: Tom, KC0W (ex-ZD7X, XU7XXX), will be active from the extreme northern tip of Haiti (NA-096, WLOTA 0343, Grid Loc. FK39) as HH5/KC0W between 6-25 July 2013. He states: "This will be a CW only DXpedition on 160-6m using vertical antennas over salt water. The operating location has unobstructed take-offs to North America, Europe and Africa. Haiti has been under-represented on CW. QSL DIRECT ONLY via KC0W......No LoTW, No bureau. [DX World]

06/07/2013: 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]

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]

07/07/2013: Olivier, ON4EI, is back to Ireland (EU-115, WLOTA 2484) to operate EI8GQB/EI1A from a caravan using green energy from 7th to 31st July, 2013. He will also activate EI1A callsign during: the IARU HF Worldchampionship contest (13-14 July); the CQ-WW-VHF contest (20-21 July - on 50 MHz only); the RSGB IOTA Contest (27-28 July). QRV on all HF bands and modes, plus VHF. QSL manager: PA3249, direct or bureau. Follow the activity and antenna experimentation onwww.qrz.com/db/EI8GQB where you will find a live information banner with on air frequencies and information. Also LIVE video streaming from the caravan will be provided on www.ustream.tv/channel/ei8gqb [NG3K]

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

08/07/2013: Geza, HA8DD/p and Zsolt, HA8FY/p will activate 6 HAFF areas (WWFF), operating according to the following schedule: 8th July from about 13:00 UTC to late evening hours Kesznyeteni TK (HAFF-025). 9th July from early morning to midday (10 UTC) in Zempleni TK (HAFF-047), then they will move to Bukki National Park (HAFF-002) and work until late evening. 10th July in morning hours until midday (10 UTC) from Borsod Mezosege TK (HAFF-014), then they will move to Hevesi Pusztak TK (HAFF-020) and work until late evening. 11th July in morning hours until midday (10 UTC) from Hortobagy National Park (HAFF-006), then move to Kozep-Tisza TK (HAFF-027) and work until late evening. They want to operate with two stations at the same time (FT-857 and FT-7B) with W3DZZ and separeted dipoles for 5 HF bands. The modes are CW, SSB and FM on 2 metres for emergency purpose. QSL via HA Bureau or direct via their QRZ.com address. [HA0HW]

09/07/2013: John, W5JON, will once again be operating from their Calypso Bay, island of St. Kitts (NA-104, WW Loc. FK87PG), W.I. vacation home between 9th July and 10th August 2013. Active 160-6m (incl. 60m), SSB and RTTY/Digi. Also operation in the IARU HF Championship Contest (July 13-14th) and the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Sinle-Op/All-Band/SSB entry. Radio: Kenwood TS-590S, and SB200 Amplifier. Antennas: Dipoles, and S9, 31' Vertical; 6m - 3el Yagi. Also XYL, Cathy (W5HAM) will occasionally operate as V47HAM. All QSL's DIRECT to his home call: W5JON. Also LoTW. [NG3K]

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

12/07/2013: David, K0DCH, plans to activate Mitkof island (NA-041, USi AK155S, WLOTA 2115) as K0DCH/KL7 from 12-16 July, 2013. QRV on or near the usual island and IOTA frequencies. QSL via home call, direct only. [rsgbiota.org]

11/07/2013: Look for Pat N2IEN, Ray W2RE and Lee WW2DX to be active as OX/homecall from from near the settlement of Narsarsuaq (Grid Loc. GP71), southern Greenland (NA-018, WLOTA 0072, WWFF OZFF-006) from 11-15th July, 2013. They will be QRV on 40-6 metre SSB and CW, using GP70DX verticals and 2 x K3's and possibly KW. Their main goal is to be active in the IARU HF Championships (13-14 July). They may also have an issued OX callsign for the operation. QSL via home calls, direct and LoTW. [NG3K]  

LOOKING AHEAD -

14/07/2013: Francois, ON4LO, plans to activate the island of Fehmarn (EU-128, DID O-01, WLOTA 0637) as DL/ON4LO/p from 14-25th July, 2013. QRV on the HF bands, holiday style. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [rsgbiota.org]

15/07/2013: ISWL Member, Fred Weidema, PA0FAW, will be running special event station PA1813A, from the 15th July until 13th August 2013. It is well known that Arnhem was liberated in 1945, (the movie "A Bridge too far"), but Arnhem was liberated before in 1813 from the French. Operation will be for a greater part in CW, some SSB and digital modes depending on the available time and possibilities. Transmitting from JO21wx, JO21xx (home QTH, high noise level), JO22va (De Hoge Veluwe, WWFF PAFF-005) and JO32aa. QSL via PA0FAW, direct or via the bureau and eQSL. (No LOTW). SWL reports welcome. [Pete's-DX-Newsdesk]

22/07/2013: Vladimir, UA0LCZ, will be active from Popov Island (IOTA AS-066 as RI0NZ between 22-29 July, 2013 including participation in the RSGB Centenary IOTA Contest. QRV on 80-10m CW with a split of 1-5 kHz. QSL via home call, bureau or direct. [DX World]

26/07/2013: Ricardo CT3KN, Xavier CS9ABC, Nicola CR9ABE and Jenny CR9ABG plan to be active from Deserta Island (AF-046, DIP MA-005, PIP MD-005, WWFF CTFF-033) as CQ9D between 26-29 July, 2013. QRV on 40-10m, CW and SSB - participation in RSGB Centenary IOTA Contest 2013. QSL via CT3KN. [DX World]

26/07/2013: Members of Radio Club A.R.I. Cosenza (IQ8CS) will be active as ID8/IQ8CS during the RSGB IOTA Contest from Isola Dino (EU-144, IIA CS-002, MIA MI-021, WW Loc. JM79VU), Calabria region, Italy. Before the contest they will be QRV on the WARC bands, 6m and 2m, SSB/CW. QSL via IQ8CS, bureau preferred. [NG3K]

26/07/2013: Adho, YB3MM, plans to be active from Derawan Island (IOTA OC-166) as YB3MM/7 between 26-28th July 2013. He will also participate in the RSGB Centenary IOTA contest. QSL via IZ8CCW, direct or OQRS. [DX World]

27/07/2013: Members of the Nanjing Amateur Radio Club (NJARC) will activate the island of Liuheng (AS-137), Zhoushan Archipelago, Zhejiang province, China, in the RSGB IOTA Contest using the callsign BA4WL/5. QRV 0600z on 27th July until 2200z 28th July. Team members include BA8IK, BD4WO, BD4WN, BH4RQU, BH4RJP, BH4RWX, BH4RZI and BD4WS. QSL direct only to BD4WO (2 USD 0R 2 NEW IRC). [rsgbiota.org]

30/07/2013: For the first time the lighthouse on Ilheus Formigas (EU-003, DIP AZ-013, WW Loc. HM77OG) will be activated using the callsign CR2F. It is a difficult and expensive operation because the chartered vessel ANTARES, which sails the team and material from Vila do Porto, Santa Maria island to Formigas and back, will stay all times anchored nearby the Ilheus Formigas to ensure a quick evacuation of the team and equipment in case of sudden weather changes. Station and accommodation will be within the lighthouse so that the operation also counts for DFP NEW ONE!, ARLHS AZO-001, TWLHD WLH CU-002, WLOTA 4293 and is Admiralty reference D2638. For WorldWide Flora and Fauna, this activation counts for the Reserva Natural do Ilhote das Formigas (WWFF CTFF-039). As the landing on Ilheus Formigas is very difficult and as the antenna erection around the lighthouse can only be effected at WX with low winds and waves, date can vary by a couple of days. Tentaive dates are +/- 30-31 July 2013. All depends on the WX. Team members will be Leonel CU3EJ, Antonio CU8AS, Siggi DL2HYH and Hermann HB9CRV/CT3FN. QSL via HB9CRV, LoTW and bureau are OK. Please monitor www.to-mk.com/ct3fn/ for updated information. [DE0MST / HB9CRV - CT3FN]

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]

09/08/2013: A team consisting Gil F4FET, Juan F5IRC, Vincent F4BKV, Antoine F5RAB, Marc F8DRA and Diego F4HAU plan to be active as TM0SM from Ile du Large [Iles Saint Marcouf] (EU-081, DIFM MA-001, WW Loc. IN99KL) on the following dates: 9-11 August and 23-25 August, 2013. They will also activate Ile du Large lighthouse (DPLF PB-052, ARLHS FRA 055, TWLHD WLH F-061, WLOTA 0060) and the Fort de l'Ile du Large (DFCF 50-013, WCA F-02100). Plans are to be QRV on 40 metre to 6 metre SSB and CW. QSL via F5CWU, direct or bureau. Further information is available on their website at: tm0sm.webs.com/ [DX World]

06/09/2013: Gerben, PG5M, will be active from the Palau Islands (IOTA OC-009) as T8GM from 6-7th September and again from 15-19th September, 2013. QRV on 80-10 meter CW only. QSL via PG5M (G.A.Menting, Leemdobbe 19, 9472 ZR Zuidlaren, The Netherlands) and LoTW. Gerben reports "As it becomes more problematic to exchange IRC's, I prefer green stamps for return postage". [DX World]

08/09/2013: Gerben, PG5M, will be active from Yap Island (IOTA OC-012) as V6G from 8-15th September, 2013. QRV on 80-10 meter CW only. QSL via PG5M (G.A.Menting, Leemdobbe 19, 9472 ZR Zuidlaren, The Netherlands) and LoTW. Gerben reports "As it becomes more problematic to exchange IRC's, I prefer green stamps for return postage". [DX World]

16/10/2013: Craig, VK5CE, has announced his upcoming plans to activate Red Island (IOTA OC-255), Queensland, from 16-21 October, 2013. Expect activity on all HF bands and modes as VK5CE/4. Online log search will be available at ClubLog. Further information and updates at:http://oc255.blogspot.com.au/ [DX World]  

SPECIAL EVENTS -

08/07/2013: William Richard Morris (Lord Nuffield) built his first auto-mobile 100 years ago. GB1NUF commemorates this on the air for one month, beginning on the 8th of June, 2013. QRV in CW and SSB on 10, 15, 20, and 40m. eQSL via email (rbaker41[at]msn.com). Website:www.mmoc.org.uk/ and www.heritage-motor-centre.co.uk/ [DXNL]

12/07/2013: Members of the Ukrainian Radioamateur QRP Club are celebrating their 15th anniversary and will be active using the special callsign EO15QRP between 12th July and 12th August, 2013. QSL via UT2AB, bureau or direct. [OPDX Bulletin]

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

LIGHTHOUSE CALENDAR -

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)
06/07-16/07 5B4ALB: Cyprus Island WLOTA:0051 QSL RT9T (d)
06/07 CU3AK/P: Ilha Terceira WLOTA:0524 QSL H/c (d/B)
06/07-21/07 DG8HJ: Fehmarn Island WLOTA:0637 QSL H/c (d/B)
06/07-16/07 FP/KV1J: Miquelon Island WLOTA:1417 QSL H/c (d/B)
06/07-25/07 HH5/KC0W: Haiti Island WLOTA:0343 QSL H/c (d)
06/07-13/07 PJ7FF: Sint Maarten Island WLOTA:0711 QSL KC9FFV (d)
07/07-27/07 EA8/DL3FCG: Isla de Tenerife WLOTA:1276 QSL H/c (d/B)
07/07-31/07 EI8GQB: Ireland (Eire) WLOTA:2484 QSL PA3249 (d/B)
07/07-13/07 FO/UT6UD: Hiva Hoa Island WLOTA:1233 QSL H/c (d/B)
10/07-14/07 FS/AF6KJ: St. Martin Island WLOTA:0383 QSL AF6WU (d/B)
10/07-14/07 FS/AF6WU: St. Martin Island WLOTA:0383 QSL H/c (d/B)
11/07-15/07 OX/N2IEN: Greenland WLOTA:0072 QSL H/c (d/LoTW)
11/07-15/07 OX/W2RE: Greenland WLOTA:0072 QSL H/c (d/LoTW)
11/07-15/07 OX/WW2DX: Greenland WLOTA:0072 QSL H/c (d/LoTW)
12/07-16/07 K0DCH/KL7: Mitkof Island WLOTA:2115 QSL H/c (d)  

6 METRES & UP -

05/07-21/07 SW8EA: Thassos Is EU-174 Grid:KN20hs 6m-70cm CW/SSB QSL HA1YA (d/B)
06/07-07/07 12th Aegean VHF Contest Mix/SO/MO 6m-70cm 06 0001z-07 2359z
06/07-07/07 EDR Nordic July Contest SO/MO/6m & Up 06 1400z-07 1400z
06/07-07/07 IRTS VHF/UHF Field Day Open/Restricted/2m-1.2GHz 06 1400z-07 1400z
06/07-07/07 RSGB National VHF Field Day Open/Restricted/LP 06 1400z-07 1400z
06/07-07/07 YO-DX V/U/SHF Contest CW/Phone/2m & Up 06 1400z-07 1400z
06/07-16/07 FP/KV1J: Miquelon Isl NA-032 Grid:GN17 6m + Satellite QSL H/c (d/B)
07/07 Contest Lario 50MHz SO/MO/CW/SSB 0800z-1500z
07/07 RSGB 3rd 144MHz Backpackers SO/All Mode/3W-10W 1100z-1500z
08/07 Memorial OK1WC (MWC) Activity 6M CW-SSB/SO/LP/QRP 1600z-1659
09/07 LY 432MHz Activity Contest CW/SSB/FM 1700z-2059z
09/07 NRAU 432MHz Activity Contest SO/MO/Open 1700z-2100z
09/07 RSGB 432MHz UKAC SO Fixed/Open 1900z-2130z
10/07 MOON Contest 432MHz CW/Digital/FM/SSB 1800z-2000z
11/07 LY 50MHz Activity Contest CW/SSB/FM 1700z-2059z
11/07 NRAU 50MHz Activity Contest SO/MO/Open 1700z-2100z
11/07-15/07 OX/N2IEN: Greenland NA-018 Grid:GP71 6m CW/SSB QSL H/c (d/LoTW)
11/07-15/07 OX/W2RE: Greenland NA-018 Grid:GP71 6m CW/SSB QSL H/c (d/LoTW)
11/07-15/07 OX/WW2DX: Greenland NA-018 Grid:GP71 6m CW/SSB QSL H/c (d/LoTW)

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

GOT6??? - Six Meter Information by Andy 'NEON' Sargent N8OFS at:http://noars.net/got6/GOT6.txt (Updated: 02 July 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 -

Hello IOTA Chasers, I have now finished mailing all direct requests received to date for YB8P. There are about 10 or so problematic NIL that requires further checking and those who requested multiple calls (other YB cards) in the same envelope that need extra processing time. I have also finished mailing all OC 208 Donors, USA and EU should have received their cards directly from me. JA Donors will get them from Shu San JN6RZM. I have also now received logs for YB9WZJ/p and YB0MWM/9 from Doom Island OC-239. I have also some QSL cards and can confirm with QSL cards if you are in the log. Please do not send me your SASE if you did not work them. Thank you to all who have supported YB8P. Steve, W2FB

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

QSLs via Direct: 3B8CF (F6HMJ), 3B8MM (DL6UAA), 3D2XC (PY7XC), 4A2I (XE2I), 5M2TT (I2YSB/OQRS), 5V7TT (I2YSB/OQRS), 7P8ZM (JO1CRA), C98RF [AF-072] (DL6DQW), DU1/R6AF/p [OC-090] (OQRS), FO8WBB (N6JA), HA8RM (QRZ.com), HP1/S54ZZ (H/c), JH7PKU (QRZ.com), JM7OLW (QRZ.com), JT1CO (QRZ.com), JT1AA/3 (H/c), RI0K [AS-061] (RW3RN), RI0K/P (RW3RN), SU8N [AF-109] (SM5AQD), SV2ASP/A (cba), VK9CZ (N3SL), YB8P [OC-208] (W2FB), PY2COY (QRZ.com), ZD7VC (cba), ZK3N (DL2AWG) and ZL7LC (EB7DX).

QSLs via LoTW: 3G1D, EF8USA, FJ/K5WE, HK1R, KM4FOC, OX3FV, PJ4X, PW7T, PY5MJ, PZ5T and VA3RAC.   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 -

H44 SOLOMON ISLANDS - Celebrating the 35th anniversary of the Independence of the Solomon Islands, look for Ralph H44RK to soon be active as H44IND from Nggela Sule OC-158. QRV on HF bands, SSB. QSL via NR6M. [DX World]

IOTA CONVENTION 2014 - Next year is the RSGB IOTA's 50th anniversary. To celebrate this special occasion, subject to serious expressions of interests, the possibility of holding the 2014 IOTA Convention at Beaumont House, Windsor is being looked at during the weekend of July 4-6, 2014. If you are interested in attending the IOTA 50th Anniversary Celebration, fill out the IOTA Convention 2014 Form (dx-world.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/IOTA-Convention-2014-Promotional-Leafle t.pdf) and return to Roger, G3KMA, IOTA Manager.

RRC-20 - UPDATE: New IOTA activities from RRC-20 now added below: Following on from activity on Sidorov, various operators from within the Russian Robinson Club will be active from: 1) July 8-12, 2013 - Sakhalin Island AS-018 as R20RRC/0 2) July 23-29, 2013 - Sidorov Island EU-147 as R20RRC/1 3) July 24-26, 2013 - Morzhovec Island EU-119 as R20RRC/1 4) IOTA Contest - Glov Island EU-162 as R20RRC/1 5) August 9-14, 2013 - Zhuravlinyi Island AS-109 as R20RRC/8 [DX World]


73 and Good DX!
Dave Raycroft, VA3RJ

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