I.C.P.O. Bulletin (19 - 26 July 2013) "Islands, Castles & Portable Operations"

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

19/07/2013: Jeff, W7JVN, along with his wife Beverly, WB7NLY have been called to a church mission in Ghana, West Africa and will be active as 9G5AC. Jeff thought it would be nice to be on a DX expedition here so he brought his FT-857 and have set up a humble little station at their house. He has a 20 metre inverted V dipole antenna mounted on a 30 foot bamboo pole. He will use a 12 volt battery off his generator for power for the radio. Jeff will get on 20 and 15 metre SSB whenever he gets a chance and when the bands are open. Jeff and his wife will be located in Asamankese, Ghana, (which is in the bush) for about 16 months. QSL via K7JH (QRZ.com). [DX World]

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]

19/07/2013: Joao, CU3AA, will be active vacation style as CU3AA/p from several protected areas of Faial Island (CU7, EU-175, DIP AZ-007, WLOTA 1830) from 19-23 July, 2013. 19th July from Protected Area for the Management of Habitats or Species of Lomba Grande (CUFF-052, CTFF-056); 20th July from Nature Reserve of Morro de Castelo Branco (CUFF-020, CTFF-120); 21st July from Nature Reserve of Caldeira do Faial (CUFF-012, CTFF-046) and 23rd July from Protected Area for the Management of Habitats or Species of Capelinhos, Costa Noroeste e Varadouro (CUFF-036, CTFF-056). Joao plans to work on 40, 30, 20 and 17 metre SSB and CW, between 16.00 and 20.00 UTC daily. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [CU3AA]

19/07/2013: Dan, HR2DMR, has returned to Vivorillos Bank (NA-223) and is currently active as HQ8D until 22 July, 2013 (approx.). It's going to be a split operation. Part one will be a 3-4 days operation. Part two, since there is no facilities on the Island, they will have to stop after the 4th day to return to the main land to resupply...fuel, water and food. He will then return to do another 4 day operation. Dan will most likely work CW 2-3 up and 5-10 up for SSB. After NA-223, he will be QRV for the IOTA contest from Cayos Cochinos (NA-160, WLOTA 2076) as HQ3W. QSL via KD4POJ. [MM0NDX]

19/07/2013: Bodo, DF8DX, plans to be active as KT3Q/6 between 19-20 July 2013 from Anacapa Island (NA-144, USi CA-002S, WLOTA 1300, WWFF KFF-014), Ventura county, California. QRV on the HF bands, CW only, with 100W and vertical. QSL via DF8DX, bureau or direct. [rsgbiota.org]

20/07/2013: Alain, F5LMJ will be active as EI/F5LMJ/p from Ireland (EU-115, WLOTA 2484) from 20 July to 3 August, 2013. Until 27 July he will be QRV from Lough Caragh, Kerry (IO52bb) and then from Calry, Sligo (IO54tg). QSL via home call. [425 DX News]

20/07/2013: Rene, DL2JRM and Daniel, DL5SE will activate Spjaeroy Island (EU-061) as LA/homecalls on 20-21 July, 2013. They plan to be QRV on 80-10 metre CW and SSB, using 100 watts and GP antenna. QSL via their home calls, direct or bureau. [rsgbiota.org]

20/07/2013: Bo, OZ1DJJ, will once again be active as OX3LX from Ammassalik [aka Tasillaq] Island (NA-151, WLOTA 2260, WW Loc. HP15EO), in the Sermersooq municipality in southeastern Greenland, between 20th July and 1st August, 2013. Plans are to be QRV on 4m/6m, with some HF. QSL via OZ1PIF. [OZ1DJJ]

21/07/2013: Alex, UA3RF and Nick, RK3RB are planning to visit Montenegro between 21st July and 2nd August 2013, holiday style. Entire agreement with 4O3A, Ranko, about visiting his QTH from 23-24 July, and work from there with callsigns 4O/UA3RF and 4O/RK3RB. From 26-28th July they plan to work from the island of Sv. Nichola (EU-163, WLOTA 1097) and participation in the RSGB IOTA contest as 4O/UA3RF/p and 4O/RK3RB/p. They will be active on 40-10 metre CW, SSB and Digital modes (PSK, RTTY). Paper QSL via home calls (bureau or direct, direct NO IRC only $). [UA3RF]

21/07/2013: A large group of operators (BA4MY, BD4KA, BD4KM, BD4KW, BD4OJ, BD4TS, BD6NN, BG3MKT, BG4NRU, BH4IGO and BH4SQE) from Marconi Radio Club BY4IB will be active as BY4IB/4 from Jiming Dao [Dao = island] (AS-146, WLOTA 2489), Chengshan Jiao area, Weihai Prefecture, Shandong Province, China, on 21-28 July, IOTA Contest included. They will run two stations on all bands SSB, CW and RTTY. Log search on Club Log. QSL via BD4KM. [425 DX News]

21/07/2013: Jon, WB8YJF, will sign WB8YJF/4 on 80-10 metres, primarily on CW, from 21-28 July 2013 from Ocracoke Island (NA-067, USi NC-001S, WLOTA 0466), Hyde county, North Carolina, with an entry in the RSGB IOTA contest (27-28 July). QSL via home call. [NG3K]

22/07/2013: Look for Ken, G0ORH and David, G3KLH to be active as MM3I from the isle of Arran (EU-123, IOSA CL01, SCOTIA CS14), Clyde Islands, from 22-30 July 2013. This will include an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (27-28 July). QRV WARC bands outside contest. They also plan some activity on 5MHz. QSL via G0ORH. [rsgbiota.org]

22/07/2013: Ray, PE1GUR, plans to be active as PA6FUN from Ameland Island (EU-038, WLOTA 1059, Grid Loc. JO23) between 22 July and 10 August, 2013. QRV on 144MHz only, CW and SSB, with 100W and 12DBd antenna. QSL direct or to PE1GUR. [rsgbiota.org]

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]

23/07/2013: Members of the Papa Lima DX Group (EI0PL) plan to be active between 23-29 July, 2013, as EJ0PL from the island of Inishmore (EU-006, WLOTA 1874), Ireland. This will include a Multi-Op/High-Power DXpedition entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest using the callsign EJ1Y. Team members include Michal EI3KG, Sean EI4GK, Jeremy EI5GM, Adam EI5JQ, Oleg EI7KD, Waldi SP7IDX, Dave EI9FBB, Ark EI9KC and Mietek SP9NWN. QSL both calls via EI5JQ, direct or bureau. Logsearch will be available at ClubLog. [NG3K]

23/07/2013: Operators Stefano IK6JRI, Fred IK7JWX and Vincenzo IZ8LFI will be active possibly as IE9DX from Isola di Ustica (EU-051, IIA PA-001, MIA MI-116, WLOTA 0848) between 23-30 July 2013. Activity will include the RSGB IOTA Contest (27-28 July). Before the contest they will be active on 30/17/
12/6 metre CW, SSB and Digital modes. Days after the contest they will be on any modes and bands. QSL via IK7JWX. [OPDX Bulletin]

23/07/2013: 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. Look for special callsign R20RRC/1 to be active from Sidorov Island (EU-147, RRA RR-20-34) on 23-29th July, 2013. QRV on 40-10 metre CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via RZ3EC, direct or bureau. [DX World]

23/07/2013: Rich, M5RIC, will be active from the island of Zakynthos (EU-052, GIOTA INS-015, MIA MG-138, WLOTA 0209) as SV8/M5RIC from 23-30 July 2013. This will include a Single-Op/High-Power/Dxpedition entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (27-28 July). Outside the contest Rich will be QRV on 80-10 metre RTTY and SSB. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [NG3K]

23/07/2013: Gordon, MM0GOR, will be active as SW9GG from the island of Crete (EU-015, GIOTA KRS-005, MIA MGC-005, WLOTA 1400) between 23-30 July, 2013. Activity will include the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th). QSL via his home callsign to the RSGB Bureau. [OPDX Bulletin]

24/07/2013: Operators ON2AV, ON4CEZ and ON7JA will activate the island of Brac (EU-016, ACIA IC-657, CIA-04, IOCA CI-010, MIA MC-042, WLOTA 0416), Croatia, between 24 July and 2 August 2013 as 9A/OO7T/p on all bands and modes. This will also include an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (27-28 July). 100% QSL via the bureau. No e-QSL. [rsgbiota.org]

24/07/2013: Members of the NA-128 Contest Group will be active as CF2I from Ile Verte [Green Island] (NA-128, CIsA QC015) on 24-28 July, including the RSGB IOTA Contest. The group will operate many stations from the lighthouse keeper's quarters (ARLHS CAN-244, TWLHD WLH VE-068, WLOTA 1404, Admiralty H2146) on many bands and modes (SSB, CW and RTTY, PSK63) before and after the contest. QSL via VE2CQ and LoTW. Website: www.qsl.net/na128cg [425 DX News]

24/07/2013: Operators Stefano IK6JRI, Fred IK7JWX, Vincenzo IZ8LFI, Leo I8LWL and Davide IT9DFI will be active as IE9/IK6JRI from Ustica Island (EU-051, IIA PA-001, MIA MI-116, WLOTA 0848, WW Loc. JM68OQ) from 24th to 29th July 2013. They will also participate in the RSGB IOTA Contest (27-28 July). Before and after the contest they will be QRV on WARC digital modes, SSB and 6 metres. QSL via IK6JRI, direct or bureau. [IK7JWX]

24/07/2013: Gordon, MM0GPZ, will be active holiday style (family holiday) from the Orkney Islands (EU-009, IOSA OR01, SCOTIA OI14, WLOTA 1652) from 24-29th July, 2013. QRV on all bands and modes, including an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest using the callsign MM2N. QSL via MM0GPZ, LoTW preferred, no eQSL. [rsgbiota.org]

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]

24/07/2013: Avinir UA1ZZ, Vladimir RZ1ZZ, Vasil RA1ZZ, Oleg RK3AW, Aleksandr RA3AV and Alexey RW3QNZ will activate Glov Island (EU-162, RRA RR-02-11, RDA MU-05) as homecall/p between 24-29th July, 2013. They will also use the callsign R20RRC/1 from 28th till 29th of July. Expect activity in the RSGB IOTA Contest. QSL via operators' instuctions. [NG3K]

24/07/2013: 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. Look for special callsign R20RRC/1 to be active from Morzhovets Island (EU-119, RRA RR-02-08, RDA AR-21, WLOTA 1070) on 24-26th July, 2013. QRV on 40-10 metre CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via RZ3EC, direct or bureau. [425 DX News]

24/07/2013: A team from the Lanester Amateur Radio Club (F6KPQ) will be active on all bands and modes as TM2BI from Belle-Ile-en-Mer (EU-048, DIFM AT-015, WLOTA 0872) on 24-31 July 2013, including an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest. QSL via F6KPQ, direct or bureau. [425 DX News]

24/07/2013: Look for Nick UR3GO, Vitaly UR4QTP, Ivan UR8GX, Mike US0GM, Alex UT7GV, Vitaliy UV5QAW and Alexey UV5QQ to be active as homecall/p from the Kalanchakskiye Islands (EU-179, UIA BS-008), Ukraine, between 24-31 July, 2013, including the IOTA Contest. QRV on all HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL via home calls. [DX World]

24/07/2013: Andrea, IZ2LSC will be active as XF3/IZ2LSC from Isla Mujeres (NA-045, WLOTA 1716, WWFF XEFF-020) between 24-31 July, 2013. Also some activity as XE3/IZ2LSC (mainland) from July 16-23 will be possible, but the main commitment is for the IOTA activation, including the RSGB IOTA Contest. QSL is direct: via EB7DX, Bureau: via IZ2LSC or LoTW. All details available at: www.timpy.it/xf3/ [DX World]

24/07/2013: Look for Vasile YO4AR, Vasile YO4HAB, Vali YO4HAI, Chris YO5OHO, Laur YO8AXP, Bebe YO8SGZ and Alex YO8SS to be active as YP13S from Sacalinu Mare Island (EU-183) between 24-29th July, 2013. They plan to be QRV on 80-10 metre, also 6 and 2 meter, CW and SSB, including an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest. QSL via YO8AXP, direct only with SASE (No IRC). Online log search will be provided by ClubLog. Further information and updates on their website at: www.amatoradio.ro/[DX World]

25/07/2013: Operators Stefano IV3LZQ, Paolo IV3PUT, Francesco IV3EDU and Andy 9A3JH will be active from the island of Sveti Nikola (EU-110, ACIA IC-016, IOCA CI-118, MIA MC-414, WLOTA 3152, Grid Loc. JN65) between 25-29 July 2013. They plan to be QRV on 80-6 metre CW and SSB, plus an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (27-28 July) using the callsign 9A/IV3LZQ. QSL direct only via IV3LZQ (QRZ.com). Website:www.arimanzano.it/ [rsgbiota.org]

25/07/2013: Joao Rafael CT1BOP, Jose CT1DIZ, Luis CT1EEQ, Arlindo CT1EGW, Pedro CT1EKD, Carlos CT1END, Mike CT1IUA and Luis CT4NH will participate in the IOTA Contest as CS5DX from Bugio Island (EU-040, DIP ES-004, WLOTA 0647). QSL via bureau or direct to the qrz.com address. Before the contest, possibly starting on 25 July, they will be active as homecall/p (QSL via home call). This expedition commemorates the 20th anniversary of the first activation of Bugio Island, and a special award will be issued for making at least three QSOs with CS5DX during the contest. [425 DX News]

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]

25/07/2013: Members of the Cockenzie & Port Seton Amateur Radio Club will be active from Ormer Kirkapol, isle of Tiree (IOSA NH04, SCOTIA DI10, WLOTA 2232, WAB NM04), Inner Herbrides (EU-008), from approx. 25-28 July, 2013. Their main goal is the RSGB IOTA Contest as a Multi-Op entry, using the callsign GM2T. All being well before the contest they will be using MM0CPS/p. Team members include Brian M0RNR, Steve MM0GZA, Robin MM0VTV, Bob GM4UYZ, Cambell MM0DXC, Taner MM0SEN, Ellis GM4GZW, Geoff MM5AHO John MM0JXI, Paul MM0VPR and Cephas MM0INS. QSL GM2T and MM0CPS/p via GM4UYZ, direct or bureau; also LoTW and eQSL. [NG3K]

25/07/2013: Jari, OH1JO and Juha, OH1LEG will be active from Kaunissaari Island (EU-140, WLOTA 3158, Grid Loc. KP30), Gulf of Finland, as OH1K between 25-31 July, 2013. They also plan to participate in the RSGB IOTA Contest. QRV mainly on 20m, but will use 80-6m - SSB and Digi. QSL via OH1JO, direct or bureau. [DX World]

25/07/2013: Weather permitting, a team consisting Teemu SM0W/OJ0R, Rick SM6U and Thomas SM0CXU/PY2ZXU will be active from Market Reef (EU-053, ARLHS MAR-001, TWLHD WLH OJ0-001, WLOTA 0542, WWFF OHFF-038) as OJ0R between 25-29th July, 2013. The team will also participate in the IOTA contest. QSL via G3TXF, direct or bureau. [DX World]

25/07/2013: 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. Before and after the Contest (25-30 July) WARC Bands, 80 metres (will try 160 metres), CW, Digital and SSB. QSL via home call. [NG3K]

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

25/07/2013: Budi, YF1AR will be active on all bands and modes from Madura Island OC-237 between 25-29th July, 2013. Participation in RSGB IOTA contest. Blog http://www.yf1ar.com/ [DX World]

26/07/2013: Istvan, HA0KA, will spend his family holiday in Croatia this year. From 26th of July until 2nd of August, 2013, he will be on Pag Island (EU-170, ACIA IC-188, CIA-32, IOCA CI-082, MIA MC-282, WLOTA 1796) and he will operate as 9A/HA0KA on the HF bands, SSB only. He will also take part in the RSGB IOTA Contest. After this event he plans to visit the 4 National Parks located on the island, (Lun 9AFF-023, Kolanisko Blado 9AFF-073, Veliko i Malo Blato 9AFF-074 and Dubrava Hanzina 9AFF-075), and wants to operate from these areas for the 9AFF and WWFF programs during the week. He also plans to go to Plitvicka Jezera 9AFF-006 on his way home on 3-4 August. QSL via HA bureau or direct via his QRZ.com address. [HA0HW]

26/07/2013: Matus, HA9MDN, plans to be active as 9A/HA9MDN from the island of Vir (EU-170, ACIA IC-200, CIA-55, IOCA CI-141, MIA MC-451, WLOTA 4050) between 26th July and 2nd August, 2013. QRV on all HF bands. Modes will be SSB, RTTY and SSTV. He also plans to participate in the RSGB IOTA Contest as a Single-Op/Low-Power/SSB entry. QSL goes via home call, bureau preferred and eQSL. [NG3K]

26/07/2013: Look for Joe, OM5AW, to be QRV in the IOTA Contest as 9A/OM5AW, a IOTA Exp/12hr/Mix/HP entry, from Krk Island (EU-136, ACIA IC-105, CIA-22, IOCA CI-046, MIA MC-18, WLOTA 1342). QSL goes via OM2FY. [NG3K]

26/07/2013: Ricardo CT3KN, Xavier CS9ABC, Nicola CR9ABE and Jenny CR9ABG plan to be active from Ilheu Chao (DIP MA-003, DPRN FF-104, WLOTA 1366, WWFF CTFF-030), Deserta Grande, Madeira Islands (AF-046) as CQ9D between 26-29 July, 2013. QRV on 40-10m, CW and SSB - participation in RSGB Centenary IOTA Contest 2013. QSL via CT3KN, direct only and LoTW. [DX World]

26/07/2013: Operators Colin G3VCQ, Andy M0GAV and Sharon M3VCQ plan to be active as CT7ACG (callsign pending) from Culatra Island (EU-145, DIA Ai-01, DIP AL-001, PIP ST-019, WLOTA 0144), Faro county, Portugal, from 26-29 July 2013. This will include an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (27-28 July). Outside the contest look for the team to be QRV on all bands and modes. QSL direct or bureau to CT7ACG. Website:www.sheffield-live.co.uk/ [rsgbiota.org]

26/07/2013: Look for Friedrich DL4BBH, Dominik DL5EBE, Klaus DL7UXG and Ric DL2VFR to be active in the RSGB IOTA Contest (27-28 July) as DM50IOTA from Borkum Island (EU-047, GIA N-001, WLOTA 1022). Plans are for a Multi-Op/Island-Expedition/High-Power entry. QSL via DL2VFR, direct or bureau. Website: www.iota-expedition.com/ [rsgbiota.org]

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: Members of the Taranto ARMI section and the 599 DX Team will once again be active as IJ7T from San Pietro Isle (EU-073, IIA TA-002, MIA MI-094) between 26-28th July, 2013. Activity will be on the HF bands, 6 and 2 metres using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. They will participate in the RSGB IOTA Contest (27-28 July). QSL via IK7WDS, direct or by the bureau. QSL cards can also be requested via the OQRS on ClubLog. For more information and updates, visit:www.qrz.com/db/IJ7T [OPDX Bulletin]

26/07/2013: Take, JI3DST will be active as JI3DST/1 from Shikine Shima [shima = island] (AS-008, WLOTA 2267, JCG-3210) from 26th to 29th July, 2013. This activity will also include an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (27-28 July). Take might also use the callsign JI3DST/JI1 during his stay on the island. QSL via his home call, bureau preferred. Website: blog.goo.ne.jp/ji3dst [rsgbiota.org]

26/07/2013: Joe, K5KUA, will once again be active from Galveston Island (NA-143, USi TX001S), Galveston county, Texas, between 26-29 July 2013. QRV mainly 40-10 metre CW. He will also participate in the RSGB IOTA Contest. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. Online log is hosted by ClubLog. [rsgbiota.org]

26/07/2013: Look for Bodo, DF8DX, to be active as KT3Q/5 from Galveston Island (NA-143, USi TX001S), Galveston county, Texas, from 26-27 July, 2013. QRV on the HF bands, CW only, with 100W and vertical. QSL via DF8DX, direct or bureau. [NG3K]

26/07/2013: Paul, M3KBU, wlll be active as MM3KBU/p between 26 July and 2 August 2013 from the island of South Uist (IOSA OH03, SCOTIA HI06, WLOTA 2972), Outer Hebrides (EU-010). He also plans to be QRV in the RSGB IOTA Contest (27-28 July). QSL via M3KBU, direct only (QRZ.com). [rsgbiota.org]

26/07/2013: Olaf, DL4HG and Andy, DL7AT will activate Mando Island (EU-125, DIA NS-003, WWFF OZFF-004) as OZ0TX from 26-28 July 2013, including an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (27-28 July). QRV on all HF bands, SSB and CW. QSL via DL7AT. [rsgbiota.org]

26/07/2013: Look for Joe, OZ7BQ, to be active as OZ7BQ/p from Fur Island (EU-171, DIA NJ-003) between 26-29 July 2013, IOTA Contest included. QRV on all HF bands, CW and SSB, propagation allowing. QSL via home call, bureau preferred and LoTW. [rsgbiota.org]

26/07/2013: Fabio, PP5BZ, will to be active as PQ5M from Sao Francisco Island (SA-027, DIB SC-02), Santa Catarina State, Brazil, for the RSGB IOTA Contest (27-28 July). Plans are for a Single-Op/All-Band entry. Fabio will also be QRV before the contest. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. Please no eQSL. [NG3K]

26/07/2013: A team consisting Renato PY8WW, Ewerton PY8AA, Fernando PU8WZT, Ronaldo PS8RV, Pedro PR8ZX and Gabriel PU8RGV plan to be active as PX8Z from Cotijuba Island (SA-060, DIB PA-14, WLOTA 2855), Para State, Brazil, between 26-28 July 2013. Activity coincides with the RSGB IOTA contest weekend. QSL via PY8WW. [DX World]

26/07/2013: Look for Gordon, MM0GOR, to be active on the HF bands as SV9/MM0GOR from the island of Crete (EU-015, GIOTA KRS-005, MIA MGC-005, WLOTA 1400) between 26-29th July 2013. QSL via home call, bureau preferred. [rsgbiota.org]

26/07/2013: Operators Jacques ON5OO, Jean-Jacques ON7EQ, Noel ON4NS, Pascal ON5RA, Ann ON5AR, Roger ON6WU, Martin ON4VMA, Frank ON5NQ, Peter ON8ZZ and Frederik ON8ZL will be active as TM7T from Grand Ile (DIFM MA-004, WLOTA 0424), Iles Chausey (EU-039) on 26-28 July, 2013. This will include a Multi-Op 24hr entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest. They plan to be QRV on 80-10 metre CW and SSB. QSL via ON8ZL direct (QRZ.com) or ON-bureau via ON8ZL. NO e-QSL! Website:www.qrz.com/db/TM7T [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]

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]

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]

LOOKING AHEAD -

27/07/2013: Ian, 9M2FB/p, will activate Pulau Ketam [Crab Island], (AS-074, WLOTA 0150), Selangor, Malaysia, during the IOTA Contest as a Single-Op/Low-Power/12hr/CW entry. QSL direct to his home call. [NG3K]

27/07/2013: Wolfgang, DL8DZL and Axel, DL8RL will team up and be active in the RSGB IOTA Contest as DL8DZL/p from Usedom Island (EU-129, DID O-013, WLOTA 1640). QSL via DL8DZL, direct or bureau. [NG3K]

27/07/2013: Operators Neil EI3JE, Dan EI3JZ, Mark EI3KD, John EI8IR, Jerry EI6BT and Dave EI4BZ will once again be active in the IOTA Contest as EI7M from Cork, Ireland (EU-115, WLOTA 2484), as a Multi-Op/Mixed mode entry. QSL via EI6HB, direct and LoTW. Website: ei7m.blogspot.ie/ [NG3K]

27/07/2013: The Jersey Contest Group will activate the isle of Jersey (EU-013, WLOTA 0818) for the RSGB IOTA Contest as GJ2A. Plans are for a Multi-Op/High-Power entry. QSL via LoTW. QSL also ok via GJ3DVC (see QRZ.com). [NG3K]

27/07/2013: Members of the North of Scotland Contest Group (GS2MP) will be active in the IOTA Contest as GM7V from the island of Benbecula (IOSA OH04, SCOTIA HI08, WAB NF98), Outer Hebrides (EU-010) as a Island DXpedition/Multi-Multi/High-Power entry. Team members will be John MM0CCC, Colin GM0RLZ, Clive GM3POI, Keith GM4YXI and Chris GM3WOJ. QSL via N3SL. [NG3K]

27/07/2013: Massimo, I0PNM, will be active in the IOTA Contest as IM0/I0PNM from Isola di San Pietro (EU-165, IIA CI-009, MIA MIS-031, WAIS FM10, WLOTA 2989). Plans are for a DXped/Single-Op/24hr/SSB entry. QSL via home call, direct only. [NG3K]

27/07/2013: Aki, JA4FHE, plans to be active in the IOTA Contest as JA4FHE/4 from O-shima [O island] (IOTA AS-117, JA4 Yamaguchi prefecture) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m)/CW only/12hr entry. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [NG3K]

27/07/2013: Ron, K5HM/p, plans a Single-Op effort in the RSGB IOTA Contest from Pelican Island (NA-143, USi TX-008S), Galveston county, Texas. US QSL to home call with SASE; DX $2USD. [rsgbiota.org]

27/07/2013: Darren, G0TSM, will once again be active from near Newport, isle of Wight (EU-120, WLOTA 2985) during the RSGB IOTA Contest as a Single-Op/High-Power/Mixed/12hr entry. He plans to use a IC7000, VL1000 Quadra amplifier and dipoles @11m for 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10m. QSL via home call, direct and OQRS. Bureau cards can be requested via Clublog OQRS. Please do not send any cards via the bureau. [NG3K]

27/07/2013: Gabor, VE7JH, will be active in the RSGB IOTA Contest as VA7ISL from the contest QTH of VE7UF located in Courtenay, Vancouver Island (NA-036, CIsA BC-001, WLOTA 0858, WW Loc. CN79MQ), British Columbia. QRV on all bands, Single-Op/CW only entry. QSL VA7ISL via VE7JH. [NG3K]

01/08/2013: Special station 8J1A will be active from 1-25 August for "Hamfair 2013" Amateur Radio Festival. QRV on all HF bands and modes. QSL via the bureau is preferred. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

01/08/2013: Special event station 8N0CKM will be QRV on all bands and modes between 1 August till 31 October 2013 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Chikuma-city, Nagano prefecture, Chubu region, island of Honshu (AS-007, WLOTA 2376), Japan. QSL via the bureau. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

01/08/2013: For the "Imabari Jazz Town" special event station 8N5JAZZ will be active on all bands and modes between 1-31 August 2013 from Imabari City (JCC 3802), Ehime prefecture, Shikoku region, island of Shikoku (AS-076), Japan. Imabari fancies itself as the jazz capital of Japan. QSL via the bureau. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

24/08/2013: For the 120th anniversary of Tama-area's Jurisdiction Transfer from Kanagawa-pref. to Tokyo-pref., island of Honshu (AS-007, WLOTA 2376), Japan, special event station 8J120TAM will be active on all bands and modes between 24th August and the end of the year 2013. QSL via the JARL bureau. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

24/08/2013: Special event station 8J1FARC will be active on all bands and modes between 24th August and 30th October for the 2013 Fukaya-city (JCC 1318) Comprehensive Disaster-preparedness Drill, the 45th anniversary of Fukaya Amateur Radio Club and the 10th Anniversary of Its Club Station JQ1YDL. Fukaya-city is located in Saitama prefecture, Kanto region, island of Honshu (AS-007, WLOTA 2376), Japan. QSL via the bureau is preferred. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

21/09/2013: Between 1873 and 1934 the Ocean liners from the Red Star Line sailed to the United States with more than two million adventurers and fortune-hunters on board. Special callsign ON70REDSTAR will be aired in SSB on shortwave ham bands from 21 September till 21 October 2013 to commemorate the Red Star Line and to celebrate the opening of the Red Star Line Museum in Antwerp on 28 September. QSL via the information on QRZ.com (www.qrz.com/db/ON70REDSTAR). See also www.redstarline.be/ [UBA HF News]

28/09/2013: OQ2MRS will be the callsign commemorating the transportation of 2 million passengers from Antwerp to the United States of America. On 28th September 2013, the Red Star Line Museum will open in the historic warehouses of the Red Star Line shipping company in Antwerp, Belgium. The Red Star Line Museum tells the story of millions of Europeans who had the courage to leave everything behind and go away, in search of happiness and a better life. It is a story of high expectations and huge disappointments, a story about adrenaline and sleepless nights. In the old buildings of the shipping company all these emotions and stories are tangible and visible. QSL via ON4RCN. [UBA HF News]

28/09/2013: Mike, DG5LAC, will use the special callsign OU1RAEM from Romo Island (EU-125, DIA NS-00) between 28 September and 5 October, 2013. Mike will also activate Wadden Sea National Park [Nationalpark Vadehavet] (WWFF OZFF-004). QRV on 80-10 metre SSB, using high power. QSL via DARC bureau (Germany) or direct to DF5LW (QRZ.com). [rsgbiota.org]

09/10/2013: Fabio, IZ0YIV, will be active holiday style as E51YIV from Rarotonga and Aitutaki islands between 9-17 October, 2013. QRV from Rarotonga Island (OC-013) from 9-13 October. Fabio will the activate Aitutaki Island (OC-083) from 13-17 October. Fabio bring with him a very basic RIG Setup: Yaesu FT-450D, Fishing rod for
1/4 wave antenna on 20-17-15m (not decided yet). Plans are to be QRV on SSB and the digital modes (RTTY, PSK, JT65 and JT9 mainly). QSL via his home call, direct or bureau. [DX World]

17/10/2013: Marko, N5ZO, will once again be active from Ascension Island (AF-003, WLOTA 1491) as ZD8O from (approx.) 17-29 October, 2013. He will also participate in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via OH0XX. [NG3K]

07/11/2013: A YL-expedition to Los Roques (SA-035, DIV-037, WLOTA 2910, WW Loc. FK61QS) is being planned for 7-10 November, 2013, using the callsign YW5RYL. Team members include Carolina YV4AW, Maika YY5ALO, Geraldine YY2GAL, Laura YY5OLA, Naudys YY5ANG, Maria Celina YY5MCO and Yumayra YY5YVR. Activity will be on 160-6 metre CW, SSB, and the Digital modes. QSL via direct (QRZ.com) and OQRS will be available. Website with full details coming soon. [DX World]

12/11/2013: Cesare, I0WDX, will be active as S79WDX from La Digue Island (AF-024, WLOTA 3066, Grid Loc. LI75), Seychelles, between 12-23 November, 2013. QRV on 160-6m. QSL via I0WDX direct and via LoTW. [DX World]

SPECIAL EVENTS -

20/07/2013: The special event station GB558VUL is operating to support an effort of getting the last Vulcan XH558 aircraft back into the air. QRV 20 July - 4 August; 10-11 August; 17-18 August, 24 August - 1 September; and 7-8 September, 2013. QSL via bureau, direct via M0JEC, and eQSL upon request. Websites: www.vulcantothesky.org/ andwww.operation2015.org/ [DXNL]

21/07/2013: To commorate the 20 years of the Belgian kingship of Albert II and the coronation of King Filip Belgian hams may use the special prefix OO instead of ON from July 21st till September 20th. A commemorative award will be available for working a number of these OO stations. Details will follow soon. [ON4CAS]

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

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

LIGHTHOUSE CALENDAR -

19/07-23/07 CU3AA/P: Ilha do Faial WLOTA:1830 QSL H/c (d/B)
19/07-20/07 KT3Q/6: East Anacapa Island WLOTA:1300 QSL DF8DX (d/B)
20/07-03/08 EI/F5LMJ/P: Ireland (Eire) WLOTA:2484 QSL H/c (d/B)
20/07-21/07 EI1A: Ireland (Eire) WLOTA:2484 50MHz QSL PA3249 (d/B)
20/07-04/08 GB558VUL: England (main island) WLOTA:1841 QSL M0JEC (d/B)
20/07-01/08 OX3LX: Ammassalik Island WLOTA:2260 QSL OZ1PIF (d/B)
21/07-20/10 8N9ARDF: Honshu WLOTA:2376 QSL JARL Buro
21/07-29/07 BA4MY/4: Jiming Dao WLOTA:2489 QSL BA4EG (d/B)
21/07-28/07 WB8YJF/4: Ocracoke Island WLOTA:0466 QSL H/c (d/B)
22/07-10/08 PA6FUN: Ameland Island WLOTA:1059 QSL PE1GUR (d)
23/07-30/07 IE9DX: Isola di Ustica WLOTA:0848 QSL IK7JWX (d/B)
23/07-30/07 SV8/M5RIC: Nisos Zakynthos WLOTA:0209 QSL H/c (d/B/OQRS)
23/07-30/07 SW9GG: Nisos Kriti WLOTA:1400 QSL MM0GOR (B)
24/07-02/08 9A/OO7T/P: Brac Island WLOTA:0416 QSL Buro
24/07-28/07 CF2I: Ile Verte WLH:VE-068 WLOL:CAN-244 WLOTA:1404 QSL VE2CQ (d)
24/07-29/07 IE9/IK6JRI: Isola di Ustica WLOTA:0848 QSL H/c (d/B)
24/07-29/07 MM0GPZ: Mainland Orkney WLOTA:1652 QSL d/LoTW
24/07-31/07 MM6GCS/P: North Uist WLOTA:3287 QSL M6GCS (d/B)
24/07-26/07 R20RRC/1: Morzhovets WLOTA:1070 QSL RZ3EC (d/B)
24/07-31/07 TM2BI: Belle Ile Island WLOTA:0872 QSL F6KPQ (d/B)
24/07-31/07 XF3/IZ2LSC: Isla Mujeres WLOTA:1716 QSL EB7DX (d)/IZ2LSC (B)
25/07-29/07 9A/IV3LZQ: Sveti Nikola Island WLOTA:3152 QSL IV3LZQ (d)
25/07-27/07 CT1BOP/P: Bugio WLOTA:0647 QSL H/c (d/B)
25/07-27/07 CT1DIZ/P: Bugio WLOTA:0647 QSL H/c (d/B)
25/07-27/07 CT1EEQ/P: Bugio WLOTA:0647 QSL H/c (d/B)
25/07-27/07 CT1EGW/P: Bugio WLOTA:0647 QSL H/c (d/B)
25/07-27/07 CT1EKD/P: Bugio WLOTA:0647 QSL H/c (d/B)
25/07-27/07 CT1END/P: Bugio WLOTA:0647 QSL H/c (d/B)
25/07-27/07 CT1IUA/P: Bugio WLOTA:0647 QSL H/c (d/B)
25/07-27/07 CT4NH/P: Bugio WLOTA:0647 QSL H/c (d/B)
25/07-29/07 JA8COE/8: Yagishiri To WLOTA:2512 QSL H/c (d/B)
25/07-27/07 MM0CPS/P: Tiree Island WLOTA:2232 QSL GM4UYZ (d/B)
25/07-31/07 OH1K: Kaunissaari Island WLOTA:3158 QSL OH1JO (d/B)
25/07-29/07 OJ0R: Market Reef WLH:OJ0-001 MAR-001 WLOTA:0542 QSL G3TXF (d/B)
25/07-30/07 PY0F/PP1CZ: Ilha Fernando de Noronha WLOTA:1208 QSL PP1CZ (d/B)
25/07-28/07 W4O: Ocracoke Island WLOTA:0466 QSL N4YDU (d)
26/07-28/07 4O/RK3RB/P: Sveti Nikola Island WLOTA:1097 QSL H/c (d/B)
26/07-28/07 4O/UA3RF/P: Sveti Nikola Island WLOTA:1097 QSL H/c (d/B)
26/07-02/08 9A/HA0KA: Pag Island WLOTA:1796 QSL H/c (d/B)
26/07-02/08 9A/HA9MDN: Vir Island WLOTA:4050 QSL H/c (B/eQSL)
26/07-29/07 CQ9D: Ilheu Chao WLOTA:1366 QSL CT3KN (d)/LoTW
26/07-29/07 CT7ACG: Culatra Island WLOTA:0144 QSL Direct/Buro
26/07-28/07 DM50IOTA: Borkum Island WLOTA:1022 QSL DL2VFR (d/B)
26/07-29/07 JI3DST/1: Shikine Shima WLOTA:2267 QSL H/c (B)
26/07-02/08 MM3KBU/P: South Uist WLOTA:2972 QSL M3KBU (d)
26/07-28/07 PX8Z: Ilha Cotijuba WLOTA:2855 QSL PY8WW (d)
26/07-29/07 SV9/MM0GOR: Nisos Kriti WLOTA:1400 QSL H/c (B)
26/07-28/07 TM7T: Chausey Island WLOTA:0424 QSL ON8ZL (d/B)
26/07-03/08 V29SH: Antigua Island WLOTA:1118 QSL VE6SH (d/B)
26/07-28/07 VK6MAB/P: Rottnest Island WLOTA:2197 QSL H/c (d/B)

6 METRES & UP -

20/07 ARAM VHF-UHF Contest CW/SSB/2m-23cm/Open  1300z-2300z
20/07-21/07 EADX 6M Contest Unique/CW/SSB  20 1400z-21 1400z
20/07-01/08 OX3LX: Tasillaq Island NA-151 Grid:HP15EO 4m/6m QSL OZ1PIF (d/B)
21/07 RSGB 70MHz Trophy Contest SO Fixed/SO Other/Open  1000z-1600z
22/07-10/08 PA6FUN: Ameland Island EU-038 Grid:JO23 2m CW/SSB 100W QSL Direct
23/07 LY 2.4G & Up Activity Contest CW/SSB/FM  1700z-2059z
23/07 NRAU Microwave Activity Contest SO/MO/Open  1700z-2100z
23/07 The 50MHz Open Cumulative SO/MO/LP/MP/HP  1700z-2100z
23/07 RSGB 50MHz UKAC SO Fixed/Open  1900z-2130z
24/07 SKCC Straight Key Sprint 6m class  0000z-0200z
24/07-29/07 IE9/IK6JRI: Ustica Island EU-051 Grid:JM68OQ 6m QSL H/c (d/B)
24/07-29/07 YP13S: Sacalinu Mare Island EU-183 6/2m CW/SSB QSL YO8AXP (d)
25/07-29/07 9A/IV3LZQ: Sveti Nikola EU-110 Grid:JN65 6m CW/SSB QSL IV3LZQ (d)
26/07-27/07 ID8/IQ8CS: Dino Island EU-051 Grid:JM79 6m/2m CW/SSB QSL H/c (d/B)

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: 17 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 - 

I have been appointed as the QSL manager for these three calls with immediate effect. MM3I will be QRV from the Isle of Arran (IOTA EU-123) during the 2013 IOTA contest. There are already pages with log searches on my web site www.g3swh.org.uk OQRS is preferred, but snail mail or RSGB bureau will also work. 73 for now Phil Whitchurch G3SWH and AD5YS

QSLs via Bureau: HR3/K4ZLE, HU2DX, K8CW, PJ4M, PY2MTS, PY8AZT/P, XF3/IZ2LSC and YP3A.

QSLs via Direct: 5N7M (OM3CGN), 5X8C (F1NGP), A41KJ (NI5DX), HR1AGC (cba), JX5O (M0URX/OQRS), LT1F (AC7DX), OJ0UR (M0URX/OQRS), TK0INT (EA5KA/OQRS), TK1INT (EA5KA/OQRS), TK2INT (EA5KA/OQRS), TN2T (M0URX/OQRS), TX5K (N2OO), XY0Y (M0URX/OQRS) and ZK3N (DL2AWG/OQRS).

QSLs via LoTW: None to report this week! :o( LoTW broke??



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 -


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 18, 2013 St Charles, MO YASME SUPPORTS EQUIPMENT ACQUISITION FOR NEW ETHIOPIAN AMATEURS - Ethiopia came back on the air May 30, 2011 with the re-opening of the Ethiopian Amateur Radio Society station ET3AA. To support the re-establishment of amateur radio in Ethiopia, the Yasme Foundation made a grant to pay for the fees associated with the license examination for 25 club members. Many were successful but under Ethiopian regulations could not receive a license without proof of ownership of an amateur radio station. To further support amateur radio in Ethiopia, the Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it has made an additional grant to be used to purchase amateur radio transceivers for three club members so that they can satisfy the requirements of the Ethiopian licensing process. The Board acknowledges with appreciation the substantial efforts of Ken Claerbout, K4ZW, in facilitating the acquisition of the equipment and mentoring the EARS members, as shown here with club member Adula at the microphone during the 2013 IARU HF Championship contest. The Yasme Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation organized to conduct scientific and educational projects related to Amateur Radio, including DXing (long distance communication) and the introduction and promotion of Amateur Radio in developing countries. For additional information about The Yasme Foundation, visit our website at: www.yasme.org/ Ward Silver, N0AX, President The Yasme Foundation Board of Directors: Ward Silver, N0AX, Director and President Fred Laun, K3ZO, Director and Vice-President Rusty Epps, W6OAT, Director and Treasurer Kip Edwards, W6SZN, Director and Secretary Martti Laine, OH2BH, Director Mac McHenry, W6BSY, Director Robert Vallio, W6RGG, Director

A2, BOTSWANA - Planned operation April 2014. The same team that brought you the exciting 7P8D expedition in 2012, are teaming up again. This time bringing you the excitment of Botswana A22D DX Pedition. Our aim once again to give this entity to as many deserving DX'ers on as many bands and modes as possible. High on the wanted list on CW and RTTY, we will concentrate on these modes but SSB will be there too. We have some fantastic operators lined up. So.... 160m-10m we hope to hear YOU in the pileups.

From: Martti Laine - Subject: For Immediate Release Z81X SOUTH SUDAN NEWS Some 400 OQRS envelopes were mailed today and the rest will be completed within a next few days. Direct QSLing has also started and several hundred envelopes are mailed out daily. Turnaround times for both OQRS and direct are just a day or two. OQRS bureau cards will be answered only after this initial phase. Please note the fastest QSL address is as follows: Olli Rissanen, OH0XX Salmelankuja 14, Jääli, FI-90940, Finland. It is also reported that plans for the upcoming South Sudan CQWW and low-band operations remain on track and the operator roster will be finalized this month.

REVISION to C82DX Press Release - July 16, 2013 Press Release #3 This has been a busy month for the C82DX team. With only 90 days before we are QRV we have filled the remaining operating positions and added several individuals to our off site support team. Joining us are such well known DXers as Bill, K1MM; Bruce, W6OSP, Charlie NF4A and Wild Bill, N2WB. Our South African contingent now includes Pierre, ZS6PJH, Chairman of the Pretoria ARC. We now have secured the vehicles and trailers that will take us overland from Pretoria to Xai Xai, Mozambique. South African members of our team have traveled to Xai Xai to map the operating site and make a deposit on our rented compound. Coax, laptops, and extra linears have been sourced. In addition to our team license, our team members have all received personalized C92 callsigns. Low Band operations remain the primary objective and we have secured both Titanex and Battle Creek Special verticals. We have also obtained the sponsorship of Array Solutions with one of their new shared apex loop array RX systems and W3YY FSK/CW interfaces. They join ICOM (our main equipment supplier with IC7600s) and SteppIR (CrankIRs) as our major donors to our DXpedition. During the day we will operate all HF bands including 6 meters. Our website has been expanded by our webmaster, K6MM. If you haven't been there lately, please visit,www.c82dx.com , where you can learn more about our plans. Tom, N4XP and Don, N1DG DXpedition Co-leaders

SPECIAL PREFIXES IN BELGIUM - To commorate the 20 years of the Belgian kingship of Albert II and the coronation of King Filip Belgian hams may use the special prefix OO instead of ON from July 21st till September 20th. A commemorative award will be available for working a number of these OO stations. Details will follow soon. Egbert Hertsen - ON4CAS Belgian IARU Society UBA Treasurer & UBA Award manager DXCC Field Checker & IOTA Checkpoint for Benelux countrieshttp://www.on4cas.com/ [ON4CAS]

TAMBELAN OC-122 & NATUNA SELATAN OC-109 - UPDATE - John YB5NOF plans to go to OC-122 and OC-109 sooner than expected, with activity firstly from Tambelan after August 8th. Natuna Selatan activity afterwards, all weather dependent. [DX World]


73 and Good DX!
Dave Raycroft, VA3RJ

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