I.C.P.O. Bulletin (06 - 13 September 2013) "Islands, Castles & Portable Operations"

15:54 Fernando Luiz de Souza 0 Comments

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

06/09/2013: Derek, G3KHZ and Steve, G4EDG operated from St Tudwal's West Island (EU-106, WLOTA:0141) back in May 2006. Since then the owner of this private island has not allowed anyone to visit. "We are pleased to announce that the two of us have been given special permission to make a repeat trip", Derek says. "Dates are not finalised yet but we will probably be QRV for 3 or 4 days commencing around 6th September, 2013". Expect GW3KHZ/p to be a CW only operation. QSL via G3KHZ. [425 DX News]

06/09/2013: Lupi della Majella Team members Augusto I2JJR/6, Fiorello IZ6YLM/p and Silvino IW6NZY/p will activate Regional Reserve Valle dell' Orta (WWFF IFF-693 - New One!) from about 05:30 UTC on 7th September, 2013. Silvino, IW6NZY, will be there on 6th September to find a suitable place, and there is the chance he will transmit from there. The most of the expedition will be on Saturday, on 40m, then 20m and up, using SSB. QSL via home calls. [I2JJR/HB9TZA]

06/09/2013: Tonnie, PA9CW, plans activity from Texel Island (EU-038, WLOTA 0043) as PA9CW/P between 6-21 September, 2013. His prefered mode of operation is CW on 30 metres and sometimes PSK or RTTY. QSL via PA9CW, via the bureau or direct with SAE and sufficient postage. [rsgbiota.org]

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]

06/09/2013: Kardi YB9KA, Adi YB9GV, Jan YC9JIN and Tris YB9IUS will be active as homecall/p from Bungin Island (OC-150) between 6-8th September, 2013. QRV on 20m and 15m only. QSL via EA7FTR. [DX World]

06/09/2013: A Hungarian group with Miki YO5AJR will operate from Muntii Maramuresului National Park (WWFF YOFF-023) on 6-8th September, 2013. The members of the group: Istvan HA0KA as team leader, Pista HA0DI, Mate HA0MT and Miki YO5AJR (and maybe HA0HW Laci). The operation will take place on 160-10 metre CW, SSB and Digital modes, using YO/homecall/p. QSL via home calls, bureau or direct. [HA0HW]

07/09/2013: Operators Costas SV4FFL, Thanasis SV4FFK, Katerina SV4AFY, Dimitris SV4AAQ, Nikos SV4FFO, Tasos SV4FFX and Kostas SV4/SV8GGI will be active as J44LH from the Trikeri lighthouse (GLHA GRE-128, ARLHS GRE-128, Admiralty E4442, WW Loc. KM19MC), Akra [Cape] Kavoulia, Pagasitikos Gulf, Greece, from 7-10th September, 2013. QRV on on all bands, 160-6 metre CW, SSB, PSK and RTTY. Equipment: Yaesu FT-897, Icom IC-706MKIIG, Yaesu FT-101ZD. Antennas: HF Extended Double Zeppelin 20+20m, Multiband Delta Loop (40-10m), 10m endfed Vertical. QSL via ClubLog OQRS or direct to SV4FFL (Costas J. Dovas, 17 K. Garefi Str., Volos, 38222, Greece). Sorry - NO BUREAU requests. Log will be uploaded to LoTW by the end of 2014. Website: www.qrz.com/db/J44LH [NG3K]

07/09/2013: Makoto, JI5RPT, will be active on the 7th and 8th September 2013 as JI5RPT/6 from the Kamikoshiki Islands (AS-037, Grid Loc. PM41), which are the consolidated islands of Kami-Koshiki-jima and Shimo-Koshiki-jima (WLOTA 1110), Shikijima-gun, Kagoshima Prefecture, Satsuma Province, Japan. QRV on 40-6 metre CW and Digital modes. QSL via home call, bureau or direct. [DX World]

07/09/2013: Andy 'NEON' Sargent, N8OFS (SMIRK #6737), will join K8CY (Ashtabula County Amateur Radio Club) for the Ohio State Parks On The Air (OSPOTA) Contest (7th September) from Geneva State Park, Ashtabula County, Ohio (Grid Loc. EN91). If Andy ("The CrAzY 6 Meters FM only, sometimes found in a Caboose guy..") does get on the air, "it'll probably be 3875 park and call assuming the noise level isn't 60-over like last year". QSL K8CY via direct (QRZ.com) and/or eQSL. [N8OFS]

07/09/2013: Pasi, OH3WS, will be in Market Reef (EU-053, ARLHS MAR-001, TWLHD WLH OJ0-001, WLOTA 0542, WWFF OHFF-038) as a voluntary worker from 7-13 September 2013 and will be active as OJ0W in his spare time on 40-10m, mostly CW with some SSB. An entry in the SAC CW Contest (21-22 September) is also possible. QSL via bureau or direct to OH3WS, Pasi Bergman, Tuulipolku 4, 13500 Finland. [NG3K]

07/09/2013: The Mors Radio Club, OZ7MOR, will be active as OZ7MOR/p during the EDR FD contest from the Salgjerhoj, Flade klit, Hanklit Biosphere reserve (WWFF OZFF-028) on 7th and 8th September. Start on Saturday at 13:00 utc and end on Sunday at 13:00 utc. You will find them using 3 stations on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 metre SSB, RTTY and perhaps CW. Everybody sending RS(T) + serial number will be entered into the log. Operators will be Henning DL1OJ, Jan OZ1IIL, Flemming OZ5FM, Jakob OZ7AEI and perhaps more. QSL via OZ7MOR. [OZ7AEI]

07/09/2013: Akira, JA1NLX, plans to be active as P29VNX from Lissenung Island, New Ireland, Bismarck Archipelago (OC-008) between 7-14th September, 2013. QRV on 30-10 metre CW, RTTY and PSK31. QSL via JA1NLX, direct only and LoTW. Website: www.asahi-net.or.jp/~yy7a-ysd/P29VNX-2013.htm [DX World]

07/09/2013: Hardy, DF3GY and Hans, DF2UU will be active from the QTH of Martin V51W in Omaruru, Namibia (WW Loc. JG78XO), between 7-15th September 2013. They plan to be QRV as V55V in the SSB Fieldday (7-8 September) and the WAE SSB Contest (14-15 September). Outside the contest activity will be on 160-6 metre CW and SSB as V5/homecalls. QSL via DJ8VC, direct or bureau. [NG3K]

07/09/2013: Atsu, 5W1SA, will be active as ZL1EA from the North island of New Zealand (OC-036, WLOTA 0069) with a QRP rig between 7-10th September 2013. He states that there is a good chance for him to be active from Rotorua, the lakeside of the island, on the 8th of September. QSL via LoTW. [OPDX Bulletin]

08/09/2013: Landi, IW5ELA, will be active as IG9/IW5ELA from Lampedusa Island (AF-019, IIA AG-001, MIA MI-126, WLOTA 2312) between 8-13th September. Activity will be on the HF bands, mainly CW and using FT-857 with 100 watts into a multiband vertical. QSL via his home callsign, by the bureau and direct. [OPDX Bulletin]

08/09/2013: Look for Hubert, OE3FHA, to be active as IS0/OE3FHA from the island of Sardinia (EU-024, IIA SD-001, MIA MIS-035, WLOTA 1608) from 8-26th September, 2013. QRV on 40, 20 and 15 metre SSB, with 100 watts and a CP6/Diamond antenna. QSL via his home call, ARI bureau or direct. [rsgbiota.org]

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]

10/09/2013: Peter, FP/DJ4TC and Hermann, FP/DL2NUD will be active from Miquelon Island (NA-032, DIFO FP-002, WLOTA 1417, Grid Loc. GN17) from 10-21 September, 2013. They will be QRV only on 2 metre, 70 centimetrer and 23 centimetre JT65B and JT65C. QSL via their home calls. [ARRL DX News]

10/09/2013: Madison, W5MJ, will be "on another sole DX adventure" to Palau (OC-009) as T88TV between 10-16 September, 2013. CW only on all bands with emphasis on 80 and 160 metres. Using inverted L, 500 watts and a tuner. QSL via W5MJ. [NG3K]

10/09/2013: Look for Budi YF1AR/9, Fan YB0AI/9 and Adhi YB3MM/9 to be active from Pulau Kimaam (aka Pulau Yos Sudarso, Pulau Dolok, Pulau Dolak, Kolepom Island and Frederik Hendrik Island), claimed to qualify for the Irian Jaya's Coastal Islands South group (OC-275, new one for IOTA, WW Loc. PI29KX) and lighthouse (ARLHS IDO-148) on 10-16th September, 2013. They will operate SSB, CW and digital modes on 40-10 metres, with two stations running 100 watts and one station running 1 kW. QSL YF1AR/9 via N2OO, QSL YB0AI/9 via home call (direct), QSL YB3MM/9 see QRZ.com, others via operator's instructions. Further information can be found at; www.yf1ar.com/ [425 DX News]

10/09/2013: Under the auspices of Project Goodwill South Sudan, shared with the International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 and the Yasme Foundation and supported by Yaesu Musen Co. Ltd, the announcement of a much anticipated low-band operation is only a few days away. The multinational team is busy getting the equipment and other material into South Sudan. Adding to the Z81X operation of last spring, Robert, S53R will be in Juba, for a work assignment and will be involved with a preparatory phase of Project Goodwill South Sudan. He is going to sign Z81R from 10-14 September, while the activity will be sporadic because of his professional duties. QSLs for this operation will be handled by Martti, OH2BH. [Martti Laine]

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

12/09/2013: Marek, SP5ISZ, has planned a vacation trip ("I don't expect to be active all days") to the island of Milos (EU-067, GIOTA SAS-089, MIA MG-072, WLOTA 4149) which will take place between 12-24 September, 2013. Activity will be on the HF bands, propagation allowing. QSL via home call - eQSL, LoTW, Polish bureau or direct. [rsgbiota.org]

12/09/2013: Page, WA3EOP, will be active on 12th September as homecall/p from Delmarva Island (USi DE-015S), Delaware. Look for activity on the usual IOTA and island frequencies. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [USi]

13/09/2013: Sig DL2JIM, Rene DL2JRM and Dan DL5SE will be active as JW5E from the club station in Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen Island (EU-026, WLOTA 0125), Svalbard archipelago, from 13-16th September, 2013. QRV on all bands and modes, including an entry in the WAE-SSB Contest (14-15 September). QSL direct to: Svalbardgruppen Av NRRL Clubstation, PO Box 498, N 9171 Longyearbyen, Norway. [rsgbiota.org]

13/09/2013: Frank, PH2M, will be active as PJ4M from Kralendijk, island of Bonaire (SA-006, WLOTA 1279, WWFF PAFF-024), between 13-26th September, 2013. Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL via his home callsign (only the 2013 operation), preferred by the bureau or direct. [OPDX Bulletin]

13/09/2013: David, AH6HY, plans holiday style activity from the island of Sint Maarten (NA-105, WLOTA 0711) between 13-18 September, 2013, using the callsign PJ7/AH6HY. QRV on 20, 17 and 15 metre SSB only, primarily evenings. QSL via home call (see QRZ.com). [NG3K]


14/09/2013: Johannes, DF5AU, will once again be active from Liechtenstein between 14-19th September, 2013. QRV as HB0/DF5AU on the HF bands, with focus on the higher bands, using a Beam and PA; CW and SSB. QSL via home call, direct or bureau and LoTW. [NG3K]

14/09/2013: Taka, JA8COE, will be active as JA8COE/8 from Yagishiri Island (AS-147, WLOTA 2512, WWFF JAFF-034), Hokkaido Pref., Rumoi Subprefecture, Tomamae District (Tomamae-gun) between 14-16 September, 2013. QRV on the HF bands using CW, SSB and Digital modes. QSL via JA8COE, bureau or direct (QRZ.com). [rsgbiota.org]

18/09/2013: Zorro will be in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, from 18th to 23rd September signing XZ1Z again. He has spotted a better location on top of a 1557 feet hill, and expect to have better signals. He will bring a 10-15-20m tri-band Yagi, in addition to the GPs used last month. The operation will be mainly CW this time and focus on NA/SA. In mid November, Foundation for Global Children (FGC) will have a multi national team DXpedition to Myanmar for about 10 days. Three to four stations, 24 hours, 160 - 10m, CW/SSB/Digi. Stay tuned! QSL via ClubLog OQRS (preferred) or JH1AJT. [JA1TRC]

19/09/2013: Masa, JA0RQV, is planning to return to Tonga and QRV from Niuatoputapu Island (IOTA OC-191) as A35JP/P from 19-24 September, 2013. This operation will depend on weather and flight to the island, with limited activity because of limited supply of electric power. QRV on 80-6m, CW/SSB. QSL via home call. Note: In case the flight is cancelled, Masa may QRV from Tongatapu Island (OC-049) or Haapai Island (OC-169) or Vavau Island (OC-064) instead. [DX World]

20/09/2013: Fusa, JR3CNQ and Take, JS6RRR will be active from Singapore (AS-019) and West Malaysia on the following dates: September 20-21 and 23 - 9V1/JR3CNQ and 9V1/JS6RRR; September 21-23 - 9M2/JR3CNA and 9M2/JS6RRR. QRV on 40-10 metre CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via home calls [DX World]

23/09/2013: Gab, HG3IPA (International Police Association) plans activity as 4O/HG3IPA from Budva, Montenegro, between 23-30 September, 2013. QRV on the HF bands using CW, RTTY and SSB. Gab will also participate in the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (28-29 September) and also plans activity from Sveti Nikola Island (EU-163, WLOTA 1097). QSL via HA3JB (QRZ.com). [HA3JB]

23/09/2013: The Ohio ARES District 10 EmComm Exercise, sponsored by Ashtabula County ARES, will take place on September 23rd from 12:00 noon until 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Location: WRGT-TV parking lot - Lampson Road (WW Loc. EN91NS). Activity will be "any band, any mode", using the callsign K8CY. Listen up for Andy, N8OSF, who will be manning the 6 metre FM station. QSL via K8CY (QRZ.com address). [N8OFS]

28/09/2013: Willi, DJ7RJ, will be active as FR/DJ7RJ from Reunion Island (AF-016, DIFO FR-001, WLOTA 1812, WWFF FFF-011) between 28th September and 2nd November, 2013. QRV on 160-10 metre CW and SSB, with focus on the low bands. QSL direct to DJ7RJ (Manfred 'Willi' Przygode, Hoisdorfer Landstr. 50, 22927 Grosshansdorf, Germany). NO eQSL. [NG3K]

23/10/2013: Look for Andy, DL6AP, to be active as EA6/DL6AP/P from the island of Mallorca (EU-004, DIE E-021, MIA MB-004, WLOTA 1902) and satellite islands between 23-28 October, 2013. Activity will be on the HF bands, using 5 watts QRP + LW (13m). QSL via his home call, bureau preferred. [rsgbiota.org]

26/10/2013: Kim, OH6KZP, plans activity as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as CR2X from Ribeira Grande, Ilha de Sao Miguel (EU-003, DIP AZ-002, PIP AC-002, WLOTA 2016). Kim also plans to be active before the contest using the callsign CT8/OH6KZP. QSL CR2X via OH2BH. QSL CT8/OH6KZP via home call. [NG3K]

26/10/2013: Scott, K7ZO, plans a field day style activity from Nicaragua, using the callsign YN5Z, during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (26-27 October) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry (CQ zone 7). Antenna setup will be a Spiderbeam and verticals. QSL via LoTW and K7ZO direct only (QRZ.com). [NG3K]

27/11/2013: Tim, NL8F reports that he plans to be active as T32TM from the Captain Cook Hotel, located on Kiritimati [Christmas] Island (OC-024), Republic of Kiribati, between 27th November and 4th December, 2013. QRV on 160-10 metre SSB or RTTY. Tim plans to operate part of the day and spend the rest of his time seeing the island or trying out the world class Bone fishing in between QRV periods. QSL via K8NA. Website: www.t32-2013.com/[DX World]

04/12/2013: A group of operators (TBA) will join Tim, NL8F, who is currently operating as T32TM from Christmas Island (OC-024), Republic of Kiribati, on the 4th of December, 2013. The team, along with Tim, will then operate using the callsign T32RRC until 11th December. In honor of the Russian Robinson Club's twentieth anniversary the T32RRC call sign was obtained for this DXpedition. They will be QRV on 160-10 metre CW, SSB and RTTY, with one station running 24/7. QSL route TBA. Further details and updates can be found on their website at: www.t32-2013.com/ [DX World]


07/09/2013: The newly formed Associacio Radioaficionats Divulgant Andorra al Mon (ARDAM) wants to get C37AC on the air for the first time on 7th and 8th September, 2013. QSL via direct (A.R.D.A.M., P.O. Box 2200, Ad 500 Andorra La Vella, Andorra) or LoTW. Website: ardam-andorra.no-ip.org:8901/ [DXNL]

07/09/2013: Phil, F4DSE, will activate TM16C, a special callsign of Departement Charente (DDFM 16) from the city of Marsac (CP 16570, WW Loc. JN05AR) on the following days: September 7/8, October 26/27, November 11, 16/17, December 7/8, 21/22, 28/29. QSL via F4DSE, direct or bureau. (NO $ NO IRC REQUIRED FOR QSL). [DXNL]

07/09/2013: The special event station II0IAFM is attached to the Italian destroyer Francesco Mimbelli (D561) (ARMI MI-977). Operator Mirco, IZ0EUX, wants to operate the station between the 7th and 22nd of September, 2013. QSL via IZ0EUX, direct or bureau. Website: www.qrz.com/db/II0IAFM [DXNL]

13/09/2013: The special calls OE2XXM and OE5XXM (with special ADL 553) will operate during the XXVII international Field Days in Gosau. QRV 13-15 September, 2013, mainly on 80 and 40 metre SSB. QSL via the bureau. Further information on QRZ.com under OE2XXM and OE5XXM. [DXNL]

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


06/09-09/09 GW3KHZ/P: St Tudwal's - West Island WLOTA:0141 QSL G3KHZ (d)
06/09-21/09 PA9CW/P: Texel Island WLOTA:0043 QSL H/c (d/B)
07/09-08/09 GB558VUL: England (main island) WLOTA:1841 QSL M0JEC (d/B)
07/09-10/09 J44LH: Trikeri GLHA:GRE-128 WLOL:GRE-128 QSL SV4FFL (d/B)
07/09-08/09 JI5RPT/6: Shimo Koshiki Shima WLOTA:1110 QSL H/c (d/B)
07/09-10/09 ZL1EA: New Zealand (North Island) WLOTA:0069 QSL LoTW
08/09-13/09 IG9/IW5ELA: Isola di Lampedusa WLOTA:2312 QSL H/c (d/B)
08/09-26/09 IS0/OE3FHA: Sardinia WLOTA:1608 QSL H/c (d/B)
10/09-21/09 FP/DJ4TC: Miquelon Island WLOTA:1417 QSL H/c (d/B)
10/09-21/09 FP/DL2NUD: Miquelon Island WLOTA:1417 QSL H/c (d/B)
10/09-16/09 YB0AI/9: Kimaan lighthouse WLOL:IDO-148 QSL H/c (d)
10/09-16/09 YB3MM/9: Kimaan lighthouse WLOL:IDO-148 QSL H/c (QRZ.com)
10/09-16/09 YF1AR/9: Kimaan lighthouse WLOL:IDO-148 QSL N2OO (d)
11/09-13/09 HP0INT/2: Isla Grande WLOTA:2121 QSL F4BKV/F5CWU (OQRS)
12/09-14/09 K4S: Sapelo Island WLH:K-146 WLOL:USA-738 QSL W4BTI (d)
12/09-14/09 K4S: Sapelo Island Range Front WLOL:USA-1014 QSL W4BTI (d)
12/09-24/09 SV8/SP5ISZ: Nisos Milos WLOTA:4149 QSL H/c (d/B)
13/09-15/09 HP0INT/9: Isla Iguana WLOTA:0323 QSL F4BKV/F5CWU (OQRS)
13/09-16/09 JW5E: Spitsbergen Island WLOTA:0125 QSL Direct
13/09-26/09 PJ4M: Bonaire Island WLOTA:1279 QSL PH2M (B)
13/09-18/09 PJ7/AH6HY: Sint Maarten Island WLOTA:0711 QSL H/c (d)


07/09-08/09 UA1DZ Cup 144MHz CW/SSB/FM 07 1400z-08 0200z
07/09 Indiana Parks on the Air 6m all mode 1600z-2400z
07/09 Ohio State Parks On The Air 6m class 1600z-2400z
07/09 K8CY: Geneva State Park Grid:EN91NS 52.525FM QSL QRZ.com
07/09-08/09 JI5RPT/6: Kamikoshiki Is. AS-037 Grid:PM41 6m CW/Digi QSL H/c (d/B)
08/09 SKCC Weekend Sprintathon 6m class 0000z-2359z
09/09 OK1WC Memorial (MWC) Activity 6m Phone/CW 1600z-1659z
09/09-13/09 V55V: Omaruru, Namibia Grid:JG78XO 6m CW/SSB QSL DJ8VC (d/B)
10/09 LY 432 MHz Activity Contest CW/SSB/FM 1700z-2059z
10/09 NRAU 432MHz Activity Contest SO/MO/Open 1700z-2100z
10/09 RSGB 432MHz UKAC SO Fixed/Open 1900z-2130z
10/09-21/09 FP/DJ4TC: Miquelon NA-032 Grid:GN17 2m-23cm JT65B/C QSL H/c (d/B)
10/09-21/09 FP/DL2NUD: Miquelon NA-032 Grid:GN17 2m-23cm JT65B/C QSL H/c (d/B)
11/09 MOON Contest 432MHz CW/Digital/FM/SSB 1800z-2000z
12/09 LY 50MHz Activity Contest CW/SSB/FM 1700z-2059z
12/09 NRAU 50MHz Activity Contest SO/MO/Open 1700z-2100z

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

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/


The following operation is approved for DXCC credit:
XZ1Z - Myanmar 2013 Operation
JY9FC - Jordan Current operation beginning August 2013

NOTE: If you’ve had this rejected in a prior application, send a note to bmoore[@]arrl.org to be placed on the list for an update to your record. Also, please note the submission date and/or reference number where the rejection was noted to help expedite the search for any rejected QSOs. 73 es DX! Bill Moore NC1L Awards Branch Manager


QSLs via Direct: 9M2FB [AS-074] (cba), DU1/JA1PBV [OC-175] (H/c), K6VVA/KL7 [NA-050] (N6AWD), K6VVA/VE7 [NA-091] (N6AWD), K6VVA/KL7 [NA-152] (N6AWD), K6VVA/KL7 [NA-242] (N6AWD), V5/DK1CE (H/c) and ZL9HR (EB7DX).


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/


3D2, FIJI & ROTUMA UPDATE: Andy, LZ2HM joins the team. Stan LZ1GC, Rocky 3D2DD and Andy LZ2HM plan to be active from Fiji & Rotuma during the period September 20 to October 15, 2013. Complete info at: www.3d2gc.com/

3DA0, SWAZILAND Swaziland DXpedition in November 2013 I am W5UQ, Bob Hardie (aka 3DA0UQ). We have a group of guys going to Swaziland for a couple of weeks and will be there for the CQWW DX CW contest in November 2013. Please navigate to our website = SwaziDX.ORG/ for additional information and info about the TEAM. We're a 12 op (so far) plus one pilot team running 4 stations, covering all the HF bands (160 to 10 meters) and 6 meters as a secondary goal if we spot any openings, on CW, SSB and RTTY. On the topic of RTTY, we hope to be a little different to many DXpeditions and have a solid focus on maximizing our RTTY QSO count by having a dedicated full-time RTTY station on the air from start to finish. We also won't forget folks running "barefoot" without a linear and QRP stations - our operators will put out special calls for these categories from time to time when working heavy pile-ups. We'll also be QRV in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest with a multi-two entry. We will have an online log. Plans are to be on most all HF bands with SSB, CW and RTTY. Plus monitoring 6M for openings. I have been trying to get Hal, ZS6WB to come with us and do 6M and maybe 2M EME. However, he says he can't make it. Frosty and I will stay one night with Hal and I will put on the pressure then for him to join us with his gear. Main call: 3DA0ET for the contest and other times. However, we also have 3DA0CF (Frosty K5LBU) and 3DA0UQ (Bob W5UQ). [W5UQ via NG3K]

T30, WEST KIRIBATI Ted, JF1CCH and Kazu, JA1FUF are planning a DX-vacation to West Kiribati during 28th November to 4th December, 2013. Call sign not yet, but nearly OK. HF bands (almost 40m to 10m) CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK, with Ted mainly CW & SSB and Kazu mainly RTTY & PSK. TX: 100W and dipole. Stay tuned! [NG3K]

73 and Good DX!

Dave Raycroft, VA3RJ

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