I.C.P.O. Bulletin (20 - 27 September 2013) "Islands, Castles & Portable Operations"

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

20/09/2013: Operators Stan LZ1GC, Andy LZ2HM and Rocky 3D2DD will be active from Fiji and Rotuma between 20th September and 15th October, 2013. Their schedule is as follows: 20-26th September - callsigns 3D2GC (Stan) and 3D2CC (Rocky); from the Club Fiji Resort, Viti Levu Island (OC-016, WLOTA 0055, WW. Loc. RH82QF). QRV on 160-6 metre CW and SSB, with the following equipment: Kenwood TS-480 SAT + linear amplifier ACOM 1010/ACOM 1000. The antennas: EXP. GP 40-10m, 80/160 meters INV-L and GP. 27th September to 11th October - callsigns 3D2GC/P, 3D2DD/P and 3D2RA; from Rotuma Island (OC-060). Activity will be on all HF bands. Stan CW/SSB and Rocky only on SSB. 3D2RA will be used during the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (28-29 September). 12-15th October - callsigns 3D2GC and 3D2CC again from Viti Levu Island, Fiji. On 16th October Stan, LZ1GC, will go back to Bulgaria. QSL 3D2GC and 3D2GC/p via LZ1GC, direct or by the bureau (see details on QRZ.com). QSL 3D2RA via LZ2HM. QSL 3D2DD and 3D2DD/p via info on QRZ.com. Logs will be uploaded after the DX Pedition because no internet access. LoTW logs will be upoaded couple of months after the DX Pedition! Website: 3d2gc.com/ [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]

20/09/2013: A team from the Royal Omani Amateur Radio Society will operate SSB, CW and digital modes as A43MI from Masirah Island (IOTA AS-014) between 20-24th September, 2013. QSL via A47RS, direct or bureau. [DX World]

20/09/2013: Look for IO1DCI/p to be active on the HF bands on 20th September, 2013 starting at about 06.30z from the following Italian Castles (DCI): Torre degli Ansaldi di Fontanile (DCI AT142, WCA I-12754) and Porta Maestra di Fontanile (DCI AT143, WCA I-12761). Operators will be Gianfranco I6DHY, Cesare I5WEA, Gilberto IW5AB and Steve IZ5GST. In the afternoon they will activate Parco Naturale della Alta Valle Pesio e Tanaro (WWFF IFF-236). QSL via the bureau. [IZ5GST]

20/09/2013: Look for Rene, DL2JRM and Netti, DO6XX to be active as JW/homecalls from the JW5E club station in Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen Island (EU-026, WLOTA 0125), Svalbard archipelago, between 20-23 September, 2013. Rene JW/DL2JRM will focus on the SAC CW Contest (21-22 September) while Netti JW/DO6XX will be QRV on all HF bands using SSB and RTTY. QSL via home calls, direct or by the bureau. [rsgbiota.org]

20/09/2013: Look for Axel, OZ/DL1EBR/p, to be active from Moens Klint (WWFF OZFF-043) on 20th September, 2013. QRV on the HF bands starting approx 09:00 UTC. QSL via home call, bureau or direct. [OZ7AEI]

20/09/2013: Masa, JL1FUQ, will be active as T88GJ from the Palau Islands (OC-009, Grid Loc. PJ77) between 20-24th September, 2013. Activity will be limited or dates may change because of his work, but look for him on 20/17/15/12/
10/6 metre SSB and possibly AM, PSK31 and RTTY. Preferred frequency on 6 metres will be 50.130MHz. Equipment is FT-897D with a THP HL-550FX amp into 6m 5 element yagi and a 2 or 3 element HF yagi. QSL via his home call, by the bureau or direct (Masashi Sampei, 1-2-12-1305, Kasumigaoka, Fujimino City, Saitama Pref., 356-0006 Japan). [DX World]

20/09/2013: On Friday, September 20th, the Florida Chapter of NAQCC will be operating from Sunrise Park in Holly Hill, Florida. Times: From 12:30z to 15:30z. Frequencies: Please listen near 7.041, 10.110 and 14.061 MHz. Operators: Art WB4MNK (NAQCC #5274), Wally KG4LAL (NAQCC #6278), and Steve WB4OMM (NAQCC #5913). QSL via home calls, direct or bureau. If in the Daytona Beach Area, please feel free to join our group. Sunrise Park is located at 1135 Riverside Drive, where LPGA Boulevard meets Riverside Drive at the Intracoastal Waterway. NAQCC free life-time membership and certificate at: naqcc.info/ [N8XMS]

21/09/2013: On the 21st of September 2013 during the first "Westfalen-Burgentag" in the region Muensterland from 10 till 16 UTC will be active following stations: DL0WCA - WCA DL-03953 COTA WNB-067 castle Hohenfeld in Muenster-Roxel with Ralf DM2RH and Jan DL1YC; DA0MS - WCA DL-03923 COTA WNB-065 castle Huelshoff with Raimund DG9YFB and Ersin DF6QE; DK0MU - WCA DL-03348 COTA WNB-056 castle Wilkinghege with Bernhard DG7YEL and Diego DG6YY. QSL all stations the DARC bureau (Lindenallee 4, D-34225 Baunatal, Germany). [RN1CW]

21/09/2013: Mike, DO4ABA, plans activity as DO4ABA/p from Usedom Island (EU-129, DID O-013, WLOTA 1640) between 21-26 September, 2013. He will be QRV in the evenings between 4 PM UTC and 11 PM UTC on 80 and 15 metres, operating PSK31, RTTY and SSB. View details on Mike's website for daily notes, frequencies and times. Please note, that this is his first IOTA-Activity. QRV with a portable setup including an Elecraft KX3 and a MP-1 Antenna with QRP Power. QSL via bureau (DARC) or EQSL. Website: www.do4aba.de/ [rsgbiota.org]

21/09/2013: Gordon, G3USR, plans to be active as GU3USR/p from the isle of Guernsey (EU-114, WLOTA 0013) between 21-25 September, 2013. This will be a holiday style operation, SSB only, probably largely 40m and 20m. 6 metres also available - focus on 6m activity night - Tuesday 24th September likely from IN89RL. QSL via G3USR, direct only (see QRZ.com). [rsgbiota.org]

21/09/2013: Uwe, DL4AAE and Roman, DL3TU will be active as HB0/homecalls from Malbun, Liechtenstein (WW Loc. JN47TB), on 21st and 22nd September 2013. Weather permitting, they will attempt to operate from the summit of Augstenberg (SOTA HB0/LI-004, 10 points - last activation 25/Oct/2012 by HB0/OE9HRV/p) using the callsign HB0/DL3TU/p. They will be using CW only on the higher bands with an emphasis on Asia. Augstenberg is a mountain in Liechtenstein in the Ratikon range of the Eastern Alps close to the border with Austria and the town of Malbun, with a height of 2,359 metres (7,740 ft). QSL via home calls, bureau preferred or direct. Online log will be hosted by Clublog. Website: www.mydarc.de/dl3tu/ [DL3TU]

21/09/2013: Lothar, DK8LRF, returns to Restrepo (WW Loc. FJ34FG), Columbia, as HK3JCL from the 21st of September until the 23rd of November, 2013. QRV mostly on 40 and 20 metre SSB. QSL via home call, bureau preferred. Further info at: www.qrz.com/db/HK3JCL [DXNL]

21/09/2013: ARI La Spezia will be active again as IP1T from Tino Island (EU-083, IIA SP-002, MIA MI-114, WAIS CJ20, WLOTA 0645, WWFF IFF-218, Grid Loc. JN44) from around 8 UTC on 21 September until around 14 UTC on the 22nd. They will be QRV on the HF bands, as well as on 70 and 144 MHz. QSL via IZ5JLF. Nice photo galleries of this year's previous two operations (27-28 July and 17-18 August) can be found at:www.arilaspezia.it/pages/eventi.php [425 DX News]

21/09/2013: Nigel, G3TXF, plans to operate as PJ4/G3TXF from Rincon, island of Bonaire (SA-006, WLOTA 1279, WWFF PAFF-024), both for the Scandinavian SAC-CW Contest (21-22 Sep 13) and for the CQWW RTTY Contest (28-29 Sep 13). During the intervening week (23-27 Sep 13) there will also be some CW activity across the HF bands. QSL via G3TXF - Logs and OQRS QSLing on ClubLog: PJ4/G3TXF. Website:www.g3txf.com/dxtrip/PJ4-Sep-13/PJ4.html [NG3K]

21/09/2013: Uli, DJ9XB, will be active holiday style as SW9XB from Crete (EU-015) from 21 September to 5 October. He will participate in the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (28-29 September) on 15 metres. QSL via home call and LoTW. [425 DX News]

21/09/2013: Members of the Shuswap Amateur Radio Club, VE7RC, plan a first activation of Copper Island (CIsA NEW!, WW Loc. DO00HV) in Shuswap Lake, British Columbia, on 21st and 22nd September, 2013. This activation will qualify for the Canadian Islands Awards Program (CIsA). Planned frequencies: 3.810, 7.210, 14.110 and 14.210 MHz. QSL direct to: Ron Essex, c/o Shuswap Amateur Radio Club, PO Box 2613, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4R5, Canada. Webpage: www.sarc.ca/blog [RAC]

21/09/2013: Anthony, WP4I, will attempt to qualify, for the US Islands Award Program, the following islands on 21st September: Cayo de Tierra (USi PR048), off the south coast of Vieques Island and Cayo Afuera [aka Cayo Real] (USi PR-047). He plans to be QRV using the recommended frecuencies on 20-10 metres, running on batteries for a maximun of 100 watts. QSL Direct (QRZ.com). [USi]

22/09/2013: Tomas, VK2CCC, plans a spare time activation of Lord Howe Island (OC-004, WWFF VKFF-295) between 22-29 September 2013. Activity will be limited to only 160 and 80 metres. QSL LoTW, bureau, direct to VK2CCC. Website: www.qrz.com/db/VK9LL [DX World]

22/09/2013: The Pine Valley Repeater ARC W9PVR will activate and try to qualify Long Island [West] (USi WI051, Not IOTA, WW Loc. EN43VD), Wisconsin River, Iowa County, Wisconsin, on 22nd September, 2013. They plan to be QRV on 80, 75, 40, 20 and 15 metre SSB, CW, and PSK31. QSL via the information on QRZ.com under W9PVR. [USi]

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]

23/09/2013: Mike, VE2XB, will be traveling to Qikiqtarjuaq [aka Broughton] Island (NA-130, CIsA NT-015), Nunavut, and will be there between 23-27th September, 2013. This is in the Canadian High Arctic off Baffin Island. Mike will be QRV as VY0BRR on the HF bands, with focus on 80 and 40 metre CW and SSB. Further information and updates on his website at: www.vy0brr.jimdo.com/ [NG3K]

24/09/2013: Nick, G3RWF (5X1NH), mentions that he's off to the University of the Mountains of the Moon (MMU) in Fort Portal, Western Uganda, and (occasionally) the capital, Kampala, between 24th September and 16th November, 2013. He will be meeting up with Alan G3XAQ (5X1XA) and both then plan to head to the outskirts of Kigali (WW Loc. KI47TS), Rwanda (9X0NH) on 19th November for 10 days. Participation from Rwanda during CQWW DX CW contest (23-24 November). QSL via home call (see QRZ.com). [DX World]

25/09/2013: Karl, LA8DW, will once again be active as JW8DW from the JW5E club station in Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen Island (EU-026, WLOTA 0125), between 25th September and 3rd October, 2013. Activity will probably be on 80-10 metres using CW and SSB. Not sure about RTTY and PSK31. QSL via his home call, direct, by the bureau or via LoTW. [OPDX Bulletin]

25/09/2013: Eugene, RD8X, will be travelling to Greece on a business trip between late September and early October, 2013. He plans to be QRV in his spare time as SV8/RD8X from Thira [aka Santorini] Island (EU-067, GIOTA SAS-102, MIA MG-125, WLOTA 0658) on 25-28 September and from Paros Island (EU-067, GIOTA SAS-079, MIA MG-081, WLOTA 3084) on 28-30 September, and as SV9/RD8X from Crete (EU-015, GIOTA KRS-005, MIA MGC-005, WLOTA 1400) from 30 September to 2 October. He will operate CW on 40 metres and up. [425 DX News]

25/09/2013: Alex, M6CFW, will be active "semi-holiday style" as XU7AEU from Cambodia on 24-28 September. He will operate mainly PSK31 PSK63 on 10 and 20 metres, but will try other modes and bands if time and equipment permit. QSL via M6CFW (direct), eQSL and LoTW. He will upload his log to Club Log at the end of the trip. [425 DX News]

26/09/2013: George K3GP, Jamie WW3S and Ray ND8L will be active from Hamilton Parish, Bermuda (NA-005, WW Loc. FM72PI) between 26-30th September 2013 as VP9/K3GP, VP9/WW3S and VP9/ND8L. During the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (28-29 September) they will sign VP9I as a Multi-Op entry. QSL via home calls. QSL VP9I via WW3S. [DX World]

LOOKING AHEAD -

28/09/2013: Look for Hiro, YS1/NP3J, to be active as a Single-Op/Low-Power entry in the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (28-29 September) from San Salvador, El Salvador, CQ zone 7. QSL direct only to EA5GL. Log will also be uploaded to LoTW and eQSL. [NG3K]

01/10/2013: The Radio Club Blagovestnik (LZ1KCP) is going to remember Saint Great Martyr Zlata Myglenska during the entire month of October with the special callsign LZ1795WZM. 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, direct or bureau. [LZ1KCP]

02/10/2013: A Special Event Station callsign, GB1BOL will be on-air to commemorate the 750th anniversary of the Battle of Largs, Ayrshire, Scotland. This skirmish was fought between the Vikings and Scots on 2nd October, 1263. The portable amateur radio station will be set up near to the Battle of Largs Pencil Monument, near to the Largs Yacht Haven and will be operated for one day only, on 2nd October, 2013. They will be operating on 40m and 20m SSB (WX and band conditions permitting). They will also be operating a QRP station because of weight restrictions and this should have a low visual and environmental impact. WAB Square NS25, Maidenhead Grid Locator IO75ns. The operators will be Ian MM0IMC (licencee) and Andrew MM6GTJ. QSL by eQSL and LoTW only! [Southgate ARC]

05/10/2013: European Radioamateurs Association Sezione Provinciale di Taranto (E.R.A.) members will be activating Pulsano Castle (DCI TA-018, WCA I-09705), using the callsign IQ7ET/p, on 5th and 6th October, 2013. Team members include Oscar I7OHP, Gianni I7HHP, Luca IW7EEQ, Luigi IZ7PDX, Bart IW7ECA and Carmelo IK7XBH. Activity will be on all bands in SSB and CW. QSL card to IQ7ET via HB9 bureau in Switzerland (U.S.K.A.). [IW7EEQ]

06/10/2013: The Chorley and District Amateur Radio Society are running special event callsign GB1LCT from Leyland, Lancashire, England (WAB SD52). The station is being run as a tribute to the men and women who built the Centurion tanks in the old Leyland motors factory from the 1940's through to the early 1950's. The tank is mounted on a plinth at the entrance to Leyland and the operators will be alongside the tank, so operations are very weather dependant. The call is on the air from 6-31 of October. QSL info - please do not send them your card. They will automatically send a QSL card via the RSGB bureau. Direct is fine with SAE to Pam, 2E1HQY QTHr. [Southgate ARC]

08/10/2013: Operators Jeff K5JP, James NT5V and Lanny W5BOS will be operating from super station PJ2T at Signal Point, island of Curacao (SA-099, WLOTA 0942), as PJ2/homecall between 8-15 October, 2013. Plans are to be QRV on all HF bands with special epmhasis on the WARC bands, Phone and CW. QSL via home calls, direct or bureau. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW. [DXAT]

11/10/2013: Bill, W4WV, will be back in Guantanamo Bay (NA-015, WLOTA 0358, Grid Loc. FK29) as KG4WV, along with Al, W6HGF, as KG4HF between 11-25 October, 2013. They will be on the air for JOTA to put the local Boy Scouts on the radio. They will complete the antenna repairs from damage by hurricane Sandy and a few minor repair items to the shack. Look for them to be QRV on 160m through 6m using SSB, RTTY, PSK, and some CW. QSL KG4HF via W6HGF or LoTW. QSL KG4WV via W4WV or LoTW. [DXAT]

15/10/2013: Massimo, IW0HEU, will be active as IA0MZ from the Antarctic Station Mario Zucchelli, Terra Nova Bay, Pennell Coast, Ross Sea Region, Victoria Land, Antarctica (AA I-01, WAP ITA-01, IOTA AN-016, WWFF IFF-025) from about middle October to end of November 2013. He will be QRV 20-17-15-12 metre SSB ONLY. Preferred frequencies: 14.333 - 18.125 - 21.230 - 24.940 MHz, usually from 1700-1900 UTC and occasionally from 0900-1030 UTC. QSL via IW0EFA, direct or bureau. [DXAT]

17/10/2013: Miho JJ2VLY (also WS2M), and Yutaka JQ2GYU (also WS2Y) will be active from RST (Radio Space of TINIAN) on Tinian Island (OC-086, USi NI-003S, WLOTA 3108) again between 17-21 October, 2013 as NH0J. QRV CW/SSB/RTTY on 80 to 10m including the WARC. Miho will participate in the JARTS WW RTTY Contest (19-20 October). The QSL route to NH0J, "J-TINIAN Radio Space Club", is "via JJ2VLY" by DIRECT (SAE + US$2) or JARL BURO. (Please don't send your QSL request to Tinian Island.). Website: jq2gyu.blogspot.com/ [JQ2GYU]

24/10/2013: The Xinjiang Radio Sports Association, BY0AA, will be active from Wulumuqi, Xinjiang, China, from 24-27 October, 2013. Their main focus will be the CQWW DX SSB Contest (26-27 October) as a Multi-2 entry from CQ zone 23. Operators will be Terry BA7NQ, Vange BA7IO, Rumei BD7LMD, Yang BD7IXG, Wong VR2KW, Lin BI7IOB and others. They will focus on the low bands only before the contest. QSL goes via BA4EG. [NG3K]

24/10/2013: Mike, N0ODK, plans to activate Phu Quoc Island (AS-128, WLOTA 2523, WWFF 3WFF-020), Vietnam, as XV4MN between 24-29th October, 2013. He will also participate in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (26-27 October) as a Single-Op entry from CQ zone 26. Activity will be limited to 20-10 metres. QSL via N0ODK, direct or bureau. [DXAT]

26/10/2013: The Qatar Amateur Radio Society Contest Team, A73A, will be active in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (26-27 October) as a Multi-Multi entry from Doha, Qatar (CQ zone 21). QSL via A71A (Qatar Amateur Radio Society, P.O. Box 22122, Doha 22122, Qatar). [NG3K]

26/10/2013: George, KQ8Z, will once again be active as C6AZZ from near Taino Beach or High Rock, on Grand Bahama Island (NA-080, WLOTA 0527, CQ zone 08) for the CQWW DX SSB Contest (26-27 October). Plans are for a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m)/Low-Power entry. May switch to 20m depending on band conditions. QSL via KQ8Z direct only with SASE or SAE with sufficient postage. No eQSL, LoTW or bureau cards. [NG3K]

26/10/2013: Monteverde Contest Club members will be QRV as a Multi-Multi entry in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (26-27 October) as D4C from Monte Verde, Mindelo, Ilha do Sao Vicente (AF-086, WLOTA 1976, WW Loc. HK76MB), Cape Verde (CQ zone 35). They will also participate as a Multi-Multi entry in the CQWW DX CW Contest (23-24 November). QSL via IZ4DPV, direct or bureau. [QRZ.com]

26/10/2013: Jaime, WP3A, plans a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m)/Low-Power/Assisted entry in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (26-27 October) from Santa Cruz de Tenerife (DIE S-012, WLOTA 1276), Canary Islands (AF-004, CQ zone 33), using the callsign ED8P. QSL via NP3O. Website: kp2b.net/ [NG3K]

26/10/2013: Look for Hiro, JA6WFM, to be QRV in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (26-27 October) as HI3/NP3J from the Dominican Republic (NA-096, WLOTA 2974). Plans are for a Single-Op/Single-Band (10m)/Low-Power entry, CQ zone 8. QSL direct to EA5GL or LoTW, eQSL. [NG3K]

26/10/2013: Dave, N2NL, will be active as NH2T from the island of Guam (OC-026, USi GU-003S, WLOTA 0064, WWFF KFF-110) for the CQWW DX SSB Contest (26-27 October). This will be a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry from CQ zone 27. QSL via LoTW. QSL also OK via W2YC with SASE or SAE and sufficient postage. [NG3K]

26/10/2013: Valery, R5GA, will be active as P40F from the island of Aruba (SA-036, WLOTA 0033) for the CQWW DX SSB Contest (26-27 October) as a Single-Op entry, CQ zone 9. QSL via UA3DX. [DXAT]

26/10/2013: Look for TI8M to be QRV in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (26-27 October) as a Multi-2 entry from Costa de Pajaros, Costa Rica, CQ zone 7. Team members will be Carlos TI2KAC, Juan Carlos TI2JCY, Mauricio TI4ZM, Eddie K4UN, Bob W4BW, Keith W4KTR and Lex W4XO. Note: The team will be active on 160-10m before and during the contest. QSL via TI2KAC (PO Box 633-1007, Centro Colon, San Jose Costa Rica). Please send a SASE, or SAE with Green stamp only - No IRCs. Also you send QSLs via the bureau - we will answered in time. [NG3K]

30/10/2013: Dave, K3EL and Don, VE7DS have plans to be active as TX5RV from Raivavae Island (OC-114, DIFO FO-122, WLOTA 2581), Austral Islands, between 30 October and 6 November, 2013. QRV on 80-10m; mostly CW, maybe some SSB and RTTY. QSL via M0URX (OQRS preferred). Further information and updates can be found at: k3el.wordpress.com/dx/raivavae-austral-islands/ [NG3K]

23/11/2013: Operators Simon DJ4MZ, Hajo DJ9MH, Manfred DK2OY, Matthias DK4YJ, Ulf DK5TX, Helmut DK6WL, Christoph DK9TN, Luise DL2MLU, Wolfgang DL3LAB, Holger DL5KUT, Ben DL6RAI and Andre DL7LIN will visit the island of Mallorca (DIE E-021, MIA MB-004, WLOTA 1902), Balearic Islands (EU-004) for the CQWW DX CW Contest (23-24 November). Expect some activity before and after the contest. During the contest they will enter in the Multi-Multi category from CQ zone 14. All QSOs will be automatically sent out via the bureau. Please don't send us QSL cards via the bureau. You will receive one automatically. OQRS and online log will be available. If in a hurry and need a direct request send SAE + sufficient postage to DJ2MX (Mario Lovric, P.O. Box 801143, 81611 Muenchen, Germany). Website: www.dq4w.de/2013/ed6a/ [NG3K]

SPECIAL EVENTS -

20/09/2013: Special call EH5APP will be QRV on all bands and modes for the 75th anniversary Alcoy Por La Pas - the bombarding of the city Alcoi during the Spanish civil war 75 years ago. Activity will take place between 20 September to 15 October, 2013. QSL via EB5GDM, bureau, direct and eQSL. Website: www.30charlyalpha.com/ [DXNL]

20/09/2013: GB6TOB, the special event station for the Tour of Britain, will be run on the 20th by the Norman Lockyer Observatory Radio Group (GB2NLO / G0AXC) to celebrate the start of stage 6 of the Tour of Britain cycle race from Sidmouth, Devon, England (WAB SY18, WW Loc. IO80JQ). QRV on HF and VHF between 0800z and 2000z. Only eQSLs available. [DXNL]

20/09/2013: Special event station HL05GDB is now active on 80-6m, all modes, until 3 November for the 5th Gwangju Design Biennale 2013. QSL via HL4CEL, bureau or direct (1 IRC or green stamp).

20/09/2013: Special event station HP500OP will be active on 20-30 September 2013 from Panama to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the discovery of the Pacific Ocean by Vasco Nunez de Balboa. QSL via HP1RCP (direct with SAE: "no IRCs, no Green Stamps, no eQSL, no bureau"). [425 DX News]

20/09/2013: Special callsign TM35CDXC will be active on all bands and modes for the 35th convention of the Clipperton DX Club from 20-22 September, 2013. QSL via F5CWU and LoTW. Website: wp.cdxc.org/ [DXNL]

21/09/2013: II5RS will once more be put on the air in a joint effort of the Libeccio Club C.B. Versilia and the Gruppo Astronomico Viareggio. QRV on the 21st and 22nd on 40, 20, 15, and 10m in SSB; on VHF and UHF in SSB and FM. QSL via IZ5CYY. Website: www.libeccioradiocb.org/[DXNL]

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]

21/09/2013: Radio-club de Tulle (F5KTU) will be active on all bands and modes as TM26NN for the 26th Nuits de Nacres in Tulle, France, between 21-29 September, 2013. QSL via bureau, preferred and eQSL.Website: f5ktu.ref-union.org/ [DXNL]

21/09/2013: Special station VE2013RT is part of the Radio Talk 2013 (An Open Dialogue on Everything Radio). QRV from Montreal, Quebec, on the 21st of September on all bands CW and SSB. QSL via VE2LJV. Website: radiotalk2012.wordpress.com/ [IC]

22/09/2013: LZ2013HST will be a part of the World High Speed Telegraphy Championship in Borovets, Bulgaria, between 22-26 September, 2013. QSL via LZ1BJ. [DXNL]

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

LIGHTHOUSE CALENDAR -

20/09-26/09 3D2CC: Viti Levu Island WLOTA:0055 QSL 3D2DD (d)
20/09-26/09 3D2GC: Viti Levu Island WLOTA:0055 QSL LZ1GC (d/B)
20/09-23/09 JW/DL2JRM: Spitsbergen Island WLOTA:0125 QSL H/c (d/B)
20/09-23/09 JW/DL2JRM: Spitsbergen Island WLOTA:0125 QSL H/c (d/B)
21/09-26/09 DO4ABA/P: Usedom Island WLOTA:1640 QSL H/c (B/eQSL)
21/09-25/09 GU3USR/P: Guernsey Island (main) WLOTA:0013 QSL G3USR (d)
21/09-22/09 IP1T: Isola del Tino WLOTA:0645 QSL IZ5JLF (d/B)
21/09-05/10 SW9XB: Nisos Kriti WLOTA:1400 QSL DJ9XB (D/LoTW)
23/09-30/09 4O/HG3IPA/P: Sveti Nikola Island WLOTA:1097 QSL H/c (d)
25/09-03/10 JW8DW: Spitsbergen Island WLOTA:0125 QSL LA8DW (d/B)
25/09-28/09 SV8/RD8X: Nisos Thira WLOTA:0658 QSL H/c (d/B)

6 METRES & UP -

20/09-26/09 3D2CC: Viti Levu Island OC-016 Grid:RH82 6m CW/SSB QSL 3D2DD (d)
20/09-26/09 3D2GC: Viti Levu Island OC-016 Grid:RH82 6m CW/SSB QSL LZ1GC (d/B)
20/09 GB6TOB: Tour of Britain, Sidmouth Grid:IO80JQ VHF activity QSL eQSL Only
20/09-24/09 T88GJ: Palau OC-009 Grid:PJ77 50.130MHz QSL JL1FUQ (d/B)
21/09-22/09 20th ARI Italian EME Contest 2m & Up/CW/SSB 21 0000z-22 2400z
21/09-22/09 ARRL 10-GHz Cumulative 10 GHz/10 GHz & Up 21 0600-22 2400 local
21/09-22/09 Washington State Salmon Run 6m class 21 1600z-22 2400z
21/09-22/09 South Carolina QSO Party 6m Phone/CW 21 1800z-22 0300z
21/09-22/09 II5RS: 40yrs R.C. Libeccio VHF/UHF SSB, FM QSL IZ5CYY (d/B)
21/09-22/09 IP1T: Tino Island EU-083 Grid:JN44 2m/70cm QSL IZ5JLF (d/B)
22/09 ON 6 Meter Contest Phone/CW 0700z-1000z
22/09 PW 70MHz QRP Contest CW/Phone/10w pep 1200z-1600z
22/09-23/09 Fall Classic Exchange CW 6m/2m classes 22 1300z-23 0700z
23/09 SVHF Fall Sprint 144MHz Fixed/Rover 1900-2300 Local Time
23/09 K8CY: Ohio ARES District 10 EmComm Exercise Grid:EN91 6m FM QSL QRZ.com
24/09 LY 2.4G & Up Activity Contest CW/SSB/FM 1700z-2059z
24/09 NRAU Microwave Activity Contest SO/MO/Open 1700z-2100z
24/09 The 50MHz Open Cumulative SO/MO/LP/MP/HP 1700z-2100z
24/09 RSGB 50MHz UKAC Fixed/Open 1900z-2130z
24/09 GU3USR/P: Guernsey EU-114 Grid:IN89RL 6m SSB QSL G3USR (d)
25/09 SKCC Straight Key Sprint 6m class 0000z-0200z
27/09-11/10 3D2DD/P: Rotuma Island OC-060 Grid:RH87 6m CW/SSB QSL H/c (d)
27/09-11/10 3D2GC/P: Rotuma Island OC-060 Grid:RH87 6m CW/SSB QSL LZ1GC (d/B)

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/

QSL INFO - 

QSLs via Bureau: 9A206NA, 9A20HQ, ER3HW, J47X, JN1IZR, KC4TVZ, KH2/JS6RRR, LY2BKT, OZ4AFQ, P40Z, R100SG, SV2GWY, SX100A, UE70K, VK6MAB, W3DF, YV5VD, Z38N, ZL1SLO and ZL1TM.

QSLs via Direct: 3B8/HB9ARY (HB9ARY), CX1AA (W3HNK), E51MAN (N7OU), HC2/W7SE (H/c), HI3/LY3UM (H/c), HK1T (EA5KB), PT0S (W6OAT), T2YY (DH7WW), T6LG (LZ1CNN), TT8JT (E73Y), VK3DOG/P [OC-136] (H/c), VK9AA (DK2BJ), XZ1Z (OQRS) and ZK2C (DL7AN).

QSLs via LoTW: 7O6T, KB0KQA, TG0AA, VP2EV and XZ1Z.


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 -

Afraid to say HP0INT/1 (NA-072) is cancelled due to flight delay and now time constraints. Please pass the word on. Sorry! [Col HP1/MM0NDX]

AIR AMBULANCE STATION SPECIAL EVENT - Calling all radio hams from the uk and internationally.... Do you have an Air Ambulance Station near you and you or your club would like to put on an event during July 2014. I will be putting the event on air during the year. I'm also looking for some one who would be happy to administer and set up a website so radio hams can register their station or callsigns, and for another person who is very good in creating an award for working a number of stations and to be sent out in pdf only. Please e mail me at jonm0hem[@]hotmail.co.uk and making this a successful yearly event. 73 John M0HEM

DX-MARATHON 2014 - John, K9EL, asks everyone interested in the DX-Marathon for new ideas regarding 2014. <john[at]dxmarathon.com>http://www.dxmarathon.com/ [DXNL]

DX TRIP IN NOVEMBER 2013 BY YT1AD & COMPANY - part of WW DX team will travel through Pacific. During this trip Team will have activity according preparation for next DX expedition in period November 2014/April 2015. Our goal and wishes is KH5/P with KH5K or KH1. More news coming December 2013. This year our activity will participate next team member's: Hrane, YT1AD, David, WD5COV, Wasiliy RW4NW, Sergey RZ3FW and Dragos YU1AKV. Our this year's trip will take place according to the following program:

November 13th-15th KH6. We will try to work with our USA CALL's: YT1AD-KH6/N9YU WD5COV-KH6/WD5COV RZ3FW-KH6/N7AFW QSL home CALL's

November 16-17th Samoa and activity will be with: YT1AD-5W7A or 5W6A WD5COV-5W0OV RZ3FW-5W0FW RW4NW-5W0NW QSL home CALL's

November 18-19th American Samoa and activity will be with: YT1AD-KH8/N9YU WD5COV-KH8/WD5COV RZ3FW-KH8/N7AFW QSL home CALL's

November 20-22th and Novemer 29 till December 4th 2013 Fiji and activity will be with: YT1AD-3D2AD WD5COV-3D2OV RZ3FW-3D2FW RW4NW-3D2NW QSL home CALL's

November 22-29th Fiji, Rotuma Island and activity will be with: CALL: 3D2R, QSL via YT1AD. TEAM will be QRV in CQ WW CW MS or M2 with this CALL Main activity will CW, SSB and RTTY 73 Hrane YT1AD, Acim YT3W

NASA INVITES AMATEURS TO SAY HI TO JUNO - NASA's Juno spacecraft will pass Earth closely on October 9, giving amateurs the opportunity to send a short message to it on 10m in a concentrated experiment. See the webpage for details. http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/hijuno/

RAILWAYS ON THE AIR - Railways on the air (ROTA) weekend usually takes place every year on the weekend closest to the 27th September. This date celebrates the anniversary of the first steam powered passenger railway which took place on 27th September 1825 - the first passenger train ran on a line in the North East of England from Darlington to Stockton. Bishop Auckland Amateur Radio Club coordinates this event. Dates for ROTA 2013 - this year’s calendar is extremely packed and it is impossible to set dates for ROTA that do not clash with other ham activities. We have set the date for ROTA 2013 to the weekend of 21st - 22nd September. We do hope you will be able to take part in this growing event. There is an award for working 10 of the following stations. The following are suggested frequencies for the event: 3.650, 7.120, 14.120 MHz. Further information along with a full list of participating stations can be found at: rota.barac.org.uk/


73 and Good DX!
Dave Raycroft, VA3RJ

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