I.C.P.O. Bulletin (27 September - 04 October 2013) "Islands, Castles & Portable Operations"

20:54 Fernando Luiz de Souza 0 Comments

Listing is by calendar date (day/month/year)
27/09/2013: A team, including Dov 4Z4DX, Ezra 4Z7ECC and Amos 4Z1AB will activate 3 WFF sites + Holyland areas in the driving intervals. Activity will be on Friday 27 September on freq. 14265 +/- QRM and on SSB. Call 4Z4DX/M and 4Z1AB/M. They will leave home around 04:30 utc. First activation will start around 05:30 starting Holyland J-10-JN, J- 09-JN and K-09-JN. First WFF will be 4XFF-037 (Megiddo N.P.) located in J-08-YZ around 07:00utc. Length of activity there depends on pile-up. On the way to the next WFF they will activate some Holyland areas in YZ region. Second WFF will be 4XFF-012 (Gilboa N.R.) located in L-09-YZ. On the way to the next WFF they will activate some Holyland areas in YZ region. Third WFF will be 4XFF-040 (Zippori N.P.) located in K-07-YZ. On their home back they will activate more Holyland areas. As mentioned before, all timing depends on pile-ups and activity ! QSL via home calls. [4X4JU]

27/09/2013: Aldo, IK2ANI will be active holiday style as IH9/IK2ANI from Isola di Pantelleria (AF-018, IIA TP-001, MIA MI-124, WLOTA 0041, Grid Loc. JM56) from 27 September to 1 October, 2013. He will operate CW, SSB and RTTY on 30-6 metres with 100 watts to a vertical antenna. [425 DX News]

28/09/2013: Operators Walter I3VJW, Ampelio IK3JBP, Flavio I3JRF, Marco IW3ICK, Cale IW3ILP and Tony IK3ESB plan to be active as 9A/IQ3VO from Dugi Otok (EU-170, ACIA IC-367, CIA-10, IOCA CI-018, MIA MC-074, WWFF 9AFF-002), Archipelago of Zadar, Croatia, between 28th September and 1 October, 2013. The team will also activate Veli Rat lighthouse (ARLHS CRO-183, CLH-178, TWLHD WLH 9A-077, WLOTA 2375). Activity will be on all HF bands and modes (6 metre also on sked). QSL via IQ3VO (see QRZ.com). Website: www.qrz.com/db/I3VJW[rsgbiota.org]

28/09/2013: Operators Friedrich DL4BBH, Matthias DK7LV, Klaus DL7UXG, Henning DB5BZ, Peter DJ4RU and Ric DL2VFR will be active as DM50IOTA from Hiddensee Island (EU-057, DID O-005, WLOTA 2371) between 28 September and 4 October 2013. This activation will also count for the Vorpommern Lagoon Area National Park WWFF (WorldWide Flora Fauna) reference DLFF-014. Also the lighthouse Dornbusch (DLTD_GLHA #17, ARLHS FED-026, WLOTA:2371). Plans are to be QRV on all HF bands using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via bureau; QSL direct via DL2VFR. Website: www.iota-expedition.com/ [rsgbiota.org]

28/09/2013: Operators Steve G0MTD, Paul M1PAF, Norman G7MRL, Glyn M0XUH, Mark M0WCR, Brendan EI6IZ, Ian G0VGS and Mike M0PRL will be active as EJ0M from Aranmore - Aran Island (EU-121, WLOTA 1189), Ireland, between 28 September and 5 October, 2013. There will be 5 stations using K3s with amps on all the available frequencies. This is a joint venture English and Irish with 10 operators CW and SSB. QSL via G0MTD, direct (Steve Topping, 7 Beckstone Close, Harrington, Workington CA14 5QR, England) or bureau. [F5OGG]

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]

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]

28/09/2013: The Association des Radioamateurs des Cotes d'Armor will be active as TM6BRE from Brehat Island (EU-074, DIFM MA-012, WLOTA 2010, Grid Loc. IN88) on 28-29 September, 2013. They expect to be QRV with three stations on 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6 and 2 metre CW, SSB and digital modes. QSL via F4EUG. [425 DX News]

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

01/10/2013: Gary VE1RGB, Murray WA4DAN and Rick AI5P are pleased to announce a DXpedition to Sable Island (NA-063, CIsA NS004, WLOTA 0758, WWFF CYFF-001) from 1-11 October 2013. Approvals are in hand from Parks Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard. They have chartered with Maritime Air Charter Ltd. to provide the Britten Norman Islander aircraft for landing on the beach. The call CY0P has been issued for the October DXpedition. The CY0P (Parks) call was chosen in recognition of the establishment of the 43rd National Park in Canada (Sable Island National Park Reserve, IUCN category II), established 17 October 2011. Activity is good for the World-Wide Flora Fauna (WWFF) program and the Canadian Flora Fauna Award (www.qsl.net/va3rj/). VE1RGB is a veteran of two previous CY0 DXpeditions and is a top CW contester. WA4DAN has coordinated two previous CY0 DXpeditions, including the October 2012 DXpedition that was cut short due to Hurricane Sandy. An all band 160-10 metre CW, SSB and RTTY operation is planned. QSL via VE1RGB, direct or bureau. Further information and updates at:www.cy0dxpedition.com/ [WA4DAN]

01/10/2013: A Spanish team from the Aitana DX Group (ADXG) will be active as H7H from the YN2N Shack in Grenada (WW Loc. EK71AU), Nicaragua, between 1st to 16th October, 2013. Team members include Francisco EA7FTR, Gen EA5HPX, Fernando EA5FX, Javi EA5KM, Jose EA1ACP and Carlos EA1DVY. Activity will be on all bands using CW, SSB and RTTY. Pilot station is Ismael, EA1AZ. QSL via EB7DX. Further information and updates are available on their website at: nicaragua2013.com/ [DX World]

02/10/2013: Pekka, OH2YY, plans activity from Nepal between 2-5 October, 2013, as 9N2YY (to be confirmed upon arrival in Nepal). His license in Nepal will cover the following bands 18, 21, 24 and 28 MHz. QRV during evenings and nights on SSB. Pekka will be travelling in different places and may not always be able to put up the antennas that he was planning. QSL via home call, direct or bureau and LoTW. [NG3K]

02/10/2013: Grant, KZ1W and Rob, N7QT will be active as TX5D from Raivavae Island (OC-114, DIFO FO-122, WLOTA 2581), Austral Islands, between 2-14 October, 2013. Their operational base will be two bungalows located on the north side of Raivavae, and less than 20 feet from the Pacific Ocean. Activity will be on 80-10 metre CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK. Logs updated daily to ClubLog, internet / bandwidth permitting. QSL via LOTW, eQSL, bureau, or direct (SASE + IRC). [DX World]

03/10/2013: Kazu, JH8PHT, plans to be active from the Saipan Rental Shack, district of Saipan Garapan, island of Saipan (USi NI002S, WLOTA 1333, WW Loc. QK25UF), Northern Mariana Islands (OC-086) as AH0KT from 3-7 October, 2013. Plans are to be QRV on the HF bands, plus 6 metres. QSL via home call. [DX World]

03/10/2013: Bernard, DL2GAC, will be active again as H44MS from Honiara [Guadalcanal Island] (OC-047, WLOTA 0086, Grid Loc. RI00), Solomon Islands, from 3 October to 26 November, 2013. Hermann, DL2NUD, will be along operating EME as H44HP until mid-November (possibly with a side trip to Vanuatu with activity as YJ9HP). QSL via home calls, direct or bureau. [425 DX News]

03/10/2013: Calabria DX Team members Alex IK8YFU, Salvatore IZ8CZR, Domenico IW8RAO, Maurizio IZ8SJA and Nicola IZ8SKO plan to activate Salina Island (IIA E-015, MIA MI-083, WLOTA 1005, WWFF IFF-677), Eolie Islands (EU-017), as ID9Y between 3-6 October, 2013. They will also activate the following lighthouses: Capo Faro (WAIL SI-035, ARLHS ITA-020, WW Loc. JM78KN) and Punta Lingua (WAIL SI-040, ARLHS ITA-250, WW Loc. JM78KM). QRV on all HF bands, plus 6 and 2 metres. QSL via the bureau to HB9FHZ. QSL via direct to IK8YFU (Via Pio La Torre n.79, 89024 Polistena (RC), Italy). Further information plus log search can be found at: www.calabriadxteam.it/salina [IK8YFU]

03/10/2013: The "Italian DXpedition Team" are pleased to announce their next activity will be from Mayotte Island (IOTA AF-027, WLOTA 0376) as TO2TT from 3-17th October, 2013. HF Pilot station: IK7JWY. 6M band Pilot station: IK0FTA. Software Management (real-time log on line) by IH9GPI. Official website. Official forum. Further updates to follow. [DX World]

04/10/2013: The Martello Tower Group plan a DXpedition to Herm Island (EU-114) from 4-9 October 2013. Plans are to be QRV on all HF bands and modes. Team members include Keith G6NHU, Tony G0MBA, Colin M1EAK, Yan M0YNK, Chris 2E0DBY, Kevin M0GWE and Richard G7HJK. QSL bureau or direct to G6NHU (Keith Maton, 41 Bemerton Gardens, Kirby Cross, Essex. CO13 0LQ, United Kingdom). All QSOs will be uploaded to LoTW as soon as possible once we return from the island. Website: martellotowergroup.com/gp0pkt [rsgbiota.org]

04/10/2013: Eddie SP/ES2TT from the 4th till the 6th of October in Malbork region will take place regular meeting of Polish castles activators (Zjazd Kasztelanski). On the 4th and 5th of October will be activated some castles in Malbork region. From the 6th till 10th of October, Eddie ES2TT with group of Polish activators going to work from following castles: Paslek (WCA SP-000549, ZWP JEL02), Orneta (WCA SP-00569, ZWP JLJ02), Lidzbark (WCA SP-00568, ZWP JLJ01), Bisztynek (WCA SP-01397 + SP-01398, ZWP JBT02 + JBT03), Reszel (WCA SP-00556, ZWP JEZ06), Mragowo (WCA SP-00570, ZWP JMR01), Ryn (WCA SP-00560, ZWP JGK02), Gizycko (WCA SP-00559, ZWP JGK01), Ketrzyn I (WCA SP-00055, ZWP JEZ05), Ketrzyn (WCA SP-01307, ZWP JEZ09). Eddie SP/ES2TT also try to activate Fort Boyan (TFJ01 for "Twierdze i Forty w Polsce" Award). Bands: mainly 40 and 20 meters. Mode: mainly SSB (possibly CW and PSK). Equipment: tranciever Kenwood TS-480sat, 9 Band Mobile Antenna, gasoline generator. QSL via home call. [RN1CW]


10/10/2013: Junichi JH3AEF, Ryo JH7EQW and Jusei JA3IVU will be active from Dochula Pass, Kingdom of Bhutan, as A52AEF, A52EQW and A52IVU, respectively, between 10-20 October, 2013. QRV on 160-10 metre CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via home calls. [DX World]

17/10/2013: Dan, HR2DMR, plans to visit and operate from Tigre Island (NA-060) as HQ4W (call tentative) between 17-20th October, 2013. Operating time on the island could be restricted due to Honduran Navy exercises. QRV on HF bands, CW and SSB. QSL via KD4POJ. [DX World]

18/10/2013: Yuli 4X6HP/p, Vlad 4Z5IW/p and Ros 4Z5LA/p will be active, weather permitting, from Akhziv Island (IOTA AS-100) on 18th and 19th October, 2013. QRV on the HF bands, SSB and CW. QSL via their home calls. [DX World]

23/10/2013: Les, N1SV, will be QRV as VP9/homecall from Hamilton Parish, Bermuda (NA-005, WW Loc. FM72PI) between 23-27 October, 2013. Activity will include a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (26-27 October) using the callsign VP9I from CQ zone 5. QSL VP9/N1SV via home call. QSL VP9I via WW3S. [NG3K]

26/10/2013: Jussi-Pekka, OH6RX and Esa, OH7WV plan to be QRV from the Mariana Intrepid Contest Club, island of Saipan (OC-086, USi NI-002S, WLOTA 1333) using the club callsign AH0K. Activity will also include a Multi-2 entry in both the CQWW DX SSB Contest (26-27 October) and CQWW DX CW Contest (23-24 November). Exact dates are open but will be active before and after the contest on HF, possibly also occasional 6m activation. QSL route TBA. [NG3K]

26/10/2013: Raffaello IT9ATF, Pippo IT9PPG, Renato IT9NPR and Antonino IT9RDG will be active as IF9A during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (26-27 October) as a Multi-Single entry, CQ zone 15. Activity will take place from the island of Favignana (EU-054, IIA TP-011, MIA MI-025, WLOTA 1545, WW Loc. JM67DW). QSL goes via IT9ATF. [NG3K]

31/10/2013: Stephane, F5UOW, will once again be active from Reunion island (AF-016, DIFO FR-001, WLOTA 1812, WWFF FFF-011). He will use FR/F5UOW from October 31st to November 21st but between November 3 to 17 he will be TO2R. Mostly in CW from 40 to 10m. QSL via F5UOW direct or bureau. [F6AJA]

01/11/2013: A team consisting Mario CX4CR, Bert CX3AN, Gus CX2AM, Gus CX3CE, Rainer CX8FB, Oscar CX2FR, Luis CX4AAJ, Jose CE0YHO, Francisco EA7FTR, Eugene EA5HPX and Carlos LU2NI will be operating as XR0YY from Hanga Roa, Easter Island (SA-001, DICE ICE-001, WLOTA 0319, WWFF CEFF-027, WW Loc. DG52GU) between 1-7th November, 2013. They will run 3 stations simultaneously - 160-6 metre CW, SSB and Digital modes. QSL Manager is EB7DX. Full information and updates will be availabe on their website at: easterisland2013.com/ [DX World]

01/11/2013: Take, JA6CNH, will be active from Ho Chi Minh City (Grid Loc. OK30), Vietnam, as XV2CNH between 1-9 November, 2013. QRV on 160-6m CW, SSB and Digi-modes. QSL via JA6CNH. [DX World]

16/11/2013: Eric, F6ICX, will once again be active as 5R8IC between 16th November and 15th December, 2013 from Sainte-Marie Island [Nosy Boraha] (AF-090, WLOTA 1099). Holiday style operation, with no online log during activity. Mainly CW, some SSB, RTTY and PSK63. QSL via home call. Website: f6kbk.free.fr/activities/activite_om_rc/5r8ic/5r8ic.htm [DX World]

21/11/2013: Kei, KG2A (aka JJ1RJR), plans activity as V25A from the island of Antigua (NA-100, WLOTA 1118) between 21 November and 1 December, 2013. This will include a Single-Op/All-Band entry in the CQWW DX CW Contest (23-24 November) from CQ zone 8. Kei will be QRV on 160-10 metre CW and SSB. QSL direct to KG2A. [NG3K]

23/11/2013: Jim, N6TJ, will put in a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry in the CQWW DX CW Contest (23-24 November) from Scarborough, island of Tobago (SA-009, WLOTA 0412, WW Loc. FK91PE, CQ zone 9) using the callsign 9Y4W. QSL via DL4MDO (QRZ.com). [NG3K]

13/01/2014: Tatsuo JA3ARJ and Kunio JA1CJA hope to be active as TO3JA from Martinique (NA-107, DIFO FM-001, WLOTA 1041) between January 13-19, 2014. It's possible they may sign FM/homecall/P instead (if applied call of TO3JA is not granted). QSL Manager is EB7DX. More to follow.. [DX World]

23/03/2014: Jeff, K0UU, plans activity as 3D2FJ from Beqa Island (OC-016, WLOTA 0215) between 23-31 March, 2014. QRV holiday style on 80-10 metre CW Only. QSL via home call, LoTW preferred or direct (QRZ.com). [DX World]


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: Special station BV55D celebrates the 55th anniversary of Densen broadcasting company between 28 September and 31 December, 2013. Activity will be on all bands and modes by members of the China Radio Association (C.R.A.), Taipei, Taiwan (AS-020, WLOTA 0022), R.O.C. QSL direct only to: C.R.A., P.O. Box 117-254, Taipei City, Taiwan. R.O.C. [CRA/QRZ.com]

28/09/2013: Members of the China Radio Association (C.R.A.) will activate the special callsign BV60V from 28 September until 31 December, 2013. Activity will be on all bands and modes to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Victory broadcasting company, Taiwan (AS-020, WLOTA 0022). QSL direct only to: C.R.A., P.O. Box 117-254, Taipei City, Taiwan. R.O.C. [CRA/QRZ.com]

01/10/2013: The Hills Amateur Radio Group will be using the special callsign VI6WA100 from 1st October to 31st December 2013 to celebrate 100 years of Amateur Radio in Western Australia. QSL Manager will be Steve, VK6IR. His preferred method of sending Direct QSL cards is via ClubLog OQRS. If you cannot use OQRS his direct postal address is: Steve Chamberlain, P.O. Box 123, Cannington WA 6987, AUSTRALIA - with SAE + 3 greenstamps for postage. Please Use the OQRS to request a bureau card. [vk6ir.com]

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]

01/10/2013: The ISWL Club Callsigns in use throughout the month of October 2013 are: GX4BJC /A & GX4BJC /P - Operated /A from Walton on the Naze, in Essex, by Herbie - G6XOU. (ISWL Council Member & QSL Bureau Manager) (WAB Square = TM22- England, IOTA = EU-005 and WLOTA = LH-1841). Herbie will also operate as GX4BJC /P throughout the month. If required, he will give his current WAB Square during the QSO. MX1SWL /A - Operated /A from Hartford, in Cambridgeshire, by Tom - G3RPV. (/A WAB Square = TL27 - England, IOTA = EU-005 and WLOTA = LH-1841). ALL QSL's will be handled by Herbie G6XOU and NOT the individual Operator. The I.S.W.L. is a member of the European PSK Club. All QSL Info is on www.iswl.org.uk/ or www.qrz.com/ or via www.eQSL.cc/NO LOTW. I.S.W.L. Awards are available to all Hams and SWL's - seewww.iswl.org.uk/ for full details. eQSL.cc cards ARE welcomed for our awards. Very best wishes to all, Pete Rayer, ISWL Life Vice President, Bournemouth, UK. [Pete's-DX-Newsdesk]

01/10/2013: After World War 1 and with the banishment of radio amateurs to the supposedly "useless shorter wavelengths" an amazing period of radio exploration took place. Amateurs all over the globe soon learnt that far from being useless these wavelengths seem to allow communication over long distances. Amateurs in ZL were at the forefront of this activity with the first ZL to VK QSO in April 1923, and then world record distance QSOs between ZL and Argentina in May 1924, ZL and California in September 1924, ZL and Connecticut on the US east coast just weeks later, and the ultimate Z4AA Frank Bell's QSO with Cecil Goyder G2SZ in London on 18 October 1924. To commemorate the 90th anniversary of the record breaking activities of these early pioneers of Amateur Radio, ZM90DX will be on the air between 1 October 2013 and 31 October 2014 on all bands 1.8 MHz to 1.2 GHz and beyond in all modes. Activated by the Kiwi DX Group, an informal group of DXers and contest enthusiasts, ZM90DX will be used around New Zealand and a special commemorative QSL card will be available as well as an award program for contacts with ZL during this period. The QSL manager will be M0OXO. Further details can be found at: www.zm90dx.com/ [ZL3NB]

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]

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


27/09-01/10 IH9/IK2ANI: Isola di Pantelleria WLOTA:0041 QSL H/c (d/B)
28/09-01/10 9A/IQ3VO: Veli Rat CLH-178 WLH:9A-077 WLOL:CRO-183 WLOTA:2375 QSL IQ3VO QRZ.com
28/09-31/12 BV55D: T'ai-Wan Island WLOTA:0022 QSL QRZ.com
28/09-31/12 BV60V: T'ai-Wan Island WLOTA:0022 QSL QRZ.com
28/09-29/09 CR3A: Ilha da Madeira WLOTA:0053 QSL EA5GL (d/LoTW)
28/09-04/10 DM50IOTA: Dornbusch DLTD_GLHA:#17 WLOL:FED-026 WLOTA:2371 QSL Buro
28/09-05/10 EJ0M: Arranmore Island WLOTA:1189 QSL G0MTD (d/B)
28/09-02/11 FR/DJ7RJ: La Reunion Island WLOTA:1812 QSL H/c (d)
28/09-29/09 IS0/YL7A: Sardinia WLOTA:1608 QSL H/c (d)
28/09-30/09 SV8/RD8X: Nisis Paros WLOTA:3084 QSL H/c (d/B)
28/09-29/09 TF2R: Iceland WLOTA:2975 QSL Direct/Buro/LoTW
28/09-29/09 TM6BRE: Brehat Island WLOTA:2010 QSL F4EUG (d/B)
28/09-29/09 ZL3X: New Zealand (South Island) WLOTA:0342 QSL ZL3PAH (d)
30/09-02/10 SV9/RD8X: Nisos Kriti WLOTA:1400 QSL H/c (d/B)
01/10-11/10 CY0P: Sable Island WLOTA:0758 QSL TBA
01/10-31/10 GX4BJC /A: England (main island) WLOTA:1841 QSL QRZ.com
01/10-31/10 GX4BJC /P: England (main island) WLOTA:1841 QSL QRZ.com
01/10-31/10 MX1SWL /A: England (main island) WLOTA:1841 QSL QRZ.com
01/09-13/09 TK/IZ5JMX: Cosica Island WLOTA:1390 QSL Auto Buro
02/10-14/10 TX5D: Raivavae Island WLOTA:2581 QSL TBD
03/10-07/10 AH0KT: Saipan Island WLOTA:1333 QSL JH8PHT (d/B)
03/10-26/11 H44MS: Guadalcanal Island WLOTA:0086 QSL DL2GAC (d/B)
03/10-15/11 H44HP: Guadalcanal Island WLOTA:0086 QSL DL2NUD (d/B)
03/10-06/10 ID9Y: Capo Faro WAIL:SI-035 WLOL:ITA-020 WLOTA:1005 QSL HB9FHZ (B)
03/10-06/10 ID9Y: Punta Lingua WAIL:SI-040 ITA-250 WLOTA:1005 QSL HB9FHZ (B)
03/10-17/10 TO2TT: Mayotte Island WLOTA:0376 QSL TBA


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)
27/09-01/10 IH9/IK2ANI: Pantelleria AF-018 Grid:JM56 6m CW/SSB QSL H/c (d/B)
28/09-29/09 ARRL EME Competition SO/MO/2.3GHz & Up 28 0000z-29 2359z
28/09-29/09 42nd JLRS Party Contest 6m-70cm Phone classes 28 0300z-29 0300z
28/09 AGCW VHF/UHF-Contest 144MHz/CW/SO Only 1400z-1700z
28/09-29/09 Texas QSO Party Phone/CW 6m/2m classes 28 1400z-29 2000z
28/09 AGCW VHF/UHF-Contest 432MHz/CW/SO Only 1700z-1800z
28/09-29/09 TM6BRE: Brehat Isl EU-074 Grid:IN88 6m/2m all mode QSL F4EUG (d/B)
01/10 LY 144MHz Activity Contest CW/SSB/FM 1700z-2059z
01/10 NRAU 144MHz Activity Contest SO/MO/Open 1700z-2100z
01/10 RSGB 144MHz UKAC SO Fixed/Open 1900z-2130z
01/10 SVHF Fall Sprint 222MHz Fixed/Rover 1900-2300 Local Time
01/10-16/10 H7H: Nicaragua Grid:EK71AU possible 6m all mode QSL EB7DX (d)
01/10-31/10/14 ZM90DX: 90 years of Kiwi DX 6m-1.2G all mode QSL M0OXO (d)
02/10 MOON Contest 144MHz CW/Digital/FM/SSB 1800z-2000z
03/10-15/11 H44HP: Honiara OC-047 Grid:RI00 V/UHF EME QSL DL2NUD (d/B)
03/10-06/10 ID9Y: Salina Island EU-017 Grid:JM78 6m/2m all mode QSL HB9FHZ (B)

Contest Calendars: www.qsl.net/va3rj/con_sep.htmlwww.qsl.net/va3rj/con_oct.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/


DX QSL Service Les, WF5E, has announced that he will close this service with the end of October. All incoming QSLs after that date will be forwarded to his clients. http://www.qsl.net/wf5e/

QSLs via Bureau: J28RO, P4/OK5MM, T70DXC and VY2TT.

QSLs via Direct: 5X1NH (G3RWF), HQ8D (KD4POJ), HQ8W (KD4POJ), HU2DX (DH7WW), T6SM (DL3ASM), TA3J/0 [AS-099] (H/c), XZ1A, YF1AR/9, YW5X [SA-054] (DM4TI) and Z30HQ (Z32TO).

QSLs via LoTW: 8P0V, CX1AA, K7BV/VY1, KZ5D, NP2/K7BV, OH0/K7BV, PV0F, SV9/K7BV, TG0AA, VP2EV and XZ1A.

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 WWFF (World-Wide Flora & Fauna) at: www.wwff.co/ WLOTA (World Lighthouses On The Air at: www.wlota.com/


5V, TOGO - Wim, ON6DX will be returning to Agbodrafo, Togo, during November - December 2013 and QRV again as 5V7TH. He will try to be active on 30 & 40m, CW/SSB & RTTY. When in Togo, Wim will make the journey to Grand Popo, Benin (TY), and hopes to collect his license for an upcoming DXpedition to there. Website: www.dxpedition.be/5V7TH.html

CANCELLED - Mike, VE2XB (aka VY0BRR), will be travelling to Broughton (Qikiqtarjuaq) Island, Nunavut IOTA NA-130 between Sept 23-27. This is postponed due to a Husky attack on my colleague's sister. She was bitten all over especially, her arms and legs. Mike hopes to visit next month instead. Stay tuned!

FW, WALLIS & FUTUNA Jean-Jacques TK5JJ will leave Corsica for 2 years and he will be FW5JJ from Wallis island (OC-054, DIFO FW-001, WLOTA 0389, Grid Loc. AH16). He hopes to be active very soon after his arrival with an Icom756pro and G5RV antenna. The rest of his equipement will arrive later. He will be active in SSB, CW and digit on all HF bands and 6 and 2mEME. QSL via F5RXL. [F6AJA]


The Wake Atoll commemorative team is in the final phase of preparation. All equipment has been received in Hawaii and will be transported to Hickam AFB for delivery to Wake Island. Thanks, Kimo, KH7U for your invaluable assistance!

The plan is for the team to assemble in Hawaii on or before 3 October, depart 4 October and arrive on 5 October. The following day will be dedicated to station set-up. There will be two CW and two SSB stations on the air. The CW site will be located across from the Arrivals terminal and the SSB site will be housed in a "beach house" near downtown Wake.

We are planning on being QRV 7 October through 18 October (Wake time). If there are any changes, they will be posted on our website. Logs will be uploaded to ClubLog as time and internet access allows.

This is a commemorative DXpedition. Our prime objective is to honor the lives and contributions of the Forgotten 98 civilian contractors who lost their lives on Wake during WWII. Some of these men have yet to be identified and are interred in Honolulu. If you know any of the Forgotten 98 or their relatives, modern DNA testing may identify their remains and provide for a proper burial. Please take a moment to look through their names.

The team wants to thank the DX community, including generous worldwide Foundations, Clubs, Individuals, Equipment manufacturers and outlets for their outstanding support of the Wake commemorative efforts. These DXpeditions are extremely expensive and could not be accomplished without the support of the entire DX community. Visit the Wake Island DXpedition website to view our sponsors and make your personal donation.

Please note! A few other DXpeditions will be on the air during the Wake operation. To avoid the dreaded "not in the log", please be sure which DXpedition you are working! Our operators will announce the K9W callsign often to help identify your contact.

Please check our website frequently for updates. http:/wake2013.org/

And don’t forget to sign our guestbook!

73, K9W Wake Atoll Management Team

T32RC - CHRISTMAS ISLAND DXPEDITION - UPDATE - In honor of the Russian Robinson Club’s twentieth anniversary, a callsign of T32RRC was requested for this DXpedition. Unfortunately, as of September 9, 2013, we were informed that the tentatively confirmed callsign will not be made available to us. The team then requested a callsign of T32RC. On September 25, 2013 the Communications Commission of The Republic of Kiribati advised Dean - KW7XX that they will issue T32RC for our DXpedition group. Although the T32RC callsign has not been issued yet, we have been assured that it will be issued shortly. [DX World]

TU, IVORY COAST Dimitri F5SWB, who is TU5DF until October 20th has put more than 8000 QSO in his log and hopes to have 12000 at the end. He is active from 40 to 10 in CW with few in SSB. QSL via F5SWB. [F6AJA]

UPDATE from Donovan, ZS2DL It is with tremendous disappointment, that we have had to cancel the A22D trip in April 2014. The main reason for this has been the breakdown of sponsorship from one of the main Japanese manufacturer of Radio equipment. These negotiation have been ongoing for nearly a year now, and business must be bad as we simply count not reach a workable solution. As a result we have no alternative but to cancel the A22D adventure. Please accept our most sincere apologies, but promise to be back from somewhere else soon, maybe even more sought after than A2.

** CQWW DX RTTY CONTEST ** The following stations have announced their participation in the CQWW DX RTTY CONTEST (28-29 September, 2013):

02 VE2CSI Quebec, Canada M/2 QSL M0URX (OQRS)
05 VP9I Bermuda M/? QSL WW3S (d/LoTW)
07 YS1/NP3J El Salvador SOLP QSL EA5GL (d/LoTW)
08 PJ4/G3TXF Bonaire SO QSL G3TXF (OQRS)
08 VP9I Bermuda MO QSL WW3S (d/LoTW)
09 HK1NA Colombia M/M QSL K6PIM (d/LoTW)
09 PJ4/G3TXF Bonaire SOAB QSL H/c (ClubLog OQRS)
12 CE1RPW Chile SOSB(15m) QSL QRZ.com
14 LX/OR5M Luxembourg MSHP QSL ON4CP (d/B)
14 LX7I Luxembourg M/2 QSL LX2A (d/B)
14 TM1A France M/S QSL K6KOP (B)
15 4O/HG3IPA Montenegro SOAB QSL HA3JB (QRZ.com)
15 ES9C Estonia M/M QSL LoTW
15 IQ9UI Sicily M/M QSL IT9CHU (d/LoTW)
15 IS0/YL7A Sardinia SOSB(15m)LP QSL H/c (d)
15 OH2ET Finland M/2 QSL QRZ.com
15 OH5Z Finland M/S QSL LoTW
15 OL3A Czech Republic M/S QSL OK1MR (d/LoTW)
20 SW9XB Crete SOSB(15m)LP QSL DJ9XB (d/LoTW)
24 BV60V Taiwan M/M QSL QRZ.com
31 3D2RA Rotuma TBD QSL LZ2HM
32 ZL3X New Zealand M/2 HP QSL ZL3PAH (d/LoTW)
32 ZM1A New Zealand M/1 or M/2 HP QSL QRZ.com
33 CR3A Madeira M/? QSL EA5GL (d/LoTW)
33 CR3L Madeira M/M QSL DJ6QT (d/B)
39 3B8/G0TSM Mauritius SOLP QSL LoTW
40 TF2R Iceland M/S QSL Direct/Buro/LoTW
(d) = Direct; (B) = Bureau; (d/B) = Direct or Bureau.

Be sure to check Bill's (NG3K) website for updated CQWW DX RTTY Contest information at: ng3k.com/Misc/cqr2013.html ....... Good luck to all participants & have fun!

73 and Good DX!
Dave Raycroft, VA3RJ

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