I.C.P.O. Bulletin (11 - 18 October 2013) "Islands, Castles & Portable Operations"

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

11/10/2013: In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Amateur Radio in Algeria, look for 7T9A to be active on 11th October only from Colombi Islet (AF-094, WW Loc.JM06LK) and lighthouse (ARLHS ALG-042, WLOTA 1314). QRV on the HF bands. QSL via QRZ.com details. [DX World]

11/10/2013: The Calabria DX Team will activate the Capo Peloro Lighthouse (WAIL SI-001, Admiralty E1806, ARLHS ITA-031, WLOTA 1362) on 11th October using the callsign II8LH/9. Operator will be Max IT9AKC, possibly others. The lighthouse is located on Sicily island (EU-025, IIA SC-001, MIA MI-107). QSL via bureau: HB9FHZ (USKA bureau). QSL via direct: IK8YFU. Log will be uploaded to LoTW and eQSL. Website: www.calabriadxteam.it/ [IK8YFU]

11/10/2013: Hector XE2K/AD6D, Dragan K0AP and Mike AB5EB will attempt to activate Timbalier Island (NA-119, USi LA-002S, WW Loc. EL49SB), Terrebonne County, State of Louisiana, during the weekend of 11-13th October, 2013. QRV as K5T on HF bands, CW and SSB. QSL via AB5EB (QRZ.com). [AB5EB]

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. Website: www.qsl.net/w6hgf/KG4HF.html [DXAT]

12/10/2013: Thomas, HB9DRM/p, will activate Naetteberg Dry Grasslands (WWFF HBFF-015, WW Loc. JN47BL) on 12th October from approx. 07:15 UTC to about 10:15 UTC. Look for him to be QRV on 40 and 20 metre SSB. All QSOs will be automatically confirmed via eQSL (authentication guaranteed). For all contacts not explicitly stating "direct" on QRZ.com: physical QSL card via globalqsl.com. [HB9TZA]

12/10/2013: Alessandro, IZ4AMS, will once again visit the island of Tinetto (EU-083, IIA SP-003, MIA MI-113), Liguria, on 12th October, 2013. Activity will be QRP 20m SSB Operation 5W from MFJ9420 into a Full Size DeltaLoop. QSL via IZ4AMS, direct (Alessandro Gromme, Via G.M. Savani 20, Modena 41125, ITALY - with $3 and SAE for NA) or bureau. OQRS active on IZ4AMS QRZ.com page. [rsgbiota.org]

12/10/2013: Dick, AD7AF (ex-E51WWA/E51WWB), will be active from Placencia Village, Stann Creek district, Belize, as V31RL during the last three weeks of October. All band activity with a focus on JA and EU. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. Dick will try to upload the log to Club Log on a daily basis. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW after the expedition. [DX World]

12/10/2013: Adhi, YB3MM, will be on as YB3MM/p from Bawean Island (OC-197, WLOTA 0269) on 12th and 13th October. He will be on 15 and 20M SSB and CW. QSL via IZ8CCW. Sebesi OC-262 has been postponed because of high transportation cost [W2FB]

12/10/2013: Joppy YB8XM/p and friends are also going to be on air this weekend (12-13 October) from Saparua Island (IOTA OC-070) for those of you who missed his last operation from Seram. Saparua is a new island for Nusantara Award as well. QSL YB8XM/p via YB9BU, direct or bureau. QSL other calls via operators' instructions. [W2FB]

12/10/2013: Budi, YF1AR/0, will be active from Pulau Payung Besar (OC-237, WLOTA 2776) between 12-15th October, 2013. QRV on 40-10m, mainly SSB, some CW. QSL via N2OO. Further info on his website at:www.yf1ar.com/2013/10/payung-besar-island-oc-177-ido-236.html [DX World]

13/10/2013: Alex, W1CDC will be active as 8R1A from nr Belvedere (WW Loc. GJ16HG), Guyana, from 13 October to 1 November, 2013. The operation will be holiday style mostly CW on 80, 30, 17, 12, and 6 meters. QSL via W1CDC, direct or bureau. [425 DX News]

13/10/2013: Jacek, SP5APW, plans to be active holiday style as W4/SP5APW from f ive IOTA groups between 13 and 22 October 2013 as follows: 14-15 October from Jekyll Island (NA-058, USi GA-006S), Glynn County, Georgia. 16-17 October from Okaloosa [Santa Rosa] Island (NA-142, USi FL-003S), Escambia/Okaloosa Counties, Florida. 17-18 October from St. George Island (NA-085, USi FL-007S), Franklin County, Florida. 19 October from Talbot Island (NA-138, USi FL-121S), Duval County, Florida. 20-22 October Jacek will visit Cedar Key (NA-076, USi FL-485S), Levy County, Florida. He will operate SSB on 20, 15 and 10 metres, and he might also give digital modes a try on 40 metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. Further info and updates at: na-142.blogspot.com/ [425 DX News]

14/10/2013: An international team of operators will be active as C82DX from Xai Xai (WW Loc KG64), Mozambique, between the 14th and 22nd October, 2013. Operators mentioned are Ken JN1THL, Don N1DG, Tom N4XP, Rob K6RB, Kevin K6TD, Wey K8EAB, Bill N4NX, Ray N9JA, Charlie NF4A, Neil VA7DX, Tad WF4W, Charles W6OAT, Pierre ZS6PJH, Tjerk ZS6P (C91TJL) and Christian ZS6RI. Activity will be on 160-10 metre CW, SSB and RTTY. The team will operate on the HF bands during daylight hours, but their focus will be on 160m and 80m after sunset. Complete info and updates at: www.c82dx.com/ [OPDX Bulletin]

14/10/2013: Bill, N7OU, will once again return to the island of Rarotonga (OC-013) and operate as E51NOU between 14th October and 9th November, 2013. QRV during his spare time from his Global Volunteer work, running 100w into a vertical on 160-10m, CW only. QSL via N7OU. [K1XN]

14/10/2013: Fred, VK3DAC, will be active as VK9DAC from Lord Howe Island (OC-004, Grid Loc. QF98) on 14-20 October. He expects to be QRV on or around 3595, 7105, 14250, 21250, 28450 and 50150 kHz, during his early mornings and into the evenings as time and conditions allow. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [425 DX News]

15/10/2013: Jerry, K4ZIN and Bill, N4WDT will be active from Sierre Leone as 9L1JT between 15-22 October, 2013. QRV on 160-10 metres with focus on the WARC and Low Bands. QSL via N4WDT. [DX World]

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]

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

16/10/2013: Joni, YB9WZJ/p and Lucky, YD9RQX/p plan to be active from Waigeo Island (IOTA OC-239) between 16 and 22 October, 2013. Expect them to operate SSB on 40, 20 and 15 metres. [425 DX News]

17/10/2013: Mike, N0ODK, will be active from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, as 3W2DK between 17-24th October and again between 29th October and 2nd November, 2013. He plans to be QRV on 20, 17, 15 and 10 metres. QSL via N0ODK, direct or bureau and LoTW. [DXAT]

17/10/2013: Anton, RT9T, will be active as 5B4ALB from Pachyammos, island of Cyprus (AS-004, MIA MCI-002, WLOTA 0051) from 17 October until 4 November, 2013. Look for Anton to be QRV on all bands and modes. QSL direct to his home callsign (QRZ.com). [NG3K]

17/10/2013: Yuji, JF2WGN, will be active as AH2EA from Barrigada, island of Guam (OC-026, USi GU-003S, WLOTA 0064, WWFF KFF-110) between 17-21 October, 2013. Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL via his home callsign only (not Guam). All QSLs will be sent via the bureau, if you want a QSL direct do not send your card until after January 2014. [OPDX Bulletin]

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]

17/10/2013: An International Team will be active as IG9Y from the Luna di Ponente residence, Lampedusa Island (AF-019, IIA AG-001, MIA MI-126, WLOTA 2312, WW Loc. JM65GM) from 17-30 October 2013. They will be running 4 stations on 160m through 6m (SSB/CW/RTTY). They will also be active in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (26-27 October) as a Multi-2 entry. Members of the team include Drago S59A, Dale N3BNA, Frederic ON4LG, Don JH5GHM, Aurelio PC5A, Peter S54W, Gianni IT9BUN, Romeo S52RU, Khalid A61BK, Boyko LZ1QN, Roy IW9ELR and Renato S57UN. QSL via ON4LG direct, or use the OQRS ClubLog. Bureau request will be taken care of after all direct and OQRS requests have been done. Further info and updates at: ig9.ii9p.com/ [NG3K]

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]

17/10/2013: Philip, WA1ZAM, will be active from Cupecoy Beach, island of Sint Maarten (NA-105, WLOTA 0711, WW Loc. FK88KB), as PJ7PL, a week before the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) and a week after. He will be a Single-Op entry during the contest. Outside of the contest, he will try some RTTY. QSL WA1ZAM. [425 DX News]

17/10/2013: A German team of eight ops (Hansi DL1AOB, Dieter DL1AWD, Ralf DL3JJ, Dan DL5SE, Felix DL6JF, Lu DL8ALU, Eddy DM5JBN and Rich DK8YY, will be active from Zakynthos Island (EU-052, GIOTA INS-015, MIA MG-138, WLOTA 0209) as SW8YY from 17-29th October, 2013. The group will be active in the Worked all Germany Contest (19-20 October) and the CQWW SSB Contest (October 26-27th). QRV on 160-10 metre CW, SSB and Digital modes. QSL Manager is Ulli DH7WW. QSL via DARC bureau, LoTW and direct. Clublog and OQRS are confirmed. Further information and updates on their website at: sw8yy.weebly.com/ [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, CQ zone 36. QSL via OH0XX. [NG3K]

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]

18/10/2013: Operators Suehiro JI1PLF, Mitsuo JA1UNS, Hisa 7N1GMK, Takeo 7L4PVR and Kazuhiko 7N4VPS will be active as homecall/1 from Hachijo Island [Hachijo-jima] (WLOTA 0436, Grid Loc. PM93, JA1 Tokyo Prefecture, Hachijo Subprefecture, JCG 10006), South Izu Islands (AS-043, WWFF JAFF-009), Nanpo Islands, between 18-21 October, 2013. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via their home calls, direct or bureau. [OPDX Bulletin]

18/10/2013: Members of the Jackson County Amateur Radio Association (JCARA) will be active as K5R from Round Island (NA-082, USi MS-001S) and Lighthouse (ARLHS USA-711), Jackson county, Mississippi, between 18-20th October, 2013. Team Leaders are Fred N5GJ and Dan AE5JG. Activity will be on 80-10 metre CW, SSB and RTTY/PSK31. QSL request should be sent to: Dan Miller AE5JG, K5R QSL Manager, 18724 Reese Drive, Saucier, MS 39574. USA: Please include SASE with request. Outside USA: Please include SAE and 3 USDs or current IRC with request. [OPDX Bulletin]

18/10/2013: PY3MM, Miguel, will be active as PY0F/PY3MM from Fernando de Noronha (SA-003, DIB OC-01, WLOTA 1208, WWFF PYFF-016) between 18-28th October, 2013. QRV holiday style on all bands, mainly SSB. His main focus will be on the CQWW DX SSB Contest (26-27 October), using the callsign PR0F from CQ zone 11. QSL both calls via PP5VB, direct only (see QRZ.com). [DX World]


LOOKING AHEAD -

20/10/2013: Peter, M1AYI, is expected to be active from Stanley, East Falkland Island (SA-002, WLOTA 1479, WWFF GFF-024) as VP8DNY between 20th October and 19th November 19, 2013. QRV on the HF bands, SSB only. QSL via home call, via the RSGB bureau only. [DX World]

22/10/2013: Mek, SP7VC, plans activity as TK/SP7VC from the island of Corsica (EU-014, DIFM TK-001, MIA MCO-001, WLOTA 1390, Grid Loc. JN42) between 22-28th October 2013, including a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) from CQ zone 15. Outside the contest, Mek will be QRV on 160-6m using SSB, FSK441 via meteor scater on 6m. QSL via LoTW and direct (Przemyslaw Golembowski, P.O. Box 2221, 90-959, LODZ-40, Poland). [NG3K]

22/10/2013: Frank, VP5/WA2VYA and Tony, VP5/K4QE will be active from Providenciales Island (NA-002, WLOTA 2003) between 22-29th October, 2013. Frank and Tony will also put in a Multi-Op entry in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (26-27 October), using the callsign VP5T. Outside the contest look for Frank to be QRV on CW, with an emphasis on 160M, 80M, 10M, and the WARC bands, and possibly some RTTY or SSB. Tony will concentrate on SSB, with an emphasis on the WARC bands. QSL via their home calls, direct or bureau. QSL VP5T to WA3RHW, direct or via the W3 bureau, (not the VP5 bureau) and LoTW. [NG3K]

23/10/2013: Gert, ZS6AYU, will be active from Roma, Lesotho, as 7P8GF between 23-26 October, 2013. QRV on 40-10m CW only, holiday style. QSL via ZS6AYU (see QRZ.com). [DX World]

23/10/2013: Mark, N2MD, is returning to the island of Grenada (NA-024, WLOTA 0718), W.I., and will sign J3/N2MD from 23-28 October, 2013. This year is the 30th anniversary of the U.S. intervention and rescue of U.S. medical students in Grenada (1983) during which Mark operated as KA2ORK/J37. He will be joined by Arnal, N9ACC who will sign J3/N9ACC. Arnal is a U.S. Navy officer (retired) who was also involved in the 1983 mission. Plans are to operate both fixed and mobile, 80-6 metre SSB and 2 metre FM, band conditions and time permitting. Activity will be holiday style but mostly evening hours. QSL via LoTW only. [DX World]

23/10/2013: Budi, YF1AR/7 and Fan, YB0AI/7 will be active from Sebatik Island (OC-295) between 23-28th October, 2013. QRV on 40-10m, mainly SSB. Participation in CQWW DX SSB contest expected. YF1AR/7 via N2OO; YB0AI/7 via home call. [DX World]

24/10/2013: On 24-29th October HB0/HA7JTR op. Laci will operate from Masescha (1240 m ASL), Liechtenstein. He has 100 W, 4 band DunaX Gp for 40-10m, and Inverted Vee for 80 m. Laci will take part in The CQWW DX SSB contest (October 26-27th). Before and after the contest he operates on the HF bands, holiday style. QSL direct via his address is on QRZ.com. [HA0HW]

24/10/2013: Robert, W5AJ, will once again be active as P40P from Oranjestad, island of Aruba (SA-036, WLOTA 0033) between (approx.) 24-17 October, 2013. His main focus will be on the CQWW DX SSB Contest (26-27 October), category TBD. Robert will be QRV before contest on 40 metres checking out W2GD repairs. This will be his 12th contesting trip to Aruba. QSL via LoTW is preferred. [NG3K]

26/10/2013: Chris, 9Y4D, plans activity in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (26-27 October) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/Assisted/Low-Power entry from the island of Trinidad (SA-011, WLOTA 0563, WW Loc. FK99GG), [Trinidad and Tobago, CQ zone 9]. QSL via eQSL or direct (Christopher Ellis, 388A Charles Ct Block 3 Palmiste, San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago). [NG3K]

26/10/2013: Operators Saif A71AM, Ali A71BX, Khalid A71CO, Abdulla A71CV, Mohammad A71EL, Faisal 9K2RR, Dave K5GN and Dan K1TO will be active as A71BX, a Multi-(?) entry in the CQWW DX SSB Contest, from Qatar (CQ zone 21). QSL direct to EA7FTR (QRZ.com). [NG3K]

26/10/2013: Operators Jorge EA7HZ, Julio EA7JB, Manuel EA7JW, Cris EA7RU and Jorge EA9LZ will be active from Ceuta as ED9Z as a Multi-(?) entry, CQ zone 33, in the CQWW DX SSB Contest. QSL via EA5KB and LoTW. [NG3K]

26/10/2013: Didier, FY5FY, plans a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/QRP entry in the CQWW DX SSB Contest from Cayenne, French Guiana, CQ zone 9. QSL via LoTW is preferred. [NG3K]

26/10/2013: Look for Marc, F1HAR, as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m) entry in the CQWW DX SSB Contest as FY5KE from the Radio Amateurs Club de Kourou station, Kourou, French Guiana (CQ zone 9). QSL via LoTW is preferred of Direct ONLY - no more bureau cards. [NG3K]

26/10/2013: Joel, KG6DX, will man the Marianas Island DX Club station NH2DX for the CQWW DX SSB Contest (26-27 October), Latte Heights, Guam (OC-026, USi GU-003S, WLOTA 0064, WWFF KFF-110). Plans are for a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m)/High-Power entry. QSL NH2DX via the info on QRZ.com. [NG3K]

26/10/2013: Herve, F5HRY, will be active as TO1A in the CQWW DX SSB Contest from Kourou, French Guiana. He plans a Single-Op/Single-Band (10m) entry from CQ zone 9. QSL via LoTW is preferred. [DXAT]

26/10/2013: Once again, the Las Tunas Contest Crew/T48K will be active during CQWW SSB as a multi-single or Multi-two entry. Operators will include Doug CO8DM, Alex CO8KA, Raul CO8ZZ, Ernesto CO8GJ, Carlos CO8CML, Alejandro CM8AKY and Jose CM2XN. QTH will be playa "La Herradura" at northern coast of Las Tunas (NA-218). QSL via DK1WI and LoTW. [NG3K]

26/10/2013: The F6KOP team will enter the CQWW DX SSB Contest as TM1A, a Multi-Multi entry from Provins City, France (CQ zone 14). Operators include Frank F4AJQ, Sophie F4DHQ, Olivier F4FLF, Yann F1NGP, Silvain F4ERS, Jimi F4DLM, Benoit F1JHB, Johan F4GTD, Thierry F4BDG, Antoine F5RAB, Christian F6AXN, Alain F5JTV, Maurice F5NQL, Damien F4EZF, Joel F6JMT, Thierry F4TTR and may be Jean-Luc F1ULQ and Florent F4EJL. QSL via F6KOP, through the French REF Bureau (and please only this one). [F5NQL]

26/10/2013: ORARI Daerah Jawa Tengah Contesting Team members YC2BYC, YC2SBG, YC2FNT, YB2BSE, YC2PWL, YB2ERL, YB2ECG and YD2PST will be active as YE2C from Semarang, island of Java (OC-021, WLOTA 1660), for the CQWW DX SSB Contest. They plan a Multi-One entry. QSL via LoTW only. Website: ye2c.wordpress.com/ [NG3K]

03/11/2013: Kuni JA8VE, Sasi JA1KJW and Mat JA1JQY will be active from Niue Island (OC-040, WLOTA 2139) as E6AA, E6AK and E6AY, respectively, between 3-9th November, 2013. Plans are to be QRV on 1.8-28MHz CW, SSB and RTTY, using K2/100, K3/100, Icom IC-726, Ameritron ALS-500M, into Spider beam, HEX beam, Dipoles and Verticals. QSL via their home callsigns, bureau or direct. [DX-World]

17/11/2013: David, OK6DJ and Petr, OK1FCJ will be active from Ouagadougou (WW Loc. IK92FI), Burkina Faso as XT26DJ and XT2FCJ, respectively, between 17-26th November, 2013. Plans are to be QRV on 160-10m, including and entry in the CQWW DX CW Contest (23-24 November) using the callsign XT2FCJ. QSL both callsigns via OK6DJ, direct or bureau. Log search and OQRS will be provided by ClubLog. Further info can be found on their website at:www.mdxc.org/burkinafaso2013/ [DX World]

19/11/2013: Andy, W9NJY, will be active from the island of Curacao (SA-099, WLOTA 0942) as PJ2/W9NJY between 19-25th November, 2013. QRV on 160-10m, CW only, with a Single-Op entry in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th). QSL via WD9DZV. [DX World]

19/11/2013: Look for Art, N3DXX, to be active as VP2V/N3DXX from Josiah's Bay, island of Tortola, British Virgin Islands (IOTA NA-023), between 19-29th November, 2013. QRV on all HF bands and modes, including a Single-Op/All-Band entry in the CQWW DX CW Contest (23-24 November), CQ zone 8. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [DX World]

23/11/2013: Jim, K8MR, plans to be active as a Single-Op/All-Band/QRP entry in the CQWW DX CW Contest (23-24 November) from the Dominican Republic (NA-096, WLOTA 2974) using the callsign HI/K8MR. QSL via home call, direct preferred. [NG3K]

28/11/2013: Kazuo, JA1FUF and Ted, JF1CCH will be active from Tarawa Atoll (OC-017), W.Kiribati, as T30NK and T30TS, respectively, between 28th November and 4th December, 2013. QRV on 40-10m, possibly 6m, with 100 Watts. T30NK mainly Digimodes. T30TS mostly CW, some SSB. QSL via home calls, by the bureau, eQSL, direct (QRZ.com), but NOT LoTW. [DX World]

12/03/2014: Andy, DK5ON, will be active from the island of Curacao (SA-099, WLOTA 0942) between 12-29th March, 2014 as PJ2/DK5ON. QRV on 80-6 metre (WARC bands included) SSB, RTTY and PSK. QSL via home call. Website: www.qrz.com/db/DK5ON [DX World]

SPECIAL EVENTS -

14/10/2013: The TC Special Wireless Activity Team will be active as TC90TC from 14-30 October 2013 to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of Turkish Republic. All of the QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau. Website: www.tcswat.org/ [TCSWAT]

15/10/2013: The special event station R100MFF calls attention the the 100th birthday of the legendary radio operator Michail Fjodorowitsch Feofanov (UA4AA, U4AA) from Stalingrad (Volgograd). QRV from 15 October until 15 December, 2013. QSL via UA4AM. Website:www.cqr4a.ru/r100mff/ [DXNL]

16/10/2013: Special event station OQ4CLM will be active from between 16 October and 15 November, 2013. The suffix stands for Canadian Liberation March, the annual event that celebrates the liberation of the Belgian town of Knokke on 1 November 1944. QSL via ON3AIM, direct or bureau. Further information on the activity and the relevant award can be found on QRZ.com. [425 DX News]

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

LIGHTHOUSE CALENDAR -

11/10 7T9A: Cape Colombi WLOL:ALG-042 WLOTA:1314 QSL QRZ.com
11/10 II8LH/9: Capo Peloro WAIL:SI-001 WLOL:ITA-031 WLOTA:1362 QSL HB9FHZ (B)/IK8YFU (d)
11/10-25/10 KG4HF: Guantanamo Bay WLOTA:0358 QSL W6HGF (d/LoTW)
11/10-25/10 KG4WV: Guantanamo Bay WLOTA:0358 QSL W4WV (d/LoTW)
12/10-13/10 YB3MM/P: Pulau Bawean WLOTA:0269 QSL IZ8CCW (d/B)
12/10-15/10 YF1AR/0: Pulau Payung Besar WLOTA:2776 QSL N2OO (d)
17/10-11/04 5B4ALB: Cyprus Island WLOTA:0051 QSL RT9T (d)
17/10-21/10 AH2EA: Guam Island WLOTA:0064 QSL JF2WGN (d/B)
17/10-30/10 IG9Y: Isola di Lampedusa WLOTA:2312 QSL ON4LG (d)
17/10-21/10 NH0J: Tinian Island WLOTA:3108 QSL JJ2VLY (d/B)
17/10-29/10 SW8YY: Nisos Zakynthos WLOTA:0209 QSL DH7WW (d/B)
17/10-29/10 ZD8O: Ascension Island WLOTA:1491 QSL OH0XX (d)
18/10-21/10 7L4PVR/1: Hachijo Shima WLOTA:0436 QSL H/c (d/B)
18/10-21/10 7N1GMK/1: Hachijo Shima WLOTA:0436 QSL H/c (d/B)
18/10-21/10 7N4VPS/1: Hachijo Shima WLOTA:0436 QSL H/c (d/B)
18/10-21/10 JA1UNS/1: Hachijo Shima WLOTA:0436 QSL H/c (d/B)
18/10-21/10 JI1PLF/1: Hachijo Shima WLOTA:0436 QSL H/c (d/B)
18/10-20/10 K5R: Round Island Lighthouse WLOL:USA-711 QSL AE5JG (d)
18/10-28/10 PY0F/PY3MM: Fernando de Noronha WLOTA:1208 QSL PP5VB (d)

6 METRES & UP -

11/10-25/10 KG4HF: Guantanamo Bay NA-015 Grid:FK29 6m Phone/CW QSL W6HGF (d)
11/10-25/10 KG4WV: Guantanamo Bay NA-015 Grid:FK29 6m Phone/CW QSL W4WV (d)
12/10-13/10 Arizona QSO Party 6m/2m classes 12 1600z-13 2359z
12/10-13/10 Pennsylvainia QSO Party 6m/2m classes 12 1600z-13 2200z
12/10 SVHF Fall Sprint 902MHz & Up Fixed/Rover 1900-2300 Local Time
12/10-15/10 3D2CC: Viti Levu Island OC-016 Grid:RH82 6m CW/SSB QSL 3D2DD (d)
12/10-15/10 3D2GC: Viti Levu Island OC-016 Grid:RH82 6m CW/SSB QSL LZ1GC (d/B)
12/10-13/10 AA3B: PAQSO Party Berks co. Grid:FN20 6m Phone/CW QSL Direct
12/10-13/10 W3ZGD: PAQSO Party bonus station Grid:FM19 6m Phone/CW QSL QRZ.com
13/10-19/10 National Wildlife Refuge Week 6m-70cm all modes 13 0000z-19 2400z
13/10 SKCC Weekend Sprintathon 6m class 0000z-2359z
13/10-01/11 8R1A: Guyana Grid:GJ16HG 6m mostly CW QSL W1CDC (d/B)
14/10-20/10 VK9DAC: Lord Howe Isl OC-004 Grid:QF98 50.150MHz QSL VK3DAC (d/B)
15/10 Whitestick Day Contest CW/Phone V/UHF classes 1500z-1900z
15/10 LY 1.3GHz Activity Contest CW/SSB/FM 1700z-2059z
15/10 NRAU 1.3GHz Activity Contest SO/MO/Open 1700z-2100z
15/10 RSGB 1.3GHz UKAC SO Fixed/Open 1900z-2130z
15/10-22/10 C82DX: Mozambique Grid:KG64 50.107CW and 50.107USB QSL TBA
17/10 NRAU 70MHz Activity Contest SO/MO/Open 1700z-2100z
17/10-30/10 IG9Y: Lampedusa Island AF-019 Grid:JM65GM 6m all mode QSL ON4LG (d)
18/10-21/10 7L4PVR/1: Hachijo Island AS-043 Grid:PM93 6m all mode QSL H/c (d/B)
18/10-21/10 7N1GMK/1: Hachijo Island AS-043 Grid:PM93 6m all mode QSL H/c (d/B)
18/10-21/10 7N4VPS/1: Hachijo Island AS-043 Grid:PM93 6m all mode QSL H/c (d/B)
18/10-21/10 JA1UNS/1: Hachijo Island AS-043 Grid:PM93 6m all mode QSL H/c (d/B)
18/10-21/10 JI1PLF/1: Hachijo Island AS-043 Grid:PM93 6m all mode QSL H/c (d/B)

Contest Calendar: www.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/

QSL INFO - 

QSLs via Bureau: 6O3A, F9IE/VK/P [OC-136], HT2N, JG8NQJ/JD1 [OC-073], TO3X, V5/DF2UU and VP2V/W9DR,

QSLs via Direct: 5W0TH (JP1TRJ), CU5AQ (QRZ.com), D2QR (RW6HS), EJ0PL (EI5JQ), GM3VLB/P [EU-123] (cba), H44AJ (K9AJ/OQRS), H44IOTA [OC-149] (NR6M), HQ8D (KD4POJ), HQ8S (KD4POJ), HV0A (IK0FVC), KL7NWR [NA-064] (KL2HD), P29NO (EA5GL), TF4M (G3SWH), V5/DF2UU (H/c), VK5CE/P [OC-261] (H/c), YB3MM/6 [OC-245] (IZ8CCW), YB3MM/7 [OC-166] (IZ8CCW) and YV5EED (QRZ.com).

QSLs via LoTW: E44/HA1AG, SU9AF, TX5K, VE2CSI and XU1A.


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 -

9A, CROATIA On 18-21 October Tomi HA4DX and Laci HA0HW will be in Croatia, and they try to operate as 9A/OWN CALLS and OWN CALLS/MM. They do some work on the yacht before winter and do sailing last time in this year. QSLs via HA-Bureau. [HA0HW]

IH9, AFRICAN ITALY Simone, IV3NVN, will be active in October and November 2013 from Pantelleria Island (AF-018, IIA TP-001, MIA MI-124, WLOTA 0041) as IH9/IV3NVN and IH9B. He will be active in CQWW DX SSB (26-27 October) and CQWW DX CW (23-24 November) Contest in SOSB 80m category. He will be active also in CQWW WPX CW Contest (24-25 May) in SOSB 40m category QSL via home call.

YB, INDONESIA YE5R - Anambas Island (OC-108) Dates confirmed - November 10-20, 2013. Operators Rizal YE5YE, Agus YE5TA, Imam YB4IR, Anton YB5QZ, Aled YB6CA, Yana YB1AR, Ady YB6VK, Fir YB6ODD, Henk YB1HK, Ronny YB7GRN, Teuku YG5TZ, Budi YF1AR and Sutara YE6YE will be active as YE5R from Anambas Island (OC-108, WW Loc. OJ33DI) between 10-20th November, 2013. QRV on all bands and modes. QSL via YB4IR.

YO, ROMANIA The following calls celebrate the 900 year long history of Oradea. There is also an award available: YO900AIR, YO900ALI, YO900AMF, YO900AMH, YO900BAT, YO900BRE, YO900BRZ, YO900BWQ, YO900BYV, YO900CTY, YO900ODT, YO900OED, YO900LT, YO900OAW, YO900OBA, YO900ODL, YO900ODT, YO900OED, YO900OFP, YO900ONJ, YO900OQZ, YO900OVM, YO900PCX, YO900PCY, YO900PFJ, YO900TO, YR900ORA. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oradea [DXNL]

VE, CANADA Canadian stations from the VY region are permitted to use the prefix CZ from 14-30th October, 2013. QSL via operators' instructions.


73 and Good DX!
Dave Raycroft, VA3RJ

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