I.C.P.O. Bulletin (14-21 February 2014) "Islands, Castles & Portable Operations"

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

15/02/2014: The CN2AA team is going to take part in ARRL DX CW contest (15-16 Frebruary) as a M/S entry from Morocco. Operators include Sergey RX3APM, Yuri RL3FT, Andrey RV1AW and Sergei RU3RQ. QRV as CN2PM (FISTS #8306) before the contest. QSL via UA2FM and LoTW. [NG3K]

15/02/2014: Look for Luis, EA8AY, to be active once again as EF8USA from Santa Cruz, Isla de Tenerife (DIE S-012, WLOTA 1276), Canary Island (AF-004), during the ARRL DX CW Contest (15-16 Frebruary). Plans are for a Single-Op/All-Band entry from CQ zone 33. QSL goes direct to W2GR. Website: www.ea8ay.com/ef8x2/ [NG3K]

15/02/2014: Tony, RT9T, will be active as H27A in the ARRL DX CW Contest (15-16 Frebruary) from the island of Cyprus (AS-004, MIA MCI-002, WLOTA 0051). Plans are for a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry. QSL via RT9T and LoTW. [NG3K]

15/02/2014: Dave, N2NL, plans a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry in the ARRL DX CW Contest (15-16 Frebruary) and the ARRL DX Phone Contest (1-2 March) from the island of Guam (IOTA OC-026, USi GU003S, WFF KFF-110, WLOTA 0064). QSL goes via LoTW or W2YC direct. [NG3K]

15/02/2014: Yuriy, N2TTA, will once again sign NP2P during the ARRL DX CW Contest (15-16 Frebruary) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry from Christiansted, island of St. Croix (NA-106, USi VI002S, WLOTA 2477), CQ zone 8. QSL via LoTW is preferred. [NG3K]

15/02/2014: Kurt, W6PH, will once again be active as VP9/W6PH in the ARRL DX CW Contest (15-16 Frebruary) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry from Hamilton Parish, island of Bermuda (NA-005). QSL via home call, direct only. [NG3K]

15/02/2014: Toshi, JA8BMK, will be active holiday style as XV2BM from Nha Trang (eastcoast of South China Sea), Vietnam, between 15 February and 2 March 2014. Plans are to be QRV holiday style on 160-10 metre, all mode, using a hexbeam, verticals and inverted V. Note: start and end dates are approximate and might change. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [DX World]

17/02/2014: Gildas, F6HMQ, will once again be active as TO22C from the island of Guadeloupe (NA-102, DIFO FG-001, WLOTA 0644) between 20th February and 6th March 2014. Activity all bands + entry in ARRL SSB Contest. QSL via F6HMQ. [DX World]

18/02/2014: Yoshi, JE2EHP, will be active from Noumea, New Caledonia [Grand Terre Island] (OC-032, DIFO FK-001, WLOTA 1280, Grid Loc. RG37), as FK/K1HP between 18-26 February 2014. QRV on all HF bands and 6m, using CW, SSB and RTTY. Both bureau and direct QSLs are accepted via JE2EHP. LoTW and OQRS are also available. Further info on his website at: www.geocities.jp/k1hp/ [DX World]

18/02/2014: At the occasion of his business travel from 18-27 February 2014 Christian, F5UII, will be active on the HF bands using SSB from the radio club FY5KE in Kourou, French Guiana. His operating schedules compliant with his professional activities would begin approximately around 11:00z and in the evening at 22:00z. During the France Championship in SSB (REF contest) which runs from February 22 at 6am UTC to February 23 - 6:00 p.m. UTC, the callsign FY5KE will be active on IARU contest segments in bands 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 m. You can looking for us on either band and as a reminder, a contact with French station from another continent worth 15 points (detail according to the rules of the championship of France REF contest). QSL via home call. You always check if your callsign is in his online logbook at:www.f5uii.net/en/carnet-de-trafic/ [DX World]

19/02/2014: Michael, G7VJR (author of Club Log) will be QRV on the HF bands from Hamilton Perish, Bermuda (NA-005) as VP9/G7VJR between 19-27 February 2014. QSL via M0OXO online QSL request service (www.m0oxo.com/oqrs/). [DX World]

20/02/2014: The Palos Verdes Amateur Radio Club, K6PV, will be on a mini IOTA expdition to Santa Catalina Island (NA-066, USi CA-016S, WLOTA 2912, Grid Loc. DM03), Los Angeles county, California between 20-23 February 2014. QRV as K6PV/6 on 160m-70cm CW, SSB, PSK-31 and RTTY. They are not sure of activity on 6 metres. They will also participate in the CQWW 160M SSB Contest (21-23 February). INFO: Text/call +1 310 351 7679 during the activation for a sked, or email lasnakeboy[AT]gmail[DOT]com . A special QSL card for this event will be produced, and those requesting one should QSL direct to: PVARC, P.O. Box 2316, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 with an S.A.S.E. Website:www.palosverdes.com/PVARC/ [rsgbiota.org]

20/02/2014: A joint expedition, composed of members of the Radio Club Peruano and the Radio Club Grupo DX Bahia Blanca of Argentina, will be on the air from Isla San Lorenzo (IOTA SA-052, WLOTA 0131), located in the Pacific Ocean (12° 05' 23"S - 77° 13' 26"W) between Thursday 20 and Monday 24, February with the special prefix OC0I. The operation also form part of "South America Lighthouse Weekend", with activation of the Faro Gran Almirante Grau (ARLHS PER-006, WLOTA 0131) installed in said island. With the team leader Pablo Vazquez OA4AI, accompanied by Cesar Brousek OA4CLU, Tony Vieira OA4DX, David Torres OA4YX, Carlos Almiron LU7DSY, Carlos Soulier LU4ETN, Daniel Lucca LU1HLH, Gustavo Taboada LU7HW and Eduardo Maleh LU7HEO. They have the support of the Peruvian Navy, who will transport team and cargo in one of their ships from the port of Callao, in addition to providing access to its facilities in the Naval Base in Isla San Lorenzo. They will be active with two stations simultaneously 24 hours, 80 to 10 metres, including WARC bands in CW, SSB and PSK31. QSL direct via LU7DSY (QRZ.com), bureau via LU3DXG and eQSL. [LU7DSY]


16/03/2014: Guy, F5MNW, will be active as FR/F5MNW from Reunion Island (AF-016, WLOTA 1812) between 16 March and 8 April 2014, on Saint Leu tops. QRV on the HF bands, CW only. QSL bureau or direct via HC. [DX World]

23/03/2014: Imam, YB4IR, plans activity as YB4IR/p from the rare Enggano Island (OC-204) between 23-30 March 2014. QRV on 40-10m using CW and SSB. QSL via LoTW/OQRS. Note: Activation dependent on sea conditions. [DX World]

11/04/2014: Wes, ZL3TE, will again be active from Viti Levu (OC-016, WLOTA 0055, WW Loc. RH82PB), Fiji, as 3D2SE between 11-14 April 2014. Main activity in the JIDX CW contest, operating outside the contest mainly on CW with some Digi modes. QSL Via LoTW / ZL3TE direct only. Log will be hosted by Club Log. [DX World]

05/06/2014: Nobby, G0VJG, will be active from the island of St. Lucia (NA-108, WLOTA 1336) between 5-18 June 2014. QRV on 40-6m, all mode. QSL via home call. [DX World]

05/07/2014: Eric, KV1J, will once again be active as FP/KV1J from Miquelon Island (NA-032, WLOTA 1417) from 5-15 July 2014. QRV on the HF bands and the Satellites, including entries in the DL-DX RTTY and IARU Contests. QSL LoTW, bureau, or direct to home call. Further information can be found on Eric's website at:www.kv1j.com/fp/july14.html [DX World]


15/02/2014: Pierre, F8DHE, will be active for the 11th Antarctic Activity Week using the special call TM11WAP (WAP-247) between 15 February and 2 March 2014. QRV on 80m to 10m CW and SSB. This activity is in Park National of Livradois Forez, valid for WWFF, the reference is FFF-026. Special full color QSL card via home call, by the bureau or direct (Pierre Chassain, 22 Rue de la Barotie, 42440 Noiretable, France) with 1 new IRC or 2 USD. [www.waponline.it/]

15/02/2014: Once again the Extreme DX and Contest Group will use special callsign II3CV from 15 February to 4 March to celebrate the Carnival of Venice. QSL via IK3HHX, direct or bureau. Information on the relevant award can be found at www.extremegroup.org/ [425 DX News]

15/02/2014: Carol, KA4WJR (ARLHS Member #1881), reports that special event callsign N4N will be be activated by her group from the Mount Dora Lake Lighthouse (ARLHS USA-1407) for the 140th Anniversary of the 1st Settlers in Mount Dora. The lighthouse is located on Lake Dora at the entrance of the Port of Mount Dora in Mount Dora, Florida. Built in 1988, only 35 ft. tall, the lighthouse is a fully functional navigating light for the Port of Mount Dora, on Lake Dora. It is the only inland freshwater lighthouse in Florida. Mount Dora's 1st settlers were the Simpson Family in 1874. The Postmaster gave the settlement a name in 1880 by combining parts of his own children's names. In 1883 it was renamed Mount Dora, as it is located on a plateau 184 feet above sea level and borders Lake Dora. N4N will operate from 1500 UTC February 15, 2014 to 0200 UTC February 16, 2014 (10:00 am to 9:00 pm local time on Saturday February 15, 2014. Modes will be CW, SSB and PSK-31. See qrz.com webpages for N4N or KA4WJR - follow instructions for QSL. QSL via eQSL or Direct ONLY (Carol Scoglio, 31 Lake Wood Circle, Ocala, FL 34482 USA). Further information can be found on their website at: 146970.com/lighthouse [KA4WJR]

17/02/2014: ARI Trieste (IQ3TS) will operate as II3MNA for the 11th Antarctic Activity Week (17-23 February) from the Italian Antarctic Museum in Trieste, Italy. QRV on all bands and modes. QSL via IQ3TS, bureau or direct (A.R.I. - Sezione di Trieste, Via Louis Pasteur 16/1, Trieste, IT 34139, Italy), with SAE + 2$ (outside Europe). [www.waponline.it/]

17/02/2014: Max, IZ5BTC, will once again be active as II5ANT (WAP-025) from Lucca, Italy, inthe 11th Antarctic Activity Week (17-23 February). Look for activity on all bands and modes, propagation allowing. QSL via IZ5BTC, bureau or direct (Massimo Simi, Via Sorbano del Vescovo 45/b - 55100 Lucca, Italy). [www.waponline.it/]

17/02/2014: IR2A is a "New Entry" for the next 11th Antarctic Activity Week. This callsign, which has been used for the first time 25 years ago by IK2HTW during one of the very first Antarctic celebrations is now been issued to Giovanni Terzaghi Giovanni ("John") IK2JYT by the Ministry of Communication to be used during the Antarctic Activity Week (17-23 February). IR2A will maintain the original WAP reference WAP-003, issued on 1998. A nice opportunity though to work WAP-003 after so many years! QSL IR2A via IK2JYT by the bureau or direct (Giovanni Terzaghi, Via G. Verdi, 19, I-22070 Bulgarograsso (CO), Italy). [www.waponline.it/]

17/02/2014: Look for Cor, PA3FOE, to participate in the 11th Antarctic Activity Week (17-23 February) using the special call PA6ANT. Activity will be on 80-10m SSB, RTTY, PSK and JT65. QSL via PA3FOE by the bureau, LoTW, eQSL or direct (Cor Drinkwaard, De Genestetstraat 9, Sliedrecht, ZH 3362TE, Netherlands). SWL- QSL allways welcome. [www.waponline.it/]

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


15/02-16/02 N4N: Mount Dora Lake WLOL:USA-1407 QSL KA4WJR (d/eQSL)
15/02-16/02 NP2N: St. Croix Island WLOTA:2477 QSL Buro
15/02-16/02 NP2P: St. Croix Island WLOTA:2477 QSL LoTW
18/02-26/02 FK/K1HP: New Caledonia WLOTA:1280 QSL JE2EHP (d/B)
20/02-23/02 K6PV/6: Santa Catalina Island WLOTA:2912 QSL H/c (d)
20/02-24/02 OC0I: Isla San Lorenzo WLOTA:0131 QSL LU7DSY (d)/LU3DXG (B)
20/02-06/03 TO22C: Guadeloupe Island WLOTA:0644 QSL F6HMQ (d/B)


18/02 LY 1.3GHz Activity Contest CW/SSB/FM 1800z-2159z
18/02 NRAU 1.3GHz Activity Contest SO/MO/Open 1800z-2200z
18/02 RSGB 1.3GHz UKAC SO Fixed/Open 2000z-2230z
18/02-26/02 FK/K1HP: New Caledonia OC-032 Grid:RG37 6m CW/SSB QSL JE2EHP (d/B)
20/02-23/02 K6PV/6: Santa Catalina Island NA-066 Grid:DM03 2m-70cm QSL H/c (d)

Contest Calendar: www.qsl.net/va3rj/con_feb.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/


QSLs via Bureau: None to report this week :o(

QSLs via Direct: 6V7S (RK4FF), C21BN (JH1NBN), CR9X (OH2BH), K9W (AA4NN OQRS), OH2BH (QRZ.com), T33A (OQRS), YB9Y [OC-276] (OQRS YB1GJS) and Z81X (OH2BH).

QSLs via LoTW: TO7CC.


V7, MARSHALL ISLANDS - The V73MW DXPed to Majuro Atoll (OC-029), Ratak Chain, Marshall Islands, has now been rescheduled for 26 February - 4 March 2014. Further info and updates at: n6mw.jimdo.com/v7-dxpedition/ [DX World]

XX, MACAU - A team consisting Eugene EA5HPX, Fran EA7FTR, Oleg US7UX, David EB7DX, Jose EB5BBM and their respective XYLs, (also one YL operataror EA7JQS Veronica) will be active from Praia de Cheoc Van Beach, at the Pousada of Coloane Hotel, Coloane, Macau, China, between 22 October and 1 November 2014. Holiday style activity with possibly two stations running simultaneously on SSB, CW and RTTY with an entry in the CQWW contest. A website will be running shortly, with more details. QSL via EB7DX. [DX World]

** ARRL DX CW CONTEST ** The following stations have announced their participation in the ARRL DX CW Contest (15-16 February, 2014):

3V8BB Tunisia SO QSL LoTW; LX1NO (d)
6W/G3TXF Senegal SO QSL Club Log OQRS
6Y2T Jamaica SOABHP QSL VE3DZ (d/B)
AY1DZ Argentina M/S QSL LW3DG (d)
C6AZZ Bahamas SOSB20m QSL KQ8Z (d)
CN2AA Morocco M/2 QSL LoTW; UA2FM (d)
EA8RM Canary Islands SOAB QSL LoTW
ED7P Spain M/? QSL EA7PP (d)
EF8USA Canary Islands SOAB QSL W2GR (d)
FP/W6HGF St Pierre & Miquelon SO QSL Club Log OQRS; H/c (d)
H27A Cyprus SO QSL RT9T (d)
IR1Y Italy M/? QSL IK1YDB (d)
J38XX Grenada SOAB QSL DL5AXX (d/B)
JW/H.C.'s Svalbard TBD QSL H/c's (d)
MJ0ASP Jersey SOSB15m QSL LoTW; MJ0ASP (d)
NP4Z Puerto Rico SO HP QSL N4AO (d)
OH5Z Finland M/2 QSL LoTW
P40LE Aruba SOSB15m QSL K2LE (d)
PJ4X Bonaire M/2 QSL LoTW; W1MD (d)
PJ5/H.C.'s Saba & St Eustatius TBD QSL H/c's (d/B)
TI5W Costa Rica SOAB QSL N3YIM (d)
V31TP Belize M/S QSL WC0W (d)
VP9/W6PH Bermuda SOABLP QSL H/c (d)
XM3C Ontario, Canada TBD QSL VE3JO (d)
YJ0OU Vanuatu M/S QSL LoTW; N7OU (d)
YN2NC Nicaragua SOAB QSL LoTW; AI4U (d)
ZF2DF Cayman Islands SOABLP QSL N2ZN (d)
ZM90DX New Zealand M/? QSL LoTW; M0OXO (d)
(d) = Direct; (B) = Bureau; (d/B) = Direct or Bureau.

Be sure to check Bill's (NG3K) website for updated ARRL DX CW Contest information at: www.ng3k.com/Misc/adxc2014.html ....... Good luck to all participants & have fun!

73 and Good DX!
Dave Raycroft, VA3RJ

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