I.C.P.O. Bulletin (04 - 11 July 2014) "Islands, Castles & Portable Operations"

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Listing is by calendar date (day/month/year)
 
04/07/2014: Look for Dave, WJ2O, to be active from France and two Channel island locations between 4-17th July 2014. Tentative schedule: 4-7th July from France as F/WJ2O/m; 8-11th July from the Bailiwick of Jersey (EU-013, WLOTA 0818) as GJ/WJ2O/m; 12-15th July from the Bailiwick of Guernsey (EU-114, WLOTA 0013) as GU/WJ2O/m, including a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry in the IARU HF Contest; 16-17th July Dave will be back to France as F/WJ2O/m. QSL via N2ZN and LoTW. [WJ2O]

04/07/2014: Vlado, N3CZ, plans a family visit to his home country of Macedonia from the 4th to the 19th of July. QRV on the HF bands as Z3/N3CZ during his spare time. QSL via home call. Website: n3cz.g2gm.com/index.html [DX Newsletter]

05/07/2014: Eric, KV1J, will once again be active as FP/KV1J from Miquelon Island (NA-032, DIFO FP-002, WLOTA 1417, Grid Loc. GN17) from 5-15 July 2014. QRV on 80-6m, primarily SSB, and RTTY, including entries in the DL-DX RTTY and IARU Contests. Will be checking 6M for indications of openings. 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]

05/07/2014: Gust, ON6KE, is expected on the bands from the island of Guernsey (EU-114, WLOTA 0013) between the 5th and the 12th of July 2014. QRV during his morning and evening hours as MU/ON6KE in JT65, SSB, and CW. QSL via LoTW, eQSL. [DX Newsletter]

05/07/2014: Laurent, F8BBL, will be active holiday style as TK14CC from the island of Corsica (EU-014, DIFM TK-001, MIA MCO-001, WLOTA 1390) on 5-19th July 2014. He will operate mainly CW with some SSB and digital activity on 80-6 metres. He also plans to be QRV on 6m as TK14CC/p from grid locator JN43 during SOTA activations. QSL via F8BBL, direct or Bureau, and LoTW. Logsearch will be hosted by Club Log. [425 DX News]

05/07/2014: Operators Erick F4FFH, Franck F4FRG, Anthoni F4GAO, Alain F6DYA and Stephan F8CFE will be active as TM29CTI from the ile du Chateau du Taureau (not IOTA, DIFM MA-088, DFCF 29-057, WWFF FFF-1129, WW Loc. IN88BQ) on 5-6 July 2014. QSL via F4FRG. Complete information on the Diplome des Iles de la France Metropolitaine (Metropolitan France Islands Award) can be found at: www.difm.org/ [425 DX News]

05/07/2014: A German team is on the way to Omaruru, Namibia, to support V55HQ (NARL) in the IARU HF World Championship (12-13 July). Martin, V51W, is the host and team leader, other team members are Gunter V51WH, Gerd V51GB, Werner V51JP, Andrew V51YJ and Klaus V51L. From the 5th of July and until the 15th of July 2014 the following guest-OPs will be QRV under their own V5 calls QRV in all bands and modes - CW: Gerd V5/DJ5IW, Norbert V5/DJ7JC and Heye V5/DJ9RR. SSB: Mathias V5/DJ2HD, Simon V5/DJ2LS, Alfons V5/DJ8VC and Uwe V5/DL9NDS. QSL via their home callsigns. QSL V55HQ via DL9NDS, direct or Bureau - online logsearch and OQRS will also be available on Club Log. [DJ7JC]

06/07/2014: Tony, RT9T, will get on the air once again as 5B4ALB from Pachyammos, island of Cyprus (AS-004, MIA MCI-002, WLOTA 0051, WW Loc. KM64OX), between 6-16 July 2014. During the IARU HF World Championship (12-13 July) he joins the P3N team. QSL 5B4ALB only direct via RT9T. [DX-World]

06/07/2014: Paul, KG7HF, will be working as HP/KG7HF from Panama City (WW Loc. FJ08FX), Panama, on 2m and 70cm via EME and on 6 metres between 6-11th July 2014. Frequency / Setup: 144 MHz July 144.124 2 x 8 + 1.5KW. 432 MHz July 432.100 2 x 15 + 1KW. Paul will use 1 minute periods and HP/KG7HF will TX always first. QSL via home call, direct (Paul Decker, 59 Robinson Rd., Hudson, NH 03051 USA) with SASE / SAE + sufficient postage. Further info at: home.comcast.net/~kg7hf/EME_Dxpeditions/HP/start.html [MMMonVHF]

06/07/2014: Andy, M0NKR, plans activity as SV8/M0NKR from the island of Kefallonia (EU-052, GIOTA INS-026, MIA MG-054, WLOTA 0452). QRV between the 6th and the 12th of July on 40-10 metres. QSL via M0NKR, Bureau or direct. Website: www.facebook.com/andy.mzeronkr [DX Newsletter]

07/07/2014: Martin, LU5JZZ, plans to visit the El Pamar National Park (WWFF LUFF-009), located in the Province of Entre Rios (J), Argentina, on 7th and 8th July 2014. QRV as LU5JZZ/J on the HF bands, propagation allowing. QSL via home call. [DX Newsletter]

07/07/2014: Look for Arthur, NN7A, to be active holiday style as NN7A/4 from Chincoteague Island (NA-083, USi VA-002S, WW Loc. FM27HW), Accomack county, Virginia, from 7-13th July 2014. QRV on the HF bands using 100w with wire and vertical antennas. QSL via home call, direct or Bureau. [rsgbiota.org]

07/07/2014: Alain, F5LMJ, will be active from Sainte Rose (WW Loc. FK96DH), island of Guadeloupe (NA-102, DIFO FG-019, WLOTA 0644) as TO5MJ between 7-17th July 2014. QRV on 40-10 metre CW, SSB and Digi-modes. QSL via home call, direct or Bureau, also LoTW and eQSL. Website: www.tuduri.net/f5lmj/ [DX-World]

08/07/2014: Dmitry, RM2A, will be active as 3D2ML from the Fijian islands during July: Nanuya Balavu Island OC-156 from July 8-13, 2014. Viti Levu Island OC-016, WLOTA 0055 on July 13. Activity also planned as 5W0ML from Upolu Island (WLOTA 1944), Samoa Islands (OC-097) between July 3-7. QRV on 80-10 metre CW and SSB. QSL via home call, direct or Bureau. [DX-World]

08/07/2014: Michael, WU2D, is due to arrive on the island of San Felix (SA-013, DICE ICE-006, WLOTA 0103) on 8-13th July 2014 to operate as CE0X/WU2D. He will be active on 20, 17 and 15 meters, mainly SSB. QSL direct to his home call (QRZ.com). [DX Newsletter]

08/07/2014: Joel, K2QBV, plans activity as E51QBV from Avarua, on the northern side of Rarotonga Island (OC-013), South Cook Islands, between 8-21 July 2014. This is not a true DXpedition but a vacation for Joel's wife and himself while still enjoying amateur radio and visiting friends along the way. Equipment used on South Cook will be a Yaesu 756 Pro, Ameriton AL1200, Tennadyne T7 log or a KLM 4 element 20. The tower is at 70 ft. QSL via K2QBV, direct (Joel H Kornreich K2QBV, PO Box 240, Pomona, NY 10970-0240, USA) with a SASE or two dollars if you're overseas. [DX-World]

09/07/2014: Ken, JP1RIW, will be QRV once again from the V.I.P. Guest Hotel Free Radio Room, Koror Island, Republic of Palau (OC-009, WW Loc. PJ77FI), Western Caroline Islands, as T88KH between 9-13 July 2014. QRV on 80-6m, holiday style. QSL to BM2JCC via Bureau or direct. [DX-World]

09/07/2014: Gayle K6GO (ZF2GO), Mike NA6MB (ZF2NA) and Jim K6ZH (ZF2ZH) will be active from Grand Cayman Island (NA-016, WLOTA 1042) on 9-13 July 2014. They will operate SSB, CW and possibly digital modes on the HF bands and some 6m. QSL ZF2GO and ZF2NA via K6GO, QSL ZF2ZH via K6ZH. [425 DX News]

10/07/2014: Seppo, OH1VR will again be active from Hamilton Parish, island of Bermuda (NA-005, WLOTA 0201) as OH1VR/VP9 between 10-13 July 2014. QRV on all HF bands, CW only. QSL via home call, Bureau or direct. [DX-World]

11/07/2014: Lali, VE3NE, tells ICPO: "I will be in Jamaica for the IARU HF Championship Contest using the usual 6Y3M call. Activity will once again be from the QTH of Josh, 6Y5WJ, located near Malvern, St. Elizabeth Parish, County of Cornwall, Jamaica (NA-097, WLOTA 3282, WW Loc. FK17DV), from 11-14th July 2014. This time my wife, Agnes (ex: HG9MAT) joins me and we will be in Multi-Single category. She is a bit rusty but we are practicing using VE3NEA's pile up trainer to bring her speed up. Go easy on her though...:-) We are not going to win but I am very excited becaus this is the first time we are enetring into a contest as a team." QRV outside of the contest will be holiday-style on the HF bands. QSL via VE3NE direct, Bureau and LoTW. [VE3NE]

11/07/2014: Steve, G0SGB, plans to be active as CT9/G0SGB/p from the island of Madeira (AF-014, DIP MA-001, PIP MD-001, WLOTA 0053) from 11-21 July, 2014. Steve will concentrate on activating the various lighthouses on the island. QRV 40 and 20 metres ONLY. QSL via home call, Direct ONLY QTHR (see QRZ.com). [rsgbiota.org]


LOOKING AHEAD -


12/07/2014: Look for Mahmoud EL2CE, Dickson EL2DT and Richmond EL2BG to be active as EL2BEN from Monrovia, Liberia, during the IARU HF Championship Contest (12-13 July). The callsign is in honor of the LRAA's past president, EL2BA, Ben. QSL direct to: EL2BG (I. Richmond W.K. Harding, 6141 Clifton Ave. Ext., Jacksonville, FL 32211, USA). [DX-World]

12/07/2014: The Federacion de Radioaficionados de Cuba (FRC) will be active as a Headquarter entry with the callsign T49C, during next IARU Championship (12-13 July). Setup includes 10 different stations in eight cities from western to eastern side of the island. Most of them will be using low power and wire antennas. Operators include: Juan CO2JD/CO2RQ 160m/10m CW from Habana; Lazaro CO2WL 160m/80m SSB from Habana; Matos CO3IT 80m CW from Santa Cruz del Norte; Douglas CO8DM 40m SSB from Puerto Padre; Eduardo CO7EH 40m CW from Camaguey; Carlos CO2CW 20m SSB from Habana; Oriol CO8CY 20m CW from Baracoa; Raul CO8ZZ 15m SSB from Las Tunas; Rey CO6RD 15m CW from Sancti Spiritus; and Ale CM8AKY 10m SSB from Chaparra. QSL T49C via K8SIX. [CO8ZZ]

12/07/2014: The Radio Society of Bermuda (RSB) will be activated as VP9HQ in the 2014 IARU HF Championship Contest (12-13 July) as HQ station. Operators will be Seppo OH1VR, Oliver W6NV and Denny KX7M. VP9HQ will be active on all bands, both modes. QSL via OH1VR, direct or Bureau and LoTW. [NG3K]

17/07/2014: Look for Simon, M0SIY, to be active as MM0SIY/p from the Isle of Lewis (IOSA OH01, SCOTIA HI21, WLOTA 1477), Outer Hebrides (EU-010) from 17-19th July 2014. Stopping at Callanish standing stones (WWFF GMFF-068), this will be a holiday type activation with activity on 40-10 metre SSB. QSL via M0SIY (QRZ.com). [rsgbiota.org]

20/07/2014: Look for Jens, DL2RMM, to be active as K2RMM/4 from Sanibel Island (NA-069, USi FL-021S, WLOTA 2044), Lee County, Florida, between 20th July and 1st August 2014. Activity will include a Single-Op/Low-Power/12hr entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest. Outside the contest Jens will be QRV on the HF bands, holiday style. QSL K2RMM/4 via DL2RMM, direct or Bureau. [NG3K]

24/07/2014: Joe, K5KUA, will once again be active as K5KUA/5 from Galveston Island (NA-143, USI TX-001S) from 24-27th July 2014. Activity will include an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (26-27 July). Outside of the contest Joe plans to be active on the HF bands, mostly on CW. QSL direct or Bureau to K5KUA. [rsgbiota.org]

26/07/2014: Jo, DL5KUD, will be active from his home QTH in Glowe, Germany, located on the island of Ruegen (EU-057, DID/GIA O-07, WLOTA 1712) for the RSGB IOTA Contest. Plans are for a CW/Low-Power/12hr entry. QSL via Club Log OQRS (preferred), or Bureau. No LoTW, eQSL! [NG3K]

04/10/2014: Markus, DJ4EL, plans activity as 5Z4/DJ4EL from Lamu Island (AF-040, WW Loc. LI07KR), part of the Lamu Archipelago of Kenya, between 4-19th October 2014. QRV on 40-10 metre SSB, with 100 watts. QSL via home call, Bureau preferred and LoTW. Website: www.qrz.com/db/dj4el [rsgbiota.org]

24/10/2014: UPDATE - Look for Tevfik, TA1HZ, to be active as T88H (Not T88TC as previously announce) in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (25-26 October) from the Palau Rental Shack, West Plaza Coral Reef Hotel, Koror Island, Palau (OC-009), as a Single-Op entry from CQ zone 27. Tevfik also plans to be QRV on the HF bands, holiday style, for a few days after the contest for those who need Palau. QSL via home call, direct or Bureau, and LoTW. [DX-World]


SPECIAL EVENTS -


04/07/2014: The special event station OE5XXM (ADL 553) is now active on all bands and modes from the XXXth International Hamradio Meeting in Gosau, Austria, until 6th July 2014. QSL via OE2IKN. [DX Newsletter]

04/07/2014: A group of Amateur Radio operators from Atlantic Canada will operate from Pouch Cove (WW Loc. GN37OS, Newfoundland (NA-027, CIsA NF001, WLOTA 0345), from 4-12 July 2014 in a bid to complete a 2 meter Trans-Atlantic QSO and claim the Brendan Trophy. The expedition will operate on 144.155 MHz. It will run 750 watts into a 30 meter long rope yagi with a gain of more than 23 dB over a dipole. The group will concentrate its efforts on JT65B, a digital mode that offers greatly enhanced performance over more conventional modes. It will have the capability to use other modes including CW and SSB if conditions warrant however. The callsign used will be VC1T. Members of the expedition include Fred VE1FA, Roger VE1SKY, Helen VA1YL, Rich VA1CHP and Al VO1NO. The Brendan Trophy is a series of awards offered by the Irish Radio Transmitters Society to the first Amateur Radio operators to complete a 2 metre Trans-Atlantic QSO. Details on the expedition can be found on the team's website (www.brendanquest.org/). Real time information on operating modes and schedules will be posted during the expedition on the team's web site, the ON4KST site and the G4CQM Shoutbox. Facebook users are also welcome to join the group's page "Brendan Quest 2M meterTrans-Atlantic Attempt 2014". QSL via VE1FA. [IC/MMMonVHF]

05/07/2014: Les Radioamateurs du Haut-Rhin-REF 68 will operate special event callsign TM68TDF on 5-18 July 2014 for this year's Tour de France. QSL via F6KDL, bureau or direct. [425 DX News]

05/07/2014: A Team from France and Belgium will be active as TM800B (www.aran59.fr/bouvines-2014) on 5, 6 and 27 July 2014 to commemorate the 800th anniversary of the Battle of Bouvines. They will operate CW, SSB and digital modes on 80, 40, 20, 15, 10 and 2 metres. QSL via F-60345, Bureau only. [425 DX News]

05/07/2014: LZ15EYAC operates during the 15th European Youth ARDF Championship in Primorsko, Bulgaria, from 6-10th July 2014. The event is hosted by the Bulgarian Federation of Radio Amateurs (BFRA) and the Ukrainian Amateur Radio League (UARL). QSL via the Bureau and LoTW is preferred. [DX Newsletter]

09/07/2014: WR1TC will be the World Radiosport Team Championship's HQ station located at the host hotel in Westborough, MA. It will be active on 9-14 July 2014, including a Multi-2 entry in the IARU HF World Championship. QSL via K1KI and LoTW. [425 DX News]

U.S.A. Special Event Stations can be found at: www.arrl.org/contests/spev.html


LIGHTHOUSE CALENDAR -

04/07-12/07 VC1T: Newfoundland (main) WLOTA:0345 QSL VE1FA (d)
05/07-15/07 FP/KV1J: Miquelon Island WLOTA:1417 QSL H/c (d/B)
05/07-12/07 MU/ON6KE: Gurnsey Island WLOTA:0013 QSL LoTW/eQSL
05/07-19/07 TK14CC: Corsica Island WLOTA:1390 QSL F8BBL (d)
06/07-16/07 5B4ALB: Cyprus Island WLOTA:0051 QSL RT9T (d)
06/07-12/07 SV8/M0NKR: Nisos Kefallinia WLOTA:0452 QSL H/c (d/B)
07/07-17/07 TO5MJ: Guadeloupe Island WLOTA:0644 QSL F5LMJ (d/B)
08/07-13/07 CE0X/WU2D: Isla San Felix WLOTA:0103 QSL H/c (d)
08/07-11/07 GJ/WJ2O/M: Jersey Island (main) WLOTA:0818 QSL H/c (d)
09/07-13/07 ZF2GO: Grand Cayman Island WLOTA:1042 QSL K6GO (d)
09/07-13/07 ZF2NA: Grand Cayman Island WLOTA:1042 QSL K6GO (d)
09/07-13/07 ZF2ZH: Grand Cayman Island WLOTA:1042 QSL K6ZH (d)
10/07-13/07 OH1VR/VP9: Hamilton Island WLOTA:0201 QSL H/c (d/B)
11/07-14/07 6Y3M: Jamaica Island WLOTA:3282 QSL VE3NE (d/B)
11/07-21/07 CT9/G0SGB/P: Ilha de Madeira WLOTA:0053 QSL H/c (d)


6 METRES & UP -

04/07-05/07 MI-QRP 4th of July CW Sprint 6m class 04 2300z-05 0300z
04/07-12/07 VC1T: Newfoundland NA-027 Grid:GN37os 144.155MHz trans-Atlantic attempt QSL VE1FA (d)
05/07-06/07 13th Aegean VHF Contest 6m-70cm 05 0001z-06 2359z
05/07-06/07 IRTS VHF/UHF Field Day CW/SSB/FM/Open 05 1400z-06 1400z
05/07-06/07 RSGB National VHF Field Day CW/SSB/FM 05 1400z-06 1400z
05/07-15/07 FP/KV1J: Miquelon Isl NA-032 Grid:GN17 6m+Sat QSL H/c (d/B)
06/07-11/07 HP/KG7HF: Panama Grid:FJ08fx 2m/70cm EME + 6m QSL H/c (d)
08/07 LY 432MHz Activity Contest CW/SSB/FM 1700z-2059z
08/07 NRAU 432MHz Activity Contest SO/MO/Open 1700z-2100z
08/07 SPAC 432MHz Contest CW/Phone/Open 1800z-2200z
08/07 RSGB 432MHz UKAC SO Fixed/Open 1900z-2130z
09/07 MOON Contest 432MHz CW/Digital/FM/SSB 1800z-2000z
09/07-13/07 T88KH: Palau OC-009 Grid:PJ77 6m Phone/CW QSL BM2JCC (d/B)
10/07 LY 50MHz Activity Contest CW/SSB/FM 1700z-2059z
10/07 NRAU 50MHz Activity Contest SO/MO/Open 1700z-2100z
10/07 SPAC 50MHz Contest CW/Phone/Open 1800z-2200z



Contest Calendar: www.qsl.net/va3rj/con_jul.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: PY4DBU.

QSLs via Direct: DP1POL/p [Base Kohnen] (DL5XL & DL1ZBO), YB8RW/P (YB9BU) and YB8V (YB9BU).

QSLs via LoTW: 3B9EME, D3AA, OH1F, S51K, SP2XDW, XE2X and ZF2KE.


BITS & PIECES -

5W, SAMOA - After their activity from Tokelau look for Jacek, SP5EAQ and Marcin, SP5ES to be active from Upolu island (WLOTA 1944), Samoa (OC-097), as 5W1AF and 5W1AG respectively. Likely QRV for 5 days end of October/beginning November. QSL via ops instructions. [DX-World]

HI, ISLA SAONA (NA-122) - A team of 20 (featuring some of the world's most experienced CW DX operators) will be active as HI2DX from Saona Island (NA-122, WLOTA 2304, WW Loc. FK58PD), La Altagracia Province, Dominican Republic, at the end of the year. They plan 24/7 activity for 5 days hoping to reach 100,000 QSOs in the process. The island is a government protected nature reserve and is part of East National Park [in Spanish Parque Nacional del Este] (WWFF HIFF-003). Full details including QSL manager will be announced in due course. Stay tuned! .... [DX-World]




73 and Good DX!

Dave Raycroft, VA3RJ

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