I.C.P.O. Bulletin (18-25 July 2014) "Islands, Castles & Portable Operations"

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

18/07/2014: Andrea, I3JPA, is currently active on the HF bands as 9A/I3JPA from the island of Vis (EU-016, IOCA CI-142, MIA MC-452, WLOTA 1899) until 26 July 2014. Activity will be holiday style, mainly SSB. QSL via home call, Bureau or direct. [rsgbiota.org]

18/07/2014: Operators Luciano, HB9FBI along with Augusto HB9TZA (I2JJR) plan to be active on 18th July 2014 from the Biotopo Vigna Besazio (HBFF-071), by Rancate (TI), or Park Monte Generoso (HBFF-075), if 071 not possible. QRV from 07:00 UTC to about 12:00 UTC on 40m, then up, SSB Phone. QSL via HB9TZA, direct or Bureau. [I2JJR]

19/07/2014: Members of the Amateur Radio Union of Las Palmas (EA8URL) on Gran Canaria (AF-004, DIE S-012, WLOTA 0969, WWFF EAFF-078) Island plan to participate in the National Competition CNCW Telegraph Contest (19-20th July) as EF8U. QSL via EA8URL, direct or Bureau. [EA8URL]

19/07/2014: Jose, HP2BWJ, will be active from Isla Grande (NA-202, WLOTA 2121), Colon Province, Panama, as H92G during the weekend of 19-20th July 19-20. QRV on 40-10 metres. QSL via HP2BWJ, direct only. NO IRC's please; as they are not honoured locally. North, Central and South America destinations US$2.00; Europe, Africa, Asia and PacificRim destinations US$3.00 per request. [DX-World]

19/07/2014: Luciano HB9FBI, Claudio HB9EFJ, and Augusto HB9TZA (I2JJR) plan to be active on 19th July 2014 from the Torbiera della Bedrina (HBFF-072), by Prato Leventina (TI), or Somprei Dry Grassland (HBFF-089), if 072 not possible. QRV from 07:30 UTC on 40m, then up, SSB Phone. QSL via HB9EFJ, direct or Bureau. [I2JJR]

19/07/2014: Alex, IW5ELA, plans to be active holiday style from the Aland Islands (EU-002) as OH0/IW5ELA from 19-26th July 2014. QRV on 40-10 metres, mainly CW, using FT-857 100w vert. QSL via home call, Bureau preferred. [DX-World]

19/07/2014: A group of operators from the section RST will activate Rijkel Castle (BCA LB-122, WCA ON-01153) using the callsign ON5BWE/p on 19th July 2014. Team members include Susanne ON2SL, Andre ON4DTO, Roger ON4AHQ and Erwin ON5BWE. Start 06:00 local time on 80m, 40m and other bands in SSB if the conditions are ok! QSL via the Bureau to ON5BWE. More info at: www.on5bwe.be/activations [radioamateur.org]

19/07/2014: Marc, PD7YY, will be active holiday style as OZ/PD7YY from Langeland Island (EU-172, DIA FY-019, WLOTA 0590) from 19-25th July 2014. QRV on the HF bands. QSL Bureau or direct to PD7YY. NO eQSL, LotW. [rsgbiota.org]

19/07/2014: Ric, DL2VFR, will be active from Enoe Island (EU-029, DIA SJ-028) and Karrebaek, Dybsoe og Avnoe Fjorde (WWFF OZFF-084) from 19th July until 1st August 2014. This will include an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (26-27 July). QRV on the HF bands, mostly CW. QSL Bureau or direct to DL2VFR. Website: www.iota-expedition.com/ [rsgbiota.org]

19/07/2014: Frank, K3TRM will be operating from Webster Villa in Island Harbour, island of Anguilla (NA-022, WLOTA 1474, WW Loc. FK88LG) as VP2ERM between 19 July and 3 August 2014. Activity on the HF+6M bands using SSB, CW and RTTY. QSL cards can be sent direct or through the bureau to K3TRM. Direct requests must include an SASE or SAE with either an IRC or $2US for return postage. Online QSL Request Service (OQRS) for both direct and Bureau is available through Club Log. Full logs will be uploaded to LotW shortly after returning home. Website: www.k3trm.com/vp2e-2014.html [DX-World]

20/07/2014: A 20-strong team will be active form Liugong Island (IOTA AS-146, Grid Loc. PM17), Changdao County, Shandong Province, as BY4IB between 20-27th July 2014. Team members include BA3AX, BA4MY, BA7AA, BA7MY, BD2FW, BD3OM, BD4FFM, BD4IJ, BD4KA, BD4KM, BD4KW, BD4OJ, BD4OS, BD7LMD, BG3MKT, BG4NMT, BH3QZZ, BH4IGO, BH4KAQ (YL) and BH4LXZ (YL). QRV on 80-6 metre CW and SSB, including an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest. QSL via: Yongwei Yu, BD4KM, P.O. Box 73, Weihai City, 264209, China. [DX-World]

20/07/2014: Keith, G3TTC, has plans to operate holiday style as GD3TTC/p from the Isle of Man (EU-116, WLOTA 0449) on 20-28th July 2014. Check around the usual IOTA frequencies. QSL via home call, direct or Bureau. [425 DX News]

20/07/2014: Look for Luciano HB9FBI, Claudio HB9EFJ, and Augusto HB9TZA (I2JJR) to be active on 20th July 2014 from the Bidre' Dry Grassland (HBFF-090), by Camperio (TI), or Somprei Dry Grassland (HBFF-089), if 090 not possible. QRV from 07:30 UTC on 40m, then up, SSB Phone. QSL via HB9EFJ, direct or Bureau. [I2JJR]

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]

20/07/2014: Yuri, RA0CHI/p, will be operating from Putyatina Island [Ostrov Putyatina] (IOTA AS-066, RRA RR-16-03, WW Loc. PN62FU), Primorskiy kray, Russian Federation, between 20-30th July 2014. He will be active on 160-10 metres and also during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as RZ0CWH (the Friendship Amateur Radio Society [FARS] Club Call). QSL RA0CHI/p via home call, direct or bureau. QSL RZ0CWH via the information on QRZ.com. [DxCoffee]

20/07/2014: Jaime, EA4TV and Montse, EA4GCA will be active from Iceland (EU-021, WLOTA 2975) as TF/EA4TV and TF/EA4GCA during their holiday between 20-31 July 2014. QRV holiday style using a FT-817nd into a Buddistick for HF and an arrow antenna for Satellites, if possible. QSL TF/EA4TV via home call, direct or Bureau. QSL TF/EA4GCA via home call, direct only (Montse Herrera, PO Box 9416, Madrid 28080, Spain). [OPDX Bulletin]

20/07/2014: Nate, N4YDU, will once again be active from Ocracoke Island (NA-067, USi NC-001S, WLOTA 0466, Grid Loc. FM25), Hyde County, North Carolina, as W4O from 20-27th July 2014. This will include the RSGB IOTA Contest as a Single-Op/All-Band/Mixed/Low-Power entry. Outside of the contest look for Nate to be QRV on 80-6 metre SSB and CW. QSL via home call, direct only (QRZ.com). [NG3K]

20/07/2014: Jon, WB8YJF, will be active as WB8YJF/4 from Ocracoke Island (NA-067, USI NC001S, WLOTA 0466, Grid Loc. FM25), Hyde County, North Carolina, between 20-27 July 2014. QRV on the HF bands, mainly CW then some SSB and RTTY. Possibe activity on 6 metres. He will also be active during the RSGB IOTA Contest (26-27 July). QSL via home call (see QRZ.com). [rsgbiota.org]

21/07/2014: The team formed by: Antonio CU8AS, Hermann HB9CRV, Siggi DL2YHY, Lutz DL8MLD, Arlindo CT1EGW (CU8AU), Luis Rodrigues CT1EEQ (CU8AV), Pedro CT1EKD and Luis Teixeira CT4NH (CU8NH) will be active from Flores Island (EU-089, DIP AZ-008, PIP AC-008, WLOTA 0947) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (26-27 July). The callsing issued for the team is CR2V and QSL is via HB9CRV (QRZ.com address). Activity outside the contest will be made using their individual callsigns with QSL via home call (QRZ.com address). The operators will be there from the 21st until the 28th of July. [NG3K]

21/07/2014: Take, JI3DST, will be active as JI3DST/1 from Shikine-jima [Shikine Island] (WLOTA 2267), North Izu Islands (AS-008), between 21-28th July 2014. This will include an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest. QRV on 40-6 metre SSB, CW and Digital modes. The island is part of the Oshima Subprefecture of Tokyo Metropolis and is also within the boundaries of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park (WWFF JAFF-009). In case of heavy rain or other condition, the operation condition may vary. QSL via home call, Bureau preferred. Website: blog.goo.ne.jp/ji3dst [rsgbiota.org]

21/07/2014: Look for Jim, MM0BQI, to be active as MA0BQI (Homecoming Scotland special call) from Tanera Mor (IOSA SC10, SCOTIA CN32), Summer Isles (EU-092). Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands, between 21 July and 3 August 2014. Jim will also participate in the RSGB IOTA Contest using the callsign GA1J (another Homecoming Scotland special callsign). QSL both MA0BQI and GA1J via MM0BQI, direct or Bureau. [rsgbiota.org]

21/07/2014: Operators Marek OK1BIL, David OK1DBS, Libor OK1DOL, Vlad OK1FIK, Jan OK1NP and Josef OK1XC will be active as MJ0ICD from Jersey (EU-013, WLOTA 0818) on 21-27 July, RSGB IOTA Contest included. They will be QRV with two stations on 160-10 metres SSB, CW and digital modes, possibly with some activity on 6 and 2m. QSL via OK1BIL, direct or bureau. See http://jersey-2014.eu/ for further information. [425 DX News]

22/07/2014: Rich, M5RIC, will be active from 22-29 July 2014 as 5B/M5RIC from Statos Ag Fotios, Paphos, island of Cyprus (AS-004, WLOTA 0051, WW Loc. KM64HV). This will include a Single-Op/High-Power/SSB/24hour entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (26-27 July) using the callsign C4I. Outside of the contest Rich plans to be QRV on the HF bands using SSB and RTTY. QSL via M0OXO, OQRS preferred. Logs will be uploaded to Club Log if time allows. [M5RIC]

22/07/2014: Giovanni, IW2NEF, plans activity from Zanzibar Island (AF-032, WLOTA 1080) as 5H1NE (call pending) between 22 July and 6 August 2014. QRV on the HF bands, SSB only. QSL via IK2DUW. [DX-World]

23/07/2014: Five operators from the Cray Valley Radio Society (namely Toby 2E0TBO, Chris G0FDZ, Nobby G0VJG, Nick G4FAL and Giles M0TGV) will be active as GH3RCV/p from Ile Maitresse, Les Minquiers (EU-099, WWFF GJFF-011, Grid Loc. IN88) on 23-29 July, 2014. They will have three stations running on the HF bands, 6m and 2m, and will participate in the RSGB IOTA Contest as MJ8C. QSL for both callsigns via G4DFI, direct or Bureau. Look for Nobby to be QRV as MJ/G0VJG (QSL via home call, direct or Bureau). [425 DX News]

23/07/2014: Gerhard, OE3GEA, plans to visit the Dominican Republic (NA-096, WLOTA 2974) and will sign HI3/OE3GEA from 23 July until 2 August 2014. QRV holiday style, using CW on the HF bands. QSL via home call, Bureau or direct. [rsgbiota.org]

23/07/2014: Members of the PARA DX Group will be active as PX8I from Itarana Island (SA-060, DIB PA-03), Para State, Brazil, between 23-28 July 2014. Operators include Fernando PU8WZT, Daniell PY8DAN, Jaime PY8FML, Ren PY8WW and Jose PY8ZE. Look fkor them to be QRV on 80-10 metres, including an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (26-27 July). QSL via PY8WW. Further information and updates on their website at: paradxgroup.wordpress.com/ [DxCoffee]

23/07/2014: Ariff, VU3ARF and Asish, VU2GMT plan activity as VU3ARF/p from Jambudwip [aka New] (AS-153), Sundarbans Archipelago (WWFF VUFF-091 - National Park, UNESCO-World Heritage), located in the Bay of Bengal, West Bengal State, India, between 23-31 July 2014. QRV on 40-10m SSB and CW, including an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (26-27 July). QSL goes to VU3ARF by the bureau or direct (Ariff Mohammad, 72/A Elliot Road, Calcutta 700016, India). Website: http://vu3arf.org/ [rsgbiota.org]

23/07/2014: Ken, K6LA, will once again activate the PEI DX Lodge station VY2TT on Prince Edward Island (NA-029, CIsA PE-001, WLOTA 0523, WW Loc. FN76VS) between 23-28 July 2014. Activity will also include a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (26-27 July). QSL via K6LA, direct or Bureau. [NG3K]

24/07/2014: Look for Peter, 2E0SQL, to be active as 2U0SQL from the island of Guernsey (EU-114, WLOTA 0013) on 24-29 July 2014. He will also join the MU0HTJ team during the RSGB IOTA Contest. While visiting Guernsey Peter plans to be QRV on the HF bands and the Satellites. QSL direct or Bureau to 2E0SQL. Website: www.2e0sql.co.uk/ [rsgbiota.org]

24/07/2014: Operators Dale BA4TB/p, Song BD4TS/p, Chen BD4SS/p and Xingang BH4TVU/p plan to be active from Lingshan Island (IOTA AS-150), Shandong Province, between 24-27 July 2014. QRV on all HF bands, CW and SSB. Also look for BA4TB to be active as a Single-Op/All-Band/Mix/High-Power entry in the IOTA Contest. QSL via homecalls. [DX-World]

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]

24/07/2014: Yuri, N3QQ and possibly others will be QRV from Adak island (NA-039, USi AK-008S, WLOTA 1258), 3rd South Central county, Alaska within the time period of 24-31 July 2014 to coincide with the RSGB IOTA contest. QSL KL7RRC via N7RO and LotW. [DX-World]

25/07/2014: Amateur Radio Taiwan (ART) members Leon BU2CN, Tang BM2AAV, Eddie BV2DD, Evan BV2KS, Lee BV2NT, Lee BX2AB, Kou JA3AQM and Bom XX9LT will be active from Liuchiu Yu (AS-155, WLOTA 2889, WW Loc PL02EI), Pingtung County, Taiwan, as BV0L from 25-28th July 2014. This will include an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest. Look for the team to be QRV on QRV on 40-6 metre CW and SSB. QSL via BV2KI (P.O. Box 84-609, Taipei, Taiwan) and LotW. [rsgbiota.org]

25/07/2014: Newbury and District Amateur Radio Society members Ray G4FON, David G3KLH, Danny G3XVR and Colin M0DDT will be active from the Isle of Wight as G5XV from 25-27th July 2014, including an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest possibly as G7N. QRV on all HF bands and usual modes. QSL via G5XV, Bureau preferred. [rsgbiota.org]

25/07/2014: Bodo, DF8DX, will be active as IV3/DF8DX from Grado Island (EU-130, IIA F001), between 25-29th July 2014. QRV on the HF bands using 100 Watts and vertical antenna. His focus will be on the RSGB IOTA Contest (26-27 July). QSL direct or Bureau to DF8DX. [rsgbiota.org]

25/07/2014: Michael, DB5MH, plans activity from Manitsoq [aka Sukkertoppen] Island (IOTA NA-220), Greenland, as OX/DB5MH from 25-30 July 2014. This will be a 280km solo DX-Pedition that will take him from Kangerlussuaq (also known as Sondre Stromfjord) to Manitsoq (aka Sukkertoppen). Michael will carry all of his equipment as well as food with him. There will be no chance for him to resupply during the tour. All electricity for his HAM activity will be provided by solar panels. Energy and weight constrained, he will be operating about 1-2 hours per day QRP-QRV using an FT817 and a very simple vertical ground plane. Michael will primarily be active on 20m at 2000-2400 UTC. Watch cluster. This is a charity DXpedition - full details can be found at: www.alleindurchgr?nland.de/wdp/?page_id=48 . Updates also on twitter (twitter.com/durchgroenland) and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/alleindurchgroenland [DX-World]

25/07/2014: Geoff, ZL3GA, will be active from the Benjor Beach Club, Port Vila, Efate Island, New Hebrides (OC-035), in Shefa Province, Vanuatu, as YJ0GA (requested call) between 25-28th July 2014. This activity is actually a recon trip ahead of the upcoming YJ0X DXpedition scheduled for October 2014. Plans are to be QRV during the RSGB IOTA Contest on 40-10 metres. QSL via LotW, Bureau/direct to ZL3GA. [DX-World]

25/07/2014: Ronaldo, PS8RV, will be active from Ilha do Caju [Cashew Island] (IOTA SA-072) as ZY8D between 25-27th July 2014, including an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest. Caju island is located on the northeast of the Parna?ba river, Araioses country, Maranhao State, Brazil. QRV on 80-10 metre CW and SSB. QSL via the information on QRZ.com under ZY8D. [DX-World]


LOOKING AHEAD -


26/07/2014: Paul, PA0SON, will be QRV in the RSGB IOTA Contest from Pasman Island (EU-170, IOCA CI-085, MIA MC-291) using the callsisgn 9A/PA0SON. Activity will be on the HF bands, SSB and Digital modes, QRP and using solar power. QSL via home call, Bureau preferred. [NG3K]

26/07/2014: Antonio, IC8FBU, will be active from his home QTH on the island of Capri (EU-031, IIA C006, MIA MI-015, WLOTA 2466), during the RSGB IOTA Contest. Plans are for a Single-Op/CW/12hr entry. QSL direct or Bureau. [NG3K]

26/07/2014: Look for the E.R.A. Brindisi and Cisar Taranto Team to be active in the RSGB IOTA Contest as IQ7IA from Pedagne Grande Island (EU-091, IIA BR-001, MIA MI-071), in Brindisi Province, Italy. Plans are for a Island/DXpedition/Multi-Op entry. QSL via the info on QRZ.com. [NG3K]

26/07/2014: Howie, K1VSJ, will once again activate Martha's Vineyard island (NA-046, USi MA-005S, WLOTA 2804) for the IOTA Contest. Plans are for a Single-Op/Low-Power/Mixed entry. QSL via his callbook address or by the Bureau. [NG3K]

26/07/2014: Andrew, RN1CW/p, will activate Ostrov Kotlin [Kotlin Island] (EU-133, RRA RR-01-06, WLOTA 3146) for the IOTA Contest (26-27 July) as Single-Op/Low-Power entry. QSL via his home call, direct or by the Bureau. [RN1CW]

26/07/2014: Anders, SM5EFX, will participate in the RSGB IOTA Contest as a Single-Op entry from the island of Ledskar (EU-135) using the callsign SF2X/p. Anders reports that other activations during July are possible from Ledskar. QSL direct or Bureau to SM5EFX. [rsgbiota.org]

26/07/2014: Antony SV1OAN, Takis SV1IZF and Panos SV1COX will activate the island of Agios Mariani (EU-158, GIOTA INS-048, MIA MG-004) for the IOTA Contest, using the callsign SX3AM. Activity will be all bands, QRP, Battery Powered, SSB-CW. DXpedition/Multi-Op/QRP entry in the contest. QSL SX3AM via SV1COX, direct or Bureau and LotW. [NG3K]

26/07/2014: Noel, ON4APU/OO4O, will be active as TK/OO4O from the island of Corsica (EU-014, DIFM TK-001, MIA MCO-001, WLOTA 1390) for the RSGB IOTA Contest. QRV using low power on all bands. QSL via LotW and Bureau. [NG3K]

27/07/2014: Yuki, JH1NBN, will again be active from Nauru (IOTA OC-031) as C21BN between 27th July and 16th August 2014. QRV on 80-6 metre SSB. QSL via home call. [DX-World]

30/07/2014: Look for Donald, KB6QEW, to be active from the PEI DX Lodge (VY2TT), Prince Edward Island (NA-029, CIsA PE-001, WLOTA 0523, WW Loc. FN76VS), as KB6QEW/VY2 between 30th July and 4th August 2014. QRV holiday style on all HF bands, including an entry in the North American CW QSO Party (2-4 August). For QSL please send SASE for stateside. $2 or IRC for foreign. Buro ok. Direct QSL address is 7585 El Paso St., La Mesa, CA 91942 USA, [VY2TT]

01/08/2014: Special callsign 8J5JAZZ celebrates Imabari (JCC 3802) Jazz Town on all bands and modes during the entire month of August 2014. Imabari is located in Ehime prefecture on the island of Shikoku (AS-076), Japan. QSL via Bureau is preferred. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

01/08/2014: Look for 8N1AQ to be active on all bands and modes from 1st August until 31st October 2014 to celebrate the 2nd Chiba Aqualine Marathon (Aqualine: The Trans-Tokyo Bay Highway), Chiba prefecture island of Honshu (AS-007, WLOTA 2376), Japan. QSL via the Bureau. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

05/08/2014: From 5-11th August look for Joao, CU3AA, to be active as CT7/CU3AA/P in several counties in the districts of Lisbon, Coimbra and Santarem. Also will activate parishes for DDFP and if the opportunity arises, some monuments to DMHP (WCA). He will have access to 40, 30, 20 and 17 metre SSB and CW (if necessary). Information about the activation will be sent to the international network of clusters. Joao hopes to contact you on this "on-the-run expedition". [CU3AA]

05/08/2014: To celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference special event station VC3A will be active on all bands and modes between 5th August and 15th September 2014. QSL via VE3JO. [IC]

08/08/2014: Special event station 8N4ARDF will be QRV on all bands and modes from 8th August until 16th November 2014 for the 2014 All Japan ARDF Athletic Meet. QSL via the Bureau. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

11/08/2014: Rob, DL7VOA, will be active holiday style as I5/DL7VOA from Lama (AR), Italy (WW Loc. JN53XP), between 11-21 August 2014. QRV on 40-10 metres, using Elecraft K2, Vertical dipoles (10m-20m), Lambda/4 Groundplanes on 30m/40m, mainly during the evening and night hours. QSL via home call, direct or Bureau. [QRZ.com]

14/08/2014: Grantham Amateur Radio Club (G6SSN) members Alan G0RCI, Kevin G6SSN, Harry G7DEH, Pete M0USY and Arthur M0GUU will be active as GN0GRC from Rathlin Island (EU-122, WLOTA 0039), Northern Ireland, between 14-20 August 2014. QRV on all bands and modes, on or near the usual island and IOTA frequencies. They also plan to activate East, West and South lighthouses during the week. QSL via the Bureau OR direct with SAE and $2 to G0RCI. Website: www.garc.org.uk/ [rsgbiota.org]

20/08/2014: Look for special event station XO2C to be active on all bands and modes, operated by Robert, VY2XDX, from Prince Edward Island (NA-029, CIsA PE-001, WLOTA 0523), between 20th August and 2nd September 2014. Activity is to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference. QSL via VE3RHE, direct and LotW, or Bureau. [IC]

26/08/2014: Robert, VE3OKA, will activate the special callsign CG3C, on all bands and modes, from Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, between 26th August and 25th September 2014. Activity is to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference (see www.canada-150th.ca). QSL via VE3RHE, direct, LotW, or Bureau. [IC]

29/08/2014: Look for Jim, VE3DCX (FISTS #16447, NAQCC #6972), to be active using the special callsign VC3B. The station will be active during the 14th annual Warrior's Day in Coe Hill, 29th - 31st August 2014. This is the largest display and parade of current and vintage military equipment in Ontario. Plan is to operate an old fashioned wireless telegraph station and make contacts on 80 and 40 metre CW. Also operating will be a copy of an old WW2 Paraset spy radio. Contacts will also be made on SSB. QSL via VE3DCX, direct or Bureau and LotW. Further info at: www.qrz.com/db/VC3B [IC]

11/09/2014: Look for Dennis, W5MZU/4, to be active from Dry Tortugas Islands (NA-079), Dry Tortugas National Park (WWFF KFF-023), Florida, from 11-13 September 2014. Technician Class Privileges phone 28.305-28.495 MHz. All HF CW allocation frequencies. One battery solar charged, Yaesu 450D, CrankIR. QSL via home call, direct only (see QRZ.com) [rsgbiota.org]

04/10/2014: Kasimir, DL2SBY will be active from the Seychelles Inner Islands (AF-024) as S79KB between 4-18th October 2014 as follows: 04-09 October from Mahe (WLOTA 3286), 9-18th October from Praslin (WLOTA 2862). QRV on the 30-10m CW (400W), SSB and RTTY (300W), using FT900AT + Amplifier ACOM 1010. Antennas will be inverted V for 30 metres and triple-leg for 20-10 metres, including WARC bands. QSL via home call, direct or Bureau. [DX-World]

01/11/2014: Chris PA2CHR (Z21CHR), Lins PA3CMC (Z21CMC), John ZS6JON (Z21EME) and Paul ZS6NK (Z21NK) have made plans for a EME DXpedition from Zimbabwe as Z21EME between 1-8 November 2014. Activity will be on 2m, 6m, 70cm and 23cm EME from WW Locator KG58gh. Station setup: 6m 11 el m2. 2m 2 x 10el X-pole DK7ZB. 70cm 1 x 38el. m2. 23cm 67 el. Further information, QSL routes and updates at: www.pa3cmc.nl/ [DXAT]

22/11/2014: Rob, DL7VOA, will be active from the island of Grenada (NA-024, WLOTA 0718) as J34O between 22 November and 6 December 2014. Activity to include a Single-Op/All-Band entry in the CQWW DX CW Contest (29-30 November). Outside of the contest, Rob will be QRV on the HF bands holiday style. QSL J340 via DL7VOA, direct or Bureau [DX-World]


SPECIAL EVENTS -


18/07/2014: Special callsign OF3ERTC will be active between 18-20th July 2014 for the European Team Championship (ERTC) 2014. ERTC is a Virtual World version of WRTC - to be held one week after the Boston event. Almost one-hundred youngsters will travel to Virrat, Finland to compete under WRTC-like rules with their QSOs to all corners of the world to be made with real people on Virtual Amateur Radio bands! QRV from Virrat, Finland, on 160-10 metre CW and SSB. You can keep up with the event as it evolves on QRZ.com. QSL for this event goes via Martti, OH2BH. [OH2BH]

18/07/2014: To celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Atsugi-city (JCC 1113), special callsign 8J1ATUGI will be active on all bands and modes between 18th July 2014 and 28 February 2015. Atsugi-city is located in Kanagawa prefecture, Kanto region, island of Honshu (AS-007, WLOTA 2376), Japan. QSL via the Bureau is preferred way. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

18/07/2014: Celebrating his 30th anniversary in amateur radio, Adriaan PE2K will be active as PE30K from 18th July to 14th August 2014. QSL via PE2K, Bureau preferred. [425 DX News]

21/07/2014: GA14CG will be the flagship station of the XX Commonwealth Games (the third largest multi-sport event in the world, after the Olympic Games and the Asian Games), to be held in Glasgow, Scotland (EU-005, WLOTA 1234), from 21 July to 3 August. Expect activity on 160-2 metres, usign CW, SSB and digital modes. QSL via LoTW and eQSL; direct and bureau paper QSL cards should be requested through the OQRS on Club Log. [425 DX News]

21/07/2014: Special event station K4P will be active on all bands and modes in honor of Chincoteague's 89th Annual Pony Swim between 21st July and 4th August. The QTH will be Chincoteague Island (NA-083, USi VA-002S), Accomack County, Virginia. Jeff, KS4TL, plans a Island/Single-Op entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest. QSL K4P via KS4TL (Jeff Shelton, 5252 Pine Tree Way, Chincoteague, VA 23336 USA). [NG3K]

22/08/2014: Jose, XE2L, and others will be active as 4C2L on 22-24 August from the Baluarte Bicentennial Bridge, the highest cable-stayed bridge in the world. They will operate SSB and CW on 80, 40, 20, 17, 15, 12 and 10 metres SSB and CW. QSL via XE2L (direct). Website: www.qrz.com/db/4c2l [425 DX News]

23/07/2014: Between 23rd and 29th July 2014 look for the following stations to be active to celebrate ARRL's centennial year: W1AW/1 will be operated by John W1XX, located in South Kingstown, Washington County, State of Rhode Island. W1AW/9 will be operated by Mike AJ9C, located in Marion, Grant County, and joined by Jerry KE9I, located in Medaryville, Pulaski County, both in the State of Indiana. QSLs preferred via LoTW. [ARRL]

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


LIGHTHOUSE CALENDAR -


l8/07-2/28/15 8J1ATUGI: Honshu WLOTA:2376 QSL JARL Buro
19/07-20/07 EF8U: Isla de Gran Canaria WLOTA:0969 QSL EA8URL (d/B)
19/07-20/07 H92G: Isla Grande WLOTA:2121 QSL HP2BWJ (d)
19/07-26/07 OH0/IW5ELA: Aaland (main island) WLOTA:1373 QSL H/c (B)
19/07-25/07 OZ/PD7YY: Langeland Island WLOTA:0590 QSL H/c (d/B)
19/07-03/08 VP2ERM: Anguilla Island WLOTA:1474 QSL K3TRM (d/B)
20/07-28/07 GD3TTC/P: Man Island WLOTA:0449 QSL G3TTC (d/B)
20/07-01/08 K2RMM/4: Sanibel Island WLOTA:2044 QSL DL2RMM (d/B)
20/07-31/07 TF/EA4GCA: Iceland WLOTA:2975 QSL H/c (d)
20/07-31/07 TF/EA4TV: Iceland WLOTA:2975 QSL H/c (d/B)
20/07-27/07 W4O: Ocracoke Island WLOTA:0466 QSL N4YDU (d)
20/07-27/07 WB8YJF/4 Ocracoke Island WLOTA:0466 QSL H/c (d/B)
21/07-28/07 CU8/CT1EKD: Ilha das Flores WLOTA:0947 QSL H/c (QRZ.com)
21/07-28/07 CU8/DL2YHY: Ilha das Flores WLOTA:0947 QSL H/c (QRZ.com)
21/07-28/07 CU8/DL8MLD: Ilha das Flores WLOTA:0947 QSL H/c (QRZ.com)
21/07-28/07 CU8/HB9CRV: Ilha das Flores WLOTA:0947 QSL H/c (QRZ.com)
21/07-28/07 CU8AS: Ilha das Flores WLOTA:0947 QSL H/c (QRZ.com)
21/07-28/07 CU8AU: Ilha das Flores WLOTA:0947 QSL CT1EGW (QRZ.com)
21/07-28/07 CU8AV: Ilha das Flores WLOTA:0947 QSL CT1EEQ (QRZ.com)
21/07-28/07 CU8NH: Ilha das Flores WLOTA:0947 QSL CT4NH (QRZ.com)
21/07-03/08 GA14CG: Scotland (main island) WLOTA:1234 QSL ClubLog OQRS
21/07-28/07 JI3DST/1: Shikine Shima WLOTA:2267 QSL H/c (B) 21/07-27-07 MJ0ICD: Jersey Island (main) WLOTA:0818 QSL OK1BIL (d/B)
22/07-29/07 5B/M5RIC: Cyprus Island WLOTA:0051 QSL M0OXO OQRS
22/07-06/08 5H1NE: Zanzibar Island WLOTA:1080 QSL IK2DUW (d/B)
23/07-02/08 HI3/OE3GEA: Dominican Republic WLOTA:2974 QSL H/c (d/B)
23/07-28/07 VY2TT: Prince Edward Island WLOTA:0523 QSL K6LA (d)
24/07-29/07 2U0SQL: Guernsey Island WLOTA:0013 QSL 2E0SQL (d/B)
24/07-31/07 KL7RRC: Adak Island WLOTA:1258 QSL N7RO (d)
25/07-28/07 BV0L: Liu-Ch'iu Yu WLOTA:2889 QSL BV2KI (d)
25/07-27/07 G5XV: Isle of Wight WLOTA:2985 QSL Buro


6 METRES & UP -


19/07-20/07 Digital EME Championships 144MHz 19 0000z-20 2359z
19/07 Feld-Hell High Road Sprint 6m class 1600z-1800z
19/07-20/07 CQ WW VHF Contest SO/MO/SOQRP/Rover 19 1800z-20 2100z
19/07-03/08 VP2ERM: Anguilla NA-022 Grid:FK88 6m 500W QSL K3TRM (d/B)
20/07 RSGB 70MHz Trophy Contest SO Fixed/Open 1000z-1600z
20/07-27/07 BY4IB: Liugong Isl AS-146 Grid:PM17 6m CW/SSB QSL BD4KM (d)
21/07-03/08 GA14CG: XX Commonwealth Games 6-2m Phone/CW QSL OQRS
21/07-28/07 JI3DST/1: Shikine Island AS-008 6m SSB/CW/FM QSL H/c (d/B)
22/07 LY 2.4G & Up Activity CW/SSB/FM 1700z-2059z
22/07 NRAU Microwave Activity Contest SO/MO/Open 1700z-2100z
22/07 The 50MHz Open Cumulative SO/MO/LP/MP/HP 1700z-2100z
22/07 RSGB 50MHz UKAC SO Fixed/Open 1900z-2130z
22/07 RSGB SHF UKAC SO Fixed/Open 1900z-2130z
23/07 SKCC Straight Key Sprint 6m class 0000z-0200z
23/07-30/07 MJ8C: Les Minquiers EU-099 Grid:IN88 6m+2m QSL G4DFI (d/B)

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: None to report this week! :o(

QSLs via Direct: 3B8MM (DL6UAA), CU7MD (QRZ.com), V650XG (JA1XGI), YB4IR/5 [OC-107] (OQRS), YB4IR/5 [OC-109] (OQRS) and YB4IR/8 [OC-145] (OQRS).

QSLs via LotW: 403A, 4U1UN, 6Y3M, 9A0HQ, 9A7ZZ, CE1DY, CX9AU, DA0HQ, DL2CC, EA8CNR, EF4HQ, EF8U, F5PAL, FP/KV1J, G3TXF, II0HQ, HG1S, HG7T, HK3C, J88HL, K7WA, KB7V, KH7Y, KL7WV, KP3Z, KP4RV, LI2HQ, LX7I, LY0HQ, LZ1OJ, LZ2PT, N4GG, NM5M, NP2P, NU1AW, OK1CZ, OQ5M, P3F, PJ4DX, PR1T, PW2D, PY2KC, PY2NA, PY4ZO, RU4AA, S50G, S50HQ, S56A, SK9HQ, SM7CIL, SQ7LRT, T33A, TG9AJR, UA4M, UP0L, VA2EW, VE3CX, VE4YU, VK4TS, VY2RAC, W5ZO, WD4AHZ, WJ9B, WP3C, WP3R, XE2AU, XE2B, XQ1CR, XR0ZR, YL2QN, YR0HQ, YR9F, ZF1A, ZL6HQ and ZW5B.


BITS & PIECES -


Hello folks I think some of you completed the K6VVA IOTA survey. Results are now available. http://dx-world.net/2014/k6vva-iota-survey-results/ 73 Col, MM0NDX

A43MI, MASIRAH ISLAND - A team from the Royal Omani Amateur Radio Society will operate SSB, CW and digital modes as A43MI from Masirah Island (AS-014) between 7-11 August 2014. QSL via A47RS. [DX-World]

RA1ALA/1, WHITE SEA AND BARENTS SEA IOTA TOUR - Michael, RA1ALA and Misha, UB1AHJ plan activity from islands in the White Sea and Barents Sea. The tentative schedule suggests early August for this. They will be sailing on a 15m long schooner visiting the following islands: Sosnovets, EU-147 Korga, EU-160 Mudyugsky, EU-153 While sailing to the islands look for RA1ALA/MM beginning July 20th. QSL via UA1ANA. [DX-World]

RI0Z, KARAGINSKIY ISLAND - Vasili RA1ZZ/3 and team are planning an expedition to Karaginskiy island (AS-064, RRA RR-12-03, RDA KT-11, WLOTA 0713), last activated over twelve years ago. The primary goal is to activate KT-11 for the Russian District Award (RDA) program, but after discovering that Karaginskiy is in that district, they also decided to tackle the island for both RDA and IOTA. Fund raising is underway to charter a boat, and even minimal contributions are welcome. Final dates depend on the weather and the ship's schedule, but approx 21-28 August 2014. The team plans to operate maritime mobile out of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky the two days sailing to and from the island, and RI0Z on Karaginskiy. A website (http://ri0z.org/) has been set up with full info. [Source: WC6DX] via [DX-World]

T8, PALAU - UPDATE - Callsign of T88VW has now been issued (see comment) Joe, OZ0J will be active from Koror, Palau between September 2-9, 2014. QRV on HF bands, callsign still pending. QSL via home call. [DX-World]




73 and Good DX!

Dave Raycroft, VA3RJ

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