I.C.P.O. Bulletin (15-22 August 2014) "Islands, Castles & Portable Operations"

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Listing is by calendar date (day/month/year)
15/08/2014: Radio Club Uruguayo (CX1AA) will be active as CW1R from the lighthouse at Punta del Este on 15-17th August 2014. They will operate CW, SSB and digital modes on 80-10 metres with at least two stations. QSL via the Bureau or direct to Radio Club Uruguayo, P.O. Box 37, 11000 Montevideo, Uruguay. [425 DX News]

15/08/2014: Jim, DL1DAW, is currently active as DL1DAW/p from Hooge Island (IOTA EU-042) until 18 August 2014. QRV holiday style on the HF bands, propagation allowing. QSL direct or Bureau to DL1DAW. Website: www.qrz.com/db/dl1daw [rsgbiota.org]

15/08/2014: From 15-31 August 2014, Alessio IZ0CKJ will be active as IB0/homecall from the island of Palmarola (IOTA EU-045, IIA R008, MIA MI-068) located within the Circeo National Park (WWFF IFF-010). He also plans to activate some satellite islands. QSL via home call, Bureau or direct. [DxCoffee]

15/08/2014: Peter ON8VP, Christian ON4LAN, Michel ON6QO, Jean Pierre ON5JT, Cecile ON5TC and Ronald ON5TQ plan activity on the island of Schouwen Duiveland (EU-146, WLOTA 3089) as PA/ON8VP/p. This will be a one day operation between 09:00z-18:00z on 15th August 2014. QRV CW, SSB and Digi-modes, on the HF bands, propagation permitting. QSL to ON8VP via the Bureau is preferred. [rsgbiota.org]

15/08/2014: Look for Vasily R6AL, Vasily R7AA, Vasily R7AL and Anatoly R7CQ to be active from Morzhovets Island (EU-119, RRA RR-02-08, RDA AR-21, WW Loc. LP16FR) between 15-17th August 2014. They will focus on activating Morzhovsky Lighthouse (RLHA RLE-031, ARLHS ERU-051, WLOTA 1070) for the International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend (16-17 August). QRV on the HF bands using the callsigns RI1O and R7AL/1. QSL RI1O via R7AA (Vasily Y. Samay, P.O. Box 73, Krasnodar 350000, Russia). [DX-World]

16/08/2014: Stan AC8W, Brian KG8CO, Charles KN8R and Lee N8LJ will be active from Tongatapu (OC-049) as A35AC, A35CO, A35LT and A35TR, respectively, between 16-24th August 2014. QRV on 160-10 metre CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL A35AC, A35CO A35LT via K8ESQ. QSL A35TR via K8AQM. [DX-World]

16/08/2014: Members of the Amateur Radio Union of Las Palmas (EA8URL) on Gran Canaria (AF-004, DIE S-005, WLOTA 0969, WWFF EAFF-078) Island plan to participate in the International Lighthouse Weekend (16-17th August) as AO8LH. They plan to activate Punta de Arinaga New and Old (ILLW ES040 and ES041, FEA D2812, ARLHS CAI-062 and CAI-024, WLOTA 0969, WW Loc. IL28CA). Also counts for DME 35002 and DAV AI-036. QSL via EA8AKN and LotW. [EA8URL]

16/08/2014: Carlo, ON4BR, plans to be active from the island of Boa Vista (WLOTA 0972, WW Loc. HK85OX), Cape Verde Windward Islands (AF-086), as D44TLO between 16-23 August 2014. QRV on 40-10 metre CW. QSL via ON4BR, direct or Bureau. [DX-World]

16/08/2014: The Borinquen Radio Club (KP3ER) will participate in the International Lighthouse Weekend (16-17 August) as K4A from the lighthouse at Punta Higuero (ARLHS PUR-019, WW Loc. FK68II), located in Rincon, Puerto Rico (NA-099, WLOTA 2802). QSL via NP4RA, direct and eQSL.

16/08/2014: Operators Dan N1ZZ, Paul WB2JVB, John N1OLO, Ned KA1CVV and George AB1QK will be active in the International Lighthouse Weekend (16-17 August) as N1EV from the Sheffield Island (NA-136, USi CT008S) lighthouse (ILLW US-0037, WLOTA 2712). QRV with 2 stations, 1 CW and 1 SSB. They will try to stay near the IOTA calling frequencies. QSL direct to N1EV. Website: www.gnarc.org/ [rsgbiota.org]

16/08/2014: Mario, OZ7CCC, will be active from Torshavn (WW Loc. IP62OA), island of Streymoy (WLOTA 2216), Faroe Islands (EU-018) as OY/OZ7CCC on the 16th and 17th August 2014. QRV on the HF bands, propagation allowing. QSL via home call, Bureau or direct. [DX-World]

16/08/2014: Mario, OZ7CCC, plans the first activation of the Skansin Fortress (WCA OY-00001) in Torshavn on 16th August as OY/OZ7CCC/p. QSL via DL4MFM, Bureau preferred and eQSL [DX Newsletter]

16/08/2014: Pavel CO7WT, Josue CO7RR, David CO7DG, Placido CO7YM, Pancho CO7FR and Eduardo CO7EH plan activity as T47LH from the Colon Lighthouse in Punta Maternillos (ILLW CU0007), Sabinal Caye, Camaguey Archipelago (NA-086) for the ILLW (16-17 August). QRV using CW, SSB and Digital modes on the HF bands. QSL via the information on QRZ.com. [DX-World]

16/08/2014: Geoffrey, F4FVI, reports that he will be active as TM3NOI from 16 to 17 of August 2014 from the island of Noirmoutier (EU-064, DIFM AT-020, WLOTA 1224). QRV from 80m to 10m SSB. APRS on 144.800 MHz. QSL via Bureau, eQSL, LotW or direct via F4FVI (SAE). All information and online log on QRZ.com. [DxCoffee]

16/08/2014: Northern Viking DXers, namely Markus OH1MN and Janne OH1SDR will be active as OH10TA from Lovo Island (EU-096) on 16th and 17th August 2014. Main bands/focus will be on 2m and 6m from the locator KO19fx. Working meteorscatter, SSB/CW if condx vy good! They will also take some HF gear with them but if conditions are good on the mainbands 6/2m then they will not be QRV on HF. QSL via OH1MN, Bureau or direct. Website: www.sral.fi/oh1mn/oh10ta [rsgbiota.org]

16/08/2014: Operators Mauricio CE7FKG, Jorge CE7HHM, Marcelo CE7TCC, Luis CE7PTH, Rolf CE7HER and Bruno CE7PGO will be active as XR7FTC from the Punta Tres Cruces Lighthouse (ILLW CL-TBA, ARLHS CHI-115, WLOTA 0750) during the International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend (ILLW) on 16th and 17 August 2014. The lighthouse is located on the island of Chiloe (SA-018, DICE ICE-701, WW Loc. FE38GE). Plans are to be QRV 40m, 20m, 17m, 10m, 2m (146.880 MHz FM). QSL direct or Bureau to CE7PGO. Website: www.qrz.com/db/XR7FTC [rsgbiota.org]

17/08/2014: On August 17, the DARC chapter Biggesee (O43) will be on the air as DK0BIG on 80-10m (possibly also 2m) from Naturpark Bergisches Land (DLFF-044). QSL via DK0BIG, Bureau preferred. [DX Newsletter]

20/08/2014: Yasu, JH2DFJ, will once again be active as T88DF from the V.I.P. Guest Hotel Free Radio Room, Koror, island of Koror, Republic of Palau (OC-009) between 20-24th August 2014. QRV on 160-6 metre CW, SSB, RTTY and Digi-modes. QSL via LotW preferred. [DX-World]

20/08/2014: Robert, VE3RHE, will be active as XO2C from the PEI DX Lodge, located on Prince Edward Island (NA-029, CIsA PE-001, WLOTA 0523, Grid Loc. FN76VS) from 20-25th August, 2014. This will be a vacation style activation. Operating from about 1900 UTC to 0300 UTC. XO2C is the special event callsign celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference (www.canada-150th.ca/). QSL via home call, direct or Bureau and LotW. [rsgbiota.org]

21/08/2014: Look for Francisco EA7FTR, Eugene EA5HPX, David EB7DX and friends to be active from ARRAM in Rabat, Morocco, using the special callsign 5E7R between August 21-24, 2014. They will try all bands and modes possible. QSL via EB7DX. [DX-World]

21/08/2014: Vasili, RA1ZZ/3 and team (Alex RA3AV, Andrey R9XC, Valery UA0ZC, Avinir UA1ZZ and Victor UA3AKO) are planning an expedition to Karaginskiy island (R0X, AS-064, RRA RR-12-03, RDA KT-11, WW Loc. RO18SM), and the lighthouse Eltnlet (RLHA New One!, 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. Final dates depend on the weather and the ship's schedule, but approx August 21-28. The team plans to operate maritime mobile out of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky the two days sailing to and from the island, and RI0X on Karaginskiy. QSL via RA1ZZ, direct (QRZ.com)/OQRS. Further information, updates and log search can be found on their website at: ri0x.org/ [WC6DX via DX-World/R9XC]

21/08/2014: Steve, G3ZVW, will be active from Georgetown, Ascension Island (AF-003, WLOTA 1491), as ZD8N between 21-29 August 2014. QRV on the HF bands, mostly CW. QSL via home call and LotW. [DX-World]

22/08/2014: Pete, SQ9DIE, will be active from Svalbard as JW/SQ9DIE between 22-25 August 2014. QRV holiday style on 40-6 metre SSB and RTTY from the JW5E shack on Spitsbergen Island (EU-026, WLOTA 0125, WW Loc. JQ78TF). QSL via home call, Bureau or direct. [DX-World]


23/08/2014: Kenji JA4GXS, plans activity as JA4GXS/4 from Kasado Island (AS-117), Yamaguchi Prefecture, between 23-24 August 2014. QRV on 40, 30, 20, 17 and 15 metre CW and SSB. QSL direct or Bureau to JA4GXS. [rsgbiota.org]

28/08/2014: Hara, JH1MLO and Taka, JH1UVV will be active from the West Plaza by the Sea Hotel, Koror Island, Republic of Palau (OC-009, WW Loc. PJ77FI) as T88HR and T88UN, respectively, between 28-31 August 2014. QRV holiday style on the HF bands. QSL via home call, direct or JARL Bureau. No eQSL or LoTW. QSL cards will be printed on their return home from Palau. [DX-World]

29/08/2014: Electromagnetic Field EMF 2014 will have a dedicated amateur radio village and special event station GB2EMF. It is a festival for anyone interested in radio, electronics, space, homebrewing, robots, 3D printing, Internet culture or pretty much anything else you can think of. EMF 2014 takes place from 29-31 August 2014 near Newton Longville, just South of Bletchley, Milton Keynes, MK17 0BU. QSL via operator instructions. Website: www.emfcamp.org/ [Southgate ARC News]

29/08/2014: On 31st of August 2014, it will be 40 years ago the Dutch offshore radio stations stopped their transmissions due to changes in legislation. Arie PD0ARI from Giessenburg, The Netherlands, will be operating the special event station PD538RNI from 28th August until 19th September. He will be QRV on 40m, 20m and 10m. All operations will be in Phone. QSL via PD0ARI, direct or Bureau. Website: www.qrz.com/db/PD538RNI [Southgate ARC News]

01/09/2014: Fred, PA0FAW (ISWL PA-11092), will be operating as PA44AH, from the 1st to 28th September 2014. Remembering the Battle of Arnhem. As usual Fred will operate mainly on CW and the Digi modes. With some SSB if he can find a good QTH to operate from. QSL via PA0FAW. SWL reports are very welcome. [Pete's-DX-Newsdesk]

04/09/2014: Nobuaki, JA0JHQ (also JH1QJU, AH0CO), will be active as T88ZD between 4-8th September 2014 from the V.I.P. Guest Hotel, Koror Village, Koror Island, Republic of Palau (OC-009), Western Caroline Islands. QRV on all HF bands, using SSB, CW and the Digital modes. QSL via JH1QJU, direct or Bureau. [DX-World]

06/09/2014: UK Islands Group (M0UKI) members Nobby G0VJG, Dave EI9FBB, Richard G7GLW and Charles M0OXO will be active from the Farne Islands (EU-109) on the 6th and 7th September 2014 as M0UKI/p. This short operation may also include participation in the SSB Field Day contest. The team are aiming for Longstone Island and lighthouse (Admiralty A2814, ARLHS ENG-070, WLOTA 0234, WAB NU23, WW Loc. IO95EP), dependant on weather. They will be using multi-band dipoles and vertical antennas and hope to give this IOTA to as many chasers as possible in the short time frame. QSL via M0OXO OQRS (www.m0oxo.com/) direct or Bureau. Bureau cards MUST be requested via OQRS only. Do not send via the RSGB Bureau, they may not receive them. [DX-World]

07/09/2014: Imam, YB4IR, will be active from Obi Island (IOTA OC-222) between 7-13 September as YB4IR/8. QRV on the HF bands, CW and SSB. QSL via LoTW, OQRS. [DX-World]

13/09/2014: Look for Kenji, JA4GXS, to be active as JA4GXS/5 from Shodo Island (AS-200), Kagawa Prefecture, between 13-15th September 2014. Plans are to be QRV on 40-17 metre CW and SSB. QSL direct or Bureau to JA4GXS. [rsgbiota.org]

26/09/2014: Pekka, OH2YY, reports "will be returning to Bhutan late September this year. I have applied for the same call, A52YY, that I used last year. I will arrive in Paro late afternoon on Sept. 26th and will depart in the morning of October 2nd. I will be staying close to city of Paro. This time I have nothing else to do and I can focus 100% on operating amateur radio! The QTH will be up on a hill facing to north giving a good take off to North America, most of South America, northern Asia, Middle-East and whole Europe should be good. I will have a K3 + KPA500, a 2-el tribander, 7m telescope mast and dipoles for 24, 18 and 7 MHz and two 10-12m fiberglass poles. I will have every day 28, 21 and 14 MHz available and at least one (hopefully two) of the dipoles. I will be operating SSB. I try to start already on September 26th with one of the dipoles. From 27th onwards I will have the yagi up. On October 2nd I will have an early morning flight and need to go QRT sometime during the night. QSL checking will be here and in LotW. QSL cards dirctly to my home address or via SRAL QSL bureau." [NG3K]

29/09/2014: John, W5JON, will again be operating from their Calypso Bay, St. Kitts, W.I. vacation home, located 200 feet from the Caribbean Sea, from Sept. 29 until Nov. 12, 2014, and active on 6-160m (incl. 60m) SSB. Also operation in the, CQWW SSB (Oct. 25/26) Contest, SOAB, is planned. Radio: Kenwood TS-590S, and Elecraft KPA500 Amplifier. Antennas: 31', 10-40m Vertical, and 35', 40/80m Top Loaded Vertical; and newly added, shortened 160m Dipole. On 6m, 3el Yagi. Also XYL, Cathy (W5HAM) will occasionally operate as V47HAM. ALL QSL's DIRECT ONLY, to my home call: W5JON or LoTW. [NG3K]

08/10/2014: Between 8-21 October 2014 look for W1AW/KH0 to be active from from Tinian Island (USi NI-003S, WLOTA 3108), Northern Mariana Islands (OC-086), as part of the ARRL Centennial celebrations. Team members include Kit JA1NVF, Hiromi JA4DND, Ruu JA7MSQ, Yutaka JF1LZQ, Zorro JH1AJT, Seiji JH6RTO, Miho JJ2VLY, Ed KH2L and Jun WH0V. QRV on the HF bands, plus 6 metres, using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via W1AW or LotW. [DX-World]

25/10/2014: Look for Jim, N6TJ, to be active from the KH6LC contest station, Keaau, Hawaii (OC-019, USi HI025S, WLOTA 0065) for the CQWW DX SSB Contest (25-26 October). Jim plans a Single-Op/All-Band entry from CQ zone 31. QSL KH6LC via WA6WPG. [NG3K]

05/11/2014: Look for W1AW/KH8 to be active from the Maliu Mai Beach Resort, Fogagogo, island of Tutuila (OC-045, USi AS007S, WLOTA 4385), American Samoa, as part of the ARRL Centennial celebrations between 5-18 November 2014. Operators include Mike N9NS, Paul W8AEF, Cliff KD6XH, John N7CQQ + others. QRV 80-10 metres, possibly 160m if the room is available. Outside of the ARRL centennial event, look for the operators to be signing homecall/KH8. QSL W1AW/KH8 via W1AW and LotW. [DX-World]


20/08/2014: Between 20th and 26th August 2014 look for the following stations to be active to celebrate ARRL's centennial year: W1AW/0 will be operated by Lynn W0ND, located in Minot, Ward County, State of North Dakota. W1AW/8 will be operated by Jim K8MR, located in Chagrin Falls, Cuyahoga County, State of Ohio. QSLs preferred via LoTW. [ARRL]

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 or Bureau and LoTW. [IC]

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]

22/08/2014: Mel, SM0MPV, reports on the special event callsign SE100SAF in celebration of the 100 anniversary of the costal radio SAF. "Several operators from Taby Sandaramatorer (SK0MT) in collaboration with Sodertorns Radioamatorer (SK0QO), RadioScouter i Stockholm (SC0UT), Kvarnberget ARC (SK0UX), SSA Youth Team (SK0YT), Storstockholms Radioamatorer (SK0ZS), FRO Norrtelje (SL0ZG) and FRO Stockholm (SL0ZS) will be active on the 23rd of August 2014 from Vaxholmen aka [Vaxholms kastell] (IOTA EU-084) a part of Vaxholm Fortress (WCA SM-00186). QSLs will be sent via the Bureau shortly after the activity." Further information at: www.qrz.com/db/SE100SAF [DxCoffee]

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


15/08 PA/ON8VP/P: Schouwen Duiveland Island WLOTA:3089 QSL Buro
15/08-17/08 RI1O: Morzhovsky RLHA:RLE-031 WLOL:ERU-051 WLOTA:1070 QSL Direct
16/08-17/08 AO8LH: Punta Aldea WLOL:CAI-032 WLOTA:0969 QSL EA8URL (d/B)
16/08-23/08 D44TLO: Ilha da Boa Vista WLOTA:0972 QSL ON4BR (d/B)
16/08-17/08 K4A: Punta Higuero WLOL:PUR-019 WLOTA:2802 QSL NP4RA (d)
16/08-17/08 N1EV: Sheffield ILLW:US0037 WLOTA:2712 QSL QRZ.com
16/08-17/08 OY/OZ7CCC: Streymoy Island WLOTA:2216 QSL H/c (d/B)
16/08-17/08 SZ5RDS/P: Nisis Strogyli ILLW:GR0003 WLOL:GRE-123 WLOTA:1653 QSL SV5AZP (d/B)
16/08-17/08 T47LH: Faro Colon ILLW:CU0007 QSL QRZ.com
16/08-17/08 TM3NOI: Ile de Noirmoutier WLOTA:1224 QSL F4FVI (d/B)
16/08-17/08 VK3ATX/P: Gabo ILLW:AU-0080 AUS-078 WLOTA:1031 QSL H/c (d)
16/08-18/08 XR7FTC: Isla Grande de Chiloe WLOL:CHI-115 WLOTA:0750 QSL CE7PGO (d/B)
20/08-02/09 XO2C: Prince Edward Island WLOTA:0523 QSL VE3RHE (d/B)
21/08-28/08 RI0X: Karaginskiy WLOTA:0713 QSL RA1ZZ (d/OQRS)
21/08-29/08 ZD8N: Ascension Island WLOTA:1491 QSL G3ZVW (d)
22/08-25/08 JW/SQ9DIE: Spitsbergen Island WLOTA:0125 QSL H/c (d/B)


15/08 Field Day di Ferragosto CW/SSB/Portable 0700z-1300z
16/07-17/07 Digital EME Championships 432MHz 16 0000z-17 2359z
16/08 PZK JT65a Tropo Contest 432 MHz/Open 0600z-1000z
16/08-17/08 KCJ CW Contest SOAB/SOSB 6m class 16 1200z-17 1200z
16/08 FISTS Two Metre Activity CW/SO/2m 1700z-1800z
16/08-17/08 ARRL 10-GHZ Cumulative 16 0600-17 2400 Local
16/08 Feld-Hell GridLoc Sprint 6m class 2000z-2200z
16/08-17/08 OH10TA: Lovo Isl EU-096 Grid:KO19 6/2m MS QSL OH1MN (d/B)
17/08 FISTS Two Metre Activity CW/SO/2m 0900z-1000z
17/08 ARRL RTTY Rookie Roundup 6m class 1800z-2359z
19/08 LY 1.3GHz Activity Contest CW/SSB/FM 1700z-2059z
19/08 NRAU 1.3GHz Activity Contest SO/MO/Open 1700z-2100z
19/08 SPAC 1.3GHz Contest CW/Phone/Open 1800z-2200z
19/08 RSGB 1.3GHz UKAC SO Fixed/Open 1900z-2130z
21/08 NRAU 70MHz Activity Contest SO/MO/Open 1700z-2100z
21/08 SPAC 70MHz Contest CW/Phone/Open 1800z-2200z
22/08-25/08 JW/SQ9DIE: Svalbard EU-026 Grid:JQ78 6m SSB QSL H/c (d/B)

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

"Jack, AI4SV will be moving to Madagascar with his job in late August 2014 and will be resident there for about 3 years. He has obtained the callsign 5R8SV and expects to be active mainly on CW on the HF bands but likes to experiment with others. QSL via G3SWH, via OQRS (preferred), direct or via the RSGB bureau. There is a preliminary web page at www.g3swh.org.uk/5r8sv.html that will have a log search facility and will be updated from time to time. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW and Club Log." 73 for now Phil Whitchurch G3SWH and AD5YS

QSLs via Bureau: 3Z14EASTER, 5P14EHC, 7S5S, 7T50ARA, 8N4HQ, 8S0C, AH0/N0AI, CS250CLE, DR89WARD, FG/K9NW, KH7CW, LZ40YE, LZ867MWB, OO6WC, OX5YL, P40Z, PY6RT, SM5J, TK9E, VP2MRV, VP9I and ZF2AH.

QSLs via Direct: A65CA (RV6AJJ), C37ITU (QRZ.com), C5II (JA1UII), FT5ZM (N2OO), SV5/G0TSM, (H/c OQRS), TJ3TS (PA-3249/OQRS), XZ1J (JH1AJT) and XZ1Z (JH1AJT).



17th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL LIGHTHOUSE/LIGHTSHIP WEEKEND - An annual amateur radio weekend event. Founded in 1995 by two members of the Ayr Amateur Radio Group, (AARG), Scotland, and held on the third full weekend in August: 0001 UTC 16th August TO 2400 UTC 17th August 2014 Full information at: illw.net/ Official List of Entrants at: illw.net/index.php/entrants-list-2014

VU4KV, ANDAMAN AS-001 AND NICOBAR AS-033 - Hi all, Starts with the IOTA operation from Campbell Bay, Great Nicobar Island (AS-033) in the first half of November followed by a "regular" dxpedition from Neil Island, Andaman (AS-001) in the second half. The website is at: www.vu4kv.info/ 73, Deepak VU2CDP

73 and Good DX!

Dave Raycroft, VA3RJ

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