I.C.P.O. Bulletin (05-12 September 2014) "Islands, Castles & Portable Operations"

08:04 Fernando Luiz de Souza 0 Comments

Listing is by calendar date (day/month/year)
05/09/2014: Sorin, YO2MSB, will be active as 3A/YO2MSB portable from Monte Carlo, mostly probable somewhere from the city's main harbor, between 5-12th September 2014. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau, direct or eQSL. [OPDX Bulletin]

05/09/2014: Ryo JH3AEF plans to be active from Dochula resort, Bhutan, as A52EQW between 5-7th September 2014. Sked info: 5 Sept (Fri) 13:00-17:00 (UTC) at 21.250-260MHz / 18.150-160 / 24.500 MHz (SSB). 6 Sept (Sat) 01:00-17:00 (UTC) same as above. 7 Sept (Sun) 01:00-4:00 (UTC) same as above. QSL via home call. [DX-World]

05/09/2014: Look for Fran, EA7FTR, to be active as D44KS from the island of Boa Vista (AF-086, WW Loc. HK86OC), Cape Verde, between 5th September and 10th October 2014. QRV in his spare time, due to work commitments, on 40-6 metre SSB and RTTY. QSL direct to EB7DX (David Lianez Fernandez, P.O. Box 163, Huelva 21080, Spain). [DxCoffee]

05/09/2014: Operators Boris, 9A2GA and Neven, 9A5YY will be active as T7/homecall on an amateur radio satellites DXpedition from the Republic of San Marino (Grid JN63FW) between 5-7th September 2014. They will be active during the day on the majority of satellite passes. They plan to be on air via AO-7, FO-29 and SO-50 satellites (CW, SSB, FM). Please, be short giving reports and give others chance to do satellite QSO with them. QSL via home calls (see QRZ.com). [OPDX Bulletin]

05/09/2014: Nobuaki, JA0JHQ, will be active as T88PB from the VIP-Guest hotel in Koror City (QRA PJ77FI), Koror Island, Republic of Palau (OC-009), between 5-8th September 2014 on all bands, SSB and CW. His main purpose is to join the All-Asian Phone Contest (6-7 September). QSL via JH0JHQ, Bureau preferred. [DX-World]

05/09/2014: Look for Budi YF1AR/p to be active from Java Island (OC-021, WLOTA 1660, QRA OI33GX) starting 5-7th September 2014 every weekend for several weeks, dedicated 80m nitetime and sparetime 40m daytime. Antenna Vertical full size 20m Aluminium tubing put over the sea, 20m away from the beach on Java sea. Further information and updates at: www.yf1ar.com/2014/09/yf1arp-qrv-dedicated-80m-band.html [DxCoffee]

06/09/2014: Leonardo, IW5EFX, will be active as IW5EFX/0 on 6th September 2014 from the Monte Cucco National Park (WWFF IFF-273). QRV on 40 and 20 metre SSB. QSL via home call, Bureau or direct. [DX Newsletter]

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), Outer Staple Islands, 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]

06/09/2014: OZ7MOR, operated by the Mors Island Radio Club, gets on the air from Feggeklit (OZFF-012, EU-171) during the EDR Fieldday Contest (6-7 September). QRV on 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10m in CW, SSB, and digital modes. QSL via the Bureau or direct. [DX Newsletter]

06/09/2014: Paul, G4BKI (also VP9KF) will be active from the east coast of the island of Corsica (EU-014, DIFM TK-001, MIA MCO-001, WLOTA 1390, QRA JN42QB) from 6th October, 2014 to 16th March, 2015. Callsign for first 90 days: TK/G4BKI. After that: TK4?? QRV 80-10 metres, with focus on CW. QSL direct only: Paul Evans, 6809 River Road, Tampa, FL 33615, U.S.A. Please, DO NOT send to the F, TK, W4 or G Bureau, you will not receive a reply. [NG3K]

06/09/2014: Tony/VK3VTH activates the Terrick-Terrick National Park (WWFF VKFF-630) on 6th September from 0200z on as VK3VTH/p on 40 and 20m. QSL via home call, direct or Bureau. OQRS will also be available. Log will also be uploaded to LotW. [DX Newsletter]

07/09/2014: Jan, PA4JJ will be active holiday style as 9A/PA4JJ from Porec (Croatian mainland) on 7-19th September 2014. Expect him to operate mainly digital modes. QSL via home call (OQRS on www.pa4jj.nl). [425 DX News]

07/09/2014: Imam, YB4IR and Din, YB8RW will be active from Obi Island (IOTA OC-222) between 7-13 September as YB4IR/8 and YB8RW/p. QRV on the HF bands, CW, SSB and Digital modes. QSL YB4IR/8 via home call (OQRS on Club Log) and LoTW; QSL YB8RW/p via YB9BU. [DX-World/425 DX News]

08/09/2014: While the event is still in the planning stages, Murray, WA4DAN, has received permission from Parks Canada for a one-day DXpedition to CY0 Sable Island National Park Reserve (NA-063, CIsA NS-004, WLOTA 0758, WWFF VEFF-120), slated for 8th September 2014. The second operator will be Randy, N0TG, also a veteran DX-peditioner with prior experience on Sable Island. Murray will be QRV on SSB and Randy will operate CW. Antennas are expected to be 20m and 17m Yagis. At least one of the two stations will be QRO. With luck, the DXpedition (proposed callsign CY0C) will operate from approximately 1300-2100z on 8th September. Gary, VE1RGB, will be the QSL manager for CY0C. [OPDX Bulletin]

08/09/2014: Frank, DH0JAE, plans activity as LA/DH0JAE from Donna Island (EU-062) between 8-10th September 2014. He will be QRV on 80-10 metre CW and SSB, using K3 and K2 QRP only. Frank also plans to activate IOTAs EU-036, EU-056 and EU-079 from 11-20th September. QSL via home call, Bureau or direct. ClubLog log search and OQRS will be available. [rsgbiota.org]

09/09/2014: Look for Chab, 4O/YT7WA and Boris, 4O/YU7MW to be active from Kotor, Montenegro, on 9-18th September 2014. They will concentrate their operations on PSK. [425 DX News]

10/09/2014: Mike, KI1U (10-10 #60241, SKCC #2679T, EPC #18546), will be active as KI1U/VE9 from the Hole in the Wall Campground on the north end of Grand Manan Island (NA-014, CIsA NB003, WLOTA 0082), Charlotte County, New Brunswick, between 10-14th September 2014. Most activity will be on the HF bands with a focus on CW and the Digital modes. He will also be in the September ARRL VHF QSO Party (13-15 September) from WW Loc. FN64. As an ARRL HQ staffer, he is worth 50 points for the ARRL Centennial QSO Party. Since he is operating from another DXCC entity, these QSOs will count in addition to the ones made in the U.S., so be sure to log him for another 50 points! LoTW is the preferred method for QSLs. If you need a card, QSL to his home callsign with SASE or 2 greenstamps for DX or by the Bureau. [NG3K]

10/09/2014: Operators Alex PA1AW, Ronald PA3EWP, Jo PA9JO and Roberto PB5X will be active as LX/homecalls from Ranch Moot, Wiltz, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (QTH Locator JN29XX), between 10-17th September 2014. Plans are to be QRV with 4 stations on diffrent bands and modes. QSL via PA1AW. The log will be on LotW and OQRS (ClubLog) will be available. Further information and updates at: www.lldxt.nl/ [DX-World]

10/09/2014: Paul, ZS1S (ZD9ZS) and and Nigel G3TXF (ZD9XF) will visit and be QRV from Tristan da Cunha (AF-029) between early September and early October. They will travel on the South African Antarctic supply ship, the SA Agulhas II. She is due to leave Cape Town on Thursday 4th September and is due to arrive at Tristan on Tuesday 9th September. Paul ZS1S plans to operate as ZD9ZS on SSB and Nigel G3TXF as ZD9XF on CW during the three weeks from Wednesday 10th September to Friday 3rd October. The return voyage is scheduled to start on 4 October. QSL ZD9ZS via ZS1S (see QRZ.com) and ZD9XF via G3TXF (OQRS). Further information and upadates at: www.qrz.com/db/ZD9ZS [425 DX News]

11/09/2014: Operators Derek G3KHZ, Hans SM6CVX, Eddy K5WQG and Stig Friend plan activity from several Papua New Guinea IOTA references as follows: 11-14th September 2014 as P29VCX from New Britain, Bismark Archipelago (OC-008). 15-20th September as P29NI from Kranket Island (OC-258). 21-25 September as P29VCX from Kiriwina Island, Tobriand Islands (OC-115). 25-30th September as P29NI from Loloata Island (OC-240). The operation will be mainly CW but there will be a station daily on SSB (mainly on 20m and 15m) and there will be some RTTY. QSL routes: P29VCX via SM6CVX, direct or Bureau; P29NI via G3KHZ, direct or Bureau. Further information and updates on their website at: p29ni.weebly.com/ [DX-World]

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]

11/09/2014: ZL7X is the special callsign licensed under ZL3JP as the DX pedition for the Chatham islands, New Zealand, scheduled from 11-16th September 2014. The station location will be at Awarakaw farmstay in Waitangi, Chatham Islands (OC-038, WLOTA 1627, WWFF ZLFF-017, WW Loc. AE16RB). QRV on 160-6 metre CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL will be LotW (Prefered), SASE direct or via Bureau (QSL manager will be announce later). [DX-World]

12/09/2014: Antoine, 3D2AG will again be active from the island of Rotuma (OC-060, Grid Loc. RH87, WWFF 3D2FF-002), Republic of Fiji, between approx 12-26 September 2014 as 3D2AG/p. QRV on 40-6m, mainly CW. This will be a one-man operation while working also on climate change projects, so activity will be in his spare time. QSL via home call, direct only (Antoine De Ramon N'yeurt, P.O. Box 10842 Laucala Beach Estate, via Suva, Fiji). [3D2AG/QRZ.com]

12/09/2014: Look for Nobuaki, JA0JHQ, to be active from the Himawari Hotel radio room, island of Saipan (USi NI002S, WLOTA 1333, QRA QK25UF), Northern Mariana Islands (OC-086) between 12-15th September 2014. Activity will be on 80-10 metres, mainly SSB with some CW, including an entry in the WAEDC SSB Contest (13-14 September). QSL via JH0JHQ, Bureau preferred. [JA0JHQ blog]

12/09/2014: Look for Heinz, DF1YP, to be active as FO/DF1YP from Moorea [Mo'orea] Island (OC-046, DIFO FO-010, WLOTA 0465), Society Archipelago, French Polynesia, between 12th September and 8th October 2014. QRV holiday style on the HF bands. QSL via home call, Bureau or direct. [NG3K]

12/09/2014: Laci, HA0HW, will once again be active from Thassos [aka Thasos] Island (IOTA EU-174, GIOTA NAS-037, MIA MG-124, WLOTA LH-4186, QRA KN20HS), Greece, as SW8WW (ex-J48HW) between 12-22 September 2014. He will operate mainly on CW, with some SSB and RTTY, on the HF bands (on 80-10 metres) and on 6 metres. His rigs are usually a FT-840 and an IC-706 (for 6m only). Antennas are monoband Gps and dipoles on fishing poles. QSL via his home callsign, direct or via the HA Bureau, OQRS via ClubLog is ok as well. [HA0HW]

12/09/2014: Four Australian operators will be active from Norfolk Island (OC-005, WLOTA 1469, WWFF VKFF-392, QRA RG30XX) between 12-21 September 2014. Chris VK3QB (team leader), Luke VK3HJ, Brenton VK3CBV and Lee VK3GK will be operating on 160-10 metre CW and SSB. Equipment will be 2 x TS-480HX, KX-3/KXPA-100, verticals and dipoles. Another KX-3 will be used portable and for some SOTA activity. Logs will be uploaded daily to ClubLog, and soon after the end of the activity to LotW. OQRS will also be active. Otherwise, QSL direct or Bureau via VK2CA is ok too. Further information and updates on their website at: vk9nt.odxg.org/vk9nt2014/ [VK3HJ]


18/09/2014: Andre, PP6ZZ, will be active from Fernando de Noronha (SA-003, DIB OC-01, WWFF PYFF-016, QRA HI36TD) as PY0FF between 18-25th September 2014. QRV on 80-10 metre SSB, CW and Digi-modes. Activity also counts for lighthouse (DFB OC-03, ARLHS FDN-001, WLOTA 1208). QSL direct to W9VA and LoTW. Log will be hosted by ClubLog. [DX-World]

22/09/2014: Sei, JA7LU and Hiro, JA2VWG will be active from Dili, Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste (OC-148, WLOTA 0019, Grid Loc. PI21) as 4W6LU and 4W6DD, respectively, between 22-29 September 2014. Plans are to be QRV on 40-6 metre SSB and RTTY. QSL via their home calls, direct or Bureau. [DX-World]

30/09/2014: Willi, DJ7RJ and Sven, DJ2CW will be active from Reunion during the following dates: FR/DJ2CW - 30th September to 8th October 2014. FR/DJ7RJ - 30th September to 30th October 2014. QRV on the HF bands, CW and SSB. QSL via home calls, direct or Bureau and LotW. [DX-World]

04/10/2014: Alex, PY2WAS, plans holiday style activity as C6AAS from the Melia Hotel in Cable Beach (Nassau), New Providence Island (NA-001, WLOTA 1115) from 4-8th October 2014. QRV especially during the nights on 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m and 10m SSB and CW. QSL goes via PY2WAS, by the Bureau or direct. [NG3K]

22/10/2014: Les, N1SV, will be in Hamilton Parish, Bermuda (NA-005, WLOTA 0201), from 22-27 October 2014 including an entry in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (25-26 October). During the contest look for him as VP9I (QSL WW3S) and prior to the contest as VP9/N1SV (QSL to home call). [DxCoffee]

24/10/2014: Naoki, JS3LSQ, will be active as from T88WJ the VIP-Guest hotel in Koror City (QRA PJ77FI), Koror Island, Republic of Palau (OC-009), between 24-28th October 2014 on all bands, SSB and CW. His main focus will be on the CQWW DX SSB Contest (25-26 October) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via JS3LSQ, direct or Bureau. [Palau Rental Shack]

25/10/2014: Lali, VE3NE and Agnes, HG9MAT will once again be active from the island of Jamaica (NA-097, WLOTA 3283) for the CQWW DX SSB Contest (25-26 October), using the callsign 6Y4K. QTH will be the home of Josh, 6Y5WJ, located in Malvern, St. Elizabeth Parish. QSL via VE3NE, direct or Bureau and LotW. [VE3NE]

25/10/2014: Look for Jaime, WP3A, to be active as EF8U in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (25-26 October) from Las Palmas, Grand Canary island (AF-004, DIE S-005, WWFF EAFF-078, QRA IL27gw). He plans for a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power/Assisted entry, CQ zone 33. QSL via EA8URE and LotW. [NG3K]

01/11/2014: Look for Z21EME to be active from Zimbabwe (WW Loc. KG58gh) on 6m-23cm EME between 1-8 November 2014. Operators include Lins PA3CMC (Z21CMC), John ZS6JON (Z21EME), Chris PA2CHR (Z21CHR) and Paul ZS6NK (Z21NK). Equipment will be 6m 11 el m2; 2m 2 x 10el X-pole DK7ZB; 70cm 1 x 38el. M2; 23cm 67 el. QSL goes via PA3CMC, Bureau or direct (L Berben, Simonshoek 2, 5768 CS Meijel, Netherlands). [MMMonVHF]

23/11/2014: Masa, JN3NFQ, will be active from the island of Anguilla (NA-022, WLOTA 1474) as VP2EIM between 23-30 November 2014. QRV on 80-10 metre CW, SSB and RTTY. Participation in CQ WW DX CW Contest is also planned. QSL via JA1HGY, direct or Bureau. [DX-World]

29/11/2014: Saty, JE1JKL, will be active as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry in the CQWW DX CW Contest (29-30 November) using the callsign 9M6NA from Labuan Island (OC-133, WLOTA 0456, Grid Loc. OJ75), East Malaysia (CQ zone 28). QSL is preferred via LotW. QSL also OK via JE1JKL, Bureau or direct. Website: jsfc.org/je1jkl/9m6na.html [NG3K]

15/01/2015: Steve G3VMW, Alan G3XAQ, Mark M0DXR and Iain M0PCB will be active from the old MW Radio Syd site, near Banjul, The Gambia, from 15-26th January 2015 with the callsign C5X. They plan to have two high-power stations with Elecraft K3/100 radios and KPA-500 amplifiers, operating on CW, SSB, RTTY and some PSK. There will be two Spiderbeams for HF; 160m and 80m verticals on an 18m Spiderpole and dipoles/verticals for 30m and 40m. There will be some activity in the CQWW 160m Contest during their last weekend in The Gambia. QSL Manager is Charles M0OXO and logs will be uploaded daily to ClubLog and to LotW. Charles will provide an Online QSL Request Service (OQRS) and also deal with direct or Bureau requests. [DX-World]


05/09/2014: Orkney Wireless Museum is currently active as GB2OWM from its premises at Kiln Corner, Kirkwall (IOTA EU-009) until 10th September 2014 during the 24th Orkney International Science Festival. Probable operating periods will be weekdays and Sunday afternoons between 2 and 4.30pm and Saturday morning between 10am and 12.30pm. Operation will be primarily on HF SSB. QSL either via the RSGB Bureau or direct to GM3IBU (QTHR). Website: www.gb2owm.org.uk/ [GB2RS]

05/09/2014: Bromsgrove & DARC (G3VGG) is currently running GB2WWT until the 7th of September 2014 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the start of World War II. They plan to use the 80 to 10m bands with PSK, SSB, CW and RTTY as well as 2m FM (Grid Loc. IO82). QSL via eQSL preferred but Bureau cards available by eMail request. Details are on their website at: www.radioclubs.net/bdarc [GB2RS]

05/09/2014: Throughout September, Pontefract and District ARS will be remembering those who fought in the Battle of Britain by using the callsign GB4BOB. QSL via G0BPK direct (QTHR) or RSGB Bureau. [GB2RS]

05/09/2014: The Special event calls OE2XXM/OE5XXM (special ADL: 553) will be active the whole month of September 2014 on the occasion of the XXVIII International Autumn Field-Day in Gosau (12-14 September). QRV on 80 and 40m. QSL via the Bureau is preferred. Websites: www.qrz.com/db/oe2xxm and www.qrz.com/db/oe5xxm [DX Newsletter]

06/09/2014: 1940s themed event GB0BIB, for Baston in the Blitz, will be operating on the 6th and 7th September from Baston in Lincolnshire. It will be operational on 80, 40 and 2 metres. QSL via the RSGB Bureau. [GB2RS]

06/09/2014: The following special event stations will put Italian navy ships on the air between the 6th and 21st September 2014: II1IAST, Corvette "Salvatore Todaro" (ARMI MI-1110). QSL via IK1RKN; II0IAET, "Etna" (ARMI MI-1031). QSL via IZ0EUX, direct or Bureau, LotW and eQSL; II0IGZF, "Tarantola" (ARMI MI-161). QSL via IZ0FVD; II0IABJ, "Vespucci" (ARMI MI-1038). QSL via Bureau; II9IAGM, "Marconi" (ARMI MI-1040). QSL direct to IT9YEM; II0IAML, "Impavido" (ARMI MI-1050). QSL via IS0IGV, direct or Bureau; II5IHLP, "Platano" (ARMI MI-1135). QSL via I5NQK; II9IAIQ, "Garibaldi" (ARMI MI-1141). QSL via IT9CFP; There is also a dedicated award available. Further information can be found at: assoradiomarinai.it/ [DX Newsletter]

06/09/2014: Special event call TM36CDXC will be active on 6-20th September 2014 for the 36th Clipperton DX Club's Convention (wp.cdxc.org/), to be held in Issoire, Auvergne on 19-21 September. All of the QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau. [425 DX News]

06/09/2014: The Citrus Belt ARC presents the 15th annual Route 66 On The Air special event, celebrating the historic US Highway 66 (the 'Mother Road'). Amateur radio clubs using 1x1 callsigns (from W6A through W6U) will operate from cities along the highway on 6-14th September 2014. Full information is available at: www.w6jbt.org/2013site/ [425 DX News]

07/09/2014: Leicester Radio Society will be running GB0APS from the Abbey Pumping Station (WAB SK50, QRA IO92KP) for their Seaside Special Steam Day on Sunday 7th September. QSL via the RSGB Bureau or direct to G4SJX (see QRZ.com) [GB2RS]

10/09/2014: From 10-16th September 2014 look for the following stations to be active to celebrate ARRL's centennial year: W1AW/0 will be operated by Dick K8ZTT, located in Franktown, Douglas County, State of Colorado. W1AW/1 will be operated by Dick WC1M, located in Hanover, Grafton County, State of New Hampshire. W1AW/5 will be split between Larry K5OT, located in Georgetown, Williamson County, and George K5TR, located in Austin, Blanco County, both in the State of Texas. QSLs preferred via LoTW. [ARRL]

12/09/2014: The Royal Engineers Association Radio Branch will be running GB1WWR in remembrance of World War One from Fort Amherst in Chatham, Kent from the 12th to 14th September. This is the Corps Memorial and Veterans weekend. QSL via the RSGB Bureau. [GB2RS]

12/09/2014: Members of the PA70OMG team are busy with the preparations of their activities to take place from 12-21 September 2014. Activity is to commemorate/celebrate the 70 years of freedom when the "Operation Market Garden" paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division (AA - All American) landed in the Nijmegen region on 17th September 1944, and the region was liberated after four years of German occupation. During 10 days, they will activate the special event callsign PA70OMG, and try to work as many amateur radio operators across the world. For more details about the event, visit their Web site at: www.pa2p.nl/pa70omg [OPDX Bulletin]

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


05/09-10/10 D44KS: Ilha da Boa Vista WLOTA:0972 QSL EB7DX (d)
05/09-07/09 YF1AR/P: Java WLOTA:1660 QSL N2OO (d)
06/09-07/09 M0UKI/P: Longstone ENG-070 WLOTA:0234 QSL M0OXO OQRS
08/09 CY0C: Sable Island WLOTA:0758 QSL VE1RGB (d)
10/09-14/09 KI1U/VE9: Grand Manan Island WLOTA:0082 QSL H/c (d/B)
11/09-16/09 ZL7X: Chatham Island WLOTA:1627 QSL JH1TXG (d)
12/09-15/09 AH0CO: Saipan Island WLOTA:1333 QSL JH0JHQ (B)
12/09-08/10 FO/DF1YP: Moorea Island WLOTA:0465 QSL H/c (d/B)
12/09-22/09 SW8WW: Nisos Thasos WLOTA:4186 QSL HA0HW (d/B)
12/09-21/09 VK9NT: Norfolk Island WLOTA:1469 QSL VK2CA (d/B)
12/09-14/09 YF1AR/P: Java WLOTA:1660 QSL N2OO (d)


05/09-10/10 D44KS: Boa Vista AF-086 Grid:HK86 6m SSB QSL EB7DX (d)
06/09 Indiana Parks on the Air 6m class 1600z-2400z
06/09 Ohio State Parks On The Air 6m class 1600z-2400z
06/09 FISTS Two Metre Activity SO/CW 1700z-1800z
07/09 FISTS Two Metre Activity SO/CW 0900z-1000z
07/09-08/09 Tennessee QSO Party 6m-70cm SSB/CW/Digi 07 1800z-08 0300z
09/09 LY 432 MHz Activity Contest CW/SSB/FM 1700z-2059z
09/09 NRAU 432MHz Activity Contest SO/MO/Open 1700z-2100z
09/09 SPAC 432MHz Contest CW/Phone/Open 1800z-2200z
09/09 RSGB 432MHz UKAC SO Fixed/Open 1900z-2130z
10/09 MOON Contest 432MHz CW/Digital/FM/SSB 1800z-2000z
11/09 LY 50MHz Activity Contest CW/SSB/FM 1700z-2059z
11/09 NRAU 50MHz Activity Contest SO/MO/Open 1700z-2100z
11/09 SPAC 50MHz Contest CW/Phone/Open 1800z-2200z
11/09-16/09 ZL7X: Chatham OC-038 Grid:AE16 6m CW/SSB QSL JH1TXG (d)
12/09-26/09 3D2AG/P: Rotuma OC-060 Grid:RH87 6m SSB/CW QSL H/c (d)

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


Operations approved for DXCC credit (08/28/2014): The ARRL DXCC Desk has approved these operations for DX Century Club credit: A52JR, 4W/HB9FLX, 4W/N1YC, and 4W/PE7T. If a request for DXCC credit for any of these operations has been rejected in a prior application, *contact <mailto:dxccadmin@arrl.org>* the ARRL DXCC Desk to be placed on the list for an update to your record. Please note the submission date and/or reference number of your application in order to expedite the search for any rejected contacts. Jim Sherwood, N4UOZ

QSLs via Bureau: 3B8MM, 3B8/UU5WW, 3V8ST, 4S7DFG, 4S7LXG, 4S7FRG, 5V7TH, 7T50ARA, 8P9NX, 9V1PW, A71A, D85C, FS/DK5ON, HC2/AL1O, HI3/IK4QJF, HZ1FOC, KH6OO, OX5YL, S21ZBB, S21ZBC, TF/G3TXF [EU-168], TM5FI, V21ZG, V63XG, V84SMD, VK9NT, XT26DJ and ZL7A.

QSLs via Direct: A35JP/P [OC-191] (JA0RQV), A43HI [AS-010] (A47RS), A43MI [AS-010] (A47RS), FT5ZM (GDXF), JA6TBE/5 [AS-200] (JS3CTQ), JR6KE/6 [AS-024] (H/c), SU8N (SM5AQD) and YV8AD (QRZ.com).

QSLs via LotW: 4K7FO, 4W/PE7T, 5Q5R, 9A3B, 9A5K, 9A7C, 8P6NW, A65BD, AD1C, AL9A, CN8YR, DD8SM, DL1CW, EA7KB, EM0I, F1IWH, F5PAL, FT5ZM, HA6OA, IW1QN, K0AD, K4BAI, KC4AAA, KC4AAC, KC4USV, KG5U, KH6LC, KO7X, KS4X, KW8N, KX7L, KZ5D, LZ2PS, LZ2PT, LZ6K, LZ7A, M5Z, MW5R, N1JM, N2CQ, N2FF, N4AF, N4PN, NM5M, NO3M, NS9I, OK1JOC, OM2VL, ON6AT, PS7X, PY2MC, R7MM, RG9A, S53F, S53M, S56A, VA3RKM, VA7ST, VE1DT, VE1RGB, VE7IO, W1AW/5 (Arkansas), W4IX, W6SX, W7WHY, W7ZR, W9RE, WC7Q, WQ5L, WQ6X, YO3XX, YO5LD, YO8KGL, YO9HP, Z33F and ZW8T.


A52YY, BHUTAN - Latest News: Any further changes will be informed on the A52YY page of QRX.com Pekka, OH1TV and Pekka, OH2YY will be QRV from Bhutan late September/early October this year. The callsign we are going to use is still open, alternatives are A52O or A52YY. We will arrive in Paro late afternoon on Sept. 26th and will depart in the morning of Oct. 2nd. We will be staying close to the city of Paro. We have no other activities in Bhutan and can focus 100% on amateur radio! The QTH will be up on a hill facing to north and it should give a good take off to North America, most of South America, northern Asia and whole Europe. We decided to have two stations, but we will leave aplifiers home and focus more on antennas. We are planning to have 3 yagis: a tribander for 14/21/28, a duobander for
17/24 and third one that can be manually tuned to any band 18/21/24/28MHz. In additon there will a dipole/vertical for 7 MHz and a 3-el yagi for 6 meters. We will operate both SSB and CW. We try to start the operation in the evening of Sept. 26th with a temporary antenna set-up. On Oct. 2nd we will have a morning flight and need to go QRT sometime during the night. with best 73 Pekka, OH2YY

E3, ERITREA - Zorro, JH1AJT will be visiting Eritrea on a mission for the Foundation for Global Children (www.fgc.or.jp/english/) on 15-22 September. "One of the main objectives of this trip is to finalize a draft Memorandum of Understanding regarding Eritrea-Japan Sports Collaboration (2014-2020)", and Zorro's agenda will be packed with official meetings with local authorities. He will try to be QRV (call sign TBA) in his very limited spare time, probably after 18 September, mainly SSB and possibly some CW. He will bring a TS-590/ ACOM-1010 and a Small-IR with 40/30m optional coil. QSL via JH1AJT. [425 DX News]

IOTA NEWS - G3KMA's new list of IOTA references now includes SA-100P - Arica and Parinacota/Tarapaca Region group (CE1). Website: www.g3kma.dsl.pipex.com/

OE, AUSTRIA - Christian, OE5HCE, invites all to the 4th OE5-SOTA-Day on September 6th near Gmunden. Bad wx might move the event 1 week. For more information see: www.oevsv.at/modules/events/20140906_sotatag_gmunden.html

73 and Good DX!

Dave Raycroft, VA3RJ

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