I.C.P.O. Bulletin (13-20 March 2015) "Islands, Castles & Portable Operations"

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Listing is by calendar date (day/month/year)
 
13/03/2015: Look for Wolfgang DL5MAE to be active from Phan Thiet, Vietnam as 3W2MAE until 27th March, 2015. QRV on 20-10 metre CW and SSB. QSL via home call. [DX-World]

13/03/2015: Jim, KG4JSZ plans to activate North Hutchinson [aka Orchid] (NA-141, USi FL-037S), Indian River county, Florida, as homecall/p on 13th March 2015. QRV on, or near, the usual island and IOTA frequencies. QSL via home call, direct only. Web: www.qrz.com/db/KG4JSZ [rsgbiota.org]

14/03/2015: The DARC OV D22 Team and Friends spring journey will take them to Nationalpark Vadehavet [Wadden Sea National Park] (WWFF OZFF-0004), on Romo [Roemoe] Island (EU-125, OZI/DIA NS-001, Grid Loc. JO45) from 14-21 March 2015. They will be QRV as 5P7Z on 160-6 metre SSB, CW, PSK31 and JT65. Team members include Chris DC7VS, Helge DF8LS, Ron DG2RON, Marcel DO9DCT, Andre DG3AZ, Marcel DO2MRC and Marco PP5/HB9CJX. QSL via DG2RON using the OQRS system on Club Log (preferred way). Further information and updates can be found on their website at: 5p7z.org/ [DARC D22]

14/03/2015: Joe, G3MRC is planning to participate in the Commonwealth Contest - BERU (14-15 March) from Lilongwe, Malawi, using the callsign 7Q7BP. Single-Op/All-Band entry with a Kenwood TS-480HX 200 watts, and several antennas, including a 5 bander spider beam up 45 feet, an R-8 vertical on a 20 foot pole, and a commercial multi-band dipole in an inverted vee configuration, centre at 45 feet, ends at 25 feet, running East/West. QSL to LoTW or via home call G3MRC QTHR. [ATDX]

14/03/2015: Look for members of Radio Club Croatian Flora Fauna (9A1WFF) Vito 9A3GSV, Rado 9A2SC and Daki 9A2WJ on 14th March (after 0800z) from two special ornithological reserves: Jastrebarski lugovi (WWFF 9AFF-077) and Crna Mlaka (9AFF-080). This is good opportunity for new points for the Annual (2015) Croatian Flora Fauna Program (www.9aff.sova-projekt.hr). QSL goes via 9A2MF. [9A6AA]

14/03/2015: Operators Choon E20HHK, Tommy HS0FVS, Noi HS3NBR, Ray HS4RAY, Nuk HS7BHK, Boy HS8GLR and Abdulloh Arma, HS9ZKE plan activity as E20HHK/p from Koh Maeo [Cat Island] (AS-145, WW Loc. OJ07HG), Thailand, during the weekend of 14-15 March, 2015. QRV on the HF bands using 100 watt SSB, CW and RTTY. QSL via E20HHK (see QRZ.com). [DxCoffee]

14/03/2015: Shigeto, 7K2TTJ will be active as T88YD from the West Plaza by the Sea Hotel, Koror village (WW Loc. PJ77FI), island of Koror, Republic of Palau (OC-009) between March 14-18, 2015. QRV on 80-6 metre SSB, CW and Digital modes. QSL via home call. [DX-World]

14/03/2015: Nigel, G3TXF will be active from Omaruru, Namibia, for the 2015 Commonwealth Contest (14-15 March). QSL via home call. Further info at: www.g3txf.com/dxtrip/V5-Mar-15/V5-Mar-15.html [ATDX]

14/03/2015: Imam, YB4IR will be heading out once again. This time Imam plans to activate Pulau Temajo [Temajo Island] (IOTA OC-252), West Kalimantan province, Indonesia. Good for Nusantara Indonesian Islands Award (www.nusantaraaward.com/). QRV from 14-18 March 2015, using the callsign YB4IR/7. Activity will be on 40-10 metre SSB, CW and RTTY, using Elecraft K3/100, tribander and vertical. QSL YB4IR via Club Log OQRS system, direct (QRZ.com) or Bureau. [N9BX]

14/03/2015: Bob, K3UL will be active from Grand Cayman Island (NA-016, WLOTA 1042) as ZF2UL between 14-20th March. QRV holiday style on the HF bands. QSL via home call (QRZ.com). [DX-World]

15/03/2015: Lukas, HB9EBT will be active as D44TEG from Tarrafal, Sao Tiago [aka Santiago] Island (AF-005, WLOTA 0158) from 15 March till 27 March 2015. QRV on 40-10m CW, using Elecraft K3/100W. Antenna will be a triple leg on a 15m fiberglass pole with home made feeder line, with SG-239 tuner. QSL direct or Bureau to HB9EBT. Please do not send IRC's. [rsgbiota.org]

15/03/2015: Look for Christian EA3NT to be active from Bellona island (OC-127) on 15-16th March using the callsign H42NT. He also expects to be QRV as VK4/EA4NT from Green island (OC-137) - Note: exact island unkown at this time - on 18-19th March. Christian will be carrying lightweight equipment and running on solar panels/car battery, if no power available, 100w and vertical dipoles. QSL M0OXO OQRS or direct mail. [IOTA-chasers]

15/03/2015: Take, JG8NQJ will be back to the weather station on Minami Torishima (IOTA OC-073) and be active as JG8NQJ/JD1 from mid-March until mid-June. He operates CW only in his spare time. QSL via JA8CJY (direct) or JG8NQJ (Bureau). [425 DX News]

15/03/2015: Jeff, N3JS informs ICPO the he is "planning another short, battery/solar powered operation from Assateague Island (NA-139, USi VA-024S), Accomack county, Virginia, signing N3JS/4, on Sunday 15th March, from around 1500 to 1800 UTC. If 10 metres appears to be open to Europe at the time, I'll be at 28.460 (+/- QRM), otherwise will drop to the vicinity of 21.260 or 18.128 MHz, depending on conditions. WLOTA number 4206 - operating position will be too far from lighthouse for ARLHS. [N3JS]

15/03/2015: Lou, W0FK will be operating holiday style on the HF bands as W0FK/4 from Longboat Key (NA-034, USi FL-053S), Sarasota county, Florida, between 15-30th March, 2015. SASE appreciated for QSL's. Non-US stations requesting a card without return postage will be answered via the Bureau. DX stations can send Lou an email QSL request. Log will be uploaded to LoTW. [rsgbiota.org]

16/03/2015: Marc, ON5SM will be active again from Cagayan de Oro, Mindanao Island (OC-130, WLOTA 2803, WW Loc. PJ28hl), Camiguin province, Philippines, from 16th March until 25th April 2015 as DU9/ON5SM. QSL via home call, Bureau or direct (QRZ.com). Log will be uploaded to LoTW and eQSL. Website and updates at: www.qrz.com/db/du9/on5sm [ATDX]

16/03/2015: Arliss W7XU (VP8DXU), Holly N0QJM (VP8QJM) and Marshall K5QE (VP8DQE) will be active as from the Falkland Islands (SA-002) on 16-26th March. Look for VP8DQE on 2m EME, and for some activity on the HF bands by VP8QJM (20 and 30 metres RTTY) and VP8DXU (CW). QSL VP8DXU and VP8QJM via W7XU, QSL VP8DQE via K5QE. [425 DX News]

17/03/2015: Chas, NK8O/VE3ISD (NAQCC #5873, SKCC #8952T, 4SQRP #843), will be active as PJ4/NK8O from the island of Bonaire (SA-006, WLOTA 1279, WWFF PAFF-024) between 17th March and 13th April, 2015. QRV on 20-10 metre (maybe 40m) CW, using a KX3 at 5 watts QRP. During September, 2015, Chas plans to be active as 5H3CP from Mwanza, on Lake Victoria, Tanzania. The Tanzania activity will be QRO (100W) using KX3 and KXPA100 amplifier. QSL via LoTW and eQSL. Web: www.qrz.com/db/nk8o

17/03/2015: Andy, DK5ON will be visiting Abu Dhabi and Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and plans activity as A6/DK5ON from 18-27th March. QRV 40-10 metre SSB, CW, RTTY and PSK31. QSL via home call, direct or Bureau. Please, No eQSL. [NG3K]

17/03/2015: Bruno, F5CCX will be active from Guadeloupe Island [Basse-Terre] (IOTA NA-102, DIFO FG-019, WW Loc. FK96CI) from 17-26th March as FG/F5CCX. He will concentrate on the Digital modes on the HF bands. QSL via home call, direct or Bureau. [ATDX]

18/03/2015: Operators Bogdan SP2FUD, Janusz SP9FIH and Rafal SQ9CNN plan to be active from Kathmandu, Nepal, between 18-30 March, 2015. Callsign will be announced soon. This time they will focus on North and South America. "Small pistols" prepare your ammunition (antennas)! Further information and updates can be found on their website at: 9n.dxpeditions.org/ [DX-World]

18/03/2015: Bill, K8ZBY will be active as KP2/K8ZBY from the Radio Reef DX'ers KP2M Station/QTH on the island of St. Croix (USi VI-002S, WLOTA 2477), U.S. Virgin Islands (NA-106) between 18-23 March 2015. QRV holiday style on 160-10 metre CW, SSB and some RTTY. He will be looking especially for Asia and the Pacific. QSL via home call. [OPDX Bulletin]

19/03/2015: Guy, F5MNW will again be active as FR/F5MNW from Reunion Island (AF-016, DIFO FR-001, WLOTA 1812, WW Loc. LG78PU, WWFF FFF-011) between 19th March and 14th April, 2015. QRV on HF the bands, CW only. QSL sure direct/Bureau, please not IRC ! Website: www.qrz.com/db/FR/F5MNW [DX-World]

19/03/2015: Take, JI3DST and Fusa JR3CNQ plan to be active again from the island of Guam (IOTA OC-026, USi GU-003S, WLOTA 0064, WWFF KFF-110) between 19-23 March, 2015. QRV as KH2/JS6RRR and KH2/JR3CNQ, respectively, on 160-10 metre SSB, CW and Digital modes. QSL via JS6RRR and JR3CNQ (see QRZ.com). Website: blog.goo.ne.jp/ji3dst [DX-World]

19/03/2015: Anton, OG2K, will be active on a "DX Field Day" as OH0/OG2K from Aland Islands (EU-002) between 19-22 March, 2015. QRV holiday style on 17 and 12 metre SSB and RTTY. QSL via OG2K. [DX-World]

19/03/2015: Bob, N7XR will be active again from Diego Garcia Island (AF-006), Chagos Archipelago from 19-27th March 2015 as VQ9XR. Bob says - "I'll be operating on 80-10m with power. I will also be operating on 60m CW, the British Republic is modifying the license to allow operation. 160m possible, no promises. 6m is out, no antenna. Operating on SSB, CW, and RTTY. No internet access is available in the area I operate from. I check emails once in the evening IF I can gain access. Most of the time it's extremely slow. QSL via Club Log or direct. No Bureau, LoTW or eQSL." [ATDX / NG3K]

20/03/2015: Look for Gert, ZS6AYU to be active holiday style as A25GF from Jwaneng (WW Loc. KH22OD), Botswana, between 20-22 March. QRV on 40-10m HF, plus 6 metres, with focus on CW. Will QAP 50.097 MHz between 1500z and 1800z calling CQ from time to time just in case there is a TEP opening. While on HF Gert would like to give a 10m break for QRP stations. QSL via the SARL Bureau or direct to home call. [NG3K]

20/03/2015: A few days after his activity from the North Cooks (E51UFF), look for Jorgen LA5UF to be active from Easter Island [Isla de Pascua, Rapa Nui] (SA-001, WLOTA 0319, WWFF CEFF-0027) as CE0Y/LA5UF from approx. 20-31 March 2015. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 metre CW, using low power and wire antennas. QSL to LA5UF direct (IRC or US$ 3). [DX-World]

20/03/2015: Igor, UA9CDC has announced that he will be active from Madeira Island (AF-014, DIP MA-001, PIP MD-001, WLOTA 0053) as CT9/UA9CDC from 20-31 March. Activity will include the Russian DX Contest (21-22 March) and the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (28-29 March). QSL via home call. [ATDX]

20/03/2015: Operators from Radiogrupo Sur will be active from Flores Island (SA-030) between 20-22 March 2015. QRV as CV5A, look for them on all bands and modes. Activity will include the activation of the Isla de Flores lighthouse (ARLHS URU-001, WLOTA 0528). Please QSL ONLY Direct to CX2ABC (P. O. Box 950, 11000-Montevideo, Uruguay). Please, include IRC (or 2 USD) + SASE. [DX-World]

20/03/2015: Look for Kazu, M0CFW to be active once again from the old German signal station, St. Brelade, isle of Jersey (EU-013, WLOTA 0818, WW Loc. IN89VE, WAB WV54) between 20-23 March. Focus will be on the Russian DX Contest (21-22 March) as a Single-Op entry using the callsign MJ5Z. QRV as MJ0CFW before and after the contest. QSL both calls via LoTW. QSL also OK direct to M0CFW. [QRZ.com]

20/03/2015: Kiichi JF1LUT will be active from Kolonia Town, Pohnpei island (OC-010), F.S.M., as V63KI between 20-25 March, 2015. QRV on 20, 17, 15, 12 and 10 metres, SSB only. Online log search will be hosted by Club Log. QSL via QRZ.com information under V63KI. [DX-World]

20/03/2015: Allen, VK7AN/VK9N and David, VK7YUM/VK9N will be active on Norfolk Island (OC-005, WLOTA 1469, WWFF VKFF-392) between 20-27th March, 2015. QRV on 40-10m, SSB and Digital modes. QSL via Bureau or direct to VK7AN or VK7YUM (addresses on QRZ.com). [DX-World]

LOOKING AHEAD -

25/03/2015: Ben, DL1RNT will be active holiday style as 8Q7NT from Embudu Island (WW Loc. MJ64SC), South Male Atoll, Maldive Islands (AS-013), from 25th March 25 until 2nd April 2015. QRV on 40-10 metre CW, RTTY and PSK using IC7100 with 100w and some vertical antenna. QSL via home call, direct or Bureau. [DX-World]

27/03/2015: Joe, K5KUA will once again be QRV as K5KUA/5 from Galveston island (NA-143, USi TX-001S), Galveston county, Texas, from 27-30th March. Will be active on 40-10 metre, CW only, as time permits. QSL via home call, direct or Bureau. [rsgbiota.org]

28/03/2015: Rafael, KP4RV plans a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m) entry in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (28-29 March) from Luquillo, Puerto Rico (NA-099, USi PR-006S, WLOTA). QSL via via AI4U, direct only (see QRZ.com). [NG3K]

12/04/2015: Doug, K4DBR will be active from the island of Sint Maarten (NA-105, WLOTA 0711) as PJ7/K4DBR between 12-17th April 2015. QRV on 40-10 metre SSB and Digital modes. QSL via LoTW preferred. [DX-World]

22/04/2015: Gordon, G3USR will be active holiday-style as C6AGM from Freeport, Grand Bahama Island (NA-080, WLOTA 0527), between 22-28 April 2015. Working conditions - 100W from a CDXC loan rig - a Yaesu FT-450 - with a vertical wire or vertical dipole. QSL Direct ONLY via G3USR, please NO IRC and NO Bureau. [DX-World]

22/04/2015: David, WJ2O will be visiting the home of Octavio, YN2N in Granada, Nicaragua, between 22-30 April. Look for David to be QRV on the HF bands as YN/WJ2O. QSL via home call. [ATDX]

30/04/2015: Look for Clubstations DL0DFF and DK0RZ (DOK E39 - DARC OV Ratzeburg) to be QRV on all bands and modes from the island of Hooge [Hallig Hooge] (EU-042, DID/GIA N-22) from 30th April until 3rd May 2015. Their QTH will be Ockenswarft, in the district of Nordfriesland, Germany. Operators include Siggi DL3HBZ, Lothar DL8HAL, Steve DJ7AO, Frank DF6LPC, Uli DJ9IE and Ben DB2LS. The island of Hooge is part of the National Park and Nature Reserve Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea (WWFF DLFF-013). QSL DL0DFF and DK0RZ via the DARC Bureau (preferred way). If direct QSL is required DL0DFF goes via DL3HBZ and DK0RZ via DL5HAQ. [rsgbiota.org]

24/07/2015: Look for RRDXA members Achim DL1DAW, Kai DL3HAH and Andy DL3YM to be active on all bands as 9A/DK3QZ from the island of Kaprije (EU-170, IOCA CI-035, MIA MC-150) between 24-26th July 2015. This will include participation in the RSGB IOTA Contest (25-26 July). QSL via DK3QZ, Bureau or direct. [rsgbiota.org]

25/07/2015: Kilmarnock and Loudoun Amateur Radio Club members Graham MM0GHM, Gordon MM0GOR, Jason GM7VSB, Barry GM3YEH, Gordon GM7WCO and John GM0DJG will be active in the RSGB IOTA Contest (25-26 July) as GM7A from the Isle of Gigha (IOSA NH24, SCOTIA CS23), Inner Hebrides (EU-008). QSL direct or Bureau to GM7A. [rsgbiota.org]

25/07/2015: Look for GU9V to be active on all bands during the RSGB IOTA Contest from the Bailiwick of Guernsey (EU-114, WLOTA 0013). Operators include Iain M0PCB, Chloe M0GEJ, Rich M5RIC, Simon M0CLW, Peter 2E0SQL, Louis 2U0FER and Tom 2U0TKB. QSL request (OQRS) and log search will be hosted by Club Log. [rsgbiota.org]

22/08/2015: Operators Tony EI2KC, Tony EI3HA, Declan EI6FR and Liam EI7DSB plan activity on the HF bands as EJ7NET from the island of Gola (EU-121) from 22-27 August. Gola is a small island off the coast of Gweedore, County Donegal, Ireland. QSL Information: TBC [rsgbiota.org]

24/10/2015: The ARA Boys Contest Team will be active as a Multi-Single entry in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (24-25 October) from Arau, Perlis (AS-058), Malaysia, using the callsign 9M2M. Team members include Zaki 9M2ZAK, Ahmad 9M2AGC, Syed 9M2SYA, Han 9W2SBD, Mohamad 9W2SBL, Afiq 9W2AHU, Weerut 9W2RUT, Noh 9W2MNW, Rizal 9M2RDX, Oja 9M2OUT and Hary 9M2GET. QSL direct to: ARA Boys Contest N' DX'ers, 49 F Jalan 2, Taman Sri Mawar, 02600, Arau, Perlis, Malaysia. [NG3K]

LIGHTHOUSE CALENDAR -

14/03-20/03 ZF2UL: Grand Cayman Island WLOTA:1042 QSL K3UL (d/B)
15/03-27/03 D44TEG: Ilha de Sao Tiago WLOTA:0158 QSL HB9EBT (d/B)
15/03 N3JS/4: Assateague Island WLOTA:4206 QSL H/c (d/B)
16/03-25/04 DU9/ON5SM: Mindanao Island WLOTA:2803 QSL H/c (d/B)
17/03-26/03 FG/F5CCX: Guadeloupe Island WLOTA:0644 QSL H/c (d/B)
17/03-13/04 PJ4/NK8O: Bonaire Island WLOTA:1279 QSL eQSL/LOTW
18/03-23/03 KP2/K8ZBY: St. Croix Island WLOTA:2477 QSL H/c (d/B)
19/03-14/04 FR/F5MNW: La Reunion Island WLOTA:1812 QSL H/c (d/B)
19/03-23/03 KH2/JR3CNQ: Guam Island WLOTA:0064 QSL H/c (QRZ.com)
19/03-23/03 KH2/JS6RRR: Guam Island WLOTA:0064 QSL H/c (QRZ.com)
20/03-31/03 CE0Y/LA5UF: Isla de Pascua WLOTA:0319 QSL H/c (d)
20/03-31/03 CT9/UA9CDC: Ilha da Madeira WLOTA:0053 QSL H/c (d/B)
20/03-22/03 CV5A: Isla Flores WLOL:URU-001 WLOTA:0528 QSL CX2ABC (d)
20/03-23/03 MJ0CFW: Jersey Island (main) WLOTA:0818 QSL OQRS
20/03-27/03 VK7AN/VK9: Norfolk Island WLOTA:1469 QSL H/c (d/B)
20/03-27/03 VK7YUM/VK9: Norfolk Island WLOTA:1469 QSL H/c (d/B)

6 METRES & UP -

14/03 Memorial OK1WC (MWC) Activity 6m-241GHz 1100z-1259z
14/03-15/03 F9AA Cup Contest 2m SSB class 14 1200z-15 1200z
14/03-15/03 Louisiana QSO Party 6/2m classes 14 1400z-15 0200z
14/03 FISTS Two Metre Activitiy 1500z-1600z
14/03-15/03 59th QCWA QSO Party 6m class 14 1800z-15 1800z
14/03-21/03 5P7Z: Romo Isl EU-125 Grid:JO45 6m QSL DG2RON OQRS
14/03-18/03 T88YD: Palau OC-009 Grid:PJ77fi 6m QSL 7K2TTJ (d/B)
15/03 070 Club St. Patrick's Day Contest 6m class 0000z-2359z
15/03 UBA VHF-2m Phone/CW Spring Contest 0700z-1100z
15/03 FISTS Two Metre Activitiy 1000z-1100z
15/03 RSGB 70MHz Cumulatives #2 SO Fixed/Open 1000z-1200z
15/03-16/03 Wisconsin QSO Party 6m-70cm classes 15 1800z-16 0100z
17/03-18/03 CLARA & Family Contest 6/2m classes 17 1700z-18 1700z
17/03 LY 1.3GHz Activity Contest Open/CW/SSB/FM 1800z-2159z
17/03 NRAU 1.3GHz Activity Contest Open/SO/MO 1800z-2200z
17/03 SPAC 1.3GHz Contest CW/Phone/Open 1800z-2200z
17/03 RSGB 1.3GHz UKAC SO Fixed/Open 2000z-2230z
19/03 NRAU 70MHz Activity Contest Open/SO/MO 1800z-2200z
19/03 SPAC 70MHz Contest CW/Phone/Open 1800z-2200z

Contest Calendar: www.qsl.net/va3rj/con_mar.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 -

Date: Mon, 9 Mar 2015 From: Cezar Trifu ve3lyc@hotmail.com Subject: TX4A & VK6ISL QSL cards Hi guys, This is to let you know that these cards have finally arrived here. No word from Canada Post as to what might have caused this very embarrassing delay, but I would like to thank everyone, once again, for their patience. I will work now on preparing the cards to be mailed. Please note that all the direct requests received as of today will be mailed at the same time, later this week. 73, Cezar, VE3LYC

QSLs via Bureau: 8S0UN, 9V1XX, E20AS [AS-125], JW9JKA, RK110RAEM, V31MA and ZX1WYD.

QSLs via Direct: TC0MI [AS-201] (TA1ED), VP2ERJ (KG2A) and YB3MM/8 [OC-247] (OQRS).

QSLs via LoTW: 3D2KM, 3G0ZC, 3G1B, 4U1WB, 8P2K, 9A1A, 9A1P, 9A5X, 9A8M, CR3L, CX9AU, DF2F, DJ7WW, DK3T, DL3ANK, DL8SCG, E7DX, EA4CWN, EA4TD, EA5DFV, EF8O, EF8U, EI1A, ES5Q, F6ARC, G3R, G3Y, G8X, GW4BLE, HA5PP, HA8FM, HB2T, HB9CVQ, HB9DDO, HG8C, HI3K, HK1R, HK1T, HK3C, IO4W, IT9VDQ, KH6LC, KH6Y, KH7M, KP2DX, LN5O, LO5D, LP1H, LT2H, LU1FAM, LU5FC, LU6DC, LY5W, LY7Z, LZ2PL, LZ2PS, LZ3ZZ, LZ5R, OH0X, OH1F, OK1CZ, OK1DO, OK4PA, OL5T, OM2MM, OM4MM, P43L, P49Y, PJ7AA, PP5KR, PS2T, PS5A, PW2D, PX2B, PX2X, PY1GQ, PY1ZV, PY2DY, PY3KN, RC9O, S51TA, S54O, S55T, S56B, S57UN, SP7VC, SP8K, SP8R, SV5DKL, TI5W, TM0T, TO1A, TO5A, UA2F, V26M, VK3JA, VK4QH, XE2AA, XE2AU, XE2B, YN2AA, YP3A, YT3A, YT3X, YU1EW, YU2A, YU6DX, YV1KK, YY1YLY, Z36W, Z39A, ZM2IO, ZV2K and ZY2B.

BITS & PIECES -

ACTIVATION OF NORTH KOREA (PRESS RELEASE #1) - On February 28th, DX-World.net broke the news that Dom 3Z9DX had written permission to operate amateur radio from a VERY wanted DXCC entity. Today, we can reveal that entity is North Korea (P5). Dom 3Z9DX explains he has received a further letter from authorities in Pyongyang inviting him to a final meeting to discuss [and for he to accept] rules by the North Korean military and the relevant telecommunications department. This meeting will take place in December with activity planned for January or February 2016. According to P5 telecoms, Dom will be permitted only three bands (20-15-10) likely using a multiband vertical from a secured place in Pyongyang with two government supervisors over-looking 24/7. Activity will last for 5 days. At the moment this is a solo expedition to the #1 Most wanted entity using SSB only. He is working hard behind the scenes to get one more op (CW) to join him. Please realise this project is a work in progress and to understand that it may only be Dom who operates from North Korea. More updates / website throughout 2015. Any questions via Press Officer, Col MM0NDX. 73 Col MM0NDX for "P5-2016 Project" by 3Z9DX.



5V7, TOGO - Marc, F5IVC reports that he is now active from Togo as 5V7SM for the next 4 or 5 years. Currently he is active only 10m, but will soon have a multiband antenna in use. QSL via QRZ.com details. [DX-World]



FARALLONES DE COSIGUINA NA-212 - Dan, HR2DMR informs DX-World that he has plans to be active from the rare IOTA of Farallones de Cosiguina NA-212 during mid to late July covering the IOTA contest.... "Hoping to use a special H7 prefix or YN9W, activity could start from July 23 to 28, depending on Honduran and Nicaraguan navy officers. More details and full plans announced at later date." 73 Col MM0NDX



J7, ISLAND OF DOMINICA - Jan, SA5X (SM5TJH) is currently active (since 3rd March) from the island of Dominica (NA-101) as J79TJH. QRV 20-6m SSB. Goran, SM5AWU is also active during the same time period as J79AWU on 20-6m RTTY and Digital modes. Their length of stay is still unknown at this time. QSL J79TJH via LoTW, or SM5TJH direct or Bureau. QSL J79AWU via SM5AWU, Bureau or direct. [ATDX]



V2, ANTIGUA - Babs, DL7AFS and Lot, DJ7ZG will soon be in Antigua (NA-100, WLOTA 1118, WW Loc. FK97cc) for another holiday-style DXpedition as V21ZG lasting a few weeks. Focus on HF bands, mainly RTTY, PSK and SSB. QSL via DL7AFS. Further information will be available soon. [DX-World]



LNDX861 - For the 90e anniv of IARU some special call sign will be on the air: from Martinique: TO90IARU from April 4th to 18th from Corsica: TK90IARU same dates from France: TM90WARD from April 17th to 19th

- for the 150e anniv of ITU: from France: TM150ITU and TM150UIT from May 3rd to 17th

- for the 90e anniv of REF (Reseaux des Emetteurs Francais): From France: TM90REF from May 17th to 31st

ALL QSO will be automatic confirmed by bureau from the REF QSL bureau. Best wishes Jean-Michel F6AJA



CQMM DX CONTEST / 2015 ! - To All Radioamateurs / Club's / Group's Visit the site of the biggest Group of radioamateurs of CW in BRAZIL ! Our page has been visited by more than 1,5 million hams in six continents (we were visited by 191 different countries), in 12 years. Join CQMM DX Contest 2015. Your participation is very important ! Include in your contests calendar, our CQMM DX CONTEST / 2015. See more details: www.cwjf.com.br 73, Ed - PY4WAS CWJF Group, President



WISCONSIN QSO PARTY - MARCH 15 - Come to the Wisconsin Party on *Sunday, March 15* - Everyone's invited! 1:00pm until 8:00pm CDT Exchange is S/P/C (out-state) or WI county (in-state). Complete 2015 Rules, mobile route info and other information at: www.warac.org/wqp/wqp.htm Please send route info to wiqp@warac.org or post on County Hunters at: http://www.cquest.com/cgi-bin/flynn/trips.pl. Please include: Call sign to be used Bands and modes of Operation Counties - if mobile, a list in the order of visiting them Submit logs to wiqp-logs@warac.org CU on Sunday! Tom Macon, K9BTQ WIQP Team, West Allis RAC



73 and Good DX!

Dave Raycroft, VA3RJ

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