I.C.P.O. Bulletin (01-07 May 2015) "Islands, Castles & Portable Operations"

12:04 Fernando Luiz de Souza 0 Comments

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

01/05/2015: Klaus, DL1TRK/p will be active on the 1st of May 2015 from Fretzdorf Castle (WCA DL-04083, COTA-DL BRB-088. QSL via bureau. [RN1CW]

01/05/2015: Operators John SV1GE, George SV2BRT, Gianni SV2FPU, Takis SV2FWV, Georgia (YL) SV1QXU, Vangelis SV2RJV and Dimitris SV2RMK will be active as J49TSL from the resort village of Georgioupoli, island of Crete (EU-015, GIOTA KRS-005, MIA MGC-005, WLOTA 1400, WW Loc. KM25di) from 1-10 May 2015. Plans are to be QRV on 80-6 metre CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via SV2DGH, bureau, direct (Christos Sfyris, P.O.Box 4200, 57019 Perea, Thermaikos, Thessaloniki, Greece - Hellas) with SAE + sufficient postage and LoTW. Further information and updates at: www.qsl.net/s/sv2dgh//j49tsl/ [rsgbiota.org]

01/05/2015: Joe, K5KUA will once again be active from Galveston Island (NA-143, USi TX-001S), Galveston county, Texas, as K5KUA/5 from 1-3 May, 2015. Active on 40-10 metre CW only, as time permits. Log will be uploaded to LoTW and Club Log. [rsgbiota.org]

01/05/2015: Murilo PY2DS (leader/Manager), Marcelo PY2AE, Joao PU2KKE, Flavio PU2KFL and William PU2XIZ will be active from Cambriu Island (IOTA SA-024, DIB SP-15), on 1-3 May 2015, as PW2C. QRV on all bands using SSB and CW. QSL via PY2DS. [DxCoffee]

01/05/2015: Christian, HB9LCA is now touring Belize and will be active as V31CS from several QTH's until 13th May. QRV on 40-10 metre CW using IC 706, 100 Watts, Vertical Dipole, 2 5.5 metres with 300 ohm feedline and a SG 231 Tuner. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [ATDX]

01/05/2015: Mike, VO1OK will be active as V31OK from Ak'Bol Eco Resort, Ambergris Caye (IOTA NA-073), with low power using a KX3 with an LNR endfed antenna from 1-6 May 2015. QRV on 40, 20, 10 and other bands if he can tune the antenna, SSB only. QSL via home call. [DX-World]

01/05/2015: Budi, YF1AR will be active as YF1AR/7 from Pulau Laut [Laut Island] (IOTA OC-166) and Bukit Balingkar (Gunung Lampu) Lighthouse (ARLHS IDO-105, WW Loc. OI86CS) on 1-3 May 2015. QRV on 40-10 metre SSB, with some CW and Digital modes, using Yaesu FT 450D with FC-707 tuner, power 100W. Antenna: vertical 43 feet 40m band and HB9CV 20-15-10m band. QSL via N2OO, direct or bureau. OQRS via YF1AR Club Log. Website: www.yf1ar.com/2015/04/yf1ar7-ido-105-oc-166-laut-island.html [YF1AR]

02/05/2015: Jim, W8ERI plans to be active as 6Y5/W8ERI from Montego Bay, island of Jamaica (NA-097, WLOTA 0214), from 2-8 May, 2015. Holiday style QRP with a Yaesu FT-817 SSB on 20, 17 and 15 metres. QSL direct via W8ERI (QRZ.com). Website: www.qrz.com/db/XE3/W8ERI [DX-World]

02/05/2015: Members of the World Wide Club will be active again as JD1YBT from Chichi-jima, Ogasawara (AS-031, JCG #10007, WLOTA 2269, WW Loc. QL17CD, WWFF JAFF-018), Tokyo prefecture, between 2-11 May, 2015. Team members include Aki JA4FHE, Masaru JA5AQC, Yoshi JE2EHP and Toshi JP1IOF (JD1BLC). QRV on 160-6 metres using all modes and possibly 3 stations. QSL via JP1IOF, direct or Bureau, and LoTW. Online logsearch and OQRS on Club Log. Web: www.qrz.com/db/JD1YBT [DX-World]

02/05/2015: Peter, DL2RPS will be active from the Baie Sainte Anne district of Praslin Island (IOTA AF-024, WWFF S7FF-04), Seychelles Archpelago, as S79RPS between May 2-8, 2015. In order to give everyone the opportunity to be able to call off S79RPS work, there will be only one connection per call and amateur radio band. Multiple QSOs per band lead to the deletion of each amateur radio band. The log is set here every night. QRV on the HF bands using CW, SSB and some Digital modes. QSL via bureau to DL2RPS, eQSL via S79RPS, Club Log OQRS or direct with SASE and 2 US$ via DL2RPS (QRZ.com). [DX-World]

02/05/2015: Belgian members of the UBA section DST (Diest) Dominic ON4AZP, Lode ON6KL, Cois ON6VP, Herman ON7FH and Maurice ON7KS will be active as TM0D from Bell-Ile-en-mer (EU-048, DIFM AT-015, WLOTA 0872, WW Loc. IN7ji) from 2 until 7 May 2015. QRV mainly on the IOTA meeting frequency 14.260 MHz, but also the other HF amateur bands will be activated. QSL via Rik ON3HO and LoTW. [rsgbiota.org]

03/05/2015: Celso, PU2WDX will be active from Fernando de Noronha (IOTA SA-003, DIB OC-01, WLOTA 1208, WWFF PYFF-0016) from 3-5 May 2015 as ZW0FWA. QRV on 80, 12 and 10 metre SSB. Also QRV on 40, 15, 12 and 10 metre Digital modes. QSL via home call, direct (SAE + 1 IRC or 2GS) and LoTW. Website: www.grupocdr.com.br [DxCoffee]

04/05/2015: Christoph, DL1YAF starts May 4th in Perth, Australia (OC-001, WLOTA 1520), with his camping tour. The plan is to travel as DL1YAF/VK all the way up to Darwin. From 30th May until 3rd June he will be active from Lord Howe Island as DL1YAF/VK9L. Planned Oeration from 80 to 10 metre SSB and CW. His Rig will be a Elecraft KX3 (KPA 100) with MP1 Vertikal Antenna and 4 Band Dipole. Keep your Ears up for him. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [DX World]

04/05/2015: Mike, WA0SPG will activate Garden Key (USi FL-013S) Dry Tortugas (IOTA NA-079, WWFF KFF-0023) on 4th to 6th of May. He will be operating HF (SSB/CW) using a KX3 and a FT-817. Antennas will be a Buddipole vertical dipole near saltwater, Alpha vertical and Loop antenna. Mike will also be doing satellite work with 2 FT-817s for SO-50 and FO-29 (SSB/CW) with both arrow and elk antennas. All power will be by Goal Zero batteries being charged by Solar PV panels. QSL via home call. [NG3K]

05/05/2015: Michael, OZ1KZX will be activating Anholt island (EU-088, OZI/DIA NK-001, WLOTA 2816, WW Loc. JO57SR) as 5P1ANH (AAG Anholt Aktivity Group), when off duty, in the periode 5-9th May 2015. Activity will be on 80-10 metre Digital modes (RTTY, JT65, JT9 and PSK31). The period of activations might change. QSL via OZ1KZX. Log will be uploaded to LoTW, Club Log and eQSL. Website: qrz.com/db/5p1anh [rsgbiota.org]

05/05/2015: Johannes, DF5AU will be active from Madeira Island (AF-014, DIP MA-001, PIP MD-001, WLOTA 0053) between 5-10th May as CT9/DF5AU. QRV on the HF bands using CW and SSB. He will also participate in the MIR-Contest using the callsign CR3L (QSL via DJ6QT). QSL CT9/DF5AU via LoTW (preferred) or direct to home call, also OK via DARC-bureau. [NG3K]

07/05/2015: Nobuaki, JA0JHQ will be active as JA0JHQ/VK9X from Christmas Island (OC-002, WWFF VKFF-0098, Grid Loc. OH29) between 7-10th May 2015. QRV on 40-6 metre CW and SSB. QSL via JA0JHQ (QRZ.com). Website: pandasan.jimdo.com/ [DX-World]

07/05/2015: Alain, F8FUA will once again be active as ZL7/F8FUA from Chatham Island (OC-038, WLOTA 1627, WWFF ZLFF-0017) between 7-13th May. QRV on the HF bands using CW, SSB and RTTY, using a K3 and a Buddipole. QSL via F8FUA, direct (w/SAE + 2 USDs or 1 IRC [new one!]), by the bureau or LoTW. NO eQSL! [OPDX Bulletin]

24/05/2015: Emmanuel, F5LIT (VE2LIT, W6LIT) will be active from Iceland (EU-021, WLOTA 2975) between 24-30th May 2015 as TF/F5LIT. QRV holiday style on the HF bands. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [ATDX]

29/05/2015: Larry, K4KGG plans activity from Santa Rosa [aka Okaloosa] Island (NA-142, USi FL-003S), Florida from 29-31 May. Comments: Subject to Q rates Fri May 29 20:00 to 23:59Z Sat May 30 00:00 to 00:01Z and 14:00 to 16:00Z and 19:00 to 23:59Z Sun May 31 00:00 to 01:00 and 14:00 to 17:00Z. Vertical near salt water; 40 thru 10m; 500W; CW, RTTY, SSB, PSK. QSL direct to K4KGG. [rsgbiota.org]

30/05/2015: The Thailand DX Association (HSDXA) team will be active once again as E2X as a Multi-Single entry in the CQWW WPX CW Contest (30-31 May). QSL via E20GMY and LoTW. [NG3K]

01/07/2015: Anders, SM5EFX will be active as SF2X/p from Ledskar Island (IOTA EU-135) from 1-31st July 2015. Sporadic activation except during the RSGB IOTA Contest (25-26 July) when he will put in a Single-Op effort. Ledskar Island is located within the Kronoeren Nature Reserve (WWFF SMFF-0053), a Marine Protected Area in Sweden (IUCN category V). QSL direct or bureau to SM5EFX. [rsgbiota.org]

10/07/2015: Look for Mike, W2IY to be active vacation style on the HF bands from Mount Desert Island (NA-055, USi ME-021S, WLOTA 1129), Hancock county, Maine, between 10th July and 5th August. Activity will also include an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (25-26 July). QSL via home call, bureau or direct. [rsgbiota.org]

25/07/2015: Look for Jean-Pierre, VA2SG/p to be active in the RSGB IOTA Contest (25-26 July) as a QRP/DXpdn/CW entry (40/20m CW only) from Ile-aux-Coudres (NA-128), Quebec. QSL via home call and LoTW. [NG3K]

20/10/2015: Operators Martin G4XUM, Rich M5RIC, Stewart GM4AFF, Kelly N0VD and others will be active from Saint Barthelemy Island (NA-146, DIFO FJ-001, WLOTA 0377) as FJ/homecall between 20-27th October. Their focus will be on the CQWW DX SSB Contest (24-25 October) as a Multi-2 entry using the callsign TO4K. QSL TO4K via G3NKC and LoTW. QSL others via the operators home callsign. [NG3K

24/10/2015: Abdallah, 9K2GS will try a Single-Op/All-Band entry in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (24-25 October) using the callsign 9K2K from Qortuba, Kuwait. QSL via LoTW (preferred). QSL also ok via 9K2GS, direct only with 2 Green Stamps and SAE. [NG3K]


01/05/2015: Special event station 8J1ITU will be active on all bands and modes during the entire month of May to celebrate World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (17 May) and the anniversary of the creation of the International Telecommunications Union. Activity will take place from the city of Kasumigaura on Honshu Island (AS-007, WLOTA 2376). QSL via the bureau and eQSL. [425 DX News]

01/05/2015: To celebrate ITU's 150th anniversary, eleven special callsigns will be in use on 1-30 May: AO150A, AO150E, AO150G, AO150H, AO150I, AO150N, AO150O, AO150R, AO150T, AO150U (Canary Islands) and AO150V. The callsigns' suffixes are the letters forming the anniversary motto (ITU: Innovating Together). The event is sponsored by the Union Radioaficionados Espanoles (URE); further information, including logsearch and details on the award programme will be available at: itu150.ure.es/ [425 DX News]

01/05/2015: The Cunard vessel RMS Lusitania was torpedoed and sank off the Old Head of Kinsale Ireland on the 7th May 1915. The Radio Officers Association ROARS will be running a month long event from the 1st - 31st May 2015 to commemorate the sinking of this vessel from the Planet Light Vessel currently berthed in Canning Dock Liverpool England. This once in life time event will be using the call sign GB100MFA, MFA being the call letters allocated to the Lusitania. The QTH of Liverpool was chosen as this was the Lusitania's registered port, and her final destination. It is hoped that two stations will be active and therefore both CW and SSB can be catered for on ALL BANDS depending upon conditions and staffing levels. QSL direct via G0UVX QTHR. [G3ZRJ]

01/05/2015: John, IK2JYT, and other members of A.R.S. Radio Club "Como-01, Brughiera Comasca" will be active as IR2EXPO to celebrate the 2015 Universal Milan Exhibition "EXPO" between May 1st and Ocrober 31st. A special QSL card will be sent if at least three (3) HF bands are worked. Look at the HRD online log service to make sure you have at least 3 effective contacts on different bands. QSL Manager is IK2TTO for direct QSLs. For bureau via 9A8ARS or ik2tto[@]asrcomo01.it [OPDX Bulletin]

01/05/2015: ENGLAND - ISWL CLUB CALLSIGNS - The ISWL Club Callsigns in use throughout the month of May 2015 are: GX4BJC /A - Operated from Eastbourne, in East Sussex, by Peter - G0NQZ. (/A WAB Square = TQ50 - England, IOTA = EU-005, WLOTA = 1841). MX1SWL /A - Operated from Clacton on Sea, in Essex, by George G1IPU. (/A WAB Square = TM11 - England, IOTA = EU-005, WLOTA = 1841). George will also operate as MX1SWL /P during the month and will give his WAB square if requested. ALL QSL's for BOTH Calls will be handled by Herbie G6XOU and NOT the individual Operator. The I.S.W.L. is a member of the European PSK Club. All QSL Info is on www.iswl.org.uk/ or www.qrz.com/or via www.eQSL.cc/ NO LOTW. I.S.W.L. Awards are available to all Hams and SWL's - see www.iswl.org.uk/ for full details. eQSL.cc cards ARE welcomed for our awards. Very best wishes to all and have a great Month. Pete Rayer, ISWL Life Vice President, Bournemouth, UK.

01/05/2015: Between 1st and 31st of May 2015 Bulgarian Radio Club Blagovestnik (LZ1KCP), Voynyagovo, Bulgaria, will use the special callsign LZ102SIB which has been created in honour of Saint Ioan Bogoslov. LZ102SIB counts for "All Saints" award and 10 points towards "St. Teodosii Tyrnovski" award. QSL via Bureau or P.O. Box 36, 4300 Karlovo, Bulgaria. [QRZ.com]

01/05/2015: From 1st May until 30th June 2015, you will find on air, mainly on weekends, the special callsign ON10EURAO celebrating the 10th anniversary of EURAO. It is sponsored by its member association Vlaamse RadioAmateurs, ON4VRA. QSL via bureau. Website:www.vra.be/ON10EURAO.html [EURAO]

01/05/2015: Eight special individual callsigns (PA45FREE, PB45FREE, PC45FREE, PD45FREE, PE45FREE, PF45FREE, PG45FREE and PH45FREE) will be active in May to celebrate 70 years of freedom in the Netherlands since the end of World War II. In addition, special group callsign PA45FREEDOM will be in use on 16-17 May, and possibly a few other times during the month. All of the QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau. Direct cards should be sent to PD7YY. Information on the award offered free of charge for working these stations can be found at:http://www.qrz.com/db/PAF45FREEDOM [425 DX News]

01/05/2015: Rony, PS7AB (SSB) and Leo, PP1CZ (CW and digital modes) will be active as PT70FEB on 1-31 May 2015. This is the fifth of a series of twelve special callsigns; the suffix stands for Forca Expedicionaria Brasileira, the Brazilian Expeditionary Force that fought alongside the Allied powers in Italy during World War II. QSL via PS7AB (direct or bureau), LoTW and eQSL. See www.qrz.com/db/pt70feb for further information. [425 DX News]

01/05/2015: Special callsign RM30SM will be active from 1 May to 12 June to celebrate the 30th anniversary since the honorary title of Hero City for outstanding heroism during World War II was bestowed upon the city of Smolensk. QSL via R3LO, direct or bureau, plus LoTW and eQSL. Detailed information on the award programme can be found at: rm30sm.ru/ [425 DX News]

01/05/2015: The year 2015 is a major milestone in the history of the International Telecommunication Union. On 17 May 2015 the world will be celebrating 150 years since the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention and the creation of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). TCSWAT celebrates this milestone with the special callsign TC150ITU between 1-30 May, 2015. Activity will be on all HF bands and the logs will be uploaded to LoTW and eQSL. You do not need to send a QSL card back unless otherwise it is noted on your QSL card. Be patient as TCSWAT QSLs 100% via the working QSL Bureaus. Website:www.qrz.com/db/TC150ITU [TCSWAT]

03/05/2015: Special event stations B3CRAC and B7CRAC are celebreting the 75th Chinese Ham Day on 3rd May 2015. Hams in China were gathering on air on every May Fifth since 1940. This day is then called Chinese Ham Day. QSL both calls via Dale, BA4TB. [DX World]

03/05/2015: Special station EI100MFA will be active bewteen 3 and 10 May to to commemorate the tragic sinking of the RMS Lusitania, which was torpedoed off the Irish coasts on 7 May 1915. Some 1,200 people lost their lives in the disaster. MFA was the callsign allocated to the ocean liner. The activity will take place from a site near the Old Head of Kinsale Lighthouse (ARLHS IRE-005, WLOTA 2484), County Cork, Ireland (EU-115). QSL via EI4GZB, direct or bureau (OQRS on Club Log), and LoTW. [425 DX News]

03/05/2015: A very large number of Russian stations using special prefix RP70 (where the letter P stands for 'pobeda', i.e. 'victory') will be active on 3-10 May to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. Further information (including the list of participating stations, their QSL routes and details on the award programme) will be available at: pobeda.srr.ru/ [425 DX News]

03/05/2015: For the 150th anniversary of the ITU some special call sign will be on the air - from France: TM150ITU and TM150UIT between 3-17 May 2015. ALL QSOs will be automatically confirmed by the Bureau from the REF QSL Bureau. [F6AJA]

03/05/2015: Look for special event station TM45PAX to be active between 5-19th May to celebrate the first instrument of surrender signed at Reims, France, at 02:41 Central European Time on May 7th, 1945. The signing took place in a red brick schoolhouse that served as the supreme headquarters allied expeditionary force. It was to take effect at 23:01 CET on 8th May. QSL via F5JYD, bureau or direct (SASE / SAE + sufficient postage). [OPDX Bulletin]

04/05/2015: Jan, OZ1ADL reports: "This year marks 70 years of the liberation and the end of WWII for Denmark. Despite the fact that The Museum of Danish Resistance recently burned down, the callsign OZ5MAY will be on the air, in memory of those who risked their lives. OZ5MAY will be active on 4th May and 5th May - in the evening after 19:30 Danish time (17:30 UTC) and several hours ahead. It will be possible to work OZ5MAY on 40, 30 and perhaps also 20 metres. Changing band depending on the conditions and activity. There is also a certificate associated with the callsign." For details look at DDXG's website:www.ddxg.dk/awards/underground.htm [DxCoffee]

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


01/05-31/05 8J1ITU: Honshu WLOTA:2376 QSL Buro/eQSL
01/05-30/06 8J1KJ: Honshu WLOTA:2376 QSL Buro
01/05-31/10 8J1TRD: Honshu WLOTA:2376 QSL Buro
01/05-30/09 8N13ARDF: Honshu WLOTA:2376 QSL Buro
01/05-31/05 GB100MFA: Enland (main island) WLOTA:1841 QSL G0UVX (d)
01/05-31/05 GX4BJC/A: Enland (main island) WLOTA:1841 QSL G6XOU (d/B)
01/05-10/05 J49TSL: Nisos Kriti WLOTA:1400 QSL SV2DGH (d/B)
01/05-31/05 MX1SWL/A: Enland (main island) WLOTA:1841 QSL G6XOU (d/B)
01/05-31/05 MX1SWL/P: Enland (main island) WLOTA:1841 QSL G6XOU (d/B)
02/05-08/05 6Y5/W8ERI: Jamaika Island WLOTA:0214 QSL W8ERI (d)
02/05-11/05 JD1YBT: Chichi Shima WLOTA:2269 QSL JP1IOF (d/B)
02/05-07/05 TM0D: Belle Ile Island WLOTA:0872 QSL ON3HO (d)
03/05-10/05 EI100MFA: Ireland WLOL:IRE-055 WLOTA:2484 QSL EI4GZB (d/B)
03/05-05/05 ZW0FWA: Fernando de Noronha WLOTA:1208 QSL PU2WDX (d)
05/05-09/05 5P1ANH: Anholt Island WLOTA:2816 QSL OZ1KZX (d/B)
05/05-08/11 8N2AI: Honshu WLOTA:2376 QSL Buro
07/05-13/05 ZL7/F8FUA: Chatham Island WLOTA:1627 QSL H/c (d/B)


01/05-31/08 50MHz I5RRE Memorial Marathon SOHP/SOLP
01/05 0000z-
31/08 2359z
01/05-07/05 DTC CW-Activity Week (CWAW) V/UHF classes 01 0000z-07 2400z
01/05-31/05 EuCW Snakes & Ladders Activity (2) 6m-2m classes
01/05-10/05 J49TSL: Crete EU-015 Grid:KM25 6m CW/SSB/RTTY QSL SV2DGH (d/B)
02/05-02/08 UKSMG Six Metre Marathon SO/All Modes/Open 02 0000z-31 2400z
02/05-03/05 SBMS 2GHz & Up WW Club Contest 02 0600-03 2400 Local
02/05 Spring VHF/UHF Sprint 902MHz & Up 0800-1300 Local
02/05-03/05 7th Call Area QSO Party 6-2m classes 02 1300z-03 0700z
02/05-03/05 Cupa Napoca Contest CW/Phone 2m-1.2GHz 02 1400z-03 1400z
02/05-11/05 JD1YBT: Ogasawara AS-031 Grid:QL17 6m all mode QSL JP1IOF (d/B)
04/05-05/05 All MIE 33 Contest CW/SSB 6m-70cm classes 04 2300z-05 0300z
05/05 LY 144MHz Activity Contest CW/SSB/FM 1700z-2059z
05/05 NRAU 144MHz Activity Contest Open/SO/MO 1800z-2200z
05/05 SPAC 144MHz Contest CW/Phone/Open 1800z-2200z
05/05 RSGB 144MHz UKAC SO/Fixed/Open 1900z-2130z
06/05 MOON Contest 144MHz CW/Digital/FM/SSB 1800z-2000z
07/05-10/05 JA0JHQ/VK9X: Christmas OC-002 Grid:OH29 6m CW/SSB QSL H/c (d/B)

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


QSLs via Bureau: None to report.

QSLs via Direct: 3B9FR (OQRS), 3W2JK [AS-130] (SP5APW), 5V7JH (DJ8NK), OX3LX [NA-220] (OZ1PIF), TY1AA (I2YSB), VP8DOZ (ZL4PW/OQRS), XF1M [NA-078] (XE2HUQ), YB4IR/7 [OC-252] (OQRS), YB4IR/7 [OC-269] (OQRS), ZD8D (DL9HO) and ZD9ZS (ZS1S/OQRS).

QSLs via LoTW: 5T2MM, AX8AA, JW/F8DVD, K1TN/4, K2ZR/4, K4FCG/m, K4G, K4N, K4O, K4OJ, NF4A, OT6M, PW7MM, VA3OPP, VP8DOZ, W1TEF, WD4AHZ, WT4O, WV4R, WX4G, XE2AU and ZL7E.


5V, TOGO - Mike, SQ3PMM is on this way across Africa with his Caravan. You can watch him traveling on aprs.fi . He will be QRV from time to time as 5V7MI from Togo. Website: www.qrz.com/db/5v7mi [DX-World]

CEZEMBRE ISLAND (IOTA EU-157) - UPDATE: Jim, G3RTE, Phil, G3SWH and Matt, MJ0ASP have been obliged to change the dates of their operation and will now be QRV from the Island of Cezembre (IOTA EU-157) as F/G6AY/P between 16th and 19th August 2015 and plan to have two 100 watt stations with vertical antennas on 30 to 10 metres, CW only. Cezembre is one of Europe's rarest islands in the IOTA programe, being needed by more than 60% of IOTA participants. Activity will be during daylight hours only as it is not permitted to stay on the island overnight. There will be a log search at www.g3swh.org.uk/f-g6ay.html and the log will also be uploaded to the ARRL's Log Book of the World (LoTW) and Club Log. The web page will be updated from time to time. QSL via G3SWH, either via OQRS (preferred), direct with SAE and adequate return postage or via the RSGB bureau. Please check the on-line log before requesting QSLs and note that IRCs, stamps or coins are *NOT* accepted.

E6, NIUE ISLAND - E6GG is the callsign of the DX-pedition to Niue (OC-040, WLOTA 2139, WWFF ZLFF-0021) scheduled for the second half of September 2015. The team includes members of the Six-G DX Ped Group, namely Don G3BJ, Chris G3SVL, Nigel G3TXF, David G3WGN, Mike G3WPH, Hilary G4JKS and Justin G4TSH. QSL via G3TXF. A web-site with full details will be available soon. [DX-World]

JA, JAPAN - The following special event stations will be QRV starting 1st May 2015: May 1-June 30: 8J1KJ - Japan-Korea Diplomatic Relations 50th Anniversary May 1-Sep. 30: 8N13ARDF - 10th IARU Region 3 ARDF Championship May 1-Oct. 31: 8J1TRD - 45th Anniversary of Toride-city (JCC 1417) May 1-Nov. 15: 8N3ARDF - All Japan ARDF Athletic Meet May 5-Nov. 08: 8N2AI - The 10th Anniversary of Aichi Expo QSL all callsigns via the JARL bureau (preferred way). [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

73 and Good DX!
Dave Raycroft, VA3RJ

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