I.C.P.O. Bulletin (01-08 February 2013) "Islands, Castles & Portable Operations"

00:33 Fernando Luiz de Souza 0 Comments

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

01/02/2013: Andrew, G7COD, plans to be active again as 8Q7AK from Embudu Village, Kaafu Atoll, Maldives (AS-013), for three weeks in February 2013. QSL to G7COD, via bureau or direct or eQSL. Website:www.8q7ak.freewebspace.com/ [DX World]

01/02/2013: Members of Radio Club "Dubrovaeko primorje" will be active as 9A4J/p from The Island of Lokrum (EU-016, ACIA IC-907, IOCA CI-056, MIA MC-202), Special Forest Reserve (9AFF-027), on 1-3 February 2013. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [9A6AA]

01/02/2013: Carl, OE9MON, is currently with family at their holiday QTH on Panay island, Visayan Islands (OC-129, WW Loc. PK11BO), as DU6/OE9MON. He has been QRV on 20 SSB using a vertical and 100w, but soon plans activity on all bands using wire antennas with bamboo. Carl will try to be on all the Bands (160-6m) depends on time and funfactor, all Antennas are made of wire and homebrew. QSL via LZ1JZ, direct or LZ bureau. Logs will be uploaded to LotW and e-QSL. Website:www.qrz.com/db/DU6OE9MON [DX World]

01/02/2013: Jean-Pierre, F6ITD, will be active from the Guadeloupe islands between 1 February and 25 March 2013 as FG/F6ITD. He plans to visit: The Hotel Au 'Ti Sucrier in Deshaies, Sainte-Rose 2 canton, Guadeloupe (Basse Terre) Island (NA-102, DIFO FG-019, WLOTA 0644) from 1-15 February, and Les Flots Bleus (The Blue Streams) Baie-Mahault, La Desirade Island (NA-102, DIFO FG-004, WLOTA 1121, ARLHS GUA-005, WW Loc. FK96LH) between 16 February and 22 March. QRV on 160-10m SSB, RTTY, PSKJT65 and a very little bit of CW! Rig: FT450D + RIGBLASTER+TOKIO HY-POWER HL-550X. Antenna: RV7C (Mosley Company) and dipoles for 160m and 80m. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. Website: www.qrz.com/db/FGF6ITD [DX World]

01/02/2013: Sean, KX9X, is going to be at the ARRL SC State convention. During his trip he will attempt to validate Dewees Island (NA-110, USi SC042, WW Loc. FM02DU), Charleston county, South Carolina, for the U.S. islands award program. The plan is to activate the island on 1 February 2013 (1500 - 2000z) running QRP with his Yaesu 817 on both CW and SSB. Sean will be close to salt water, so chances are good that he will be reasonably loud. QSL via his home call. [USi]

01/02/2013: Nick, RW6ACM, will be active as as RI1ANP from Russian Antarctic station Progress [aka Progress II station] (AN-016, AA U-03, WAP RUS-11), Prydz Bay, Larsemann Hills, Princess Elizabeth Land, from 1 February until the end of year 2013. QSL via RN1ON, direct or bureau. [425 DX News]

02/02/2013: Bob, W7YAQ (ex-ZK3YA) and Bill, N7OU plan to be active from both Fiji and Rotuma between 2-21 February 2013. 3D2NB - Nadi, Viti Levu Island (OC-016, WLOTA 0055), Fiji from 2-7 February. 3D2RX - Rotuma (OC-060) from 8-21 February. Operation will be mostly CW, with some RTTY and SSB, 160-10m. At both QTHs their vertical antennas will be next to saltwater on a north-facing shore. During the ARRL CW DX Contest they will make a Multi-Single entry from Rotuma as 3D2RX. QSL via home calls. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW shortly after their return to the US. No online log. [DX World]

02/02/2013: Oliver, F6ARC, will be active as FG/F6ARC from Guadeloupe Island (NA-102, DIFO FG-001, WFF FFF-004, WLOTA 0644) on 2-14 February 2013. QRV holiday style with focus on 30 and 40m CW, using wire antennas. QSL via home call, bureau or direct (information on QRZ.com) [DX World]

03/02/2013: On Sunday, 3 February 2013, Henning, OZ7HB and Jakob, OZ7AEI plan to activate Lerkenfeld Adal (OZFF-057) and Lovnshalvoen (OZFF-068). You will find them on 80m + 40m + 20m (perhaps more bands). QSL via home calls, bureau or direct. They hope to be on the air around 9:00 UTC from OZFF-068. It looks like this will be the first OZFF activity this year and the first in the OZFF Cup 2013. OZFF Cup rules can be found at: www.ozff.dk/ [OZ7AEI]

03/02/2013: Bert, CX3AN, will be active from Marl self-catering bugalow, Pointe Larue, Mahe island (WLOTA 3286, WW Loc. LI75SH), inner Seychelles (AF-024) from 3-11 February 2013. QRV on 80-6m including the WARC bands - mostly SSB and CW. QSL via home call. Website: www.qrz.com/db/S79AN [DX World]

04/02/2013: Jackie, F8AEJ, will be active as 5V7JD from Lome, Togo, between 4 February and 15 March 2013. QRV holiday style (visiting his son), on the HF bands, using a FT897D with a AT-897 Plus Tuner into a 6 band Conrad windom antenna (used at CN2CDJ; see QRZ.com). He reports that he will do mostly digital modes. QSL via his home call, direct or e-QSL. Log will be posted on ClubLog. [OPDX Bulletin]

06/02/2013: Roy, KE4TG, will once again (for the 5th year) be active as J38RF from the island of Grenada (NA-024, WLOTA 0718, WW Loc. FK92DD) between 6 February and 8 March 2013. Roy will be on digital JT-65HF, PSK-31 and RTTY on 80-10 metres. Some phone, digital and cw on 60 metres. QSL via home call, direct (QRZ.com). Logs will be uploaded to LoTW. [rsgbiota.org]

07/02/2013: Craig, VK6JJJ, will be QRV as VK0JJJ from Douglas Mawson Station (ANARE), Holme Bay, Mac Roberson Land, Antarctica (AA VK-04, IOTA AN-016, WAP AUS-04, WW Loc. MC12KJ). Amateur radio station VK0JJJ consists of a Flex 5000A (SDR) transceiver, Emtron DX-2SP linear amplifier, MFJ-986 Tuner, Heil PR-781 desk mic & Heil Pro Set Elite headset and a Sloping delta loop antenna. Craig will be travelling to the Australian Antarctic Station "Mawson" by the ice breaker Aurora Australis on 17 January 2013 as an expeditioner on the 2013/14 Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition. Arrival at Mawson station will be on 7 February 2013. He will be wintering at Mawson Station for approximately twelve months, then returning to Australia around January 2014. Whilst there he hopes to be QRO on bands 160m to 6m with a lot of priority given to 6m operation. He plans on installing a 6m propagation beacon to monitor openings kindly donated by David N3DB Secretary / Treasurer of The 6 Meter Beacon Project inc. (www.6meterbeaconproject.org/). Modes will be SSB phone and digital modes. QSL manager will be Steve, VK3ZAZ (Steve Gregory, 39 Gordon Street, Hamilton, Victoria 3300, Australia) - SAE and 1 IRC is sufficient. Website: craighayhow.blogspot.com.au/ [VK6JJJ / VK0JJJ]

08/02/2013: A large multi-national team from the Radio Club de Provins (F6KOP) will be active as 5X8C from the Country Lake Resort, Garuga, Uganda (WW Loc. KJ60GB) between 8-18 February 2013. They will have six stations active on 160-6 metre CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK. Operators include Seb F5UFX, Alain F6ENO, Bob N6OX, Dave K4SV, David EI9FBB, Michel FM5CD, Gerard F2JD, Uwe DL8OBF, Francois ON4LO, Flo F5CWU, Jean Jacques F5NKX, Norbert DJ7JC, Eric ON7RN, Michel F5EOT, John F5VHQ, Jean Paul F8BJI, Gerard F2VX, Hans DL1YFF, Valery RG8K/UT7CR, Patrick F2DX, Mike UA9KGH, Jean-Marc F8IXZ, Lars DF1LON and Jean-Louis F5NHJ. Yann, F1NGP will be their QSL manager (100% OK Direct, OQRS, Buro, LOTW). Full information at: www.5x2013.com/ [DX World]

08/02/2013: Dave, N4QS, will be operating from Georgetown, Grand Cayman Island (NA-016, WLOTA 1042) as ZF2DP from 8-12 February 2013. He plans to be active during the CQ WPX RTTY contest (9-10 February) and will also operate some CW and SSB on the days before and after the contest -- primarily on the WARC bands. Dave will be using the ZF1A club station and running low power using his Elecraft K3. He will attempt to upload to ClubLog in real-time using the N1MM Gateway. QSL via LoTW or direct to N4QS. Online log is available at:www.clublog.org/logsearch/ZF2DP [NG3K]  


09/02/2013: Simon, M0VKY, will be using the special callsign G100C from his QTH in Dudley (WW Loc. IO82VM, SO89), England (EU-005, WLOTA 1841) on 9-10 February 2013 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the RSGB. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS system (www.m0oxo.com/oqrs/). [GR2HQ]

09/02/2013: A team of operators will be active from Eschdorf, Luxembourg, as LX7I during the CQWW WPX RTTY Contest (9-10 February) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via LX2A. [NG3K]

10/02/2013: John, XU7ACQ, will be active in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, between 10 February and 18 March 2013. QRV 80 to 10 metre SSB, digital and CW. He is looking for Delaware and South Dakota for WAS. QSL via KF0RQ. Online logsearch is available at ClubLog. [DX World]

14/02/2013: Dave, G3TBK, is returning to Kingstown, island of St. Vincent (NA-109, WLOTA 0492, WW Loc. FK93JD) and will be active as J88DR between 14 February and 11 March 2013. QRV on all HF bands using CW, SSB and RTTY. Dave will also participate in the ARRL DX CW Contest 16-17 February) and the ARRL DX SSB Contest (2-3 March) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via home call, direct or RSGB bureau. [NG3K]

15/02/2013: Joe, K5KUA, will once again operate portable from Galveston Island (NA-143, USi TX001S), Gulf of Mexico, Galveston county, Texas, from 15-17 February 2013. QRV on the HF bands, holiday style. QSL direct or via bureau to K5KUA. [rsgbiota.org]

16/02/2013: Operators Rasto OM3GI, Tibor OM3RM and Julo OM7JG to be active as CR3A from Funchal, Madeira Island (AF-014, DIP MA-001, PIP MD-001, WLOTA 0053) for the ARRL DX CW Contest (16-17 February). They plan a Multi-Single entry from CQ zone 33. QSL via OM2VL. [NG3K]

16/02/2013: Look for Toomas, ES5RY, to be active as ES95Q from the QTH of ES6Q in Tartu, Estonia, during the ARRL DX CW Contest (16-17 February), as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. ES95Q is the special callsign to celebrate 95 years Estonia! QSL via ES5RY, direct only. [NG3K]

16/02/2013: The Radio Reef DXer's, KP2M, will be active in the ARRL DX CW Contest (16-17 February) from Christiansted, island of St. Croix (USi VI002S, WLOTA 2477, WW Loc. FK77PR), US Virgin Islands (NA-106) as a Multi-Single entry. Operators will be Phil KT3Y, Fred K9VV and Bob WP2XX. QSL via AI4U, direct and LoTW. [NG3K]

16/02/2013: A team of operators will be active from Eschdorf, Luxembourg, as LX7I during the ARRL DX CW Contest (16-17 February) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via LX2A. [NG3K]

16/02/2013: Eric, K9GY, will be active once again during the ARRL DX CW Contest (16-17 February) from Helmand Province, Afghanistan, as T6MO. He plans a Single-Op/Low-Power entry. QSL via home call. [NG3K]

20/02/2013: Manuel, CE2UNE, will be active as XR2BH on 20-24 February 2013 from the Puerto Aldea (Caleta Hornilla) lighthouse (NAC 133, ARLHS CHI-110, Admiralty G1896.20) for the "Weekend South American Lighthouses" (22-24 February). The beacon is located in Tongoy Bay, near the village of Puerto Aldea, Elqui Province, Coquimbo Region, Chile (WW Loc. FF49EQ). QSL XR2BH via CE2AA (QRZ.com). [CE3FZL]

23/02/2013: Jim, GM0NAI, will be using the special callsign GM100C from his QTH in Culbokie (WW Loc. IO77UO, WAB NH66), Dingwall, Ross-shire, Scotland (EU-005, WLOTA 1234), on 23-24 February 2013 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the RSGB. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS system (www.m0oxo.com/oqrs/). [GR2HQ]

26/02/2013: Matt, K0BBC, and his wife Valeriw, K0VAL, have made plans for warmer weather... they will be active as KP2/K0BBC between 26 February and 5 March 2013 from the island of St. Thomas (USi VI004S), St. Thomas county, U.S. Virgin Islands (NA-106). QRV on the HF bands, holiday style. [USi]

01/03/2013: Special event station 8J6ISG will be active on all bands and modes between 1 March and 30 April 2013 to celebrate the opening of the New Ishigaki Airport. (ISG is the IATA - International Air Transport Association airport code). The new airport will be located to the east of Ishigaki (JCC 4704), Ishigaki Island (WLOTA 0134), Yaeyama Islands (AS-024), Okinawa prefecture, Japan. The new airport is supposed to have a 2,000m (6,562 ft) runway, expandable to 2,500m (8,202 ft). Construction started in October 2006, for completion by 2013, and is scheduled to open on 7 March. QSL via the JARL bureau. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

02/03/2013: Mark, G4MEM, will be using the special callsign G100C from his QTH in Harrogate (WW Loc. IO93FX, SO92), England (EU-005, WLOTA 1841), on 02-03 March 2013 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the RSGB. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS system (www.m0oxo.com/oqrs/). [GR2HQ]

02/03/2013: Rich, M5RIC, plans to activate the Jersey ARS clubstation GJ2A located in St. Brelade, Isle of Jersey (EU-013, WLOTA 0818) for the ARRL DX SSB Contest (2-3 March). This will be a Single-Op effort from CQ zone 14. QSL via the information at QRZ.com under GJ2A. [NG3K]

10/03/2013: Andy, DK5ON, will be active from the island of Saint Martin (NA-105, DIFO FS-001, WLOTA 0383) as FS/DK5ON from 10-29 March 2013. QRV on 80-6 metres, WARC included, using SSB, RTTY and PSK. Andy will be using a TS-480SAT 100W + HLA 300 (300W). He also plans to visit the other side of the island and operate from Sint Maarten (NA-105, WLOTA 0711) as PJ7/DK5ON. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [DX World]

16/03/2013: Stewart GW0ETF, will be using the special callsign GW100C from his QTH in Bangor (WW Loc. IO73WF, SH57), Wales (EU-005, WLOTA 0453), on 16-17 March 2013 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the RSGB. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS system (www.m0oxo.com/oqrs/). [GR2HQ]

16/03/2013: Operators Terry G3VFC, Keith M0KJA, Fred M0RFD, Rob M0VFC, Dave M6KOM, Maureen M6VFC and Richard 2E1EVK will be active from the Isle of Wight (EU-120, WLOTA 2985) as GX5MW/p from 16-23 March 2013. They will be active on all HF bands and modes. QSL direct or bureau to M0RFD. [rsgbiota.org]

22/03/2013: Look for Alan VK4WR as E6RQ and Graeme VK4FI as E6SG to be active from Niue Island (OC-040, WLOTA 2139) between 22-29 March 2013. Focus on 50MHz plus some HF operating. QSL both calls via VK4FI. [DX World]

30/03/2013: Adrian, MW1LCR, will be using the special callsign GW100C from his QTH in Llangolen (WW Loc. IO82KW, SJ24), Wales (EU-005, WLOTA 0453), on 30-31 March 2013 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the RSGB. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS system (www.m0oxo.com/oqrs/). [GR2HQ]

30/03/2013: Eric, K9GY, will be QRV as T6MO in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (30-31 March) from Helmand Province, Afghanistan as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m or 10m) entry. QSL via home call. [NG3K]

30/03/2013: Operators Stan K8MJZ, Fred NP2X, Bob WP2XX & others will be QRV as WP2Z in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (30-31 March) from Windwood, island of St. Croix (USi VI002S, WLOTA 2477, WW Loc. FK77PR), US Virgin Islands (NA-106) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via KU9C. [NG3K]

30/03/2013: Look for the "Quake Contesters" ZL3X to be active in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (30-31 March) from Christchurch, New Zealand (OC-134, WLOTA 0342). Team members include Mark ZL3AB, Geoff ZL3GA, Don ZL3DMC, Byron ZL3DXT, Chris ZL3LF and Phil ZL3PAH. Plans are for a Multi-Two/High-Power entry. QSL via ZL3PAH. [NG3K]

06/04/2013: Hernan V31HU, Ismael V31MV and Enrique V32EE will be active from Twin Cayes (NA-180, Grid Loc. EK56), Stann Creek district, Belize, on 6-12 April 2013. QRV all bands including 6m. QSL all calls via IT9EJW. [DX World]

06/06/2013: Members from the Korea Contest Club plan to be active as D85K from Chongsan Island [Ch'ongsan Do] (AS-085, WLOTA 1602, Grid Loc. PM34) from 6-9 June 2013. Chongsan Island is part of the Dadohaehaesang National Maritime Park [Tadohae-Haesang Sea] (Flora-Fauna reference HLFF-015), Jeollanam-Do Province, Wando-gun [Wando County], Cheongsan-Myeon [Cheongsan District]. More details to follow.. [DX World]

27/07/2013: Look for Matt, K0BBC, and Valerie, K0VAL, to be active as K9M between 27 July and 3 August 2013 from Madeline Island (Not IOTA, USi WI006L, WW Loc. EN46PT), Lake Superior, Ashland county, Wisconsin. QRV on the HF bands, on or near the usual island and IOTA frequencies. QSL via K0BBC. [USi]

27/07/2013: MU0HTJ returning to Guernsey (EU-114, WLOTA 0013) for the IOTA Contest 2013. Operators Peter 2E0SQL, Louis 2U0FER, Mark M0MJH, Iain M0PCB, Dan M0TCB and Steve M0SPF will be active from the isle of Guernsey for the RSGB IOTA Contest (17-18 July). QSL direct or bureau to 2E0SQL. Website: blog.hamtests.co.uk/ [rsgbiota.org]

17/10/2013: An International Team will be active as IG9Y from the Luna di Ponente residence, Lampedusa Island (AF-019, IIA AG-001, MIA MI-126, WLOTA 2312, WW Loc. JM65GM) from 17-30 October 2013. They will be running 4 stations on 160m through 6m (SSB/CW/RTTY). They will also be active in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (26-27 October) as a Multi-2 entry. Members of the team include Drago S59A, Dale N3BNA, Frederic ON4LG, Frank ON9CC, Don JH5GHM, Aurelio PC5A, Peter S54W, Gianni IT9BUN, Romeo S52RU and Khalid A61BK. QSL via ON4LG direct, or use the OQRS ClubLog. Bureau request will be taken care of after all direct and OQRS requests have been done. Further info and updates at: ig9.ii9p.com/ [NG3K]  


The ISWL Club Callsigns in use throughout the month of February 2013 are:

GX4BJC /A - Operated from Bream, in Gloucestershire, by Chris - G0SDD. (/A WAB Square = SO60 - England, IOTA = EU-005 & WLOTA LH-1841).

MX1SWL /A - Operated from Hartford, in Cambridgeshire, by Tom - G3RPV. (/A WAB Square = TL27 - England, IOTA = EU-005 & WLOTA = LH-1841).

ALL QSL's 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 - seewww.iswl.org.uk/ for full details. eQSL.cc cards ARE welcomed for our awards. Very best wishes to all Hams and SWL's, de Pete Rayer, ISWL Life Vice President, Bournemouth, UK. [Pete at the DX-Newsdesk]
01/01/2013: The RSGB 2013 Centenary Special Event has moved to North Scotland (EU-005, WLOTA 1234) where they will use the event callsign GM100RSGB (since 29 January) until 25 February 2013. The plans are to have both VHF and HF stations active using SSB and FM with voice and CW as appropriate. The celebrations will then move to South Scotland where GM100RSGB will be aired between 5 November and 2 December. QSL via OQRS (Preferred Route) via ClubLog. [GB2RS]

01/02/2013: Leo, IW5EFX, will be active as IO5SP ("South Pole" WAP-234) during the entire month of February 2013 and 10th AAW - Antarctic Activity Week (18-24 February). A special QSL will be sent 100% via the bureau. Website: www.qrz.com/db/IO5SP [OPDX Bulletin]

01/02/2013: From 1st February until 12th March 2013 special event station 8J4CEH will be QRV on all HF bands and modes to celebrate the 26th National Confectionary Exposition in Hiroshima (JCC 3501), Hiroshima prefecture, Chu-goku region, island of Honshu (AS-007, WLOTA 2376), Japan. QSL via the JARL bureau. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

01/02/2013: Special event station 8J6KKC is currently active until 28 February 2014 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Kitakyushu-city (JCC 4021), Fukuoka prefecture, Kyushu region, island of Kyushu (AS-077, WLOTA 0963), Japan. The city of Kitakyushu was founded on 10 February 1963 and was designated on 1 April 1963 by government ordinance. The city was born from the merger of five municipalities (Moji, Kokura, Tobata, Yahata and Wakamatsu) centered around the ancient feudal city of Kokura. The city's symbol mark is a flower with the character "north" in the middle and five petals representing the five towns which merged. QSL via the JARL bureau. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

01/02/2013: Fred PA0FAW - (ISWL Member PA-11092, FISTS #9858), will be operating with the special callsign PF100ZOO from 1st to 28th February 2013, to commemorate the 100 Year Anniversary of the Arnhem Zoo, which is very well known. (Official name is Burgers Zoo). Operations will mainly be CW and SSB, with some Digital modes. Fred will once again be QRV from the De Hoge Veluwe National Park (WFF PAFF-005) and from Locator squares: JO21WX, JO22VA and JO32AA. QSL via PA0FAW - via bureau, direct, and eQSL.cc. (NO LoTW). SWL reports are always welcome and appreciated. See: www.qrz.com/db/PA0FAW [Pete at the DX-Newsdesk]

01/02/2013: The TC Special Wireless Activity Team will be active as TC1BW from 1-28 February 2013 in memoriam of TA1BW-SK As,il Feri. All of the QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau. Website:www.tcswat.org/ [TCSWAT]

01/02/2013: The special event station TM39PVJ celebrates the 17th festival "La Percee du Vinjaune" on 2-3 February 2013. QSL via F8GGZ. [DXNL]

02/02/2013: On Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd February 2013, the Dundee Amateur Radio Club is operating GM100RSGB portable at the Monikie Scout Hut, Angus, North Scotland (EU-005, WLOTA 1234). The club plans to have both VHF and HF stations active using SSB and FM with voice and CW as appropriate. QSL via OQRS (Preferred Route) via ClubLog. [GB2RS]

02/02/2013: Look for special event station TM10AAW to be on air on 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15 to 24 February 2013. Activity is to celebrate the 10th Antarctic Activity Week. Operation will be made by Francois, F8DVD, from his QTH of Macon in the east part of France, 60 km north of Lyon. The reference for WAP program is 235. Operations will be from 40 to 10 metres, mostly SSB. QSL via F8DVD, direct (SAE + 1 IRC or 2 USD) or via the REF bureau. For more details, see: tm10aaw.monsite-orange.fr/ [K1XN]

U.S.A. Special Events can be found at: www.arrl.org/special-event-stations  


01/02-12/05 8J4CEH: Honshu WLOTA:2376 QSL JARL Buro
01/02-15/02 FG/F6ITD: Guadeloupe Island WLOTA:0644 QSL H/c (d/B)
01/02-28/02 GX4BJC /A: England (main island) WLOTA:1841 QSL QRZ.com
01/02-28/02 MX1SWL /A: England (main island) WLOTA:1841 QSL QRZ.com
02/02-07/02 3D2NB: Viti Levu Island WLOTA:0055 QSL W7YAQ (d)
02/02-14/02 FG/F6ARC: Guadeloupe Island WLOTA:0644 QSL H/c (d/B)
02/02-03/02 GM100RSGB: Scotland (main island) WLOTA:1234 QSL ClubLog OQRS
06/02-08/03 J38RF: Grenada Island WLOTA:0718 QSL KE4TG (d/LoTW)
08/02-12/02 ZF2DP: Grand Cayman Island WLOTA:1042 QSL N4QS (d)  


02/02-03/02 Vermont QSO Party 6m/2m classes 02 0000z-03 2400z
02/02-03/02 NZART V/U/SHF Contest 50 MHz & Up 02 0500z-03 0100z

Minnesota QSO Party 6m-1.2G classes 1400z-2400z
02/02-03/02 Delaware QSO Party 6m/2m classes 02 1700z-03 2359z
02/02-03/02 GM100RSGB: Angus, Scotland VHF/UHF QSL ClubLog OQRS

DARC QSO Party 6m-70cm classes 0700z-1600z

Contest Romagna 70cm-Microwaves CW/SSB/Open/Fixed, /P 0900z-1500z
03/02-11/02 S79AN: Mahe Island AF-024 Grid:LI75SH 6m SSB/CW QSL CX3AN (d)

LY 144MHz Activity Contest CW/SSB/FM 1800z-2159z

NRAU 144MHz Activity Contest SO/MO/Open 1800z-2200z

RSGB 144MHz UKAC SO Fixed/Open 2000z-2230z

MOON Contest 144MHz CW/Digital/FM/SSB 1900z-2100z
08/02-18/02 5X8C: Uganda Grid:KJ60GB 6m 50.104CW 50.145USB QSL F1NGP (d/B)

Contest Calendar: www.qsl.net/va3rj/con_feb.html

GOT6??? - Six Meter Information by Andy 'NEON' Sargent N8OFS at:http://noars.net/got6/GOT6.txt (Updated: 31 January 2013)

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 -

NEW MAILING ADDRESS FOR GABOR, HA3JB - I'm QSL manager for: SU8BHI, SU/HA3JB, SU1IE, SU3MB, CO2WL (IOTA NA-015), CO2NO (IOTA NA-015), CO4SM (IOTA NA-056), CO8WN (IOTA NA-015), CN2IPA, HG3IPA, HG15IPA, HG20IPA, 9H3IP (IOTA EU-023), TA4/HA3JB, IZ0UIL, YB5NS (IOTA OC-143), YB7MRK (IOTA OC-088), YC9DEB (IOTA OC-022), CP6LA, 4S7JL (IOTA AS-003), .. I'm willing to act as QSL manager for any DX Station or DX-pedition. Please feel free to contact me If you need a QSL manager or have any queries to resolve. E-mail: ha3jb [AT] t-email.hu My address has changed. The new address is: Gabor Kutasi ( HA3JB ) H-8600 Siofok Koch R. street 10/A.1/4. Hungary - Europe
Phil, G3SWH has been appointed as QSL manager for Thor, TF4M's operations from September 2004 to the present. Thor has recently joined RSGB which means that cards for TF4M and TF4X can now be sent and received via the RSGB bureau. Phil has also been appointed as QSL manager to handle Thor's 4W3DX (16th May to 23rd June 2003) and 4W6MM (16th March 2000 to 1st January 2003) operations from Timor Leste (IOTA OC-148). There are log searches at: TF4M -www.g3swh.org.uk/tf4m.html TF4X - www.g3swh.org.uk/tf4x.html 4W3DX - www.g3swh.org.uk/4w3dx.html 4W6MM -www.g3swh.org.uk/4w6mm.html

73, Phil Whitchurch G3SWH and AD5YS www.g3swh.org.uk
IRCs (U.S.) DISCONTINUED! According to the "IMM Revision: Changes to Pricing and Mailing Standards for International Mailing Services" - Under "Changes to International Extra Services": "International Reply Coupons: The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC), in its PRC Order No. 1541, approved the Postal Service's proposal to discontinue outbound international reply coupons effective January 27, 2013; however, the Postal Service will continue to exchange (redeem) international reply coupons purchased in foreign countries and presented at U.S. Post Office facilities." Also, check under "381.1 International Reply Coupons (Description). For more, see: http://about.usps.com/postal-bulletin/2012/pb22352/html/updt_005.htm
QSLs via Bureau: None to report this week :o(

QSLs via Direct: 2O12W (G4WNF), 4S7NE (QRZ.com), 5N7M (OM3CGN), 5W1SA (JA1DXA/JH7OHF), 5Z4/DL7UCX (H/c), 7P8D (OQRS), 9Y4/DL7VOG (H/c), AH0/N0AT (H/c), C6AVA (N6AWD), D64K (OQRS), HH2/9A7GAE (H/c), HI3/KL7JR (H/c), JD1BMH (JG7PSJ), LZ1ANA (QRZ.com), OJ0R (G3TXF), PJ5G (DL7VOG), PJ5J (JA1HGY), SU9VB (PayPal), TI4CF (W3HNK), V26HS (WB4WXE), V84SMD (IK2VUC), VE2OCH (QRZ.com), VP9/WW3S (H/c), W4TTO (QRZ.com), Z81D (OM3JW), ZD7VC (QRZ.com), ZL2IFB (QRZ.com) and ZS6DJD (QRZ.com).

QSLs via LoTW: 4O3A, 6W7SK, 9Y4D, C6ANM, CM5FZ, CT3DZ, CT8/EA5KA, E77DX, EA1DR, EA3BOX, F8ARK, FM/KL7WA, FS/K9EL, HF8N, HI3TEJ, HP1/IZ6BRN, J68UN, JA6JNF, KH7T, KP2/K5WE, KV4FZ, NH8S, OH6OS, P40L, PA1CC, PJ2T, PJ4X, PJ5J, RA3DNC, RI1FJ, S57IIO, SN3R, TZ7BB, UY0ZG, V44KAI, VA2EW, VP2MSW, VP8KF, VY2CM, WP2XX, XX9E, YU6AO, YY4DNN and ZX2F.   LINKS - IOTA (Islands On The Air) at:www.rsgbiota.org/ USi (U.S. Islands Award Program) at:www.usislands.org/ VEFF - Canada Flora & Fauna at: www.qsl.net/va3rj/VEFF Forum at: groups.yahoo.com/group/VEFF/ WCA (World Castles on the Air) at: www.wcagroup.org/ENG/wcag.html WWFF (World-Wide Flora & Fauna) at: ww-ff.blogspot.nl/ WLOTA (World Lighthouses On The Air at: www.wlota.com/  


7P8US - Lesotho Stan, WB2LQF is currently operating from Lesotho as 7P8US and will also be active from ZS in the coming days. He has been QRV on 20m CW so far. QSL via N2DE [DX World]
XT2TT - Burkina Faso DXpection UPDATE: Callsign change from XT1T to XT2TT

The Italian DXpediton Team have announced their next DXpedition will be to Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso between February 21 to March 6, 2013. Team: I1HJT, I2YSB, IK2CIO, IK2CKR, IK2DIA, IK2HKT, IK2RZP, JA3USA. XT2TT website: www.i2ysb.com/idt/

73 and Good DX!
Dave Raycroft, VA3RJ

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