IOTA News from OPDX

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25 February, 2013

Island activities:

AF-109. (New IOTA) Members of the Egyptian Radio Amateur Society for Development (ERASD) plan to be active as SU8N from Geziret Disuqi (aka Nelson's Island), an island in the Nile Delta and Sinai Region Group, during May for one week (May 3-10th).
"Nelson's Island" is approximately 20 kilometers east of the Egyptian port of Alexandria, four kilometers north of Cape Aboukir. Nelson's Island is approximately 350 meters by 150 meters. Activity will be on most HF bands. Operators mentioned are Said/SU1SK, Ateff/SU1AO, Hossam/SU1HM and Ayman/SU1AR. Look for more info to be forthcoming. Also, watch the ERASD's Web page at: http://www.qsl.net/egyptham
Also, watch: https://www.facebook.com/events/441478712566533

AS-042. Vladimir, RV3EFH, will once again be active as RV3EFH/0 from Bolshevik Island between March and October. Bolshevik Island is the second largest island of the archipelago of Severnaya Zemlya in the Russian Arctic. Activity is will be on 40/20/15/10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. While there he plans to activate several Loc. Squares. QSL via his QRZ.com address. All QSL will be answered once he returns to the mainland. Visit his Web page at:
http://www.rv3efh.russian-hamradio.net

EU-047. Mike, DG5LAC, will be active as DG5LAC/p from Juist Island (GIA N-003) between July 27th and August 9th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters, possibly 80m, using 100 watts and SSB. He will also be a "part-time" entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau, direct, eQSL, LoTW and OQRS.

EU-105. Operators Geert/ON7USB, Tim/ON5HC, Pat/ON7PQ, Jo/ON5MF and Francis/ON8AZ will be active as TM3B from Batz Island (WLOTA 0680) between May 4-11th. QSL via ON8AZ. The group has a Web page (still under construction) at: http://www.eu105.be

NA-014. Jim, AE1C, will be active as AE1C/VE9 from Grand Manan Island (CISA NB003, WLOTA 0082) between August 18-25th. Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands using 200 watts and a vertical antenna. QSL via his home callsign (LoTW preferred), eQSL or direct.

NA-034. Lou, W0FK, will be active from Longboat Key between March 2-16th. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

NA-058. Pete, VE3IKV, will be active as W4/VA3RA from St. Simons Island (USI GA003S, WLOTA 4115, Glynn County, GA) on March 2nd. Activity will be on 30 or 17 meters using CW. QSL via VE3IKV, direct or by the Bureau.

NA-062. Pete, VE3IKV, will be active as W4/VA3RA from Key West (USI FL040S, Monroe County, FL) between March 3-15th. Activity will be holiday style on 30 or 17 meters using CW. QSL via VE3IKV, direct or by the Bureau.

NA-079. Pete, VE3IKV, will be active as VE3IKV/W4 from the Dry Tortugas Islands (Monroe County, FL) between March 11-14th. Activity will depend on the weather. Operations will be conducted by a battery and a solar panel since there is no power on the island. This will be CW only operation on 30/17/6 meters. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct.

NA-143. Joe, K5KUA, will once again be active as K5KUA/5 from Galveston Island (USI TX001S, Galveston County, TX) between March 28th and April 1st. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using mainly CW and the Digital modes. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
NA-213. Operators Allan/KV4T, Steve/KI4GGJ, John/AJ4T, Gaston/W4CCF and Nicholas/KJ4AVG will once again be active as homecall/p from Dauphin Island (USI AL002S, Mobile County, AL) between June 19-24th. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL via their home callsigns.

OC-245. (Update) Operators Ucok/YB6AR, Adhi/YB3MM, Budi/YF1AR and Evendi/YC6EI will be active as homecall/6 from Rondo Island (ARLHS IDO-369), the most western island lighthouse in Indonesia between March 9-17th. The group has applied for a special callsign but has not heard anything yet. Rondo Island is very difficult to reach since there is no special beach for the boat landing. This will be the first time amateur radio operations will take place from Rondo Island. Activity will be on 80-10 meters with 4 stations on the air using SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via IZ8CCW, direct or by the Bureau. The group is looking for sponsors. For more info and updates, visit: http://www.mdxc.org/oc-245

SA-027. Operators Jose/PU5IKE (Team Leader), Adriano/PP5RK and André (SWL) were expected to be active as ZW5WIM from Paz Island this past weekend (February 23-24th) during the South American Lighthouses Weekend. QSL via PU5IKE, direct, LoTW, e-QSL and Bureau.

SA-028. You may have one more day (February 25th) to work Marcelo, PY2FN, as PY2FN/p from São Sebastião Island. This is the first operation from the Farol Ponta da Sela Lighthouse (ARLHS BRA-287). QSL via his home callsign. Log will be uploaded to LoTW after his activity.

SA-030. (Update) The team that was going to be active as CV5A from Flores Island between February 21-24th, had to suspend their operation until further notice.

Compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW

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