I.C.P.O. Bulletin (09 - 16 May 2014) "Islands, Castles & Portable Operations"

11:29 Fernando Luiz de Souza 0 Comments

Listing is by calendar date (day/month/year)
09/05/2014: Peter, PH4P, will activate the island of Goeree-Overflakkee (EU-146, WLOTA 3501, WW Loc. JO11XT) as PH4P/p from 9-14th May 2014. QRV 40-10m on, or near, the usual island and IOTA frequencies. QSL via home call, Bureau preferred. [PH4P]

10/05/2014: Ronny, OT4R, will be active as HI7/OT4R from Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (NA-096, WLOTA 2974), between 10-31 May 2014. Activity will be on 20 and 10 metre SSB. QSL via LoTW or eQSL only. NO PAPER QSL CARDS. [OPDX Bulletin]

10/05/2014: Operators Dave M0SFT, Simon M0TTE, Steve G0FUW and Dan M0TGN plan to be active as MT0WCB from the Isle of Man (EU-116, WLOTA 0449, WW Loc. IO74TF, WAB SC45) between 10-17 May, 2014. Plans are to be QRV on 40-10 metre CW, SSB and some Digi-modes, with 2 QRO stations. The team will also activate some SOTA references and WAB squares. QSL direct or bureau to M0TGN or via RSGB Bureau. Further information can be found on their website at: www.mx0wcb.com/ [rsgbiota.org]

10/05/2014: During the weekend of 10-11th May, using the callsign MX0INT, a four man "Invoker Team" consisting Christian EA3NT, Vincent F4BKV, Gil F4FET and Col MM0NDX plan to be active from the outer Farne island of Longstone (EU-109, WAB NU23, Grid Loc. IO95). Activity will also count for the Longstone lighthouse (BARLS A2814, ARLHS ENG-070, WLOTA 0234). At this stage it is likely the activation will be during local daylight hours only, however they will strive for a longer activation period when actually there, working with island representatives. QRV CW and SSB with 3 or 4 stations on HF + 6 metres. QSL via F5CWU, direct or Bureau (OQRS will be available at: f5cwu.net/oqrs/). More info and updates at: www.invokerteam.com/mx0int/index.htm [rsgbiota.org]

10/05/2014: Tom, DL4VM, once again plans activity as OZ/DL4VM from the island of Vendsyssel-Thy/Nordjylland (EU-171, DIA NJ-001) between 10-24 May 2014. This will include activation of Thy National Park (WWFF OZFF-009). QRV 80-10m, mainly CW. QSL via home call, bureau or direct. Note: Tom will return to Vendsyssel-Thy/Nordjylland from 30th August until 20th September. [rsgbiota.org]

10/05/2014: Ken, JP1RIW/BM2JCC, will be QRV from the V.I.P. Guest Hotel Free Radio Room, Koror Island, Republic of Palau (OC-009, WW Loc. PJ77FI), as T88KH from 10-14 May 2014. QRV on 80-6m. QSL via BM2JCC. [DX-World]

11/05/2014: Mike, DG5LAC, will be active as EA8/DG5LAC from the island of Fuerteventura (AF-004, DIE S-006, WLOTA 0883, WWFF EAFF-191) between 11-23 May 2014. QRV on 80m to 10m SSB, 100 Watts. QSL direct or Bureau to DG5LAC. Log will be upload to LoTW, eQSL and WWFF. [rsgbiota.org]

11/05/2014: Jose, EA5IDQ, plans activity from Iceland (EU-021, WLOTA 2975) as TF/EA5IDQ between 11-22 May 2014. This is his first expedition and he will be QRV holiday style on 40-10 metre SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via his home call, bureau or direct. [NG3K]

11/05/2014: Celebrating his 50th anniversary in Ham Radio, look for Haru, JA1XGI, to be active with special call V650XG from the following islands: 9-15 May 2014 from Pohnpei Island (OC-010); sometime in mid-June from Kosrae Island (OC-059, WLOTA 1569); First week in December 2014 from the Chuuk Islands (OC-011); Possibly other islands. Haru plans to be QRV on 40-10 metre CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via his home call, direct or bureau. An OQRS will be available on ClubLog. Further info and updates on his website at: island.geocities.jp/v63xg/index.htm [DX World]

12/05/2014: Imam, YB4IR, will be active as YB4IR/5 from Pulau Singkep, Lingga Islands (OC-107), on 12-15th May 2014, and from Pulau Midai, Natuna Selatan Islands (OC-109, WLOTA 1065), on 18-25th May. QRV on 40-10 metre CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via ClobLog OQRS, LoTW and eQSL. [YB4IR]

12/05/2014: Gil, F4FET, plans to be active as MM/F4FET/p from the Isle of Mull (IOSA NH15, SCOTIA CN10, WLOTA 2485), Inner Hebrides (EU-008) from 12-18 May 2014. QRV holiday style on the HF bands. Between 14-18th May, Gil plans to activate the island of Lunga (IOSA FL07, SCOTIA CS37), Trenish Isles (EU-108), in the Firth of Lorn, in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. QRV only some hours of a day in this period. QSL via home call, direct or bureau and ClubLog OQRS. Website: www.f4fet.net/ [rsgbiota.org]

13/05/2014: Fred, PA1FJ, will once again be active holiday style from Samos island (EU-049, GIOTA SAS-006, MIA MG-099, WLOTA 4163, WW Loc. KM37AS) using the callsign SV8/PA1FJ/p between 13-19 May 2014. Look for Fred to be active on 40-6 metre SSB and CW. Antennas will be the Buddistick vertical for 6/20m and the High-endfed for 10-20-40m, the TRX will be the Yaesu FT-897. QSL via home call, Bureau preferred. Online log will be hosted by ClubLog. [rsgbiota.org]

14/05/2014: Look for Hellmuth, DF7XE, to be active holiday style as EA6/DF7XE from the island of Mallorca (DIE E-021, WLOTA 1902), Balearic Islands (EU-004) between 14-26th May 2014. QRV on 160-10 metre CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK, using 100 Watts and vertical. QSL to home call, direct or Bureau. [DX-World]

14/05/2014: Five members of the Sands Contest Group from Morecambe, England, will once again be visiting the island of Samos (EU-049, GIOTA SAS-006, MIA MG-099, WLOTA 4163), for a holiday and DXpedition between 14-30th May 2014. The group will be using the callsign SZ8S (kindly loaned to them by the Aegean Radio Association), and operating from the Radio House at Zervou Point above Samos town. Operators mentioned are Barrie G1JYB, Steve G1TLQ, Stephany G1LAT, Hughie G4UME and Frank G8BME. QSL "ONLY" direct via G1LAT the QSL Manager in the UK (w/SASE and outside the UK w/SAE + 1 IRC or 2 USDs). QSLs by the Bureau or eQSL are via M0SCG. PLEASE DO NOT SEND ANY QSLS TO THE LISTED ADDRESS FOR SZ8S (FOR THIS DXPEDITION), AS YOU WILL NOT GET A REPLY. AS THIS IS THE AEGEAN RADIO ASSOCIATION'S SPECIAL CALLSIGN. [OPDX Bulletin]

14/05/2014: Shuji, JA1FMN, will be active from Weno [formerly Moen] Island (OC-011, Grid Loc. QJ57), located in the Chuuk Lagoon, Chuuk State of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) as V63PSK between 14-17th May, 2014. Holiday style operation on 20-10 metre PSK, JT65. QSL direct (Shuji Yamanishi (JA1FMN), 72-83-203 Toyoshiki, Kashiwa-City, Chiba 277-0863, Japan) or eQSL.cc [DX-World]

15/05/2014: Budi, YF1AR, will be active as YF1AR/6 between 15-18th May 2014 from Simeulue Island (IOTA OC-270, WW Loc. NJ82EM) and Teluk Sinabang lighthouse ARLHS IDO-378, Admiralty F1274.5). QRV on 40-10m, mainly SSB with some CW and Digital. QSL direct to N2OO. [YF1AR]

16/05/2014: Fujio JA1SVP (T88FA) and Takeo JR1GSE (T88TH) will be active from the V.I.P. Guest Hotel Free Radio Room, located in Koror (WW Loc. WW Loc. PJ77FI), Koror Island, Koror State, Republic of Palau (OC-009) from 16-19th May, 2014. QRV on all HF bands and modes. QSL via home calls. [DXAT]

16/05/2014: Gert, ZS6AYU plans holiday-style activity as A25GF from Botswana (WW Loc. KH22NE or KH22OD) between 16-18 May 2014. From 19-23 May, Gert will be QRV as Z21GF from near Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe (WW Loc. KH22VB). QRV on 40-10 metre CW with 100W and AVQ640 vertical. The dates are tentative and depend on availability of accommodation. Possibly 6m. QSL both calls via ZS6AYU, Bureau or direct (Gerard Roux, PO Box 34393, Erasmia, 0023, South Africa) [DX-World]


17/05/2014: John, KK9A, will be QRV once again as P40A between 17-25th May 2014 from Cook's Radio Retreat (P49B), Oranjestad, island of Aruba (SA-036, WLOTA 0033, WW Loc. FK42XN), including the CQWW WPX CW Contest (24-25 May), as a Single-Op/All-Band/? entry from CQ zone 9. Outside the contest John will be active on 80-10 metre, including the WARC bands, mainly CW. QSL via WD9DZV and LoTW. [NG3K]

22/05/2014: Dennis, W1UE and Rudy, N2WQ will be going to Roatan Island (NA-057, WLOTA 1671), Honduras, between 22-28 May 2014 for the CQWW WPX CW Contest (24-25 May). Plans are to be a Multi-Single entry in the contest, using a barefoot K3 and a G5RV antenna. Contest call will probably be W1UE/HR9, unless they can get a shorter one before then. If you need HR9 on any bands/modes and want to make a sked, let Dennis, W1UE, know (egan.dennis88[@]gmail.com). [AD1C/NG3K]

24/05/2014: Juan, EA8RM, will be active once again from the local Radioclub EA8URL, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (AF-004, DIE S-005, WLOTA 0969), using the callsign EF8U for the CQWW WPX CW Contest (24-25 May). He plans a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry from CQ zone 33. QSL via EA8URL, Bureau preferred. [NG3K]

24/05/2014: Operators Tony RT9T, Dmitry RT5K, Alex RN3TT, Dmitry R3GM, Eugene R2AA and possibly Oleg R7LP and Eugene RA6LFO will be active in the CQWW WPX CW Contest as P3N from Tilirias, Pachyammos, Cyprus (AS-004, MIA MCI-002, WLOTA 0051, WW Loc. KM65HE). Plans are for a Multi-Single entry from CQ zone 20. QSL via RW3RN and LoTW. [NG3K]

24/05/2014: Special callsign VB7X will be QRV in the CQWW WPX CW Contest (24-25 May) from Victoria, BC, Canada (CQ zone 3). Entry category TBD. QSL via LoTW or direct to VA7DZ (Eric George Manning, 1431-440 Simcoe Street, Victoria, BC V8V 1L3, Canada. [RAC]

24/05/2014: To commemorate the 75th Anniversary Iluyushin DB-3 Moskva Flight - Moscow, Russia, to Miscou, New Brunswick, Canada, special callsign VX9MOSKVA will be activated on all bands and modes between 24 May and 22 June 2014. QSL via VE9GFD, Bureau or direct (George Dewar, 3 Killarney Road, Riverview, NB E1B 2Z4, Canada. [IC]

06/06/2014: Special callsign VC3JUNO will be active on all bands and modes between 6th June and 31st July 2014 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day, Juno Beach Canadian Sector. QSL via VE3JO, direct (QRZ.com), Bureau and LoTW. [IC]

06/06/2014: A 10-strong team of Belgian ops will be active from Albania as ZA/ON6NB between 6-15th June 2014. Plans are to be QRV on 80-6m, CW, SSB, PSK and RTTY with an emphasis on the higher bands, propagation conditions permitting. Team members include Erik ON4ANN (team leader), Philippe ON4ACP, Jose ON4CAU, Erik ON4CCV, Marc ON4CJY, Cedric ON4CKM, Patrick ON4DCU, Paul ON5PDV, Rudi ON6MI and Walter ON8CW. Pilot will be Frans, ON6QB. Logsearch in ClubLog during the Expedition. QSL goes via ON4ANN, by the Bureau or direct with SAE / 2greenstamps to Erik de Mey-ON4ANN, Nelemolenstraat 7, 1700 Dilbeek, Belgium. Further information and updates at: users.telenet.be/on4ann/ZA/index.html [DX-World]

07/06/2014: Choon E20HHK, Suwikrom E23CAL (SWL), Teerawat HS3NBR and Boy HS8GLR again plan to operate from Nu Island [aka Ko Nu] (AS-145) as E20HHK/P during the weekend of 7-8 June 2014. QRV on the HF bands using CW, SSB and Digi-modes. QSL via E21EIC. [DX-World]

11/06/2014: Oliver, DK7TX, will be active as DK7TX/P from Spiekerooge Island (EU-047, DID/GIA N-08) between 11-18 June 2014. Activity will be holiday style on 20-10 metres. QSL via home call, by the Bureau preferred or eQSL. [DX-World]

01/07/2014: Special callsign CK2I commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Conference of Quebec, on all bands and modes, during the entire month of July 2014. Trustee of the callsign is Dany, VE2EBK (QRZ.com). [IC]

04/07/2014: Look for Dave, WJ2O, to be active from France and two Channel island locations between 4-17th July 2014. Tentative schedule: 4-7th July from France as F/WJ2O/m; 8-11th July from the Bailiwick of Jersey (EU-013, WLOTA 0818) as GJ/WJ2O/m; 12-15th July from the Bailiwick of Guernsey (EU-114, WLOTA 0013) as GU/WJ2O/m, including a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry in the IARU HF Contest; 16-17th July Dave will be back to France as F/WJ2O/m. QSL via N2ZN and LoTW. [WJ2O]

23/07/2014: Gerhard, OE3GEA, plans to visit the Dominican Republic (NA-096, WLOTA 2974) and will sign HI3/OE3GEA from 23 July until 2 August 2014. QRV holiday style, using CW on the HF bands. QSL via home call, Bureau or direct. [rsgbiota.org]

<p><b>25/07/2014: Members of The NA-128 Contest Group will be active again this year as CK2I (M/S) from Isle aux Grues [Island of Cranes] (IOTA NA-128, CIsA PQ-038, WW Loc. FN07FB), Chaudiere-Appalaches region, Quebec, Canada, from 25-27th July 2014 for the IOTA Contest. This operation will be holiday style given the limited interest for NA IOTA during the contest. The special callsign CK2I celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Conference of Quebec. QSL via VE2CQ and LoTW. Website: www.qsl.net/na128cg [VE2EBK]

26/07/2014: Operators Fabio PP5BZ, Roni PP5ZB, Claudio PY3OZ, Jose PU5ATX, Maicon PU5AGM, Edson PP5EJ, Junior PY5ZW and Alessandro PY5KC will be active as PQ5M from Sao Francisco do Sul Island (SA-027, DIB SC-02) from 26-28th July 2014, including a IOTA Fixed entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (26-27 July). The team will also activate the Fortress Marechal Luz (Brazilian Historical Fortifications Award reference DFH SC-06). QSL via PP5BZ, Bureau or direct with SAE + 1 IRC (NEW TYPE) OR 2$. [NG3K]


10/05/2014: The Cray Valley Radio Society will be active as GB6MW from the Meopham Windmill, Meopham Cricket Green in Kent (WW Loc. JO01EI, WAB TQ66) on 10-11th May for the Mills on the Air weekend event (www.mills-on-the-air.net). They plan to be active on HF (SSB and CW), 2m (SSB and FM) and 4m (FM). QSL via G4DFI, direct or Bureau. [425 DX News]

14/05/2014: Between 14th and 20th of May 2014 look for the following station to be active to celebrate ARRL's centennial year: W1AW/0 will be operated by Todd WD0T, located in Pierre, Hughes County, State of South Dakota. QSL preferred via LoTW. [ARRL]

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


09/05 GM/DH5JBR/P: Islay WLOTA:1826 QSL H/c (d/B)
09/05-14/05 PH4P/P: Goeree Overflakkee Island WLOTA:3501 QSL H/c (B)
10/05-11/05 GB6MW: England (main) WLOTA:1841 QSL G4DFI (d/B)
10/05-31/05 HI7/OT4R: Dominican Republic WLOTA:2974 QSL LoTW/eQSL
10/05-17/05 MT0WCB: Man Island WLOTA:0449 QSL M0TGN (d/B)
10/05-11/05 MX0INT: Longstone WLOL:ENG-070 WLOTA:0234 QSL F5CWU (d/B)
11/05-23/05 EA8/DG5LAC: Isle de Fuerteventura WLOTA:0883 QSL H/c (d/B)
11/05-22/05 TF/EA5IDQ: Iceland WLOTA:2975 QSL H/c (d/B)
12/05-18/05 MM/F4FET/P: Isle of Mull WLOTA:2485 QSL H/c (d/B)
13/05-19/05 SV8/PA1FJ/P: Nisos Samos WLOTA:4163 QSL H/c (d/B)
14/05-26/05 EA6/DF7XE: Isla de Mallorca WLOTA:1902 QSL H/c (d/B)
14/05-30/05 SZ8S: Nisos Samos WLOTA:4163 QSL M0SCG (B)
15/05-18/05 YF1AR/6: Teluk Sinabang WLOL:IDO-378 QSL N2OO (d)


10/05-11/05 GB6MW: Meopham Windmill Grid:JO01 2m SSB/FM QSL G4DFI (d/B)
10/05-11/05 MX0INT: Longstone EU-109 Grid:IO95 6m CW/SSB QSL F5CWU (d/B)
10/05-14/05 T88KH: Palau OC-009 Grid:PJ77FI 6m CW/SSB QSL BM2JCC (d/B)
14/05 MOON Contest 432MHz CW/Digital/FM/SSB 1800z-2000z

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: 5T0SP, 5T5BV, 5X8EW, 9M2SE, A65BP, AH0J, D44TXT, HP0INT/2, HC2/AL1O, J35X, PJ4C, S07X, S21B, V21ZG, V5/DL2GAG, WH0DX and Z81X.

QSLs via Direct: 3B8DB (QRZ.com), 3C0BYP (EA5BYP), 4S7VG (QRZ.com), K5T, [NA-119] (AB5EB), T32TV [OC-084] (KH6CG), V21ZG (DL7AFS), V73DL (DJ2EH), YB3MM/8 [OC-219] (OQRS), YB4IR/5 [OC-106] (OQRS), YB8BRI/P [OC-145] (H/c cba) and YB9WZJ/P [OC-239] (W2FB).

QSLs via LoTW: FT5ZM and V21ZG.


EUDOTA 2014: Europe Day On The Air - One more year, on 9 May, we commemorate the creation of the EU and also the European Radio Amateurs' Organization (EURAO) with some special activities. Our member in Spain, Federación Digital EA, will be on air with these special callsigns: AO1EU, AO2EU, AO3EU, AO4EU, AO5EU, AO6EU, AO7EU, AO8EU and AO9EU. QSL card and pdf Award will be available. The contact is also valid for the Radio Clubs of the World Award, EANET. More info at: http://www.fediea.org/eudota/ [Southgate ARC]

Hello Island Chasers, I am sorry to inform you that YE5T and YE5S have again been postponed due to John YB5NOF's wife health condition. The boat roundtrip voyage is 2 weeks and her condition is not satisfactory where John can leave her for that long. Fear not though, Midai Island OC109 is going to be activated by Imam YB4IR/5 this month. Let us support this dxpedition. Imam is also going to Lingga Archipelago to activate Singkep Island YB4IR/5 also this month. Adhi YB3MM/8 is active from Talaud Islands OC209, Salibabu (main island where Lirung is located) and smaller islands around it including Saraaa Besar. Karakelong is up next. Finally YF1AR Budi is going on Indian Ocean IOTA Tour activating Simelue OC270 and Mentawai Islands OC215. Please support this dxpedition as well, go to his website to read more yf1ar.com May will be an exciting month for YB Islands Chasers. YB9WZJ, YB9WAN, and YC9WIC made over 1500 QSOs under poor conditions over the weekend from Waigeo Islands OC239 a new counter for Nusantara Award. YB9WZJ has plans on operating from other coastal islands sometimes later. QSL cards are out the next day they arrived and via OQRS. Cheers, Steve, W2FB

NEW 472-479khz SPECTRUM ALLOCATION FOR CANADA - Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) is pleased to announce the official Canadian implementation of the 472-479 kHz band. Agreed to in 2012 at the World Radio Conference (WRC), and now approved in Canada.

NATIONAL MILLS WEEKEND - Mills weekend this year will be the 10th & 11th May 2014. www.mills-on-the-air.net/ Participating Registered Mills 2014 at: www.mills-on-the-air.net/?PAGE=current Windmills on The Air: www.pd6mill.com/ Many others worldwide.

PY0F, FERNANDO DE NORONHA - World traveller Vlad, UA4WHX, is QRV as of 4th May from Fernando de Noronha (SA-003, DIB OC-01, WLOTA 1208, WWFF PYFF-016) as PY0F/UA4WHX. As always, length of stay is unknown. QRV 80-10 metre CW, RTTY and SSB. QSL via home call (see QRZ.com). [DX Summit]

TP2CE, COUNCIL OF EUROPE RADIO AMATEUR CLUB - The Council of Europe Radio Amateur Club will be active Friday 9th to Sunday 11th May 2014 with the callsign TP2CE. QSL via F5LGF. Logs on line at: www.tp2ce.eu/ The CERAC will be also present to the Ham Radio 2014 in Friedrichshafen 27-29th June 2014. Best regards and 73s Francis, F6FQK

73 and Good DX!

Dave Raycroft, VA3RJ

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