I.C.P.O. Bulletin (25 July - 01 August 2014) "Islands, Castles & Portable Operations"

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

25/07/2014: Antoine, 3D2AG will again be active from the island of Rotuma (OC-060, Grid Loc. RH87, WWFF 3D2FF-002), Republic of Fiji, between 25th July to 8th August 2014 as 3D2AG/p. QRV on 40-6m, mainly CW. This will be a one-man operation while working also on climate change projects, so activity will be in his spare time. QSL via home call, direct only (Antoine De Ramon N'yeurt, P.O. Box 10842 Laucala Beach Estate, via Suva, Fiji). [3D2AG/QRZ.com]

25/07/2014: Amateur Radio Taiwan (ART) members Leon BU2CN, Tang BM2AAV, Eddie BV2DD, Evan BV2KS, Lee BV2NT, Lee BX2AB, Kou JA3AQM and Bom XX9LT will be active from Liuchiu Yu (AS-155, WLOTA 2889, WW Loc PL02EI), Pingtung County, Taiwan, as BV0L from 25-28th July 2014. This will include an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest. Look for the team to be QRV on QRV on 40-6 metre CW and SSB. QSL via BV2KI (P.O. Box 84-609, Taipei, Taiwan) and LotW. [rsgbiota.org]

25/07/2014: Operators Nacho EA1ND, Juan EA1NK, Pablo EA1NL, Aki EA1HV, Pablo EB1OU, Enrique EA1AJV and Oscar EA1HNZ plan activity from Isla Ons (EU-080, DIE O-003, WLOTA 1173) as ED1K from 25-27 July 2014. They will focus on a Multi-Op entry in the IOTA Contest. All QSLs will be send via the Bureau unless requested via direct or Bureau to EA1NK. [rsgbiota.org]

25/07/2014: Look for Jean-Pierre, F8NUH/p to be active from the Castle of Voissant (DFCF 38-051, WW Loc. JN25UL), commune of Voissant (CP 38620), on 25th and 26th July 2014. QRV on 80 and 40 metre CW and SSB. QSL via home call, Bureau or direct. [F8NUH]

25/07/2014: Newbury and District Amateur Radio Society members Ray G4FON, David G3KLH, Danny G3XVR and Colin M0DDT will be active from the Isle of Wight (EU-120, WLOTA 2985) as G5XV from 25-27th July 2014, including an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest possibly as G7N. QRV on all HF bands and usual modes. QSL via G5XV, Bureau preferred. [rsgbiota.org]

25/07/2014: Bodo, DF8DX, will be active as IV3/DF8DX from Grado Island (EU-130, IIA F001), between 25-29th July 2014. QRV on the HF bands using 100 Watts and vertical antenna. His focus will be on the RSGB IOTA Contest (26-27 July). QSL direct or Bureau to DF8DX. [rsgbiota.org]

25/07/2014: Michael, DB5MH, plans activity from Manitsoq [aka Sukkertoppen] Island (IOTA NA-220), Greenland, as OX/DB5MH from 25-30 July 2014. This will be a 280km solo DX-Pedition that will take him from Kangerlussuaq (also known as Sondre Stromfjord) to Manitsoq (aka Sukkertoppen). Michael will carry all of his equipment as well as food with him. There will be no chance for him to resupply during the tour. All electricity for his HAM activity will be provided by solar panels. Energy and weight constrained, he will be operating about 1-2 hours per day QRP-QRV using an FT817 and a very simple vertical ground plane. Michael will primarily be active on 20m at 2000-2400 UTC. Watch cluster. This is a charity DXpedition - full details can be found at: www.alleindurchgr?nland.de/wdp/?page_id=48 . Updates also on twitter (twitter.com/durchgroenland) and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/alleindurchgroenland [DX-World]

25/07/2014: Operators Nei PY5AKW, Marins PY5AMF, Fernando PY5FO, Mario PY5IN, Luciano PY5LF, Vigand PY5QW and Marcelo PY5ZD will be active as PY5ARP from Ilha do Mel (SA-047, DIB PR-01, WLOTA 1435), Parana State, Brazil, from 25-27th July 2014. Activity will include an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest. QSL via PY5ARP, direct (QRZ.com) or Bureau. Website: www.arpapr.org.br/ [rsgbiota.org]

25/07/2014: Victor, R1NU and Dmitry, UA1NFA plan to be active as homecalls/p from Bol'shoy Kimalishche island (EU-147, RRA RR-02-10, KIA-1-05, RDA KL-08) between 25-28 July 2014. QRV SSB, CW, Digi-modes on the HF bands, propagation allowing. Good opportunity for diploma Karelian Islands Award and Karelia. QSL via home calls. [R1NU]

25/07/2014: Geoff, ZL3GA, will be active from the Benjor Beach Club, Port Vila, Efate Island, New Hebrides (OC-035), in Shefa Province, Vanuatu, as YJ0GA (requested call) between 25-28th July 2014. This activity is actually a recon trip ahead of the upcoming YJ0X DXpedition scheduled for October 2014. Plans are to be QRV during the RSGB IOTA Contest on 40-10 metres. QSL via LotW, Bureau/direct to ZL3GA. [DX-World]

25/07/2014: Look for Marcelo, PY1MT and Delinho, PY1SG to be active between 25-27th July 2014 as ZV1M from the island of Jurubaiba (SA-029, DIB RJ-22). Focus will be on the IOTA Contest as a M/? all band entry. QSL direct or Bureau to PY1MT. Website: www.niloteam.blogspot.com/ [rsgbiota.org]

25/07/2014: Ronaldo, PS8RV, will be active from Ilha do Caju [Cashew Island] (IOTA SA-072) as ZY8D between 25-27th July 2014, including an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest. Caju island is located on the northeast of the Parna?ba river, Araioses country, Maranhao State, Brazil. QRV on 80-10 metre CW and SSB. QSL via the information on QRZ.com under ZY8D. [DX-World]

25/07/2014: Antoine, 3D2AG will again be active from the island of Rotuma (OC-060, Grid Loc. RH87, WWFF 3D2FF-002), Republic of Fiji, between 25th July to 8th August 2014 as 3D2AG/p. QRV on 40-6m, mainly CW. This will be a one-man operation while working also on climate change projects, so activity will be in his spare time. QSL via home call, direct only (Antoine De Ramon N'yeurt, P.O. Box 10842 Laucala Beach Estate, via Suva, Fiji). [3D2AG/QRZ.com]

25/07/2014: Amateur Radio Taiwan (ART) members Leon BU2CN, Tang BM2AAV, Eddie BV2DD, Evan BV2KS, Lee BV2NT, Lee BX2AB, Kou JA3AQM and Bom XX9LT will be active from Liuchiu Yu (AS-155, WLOTA 2889, WW Loc PL02EI), Pingtung County, Taiwan, as BV0L from 25-28th July 2014. This will include an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest. Look for the team to be QRV on QRV on 40-6 metre CW and SSB. QSL via BV2KI (P.O. Box 84-609, Taipei, Taiwan) and LotW. [rsgbiota.org]

25/07/2014: Operators Nacho EA1ND, Juan EA1NK, Pablo EA1NL, Aki EA1HV, Pablo EB1OU, Enrique EA1AJV and Oscar EA1HNZ plan activity from Isla Ons (EU-080, DIE O-003, WLOTA 1173) as ED1K from 25-27 July 2014. They will focus on a Multi-Op entry in the IOTA Contest. All QSLs will be send via the Bureau unless requested via direct or Bureau to EA1NK. [rsgbiota.org]

25/07/2014: Look for Jean-Pierre, F8NUH/p to be active from the Castle of Voissant (DFCF 38-051, WW Loc. JN25UL), commune of Voissant (CP 38620), on 25th and 26th July 2014. QRV on 80 and 40 metre CW and SSB. QSL via home call, Bureau or direct. [F8NUH]

25/07/2014: Newbury and District Amateur Radio Society members Ray G4FON, David G3KLH, Danny G3XVR and Colin M0DDT will be active from the Isle of Wight (EU-120, WLOTA 2985) as G5XV from 25-27th July 2014, including an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest possibly as G7N. QRV on all HF bands and usual modes. QSL via G5XV, Bureau preferred. [rsgbiota.org]

25/07/2014: Bodo, DF8DX, will be active as IV3/DF8DX from Grado Island (EU-130, IIA F001), between 25-29th July 2014. QRV on the HF bands using 100 Watts and vertical antenna. His focus will be on the RSGB IOTA Contest (26-27 July). QSL direct or Bureau to DF8DX. [rsgbiota.org]

25/07/2014: Michael, DB5MH, plans activity from Manitsoq [aka Sukkertoppen] Island (IOTA NA-220), Greenland, as OX/DB5MH from 25-30 July 2014. This will be a 280km solo DX-Pedition that will take him from Kangerlussuaq (also known as Sondre Stromfjord) to Manitsoq (aka Sukkertoppen). Michael will carry all of his equipment as well as food with him. There will be no chance for him to resupply during the tour. All electricity for his HAM activity will be provided by solar panels. Energy and weight constrained, he will be operating about 1-2 hours per day QRP-QRV using an FT817 and a very simple vertical ground plane. Michael will primarily be active on 20m at 2000-2400 UTC. Watch cluster. This is a charity DXpedition - full details can be found at: www.alleindurchgr?nland.de/wdp/?page_id=48 . Updates also on twitter (twitter.com/durchgroenland) and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/alleindurchgroenland [DX-World]

25/07/2014: Operators Nei PY5AKW, Marins PY5AMF, Fernando PY5FO, Mario PY5IN, Luciano PY5LF, Vigand PY5QW and Marcelo PY5ZD will be active as PY5ARP from Ilha do Mel (SA-047, DIB PR-01, WLOTA 1435), Parana State, Brazil, from 25-27th July 2014. Activity will include an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest. QSL via PY5ARP, direct (QRZ.com) or Bureau. Website: www.arpapr.org.br/ [rsgbiota.org]

25/07/2014: Victor, R1NU and Dmitry, UA1NFA plan to be active as homecalls/p from Bol'shoy Kimalishche island (EU-147, RRA RR-02-10, KIA-1-05, RDA KL-08) between 25-28 July 2014. QRV SSB, CW, Digi-modes on the HF bands, propagation allowing. Good opportunity for diploma Karelian Islands Award and Karelia. QSL via home calls. [R1NU]

25/07/2014: Geoff, ZL3GA, will be active from the Benjor Beach Club, Port Vila, Efate Island, New Hebrides (OC-035), in Shefa Province, Vanuatu, as YJ0GA (requested call) between 25-28th July 2014. This activity is actually a recon trip ahead of the upcoming YJ0X DXpedition scheduled for October 2014. Plans are to be QRV during the RSGB IOTA Contest on 40-10 metres. QSL via LotW, Bureau/direct to ZL3GA. [DX-World]

25/07/2014: Look for Marcelo, PY1MT and Delinho, PY1SG to be active between 25-27th July 2014 as ZV1M from the island of Jurubaiba (SA-029, DIB RJ-22). Focus will be on the IOTA Contest as a M/? all band entry. QSL direct or Bureau to PY1MT. Website: www.niloteam.blogspot.com/ [rsgbiota.org]

25/07/2014: Ronaldo, PS8RV, will be active from Ilha do Caju [Cashew Island] (IOTA SA-072) as ZY8D between 25-27th July 2014, including an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest. Caju island is located on the northeast of the Parna?ba river, Araioses country, Maranhao State, Brazil. QRV on 80-10 metre CW and SSB. QSL via the information on QRZ.com under ZY8D. [DX-World]

26/07/2014: Mike, DG5LAC, plans to activate Fehmarn Island (EU-128, DID/GIA O-001, WLOTA 0637) as homecall/p from 26-30th July 2014, including an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (26-27 July). QRV on 80-10m, high power SSB. QSL via home call, direct or Bureau. [rsgbiota.org]

26/07/2014: Operators Axel DO4WA, Chris DM5HF and Joerg "Joe" DM4DL will be active as DR0F from Neuwerk Island (EU-127, DID/GIA N-012, WLOTA 2311) between 26-28th July 2014, including an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest. This activation will also count for the National Park and Nature Reserve Hambuarg Wadden Sea (WWFF DLFF-005). QRV on 80-10m, all modes. QSL via the Bureau or via the information at QRZ.com. Website: www.darc.de/distrikte/e/13/ [rsgbiota.org]

26/07/2014: Members of the Papa Lima DX Group, plus guest operators, will be active from Great Blasket island (EU-007) for the RSGB IOTA Contest (26-27 July) as EJ1Y, and from 26-31 July as EJ0PL. QSL both calls via EI5JQ, direct (Adam Kolodziejczyk, 2 Apt. Coranna, Tipper South, Naas co.Kildare, Ireland), HRD Log, eQSL, LotW and ClubLog OQRS. [DX-World]

26/07/2014: Look for Alain, F6CUG/p to be active on 26th July 2014 from the Castle Ziltener (DFCF 21-159) and the Castle Mugnier (DFCF 21-099), both located in the commune of Chambolle Musigny. QRV on 80-20 metres, propagation permitting. QSL via home call, Bureau or direct. [radioamateur.org]

26/07/2014: Look for Red Daemon Contest Club (N5T) members Ron K5HM and Matt K5NGU to be active as N5T from Mustang Island (NA-092, USi TX-011S, Grid Loc. EL17), Nueces County, Texas, on 26-29th July 2014. QRV on all HF bands, mainly SSB and CW. Activity will include a Island Multi-Op entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest. QSL direct only (Project X Contest Team, 15547 Stoney Fork Dr., Houston, TX 77084 USA) with SASE / SAE + 2GS; NO IRC. [rsgbiota.org]

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]

26/07/2014: Tim, VE6SH will be active once again from Jumby Bay, island of Antigua (NA-100, WLOTA 1118) as V29SH between 26th July and 8th August 2014. QRV on HF bands, with focus on the WARC bands. QSL via home call (Tim Ellam VE6SH, 3115 Carleton Street SW, Calgary, AB T2T3L5, Canada) and LotW. Log will be uploaded to ClubLog. [DX-World]

26/07/2014: Kevin, K6TOP, will be operating as VP2V/K6TOP from 26 July - 1 August 2014 while vacationing on the island of Tortola, British Virgin Islands (NA-023). QRV 0100-0300z and 1000-1200z using ICOM 706 MKII, 100 watts, with 20/15/10m multiband dipole. Kevin work CW almost exclusively. Tim says "when the pileups get difficult, I listen to the edges, please spread your calls out". QSLs via LotW preferred, logs will be uploaded upon return home. [K6TOP/QRZ.com]

27/07/2014: Yuki, JH1NBN, will again be active from Nauru (IOTA OC-031) as C21BN between 27th July and 16th August 2014. QRV on 80-6 metre SSB. QSL via home call. [DX-World]

27/07/2014: Yuki, JH1NBN, will again be active from Nauru (IOTA OC-031) as C21BN between 27th July and 16th August 2014. QRV on 80-6 metre SSB. QSL via home call. [DX-World]

27/07/2014: Yasu, JH2DFJ, will be active from the V.I.P. Guest Hotel Free Radio Room, Koror Village, Koror Island, Republic of Palau (OC-009, WW Loc. PJ77FI), as T88DF between 27-31 July. QRV on 135kHz - 50MHz, CW (QRSS), SSB, RTTY, SSTV, WSPR and JT-65A, running between 5 Watts - 1KW. QSL via LotW is preferred. [DX-World]

28/07/2014: Dirk, PA7DN, will once again be active as PA7DN/p from Terschelling Island (EU-038, WLOTA 0943) between 28th July and 8th August 2014. QRV on the HF bands, holiday style, CW and SSB with some digi-modes. QSL via home call, bureau or direct (Dirk Nieuwstraten, Knotwilgenstraat 45, 2871 RA Schoonhoven 2871RA, Netherlands). [rsgbiota.org]

29/07/2014: Dave, G4BUO, will be QRV as A35UO from Tongatapu (IOTA OC-049), Tonga, from 29th July to 4th August 2014. He will operate CW only on 40-10 metres. QSL via G4BUO (QRZ.com). [DX World]

29/07/2014: The group of Kazakhstan Traveling Radio Amateurs - UP44WFF with Flora and Fauna of Kazakhstan together with our colleague Yakov RV0AJ, organize expedition "Baikal 2014". Activation: 29-31 July 2014, using the callsign UA0AWX/0, Reference program "STALKER": Ivolginsky datsan - abnormal zone - R0O5. Reference program RDA: BU-12 Ivolginsky Raion, Republic of Buryatia. 1-3 August - References program "Russian Robinson Club": RFF-136 - Pribaikalsky national Park (WWFF RFF-136), Olkhon Island (RRA RR-21-01, Not IOTA). Reference program "STALKER": Shaman rock (Cape Burkhan on Olkhon island) - abnormal zone - R0S3. Reference program "Lakes of Russia" club "/P": L-0-003 lake Baikal. Reference program RDA: IR-35, Olkhonsky district. QTH loc.: OO33QE. Group: Yakov RV0AJ, Sergey UN6GAO, Viktor UN7GIT and Art UN6QC. Frequency: 7080+/- 20 kHz, 14144+/-20 kHz, 21200+/- 20 kHz. RIG: TS-2000 + ACOM 1010, Ant.: Spider Beam 20-15-10, Inv.Vee.40-10m. QSL is 100% ONLY via eQSL.KZ or direct (via UN6QC). Information on http://unff.kz/ (News). [UN6QC]

29/07/2014: Operators Mars JA3FVJ, Ikuo JA3TJA, Ichiro JA3QWN, Masa JF3PLF and Taka JH3FUK and possibly others plan a DX-Vacation to Christmas Island (VK9X, OC-002, WW Loc. OH29LN) and Cocos-Keeling Island (VK9C, OC-003, WW Loc. NH87JT) sometime between late July and early August 2014. Tentative schedule: VK9EC (Cocos Keeling) between 29th July and 2nd August; and VK9EX (Christmas Island) from 2-8 August. QRV holiday style on 160-6 metre CW, SSB, FM, RTTY and PSK31. QSL by the bureau "via JF3PLF", direct to JF3PLF with SAE + IRC/2GS, ClubLog OQRS and LotW. Further information and updates can be found on their website at: vk9.nobody.jp/ [JF3PLF]

30/07/2014: Look for Donald, KB6QEW, to be active from the PEI DX Lodge (VY2TT), Prince Edward Island (NA-029, CIsA PE-001, WLOTA 0523, WW Loc. FN76VS), as KB6QEW/VY2 between 30th July and 4th August 2014. QRV holiday style on all HF bands, including an entry in the North American CW QSO Party (2-4 August). For QSL please send SASE for stateside. $2 or IRC for foreign. Buro ok. Direct QSL address is 7585 El Paso St., La Mesa, CA 91942 USA, [VY2TT]

31/07/2014: Adhi, YB3MM, will be active from Dili, Democratic Republic of Timor Leste (OC-148, WLOTA 0019), as 4W/NB3MM between 31st July and 5th August 2014. QRV on 20, 17, 15 and 12 metres, mostly SSB with some CW and PSK31. QSL via IZ8CCW (direct, Bureau and OQRS) and YB3MM (OQRS only). Adhi advices not to send to NB3MM address, W Bureau or YB Bureau. Website: www.mdxc.org/timorleste2014/ [DX-World]

31/07/2014: Byron, KF8UN, will be traveling this summer, as well as operating from three Spanish speaking countries. Activity will be on 40-15 metres, possibly other bands because he is using a G5RV. His tentative schedule is as follows: 31st July-9th August -- Callsign KF8UN/EA from Segovia, Spain. August 13-24th -- Callsign KF8UN/LU in Argentina and KF8UN/PY in Brazil. He plans visiting the Provinces of Jujuy, Buenos Aires, and Misiones in Argentina, as well as spending sometime at Iguazu Falls. QSL direct only to his home callsign (QRZ.com). [OPDX Bulletin]

31/07/2014: Tsuyoshi, JJ2NYT, plans activitly from Turkey between 31 July and 5 August 2014. Schedule is as follows: TA1/JJ2NYT from European Turkey from the evening of 31st July until the morning of 4th August (local time). TA3/JJ2NTT from Western Anatolia from the evening of 4th August until the morning of 5th August (local time). QRV at 7-28MHz CW/SSB (mainly QRV 14/18MHz CW) LW/DP with 100 Watts. QSL via his home call, direct or Bureau. Information and updates on his website at: reach.air-nifty.com/diary/2014/07/ta-2de8.html [JJ2NYT]

31/07/2014: Look for Kadek, YB9BU/p, to be active from Kupang, Timor Island [Pulau Timor] (OC-148, WLOTA 1808) between 31 July and 5 August 2014. QRV on the HF bands, holiday style. QSL via home call, direct (see QRZ.com). [DX-World]

01/08/2014: Nick, VK2DX via IOTA chasers indicates that Andy E51AND plans to be active from Pukapuka Island (OC-098), North Cook Islands, during August 2014. Andy did have plans to be active from Pukapuka earlier in 2013, but weather conditions prevented him from going. More info on new OC-089 plans to be updated early 2014. [DX World]

01/08/2014: Luc, ON6DSL, informs ICPO that he will be QRV once again from the Greek island of Crete (EU-015, GIOTA KRS-005, MIA MGC-005, WLOTA 1400) during his August 2014 holiday stay as SV9/ON6DSL/p. "I will be regularly QRV (holiday style) from the beach at QTH Pigianos Kampos near Rethimnon with equipment FT-817-ND - 5W (QRP) and a home made multiband antenna inv.V dipole @ only 4 m high. SRI ONLY SSB. PSE QSL via ON UBA BURO home call. [ON6DSL]


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02/08/2014: Welland Canal Days is were the City of Port Colborne, Ontario, hosts their annual Marine Heritage Festival to celebrate the long history of the Welland Canal with the special event station VE3WCD, on 2-3 August 2014. At Port Colbornes Welland Canal Days they will be operating from near the corner of Sugarloaf and West Streets next to the water tower (WW Loc. FN02JU) which puts them very close to two Lighthouses which are located at the entrance to the Welland Canal on Lake Erie. The Lighthouse numbers are as follows: Inner Lighthouse (ARLHS CAN-764) and Outer Lighthouse (ARLHS CAN-765). QSL VE3WCD via the Bureau or direct (Niagara Peninsula Amateur Radio Club, Inc., P. O. Box 20036, Grantham Postal Outlet, St Catharines, ON L2M 7W7, Canada). Website: www.nparc.on.ca/ [RAC]

02/08/2014: Imam, YB4IR, will be active as YB4IR/5 from Tambelan Besar (OC-122, WW Loc. OJ30SX) off the west coast of West Kalimantan, (Borneo), Indonesia, from 2-9 August 2014. QRV on 40-10m, CW, SSB and Digital modes. QSL via home call, direct, Bureau or ClubLog OQRS. [YB4IR]

10/08/2014: Max, IZ2ZTQ, will be on holiday with a sailing vessel between 10-20th August 2014. He will stay some days in the Meganisi Islands, but all Ionian Islands EU-052 will be activated if the weather permits. Follow his position from www.y2ksblog.com . Website: www.qrz.com/SV8/IZ2ZTQ [rsgbiota.org]

26/11/2014: Tim, LW9EOC, will be active from 26th November thru 9th December 2014 from San Andres Island (NA-033, WLOTA 2990, WWFF HKFF-035), using the callsign 5K0A. Entry in the CQWW DX CW Contest (29-30 November) and the ARRL 160-Meter Contest (5-7 December). Outside of the contests Tim will be active on all bands using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via home call direct (QRZ.com) USD 3, IRC, LotW, eQSL and Bureau. [LW9EOC/QRZ.com]


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27/07/2014: A Team from France and Belgium will be active as TM800B (www.aran59.fr/bouvines-2014) on 27th July 2014 to commemorate the 800th anniversary of the Battle of Bouvines. They will operate CW, SSB and digital modes on 80, 40, 20, 15, 10 and 2 metres. QSL via F-60345, Bureau only. [425 DX News]

26/07/2014: Special event station VE4XSI will be on the air from Gimli, Manitoba, with a special QSL card commemorating Sigurjon Isfeld who in July, 1914 left Gimli with 100 Canadian huskys, traveled to Montreal and then took a boat to England delivering the dogs TO Sir Shackleton. The station will be operational 26th July thru 04th August 2014. Operating times 1400Z - 2300Z daily, as operator conditions dictate. Frequencies: 7.200, 14.250, 21.250 and 28.350, as band conditions dictate. QSL via WB2UKX, with with SASE to: Edward Biedricki II, 321 NE 12th Ave., OCALA, FL 34470-5911, USA. All others SAE+2USD. [RAC]

30/07/2014: Between 30th July and 5th August 2014 look for the following stations to be active to celebrate ARRL's centennial year: W1AW/0 will be operated by Ed W0SD, located in Salem, McCook County, State of South Dakota. W1AW/4 will be operated by Glenn KE4KY, located in Fisherville, Jefferson County, State of Kentucky. QSLs preferred via LoTW. [ARRL]

01/08/2014: Special callsign 8J5JAZZ celebrates Imabari (JCC 3802) Jazz Town on all bands and modes during the entire month of August 2014. Imabari is located in Ehime prefecture on the island of Shikoku (AS-076), Japan. QSL via Bureau is preferred. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

01/08/2014: Look for 8N1AQ to be active on all bands and modes from 1st August until 31st October 2014 to celebrate the 2nd Chiba Aqualine Marathon (Aqualine: The Trans-Tokyo Bay Highway), Chiba prefecture island of Honshu (AS-007, WLOTA 2376), Japan. QSL via the Bureau. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

01/08/2014: Kevin, VA3OR, will activate special event station CF3NAVY on all bands and modes to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Submarines in Canada from 1-31 August 2014. QSL CF3NAVY via VA3OR by the Bureau or direct to: Kevin B Clements, 585 First Ave., Welland, ON L3C 1Z2, Canada. Direct requests require a SASE or SAE + 2GS. [IC]

01/08/2014: Special event station VX9CMA will be active on all bands and modes from 1-31 August 2014 to celebrate the 2014 World Acadian Congress (www.cma2014.com/en) which will be held in the Canadian Provinces of Quebec, Nova Scotia and the U.S. State of Maine from 8-24th August. QSL VX9CMA via VE9RLW (QRZ.com). [IC]

01/08/2014: ENGLAND - I.S.W.L. CLUB CALLSIGNS - The ISWL Club Callsigns in use throughout the month of August 2014 are: GX4BJC /A - Operated from Walton on the Naze, in Essex, by Herbie - G6XOU (ISWL Council Member & QSL Bureau Manager) (/A WAB Square = TM22 - England, IOTA = EU-005, WLOTA = 1841). Herbie will also operate as GX4BJC /P throughout the month. If required, he will give his current WAB Square during the QSO. MX1SWL /A - Operated from Hartford, in Cambridgeshire, by Tom - G3RPV. (/A WAB Square = TL27 - England, IOTA = EU-005, WLOTA = 1841). 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, Pete Rayer, ISWL Life Vice President, Bournemouth, UK. [Pete's-DX-Newsdesk]


LIGHTHOUSE CALENDAR -


25/07-28/07 BV0L: Liu-Ch'iu Yu WLOTA:2889 QSL BV2KI (d)
25/07-27/07 ED1K: Isla Ons WLOTA:1173 QSL EA1NK (d/B)
25/07-27/07 G5XV: Isle of Wight WLOTA:2985 QSL Buro
25/07-27/07 PY5ARP: Ilha do Mel WLOTA:1435 QSL Direct/Buro
26/07-27/07 5B4AIF: Cyprus Island WLOTA:0051 QSL EB7DX (d)
26/07-27/07 9A/HA9MDN: Vir Island WLOTA:4050 QSL H/c (d/B)
26/07-27/07 9A/OM2FY: Krk Island WLOTA:1342 QSL H/c (d/B)
26/07-27/07 9A/OM3RM/P: Vis Island WLOTA:1899 QSL OM3RM (d/B)
26/07-27/07 9A1RAB: Rab Island WLOTA:2198 QSL 9A2EU (d/B)
26/07-27/07 C4I: Cyprus Island WLOTA:0051 QSL M0OXO OQRS
26/07-27/07 CR2V: Ilha das Flores WLOTA:0947 QSL HB9CRV (QRZ.com)
26/07-27/07 CR5CW: Cabo de Santa Maria DFFA:Fa-06 DFP:FAL06 POR-013 WLOTA:0144 QSL LotW
26/07-30/07 DG5LAC/P: Fehmarn Island WLOTA:0637 QSL H/c (d/B)
26/07-27/07 DL0KWH/P: Usedom Island WLOTA:1640 QSL H/c (d/B)
26/07-27/07 DL5KUD: Ruegen Island WLOTA:1712 QSL Buro
26/07-28/07 DR0F: Neuwerk Island WLOTA:2311 QSL Buro
26/07-27/07 DS5ACV/P: Kadok To WLOTA:0304 QSL H/c (d/B)
26/07-27/07 DS5BRE/P: Kadok To WLOTA:0304 QSL H/c (d/B)
26/07-27/07 DS5DNO/P: Kadok To WLOTA:0304 QSL H/c (d/B)
26/07-27/07 DS5QLJ/P: Kadok To WLOTA:0304 QSL H/c (d/B)
26/07-27/07 EA8URT: Isla de Tenerife WLOTA:1276 QSL Direct/Buro
26/07-27/07 ED1W: Isla Salvora WLOTA:0255 QSL EC1CSV (d/B)
26/07-27/07 EJ3Z: Inishbofin Island WLOTA:1870 QSL EI6GGB (d/B)
26/07-27/07 EJ5KF: Bere Island WLOTA:2983 QSL EI5KF (d/B)
26/07-27/07 ES0U: Muhu Island WLOTA:2725 QSL Buro
26/07-27/07 GJ2A: Jersey Island (main) WLOTA:0818 QSL LotW
26/07-27/07 GM0FGI: Island of Bute WLOTA:1883 QSL Direct/Buro
26/07-27/07 GM2T: Tiree Island WLOTA:2232 QSL GM4UYZ (d/B)
26/07 GM4NFI/P: Fladda Island WLOTA:2506 QSL H/c (d/B)
26/07-27/07 GM5O: Mainland Orkney WLOTA:1652 QSL M5KJM (d/B)
26/07-27/07 GW6W: Holy Island WLOTA:3338 QSL GW0LIS (d)
26/07-27/07 GW7O: Holy Island WLOTA:3338 QSL GW3SQX (d/B)
26/07-27/07 GW8K: Flatholm Island WLOTA:0007 QSL MW0DHF (d/B)
26/07-27/07 HL5YI/P: Kadok To WLOTA:0304 QSL H/c (d/B)
26/07-27/07 IA5/IV3LZQ: Isola del Giglio WLOTA:0564 QSL H/c (d)
26/07-27/07 IB0R: Isola di Ventotene WLOTA:1403 QSL IK8HCG (d)
26/07-27/07 IC8FBU: Isola di Capri WLOTA:2466 QSL IC8FBU (d/B)
26/07-27/07 IG9Y: Isola di Lampedusa WLOTA:2312 QSL ON4LG (d/B)
26/07-27/07 IH9YMC: Isola Pantelleria WLOTA:0041 QSL eQSL
26/07-27/07 IS0SSY: Sardinia WLOTA:1608 QSL Direct/Buro
26/07-27/07 IT9RZU: Sicilia Island WLOTA:1362 QSL d/B/LotW
26/07-27/07 J49A: Nisos Kriti WLOTA:1400 QSL SV9GPV (d/B)
26/07-27/07 JA8COE/8: Yagishiri To WLOTA:2512 QSL H/c (B)
26/07-27/07 K1VSJ: Martha's Vineyard Island WLOTA:2804 QSL CBA/Buro
26/07-27/07 LI2MOA: Vardoe WLOTA:0106 QSL LA2MOA (d/B)
26/07-27/07 MM0GOR/P: Islay WLOTA:1826 QSL H/c (B)
26/07-27/07 MU0HTJ: Guernsey Island (main) WLOTA:0013 QSL 2E0SQL (d/B)
26/07-27/07 N2GC: Long Island WLOTA:2937 QSL N2GC (d)
26/07-27/07 NP4DX: Puerto Rico WLOTA:2802 QSL W3HNK (d)
26/07-27/07 PA6TX: Texel Island WLOTA:0043 QSL PD0LVS (B)
26/07-27/07 PF14A: Schouwen-Duiveland Island WLOTA:3089 QSL ON4ON (d/B)
26/07-27/07 RN1CW/P: Ostrov Kotlin WLOTA:3146 QSL H/c (d/B)
26/07-27/07 SM7/M1KTA/P: Stora Garpen WLOL:SWE-145 QSL H/c (d/B)
26/07-27/07 SN0RX: Wolin Island WLOTA:4120 QSL SP8RX (d/B)
26/07-27/07 SN1D: Wolin Island WLOTA:4120 QSL SP1RKT (d/B)
26/07-27/07 SV8/OK1FFU: Nisos Thasos WLOTA:4186 QSL OM2FY (d/B)
26/07-27/07 SV8/OM6NM: Nisos Thira WLOTA:0658 QSL OM2FY (d/B)
26/07-27/07 TF/G3TXF: Grimsey Island WLOTA:0140 QSL G3TXF OQRS
26/07-27/07 TK/OO4O: Corsica Island WLOTA:1390 QSL H/c (d/B)
26/07-08/08 V29SH: Antigua Island WLOTA:1118 QSL VE6SH (d)
26/07-27/07 VC1S: Outer Island WLOTA:1573 QSL VA1YL (d/B)
28/07-08/08 PA7DN/P: Terschelling Island WLOTA:0943 QSL H/c (d/B)
30/07-04/08 KB6QEW/VY2: Prince Edward Island WLOTA:0523 QSL H/c (d/B)
31/07-05/08 4W/NB3MM: East Timor Island WLOTA:0019 QSL IZ8CCW (d/B)
31/07-05/08 YB9BU/P: Pulau Timor WLOTA:1808 QSL H/c (d)
01/08-31/10 8N1AQ: Honshu WLOTA:2376 QSL JARL Buro
01/08-10/08 SV9/ON6DSL/P: Nisos Kriti WLOTA:1400 QSL H/c (B)


6 METRES & UP -


25/07-08/08 3D2AG/P: Rotuma OC-060 Grid:RH87 6m SSB/CW QSL H/c (d)
27/07 Field Day Ciociaria VHF SO/Fixed/Portable 0700z-1500z
27/07-31/07 T88DF: Palau OC-009 Grid:PJ77fi 6m Phone/CW/Digi QSL LotW
29/07 RSGB 70MHz UKAC SO Fixed/Open 1900z-2130z
01/08-31/08 EuCW Snakes & Ladders 6m/2m classes 01 0000z-31 2359z
01/08 ES Open VUSHF Field Day SO/MO/2.3-10GHz 1700z-2059z

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/


QSL INFO -


VP9HQ July 12/13, 2014, ONLY direct via OH1VR. Also OH1VR/VP9 cards since August 2007 ONLY direct. Seppo Sisatto OH1VR Ojakatu 3 A 18 33100 Tampere FINLAND

QSLs via Bureau: 5B/IZ4AMS, 9K2HN, AM5SP, DB100AWPB, DF2SD, DG0LAD, DK0FRI, DL0BLA, DL1EHG, DL2SEA, DL7ZR, DM4DX, DO6NIK, EA3BDE, EA6/RW9JZ, EA8/DL2DXA, EA8ADL, EI13CLAN, HB9DSY, HS0ZBS, IK2RMZ, IK5VLO, IN3BJS, IN3HUU, IQ9PA, IS0BSR, IT9AUH, IT9CMK, IW9HIK, IZ1PLH, IZ3TFL, LZ1950SAS, R13CWC, R1DX, R1OO, R25SBC, R8MD, RP67MC, RX3DOR, SU9AF, VK3CTN, VK3EGN, VK3TDX, VK6AA, Z24EA and ZF2LC.

QSLs via Direct: 7Q7GIA (LA7GIA), FT5ZM (N2OO), GS6PYE/p (G3PYE), HI3/N3SY (H/c), KL7HBK (QRZ.com), S01WS (OQRS), XZ1Z (OQRS), YB8RW/P [OC-209] (YB9BU), YB8RW/P [OC-210] (YB9BU) and YB8RW/P [OC-236] (YB9BU).

QSLs via LoTW: 9A1AA, A65BP, CU3AK, EF8U, GM0FGI, GU/W2JO/m, IB0/IZ8NWA, JT1CD, K0NR, K4HAL, K7SV, KB5JC, KB9NW, KH6ZM, N2QT, N5ZM, N6ZFO, NG9R, OF3ERTC, OH2YOTA, OZ1HQ, PJ2T, S52X, V47JA, V51B, VA2EN, VA7AM, VE3GTC, VE4VT, VE7IO, W4GKM, W6SX, WI9WI and XQ1KZ.


BITS & PIECES -

VK5CE/8, BATHURST ISLAND OC-173 - Craig, VK5CE updates on his planned activity from Bathurst Island OC-173: Its only a month before the VK5CE/8 Bathurst Island OC-173 DXpedition takes place and everything is going to plan. Last weekend I cut and tested new vertical dipoles to use for the DXpedition. Flights from Adelaide in South Australia to Darwin in the Northern Territory and then the charter flight from Darwin to Bathurst Island have been paid for. The costs of hiring the facility on the island have also been paid for. The flight charter company have approved the weight of equipment needed and the island operators at Bathurst Island Lodge have confirmed that I will be the only guest at the lodge so I can set up vertical dipoles at the high tide mark of the beach and I'll have the whole place to myself. Read more (oc173.blogspot.co.uk/) [DX-World]


** RSGB IOTA CONTEST ** The following stations have announced their participation in the RSGB IOTA Contest (26-27 July, 2014):

EU-162 RI1N Glov Island DXped/MOHP/24hr QSL RT2D (d)
EU-165 IM0/I0PNM San Pietro Island SOLP QSL H/c (d)
EU-168 TF/G3TXF Grimsey Island CW only QSL ClubLog OQRS
EU-170 9A/HA9MDN Vir Island SO/LP/SSB QSL H/c (d/B)
EU-170 9A/PA0SON Pasman Island SO/QRP/SSB QSL H/c (B)
EU-172 5P2I/P Aro Island DXped/SOAB QSL OZ1BII (d/B)
EU-172 OZ/DL2JRM Hjarno Island SOAB QSL H/c (d/B)
EU-172 OZ/DL8MF Samso Island SO/QRP/24hr QSL H/c (d/B)
EU-174 SV8/OK1FFU Thasos Island SO QSL OM2FY (d)
NA-002 VP5/I8NHJ Turks & Caicos SO QSL N5NHJ (d)
NA-005 KU9C/VP9 Bermuda SOABHP QSL H/c (d/B)
NA-022 VP2ERM Anguilla SOAB QSL ClubLog OQRS
NA-023 VP2V/K6TOP Tortola Island SOLP/CW QSL LotW
NA-026 N2GC Long Island M/?/Mix QSL N2GC (d)
NA-029 VY2TT Prince Edward Island SOABHP QSL K6LA (d/B)
NA-039 KL7RRC Adak Island SOAB QSL N7RO (d)
NA-046 K1VSJ/P Martha's Vineyard SO/Mixed/LP QSL H/c (d/B)
NA-067 W4O Ocracoke Island SOAB/Mix/LP QSL H/c (d)
NA-067 WB8YJF/4 Ocracoke Island SO/Mix/LP QSL H/c (QRZ.com)
NA-069 K2RMM/4 Sanibel Island SO/LP/12hr QSL DL2RMM (d/B)
NA-083 K4P Chincoteague Island 40+20m/SSB QSL KS4TL (d)
NA-092 N5T Mustang Island MO QSL QRZ.com
NA-096 HI3/OE3GEA Dominican Republic SO/CW/LP QSL H/c (d/B)
NA-099 NP4DX Puerto Rico SOLP/SSB/12hr QSL W3HNK (d)
NA-100 V29SH Antigua SOABLP QSL VE6SH (d)
NA-104 V47JA St Kitts & Nevis SOAB/SSB QSL W5JON (d)
NA-126 VC1S Outer [aka Bon Portage] MO/DXped QSL VA1YL (d)
NA-128 CK2I Isle aux Grues M/S QSL VE2CQ (d)
NA-136 W1Z Shea/Ram Island MOAB/DXped QSL W1ASB (QRZ.com)
NA-137 WS1SM Seguin Island MOAB/DXped QSL W1WMG (d)
NA-143 K5KUA/5 Galveston Island SOLP QSL H/c (d/B)
NA-160 HQ3W Cochinos Cays SO/Mix QSL KD4POJ (d)
NA-220 OX/DB5MH Sukkertoppen Island SOLP QSL H/c (d/B)
OC-035 YJ0GA Efate Island SOLP/40-10m QSL ZL3GA (d/B)
OC-035 YJ0UO Efate Island SOLP/CW/40-10m QSL G4BUO (d/B)
OC-060 3D2AG/P Rotuma SOLP QSL H/c (d)
OC-122 YF1AR/5 Tambelan Island DXped/SOLP/SSB/24hr QSL N2OO (d)
SA-027 PQ5M Sao Francisco do Sul Island IOTA Fixed QSL PP5BZ (d/B)
SA-029 ZV1M Jurubaiba Island M/? QSL PY1MT (d/B)
SA-047 PY5ARP Mel Island M/? QSL QRZ.com
SA-060 PX8I Itarana Island Island/DXped/MO/Mix QSL PY8WW (d)
SA-072 ZY8D Caju Island Island/DXped/Mix QSL QRZ.com


(d) = Direct; (B) = Bureau; (d/B) = Direct or Bureau.

Be sure to check Bill's (NG3K) website for updated RSGB IOTA Contest information at: www.ng3k.com/Misc/iota2014.html ....... Good luck to all participants & have fun!




73 and Good DX!

Dave Raycroft, VA3RJ

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