I.C.P.O. Bulletin (12-19 September 2014) "Islands, Castles & Portable Operations"

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

12/09/2014: Antoine, 3D2AG will again be active from the island of Rotuma (OC-060, Grid Loc. RH87, WWFF 3D2FF-002), Republic of Fiji, between approx 12-26 September 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]

12/09/2014: Jim, N6TQ, is currently active from the Lotsane Safari Lodge (QRA KG47CH) in the Tuli Preserve, Botswana, as A25TQ until 18th September 2014. Jim will be traveling with Frosty, K5LBU (A25CF). QRV on 160-6m as much as they can with a TS-590S and Expert 1k Amp. Please note: If you do need a QSL, please QSL direct only. For US/CAN, please send a SASE and any donations are accepted and are greatly appreciated !! For All Others, please send a SAE and $2USD or 1 valid IRC. Anyone may request a QSL directly, via my PayPal account (jim.colletto[@]hotmail.com), by including their QSO details and $2 USD. QSL A25CF via K5LBU, direct. [DX-World]

12/09/2014: Look for Nobuaki, JA0JHQ, to be active as AH0CO from the Himawari Hotel radio room, island of Saipan (USi NI002S, WLOTA 1333, QRA QK25UF), Northern Mariana Islands (OC-086) between 12-15th September, 2014. Activity will be on 80-10 metres, mainly SSB with some CW, including an entry in the WAEDC SSB Contest (13-14 September). QSL via JH0JHQ, Bureau preferred. [JA0JHQ blog]

12/09/2014: Look for Heinz, DF1YP, to be active as FO/DF1YP from Moorea [Mo'orea] Island (OC-046, DIFO FO-010, WLOTA 0465), Society Archipelago, French Polynesia, between 12th September and 8th October 2014. QRV holiday style on the HF bands. QSL via home call, Bureau or direct. [NG3K]

12/09/2014: Hiro, JA6TBE, will activate Nakano Shima [Nakano Island] (WLOTA 1823, JCG 32006D), Oki Islands (AS-041) as JA6TBE/4 from 12-14th September, 2014. QRV on 160-10 metre CW, SSB and Digital modes. Log will be uploaded daily to ClubLog. QSL via JA6TBE by the Bureau or via JS3CTQ, direct only. [KJ3L]

12/09/2014: Laci, HA0HW, will once again be active from Thassos [aka Thasos] Island (IOTA EU-174, GIOTA NAS-037, MIA MG-124, WLOTA LH-4186, QRA KN20HS), Greece, as SW8WW (ex-J48HW) between 12-22 September 2014. He will operate mainly on CW, with some SSB and RTTY, on the HF bands (on 80-10 metres) and on 6 metres. His rigs are usually a FT-840 and an IC-706 (for 6m only). Antennas are monoband Gps and dipoles on fishing poles. QSL via his home callsign, direct or via the HA Bureau, OQRS via ClubLog is ok as well. [HA0HW]

12/09/2014: Four Australian operators will be active from Norfolk Island (OC-005, WLOTA 1469, WWFF VKFF-392, QRA RG30XX) between 12-21 September 2014. Chris VK3QB (team leader), Luke VK3HJ, Brenton VK3CBV and Lee VK3GK will be operating on 160-10 metre CW and SSB. Equipment will be 2 x TS-480HX, KX-3/KXPA-100, verticals and dipoles. Another KX-3 will be used portable and for some SOTA activity. Logs will be uploaded daily to ClubLog, and soon after the end of the activity to LoTW. OQRS will also be active. Otherwise, QSL direct or Bureau via VK2CA is ok too. Further information and updates on their website at: vk9nt.odxg.org/vk9nt2014/ [VK3HJ]

13/09/2014: Operators Yung BU2BV, Ted BV2OO, Su BX2AI, Wu BX2AM, Lee BX2AN plan to activate DongYin Island (WLOTA 2310), Matsu Islands (AS-113), as BO0D from 13-20th September 2014. QRV on all HF bands, CW, SSB, and Digital modes. QSL via the BV Bureau is preferred. Website:www.qrz.com/db/bo0d and www.ctarl.org.tw/bv5ya/2013-14/2014-BO0D.htm [rsgbiota.org]

13/09/2014: Kasimir, DL2SBY, will once again be active from Liechtenstein as HB0/DL2SBY between 13-20 September 2014. QRV on 80-10 metres, WARC bands included, using CW, SSB and RTTY. Equipment will be FT900AT with an ACOM 1010 amp (600W) into a triple-leg antenna for 20-10m, HF9V Butternut for 80-10m and an Inverted V for 30m. He will upload the log onto ClubLog. The QSL cards will be printed as soon as possible. QSL via DL2SBY, by the Bureau, direct and as well as through PayPal requests. [OPDX Bulletin]

13/09/2014: HB9GR the club station USKA section Rhine Valley makes a EXPEDITION from 13 September 0000 UTC - 14 September 2359 UTC. The QTH is at 3,303 metres or 10,840 ft above sea level - "Piz Corvatsch" Swiss Alp mountain in the canton of Graubunden (QRA JN46VJ). Plans are to be QRV on all HF frequencies using SSB, PSK31, JT65 and SSTV. Team members include Martin HB9ARK, Ruedi HB9CQL, Reto HB9MED, Jean Gabriel HB9SET, Benno HB9DSN and Reto HB9RJG. QSL via HB9GR, direct or Bureau. [HB9RJG]

13/09/2014: Look for Kenji, JA4GXS, to be active as JA4GXS/5 from Shodo Island [Shodo-shima] (AS-200), Kagawa Prefecture, between 13-15th September 2014. Plans are to be QRV on 40-17 metre CW and SSB. QSL direct or Bureau to JA4GXS. [rsgbiota.org]

13/09/2014: Pasi, OH3WS, will be active, in his spare time, from Market Reef (EU-053, WWFF OHFF-038) and lighthouse (Admiralty C4472, ARLHS MAR-001, WLOTA 0542) as OJ0W between 13-20th September 2014. QRV on 40-10 metres. Pasi says "while waiting transport to Market I make some QSO from Finstrom-county, Aland Islands, as OH0/OH3WS on 12th September, local afternoon and evening, 40-30m". QSL via OH3WS, Bureau or direct by request. [OH3WS, OJ0W]

13/09/2014: Fred, SM7DAY, will once again be active from Senoren Island (EU-138) as SM7DAY/p between 13-20th September, 2014. QRV on all HF bands, using CW and SSB. QSL via Bureau or direct (2 USD or 1 new IRC) also OQRS request 2$ to PayPal via sm7day[@]hotmail.com (use gift option). [rsgbiota.org]

15/09/2014: Look for Bernd, DL8AAV, to be active as OZ0AV from Laeso Island (EU-088, DIA NK-003, WLOTA 2820) from 15-27th September, 2014. QRV holiday style on the HF bands, SSB and CW. QSL via DL8AAV by the Bureau and eQSL is preferred. [rsgbiota.org]

15/09/2014: Operators Cezar VE3LYC, Craig VK5CE, Johan PA3EXX, and Bob KD1CT are pleased to announce that after almost three years of discussions with the Department of Parks and Wildlife of Western Australia, they have been granted a landing and operating permit from Sandy Islet (IOTA OC-294 New!). Editor's Note: Sandy Islet, of Scott Reef South (WW Loc. PH05VW), is part of the Scott Reef Nature Reserve (IUCN Category 1a), a Marine Protected Area. They will attempt to be on the air for four full days between 15-19th September 2014. Details can be found on the expedition website (vk6isl.weebly.com/). VK6ISL represents the callsign the Team applied for. The costs associated with this project are extremely high, in great part due to the licensing restrictions imposed by the Conservation Authority for boat transportation, which drastically reduced the available options. The Team is looking for any possible financial support from groups and individuals who can help them defray some of these costs. [DX-World]

16/09/2014: Gabi, HA1YA, will join Laci, HA0HW (SW8WW), on Thassos [aka Thasos] Island (IOTA EU-174, GIOTA NAS-037, MIA MG-124, WLOTA LH-4186, Grid Loc. KN20), Greece, on 16th September, and will operate as SV8/HA1YA mostly on 6 and 2 metres with his IC-9100 and delta loop on 6m and 9 element yagi on 2m. There will be some operations on the HF bands expected as well. On 24th September, Gabi and his family will be moving down to Limnos Island (EU-049, GIOTA NAS-026, MIA MG-065, WLOTA 1740, Grid Loc. KM29) and will stay there for a few more days (until 1st October) to try to find a good VHF QTH for his next operation during the summer of 2015. [HA0HW/OPDX Bulletin]

18/09/2014: Members of the Verona DX Team Group plan to be active as 9A/IQ3VO between 18-21 September 2014 from Porer Rock (EU-110, IOCA CI-090, MIA MC-313, WW Loc. JN64WS). Activation will also count for the Porer lighthouse (CLHA CLH-111, ARLHS CRO-014, WLOTA 0240). Team members include Walter I3VJW, Ampelio IK3JBP, Mauro IK3SCB, Flavio I3JRF, Marco IW3ICK, Roberto IZ3JKI, Cale IW3ILP and Luca IU3BXI. They will be working with two stations on 80-10 metre CW, SSB, RTTY, JT65A and PSK31. In addition, they will be very active with one station on 6 metre CW, SSB, MS, JT65A and EME. For EME and MS operations, skeds can be made through the ON4KST's chat website. QSL goes via IQ3VO, ARI Bureau preferred. Further information and updates at: www.ari.verona.it/forumnew/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3569 [rsgbiota.org]

18/09/2014: Jose, EA5IDQ, will be active from Zurrieq, island of Malta (EU-032, MIA MM-001, WLOTA 1113), as 9H3JA between 18-25th September 2014. QRV holiday style on 40-10 metre SSB and Digi-modes. QSL via home call, direct or Bureau. [NG3K]

18/09/2014: Andre, PP6ZZ, will be active from Fernando de Noronha (SA-003, DIB OC-01, WWFF PYFF-016, QRA HI36TD) as PY0FF between 18-25th September 2014. QRV on 80-10 metre SSB, CW and Digi-modes. Activity also counts for lighthouse (DFB OC-03, ARLHS FDN-001, WLOTA 1208). QSL direct to W9VA and LoTW. Online log will be hosted by ClubLog. Leo, PP1CZ, will join Andre and will be QRV as PY0F/PP1CZ, during the same time period. QSL via home call and LoTW. [DX-World]

18/09/2014: Fred, PA1FJ, will be active as SV5/PA1FJ/p from the island of Karpathos (EU-001, GIOTA DKS 016, MIA MGD-013, WLOTA 1570) from 18-27th September 2014. QRV SSB, CW and Digi-modes on the HF bands, using Yaesu FT-817 and Buddistick antenna. QSL via home call, Bureau preferred. [rsgbiota.org]

18/09/2014: Rob, N7QT, will be active from Christmas Island (OC-002, WWFF VKFF-098) as VK9AN between 18 September and 2 October 2014. Plans are to be QRV on 80-10 metre CW, SSB and Digital modes. QSL via N7QT, direct (SASE + $2 OR IRC), eQSL, LoTW and Bureau. Website:www.qrz.com/db/N7QT [DX-World]


LOOKING AHEAD -


22/09/2014: Laci, HA0HW, tells I.C.P.O. that "Ede, HA5BWW and his friends Pista, HA5AUC and Karl, HA7PC operating once again as 9A/own calls from Rab Island Croatia (EU-136, IOCA CI-096, MIA MC-330, WLOTA 2198) on 22-29 September. They will be operating on CW mostly (99%), but some SSB activity expected as well (1 % hi). Their rig are 2 x IC-756PRO transceivers and R7000, W80-10, and Windom by HA5BT antennas. QSL via HA Bureau or direct." [HA0HW]

25/09/2014: Station TC3AFT (special event callsign meaning France - Turkey Friendship) will be activated from the Izmir Area in late September (25/28). Operators will be Nicolas F1RAF and Can TA3GO. QRV on 80-10 metre SSB only. QSL via TA3GO. [NG3K]

26/09/2014: North Of Peninsular Malaysia ARA BOYS Contest n' DX'er members Ahmad 9M2AGC, Zaki 9M2ZAK, Rizal 9M2RDX, Han 9W2SBD, Mohamad 9W2SBL, Hafizi 9W2TZW, Noh 9W2MNW, Syed 9M8SYA, Oja 9M2OUT and Hary 9M2GET will be active as 9M2SM from Pulau Perhentian Besar (AS-073, WLOTA 2848) from 26 to 28th September, 2014. QRV on all bands, CW and SSB, including an entry in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (27-28 September). QSL direct to 9M2GET (QRZ.com). No LoTW, No eQSL, No Bureau. [rsgbiota.org]

26/09/2014: Stephane, VE2SG, along with 5-6 members of the Contest Group du Quebec will be active as VE2CSI from 26-28th September from Sept-Iles, Quebec (CQ zone 2). Their focus will be on the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (27-28 September) as a M/? entry. QSL via LoTW and M0URX (OQRS). [NG3K]

27/09/2014: Karsono, YB0NDT, plans a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m)/High-Power entry in the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (27-28th September) from the Special Capital Region of Jakarta, island of Java (OC-021, WLOTA 1660), Indonesia. QSL direct only (QRZ.com) and LoTW. No Bureau. [NG3K]

02/10/2014: The Calabria DX Team will be active from 2 to 5 October, 2014 from Ustica Island EU-051, IIA U-001, WLOTA 0848, WW Loc. JM68OQ) with the callsign IE9/IQ8QX. They plan to activate the following lighthouses: Punta Omo Morto (ARLHS ITA-136, WAIL SI-027, QRA JM68OR) and Punta Gavazzi (ARLHS ITA-125, WAIL SI-028, QRA JM68NQ). The team will consist of Alex IK8YFU, Domenico IW8RAO, Maurizio IZ8JSJA, Salvo IZ8CZR, and Nicola, IZ8SKO. QSL to LoTW is preferred, or eQSL. Paper QSL is available via direct to IK8YFU (QRZ.com). Further information, updates and online log search on their website at:www.calabriadxteam.it/ [IK8YFU]

25/10/2014: Operators Juan EA8RM, Jorge EA9LZ, Ash KF5EYY, Dick W7ZR, Jim W7EJ and possibly others will be active from Casablanca, Morocco, as CN2R for the CQWW DX SSB Contest (25-26 October) as a Multi-Single entry from CQ zone 33. Before the contest, look for them to be testing new stations from 7th October. QSL via W7EJ and LoTW. [NG3K]

25/10/2014: The Madeira Contest Team will be active as CR3A from Funchal, Madeira Island (AF-014, DIP MA-001, PIP MD-001, WLOTA 0053), during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (25-26 October) as a Multi-Single entry, CQ zone 33. Operators TBA. QSL via LoTW is preferred. [CT1BOH]

25/10/2014: Look for Al, WP3C, to be active in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (25-26 October) from Utuado, Puerto Rico (NA-099, USi PR006S, WLOTA 2802), as a Single-Op/Single-Band(40m)/High-Power entry (CQ zone 8). QSL direct only to W3HNK. Website: www.wp3c.comule.com/[NG3K]

25/10/2014: Look for Karsono, YB0NDT, plans a Single-Op/Single-Band (40m)/High-Power entry in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (25-26 October) from the Special Capital Region of Jakarta, island of Java (OC-021, WLOTA 1660), Indonesia, CQ zone 28. QSL direct only and LoTW. No Bureau! [NG3K]

25/10/2014: Scott, K7ZO, will once again be active from San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua, as YN5Z for the CQWW DX SSB Contest (25-26 October). Plans are for a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry from CQ zone 7. Field Day style operation with a Spiderbeam for 20-10m and verticals for 160-40m. Very little operation expected outside the contest period. QSL via K7ZO and LoTW. [QRZ.com]

25/10/2014: Olli OH0XX (as ZD8R), Oliver W6NV (as ZD8W) and Jorma OH2KI (as ZD8X) will all be active from Ascension Island during the CQ WW SSB contest (25-26 October) as Single-Op/Single-Band entries. Peri-contest activity also planned. QSL via home calls. [NG3K]

29/10/2014: Stephane, F5UOW and Alain, F8FUA will be active from Reunion Island (AF-016, DIFO FR-001, WLOTA 1812, WWFF FFF-011) as FR/homecall between 29th October and 20th November, 2014. QRV on the HF bands using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via home calls. [DX-World]

01/11/2014: Bernardo, XE3AGM, plans activity from Isla del Carmen (NA-135, WLOTA 2191) during the entire month of November, 2014. He will use 40 metres and 15 metres, mainly SSB. QSL direct. [rsgbiota.org]

19/11/2014: The Bulgarian Elecraft Team annual contest expedition to Asiatic Turkey is planed to be between 19-25th November, 2014. The call sign in the CQWW DX CW Contest (29-30 November) will be TC0A. Outside the contest we will be using our homecalls/TA0. Team members include Nick LZ1NK, Christo LZ3FN, Plamen LZ1DCW, Ilian LZ1CNN, Nick LZ3ND, Nasko LZ3YY, Yasar TA3D, Mustafa TA2TX, Miroslav LZ1MBU and Krasi LZ2UW. As always it will be field style operation. Their location will be the island of Bozcaada (IOTA AS-099, WLOTA 0085, QRA KM39AT). It was choosen because of the flat terrain and low noise level. They hope the first antenas and stations to be set, Tuesday 19th in the late afternoon. QSL TA0A via LoTW (preferred). QSL others via their home callsigns. Website: tc3a.alle.bg/ [NG3K]

25/11/2014: Alex, DL1NX (PY2SEX) will be active holiday style from the island of Bonaire (IOTA SA-006, WLOTA 1279, WWFF PAFF-024) as PJ4S between 25th November and 2nd December, 2014. QRV with Elecraft KX3 on 80-10 metres, using a buddipole. Alex will also try to be on the air for the CQWW DX CW Contest (29-30 November), 10m QRP category, CQ zone 9. QSL via DL1NX, Bureau or direct and LoTW. Website: pj4s.py2sex.com [DX-World]

29/11/2014: The Madeira Contest Team will be active as CR3A from Funchal, Madeira Island (AF-014, DIP MA-001, PIP MD-001, WLOTA 0053), during the CQWW DX CW Contest (29-30 November) as a Multi-Single entry, CQ zone 33. Operators TBA. QSL via LoTW is preferred. [CT1BOH]

29/11/2014: Chris, GM3WOJ, plans a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry in the CQWW DX CW Contest (29-30 November), using the callsigln GD6IA, from the isle of Man (EU-116, WLOTA 0449, CQ zone 14). QSL direct to GD6IA (QRZ.com). [NG3K]

02/12/2014: After his activity from the island of Bonaire, Alex, DL1NX (PY2SEX) will be active from the island of Curacao (SA-099, WLOTA 0942) as PJ2/DL1NX from 2-9 December, 2014. QRV with Elecraft KX3 on 80-10 metres, using a buddipole. QSL via DL1NX, Bureau or direct and LoTW. [DX-World]


SPECIAL EVENTS -


12/09/2014: The Royal Engineers Association Radio Branch will be running GB1WWR in remembrance of World War One from Fort Amherst in Chatham, Kent from the 12th to 14th September. This is the Corps Memorial and Veterans weekend. QSL via the RSGB Bureau. [GB2RS]

12/09/2014: Members of the PA70OMG team are busy with the preparations of their activities to take place from 12-21 September, 2014. Activity is to commemorate/celebrate the 70 years of freedom when the "Operation Market Garden" paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division (AA - All American) landed in the Nijmegen region on 17th September 1944, and the region was liberated after four years of German occupation. During 10 days, they will activate the special event callsign PA70OMG, and try to work as many amateur radio operators across the world. For more details about the event, visit their Web site at: www.pa2p.nl/pa70omg [OPDX Bulletin]

13/09/2014: The Cray Valley Radio Society will be active as GB2HTL from Holy Trinity, Lamorbey for the Churches and Chapels on the Air event (www.wacral.org/CHOTA.htm) on 13th September, 2014. QSL via G4DFI. [425 DX News]

13/09/2014: To mark the 89th anniversary of the IARU, special callsign TM89IARU will be active on the maximum of bands and modes between 13-17th September and 20-29th September, 2014. More information to come. See also: https://www.radioamateurs-france.fr/tm89iaru-19739/[DxCoffee]

17/09/2014: Between 17-23 September 2014 look for the following stations to be active to celebrate ARRL's centennial year: W1AW/1 will be operated by the Barnstormers KB1H, located in East Killingly, Windham County, State of Connecticut. W1AW/4 will be operated by Nate N4YDU, located in Youngsville, Franklin County, State of North Carolina. QSLs preferred via LoTW. [ARRL]

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

LIGHTHOUSE CALENDAR -


12/09-15/09 AH0CO: Saipan Island WLOTA:1333 QSL JH0JHQ (B)
12/09-08/10 FO/DF1YP: Moorea Island WLOTA:0465 QSL H/c (d/B)
12/09-14/09 JA6TBE/4: Nakano Shima WLOTA:1823 QSL H/c (B)
12/09-22/09 SW8WW: Nisos Thasos WLOTA:4186 QSL HA0HW (d/B)
12/09-21/09 VK9NT: Norfolk Island WLOTA:1469 QSL VK2CA (d/B)
12/09-14/09 YF1AR/P: Java WLOTA:1660 QSL N2OO (d)
13/09-20/09 BO0D: Dongyin Dao WLOTA:2310 QSL BV Buro
13/09-20/09 OJ0W: Market Reef WLOL:MAR-001 WLOTA:0542 QSL OH3WS (d/B)
16/09-24/09 SV8/HA1YA: Nisos Thasos WLOTA:4186 QSL H/c (d/B)
18/09-21/09 9A/IQ3VO: Porer Rock CLHA:CLH-111 WLOL:CRO-014 WLOTA:0240 QSL H/c (B)
18/09-25/09 9H3JA: Malta Island WLOTA:1113 QSL EA5IDQ (d/B)
18/09-25/09 PY0FF: Ilha Fernando de Noronha WLOTA:1208 QSL W9VA (d)
18/09-27/09 SV5/PA1FJ/P: Nisos Karpathos WLOTA:1570 QSL H/c (B)
19/09-21/09 YF1AR/P: Java WLOTA:1660 QSL N2OO (d)


6 METRES & UP -


12/09-26/09 3D2AG/P: Rotuma OC-060 Grid:RH87 6m SSB/CW QSL H/c (d)
13/09-14/09 21st Italian EME Contest 2m & Up 13 0000z-14 2400z
13/09 Memorial OK1WC (MWC) Activity Phone/CW/6m & Up 0800z-0959z
13/09-14/09 SKCC Weekend Sprintathon 6m class 13 1200z-14 2359z
13/09-14/09 Arkansas QSO Party 2m class 13 1400z-14 0200z
13/09 FISTS Two Metre Activity SO/CW 1700z-1800z
13/09-15/09 ARRL VHF QSO Party SO/MO/Rover 13 1800z-15 0259z
13/09-15/09 KI1U/VE9: Grand Manan Grid:FN64 ARRL VHF QSL H/c (d/B)
14/09 Contest Province Italiane 50 MHz 0700z-1500z
14/09 FISTS Two Metre Activity SO/CW 0900z-1000z
14/09 W.A.B. 144MHz Phone Contest SO/MO 1000z-1400z
14/09-15/09 Fall Classic Exchange 6m/2m classes 14 1300z-15 0700z
16/09 LY 1.3GHz Activity Contest CW/SSB/FM 1700z-2059z
16/09 NRAU 1.3GHz Activity Contest SO/MO/Open 1700z-2100z
16/09 SPAC 1.3GHz Contest CW/Phone/Open 1800z-2200z
16/09 RSGB 1.3GHz UKAC SO Fixed/Open 1900z-2130z
16/09-24/09 SV8/HA1YA: Thasos Isl EU-174 Grid:KN20 6/2m QSL H/c (d/B)
18/09 SPAC 70MHz Contest CW/Phone/Open 1800z-2200z
18/09-21/09 9A/IQ3VO: Porer EU-110 Grid:JN64 6m MS/EME QSL H/c (B)
19/09-21/09 D-Star QSO Party 6m-1.2GHz 19 0000z-21 2400z

Contest Calendar: www.qsl.net/va3rj/con_sep.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 -
QSLs via Bureau: None to report this week! :o(

QSLs via Direct: 5I0DX (IS0AGY), JA6TBE/5 [AS-201] (H/c), MJ0EXV (F6EXV), RU6DX/P [EU-185 Sudzhuk Island] (H/c) and S9TF (IK5CRH).

QSLs via LoTW: AA4CF, AE6Y, AJ6V, AL9A, EM0I, G4BUE, GW4J, HF2014VB, HG7T, JH6WHN, K0RF, K1DW, K1TN, K2SX, K3LR, K3MD, K4BAI, K4RO, K5WA, K6LA, K6LRN, K7BG, KB7Q, KC4D, KJ9C, KO7X, KU5B, KY7M, LT0H, N2ZN, N4AF, N4DW, N5QQ, N6RO, N6XI, N6ZFO, N7XU, NA8V, NM5M, NN7SS, NW2K, OG6N, OH1TM, OH2BN, PY2DY, RA9AU, VA2UP, VE3EJ, VE3KI, VE3RCN, VE9AA, W0EJ, W1AW/7, W2GD, W3KB, W5RTX, W6OAT, W6SX, W8CAR, W9RE, WD0T, WI9WI, WQ5L, Z39A and ZL2B.


BITS & PIECES -


T31R, KANTON ISLAND - September 10, 2014, MM0NDX: UPDATE - T31R is cancelled.

TX5B, TX5C & TX5E, CHESTERFIELD & NEW CALEDONIA ISLANDS - UPDATE: the DXpedition is postponed because the sailboat is no longer available on these dates. June 7, 2014 - F6AJA reports that from November 1 - 30, Michel, FK8IK will be sailing the waters of New Caledonia and Chesterfield Islands. His tentative plan is to visit and activate the following islands: November 5 to 9 - Chesterfield Island OC-176 as TX5C. November 14 to 17 - D'Entrecasteaux Reefs OC-058 as TX5E. November 21 to 24 - Belep Islands OC079 as TX5B [DX-World]


U.S. COUNTY HUNTING (USA-CA) -


N4CD/m Hawaii - Bob - 8* - SSB and CW Sept 12 - fly to Honolulu....run county likely 12th or 14-16. Sept 13 visit KH6BB - maybe operate from Battleship Missouri. NOTE: there is 5 hour time difference to CDST.....so sunrise HI time is after noon CDST and EDST. THink 3 hours difference to west coast. Will run several times during day. Have 20, 17, 15. Will have to change resonators between 17 and 15 so slow transition. They don't seem to like each other on the mast. Likely can self spot other than Molokai (Kalawao/Maui). [County Hunter Web]

N9AC/m - Jerry - September 15 to September 18 - SSB and CW Will be headed north from Racine County Wisconsin on Monday September 15th. Not sure how far will go on Monday. Should hit Racine, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Sheboygan, Manitowoc, Brown, Oconto, and Marinette counties in Wisconsin. Then into Michigan. Should hit Menominee, Delta, Schoolcraft, Mackinac, Luce, and Chippewa. Plan to travel September 15 and 16 on way to Mackinac Island so will hit all the counties noted. Then on September 18 will run them all again on return trip. Will be on 20M and 17M SSB and CW depending on noise. SSB subject to having someone running the frequency on 20 or will spend more time on CW. [County Hunter Web]

AB7RW/m - Phil - 2* - CW Only 17 Sept - OREGON: Multnomah, Hood River, Wasco, Sherman, Gilliam, Morrow, Umatilla, Union, Baker and Malheur. IDAHO: Payette, canyon, Ada, Elmore, Gooding, Jerome and Twin Falls. 18 Sept - IDAHO: Jerome, Minidoka, Cassia and Oneida. UTAH: Box Elder, Weber, Davis, Morgan, Summit, Wasatch, Duchesne, Carbon, Emory and Grand. COLORADO: Mesa, Delta and Montrose. 19 Sept - COLORADO: Montrose, Gunnison, Chaffee, Fremont, Pueblo, Crowley, Otero, Bent and Powers. KANSAS: Hamilton, Kearny, Finney, Gray and Ford. [County Hunter Web]

K5YAA/m - Jerry - September 13, 2014 - SSB and CW Time for another State QSO Party run in the mobile. The Arkansas QSO Party is this weekend. A 12 hour test of man and machine in the Ozark Mountains. Starting Saturday morning at 9AM CDT and ending at 9PM CDT. I have the pleasure of having Mark Mills KI0I travel with me for this one. Like myself, a country boy from Texas, Mark is a good ol country boy from Missouri. We plan to have maximum fun running though the hills ducking deer and other four legged varmits. We have mapped out an Arkansas county run numbering 21 listed as follows: Benton, Washington, Madison, Carroll, Boone, Newton, Searcy, Marion, Stone, Independence, Jackson, Poinsett, Crittengen, Cross, Woodruff, White, Faulkner, Conway, Pope, Johnson and Franklin. Look for us on the 41s 7.041, 14.041, 21.041 and (based on todays brief opening) 28.041 - 80 meters late on 3.541. There will be some SSB work as time permits. Again the 41s. 7.241, 14.241, 21.341 and 28.441. We will be running in that veritable Oklahoma Land Rush Mobile with Hustlers for 10/15/20 and a Tarheel for 40 and 80 meters running upwards of 700 watts. [County Hunter Web]

AE5CP - September 13, 2014 - SSB and Data Will be in Carroll County Arkansas operating portable for the Arkansas QSO party. QSL via QRZ.com. [County Hunter Web]

AJ5ZX/KC5QCB/m - September 13, 2014 - SSB Only Arkansas QSO Party - Starting around 1500Z we will run Schleicher, Menard, Mason, San Saba, McCulloch, Concho and Tom Green. Will start on 20 then 40 and 17. [County Hunter Web]

N5NA/m - September 13, 2014 - CW Only Arkansas QSO Party - Alan will be mobile in the ARQP operating CW only. I'll mainly be on 20m and 40m but will try 15m and 10m. I'll move to 80m in the evening. I plan to activate the following counties: Union, Calhoun, Bradley, Cleveland, Calhoun, Dallas, Cleveland, Dallas, Grant, HotSpring, Clark, HotSpring, Clark, HotSpring, Montgomery, Pike, Howard, Sevier, LittleRiver, Miller, Hempstead, Lafayette, Columbia, Nevada, and Ouachita. [County Hunter Web]

W3DYA/m - Norm - September 13, 2014 - CW Only HERE'S MY COUNTY LIST FOR 2014 AR QSO PARTY 
09/13/14: 9 am to 9 pm CDT CW only, operating below 040 freq. on (rotation) 20, 40, 15, AND 10M (Will check 80M a few times). Planned C/L operation indicated by /.
ADD: MISSISSIPPI, CLAY/GREENE, CRAIGHEAD, LAWRENCE, RANDOLPH, SHARP, FULTON/IZARD, STONE, INDEPENDENCE, WHITE/JACKSON, CLEBURNE/VAN BUREN, FAULKNER and CONWAY/PERRY. Will stop to run, no driver. Will spend 15 to 30 minutes at each stop. Won't leave if anyone calling. Will only spend a few minutes on a band if no calls. Will QSY on request if no one calling. QSY to .040 freq. on 15M and 10M, and 40M if not QRM. SPOTS appreciated. [County Hunter Web]


73 and Good DX!
Dave Raycroft, VA3RJ

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