I.C.P.O. Bulletin (31 October-07 November 2014) "Islands, Castles & Portable Operations"

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Listing is by calendar date (day/month/year)
 
31/10/2014: Klaus, DD1AY, will be active from the island of Malta (EU-032, WLOTA 1113) as 9H3GK (Part IV), between 31st October and 16th November 2014. Just Married XYL Jacky and OM Klaus DD1AY. QRV holiday style on the HF bands, propagation permitting. QSL via home call. [DxCoffee]

31/10/2014: Toshi, JA8BMK, will again be active from Kathmandu, Nepal, as 9N7BM between 31st October and 20th November, 2014. Holiday style activity using verticals+amp, with focus on 160 and 80 metres. QSL via JA8BMK. [DX-World]

01/11/2014: Sigi, DL7DF, reports: "From Novemcer 1st to Novermber 13th I will be on holiday with my XYL Sabine in Senegal. I will operate on all bands from 160 m to 10 m in CW, SBB, RTTY, PSK31 and SSTV as often as possible as DL7DF/6W. The location is Somone at the coastline of Senegal near Dakar. But please do not forget. This time I'm on vacation with a little bit Ham Radio. My equipment consists of a transceiver TS-870, a Lowband Vertical, some dipole antennas as well as a laptop computer. QSL direct or via the German QSL Bureau DARC to DL7DF." Further information and updates can be found at: www.dl7df.com/6w/index.html [DX-World]

01/11/2014: Eugene, EW3LK, will activate the Prostyr biological reserve (EWFF-024), Belarus, for the World Wide Flora and Fauna Award (WWFF) between 1-4 November, 2014. Activity will be on 80-10 metre CW and SSB. QSL via home call. [OPDX Bulletin]

01/11/2014: Taka, JS6ROO and Take, JI3DST(JS6RRR) will be active as JS6ROO/5 (CW/SSB/FM/AM/DIGI), JS6RRR/5 (SSB/CW) and JI3DST/5 (RTTY/FM), respectively, from Shodo Island (AS-200) between 0700z, 1st November and 2300z, 3rd November, 2014. Activity will be on 40/30/20/17/15/12/10/6 metres. This operation is subject to change due to bad WX or other conditions. QSL JS6ROO/5 via the Bureau. QSL JS6RRR/5 and JI3DST/5 via the Bureau or by ClubLog OQRS. Please check QRZ.com for more details. [rsgbiota.org]

01/11/2014: Oleg ZS1ANF, Slava RD3MX and Alex UA1PAW will be stationed at the Antarctica Novo Runway Airbase, Novolazarevskaya Base (IOTA AN-016, AA UA-08, WAP RUS-09, WWFF RFF-162), Queen Maud Land, Antarctica, between November 2014 to March 2015. They plan activity as RI1ANR on 160-10 metre CW and SSB. QSL via RK1PWA. [DX-World]

01/11/2014: Deepak, VU2CDP, announces activity that will start with the IOTA operation from Campbell Bay, Great Nicobar Island (AS-033) in the first half of November followed by a "regular" DXpedition from Neil Island, Andaman (AS-001) in the second half. QSL via W4VKU. OQRS will be available in December 2014. Further information and updates at: www.vu4kv.info/ [VU2CDP]

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]

01/11/2014: Chris PA2CHR (Z21CHR), Lins PA3CMC (Z21CMC), John ZS6JON (Z21EME) and Paul ZS6NK (Z21NK) have made plans for a EME DXpedition from Zimbabwe as Z21EME between 1-8 November 2014. Activity will be on 2m, 6m, 70cm and 23cm EME from WW Locator KG58gh. Station setup: 6m 11 el M2. 2m 2 x 10el X-pole DK7ZB. 70cm 1 x 38el. m2. 23cm 67 el. QSL goes via PA3CMC, Bureau or direct (L Berben, Simonshoek 2, 5768 CS Meijel, Netherlands). Further information and updates at: www.pa3cmc.nl/ [DXAT]

03/11/2014: Eric, F6ICX, will once again be active as 5R8IC from Sainte-Marie Island (AF-090), Madagascar. He will be QRV between 3rd November and 12th December, 2014. Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands. There will be no online log during this operation. QSL via home call by the Bureau, direct and LoTW. [DX-World]

03/11/2014: Bigi, DE3BWR and Heli, DD0VR (G-QRP-Club #7073 and their travel partners Petra and Didi will go to the Seychelles Islands (AF-024) - Mahe (WLOTA 3286), Praslin (WLOTA 2862) and La Dique (WLOTA 3066) between 3-30 of November 2014. They will be active holiday style as S79VR on 20, 17, 15, 12 and 10 metres (on the IOTA frequencies), using 500 Watts SSB along with QRP CW. QSL via DD0VR, direct or by the DARC Bureau. [DD0VR]

03/11/2014: Bill, K2HVN, will be on his very first DX adventure as VP9/K2HVN from Bermuda (NA-005) between 3-10th November. He says, "I will be on 17m CW/SSB, 20m CW/SSB, and 30m CW. The freq. will be 14040, 10115, and 18085 kHz CW and 14260 and 18128 kHz SSB. NO 40 meters". QSL via his home call. [OPDX Bulletin]

04/11/2014: Mark, LU7CAW and Martin, LU9EFO plan activity from Mocha Island (SA-061, DICE ICE-601, WLOTA 0684, WWFF CEFF-067) as CE5/homecall between 4-10th November. Activation will be weather dependent. QRV on the HF bands, mainly SSB. QSL via home calls, Bureau or direct. [DX-World]

05/11/2014: A YL-group consisting Mio JR3MVF, Evelyne F5RPB, Ruth IT9ESZ and Waltraud DJ6US will be active from Brunei (OC-088, WLOTA 1628) as V84YL between 5-10th November, 2014. QRV on the HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL via DJ6US, direct or Bureau. [DX-World]

07/11/2014: Operators Piju 9M2PJU, Rizal 9M2RDX, Khairul 9M2KRZ, Wak Mit 9M2TPT, Rosli 9M2RHQ, Zamri 9W2NMX, Ikmal 9W2EDU, Mat Meran 9W2VVN, Weerut 9W2RUT, Kopok 9W2JDY and Izat 9W2RI will be active as 9M2SE from Pangkor Island [Pulau Pangkor] (AS-072, WLOTA 2532) between 7-9th November, 2014. QRV on 40-10 metre CW and SSB. QSL via 9M2RDX, direct with 2 USD + SASE. [DX-World]

07/11/2014: Hidenari, JA0FKK, will be QRV once again as T88XC from the VIP Guest Hotel Free Radio Room, Koror Island, Republic of Palau (OC-009), between 7-16th November. Activity on all HF bands, CW, SSB and Digital modes. Possible activity in the WAE DX RTTY Contest (8-9 November). QSL via home call, direct or Bureau. [Palau Rental Shack]

07/11/2014: Look for Nobuaki JA0JHQ and Shinji JF2SDR to be active as V63XP and V63PJ, respectively, from the South Park Hotel, Kolonia, island of Phonpei (OC-010, WW Loc. QJ96cx), FSM, between 7-10th November, 2014. Plans are to be QRV on 40-6 metre SSB, CW and Digital modes. QSL via their home calls, direct or Bureau. Further information and updates at: www.qrz.com/db/jf2sdr [DX-World]

07/11/2014: Look for Rene, DL2JRM, to be active holiday style as SV5/DL2JRM from the island of Rhodes [aka Rodos] (GIOTA DKS-006, MIA MGD-028, WLOTA 0045) Dodecanese (EU-001) from 7-10th November 2014. QRV on 80-10m, using 100 Watts and GP antenna. QSL direct or Bureau to DL2JRM. [rsgbiota.org]

07/11/2014: Hidenari, JA0FKK, will once again be active as T88XC from the VIP Guest Hotel, Koror, Koror Island, Republic of Palau (OC-009) from 7-16th November, 2014. QRV on all bands using SSB, CW and the Digital modes. QSL via home call, Bureau or direct. [Palau Radio Club]

07/11/2014: A team from the Grupo DX Caracas radio club plan activity as YW6X from Isletas de Puerto Piritu (SA-090, WW Loc. FK70MD) and lighthouse (ARLHS VEN-046, WLOTA 3032), Fernando de Penalver Municipality, Anzoategui State, Venezuela, between 7-9th November 2014. QRV on 80-10 metre CW, SSB and Digital modes. QSL via DM4TI. More info to follow.. Website: www.qrz.com/db/YW6X [DX-World]


LOOKING AHEAD -

15/11/2014: Wolfgang, DL4WO, will be active from Suriname as PZ5JW between 15th November, 2014 and 15th January, 2015. QRV on the HF bands, holiday style. QSL via home call, direct or Bureau. [DX-World]

21/11/2014: A team consisting Marcelo Pera PY2AE, Murilo PY2DS, Joao Carlos PU2KKE, Willian PU2XIZ and Flavio PU2KFL plan activity from Bom Abrigo Island (SA-024, DIB SP-05, Grid Loc. GG64) as PW2BA between 21-24th November. Activity will include the activation of the Bom Abrigo lighthouse (DFB SP-013, ARLHS BRA-013, WLOTA 1244). The team reports: "was never activated on phone, only CW (early 80s). Now let's put it active on bands 80m, 40m, 20m, 10m, 6m and 2m". QSL via PY2AE, direct or Bureau. [DX-World]

23/11/2014: Gerben, PG5M, will be active (holiday-style) from Easter Island (SA-001, DICE ICE-001, WLOTA 0319, WWFF CEFF-027) as CE0Y/PG5M between 23-28 November, 2014. QRV on the HF bands using CW. QSL via OQRS. More info to follow... [DX-World]

26/11/2014: Axel, DL6KVA, will once again be active as 4K0CW from Baku, Azerbaijan Republic, between 26 November and 2 December, 2014. CW only activity from the QTH of Vlad, 4K9W, including an entry in the CQWW CW contest (29-30 November). QSL via DL6KVA, logs also uploaded to LotW. ClubLob OQRS will also be available. [DX-World]

29/11/2014: Operators BD1TX, BD1RX, BA1RB, BD1GO, BA7NQ, BA7CK, BH1DYK, BH1MCM, BH3BBB, BA1GM and BH1GC will be active in the CQWW DX CW Contest (29-30 November) as B1Z, a M/2 entry from Beijing, China (CQ zone 24). QSL via BD1RX and LoTW. [NG3K]

29/11/2014: Operators Fred K3ZO (HS0ZAR), Stig LA7JO (HS0ZGD), Sam SM3DYU (HS0ZDY), Pop YU7EF, Champ E21EIC and Tony G4UAV (HS0ZDX) will participate in the CQWW DX CW Contest (29-30 November) from Thailand as HS0ZAR. Plans are for a M/(?) entry from CQ zone 26. QSL via HS0ZAR and LoTW. Look for some activity before and after the contest. [DxCoffee]

29/11/2014: Gus, VO1MP, will be active as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry in the CQWW DX CW Contest, using the callsign VO2CQ from Point Amour, Labrador (CQ zone 2, WW Loc. GO11NL). Outside the contest look for Gus to be active on the WARC bands, CW only, as time permits. QSL via the information on QRZ.com under VO2CQ. [NG3K]

01/07/2015: Returning to the Galapagos Islands is Geoff, G8OFQ who was last active there in August/September 2013. Working as a volunteer for the Galapagos National Park (WWFF HCFF-004), at the Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre on Isabela island (SA-004, WLOTA 2957), Geoff will again sign HC8/G8OFQ from 1st July until 30th September 30, 2015. QRV on 160-6m, spare time operation. QSL via HA3JB. [DX-World]

SPECIAL EVENTS -

31/10/2014: To mark the 100th anniversary of the departure of the first convoy of ships carrying Australian and New Zealand troops (later known as ANZAC, Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) to World War I, the Southern Electronics Group (VK6SR) will be active on 160-10 metres as VI6ANZAC from Albany, Western Australia for 24 hours starting on 16 UTC on 31 October. [425 DX News]

01/10/2014: ENGLAND - I.S.W.L. CLUB CALLSIGNS - The ISWL Club Callsigns in use throughout the month of November 2014 are: GX4BJC /A - Operated from Near Towcester, in Northamptonshire, by Phil - G4DMS. (/A WAB Square = SP65 - England, IOTA = EU-005, WLOTA = 1841). MX1SWL /A - Operated from Bude, in Cornwall, by Mike - M0SMJ. (/A WAB Square = SS20 - 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.

01/11/2014: To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the foundation of the Vibo Valentia ARI section (1974 - 2014), members of their section will be active from 1-9 November 2014 with the callsign IQ8HP. QRV on all bands (HF and VHF) and modes. A special commemorative QSL card wil be sent for all QSOs. The QSL manager is IW8PQ (direct or Bureau). Note: Vibo Valentia is a rare province. [DxCoffee]

01/11/2014: Special event station IY1EY will be active from 1 November to 31 December 2014 from Loano (www.ariloano.it) to commemorate the experiments conducted by Gugliemo Marconi from his yacht 'Elettra' in the Ligurian Sea between 1919 and 1936. Expect activity on all bands CW and SSB. QSL via IK1QBT. [425 DX News]

01/11/2014: The Czech Radio Club will operate special event station OL90OK on 1-15 November to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the first amateur radio operation within the Czech Republic (former Czechoslovakia). QSL via Bureau and LoTW. [425 DX News]

01/11/2014: Belgian Telecom authorities (BIPT) granted to all Belgian stations the privilege to use the OP prefix to Commemorate the Great War between November 1-30th of each year and until 2018 (included). QSL via operators' instructions. [OPDX Bulletin]

02/11/2014: Special callsign TO10RR will be in use from Guadeloupe (NA-102) on 2-16 November for the 10th Route du Rhum, the 3000-mile single-handed transatlantic yacht race between St-Malo (France) and Pointe-a-Pitre (Guadeloupe). QSL via FG8NY, direct only. [425 DX News]

05/11/2014: Look for W1AW/KH8 to be active from the Maliu Mai Beach Resort, Fogagogo, island of Tutuila (OC-045, USi AS007S, WLOTA 4385), American Samoa, as part of the ARRL Centennial celebrations between 5-18 November 2014. Operators include Mike N9NS, Paul W8AEF, Cliff KD6XH, John N7CQQ + others. QRV 80-10 metres, possibly 160m if the room is available. Outside of the ARRL centennial event, look for the operators to be signing homecall/KH8. QSL W1AW/KH8 via W1AW and LoTW. [DX-World]

07/11/2014: Rony, PS7AB, will beactive as PS43GPB on 7-9 November for the 43rd Brazilian Formula 1 Grand Prix to be run at Interlagos (Sao Paulo). QSL via home call, LoTW and eQSL. [425 DX News]

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

LIGHTHOUSE CALENDAR -

01/11-30/11 XE3AGM: Isla del Carmen WLOTA:2191 QSL Direct
03/11-12/12 5R8IC: Sainte-Marie Island WLOTA:0491 QSL F6ICX (d/B)
03/11-30/11 S79VR: La Dique Island WLOTA:3066 QSL DD0VR (d/B)
03/11-30/11 S79VR: Mahe Island WLOTA:3286 QSL DD0VR (d/B)
03/11-30/11 S79VR: Praslin Island WLOTA:2862 QSL DD0VR (d/B)
04/11-10/11 CE5/LU7CAW: Isla Mocha WLOTA:0684 QSL H/c (d/B)
04/11-10/11 CE5/LU9EFO: Isla Mocha WLOTA:0684 QSL H/c (d/B)
05/11-10/11 V84YL: Brunei (main island) WLOTA:1628 QSL DJ6US (d/B)
05/11-18/11 W1AW/KH8: Tutuila Island WLOTA:4385 QSL LoTW
07/11-09/11 9M2SE: Pulau Pangkor WLOTA:2532 QSL 9M2RDX (d)
07/11-10/11 SV5/DL2JRM: Nisos Rodos WLOTA:0045 QSL H/c (d/B)
07/11-09/11 YW6X: Puerto Piritu WLOTA:3032 QSL DM4TI (d)

6 METRES & UP -

01/11-30/11 EuCW Snakes & Ladders 6m/2m classes 01 0000z-31 2359z
01/11 Holzhammer Contest 2m Phone 0900z - 1100z
01/11 Holzhammer Contest 70cm Phone 1100z - 1200z
01/11-08/11 Z21EME: Zimbabwe Grid:KG58gh 6m-23cm EME QSL PA3CMC (d/B)
04/11 LY 144MHz Activity Contest CW/SSB/FM 1800z-2159z
04/11 NRAU 144MHz Activity Contest SO/MO/Open 1800z-2200z
04/11 RSGB 144MHz UKAC SO Fixed/Open 2000z-2230z
05/11 MOON Contest 144MHz CW/Digital/FM/SSB 1900z-2100z
07/11-10/11 V63PJ: Phonpei OC-010 Grid: QJ96cx 6m SSB/CW QSL JF2SDR (d/B)
07/11-10/11 V63XP: Phonpei OC-010 Grid: QJ96cx 6m SSB/CW QSL JA0JHQ (d/B)

Contest Calendars: www.qsl.net/va3rj/con_oct.html www.qsl.net/va3rj/con_nov.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 -

Effective immediately, K5XK is no longer the QSL manager for 3B8FQ (+ 3B6FQ, 3B7FQ) and 3B8BAE. QSL both Rachid and Med Direct to their home calls via updated info on QRZ.com . 73! Ron, K5XK

QSLs via Bureau: 9H3MT, BV2013LF, BV2B/7, D64K, LZ136LO, NP3U, P40L, R55EPC, TA2AO/4, UE1OTA and ZP7/JE1LGY.

QSLs via Direct: 3DA0ET (N7RO), C6AUM (K4RUM), CE0Z/UA4WHX (H/c), CE7/UA4WHX [SA-064] (H/c), CE8/UA4WHX [SA-091] (H/c), CE9/UA4WHX [SA-050] (H/c), CN8IG (EA7FTR), CO6HLP (EA7FTR), HZ1DG (EA7FTR), JW9JKA (LA9JKA), T32RC (N7RO), TT8ES (IK3GES) and YW5D (DM4TI).

QSLs via LoTW: 3G1B, 3G3W, 4O3A, 5B4ALX, 5P1B, 6Y4K, 8P2K, 9A7A, 9A9J, 9Y4W, A61DD, CE1TT, CE3CT, CN2AA, CN3A, CQ3L, CR6K, CT1BXT, CW5W, D2QV, DL2AA, DL5L, DP7D, EA2EA, EA3CI, EA5DFV, EE2K, EE7X, EI7M, ES5TF, EU1AA, EW2A, EY8MM, F4EGZ, F5UTN, F8DHE, FY5FY, G4IIY, GM2F, GM4O, GW9T, H2T, HA3OU, HG6C, HG7T, HI3CC, HI3K, HK1NA, I1NVU, IG9R, IK2EGL, IO7T, IO9Y, IT9DGG, IZ0UIN, J42T, K0KX, K1ZO, K3IU, K5KG, K7EG, KB3Z, KH6DV, KH6ZM, KL7RA, KP2DX, KP2M, KP3Z, KP4EU, L33M, LA3S, LQ5H, LT0H, LT7F, LT7H, LY4A, LY7Z, LY8O, LZ2UW, LZ5R, LZ9W, M0BJL, MD2C, MW5R, N2TX, N4PN, N6WM, N7BT, N7GP, N8VV, NG2Q, NJ4F, NN7ZZ, NW4V, OA4O, OE2E, OE2S, OG2A, OK5D, OL4W, OL9R, OH0Z, OM2MM, OH4JT, OL3R, OQ5M, OT6M, OZ3BJ, P33W, P40L, P40S, P40W, PJ4DX, PJ4X, PP1CZ, PU5AGM, PW1A, PW2D, PX2B, PY2DY, PY2PT, PY3OZ, R9RA, RA9AU, RL3A, RM2D, S50A, S50XX, S51TA, S52ZW, SN2B, SN5V, SO9T, SP5LS, SP8RX, TA7EB, TG9AJR, TM0T, TM4L, TO5A, UA5B, V26B, VA2AM, VA3PC, VA7FC, VC2T, VE1OP, VE3RA, VE3XD, VE9AA, VK4QH, VK6WX, VO1KVT, VP9I, VY2RX, VY2TT, VY2ZM, W1AW/7, W1ZD, W7WHY, WJ2D, WN6K, WP3C, XE2AU, XE2B, XU7AEX, YB9YFT, YL2014S, YN5Z, YO9HP, YP3A, YP7A, YS1/NP3J, YT0Z, YT2T, YU2A, YU5R, YV4NN, YV8ER, Z33F, Z36W, Z39A, ZF2DX, ZM1A and ZW5B.

BITS & PIECES -

For Immediate Release From: The KP1-5 project RE: Navassa 2015 Date Oct. 29, 2014

We are pleased to announce that the new Navassa 2015 DXpedition website is up and running. It can be found at www.navassadx.com.

Also, it is official...our call sign will be K1N.

Team members are: AA7JV, K0IR, K4UEE, K5AC, K9CT, KT4TTT, N2OO, N2TU, N4GRN, N6MZ, NA5U, NM1Y, W0GJ, W6IZT, WB9Z.

We will update the website often as more information becomes available. We are working closely with the USFWS and are pleased with their "can do" attitude. We should have specific dates shortly, but the team has cleared their schedules to be available for the two week operation starting in late January 2015.

Fundraising has begun. If able, we encourage you to financially support the project.

73, for the DXpedition team Bob K4UEE, Glenn W0GJ, Mike NA5U


73 and Good DX!

Dave Raycroft, VA3RJ

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