I.C.P.O. Bulletin (05-11 June 2015) "Islands, Castles & Portable Operations"

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

05/06/2015: Look for Emanuele IU2CIQ, Lorenzo IZ1UJE and Andrea IZ1ZHG to be active as 3A/IU2CIQ from Monaco between 5-7th June 2015. QRV on the HF bands, mainly SSB with possibly some CW and RTTY. QSL OK via IU2CIQ by the bureau, or direct to IZ1UJE and LoTW. [NG3K]

05/06/2015: Nobby, G0VJG plans activity as 8Q7CQ from the island of Meedhupparu (WW Loc. MJ65LK), a coral island on the east of the Northern Maalhosmadulu Atoll, Republic of Maldives (AS-013) from 5-18th June 2015. There will be a big effort on 6 metre SSB, with beacon running. Also SSB on the HF bands and some Digital modes. Nobby will be using FT897 500watts, butternut vertical and 4el yagi for 6m SSB. QSL via G4DFI (info on QRZ.com). [DX-World]

05/06/2015: Team 9M2SE (Malaysian Special Expedition Team) will activate Tioman Island (IOTA AS-046), West Malaysia, between 5-7th June 2015. QRV on 80-10 metre SSB, CW and BPSK. Team members include Piju 9M2PJU, Rosli 9M2RHQ, Wak Mid 9M2TPT, Dak Mie 9M2MDX, Norzam 9W2WWW, Ahmad Ameran (AM) 9W2VVN, Prof Noh 9W2MNW, Weerut 9W2RUT, Ikmal 9W2EDU and Keropok 9W2JDY. QSL only direct to 9M2RDX (2 USD + SAE). Further information and updates at: 9m2se.blogspot.com/ [DX-World]

05/06/2015: Stefano, HB9DNI will be active, weather permitting, as HB9WFF/p on Friday 5th June from Natural Reserve Aegeriried, by Oberaegeri [ZG] (WWFF HBFF-0056, WW Loc. JN47HD), Aegerisee Lake (WASL HB-ZG002), from 06:30 utc to about 12:00 utc. QRV on 40m, then 20m, others - propagation allowing, using SSB. QSL via HB9WFF (QRZ.com). [I2JJR/HB9TZA]

05/06/2015: Ief, ON6KX will be active as MD/ON6KX from the isle of Man (EU-116, WLOTA 0449), for the TT road races, between 5-15th June. QRV on the HF bands from the TT campsite, near Douglas, using FT-897d homebrew verticals and wire antennas. Ief also plans to activate Snaefell summit (SOTA GD-001, 621m, WW Loc. IO74SG, 8 points) during his stay. Special one time only QSL card will be made for this event, available from ON6KX, direct or bureau. More info at: www.qrz.com/lookup/MD/ON6KX[DxCoffee]

05/06/2015: Freddy, F4HEC is currently active holiday style as MU/F4HEC from the isle of Guernsey (EU-114, WLOTA 0013) until 8th June. QRV on 160-6 metres. QSL direct only to F4HEC (QRZ.com). [NG3K]

05/06/2015: Harry, OH6VM has again returned to Market Reef (EU-053, WWFF OHFF-0038) to carry out some lighthouse (ARLHS MAR-001, WLOTA 0542) repair work. He, along with members of the Finnish Lighthouse Society, will be there until 13th June, 2015. Look for OJ0VM on 80-10m, mostly CW. QSL via OH1GPS. Also look for Jussi, OH6KV to be QRV as OJ0KV during the same time frame. [DX-World]

06/06/2015: Look for Francois, F5JNE/p on Saturday 6 June 2015 to activate the Castle of Rohello (DFCF 56-095), from the commune of Baden (CP 56870), Departement of Morbihan (DDFM 56) and Province of Bretagne (DPF 06). QTR/QRG and normal modes. QSL via home call, bureau or direct. [radioamateur.org]

06/06/2015: Tino, DO3MXK and Ronny, DL1RNW plan a short VHF activity from Lithuania (Grid Loc. KO23) on 6-8th June. At 50 and 144 MHz is planned MS ES and Tropo. Possibly EME on 144 MHz. QSL via home calls, direct preferred. [MMMonVHF]

06/06/2015: Sasa, YU1KN will be active on the 6th and 7th of June 2015 from Soko Grad Castle (WCA/CISA: YU-00021) located in Lepterija - Sokograd(WWFF YUFF-0015). He plans to work as YU1KN/p on 40 and 20 metres. QSL via home call, bureau or direct. [RN1CW]

07/06/2015: Larry, WO7R will be active from a rental QTH located at Mermaid Point, in Ten Bay, Eleuthera Island (IOTA NA-001, WW Loc. FL15WC), between 7-15th June 2015 as C6AWO. He is part of the team for the June 2015 VHF contest. It's a Team Vertical operation with 6m, 2m including EME, and 432 are planned. There will be limited, holiday style HF operations as well, especially with this call. Other operators: Ned AA7A (C6ANS), Kenny K2KW (C6ATA) and James W4KXY (C6AKX). All QSLs to their respective operators. C6ATA will be used for the June VHF contest, QSL via WA4WTG. [ATDX]

07/06/2015: From early in the morning (of 7th June) until late in the afternoon, three members (Mohammad EP3MIR, Mohammad EP2LMA and Saeed EP2LSH) of the new Alborz Radio Club in the I.R of Iran will activate the EP2C callsign. This activity will be their first attempt in field-day style operation to learn skills and pile-up management. Look for them on 20m using homebrew antennas. Please be patient and help then to discover our wonderful hobby. QSL manager for this activity is ON4AMX. [DX-World]

07/06/2015: Lionel, F5NEP will be homecall/p on Sunday 7th June, for the national day of the chappe towers, from the Tower of Bulat to St Michel Tuboeuf reference TDC61-349. He will also activate a new castle, the Chateau de Bruyeres (DFCF 61-165), Departement Orne (DDFM 61) and Province Basse-Normandie (DPF 04). QSL via home call, bureau or direct. [radioamateur.org]

07/06/2015: A Belgian team from UBA-CRD (Club Radio Durnal) and a few local operators will be active as TM08FF from Nature Reserve La Pointe de Givet, Ardennes (WWFF FFF-1525), Departement 08, on 7 June. QSL via ON4CRD, bureau preferred. [425 DX News]

07/06/2015: Look for Adam, W1ASB/p to activate Great Captain Island (USi NEW!) and lighthouse (ARLHS USA-346, WLOTA 1941 NEW!, Admiralty J0904), Fairfield county, Connecticut, on Sunday 7th June. QRV on the HF bands, on or near the usual island/lighthouse frequencies. QSL via home call. [W1ASB]

07/06/2015: Dragan, YT2KID will be active on the 7th of June 2015 from old town fortification Maglic the kings (WCA/CISA YU-00010). He plans to work as YT2KID/p on 40, 20 and 17 metres. QSL via home call, bureau or direct. [RN1CW]

08/06/2015: Chris, F5UII plans to return to the radio-club station from Kourou city, French Guiana, on a business trip between 8-12 June 2015. He be active as FY/F5UII on the HF bands, using SSB and RTTY, from the radio club Kourou FY5KE. "My traffic times, compatible my professional activities, are potentially before 11:00z, between 15z and 17z, and after 22:00z." Further information and updates can be found at:www.f5uii.net/en/guyane-fy-f5uii-juin-2015-kourou/ QSL via home call, direct or by the bureau. [DxCoffee]

08/06/2015: Look for Lars, SM6CUK to be active as SA6G/7 from the island of Ven (EU-137, WLOTA 0780), Skane county, Sweden, from 8-14th June. Activity will be on the HF bands near the usual IOTA and island frequencies. QSL via bureau or direct with SAE + 2 USD to SM6CUK. Sorry, no eQSL. [rsgbiota.org]

08/06/2015: PA1FJ plans activity as SV8/PA1FJ/p from Megas-Limnionas, island of Chios (EU-049, GIOTA NAS-002, MIA MG-025, WW Loc. KM38BH) from 8-21 June, 2015. QRV on 40-6 metre SSB and CW using TRX FT897d with Buddistick and HifhEndFed antennas. QSL via home call, bureau preferred. [rsgbiota.org]

09/06/2015: According to the KL2HD and KL7NWR QRZ pages, Jeff KL2HD, states that he hopes to be active as KL2HD/p and KL7NWR/p from the very rare Amchitka Island (Rat) NA-070 during 9-11th June 2015 and Adak Island (NA-039, WLOTA 1258) between 18-21 June. Both activations are dependent on his working schedule but hopes to QRV during the evenings on 17 or 20 metres with 100w, 500w if amp fits in luggage. Homebrew adjustable Quarterwave vertical on the beach. QSL both calls via KL2HD. [DX-World]

09/06/2015: Radio Club Sotkamo (OH8K) members Sami, OH9GDT and Jussi, OH6ZZ plan a 144MHz EME-MS DXpedition to Market Reef (EU-053, ARLHS MAR-001, WLOTA 0542, WW Loc. JP90NH, WWFF OHFF-0038) on 9-15th June. Ant 2x11H/ 2x10V. Further information is forthcoming. QSL OH2BH. [MMMonVHF]

10/06/2015: Barry N0KV, Ken W0ETT, Gregg W0ZA and Jim WD0E will be active from Gingerbread Hill, St. Peters parish, island of Montserrat (NA-103, WLOTA 1475, WW Loc. FK86VS) as VP2MKV between 10-18th June. The callsign VP2MTT will probably be used on 6 metres. Near 24 hour operation is planned. QRV on 80-2 metre SSB, CW and RTTY including participation in the ARRL VHF Contest and some satellite operation. Six meter beacon will be active on 50.102 when the normal 6M station is not manned (or in use on HF), and operator will listen during beacon tranmitter pauses. QSL via N0KV, direct with SASE/SAE + sufficient postage or by the bureau. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW soon after the group returns to the US. Additional information will be posted under VP2MKV on QRZ.com. [DX-World]

LOOKING AHEAD -

12/06/2015: Look for Roberto PT2GTI, Tino PT7AA and Daniel PT7BI to be active as ZY8P from Grande do Paulino Island (SA-072, DIB MA-09), Maranhao State, Brazil. QRV on 12-14 June 2015, on all HF bands using SSB and CW. QSL via PT2GTI, [PT7WA]

21/06/2015: Look for Lars, OZ1IVA to be QRV as homecall/p from Laeso Island (EU-088, OZI/DIA NK-003, WLOTA 2820, WWFF OZFF-0001) from 21-27 June. Activity will be mainly on 7039(+/-) and 14039(+/-) kHz CW, using a K1 and vertical antenna. Activity will be sporadic - mostly daytime/afternoons. QSL via home call, bureau preferred. [rsgbiota.org]

04/07/2015: Ralph, DL9MWG and Manfred, DL3VJG plan to activate Bornholm Island (EU-030, OZI/DIA BO-001, WLOTA 2203) from 4-11 July as OZ/homecalls. QRV on the HF bands on, or near, the usual island and IOTA frequencies, SSB and CW (maybe some Digital modes). QSL via their home calls, bureau or direct [rsgbiota.org]

11/07/2015: Luigi HB9CXZ will be active holiday style on the HF bands from the island of Sardinia (EU-024, IIA D001, MIA MIS-035, WLOTA 1608) from 11-17 July 2015. QSL to home call direct, bureau or LoTW. [DxCoffee]

22/07/2015: Renato PY8WW and members of the PARA DX Group will be active as PX8K, on all bands and modes, from Caviana de Fora Island (SA-042, DIB PA-16), Para State, Brazil, from 22-29 July. Activity will include an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest. QSL via PY8WW OQRS. [PT7WA]

24/07/2015: Operators Robert DH8HD, DJ6IO, Tom DL1AAA, Thomas DL3XX, Olaf DL4HG, Andreas DL7AT and Hans DO3HJW will be active as DA0T/p from Usedom Island (EU-129, DID/GIA O-13) from 24-27 July, including an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest. QRV on all bands, SSB and CW. QSL via DL7AT, direct or bureau. [rsgbiota.org]

24/07/2015: Eugene RZ3EC, Sergey RA3NAN, Gen R3BY, Maxim RU5D, Igor UA3EDQ, Zoli HA1AG will be active from the rare Brusneva Island [Ostrov Brusneva] (IOTA AS-082, RR-08-11, RDA YA-11, WW Loc. PQ41mp) between 24-29 July 2015, including the RSGB IOTA Contest. Activity also counts for Ostrov Brusneva light (RLHA RLA-033 NEW One!, ARLHS and WLOTA NEW One!). Ostrov Brusneva is located off the eastern side of the Lena delta in the Tiksi Bay, only 5 km ENE of Tiksi. Its length is 2.3 km and its maximum breadth less than 1 km. The name of this island is also spelt as "Brusnova" in some maps. Full information, log search and QSL info can be found at: www.as082.org/ [ATDX]

25/07/2015: Flavio, IW2NEF plans a holiday style dxpedition from Naxos Island (EU-067, GIOTA SAS-077, MIA MG-075) between 25 July and 6 August, IOTA Contest included, using the callsign SV8/IW2NEF. QRV on the HF bands, using Yaesu FT-857 and Antenna Fishing Rod 10M wire vertical. QSL direct or bureau to IK2DUW. [rsgbiota.org]

04/09/2015: Takeo, JA1NEJ will be active from Chichi-jima Island(AS-031, JCG 10007, WLOTA 2269, WWFF JAFF-0018, WW Loc. QL17CB), Tokyo prefecture, Ogasawara, from 4-7 September 2015 as JD1BOH. QRV on 80-10m SSB, CW and Digital modes. QSL via JA1NEJ, bureau or direct (QRZ.com). [ATDX]

16/09/2015: Look for Mia OX5M, Daniel OX5T and Joergen OZ0J to be QRV from the JW5E Clubstation, Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen Island (EU-026, WLOTA 0125), Svalbard, from 16-23 September 2015. Activity on HF bands, SSB, CW and some DIGI modes using the callsign JW/OX5M. QSL via LoTW and OZ0J (direct/bureau). Please use OQRS on Club Log to order QSL card. [DX-World]

SPECIAL EVENTS -

05/06/2015: The South Flanders DX Activity Group will once again activate the special callsign F/ON6JUN/p for the 71st anniversary of D-Day Normandy. "We start our operation on 5th June till 7th June at 24.00h." Operators will be Xavier ON4ALY, Fernand ON6UF and Patrick ON3PVW. Active in SSB, CW, and Digital modes. QRG's in SSB: 3643, 7099, 14253, 21253 and 28453 kHz; in CW: just above the DX CW segments. QTH - Locator: IN99uf, Dept. Calvados (DDFM 14), Province Basse-Normandie (DPF 04). QSL via ON5SD. Further information and updates at:www.qsl.net/on6jun/ [ON5SD]

06/06/2015: Launched in 1904, the 'Elettra' was a two-masted steam yacht that Guglielmo Marconi used as a floating laboratory for many experiments. Part of her keel stands in the grounds of Villa Griffone, at Pontecchio near Bologna, from where special event station II4MB will be activated by ARI Fidenza (www.arifidenza.it) during the Museum Ships Weekend on 6-7 June. The special callsign is in memory of the late Maurizio Bigazzi, for many years technical and scientific advisor at the Guglielmo Marconi Foundation's Museum. QSL via IQ4FE, direct or bureau. [425 DX News]

06/06/2015: Special callsigns with UW31-UW39 prefixes and OA-OZ suffixes will be used for the 3rd Ukrainian Radio Sport Championship (www.ozchu.org.ua), to be held in the rural area near the city of Zhytomyr on 6 June, during the first 6 hours of the IARU R1 Field Day CW (15.00-20.59 UTC). QSL via UY5XE. [425 DX News]

06/06/2015: Leslie, AD5WB, and several operators will be on Galveston Island (NA-143, USi TX-001S), Galveston county, Texas, activating the 1877 Tall Ship Elissa for Museum Ships Weekend. I know that many of you already have the island. But, if you still need it or even if you just hear us, feel free to give us a call. We will be operating dockside, so the contact does work for IOTA. QRV 6th and 7th June; approximately 1400z - 2200z each day. 7MHz and up, primarily SSB. QSL via AD5WB, direct with SASE (1877 Tall Ship Elissa Museum Ships Weekend, 2495 Cambria Ct., League City, TX 77573, USA), Bureau or LoTW. Further information about the Museum Ships Weekend, including a list of participating stations can be found at: www.nj2bb.org/ [AD5WB]

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

LIGHTHOUSE CALENDAR -

05/06-07/06 9M2SE: Pulau Tioman WLOTA:3536 QSL 9M2RDX (d)
05/06-15/06 MD/ON6KX: Man Island WLOTA:0449 QSL H/c (d/B)
07/06 W1ASB/P: Great Captain Isl WLOL:USA-346 WLOTA:1941 QSL H/c (d/B)
08/06-14/06 SA6G/7: Ven WLOTA:0780 QSL SM6CUK (d/B)
09/06-15/06 OJ0B: Market Reef WLOL:MAR-001 WLOTA:0542 QSL OH2BH (d/B)
10/06-18/06 VP2MKV: Montserrat Island WLOTA:1475 QSL N0KV (d/B)
10/06-18/06 VP2MTT: Montserrat Island WLOTA:1475 QSL N0KV (d/B)

6 METRES & UP -

05/06-18/06 8Q7CQ: Meedhupparu Isl AS-013 Grid:MJ65 6m SSB QSL G4DFI (d/B)
06/06 Museum Ships Weekend 2015 6m class 06 0000z-07 2359z
06/06 ADRAD Kayldall DMR Contest 432MHz/DMR 1300z-1700z
06/06-07/06 UKSMG Annual Summer Contest 6m SO/MO 06 1300z-07 1300z
06/06-07/06 Dutch Kingdom Contest (DKC) 6m class 06 1500z-07 1500z
06/06-08/06 LY/DL1RNW: Lithuania Grid:KO23 6-2m EME-MS-TR QSL H/c (d/B)
06/06-08/06 LY/DO3MXK: Lithuania Grid:KO23 6-2m EME-MS-TR QSL H/c (d/B)
07/06-15/06 C6AKX: Eleuthera NA-001 Grid:FL15 6m-70cm MS/EME QSL W4KXY (d)
07/06-15/06 C6ANS: Eleuthera NA-001 Grid:FL15 6m-70cm MS/EME QSL AA7A (d)
07/06-15/06 C6ATA: Eleuthera NA-001 Grid:FL15 6m-70cm MS/EME QSL WA4WTG (d)
07/06-15/06 C6AWO: Eleuthera NA-001 Grid:FL15 6m-70cm MS/EME QSL WO7R (d)
08/06-21/06 SV8/PA1FJ/P: Chios EU-049 Grid:KM38bh 6m SSB/CW QSL PA1FJ (B)
09/06 LY 432MHz Activity Contest CW/SSB/FM/Open 1700z-2059z
09/06 NRAU 432MHz Activity Contest SO/MO/Open 1800z-2200z
09/06 SPAC 432MHz Contest CW/Phone/Open 1800z-2200z
09/06 RSGB 432MHz UKAC SO Fixed/Open 1900z-2130z
09/06-15/06 OJ0B: Market Reef EU-053 Grid:JP90 2m EME-MS QSL OH2BH (d/B)
10/06 MOON Contest 432MHz CW/Digital/FM/SSB 1800z-2000z
10/06-18/06 VP2MKV: Montserrat NA-103 Grid:FK86vs 6m+Sat QSL N0KV (d/B)
10/06-18/06 VP2MTT: Montserrat NA-103 Grid:FK86vs 6m QSL N0KV (d/B)
11/06 LY 50MHz Activity Contest CW/SSB/FM/Open 1700z-2059z
11/06 NRAU 50MHz Activity Contest SO/MO/Open 1800z-2200z
11/06 SPAC 50MHz Contest CW/Phone/Open 1800z-2200z

Contest Calendar: www.qsl.net/va3rj/con_jun.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 - 

YB4IR OC-166 & OC-268 QSLs Posted Imam qualifies as Superman! He has only been home a few days and his Facebook page shows a listing of calls from ClubLog OQRS that cards were mailed on June 4 for both OC-166 and OC-268. THANK YOU Imam! [WB2YQH]

QSLs via Bureau: 4W/G3ZEM, 5Z4/SM1TDE, 7P8CF, 9K2HN, 9V1XX, A3EAQ, A5A, C5X, EP6T, J79F, OA4/DL1NL, PJ4F, PJ4NX, PJ5/K6NAO, PJ5/OL8R, V26K, V31RL, VK9/G7VJR, VK9XSP, VP2V/SP6AXW, VP2V/SP3IPB, VP8LP and ZS8C.

QSLs via Direct: K1N (N2OO), YB3MM/9 [OC-241] (OQRS), YB4IR/8 [OC-274] (OQRS) and YB8RW/P [OC-274] (YB4IR).

QSLs via LoTW: 3Z90IARU, 4L8A, 4X7R, 5K4R, 6Y6N, 9A3R, AA2ZW, AA3B, AD4Z, AL9A, BX3AC, CE2MVF, CE3DNP, CR6K, CT3KN, CW5W, CX9AU, DA0CA, DL0TUM, DL6KVA, DM6V, EF8C, EF8U, EI1Y, F5IN, G3TXF, G4R, G6M, G9W, HA5PT, HG6C, HG7T, HI3CC, HK1R, I2IFT, IO1T, IR2C, K1ESE, K1LZ, K3MD, KG0F, KP2M, L33M, LN8W, LT7H, LY7M, LY8O, LZ9W, MD2C, N3JT, NC7J, NF4A, NX2X, OE2S, OL1A, OL4W, P33W, PS5A, PW2F, PX2F, PY1NX, R3KM, R3VO, R4RR, RM6C, S51TA, S52ZW, SJ2W, SK3W, SN3A, SN7Q, T48K, TM6X, UP120R, VA3EC, VC7GL, VC7J, VE1DT, VE3RZ, VE5MX, W3KL, W6SX, WW4SF, WX3B, YL5T, YL9T, YR8D, YT5W, YU2A, YU7EE, YU90IARU, ZF1A, ZM2IO and ZS90SARL.


BITS & PIECES -

O19VB, South Ossetia activity by UA4WHX - Recently announced as "DXpeditioner of the Year" at the Dayton Hamfest - and previously active from Transnistria as T10VB - Vladimir, UA4WHX is currently QRV as O19VB from the Republic of Khussar Iryston (South Ossetia) which is a disputed region and partially recognised state in the South Caucasus. This activity does not count for DXCC. He is there for a few more days. [DX-World]



73 and Good DX!
Dave Raycroft, VA3RJ

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