IOTA News from OPDX
14 January, 2013
EU-145. Operators Colin/G3VCQ, Andy/M0GAV and Sharon/M3VCQ will be active as CT7ACG (callsign pending) from Culatra Island (DIA Ai-01, DIP AL-001, PIP ST-019, WLOTA 0144) between July 26-29th. Activity will include an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July
27-28th). Outside of the contest, look for the team members to be active on all bands and modes. QSL direct or by the Bureau to CT7ACG.
Look for updates at: http://www.sheffield-live.co.uk
NA-143. Joe, K5KUA, will once again activate Galveston Island
(USI TX001S, Galveston county, Texas) between January 18-21st.
Activity will be CW only on 40-10 meters, mainly 40/20m as conditions and time permits. QSL via K5KUA, direct or by the Bureau.
SA-050. Jose, CE8DMT, is now active from Puerto Williams on Navarino
Island. His length of stay is unknown at this time. Activity
has been on 40 and 15 meters SSB. QSL via his home callsign.
SA-096. (A CALL FOR HELP/Donations) Lutz, DK8UH, Secretary & QSL
Manager of reports: "The GDXF has supported the LU6W DXpedition, which a short time ago activated the South American IOTA group SA-096 for the first time ever.
"The experienced crew with Cezar/VE3LYC, Johan/PA3EXX, as well as members of the Radio Club Puerto Madryn, experienced considerable difficulties on the island of Escondida. Both a team and a boat crew member were so severely injured, that an immediate return was required for medical attention. Items already off-loaded had to be immediately secured and left on the island, but were then lost to the heavy seas.
"This loss of several radios, antennas, a laptop and other equipment has hit the team hard financially. Further details can be read at:
The GDXF requests anyone who wishes to help to please donate to the LU6W team. All received donations will be forwarded and a list for accountability purposes will be published.
For donations from outside of Germany:
PayPal - email@example.com
Or for direct transfer:
Account holder: GDXF c/o Schmadel
Bank: Volksbank Neckartal eG
IBAN: DE116729170000262036 00"
Compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW