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Friday, February 1, 2013

IOTA News from the
Deutscher Amateur Radio Club
1 February, 2013

Island activities:

AF-024, S7, Inner Islands:
Bert,CX3AN, will sign S79AN mainly in SSB and CW on 80m-6m from Mahe Island (WLOTA 3286, Loc LI75sh) from Feb 4-11.
Preferred times for South America are: 1800 UTC on 21280 kHz and
2000 UTC on 14180 kHz. QSL via EB7DX.

AN-016, VP8/A, Antarctica:
Nick,RW6ACM, starts working as RI1ANP from the Russian Antarctic base Progress (AA U-03, WAP RUS-11) on Feb 1 and will stay until the end of 2013. QSL via RN1ON.

AS-013, 8Q, Maldive Islands:
Andrew,G7COD, plans to show up again as 8Q7AK from the Kaafu atoll. He will spend his holidays on the island for three weeks in February. He will work holiday style on the HF bands mainly during these times: 0730-0830 UTC, 0900-1100 UTC, 1300-1500 UTC and 1730-1800 UTC. QSL via G7COD (bureau/direct).

EU-089, CU8, Western group:
Hermann,CT3FN, will take part in the upcoming Mexico International RTTY Contest (Feb 2/3) signing CR2V as single OP. QSL via HB9CRV (bureau/direct/LoTW).

NA-102, FG, Guadeloupe:
Jean-Pierre,FG/F6ITD, is going to Guadeloupe from Feb 1-25. First he will visit Guadeloupe (Basse Terre, DIFO FG-019) from Feb 1-8 and then La Desirade Island (DIFO FG-004, WLOTA 1121) until Feb 25. Listen for him in SSB and digital modes on the HF bands. QSL via F6ITD (bureau/direct).

NA-110, W4, South Carolina State group:
En route to the "ARRL SC State Convention" Sean,KX9X, plans to activate Dewees Island (USi SC042, Loc FM02DU) as KX9X/4 for the "US Islands Award". He plans to become active on Feb 1 (1500-2000 UTC) using his FT-817 (QRP) in SSB and CW. He hopes to have a loud signal because he wants to put up his antenna in salt water. QSL via KX9X.

OC-016, 3D2, Viti Levu and Vanua Levu group & OC-060, 3D2, Rotuma Island:
Bob,W7YAQ, plans to activate Fiji and Rotuma from Feb 2-21. His first
stop is Viti Levu Island (OC-016, WLOTA 0055) as 3D2NB from Feb 2-7.
The second trip leads him to Rotuma (OC-060) from where he will show up as 3D2RX from Feb 8-21. QSLs for both calls via W7YAQ.
The logs will be uploaded to the LoTW as well.

Compiled by Klaus, DL7UXG
Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

RSGB IOTA website

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