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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

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

Island activities:

AF-004, EA8, Canary Islands:
Luis,EA8AY, announced to be QRV as EF8USA from Tenerife (DIE S-012, WLOTA 1276, EAA TF, Loc IL28hc) during the ARRL CW Contest. QSL via W2GR. See also:

AF-014, CT3, Madeira Archipelago:
Rasto,OM3GI, Tibor,OM3RM, and Julo,OM7JG, will sign CR3A from Madeira (DIP MA-001, PIP MD-001, WLOTA 0053) in the ARRL CW Contest. QSL via OM2VL (bureau/direct).

AS-004, 5B4, Cyprus:
Roman,UR0MC, will join the upcoming ARRL CW Contest as 5B/UW2M from Cyprus (MIA MCI-002, WLOTA 0051). QSL via US0LW.

AS-015, 9M2, Pinang State group:
The special event station 9M4CNY is working from Georgetown on Penang Island (WLOTA 2743) to celebrate the Chinese New Year. They will be QRV in SSB on 40m, 20m and 10m on Feb 16 from 0700-1600 UTC. QSL only direct via 9M4CNY.

EU-005, G, Great Britain:
Olof,G0CKV, Kazu,JK3GAD, Seppo,OH1VR, and Oliver,W6NV, will be QRV as M5E from Marconi's historic radio station (WLOTA 1841) in Cornwall from Feb 15-18. They are working in all modes on all bands and plan to take part in the ARRL CW Contest as well. QSL via G0CKV (bureau/direct).

EU-013, GJ, Jersey:
Mathieu,MJ0ASP, will be QRV from the Contest clubstation on Jersey (GJ2A) in St. Brelade (WLOTA 0818, Loc IN89ve, WAB WV-54) during the ARRL CW Contest. QSL via LoTW.

EU-057, DL, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern State group:
Andy,DL6AP, is working from Ruegen Island until Feb 14. Depending on the weather he wants to activate lighthouses and WFF areas as DL6AP/p. QSL via homecall.

NA-003, VP5, Turks Islands:
Jeff,VP5/K0UU, is QRV mainly on the WARC bands from Grand Turk Island (WLOTA 0289) from Feb 13-21. He will sign VQ5RP in the ARRL DX CW Contest. QSL via LoTW or K0UU (bureau/direct).

NA-005, VP9, Bermuda Islands:
Kurt,VP9/W6PH, can use the station of VP9GE in the ARRL CW Contest and plans to join the phone part of this contest as well. QSL only direct via W6PH. See also:

NA-015, KG4, Cuba:
Hurricane Sandy damaged the Guantanamo Bay ARC station (WLOTA 0358) extensively. Ed,KN4KL/KG4KL (Feb 16-23), and Bill,W4WV/KG4WV (Feb 17-Mar 1), will repair the antennas and the shack and plan to hit the airwaves when the repairs are finished. QSLs via homecalls (direct).

NA-016, ZF, Cayman Islands:
John,K6AM, announced to be show up as ZF2AM from Grand Cayman Island (WLOTA 1042) in the ARRL DX CW Contest. QSL via LoTW and K6AM.

NA-080, C6, Little Bahama Bank group:
George,KQ8Z, will stay on the island Grand Bahama (WLOTA 0527, Loc FL06uo) from Feb 14 until Mar 6 and wants to be active as C6AZZ on the HF bands. His main focus will be both the ARRL DX CW- and ARRL DX SSB Contests. If propagation is good he may show up also on 6m. QSL only direct via KQ8Z.

NA-097, 6Y, Jamaica:
Yuri,VE3DZ, will be QRV as 6Y2T in the ARRL CW Contest. More information about the last ARRL CW Contest and pictures can be found on the website:
QSL via VE3DZ (bureau/direct).

NA-102, FG, Guadeloupe:
Michel,F6GWV, and Gildas,F6HMQ, will be active from from Guadeloupe (DIFO FG-001, WFF FFF-004, WLOTA 0644) signing TO22C between Feb 17 and Mar 3. They will work on all HF bands with emphasis put on 160m. QSL via F6HMQ (bureau/direct).

NA-106, KP2, US Virgin Islands:
The Radio Reef DXers Phil,KT3Y, Fred,K9VV, and Bob,WP2XX, will be QRV as KP2M from St. Croix Island (USi VI002S, WLOTA 2477, Loc FK77pr) in the ARRL CW Contest. QSL via AI4U (d) and LoTW.
Another activity from St. Croix (USi VI002S, WLOTA 2477) is planned
by Yuri,N2TTA. He will join the ARRL CW Contest as KP2MM.
See also:

NA-109, J8, St. Vincent:
Dave,G3TBK, is going to visit Kingstown on St. Vincent (WLOTA 0492, Loc FK93jd) again and plans to become QRV as J88DR working in CW/SSB/RTTY on the HF bands from Feb 14 until Mar 11.
He plan to take part in both ARRL DX Contests. QSL via G3TBK.
See also:

NA-143, W5, Texas State East (Matagorda to Jefferson County) group:
Joe,K5KUA, is going to Galveston Island (USi TX001S) again from Feb 15-17 and plans to work in holiday style as K5KUA/5.
QSL via K5KUA (bureau/direct).

OC-047, H44, Solomon Islands:
Phil,G3SWH, and Jim,G3RTE, are travelling to the Solomon Islands (WLOTA 0086, Loc RI00) from Feb 18-28 and will be active with as H44KW with two stations in CW on 80m-10m. Emphasis will be put on working Europe and North America. QSL via G3SWH.
OQRS is installed. See also:

OC-049, A3, Tongatapu group:
Werner,DJ9KH, will be QRV as A31WH from Tongatapu Island from Feb 13-23 using an Elecraft K3 and wire antennas. Preferred frequencies and news can be found at:
His next stop will be on Vava'u Island (OC-064). More information on
that can be found in the DXNL 1820. QSL via DJ9KH (bureau/direct).

OC-142, VK4, Queensland State (South Coast) Centre group: Andrew,VK4NM, and Peter,VK4LAT, plan to actívate Fraser Island (WFF VKFF-216, WLOTA 2976) as VK4NM/p from Feb 15-18. QSL via M0OXO.

OC-245, YB5-6, Sumatra's Coastal Islands North:
Ucok,YB6AR, and a few other OPs will be QRV as homecall/p from Pulau Bunta (WLOTA 2390). Activities are planned in SSB and RTTY on 40m/30m/20m/15m/10m from Feb 15-17.
QSLs via homecalls (direct).

SA-036, P4, Aruba:
John,W2GD, will join the ARRL CW Contest as P40W from Aruba. If time permits he will work also on the WARC bands and 160m/80m before and after the contest. QSL via LoTW and N2MM (direct).

SA-040, HK1, Bolivar/Atlantico Division group:
Alain,HK1/F6BFH, and Pedro,HK3JJH/HK1, are going to visit Isla Terra Bomba (WLOTA 0296) from Feb 13-15. QSL HK1/F6BFH via F6BFH (bureau/direct) and HK3JJH/HK1 via HK3JJH (d).

SA-099, PJ2, Curacao Island:
John,K9QVB, Howie,K9KM, Kelly,N0VD (via W3HNK), Mal,NP2L, Andy,W9NJY (via WD9DZV), Bill,W9VA, and Geoff,PJ2DX, will be QRV as PJ2T on all bands from the Caribbean Contesting Consortium (CCC)
contest station on Curacao from Feb 13-20, incl. the ARRL CW Contest.
The operators may show up as PJ2/homecalls as well.
QSLs for PJ2T via LoTW and W3HNK (direct).
Joeke,PA0VDV, will be active from Curacao (WLOTA 0942) as well between Feb 15 and Mar 22. Listen for PJ2/PA0VDV only in CW on the HF bands. QSL via PA0VDV (bureau/direct).

New rules for the "Italian Island Award" (IIA) came into effect by the end of 2012. The new rules can be found online at:

Compiled by Klaus, DL7UXG
Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

RSGB IOTA website

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