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Monday, February 4, 2013

IOTA News from OPDX

4 February, 2013

Island activities:

AF-019. An international team of operators will be active as IG9Y from Lampedusa Island between October 17-30th. Operators mentioned are Khalid/A61BK, Gianni/IT9BUN, Don/JH5GHM, Dale/N3BNA, Frederic/ON4LG, Frank/ON9CC, Aurelio/PC5A, Romeo/S52RU, Peter/S54W and Drago/S59A. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB, and RTTY, with four stations on the air. The team will be in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via ON4LG. An OQRS will be available for direct and Bureau cards. Visit their Web page at:

AS-085. Members from the Korea Contest Club will be active as D85C
from Chongsan Island (WLOTA 1602) between June 6-9th. More details to be forthcoming.

EU-120. Operators Terry/G3VFC, Keith/M0KJA, Fred/M0RFD, Rob/M0VFC,
Dave/M6KOM, Maureen/M6VFC and Richard/2E1EVK will be active as GX5MW/p from the Isle of Wight (WLOTA 2985) between March 16-23rd. Activity will be on all HF bands and modes. QSL via M0RFD, direct or by the Bureau.

NA-143. Joe, K5KUA, will once again operate portable from Galveston
Island (USI TX001S, Galveston County, TX) in the Gulf of Mexico between February 15-17th. Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands. QSL via K5KUA, direct or by the Bureau.

OC-129. Chris, OE9MON, is now active as DU6/OE9MON from Panay Island. He is there on holiday with his family, and the length of his stay is not known. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using wire antennas.
QSL via LZ1JZ, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.

OC-245. Rohadi, YB6AR, and several other operators will be active from Bunta Island between February 15-17th. Operators are expected to use portable callsigns (YB6AR/P etc). Activity will be on 40/30/20/15/10 meters using SSB and RTTY. They plan to use five transceivers with 500 watt amps. All their antennas are homebrew (verticals, yagis and Spiderbeam). QSL via the operator's instructions.

Compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW

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