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Friday, March 1, 2013

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

Island activities:

AF-017; 3B9; Rodrigues Island:
Toshi/JA8BMK, Ken/JN1THL and Yoshiko/JQ1LCW will be QRV from Rodrigues Island (WWFF 3BFF-004, WLOTA 4265) as 3B9DX from March
1 - 10. They expect to be QRV in CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31 on 80 - 10m. If time permits, Toshi/JA8BMK will be QRV from Mauritius (IOTA AF-049; WLOTA 0595) on February 27/28. QSL only direct via EA5GL.

AS-024; JA6; Yaeyama Islands:
The special event call 8J6ISG will be QRV in March and April on all HF bands and modes from Ishigaki Island (WLOTA 0134) on the occasion of the opening of the New Ishigaki Airport. QSL via JARL bureau.

AS-042; UA0B; Severnaya Zemlya (North Land) (incl. Malyy Taymyr,
Shmidta, Sredniy, etc.):
Vladimir, RV3EFH, will help IOTA hunters to work Bolshevik Island from March to October on 40/20/15/10 Meter in CW, SSB and digital modes as RV3EFH/0. QSLs will be available after his return, direct only.

AS-126; HS; Malay Peninsula South West group:
The activity announced in DXMB 1820 (HS0ZJF/9) was cancelled.

EU-002; OH0; Aland Island:
From Brando Island (WW Loc. KP00lj) Kim/OH6KZP will be QRV as OH0X in the ARRL DX SSB contest. QSL via OH2TA (d/B).

EU-013; GJ/MJ; Jersey:
For the ARRL DX SSB contest, Rich/M5IRC plans to activate the "Jersey ARS Club Station" GJ2A in St. Brelade (WLOTA 0818). QSL via LoTW or direct via GJ2A.

EU-024; I*0; Sardina:
From March 2 to 17 the special event call sign II0IDP will be on the air from the former coastal radio station of the Italian Navy in Cagliari. QSL via IS0IGV (d/B).

EU-038; PA; Noord Holland/ Friesland/ Groningen Province group:
Marcel/PD5MVH spends his vacation (March 2/16) on Vlieland Island
(WLOTA 0773) and plans to be QRV on 40, 20 and 10m in SSB QRV.
QSL via PD5MVH (d/B).

EU-041; I*0; Maddalena Archipelago:
The special event callsign II0ICH will be QRV from March 2 to 17 from La Maddalena. This is an activity supporting the "7th Italian Navy Coastal Radio Stations Award 2013". QSL via IM0QMA (d/B).

NA-002; VP5; Caicos Islands:
Scott/K0MD will use the callsign VP5H from Providenciales Island (WLOTA 2003) during the ARRL DX SSB contest. QSL via LoTW and W0GJ (d/B).

NA-005; VP9; Bermuda Islands:
Kurt/W6PH and Bob/WA1Z will take part in the ARRL DX SSB contest as VP9I from Bermuda Island. QSL via LoTW and direct via WW3S.

NA-021; 8P; Barbados:
Tim/W2SC will take part in the ARRL DX SSB Contest from Barbados (WLOTA 0999) as 8P5A. QSL via NN1N (d), LoTW.

NA-023; VP2V; British Virgin Islands:
From Feburary 27 to March 4, Larry/KE2VB will be on the HF bands as VP2V/KE2VB in CW and maybe some SSB, including a participation in the ARRL DX contest. QSL via NR6M (d/B).

NA-024; J3; Grenada:
Bob/G3PJT plans to be active as J34G (March 5/20) from Grenada (WLOTA 0718). With a K2 and vertical antennas he'll show up on the HF bands in "holiday style", with a focus on 30m and 80m and a participation in the RSGB Commonwealth Contest. QSL via G3PJT (d/B). Bureau cards can be requested by email.

NA-034; W4; Florida State Centre West (Pasco to Sarasota County)
Lou/W0FK will sign W0FK/4 from Longboat Key (USi FL053S, WW Loc. EL87qj) from March 2 - 16 on the IOTA frequencies. QSL via LoTW and W0FK (d/B).

NA-058; W4; Georgia State group:
On March 2nd Pete/VE3IKV will activate St. Simons Island (USi GA003S, WLOTA 4115) as W4/VA3RA in CW only on 30m and 17m. QSL via VE3IKV (d/B).

NA-062; W4; Florida State (Florida Keys) group:
After a brief activation of St. Simons Island, Pete/VE3IKV will spend his vacation (March 3-15) on Key West (USi FL040S) and operates in holiday style as W4/VA3RA on 30m and 17m. QSL via VE3IKV (d/B).

NA-100; V2; Antigua and Barbuda:
Alan/N3AD will use the shack of V26B in Saint George Parish (WLOTA 1118; WW Loc. FK97cc) on March 1/3 and take part in the ARRL DX SSB contest as V26M. QSL via W3HNK (d).

NA-106; KP2; Virgin Islands:
Brad, K7EUG, will still be on St. Croix as NP2/K7EUG until March 5th. QSL via Homecall, LoTW, eQSL.

OC-019; KH6/KH7; Hawaiian Islands:
In the ARRL DX SSB contest, Al/F5VHJ will be QRV from Hawaii (USi HI025S, WLOTA 0065) as NH7A. QSL via LoTW or F5VHJ (d/B).

SA-036; P4; Aruba Island:
From March 3 to 17, Howard/WA2NHA will be on Aruba (WLOTA 0033) and plans to be on the bands as P4/WA2NHA on 80m - 10m, mostly in CW. QSL via WA2NHA (d/B). Another activation from Aruba in the ARRL DX SSB Contest is planned by Andy/AE6Y as P49Y. QSL via AE6Y (d), LoTW .

SA-099; PJ2; Curacao Island:
John/K6AM, Wayne/K8LEE and Geoff/W0CG will visit the "Signal Point Super-Station" PJ2T on Curacao (WLOTA 0942) from February 26 to March 12. In the ARRL DX SSB Contest they will take part as PJ2T, outside the contest they will use PJ2/homecalls. QSL via Homecall. QSL for PJ2T via W3HNK (d).

IOTA Information
The following IOTA operations from October 2012 to January 2013
were approved for the IOTA programme:
RA4HKM/0 (AS-025), C6AVA (NA-048 & NA-054), YB4IR/5 (OC-075), L22D
(SA-022) and LU6W (SA-096). SA-096 is therefore now a valid group.

Compiled by Klaus, DL7UXG
Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

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