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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

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

Island activities:

AF-027; FH; Mayotte Island:
Hartwig/DL7BC visits Mayotte Island (DIFO FH-001; WLOTA 0376; WW Loc. LH27nf) once again from March 26 to April 12. As TO7BC or FH/DL7BC he'll be active on the HF bands, including activities in RTTY/PSK31 and a participation in the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest. QSL via DL7BC (d/B).

AS-013; 8Q; Maldive Islands:
Noel/F6BGC spends his vacations on Rihiveli Island (WLOTA 3911; WW Loc. MJ63). From March 19 - 29 he will sign 8Q7NC in holiday style on 40 - 6m, mainly in SSB and a little CW and RTTY. QSL via LoTW and F6bGC (d/B).

AS-042; R0B; Severnaya Zemlya:
Vlad/RV3EFH will start a long time activity (until October 2014) from Bolshevik Island (RR-07-03) as RV3EFH/0 on March 25. He'll focus on 40/20/15/10m SSB, CW and digital modes. QSL via RZ3EA (d).

AS-125; HS; Gulf of Thailand North East group:
On 26.03.2013, Tana/E27EK plans to be QRV from Chang Island as E27EK/p on the HF bands. QSL via E27EK (d/B).

EU-002; OH0; Aland Islands:
Pertti/OG2W and Raimo/OH0BCI will be QRV from Aland (WLOTA 1373, WWFF OHFF-037) as OH0/OG2W from March 20-24. Activities are planned on all bands and modes. QSL via OG2W (d/B).

EU-003; CU1/CU2; Eastern group:
Frank/PA4N and Dervin/PD9DX will be on the bands from Ilha de Sao Miguel (DIP AZ-002, PIP AC-002, WLOTA 2016) from March 26 to April 3. As CT8/PA4N and CS8/PD9DX they will be QRV on the HF bands from a QTH that favors QSLs with the US over Europe. Dervin (CS8/PD9DX) also plans to take part in the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest. QSL via LoTW. QSL for CT8/PA4N via PA4N (B, no direct cards). QSL for CS8/PD9DX via PD9DX (d/B).

EU-010; GM/MM; Outer Hebrides:
From March 24 to 29, Graham/MM0GHM is QRV from Barra Island (IOSA OH11, SCOTIA HI02, WLOTA 3126) as MM0GHM/m. QSL via GM0GHM (d/B).

Corsica IOTA Expedition
The "Invoker-Team", consisting of Vincent/F4BKV, Gil/F4FET, Christian/ EA3NT and Laurent/TK4LS, will activate the following islands between March 23 and 28. Activities will be limited to daytime and they plan to have three stations on the air at the same time.

EU-100; TK; Cerbicales Islands:
TK0INT March 23. and 26.03. from Ile de Maestro Maria (DIFM TK-032; MIA MCO-017; WWFF FFF-945; WW Loc. JN41qn).

EU-104; TK; Sanguinaires Islands:
TK1INT on 24. and 25.03. from Ile Grande Sanguinaire (DIFM TK-002; MIA MCO-022; DPLF PB176; ARLHS COR-003; WLOTA 0098; WW Loc. JN41hv).

EU-164; TK; Corsica's Coastal Islands:
TK2INT on 27. and 28.03. from Ile San Cipriano (DIFM TK-037; MIA MCO-013; WWFF FFF-253) and Ile de Lavezzi (DIFM TK-011; MIA MCO-007; WWFF FFF-068; WLOTA 0755).

QSLs for all calls via LoTW and EA5KA (d/B). OQRS available.

OC-015: T2; Tuvalu Island:
Rich/DK8YY, Detlef/DL3ALI and Ingolf/DL4JS will be QRV as T2YY from march 23 to April 4 from Funafuti Atoll. Two stations will be QRV on the HF bands in CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via DH7WW (d/B).

OC-029; V7; Ratak Chain:
Ted/JF1CCH will be on the bands from Marshall Islands as V73TS from March 21 to 26. He'll work in CW exclusively from 40m to 10m. QSL via JF1CCH (d/B).

OC-040; ZK2; Niue Island:
From March 22 to 29, Alan/VK4WR (E6RQ) and Graeme/VK4FI (E6SG) will be QRV from Niue Island (WLOTA 2139, Grid Loc. AH50). The focus will be on 50 MHz with a little HF activities too. QSL for both calls via VK4FI (d).

OC-049; A3; Tongatapu group:
Jacek/SP5EAQ will work as A3EAQ from Tongatapu Island in SSB only on 80-10m. The activitiy will start on March 26 and finish on April 16.
QSL via SP5EAQ (d/B).

OC-086; KH0; Northern Mariana Island:
From the well known "Saipan Rental Shack" on Saipan Island, (USi NI002S, WLOTA 1333), Gennady/R0FA and Yuri/RA0FU will show up on the HF bands in all modes as KH0/homecall. The activation from March 25 to April 4 includes a participation in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest.
QSL via Homecall (d/B).

SA-001; CE0; Easter Island:
Michael/G7VJR, Nigel/G3TXF, John/G4IRN and Martin/G3ZAY are planning a DXpedition to Easter Island (DICE ICE-001, WWFF CEFF-027, WLOTA 0319) from March 20 to 27. Using the callsign XR0YG they will be QRV on 160m - 10m mostly in CW. Daily upload of the QSOs is planned to ClubLog and LoTW. OQRS will be available. QSL via G3TXF (OQRS) and LoTW.

SA-006; PJ4; Bonaire Island:
Steven/W1SRD and Dean/N6DE will be QRV as PJ4/homecall from the "Radiohouse" (http.// on Bonaire Island (WLOTA 1279). From March 26 through April 1 they will be QRV on the HF bands with a focus on RTTY and a participation in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (callsign to be announced). QSL for contest QSOs via W1SRD (d) others via operator call (d).

SA-036; P4; Aruba Island:
The QTH of P49V on Aruba (WLOTA 0033, WW Loc. FK42xn) will be visited by Helmut/DF7ZS once again for his activities as P40Z (26.03. - 03.04.). He'll take part in the CQ WPX SSB Contest and try to be QRV on the WARC bands before and after the contest. QSL via DF7ZS (d/B).

SA-049; LU; Tierra del Fuego's Coastal Islands:
Members of the"Radio Club Ushuaia (LU8XW) plan to activate Isla Redonda (WW Loc. FD55ue) as LT5X from 23.03. (00:00 UTC) to 24.03. (15:00 UTC) with three stations on 80/40/20/15/10m in SSB, CW and PSK31. QSL via LU8XW (QRZ.COM).

SA-050; CE9; Antarctica Chilena Province group:
Jose/CE8DMT will be QRV from Isla Navarino (DICE ICE-901, WAP CHL-13, WW Loc. FD65eb) in March 23/24. The island is in the southernmost province of Chile. With TS-120 and a 3el beam he will be QRV according to the following schedule: 21.277 MHz from 13:30 to 15:30 UTC, 28.477 MHz from 16:00 to 17:00 UTC. QSL via CE8DMT (QRZ.COM).

Compiled by Klaus, DL7UXG

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