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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

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

Island activities:

EU-005, G, Great Britain:
Adrian,MW1LCR, will be using the special callsign GW100C from his QTH in Llangolen (WLOTA 0453, Loc IO82KW, SJ24WRE) on Mar 30/31 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the RSGB. He will plans to take part in the WPX SSB Contest as well. QSL via M0OXO (OQRS). See also:

EU-013, GJ, Jersey:
Richard,M5RIC, will sign MJ5RIC from Jersey (WLOTA 0818) from Mar 27-31. He will join the upcoming WPX SSB Contest as GJ2A. QSLs for both calls via M5IRC (bureau/direct). See also:

EU-038, PA, Noord Hollans/Friesland/Groningen Province group: Dirk,DL5DCL, will spend his holidays on Ameland (WLOTA 1059) from Apr 1-6. He will be QRV in holiday style signing PA/DL5DCL mostly in CW on HF. QSL via DL5DCL (bureau/direct/OQRS).
See also:

EU-158, EU-158, SV3, Peloponnisos West group (incl. Proti, Sapientza,
Skhiza, Venetiko, etc.):
Markus,SV8/DJ4EL, is working from the island of Proti (GIOTA INS-013, MIA MG-092, WLOTA 4036) until Mar 26 and from Sapientza (GIOTA INS-011, MIA MG-101, WLOTA 1471) on Mar 28/29. He uses battery power on 15m and hopes to log 1.000 QSOs. QSL via homecall.

EU-171, Jylland North group:
Ela,DL1TM, and Tor,DJ4MG, will be active in SSB and PSK on 160m-10m signing OZ7TM and 5P4MGn from Apr 1-18. They will also try to activate the callsign OU1RAEM. QSLs for OZ7TM via DL1TM, 5P4MG via DJ4MG and OU1RAEM via DF5LW.

NA-005, VP9, Bermuda:
Kei,KG2A/VP9, plans to join the WPX SSB Contest and will be QRV also in CW and SSB until Apr 1. QSL via KG2A, unfortunately only direct.

NA-015, CO, Cuba:
The "Las Tunas Contest Crew" will sign T48K from Las Tunas (WLOTA 0032) in the WPX SSB Contest. The team includes the club members Alex,CO8KA, Alejandro,CM8AKY, Doug,CO8DM, Del,CO8DRG,
Raul,CO8ZZ, and the guest OP Hugo,F5FYO.
QSLs for this activity via F5FYO (bureau/direct).

NA-021, 8P, Barbados:
Dean,8P6SH, will sign 8P2K from St. Philip Parish on Barbados (WLOTA 0999) during the WPX SSB Contest. QSL via KU9C or direct via 8P6SH.

NA-057, HR, Bahia Islands:
Ray,WQ7R, will be QRV as HQ9R in the WPX SSB. His QTH is situated on Isla de Roatan (WLOTA 1671, grid loc. EK66). QSL via LoTW or direct via K5WW.

NA-106, KP2, US Virgin Islands:
Stan,K8MJZ, Fred,NP2X, Bob,WP2XX, and other OPs will be active as WP2Z from St. Croix Island (USi VI002S, WLOTA 2477, Loc FK77PR) in the WPX SSB Contest. QSL via KU9C.

NA-143, W5, Texas State East (Matagorda to Jefferson County) group:
Joe,K5KUA, plans another stay on Galveston Island (USi TX001S) from
Mar 28 until Apr 1 and will be active as usual signing K5KUA/5 in CW
and digital modes on 80m-10m. QSL via K5KUA (bureau/direct).

OC-003, VK9/C, Cocos (Keeling) Island:
Chris,GM3WOJ/ZL1CT, and Keith,GM4YXI, are going to visit the Cocos-Keeling Islands and plan to show up as VK9CZ in SSB/CW and some RTTY on the HF bands from Mar 30 until Apr 13. If possible they want to upload their logs to the LoTW every day. An OQRS will be installed after their return home. Please check the QSL information on their website:

OC-013, Rarotonga Island:
Mauri,AG1LE, will stay on Rarotonga (Loc BG08cr) from Apr 1-13 and wants to work holiday style as E51DXX on HF.
QSL via AG1LE (bureau/direct).

OC-021, YB0-3, Java Island:
The team of YE1ZAT and the YE0X contest team are planning a joint venture as YE1K from Bekasi (WLOTA 1660, Loc OI33mu) in the WPX SSB Contest. QSL via YE1ZAT (d). See also:

OC-026, KH2, Guam Island:
Masa,W6LJ, Ryuji (Rio),NY8A, Aki,W3JH, Masa,AH6KY, and Masaru,AI2K, will be QRV as NH2KY from Barrigada on Guam (USi GU003S, WFF KFF-110, WLOTA 0064) between Mar 29 and Apr 2. They will sign KH2KY in the WPX SSB Contest. QSLs for KH2KY via JA1MFR, NH2KY via JR3QFB.

OC-036, ZL, North Island:
Holger,ZL3IO, plans to take part in the upcoming WPX SSB Contest as well. QSL via ZL3IO (bureau/direct).

OC-042, DU1-4, Luzon Island:
Jose,DU1BP, Torsten,DL2KGS, and Rag,LA6FJA, will be QRV as DZ1B from Luzon (WLOTA 0081) in the WPX SSB Contest. QSL via LoTW or direct via DU1BP.

OC-086, KH0, Northern Mariana Island:
The Saipan BBQ Contest Club AH0BT plans to take part in the WPX SSB Contest from Saipan (Loc QK25). QSL via 7L1FPU (bureau/direct).

OC-090, DU1, Calamian group:
Victor,DU1/R6AF, will be QRV in holiday style from Busuanga (grid loc. PK02) from Apr 27 until May 3. QSL via R6AF.

OC-134, ZL, South Island:
The "Quake Contesters" ZL3X will be active from Christchurch (WLOTA 0342) during the WPX SSB. The list of operators includes Mark,ZL3AB, Geoff,ZL3GA, Don,ZL3DMC, Phil,ZL3PAH, Chris,ZL3LF, and Byron,ZL3DXT. QSL via ZL3PAH (bureau/direct).

OC-236, YB8, Celebes Coastal Islands:
Hajar,YB8HZ/p, and Ram,YB8BRI/p, are planning an activity from Balang Lompo Island from Mar 28-31 working on all bands focussing on SSB. QSL via YB8BRI (d).

SA-036, P4, Aruba Island:
Correction to DXNL 1824: The QSL manager of P40Z was not correct. QSLs for P40Z should be sent via W3HNK (d).

Compiled by Klaus, DL7UXG
Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

RSGB IOTA website



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