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Monday, March 18, 2013

IOTA News from OPDX

18 March, 2013

Island activities:
AF-019. (Update) An international team of operators will be active as IG9Y from Lampedusa Island between October 17-30th. Operators mentioned are Khalid/A61BK, Gianni/IT9BUN, Roy/IW9ELR, Don/JH5GHM, Boyko/LZ1QN, Dale/N3BNA, Frederic/ON4LG, Aurelio/PC5A, Romeo/S52RU, Peter/S54W, Renato/S57UN 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-073. Jack, SP5APW, will be active as 9M2/SP5APW from Perhentian
Besar Island between May 1-7th. Activity will be SSB and a little digital. His license is good for 160-10 meters. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau or use LoTW. For updates, watch:
AS-118. Members of the Kuwait Amateur Radio Society are once again
active as 9K2F from Failaka Island between now and March 18th. This is their 7th annual trip. Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL via 9K2HN. Watch last year's operation at:
EU-006. Members of the Papa Lima DX Group will be active as EJ0PL
from Inishmore Islands (Aran Islands) between July 23-29th.
Ten operators plan to have three stations active on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. Activity will include the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Multi-Op/High-Power entry. They will use Hexbeams (20-6m) and verticals (80-30m).
Operators mentioned are Michal/EI3KG, John/EI4GK, Adam/EI5JQ, Robert/EI6KD, Oleg/EI7KD, Waldi/SP7IDX, Jerzy/SQ7JT, David/EI9FBB, Ark/EI9KC and Mietek/SP9NWN. QSL via EI5JQ, direct or by the Bureau. An OQRS will be available via ClubLog. Log will be uploaded to LoTW, eQSL and
EU-008. Members of the Camb-Hams will once again activate the Isle of
Mull (IOSA NH15, SCOTIA CN10, WLOTA 2485), Inner Hebrides, as
GS3PYE/p between May 10-16th. They were there in April 2008.
Activity will be on all HF bands (600-10m) using five stations with amps. Operations will also be on 6m, 4m and 2m. They will focus more effort on 2m EME. QSL via M0VFC (OQRS via More details and updates can be found at:
EU-038. Wim, PA0WRS, will be active as homecall/p from Ameland Island (WLOTA 1059) between April 19-26th. Activity will be on the HF bands, all modes, propagation permitting. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
EU-039. Operators Jacques/ON5OO, Jean-Jacques/ON7EQ, Noel/ON4NS,
Pascal/ON5RA, Ann/ON5AR, Roger/ON6WU, Martin/ON4VMA, Frank/
ON5NQ, Peter/ON8ZZ and Frederik/ON8ZL will be active as TM7T from Grand Ile (DIFM MA-004, WLOTA 0424) in the Iles Chausey Group between July 26-28th.
Activity will include the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Multi-Op/24hr/DXpedition entry. Operations will be on 80-10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via ON8ZL, direct ( or by the ON Bureau. See the Web page for more details at:
NA-174. (Update to OPDX.1103) The "" reports that David,
VE3VID, who is currently active as VY0/VE3VID from the rare Igloolik Island (WW.Loc EP-99), will be there until March 29th, but he will return later this year during September/October. Currently, David uses a 20m dipole on RTTY, but has plans to use a multiband antenna upon his return. His work obligations will determine his activity, but generally he will be on the air after 2100z and definitely weekends. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct to: David Gerrard, 1653 Mountain Rd, R.R. #1, Westport, ON, K0G 1X0, Canada.
OC-090. Victor, R6AF, will be active as DU1/R6AF from Busuanga Island
possibly April 27th and May 3rd. Watch for updates on Twitter:
SA-050. José CE8DMT, will be active from Navarino Island (WAP CHL-13)
in the Chilean Antarctic Province between March 23-24th, to meet the needs for European and North American stations seeking WAP Antarctic stations award. José will operate according to the following schedule: 1330-1530z on 15 meters (21277 kHz) 1600-1700z on 10 meters (28477 kHz). He will use a Kenwood TS-130S into a Hi-Gain 3 element Yagi beam. QSL via address on Suggested URLs are:
Compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
RSGB IOTA website

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