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Thursday, April 4, 2013

IOTA News from the
Deutscher Amateur Radio Club
4 April, 2013

Island activities:

AF-016; FR; Reunion Island:
Guy, F5MNW, will be QRV as FR/F5MNW from Reunion Island (AF-016, DIFO FR-001, WLOTA 1812, WWFF FFF-011) between 6 - 29th April, 2013. He'll be active on the HF bands in CW only. QSL via home call.

AF-024; S7; Inner Islands:
Nobby, G0VJG, will be active as S79VJG from the Chalets Anse Forbans, island of Mahe (WLOTA 3286, WW Loc. LI75SF), Seychelle inner islands (AF-024) between 4-16 April 2013. He will be using SSB only on the HF bands with FT897, 400W amplifier and verticals on the beach. Nobby can only operate under 7.100 MHz, so he will operate split and listen up for North America around 7.258 MHz. QSL only via G4DFI, direct only.

EU-005: G/GM/GW/M/MM/MW; Great Britain:
Paul/2E1EUB will be vacationing for a week starting 6. April in Cairngorms Nationalpark (WLOTA 1234, WWFF GMFF-001, WW Loc. IO87nc) and be QRV as 2M1EUB on 160 and 80m and the satellites . QSL via 2E1EUB (d/B).

EU-014; TK; Corsica Island:
Paul, G4BKI (VP9KF), will be on the island of Corsica (EU-014 DIFM TK-001, MIA MCO-001, WLOTA 1390) from 4-18 April 2013. He will be active on the HF bands as much as as possible (travelling point to point, not single stopovers). QSL W4/VP9KF direct only (

EU-057; DL; Mecklenburg-Vorpommern State group:
Helmut (DL5BUT) is vacationing between the 6th and 18th of April on Ruegen Island and will be QRV /p on 160, 80, 40, and 20 in CW, SSB, and digital modes. Depending on wx and condx a two-day WWFF activation of DLFF-007 might be possible. QSL via h/c.

EU-116; GD; Isle of Man (incl. Calf of Man):
Angela, DL4DXF, Volker, DM5DM, and Ralph, DL9MWG, will appear on the air between the 6th and 13th of April from the Isle of Man as MD/homecall; They are packing two 100w TRX for CW and SSB, and wire antennas for all bands 160 to 6m.

EU-059; GM; St. Kilda group:
GM6VXB to be QRV on the 4th of May from St. Kilda (WW Loc. IO57qt) on 4m and 6m.

NA-021 8P; Barbados:
Jeff, VA3QSL, is spending his holiday between the 6th and 13th on Barbados (WLOTA 0999; WW Loc. GK03ge) and hopes to appear as 8P9HI on HF. QSL via VA3QSL.

NA-092; W5; Texas State West (Cameron to Calhoun County) group:
Ron, K5HM and Matt, K5NGU will use the Brazos Valley Amateur Radio Club callsign KK5W to activate Mustang Island (NA-092, USi TX011S, Grid Loc. EL17), Nueces county, Texas, on 6th and 7th April, 2013. QSL direct to KK5W (QRZ.COM).

NA-106; KP2; Virgin Islands:
A group of Japanese OPs are entering the "Radio Reef Rental Shack" (KP2M) on St. Croix Island (USi VI002S, WLOTA 2477, WW Loc. FK77ps) and will be active 3rd till 9th of April on HF. The OPs are: Yoshi/JE2EHP as K1HP/KP2, Taka/JF1BVG as KP2/JF1BVG, and Toshi/JP1IOF as WH7P/KP2. QSL via LoTW and Homecall.
Setting up OQRS is planned.

NA-108 J6; St. Lucia:
Rob/N7QT returns to Saint Lucia (WLOTA 1336). Between the 5th and 16th of April he plans (as J6/N7QT) to test new portable antennas (CrankIR and SteppIR), together with Frans/J69DS. The objective is to show how to set up "ultra-lite" expeditions, including field-day style operations with batteries. Activity is planned for 80 to 10m in CW, SSB, RTTY, and PSK. Rob will designate"In-the-field" operations by /p. QSL for J6/N7QT via LoTW or N7QT. QSL for J69DS only direct.

NA-180; V3; Stann Creek/ Toledo District group:
Hernan/V31HU, Ismael/XE1AY (V31MV) and Enrique/XE2AA (V32EE) activate Twin Cays, Belize (WW Loc. EK56) between the 6th and 12th of April. Plans are to be QRV on all bands including 6m. QSL for all drei calls via IT9EJW.

OC-010; V6; Pohnpei Islands:
Haru/JA1XGI is due to appear as V63XG between the 3rd and 11th of April from Pohnpei Island (WW Loc. QJ96cx). QRV on 160 to 6m in CW, SSB, RTTY and JT65.
Preferred QRGs:
CW: 1823, 7025, 10105, 14010, 18075, 21010, 24895, and 28010 kHz
SSB: 7125, 14175, 18135, 21260, 24940, and 28450 kHz
RTTY: 10140, 14088, 18120, 21088, 24910, and 28088 kHz
JT65: 7076, 10138, 14076, 18102, 21076, 24920, and 28076 kHz
6m: 50110/CW, 50150/SSB, 50090/RTTY, and 50330/JT65

Dindo, DV1UD, will activate Bongao (OC-174), Tawi Tawi (OC-174), and
Taganak (OC-225) as DX8DX from the 4th of April onwards for 2 to 4
days each with 100 watts and a loop antenna in SSB and CW.
QSL via M0OXO (B).

SA-006; PJ4; Bonaire Island:
Kazik/SP6AXW, Rafal/SQ9CNN, and Janusz/SP9FIH will put Bonaire Island (WWFF PAFF-024, WLOTA 1279) on the air between the 8th and 20th of April as PJ4/homecall. This is a holiday-style operation on HF. Preferred QRGs:
SSB: 1880, 3780, 7180, 14180, 18140, 21280, 24980, 28480, and 50120 kHz
RTTY: 1835, 3580, 7035, 10140, 14080, 18100, 21080, 24920, and 28080 kHz
QSL via SP9FIH (d/B).

Lighthouse Activities

Lighthouse of Cacilhas - CS5NRA
The members of "Nucleo de Radioamadores da Armada" (CS5NRA) will be
active from the Farol de Cacilhas (DCI ST-073, WCA CT-01356, DMHP
ST-073, ARLHS POR-082H, WW Loc. IM58KQ), municipality of Almada,
Portugal, on the 6th of April 2013. QRV on all HF bands and modes.
QSL via the information at under CS5NRA.

Compiled by Klaus, DL7UXG
Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

RSGB IOTA website


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