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16 April, 2013

Island activities:
AS-073. Members of the Malaysian Special Expedition Team will be active as 9M2SE from Perhentian Besar Island between May 1-3rd, to promote Malaysia's beautiful island and also IOTA activities.
Operators mentioned are Piju/9M2PJU, Khairul/9M2KRZ, Rizal/9M2RDX and their special guest from Poland, Jacek/SP5APW.
Jacek will continue to operate until May 7th, as 9M2/SP5APW.
Their operating equipment will be two 100 watts transceivers, a vertical antenna and a tribander yagi. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. For QSL information, please read info carefully on
ADDED NOTES: The Perhentian Islands (Pulau Perhentian in Malay) lie approximately 10 nautical miles (19 km) off the northeastern coast of West Malaysia in the state of Terengganu, approximately 40 miles (64 km) south of the Thai border. The name "Perhentian" means "stopping point" in Malay, referring to the islands' traditional role as a waypoint for traders between Bangkok and Malaysia. The islands were sparsely inhabited by fishermen for centuries, although tourism now accounts for
most economic activity. The Perhentian Islands appear on many maps of the nineteenth and twentieth century as 'The Station Islands'. This arises from the British colonial period, as an English translation of "stopping point".
EU-068. Members of the Charente DX Group (CDXG) will be active as
TM0SI from Ile de Sein between April 27th and May 4th. They will operate on CW, SSB and the Digital modes on 80-10 meters.
Operators mentioned are Eric/F5LOW, Laurent/F5MNK, Alain/F6ANA,
Bertrand/F6HKA and Leon/ON4ZD/OS0S. All QSOs will be confirmed
automatically via the Bureau. QSL route for direct cards are via F5LOW.
A log search will be available on ClubLog.
EU-088. Operators Harry/PA1H and Nico/PA7PA will be active as OZ/homecall from Laeso Island (DIA NK-003, WLOTA 2820) between now and April 26th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters, if possible also on 160m, using SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via his home callsign,
direct or by the Bureau.
EU-127. German operators have once again activated the special callsign
DM50IOTA from Neuwerk this past week between April 12-14th.
This operation also counts for the World-Wide Flora and Fauna (WWFF) as DLFF-005 and for lighthouse chasers as ARLHS FED-165.
QSL via DL2VFR, by the Bureau or direct. For more details and
updates, visit the Web site at:
ADDED NOTE: This is the fourth German Island group activated by
DM50IOTA during the 50th IOTA Marathon. DM50IOTA will activate all German IOTAs during that time. If you have worked DM50IOTA from all German IOTA by the end of 2013, you can apply for a special award.
EU-136. Three Hungarian operators will once again activate Rab Island
(CI-096), Croatia, starting on April 21st, signing 9A/homecall.
Operators mentioned are Pista/HA5AUC, Karl/HA7PC and Ed/HA5BWW.
They will stay there for a week and operate on the HF bands and 6 meters using mainly CW. Their rigs are an IC-746 and IC-756PRO with vertical antennas and a FD-4. QSL via the HA Bureau or direct.
OC-186. Only today left to work YB3MM/2 (Adhi) and YB2TET/P (Teti) from Karimunjawa Island. They are expected to go QRT on April
16th. Activity is between 1700-0600 local time on 15 meters SSB using low power and a ground-plane. QSL via IZ8CCW.
Compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NWOPDX
RSGB IOTA website

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