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Monday, May 6, 2013

IOTA News from OPDX

6 May, 2013

Island activities:

AS-073. A Web page, with pictures, video and wrap-up of the recent Malaysian Special Expedition Team's activity as 9M2SE from Perhentian Besar Island between May 1-3rd, is now available

AF-109. (New IOTA) The reported on Sunday, May 5th:
"FLASH NEWS @ 0830z – The SU8N [Nelson's Island] team are currently QRT due to a broken generator. They plan to return to the island but no firm time-frame has been set. Update to follow.."

EU-009. Operators Pierre/ON7PC and Fred/ON6QR will be active as MM/ON6QR from Orkney Islands, West Mainland, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Multi-Op/All-Band/All-Modes/Low-Power entry. QSL via the home callsign.

EU-010. Paul, M3KBU, will be active as MM3KBU/p from South Uist Island (IOSA OH03, SCOTIA HI06, WLOTA 2972), Outer Hebrides, between July 26th and August 2nd. Activivty will include the RSGB IOTA
Contest (July 27-28th). QSL via M3KBU, direct only (

EU-023. Bruno, F4CZU, will be active as 9H3ZU from Gozo Island, Malta,
between May 11-18th. Activity will be on the HF bands, probably
40-10 meters. QSL via his home callsign.

EU-038. Roland, DL1EAL, will be active as PA/DL1EAL from Texel Island
(WLOTA 0043) until May 15th. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters using 100 watts into vertical antennas. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct.

EU-043. Joakim, SA7BGN, will be active as homecall/p from Krokholmen
Island, an uninhabited island in the Skagerak Sea, between May 5-8th. Activity will be on 40/20/17 meters on SSB using a simple wire antenna and 100 watts. QSL via SM5DJZ.

EU-048. Members of the Club Radio Amateurs of Lanester [CRAL] (F6KPQ) will be active as TM2BI from Belle Ile en Mer Island between
July 24-31st Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. They will also participate in the RSGB IOTA Contest. Operators mentioned are Michel/F1SRC, Jean-Yves/F4EHM, Gwena/F4FHZ, Mickael/F4FFZ, David/F4FDA, Jean-Fran├žois/F6DZD, Philippe/F6AUP, Chris/F5CBQ and Philippe/F5PHW. QSL via F6KPQ, direct, by the Bureau and via LoTW. Visit their Web page at:

EU-107. Members of the Babaow Island Gang will be active as TM0BIG
from Petite Island (DIFM MA055) between 0700z, June 4th and 1300z, June 5th. Operators mentioned are Gil/F4FET, Diego/F4HAU and SWL Ludo. Activity will be on 40/20/17/15/10 meters. QSL via F4FET.

EU-172. Noel, OO4O, will be active again as OZ/OO4O from Langeland
Island (WLOTA 0590) between May 19-25th. Activity will be mainly SSB/CW on the HF bands. QSL via LoTW and the Belgian QSL Bureau.

SA-060. (Update) Operators Renato/PY8WW, Ewerton/PY8AA, Fernando/PU8WZT, Ronaldo/PS8RV, Pedro/PR8ZX and Gabriel/PU8RGV will be active as PX8Z from Cotijuba Island (DIB PA-14, ARLHS-278, DFB PA-13, WLOTA 2855) between July 26-28th. Activity coincides with the
RSGB IOTA Contest weekend. Operations will be on all bands using CW and SSB. QSL via PY8WW.

Compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW

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