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Monday, June 10, 2013

IOTA News from OPDX

10 June, 2013

Island activities:

AF-019. Emilio, IZ1GAR, will be active as IH9R from Pantelleria Island (IIA TP-001, WLOTA 0041) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. Pantelleria counts as Multiplier Zone 33 Africa Italy for the CQWW DX rule (islands are located over the African continent platform). QSL via
IZ1GAR, direct or by the Bureau.

AS-043. Ted, JF1CCH, will be active as JF1CCH/1 from Hachijo Island
between June 14-17th. Activity will be on the usual IOTA frequencies operating mainly CW. QSL via his home callsign.

AS-147. The "425 DX News" reports that Taka, JA8COE, will be active
as JA8COE/8 from Yagishiri Island on June 20-24th (weather permitting) and again on July 25-29th, for the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th). QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

EU-038. Marcel, PD5MVH, will once again be active as PD5MVH/P from
Vlieland Island between August 31st and September 14th. Activity will be on 40/20/10 meters SSB. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau. NO LoTW or eQSL.

EU-093. Manel, EA3EGB, will be active as EA3EGB/5 from Benidorm Island (DIE E-007, WW Loc. JM08) and lighthouse (FEA E-0172, WLH
EA-003, WLOL SPA-165, WLOTA 3329, Admiralty E 0172) on June 16th. Activity will be on 40-6 meters using SSB and RTTY.
Benidorm Island is located in the Province of Alicante. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

EU-129. Operators Hardy/DL3KWF, Bert/DK3BK, Gun/DF2TG and Roland/DL9GMN will be active as DM3X/P from Görmitz Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Multi-Op/Low-Power entry.
QSL via the Bureau.

EU-137. Lars, SM6CUK, will be active as SA6G/7 from Ven Island (WLOTA 0780) between June 10-17th. Activity will be holiday style on
the HF bands. QSL via SM6CUK, by the Bureau or direct.

EU-177. Olaf, G0CKV, will be active as SM5CKV/P from Harstena Island
during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/CW-Mode entry. QSL via G0CKV.

NA-058. Tad, WF4W, informs OPDX that a group of 10-12 operators will
activate Sapelo Island (USA738 and USA1014) as K4S in the Georgia State IOTA Group between September 12-14th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK. QSL via LoTW, eQSL and direct (w/SASE or IRC) only. Information good on

NA-067. Nathan, N4YDU, will be active from Ocracoke Island between
July 25-28th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW and SSB. Operations will also include the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power/Assisted entry using the callsign W4O. QSL via N4YDU direct only.

NA-143. Bodo, DF8DX, will be active as KT3Q/5 from Galveston Island
between July 27-29th. Activity will include the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/CW-Mode/12-Hour/Low-Power/DXpedition entry. QSL via DF8DX, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW. ADDED NOTE: Before the contest, look for Bodo to be active between July 19-20th as KT3Q/6 from Anacapa Island (NA-144), and between July 26-27th as KT3Q/5 in the Texas State West IOTA Group (NA-092).

NA-181. Operators Klaus/VE7KDU and Frank/VE7DP, who were expected to activate the Estevan Islands (Barnard Island) as homecall/7 between June 7-9th, had to postpone their operation due to bad weather and a high K index.

NA-204. (Update) The Cuban T46A group will activate the special callsign T46C from Santa Maria Island between June 13-17th. The operators mentioned are Ore/CO6LC, Jose/CO6EC, Yordany/CO6YAC, Amaurys/CO6WYR, CL6RLD and Luis/CO6LP. They will try to maintain 2-3
stations [one CW, one SSB and one RTTY] on the air transmitting on 160-10 meters, including 30/17/12 meters, using CW, SSB and RTTY, into yagis, beverages and verticals. For the 80m and 160m bands, they will only have one band on at a time and mainly CW because of their antenna. QSL via EA5GL.

OC-177. Operators Joy/YB0NSI, Jeffrey/YC0LOU and possibly one other
will be active from Damar Island (Edam Island) and the Vast Licht lighthouse (WLOTA 2749) between June 27-30th. Activity will be on 80/40/15/10 meters (and possibly 30/17/12m) using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via YB0JZS. More details are expected to be forthcoming. For more details and updates, watch:

OC-285. (Late Info) Operators Nando/IT9YRE and Mike/K9AJ were active
this past week (June 4-6th) from Sikaiana Atoll as H44S and H44AJ, respectively. They had to QRT early because of bad weather, but they made some 5945 QSOs. For more details, see:

Compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW

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