IOTA News from OPDX
8 July, 2013
AF-046. Operators Nicola/CR9ABE, Jenny/CR9ABG, Xavier/CS9ABC and Ricardo/CT3KN will be active as CQ9D from Medeira Natural Park on Desertas Island between July 26-29th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW and SSB. They will have a very modest setup (low power and verticals antennas). They also will participate in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th). QSL via LoTW or direct to CT3KN.
AS-066. Vladimir, UA0LCZ, will be active as RI0NZ from Popov Island
between July 22-29th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters CW. He will also be an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th). QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct.
AS-137. Members of the Nanjing Amateur Radio Club (NJARC) will be active as BA4WL/5 from Liuheng Island, in the Zhoushan Archipelago
Group, Zhejiang Province, China, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th). Operators mentioned are XU/BA8IK, Jiang/BD4WO, Yang/BD4WN, He/BH4RQU, BH4RJP, Chen/BH4RWX, Yu/BH4RZI and Liu/BD4WS.
QSL direct only to BD4WO (2 USDs or 2 new IRCs).
EU-011. Members of the Cray Valley Radio Society team will once again
activate St. Mary's Island in the Isles of Scilly during the IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as Multi-Op/Mixed-Mode/24HRS/High-Power entry. The team is usually there before the contest. In the past the team has operated on all HF bands prior to the contest using their callsigns/P. During the contest they will be active as M8C and after until they leave the Islands under their own callsigns. QSL via G4DFI, the QSL Manager of M8C and the Club callsign. Operators mentioned this year are Nobby/
G0VJG, Richard/G7GLW, Ian/M0UAT, Guy/G0UKN, Garo/G0PZA and
EU-016. Operators Nicolò/IZ6TSA, Italo/IK6JNH and Andrea/IK6VXO will
be active as 9A8DV from Drvenik Veli Island (IOCA-017) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via IK6VXO.
EU-038. Operators Berend/PA3FAL, Peter/PE1PKR and Eric/PE3V will be
active as PE3V/p from Ameland Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Multi-Op/IOTA-DXpedition/24HRS/ Low-Power entry. QSL via PE3V.
EU-049. Tony, PY2DY, will be active as SY8APQ from Lesvos Island until
July 31st. Activity will be on 20/15 meters. QSL via PY2DY direct or LoTW. (NO eQSL and NO Bureau)
EU-049. Isidoros, SV8GXQ, will be active with the special callsign
SX8HOMER from Chios Island (GIOTA NAS-002) starting July 30th, for 15 days. Activity is to honor "Homer's" contribution to the "Greek Culture and History". Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL via his home callsign direct only.
EU-057. Joachim, DL5KUD, will once gain be active from Ruegen Island
(O-07 for the German Islands Award) during the RSGB IOTA Contest
(July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/CW/Low-Power entry. QSL via DL5KUD.
by the Bureau or OQRS.
EU-128. Francois, ON4LO, will be active as DL/ON4LO/p from Fehmarn
Island (DID O-01, WLOTA 0637) between July 14-25th. Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
EU-135. Anders, SM5EFX, will once again be active as SF2X/p from Ledskar Island (WLOTA 0291) between now and July 31st. Activity will
be on all HF bands and modes. His main focus will be an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July27-28th). QSL via SM5EFX, direct or by the Bureau.
EU-146. Operator Ron, ON6CQ, will once again be active as PA/ON6CQ
from Schouwen Duiveland, Netherlands, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Mode-SSB/24HRS/High-Power entry.
QSL via ON6CQ, by the Bureau (preferred), direct or LoTW.
EU-175. Nuno, CT1EEK, will be active as CR5R from Pico Island, Azores,
between July 30th and August 5th. Activity will be holiday style on 20-10 meters, possibly 80/40 meters, using a TS-570 running 100 watts into a dipole or vertical. QSL via CT1EEK.
NA-059. Tim, NL8F, will be active as KL7RRC from Fox Islands throughout July, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Russian Robinson Club (RRC). QSL via N7RO and UA9OBA. RRC's Expeditions QSL
Manager, Eugene, RZ3EC, will have a copy of the log to help with earning credit for the anniversary's diploma.
NA-181. Operators Klaus/VE7KDU and Frank/VE7DP will make another attempt to activate the Estevan Islands some time during July 11-15th.
The operation will actually take place from Barnard Island; it is located about 80 miles west/southwest of the nearest accessible town. Reaching their destination will depend on the local weather and sea conditions. The plan is for a minimum 48-hour operation, activity on 30-15 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via their home callsign, by the Bureau or direct. ADDED NOTE: A brief activity (less than 24 hours) from one of the
qualifying islands in the NA-061 group is also possible, immediately before or after NA-181 operation.
OC-158. (Special Event) By the time you read this, Ralph, H44RK, is
expected to be active with the special callsign H44IND from Nggela Sule, Florida Islands. The special callsign is being used to celebrate the Solomon Island's 35th anniversary of independence. Activity will be on the HF bands using SSB. QSL via NR6M.
OC-166. Adhi, YB3MM, will be active as YB3MM/7 from Derawan Island
between July 26-28th. Activity will include the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th). QSL via IZ8CCW, direct or via the OQRS. Log will be on ClubLog.
OC-237. Budi, YF1AR, will be active as YF1AR/3 from the Sembilangan
Lighthouse (ARLHS IDO-076, Admiralty K1158.2, NGA 23624), on Madura Island between July 25-29th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using mainly SSB but with some CW and Digital modes. His operation also includes an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 27-28th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. Equipment is a Yaesu FT-450 with 100w into a 3 element yagi and full size GP. QSL via N2OO. Log will be on ClubLog. For more details and updates, see: http://www.yf1ar.com
OC-255. Craig, VK5CE, will be active as VK5CE/4 from the totally
uninhabited and very rare Red Island between October 16-21st.
If like his Flinders Island operation, Craig's activities will be on 80-10 meters, with most of the operations being on 40/20/15m, using SSB and PSK. QSL via his home callsign. For more details and updates, watch Craig's Blog page at: http://oc255.blogspot.com.au
Compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
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