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Thursday, January 2, 2014

I.C.P.O. Bulletin (03-10 January 2014)
"Islands, Castles & Portable Operations"
Listing is by calendar date (day/month/year)
03/01/2014: Scott, WA5A, will be active from Ruaka, Kenya, around the first
week in January, 2014. QRV holiday style on the HF bands as 5Z4/WA5A until about
28th January. QSL via home call. [DX World]

03/01/2014: Francis, F6BLP, will again be QRV as 6W7SK from Saly Portudal,
Senegal, between 3-31 January, 2014. QRV mainly CW on 80-10 metres. If possible
he also hopes to be active on 160M with an Inverted L. QSL via LoTW, eQSL,
direct, French bureau (REF). Previous 6W7RK activity can be found at: [DX World]

03/01/2014: Look for OG0A to be active on the low bands and WARC bands between
3-13 January 2014. The OH0X contest site (Brando Island - EU-002, WW Loc.
KP00MK) will be used as the base camp with 160m slopers for the US and Japan and
a 2-L 80m beam atop a 42-metre (140ft) rotating tower. Main activity will be on
CW, but SSB/RTTY will also be used occasionally. Operators include Mari OH2FPK
(YL), Rami OH2BCI, Martti OH2BH, Pertti OH2PM and Pekka OH2TA. QSL via OH2BH.
Online log will be hostd by ClubLog. This operation is dedicated to the Youth On
The Air (YOTA) summer camp due to be organized in Finland from July 15 through
July 22, 2014 with two young YLs - Mari, OH2FPK and Kati, OH2FKX - in charge.
All OQRS QSL requests for OF9X and OG0A with donations will be directed to cover
the costs of this healthy youth activity in Finland. You can OQRS OF9X and OG0A
respectively via their page. [OH2BH]

04/01/2014: Vittorio, I2GPT will be active as 5H1VC from Zanzibar Island
(AF-032, WLOTA 1080, WWFF 5HFF-003) from 4-12th January 2014 as 5H1VC.
Operations will be in CW and, for the first time, in RTTY ("it's the very first
time for me in this mode, so be patient."). Bands: 40 to 10 mt in CW and ONLY 20
mt in RTTY. QSL manager will be RW6HS Vasiliy. Please, send cards requests to
RW6HS, direct ( or by the bureau. [DX World]

04/01/2014: Mike, OE1SSS, will be active from the Kandooma Resort, island of
Kandooma Fushi, South Male Atoll, Maldive Islands (AS-013, WLOTA 3911), as 8Q7SM
between 4-11th January, 2014. QRV holiday style on 40-10 metres. QSL via home
call. [DX World]

04/01/2014: Jakob, OZ7AEI, will be homecall/p on 4 January 2014 and will
activate the beautiful open moors at Harrild Hede (WWFF OZFF-102), located in
Central Jutland, Denmark. Activity will start in the afternoon on 40m and 20m.
QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [OZ7AEI]

09/01/2014: Andy, DL6AP, will be active (weather permitting) as DL6AP/p on 9
January 2014 from the Nature Reserve Unteres Recknitztal (WWFF DLFF-152) and
castle Slawenburg Carnitz (WCA DL-03591, COTA-DL MVB-322). QRV starting 1300 UTC
on 7.024 MHz (+/-) and higher Flora-Fauna frequencies. QSL via home call, bureau
or direct. [DL6AP]

09/01/2014: Alex, M6CFW, will once again be active as XU7AEU from Phnom Penh
between 9-14th January 2014. QRV on the HF bands, mainly PSK with some SSB,
using FT-897D and various antennas. Alex will post his log to eQSL immediately,
Clublog at the end of the trip and LoTW. QSL cards are available direct via his
home callsign of M6CFW in England, along with a self addressed envelope and 2


15/01/2014: Toshi, JA8BMK, will be active as XW8BM from Vientiane, Laos,
between 15-30th January 2014. Plans are to be QRV holiday style on 160-10 metre,
all mode, using a hexbeam, verticals and inverted V. Note: start and end dates
are approximate and might change. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [DX

31/01/2014: Sergio PP5JR, Eduardo PU5FJR and Bia PU5BIA (ham family), together
with Zorro JH1AJT will be active from Bhutan as A52JR between 31 January and 4
February 2014. QRV 80-10m, SSB only. QSL via PP5VB. [DX World]

01/02/2014: Once again Janusz, SP9YI, will work from 01-28 February 2014 (QTH
Poland) with HF0A special event callsign to popularize Antarctica; another
anniversary of the Arctowski Polish Antarctic Station and celebrate Antarctic
Activity Week 2014. HF0A counts for Arctowski Antarctic Award Program
(!!! QSL via SP9YI, bureau or direct (Janusz Slowinski,
Bankowa 1, 42-460 Mierzecice, Poland). Further info at:

14/02/2014: Toshi, JA8BMK, will be active as XV2BM from Vietnam between 15th
February and 25 March 2014. Plans are to be QRV holiday style on 160-10 metre,
all mode, using a hexbeam, verticals and inverted V. Note: start and end dates
are approximate and might change. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [DX

15/02/2014: Pierre, F8DHE, will be active for the 11th Antarctic Activity Week
using the special call TM11WAP (WAP-247) between 15 February and 2 March 2014.
QRV on 80m to 10m CW and SSB. This activity is in Park National of Livradois
Forez, valid for WWFF, the reference is FFF-026. Special full color QSL card via
home call, by the bureau or direct (Pierre Chassain, 22 Rue de la Barotie, 42440
Noiretable, France) with 1 new IRC or 2 USD. []

17/02/2014: ARI Trieste (IQ3TS) will operate as II3MNA for the 11th Antarctic
Activity Week (17-23 February) from the Italian Antarctic Museum in Trieste,
Italy. QRV on all bands and modes. QSL via IQ3TS, bureau or direct (A.R.I. -
Sezione di Trieste, Via Louis Pasteur 16/1, Trieste, IT 34139, Italy), with SAE
+ 2$ (outside Europe). []

17/02/2014: Max, IZ5BTC, will once again be active as II5ANT (WAP-025) from
Lucca, Italy, inthe 11th Antarctic Activity Week (17-23 February). Look for
activity on all bands and modes, propagation allowing. QSL via IZ5BTC, bureau or
direct (Massimo Simi, Via Sorbano del Vescovo 45/b - 55100 Lucca, Italy).

17/02/2014: IR2A is a "New Entry" for the next 11th Antarctic Activity Week.
This callsign, which has been used for the first time 25 years ago by IK2HTW
during one of the very first Antarctic celebrations is now been issued to
Giovanni Terzaghi Giovanni ("John") IK2JYT by the Ministry of Communication to
be used during the Antarctic Activity Week (17-23 February). IR2A will maintain
the original WAP reference WAP-003, issued on 1998. A nice opportunity though to
work WAP-003 after so many years! QSL IR2A via IK2JYT by the bureau or direct
(Giovanni Terzaghi, Via G. Verdi, 19, I-22070 Bulgarograsso (CO), Italy).

17/02/2014: Look for Cor, PA3FOE, to participate in the 11th Antarctic Activity
Week (17-23 February) using the special call PA6ANT. Activity will be on 80-10m
SSB, RTTY, PSK and JT65. QSL via PA3FOE by the bureau, LoTW, eQSL or direct (Cor
Drinkwaard, De Genestetstraat 9, Sliedrecht, ZH 3362TE, Netherlands). SWL- QSL
allways welcome. []

01/03/2014: Look for special event station 8N2HHH to be active on all bands and
modes between 1 March and 16 June 2014 for the Hamanako Flower Expo (or Hana
Haku) 2014 / The 31st Japan Parks and Urban Green Fair in Shizuoka-city (JCC
1801). Shizuoka-city is located in Shizuoka prefecture, Chubu region, on the
island of Honshu (AS-007, WLOTA 2376), Japan. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]


03/01/2014: Special event station 8J3ZUKA is currently QRV on all bands and
modes until 31 March 2015 to celebrate Takarazuka(-city)'s Triple Anniversay -
(1) The 100th Anniversary of The Takarazuka Revue, (2) The 60th Anniversary of
Takarazuka-city and (3) The 20th Anniversary of The Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum.
The City of Takarazuka is located in Hyogo prefecture, Kansai region, island of
Honshu (AS-007, WLOTA 2376), Japan. QSL via the bureau. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

03/01/2014: Special station 8J9OKB is now active on all bands and modes until
28 February 2014. Activity is for the Campaign for Amateur Radio License
Electronic Application (O: Otoku (or Money-saving), K: Kantan (or Easy), B:
Benri (or Convenient)). QSL via the bureau. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

03/01/2014: The callsign EI30T (Echo India Three Zero Tango) has been issued to
Justin EI3CTB as a special callsign to use during 2014 to commemorate the 30th
Anniversary of his amateur radio licence issued in 1984. This is the first time
the prefix EI30 has been issued. Please QSL direct (Justin Behan, 25 Birchdale
Road, Kinsealy Court, Kinsealy, Co Dublin, Ireland) including $2 and a self
addressed envelope or with OQRS. Cards without return postage will be returned
via the bureau. Online log will be hosted by ClubLog. Website:

08/01/2014: Poland - 120th birthday of St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe (SP3RN) and
the 75th anniversary of Radio Niepokalanow - St. Maximilian founded the first
private radio station in Poland, Radio Niepokalanow. As only government
broadcasting stations were allowed in the 1920's, he was permitted orally to use
rather an amateur callsign for test transmissions. After a course of training in
amateur radio, he chose the SP3RN callsign and transmitted near the 40 m amateur
radio band in 1938. St. Maximilian was murdered in the German Nazi Auschwitz
Concentration Camp after he volunteered his life for the life of another inmate
who had been randomly sentenced to death. The following special-event stations
will operate to celebrate the two Anniversaries: 3Z120SMK II2SMK (8-28 January
2014) and HF120MK SN0MMK SN120MK SN120MMK; HF0RN SN0RN SN75RN (8 January - 14
August 2014). QSL via the operators' instructions. Polish and Italian Awards
will be available for QSO's (HRD's) with those stations. Websites: and [SP9JPA]

08/01/2014: W1AW, Centennial Stations. Look for W1AW/7 operated from K7CO West
Jordan, Utah, and W1AW/4 operated from AA4V Isle of Palms, South Carolina, to be
on the air starting at 0000Z on 8 January. They will be active until 2359Z on 14
January. See the ARRL Web site for information about QSLing. [ARRL]


04/01-12/01 5H1VC: Zanzibar Island WLOTA:1080 QSL RW6HS (d/B)
04/01-11/01 8Q7SM: Male Atoll WLOTA:3911 QSL OE1SSS (d/B)


04/01 Contest Romagna 50MHz CW/SSB/Open/Fixed, /P 0900z-1500z
05/01 Contest Romagna 144MHz CW/SSB/Open/Fixed, /P 0800z-1500z
05/01 ARRL Kid's Day - Phone All modes/6m & Up 1800z-2359z
07/01 LY 144MHz Activity Contest CW/SSB/FM/Open 1800z-2159z
07/01 NRAU 144MHz Activity Contest SO/MO/Open 1800z-2200z
07/01 RSGB 144MHz UKAC SO Fixed/Open 2000z-2230z
08/01 MOON Contest 432MHz CW/Digital/FM/SSB 1900z-2100z
09/01 LY 50MHz Activity Contest CW/SSB/FM/Open 1800z-2159z
09/01 NRAU 50MHz Activity Contest SO/MO/Open 1800z-2200z

Information about current VHF activities can be found on the VHF DX portal "Make
More Miles on VHF" at:

SOTA (Summits On The Air) Watch Alerts at:


The following operation is approved for DXCC credit:
ZD9KX - Tristan Da Cunha & Gough Is
2012 and 2103 Operation
73 es DX!
Bill Moore NC1L
Awards Branch Manager

Italy: QSL cards will become more expensive -
It will become more expensive to send a QSL card from Italy. From today (30
December 2013) on, till entire 2016, the QSL traffic will become more costly for
the Italian QSL Managers. A series of increases in postal rates will affect
Italian radio amateurs in a short time. Unfortunately, the cost to send a letter
(0-20 gr.) will pass from the average 0,70 Euro to 0,95 Euro thanks to the
National Communication Authority (AGICOM) that gave the green light for a series
of increases of the Italian postal rates from today to 2016. Other increases are
planned, with the same logic also over the registered letter of the same rage
0-20 gr. That is, by case, the average weight of an amateur radio QSL.

QSLs via Bureau: None to report this week :o(

QSLs via Direct: 3B9EME (I3LDP), 3D2GC (PayPal), 5J0R (EA5RM), 9L1JT (N4WDT),
BA5CJ/5 (H/c), BP0A (, EF3EGB (EA3EGB), EG3INT/7 (EA5KA), FO/KH0PR
[OC-094, OC-238] (JJ8DEN), FS/N0TG (AA4VK), HP0INT/2 [NA-202, NA-170] (F4BKV),
HP0INT/3 [NA-071] (F4BKV), HP0INT/4 [NA-088] (F4BKV), HP0INT/9 [NA-203] (F4BKV),
J34J (JA1HGY OQRS), J8/DH5FS (DM5JBN OQRS), J87GU (OQRS), N1LI [NA-137] (cba),
PJ2/DL8OBQ (H/c), PJ2/W5BOS (H/c), RI1ANC (RN1ON), RI1ANU [AN-010] (ZS1OIN),
(N7QT), VK6ARI [OC-164] (VK6HZ), XW0YJY (E21EIC OQRS), YB3MM/2 (IZ8CCW), YB3MM/4
[OC-262] (IZ8CCW), YB8BRI/p (H/c), YE5R (YB4IR OQRS) and YF1AR/9 (N2OO OQRS).

JR2PAU, N6HY, R7378TM, S21ZBC, S79ACR, T6T, TR8CA, UT7LW, V5/DL3DXX and VU7AG.


Che, BA7CK is currently QRV (since 31 December 2013) from Woody Island [Yongxing
Dao] (AS-143, WLOTA
4111), Paracel Islands, for a few days. He is there to find a good QTH (and test
band noise) for an
upcoming group DXpedition planned for April. Dale, BA4TB, who is part of the
team, may also visit
the island sometime next month to finalise site selection. At this stage, BA7CK
is an official
operation, but he can only accept eQSL. (No LoTW and paper QSL for his short
stay). Updates to
follow in due course. [DX World]

IOTA BASH 2014 -
The dates for this years IOTA Bash is 14th-15th March 2014. The event will
be held in Boerne, Texas, near San Antonio. Guest speakers thus far include
Mike K9AJ, Christian EA3NT and myself Mike AB5EB. Further updates to follow.

OZ Flora & Fauna Cup 2014 -
Hi all
Happy New Year !!!
OZFF Cup 2013 has come to an end and OZFF Group would like to welcome
everyoneto the OZFF Cup 2014. At you will find the rules
for the OZFF Cup 2014.
As the rules of OZFF Cup 2013 says, can logs from the year 2013 be added
the competition until January. Therefore, the winner will not be
announced until after that date. Top 3 Operators af all classes will
receive Awards via e-mail.
See the results of OZFF Cup 2013 at - The Ranklist will be
updated as I receive the logs.
Vy 73 de OZ7AEI / Jakob

73 and Good DX!
Dave Raycroft, VA3RJ
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