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Monday, February 3, 2014

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IOTA News from OPDX

3 February, 2014

Island activities:
AF-032. (Update/Reminder) By the time you read this, a group of an Italian operators should be active as 5I0DX from an Italian village at the Kiwengwa Beach Resort on Zanzibar Island (WWF
5HFF-003) until February 13th. The European DXpedition Zanzibar 2014 Team wants to thank the sponsors, individual contributors, clubs and associations. Special thanks to the Tanzania Communication Regulatory Authority (TCRA), the Tanzania Amateur Radio Club (TARC) and their secretary Hidan, 5H3HO, for the collaboration and help.
Activity will be on all HF bands 160-10 meters, including the 30/17/12 meter bands, using CW, SSB, PSK (31/63/ 125) and RTTY. Also, look for special SSB and Digital activity using the callsigns during this operation: 5I0AM (op. IS0AGY), 5I0WL (op. I8LWL) and 5H3AN (ops IK7JWX and IV3FSG).
Current operators mentioned are Fred/IK7JWX, Leo/I8LWL, Ampelio/ IS0AGY, Stenfano/IK6JRI, Elvira/IV3FSG (YL), Lana/IZ6JOD (YL), Simon/
IZ7ATN and Fulvio/HB9DHG (CW op).
Look for 5I0DX to participate in the CQ WPX RTTY Contest (February 8-9th). It was announced earlier that this DXpedition will also be a humanitarian operation with donations of medicines to the "Italy Day Hospital".
Italy QSL Manager is via IK7JWX. World QSL Manager is via IS0AGY,
direct (3 USD or 3 IRCs) or by the Bureau. All logs will be uploaded to LoTW and NetLog.
They are looking for sponsors for donations to Radio Club of Dar Es Salaam and Italy Day Hospital of Zanzibar (See for details.). Currently, updates are available on
Also, check-out the following FaceBook page:

AS-080. Members of the Korea Contest Club (KCC) will be active as
D70LW from Anmyon Island during the CQWW WPX RTTY Contest
(February 8-9th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via DS4NYE.
Operators mentioned are Han/DS2GOO, YeonSun/DS4DBF, SeungMin/
DS4NYE, Kim/HL1OYF and Rocky/HL1VAU.
AS-134. Operators Zhang/BA3AX and Lu/BD3AEO will be active as BA3AX/3 and BD3AEO/3 from Yuetuo Island between March 21-24th. Planned activity will be on 20/17/15 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and
PSK31. QSL via BA3AX, by the Bureau, direct or LoTW. QSL information can be found on
EU-051. Members of the Calabria DX Team will be active as IE9Y from
Ustica Island between October 2-5th. Operators and other details will be forthcoming. QSL via LoTW, eQSL, direct to IK8YFU or the OQRS.
EU-094. Operators Francis/ON8AZ, Geert/ON7USB, Pat/ON7PQ, Luc/ON7KZ and Tim/ON5HC will be active as TM4U from Île Saint Nicolas,
Glenan Islands, between May 25-30th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via ON8AZ. For more details and updates, visit:
OC-076. Operators Joppy/YB8XM (Team Leader), Marthin/YB8VM, Danny/
YC8VDT, Richard/YD8VSR, Agustinus/YD8VRA, Richard/YD8VRS,
Fransicus/YC8VFB and Andy/YC0MVP are planning to be active from Sula Islands, North Maluku Province, Indonesia, as home-call/p (except YC0MVP, homecall/8). Specific days have not yet been announced. Looks like activity will be on 80-10 meters with three stations. Modes were not mentioned. All QSL cards will be handled by QSL Manager YB8XM. QSL direct with SAE + 2 IRCs (No Green Stamps and No via Bureau). PayPal
available (see Web page). For more details and updates, see:
Craig, VK5CE, is planning to be active from Bathurst Island (OC-173) and Granite Island (OC-228) as VK5CE/8 later in the year. His activity will be mainly focused on Bathurst because it is the rarest and has not been activated since 1999. He plans to be there 4 days between August 26-29th. Activity will be on the HF bands, but with a focus on 20m and 15m with 400 watts.
Craig adds, "I'll also spend a little time on 12m SSB/digital and 30m digital." He is looking for funds to help off-set the cost. QSL via his home callsign. He does use ClubLog. For more details and updates, visit his Blog page at:
OC-273. (QSL Correction) QSL YB0AI/8 via YB0AI (see, not
YB0IA as mentioned last week.
Compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW OPDX
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