IOTA News from OPDX
1 March, 2014
. An international team of operators will be active as IG9Y from Lampedusa Island during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Multi-Op entry. Operators mentioned currently
are Gabor/HA1YA, Marco/HB9OCR, Aurelio/PC5A, Peter/PD1RP, Mark/PA5MW, Marco/PE2MC, Miran/S50O, Silvo/S50X, Hubert/S51NZ,
Romeo/S52RU, Renato/S57UN and Slavc/S57DX. Activity outside the contest will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB, and RTTY, with four stations on the air. QSL via ON4LG. An OQRS will be available for direct and Bureau cards. Visit their Web page at: http://ig9y.com
. Members of the Kilmarnock and Loudoun Amateur Radio Club will once again be active as MS0KLR, but this time from the Isle of Canna (IOSA NH01, SCOTIA DI21, WAB NG20), Inner Hebrides, between April 21-25th. Graham, MM0GHM, reports "we have a CW operator with us this year, again we will be active on 5 MHz".
Activity will be on 160-2 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital
modes. QSL via the Bureau to MM0KLR, direct to MM0GHM.
For more information and updates, visit: http://www.klarc.org
. Members of the Camb-Hams will once again be active as GS3PYE/p, but this time from the Decca cottage, on the Isle of Lewis
(IOSA OH01, SCOTIA HI21, WLOTA 1477, Outer Hebrides, between April 26th and May 3rd. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using five stations on the air, simultaneously, and all capable of running the legal power limit from five amplifiers. Also, look them on 6m and 4m which has a great take-off to the UK and Europe using the legal power limit. With the success of EME in the past years, the group plans a 2m and 23cm EME station with a focus on 23cm. There will also be 2m/70cm Satellite activity. QSL via M1ACB. For more information and updates, visit:http://dx.camb-hams.com
. Operators Steve/G0MTD, Paul/M1PAF, Glyn/M0XUH, Norman/G7MRL and Mark/M0WCR will be active as MS0WRC from Tanera Mor (IOSA SC10, SCOTIA CN32, WAB NB90), Summer Isles, between June
14-21st. Activity will be on 80-10 meters, mainly SSB with some PSK-31, RTTY and CW. QSL via G0MTD, by the Bureau or direct (see QRZ.com). For more details and updates, visit:http://www.mx0wrc.org/dxpeditions
. Operators Colin/G3VCQ (CT7ACG), Sharon/M3VCQ and Andy/M0GAV will activate Culatra Island (DIA AI-01, DIP AL-001) in the
Algarve Province of Portugal during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th). They will use the special callsign CR5CW from the the Cabo de Santa Maria Lighthouse (ARLHS POR-013, DFFA FA-06, DFP FAL06, WLOTA 0144), located in the Parque Natural da Ria Formosa (WWFF CTFF-007). QSL via LoTW only for this contest callsign. Look for update at: http://www.sheffield-live.co.uk
. Tom, DL4VM, will once again be active as OZ/DL4VM from the
Vendsyssel-Thy/Nordjylland Island (DIA NJ-001) twice during 2014. First operation will be between May 10-24th and the second between August 30th and September 20th. Activity will include operations from Thy National Park (WWFF OZFF-009). Look for him on 80-10 meters, mainly on CW. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct.NA-085
. Bruce, K5TEN, will be active from Dog Island between April
13-19th. Activity will be on 40-6 meters using CW, SSB and possibly RTTY, PSK31 and JT65A. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau. NO eQSL or LoTW.
. Operators Steve/KI4GGJ, Allan/KV4T, Bridget/KS4YT, Robert/AJ4T, Tre/W4CCF, Nicholas/KJ4AVG and Gramlin/KD4QZR will be active from Dauphin Island (USI AL-002S, Mobile County, AL) between
June 23-30th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW and SSB. Look for operators to sign homecall/p. QSL via their home callsigns.
. (Update/Date Change) Imam, YB4IR, will be active as YB4IR/P
from Enggano Island between March 12-18th (not March 23-30th, as first announced). Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW and SSB.
QSL via LoTW or ClubLog's OQRS.
Compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW OPDX
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