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Monday, March 17, 2014

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IOTA News from OPDX

17 March, 2014

Island activities:
AS-089. A group of Russian operators using snowmobiles will activate Litke Island in the Arctic as RT9K/P starting March 18th.
Operators mentioned are Victor/RW0BG, Andrey/UA0BA, Igor/UA9KDF,
Alex/UA9KFX, and members of the RT9K Club Station Yang-Inform Ltd. (Andrew, Daniel and Alexander). Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and PSK. QSL via RX9KM. You will be able to watch their progress on the following Web pages at:!mt=roadmap&z=11&call=a%2FUA9KDF-9

AS-101. French operator, David, has been operating as HS0ZLU from Koh
Phangan Island, in Thailand. He will be active until May 2014.
Activity will be mainly on the 10 and 20 meters bands, but he will also be on 80/40/17/12m, and use SSB and PSK. He uses an Icom IC-706 MKIIG into a long wire of 10 meters in length (Diamond W8010 20-10m) and a long wire of 20 meters in length (for 80-40m). QSL via the address on NO Bureau QSLs.
For more details, see:
AS-132. Operator Vlad/R3HD and Slava/UA3DK are now active as 3W1D and 3W4DK, respectively, from Cat Ba Island (WFF 3WFF-007) until
March 19th (or possibly the end of March). Activity will be on 60-10 meters with the possibility of 80m and 160m. As this was being written, their activity was on 40 and 30 meters. QSL 3W1D via SP5PB.
QSL 3W4DK via UA3DK.
EU-010. Camb-Hams will be active as GS3PYE/P from the Isle of Lewis
between April 26th and May 3rd. The Camb-Hams have been activating the Scottish Isles each year since 2008 and will be traveling to the Isle of Lewis in the Scottish Outer Hebrides in 2014.
Thirteen operators will be active on all bands and many modes from 4m to 80m, 2m and 70cm for Satellites, and 2m and 23cm for EME. The HF bands will be covered by five simultaneous stations, while the 6m and 4m stations will have a great take-off towards the UK and Europe from the island's northern tip in IO68 square. 2m and 23cm EME will be available with a portable low-ERP Yagi system, mainly focused on JT modes. 2m and 70cm will be available for portable satellite operations.
Contest operations will take place in the RSGB 70MHz UKAC on April 29th. The group will be active on the major social networks before, during and after the trip. You can check on progress or interact with the operators via their blog at <> or through Twitter, Facebook and YouTube [links below].
Previous trips have generated some great audio and video recordings of the GS3PYE/P signal from around the world. Please E-mail <> to arrange skeds on the more challenging bands and modes. VHF and EME skeds will also be made via ON4KST and N0UK's EME Chat. All links are available via <>, <>, <> and <>.
EU-038. Operators Marc/PD7YY and Jan/PE1GNP will be active as PH38EU from Terschelling Island Between April 11-14th. Activity will
be on 40/20/17/15/12/10/2 meters using SSB. QSL via PD7YY or
PE1GNP, direct or by the Bureau.
EU-038. Operators Randy/PH4X, Ron/PA4RVS, Lucas/PD0LVS, Friso/PD1JFB and Marcel/PD3MVB will be active as PA6TX from Texel Island (WLOTA 0043) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th). The
previous year, they signed PG13IOTA. QSL via PD0LVS, direct or by the Bureau. Logs will be uploaded to both LoTW and to eQSL at the end of the contest.

EU-120. Operators Peter/G0DRX, Matt/G0ECM, Mike/G0MEM, Steve/G0UQT, Henryk/M0HTB and SWL Julja will be active as GB2BLE from the Government House on Lundy Island between June 15-20th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters, possibly 6m, using SSB, FM and PSK31.
QSL via the Bureau. Look for updates on Twitter @GB2BLE.
For more details, see:
EU-141. (Special Prefix) Hans, LA2MOA, will be active as LI2MOA from
Vardo Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a
Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via LA2MOA, direct or by the Bureau. Also LoTW. This special prefix/callsign is being used to celebrate the 200 year anniversary of the Norwegian Constitution. The prefix will be active until December 31st. This callsign will be used primarily in contests.
NA-034. By the time you read this, Louis, W0FK, will be active as
W0FK/4 from Longboat Key until April 1st. Activity will be holiday style. QSL via W0FK, direct or by the Bureau. E-mail
Bureau request are OK.
Compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW OPDX
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