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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Page last updated on: Friday, April 25, 2014
I.C.P.O. Bulletin (25 April - 02 May 2014)
"Islands, Castles & Portable Operations"
Listing is by calendar date (day/month/year)

25/04/2014: Alex, IW5ELA, will be active as TK/IW5ELA from Calvi, island of Corsica (EU-014, DIFM TK-001, MIA MCO-001, WLOTA LH-1390) between 25th April and 1st May, 2014. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 metres, mainly CW, using 100 Watts and vertical. Alex might try 6 metres also. QSL via home call (see for info). [NG3K]

25/04/2014: Members of the Kazakhstan Traveling Radio Amateurs Group will be active for "International Mother Earth Day" from two WWFF locations, using the callsign UP44WFF. 25th April - QRV from the State nature monument "Charyn ash-tree forest" (WWFF UNFF-038 New One!), Charyn river (UNR-036 New One!), Uighur district (KDA Q-15), WW Loc. MN93QQ. 26th April - activity from the Charyn national Park (WWFF UNFF-004), Charyn river (UNR-036), Uighur district (KDA Q-15), WW Loc. MN93QQ. Operators will include Sergey UN6GAO, Viktor UN7GIT, Victor UN9GD and Arthur UN6QC. QRV on 40-10 metre CW and SSB, using Kenwood TS-2000, TS-590 + AL-80B; Antennas: Spider Beam, Delta M0PLK and Inv. Vee 40-10m. QSL via LoTW, direct ( and Website: [UN6QC]
26/04/2014: Steve, M1ACB, and other Camb-Hams members plan to be active as GS3PYE/p from the Decca cottage, on the isle of Lewis (IOSA OH01, SCOTIA HI21, WLOTA 1477, WW Loc. IO68UL), Outer Hebrides (EU-010), between 26th April and 3rd May 2014. QRV on 80m to 10m covered with five stations on the air simultaneously, all capable of running the legal power limit from five linear amplifiers. 6m and 4m with a great take-off to the UK and Europe, all at legal limit. With the success of EME in the past years they plan a 2m and 23cm EME station, with focus on 23cm. Also 2m/70cm Satellite activity. QSL via M1ACB. Further information and updates can be found at: []
27/04/2014: Makoto JI5RPT will be active from the Sakaiura Family Inn, Sakaiura (WW Loc. QL17CC), Chichi-jima Island (JIA 10-110, WLOTA 2269, JCG 10007, Tokyo prefecture), Ogasawara (AS-031, WWFF JAFF-018), as JD1BLY between 27th April and 5th May, 2014. Activity on 40m to 6m + Satellite. CW/SSB/Digi (No 6m EME). QSL JD1BLY via "JI5RPT" Bureau or CBA. Online log search will be hosted by ClubLog. Website: [DX World]
27/04/2014: Harry, JG7PSJ, plans to return to Sakaiura, Chichi-jima island (JIA 10-110, JCG 10007, Tokyo prefecture, WLOTA 2269), Ogasawara Islands (AS-031, WWFF JAFF-018) and will operate as JD1BMH between 27th April and 11th May 2014. Plans are to be QRV on 40-10 metre CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via the bureau to JD1BMH, or direct to JG7PSJ ( Further info and updates at: [NG3K]
29/04/2014: Roberto, YV5IAL, will be active from Panama as HP1/YV5IAL between 29th April and 9th May, 2014. This will be a QRP, portable, holiday style operation. Activity will be on PSK31 digital mode on 14070.15 kHz from 2200-0300 UTC, and also on 40/30/ 15/10 metres. QSL via home call. [OPDX Bulletin]
29/04/2014: Look for Take, JI3DST, to be active as JI3DST/6 from Kuchino-shima [Kuchino island, Grid Loc. PL49], Tokara Archipelago (AS-049), Kagoshima Prefecture, Kyushu Region, Japan, between 29th April and 5th May, 2014. Plans are to be QRV on 40-2 metre SSB/CW (FM/RTTY/PSK31/JT65A). QSL via home call, direct or JARL Bureau. []
29/04/2014: Members of the NOLOGO Independent DXers, namely Ivano I2RFJ, Claudio IK3HAR, Alberto IV3BSY, Bruno IW3HXR, Tony IZ2ESV and Andrea IZ2LSC will be active as TK1R from the island of Corsica (EU-014, DIFM TK-001, MIA MCO-001, WLOTA 1390) between 30th April and 4th May, 2014. They will focus on the Digi-modes and WARC bands. The team also plans to be an entry in the ARI International DX Contest (3-4 May). QSL via IK2DUW. Website: [DX-World]
30/04/2014: Members of the 4M5DX Group leave port on 29th April at 0700 local time for a DXpedition to Aves Island (NA-020, DIV-001, WWFF YVFF-041, WW Loc. FK85EQ) and lighthouse (DFV-001, ARLHS AV-001, WLOTA 0216). Team members include Franco YV1FM, Julio YV1KK, Heiroun YV4KM, Pasquale YV5KAJ, Gregorio YV5OK, Rafael YV5RED (co-leader), Jose YV5TX, Alex YV6CQ (team leader) and Reinaldo YV8AD. Expected activity around 12:00 local on 30th April, QRV for 5 to 7 days, on all HF bands using SSB, CW and Digi-modes. QSL via EB7DX (David Lianez Fernandez, PO Box 163, 21080 Huelva, Spain), LoTW and ClubLog OQRS. Website: [DX-World]
01/05/2014: Operators Siggi DL3HBZ, Stefan DJ7AO, Helge DF6LPC, Ben DB2LS, Stefan DJ7AO, Uli DJ9IE, Henrik DF1LEO, Lothar DL8HAL and Harry DL5HAQ will be active as DK0RZ and DL0DFF from the island of Hooge (EU-042, DID/GIA N-22) and Hallig Hooge (WWFF DLFF-013) between 1-4 May, 2014. QRV on all bands and modes. QSL via the DARC Bureau is preferred. Website: []
01/05/2014: Fred F5OZK, Paul F4DVT and Christian F8HJV will be active as F5KKD/p from Ile du Levant (EU-070, DIFM ME-012, MIA MF-013, WLOTA 1083, Grid Loc. JN33) on 1-4 May, 2014. QSL via F5KKD, direct or Bureau. [425 DX News]
01/05/2014: From 1-5 May 2014, look for Markus DJ4EL/p, Dirk DK4DJ/p, Sebastian DK6BA/p and Henning DK9LB/p to be active from the island of Fehmarn (EU-128, DID/GIA O-001, DOK: N47, WW Loc. JO54MM) and the Westermarkelsdorf lighthouse (DLTD/GLHA #57, ARLHS FED-261, WLOTA 0637). Fehmarn island is located in the Baltic Sea, off the eastern coast of Schleswig-Holstein, Schleswig-Holstein state, Ostholstein district, Germany. QRV on 40-10 metre CW, SSB and possibly some PSK. QSL via the individual operators' home callsign, direct or by the DARC Bureau. []
01/05/2014: Julien, F4FJZ, will be active as TK4QL from Ajaccio, Corsica, between May and October, 2014. QRV mainly mobile as TK4QL/M on 17-10 metres using FT-840 and 100 watts. QSL only direct to F4FJZ ( or eQSL. [DXAT]
01/05/2014: Mal, VK6LC, will be celebrating 31 Years of DXing 1983-2014 by having a North and South America DX Vacation during the months of May, June and July, 2014. From 1-31st May Mel will be active as W6, W7, W9, W1, W4/VK6LC, Amtrak Railway Mobile, 2m FM simplex (146.520 MHz). The first week of June, Mal will join forces with Pedro, HK3JJH, in Bogota, Colombia. From 5-9th June they will be QRV from the Anazon Jungle, Colombia, as HK9/VK6LC and HK9/HK3JJH. Between 13-17th June will see the active from San Andres Island (NA-033, WLOTA 2990, WWFF HKFF-035) as HK0/VK6LC and HK0/HK3JJH. Mal will then be active once again from Bogota as HK3/VK6LC from 18-24 June. From 26-29th June and 9-12th July will see Mel QRV from Santiago, Chile, as CE3/VK6LC. Between 1-7 July Mal will be active from Fortaleza, Brazil, as PT7/VK6LC. QSL via home calls, direct only (VK6LC - Malcolm Johnson, 28 Harrison Road, Mount Richon, Western Australia., WA 6112, Australia); (HK3JJH - Pedro J. Allina, Cod 9906 P.O. Box 02-5242, Miami, FL 33102-5242, USA). [DXAT]
01/05/2014: Bert, PD1SA, will once again be active from West Java (OC-021, WLOTA 1660), Indonesia, as YB1/PD1SA between 01-13 May, 2014. QRV mostly on 20m in SSB with some 80m and 40m. QSL only via PD1SA to the bureau. []
01/05/2014: Gerard, ZS1KX is due to leave South Africa on 2 April, destination Marion Island (AF-021). He expects to be QRV as ZS8KX around May for about one year. QSL to Gerard de Jong, P.O. Box 744, Wellington, 7654, South Africa (his wife will be his QSL manager). [425 DX News]
05/05/2014: Bo, OX3LX, will activate Aasiaat [aka Egedesminde] Island (NA-134) between 5-9th May, 2014. Note: "This is not a DXped so very Limited time for Radio". Look for Bo on 40-10, mainly SSB. QSL via OZ1PIF, LoTW and eQSL. []
06/05/2014: Renner, PY7RP, will once again be active as PY7RP/6 from the island of Tinhare (SA-080, DIB BA-05, WLOTA 1624), Bahia State, Brazil, between 6-12th May, 2014. Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands, using SSB and CW. QSL via ClubLog OQRS or direct to his home call (see []
10/05/2014: During the weekend of 10-11th May, using the callsign MX0INT, a four man "Invoker Team" consisting Christian EA3NT, Vincent F4BKV, Gil F4FET and Col MM0NDX plan to be active from the outer Farne island of Longstone (EU-109, WAB NU23, Grid Loc. IO95). Activity will also count for the Longstone lighthouse (Admiralty A2814, ARLHS ENG-070, WLOTA 0234). At this stage it is likely the activation will be during local daylight hours only, however they will strive for a longer activation period when actually there, working with island representatives. QRV CW and SSB with 3 or 4 stations on HF + 6 metres. QSL via F5CWU, direct or Bureau (OQRS will be available at: More info and updates at: []
22/05/2014: Operators Tomas SM6XMY, Sten SM6MIS, Bengt SM6UQL, Rick SM6U and Janne SM6YOF plan activity from the island of Vinga (EU-043, SWA-163, WLOTA 1517, WWFF SMFF-3495), using the callsign 7S6W, between 22-25 May, 2014. The team will try to set up three stations (bringing equipment for four), all with kW. QRV on 80-10 metre SSB, but also some CW and RTTY. QSL for 7S6W: via SM6MIS, both Bureau and direct! Further information and updates on their website at: []
28/05/2014: Masa, JA0RQV, plans to be active as A35JP/p from Hihifo village, Niuatoputapu [aka Keppel] Island (OC-191) between 28 May and 3 June, 2014. QRV on 80-6 metre CW and SSB using a IC-7000 and vertical antenna. Activity will be sporadic as Masa will have to rely on generator and/or car battery for power. Note: in case of flight cancellation, Masa will activate either Vava'u Island (OC-064) or Tongatapu Island (OC-049) instead. QSL via home call, Bureau or direct (Masato Tamura, 2086-13 Daitakubo, Minami-ku, Saitama-City, 336-0015 Japan). Website: [DX-World]
11/07/2014: Steve, G0SGB, plans to be active as CT9/G0SGB/p from the island of Madeira (AF-014, DIP MA-001, PIP MD-001, WLOTA 0053) from 11-21 July, 2014. Steve will concentrate on activating the various lighthouses on the island. QRV 40 and 20 metres ONLY. QSL via home call, Direct ONLY QTHR (see []
I.S.W.L. CLUB CALLSIGNS - The ISWL Club Callsigns in use throughout the month of May 2014 are: GX4BJC /A - Operated from Clacton on Sea, in Essex, by George G1IPU. (/A WAB Square = TM11 - England, IOTA = EU-005, WLOTA = LH-1841). George will also operate as GX4BJC /P throughout the month. If required, he will give his current WAB Square during the QSO. MX1SWL /A - Operated from Hartford, in Cambridgeshire, by Tom G3RPV. (/A WAB Square = TL27 - England, IOTA = EU-005, WLOTA = LH-1841). ALL QSL's for BOTH Calls will be handled by Herbie G6XOU and NOT the individual Operator. The I.S.W.L. is a member of the European PSK Club. All QSL Info is on or or via NO LOTW. I.S.W.L. Awards are available to all Hams and SWL's - see for full details. cards ARE welcomed for our awards. Very best wishes to all, Pete Rayer, ISWL Life Vice President, Bournemouth, UK. [Pete's-DX-Newsdesk]
25/04/2014: To celebrate ANZAC Day, the Australian authorities have granted permission for all VK amateurs to use the prefix AX. Australian amateur operators will also be able to use the AX prefix once again for World Telecommunication Day on 17th May. QSL via operators' instructions. [DXNL]
25/04/2014: Guglielmo Marconi was a Senator in the Italian Senate in 1914. Radio amateurs from the ARI section in Bra (province Cuneo) mark this jubilee until the end of the year with the call IY1GMS. QSL via IK1SPR, direct or bureau (Online log at: Website: [DXNL]
25/04/2014: The Amateur Radio Section of ORF (the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation) and the Documentary Archives Radio Communications/QSL Collection will operate special event station OE14M on 25-27th April 2014. This is an official "International Marconi Day" station and contacts made on 26th April will count for the IMD Award (see QSL via OE1WHC. [425 DX News]
26/04/2014: The Radioclub de Wimereux (F5KBM) will be active as TM1CW on 26-27th April 2014 to celebrate the 115th anniversary of the first wireless telegraphy communication across the English Channel. QSL via F5KBM. [425 DX News]
26/04/2014: Organized by the Cornish Radio Amateur Club, the International Marconi Day (IMD) is a 24-hour amateur radio event held annually to celebrate the birth of Guglielmo Marconi (25 April 1874). It is not a contest, but an opportunity for amateurs around the world to make contacts with historic Marconi sites using HF communications techniques. This year's event will be held on 26 April, from 0000 UTC through 2359 UTC. Details, including information on the relevant Award Certificates and the listing of participating stations, can be found at [425 DX News]
27/04/2014: The UBA section of Midden West-Vlaanderen commemorates the location of a German field hospital during World War I with the call ON1418MWV, on all bands and modes. QRV between 27th April and 27th May, 2014. QSL via ON6UB. [DXNL]
30/04/2014: Between 30th April and 6th of May 2014 look for the following stations to be active to celebrate ARRL's centennial year: W1AW/1 will see shared operation by Mike K1DM, located in Salem, New London County, State of Connecticut and John W1AN, located in Ledyard, New London County, State of Connecticut. W1AW/7 will be operated by The Comstock Memorial Station (CMS) W7RN, located in Virginia City, Storey County, State of Nevada. QSLs preferred via the bureau. [ARRL]
01/05/2014: Members of IPA will be active as PG200KMAR between now and February 2015. See their rota for details: 1 May - 28 May; 26 June - 23 July; 21 August - 17 September; 17 October - 12 November; 11 December - 7 January 2015. The occasion is the 200th anniversary of the Royal Military Constabulary. QRV on all bands and modes. QSOs with PG200KMAR will also count two points towards the Windmill Award. QSL via PA9LUC after the last operating window, eQSL; direct cards need to include SAE and $1 for Europe, $2 for all other regions, no IRC please. Website: and [DXNL] U.S.A. Special Event Stations can be found at:


25/04-01/05 TK/IW5ELA: Corsica Island WLOTA:1390 QSL H/c (B)
25/04-29/04 V4/DF8AN: Nevis Island WLOTA:1470 QSL DF8AN (d/B)
26/04-03/05 GS3PYE/P: Lewis Island WLOTA:1477 QSL M1ACB (d/B)
27/04-05/05 JD1BLY: Chichi Shima WLOTA:2269 QSL JI5RPT (d/B)
27/04-11/05 JD1BMH: Chichi Shima WLOTA:2269 QSL Buro/JG7PSJ (d)
30/04-04/05 TK1R: Corsica Island WLOTA:1390 QSL F4FJZ (d)
29/04-05/05 YW0A: Isla Aves WLOL:AVE-001 WLOTA:0216 QSL EB7DX (d)
01/05-04/05 DJ4EL/P: Westermarkelsdorf GLHA:#57 WLOL:FED-261 WLOTA:0637 QSL H/c (d/B)
01/05-04/05 DK4DJ/P: Westermarkelsdorf GLHA:#57 WLOL:FED-261 WLOTA:0637 QSL H/c (d/B)
01/05-04/05 DK6BA/P: Westermarkelsdorf GLHA:#57 WLOL:FED-261 WLOTA:0637 QSL H/c (d/B)
01/05-04/05 DK9LB/P: Westermarkelsdorf GLHA:#57 WLOL:FED-261 WLOTA:0637 QSL H/c (d/B)
01/05-04/05 F5KKD/P: Ile du Levant WLOTA:1083 QSL H/c (d/B)
01/05-01/10 TK4QL /M: Corsica Island WLOTA:1390 QSL F4FJZ (d)
01/05-13/06 YB1/PD1SA: Java WLOTA:1660 QSL H/c (B)


25/04-29/04 V4/DF8AN: Nevis NA-104 Grid:FK87 6m CW 100W QSL DF8AN (d/B)
26/04 Contest Lazio 50MHz CW/SSB/Fixed/Portable 1100z-1700z
26/04-03/05 GS3PYE/P: Lewis EU-010 Grid:IO68 6m+2m/23cm EME+Sat QSL M1ACB (d/B)
27/04-05/05 JD1BLY: Chichi-jima AS-031 Grid:QL17CC 6m all mode QSL JI5RPT (d/B)
29/04 RSGB 70MHz UKAC SO Fixed/Open 1900z-2130z

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QSLs via Bureau: 5X8C, 6Y9X, 9A0D, BG4ACE, DL0GEO, DL0GTH, DM45SCHUMI, HF0WOSP, IR4X, IS0YTA, K2MFY, MU/PA9M, P40L, SN110RAEM, UE70SL, VK9CZ and YL7A.

QSLs via Direct: EX8M (, J79WTA (HB9MFM), JD1BOI (JI1LET), VK9X/K7CO (OQRS), YB3MM/p [Wangi Wangi OC-219] (OQRS/IZ8CCW) and ZB2FK (

QSLs via LoTW: FR4NT, FT5ZM, PJ5/K3TRM, VK9MT and XR0ZR.



April 18, 2014
St. Charles, MO


At its annual meeting held at the 2014 International DX Convention in Visalia, California, the Board of Directors elected the following directors and officers:

Ward Silver, NØAX, President and Director
Fred Laun, K3ZO, Vice-President and Director
Rusty Epps, W6OAT, Treasurer and Director
Kip Edwards, W6SZN, Secretary and Director
Martti Laine, OH2BH, Director
Bob Vallio, W6RGG, Director

The YASME Foundation is sponsoring a two-page insert in the July-August 2014 Special Edition of the National Contest Journal that will describe the mission of The YASME Foundation; acknowledge the work of its Webmaster, Awards Manager, and QSL Manager; and invite non-participants in WRTC-2014 to a party to be held in their honor at the opening of WRTC-2014.

The YASME Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation organized to conduct scientific and educational projects related to Amateur Radio, including DXing (long distance communication) and the introduction and promotion of Amateur Radio in developing countries. For additional information about The YASME Foundation, visit our website at

Ward Silver, NØAX, President
The YASME Foundation

Board of Directors:
Fred Laun, K3ZO, Director and Vice-President
Rusty Epps, W6OAT, Director and Treasurer
Kip Edwards, W6SZN, Director and Secretary
Martti Laine, OH2BH, Director
Mac McHenry, W6BSY, Director
Bob Vallio, W6RGG, Director

More info about the previous activity from Matthew island....
Two activities from Matthew by Eddy FK8CR, Eric FK8GM and Claude FK1RF.
The first one was from the 3 to 4 December 1996 and the second expedtion only for one day the 23 April 1997.
The logs are here:
QSL cards at:

The logs are still open and I still have some cards... hi!
Best wishes Jean-Michel F6AJA

Kjell, SM5NAS/8S5A, is currently active from Svalbard Islands as JW/8S5A. QSL
via home call. [DXAT]

The Florida Chapter of NAQCC will hold their April Field Event tomorrow, April 25th in Colby Park, Cassadaga Florida.
Operations should commence by 9 AM EDT and last through the noon lunch hour (1300z to 1700z).
Operators will include Art WB4MNK (#5274), Wally KG4LAL (#6278), Steve WB4OMM (#5913), Darryl AB8GU (#6913) and Don K3RLL (#1905 FC7).
Frequencies we expect to annihilate include 7.040-7.045, 10.116,
14.060-14.063, 18.075-18.085, and 21.060 MHz.
Anyone in North Central Florida is welcome to join us, with or without
operating equipment. Please feel free to contact WB4MNK at cfl dot rr dot com for travel directions. Hope to hear or see as many club members as possible.
72/73,... Art WB4MNK NAQCC-FL

The Rhein Ruhr DX Association (RRDXA) offers an introduction to contesting for all interested parties on the weekend of July 11 to 13. The event is hosted in cooperation with the Contest Group Schoeppinger Berg at the QTH of DP7D near Muenster. For more information and registration contact Uwe, DL8OBF: dl8obf at [DXNL

73 and Good DX!
Dave Raycroft, VA3RJ
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