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Monday, May 12, 2014

IOTA News from OPDX

12 May, 2014

Island activities:
AF-004. Mike, DG5LAC, will be active as EA8/DG5LAC from Fuerteventura Island (DIE S-006, WLOTA 0883, WWFF EAFF-191) between May 11-23rd. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using SSB with 100 watts. QSL via DG5LAC, direct or by the Bureau. Log will be
upload to LoTW, eQSL and WWFF.
AF-018. Simone, IV3NVN, will be active with the special callsign IY9A
from Pantelleria Island in the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 24-25th) as as Single-Op/Single-Band (40m) entry. The special callsign is to celebrate the 140th anniversary of the birth of Guglielmo Marconi. Outside of the contest he will be active as IH9/IV3NVN. QSL via IK2ILH, direct, by the bureau or LoTW.
AS-143. Just a reminder that a group of Chinese hams will be active
from the rare Yongxing Island, Paracel Islands, sometime between now and May 15th. The actual operation period depends on the schedule of the ship. Only one radio is allowed to be on the air 24 hours around the clock due to the limit of operators by the local authority. The assigned callsign will be B7CRA.
Operators mentioned are Terry/BA7NQ, Che/BA7CK, De/BA7JA, Dick/BD7YC, Lin/BI7IOB and Vange/BA7IO. Equipment listed: 2xICOM 756PRO3 with 2x1KFA, 2xSB and 1 GP. QSL via BA4EG.
AS-145. Operators Choon/E20HHK, Suwikrom/E23CAL, Teerawat/HS3NBR and Damrongsak/HS8GLR will be active as E20HHK/P from Nu Island
in the Southern part of Thailand between June 7-8th. AS-145 is a rare IOTA in Thailand and was last activated this year in April by some of the same operators. QSL via E21EIC.
EU-001. Members of the Dx Plus Hellenic Radio Amateur M.I. Team were
expected to be active as SX5LA from Levitha Rocky Islet (KM37fa, GIOTA DKS-050, WLOTA-0846) this past week between May 3-11th.
Activity was to be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.
QSL via via SV2FWV, by the Bureau or direct and via LoTW. Also, an OQRS will be available via ClubLog. For more details see:
EU-171. Tom, DL4VM, is once again active as OZ/DL4VM from Vendsyssel-Thy/Nordjylland Island (DIA NJ-001) until May 24th. Activity
will include operations from Thy National Park (WWFF OZFF-009).
Operations will be on 80-10 meters, using mainly CW. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct. ADDED NOTE: Tom will return here again between August 30th and September 20th.
NA-057. Operators Rudy/N2WQ and Dennis/W1UE will be on a small DXpedition to Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras (NA-057), between May 22-28th. Expected callsigns will be N2WQ/HR9 and W1UE/HR9. They will be
a Multi-Single entry into the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 24-25th).
Contest callsign will probably be W1UE/HR9, unless they can get a shorter one before then. Their station will be modest, with a barefoot K3 and a G5RV antenna for 80-20 meters, and dipoles for 10/15m, all up about 30ft. Outside the contest, they will operate RTTY and some SSB. On RTTY, they will be trying out a multi-channel decoder, so when they say "up 1-5" please get a frequency and stay there! QSL both callsigns to W1UE.
NA-128. Look for members of the "NA-128 Contest Group" to once again
be active as CK2I from Isle-aux-Grues, Quebec, Canada, between
July 25-27th. Activity will be holiday style. They plan to be in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via VE2CQ and LoTW.
OC-107. (Correction) Imam, YB4IR, will be active as YB4IR/5 from Singkep Island, in the Lingga Island IOTA Group, between May 12-15th.
Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via the OQRS on ClubLog, LoTW and eQSL. See for more QSL details.
OC-109. (Correction) Imam, YB4IR, will be active as YB4IR/5 from Midai
Island, in the Natuna Selatan IOTA Group, between May 18-25th.
Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via the OQRS on ClubLog, LoTW and eQSL. See for more QSL details.
SA-027. Operators Fabio/PP5BZ, Roni/PP5ZB, Claudio/PY3OZ, Jose/PU5ATX, Maicon/PU5AGM, Edy/PP5EJ, Valnei/PY5ZW and Alessandro/PY5KC will be active as PQ5M from Sao Francisco do Sul Island (DIB SC-02, DFH SC-06) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as Multi-Op/All-Band/DXpedition entry. QSL via PP5BZ.

Compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW OPDX
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