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Monday, May 5, 2014

Page last updated on: Monday, May 5, 2014

IOTA News from OPDX

5 May, 2014

Island activities:
AF-018. Operator Raffaele, IH9YMC, will be active from Pantelleria Island (IIA TP-001, MIA MI-124, WW Loc. JM56XT), African Italy, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th). QSL via eQSL.
EU-008. Gordon, MM0GOR, will be active as MM0GOR/p during the RSGB
IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) from the Isle of Islay (IOSA NH22, SCOTIA CS25, WLOTA 1826), Inner Hebrides. QSL via his home callsign, the Bureau preferred.
EU-009. Members of the Stockport Radio Society will be active as GM5O
from Orkney Island (IOSA OR01, SCOTIA OI14) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a Multi-Op entry. Operators mentioned are Sarah/2E0KUH, Carsten/G0SYP, Dave/G0LZL, Bernard/G3SHF, Tom/M0DCG, Evan/M0TJU, Pete/M1PTR and Kieron/ M5KJM. QSL via M5KJM, by the Bureau or direct.
EU-034. Operators Jaakko/OG1J, Kari/OH3BJL, Keijo/OH3HPV, Ari/OH3KAV and Veikko/OH3LB to be active as ES0/OI3V from Hiiumaa Island (WLOTA 2017, WWFF ESFF-045) between May 29th and June 1st.
Activity will be on all bands and modes, propagation permitting. QSL via OI3V, by the Bureau or direct.
EU-038. Operators Eddy/ON6EF, Jan/ON6VJ and Raf/ON5RZ will be active as PA/OT1S from Terschelling Island (WLOTA 0943) between May
29-31st. Activity will be on 80-6 meters (including 30/17/12m) using SSB only. QSL via ON6EF, Bureau preferred.
EU-049. Five members of the Sands Contest Group from Morecambe, England, will once again be visiting the Island Samos (GIOTA SAS-006, MIA MG-099, WLOTA 4163), for a holiday and DXpedition between May
14-30th. The group will be using the callsign SZ8S (kindly loaned to them by the Aegean Radio Association), and operating from the Radio House at Zervou Point above Samos town. Operators mentioned are Barrie/G1JYB, Steve/G1TLQ, Stephany/G1LAT, Hughie/G4UME and Frank/G8BME. QSL "ONLY" direct via G1LAT the QSL Manager in the UK (w/SASE and outside the UK w/SAE + 1 IRC or 2 USDs). QSLs by the Bureau or eQSL are via M0SCG. PLEASE DO NOT SEND ANY QSLS TO THE LISTED ADDRESS FOR SZ8S (FOR THIS DXPEDITION), AS YOU WILL NOT GET A REPLY. AS THIS IS THE AEGEAN RADIO ASSOCIATION’S SPECIAL CALLSIGN.
EU-130. Bodo, DF8DX, will be active as IV3/DF8DX from Grado Island
(IIA F001) between July 25-29th. Activity will be on the HF bands using 100 watts into a vertical antenna. His focus will be on the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th). QSL via DF8DX, direct or by the Bureau.
EU-174. Laci, HA0HW, will once again be active from Thassos Island
(GIOTA NAS-037, MIA MG-124, WLOTA LH-4186, QRA KN20HS), as
SW8WW (ex-J48HW) between May 22nd and June 3th. He will operate
mainly CW, with some SSB and RTTY, on the HF bands (usually on
40/30/20/17/12/10 meters) and on 6 meters. He will enter the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry.
His rigs are usually a FT-840 with a MOS-FET amplifier (300-400 watts) and an IC-706 (for 6m only). Antennas are a monoband Gps and dipoles on fishing poles. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the HA Bureau, or by the OQRS via ClubLog is 'OK' as well.
OC-107. Imam, YB4IR, will be active as YB4IR/5 from Singkep Island,
in the Natuna Selatan 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. Imam, YB4IR, will be active as YB4IR/5 from Midai Island,
in the Lingga Island 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.
OC-215/OC-270. Budi, YF1AR, will be on an Indian Ocean IOTA Tour during the month of May. The first leg will be to Simeulue Island (OC-270) from the Teluk Sinabang LightHouse (ARLHS IDO 378) between
May 15-18th, sign YF1AR/6. His leg will be to Siberut Island (OC-215), in the Mentawai Islands IOTA Group, from the Tanjung Sigep LightHouse (ARLHS IDO-379) between May 24th and June 1st, signing YF1AR/5. Activity from both places will be on 40-10 meters using mainly SSB as well as some CW and Digital modes. Equipment is Yaesu FT 450D with tuner, 100 watts into a 40m vertical dipole and a HB9CV 20/15/10m antenna. QSL via N2OO
for both operations. For more details, see the following Web pages at:
SA-080. Renner, PY7RP, will be active as PY7RP/6 from Tinhare Island
between May 6-12th. Activity will be holiday style using a FT-450D and a G5RV antenna hanging on coconut trees in front of the beach. QSL via ClubLog's OQRS or direct.

Compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW OPDX
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