I.C.P.O. Bulletin (27 June - 04 July 2014)
"Islands, Castles & Portable Operations"
Listing is by calendar date (day/month/year)
27/06/2014: John, 9M6XRO is currently as homecall/p from Labuan Island (IOTA OC-133, WLOTA 0456) until 30 June 2014. QRV on 40-10 metre CW and SSB, using verticals. Possibly some RTTY. QSL via M0URX, direct or Bureau and OQRS. [DX-World]
27/06/2014: Yoshi (JJ8DEN, KH0PR) plans activity from the JW5E Club Station, Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen Island (EU-026, WLOTA 0125, WW Loc. JQ78TF), Svalbard archipelago, between 27th June and 3rd July 2014. QRV as JW/JJ8DEN on all bands and modes. QSL via JJ8DEN, Bureau or direct. [JW5E web]
27/06/2014: NAQCC WV Chapter member Jeff, N8NH, was unable to transmit last week because of heavy rain and lightening at his site in Princeton, West Virginia. He will be at Glenwood Park again, this coming Friday (27 June) on the 40 and 20 meter bands. Times are 1700 GMT - 1800 GMT on 7.115 MHz and 1800 GMT - 1900 GMT on 14.061 MHz. Jeff will be sending around 10-13 wpm with his Tentec radio. QSL will be via N8ZYA per e-QSL only. [N8XMS]
27/06/2014: Gust, ON6KE, will be active holiday style from Iceland (EU-021, WLOTA 2975) as TF/ON6KE between 27th June and 4th July 2014. QRV on HF bands, JT65, SSB and CW. QSL via LoTW, eQSL (no QSL cards). [DX-World]
28/06/2014: Members of the Amateur Radio Union of Las Palmas (EA8URL) on Gran Canaria (AF-004, DIE S-012, WLOTA 0969, WWFF EAFF-078) Island plan to participate in the His Majesty the King of Spain SSB Contest (28-29 June) as EF8U. QSL via EA8URL, direct or Bureau. [EA8URL]
28/06/2014: Ken, K4ZW, plans to be active from the ET3AA club station in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 28-29th June 2014. Activity is on the HF bands. He plans on using RTTY as well. QSL via N2OO and LoTW. [ARRL DX News]
28/06/2014: On 28th June 2014 Patrick, F8DYD/p, will activate several award references in the commune of Vouille la Bataille (CP 86190), France. Plans are to activate the castle of Jouffre (DFCF 86-115), the mill of Jouffre (DMF 86-064) and Le lavoir du pont de bois [The wash-House of the wooden bridge] (DLF 86-003). QRV on the HF bands, mainly 40 to 20 metres. QSL to F8DYD, Bureau or direct. [F8DYD]
28/06/2014: Geza, HA8DD/p and Zsolt, HA8FY/p will activate 10 HAFF areas, according to the following schedule: 28th June from Kelet-Mecsek TK [TK = Biosphere Reserve Area] (HAFF-024) 1300-2000z. 29th June from Nyugat-Mecsek TK (HAFF-033) 0600-1000z and Zselici TK (HAFF-048) 1400-2000z. 30th June from Boronka-melleki TK (HAFF-013) 0600-1000z and Mura-menti TK (HAFF-032) 1400-2000z. 1st July from the Orsegi National Park (HAFF-009) 0700-1100z and the Somlo TK (HAFF-040) 1500-2100z. 2nd July from the Sarreti TK (HAFF-038) 0600-1100z and Sarviz-volgye TK (HAFF-039) 1400-2000z. 3rd July they will activate the Del-Mezfoldi TK (HAFF-016) 0700-1200z. The times are not rock stable times, it depends on the activity in the bands and the traffic on the road to get a new QTH. They want to operate with two stations on same time (FT-857 and FT-7B) with separeted dipoles and verticals for 7 HF bands. The modes will be CW, SSB and FM on 2 metres for emergency purpose. QSL via HA Bureau or direct via their QRZ.com addresses. HAFF program page is at wff.pannondxc.hu/en [HA0HW]
28/06/2014: Matti, OH4SS, will be active from Brando Island, Aland Islands (EU-002), as OH0/OH4SS between 28-30th June 2014. QRV likely on 40 and 17 metre SSB. QSL via home call, direct or Bureau. [DX-World]
28/06/2014: Andy, DG3XA, will be active again from nr Spidsbjerg Beach, Denmark (WW Loc. JO46BH), as OZ0TX from 28 June and 4 July 2014. He plans to be QRV on 80m, 40m and 6m. Andy is not interested in QSL cards. [DX Newsletter]
28/06/2014: Operators OZ1QZ and OZ2HSK will activate Vorbjerg Gravhoje Slaggard Banke (WWFF OZFF-116 New!) on 28th June using the callsign OZ6HR/p. QRV from 12:00 their local time, starting on 40 metres and then QSY to 20 metres. Maybe ending on 17m, propagation allowing. QSL via OZ6HR (QRZ.com). [OZ1QZ]
28/06/2014: Jakob, OZ7AEI, will be active on 28th June and plans to activate Skyum Bjerge (WWFF OZFF-017) as homecall/p. QRV on 40 and 20 metres with dipole antennas, starting approx 12:00 UTC. QSL via home call, direct or Bureau. [OZ7AEI]
29/06/2014: Look for Paul, W7NZJ, to be active as FS/W7NZJ from Orient Beach, island of French Saint Martin (NA-105, DIFO FS-001, WLOTA 0383) between 29 June and 6 July 2014. Activity will be holiday style using Icom 706, 100w, Buddistick and 20m dipole. Paul will be QRV on 20/17/15m CW and Digital modes. Please use eQSL FS/W7NZJ. [DX-World]
01/07/2014: Dmitry, RM2A, will be active as 3D2ML from the Fijian islands during July: Beachcomber Island OC-121 from July 1-2, 2014. Nanuya Balavu Island OC-156 from July 8-13, 2014. Viti Levu Island OC-016, WLOTA 0055 on July 13. Activity also planned as 5W0ML from Upolu Island (WLOTA 1944), Samoa Islands (OC-097) between July 3-7. QRV on 80-10 metre CW and SSB. QSL via home call, direct or Bureau. [DX-World]
01/07/2014: During the months July to September, look for Heinz, DO3MY, to be active from Point des Almadies, Dakar (WW Loc. IK14FR), Senegal, as 6V1W. QRV on the HF bands. QSL via DO3MY, Bureau preferred. [DX-World]
01/07/2014: David, OK6DJ, will be active as SV5/OK6DJ from Rhodes Island [Nisos Rodos] (GIOTA DKS-006, MIA MGD-028, WLOTA 0045), Dodecanese (EU-001), from 1-7 July, 2014. QRV holiday style on the HF bands. QSL via home call, direct or Bureau. [DXAT]
01/07/2014: Lars, LB2TB, operates as TA4/homecall from Turkey between the 1st and 29th of July 2014. QRV holiday style on the HF bands. QSL via LoTW, eQSL. [DX Newsletter]
01/07/2014: Alain, F1MDT, operates during morning and evening hours between the 1st and 13th of July 2014 as TK/F1MDT from the island of Corsica (EU-014, DIFM TK-001, MIA MCO-001, WLOTA 1390). QRV on 40, 30, 15, and 12 metre PSK, RTTY, and JT65. QSL via home call, direct or Bureau. [DX Newsletter]
01/07/2014: Larry, AG6OU, son of XW0ZJZ, will be active as XW6OU from Vientiane, Laos, starting 1 July 2014. QRV on 20 metres, mainly SSB. Length of his stay is not known at the moment. QSL via E21EIC and eQSL. [DX Newsletter]
04/07/2014: Look for Dave, WJ2O, to be active from France and two Channel island locations between 4-17th July 2014. Tentative schedule: 4-7th July from France as F/WJ2O/m; 8-11th July from the Bailiwick of Jersey (EU-013, WLOTA 0818) as GJ/WJ2O/m; 12-15th July from the Bailiwick of Guernsey (EU-114, WLOTA 0013) as GU/WJ2O/m, including a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry in the IARU HF Contest; 16-17th July Dave will be back to France as F/WJ2O/m. QSL via N2ZN and LoTW. [WJ2O]
LOOKING AHEAD -
19/07/2014: Marc, PD7YY, will be active holiday style as OZ/PD7YY from Langeland Island (EU-172, DIA FY-019, WLOTA 0590) from 19-25th July 2014. QRV on the HF bands. QSL Bureau or direct to PD7YY. NO EQSL, LoTW. [rsgbiota.org]
23/07/2014: Ken, K6LA, will once again activate the PEI DX Lodge station VY2TT on Prince Edward Island (NA-029, CIsA PE-001, WLOTA 0523, WW Loc. FN76VS) between 23-28 July 2014. Activity will also include a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (26-27 July). QSL via K6LA, direct or Bureau. [NG3K]
24/07/2014: Look for Peter, 2E0SQL, to be active as 2U0SQL from the island of Guernsey (EU-114, WLOTA 0013) on 24-29 July 2014. He will also join the MU0HTJ team during the RSGB IOTA Contest. While visiting Guernsey Peter plans to be QRV on the HF bands and the Satellites. QSL direct or Bureau to 2E0SQL. Website: www.2e0sql.co.uk/ [rsgbiota.org]
26/07/2014: Operators Jerry EI6BT, Dave EI4BZ and Tim EI2KA will be QRV in the RSGB IOTA Contest as EJ1C from Clear Island [aka Cape Clear] (IOTA EU-121), Ireland, as a Multi-Op/DXpedition entry. QSL via EI2KA. [NG3K]
26/07/2014: Tom, GM0FGI, tells ICPO that he will be active, as usual, in the RSGB IOTA Contest (26-27 July) from his home QTH located in the village of Kilchattan Bay (WAB NS15, WW Loc. IO75LK), Isle of Bute (EU-123, IOSA CL02, SCOTIA CS19, WLOTA 1883), Clyde Islands, Scotland. His entry will be in the 24 hour, SSB section. QSL via Bureau, LoTW, OQRS or direct (QRZ.com). For direct cards please enclose Europe $2, Rest of the World $3. Online log search is hosted by Club Log. [GM0FGI]
01/08/2014: Luc, ON6DSL, informs ICPO that he will be QRV once again from the Greek island of Crete (EU-015, GIOTA KRS-005, MIA MGC-005, WLOTA 1400) during his August 2014 holiday stay as SV9/ON6DSL/p. "I will be regularly QRV (holiday style) from the beach at QTH Pigianos Kampos near Rethimnon with equipment FT-817-ND - 5W (QRP) and a home made multiband antenna inv.V dipole @ only 4 m high. SRI ONLY SSB. PSE QSL via ON UBA BURO home call. [ON6DSL]
09/08/2014: Paul, 2E0EME (RFARS #4712), has planned a holiday activation as 2M0EME from the Isle of Mull (IOSA NH15, SCOTIA CN10, WLOTA 2485), Inner Hebrides (EU-008), to include other small islands, from 9-16th of August 2014. Activity on LEO Satellites, Fuji-OSCAR 29, VUSat-OSCAR 52 and FUNcube-1 / AO73. Paul will be doing walk on activations of the Isle of Iona (IOSA NH16, SCOTIA CN01) and the Isle of Ulva (IOSA NH18, SCOTIA CN05) - see www.qrz.com/db/2M0EME for updates. QSL 2M0EME direct to 2E0EME (Paul Smith, Olivers HillL, Cherhill Wiltshire SN118UR, England). [rsgbiota.org]
SPECIAL EVENTS -
27/06/2014: GB1TWG operates in the contest of the Tattoo of the Tunbridge Wells Girls' Grammar School Combined Cadet Force on 27th June 2014. The school is the largest girls-only cadet school in the UK. QRV on 80 and 40 metres, maybe also on other bands. QSL via the RSGB Bureau. [DX Newsletter]
28/06/2014: Members of the Stirling and District Amateur Radio Society (GM6NX) operate GA700BOB during "Stirling's Big Weekend" on the 28th and 29th of June 2014. The event is part of the Bannockburn Live event during the "Home Coming Scotland". QRV on 80-2m in all modes. QSL via LoTW and eQSL. [DX Newsletter]
28/06/2014: SN0MPL operates during the Malopolska Air-Picknick, the largest air-show in southern Poland,taking place on a historic airfield. QRV during the 28th and 29th of June 2014. QSL via SP9PKG. Information on this event can be seen at: www.muzeumlotnictwa.pl/ http://www.pikniklotniczy.krakow.pl/ [DX Newsletter]
01/07/2014: Special event station 8J6GNB operates around the The 69th National Athletic Meet and the 14th Special Athletes Sports Competition, Nagasaki. QRV on all bands and modes between 1 July and 3 November 2014. Activity will be from Nagasaki prefecture, island of Kyushu (AS-077 WLOTA 0963), Japan. QSL via JARL Nagasaki (P.O. Box 88, Nagasaki-central 850-8691, Japan). Website: www.qrz.com/db/8J6GNB [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]
01/07/2014: To mark Hisaichi wa mirai e (or The Disaster Area, toward the Future) special event station 8J7INORI will be active on all bands and modes between 1 July 2014 and 31 March 2015. QSL via the Bureau. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]
01/07/2014: Look for special event station 8J9WSH to be active on all bands and modes from 1 July till 30 November 2014 to celebrate the Opening of 7/20 Maizuru-Wakasa Expressway. "Wakasaji (or Wakasa Corridor), a District of Beautiful Sea, Lakes and History" Campaign / The Full Open of the Maizuru-Wakasa Expressway. QSL via the JARL Bureau. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]
01/07/2014: The amateur radio club JA5YEN of Ozu, Ehime precture celebrates its 50th anniversary with the special callsign 8N50YEN. The city of Ozu is located on the island of Shikoku (AS-076). QRV during the entire month of July on 160m-23cm in SSB, CW, and FM. QSL via JA5YEN, Bureau or direct. Website: www.jarl.com/ja5yen/ [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]
01/07/2014: Special event station 8N5CLEAN will be active on all bands and modes between 1 July and 31 October 2014. Activity is for Clean Reception Environment Month. 8N5CLEAN will be transmitting from the island of Shikoku (AS-076), Japan. QSL via the JARL Bureau. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]
01/07/2014: Special callsign CK2I commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Conference of Quebec, on all bands and modes, during the entire month of July 2014. The NA128 Contest Group will use the call for an entry in the IOTA contest from Ile-aux-Grues (NA-128, CIsA QC-038). QSL via VE2CQ and LoTW. Website: www.qsl.net/na128cg/ [IC]
01/07/2014: To celebrate the 100th anniversary as Empress, Alberta, as a village special station VX6100EMP will be QRV on all bands and modes during the entire month of July 2014. QSL via VE6CRH (Stuart Allan Lyster, 426, 3rd Street W, Empress, AB T0J1E0, Canada). [IC]
01/07/2014: The following stations will be active during the "Original 13 Colonies Special Event", which will be held on 1-6 July 2014: K2A (New York), K2B (Virginia), K2C (Rhode Island), K2D (Connecticut), K2E (Delaware), K2F (Maryland), K2G (Georgia), K2H (Massachusetts), K2I (New Jersey), K2J (North Carolina), K2K (New Hampshire), K2L (South Carolina) and K2M (Pennsylvania). Further information on the event and the relevant certificate can be found at: www.13colonies.info/ [425 DX News]
02/07/2014: Between 2nd and 8th July 2014 look for the following stations to be active to celebrate ARRL's centennial year: W1AW/0 will be operated by Lynn W0ND, located in Minot, Ward County, State of North Dakota. W1AW/9 will be operated by Paul, W0AIH, located at "The Farm" and joined by Mark KB9S, located in Eau Claire, both stations in Eau Claire County, State of Wisconsin. Also look for Ken, KE3X, to be QRV from Washington, District of Columbia. QSLs preferred via LoTW. [ARRL]
03/07/2014: Look for special event station VC1T to be active on all bands and modes beteen 3-12 July 2014. Activity relates to the Trans-Atlantic 2m Digital Experiment. QSL via VE1FA (QRZ.com). [IC]
U.S.A. Special Event Stations can be found at: www.arrl.org/contests/spev.html
LIGHTHOUSE CALENDAR -
27/06-03/07 JW/JJ8DEN: Spitsbergen Island WLOTA:0125 QSL H/c (d)
27/06-04/07 TF/ON6KE: Iceland WLOTA:2975 QSL LoTW/eQSL
28/06-29/06 EF8U: Isla de Gran Canaria WLOTA:0969 QSL EA8URL (d/B)
29/06-06/07 FS/W7NZJ: St. Martin Island WLOTA:0383 QSL eQSL
01/07-03/11 8J6GNB: Kyushu Shima WLOTA:0963 QSL JARL Buro
01/07-31/3/15 8J7INORI: Honshu WLOTA:2376 QSL JARL Buro
01/07-30/11 8J9WSH: Honshu WLOTA:2376 QSL JARL Buro
01/07-07/07 SV5/OK6DJ: Nisos Rodos WLOTA:0045 QSL H/c (d/B)
01/07-13/07 TK/F1MDT: Corsica Island WLOTA:1390 QSL H/c (d/B)
03/07-07/07 5W0ML: Upolu Island WLOTA:1944 QSL RM2A (d/B)
6 METRES & UP -
26/06-30/06 GT3ZME/P: Isle of Man EU-116 Grid:IO74 6m-24GHz QSL G3ZME (B)
28/06-29/06 ARRL Field Field Day 6m & Up 28 1800z-29 2059z
29/06 RSGB 50MHz CW Contest SO Fixed/Open 0900z-1200z
29/06 RSGB 70MHz Cumulatives #4 SO Fixed/Open 1000z-1200z
01/07-31/07 EuCW Snakes & Ladders 6m/2m classes 01 0000z-31 2359z
01/07-31/07 NAQCC V/UHF & Up Challenge CW only 01 0000z-31 2400z
01/07 RAC Canada Day Contest 6m & Up 01 0000z-2359z
01/07 LY 144MHz Activity Contest CW/SSB/FM 1700z-2059z
01/07 NRAU 144MHz Activity Contest SO/MO/Open 1700z-2100z
01/07 SPAC 144MHz Contest CW/Phone/Open 1800z-2200z
01/07 RSGB 144MHz UKAC SO Fixed/Open 1900z-2130z
02/07 MOON Contest 144MHz CW/Digital/FM/SSB 1800z-2000z
04/07-05/07 MI-QRP 4th of July CW Sprint 6m class 04 2300z-05 0300z
Information about current VHF activities can be found on the VHF DX portal "Make More Miles on VHF" at: www.MMMonVHF.de/
SOTA (Summits On The Air) Watch Alerts at: www.sotawatch.org/
QSL INFO -
QSLs via Bureau: 3A/F4BKV, 3B8/F1BCS, 5U6E, 5V7JD, 5X8C, 7X3WPL, 9K2HS, 9M2/OK1CZ, AM55SP, C4W, C91R, CR2X, DK1813LEI, DM5EE, FG/TU5KG, FG4NO, FM5CD, FY/F6CKD, G0KGU, HB30OK, HP0INT, HR5/F2JD, IS0AYM, J28NC, J28UC, K1VK, KZ2I, LW3DG, LZ1375PRB, M6T, N7FUL, OK1CF, OO4IPR, PA6LL/LGT, PR7AA, R500AK, RM6J, RA3DUO, SV0XAF/8, SV1JGX, SV8/DJ4EL, TA1PB, TF4DX, TJ3AY, TK/F2YT, TK5MO, TO2M, TP8CE, TS7C, T00/F8BBL, TA0/F5SNY, WP4U, YT0HQ, ZA100I, ZA/F4DTO and ZD8O.
QSLs via Direct: 3B9FR (M0OXO), 3W2BB (XW2A), 4L1MA (ON4RU), 7T9A [AF-104] (7X2RO), E51KJW (JA1KJW), IA/IZ3SUS (I1HYW), SV2ASP/A (QRZ.com), V31MA (M0OXO), VK6FZM/mm (N2OO), VP8ROT [AN-001] (GM0HCQ) and ZF2DX (K0DEQ).
QSLs via LoTW: 3B9EME, 3D2RA, 3D2RA/P, 5M2TT, 9J2T, DL8GP, EA1PO, EA8MT, RA9YN, RK9AD, VK6FZM/mm, XE2X, YB1ALL, ZA/ON4ANN, ZF1A and ZL4PLM.
BITS & PIECES -
A.R.V.M. FIELD DAY 2014 PHOTOS -
Photos from the A.R.V.M. Field Day 2014 are available at:
CHINA BUILDS ARTIFICIAL ISLANDS IN SOUTH CHINA SEA -
"Sand, cement, wood, and steel are China's weapons of choice as it
asserts its claim over the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea.
China, the Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, Taiwan, and Brunei have
sparred for decades over ownership of the 100 islands and reefs, which
measure less than 1,300 acres in total but stretch across an area
about the size of Iraq. In recent months, vessels belonging to the
People's Republic have been spotted ferrying construction materials to
build new islands in the sea."
HST 2014 - MONTENEGRO -
The 8th IARU Region 1 High Speed Telegraphy (HST) Championship will be held on 12-16 September 2014 in Bar/Montenegro. Full information can be found at: www.hst2014.org/index.php [UBA HF News]
I.S.W.L. CLUB CALLSIGNS -
The ISWL Club Callsigns in use throughout the month of July 2014 are:
GX4BJC /A - Operated from Stratton, near Bude in Cornwall, by Mike M0SMJ (/A WAB Square = SS20 - England, IOTA = EU-005, WLOTA = LH-1841).
MX1SWL /A - Operated from Lambourn, in West Berkshire, by John G0GWK. (/A WAB Square = SU37 - 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.
I.S.W.L. Awards are available to all Hams and SWL's - see www.iswl.org.uk/ for full details. eQSL.cc cards ARE welcomed for our awards.
Very best wishes to all,
Pete Rayer, ISWL Life Vice President, Bournemouth, UK.
SAQ TRANSMISSIONS ON JUNE 29TH AND JULY 2ND -
1. Alexanderson Day, June 29th, 2014
The annual transmission on ''Alexanderson Day'' with the Alexanderson alternator on VLF 17.2 kHz will take place Sunday, June 29th, 2014 at 09:00 UTC (tuning up from about 08:30 UTC) and will be repeated at 12:00 UTC (tuning up from about 11:30 UTC). There will be activity on amateur radio frequencies with the call "SK6SAQ" from about 08:00 to about 14:00UTC, except during SAQ transmissions.
Any of following frequencies:
- 14.035 kHz CW
- 14.215 kHz SSB
- 3.535 kHz CW
QSL for SK6SAQ via SK6DK or bureau.
QSL-reports on SAQ are kindly received:
- E-mail to: info[@]alexander.n.se
- or via: SM bureau
- or direct by mail to: Alexander - Grimeton Veteranradios Vaenner, Radiostationen, Grimeton 72, SE-432 98 GRIMETON, SWEDEN
2. 10 YEARS SINCE GRIMETON RADIO/SAQ BECAME A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE, JULY 2ND, 2014
There will also be a transmission on, Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014, at 14:30 UTC (tuning upfrom about 14:00 UTC) due to 10 years since SAQ was appointed a World Heritage site. [Southgate ARC]
73 and Good DX!
Dave Raycroft, VA3RJ
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