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Monday, June 23, 2014

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IOTA News from OPDX

23 June, 2014

Island activities:
AS-147. Taka, JA8COE, who was recently active this past week as JA8COE/8 from Yagishiri Island (WLOTA LH2512), will return for the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th). He will use a Spiderbeam antenna. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau or using the OQRS on ClubLog. He has a Blog page at:
AS-155. Operators Leon/BU2CN, Tang/BM2AAV, Eddie/BV2DD, Evan/BV2KS, Lee/BV2NT, Lee/BX2AB, Koshiro/JA3AQM and Bom/XX9LT will be active from Liuqiu Island between July 25-28th. Activity will be on 40-6 meters using CW and SSB. They will also be in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) signing BV0L and as a Multi-2/Island entry. QSL via BV0L (see
EU-008. Dave, GM4NFI, is planning to be active as GM4NFI/P from Fladda, Inner Hebrides, on the Saturday of the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Mixed-Mode (mostly SSB) entry using 100 watts to a portable dipole. QSL via his home address, direct or by the Bureau. PLEASE NOTE: This operation is VERY much WX dependent as landing is VERY difficult if there is any bad sea condition because he is using a small boat.
EU-036. Arno, DL1CW, will be active as LA/DL1CW/m from Hitra Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/ Low-Power entry. QSL via DL1CW.
EU-089. Operators Ant├│nio/CU8AS, Hermann/HB9CRV, Siggi/DL2YHY, Lutz/DL8MLD, Arlindo/CT1EGW (CU8AU), Luis/CT1EEQ (CU8AV), Pedro/CT1EKD and Luis/CT4NH (CU8NH) will be active as CR2V from Flores Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th).
QSL via HB9CRV ( address). Activity outside of the contest will be made using their individual callsigns. QSL via their home callsigns ( address). The operators will be there between July 21-28th.
EU-107. Operators Gil/F4FET and Diego/F4HAU will be active as TM1BIG from Petite Island (DIFM MA055) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a Multi-Op/SSB-Mode/Expedition/High-Power/24H entry. QSL via F4FET. Also, look for activity after the contest. Activity will be on 80-10 meters.
EU-119. (Update) Operators Victor/R1NU, Gen/R3BY, Max/RU5D and Ivan/UA6MF will be active as RI1O from Severny Gorodok Arctic settlement on Morzhovets Island (RRA RR-02-08, RDA AR-21, WLOTA L-1070, ARLHS ERU-051 and RLHA RLE-031) between June 22-30th. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL via R1NU, direct or by the Bureau.
NA-029. Operator Ken, K6LA, will once again operate from Prince Edward Island in eastern Canada using the VY2TT superstation (Grid Square FN76vs, CISA PE-001) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Mixed/24H/High-Power entry. QSL via K6LA direct.
NA-067. Nathan, N4YDU, will once again be active from Ocracoke Island between July 20-27th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW and SSB. Operations will also include the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power/Mixed-Mode entry using the callsign W4O. QSL via N4YDU direct only.
NA-213. Remember to look for operators Steve/KI4GGJ, Allan/KV4T, Bridget/KS4YT, Robert/AJ4T, Tre/W4CCF, Nicholas/KJ4AVG and Gramlin/KD4QZR to be active from Dauphin Island (USI AL-002S, Mobile County, AL) between June 23-30th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW and SSB. Look for operators to sign homecall/p. QSL via their home callsigns.
OC-145. By the time read you this, operators Sisca/YB8RXA, Din/YB8RW, Gatot/YB8SFE, Kadek/YB9BU, Vino/YD8SVX, Marthen/YD8TWV, Poppy/YD8TYC, Fredric/YD8UFD, Bahtiar/YE8XBN, Salim/YE8XII and Alfi/YE8XW will be active as homecall/p from the North Maluku Island until June 26th. Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL via YB9BU.
OC-148. Kadek, YB9BU, will be active as YB9BU/P from Kupang, Timor Island between July 31st and August 5th. This island does not count for the DXCC entity Timor-Leste. Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL via his home callsign. For more details about Kupang, Timor Island, see:
OC-294. Operators Cezar/VE3LYC, Craig/VK5CE, Johan/PA3EXX and Bob/KD1CT will attempt to operate from Sandy Islet for 5 days between September 14-21st as VK6ISL (callsign pending). They plan to have two stations on around-the-clock, using CW and SSB, on 40-10 meters. For one of the two stations the Team will employ a solid state 400 watts amp, whereas the second station will use 100 watts. They will bring vertical antennas for 15m, 20m, and a multi-band antenna. The Pilot Station will be Bob, WB2YQH.
Their Web page states, "Sandy Islet represents the last IOTA group of Australia still waiting to be brought on the air for the first time! After multiple rounds of communication during the last almost three years, we are extremely pleased to report that the Department of Parks and Wildlife of Western Australia have agreed to approve a landing and operating permit for the Team. This permit is valid until September 30th, before the start of the Giant Green Turtles hatching season." QSL via VE3LYC (see Web page), direct or by the Bureau. An OQRS will be available at ClubLog. For more details and updates, watch:
SA-072. (Update) Operators Ronaldo/PS8BV, Anselmo/PS8AB and John/PS8PY will be active as ZY8D from Canarias Island between July 25-27th. Activity will be on 80/40/20/15/10 meters using SSB, and an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th). QSL via direct to: P.O. BOX 166, Teresina, PI 64001970, Brazil.

Compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW OPDX
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