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Thursday, July 10, 2014

I.C.P.O. Bulletin (11-18 July 2014)
"Islands, Castles & Portable Operations"
Listing is by calendar date (day/month/year)
11/07/2014:  Lali, VE3NE, tells ICPO: "I will be in Jamaica for the IARU HF Championship Contest using the usual 6Y3M call. Activity will once again be from the QTH of Josh, 6Y5WJ, located near Malvern, St. Elizabeth Parish, County of Cornwall, Jamaica (NA-097, WLOTA 3282, WW Loc. FK17DV), from 11-14th July 2014. This time my wife, Agnes (ex: HG9MAT) joins me and we will be in Multi-Single category. She is a bit rusty but we are practicing using VE3NEA's pile up trainer to bring her speed up. Go easy on her though...:-) We are not going to win but I am very excited becaus this is the first time we are enetring into a contest as a team." QRV outside of the contest will be holiday-style on the HF bands. QSL via VE3NE direct, Bureau and LoTW. [VE3NE]

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 []

11/07/2014:  Bodo, DF8DX, will be active from Buyukada [meaning "Big Island"] Island (AS-201-NEW!, WW Loc. KN40NU), Marmara Region, Istanbul Province, Turkey, as TA0/DF8DX until 13th July 2014. QRV on 40-10 metre CW with some SSB, using 100W and vertical. QSL via home call. [DX-World]

12/07/2014:  The National Association of Radioamateurs of Georgia, NARG, will be active in the IARU HF World Championship as 4L0G. Operators include Mamuka 4L2M, Levan 4L5C, Shota 4L5DJ and Ika 4L2IKA. QSL via EA7FTR (UT7QF for Ukraine). [ARRL DX News]

12/07/2014:  The following stations will represent Japan in the IARU HF World Championship Contest: 8N1HQ by the FEDXP Volunteers on 80m CW and 10m CW from Minato (JCC 100101), Tokyo prefecture. 8N1HQ by IDXRC on 15 and 10 metre SSB from Naka-gun. 8N1HQ by the University of Tokyo Contest Club on 15 metre CW from Kimitsu (JCC 1224), Chiba prefecture. 8N4HQ by Team Mima-chan on 160m CW, 40 CW and SSB from Mimasaka (JCC 3117), Okayama prefecture. 8N8HQ by the JA8CDT Group on 20 metre CW and SSB from Iwamizawa (JCC 0110), Hokkaido precture. QSL via the JARL Bureau. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

12/07/2014:  Operators Declan EI6FR, Liam EI7DSB (EJ7NET), Tony EI3HA, Dermot EI5IQ, Tony EI2GX, Anthony EI2KC, Bernie HB9ASZ and Rolf HB9DGV plan to be active on all bands and modes as EJ7NET from Clear Island (IOTA EU-121). Activity will take place between 12-17 July, 2014. via HB9DGV, direct or Bureau. []

12/07/2014:  Look for Mahmoud EL2CE, Dickson EL2DT and Richmond EL2BG to be active as EL2BEN from Monrovia, Liberia, during the IARU HF Championship Contest (12-13 July). The callsign is in honor of the LRAA's past president, EL2BA, Ben. QSL direct to: EL2BG (I. Richmond W.K. Harding, 6141 Clifton Ave. Ext., Jacksonville, FL 32211, USA). [DX-World]

12/07/2014:  Franck, F4DTO and Patrick, F4GFE will be active on the 12th of July 2014 from Fort Enet (WCA F-00515, DFCF 17-001, IOTA EU-032, DIFM AT-031). They plan to work as F4DTO/p on 40 and 20 metres. QSL via F4DTO, Bureau or direct. [RN1CW]

12/07/2014:  Look for Eric HB9IAB and the HB9HI Club Team to be active on 12th July 2014 (07:30 UTC to 10:00 UTC) as HB9HI/p from the Chateau d'Oron (DCS VD-050). QRV 7.110 +/- SSB, then 7.025 CW, then 14Mhz. QSL via home call, direct or Bureau. [I2JJR]

12/07/2014:  II0HQ will represent the Associazione Radioamatori Italiani (ARI) during the IARU HF World Championship. Twelve stations will operate CW and SSB on the six contest bands. QSL via bureau and LoTW. [425 DX News]

12/07/2014:  Special callsign OF3ERTC (European Team Championship [ERTC] 2014) will participate in the IARU HF Championship from Virrat, Finland, with Raimo, OH2BCI, at the helm. This will be an addition to the OH2HQ group. QSL via OH2BH. [OH2BH]

12/07/2014:  OH0W, from the Aland Islands (EU-002) will be active in the IARU HF World Championship as part of the WRTC-2014 Project. QSL via OH2BH. [OH2BH]

12/07/2014:  Andrew, RN1CW, will be active on the 12th of July 2014 from Lyubshanskaya Fortress (WCA UA-00317, COTA-RU C-136, RDA LO-22), only one hour after Andrew will activate Staraya Ladoga Fortress (WCA UA-00019, COTA-RU C-119, RDA LO-22). He plans to work on 40 and 20 metre CW and SSB as RZ1CWC/p. QSL via RW6HS. [RN1CW]

12/07/2014:  Look for the Polish Amateur Radio Union (PZK) Team to once again participate in the IARU HF World Championship (12-13 July) in the HQ category. QSL via SP7DQR. [OPDX Bulletin]

12/07/2014:  The Federacion de Radioaficionados de Cuba (FRC) will be active as a Headquarter entry with the callsign T49C, during next IARU Championship (12-13 July). Setup includes 10 different stations in eight cities from western to eastern side of the island (NA-015, WLOTA 0032). Most of them will be using low power and wire antennas. Operators include: Juan CO2JD;CO2RQ 160m/10m CW from Habana; Lazaro CO2WL 160m/80m SSB from Habana; Matos CO3IT 80m CW from Santa Cruz del Norte; Douglas CO8DM 40m SSB from Puerto Padre; Eduardo CO7EH 40m CW from Camaguey; Carlos CO2CW 20m SSB from Habana; Oriol CO8CY 20m CW from Baracoa; Raul CO8ZZ 15m SSB from Las Tunas; Rey CO6RD 15m CW from Sancti Spiritus; and Ale CM8AKY 10m SSB from Chaparra. QSL T49C via K8SIX. [CO8ZZ]

12/07/2014:  Look for VC6IARU to be active in the 2014 IARU HF Championship Contest (12-13 July) as a HQ station. QRV on all bands. QSL via VE6SH (Timothy St John Ellam, 3115 Carleton Street SW, Calgary, AB T2T 3L5, Canada). [IC]

12/07/2014:  VE6IARU will be active during the 2014 IARU/WRTC HF Contest on all bands from Alberta, Canada. QSL via VE6SH (Timothy St John Ellam, 3115 Carleton Street SW, Calgary, AB T2T 3L5, Canada). [IC]

12/07/2014:  The Radio Society of Bermuda (RSB) will be activated as VP9HQ in the 2014 IARU HF Championship Contest (12-13 July) as HQ station. Operators will be Seppo OH1VR, Oliver W6NV and Denny KX7M. VP9HQ will be active on all bands, both modes. QSL via OH1VR, direct or Bureau and LoTW. [NG3K]

12/07/2014:  VY2RAC will be the RAC HQ station in this year's IARU HF World Championship. It will be activated by Ron N0AT, Matt K0BBC and Tony VE3RZ from VY2TT's "DX Lodge" on Prince Edward Island (NA-029, CIsA PE-001, WLOTA 0523, WW Loc. FN76VS). QSL via LoTW or direct (Radio Amateurs of Canada Inc., 720 Belfast Rd., Suite 217, Ottawa, ON K1G 0Z5, Canada). [425 DX News]

12/07/2014:  W100AW will be active from ARRL HQ across the IARU HF Championship (12-13 July). QSL via LoTW preferred. [ARRL DX News]

12/07/2014:  Look for Dragan, K0AP and Vlado, N3CZ to be active as homecall/4 from Anna Maria Island (NA-034, USi FL-016S), Manatee County, Florida, from 12-19th July. They plan to be QRV holiday style on 40-10 metre CW and SSB. QSL via home calls. [K0AP]

12/07/2014:  YR0HQ will be the HQ station representing the Romanian Amateur Radio Federation (FRR), as an IARU society member, in the IARU HF World Championship (12-13 July). The contest log will be uploaded into LoTW, Club Log and eQSL. Paper QSLs are via the Bureau or direct from YO3KAA. To encourage contacts with YR0HQ, on both modes and on all six bands during the 2014 IARU HF World Championship, the Romanian Amateur Radio Federation (FRR) will offer, free of charge, a printable award in PDF or, JPG format, issued in 4 Classes. [YO3AP]

12/07/2014:  The Cayman Amateur Radio Society (CARS) will be active as ZF1A in the 2014 IARU HF Championship Contest (12-13 July) as HQ station as always. New crew this year. Activity will be from Savannah, Grand Cayman Island (NA-016, WLOTA 1042). QSL via K6AM, Bureau or direct (John F Barcroft, 4286 Farley Ct., San Diego, CA 92122, USA). [DX-World]

13/07/2014:  Lance, W7GJ, plans to be active as KH8/W7GJ from Tula, island of Tutuila (OC-045 WLOTA 4385, WW Loc. AH45RS) on 6m EME between 13-28th July 2014. He will concentrate on 13-21 July when EME conditions are most favorable. Once again Bob, ZL1RS (KH8/ZL1RS), is planning on providing 2m EME operation from the same location during approximately the same period. Bob's results and detailed plans will be found on his web page (/ They will also operate on terrestrial propagation modes if they become available, but expect to be busy contacting many single yagi stations via EME using JT65A mode. QSL via their home calls (see Further information and updates can be found at: [DX World]

14/07/2014:  Laurent, FM5BH informs he will be QRV from Calibishie, island of Dominica (NA-101), as J79BH from 14-21 July 2014. QRV holliday style, mostly CW with some SSB, using 200W TS480HX with the buddistick vertical. QSL direct with 2GS via FM5BH ( [DX-World]

14/07/2014:  Mirek, SP5IXI / VK6DXI, will again be active as Z21DXI from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, between 14 July and 3 August 2014. QRV on the HF bands, CW only. QSL via SP5UAF. [DX-World]

15/07/2014:  Petter, LA2PIA will be active as 8Q7PS from South Male Atoll, Maldive Islands (AS-013), between 15-29th July 2014. QSL via home call. [DXAT]

15/07/2014:  Andy, E51AND expects to be active from the island of Mitiaro, Aitutaki Group (OC-083), South Cook Islands on 15-18th July 2014. When portable he runs 100 watts to a 43-foot vertical with 30 radials. He operates SSB and slow CW. QSL to E51AND, direct only (see [425 DX News]

15/07/2014:  Look for Nikos, SV1CEI, to be active holiday style as SV8/SV1CEI from Kea island (IOTA EU-067, GIOTA SAS-036, MIA MG-053, WLOTA 1806, Grid Loc. KM27), Cyclades archipelago, South Aegean region, from 15-31 July 2014. He will work only CW on HF and 6 metres with IC-706mkiig and wire antennas. QSL via home call, Bureau or direct and LoTW. [DxCoffee]

15/07/2014:  Warren, VK3KS/p, will be QRV from the Wilsons Prom National Park (WWFF VKFF-539, IOTA OC-001) from 15-17 July 2014. He plans to start around 06:00 UTC on 7024 or 14044 kHz. QSL via home call. [DX Newsletter]

16/07/2014:  Gerhard, OE3GEA and Oliver, OE5OHO will be active holiday style from the island of Miquelon (NA-032, DIFO FP-002, WLOTA 1417) from 16-22 July 2014 as FP/OE3GEA and FP/OE5OHO. They will be active on 40-10m, mostly CW, using low power and wire antennas. QSL via home calls, direct or Bureau and LoTW. [DXAT]

17/07/2014:  Look for Simon, M0SIY, to be active as MM0SIY/p from the Isle of Lewis (IOSA OH01, SCOTIA HI21, WLOTA 1477), Outer Hebrides (EU-010) from 17-19th July 2014. Stopping at Callanish standing stones (WWFF GMFF-068), this will be a holiday type activation with activity on 40-10 metre SSB. QSL via M0SIY ( []


19/07/2014:  A group of operators from the section RST will activate Rijkel Castle (BCA LB-122, WCA ON-01153) using the callsign ON5BWE/p on 19th July 2014. Team members include Susanne ON2SL, Andre ON4DTO, Roger ON4AHQ and Erwin ON5BWE. Start 06:00 local time on 80m, 40m and other bands in SSB if the conditions are ok! QSL via the Bureau to ON5BWE. More info at: []

19/07/2014:  Frank, K3TRM will be operating from Webster Villa in Island Harbour, island of Anguilla (NA-022, WLOTA 1474, WW Loc. FK88LG) as VP2ERM between 19 July and 3 August 2014. Activity on the HF+6M bands using SSB, CW and RTTY. QSL cards can be sent direct or through the bureau to K3TRM. Direct requests must include an SASE or SAE with either an IRC or $2US for return postage. Online QSL Request Service (OQRS) for both direct and Bureau is available through Club Log. Full logs will be uploaded to LoTW shortly after returning home. Website: [DX-World]

20/07/2014:  A 20-strong team will be active form Liugong Island (IOTA AS-146, Grid Loc. PM17), Changdao County, Shandong Province, as BY4IB between 20-27th July 2014. Team members include BA3AX, BA4MY, BA7AA, BA7MY, BD2FW, BD3OM, BD4FFM, BD4IJ, BD4KA, BD4KM, BD4KW, BD4OJ, BD4OS, BD7LMD, BG3MKT, BG4NMT, BH3QZZ, BH4IGO, BH4KAQ (YL) and BH4LXZ (YL). QRV on 80-6 metre CW and SSB, including an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest. QSL via: Yongwei Yu, BD4KM, P.O. Box 73, Weihai City, 264209, China. [DX-World]

25/07/2014:  Geoff, ZL3GA, will be active from the Benjor Beach Club, Port Vila, Efate Island, New Hebrides (OC-035), in Shefa Province, Vanuatu, as YJ0GA (requested call) between 25-28th July 2014. This activity is actually a recon trip ahead of the upcoming YJ0X DXpedition scheduled for October 2014. Plans are to be QRV during the RSGB IOTA Contest on 40-10 metres. QSL via LoTW, Bureau/direct to ZL3GA. [DX-World]

26/07/2014:  Kary, HA9MDN, plans a Low-Power/SSB entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest as 9A/HA9MDN, once again from Vir Island (EU-170, IOCA CI-141, MIA MC-451, WLOTA 4050). QSL via home call, Bureau or direct. [NG3K]

26/07/2014:  Brani OM2FY and Rado OM2ZZ will be active as a Island/Multi-Op entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest as 9A/OM2FY from Krk Island (EU-136, IOCA CI-046, MIA MC-185, WLOTA 1342). QSL via OM2FY. [NG3K]

26/07/2014:  Operators Norbert DL2RNS, Rainer DL2RVL, Olaf DL7JOM and Olaf DM2XO will be active as DL0KWH/p in the RSGB IOTA Contest from Usedom Island (EU-129, DID/GIA O-13, WLOTA 1640). Plans are for a Island/Multi-Op entry. QSL via DL0KWH, direct or Bureau. [NG3K]

26/07/2014:  A group of operators will be active as EJ3Z from Inishbofin Island (EU-121, WLOTA 1870), co. Galway, Ireland, as a Island/Multi-Op entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (26-27 July). QSL via EI6GGB. [NG3K]

26/07/2014:  Operators Andres ES1AN, Harald ES1LS, Arvo ES1QV, Toivo ES2DJ, Jueri ES2EZ, Toivo ES2RR and Robert ES8DH will activate the callsign ES0U in the RSGB IOTA Contest from Muhu [aka Muhumaa] Island (EU-034, WLOTA 2725), Baltic Sea, Estonia. Expect a Island/Multi-Op entry. QSL via the Bureau is preferred. [NG3K]

26/07/2014:  Dragon Amateur Radio Club (GW4TTA) members Stewart, GW0ETF and Steve, GW0GEI will be active in the RSGB IOTA Contest (26-27 July) as GW6W from Holy Island [Ynys Gybi; island of Saint Cybi'] (EU-124, WLOTA 3338), Irish Sea, North Wales as a Island/Multi-Op entry. QSL via GW0LIS and LoTW. [NG3K]

26/07/2014:  Operators RZ1ZZ, RA1ZZ, UA1ZZ, UA1ZKI, RD1A, R1AZ, RA3AV, RK3AW, RZ5D, RT2D, R3LA, RW3QNZ, RX3QP, RG3K and UA3QPA will be active in the RSGB IOTA Contest as RI1N from Glov Island (EU-162, RRA RR-02-11, RDA MU-05). Plans are for a DX-ped/High-Power/24hr entry. QSL via RT2D. [NG3K]

26/07/2014:  Look for Petr, OK1FFU, to be active in the RSGB IOTA Contest as SV8/OK1FFU from the island of Thassos [aka Thasos] (EU-174, GIOTA NAS-037, MIA MG-124, WLOTA 4186), Aegean Sea, Greece. Plans are for a Single-Op entry. QSL via OM2FY. [NG3K]

01/08/2014:  Kevin, VA3OR, will activate special event station CF3NAVY on all bands and modes to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Submarines in Canada from 1-31 August 2014. QSL CF3NAVY via VA3OR by the Bureau or direct to: Kevin B Clements, 585 First Ave., Welland, ON L3C 1Z2, Canada. Direct requests require a SASE or SAE + 2GS. [IC]

01/08/2014:  Special event station VX9CMA will be active on all bands and modes from 1-31 August 2014 to celebrate the 2014 World Acadian Congress ( which will be held in the Canadian Provinces of Quebec, Nova Scotia and the U.S. State of Maine from 8-24th August. QSL VX9CMA via VE9RLW ( [IC]

10/08/2014:  Yutaka, JQ2GYU and his wife Miho, JJ2VLY will once again be active as NH0J from the J-Tinian Radio Space Club, Tinian Island (USi NI-003S, WLOTA 3108), Northern Mariana Islands (OC-086), between 10-15th August 2014. QRV on 80-10m (WARC included) CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL direct to JJ2VLY (Mihoko Sakurai, P.O. Box 1, Suyama, Susono city, Shizuoka, 410-1290, Japan). [DX-World]

16/08/2014:  Stan AC8W, Brian KG8CO, Charles KN8R and Lee N8LJ will be active from Tongatapu (OC-049) as A35AC, A35CO, A35LT and A35TR, respectively, between 16-24th August 2014. QRV on 160-10 metre CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL: A35AC, A35CO A35LT via K8ESQ. QSL: A35TR via K8AQM. [DX-World]

26/08/2014:  After their activity from Tonga, Stan AC8W, Brian KG8CO, Charles KN8R and Lee N8LJ will be active from Taveuni Island (OC-016, WLOTA 2762), Fiji, as 3D2AC, 3D2CO, 3D2LJ and 3D2TR, respectively. QRV between 26 August and 2 September 2014 on 160-10 metre CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL: 3D2AC, 3D2CO, 3D2LJ via K8ESQ. QSL: 3D2TR via K8AQM. [DX-World]

11/09/2014:  ZL7X is the special callsign licensed under ZL3JP as the DX pedition for the Chatham islands, New Zealand, scheduled from 11-16th September 2014. The station location will be at Awarakaw farmstay in Waitangi, Chatham Islands (OC-038, WLOTA 1627, WWFF ZLFF-017, WW Loc. AE16RB). QRV on 160-6 metre CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL will be LoTW (Prefered), SASE direct or via Bureau (QSL manager will be announce later). [DX-World]

24/11/2014:  Alejandro, XE1EE, will be active from Queretaro, Mexico, between 24 November 2014 and 23 November 2015 with the special callsign 4A5XX to celebrate his 20 years in ham radio. QSL via LZ3HI, direct to XE1EE, LoTW, Bureau, and eQSL. [DXAT]


12/07/2014:  On 12-13 July ARI Tortona will be active as IQ1TW from the birthplace of Fausto Coppi, the cycling "champion of champions" of the years 1940-50, in Castellania (Alessandria). Information on the relevant award can be found at: [425 DX News]

13/07/2014:  Members of the Quito Radio Club (HC1QRC) celebrate their club's 82nd anniversary with the special callsign HD082QRC from the 13th to the 23rd July 2014. QRV on 160-2m in CW, SSB, and RTTY. QSL via HC1JQ, direct only. [DX Newsletter]

16/07/2014:  Special event station OH2YOTA will be active on 160-10 metre SSB and CW to celebrate Youngsters On The Air from 16-20th July 2014. QSL via ON9CFG. [OH2BH]

16/07/2014:  Between 16th and 22nd July 2014 look for the following station to be active to celebrate ARRL's centennial year: W1AW/4 will be operated by Don W4OC, located in Boiling Springs, Spartanburg County, State of South Carolina. QSLs preferred via LoTW. [ARRL]

18/07/2014:  Special callsign OF3ERTC will be active between 18-20th July 2014 for the European Team Championship (ERTC) 2014. ERTC is a Virtual World version of WRTC - to be held one week after the Boston event. Almost one-hundred youngsters will travel to Virrat, Finland to compete under WRTC-like rules with their QSOs to all corners of the world to be made with real people on Virtual Amateur Radio bands! QRV from Virrat, Finland, on 160-10 metre CW and SSB. You can keep up with the event as it evolves on QSL for this event goes via Martti, OH2BH. [OH2BH]

18/07/2014:  To celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Atsugi-city (JCC 1113), special callsign 8J1ATUGI will be active on all bands and modes between 18th July 2014 and 28 February 2015. Atsugi-city is located in Kanagawa prefecture, Kanto region, island of Honshu (AS-007, WLOTA 2376), Japan. QSL via the Bureau is preferred way. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

U.S.A. Special Event Stations can be found at:


11/07-14/07  6Y3M: Jamaica Island WLOTA:3282 QSL VE3NE (d/B)
11/07-21/07  CT9/G0SGB/P: Ilha de Madeira WLOTA:0053 QSL H/c (d)
12/07-13/07  8N1HQ: Honshu WLOTA:2376 QSL JARL Buro
12/07-13/07  8N4HQ: Honshu WLOTA:2376 QSL JARL Buro
12/07-13/07  8N8HQ: Hokkaido WLOTA:2967 QSL JARL Buro
12/07-15/07  GU/WJ2O/M: Guernsey Island WLOTA:0013 QSL H/c (d)
12/07-13/07  T49C: Cuba Island WLOTA:0032 QSL K8SIX (d)
12/07-13/07  VP9HQ: Hamilton Island WLOTA:0201 QSL OH1VR (d/B)
12/07-13/07  ZF1A: Grand Cayman Island WLOTA:1042 QSL K6AM (d/B)
13/07  3D2ML: Viti Levu Island WLOTA:0055 QSL RM2A (d/B)
13/07-17/07  HK0/HK3JJH: Isla San Andres WLOTA:2990 QSL H/c (d)
13/07-17/07  HK0/VK6LC: Isla San Andres WLOTA:2990 QSL H/c (d)
13/07-21/07  KH8/W7GJ: Tutuila Island WLOTA:4385 QSL H/c (d)
13/07-28/07  KH8/ZL1RS: Tutuila Island WLOTA:4385 QSL H/c (d)
15/07-31/07  SV8/SV1CEI: Nisos Kea WLOTA:1806 QSL H/c (d/B)
16/07-22/07  FP/OE3GEA: Miquelon Island WLOTA:1417 QSL H/c (d/B)
16/07-22/07  FP/OE5OHO: Miquelon Island WLOTA:1417 QSL H/c (d/B)
17/07-19/07  MM0SIY/P: Lewis Island WLOTA:1477 QSL M0SIY (d/B)
l8/07-2/28/15 8J1ATUGI: Honshu WLOTA:2376 QSL JARL Buro


12/07-13/07  SKCC Weekend Sprintathon 6m class  12 0000z-13 2359z
12/07  Memorial OK1WC (MWC) Activity 6m-241GHz  1100z-1259z
21/07-03/08  GA14CG: XX Commonwealth Games 6-2m Phone/CW QSL OQRS
13/07-21/07  KH8/W7GJ: Tutuila OC-045 Grid:AH45 6m EME JT65A QSL H/c (d)
13/07-28/07  KH8/ZL1RS: Tutuila OC-045 Grid:AH45 2m EME QSL H/c (d)
15/07  LY 1.3GHz Activity Contest CW/SSB/FM  1700z-2059z
15/07  NRAU 1.3GHz Activity Contest SO/MO/Open  1700z-2100z
15/07  SPAC 1.3GHz Contest CW/Phone/Open  1800z-2200z
15/07  RSGB 1.3GHz UKAC SO Fixed/Open  1900z-2130z
15/07-31/07  SV8/SV1CEI: Kea Island EU-067 Grid:KM27 6m CW QSL H/c (d/B)
17/07  NRAU 70MHz Activity Contest SO/MO/Open  1700z-2100z
17/07  SPAC 70MHz Contest CW/Phone/Open  1800z-2200z

Information about current VHF activities can be found on the VHF DX portal "Make More Miles on VHF" at:

SOTA (Summits On The Air) Watch Alerts at:


QSLs via Bureau: 3DA0JK, 5H3CJ, 5V7JD, 7Z1HL, 8P9BZ, AP2MB, AP2TN, D2QMN, EY8MM, FJ/DK7LX, FJ/DK7LX, FK8EC, J79WE, J79WE, J87GU, KG4HF, KI1U/VE9, PJ2/W9NJY, PJ4/SP6AXW, PJ4/SP9FIH, PJ4/SQ9CNN, T32C, V5/DC8QT, VP9/DJ4EL, VP9/DJ4EL and ZF2LC.

QSLs via Direct: 5Z4/LA4GHA (H/c), 9G5ZZ (DL1CW), A35V (N3SL), A35X (N3SL), CN2XA (DL2DXA), E51JQY (JA1JQY), EP3HF (, FT5ZM (N2OO) J8/VA3MW (H/c), JT1AA (, OX3LX [NA-134] (OZ1PIF), TJ3SN (IZ1BZV), VP2V/SP6AXW (H/c), VP2V/SP6CIK (H/c), VP2MMN (DF8AN), VR2UW (, W1UE/HR9 (H/c) and ZM90DX (M0OXO).



Written by DL1MGB, July 9th 2014, 20:07
 It has been a while since the last news about our DXpedition to Lord Howe Island in October 2014. But that doesn't mean that nothing happened since then. OK, the experience we gained with the last DXpeditions in preparing and packing the sea freight makes it easier with the time. But nevertheless it was again a huge amount of work to get all ready to go.
 Nearly the whole team met in Goch at the great station of DR1A where we packed all our equipment. Though we already have a good selection of radios, amplifiers and antennas on our stock, there are always new ideas coming up with each DXpedition which lead to even more equipment. So it was this time. For the planned contest operation as well as for the normal DXpedition we plan to set up two-radio setups which are sharing the available antennas. Also the antenna planning needed some brainpower. For the high bands we will use both horizontal and vertical polarized mono-band antennas for each band, because they were available and because they minimize interferences between the bands. Having a big field to set up antennas is good, but having the shack at one end of the property, you need long cable runs to feed all the antennas. Therefore over 1,500 metres of coax cable and another 1,400 metres of control cable went into the boxes. At the end of the weekend we had over 3 tons of equipment packed in nearly 60 different boxes. They will now be shipped from Germany to Australia mainland and further on to Lord Howe Island. Be sure you don't miss the pictures in our gallery (
 We had one sad moment when Felix DL5XL had to tell us that he had to cancel his participation due to his job commitments at that time. With him we loose an excellent operator buddy!
 More or less by chance we got in contact with Joerg DF7TH. He has already been known to Dietmar DL3DXX and Gerd DJ5IW. They shared the operating seat at XF4DL in 2006. Being a CW enthusiast he has been active from EI, TK, LX, OD5, EA8 or IS0 in the past. Working as a freelancer in hardware and software development, he found the time to join our group to follow to Lord Howe Island. Having now three Joerg in the team, we decided to name them after their callsign numbers: Joerg-6 (DF6JC), Joerg-7 (DF7TH) and Joerg-8 (DL8WPX). Sounds like fun when calling for a Joerg. So welcome to the team, Joerg-7!
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 The callsign VQ9XR has been issued to Bob, N7XR, for upcoming activities from Diego Garcia Island (AF-006, WLOTA 1645). Planned dates are 3 weeks in August followed by 1 week in October or November. Focus will be on CW and RTTY during the trips. QSL via NN1N, direct or LoTW only. [DX-World]

73 and Good DX!
Dave Raycroft, VA3RJ
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