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Monday, July 7, 2014

Page last updated on: Sunday, July 6, 2014

IOTA News from OPDX

7 July, 2014

Island activities:
AF-040. Markus, DJ4EL, will be active as 5Z4/DJ4EL from Lamu Island, Kenya, between October 4-19th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using SSB. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau. QSL also via the LoTW.
AS-081. Operators Sung/HL5YI, Ho-Jong/DS5ACV, Rho/DS5BRE, Kim/DS5DNO and Tae-Hong/DS5QLJ will be active as homecall/p from Kadok Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a High-
Power/24-HRS entry. QSL via their home callsigns, by the Bureau, direct or LoTW.
EU-016. Tom, 9A2CU, who lives in the city of Zagreb, the capital city of Croatia, is currently operating from the Island of Hvar in the Adriatic Sea (WW Loc. JN83HE and IOCA CI-028) and will stay there approximately until mid-July. He states, "I'm trying to be active on HF bands as the time permits (mostly CW on 40, 20 and 15 meters, depending on propagation conditions, mainly after 1900 UTC)." Operations is good towards the "Islands Of Croatia Award" (IOCA). Visit his Web page for more details and updates at:
For more details on the IOCA, see:
(in Croatian only for now, use Google translate please).
An older version of rules in English also exists at:
He states, "the best way to check the rules is to contact 9A3SM, the Awards' manager." Islands list is available at:
Sorted by CI numbers --

Sorted alphabetical --

EU-057. Joachim, DL5KUD, will once again be active from Ruegen Island
(O-07 for the German Islands Award) during the RSGB IOTA Contest
(July 26-27th) as a Single-Op/CW/12-HRS/Low-Power entry. QSL
via DL5KUD, by the Bureau or OQRS.
EU-146. Louis, PA0LCE, and members of the UBA/WRC will be active as
PF14A from Schouwen Duiveland, Netherlands, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a Multi-op entry. QSL via ON4ON.
EU-162. Operators RZ1ZZ, RA1ZZ, UA1ZZ, UA1ZKI, RD1A, R1AZ, RA3AV,
RK3AW, RZ5D, RT2D, R3LA, RW3QNZ, RX3QP, RG3K and UA3QPA will be active as RI1N from the Glov Island, European Russia, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a Multi-Op/DXpedition/24-HRS/High-Power entry. QSL via RT2D.
NA-069. Jens-Christian, DL2RMM, will be active as K2RMM/4 from Sanibel
Island, Florida, between July 20th and August 1st. Activity will include the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th). QSL via DL2RMM only.
NA-083. Art, NN7A, will operate as NN7A/4 from Chincoteague Island
between July 7-13th. Activity will be all CW and holiday style running 100 watts into a wire and vertical antennas. QSL via NN7A, direct or by the Bureau.
NA-083. Carroll, KS4TL, will be active as K4P from Chincoteague Island
during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Island entry. This is a special event station in honor of the Chincoteague's 89th Annual Pony Swim, July 21st- August 4th. QSL via KS4TL.
NA-092. Operators Ron/K5HM and Matt/K5NGU will be active as N5T from Mustang Island (USI TX-011S, Nueces County, Texas) during the
RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a Multi-Op/Island entry.
QSL via N5T.
Several sources are reporting that 11 new IOTAs have been announced to coincide with the 50th anniversary IOTA convention. They are:
1) AF-118P - Los Farallones and Jaegerschmidt, Morocco (CN)
2) NA-247P - St. Maarten's Coastal Islands (PJ7)
3) AF-119P - Coetivy Island, Seychelles (S7)
4) EU-190P - Viktoriya Island, Franz Josef Land (RI1)
5) OC-296P - Tobi and Helen, Palau (T8)
6) AS-200P - Shikoku Coastal Islands, Japan (JA5)
7) AS-201P - Sea of Marmara Island, Turkey (TA)
8) AS-202P - Hawar Island, Bahrain (A9)
9) AS-203P - Sea of Okhotsk Coast Group, Asiatic Russia (UA0X)
10) EU-191P - Fericirii Island, Romania [split with Ukraine] (YO)
11) NA-248P - Nunavut (Devon) Island, Canada (VY0)
Compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW OP

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