IOTA News from OPDX
18 August, 2014Island activities:
AS-117. Kenji JA4GXS, will be active as JA4GXS/4 from Kasado Island (Yamaguchi Prefecture) between August 23-24th. Activity will be on 40/30/20/17/15 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via JA4GXS, direct or by the Bureau.
AS-200. Kenji, JA4GXS, will be active as JA4GXS/5 from Shodo Island
(Kagawa Prefecture) between September 13-15th. Activity will be on 40-17 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via JA4GXS, direct or by the Bureau.
EU-045. Alessio, IZ0CKJ, will be active as IB0/IZ0CKJ from Palmarola
Island until August 31st. Activity will be on 40/20/15 meters during his daytime and mainly on SSB. Listen for his QSL instructions.
EU-082. Operators Pavel/R2DX, Eugene/RW3FB, Misha/RW3FS, Dmitry/RZ3DJ and Yan/RZ3FW will be active as RK3DZJ/1 from Kildin Island (RR 03-03, RLHA RLE-132, ARLHS ERU-042, WLOTA LH-1196) between August 21-27th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW,
SSB ad the Digital modes. QSL via RK3DZJ.
EU-109. Operators Nobby/G0VJG, Dave/EI9FBB, Richard/G7GLW and Charles/M0OXO will be active possibly as M0UKI/p from Farne Islands
between September 6-7th. From the M0OXO Web page: "This short
operation may also include participation in the SSB Field Day contest. The team is aiming for Longstone Island, dependent on weather, (keep an eye on QRZ.com links for updates). They will be using multi-band Dipoles & vertical antennas and hope to give this IOTA to as many chasers as possible in the short time frame." QSL via M0OXO, by the OQRS for direct and Bureau. Bureau cards MUST be requested via OQRS only. Do not send via the RSGB Bureau, they may not receive them.
EU-110. Members of the Verona DX Team Group will be active as 9A/IQ3VO from Porer Rock (IOCA CI-090, MIA MC-313) between September 18-21st. Operators mentioned are Walter/I3VJW, Ampelio/IK3JBP, Mauro/IK3SCB, Flavio/I3JRF, Marco/IW3ICK, Roberto/IZ3JKI, Cale/IW3ILP and Luca/IU3BXI. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, JT65A and PSK31, with two stations on the air. They also plan to be active with one station on 6 meters (WW
Loc. JN64WS) using CW, SSB, MS, JT65A and EME. For EME and MS
operations, skeds can be made through the ON4KST's Chat Web site. This operation will also count for the Porer Lighthouse
(CLHA CLH-111, ARLHS CRO-014, WLOTA 0240). QSL via IQ3VO, the
ARI Bureau is preferred. For more information and updates, see:
EU-171. A group of German operators will be active as 5Q7Y from Jegindø Island between August 30th and September 6th. Operators mentioned are Heinz/DC5WW, Max/DF2MX, Robert/DK2RO, Anton/DL8AW and Thilo/DL9NBJ. Activity will be on 160-6 meters. QSL via DL8AW. For
OQRS requests, pictures and more information, visit the Web
site at: http://www.5Q7Y.de
EU-191. (NEW) Members of the Romanian Radio Club Association (ARR)
will activate Fericirii Island for the first time as YP0F between August 22nd and September 30th. The group's plan is to have several expeditions to this non-inhabited island of cormorants, black pelicans, scrapping gullping, egrets and gray herons. Operators mentioned are Dan/YO9FNP, Daniel/YO3GA and Petrica/YO9RIJ. Activity will be on the HF bands (which the IOTA frequencies). QSL via YO9FNP.
OC-173. (Update) Craig, VK5CE, will be active as VK5CE/8 from Bathurst
Island between August 26-29th. Activity will be on the HF bands, but with a focus on 20m and 15m with 400 watts. Craig adds,"I'll also spend a little time on 12m SSB/digital and 30m digital." See Blog page below to see schedule operating times and frequencies. He is looking for funds to help off-set the cost. QSL via his home callsign. He does use ClubLog. For more details and updates, visit his Blog page at:
OC-222. Operators Imam/YB4IR and Din/YB8RW will be active as YB4IR/8 and YB8RW/P, respectively, from Obi Island between September
7-13th. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW and SSB.
QSL YB4IR/8 via LoTW or the OQRS. QSL YB8RW/p via YB9BU.
SA-086. (Update) The Chilean team, who was expected to be active as
XR2T from Damas Island (WLOTA-0029) between April 16-20th,
has now announced they will be active sometime around October
6-12th. Operators mentioned are:
CW - Nicolas/XQ1KZ, Carlos/XQ1CR, Dercel/CE3KHZ, Alfredo/XQ3WD
SSB/RTTY - Marco/CE1TBN, Jose/CE1KR, Domingo/CE1DY, Pablo/CE1UMY,
Claudio/XQ1FM, Mauricio/CE2WUI, Julio/CE3OP, Juan/CE3RBJ,
Sergio/CE3WDH, Chris/CE3TAM, Juan/CE3RBJ, Rodrigo/CE4KCA
Their main aim of this DXpedition will be to work the greatest possible number of unique callsign, thus offering a possibility to Little Pistols and QRP stations. Activity will be on all bands using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via XQ4CW.
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