IOTA News from OPDX
25 August, 2014Island activities:
EU-080. A Spanish team will be active as EG1EI (confirmation pending) for the first time on Estela de Fora Island (DIE O-229, ARLHS SPA-069) between August 29-31st. Operators mentioned are
Nardo/EC1DD, Alberto/EA1IQM and Miguel/EA1BP. Activity will be mainly SSB on the HF bands (two stations). QSL via EC1DD, direct or by the Bureau.
EU-174. Laci, HA0HW, will once again be active from Thassos Island
(GIOTA NAS-037, MIA MG-124, WLOTA LH-4186, QRA KN20HS), as
SW8WW (ex-J48HW) between September 12-22nd. He will operate mainly CW, with some SSB and RTTY, on the HF bands (usually on
80/40/30/20/17/12/10 meters) and on 6 meters. His rigs are usually a FT-840 with a MOS-FET amplifier (300-400 watts) and an IC-706 (for 6m only). Antennas are a monoband Gps and dipoles on fishing poles. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the HA Bureau, or by the OQRS via ClubLog is 'OK' as well.
NA-046. Bill, K2HVN, will be on Martha's Vineyard on September 20th,
for one day. He will also be on Nantucket Island September 21st for one day. He states, "I will have 20m CW/SSB, 30m, 40m CW/SSB, and 17m ONLY SSB. I will try to be on 14040, 10115 and 7035 kHz CW and 14260, 7055, and 18128 kHz SSB." QSL via his home callsign.
NA-067. John, N4DSP, will be active from Ocracoke Island between August 25-29th. Activity will be on 40, 20, and 10 meters if open.
Operations will be mostly CW, but he will do some SSB on the traditional IOTA frequencies for those bands. John will be using a KX3 running 5 watts and an LNR End Fed antenna. QSL via his home callsign direct only (see QRZ.com; NO Bureau).
OC-218. (Update/Dates) Operators Cezar/VE3LYC and Bob/KD1CT will
attempt to operate from Matthew Island for 4 days between September 4-7th. They will maintain one station on the air around the clock, operating on all bands from 40-10 meters using CW and SSB. The team will not use an amplifier. QSL via VE3LYC, direct or by the Bureau. A OQRS will be available from ClubLog. For more details and updates, see:
OC-294. (Update/Dates) Operators Cezar/VE3LYC, Craig/VK5CE, Johan/PA3EXX and Bob/KD1CT will attempt to operate from Sandy Islet between September 15-19th as VK6ISL. 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: http://vk6isl.weebly.com
SA-044. Members from Grupo DX Caracas will be active as YW5D from Isla la Tortuga (WLOTA 3027, ARLHS VEN-047) between August 26-31st.
Activity will be on 160-2 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.
For suggested frequencies, see QRZ.com. QSL via DM4TI.
Compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW OPDX
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