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Thursday, October 2, 2014

I.C.P.O. Bulletin (03-10 October 2014)
"Islands, Castles & Portable Operations"
Listing is by calendar date (day/month/year)
03/10/2014:  Aki, JA1NLX, plans activity as 3D2YA from Mana Island (OC-121) from 3-9 October 2014. QRV on 30-10 metres, mainly CW with some SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via JA1NLX SASE ($2.00) or OQRS (Direct ($3.00) or Bureau). Website: [NG3K]

03/10/2014:  Look for Klaus, DL5MCK, to be active on the HF bands as 9A/DL5MCK/p from the island of Cres (EU-136, IOCA CI-012, MIA MC-056, WLOTA 0553) between 3-6 October. QSL via the DARC Bureau to DL5MCK is preferred. []

03/10/2014:  Lee, VK3GK will be active from Eua Island (OC-049, WW Loc. AG28MO), Kingdom of Tonga, as A35RT between 3-13 October 2014. He is involved in a Rotary International Humanitarian project so air time may be restricted but hopes to be active for the Oceania DX Contest SSB and CW. QRV on 80-10 metres (including WARC) CW and SSB (maybe RTTY). QSL via home call, direct or Bureau. [DX-World]

03/10/2014:  Larry, K4KGG, plans activity as K4KGG/p from Jekyll Island (NA-058, USi GA006S), Glynn county, Georgia, from 3-6 October, 2014. Portable holiday style activity using Phone, CW and RTTY with Vertical antenna and 500W amp. QSL direct via K4KGG with 2 green stamps for DX and SASE, or Bureau. All contacts uploaded to LoTW and ClubLog. Larry says.. "please be patient. I will be away from home until November". []

03/10/2014:  Ethan, K8GU, will be active from the island of Tutuila (OC-045, USi AS007S, WLOTA 4385), American Samoa between 3-6th October, 2014. He plans to focus on WARC band CW and there will probably be a longer trip in January 2015. QSL via LoTW, direct/Bureau to home call. [DX-World]

03/10/2014:  Ben, DO1BEN and Barbara DO1IQ plan to activate Texel Island (EU-038, WLOTA 0043) as PD/homecall from 3-12 October 2014. Their QTH on Texel Island will be the village of De Cocksdorp (QRA JO23KD). Texel is located in the northern part of The Netherlands in the Wadden Sea, province of North Holland. TRX is Yaesu FT2000. We use self made vertical antennas for 10 and 20 meters. For 40 meters we will set up a inverted V (wide space) dipole. Activities are on digimodes (RTTY and PSK31), and also in SSB mode. QSL Bureau or direct via DO1BEN. Website: []

03/10/2014:  Darren, G0TSM, reports that he is currently active from Kos Town, island of Kos (GIOTA DKS-043, MIA MGD-016, WLOTA 1730), Dodecanese Islands (EU-001) as SV5/G0TSM until 7th October, 2014. QRV for a few hours per day on CW/SSB/RTTY. QSL via ClubLog OQRS. [DX-World]

03/10/2014:  Rob, N7QT, will again be active from Raivavae Island (OC-114, DIFO FO-122, WLOTA 2581), Tubuai Islands, Australes Archipelago, as TX5Z between 3-13 October. QRV holiday style with primary focus on 80m/40m CW and SSB and digital modes. QSL via N7QT, direct (SASE + $2 OR IRC), eQSL, LoTW and Bureau. Website: [DX-World]

03/10/2014:  Nobuaki, JH0JHQ ( will be active as V63XP from Phonpei (OC-010), Micronesia, on 3-6 October. Main activity will take place during the Oceania DX SSB Contest (from 8 UTC on 4 October to 8 UTC on the 5th). Outside the contest he plans to focus on 17 or 12 metres. QSL via JH0JHQ, direct or Bureau. [425 DX News]

03/10/2014:  Members of The Quake Contesters will be active as YJ0X from Villa Chelle (WW Loc. RH24CH), located on Mele Bay, Efate island [aka Ile Vate], New Hebrides (OC-035), between 3-15 October, 2014. Efate island is part of the Shefa Province in The Republic of Vanuatu. They will have 2 stations (K3s + amplifiers) plus a reserve (K2) on CW, RTTY and SSB. Antennas include 6 element 6m yagi and verticals for 30/40/80m on the edge of the ocean. Team members include Geoff ZL3GA, Phil ZL3PAH (Team leader), Paul ZL4PW, and Gordon G3USR. Activity will also include the Oceania DX Contest - SSB (4-5th October) and CW (11-12th October). QSL manager will be Phil, ZL3PAH. Logs will be uploaded to ClubLog, and OQRS will be available. Logs will also be uploaded to LoTW within 3 months of the operation. Further information and updates at: [DX World]

04/10/2014:  Markus, DJ4EL, plans activity as 5Z4/DJ4EL from Lamu Island (AF-040, WW Loc. LI07KR), part of the Lamu Archipelago of Kenya, between 4-19th October 2014. QRV on 40-10 metre SSB, with 100 watts. QSL via home call, Bureau preferred and LoTW. Website: []

04/10/2014:  Alex, PY2WAS, plans holiday style activity as C6AAS from the Melia Hotel in Cable Beach (Nassau), New Providence Island (NA-001, WLOTA 1115) from 4-8th October 2014. QRV especially during the nights on 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m and 10m SSB and CW. QSL goes via PY2WAS, by the Bureau or direct. [NG3K]

04/10/2014:  On 4th October 2014, Patrick F8DYD/p will activate the following: Castle of Terrefort (DFCF 86-116, WCA F-06182), Mill a Ble de Commere [laiterie] (DMF 86-065) and the lavoir de Commere (DLF 86-004). All references are located in the commune of Vouille la Bataille [Traversonn] (CP 86190). Activity will be on 80 and 40 metres. Higher bands, propagation allowing. QSL via home call, Bureau or direct. [F8DYD]

04/10/2014:  On Saturday, October 04, 2014 Philippe ON5PV/p and Bruno ON7ZB/p will activate the Chateau-Ferme de Corroy-le-Grand (BCA BW-045, WCA ON-00614), located in Corroy-le-Grand (Chaumont-Gistoux). QSL via home calls, direct or Bureau. []

04/10/2014:  Kasimir, DL2SBY will be active from the Seychelles Inner Islands (AF-024) as S79KB between 4-18th October 2014 as follows: 04-09 October from Mahe (WLOTA 3286), 9-18th October from Praslin (WLOTA 2862). QRV on the 30-10m CW (400W), SSB and RTTY (300W), using FT900AT + Amplifier ACOM 1010. Antennas will be inverted V for 30 metres and triple-leg for 20-10 metres, including WARC bands. QSL via home call, direct or Bureau. [DX-World]

04/10/2014:  Look for Diego PY3PDG, Luiz PU3KTM and Sadi PU3SSC to be active as ZY3WTS from the Dom Pedro II Fort (DFH RS-03), Brazilian city of Cacapava South, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil, between 4-5th October. QRV on 160, 80, 40, 12 and 10 metre SSB only. QSL via PU3SSC, Bureau or direct with SAE + IRC or $2USD. Website: [Radioamador Brasil]

05/10/2014:  Reinhard, DH6DAO, activates the lighthouse Faro de Torrox (ARLHS SPA-219) between the 5th and 14th October as EA7/DH6DAO. QRV on the HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL via home call, direct or Bureau and LoTW. [DX Newsletter]

05/10/2014:  Metin, TA1ED, plans activity from Marmara Island (IOTA AS-201) as TC0MI between 5-8th October. QRV on 80-10 metres. QSL via home call, direct or Bureau. [DX-World]

05/10/2014:  Iman, YB4IR/8 and Din, YB8RW/p will be active from Sula island (OC-076) between 5-9th October, 2014. QRV on 40-10 metre CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via home calls, direct or Bureau and OQRS. [DX-World]

06/10/2014:  A team of five operators consisting Dom 3Z9DX, Jeremy EI5GM, Dave EI9FBB, Frans J69DS and Col MM0NDX will soon be on their way to Sint Maarten with the primary aim of activating Guana Key of Pelikan (NA-247 NEW ONE!). Approximate dates of activity are scheduled from 6-10th October, but as with most island activations everything is dependent on calm seas and good WX. Using the callsign PJ7PK, the group plans activity on 40-10 metre CW and SSB. QSL via 3Z9DX. Full info can be found at: [MM0NDX]

06/10/2014:  Joel, N5JR and Jim, NT5V will be active from the island of Aruba (SA-036, WLOTA 0033) as P40JR and P40JW, respectively, between 7-14th October, 2014. They will operate SSB, CW and RTTY on 160-6m with an emphasis on the WARC bands and 80, 160m. QSL home calls or LoTW. [DX-World]

08/10/2014:  From a water's edge location on the north shores of Timor Leste (OC-148, WLOTA 0019) 4W/G3ZEM will be QRV between 8-20th October 2014. Activity will be all bands 160-10m primarily CW. There will be focus towards LF if conditions are favourable. Equipment will be K3, KPA500 with HF9V for HF and an 18m Spider pole supported vertical on 160/80m. QSL via M0URX with OQRS preferred. [NG3K]

08/10/2014:  Using XR2T, an IOTA DXpedition to Damas Island (SA-086, DICE ICE-201, WLOTA 0029, WW Loc. FG40FS) is being planned for 8-12th October 2014 time-frame. The main focus of the DXpedition will be to work the greatest possible number of unique calls, thus offering a possibility also to Little Pistols and QRP stations. Team members include Domingo CE1DY, Jose Luis CE1KR, Marco CE1TBN, Pablo CE1UMY, Dercel CE3KHZ, Julio CE3OP, Juan CE3RBJ, Chris CE3TAM, Sergio CE3WDH, Rodrigo CE4KCA, Juan CE5PHI, Claudio XQ1FM, Nick XQ1KZ, Alfredo XQ3WD and Dan XQ4CW. All bands will be activated using CW, SSB and Digital modes. Damas Island is part of the Humboldt Penguin National Reserve (WWFF CEFF-051). QSL via XQ4CW, direct or Bureau and LoTW. Further information and updates at: [DX-World]

08/10/2014:  Marcin, SP5ES and Jacek, SP5EAQ plan to be active as ZK3E and ZK3Q, respectively, from Nukunonu Village, Nukunonu Atoll, Tokelau islands (OC-048, WWFF ZLFF-020), New Zealand, starting 8th October 2014, for a period of three weeks. Note that the dates may change due to the unpredictability of transport. QRV on 80-10 metre CW and SSB. QSL route TBD. Website: [DX World]

09/10/2014:  Diego, F4HAU will be active holiday style as FR/F4HAU from from Reunion Island (AF-016, DIFO FR-001, WLOTA 1812, WWFF FFF-011)) on 9-12th and 18-24th October, while on 13-17th October he will be QRV as 3B9/F4HAU from Rodrigues Island (AF-017, WLOTA 4265, WWFF 3BFF-004). He will operate SSB on 40-10 metres. QSLs via home call. [425 DX News]

10/10/2014:  Kay JH3AZC (V63AZ), Hiro JR3GWZ (V63GW) and Takio JH3QFL (V60O) will be active from Pohnpei Island (OC-010, Grid Loc. QJ96), Senyavin Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, on 10-14th October, 2014. They will operate SSB, CW and RTTY on 80-6 metres; JH3AZC will also be QRV on 2m EME as V60EME. QSL via home calls. [425 DX News]

10/10/2014:  A group of operators from Red Stick DX Association will be active as W5GIX from Grand Isle (NA-168, USi LA-003S), Jefferson county, Louisiana, on 10-12th October, 2014. They will operate CW and SSB, and possibly some digital. QSL direct to W5GIX. [425 DX News]

10/10/2014:  Look for Mathias, DJ2HD, to be active from Lord Howe Island (OC-004, WWFF VKFF-295) as VK9DJ on 10-12th October. "Operation before starting the BIG Lord Howe DXpedition. SSB, RTTY and CW." QSL via DJ2HD, direct or Bureau. [NG3K]


11/10/2014:  To celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Quebec Conference special event station CK3Q will be active on all bands and modes between 11th October and 10 November 2014. QSL via VE3RHE direct, LoTW or via the Bureau. See: [IC]

15/10/2014:  To commemorate the 50th anniversary of independence look for Brian, 9J2BO, to be active from Lusaka, Zambia as 9I50JO between 15-31 October, 2014. QRV on all HF bands. QSL goes via G3TEV. [DX-World]

16/10/2014:  Taka, JA8COE, plans activity as JA8COE/5 from Shodo Island (IOTA AS-200) between 16-19th October. QRV on 80-10 metre CW, SSB and Digital modes. QSL direct, OQRS or Bureau via JA8COE. []

18/10/2014:  Michele, IZ8XLP, plans holiday style activation, on the HF bands, from the island of Ischia (IOTA EU-031, IIA C001) between 18-24th October using the callsign IC8/IZ8XLP. QRV on 10, 12, 15, 17, 20 and 40 metres, only SSB. QSL to home call direct, via the Bureau or OQRS IZ8XLP. Further information can be found on his website at: [IZ8XLP]

18/10/2014:  A group of operators will activate the Castle of Alden Biesen (BCA LB-093, WCA 00748) on 18th October, 2014, using the callsign ON5BWE/p. Team members include Susanne ON2SL, Andre ON4DTO, Roger ON4AHQ and Erwin ON5BWE. QRV starting 06:00 local time on 80 and 40 metre SSB. Other bands possible, depending on conditions. QSL via ON5BWE, Bureau preferred. []

18/10/2014:  Franck, F4DTO and Patrick, F4GFE plan to be active as ZA/homecalls between 18-27th October 2014 from Elbasan, district and county of Elbasan, Albania. Look for them to be QRV holiday style on 40-10 metre SSB, using 100 Watts. They also plan to activate the Elbasan Fortress (WCA ZA-00004), located in Elbasan city. QSLs via their home calls, REF Bureau or direct. [DX World]

23/10/2014:  Cliff, KD6XH, once again plans activity as 5W0XH from the island of Upolu (WLOTA 1944) Samoa Islands (OC-097), between 23-28 October. Activity will include a Single-Op entry in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (25-26 October) from CQ zone 32. QRV on the HF bands before and after the contest. QSL via home call, direct and LoTW. [DXAT]

25/10/2014:  Vakhtang, 4L8A, plans a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (25-26 October) from Tbilisi, Georgia (CQ zone 21). QSL goes via K1BV and LOTW. [NG3K]

25/10/2014:  Alex, RA1A, will once again be active as EA8/RA1A, a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m)/High-Power entry in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (25-26 October). Activity will be from the island of Tenerife (DIE S-012, WLOTA 1276), Canary Islands (AF-004), CQ zone 33. QSL via RN3RQ and LoTW. [NG3K]

25/10/2014:  Champ, E21EIC, plans a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (25-26 October) as XW1IC from Vientiane, Laos, CQ zone 26. QSL via E21EIC OQRS request. Website: [NG3K]

01/11/2014:  Take, JS6RRR / JI3DST, plans activity as JS6RRR/5 from Shodo Island on 1st and 2nd November, 2014. QRV on the HF bands using CW, SSB, RTTY and maybe some 6m FM. QSL via home call (see Website: []

04/11/2014:  Mark, LU7CAW and Martin, LU9EFO plan activity from Mocha Island (SA-061, DICE ICE-601, WLOTA 0684, WWFF CEFF-067) as CE5/homecall between 4-10th November. Activation will be weather dependent. QRV on the HF bands, mainly SSB. QSL via home calls, Bureau or direct. [DX-World]

05/11/2014:  A YL-group consisting Mio JR3MVF, Evelyne F5RPB, Ruth IT9ESZ and Waltraud DJ6US will be active from Brunei (OC-088, WLOTA 1628) as V84YL between 5-10th November, 2014. QRV on the HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL via DJ6US, direct or Bureau. [DX-World]

29/11/2014:  Operators Bob 5B4AGN, Dennis F5VHY, Roger G3SXW and Ron G8DX plan a Multi-2 entry in the CQWW DX CW Contest (29-30 November) from Pafos, Cyprus (AS-004, MIA MCI-002, WLOTA 0051), CQ zone 20. QSL via M0URX OQRS and LoTW. [NG3K]

01/12/2014:  Felix, DL5XL, will be returning to George Von Neumayer Station III (AN-016, WAP DEU-08, WWFF DLFF-022 QRA IB59UH), Antarctica, and be active when time permits as DP1POL from early December 2014 to late February 2015. QRV mainly CW with some SSB, RTTY. QSL via DL1ZBO, direct or Bureau and LoTW. Online log search will be hosted by ClubLog. [DX-World]

04/12/2014:  One of the very few European operators to ever receive a JD1 callsign, look for Freddy, F4HEC, to be active from Chichi-jima (AS-031, WLOTA 2269, WWFF JAFF-018, JCG 10007), Tokyo prefecture, Ogasawara, as JD1BOX between 4-12th December, 2014. QRV on 80-10m, SSB only. QSL via F4HEC, Bureau or direct. [DX-World]


04/10/2014:  Special event station TM2F operates from Chamery, France, on the HF bands on the 4th and 5th October, 2014. The QTH is near that place Quentin Roosevelt, the youngest son of the then US president, crashed his warbird on 14 July 1918. QSL via F4GTT, Bureau or direct. [DX Newsletter]

08/10/2014:  Between 8-21 October 2014 look for W1AW/KH0 to be active from from Tinian Island (USi NI-003S, WLOTA 3108), Northern Mariana Islands (OC-086), as part of the ARRL Centennial celebrations. Team members include Kit JA1NVF, Hiromi JA4DND, Ruu JA7MSQ, Yutaka JF1LZQ, Zorro JH1AJT, Seiji JH6RTO, Miho JJ2VLY, Ed KH2L and Jun WH0V. QRV on the HF bands, plus 6 metres, using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via W1AW or LoTW. [DX-World]

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


03/10-06/10   9A/DL5MCK/P: Cres Island WLOTA:0553 QSL H/c (d/B)
03/10-14/10   A35RT: Eua Island WLOTA:0194 QSL VK3GK (d/B)
03/10-06/10   KH8/K8GU: Tutuila Island WLOTA:4385 QSL H/c (d/B)
03/10-12/10   PD/DO1BEN: Texel Island WLOTA:0043 QSL H/c (d/B)
03/10-12/10   PD/DO1IQ: Texel Island WLOTA:0043 QSL H/c (d/B)
03/10-13/10   TX5Z: Raivavae Island WLOTA:2581 QSL N7QT (d/B)
04/10-08/10   C6AAS: New Providence WLOTA:1115 QSL PY2WAS (d/B)
04/10-10/10   KH6/VA3QSL: Hawaii Island WLOTA:0065 QSL H/c (d/B)
04/10-09/10   S79KB: Mahe Island WLOTA:3286 QSL DL2SBY (d/B)
05/10-14/10   EA7/DH6DAO: Faro de Torrox WLOL:SPA-219 QSL H/c (d/B)
06/10-16/3/15 TK/G4BKI: Corsica Island WLOTA:1390 QSL H/c (d)
06/10-12/10   XR2T: Isla Damas WLOTA:0029 QSL XQ4CW (d)
07/10-14/07   P40JR: Aruba Island WLOTA:0033 QSL N5JR (d)
07/10-14/07   P40JW: Aruba Island WLOTA:0033 QSL NT5V (d)
08/10-20/10   4W/G3ZEM: East Timor WLOTA:0019 QSL M0URX OQRS
08/10-21/10   W1AW/KH0: Tinian Island WLOTA:3108 QSL LoTW
09/10-12/10   FR/F4HAU: La Reunion Island WLOTA:1812 QSL H/c (d/B)
09/10-18/10   S79KB: Praslin Island WLOTA:2862 QSL DL2SBY (d/B)


04/10-05/10  43rd JLRS Party Contest 6m-70cm CW  04 0300z-05 0300z
04/10  FISTS Two Metre Activity  1700z-1800z
05/10  FISTS Two Metre Activity  0900z-1000z
07/10  LY 144MHz Activity Contest CW/SSB/FM  1700z-2059z
07/10  NRAU 144MHz Activity Contest SO/MO/Open  1700z-2100z
07/10  SPAC 144MHz Contest CW/Phone/Open  1800z-2200z
07/10  RSGB 144MHz UKAC SO Fixed/Open  1900z-2130z
08/10  MOON Contest 432MHz CW/Digital/FM/SSB  1800z-2000z
08/10  SVHF Fall Sprint 432MHz Fixed/Rover  1900-2300 Local Time
09/10  LY 50MHz Activity Contest CW/SSB/FM  1700z-2059z
09/10  NRAU 50MHz Activity Contest SO/MO/Open  1700z-2100z
10/10-14/10  V60EME: Pohnpei OC-010 Grid:QJ96 2m EME QSL JH3AZC (d/B)
10/10-14/10  V60O: Pohnpei OC-010 Grid:QJ96 6m QSL JH3QFL (d/B)
10/10-14/10  V63AZ: Pohnpei OC-010 Grid:QJ96 6m QSL JH3AZC (d/B)
10/10-14/10  V63GW: Pohnpei OC-010 Grid:QJ96 6m QSL JR3GWZ (d/B)

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: 1A0KM, 4S7DOG [AS-101] (JG3DOR), 4S7KKG, 4S7QHG [AS-171], 5W1SA [OC-097], 6O0CW, 7O2A, 9M0L [AS-051], 9V1XX, A31JY [OC-049], A31MA [OC-049], A25DJ, A25WO, AH0J, D44TBE, FJ/K5WE, FP/G3ZAY, FY5FY, JD1BLY, JD1BOI, KH0M, KH0/R0FA, OA4WW, OH0/OH2DZ, PJ2/K5JP, PJ2/NT5V, PJ2/W5BOS, RI1ANP, TX5D, TY1KS, V6S, VK9AA, VU2NP, XR0ZR, XT26DJ, XT2FCJ, ZD8D, ZD8O and ZL7/OE2SNL.

QSLs via Direct: 9G5ZZ (DL1CW), DU1GM (, ET3AA (N2OO), HK1MW (N2OO), JT1AA/3 (H/c), P29NO (EA5GL), T6DD (4O4A OQRS), VP2ERM (K3TRM), YB4IR/8 [OC-222] (OQRS) and ZD8N (G3ZVW).



From:* Jan Thogersen []
Sent: Saturday, September 27, 2014 5:15 AM
  A73A in CQWW SSB 2014* Once again, a joint team with members from *Danish Contest Academy* and *Qatar Amateur Radio Society* will be active from Al Khor in northern Qatar in the M/2 Category in CQWW SSB as *A73A*. Operators OZ1ADL, A71GO, A71AE, OZ7AM, A71BA, A71BR, OZ1IKY, LY4L, VU2BZY, A7/WT2NY, A41MA and more members of QARS will be active from the compound and at the same time use the opportunity to display Radio Sport to visitors. The team will be setting up the station in the week prior to the Contest and will be active with the regular club call sign A71A, with particular emphasis on the low bands. QSL via A71A. CU in the Contest. [via K1XN & The GOLIST]

  I'm not sure how many of you met up with Bob and Janet during their ZL visit over the last two months, but I have just had a "farewell" telephone call from Bob as they are flying home from Auckland tomorrow. VP8LP (& maybe VP8AIB Janet) should be back on the air from the Falklands again in a few days time. 73, Cliff ZL4AS.


73 and Good DX!
Dave Raycroft, VA3RJ
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