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Thursday, November 6, 2014

I.C.P.O. Bulletin (07-14 November 2014)
"Islands, Castles & Portable Operations"
Listing is by calendar date (day/month/year)
07/11/2014:  Operators Piju 9M2PJU, Rizal 9M2RDX, Khairul 9M2KRZ, Wak Mit 9M2TPT, Rosli 9M2RHQ, Zamri 9W2NMX, Ikmal 9W2EDU, Mat Meran 9W2VVN, Weerut 9W2RUT, Kopok 9W2JDY and Izat 9W2RI will be active as 9M2SE from Pangkor Island [Pulau Pangkor] (AS-072, WLOTA 2532) between 7-9th November, 2014. QRV on 40-10 metre CW and SSB. QSL via 9M2RDX, direct with 2 USD + SASE. [DX-World]

07/11/2014:  Hidenari, JA0FKK, will be QRV once again as T88XC from the VIP Guest Hotel Free Radio Room, Koror Island, Republic of Palau (OC-009), between 7-16th November. Activity on all HF bands, CW, SSB and Digital modes. Possible activity in the WAE DX RTTY Contest (8-9 November). QSL via home call, direct or Bureau. [Palau Rental Shack]

07/11/2014:  Look for Nobuaki JA0JHQ, Shinji JF2SDR and JF2XQP to be active as V63XP, V63PJ and V63NK, respectively, from the South Park Hotel, Kolonia, island of Phonpei (OC-010, WW Loc. QJ96cx), FSM, between 7-10th November, 2014. Plans are to be QRV on 40-6 metre SSB, CW and Digital modes. QSL via their home calls, direct or Bureau. Further information and updates at: [DX-World]

07/11/2014:  Look for Rene, DL2JRM, to be active holiday style as SV5/DL2JRM from the island of Rhodes [aka Rodos] (GIOTA DKS-006, MIA MGD-028, WLOTA 0045) Dodecanese (EU-001) from 7-10th November 2014. QRV on 80-10m, using 100 Watts and GP antenna. QSL direct or Bureau to DL2JRM. []

07/11/2014:  Hidenari, JA0FKK, will once again be active as T88XC from the VIP Guest Hotel, Koror, Koror Island, Republic of Palau (OC-009) from 7-16th November, 2014. QRV on all bands using SSB, CW and the Digital modes. QSL via home call, Bureau or direct. [Palau Radio Club]

07/11/2014:  A team from the Grupo DX Caracas radio club plan activity as YW6X from Isletas de Puerto Piritu (SA-090, WW Loc. FK70MD) and lighthouse (ARLHS VEN-046, WLOTA 3032), Fernando de Penalver Municipality, Anzoategui State, Venezuela, between 7-9th November 2014. QRV on 80-10 metre CW, SSB and Digital modes. QSL via DM4TI. More info to follow.. Website: [DX-World]

08/11/2014:  From 8th November until 15th November Steve, KG4LJB, is looking forward to some R & R from Banks Road, Governor's Harbour, island of Eleuthera (NA-001, QRA FL15VE). Steve says "I plan on operating as time permits - mostly evenings and early mornings, but naturally family matters come first. Traveling lite - TS-480HX w/ SG-231. Various lengths of wire antennas, perhaps a dipole or two". QSL via the information at under C6AJB. []

08/11/2014:  On 8th November look for Didier, F4DJG and Yves, F4GGF to be active as F4KIW/p from the Castle of Saveurs (DFCF 76-089), commune of Saint Sauveur d'Emalleville (CP 76110). QRV mainly on 40 and 20 metres, propagation allowing. QSL via home call, Bureau or direct. []

08/11/2014:  Gerd, DL7VOG ( will be active as J6/DL7VOG from St. Lucia (NA-108, WLOTA 1336) between 8th November and 5th December 2014, including entries in the WAE DX RTTY (8-9 November) and CQWW DX CW Contests. He will be QRV on 160-6 metres mainly CW and RTTY. QSL via home call, bureau or direct (OQRS for both options on Club Log). [425 DX News]

09/11/2014:  Fran, EA7FTR will again be active as D44KS from the island of Boa Vista (AF-086, WLOTA 0972, Grid Loc. HK86), Cape Verde, between 9th November and 5th December, 2014. QRV on 40-6 metre SSB and RTTY. QSL via EB7DX. Note: Due to job commitments this is a spare time operation. [DX-World]

11/11/2014:  Mitsuru, JE1HXZ will be active from Pohnpei Island (OC-010), F.S.M., as V63XZ between 11-16th November, 2014. QRV on the HF bands. QSL via home call, Bureau or direct. [DX-World]

14/11/2014:  Joe, K5KUA will once again be active from Galveston Island (NA-143, USi TX-001S), Galveston county, Texas, as K5KUA/5 from 14-16th November, 2014. He will be working CW only as time permits. QSL via home call direct or Bureau. Online log search will be hosted by ClubLog. []


16/11/2014:  Dragan, YT2KID will be active on the 16th of November 2014 from Lazarev Citadel (WCA YU-00008), on the occasion of 666 years since the founding of the guards spear knights SV.Djorda which was established in 1348 year. He plans to work as YT2KID/p on 40 (7.151), 20 (14.251) and 17 (18.130) metres. QSL via home call, Bureau or direct. [WCA]

22/11/2014:  Special event station 8J1KP will be active on all bands and modes between 22nd November and 31st December 2014 to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Koganei Park. The park is the second largest park in the Metropolitan Tokyo Area, Tokyo prefecture, Kanto region, island of Honshu (AS-007, WLOTA 2376), Japan. QSL via Bureau. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

22/11/2014:  Ural Contest Group members Vadim R9DX, Serge UA8DX and Igor UA9CDC will once again be active as 8Q7DV from the Sun Island Resort (WW Loc. MJ63JL), South Ari Atoll (WLOTA 0317), Republic of the Maldives (IOTA AS-013). The main purpose of the visit is operation in CQWW DX CW Contest as a Multi-Single entry, CQ zone 22. The team will be leaving on the 22nd of November and staying there till the 4th of December. Equipment: pair of K3, Acom2000 and THP HL1.1KFX. Antennas: verticals and vertical arrays. QSL via R9DX direct or Bureau. Log will be uploaded to LoTW and ClubLog. [DX-World]

22/11/2014:  Look for operators Alex HC2AO, Anton OG2K, Serge R4WAA, Alex RA1AGL, Elena RC5A, Yuri RM0F and Sergey UA1ANA to be active from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal Island (WLOTA 0094, WWFF HCFF-004, QRA EI59EC), Galapagos Islands (SA-004) between 22nd November and 6th December. Callsign is pending. QRV on all bands including WARC and 6m. The team will also participate in the CQWW DX CW Contest as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via RC5A and LoTW. [DX-World]

24/11/2014:  Masa, JH3PRR, will be active as KH8B from the Turtle and Shark Lodge, Pago Pago, Tutuila Island (OC-045, USi AS007S, WLOTA 4385), American Samoa, between 24th November and 1st December, 2014. QRV on 160 metres only, including a Single-Op/All-Band/Non-Assisted/High-Power entry (CQ zone 32). QSL via LoTW (preferred) or JH3PRR direct only. [NG3K]

26/11/2014:  Hermann, DL2NUD (PZ5UD) and Wolfgang, DL4WO (PZ5EME) will be on a Moonbounce DXpedition from Suriname between 26th November and 8th December, 2014. Activity will be from Paramaribo (WW Loc. GJ25JT) on 144, 432, 1296, 2320 ad 3400 MHz. QSL via DL4WO (Wolfgang Freitag, Heidestr. 132, 01454 Radeberg, Germany) with SAE and sufficient postage. Further information and operating schedule is available on their website at: [DXAT]

26/11/2014:  Tim, NL8F is returning to the Marshall Islands and will be QRV as V73TM from Majuro Island, Ratak Chain (OC-029), between 26th November and 3rd December, 2014. QRV on the HF bands. QSL via K8NA (see [DX-World]

27/11/2014:  Look for Gus, VO1MP, to be active as VO2CQ from the Point Amour Lighthouse (ARLHS CAN-665, Admiralty H0114, WW Loc. GO11NL) in South East Labrador, one of the most Easterly and Southerly locations in ZONE 2. Focus will be on a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry in the CQWW DX CW Contest. Prior to the contest, Gus will be QRV on the WARC bands, CW only, as time permits. QSL via the information on under VO2CQ. Log will also be uploaded to LoTW. [NG3K]

29/11/2014:  Alim, 4K6FO, plans a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry during the CQWW DX CW Contest from Baku, Azerbaijan, CQ zone 21. QSL via LoTW (preferred) or DC9RI direct only. [NG3K]

29/11/2014:  Dave, K5GN plans to be active in the CQWW DX CW Contest as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry at the camel ranch of Khalid, A71CO located in Doha, Qatar. QRV on all six bands as A71CO, but no WARC there. Please QSL direct only. [NG3K]

29/11/2014:  Look for Juanlu, EA5BM, to be active as EA6FO in the CQWW DX CW Contest (29-30 November) from Sant Antoni de Portmany, island of Ibiza (DIE E-023, WLOTA 0958), Balearic Islands (EU-004). Plans are for a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power/Assisted entry, CQ zone 14. QSL via EA5BM and LoTW. [NG3K]

29/11/2014:  Tony, IZ2ESV, reports that he will be active from the island of Corsica (EU-014, DIFM TK-001, MIA MCO-001, WLOTA 1390) for the CQWW DX CW Contest as TK/IZ2ESV. Single-Op/Single-Band entry, 15m or 20m - TBD. A QSL card will be available via his home callsign. [NG3K]

29/11/2014:  Dmitry, UT5UGR, will participate in the CQWW DX CW Contest (29-30 November) as TO7A from Ducos, island off Martinique (NA-107, DIFO FM-001, WLOTA 1041) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry, CQ zone 8. QSL via UT5UGR or OQRS. [NG3K]

29/11/2014:  Winfried, DK9IP will once again be active from the QTH of Martin, V51W located in Omaruru, Namibia, during the CQWW DX CW Contest (29-30 November). Plans are for a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry using the callsign V55V. QSL via DJ8VC and LoTW. [DXAT]

29/11/2014:  Hiro, JA6WFM will be active in the CQWW DX CW Contest from the Club de Radioaficionados de El Salvador (CRAS) club station in San Salvador, El Salvador, as YS1YS, a Single-Op/Single-Band (10m)/Low-Power entry from CQ zone 7. Hiro says that he will also operate other bands to give everyone a multiplier. QSL YS1YS via YS1GMV, direct only and LoTW. [NG3K]

02/12/2014:  Gerry, VE6LB will once again be active as A6/VE6LB from Dubai, United Arab Emirates, between 2-25 December, 2014. QRV holiday style on 40-10 metres, mainly CW, using 100 Watts. QSL via home call, direct or Bureau. Log will be uploaded to LoTW and ClubLog. [DX-World]

06/12/2014:  Special callsign XM3G will be active on all bands and modes between 6th December 2014 and 4th January 2015 for the 200th Anniversary of the Treaty of Ghent. QSL via VE3RHE direct, LoTW or via the Bureau. See: [IC]


07/11/2014:  BRAZIL - FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX - PS43GPB -
Rony, PS7AB, will beactive as PS43GPB on 7-9 November for the 43rd Brazilian Formula 1 Grand Prix to be run at Interlagos (Sao Paulo). QSL via home call, LoTW and eQSL. [425 DX News]

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


07/11-09/11  9M2SE: Pulau Pangkor WLOTA:2532 QSL 9M2RDX (d)
07/11-10/11  SV5/DL2JRM: Nisos Rodos WLOTA:0045 QSL H/c (d/B)
07/11-09/11  YW6X: Puerto Piritu WLOTA:3032 QSL DM4TI (d)
08/11-05/12  J6/DL7VOG: Sta. Lucia Island WLOTA:1336 QSL H/c (d/B)
09/11-05/12  D44KS: Ilha da Boa Vista WLOTA:0972 QSL EB7DX (d)


07/11-10/11  V63PJ: Phonpei OC-010 Grid: QJ96cx 6m SSB/CW QSL JF2SDR (d/B)
07/11-10/11  V63XP: Phonpei OC-010 Grid: QJ96cx 6m SSB/CW QSL JA0JHQ (d/B)
08/11  Memorial OK1WC (MWC) Phone/CW/6m-241GHz  0800z-0959z
08/11-09/11  SKCC Weekend Sprintathon 6m class  08 1200z-09 2359z
08/11-09/11  Kentucky QSO Party 6m class  08 1400z-09 0200z
08/11  Open VHF-FM Contest 2m FM/HP/QRP  1800z-2000z
09/11-05/12  D44KS: Boa Vista AF-086 Grid:HK86 6m SSB/RTTY QSL EB7DX (d)
10/11-20/11  7QAA: Rep. of Malawi Grid:TBA 50.110/CW 50.110/SSB QSL OQRS
11/11  LY 432MHz Activity Contest CW/SSB/FM  1800z-2159z
11/11  NRAU 432MHz Activity Contest SO/MO/Open  1800z-2200z
11/11  RSGB 432MHz UKAC SO Fixed/Open  2000z-2230z
12/11  MOON Contest 432MHz CW/Digital/FM/SSB  1900z-2100z
13/11  LY 50MHz Activity Contest CW/SSB/FM  1800z-2159z
13/11  NRAU 50MHz Activity Contest SO/MO/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: 7J1YAJ, AB1HZ, E70T, LZ1534GWS, N4OGW, NU1AW/3, SW8WW, VP2MQD, W1AW/4, YB8V and YQ9W.

QSLs via Direct: 4W6LU (JA7LU), 8R1AE (JA1HGY), 9M57MS (9M6YBG), KH0/OZ0J (H/c), PZ5AA (JA1HGY), T88VW (OZ0J), TG9/KG8XV (JA1HGY), V73NS (W3HNK), VK9NT (OQRS), YB4IR/8 [OC-076] (H/c), YB8V [OC-157] (YB8XM), ZD7J (DL7UVO) and ZD9XF (OQRS).



For Immediate Release
From: The KP1-5 project
RE: Navassa 2015
Date Oct. 29, 2014
We are pleased to announce that the new Navassa 2015 DXpedition website is up and running. It can be found at
Also, it is official...our call sign will be K1N.
Team members are:  AA7JV, K0IR, K4UEE, K5AC, K9CT, KT4TTT, N2OO, N2TU, N4GRN, N6MZ, NA5U, NM1Y, W0GJ, W6IZT, WB9Z.
We will update the website often as more information becomes available. We are working closely with the USFWS and are pleased with their "can do" attitude. We should have specific dates shortly, but the team has cleared their schedules to be available for the two week operation starting in late January 2015.
Fundraising has begun. If able, we encourage you to financially support the project.
for the DXpedition team
Bob K4UEE, Glenn W0GJ, Mike NA5U

Sam, IT9/LY5W (at II9P), reports that they are looking for skillful operators for the CQWW DX CW Contest (29-30 November) from Ragusa, Sicily Island (EU-025, IIA SC001, MIA MI-107, WLOTA 1362) as possibly a Multi-2 or Multi/Multi entry. Contact Sam LY5W or Carmelo IT9AUG, Antonello IT9EQO and Marcelo IT9CJC directly. QSL II9P via IT9CHU, direct or LoTW. No eQSL. No Bureau. Website: [LY5W]

VP8RAF/100 Falkland Islands -
The RAF Amateur Radio Society, G8FC, is sending an expedition to the Falkland Islands and will be operating from the Joint Services Welfare Facility Amateur Radio Station using the callsigns VP8RAF/100 and VP8FIR/100.
The callsigns commemorate the Battle of Coronel on November 1, 1914 and the 1st Battle of the Falklands on December 8, 1914.
All VP8 stations are able to use the suffix /100 between 1 November and 15 December 2014.
The Battle of Coronel off the West coast of Chile saw a number of Royal Navy ships sunk, both the HMS Good Hope and HMS Monmouth which were lost with all crew.
What became known as the 1st Battle of the Falklands took place to the South East of East Falkland and saw the Royal Navy sink eight ships of the German Imperial Navy including the flag ship of Admiral Graf Von Spee.
The RAFARS station will be using the following frequencies: CW 3.505, 7015, 10.112, 14.055, 18.070, 21.055, 24.892, 28.055. SSB 3.790, 7.155, 14.270, 18.123, 21.290, 24.945, 28.250.
Some maintenance work may have to be carried out on arrival, however, the station should be active from December 5-9. The expedition will always be looking for the best band to work the UK.

Battle of Coronel

RAFARS Expedition to the Falkland Islands

ZD9TT, Tristan da Cunha -
NEWS - The ZD9TT DXpedition, originally planned for September 2014 and later postponed to September 2015 because of transportation problems, has been cancelled. [DX-World]


73 and Good DX!
Dave Raycroft, VA3RJ
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