I.C.P.O. Bulletin (12-19 December 2014)
"Islands, Castles & Portable Operations"
Listing is by calendar date (day/month/year)
12/12/2014: Udo, DL9HCU is again QRV from Nadi, Viti Levu Island (OC-016, WLOTA 0055), Fiji, as 3D2HC for the next couple of weeks. He runs QRP on 30-15m mostly CW, and has previously checked into the ANZA net. SL via home call, Bureau or direct. [DX-World]
12/12/2014: Harald, DF2WO, will again be active holiday-style from Praia, on the southern coast of Santiago Island (AF-005) in the Sotavento Islands group, Cape Verde Islands, as D44TWO between 12th December 2014 and 8th January 2015. QRV on HF bands, CW and SSB. QSL via M0OXO. Activity follows his operation as XT2AW. [DX-World]
12/12/2014: Joe, K5KUA will once again return to Galveston Island (NA-143, USi TX001S), Galveston county, Texas, and will operate as K5KUA/5 between 12-14 December, 2014. QRV on the HF bands, CW only when time permits. QSL via home call, Bureau or direct. [rsgbiota.org]
12/12/2014: Ryosei, JH0IXE, will be active once again as T8CW from the VIP Guest Hotel, Koror, Koror Island, Republic of Palau (OC-009) between 25th December 2014 and 5th January 2015. QRV on all bands using CW, SSB and Digital modes. QSL T8CW via JA0FOX, Bureau preferred. [Palau Radio Club]
15/12/2014: Bruce, 3W3B, stays in Vientiane between 15th December, 2014 and 2nd January, 2015. QRV as XW4XR on 80-10m CW and RTTY. He then returns again to Laos during later January, between the 15th and 23rd. QSL via E21EIC and LoTW. [DX Newsletter]
LOOKING AHEAD -
27/12/2014: John, PU2KKE will activate Santa Catarina Island (SA-026, DIB SC-01, WLOTA 2981), Santa Catarina State, Brazil from 27-31 December, 2014 using the special callsign ZV5WSC. The purpose of this DXpedition is to spend time in the most isolated and deserted beaches, combining hiking, camping and ham radio. This will be approximately 70 kimometers of hiking. A side trip to Campeche Island (DIB SC-04) will take place on day 5. QSL via PU2KKE, direct (PO Box 04, Cabreuva-SP, 13315-000, Brazil) with SAE + $2. Further information and pictures at: www.facebook.com/ChinelosDx [DxCoffee]
28/12/2014: Harry, JG7PSJ will again be active as JD1BMH from Chichi-jima (AS-031, WLOTA 2269, WWFF JAFF-018, Tokyo prefecture), Ogasawara, between 28 December, 2014 and 10th January, 2015. QRV on 40-10m CW, SSB and RTTY. Updates on twitter and JD1BMH webpage. [DX-World]
01/02/2015: Look for special callsign CG350F to be QRV on all bands and modes to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Canadian Maple Leaf Flag from 1st February until 1st March 2015. QSL via VE3RHE direct, LoTW or via the Bureau. See: www.canada-150th.ca/ [IC]
06/02/2014: Philippe, F1DUZ will be QRV again from the E.M.E. Guadeloupe Club Station (WW Loc. FK96HF), Saint Anne, island of Guadeloupe (NA-102, DIFO FG-001, WLOTA 0644, WWFF FFF-155) as FG4KH during his holidays from 6th February until 16th March, 2015. He will be on EME 144 but also on HF (included WARC) and 160m. Also Philippe will have a special attention for the TEP to South America, he hopes to again contact South Brazil like in 2013. 2m EME: TX always 1st period, info on MMM and N0UK. FT857D, LNA, SSPA, 2x8el H and V pol. 160m: infos on MMM and ON4KST chat. Inverted L and 500w. QSL via home call, direct or Bureau. [MMMonVHF]
16/02/2015: Madison, W5MJ will be active from Pohnpei (OC-010), F.S.M as V63MJ between 16-23 February, 2015. QRV on 160-10m CW only. QSL via home call and LoTW. [DX-World]
21/02/2015: Operators from Radiogrupo Sur will be active from Flores Island (SA-030, WLOTA 0528) between 21-23 February, 2015. QRV as CV5A look for them on all bands/all modes. QSL via CX2ABC. [DX-World]
SPECIAL EVENTS -
17/12/2014: From 17-23 December 2014 look for the following stations to be active to celebrate ARRL's centennial year: W1AW/3 will be operated by PVRC from the station of W3LPL, located in Glenwood, Howard County, State of Maryland. W1AW/4 will be operated by Fred WW4LL, located in Sharpsburg, Coweta County, State of Georgia. W1AW/KH6 will be operated by Lloyd KH6LC, located in Keaau, Hawaii County, State of Hawaii. QSLs preferred via LoTW. [ARRL]
U.S.A. Special Event Stations can be found at: www.arrl.org/contests/spev.html
6 METRES & UP -
13/12 Memorial OK1WC (MWC) Activity 6m-241GHz 0800z-0959z
13/12 SKCC Weekend Sprintathon 6m class 13 1200z-14 2359z
13/12 FISTS Two Metre Activity CW/SO/2m 1700z-1800z
14/12 FISTS Two Metre Activity CW/SO/2m 0900z-1000z
16/12 LY 1.3GHz Activity Contest CW/SSB/FM 1800z-2159z
16/12 NRAU 1.3GHz Activity Contest SO/MO/Open 1800z-2200z
16/12 SPAC 1.3GHz Contest CW/Phone/Open 1800z-2200z
16/12 RSGB 1.3GHz UKAC SO Fixed/Open 2000z-2230z
18/12 NRAU 70MHz Activity Contest SO/MO/Open 1800z-2200z
18/12 SPAC 70MHz Contest CW/Phone/Open 1800z-2200z
Contest Calendar: www.qsl.net/va3rj/con_dec.html
Information about current VHF activities can be found on the VHF DX portal "Make More Miles on VHF" at: www.MMMonVHF.de/
SOTA (Summits On The Air) Watch Alerts at: www.sotawatch.org/
QSL INFO -
QSLs via Bureau: AB3CX, ED5DY, ED5FL, ED5URL, ED6QY, FG4NN, GQ3XTT, LZ20TRC, R20RRC/1, R20RRC/3, S79K, TM70UTAH, TT8/US3EZ, VE2IM and XV2V4OJ.
QSLs via Direct: 2SZ (M0OXO), 9M2SE [AS-072] (9M2RDX), GB2NZ (M0OXO), P40JW (NT5V), PJ4DX (M0URX), RI0X [AS-064] (UA3AKO), ZL4AA (M0OXO), ZL7X (JA0VSH), ZM90DX (M0OXO) and ZW5W [SA-088] (PP5BZ).
QSLs via LoTW: 3B8MU, 3C0BYP, 3V8SS, 4K0CW, 5R8M, 5Z4TT, 8P5A, 9K2HN, CN8KD, CR3L, E2X, EA5RS, EI5KF, ES5Q, EW2A, FG4NO, FT4TA, FY5KE, IO1T, IR4M, JA5FDJ, JH5RXS, K3RV, K7BX, KH6LC, KH7M, KL7RA, LX7I, M6T, M7O, NF4A, OG6N, OH8X, P4/KG9N, P40C, PJ2T, PJ4A, PJ4DX, PJ4S, PY2KJ, SN3R, SV9RNG, TA5FA, TG9IIN, TG9AJR, TM6M, TO2A, V26K, V47JA, VE2FK, VK4KW, VP2MDX, VU2HBC, W1AW/1, W1AW/KP2, YC8ROP/P, YN2CC, ZD8O, ZF1A, ZF35LC and ZR9C.
BITS & PIECES -
Photos Ham Radio - 2014 - Lisbon
9Q, D.R Congo -
Association of Radio Amateurs, Congo (ARAC) has invited the Italian DX Team to Kinsasha for short stay during March 2015. The visit will include theoretical & practical training and refresher courses for radio amateurs in the DR of Congo, plus activity as 9Q0HQ. [DX-World]
DX0P, SPRATLY ISLANDS -
TEAM UPDATED - Ernie AD5MD, Jose DU1BP, Bern K6BF, Alex K6BG, Leo WA6LOS, Billy WE6DX, Joel WJ1P, Chito WW6CP, Dandy K6ZRH, Ben DV3KWM and RJ DU7RJA are planning to be active as DX0P from Pagasa, Spratly Islands (AS-051) in April 2015. QRV on 160-10m, CW/SSB/RTTY. QSL via WJ1P. [DX-World]
JUAN FERNANDEZ 2015 -
After Tromelin, members of F6KOP will be on Robinson Crusoe Island (SA-005, DICE ICE-004, WLOTA 0153) (Juan Fernandez Archipelago) from February 24 to March 4, 2015. A team of 22 operators from 7 different nationalities will be active on 160 to 6m. The web site will be online soon. QSL direct / buro / LoTW. [DX-World]
VU, INDIA -
Two special event stations are going to celebrate the birthday of Swami Vivekananda (12 Jan 2015). He was a Hindu monk and scholar. He was the first Hindu to speak at the Parliament of the World's Religions in 1893 in Chicago. Manju, VU2SMS, operates AU1SV until 31 Jan. 2015, QRV on 40, 20, 15, and 10m on SSB and PSK31. AU5SV will be operated during the same time by Suhas, VU2SMN, on 40-10m. QSL AU1SV via VU2SMS (d), AU5SV via VU2SMN (d). [DARC DX Newsletter]
Kerry W4SIG - 12/15/2014 to 12/16/2014 - SSB and CW
On Monday and Tuesday, Dec 15/16, I will be mobile in the volunteer state of Tennessee (sorry Gator!). Monday morning will be mainly boring interstate counties from Shelby to Putnam for a meeting. But that afternoon and evening I plan on heading the back roads over to Hancock/Hawkins to finish up WBOW for NN9K all QRP. Should be Overton, Pickett, Fentress, Scott, Campbell, Union, Claiborne, Hancock, Hawkins, then work my way back to Putnam. If it's not too late I may stick my bumper into Lee, VA, and Harlan and Bell, KY. Will have to see what driving condx are that time of night in KY. On Tuesday afternoon I will make the journey home. As usual I will try and work all the bands on CW and will run on 7188 and somewhere on 20 SSB. QSL via home call. [County Hunter Web]
73 and Good DX!
Dave Raycroft, VA3RJ
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