Search This Blog

DXER Ham Radio DX News

The latest dx news/current propagation and more. Visit mike's Amateur Radio Page at

Friday, January 2, 2015

I.C.P.O. Bulletin (02-09 January 2015)
"Islands, Castles & Portable Operations"
Listing is by calendar date (day/month/year)
02/01/2015:  Before activating Raivavae Island OC-114 in the Austral Islands group (FO/A), Wayne, KK6BT will first operate from the island of Bora Bora (IOTA OC-067, DIFO FO-003). He plans to be on the air from January 2 through January 5, 2015. All QSL requests should be directed to KE8G. [DX-World]

05/01/2015:  Wayne, KK6BT, will be active as TX5W from Raivavae Island (OC-114, DIFO FO-122, WLOTA 2581), Austral Islands, between 5-11th January, 2015. QRV on 40-10m, SSB. Focus on central and north EU. Website with full details coming soon. QSL direct only to KE8G (Jim Blanca, 5838 Acacia Rose Ct., Richmond, TX, 77407 USA). Further information and updates at: [DX-World]

07/01/2015:  Nobu, JA0JHQ will be active from Tutuila Island (OC-045, USi AS007S, WLOTA 4385), American Samoa, as AH0CO/KH8 between January 7-12, 2015. QRV mainly on 30, 17 and 15 metre SSB, some CW. QSL via home call, direct or Bureau. [DX-World]

07/01/2015:  Look for Yu T88HK (JE6DND), Hiro T88HS (JA6KYU), T88KC (JA6KCC), Yasu T88RR (JA6UBY), and Mike T88SM (JA6EGL) to be active from Koror Island (WW Loc. PJ77FI), Republic of Palau (OC-009), on 7-15th January. They plan to operate CW, SSB and RTTY on 160-6 metres. QSL direct to home calls. [425 DX News]

09/01/2015:  The West Bengal Radio Club (VU2MQT, will be active as 8T5MQT from Sagar Island (AS-153, WLOTA 2262) on 9-16th January 2015 during the annual Gangasagar Mela. Expect main activity to take place on 14260 kHz. QSL via VU2NRO. [425 DX News]

09/01/2015:  Jeff, VA3QSL will be active from the island of Dutch Sint Maarten (NA-105, WLOTA 0711) as PJ7/VA3QSL between 9-13th January. QRV holiday style on 40-6 metre SSB and CW, using 100w and a dipole. QSL via home call, Bureau or direct ( with SASE $2 for US QSOs, $3 International. LoTW will be done on return, end of January. [VA3QSLL/VA3YY]


10/01/2015:  Operators YB8IBD, YB8IAN, YB8KM, YC8KNW, YC8KLA, YC8IAI, YC8KBY and YB8KGR plan activity from Wowoni Island [Wawonii Kepulauan] (OC-236) as YB8K on 10th and 11th of January, 2015. QRV on the HF bands using CW, SSB and Digital modes. QSL via YB8IBD direct only. Online log search will be hosted by ClubLog. Further info and updates at: []

23/01/2015:  Kenji, JA4GXS will once again be active as JA4GXS/5 from Shodo Island (AS-200) between 23-25 January. Plans are to be QRV on 40-15 metre CW and SSB. QSL via home call, direct or Bureau. []

30/01/2015:  Nobu, JA0JHQ will be active from the Chatham Islands (OC-038, WLOTA 1627, WWFF ZLFF-017) as ZL7/JA0JHQ during the short period of 30th January to 1st February, 2015. QRV mainly on 17 and 15 metre CW and SSB. Will try 10m CW. QSL via home call, direct or Bureau. [DX-World]

01/02/2015:  Look for special event station TM60TAAF to be on air on February 2015: 1, 6 to 8, 13 to 17, 19 to 22 and 27 to 28. Activity is to celebrate the 60th anniversary of French Southern Antarctic Territory (FSAT/TAAF) founding in 1955. The FSAT/TAAF territory includes 8 DXCC: - Amsterdam, Crozet and Kerguelen Islands (3), - Adelie Land /Antarctica (1), - Europa, Glorieuse, Juan de Nova, Tromelin islands (4). Operation will be made from 40m to 10m by Francois F8DVD from his Qth of Macon in the east part of France, 60 km North of Lyon. Activation will also be held during the 12th Antarctic Activity Week. The new reference for WAP program is 255. QSL via F8DVD, direct with SAE + 1 new IRC or 2 USD (Francois Bergez 6, rue de la Liberte F- 71000 MACON, FRANCE) or via the Bureau. For more details, visit: [DxCoffee]

21/02/2015:  Will, AA4NC, will be active from Honduras as HR5/AA4NC for the ARRL International DX CW Contest (21-22 February) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via LoTW or direct only with SASE or SAE + sufficient postage to AA4NC (Will Roberts, 8104 Lawdraker Rd., Apex, NC 27502, USA). [NG3K]

14/03/2015:  Bob, K3UL will be active from Grand Cayman Island (NA-016, WLOTA 1042) as ZF2UL between 14-20th March. QRV holiday style on the HF bands. QSL via home call ( [DX-World]

25/03/2015:  A team consisting of Ronald PA3EWP, Hans DL6JGN, Ernoe DK2AMM and Guenter DL2AWG plan activity from Nauru (OC-031) as C21EU (callsign is pending) between 25th March and 4th April. They will stay in the Menen Hotel and QRV on 40-10m, CW/SSB/RTTY, maybe PSK. Their equipment includes two K3 and two PA 600W. For antennas they will use 5 band Spiderbeams and some verticals. Two stations running 24/7 if possible. QSL via operators' instructions. [DX-World]

09/04/2015:  Francois F8DVD will be active from Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen Island (EU-026, WLOTA 0125), Svalbard, as JW/F8DVD between 9-15th April, 2015. QRV on 80-10 metre CW, SSB and Digital modes. QSL via home call, Bureau or direct. [DX-World]

28/06/2015:  Peter ON8VP, Mike ON6QQ and Ron ON5TQ plan activity from Market Reef (EU-053, ARLHS MAR-001, WLOTA 0542, WWFF OHFF-038) as OJ0V between 28th June and 4th July, 2015. QRV on 40-10 metre CW and SSB. QSL via ON5TC. [DX-World]

25/07/2015:  Ronald, YC8ROP will be active during the RSGB IOTA Contest (25-26 July) from Sangihe Island (OC-210, WLOTA 2486). Plans are for a Single-Op/Single-Band (10m) entry. QSL via LoTW. QSL also ok via Direct ( or via manager W2FB. [NG3K]

17/10/2015:  Will, AA4NC, plans activity from Fernando de Noronha (SA-003, DIB OC-01, WLOTA 1208, WWFF PYFF-016, WW Loc. HI36TD) as PY0F/AA4NC between 17-27th October, 2015. Activity will include an entry in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (24-25 October) from CQ zone 11. QRV holiday style outside of the contest on 160-10 metre CW and RTTY. QSL via LoTW or direct only with SASE or SAE + sufficient postage to AA4NC (Will Roberts, 8104 Lawdraker Rd., Apex, NC 27502, USA). [NG3K]


02/01/2015:  DG150ZRS (Sonder-DOK 150ZRS) draws attention to the 150th anniversary of the German Maritime Search and Rescue Service. QRV on all bands and modes during the entire year 2015. Operators on HF are Daniel DO9DAN, Paul DM2PF, Klaus DC5II, and Dennis DL1MIL. QSL via the Bureau is preferred. Online log search will be provided by ClubLog. Website: [DX Newsletter]

02/01/2015:  DJ90IARU (special DOK 90IARU) celebrates IARU's 90th anniversary all year long in 2015. QSL via the Bureau. [DX Newsletter]

02/01/2015:  DK65DARC and DL65DARC are two special event calls celebrating the 65th anniversary of the national German club DARC (SDOK 65DARC). QRV on all bands and modes during the entire year 2015. There will also be an award available. Website: and [DX Newsletter]

02/01/2015:  The Farnborough and District Radio Society (G2DX) celebrates its golden jubilee throughout 2015 with the special callsign G50FRS on all bands and modes. Further details and information on the relevant awards see: [DX Newsletter]

02/01/2015:  Once again the Bulgarian Radio Club Blagovestnik (LZ1KCP), Voynyagovo, Bulgaria, will use special calls throughout the year 2015 to honour 12 different Bulgarian saints: LZ290MB (January), LZ550SI (February), LZ386SKI (March), LZ883PI (April), LZ102SIB (May), LZ293MA (June), LZ429PS (July), LZ250MM (August), LZ129WNLS (September), LZ130SAK (October), LZ259PA (November) and LZ362MT (December). QSL via the bureau or direct to P.O. Box 36, 4300 Karlovo, Bulgaria. Information on the Diploma "All Saints 2015" can be found at: []

02/01/2015:  Special call to celebrate the 60 years of the Yacht Club of Natal, will be on air throughout the entire month of January 2015. PQ60ICN draws attention to the 60th anniversary of the Yacht Club of Natal. QSL via PS7GL, direct, Bureau and LoTW. Website: [DX Newsletter]

02/01/2015:  Members of the Delta Amateur Radio Society are going to commemorate the 200th birthday of Sir John A. Macdonald, first Prime Minister of Canada, during January with the call VC7SJAM. QRV on HF on many modes. A special QSL will be sent via Bureau. Website: [DXNL]

02/01/2015:  Members of the Kingston Amateur Radio Club (VE3KBR) join the celebration to commemorate the 200th birthday of Sir John A. Macdonald with the call VG3SJAM. Kingston was Sir John A. Macdonald's hometown and the first capital of Canada. Website: [DXNL]

04/01/2015:  DM20KIDS, operated by members of the club Chemnitz-Sued (DOK S54), joins the 29th Kids Day on 4th January 2015. QRV mainly on 40m on SSB, but also other bands and modes. QSL via the Bureau and eQSL. Online OQRS will also be available. Website: [DX Newsletter]

05/01/2015:  To promote QRP activity (max 5 watts) on CW, Dom F5SJB will be active as TM5CW on the 5th day of the first five months of 2015. QSL via home call (direct). [425 DX News]

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


05/01-11/01  TX5W: Raivavae Island WLOTA:2581 QSL KE8G (d)
07/01-12/01  AH0CO/KH8: Tutuila Island WLOTA:4385 QSL JA0JHQ (d/B)
09/01-16/01  8T5MQT: Sagar Island WLOTA:2262 QSL VU2NRO (d/B)
09/01-13/01  PJ7/VA3QSL: St. Maarten Island WLOTA:0711 QSL H/c (d/B)


06/01  LY 144MHz Activity Contest Open/CW/SSB/FM  1800z-2159z
06/01  NRAU 144MHz Activity Contest Open/SO/MO  1800z-2200z
06/01  SPAC 144MHz Contest CW/Phone/Open  1800z-2200z
06/01  RSGB 144MHz UKAC SO Fixed/Open  2000z-2230z
07/01  MOON Contest 144MHz CW/Digital/FM/SSB  1800z-2000z
07/01-15/01  T88HK: Palau OC-009 Grid:PJ77FI 6m CW/SSB QSL JE6DND (d)
07/01-15/01  T88HS: Palau OC-009 Grid:PJ77FI 6m CW/SSB QSL JA6KYU (d)
07/01-15/01  T88KC: Palau OC-009 Grid:PJ77FI 6m CW/SSB QSL JA6KCC (d)
07/01-15/01  T88RR: Palau OC-009 Grid:PJ77FI 6m CW/SSB QSL JA6UBY (d)
07/01-15/01  T88SM: Palau OC-009 Grid:PJ77FI 6m CW/SSB QSL JA6EGL (d)
08/01  LY 50MHz Activity Contest Open/CW/SSB/FM  1800z-2159z
08/01  SPAC 50MHz Contest CW/Phone/Open  1800z-2200z
09/01-13/01  PJ7/VA3QSL: St Maarten Grid:FK88 6m SSB/CW QSL H/c (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: 3D2CG, 7T50ARA, 9K2KH, 9K2OK, 9V1LX,  A45XR, A52EQW, AH0BT, DP1POL, FW5JJ, JY9FC, T88EC, TN2MS, TO7CC, V63ZF, and YB69RI.

QSLs via Direct: 5Z4/EA4ATI (OQRS/EA4YK), 7O2A [AF-028] (RA9USU), C6ATS [NA-048] (OQRS/NI5DX), CE5/LU7CAW [SA-061] (F4BHW), DX8DX [OC-188] (M0OXO), EX8M (, JY9FC (OQRS/E73Y), PY22XB (, RI0X (OQRS), T30D (OQRS), VU4CB [AS-033] (OQRS/W4VKU), YB8RW/P [OC-213, OC-236] (OQRS/YB9BU), YJ0X (OQRS) and ZA/YU7CM (YU7CM).



C6A/9H5G & C6ATS, Bahamas Islands -
John, 9H5G, will be active from Bahama Islands, 1 to 31st January 2015, as C6A/9H5G or C6ATS. QSL via NI5DX & LoTW. [DxCoffee]

DX-World - DXpedition of the Year 2014
  So here we are! It's that time of year again when the DXpedition of the Year takes place. Globally considered the largest of its kind, we are delighted to work in partnership with Northern Californian DX Club who have very kindly agreed to sponsor all trophies this year.
  Trophies will be presented to the Top 5 DXpeditions as voted for by you. That means each person has 5 votes. Use them wisely :) The survey runs until midnight on January 1, 2015 with results known the next day. Happy voting and thank you for taking part!
  NOTE: This year to avoid dupes, or dummy votes by non-hams, your vote, to be definitively accepted, will be matched with your callsign and email address listed only in This cross-checking does in no way alter or change the way you vote. If you do not receive a confirmation email please check your spam folder. [DX-World]

KP2, PJ7/W7AUM & ZF2UM, Caribbean Cruise -
Chuck, W7AUM reports that he's going on a cruise with his 90 year old father to the Caribbean and plans to operate QRP/portable on white sand beaches as follows:
- Friday, January 30, 2015 - St. Thomas - NA-106 - KP2/W7AUM
- Monday, February 2, 2015 - Curacao - SA-099 - PJ2/W7AUM
- Friday, February 6, 2015 - Cayman Islands - NA-016 - ZF2UM
QSL to W7AUM. [DX-World]


73 and Good DX!
Dave Raycroft, VA3RJ
Home of I.C.P.O. & VEFF Program:
Join the VEFF (Flora & Fauna) Forum at:
Subscribe to ICPO Mailing List:
North American Checkpoint For:
World Lighthouses On The Air - WLOTA
Canadian Checkpoint For:
All Croatian Islands Award - ACIA
All Croatian Islands Award Group - ACIAG
The World Lighthouse Diplom - TWLHD/TWLHF
Official Representative & Co-Ordinator of WCA program for Canada.
Official Representative & Co-Ordinator of WorldWide Flora & Fauna (WWFF) Canada.
WWFF-council-member (representing VEFF).

ICPO mailing list

This list hosted by:
Please help support this email list: http://www

No comments:

Post a Comment