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Thursday, February 5, 2015

I.C.P.O. Bulletin (06-13 February 2015)
"Islands, Castles & Portable Operations"
Listing is by calendar date (day/month/year)
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]

06/02/2014:  Jim WB2REM, Bob N4PSK, Cliff N4SIA and Nancy K9DIG plan activity from Guantanamo Bay (NA-015, WLOTA 0358) as KG4HI, KG4RQ KG4AS and KG4YL, respectively, between 6-13th February. QRV all bands, using CW, SSB and Digital modes. QSL KG4RQ and KG4HI via WB2REM. KG4YL via K9DIG. KG4AS via N4SIA. [DX-World]

06/02/2014:  Bo, OX3LX continues to be active from the Kookoerne Islands (IOTA NA-220), in his spare time, on the HF bands and 6 metres until 8th February, 2015. QSL direct to OZ1PIF (Peter Frenning, Ternevej 23, DK-4130 Viby SJ., Denmark) with SASE or SAE with 3USD or 1 IRC. Further information and updates at: [EA3NT]

07/02/2014:  Melaka DX Club and KL DX Team members plan activity from Pulau Indah [Indah Island] (IOTA AS-074) as 9M4SI between 7-9th February, 2015. Team members include Mal 9W2EDU, Kayrol 9M2OOO, Fazli 9W2FDO, Ahmad 9M2AGC, Fazzuan 9W2FZK, Mat 9W2VVN, Nasir 9W2NSV, Hasya 9W2HSY, Sam 9M2ESM, Hasrul 9M2YOT, Aimil 9M2AUR, Nazmi 9M2MDX, Zulkefli 9W2MWZ, Jat 9W2EJT and Khairul 9W2FNN. QRV on 40-10 metre CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK. QSL via 9M2YOT, direct only (Hasrul Nizam 9M2YOT, P.O.Box 118, Pej. Pos Besar Melaka, 75720, Malaysia). No eQSL! ClubLog will be available. Further information and updates on their website at: []

07/02/2014:  Alain, F8FUA (ex-5U7NU, TZ6NU) plans activity from the Chatham Islands (OC-038, WWFF ZLFF-017, Grid Loc. AE16) as ZL7/F8FUA between 7-13th February. Activity, when time is available, will be on 160-6 metre SSB, CW, FM and possibly RTTY, using a K3 + Buddipole. QSL via home call, direct or Bureau. Uploads to LOTW and ClubLog whenever possible. [DX-World]

07/02/2014:  Mario, DL4MFM will move back to South Africa and get on the air as ZS6/DL4MFM between 7-8th February. He hopes to activate Highest Point (SOTA ZT/GP-001) on the 7th and Magaliesberg (SOTA ZS/GP-008) on the 8th together with operators ZS8BNE, ZS6VL, ZU6BV, and ZU6M. QSL via DL4MFM, direct or by the Bureau. [OPDX Bulletin]

09/02/2014:  Operators Bob N4BP (C6AKQ), Tim N4UM (C6ARU) and Mike K4RUM (C6AUM) will be returning to Freeport, Grand Bahama Island (NA-080, WLOTA 0527), between 9-24th February. They will be joined by Chris NX4N (C6AWW) the following week (20-23 February). Bob and Mike will be active in the CQWW RTTY WPX Contest (14-15 February). Bob, Chris and Mike will be active in the ARRL International DX CW Contest (21-22 February). Look for C6AKQ on 160m, C6AWW on 80m and C6AUM on 40m. QSL via home calls and LOTW. [ATDX]

09/02/2014:  Werner DC8QT, Georg DD8ZX and Klaus DJ9KM will again be active as V5/homecalls from the QTH of V52W in Omaruru, Namibia, between 9-20th February, 2015. QRV on 160-6 metre SSB, RTTY and PSK. QSL via home calls. They plan to be active as V55V during CQ WPX RTTY Contest (14-15 February). QSL V55V via DJ8VC, direct or Bureau. [DX-World]

09/02/2014:  PODXS 070 members Stan, W9SMR (#1611); Bob, KC9UR (#1634); Den, W2DEN (#1725); and XYL Net, N2RDX will activate Gasparilla Island (NA-069, USi FL-034S, WW Loc. EL86ur), Lee county, Florida, on 9th February. They will also activate the Boca Grande Lighthouse (ARLHS USA-910, WLOTA 3252) during park open hours (1300 to 2300 UTC). Activity will be from 40m to 10m using PSK-31, JT-9, JT-65 and SSB. QSL via LOTW, eQSL or direct (SASE) to W9SMR. Work them on 3 bands/modes or more and recieve a special certificate. []

11/02/2015:  Situated on a mountaintop villa with a shot to the north, look for Pat N2IEN, Lee WW2DX, Lori KB2HZI and Ray W2RE to be active as FJ/homecalls from St. Barthelemy Island (NA-146, DIFO FJ-001, WLOTA 0377) between 11-17th February. QRV on 160-6m. QSL via operators' instructions. [DX-World]

11/02/2015:  Rich, M5RIC will once again be active from La Moye, St Brelade parish, isle of Jersey (EU-013, WLOTA 0818, WW Loc. IN89VE) as MJ5RIC between 11-16 February. Activity will include an entry in the CQWW WPX RTTY Contest (14-15 February). Outside the contest, Rich will focus on the WARC bands, mainly 30 metres. QSL via M0OXO - OQRS preferred, see for details. [NG3K]

13/02/2015:  Frank PC2D, Arnold PD2C, Rudi PA4UNX, Gerard PA7CW, Monique DO3MKT and William DO3WKS will be active from Ameland Island (EU-038, WLOTA 1059) on 13-16th February. They will operate SSB and CW on 160-10 metres, and will participate in the Dutch PACC Contest (14-15 February) as PC2D. Outside the contest they will use their individual callsigns. See for QSL information. [425 DX News]


15/02/2015:  Robert, DK2RO plans activity from the island of Spiekeroog (EU-047, DID/GIA N-08), Lower Saxony state, district of Wittmund, Germany, from 15-20th February. QRV on 40-10 metres using IC-7200 100w Homemade Dipole and Symmetrical tuner. The island is part of the Wadden Sea World Heritage Site by the UNESCO and the Wittb├╝lten National Park. Robert also plans to activate the National Park and Nature Reserve Lower Saxony Wadden Sea (WWFF DLFF-010) as DK2RO/p. QSL via Bureau or direct to DK2RO. All QSOs will be uploaded to LOTW. Website: []

19/02/2015:  Elvira, IV3FSG will be active on a Humanitarian Dxpedition to Zanzibar Island ((AF-032, WLOTA 1080) as 5H1ES between 19th February and 11th March. QRV during her free time on the HF bands, using SSB, CW, RTTY and PSK. QSL via IK3GES. Note: Carlo, 5H1OC will be alongside Elvira. [DX-World]

20/02/2015:  Joe, K5KUA will once again be QRV as K5KUA/5, holiday style, from Galveston Island (IOTA NA-143, USi TX-001S), Galveston county, Texas. QRV from 20-22 February on 40-10 metre CW only. Possible activity in the ARRL Int'l DX CW Contest (21-22 February). QSL via home call. []

20/02/2015:  Ethan, K8GU is returning to the island of Tutuila (IOTA OC-045, USi AS-007S), American Samoa, and will be active as KH8/K8GU between 20-27th February, 2015. Participation in the ARRL DX CW Contest expected. QSL via LOTW, direct or Bureau to K8GU. [DX-World]

21/02/2015:  All the members of the J6DX Group are busily preparing for the 2015 edition J64SLI/36 St. Lucia (NA-108, WLOTA 1336) Independence Special Event! The /36 denotes St. Lucia 36 years of Independence. This will be their second year. The event begins on UTC Saturday 21 February 2015 thru UTC Monday 23 February 2015. They will be running QRP @ 5 Watts, using Buddipoles in a variety of configurations, all directly on the beach. Modes will be CW, SSB, PSK-31 and RTTY. Their base location will be Villa Kinnoull, Cap Estate. The "town" is the Rodney Bay tourist area, with the capital city, Castries, behind the mountains (WW Loc. FK94MC). QSL via WB5Q, direct preferred with SASE/SAE + sufficient postage, Bureau ok. [DX-World]

21/02/2015:  Operators John K6AM, Kevin N5DX and Dan N6MJ plan a Multi-Single entry in the ARRL International DX CW Contest (21-22 February) from Savannah, Grand Cayman Island (NA-016, WLOTA 1042) using the callsign ZF1A. QSL via K6AM, direct or W6 QSL Bureau and LOTW. [NG3K]

24/02/2015:  Laci, HA7JTR is planning to be QRV again from Masescha (1240 metres above sea level, WW Loc. JN47SD), located in the municipality of Triesenberg, Liechtenstein, as HB0/HA7JTR from 24th February to 2nd, including participation in the CQWW 160M SSB Contest. Outside the contest he'll be operating "holiday style" on 160-10m (Inv-L, GP). His activity depends on the weather circumstances. QSL via HA7JTR address. [HA0HW]

27/02/2015:  Members of the Colon DX Group will be active as H91T from Isla Taboga ["Island of Flowers"] (IOTA NA-072), Panama province, Panama, between 27th February and 1st March. QRV on 40-10 metre CW, SSB and Digital modes. QSL via HP2BWJ. [DX-World]

01/03/2015:  Howard WA2NHA will again be active from the island of Aruba (SA-036, WLOTA 0033) as P4/WA2NHA between 1-15 March, 2015. QRV on the HF bands, CW. QSL via home call. [DX-World]

16/03/2015:  Marc, ON5SM will be active again from Cagayan de Oro, Mindanao Island (OC-130, WLOTA 2803, WW Loc. PJ28hl), Camiguin province, Philippines, from 16th March until 25th April 2015 as DU9/ON5SM. QSL via home call, Bureau or direct ( Log will be uploaded to LoTW and eQSL. Website and updates at: [ATDX]

25/03/2015:  Hannes, OE3SGU will be active (holiday style) primarily from Luzon Island (OC-042, WLOTA 0081) as DU1/OE3SGU between 25th March and 20th April, 2015. It's possible some short activity from other DU-IOTA-references. QRV on 40-6m, mainly CW with some Digi and SSB. Logs uploaded to ClubLog. QSL via LoTW/OQRS or Bureau. [DX-World]

15/05/2015:  Look for Nob JA2AAU, Iku JA2ATE, Iwao JA2LSS and Mori JA2ZS to be active from Namukulu, island of Niue (OC-040, WLOTA 2139, WWFF ZLFF-021, Grid Loc. AH50), as E6NZ, E6TE, E6SS and E6ZS, respectively, from 15-25th May, 2015. Plans are to be QRV on 160-6 metre CW, SSB and Digital modes. They will also have a 6 metre Beacon. QSL for all callsigns is via JA2ZS, Bureau or direct and eQSL. [DX-World]

08/06/2015:  Look for Lars, SM6CUK to be active as SA6G/7 from the island of Ven (EU-137, WLOTA 0780), Skane county, Sweden, from 8-14th June. Activity will be on the HF bands near the usual IOTA and island frequencies. QSL via Bureau or direct with SAE + 2 USD to SM6CUK. Sorry, no eQSL. []

28/06/2015:  Juan Carlos, YV4JCF and Juan Pablo, YV4KW plan activity as homecall/9 from the Cinaruco River in Apure State, Santos Luzardo National Park [Cinaruco-Capanaparo] (WWFF YVFF-008, WW Loc. FJ66GN) on 28-30th June 2015. When not Peacock Bass fishing, look for them to be QRV on 80-10 metre SSB. QSL via home calls, Bureau or direct. [DxCoffee]

25/07/2015:  Members of Clubstation des Ortsverband Schleswig M13 (DL0SX) will be active using several callsigns during the RSGB IOTA Contest (25-26 July) from the island of Hooge (EU-042, DID/GIA N-22), Schleswig-Holstein state, district of Nordfriesland, Germany. This island is part of the National Park and Nature Reserve Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea (WWFF DLFF-013). Plans are to use the callsigns DG1LS/p, DL0SX/p DN2SX/p DN7OMB/p and DO7OMB/p. Team members include Annika DE7ALB, Robin DE8ROB, Soenke DG1LS and Oliver DO7OMB. QSL all callsigns direct or Bureau. []

20/10/2015:  Luc, F5RAV will be active again from Kololi, The Gambia, as C5LT between 20-27th October, 2015. QRV on the HF bands, including an entry in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (24-25 October). He will be active on SSB and PSK. QSL via H/c. QSL ONLY DIRECT via, F5RAV home call adress WITH TWO GREEN STAMPS OR IRC AND SAE, no Buro for this callsign please. [DX-World]


06/02/2015:  For the second year in a row the amateur society VERON, branch Nijmegen, will activate the special event station PA70OV between 6-8th February, 2015. Activity is to commemorate Operation Veritable, the successor of Operation Market Garden. Operation Veritable is not known very well to most people. It was the battle which formed the prelude to the leap across the Rhine after which the eventual defeat of Germany soon followed. They would like us to commemorate and celebrate 70 years of freedom in the Gennep-Nijmegen region. During the 3 days, they will activate the callsign PA70OV and try to work as many amateur radio operators across the world. Whether you are an amateur radio operator hoping to contact a new country or a casual visitor, they welcome you to visit their website at: [OPDX Bulletin]

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


06/02-16/03  FG4KH: Guadeloupe Island WLOTA:0644 QSL F1DUZ (d/B)
06/02-07/02  J3/K2RPF: Grenada Island WLOTA:0718 QSL H/c (d/B)
06/02-07/02  J3/SP3CFM: Grenada Island WLOTA:0718 QSL H/c (d/B)
06/02-07/02  J3/SP3IPB: Grenada Island WLOTA:0718 QSL H/c (d/B)
06/02-07/02  J3/SP7TF: Grenada Island WLOTA:0718 QSL H/c (d/B)
06/02-07/02  J3/SP7VC: Grenada Island WLOTA:0718 QSL H/c (d/B)
06/02-07/02  J3/SQ7OYL: Grenada Island WLOTA:0718 QSL H/c (d/B)
06/02-13/02  KG4AS: Guantanamo Bay WLOTA:0358 QSL N4SIA (d)
06/02-13/02  KG4HI: Guantanamo Bay WLOTA:0358 QSL WB2REM (d)
06/02-13/02  KG4RQ: Guantanamo Bay WLOTA:0358 QSL N4PSK (d)
06/02-13/02  KG4YL: Guantanamo Bay WLOTA:0358 QSL K9DIG (d)
06/02        ZF2UM: Grand Cayman Island WLOTA:1042 QSL W7AUM (d)
07/02-13/02  ZL7/F8FUA: Chatham Island WLOTA:1627 QSL H/c (d/B)
08/02-11/02  5W7A: Upolu Island WLOTA:1944 QSL YT1AD (d/B)
09/02-24/02  C6AKQ: Grand Bahama Island WLOTA:0527 QSL N4BP (d)
09/02-24/02  C6ARU: Grand Bahama Island WLOTA:0527 QSL N4UM (d)
09/02-24/02  C6AUM: Grand Bahama Island WLOTA:0527 QSL K4RUM (d)
09/02        W9SMR/4: Boca Grande WLOL:USA-910 WLOTA:3252 QSL H/c (d)
11/02-17/02  FJ/KB2HZI: Saint Barthelemy Island WLOTA:0377 QSL Op's Info
11/02-17/02  FJ/N2IEN: Saint Barthelemy Island WLOTA:0377 QSL Op's Info
11/02-17/02  FJ/W2RE: Saint Barthelemy Island WLOTA:0377 QSL Op's Info
11/02-17/02  FJ/WW2DX: Saint Barthelemy Island WLOTA:0377 QSL Op's Info
11/02-16/02  MJ5RIC: Jersey Island (main) WLOTA:0818 QSL M0OXO OQRS
13/02-14/02  FM/K2RPF: Martinique Island WLOTA:1041 QSL H/c (d/B)
13/02-14/02  FM/SP3CFM: Martinique Island WLOTA:1041 QSL H/c (d/B)
13/02-14/02  FM/SP3IPB: Martinique Island WLOTA:1041 QSL H/c (d/B)
13/02-14/02  FM/SP7TF: Martinique Island WLOTA:1041 QSL H/c (d/B)
13/02-14/02  FM/SP7VC: Martinique Island WLOTA:1041 QSL H/c (d/B)
13/02-14/02  FM/SQ7OYL: Martinique Island WLOTA:1041 QSL H/c (d/B)
13/02-16/02  PA/DO3MKT/P: Ameland Island WLOTA:1059 QSL H/c
13/02-16/02  PA/DO3WKS/P: Ameland Island WLOTA:1059 QSL H/c
13/02-16/02  PA4UNX/P: Ameland Island WLOTA:1059 QSL H/c
13/02-16/02  PA7CW/P: Ameland Island WLOTA:1059 QSL H/c
13/02-16/02  PC2D/P: Ameland Island WLOTA:1059 QSL H/c
13/02-16/02  PD2C/P: Ameland Island WLOTA:1059 QSL H/c


06/02-16/03  FG4KH: Guadeloupe NA-102 Grid:FK96HF 2m EME QSL F1DUZ (d/B)
07/02-08/02  Vermont QSO Party 6m-70cm classes  07 0000z-08 2400z
07/02-08/02  SKCC Weekend Sprintathon 6m class  07 1200z-08 2359z
07/02  FISTS Two Metre Activitiy 2m CW  1500z-1600z
08/02  FISTS Two Metre Activitiy 2m CW  1000z-1100z
08/02-09/02  Classic Exchange "CX" 6m/2m classes  08 1400z-09 0800z
09/02-13/02  ARRL School Club Roundup 6m-70cm classes  09 1300z-13 2359z
10/02  LY 432MHz Activity Contest Open/CW/SSB/FM  1800z-2159z
10/02  NRAU 432MHz Activity Contest Open/SO/MO  1800z-2200z
10/02  SPAC 432MHz Contest CW/Phone/Open  1800z-2200z
10/02  RSGB 432MHz UKAC SO Fixed/Open  2000z-2230z
11/02  MOON Contest 432MHz CW/Digital/FM/SSB  1900z-2100z
12/02  LY 50MHz Activity Contest Open/CW/SSB/FM  1800z-2159z
12/02  NRAU 50MHz Activity Contest Open/SO/MO  1800z-2200z
12/02  SPAC 50MHz Contest CW/Phone/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:  3DA0ET, 5V7TH, 6W/UN7LZ, 7P8ZM, 8P9NX, 9M6XRO, 9V1LX, A45XR, C31JO, C82DX, CE5CN, CT9/OK4MM, E51AAR, EJ7NET, FG/F6ITD, JW/DL6JF, N3CZ/4, OH0JV, PJ4DX, PJ7/N7QT, T2GM, TM4U, TT8PK, V3A, V5/DL3ZAD, V55A, VK9AA, VK9CZ, VP5/WA0MHJ, VP9/UU5WW, VY0/VE3VID, XE1/DJ4EL, XR2T [SA-086] and ZF2AH.

QSLs via Direct: 3B9/F4HAU (H/c), 5B4AHL (M0URX), AH2/AB2RF (JJ2RCJ), CE0Y/PG5M (OQRS), E51HDJ (DJ5IW), E51XIW (DJ5IW), JA0JHQ/VK9N (H/c), OC0I (LU7DSY), RI0F (RX3F), VP8AIB/100 (, VP8LP/100 ( and VU4CB (W4VKU).



The Singapore Amateur Radio Transmitting Society (SARTS) celebrates the country's 50th anniversary of independence with the following calls:
9V50AN - Royce, 9V1AN
9V50DE - Darryl, 9V1DE
9V50FJ - Barry, 9V1FJ
9V50JA - Shiro, 9V1JA
9V50PN - Priya, 9V1PN
9V50QQ - Bob, 9V1QQ
9V50RM - Martin, 9V1RM, QSL via LoTW
9V50RN - Nan, 9V1RN
9V50WD - Ian, 9V1WD
9V50XB - Patrick, 9V1XB
9V50XX - Kurita, 9V1XX
9V50YC - James, 9V1YC
S61KK - Koichi, 9V1KK, QSL via JH1ILX (d)
S61PW - Sakai, 9V1PW, QSL via JH4PHW (d)
S61TT - Andrew, 9V1TT

Hello All!
Start online request for COTA-RU award
73! de RN1CW

A DXpedition to Kerguelen Island (FT5X) is planned for November/December 2015. Keep it for full details in the coming weeks. [DX-World]

Look for Christian EA3NT to be active from the Solomon Islands as H44NT during the following dates:
March 11-14, 2015 - from either Russell Islands OC-168 or Florida Islands OC-158.
March 15-16, 2015 - from Bellona Island OC-127
He will be carrying lightweight equipment and running on solar panels/car battery if no power available. (100 w and vertical dipoles). [IOTA-chasers]

Nando IT9YRE, Claudio I1SNW and Mike K9AJ plan activity from Tobi Island (OC-296 NEW!) between 11-13th March, 2015. Operating as T88TI (Nando), T88GI (Claudio) and T88XX (Mike). They will QRV with 3 stations on CW & SSB. Alfio, IT9EJW will be their pilot station. QSL preferred through OQRS. Logs uploaded after the DXpedition. For full details see their webpage at: [IOTA-chasers]

The website of the Italian Flora and Fauna award (IFFA) offers an up-to-date WWFF-directory:

Adhi, YB3MM reports - "during my operation in Tengah Islands, Roger G3KMA replied my email.  He confirmed and will put the following islands into the group of OC-247:
1. Sailusa Besar Island (aka Sailus Island)
  QRV on 28-Jan-2015 until 29-Jan-2015 02:00UTC
2. Satanger Island
  QRV on 29-Jan-2015 06:00UTC until 30-Jan-2015 02:00UTC
3. Kapoposang Island
  QRV on 30-Jan-2015 06:00UTC until 17:30UTC
4. Sailusa Kecil Island (aka Poleonro Island)
  QRV on 30-Jan-2015 22:00UTC until 31-Jan-2015 00:00UTC
I will send all validation material to Roger soon.
Thank you for many QSO, 73 Adhi" [YB3MM]

Announcing on Facebook, Imam YB4IR, says he has plans to visit and activate the following island groups in 2015:
OC-252 Temajo island
OC-241 Rote island
OC-250 Masalembu
OC-274 Lucipara islands
OC-274 group has never been activated.
No official word on dates yet. Updates to follow.. [DX-World]


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Dave Raycroft, VA3RJ
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