sexta-feira, 22 de fevereiro de 2013

I.C.P.O. Bulletin (22 - February - 01 March 2013)

I.C.P.O. Bulletin (22 February - 01 March 2013)
"Islands, Castles & Portable Operations"
Listing is by calendar date (day/month/year)

22/02/2013: Look for Kiichi, JF1LUT, to be active as KH0/JF1LUT from the Saipan Rental Shack, district of Saipan Garapan, island of Saipan (USi NI002S, WLOTA 1333), Northern Mariana Islands (OC-086). QRV from 22-25 February 2013 on all HF bands and modes. QSL via home call, direct or via the JARL bureau. [Saipan Rental Shack]
22/02/2013: Zorro, JH1AJT, is currently QRV from the island of Saipan (USi NI002S, WLOTA 1333), Northern Mariana Islands (OC-086) as KH0WF. He will be there until 24th February with spare time activity on 40-10m. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [DX World]
22/02/2013: Marcelo, PY2FN will be active as PY2FN/p from the lighthouse at Ponta da Sela (ARLHS BRA-287, Admiralty G0480, WLOTA 1007, WW Loc. GG76GC) on Sao Sebastiao Island (SA-028, DIB SP-02), Sao Paulo State, Brazil, from 22-25 February 2013. He plans to operate CW only on 40-6 metres and to participate in the South American Lighthouses Weekend. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [425 DX News]
22/02/2013: Look for Eric, T6MO, to be active from Helmand Province, Afghanistan, in the CQ 160-Meter SSB Contest (22-24 February) as a Single-Op/Low-Power entry. Limited effort; mainly from sunset to 1730z. QSL via K9GY, direct or bureau. [NG3K]
22/02/2013: Yuki JA3VWT, Kunio JA1CJA, Kita JA3IVU, and Jun JH3AEF will once again be active as XT2VWT, XT2CJA, XT2IVU and XT2AEF, respectively, from Ouaga, Burkina Faso, between 22 February and 2 March 2013. They will be QRV on 80-10 metre CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via their home callsigns. [DX World]
22/02/2013: John, K6AM, will once again be active from Savannah, Grand Cayman Island (NA-016, WLOTA 1042), as ZF2AM for the CQWW 160-Meter SSB Contest (22-24 February). He plans a Single-Op/High-Power entry from CQ zone 8. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. Log will be uploaded to LoTW. [NG3K]
23/02/2013: A team consisting of FR1JB, FR1GZ, FR4NP, FR4DJ, FR4OA, FR4OM, FR4OO, FR4OS, FR4OU, FR4OV, FR4PE, FR4PF, FR4PG, FR5CU, FR5FC and FR5HV plan to be active from the UNESCO world heritage site of Piton de la Fournaise [Peak of the Furnace] volcano on the following dates: 23-24 February, 11-12 May and 3-4 August 2013. The callsign TO1PF will be used on each occasion. The volcano is a shield volcano on the eastern side of Reunion island (AF-016, DIFO FR-001, WWFF FFF-011, WLOTA 1812), with an elevation of elevation 2,632m. It is currently one of the most active volcanoes in the world. QRV on all HF bands and modes. QSL via FR1GZ. [DX World]
23/02/2013: ZW5WIM will be active from Ilha da Paz (SA-027, DIB SC-07), and lighthouse (DFB SC-01, ARLHS BRA-137, TWLHD WLH PY-038, WLOTA 1983) on 23-24 February during the South American Lighthouses Weekend - 80-40-15-12 10 metres SSB and the Digital Modes. Operators are Jose PU5IKE (Team Leader and QSL Manager), Adriano PP5RK and Andre (SWL). QSL via PU5IKE, direct or bureau. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW and eQSL. [PT7WA]
24/02/2013: Members of the Radio Operadores del Este (RODE), KP3RE, will be active, and try to qualify, Isleta Marina (USi PR-049, Grid Loc. FK78), Fajardo county, Puerto Rico (NA-099) on 24th February 2013. Look for activity on the usual island and IOTA frequencies. QSL via KP3RE (QRZ.com). [DXNL]
24/02/2013: Ulf, DL5AXX, will be active as PJ2/DL5AXX from the island of Curacao (SA-099, WLOTA 0942) between 24 February and 11 March 2013. He will be QRV holiday style on 80-10 metres using mainly CW with some RTTY. QSL via his home call, direct or bureau. He does prefer his OQRS at: www.dl5axx.de/dxlog/default.aspx?Logid=75 [OPDX Bulletin]

25/02/2013: Al, F5VHJ, will be active from the QTH of Laurent, FM5BH in Ducos, island of Martinique (NA-107, DIFO FM-001, WLOTA 1041, DDFM 97) between (approx.) 25 February and 3 March 2013. QRV on all bands and modes using the callsign FM/F5VHJ. Al will also participate in the ARRL DX SSB Contest (2-3 March) using the special callsign TO5A, a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via home call, LoTW or REF Bureau. [NG3K]

25/02/2013: After his trip in Uganda with the F6KOP gang, Gerard F2JD will be back to Copan, located in the Copan Department of western Honduras, from around 25 February 2013 for 3 months. As usual he will be HR5/F2JD but he need to repair his tower which is destroy with very strong wind last autumn. QSL via F6AJA. The log will be online here: lesnouvellesdx.fr/voirlogs.php [F6AJA]
25/02/2013: Ken, K4ZW, is returning to Juba, South Sudan, and will be QRV as Z81Z when work permits between 25 February and 6 March 2013. Look for him this time on low bands. QSL via home call. [DX World]
26/02/2013: Gerry, W1VE, will be active as 8P9RM from Warleigh Plantation, Saint Peter Parish, Barbados (NA-021, WLOTA 0999) between 26 February and 3 March 2013. He will also participate in the ARRL DX SSB Contest (2-3 March) using the callsign 8P1V. Plans are for a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. Outside the contest Gerry will be QRV on 160-6m, with focus on CW and the low bands. QSL via home call. [NG3K]
26/02/2013: Matt, K0BBC, and his wife Valeriw, K0VAL, have made plans for warmer weather... they will be active as KP2/K0BBC between 26 February and 5 March 2013 from the Hull Bay Cottages on the island of St. Thomas (USi VI004S), St. Thomas county, U.S. Virgin Islands (NA-106). QRV on the HF bands, holiday style. Matt plans to be active in the ARRL DX SSB Contest (2-3 March). QSL via K0BBC, direct or bureau. [USi]
26/02/2013: John, K6AM (PJ2/K6AM) will join Wayne K8LEE (PJ2/K8LEE) and Geoff W0CG (PJ2DX) and others at the Signal Point super-station, island of Curacao (SA-099, WLOTA 0942) from 26 February to 12 March 2013. This will include a Multi-Single entry in the ARRL DX SSB Contest (2-3 March) as PJ2T. QSL via home calls. QSL PJ2T via N9AG. [K6AM]
27/02/2013: Sam, K0YAK (ex 9N7AK), is now in Khartoum, Sudan, and will be active as ST2SF beginning in late January and continuing through at least mid-April 2013. His licence includes full HF privileges, but is limited to 100w. He plans to be QRV on 40-10 metres (perhaps also 80 and 6m) SSB, CW and digital modes. QSL via LoTW or K0YAK. [425 DX News]
27/02/2013: Look for Lee, N8LJ (ex-T32LJ), to be active holiday style on the HF bands from Placencia village, Belize, between 27 February and 6 March 2013. QRV on HF bands. QSL via K8ESQ (QRZ.com). [DX World]
27/02/2013: Scott, K7ZO, will once again be active as YN5ZO from 'El Arbol del Limon' located in San Juan Del Sur, Rivas, Nicaragua, between (approx) 27 February and 3 March 2013. His main focus will be a Single-Op/All-Band entry in the ARRL DX SSB Contest (2-3 March). QSL via LoTW and/or K7ZO direct only. [NG3K]
28/02/2013: Cordell Expeditions has announced plans for a DXpedition to Clipperton Island (NA-011, DIFO FO-001) using the callsign TX5K. They will be on the air between 28 February and 10 March 2013. They will be active on all bands and modes with up to 8 stations, and will use an advanced version of DXA, the satellite-linked system that displays near-real-time log data. The team includes Bob KK6EK, Walt N6XG, Ed KE3D, Christian DL1MGB, Igor US0VA, Robert SP5XVY, Dietmar DL3DXX, Dave WJ2O, Luis XE1L, Mathias DJ2HD, Mike WA6O, Yann F1NGP, Andreas DL5CW, Roman US5WDX, Rick KF4ZZ, Heye DJ9RR, Lance W7GJ (6m), Tom DL5LYM, Jef DD2CW, Giovanni I5JHW, Ken OZ1IKY, Markus DJ7EO, Gerhard DJ5IW and Carlos NP4IW. Bob N2OO is the QSL Manager. Further information and updates at: tx5k.org/ [425 DX News]
28/02/2013: New operator, Adam ZS7V, takes up the position of Radio Technician & Team Leader at SANAE IV Base (AA ZS-03 WAP ZAF-03 WFF ZSFF-026, IOTA AN-016), Antarctica, starting at the end of December 2012. He will be QRV end of February 2013 once the supply ship departs for Cape Town, and will remain at SANAE until February 2014. SSB activity only. QSL via Pierre, ZS1HF, direct only. Website: www.qrz.com/db/ZS7V [DX World]
01/03/2013: Toshi JA8BMK, Ken JN1THL and Yoshiko JQ1LCW will be active from Rodrigues Island (AF-017, WWFF 3BFF-004, WLOTA 4265) as 3B9DX between 1-10 March 2013. They will operate CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31 on 80-10m using a Kenwood TS-590, a Yaesu FT-897D + Tokyo Hy-Power amp. Antennas will be a Hexbeam, Windom and Verticals. If time permits, Toshi JA8BMK will be QRV as 3B8/JA8BMK from Mauritius (AF-049, WLOTA 0595) on the 27th and 28th of February. QSL via EA5GL, direct only. [DX World]
01/03/2013: Once again operators Juan Carlos TI2JCY, Carlos TI2KAC, Mauricio TI4ZM, Eddie K4UN, Bob W4BW, Keith W4KTR and Lex W4XO will be active from Costa Rica as TI8M for the ARRL DX SSB Contest (2-3 March). They plan a M/? (surprise) entry. QRV 160-10m during and before contest. QSL via TI2KAC, direct or bureau. [NG3K]
01/03/2013: Alan, N3AD, will be active from the V26B rental shack located in Saint George Parish, island of Antigua (NA-100, WLOTA 1118, WW Loc. FK97CC) as V26M from 1-3 March 2013. This will include a Single-Op/All-Band entry in the ARRL DX SSB Contest (2-3 March). QSL via home call. [NG3K]  
LOOKING AHEAD -
02/03/2013: Andy, AE6Y, will activate P49Y for the ARRL DX SSB Contest (2-3 March) from Chiquito, Aruba (SA-036, WLOTA 0033) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via AE6Y, direct and LoTW. [NG3K]
02/03/2013: Scott, K0MD, will be signing VP5H during the ARRL DX SSB Contest (2-3 March) from Providenciales Island (NA-002, WLOTA 2003), Turks & Caicos Islands. Plans will probably be for a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via home call and LoTW. [K0MD]
02/03/2013: Change of plans - Look for Kurt, W6PH and Bob, WA1Z to be active as VP9I from the VP9GE QTH in Hamilton Parish, island of Bermuda (NA-005), for the ARRL DX SSB Contest (2-3 March). Plans are for a Multi-Single/Low-Power entry. QSL via WW3S, direct and LoTW. [NG3K]
02/03/2013: Look for Pete, VE3IKV, to be active on 2 March 2013 as W4/VA3RA from St. Simons Island (NA-058, USi GA003S, WLOTA 4115), Glynn county, Georgia. QRV using CW on 30m or 17m. QSL via VE3IKV, direct or bureau. [rsgbiota.org]
03/03/2013: Pete, VE3IKV, will be active holiday style as W4/VA3RA from Key West (NA-062, USi FL040S), Monroe county, Florida from 3-15 March 2013. QRV using CW on 30m or 17m. QSL via VE3IKV, direct or bureau. [rsgbiota.org]
06/03/2013: 7P8PB activated by Peter, EI7CC, will be QRV holiday style from Maseru (WW Loc. KG30RQ), Lesotho, between 6-26 March 2013. Logs will be uploaded on a daily basis to LoTW and ClubLog if possible. QSL via EI7CC direct or LoTW. [DX World]
11/03/2013: Pete, VE3IKV, plans to activate the Dry Tortugas Islands (NA-079), Monroe county, Florida, as VE3IKV/W4 between 11-14 March 2013, ONLY if the weather co-operates. Low-power battery and solar panel CW operation - there is no power on the island. Pete will be QRV on 30, 17 and 6 metres. QSL via home call, bureau or direct. [rsgbiota.org]
20/03/2013: Operaators Michael G7VJR, Nigel G3TXF, John G4IRN and Martin G3ZAY have planned an expedition to Easter Island (SA-001, DICE ICE-001, WWFF CEFF-027, WLOTA 0319), which will take place from 20-27 March 2013. QRV as XR0YG on 160m to 10m, mainly CW. They will run the HF bands but also plan to work challenging paths on the low bands, emphasis on Europe. The team will use Elecraft K3s, small PAs and vertical antennas. ClubLog uploads and LoTW uploads will occur daily and OQRS will be available. QSL direct and bureau via the OQRS on ClubLog. QSL via G3TXF (OQRS) and LoTW. Further information on the Expedition web site: xr0yg.com/ [DX World]
25/03/2013: To celebrate his 62 year Birthday and 47 years on the air, Dov 4Z4DX plans to activate the following Flora and Fauna locations between 25-27 March 2013: Kursi Holyland (WWFF 4XFF-024, Holyland square O-06-HG); Park Hayarden (WWFF 4XFF-029, Holyland square N-05-KT); and Mount Hermon (WWFF 4XFF-023, Holyland square O-01-HG). QSL via 4Z4DX (QRZ.com). [DXNL]
25/03/2013: Look for Gennady R0FA and Yuri RA0FU to be active as KH0/homecalls from the Saipan Rental Shack, island of Saipan (USi NI002S, WLOTA 1333), Northern Mariana Islands (OC-086) between 25 March and 4 April 2013. QRV on all HF bands and modes, including an entry in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (30-31 March). QSL via home calls, bureau or direct. [Saipan Rental Shack]
28/03/2013: Joe, K5KUA, will return to Galveston Island (NA-143, USi TX001S), Galveston county, Texas, between 28 March and 1 April 2013. QRV as K5KUA/5 on 80-10 metres, mainly CW and the digital modes. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [rsgbiota.org]
07/04/2013: Maurizio, IK2GZU, will be returning to Ilembula, Tanzania, between 7 April and 8 May 2013. He is primarily there to carry out electrical work at a nearby hospital and orphanage. During spare time, Maurizio will operate 5H3MB on the HF bands and hopes to reinstall a 3 el yagi which was dismantled prior to his last visit. QSL via IK2GZU, direct or bureau. Website, including log, is available at: www.buffoli-pm.it/5h/Tanzania%202011.htm [DX World]
15/04/2013: Sho JA7HMZ (V63DX), and JA7GYP (V63T), will be active from Pohnpei (OC-010, Grid Loc. QJ96) between 15-20 April 2013. QRV on 40-6 metre CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via home calls [DX World]
02/05/2013: Nick JL1UTS (KH0TH) and Chieko 7L3PFH (KH0TG) will be active from the island of Saipan (USi NI002S, WLOTA 1333), Northern Mariana Islands (OC-086) between 2-5 May 2013. They plan to be QRV on all HF bands and modes. QSL via their home calls, direct or JARL bureau. [Saipan Rental Shack]
08/05/2013: Akira (JH8XGS) W3ANA/KH0 and Ben KH0/JA1RTS will be active on all bands and modes from the Saipan Rental Shack, island of Saipan (USi NI002S, WLOTA 1333), Northern Mariana Islands (OC-086) between 8-12 May 2013. QSL via their JA home calls, direct or JARL bureau. [Saipan Rental Shack]
19/06/2013: Operators Allan KV4T, Steve KI4GGJ, John AJ4T, Gaston W4CCF and Nicholas KJ4AVG will once again activate Dauphin Island (NA-213, USi AL002S), Mobile county, Alabama, from 19-24 June 2013. QRV as homecall/p using CW and SSB on the HF bands. QSL via their individual home calls. [rsgbiota.org]
30/06/2013: IPA Belgium active from Luxemburg - After a series of successful activities from GJ, HB0, EU-038 and EU-146, 4 Belgian operators (Rene ON6OM, Eddy ON6ZV, Martin ON7EG and Mike ON4MW) will be in Luxemburg and plan to be QRV between 30 June and 05 July 2013 as LX/OO6P (callsign of the IPA) on the HF bands using SSB, RTTY, PSK31 and PSK63. QSL via ON6ZV. [UBA HF News]
06/07/2013: Eric, KV1J, will once again be active as FP/KV1J from Miguelon Island (NA-032, DIFO FP-002, WLOTA 1417, Grid Loc. GN17) from 6-16 July 2013. He will be QRV on 160-6 metre SSB, CW, RTTY and PSK31; primarily SSB, and RTTY; generally on the highest frequency band open. Eric will try 6M if there are any indications of openings. He will also participate in the IARU HF Contest (13-14 July) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Mixed-Mode/High-Power (500 Watts) entry. Equipment: Elecraft K3, FT-817 (for satellites), Heathkit SB-200 Amplifier (modified) (80 -10M) N1IW Off-Centered Fed Dipole; Phased verticals for 20 meters; May bring 2 element beam 20-17-15-12-10M; 6 Meter Moxon; Arrow 146/437-10 (for sats). QSL via KV1J, direct or bureau. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW and eQSL about one week after he returns. Full info on his website at: www.kv1j.com/fp/July13.html [DX World]
27/07/2013: Mike, DG5LAC, plans to activate the island of Juist (EU-047, GIA N-003) as DG5LAC/p between 27 July and 9 August 2013. QRV on (80m) 40m to 10m, 100W, SSB, "part-time enjoy IOTA Contest 2013". QSL via home call, bureau, direct, eQSL, LoTW and OQRS. [rsgbiota.org]
18/08/2013: Jim, AE1C, will be active holiday style as AE1C/VE9 from Grand Manan Island (NA-014, CIsA NB003, WLOTA 0082) from 18-25 August 2013. QRV on the HF bands with 200 watts and vertical antenna. QSL via home call, LoTW preferred; otherwise eQSL or direct. [rsgbiota.org]  

SPECIAL EVENTS -
22/02/2013: The 20th anniversary of the town twinning between Haywards Heath and Traunstein and the 25th jubilee of the "Friendship club Haywards Heath Traunstein eV" is celebrated with the special callsign DR20CFT active until late September (optional up to the end of December). The HAMs of the Mid Sussex Amateur Radio Society (MSARS) in Haywards Heath are using a special callsign as well. QSL via DG2MEL, direct or bureau. [DXNL]
22/02/2013: Karcsi, HA5OKE and Gabi, HA7MAC are using special event callsign HA30IGY until 30 June 2013 to remember the Hungarian poet, translator and editor Gyula Illyes who died on 15 April, 1983. QSL via the bureau. [DXNL]
23/02/2013: Jim, GM0NAI, will be using the special callsign GM100C from his QTH in Culbokie (WW Loc. IO77UO, WAB NH66), Dingwall, Ross-shire, Scotland (EU-005, WLOTA 1234), on 23-24 February 2013 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the RSGB. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS system (www.m0oxo.com/oqrs/). [GR2HQ]
The ISWL Club Callsigns in use throughout the month of March 2013 are: GX4BJC /A - Operated from Walton on the Naze, in Essex, by Herbie - G6XOU. (ISWL Council Member & QSL Bureau Manager) (/A WAB Square = TM22 - England, IOTA = EU-005 & WLOTA = LH-1841). Herbie will also use GX4BJC /P during the month. (/P WAB Details will be given at the time of the QSO). MX1SWL /A - Still awaiting information. ALL QSL's will be handled by Herbie G6XOU and NOT the individual Operator. The I.S.W.L. is a member of the European PSK Club. All QSL Info is on www.iswl.org.uk/ or www.qrz.com/ or via www.eQSL.cc/ NO LOTW. I.S.W.L. Awards are available to all Hams and SWL's - see www.iswl.org.uk/ for full details. eQSL.cc cards ARE welcomed for our awards. Very best wishes to all Hams and SWL's, de Pete Rayer, ISWL Life Vice President, Bournemouth, UK. [Pete at the DX-Newsdesk]
01/03/2013: The Radio Club Blagovestnik (LZ1KCP) is going to remember Saint Kozma Zografski during the entire month of March with the special callsign LZ1323SKZ. This callsign is valid for the All Bulgarian Saints Award 2013 (www.balkanclub.org/awards.htm) and is also worth 10 points towards the St. Teodosii Tyrnovski Award. QSL via LZ1KCP, direct or bureau. [LZ1KCP]
01/03/2013: Special event station 8J6ISG will be active on all bands and modes between 1 March and 30 April 2013 to celebrate the opening of the New Ishigaki Airport. (ISG is the IATA - International Air Transport Association airport code). The new airport will be located to the east of Ishigaki (JCC 4704), Ishigaki Island (WLOTA 0134), Yaeyama Islands (AS-024), Okinawa prefecture, Japan. The new airport is supposed to have a 2,000m (6,562 ft) runway, expandable to 2,500m (8,202 ft). Construction started in October 2006, for completion by 2013, and is scheduled to open on 7 March. QSL via the JARL bureau. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

U.S.A. Special Events can be found at: www.arrl.org/special-event-stations  

LIGHTHOUSE CALENDAR -

22/02-25/02 KH0/JF1LUT: Saipan Island WLOTA:1333 QSL H/c (d/B)
22/02-25/02 PY2FN/P: Ponta da Sela WLOL:BRA-287 WLOTA:1007 QSL H/c (d/B)
22/02-24/02 ZF2AM: Grand Cayman Island WLOTA:1042 QSL K6AM (d/B)
23/02-24/02 GM100C: Scotland (main island) WLOTA:1234 QSL M0OXO (OQRS)
23/03-24/02 TO1PF: La Reunion Island WLOTA:1812 QSL FR1GZ (d)
23/02-02/03 V63DXA: Kosrae Island WLOTA:1569 QSL WB7DXA (d/B)
23/02-02/03 ZW5WIM: Ilha da Paz DFB:SC-01 WLH:PY-038 WLOL:BRA-137 WLOTA:1983 QSL PU5IKE (d/B)
25/02-01/03 FM/F5VHJ: Martinique Island WLOTA:1041 QSL F5VHJ (LoTW/B)
26/02-02/03 8P9RM: Barbados Island WLOTA:0999 QSL W1VE (d)
26/02-12/03 PJ2/K6AM: Curacao Island WLOTA:0942 QSL H/c (d)
26/02-12/03 PJ2/K8LEE: Curacao Island WLOTA:0942 QSL H/c (d)
26/02-12/03 PJ2DX: Curacao Island WLOTA:0942 QSL W0CG (d)
27/02-28/02 3B8/JA8BMK: Mauritius Island WLOTA:0595 QSL H/c (d/B)
01/03-10/03 3B9DX: Rodrigues Island WLOTA:4265 QSL EA5GL (d)
01/03-30/04 8J6ISG: Ishigaki Shima WLOTA:0134 QSL JARL Buro
01/03-03/03 V26M: Antigua Island WLOTA:1118 QSL W3HNK (d)  

6 METRES & UP -

22/02-25/02 PY2FN/P: Sao Sebastiao SA-028 Grid:GG76 6m QSL H/c (d/B)
23/02-24/02 Mississippi QSO Party 6m-70cm classes 23 1500z-24 0300z
24/02-25/02 North Carolina QSO Party 6m/2m classes 24 1500z-25 0059z
26/02 LY 2.4GHz & Up Activity Contest CW/SSB/FM 1800z-2159z
26/02 NRAU Microwave Activity Contest SO/MO/Open 1800z-2200z
26/02 The 50MHz Open Cumulative SO/MO/LP/MP/HP 1800z-2200z
26/02 RSGB 50MHz UKAC SO Fixed/Open 2000z-2230z
26/02-03/03 8P9RM: Barbados NA-021 Grid:GK03 6m all mode QSL W1VE (d)
01/03-02/03 JLRS Hina 3.3 Contest 6m-1.2GHz included 01 1500z-02 1500z

Contest Calendars: www.qsl.net/va3rj/con_feb.html www.qsl.net/va3rj/con_mar.html

GOT6??? - Six Meter Information by Andy 'NEON' Sargent N8OFS at: http://noars.net/got6/GOT6.txt (Updated 20 February 2013)

Information about current VHF activities can be found on the VHF DX portal "Make More Miles on VHF" at: www.MMMonVHF.de/

SMIRK: www.smirk.org/ SOTA (Summits On The Air) Watch Alerts at: www.sotawatch.org/  

QSL INFORMATION -

Three current operations have been approved for DXCC credit:

5X8C - Uganda (commencing in 2012)
T6BP - Afghanistan (commencing in 2011)
T6TJ - Afghanistan (commencing in 2012)

If you have had cards for these operations rejected in a recent application, please send an e-mail to the ARRL DXCC Desk and you will be placed on the list for an update.

73, Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL DXCC Manager
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QSLs via Bureau: 5R8HL, 8R1PY, AH0BT, BG1QQT, CU3NH, EW7KF, OM5CD, R100W, TK5DS, VP5DX and YO9WF.

QSLs via Direct: 1A0C (IZ7KHR), 3D2OP (PT2OP), 3DA0NJ (QRZ.com), 5N4EAM (IK2IQD), 6V7S (RK4FF), 9Y4/DL8DYL (H/c), 9Y4/DL9DRA (H/c), DP0GVN/P (DL5EBE), HK1NA (K6IPM), HK1R (K6IPM), J88CG (QRZ.com), JI1DST/1 (H/c), JY5HX (QRZ.com), KH8/DL3DXX (H/c), LX/PA0RDY (H/c), OA1F (QRZ.com), S79NEN (DO5NEN), T30PY (PY2PT), T77C (QRZ.com), V5/DL3DXX (H/c), VU3BPZ/MM (I1HWY), VU3BPZ/P [Indian Bay Camp] (I1HWY) and ZL9HR booklet QSL (OQRS).

QSLs via LoTW: 3A2MW, 3B9SP, 5T0SP, 9Y4/DL7VOG, CO8DM, CX6VM, DJ9RR, E77W, EA3GHZ, EA3NT, EF8R, F5CQ, F6EYB, F6HKA, G3TXF, GM0NAI, GU4YOX, GW6W, H44KW, HB9ACA, HB9CVQ, HB9DDO, HK0GU, HQ2N, KH6LC, KP2MM, LY2J, LY6A, M3W, MD2C, NP4G, OE2013R, OH1MA, PA5KT, PJ5/DL7VOG, PJ7XK, PV8ADI, PY0F/PP1CZ, S50R, TI5W, UU7J, V31ME, WB4JTT/KH6, YO3APJ and ZS4TX.   LINKS - IOTA (Islands On The Air) at: www.rsgbiota.org/ USi (U.S. Islands Award Program) at: www.usislands.org/ WCA (World Castles on the Air) at: www.wcagroup.org/ENG/wcag.html WFF (World Flora & Fauna) at: www.wff44.org/program/wff/ WLOTA (World Lighthouses On The Air at: www.wlota.com/  

BITS & PIECES -
CX, URUGUAY The CV5A Flores Island (SA-030) DXpedition has been postponed until further notice. [DX World]
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FG, GUADALOUPE ISLAND: FG4KH of the "E.M.E. Guadeloupe Club" shows up again from St Anne beach, Grande Terre [Guadeloupe] (NA-102, DIFO FG-001, WWFF FFF-004, WLOTA 0644, WW Loc. FK96HF) between 15 February and 9 March 2013. Their emphasis is put on 2m EME and Tropo QSOs in JT65B and SSB from Guadeloupe but from time to time they will also work on HF. QSL via F1DUZ, direct or bureau. Further information and online log is available on their website at: fgdxpeditionf1duz.monsite-orange.fr [DXNL]
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HS, KOH BUTANG: Because of unexpected circumstances Eddy, ON4AFU, had to cancel the second part of his Thailand trip as HS0ZJF/9 to Koh Butang (AS-126).
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Lighthouse activities: The South American Lighthouse Weekend (Fin de Semana de Faros Sudamericanos) will take place on 22-24 February. Expect many activities from South America during this weekend. Further info and list of participants at: www.grupodxbb.com.ar/faros2013
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P29NO - PAPUA NEW GUINEA UPDATE: Nao is now QRV (as of 15 February 2013) on CW, SSB & RTTY using a longwire. Nao, JA2VQP is teaching mathematics at the Divine Word University in Wewak, East Sepic Province (north coast of PNG main land). During December 2012 he shipped some radio gear to P.N.G and hopes to be active in the coming months as P29NO. Nao will be staying for two years. QSL via EA5GL, direct only. [DX World]
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ZS8C - MARION ISLAND Carson, ZR6CWI, has been appointed the Space Weather Engineer and will spend a year on Marion Island (AF-021, WAP ZAF-10, WWFF ZSFF-012). Pierre ZS1HF/ZS8M will be his QSL Manager and reports that Carson will be active as ZS8C from May 2013 to April 2014. He will operate SSB only. More info released in due course. [DX World]  
**CQ 160M SSB CONTEST** The following stations have announced their participation in the CQ 160m SSB Contest (22-24 February, 2013):
C6ANM Bahamas MO QSL LoTW HK1T Colombia SO QSL EA5KB (d) IH9YMC African Italy SOLP QSL e-QSL only T6MO Afghanistan SOLP QSL K9GY (d/B) TO22C Guadeloupe By F6HMQ; QRV Feb 17-Mar 3 UU7J Ukraine MO QSL LoTW ZF2AM Cayman Islands SOHP QSL K6AM (d/B)
(d) = Direct; (B) = Bureau; (d/B) = Direct or Bureau.
Be sure to check Bill's (NG3K) website for updated CQ 160m SSB Contest information at: ng3k.com/Misc/cq160s2013.html ....... Good luck to all participants & have fun!




73 and Good DX!

Dave Raycroft, VA3RJ

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