sexta-feira, 2 de maio de 2014

I.C.P.O. Bulletin (02 - 09 May 2014)



I.C.P.O. Bulletin (02 - 09 May 2014)
"Islands, Castles & Portable Operations" 
Listing is by calendar date (day/month/year)

02/05/2014: Andre PP6ZZ will be active from Fernando de Noronha (SA-003, DIB OC-01, WLOTA 1208, WWFF PYFF-016) as PY0FF between 2-8 May, 2014. QRV on 30-10m SSB, CW and Digi-modes. QSL via W9VA. [DX-World]
03/05/2014: Didier ("Dyd"), F4ELJ, will be active holiday style on the HF bands as F4ELJ/p from Oleron Island (EU-032, DIFM AT-025, WLOTA 1369, WW Loc. IN95HX) between 03-10 May, 2014. QSL via home call, Bureau or direct. [DXAT]
03/05/2014: Look for Toshi, JP1IOF and Yoshi, JE2EHP to be active as JD1BLC and JD1YBT, respectively, from Chichi-jima (JIA 10-110, JCG 10007, WLOTA 2269, Tokyo prefecture), Ogasawara Islands (AS-031, WWFF JAFF-018) from 3-12 May, 2014. QRV on all bands and modes. Both Bureau and direct QSLs are accepted via Toshi's JA homecall, JP1IOF. LoTW and OQRS will be also available. [NG3K]
03/05/2014: Members of the International Police Association Radio Club, Dutch Section (PI4IPA) will activate Texel Island (EU-038, WLOTA 0043), using the special callsign PG200KMAR, from 3-6 May 2014. Activity is part of the 200 years Royal Military Constabulary special event celebrations. QSL on the HF bands and usual modes. QSL direct or Bureau to PA9LUC. Website: iparc.ipa-nederland.nl/ [rsgbiota.org]
03/05/2014: DX PLUS Team members Cliff SV1JG, George SV1RP, Spiros SV1RC, John SV1GE, Takis SV2FWV, Theodor SV1GRM, Manos SV1PMR, Mike SV8GKE and Manos SV1ME will be active as SX5LA from Levitha island (GIOTA DKS-050, MIA MGD-019, WLOTA 0846, Grid Loc. KM37), municipality of Leros, Dodecanese islands (EU-001), from 3-11 May, 2014. QRV on 160-6 metre SSB, CW and RTTY. Beam antennas from 30-6m. Phased Vertical for 40m. Vertical for 80m, Inverted L for 160m. Power only 100W! QSL via SV2FWV. [DXAT]
04/05/2014: Look for Joerg, DL4HTK and Torsten DO5AD to be active from Liechtenstein as HB0DRK and HB0YRK, respectively, between 4-18th May 2014. Plans are to be QRV on 80-10 metre CW, SSB, PSK and RTTY. QSL via home calls. [NG3K]
05/05/2014: Bo, OX3LX, will activate Aasiaat [aka Egedesminde] Island (NA-134) between 5-9th May, 2014. Note: "This is not a DXped so very Limited time for Radio". Look for Bo on 40-10, mainly SSB. QSL via OZ1PIF, LoTW and eQSL. [rsgbiota.org]
05/05/2014: Sam, F6AML, will be active from Les Saintes Islands (NA-114, WLOTA 3998) as TO6A between 5-20th May, 2014. QRV holiday style on the HF bands, mainly SSB and CW. QSL direct (QRZ.com) or by e-mail Bureau request (qsldxped [at] yahoo.fr). [DXAT]
06/05/2014: Miho, JJ2VLY and Yutaka, JQ2GYU will be active from Tinian Island (OC-086, USi NI-003S, WLOTA 3108, WW Loc. QK24TX), Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, between 6-11th May, 2014 as NH0J (J-Tinian Radio Space Club). QRV on 80-10 metre CW, SSB and RTTY, including the WARC bands. Miho will focus on RTTY. QSL direct to JJ2VLY (Mihoko Sakurai, P.O. Box 1, Suyama, Susono city, Shizuoka, 410-1290, Japan) or via the JARL Bureau. [DX-World]
06/05/2014: Renner, PY7RP, will once again be active as PY7RP/6 from the island of Tinhare (SA-080, DIB BA-05, WLOTA 1624), Bahia State, Brazil, between 6-12th May, 2014. Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands, using SSB and CW. QSL via ClubLog OQRS or direct to his home call (see QRZ.com). [rsgbiota.org]
07/05/2014: Dima, UR4MCK will be active as 5B/UR4MCK from the island of Cyprus (AS-004, WLOTA 0051) on 7-14 May 2014. He will operate only CW near the QRP calling frequencies. QSL via home call. [425 DX News]
07/05/2014: Look for Stan, EI6DX, to be active as FO/EI6DX from the island of Bora Bora (OC-067, WLOTA 0430, Grid Loc. BH43), in the Leeward group of the Society Islands of French Polynesia, from 7-18th May, 2014. QRV on 80-10 metre CW and SSB, vacation style, using a K3 with ACOM 1000 and CrankIR vertical. QSL goes via RX3RC, direct or Bureau. Website: www.ei6dx.com/ [DXAT]
07/05/2014: Anna, W6NN as V25N and Rich, KE1B as V25M will be active from the island of Antigua (NA-100, WLOTA 1118) on 7-15th May, 2014. They will operate CW, SSB and RTTY on 40-10 metres, with an emphasis on the WARC bands. QSL via home calls, direct or bureau (OQRS on Club Log), LoTW and eQSL. [425 DX News]
08/05/2014: Imam, YB4IR, plans to activate Singkep Island (IOTA OC-107), in the Lingga Archipelago, Riau Islands Province in Indonesia, as YB4IR/5 between 8-13th May, 2014. QRV 40-10 metre SSB, CW and RTTY. QSL via ClobLog OQRS, LoTW and eQSL. [YB4IR]

LOOKING AHEAD -

22/05/2014: Laci, HA0HW, will once again be active from Thassos Island Greece (IOTA EU-174, GIOTA NAS-037, MIA MG-124, WLOTA LH-4186, WW Loc. KN20HS), as SW8WW (ex-J48HW) between 22nd May and 3rd June 2014. He will operate mainly on CW, with some SSB and RTTY, on the HF bands (usually on 40/30/20/17/12/10 metres) and on 6 metres. He will also particpate in the CQWW WPX CW Contest (24-25 May) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. His rigs are usually a FT-840 and an IC-706 (for 6m only). Antennas are monoband Gps and dipoles on fishing poles. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the HA Bureau, OQRS via ClubLog is ok as well. [HA0HW]
24/05/2014: Look for Champ, E21EIC, to be active as XW0YJY from Vientiane, Laos, in the CQWW WPX CW Contest (24-25 May) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry, CQ zone 26. QSL via ClubLog's (OQRS) or home call, direct only and LoTW. [NG3K]
29/05/2014: Look for Jaakko OG1J, Kari OH3BJL, Keijo OH3HPV, Ari OH3KAV and Veikko OH3LB to be active as ES0/OI3V from the island of Hiiumaa (EU-034, WLOTA 2017, WWFF ESFF-045), West Estonian archipelago, Hiiu County, Estonia, between 29th May and 1st June. QRV on all bands and modes, propagation permitting. QSL via Bureau or direct to OI3V. Website: qrz.com/db/OI3V [rsgbiota.org]
29/05/2014: Operators Michael K5NOT, Douglas W5BL and Larry W5LJW will be operating from Aruba (SA-036, WLOTA 0033, Grid Loc. FK42) in a suitcase vacapedition between 29 May and 4 June 2014. The group callsign should be P40DM. Aruba likes each person to have an Aruba-based call sign in addition to the club call (no reciprical agreement) so you may also hear P40TX (K5NOT), P40DL (W5BL) and P40LW (K5RAU) on the island. QRV on 20-6 metres, with focus on 10m and 6m. QSL P40DM via the information on QRZ.com. QSL other calls via the individual operators' home callsign. Website:www.qrz.com/db/K5NOT/P40DM [rsgbiota.org]
29/05/2014: Operators Eddy ON6EF, Jan ON6VJ and Raf ON5RZ will be active as PA/OT1S from Terschelling Island (EU-038, WLOTA 0943, Grid Loc. JO23), West Frisian Islands, from 29-31 May 2014. Plans are to be QRV on 80-6m (incl. WARC), SSB only. QSL via ON6EF, Bureau preferred. [rsgbiota.org]
30/05/2014: The members of Clube Radioamadores do Entroncamento - CR5CRE, will be active on the 30th and 31st of May 2014 from Evoramonte Castel (WCA CT-00047, DCFP C-047, DMHP EV-036 and DMP 0704), located in the Province of Evora. They plan to work as special callsign CR5EM on all HF bands CW/SSB and Digital modes. QSL via CS5CRE (see QRZ.com). [RN1CW]
25/06/2014: John, W5JON, will once again be active as V47JA from Calypso Bay, island of St. Kitts (NA-104, WW Loc. FK87PG) between 25th June and 6th August, 2014. QRV on 160-6m (incl. 60m), SSB. John will also participate in the, IARU HF (12-13 July), CQWW VHF (19-20 July), and RSGB IOTA (26-27 July) Contests, SSB, SOAB, is planned. Also XYL, Cathy (W5HAM) will occasionally operate as V47HAM. ALL QSL's DIRECT ONLY, to W5JON (QRZ.com) or LoTW. [W5JON]
24/07/2014: Yuri, N3QQ and possibly others will be QRV from Adak island (NA-039, USi AK-008S, WLOTA 1258), 3rd South Central county, Alaska within the time period of 24-31 July 2014 to coincide with the IOTA contest. If weather/time permits a trip to Amchitka Island (NA-070, USi AK-043), 3rd South Central county is planned. More details on this activity as the weeks progress. QSL KL7RRC via N7RO and LoTW. [DX-World]
25/07/2014: Bodo, DF8DX, will be active as IV3/DF8DX from Grado Island (EU-130, IIA F001), between 25-29th July 2014. QRV on the HF bands using 100 Watts and vertical antenna. His focus will be on the RSGB IOTA Contest (26-27 July). QSL direct or Bureau to DF8DX. [rsgbiota.org]
26/07/2014: Stockport Radio Society members Pete M1PTR, Bernard G3SHF, Carsten G0SYP, Dave G0LZL, Tom M0DCG, Evan M0TJU, Sarah 2E0KUH and Kieron M5KJM will be active as GM5O, a Multi-Op entry, in the RSGB IOTA Contest (26-27 July). QRV from Orkney [mainland] (IOSA OR01, SCOTIA OI14), Orkney Islands (EU-009). QSL via M5KJM, Bureau or direct. [rsgbiota.org]
26/07/2014: Look for Gordon, MM0GOR, to be active as homecall/p in the RSGB IOTA Contest (26-27 July) from the isle of Islay (IOSA NH22, SCOTIA CS25, WLOTA 1826), Inner Hebrides (EU-008). QSL via home call, Bureau preferred. [rsgbiota.org]
25/10/2014: Rich, M5RIC, plans activity from Trabzon, Turkey, as TC7V (callsign applied for) from 22-28 October 2014. QRV on the HF bands using SSB and RTTY, including a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (25-26 October). QSL via M0OXO (OQRS preferred). [NG3K]

SPECIAL EVENTS -

02/05/2014: Members of IPA will be active as PG200KMAR between now and February 2015. See their rota for details: 1 May - 28 May; 26 June - 23 July; 21 August - 17 September; 17 October - 12 November; 11 December - 7 January 2015. The occasion is the 200th anniversary of the Royal Military Constabulary. QRV on all bands and modes. QSOs with PG200KMAR will also count two points towards the Windmill Award. QSL via PA9LUC after the last operating window, eQSL; direct cards need to include SAE and $1 for Europe, $2 for all other regions, no IRC please. [DXNL]
07/05/2014: Between 7th and 13th of May 2014 look for the following stations to be active to celebrate ARRL's centennial year: W1AW/0 will be operated by Bill K0HA, located in Seward, Seward County, State of Nebraska. W1AW/7 will be operated by the Utah DX Association at K7CO, located in West Jordan, Salt Lake County, State of Utah. QSLs preferred via LoTW. [ARRL]

U.S.A. Special Event Stations can be found at:www.arrl.org/contests/spev.html

LIGHTHOUSE CALENDAR -

02/05-08/05 PY0FF: Fernando de Noronha WLOTA:1208 QSL W9VA (d)
03/05-10/05 F4ELJ/P: Ile d'Oleron WLOTA:1369 QSL H/c (d/B)
03/05-12/05 JD1BLC: Chichi Shima WLOTA:2269 QSL JP1IOF (d/B)
03/05-12/05 JD1YBT: Chichi Shima WLOTA:2269 QSL JP1IOF (d/B)
03/05-06/05 PG200KMAR: Texel Island WLOTA:0043 QSL PA9LUC (d/B)
03/05-11/05 SX5LA: Nisis Levitha WLOTA:0846 QSL SV2FWV (d/B)
05/05-20/05 TO6A: Les Saintes Island WLOTA:3998 QSL F6AML QRZ.com
06/05-12/05 B7CRA: Yongxing Dao WLOTA:4111 QSL BA4EG (d/B)
06/05-11/05 NH0J: Tinian Island WLOTA:3108 QSL JJ2VLY (d)
06/05-12/05 PY7RP/6: Tinhare Island WLOTA:1624 QSL H/c (d)
07/05-14/05 5B/UR4MCK: Cyprus Island WLOTA:0051 QSL H/c (d/B)
07/05-15/05 V25M: Antigua Island WLOTA:1118 QSL KE1B (d/B)
07/05-15/05 V25N: Antigua Island WLOTA:1118 QSL W6NN (d/B)

6 METRES & UP -

03/05-04/05 7th Call Area QSO Party 6m/2m classes 03 1300z-04 0700z
03/05-11/05 SX5LA: Levitha Isl. EU-001 Grid:KM37 6m CW/SSB QSL SV2FWV (d/B)
04/05-05/05 37th All MIE 33 Contest 6m-70cm classes 04 2300z-05 0300z
07/05 MOON Contest 144MHz CW/Digital/FM/SSB 1800z-2000z

Contest Calendar: www.qsl.net/va3rj/con_may.html

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 INFO - 

QSLs via Bureau: 4S7TRG, 5N0OCH, 5Z4/DL8NBE, 8P5A, 9A/K1ZZ, 9H25Y, 9H3TX, C6AUM, CR2T, CU3AF, CU3AN, D4C, EA8/DJ9BN, EA8/DL7VOA, EA8AY, EA8CLX, ER240C, ER44WFF, ER570C, ER65V, FK/JJ2NYT, J6/W4VAB, JW/DK8FD, JW/DL2JRM, KP2/K5WE, PJ2/DL0IPS, PJ2/DL8AKI, PZ5MM, SV5/OK2ZV, TM1MAD, V5/DL5XL, VP5/N7OU and YN2AA.

QSLs via Direct: 3A2LF (QRZ.com), A92HK (cba), F4FET/p [EU-157] (H/c), FG8NY (QRZ.com), FK8CE [OC-032] (M0URX), ST2M (QRZ.com), TX6G (OQRS), VK9X/K7CO [OC-002] (M0URX), YB3MM [OC-021] (QRZ.com), YB3MM/2 [OC-186] (H/c), YB3MM/4 [OC-262] (H/c), YB9Y [OC-276] (JN6ZRM) and YB9WZJ/p [OC-239] (W2FB).

QSLs via LoTW: 5J0T and TA2ST.


BITS & PIECES -

4K, AZERBAIJAN - Jeff, N6GQ, will travel to Azerbaijan and hopes to be active on the HF bands as 4K9Z between 20-25 June, 2014. No other details were given. QSL via LoTW, preferred. [NG3K]

5X, UGANDA - Hans, OZ2HC, is currently active from Uganda as 5X1S. QRV on HF bands, SSB. QSL via home call. [DXAT]

ET, ETHIOPIA - Ulli, DL9WVM, is now active from the ET3AA Club Station, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. QRV on HF bands (CW) until May 7th. QSL via N2OO. [DXAT]

PJ7, SINT MAARTEN - Nao, JN1RVS (K6NAO) is currently active as PJ7RV from the island of Sint Maarten (NA-105, WLOTA 0711) until 5th May 2014. QRV on 40-10 metre CW, RTTY and PSK. QSL via JA1HGY. Online log search at: www.clublog.org/charts/?c=PJ7RV [DX-World]

PY, BRAZIL - World traveller Vlad, UA4WHX, is QRV as of 30th April as PY1/UA4WHX from Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil. As always, length of stay is unknown. QRV 80-10 metre CW, RTTY and SSB. QSL via home call (see QRZ.com). [DX Summit]

YB8, TALAUD ISLANDS OC-209 - Adhi YB3MM/8 and Din YB8RW/p will be active from the islands of Karakelong, Salibabu and Sara'a Besar in the Talaud Islands group OC-209 until 5th May, 2014. QRV on several HF bands, CW and SSB. QSL YB3MM/8 via IZ8CCW. QSL YB8RW/p via YB9BU. [DX-World]

ZD8, ASCENSION ISLAND - Steve, G3ZVW, is active as ZD8N from Georgetown, Ascension Island (AF-003, WLOTA 1491), until 13 May 2014. QRV on HF bands using dipoles (all bands), vertical (7MHz/18MHz), delta loop (21MHz), vertical doublet (14-28MHz). QSL via home call, direct or Bureau. [DX-World]


73 and Good DX!
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