DX Bulletin No. 1173
July 28, 2014
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet Clusters Network, K1XN & GoList, NJ1Q & W1AW, WA1ZAM, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, W4VQ, N5NHJ, N7XR, K8GI, K8YSE, W8BBQ, W8GEX & 60m News, AT International, DK8JB & The DX News Letter, DL1SBF, DL2SBY, DxCoffee.com, DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, G4BUO, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, OK1OM, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO, the VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) and YF1AR for the following DX information.
EDITOR'S SPECIAL NOTICE
This week's bulletin was sent out earlier than normal to accommodate the late RSGB IOTA Contest announcements. Also, we wanted to provide the readers with a consolidated listing of the RSGB IOTA Contest participants.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Friday, 18th-July, through Friday, 25th-July there were 206 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4U1I, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5W, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9V, 9Y, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C6, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, DL, DU, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FP, FR, FY, G, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J2, J6, J7, J8, JA, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ7, PY, PZ, S0, S5, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T32, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TN, TY, TZ, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9N, VP2E, VP2V, VP5, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YJ, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZC4, ZD7, ZF, ZL, ZP, ZS
PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations or more likely a "BUSTED CALLSIGN". As always, you never know - "Work First Worry Later".
Mike, VK3QK, is now active as 3B8/VK3QK from Mauritius until July 28th. Activity will be limited as time permits. NO QSNs have been reported as of press time. QSL via VK3BDL.
Antoine, 3D2AG, will once again be active as 3D2AG/p from Rotuma (OC-060) between July 25th and August 8th. Activity will be 40-6 meters using CW and SSB. This will be a one-man operation while also working on climate change projects, so he will not always be on the air. He will also be using solar power during the whole operation and running barefoot at 100 watts. He still states,
"Now looking for spare parts for my 14-years-old ICOM 706-MKII, which is faulty (no TX). If anyone can help please contact me, so that I can be operational on 6m from Rotuma. Thanks in advance." His E-mail address is on QRZ.com. He also mentions, "QSL direct only to the Fiji address. Please include at least two green stamps [very well concealed, with foil or between QSLs] or one IRC with AIRMAIL SAE for first class return postage. NO CALLS ON ENVELOPE PLEASE. We have LOTS of mail theft in Fiji. After intense lobbying by 3D2AG, IRCs are now exchangeable at the normal UPU rate in Fiji. Please don't forget to put an airmail label on your return envelope, and write your country name clearly."5K0, SAN ANDRES ISLAND
Tim, LW9EOC, who was active in April as 50JT, will once again be active from San Andres Island, but as 5K0A this time between November 26th and December 9th. Activity should be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. He also plans to be in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 29-30th) and the ARRL 160-Meter Contest (December 5-7th). QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau, eQSL and LoTW.
5N, TANZANIA (Update)
Flavio, IW2NEF, who is now active as 5H1NE from Zanzibar Island (AF-032) until August 6th, announced that he will be in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th). Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands using SSB only. QSL via IK2DUW.
5V, TOGO (Update)
The Czech DXpedition team will be in Togo for 14 days, but will be active between September 25th and October 3rd. Operators mentioned (w/callsigns) are David/OK6DJ (5V7DB), Pavel/OK1FPS (5V7PS) and Petr/OK1FCJ (5V7ST). Activity will be on 160-10 meters using 2 x K3, 1xKX3 and 2x PA into 2 x Spiderbeam (w/WARC), 1 x vertical (40-10m), 1 vertical (160/80m) and special RX antennas for the low bands. Operations will be on CW, SSB and the Digital modes. They plan to be in the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 27-28th). QSL via OK6DJ, direct, by the Bureau, eQSL, LoTW or using the OQRS on ClubLog. For more details and updates, see their Web pages at:
Andy, E51AND, announced that he will be operating from Rarotonga Island (OC-013), South Cook Islands, in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Unassisted/Mixed-mode (SSB and CW)/ 12-Hrs entry. QSL E51AND direct only (NO LoTW). ADDED NOTE: Jim, E51JD, will also be on the air occasionally but not actively participating in the contest.
Members of the Bristol Contest Group will be active as GJ6YB during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) from Jersey (EU-013, WLOTA L-0818) as a Multi-Op/Island-DXpedition/Mixed-Mode entry. QSL via G3SWH, direct or by the Bureau.
Kasimir, DL2SBY, will once again be active from Liechtenstein between September 13-20th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters including 30/17/12 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. His equipment will be a FT900AT with an ACOM 1010 amp (600w) into a triple-leg antenna for 20-10m, HF9V Butternut for 80-10m and an Inverted V for 30m. He will upload the log onto ClubLog. The QSL cards will be printed as soon as possible. QSL via DL2SBY, by the Bureau, direct and as well as through PayPal requests.
Tim, LW9EOC, will be active as HK1/LW9EOC between October 22-29th. Activity will be on all HF bands using CW and SSB. While there, he will also be part of the HK1NA team during the CQWW DX SSB Contest as a Multi-Multi entry. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau, eQSL and LoTW.
AS-004. Norman, 5B4AIE, will be active as 5B4AIF from Cyprus during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a Single-Op/SSB-Mode/ High-Power entry. QSL via EB7DX.
AS-125. Operators Tana/E27EK and Capitan/HS7UCQ will be active as HS7AT/p from Chang Island, Thailand, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th). QSL via E27EK.
AS-143. By the time you read this, operators Che/BA7CK, Haichao/BD7HC and Wei/BD1TX (B7/BD1TX) will be active from Yongxing Island, as well as other various islands in the Hainan Province (Xisha Island) IOTA Group until about August 4th. Activity will be active on 15 meters SSB and the Digital modes. QSL BA7CK and BD7HC via BA4TB. QSL B7/BD1TX via BD1TX.
AS-153. (Reminder) Operators Ariff/VU3ARF and Asish/VU2GMT will be active as VU3ARF/p from Jambudwip Island (WWFF VUFF-091), an island that has never been activated in the West Bengal State IOTA Group, between July 23-31st. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW and SSB. They will be an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th). QSL via VU3ARF, by the Bureau or direct to: Ariff Mohammad, 72/A Elliot Road, Calcutta 700016, India. For updates, watch: http://vu3arf.org
EU-008. Operators Graham/MM0GHM, Gordon/MM0GOR, Gordon/MM0BIM, Barry/ GM3YEH, John/GM0DJG, Bill/GM3ZRT and Jason/GM7VSB will once again be active as GM7A [callsign of the Kilmarnock and Loudoun ARC. (GM0ADX)] from Gigha Island (IOSA NH24, SCOTIA CS23) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th). Activity will be on all HF bands. QSL via GM7AAJ, direct or by the Bureau.
EU-009. Operators Clive/GM3POI, Colin/GM0RLZ, Gordon/MM0GPZ, John/ MM0CCC and Steven/MM0DGI will be active as GM3X from the Orkney Islands during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a Multi-Op entry. QSL via GM3POI.
EU-030. Operators Zdeno/OK1OM (also OK1DDR, former Y29AL) and XYL Renata/OK1GB (also OK1FYL, former Y29YL and 3V8BB) will be active as OZ/OK1DDR (MBR of DIG 2432, AGCW 1432 IPA) and OZ/OK1FYL (MBR OKDX Foundation - 005), respectively, from Bornholm Island (WWFF Hammeren [OZFF-030], WW Loc. JO75JG) between August 31st and September 12th. They will also try to reactivate the Lighthouse (WLOTA 2203). Activity will be on 80-10 meters (IOTA & WWFF frequencies) using mainly CW. QSL via their home callsigns.
EU-080. Members of the Batea Dx Group team will be active as ED1K from Ons Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a Multi-Op/Island entry. Operators mentioned are Nacho/EA1ND, Juan/EA1NK, Pablo/EA1NL, Aki/EA1HV, Juan/EB1AIR, Pablo/EB1OU, Oscar/EA1HNZ and Jose/EA1AJP. QSL via EA1NK, direct or by the Bureau. QSL card via direct to: Juan J .Lamas, P.O.Box 531, 15780 Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Direct QSL requests via E-mail to: email@example.com
Sending SASE and 2 USDs/IRC for postal rates will be appreciated. Paypal available. All other QSL cards will be sent via the Bureau unless requested via direct.
EU-110. Operators Damir/9A3R, Kristijan/9A4WY and Adam/9A4QV will be active as 9A3R/p from Sv. Nikola Island (CI-118) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a Multi-Op/IOTA-DXpedition/ 24-Hrs/Low-Power entry. QSL via 9A4WY.
EU-120. Members of the Addiscombe Amateur Radio Club will be active as G4ALE/P from Isle of Wight during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a Multi-Op/DXpedition/Low-Power entry. Operators mentioned are Peter/G3SJX, Steve/G3UFY, Mike/G3VYI and Dave/G7RAU. QSL via G3VYI.
EU-129. Operators Gunter/DL4WA, Frank/DL1WA Joerg/DL3ARM and Thomas/ DM4TR will be active DL1WA/p from Usedom Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via DL1WA.
EU-132. Operators Ted/SP1NQN, Piotr/SP1GZF, Jarek/SP1MHZ, Hubert/SQ2PHG and Darek/SQ1OD will be active as SN1D from Wolin Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th). QSL via SP1RKT.
EU-132. Adam, DJ0IF, will be active as SN0RX from Wolin Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a Single-Op/CW-Mode entry. QSL via SP8RX.
EU-140. Kari, OH5TS, will be active from Kuorsalo Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/ CW-Mode/High-Power entry. QSL via LoTW.
EU-147. Operators Victor/R1NU and Dmitry/UA1NFA will be active as homecall/p from Bol'shoy Kimalishche (RRA RR-02-10, KIA-1-05, RDA KL-08) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th). QSL via their home callsign. They will be on the island until July 28th. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW, SSB, and the Digital modes. Operation is good towards the Karelian Islands Award.
EU-153. Members of the Russian RK1OWZ Team will be active as RK1OWZ/p from Kumbysh Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th). QSL via UA1OMZ.
EU-172. Henning, OZ1BII, will be active as 5P2I/P from Aro Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a Single-Op/ DXpedition entry. QSL via OZ1BII, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW. He does frequently uploaded to LoTW, ClubLog and eQSL.
EU-172. Immo, DL8MF, will be active as OZ/DL8MF from Samso Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a Single-Op/ QRP/24-Hrs entry. QSL via DL8MF.
NA-026. Operators Mike/N2GC, Sam/KD2EZL and Leo/KD2FIX will be active as N2GC from Long Island, NY, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th). QSL via LoTW or direct to N2GC.
NA-083. (Update) Operators Aaron/KK4NBR and Jeff/KS4TL will be active as K4P from Chincoteague Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th). Activity will be primarily on 40/20/15 meters SSB. Before and after the contest, activity will be on PSK31, JT65/JT9, and possibly CW, on 80/40/30/20/17 meters. This is a special event station in honor of the Chincoteague's 89th Annual Pony Swim, July 21st-August 4th. QSL via KS4TL (see Web page or QRZ.com for details). Visit the K4P Web page at: http://k4p.moonfruit.com/home/4585615508
NA-160. Dan, HR2DMR, will be active as HQ3W from Cayos Cochinos during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/ Low-Power entry. QSL via KD4POJ.
NA-220. Michael, DB5MH, will be active as OX/DB5MH from Sukkertoppen Island, Greenland, between July 25-30th. QSL via his home callsign, direct and by the Bureau. For more details and updates, check the following URLs:
OC-122. By the time you read this, Budi, YF1AR, will be active as YF1AR/5 from the rare Tambelan Island (last activated in 1990) until August 3rd. Activity will include the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a Single-Op/SSB-Mode/24-Hrs/Low-Power. Operations will be on 40-10 meters using mainly SSB, but some CW and Digital. Equipment is a Yaesu FT-450D with 100w into a vertical for 40m and a HB9CV for 20/15/10m. QSL via N2OO. An OQRS is available on ClubLog. For more details and updates, see:
OC-122. Imam, YB4IR, will be active as YB4IR/5 from Tambelan Island between August 2-9th. Activity will be on CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau, LoTW or ClubLog's OQRS.
J49, CRETE (EU-015)
The members of the SV9 DX Team are staying in Crete and are operating from SV9FBG's station, near to Ierapetra city, as J49A in this year's RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) as a Fixed category. QSL via SV9GPV. Operators mentioned are Dimis/SV9COL, Georgios/SV9DJO, Giannis/ SV9FBG, George/SV9GPV and Konstantinos/SV9OFS.
NP4, PUERTO RICO (NA-099)
Alfredo, WP3C, will be active as NP4DX in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/SSB-Mode/12-Hrs/Low-Power entry. His activity will also count for the WLOTA as LH-2802. QSL via W3HNK, direct preferred, but Bureau is OK.
OE2, AUSTRIA (Special Event)
Look for the special event station OE2WURZL14 [Boy Scout Club station of "Club TeleScout (CTS)] to be active between August 3-13th, from the international "Camp of the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts of Salzburg (PPÖ)" operating from the Gasteiner Valley (JN67NE). QSL via the OE-Bureau. The station is also valid for the Austrian Radio Scouting Award! For more information, see the following URLs:
By the time you read this, Dave, G4BUO, will be active as YJ0UO from Vanuatu (OC-035) until July 27th. Look for him to be in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-17th) as a Single-Op/CW-Mode entry. Reminder, his next stop will be to Tongatapu Island (OC-049) in the Kingdom of Tonga between July 29th and August 4th. His callsign will be A35UO. He does mention that "this is primarily a family holiday, but I will be on the air as and when time allows". Activity will be CW only using a FT-857 into a doublet or vertical for 40-10 meters. QSL via G4BUO.
PJ7, SINT MAARTEN
Ed, WA1ZAM, will once again be active as PJ7PL from the Royal Palm's for three week between September 21st and October 15th. Activity will include the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 27-28th) as a Single-Op/low-Power entry. Outside of the contest, activity will be holiday style using SSB and RTTY, possibly CW -- depending on what he brings down. QSL WA1ZAM.
PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (July 28th-August 3rd)
Jul/28th AN Jul/31st AN Aug/02nd AN Jul/29th AN Aug/01st HN Aug/03rd LN Jul/30th AN SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS/INDEXES AND GEOMAGNETIC REFERENCE ====================================================== NORMALITY GEOMAG K Values Alpha ----------------- ------ -------- ------ AN - Above Normal Quiet K=0-1 0-7 HN - High Normal Unsettled K=2 8-15 LN - Low Normal Active K=3 16-29 BN - Below Normal Minor Storm K=4 30-49 DIS - Disturbed Major Storm K=5 50-99 VRY DIS - Very Disturbed Severe Storm K=6-9 100-400QSL INFO AND NEWS
QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (July 25th) -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4U20B via 9A2AA IZ8FFA/IT9 via IZ8FFA OZ/PD7YY via PD7YY 5H9AC via IN3ECI (d) JW/RD1AL via RD1AL PA14NAWAKA/J via PA5UL 6V1W via DO3MY JY4CI via K2AX PE30K via PE2K AM01AJV via EA1AJV LA/DL1CW via DL1CW RL70BO/P via RA3Y BD9XE via BD4HF LI2IZ via LA2IZ SM/DG5CST via DG5CST CO2DC via EA5KB LI8OM via LA8OM SN777BL via SP4EOO CR2V via HB9CRV MC0SHL via M0URX SV2/SV1NJW via SV1NJW CT7/M0GAV via M0GAV MJ/OK1DBS via OK1DBS SV8/OK1FFU via OM2FY CT8/DL8MLD via DL8MLD MJ/OK1FIK via OK1FIK TK/F1UJS via F1UJS CU8FN via HB9CRV MJ/OK1NP via OK1NP TK/OO4O via ON4APU DM200TSV via DL4WK (B) MJ/OK1XC via OK1XC TM0MN via F-Bureau EV5SL/P via EV1P MJ0IKL via OK1DOL VP5/I8NHJ via N5NHJ EX2F via RW6HS (d) MJ0ILB via OK1BIL ZF1DX via W8BLA GD3TTC/P via G3TTC OG2F via OH2NC GJ3RCV via G4DFI OG90AA via OG90AA (e) eQSL only (d) direct only (B) Bureau only (L) LoTW only (O) OQRS only (C) ClubLog onlyQSL ROUTES FOR VP9HQ AND OH1VR/VP9. QSL VP9HQ (July 12-13th, 2014), ONLY direct via OH1VR. Also, OH1VR/VP9 cards [since August 2007] are ONLY direct to OH1VR: Seppo Sisatto, Ojakatu 3 A 18, 33100 Tampere, FINLAND.
QSL RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3D2ML, 3E100PC, 4S7RM, 5V7SI, 5W0ML, 7Z1TT, C82DX, CF3NAVY, CN8KD, D2QV, DL1VDL, DL9MBI, DS4AOW, GA14CG, HO3AK, HP3AK, J6/W5EXJ, JA7CSS, JT1CD, M0PNN, OD5ZZ, OP4K, PJ2/AB8YK, S51DX, T6T, TJ3SN, TM70UTAH, V21ZG, V5/DJ9RR, VK9CS, W100AW, XE1KK, XV4Y and YL2014X
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 4X266POPE, A65BP, BY5HB, E20PFE, EA6UN, FT5ZM, FY/F5UOW, HS0ZCW, MX0INT, S01WS, TM1INT, TTA2ES, UK/R1ZY, V21ZG, XV2E, XZ1Z, YB8RW/P, YC6UAX and YV5ANF/P
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 3D2RX, 3DA0GF, 5V7TH, 5W0M, 5W1SA, 6O0CW, 7P8D, 7U1MA, 8J1RL, 8P8T, 9L0W, 9M0L, 9M2TO, A31KJ, A25JR, A25NW, A65CA, AH0/N0AT, BD6JJX, BM0LF, BU2AW, C9ANW, C91NW, CE0Y/SP9EV, DJ75FOC, DM45SCHUMI, E4X, EL2A, FG/K9NW, FJ/DK7LX, FM/K9NW, GJ3TXF, GX2BQY, H44G, H40T, HG66MALEV, HH4/K4QD, HK3W, HT2N, J37K, J75PX, JG8NQJ/JD1, KG4RX, KH6BB, KH7CW, KL2ZZ, KL7ILA, KL7QK, KL7RRC/P, KP2/K3TEJ, KP2/KH0WJ, KP2/W1EQ, K5JP/KP2, KP4RV, KP4/N7CW, NH2T, NU1AW/3, OJ0V, OX/DL3GCS, P29VCX, P40Z, PB200KING, PJ2/K2PLF, PJ7/K2GSJ, PW0F, PY2KC, SV9/DF8DX, SW8YY, T2YY, T46RRC, T6TL, T88AQ, T88MR, TO0/F8BBL, TO5PX, TO7ZG, TX5RV, TX6G, V26BZR, V44KBP, V47KP, V48M, VE3XN, VK9CGC, VP9I, VQ9LW, VX3OI, W1AW/4, W3FOX, WS7X, W9FOC, XF2E, XV9NPS, YB0AZ, ZD8O, ZD8X, ZF2AH and ZF2LC
S7, SEYCHELLES (Correction)
Kasimir, DL2SBY, will be active as S79KB from two islands in the Seychelles between October 4-18th. He is scheduled to activate Mahe (October 4-9th) and Praslin (October 9-18th). Both islands are IOTA AF-024. Activity will be on 20-10 meters including 17/12 meters and possibly 30 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. His equipment will be a FT900AT with an ACOM 1010 amp (400w [allowed], not 600w as reported last week) into a triple-leg antenna for 20-10m. He will upload the log onto ClubLog. The QSL cards will be printed as soon as possible. QSL via DL2SBY, by the Bureau, direct and as well as through PayPal requests.
VK9 DX-VACATION (Reminder)
A JA team is planning to be active from Christmas Island (VK9X) and Cocos-Keeling Island (VK9C) sometime between late July and early August. Operators mentioned are Mars/JA3FVJ, Ichiro/ JA3QWN, Ikuo/JA3TJA, Masa/JF3PLF and Taka/JH3FUK. Their tentative schedule is as followings:
Kevin, K6TOP, will once again be active as VP2V/K6TOP from Tortola, British Virgin Islands (NA-023), between July 26th and August 1st. Activity will be limited (family vacation) using an ICOM 706 MKII with 100 watts into a 40m vertical, 20/15/10 multiband dipole. Operations will be CW almost exclusively. Operating hours are typically 0100-0300z and 1000-1200z due to family commitments. QSLs via LoTW preferred, log will be uploaded upon return. Kevin states, "When the pileups get difficult, I listen to the edges, so please spread your calls out."
VP5, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS
Max, N5NHJ/I8NHJ, is now active as VP5/I8NHJ from the Turks and Caicos Islands until July 26th. He informs OPDX, "I'll be active randomly, between a swim and a dive, using a vertical stuck into the sand directly on the beach. Primary mode will be CW, but I'll use RTTY, PSK31 and SSB as well from 6 to 20 meters. Radio is a IC-7100 and power is 400W (tnx W1NA). LoTW QSOs will be uploaded as soon as I get back in Dallas. QSL direct is ok, if anybody needs, via N5NHJ."
VQ9, CHAGOS ISLANDS (Update)
Two weeks ago we mentioned that Bob, N7XR, was planning to be active as VQ9XR from Diego Garcia (AF-006) in 2014. It was announced that his planned operations will start on or about August 25th for 3 weeks followed up by a 1 week trip in October or November. Activity will be focused on CW and RTTY (some SSB) during these trips. Operations will be on 160-10 meters using an IC7600 with an amp into a SteppIR-BigIR, Spiderbeam and dipoles for 80/160m. No 6 meters this trip (no antenna). QSL via NN1N, direct only (No Bureau or LoTW). Look for possible updates on:
Geoff, ZL3GA, will be active as YJ0GA from from Efate Island (OC-035) between July 25-27th. He is there on a RECCE for his October 3-15th YJ0X operation with Phil/ZL3PAH (Team leader), Paul/ZL4PW and Gordon/G3USR. While there, he plans to be in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th) using 100 watts into a vertical antenna for 40-10m and as a Single-Op/All-Band/ Mixed-Mode entry. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW (preferred).
-------------------------------------------------------------------------- The following stations are expected to be active in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 26-27th, 2014) -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thanks to Bill, NG3K, for providing OPDX readers with the following consolidated listing of the participants in the 2014 RSGB IOTA Contest. For a more detailed listing (and up-to-date changes/corrections) in HTML format, please visit Bill's Web page at: http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/iota2014.html (By Callsign) http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/iotad2014.html (By DXCC Entity) http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/iotai2014.html (By IOTA) ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Contest DXCC IOTA Island QSL Route-(B)Bureau/(C)ClubLog/ Callsign Entity (e)eQSL/(L)LoTW/(d)direct ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 5B4AIF Cyprus AS-004 Cyprus EB7DX 5H1NE Tanzania AF-032 Zanzibar IK2DUW 5P2I/p Denmark EU-172 Aro OZ1BII 9A/HA9MDN Croatia EU-170 Vir HA9MDN (B) 9A/OM2FY Croatia EU-136 Krk OM2FY 9A/OM3RM Croatia EU-016 Vis OM3RM 9A/PA0SON Croatia EU-170 Pasman PA0SON (B) 9A1RAB Croatia EU-136 Rab 9A2EU 9A3R/p Croatia EU-110 Sv Nikola 9A4WY 9A4J/p Croatia EU-016 Lokrum 9A4J 9A8DV Croatia EU-016 Drvenik Veli IK6VXO BA4TB China AS-150 Lingshan BA4TB BV0L Taiwan AS-155 Liuqiu BV0L BY4IB China AS-146 Liugong See QRZ.com C4I Cyprus AS-004 Cyprus M0OXO CK2I Canada NA-128 Isle aux Grues LoTW; QSL via VE2CQ CR2V Azores EU-089 Flores HB9CRV CR5CW Portugal EU-145 Culatra LoTW DG5LAC/p Germany EU-128 Fehmarn DG5LAC (B) DL/ON6QR Germany EU-047 Langeoog ON6QR DL1WA/p Germany EU-129 Usedom DL1WA DL5KUD Germany EU-057 Ruegen DL5KUD DL5XAT/p Germany EU-128 Fehmarn DL5XAT DL0KWH/p Germany EU-129 Usedom DL0KWH (B) DR0F Germany EU-127 Neuwerk (B) E51AND South Cook Islands OC-013 Rarotonga E51AND(d) EA8URT Canary Island AF-004 Tenerife EA8URT ED1K Spain EU-080 Ons EA1NK ED1W Spain EU-080 Salvora EC1CSV EI7M Ireland EU-115 Ireland EI6HB EJ1C Ireland EU-121 Clear EI2KA EJ1Y Ireland EU-007 Great Blasket EI5JQ EJ3Z Ireland EU-121 Bofin EI6GGB EJ5KF Ireland EU-121 Bere EI5KF ES0U Estonia EU-034 Muhu ES0U (B) G4ALE/p England EU-120 Isle of Wight G3VYI G5XV England EU-120 Isle of Wight G5XV (B) GA1J Scotland EU-092 Tanera Mor MM0BQI (B/d) GJ2A Jersey EU-013 Jersey LoTW GJ6YB Jersey EU-013 Jersey G3SWH GM3X Scotland EU-009 Main GM4AGG/p Scotland EU-008 Iona GM4AGG (B/d) GM4NFI/p Scotland EU-008 Fladda GM4NFI (B/d) GM5O Scotland EU-009 Orkney Main M5KJM (B/d) GM7A Scotland EU-008 Gigha GM7AAJ GM0FGI Scotland EU-123 Bute LoTW; QSL via GM0FGI (B/d/OQRS) GW6W Wales EU-124 Holy LoTW; QSL via GW0LIS GW7O Wales EU-124 Holy GW3SQX GW8K Wales EU-124 Flatholm MW0DHF HL5YI/p South Korea AS-081 Kadok LoTW; QSL via HL5YI (B/d) HQ3W Honduras NA-160 Cayos Cochinos KD4POJ HS7AT/p Thailand AS-125 Chang E27EK IA5/IV3LZQ Italy EU-028 Giglio IV3LZQ (d) IB0R Italy EU-045 Ventotene IK8HCG (d) IC8FBU Italy EU-031 Capri IC8FBU IG9Y Italy AF-019 Lampedusa ON4LG IH9YMC Italy AF-018 Pantelleria eQSL IM0/I0PNM Italy EU-165 San Pietro I0PNM (d) IQ7AF/p Italy EU-091 Capezzone IQ7AF (B/d) IQ7IA Italy EU-091 Pedagne IS0SSY Sardinia EU-024 Sardinia IS0SSY IT9RZU Italy EU-025 Sicily LoTWU; QSL via IT9RZU IV3/DF8DX Italy EU-130 Grado DF8DX (B/d) J49A Crete EU-015 Crete SV9GPV JA8COE/8 Japan AS-147 Yagishiri JA8COE JI3DST/1 Japan AS-008 Shikine jima JI3DST K1VSJ USA NA-046 Martha's Vineyard K1VSJ (B/d) K2RMM/4 USA NA-069 Sanibel DL2RMM K4P USA NA-083 Chincoteague KS4TL K5KUA/5 USA NA-143 Galveston K5KUA (B/d) KL7RRC Alaska NA-039 Adak N7RO LA/DL1CW/m Norway EU-036 Hitra DL1CW LA5GOA Norway EU-055 Urter LA5GOA LI2MOA Norway EU-141 Vardo LA2MOA MJ8C Jersey EU-099 Les Minquiers G4DFI MJ0ICD Jersey EU-013 Jersey OK1BIL MM0GOR/p Scotland EU-008 Islay MM0GOR (B) MU0HTJ Guernsey EU-114 Guernsey 2E0SQL (B/d) N2GC USA NA-026 Long N2GC N5T USA NA-092 Mustang N5T NP4DX Puerto Rico NA-099 Puerto Rico W3HNK OG5A Finland EU-140 Nuokot OH5AD (B) OH5TS Finland EU-140 Kuorsalo LoTW OZ/DL8MF Denmark EU-172 Samso DL8MF OZ0FR/p Denmark EU-029 Eno DL2VFR (B) PA6TX Netherlands EU-038 Texel PD0LVS PF14A Netherlands EU-146 Schouwen Duiveland ON4ON PQ5M Brazil SA-027 Sao Francisco PP5BZ PX8I Brazil SA-060 Itarana PY8WW (d) PY5ARP Brazil SA-047 Mel PY5ARP (B/d) R1NU/p Russia (Europe) EU-147 Bolshoi Kimalishce R1NU RI1N Russia (Europe) EU-162 Glov RT2D RK1OWZ/p Russia (Europe) EU-153 Kumbysh UA1OMZ RN1CW/p Russia (Europe) EU-133 Kotlin RN1CW (B/d) RZ0CWH Russia (Asia) AS-066 Putiatina RA0CHI SK0HS/0 Sweden EU-084 Blido SM0MPV (B) SM7/M1KTA/p Sweden EU-037 Garpen LoTW; QSL via M1KTA (B/d) SN1D Poland EU-132 Wolin SP1RKT SN0RX Poland EU-132 Wolin SP8RX SV8/OK1FFU Greece EU-174 Thassos OM2FY SV8/OM6NM Greece EU-067 Santorini OM2FY SX3AM Greece EU-158 Agia Mariani SV1COX TF/G3TXF Iceland EU-168 Grímsey (C) TM1BIG France EU-107 Petite F4FET TK/OO4O Corsica EU-014 Corsica LoTW; QSL via ON4APU (B) V47JA St Kitts & Nevis NA-104 St. Kitts LoTW VC1S Canada NA-126 Bon Portage VA1YL VU3ARF/p India AS-153 Jambudwip VU3ARF (B/d) VY2TT Canada NA-029 Prince Edward K6LA W1Z USA NA-136 Ram W1ASB W4O USA NA-067 Ocrakoke N4YDU (d) WB8YJF/4 USA NA-067 Ocrakoke WB8YJF (d) WS1SM USA NA-137 Seguin W1WMG (d) YF1AR/5 Indonesia OC-122 Tambelan N2OO YJ0GA Vanuatu OC-035 Vanuatu LoTW; QSL via ZL3GA (B/d) YJ0UO Vanuatu OC-035 Vanuatu G4BUO ZV1M Brazil SA-029 Jurubaiba PY1MT (B/d) ZY8D Brazil SA-072 Caju PS8PY
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