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I.C.P.O. Bulletin (14-21 November 2014)

I.C.P.O. Bulletin (14-21 November 2014)

"Islands, Castles & Portable Operations"
Listing is by calendar date (day/month/year)

14/11/2014: Joe, K5KUA will once again be active from Galveston Island (NA-143, USi TX-001S), Galveston county, Texas, as K5KUA/5 from 14-16th November, 2014. He will be working CW only as time permits. QSL via home call direct or Bureau. Online log search will be hosted by ClubLog. [rsgbiota.org]

14/11/2014: Kevin, K6TOP is again be active from the British Virgin Islands (NA-023) as VP2V/K6TOP until 18th November, 2014. QRV on 40-10m CW, spare time. QSL via home call, direct or Bureau. [DX-World]

14/11/2014: A team consisting Andrey R6MG, Vlad UA3A and Vlad RN5A are active from Koh Rong Samloem (AS-133, WLOTA 0096) as XU7AEZ/p until 16th November, 2014. QRV on the HF bands. QSL via RX3F. [DX-World]

14/11/2014: Barry, VK2BJ will be active as YJ0BJ from Vanuatu (OC-035) between 14-21 November, 2014. QRV on 40-10 metre CW and SSB. QSL via VK2BJ, direct, LoTW /eQSL. [DX-World]

14/11/2014: Henri, OH3JR will be active from Ascension Island (AF-003, WLOTA 1491) as ZD8JR between 14th November and 1st December, 2014. QRV on the HF bands, using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via home call, Bureau or direct. [DX-World]

15/11/2014: Georgi, LZ2OQV/1 will be active on the 15th and 16th of November 2014 from Royal Palace (WCA LZ-00019). He plans to work as LZ2OQV/p on 20 metre CW/SSB and possible on 17, 15 and 10 metres. QSL via home call, Bureau or direct. [RN1CW]

15/11/2014: Wolfgang, DL4WO will be active from Suriname as PZ5JW between 15th November, 2014 and 15th January, 2015. QRV on the HF bands, holiday style. QSL via home call, direct or Bureau. [DX-World]

16/11/2014: Look for Olof, G0CKV, to be active as 3B9HA from Rodrigues Island (AF-017, WLOTA 4265, WWFF 3BFF-004) from 16-24th November, 2014. QRV holiday style on the HF bands, CW only. Possible low band activity. QSL via LoTW is preferred. [DX-World]

16/11/2014: Taiki W6TLD, Hiroyuki JI1JKW and Arihide JI1WTF will operate as FO/W6TLD, FO/JI1JKW and FO/JI1WTF, respectively, from Hiva-Oa Island (DIFO FO-021), Marquesas Islands (OC-027), on 16-21 November. They plan to be QRV on 40-6 metres (beacon on 50105 kHz) [DX-World]

16/11/2014: Pierre, ON7ZC and Michel, ON4BZ will be active on the 16th of November 2014 from Chateau Bivort (WCA ON-00464, BCA HT-107). They plan to work as ON7ZC/p and ON4BZ/p from 08:00 UTC on 7.131 and 14.251 MHz, SSB only. For special QSL instructions please visit ON7ZC at QRZ.com. [RN1CW]

16/11/2014: Dragan, YT2KID will be active on the 16th of November 2014 from Lazarev Citadel (WCA YU-00008), on the occasion of 666 years since the founding of the guards spear knights SV.Djorda which was established in 1348 year. He plans to work as YT2KID/p on 40 (7.151), 20 (14.251) and 17 (18.130) metres. QSL via home call, Bureau or direct. [WCA]

17/11/2014: Harald, DF2WO, will once again be active as XT2AW from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, between 17th November and 2nd December 2014. Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL via M0OXO (OQRS). [DX-World]

17/11/2014: Juergen, DL7UVO and Burkhard DL3KZA will sign YB9/homecalls from Komodo Island [Pulau Komodo] (IOTA OC-150, WW Loc. OI91RK) and Flores Island (OC-151) between 17-27th November. There maybe some local YB or YC9 who will tag along and sign /P. QRV on all bands, CW and SSB. The islands are part of the Komodo National Park (WWFF YBFF-027), East Nusa Tenggara Province, Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia. QSL via home calls. [W2FB]

17/11/2014: Marko, N5ZO, will be active as ZD8O from Green Mountain, Ascension Island (AF-003, WLOTA 1491, WW Loc. II22TB), between 17th November and 2nd December, 2014. QRV on all HF bands, including a Single-Op/All-Band entry in the CQWW DX CW Contest (29-30 November) from CQ zone 36. QSL via OH0XX, direct or Bureau. [DX-World]

18/11/2014: Geoff W0CG (PJ2DX), Gene KB7Q (PJ2/KB7Q), Joerg DF9LJ (PJ2/DF9LJ) and possibly others will be active from the Signal Point contest station, island of Curacao (SA-099, WLOTA 0942) between 18th November and 2nd December, 2014. Main focus will be on the CQWW DX CW Contest (29-30 November) as a Multi/? entry using the callsign PJ2T. Outside the contest look for activity on the HF bands using with PJ2T or their personal PJ2 callsigns. QSL PJ2T via W3HNK. QSL PJ2DX direct to W0CG. QSL others via their home calls. [CCC]

18/11/2014: Operators Din, YB8RW and Syafyuddin, YB8OUN will be active homecall/p from Banggai Island (OC-208) between 18-22 November. QRV on the HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL both calls via YB8RW direct or OQRS. [OPDX Bulletin]

19/11/2014: Felipe, CE5WQO will be active holiday style as CE0Z/CE5WQO from Juan Fernandez (SA-005, DICE ICE-004, WLOTA 0153) on 19-27th November. QSL via KA3LKM (direct only). [425 DX News]

19/11/2014: A team of 20 (featuring some of the world's most experienced CW DX operators) will be active as HI2DX from Saona Island (NA-122, WLOTA 2304, WW Loc. FK58PD), La Altagracia Province, Dominican Republic, between 19-23 November 2014 (tentative dates). They plan
24/7 activity for 5 days hoping to reach 100,000 QSOs in the process. Activity will be on 160-6 metre CW, SSB and the Digital modes. They will have 10 stations on the air using dipoles, verticals and other various antennas. The island is a government protected nature reserve and is part of East National Park [in Spanish Parque Nacional del Este] (WWFF HIFF-003). QSL Manager is Tim, M0URX, for direct requests and Bureau QSLs. A OQRS is available. Website: saonadxpedition2014.com/ [DX-World/OPDX Bulletin]

19/11/2014: Operators Scott W4PA, Brad WF7T, Robert S53R, Peter PJ4NX, and Steve PJ4DX will be active from Kralendij, island of Bonaire (SA-006, WLOTA 1279, WWFF PAFF-024), between 19th November and 1st December. QRV with focus on the WARC bands and 160 metres, using PJ4/homecalls. Activity will include a Multi-Single entry in the CQWW DX CW Contest using the callsign PJ4Q from CQ zone 9. QSL PJ4Q via W4PA and LoTW. QSL others via their personal home callsigns. [NG3K]

19/11/2014: The Bulgarian Elecraft Team annual contest expedition to Asiatic Turkey is planed to be between 19-25th November, 2014. The call sign in the CQWW DX CW Contest (29-30 November) will be TC0A. Outside the contest we will be using our homecalls/TA0. Team members include Nick LZ1NK, Christo LZ3FN, Plamen LZ1DCW, Ilian LZ1CNN, Nick LZ3ND, Nasko LZ3YY, Yasar TA3D, Mustafa TA2TX, Miroslav LZ1MBU and Krasi LZ2UW. As always it will be field style operation. Their location will be the island of Bozcaada (IOTA AS-099, WLOTA 0085, QRA KM39AT). It was choosen because of the flat terrain and low noise level. They hope the first antenas and stations to be set, Tuesday 19th in the late afternoon. QSL TA0A via LoTW (preferred). QSL others via their home callsigns. Website: tc3a.alle.bg/ [NG3K]

19/11/2014: Operators Ronald YC8ROP (QSL via W2FB), Richard YC8RBI, Donny YB8SX, Arnol YC8TDK, and Denny YC8UVH will be active from Siau Island (OC-210) as homecall/p between 19-23 November. This will be a new one for the Nusantara Award. QSL via home calls (see QRZ.com). [W2FB]

20/11/2014: Look for John, K9EL, to again be active from the island of Saint Martin (NA-105, DIFO FS-001, WLOTA 0383) between 30th November and 2nd December 2014. QRV on 160-10m, including an entry in the CQWW DX CW Contest (29-30 November) from CQ zone 8. QSL via home call, direct or Bureau. [DX-World]

20/11/2014: Operators Tosy JA3FGJ, Ross JA3HBF and Hid JA3KGF will be QRV as homecall/5 from Shodo Island (AS-200) between 20-23 November. Activity will be on 40-10 metre CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via home calls, Bureau preferred. [rsgbiota.org]

20/11/2014: Joeke, PA0VDV will be active again as PJ2/PA0VDV from the island of Curacao (SA-099, WLOTA 0942) from 20th November to 26th December. He will operate CW only, but will not take part in the CQWW DX CW Contest. QSL via home call, direct or Bureau. [425 DX News]

20/11/2014: A team consisting Marcelo Pera PY2AE, Murilo PY2DS, Joao Carlos PU2KKE, Willian PU2XIZ and Flavio PU2KFL plan activity from Bom Abrigo Island (SA-024, DIB SP-05, Grid Loc. GG64) as PW2BA between 20-23 November. Activity will include the activation of the Bom Abrigo lighthouse (DFB SP-013, ARLHS BRA-013, WLOTA 1244). They will also activate Cardoso Island (SA-024, DIB SP-07) using the callsign ZX2CA during the same time period. The team reports: "was never activated on phone, only CW (early 80s). Now let's put it active on bands 80m, 40m, 20m, 10m, 6m and 2m". QSL PW2BA via PY2AE, direct or Bureau. QSL ZX2CA via PY2DS, direct. [DX-World]

21/11/2014: Nobuaki, JA0JHQ, will be active as FK/JA0JHQ from the Le Surf Hotel in Noumea, New Caledonia, (OC-032, DIFO FK-001, WLOTA 1280) from 21-23 November, while visiting FK8KA. QRV on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres, mainly SSB. 18 Mhz, 24 Mhz depends on the situation after he arrives at New Caledonia. QSL via home call, direct or Bureau. Website: pandasan.jimdo.com/ [DX-World]


LOOKING AHEAD -

22/11/2014: Rob, DL7VOA, informs I.C.P.O. "I will be active as J34O from the island of Grenada (NA-024, WLOTA 0718) between 22 November and 6 December. The QTH will be in Crochu Bay at the east coast of Grenada. Operating will take place in "holiday style" mainly in CW during the evening and night hours (maybe some SSB, no digital). As usual I will have my Elecraft K2 with me running 100 watts into a 10m pole with vertical dipoles on 10/12/15/17/20m and groundplanes for 30m and 40m. I also plan to participate in the CQWW DX CW Contest (29-30 November), a little more seriously, as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry (CQ zone 8). QSLs for J34O via Bureau or direct to DL7VOA. All this information (including a link with exact GPS coordinates) can be found on the website:www.qrz.com/db/dl7voa [DL7VOA]

22/11/2014: Take, JI3DST will once again be active as JI3DST/5 (CW/SSB) and JS6RRR/5 (RTTY/FM) from Shodo Island (AS-200) from 22-25 November. In case of heavy rain or other condition, the operation condition may vary. QSL via home call, Bureau or direct (QRZ.com). Website: blog.goo.ne.jp/ji3dst [rsgbiota.org]

23/11/2014: Rich, KE1B and Anna, W6NN will be QRV holiday style from the island of Anguilla (NA-022, WLOTA 1474) as VP2EAQ and VP2EAR, respectively, between 23rd November and 1st December, 2014. QRV on 40-10 metre CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via KE1B, direct or Bureau. All QSOs will be uploaded to LoTW after the trip, and they plan to have real-time upload to ClubLog during the operation. [DX-World]

26/11/2014: Johnny, SM6JBC will be active from Rodrigues Island (AF-017, WLOTA 4265, WWFF 3BFF-004) as 3B9JB between 26th November and 2nd December, 2014. QRV on the HF bands, using SSB, PSK31 and PSK63. QSL via home call, Bureau or direct. No eQSL! Note: Johnny is currently active from Mauritius as 3B8JB until 26th November. [DX-World]

29/11/2014: The Thailand DX Associtation (HSDXA) contest station E2X will participate in the CQWW DX CW Contest as a Multi-Single/High-Power entry from Phitsanulok, Thailand (CQ zone 26). Operators will include Choon E20HHK, Tony E21IZC, Bruce HS0ZLB (K0BJ) and Paul HS4DDQ. QSL E2X via E20GMY, direct or Bureau and LoTW. [NG3K]

29/11/2014: Fredy, SM6FKF plans a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry in the CQWW DX CW Contest from the Canary Islands (AF-004, CQ zone 33) as EA8/SM6FKF. QSL via home call and LoTW. [NG3K]

29/11/2014: Radio Sporting Team (RST) members Juha OH1JT, Mika OH2JA, Olli OH6CT, Jukka OH6DD, Tomi OH6EI and Jami OH7JR will be active in the CQWW DX CW Contest as OH0Z from the Aland Islands (EU-002, WLOTA 1373). Plans are for a Multi-Single entry, CQ zone 15. QSL via W0MM. [NG3K]

29/11/2014: Andy, AE6Y will be active once again as P49Y from Sabana Basora, island of Aruba (SA-036, WLOTA 0033) for the CQWW DX CW Contest as a Single-Op/High-Power/24 hour entry. Andy says "this will be a family trip, so will probably be QRV 24-hour Classic". QSL direct to AE6Y or LoTW. [NG3K]

29/11/2014: Manu, ZP9MCE plans a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry in the CQWW DX CW Contest from Hohenau-Itapua, Paraguay (CQ zone 11). QSL via LoTW or EA5ZD, direct only. [NG3K]

06/12/2014: Svein, LA9JKA reports that "This years work brings me to Bear Island [Bjornoya] (IOTA EU-027, WW Loc. JQ78WP). This will be a sparetime-operation. I've learnt some after sparetime-expedtions on Jan Mayen, and will be focusing on Bands from 160m-6m. Equiment is limited, due to rules of work. QRV: Approx 6th of December 2014. QRT: Approx. 30th of May 2015. Focus on 160m will be in winter, and 6m in springtime. QSL via home call, direct only (see QRZ.com). [DXAT]

27/12/2014: Kan, JJ2RCJ will be active from the island of Guam (OC-026, USi GU003S, WLOTA 0064, WWFF KFF-110) as AH2/AB2RF between 27-30th December, 2014. Focus on WARC band RTTY. QSL via LoTW. [DX-World]

20/01/2015: John, V47JA says - "I will again be operating from our Calypso Bay, island of St. Kitts (NA-104, WW Loc. FK87PG), W.I. vacation home, located 200 feet from the Caribbean Sea, from January 20 to March 1, 2015 and active on 6-160m (incl. 60m) SSB. Radio: Kenwood TS-590S, and Elecraft KPA500 Amplifier. Antennas: 31', 10-40m Vertical, and 35', 40/80m Top Loaded Vertical; and shortened 160m Dipole. On 6m, 3el Yagi. Also XYL, Cathy (W5HAM) will occasionally operate as V47HAM. ALL QSL's DIRECT ONLY, to my home call: W5JON or LoTW." [DX-World]

07/03/2015: Ronald, YC8ROP will be active in the ARRL International DX SSB Contest (7-8 March 2015) from Tahuna, Sangihe Island (OC-210, WLOTA 2486), North Sulawesi, Indonesia. He plans a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m). QSL via direct, LoTW and eQSL. [NG3K]

28/03/2015: Look for Ronald, YC8ROP to be active as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m) entry during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (28-29 March 2015) from Tahuna, Sangihe Island (OC-210, WLOTA 2486), North Sulawesi, Indonesia. QSL via direct, LoTW and eQSL. [NG3K]


SPECIAL EVENTS -

13/11/2014: Members of the Worksop Amateur Radio Society (G3RCW) support the BBC project Children in Need with the special event call GB0CIN. QRV Nov. 13 to 15 on 40-10m, 6m, 2m, and 70cm. QSL via bureau, eQSL. Website: www.bbc.co.uk/childreninneed [DX Newsletter]

14/11/2014: Special event station YB42SEA will be activated for the 42nd SEANET Convention to be held on the island of Bali (OC-022, WLOTA 2589) on 14-17th November. Two stations will be active on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres CW, SSB and digital modes. All of the QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the Bureau. Logsearch on ClubLog. Website: orari.or.id/seanet2014/ [425 DX News]

21/11/2014: Rajesh, VU2EXP will be active as AT1JCB from 21st November to 9th December to celebrate the birthdate of Indian physicist and radio pioneer Jagadish Chandra Bose. He will operate only digital modes on 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres. QSL via VU2EXP (direct only), LoTW and eQSL. [425 DX News]

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


LIGHTHOUSE CALENDAR -

14/11-17/11 YB42SEA: Bali WLOTA:2589 QSL Auto Buro
14/11-01/12 ZD8JR: Ascension Island WLOTA:1491 QSL OH3JR (d/B)
16/11-24/11 3B9HA: Rodrigues Island WLOTA:4265 QSL LoTW
17/11-02/12 ZD8O: Ascension Island WLOTA:1491 QSL OH0XX (d/B)
18/11-02/12 PJ2/DF9LJ: Curacao Island WLOTA:0942 QSL H/c (d/B)
18/11-02/12 PJ2/KB7Q: Curacao Island WLOTA:0942 QSL H/c (d)
18/11-02/12 PJ2DX: Curacao Island WLOTA:0942 QSL W0CG (d)
19/11-27/11 CE0Z/CE5WQO: Isla Robinson Crusoe WLOTA:0153 QSL KA3LKM (d)
19/11-23/11 HI2DX: Isla Saona WLOTA:2304 QSL M0URX OQRS
19/11-01/12 PJ4/S53R: Bonaire Island WLOTA:1279 QSL H/c (d/B)
19/11-01/12 PJ4/W4PA: Bonaire Island WLOTA:1279 QSL H/c (d/B)
19/11-01/12 PJ4/WF7T: Bonaire Island WLOTA:1279 QSL H/c (d/B)
20/11-02/12 FS/K9EL: St Martin Island WLOTA:0383 QSL H/c (d/B)
20/11-26/12 PJ2/PA0VDV: Curacao Island WLOTA:0942 QSL H/c (d/B)
20/11-23/11 PW2BA: Ilha do Bom Abrigo WLOTA:1244 QSL PY2AE (d/B)
21/11-23/11 FK/JA0JHQ: New Caledonia WLOTA:1280 QSL H/c (d/B)

6 METRES & UP -

15/11 Feld-Hell Turkey Hunt Sprint 6m class 1600z-1800z
16/11-21/11 FO/JI1JKW: Hiva-Oa OC-027 Grid:CI00 6m 50.105/B QSL H/c (d/B)
16/11-21/11 FO/JI1WTF: Hiva-Oa OC-027 Grid:CI00 6m 50.105/B QSL H/c (d/B)
16/11-21/11 FO/W6TLD: Hiva-Oa OC-027 Grid:CI00 6m 50.105/B QSL H/c (d/B)
18/11 LY 1.3GHz Activity Contest CW/SSB/FM 1800z-2159z
18/11 NRAU 1.3GHz Activity Contest SO/MO/Open 1800z-2200z
18/11 RSGB 1.3GHz UKAC SO Fixed/Open 2000z-2230z
20/11 NRAU 70MHz Activity Contest SO/MO/Open 1800z-2200z
20/11-30/11 TY1AA: Benin Grid:TBA 50.102/CW 50.123/USB QSL I2YSB (d/B)

Contest Calendar: www.qsl.net/va3rj/con_nov.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: EM200UT, EM200UTS, EM2012EZ, EN1C, EN200ST, FJ/N5WR, LX3PR, LX7X, TO7BC, TT8/US3EZ, YC2IDA and YP1WFF/P.

QSLs via Direct: 4W6LU (JA2VWG), 9M57MS (9M6YBG), A52O (OH2YY), BO0D [AS-113] (OQRS), CX7CO (EA5GL), DP0GVN (DL5EBE), DS5QLJ/P (H/c), DX8DX (M0OXO), ES4QR (QRZ.com), JW9JKA [EU-027] (LA9JKA), KH0/OZ0J (H/c), P40JR (QRZ.com), RI1O [EU-119] (R7AA), T88VW (OZ0J), TG9/AB0FU (JA2SWH), TY1AA (I2YSB), YB8RW/P [OC-076] (H/c), YB8RW/P [OC-145] (H/c), YB8RW/P [OC-213] (H/c), YB8RW/P [OC-222] (H/c), YB8V [OC-076] (YB9BU), YB8V [OC-157] (YB9BU), YP0F [EU-191] (YO9FNP), YS1/AB0FU (JA2SWH), YW5D (DM4TI) and ZD9XF [AF-029] (G3TXF).

QSLs via LoTW: 3A2MW, 4L8A, 8R1AE, 9A2VX, A71AE, DD5ZZ, EW4AA, FM5AN, FT4TA, GJ8DX, HH2/PY3SB, HK1NA, JA0EQL, JL1SAM, K9ZM, KL5E, LU3CW, LY3X, LZ2PT, N4PN, OL1A, OL3A, OM5NA, OX3OA, PP5KC, R3LM, T88HZ, TX7G, V63GW, VK9EC, VK9EX, VP2V/SP6AXW, VU2RCT, WR3R, YP35KZA, Z36W and ZD8X.

BITS & PIECES -

Hear ye, hear ye all NAQCC members far and wide: Please be advised that the Florida Chapter of NAQCC will hold their November Field Event on Friday, November 21, 2014 from 14:00z (9 AM EST) to 17:00z (Noon EST). Our gallant group of brave winter radio warriors will once again face the fierce winter elements of late November at Lake Diaz Park, located about nine miles north of DeLand, FL along Route 11. Temperatures could range from 50F - 80F but unless the wind blows or it rains, or one of the many alligators in Lake Diaz carry us away, we'll be searching for NAQCC members. Please listen for Art WB4MNK (NAQCC #5274), Steve WB4OMM (NAQCC #5913), Rick AA4W (NAQCC #1628), Wally KG4LAL (NAQCC #6278), Pete AB8GU (NAQCC #6913), and Don K3RLL (NAQCC #1905) on 7.030, 7.040, 10.116, 14.060-14.062, 18.080, and perhaps even 21.060. We may even have a little QRP SSB activity on 40m and 17m. And if we are blessed with a 10 meter band opening, we'll attempt to burn holes in 28.060. And for anyone even remotely close to the Daytona Beach area, please feel free to come by and share our stations or bring your own. Thank you, Art, WB4MNK NAQCC-FL

FS, ST. MARTIN - Previously active as FS/PJ7MF, the new resident callsign of FS4WBS has been issued to Marco, PJ7MF. On the HF bands he will be using an IC-7600, SteppIR and THP amplifier. QSL via IZ1MHY. [DX-World]


73 and Good DX!
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