sexta-feira, 20 de fevereiro de 2015

I.C.P.O. Bulletin (20-27 February 2015)

I.C.P.O. Bulletin (20-27 February 2015)
"Islands, Castles & Portable Operations" 
Listing is by calendar date (day/month/year)

20/02/2015: Chris, NX4N will be active from Freeport, Grand Bahama Island (NA-080, WLOTA 0527), as C6AWW between 20-23 February. QRV primarily on 80m CW with an effort in the ARRL DX CW contest. Please QSL on LOTW or DIRECT to NX4N (Chris Blake, 19311 Seacove Dr., FL 3355-8974, USA). [DX-World]

20/02/2015: David, F8AAN is currently active from Reunion Island (AF-016, DIFO FR-001, WLOTA 1812, WWFF FFF-011) as FR/F8AAN until 3 March, 2015. QRV on the HF bands, mainly CW, using FT-897 and 40-10m portable antenna. QSL via home call, direct only (David Albert, 13 Chemin Pey Broustera, 33340 Gaillan Medoc, France). Log will be uploaded to LOTW and eQSL. [ATDX]

20/02/2015: At mid-day on Friday 20th February operators Augusto HB9TZA, Claudio HB9EFJ and Stefano HB9DNI will be activating Colombera Emerald sites Genestrerio [Biotopo] (HBFF-142 as new one) with the callsign HB9WFF/p. They will be mostly 40m SSB and perhaps also 20m depending from the starting time due to some commitments of Augusto. They will continue activity on Sunday 22nd and Monday 23rd to give all an opportunity for a new one. They will not be active on Saturday 21st. QSL via HB9FBI. [I5FLN]

20/02/2015: Gerard, F2JD will again be active as HR5/F2JD from Copan, Honduras, between 20th February and 14th May, 2015. He will active on all bands CW, SSB, RTTY. QSL via F6AJA and the logs will be posted at LesNouvellesDX.fr/voirlogs.php [F6AJA]

20/02/2015: On 20th February Stefano IZ5GST/8 and ARS Valdinievole IQ5WT/8 will activate lighthouse Punta Pioppetto (WAIL CA-012, ARLHS ITA-296) starting about 0900z. QRV on 7.177 and 14.308 MHz (+/- 5kHz) SSB. QSL via home calls, direct or Bureau. [ARS Valdinievole]

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. [rsgbiota.org]

20/02/2015: Bill, W4WV (KG4WV) and Al, W6HGF (KG4HF) will be active from Guantanamo Bay (NA-015, WLOTA 0358) from 20 February to 6 March. They will operate SSB, PSK, RTTY and CW on all bands. QSL via home calls (KG4HF also via LoTW) and logsearch on ClubLog. [425 DX News]

20/02/2015: Ismo, OH2IS is currently active from the island of Maui (USi HI-018S, WLOTA 0636), Maui county, Hawaii (OC-019) until 26th February 2015 as KH6/OH2IS. QSL via home call, Bureau or direct. [ATDX]

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]

20/02/2015: Radio Club Ushuaia will be active during the 7th South America Lighthouse Weekend on 20-22 February as LU8XW/XP from the Punta Observatorio (Tierra del Fuego) Lighthouse (IOTA SA-008, ARLHS ARG-080, WLOTA 2448). QSL via LU8XW (see QRZ.com). [ARLHS web]

20/02/2015: Stanley, WS5K is now active from the island of Bonaire (SA-006, WLOTA 1279, WWFF PAFF-0024) as PJ4F until 15th March. QRV holiday style on the HF bands. QSL via M0URX, OQRS, LOTW. [DX-World]

20/02/2015: Mor, PT7ZT and GPDX-CE will activate the Paracuru lighthouse (ARLHS BRA-276, DFB CE-09), Ceara State, Brazil, during the South America Lighthouse Weekend (20-22 February). QSL via home call, direct or Bureau. [PT7ZT]

20/02/2015: Dr. Ville Hiilesmaa, PY2ZEA and Senior Researcher Martti Laine, OH2BH on science expedition between 20-25th February to Ilha Fernando de Noronha (SA-003, DIB OC-01, WLOTA 1208, WWFF PYFF-0016) with the callsign PW0F. This operation carries major scientific value, which may result in some sporadic and unexpected appearance and/or sudden disappearance of the signal. The essence of the study is taking two ladies to a somewhat remote island and putting their psychological stability to the test while left idling in the absence of two men running the ARRL DX CW Contest. Depending on the intermediate results the ladys' minds may be further challenged by testing the effect of other radio frequencies outside of the contest frequency spectrum. The results will be distributed on their science paper QSL card via OH2BH. [OH2BH]

20/02/2015: Alex, VE1RUS is now active as VY0/VE1RUS until 25th February 2015 from Eureka (WW Loc. ER60SB), Ellesmere Island (IOTA NA-008), Nunavut, Canada. QRV during his spare time on the higher HF bands (20-10m). Please follow updates on his QRZ.com page under VE1RUS. QSL direct only (Alexey Tikhomirov, #210 - 45 Vimy Ave., Halifax, NS B3M 4C5, Canada). [DX-World]

20/02/2015: Para DX Group members Emanoel PY8AB, Fernando PU8WZT, Fernando PY8FML, Ronaldo PS8RV, Renato PY8WW and Jose PY8ZE will be active as ZV8V for the South America Lighthouse Weekend event between 20-23 February. They will activate Faro Chapeu Virado (ARLHS BRA-211, WLOTA 1888), located on the island of Mosqueiro (DIB PA-06, Not IOTA), Para State, Brazil. Look for the to be QRV on 80-10 metre CW, SSB and Digital modes. QSL via LOTW is preferred. [NG3K]

20/02/2015: CDR Group DXP Team members Carlos PY2VM, Edgar PU2TYA, Geraldo PU2TRX, Augusto PY2HG and Billy PY2LCD will be active as ZW2R for the 7th South America Lighthouse Weekend on 20-22 February. QTH will be the Icapara lighthouse (DFB SP-12, ARLHS BRA-135, WW Loc. GG65GH), located on Ilha Comprida (DIB SP-03, IOTA SA-024), Iguape, Sao Paulo state, Brazil. QRV mainly SSB and CW on 80-10 metres. QSL direct or Bureau to PY2LCD. Website: www.grupocdr.com.br/[rsgbiota.org]

21/02/2015: Ken, LA7GIA will once again be active as 7Q7GIA from Lilongwe, Malawi, between 21-28 February, 2015. Plans are to be QRV on 80-10 metre CW and RTTY, with wire and vertical antennas. QSL via home call, direct (NO IRCs) or Bureau. Logs will be uploaded to LOTW and ClubLog. [OPDX Bulletin]

21/02/2015: Operators from Radiogrupo Sur will be active from Flores Island (SA-030, WLOTA 0528) between 21-23 February, 2015. QRV as CV5A look for them on all bands/all modes. QSL via CX2ABC. [DX-World]

21/02/2015: Marty, W1MD and crew will be active from the 'Radio House', Rincon village, island of Bonaire (SA-006, WLOTA 1279, WWFF PAFF-024) as PJ4/homecall between 17-24th February. QRV on 160-10 metre CW, SSB and Digital modes, including a Multi-2 entry in the ARRL International DX CW Contest (21-22 February) using the callsign PJ4X. QSL PJ4X via W1MD direct only and LOTW. QSL others via their home calls. [NG3K]

21/02/2015: PY1MT and PY1SG will be active as ZV1M from Ilha Jurubaiba (SA-029, DIB OC-01, WLOTA 1208, WWFF PYFF-0016) on 21-22 February. QSL direct to PY1MT. [425 DX News]

22/02/2015: Pekka OH1TV and Pekka OH2YY will be active as VK9LC from Lord Howe Island (OC-004, WWFF VKFF-295, Grid Loc. QF98) between 22-28 February, 2015. There will be two stations including K3's, 2-el yagis for 14-28MHz, 3-el yagi for 50MHz and dipoles for 7MHz and 10MHz. QRV mainly on SSB but also on CW. QSL via OH2YY. [DX-World]

23/02/2015: On 23 February 2015 Stefano IZ5GST/0 and ARS Valdinievole IQ5WT/0 will activate several castle and lighthouses - starting about 0830z Palazzo Ducale Fortificato di Giovanni Patrizio Imperiale di Gaeta (DCI LT-108, WCA I-05631, DAI LZ-0158, WAIL LA-006, ARLHS ITA-105). About 1130z from Torre Cervia di San Felice Circeo (DCI LT-039, WCA I-05562, WAIL LA-003, ARLHS ITA-009). Starting 1430z from Capo d'Anzio lighthouse (WAIL LA-002, ARLHS ITA-012). QRV on 7.177 and 14.308 MHz (+/- 5kHz) SSB. QSL via home calls, Bureau or direct. [ARS Valdinievole]

24/02/2015: After Tromelin, members of Provins ARC (F6KOP) will be on Robinson Crusoe Island (SA-005, DICE ICE-004, WLOTA 0153, WWFF CEFF-003, Grid Loc. FF06), Juan Fernandez Archipelago, Valparaiso province, Chile, between 24th February and 4th March, 2015. Callsign 3G0ZC is pending. The team plans to be active with 8 stations on the air at the same time from 160-6 meters, using SSB, CW and Digimodes. A special effort will be made on low bands. Some WSPR activity is also planned. Their stations will have about 700W into Spiderbeams on the higher bands and verticals on the lower bands. Logs will be uploaded on a daily basis on ClubLog, LOTW and eQSL depending on the local internet access. QSL policy is to answer every request, direct or by the bureau. Team members are Alain, F5JTV, Tony F8ATS, Jean-Luc F1ULQ, Norbert DJ7JC, Heye DJ9RR, Jeremy EI5GM, Mark EI6JK, Dave EI9FBB, Ark EI9KC, Patrick F2DX, Jimi F4DLM, Michel F5EOT, Raymond F5MFV, Xavier F5NTZ, Antoine F5RAB, Stephane F5UOW, John F5VHQ, Gilles F6IRA, Jack M0PLX, Gunther OE3GCU, Karl OE3JAJ, Francois ON4LO, Eric ON7RN and Kenneth OZ1IKY. Pilot stations are Col MM0NDX, John K6MM and Andre V51B. Further information and updates on their website at:www.juanfernandez2015.com/ [DX-World]

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 QRZ.com address. [HA0HW]

24/02/2015: Bo, OX3LX is returning to the Kookoerne Islands (IOTA NA-220) and will be active, in his spare time, on the HF bands and 6 metres from 24-27th February. Note: This is not a DXped as Bo will be on work assignment at Kook [aka Igdlutaligssuaq] Island NDB (WW Loc. GP34XB) for TELE Greenland. QSL via OZ1PIF. Log will be uploaded to LOTW, ClubLog and eQSL. Website: geronne.dk/index.php/ox3lx/ox3lx-dxped [F5PFP]

24/02/2014: Operators Werner DJ9KH, Axel DK9BDN and Christian DL6KAC will be active from The Garden Cottage, Green Mountain, Ascension Island (AF-003, WLOTA 1491, WW Loc. II22TB) as ZD8D between 24 February and 10 March, 2015. Activity will be on 160-6 metre CW, SSB and RTTY, with a focus on 160-40 metres. QSL via DL9HO. Operations will probably include the CQWW 160-Meter SSB Contest (20-22 February) and the ARRL DX SSB Contest (7-8 March). You can use the ZD8D Online QSL Request System to get your ZD8D card(s). The OQRS is available for direct and Bureau cards. Further information and updates on their website at: www.zd8d.de/ [OPDX Bulletin]

25/02/2015: The Palos Verdes Amateur Radio Club will be active again as K6PV/6 from Santa Catalina Island (NA-066, USi CA-016S, WLOTA 2912), Los Angeles County, California, between 25th February and 1st March. Team members include Ray N6HE, Jeff K6JW, Diana AI6DF, Clay AB9A, Joe NZ6L, Norm K6UU, Bob W6HIP, Mike AF6VT, Chris KA6WNK, Bill WA6ESC and Don KE6PMN. QRV on, or near, the usual IOTA frequencies on 160-10 metre SSB, CW, RTTY, maybe PSK-31. Activity will include the CQWW 160M SSB and NAQP RTTY Contests. QSL via K6PV direct - see address and instructions at QRZ.com. [rsgbiota.org]

26/02/2015: Eric, KV1J, will once again be active from the island of Miquelon (NA-032, DIFO FP-002 WLOTA 1417, Grid GN17) as FP/KV1J between 26th February and 10th March, 2015. QRV on 80-10 metre CW, SSB and RTTY (primarily SSB and RTTY). Also, some 160m and 6m but dependent on the WX conditions. Eric plans activity in the NAQP RTTY (28 February - 1 March), possibly the CQWW 160-Meter SSB (20-22 February), and the ARRL DX SSB (7-8 March) Contests. QSL via KV1J, direct or Bureau. Log will be uploaded to LOTW and eQSL. Further information and operating schedule at: www.kv1j.com/fp/Feb15.html [DX-World]

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. Team members include Manolis HP1CQ, Emilio HP2NG, Jose HP2BWJ, Max HP2EK, Dorian HP2DB, Rodrigo HP1RAT, Roger HP2ROC and Andrey HP2MAH. QSL via HP2BWJ. Further information and updates at: colondxgroup.webs.com/ [DX-World]

27/02/2015: Tim, NL8F will be active from Chiriqui, Panama, as HP3/NL8F between 27 February till 9 March, 2015. QRV on the HF bands, holiday style, from the QTH of Jay, HP3AK. QSL via K8NA (QRZ.com). [DX-World]

27/02/2015: Look for Kazue, JJ0LUH (T88XG) and Kiyoshi, JA0EKI (T88XH) to be active between 27th February and 8th March from the VIP Guest Hotel Free Radio Room, Koror village (WW Loc. PJ77FI), island of Koror, Republic of Palau (OC-009). Activity will be on all HF bands, plus 6 metres. QSL both calls direct only to JA0EKI (Kiyoshi Nakadaira, 909-7 Kiribayashi, Iida City, Nagano 399-2565, Japan) and LOTW. [DX-World]

27/02/2015: NAQCC Florida Chapter Event 27th February 2015 - "This month's not so secret location is again Lake Ashby Park, 4150 Boy Scout Camp Road, off State Road 415, Southwest of New Smyrna Beach, Florida. We should be up and running by 9:00 EST, and will be operating until around 12:00 pm local time. At this time we know of at least two stations that will be on the air - those two "usual suspects" Art WB4MNK NAQCC #5274 and Steve WB4OMM NAQCC #5913 at the least hoping for others too! Operating frequencies will be posted on QRP Spots and NAQCC Spotter when we commence...20M, 30M, and 40M at least. Look in the usual watering holes (.040, .050, .060) depending on band conditions and use. Steve will be bringing his 4SQRP Cyclone 40 transceiver to this month's outing for a special treat!" QSL via home calls, Bureau or direct. [WB4OMM]

LOOKING AHEAD -

01/03/2015: Kim, ON4BCV will be QRV as PJ2/ON4BCV from the island of Curacao (SA-099, WLOTA 0942, WW Loc. FK52KG) from 1 March till 10 March. Activity will be on the HF bands, plus 6 metres, working portable and using the PJ2T Signal Point club station. QSL via home call. [DxCoffee]

04/03/2015: Rob K4OV and Lee N1BA will be operating from the Bahama Islands as C6ATF from 4-9th March 2015. QSL via K4OV. Activity will include the ARRL International DX SSB Contest (7-8 March). Logs will be uploaded to LoTW and eQSL after we return. QSLs that are received via the Bureau will be returned via the Bureau. To receive a card directly, please include an SASE with US postage to your QTH. Or, you may send an SAE with $2 to cover airmail postage outside the US. Website:www.qrz.com/db/c6atf [ATDX]

05/03/2015: Ken, JR1JYR will be active from the island of Pohnpei (IOTA OC-010), F.S.M., as V63JYR between 5-11th March. QRV on 20-10m, including WARC, mainly CW with some SSB and Digital. QSL via home call, direct (Ken Takemoto, 635-1 Noda Noda-City, Chiba Pref, 278-0037, Japan). Log will be uploaded to LOTW and eQSL. [DX-World]

11/03/2015: Mike, G3VYI will be active holiday style from the VP9GE QTH, Hamilton parish, island of Bermuda (NA-005, WLOTA 0201) from 11-19th March. HF CW operation on 160-10 metres, with focus on the low bands, 100W and QRO. Operation will be CW mornings/evenings till 24hrs operation in the RSGB Commonwealth CW Contest - BERU (14-15 March). QSL via home call. [DX-World]

12/03/2015: Dominic, M1KTA will be off again to The Gambia starting 12 March for the BERU Contest (14-15 March) on 80-10 metres. QRV using QRP on the WARC bands CW (slow CW only) and SSB. The all Africa DX contest is same date and time (SSB as well). Dominic will probably activate Bijol Island (AF-060) as C5/M1KTA/p one morning or afternoon when out there (until 17th). QTH will be the beach again near Brufu. Website: m1kta-qrp.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/c5-in-2015.html [DxCoffee]

14/03/2015: Shigeto, 7K2TTJ will be active as T88YD from the West Plaza by the Sea Hotel, Koror village (WW Loc. PJ77FI), island of Koror, Republic of Palau (OC-009) between March 14-18, 2015. QRV on 80-6 metre SSB, CW and Digital modes. QSL via home call. [DX-World]

15/03/2015: Lukas, HB9EBT will be active as D44TEG from Tarrafal, Sao Tiago [aka Santiago] Island (AF-005, WLOTA 0158) from 15 March till 27 March 2015. QRV on 40-10m CW, using Elecraft K3/100W. Antenna will be a triple leg on a 15m fiberglass pole with home made feeder line, with SG-239 tuner. QSL direct or Bureau to HB9EBT. Please do not send IRC's. [rsgbiota.org]

15/03/2015: Lou, W0FK will be operating holiday style on the HF bands as W0FK/4 from Longboat Key (NA-034, USi FL-053S), Sarasota county, Florida, between 15-30th March, 2015. SASE appreciated for QSL's. Non-US stations requesting a card without return postage will be answered via the Bureau. DX stations can send Lou an email QSL request. Log will be uploaded to LOTW. [rsgbiota.org]

25/04/2015: Chris VK3QB, Luke VK3HJ, Roy VK3GB and Oly VK3XDX/5 plan new activity as VK9NT from the Pacific Palms Lodge, Norfolk Island (OC-005, WLOTA 1469, WWFF VKFF-392, WW Loc. RG30XX), between 24th April and 4th May 2015. They plan to operate on 160-10 metre SSB and CW only. No Digital or 6m activity is planned. QSL either OQRS (Clublog), ARRL LotW, Direct or via the VK QSL Bureau to VK2CA. Further information and updates on their website at: vk9nt.odxg.org/vk9nt2015/ [DX-World]

20/05/2015: Harald, DF2WO (ex-D44TWO) will again be active holiday style as XT2AW from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, between 20th May and 25th June 25, 2015. QRV CW and SSB on the HF bands. QSL via M0OXO OQRS DIRECT. [DX-World]

08/06/2015: PA1FJ plans activity as SV8/PA1FJ/p from Megas-Limnionas, island of Chios (EU-049, GIOTA NAS-002, MIA MG-025, WW Loc. KM38BH) from 8-21 June, 2015. QRV on 40-6 metre SSB and CW using TRX FT897d with Buddistick and HifhEndFed antennas. QSL via home call, Bureau preferred. [rsgbiota.org]

24/10/2015: Luigi, IK8HCG will be active as IG9R for the CQWW DX SSB Contest (24-25 October) from the area next to the Capo Grecale lighthouse [Faro di Levante] (WAIL SI-020, ARLHS ITA-025, WLOTA 2312), island of Lampedusa (AF-019, IIA G001, MIA MI-126, WAIP AG), African Italy (CQ zone 33). Single-Op/All-Band entry is planned. QSL via LOTW or direct only to IK8HCG (Luigi Verdicchio, Piazza Municipio 9, 81020 San Nicola La Strada (Caserta), Italy). [NG3K]

16/12/2015: Steve, G0UIH will be active from Lord Howe Island (IOTA OC-004, WWFF VKFF-0295) as VK2IAY/9 between 16-23 December 2015. QRV on 20-10 metre SSB only possibly other bands. After Lord Howe Island activity, Steve may be activate from some other IOTA references around VK although nothing has been confirmed. QSL is via G0UIH direct or via the Bureau. [DX-World]

SPECIAL EVENTS -

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]

22/02/2015: Special callsign VI110ROTARY has been granted for use from 20 February until 31 May to celebrate the 110th anniversary of Rotary International. Members of Rotarians of Amateur Radio will be launching it on 22 February at the Wyong Field Day (New South Wales) and other activities will follow from various locations around Australia. QSL via the Bureau. [425 DX News]

LIGHTHOUSE CALENDAR -

20/02-23/02 C6AWW: Grand Bahama Island WLOTA:0527 QSL NX4N (d)
20/02 IQ5WT/8: Punta Pioppetto WAIL:CA-012 ITA-296 QSL H/c (d/B)
20/02 IZ5GST/8: Punta Pioppetto WAIL:CA-012 ITA-296 QSL H/c (d/B)
20/02-06/03 KG4HF: Guantanamo Bay WLOTA:0358 QSL W6HGF (d)
20/02-06/03 KG4WV: Guantanamo Bay WLOTA:0358 QSL W4WV (d)
20/02-22/02 LU8XW/XP: Tierra del Fuego ARG-080 WLOTA:2448 QSL H/c (d)
20/02-22/02 PT7ZT/P: Paracuru light DFB:CE-09 BRA-276 QSL H/c (d/B)
20/02-25/02 PW0F: Ilha Fernando de Noronha WLOTA:1208 QSL OH2BH (d/B)
20/02-23/02 ZV8V: Chapeu Virado WLOL:BRA-211 WLOTA:1888 QSL LOTW
20/02-22/02 ZW2R: Icapara DFB:SP-12 WLOL:BRA-135 QSL PY2LCD (d/B)
21/02-23/02 CV5A: Isla de Flores WLOTA:0528 QSL CX2ABC (d/B)
21/20-22/02 EF8R: Isla de Gran Canaria WLOTA:0969 QSL EB7DX (d)
21/02-22/02 GJ2A: Jersey Island (main) WLOTA:0818 QSL LOTW
21/02-22/02 HI3K: Dominican Rep. WLOTA:2974 QSL KB2MS (d)
21/02-23/02 J64SLI/36: Santa Lucia Island WLOTA:1336 QSL WB5Q (d/B)
21/02-22/02 NP2P: St. Croix Island WLOTA:2477 QSL LOTW
21/02-22/02 NP4Z: Puerto Rico Island WLOTA:2802 QSL N4AO (d)
21/02-22/02 P40LE: Aruba Island WLOTA:0033 QSL K2LE (d)
21/20-22/02 PJ2T: Curacao Island WLOTA:0942 QSL W3HNK (d)
21/02-22/02 PJ4X: Bonaire Island WLOTA:1279 QSL W1MD (d)
21/02-22/02 V26M: Antigua Island WLOTA:1118 QSL W3HNK (d)
21/02-22/02 VP5S: Providenciales Island WLOTA:2003 QSL K0MD (d)
21/02-22/02 VP9/W6PH: Hamilton Island WLOTA:0201 QSL H/c (d)
21/02-22/02 ZF1A: Grand Cayman Island WLOTA:1042 QSL K6AM (d/B)
21/02-22/02 ZL3X: New Zealand (South Island) WLOTA:0342 QSL QRZ.com
21/02-22/02 ZV1M: Jurubaiba WLOTA:1208 QSL PY1MT (d)
23/02 IQ5WT/0: Capo d'Anzio WAIL:LA-002 ITA-012 QSL H/c (d/B)
23/02 IQ5WT/0: Capo Circeo WAIL:LA-003 ITA-009 QSL H/c (d/B)
23/02 IQ5WT/0: Monte Orlando WAIL:LA-006 ITA-105 QSL H/c (d/B)
23/02 IZ5GST/0: Capo d'Anzio WAIL:LA-002 ITA-012 QSL H/c (d/B)
23/02 IZ5GST/0: Capo Circeo WAIL:LA-003 ITA-009 QSL H/c (d/B)
23/02 IZ5GST/0: Monte Orlando WAIL:LA-006 ITA-105 QSL H/c (d/B)
24/02-04/03 3G0ZC: Isla Robinson Crusoe WLOTA:0153 QSL F1ULQ OQRS
24/02-10/03 ZD8D: Ascension Island WLOTA:1491 QSL OQRS
25/02-01/03 K6PV/6: Santa Catalina Island WLOTA:2912 QSL H/c (d)
26/02-10/03 FP/KV1J: Miquelon Island WLOTA:1417 QSL H/c (d/B)

6 METRES & UP -

21/02 FISTS Two Metre Activitiy 2m CW 1500z-1600z
22/02 FISTS Two Metre Activitiy 2m CW 1000z-1100z
22/02 RSGB 70MHz Cumulatives #1 SO Fixed/Open 1000z-1200z
22/02-28/02 VK9LC: Lord Howe Isl OC-004 Grid:QF98 6m 3el QSL OH2YY (d/B)
24/02 LY 2.4GHz Activity Contest Open/CW/SSB/FM 1800z-2159z
24/02 NRAU Microwave Activity Contest Open/SO/MO 1800z-2200z
24/02 The 50MHz Open Cumulative SO/MO/LP/MP/HP 1800z-2200z
24/02 RSGB 50MHz UKAC Fixed/Open 2000z-2230z
24/02 RSGB SHF UKAC Fixed/Open 2000z-2230z
24/02-04/03 3G0ZC: Robinson Crusoe SA-005 Grid:FF06 6m CW/SSB QSL F1ULQ
24/02-27/02 OX3LX: Kookoerne Isls NA-220 Grid:GP34xb 6m QSL OZ1PIF (d)
24/02-10/03 ZD8D: Ascension Isl AF-003 Grid:II22tb 6m Ph/CW/Digi QSL OQRS
25/02 SKCC Straight Key Sprint 6m class 0000z-0200z
26/02-10/03 FP/KV1J: Miquelon Isl NA-032 Grid:GN17 6m USB QSL H/c (d/B)

Contest Calendars: www.qsl.net/va3rj/con_feb.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 - 

From Phil Whitchurch, G3SWH - I am pleased to announce that I have managed to obtain copies of the logs for 8P9FX, G3RFX, GO3RFX, GQ3RFX, GR3RFX, PJ2/G3RFX, ZB2FX, ZB300FX, ZG2FX and ZQ2FX, all operated by Martyn, G3RFX, who sadly passed away in June 2014. All logs have been uploaded to LoTW. There are also log searches available atwww.g3swh.org.uk and on Clublog. As Martyn's membership of RSGB lapsed on his passing, paper QSL are ONLY available DIRECT from G3SWH with adequate return postage. OQRS is preferred viawww.g3swh.org.uk/decision.html. Please do not send QSL cards via the bureau system as they will not be received and will do nothing more than add to the overload on the bureau system. I also plan to upload the logs for DJ0EQ and DJ0EQ/P from Martyn's operations from Berlin in the 1970s. The relevant pages on QRZ.com will be updated shortly. 73 for now, Phil G3SWH

YB3MM/8, OC-247 - Adhi, YB3MM has just informed that his recent OC-247 activity (all 4 islands) have been accepted by Roger, G3KMA. Adhi starts to send QSLs out on Monday, 16 February (more than 200 envelopes are ready to be sent). [EU7A]

QSLs via Bureau: 4X6FR, 5B/DJ6OZ, 6M0W/5, 9K2/SP4R, AH2Y, CE8RNK, CR2X, D44TBE, E20PFE, J48A, J48LH, K0FX, LY44WFF, PJ7/G3TXF, R1941MB, S545DSW, S546EB, S575FOC, SN100PKK, TA3SA, TC2012WIC, TF/G3TXF, TK/SP7VC, VE3MGY, VP2V/SP6CIK, W4GDG, YB1BGI, Z38/DL1HUF and ZM1G.

QSLs via Direct: 3D2AG/P [OC-060] (3D2AG), 6W7SK (F6BLP), A71BX (EA7FTR), B1Z (EA7FTR), EA9KB (EA7FTR), FO0DER/P [OC-063] (3D2AG), FO5RK [OC-051] (3D2AG), HV0A (IK0FVC), P4/DL6RAI (OQRS), VK9DLX (DJ2MX/OQRS), VP2/K6TOP (H/c), VP2ERJ (KG2A), VU4KV (OQRS), XX9R (EB7DX), YB4IR/5 [OC-109] (OQRS) and ZR9C (EA7FTR).

QSLs via LoTW: 5K0A, 5W0M, 8P9KW, 9A4WY, 9A5Y, AA3B, AA8R, AC0C, AD0JA, AL1G, AL9A, C6AUM, CE3DNP, CE4SFG, CP4BT, CT1BXT, CX9AU, DJ4MH, DK3T, DL6KAC, DP7D, DQ4W, DR5N, EA1NK, EA2BNU, EA3JW, EA4CWN, EA5RS, EA6NB, EA8CNR, EA8TX, EM0I, ES2DJ, ES5Q, ES5RY, F1IWH, F4GDI, F5PAL, F6HRP, G3TXF, G8DX, G8X, G9V, GU0SUP, H2X, HA8JV, HB9DDO, HB9HQ, HC2AO, HC2IMP, HG7T, HH2/PY3SB, HI3TEJ, HK1NA, IK3TPP, IT9HBT, IV3XNF, IZ4AFW, IZ5IOS, J6/DL7VOG, J79SB, J79WTA, K6LE, K7WP, KB5JC, KH6GMP, KH6ZM, KL7SB, KN3A, KP2DX, KW9U, KX7L, LT0H, LU3MAM, LU6DC, LV1F, LX7I, LY2SA LY5W, LY8O, LY9Y, LZ2PS, LZ2PT, LZ8E, N6RT, ND4X, NE6I, NS9I, OE2E, OH4KZM, OK1DIG, OK2SFP, OK6W, ON6NL, ON9CC, P49X, PJ2T, PS5A, PT2CM, PY2MC, PY5ZW, R7MM, RA9AU, RU9AZ, RY6Y, S50A, S50P, SM7CIL, SP4LVK, SP7GIQ, SP8K, SQ9UM, UA9CKP, UR5MM, US0YW, VA2AM, VA2ES, VA3DX, VA7AM, VA7FC, VC7G, VE2NMB, VE3CX, VE7CC, VK3JA, W1END, W6WRT, WB5TUF, WF0T, WL7E, WP3C, WQ6K, YV1KK, YV4NN, Z35F, Z35GL, Z36N, ZG2FX and ZM2B.

BITS & PIECES -

9F2SH, ETHIOPIA - In response to recent info relating to Abel, 9F2SH having no proper paperwork and not valid for DXCC, we have the latest direct from Abel in Addis Ababa. "Hi guys, I read on the web that 9F2CW has apparently no license and is invalid. Well, I have my license in hand but have not yet submitted to ARRL as I was unaware to do this. At the moment I am on campus and very busy, but will submit to ARRL when I return to Addis Ababa. Unfortunately, the photo scanner at my current location is broken so I cannot send a copy yet. Reading that I am "invalid, with no documentation received" makes me appear to be a bad person, so how about a little patience please instead of believing what you read elsewhere. You may wish to refer to G7VYF (ET3KT) about my license." [DX-World]

FW1JG, WALLIS & FUTUNA - Jean, F4CIX recently moved to Mata'utu, island of Uvea (DIFO FW-001), in the district of Hahake, Wallis Islands (OC-054, WLOTA 0389) and received the callsign FW1JG. In approximately two months time his equipment will arrive and he initially plans to be active on 40-10m, PSK31 and SSB. Updates will be posted on: dx-world.net/ [DX-World]

OX3LX NA-220 PICTURES - Bo has published some pictures from his recent activity on Kookoerne islands. Go to his QRZ.com profile:www.qrz.com/OX3LX [EA3NT]

T32DX, Kiritimati OC-024 - A detailed news release is forthcoming, but Bill KH6OO, Will W0ZRJ and John N0PJV will be active from the Captain Cook hotel, Christmas [Kiritimati] Island (OC-024), as T32DX between 27 October and 3 November, 2015. QRV on 40-10m, verticals. QSL via ClubLog OQRS. [DX-World]

VK9L-, LORD HOWE ISLAND - VK9LC is the callsign that will be used by Pekka, OH1TV and Pekka, OH2YY for their activation of Lord Howe Island (IOTA OC-004) 22 - 28 February 2015. QSL via OH2YY. [ATDX]

VU4, ANDAMAN & NICOBAR - Special callsigns issued for HAMTECH 2015 (6-7 March), International Conference on Amateur Radio Communications organised by National Institute of Amateur Radio (NIAR), Hyderabad, India. VU4A - operated by Foreign Radio Amateurs. VU4I - operated by Indian Radio Amateurs. Location: Port Blair, district of South Andaman, Andaman & Nicobar (IOTA AS-001). Dates: 6 to 18 March 2015. Website:www.niar.org/ [DX-World]

Z81X SOUTH SUDAN - Olli, OH0XX is currently active from Juba, South Sudan, as Z81X. Length of stay is unknown. QSL via OH0XX. [ATDX]

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** ARRL INTERNATIONAL DX CW CONTEST ** The following stations have announced their participation in the ARRL International DX CW Contest (21-22 February, 2015):
Call
3V8SS Tunisia SO QSL LX1NO (d)/LOTW
3W3B Vietnam SOABHP QSL E21EIC (d)/LOTW
6Y2T Jamaica NA-097 SOAB QSL VE3DZ (d)/LOTW
7Q7GIA Malawi SO QSL LA7GIA (d/B)/LOTW
BD1IIJ China SOABHP QSL Direct Only - NO BURO!/LOTW
C6AKQ Bahama Islands NA-080 SOSB(160m) QSL N4BP (d)/LOTW
C6ANA Bahama Islands NA-080 M/S QSL N5NHJ (d)/LOTW
C6AUM Bahama Islands NA-080 SOSB(40m) QSL K4RUM (d)/LOTW
C6AWW Bahama Islands NA-080 SOSB(80m)HP QSL NX4N (d)/LOTW
CV5A Uruguay (Flores Island SA-030) MO QSL CX2ABC (d)
D44EE Cape Verde AF-005 SOAB QSL OZ1BII (d/B)
EF8R Canary Islands AF-004 SOABLP QSL EB7DX (d)/LOTW
EF8U Canary Islands AF-004 M/S QSL EA8URL ea8url[AT]gmail.com
FY5KE French Guiana SOSB(?)HP QSL LOTW
GJ2A Jersey EU-013 SOAB QSL LOTW
HC1WDT Ecuador SOAB QSL W0OR (d)/LOTW
HI3K Dominican Republic NA-096 SOABLP QSL KB2MS (d)/LOTW
HR5/AA4NC Honduras SO QSL AA4NC (d)/LOTW
HR5/F2JD Honduras SO part-time QSL F6AJA (d/B)
J75D Dominica NA-101 SO QSL ClubLog OQRS/LOTW
K5KUA/5 U.S.A. NA-143 SO QSL H/c (d/B)/LOTW
KH6/OH2IS Hawaii OC-019 SO QSL H/c (d/B)
KH8/K8GU American Samoa OC-045 SO QSL H/c (d/B)/LOTW
NP2P U.S.V.I. NA-106 SOAB QSL LOTW
NP4Z Puerto Rico NA-099 M/2 QSL N4AO (d)/LOTW
OH0X Aland Islands EU-002 SOABHP QSL OH2TA (d/B)/LOTW
P40L Aruba SA-036 SOAB QSL WA3FRP (d)/LOTW
P40LE Aruba SA-036 M/S QSL K2LE (d)/LOTW
PJ2/DL9NBJ Curacao SA-099 SO QSL H/c (d/B)
PJ2T Curacao SA-099 M/M QSL W3HNK (d)/LOTW
PJ4F Bonaire SA-006 SO QSL M0URX OQRS/LOTW
PJ4X Bonaire SA-006 M/2 QSL W1MD (d)/LOTW
PJ7/WJ2O Sint Maarten NA-105 SOABLP QSL N2ZN (d)/LOTW
PJ7AA Sint Maarten NA-105 SO part-time QSL AA9A (d)/LOTW
PW0F Fernando de Noronha SA-003 MO QSL OH2BH (d/B)/LOTW
RT0F Russia (Asia) M/2 QSL Direct/Buro/LOTW
UA2FL Kaliningrad SOABLP QSL RN3RQ OQRS/LOTW
V26M Antigua NA-100 SOAB QSL W3HNK (d)/LOTW
V31AT Belize SOABLP QSL K5PI (d)/LOTW
VP5S Turks & Caicos NA-002 MO QSL K0MD (d)/LOTW
VP9/W6PH Bermuda NA-005 SOABLP QSL W6PH (d)/LOTW
WP3C Puerto Rico NA-099 SOABLP QSL W3HNK (d)/LOTW
Z81X South Sudan SO QSL OH0XX (d/B)/LOTW
ZF1A Cayman Islands NA-016 M/S QSL K6AM (d/B)/LOTW
ZL3X New Zealand OC-134 M/S QSL QRZ.com/LOTW
ZV1M Brazil (Ilha Jurubaiba SA-029) MO QSL PY1MT (d)
(d) = Direct; (B) = Bureau; (d/B) = Direct or Bureau.

Be sure to check Bill's (NG3K) website for updated ARRL International DX CW Contest information at: www.ng3k.com/Misc/adxc2015.html ....... Good luck to all participants & have fun!



73 and Good DX!
Dave Raycroft, VA3RJ
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