sexta-feira, 2 de agosto de 2013

I.C.P.O. Bulletin (02-09 August 2013)
"Islands, Castles & Portable Operations" 
Listing is by calendar date (day/month/year)

02/08/2013: Tsuyoshi, JJ2NYT, will be active holiday style as 9H3N from the island of Malta (EU-023, MIA MM-001, WLOTA 1113) between 2-5 August, 2013. QRV on 40-10 metre CW and SSB. QSL via home call, bureau or direct. [DX World]

02/08/2013: NODXA member Byron, KF8UN, will be active as 5H3BB from Tanzania between 2-20 August 2013. He will be there on a safari with his YL Sandy, K8FUN. Activity is possible on 40-15 metres, but mostly 20 metres and on SSB with some CW. He will use an IC-706 into a mag mount vertical and/or dipole. QSL via his home call direct (Byron Berger, 7474 Dale Hollow Circle NE, Massillon, OH 44646 USA). [OPDX Bulletin]

02/08/2013: Peter ON8ZZ, Frederik ON8ZL and Frank ON5NQ will activate the Isle of Jersey (EU-013, WLOTA 0818) as MJ/OT9Z from 2-9 August 2013. Their QTH will be the J.A.R.S Headquarters station located at the old German signal station at La Moye (WW Loc. IN89VE). Plans are to be QRV on 160-6 metre SSB, CW, PSK and RTTY, with 2 stations permanent (not at night but late in the evening). QSL via ON8ZL, direct or bureau. [DX World]

02/08/2013: Members of the Cape Ann Amateur Radio Association (CAARA) will use the special callsign W1T to activate Thacher Island (NA-148, USi MA001S, WLOTA 0924, WW Loc. FN41UR), in Essex county, Massachusetts, from 2-5 August 2013. They also plan to activate both lighthouses on the island: Thacher Island South [Cape Ann] (ARLHS USA-105, TWLHD WLH K-031, Admiralty J0276) and Thacher Island North (ARLHS USA-105, TWLHD WLH K-167, Admiralty J 0277). Operators include Rick WZ1B, Mary KB1TEO, Dave KD1NA, Allison N1QEH, Laurier AJ1Z and Ruth WW1N. QSL via W1GLO with SASE for hard copy; eQSL and LoTW for electronic loggings. Website: []

03/08/2013: Tom 9A2AA, Neno 9A5N and Tibi HA3HP will be active from 50 to 60 different Croatian islands from 3rd to 11th August, 2013. The main activity (3 days) will be from islands located southeast of Kornati archipelago (9AFF-002, IOTA EU-170), islands around Tetovi'njak V., Zirje, Kakan, Zmajan (also EU-170) and islands in Murter channel. Boys will sleep on the boat: activity will start early in the morning and finish in the late evening... Tom, 9A2AA, promised us (only) paper logs... [9A6AA]

03/08/2013: Alex, F4GHS, will be active from the following Hawaiian Islands (OC-019) between 3-23 August, 2013: 3-7 August from the island of O'ahu (USi HI-008S, WLOTA 1227, Honolulu county); 7-12 August from the island of Kauai (USi HI-003S, WLOTA 1761 Kauai county); 12-18 August from the island of Maui (USi HI-018S, WLOTA 0636 Maui county); and 18-23 August from the island of Hawaii [Big Island] (USi HI-025S, WLOTA 0065 Hawaii county). Alex plans to be QRV holiday style on 80-10 metre SSB, using IC-706MKIIG and G5RV antenna. QSL via F0GAZ. [DX World]

03/08/2013: 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 3-4 August 2013. The callsign TO1PF will be used. 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]

04/08/2013: Dave, G4BUO, will take a short holiday trip between 4-6 August 2013 to Pulau Gaya [Gaya Island] (OC-133, WLOTA 0800), located off the coast of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, and forms part of the Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park (WWFF 9MFF-027). QRV on the HF bands, CW only. There may also be some operation from OC-088 on 1-4 August, CW only. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. []

04/08/2013: Operators Andy M1LOL, Ray M1REK and Mike 2E0MPC will be active as GM8SRS/p from the isle of Coll (IOSA NH05, SCOTIA DI12, WLOTA 2123), Inner Hebrides (EU-008), between 4-10 August, 2013. QRV on all HF bands and modes. QSL direct or bureau to M1REK. Website: []

04/08/2013: Chris, DL4FO, plans activity as OZ/DL4FO from Tuno Island (EU-172, DIA JY-009, WW Loc. JO55FW), Jylland, Denmark, between 4-16 August, 2013. QRV on all HF bands and 50 MHz, mainly CW with low power. QSL via home call, bureau or direct. []

04/08/2013: Look for Eric, W4OTN, to be active holiday style as homecall/p from Hatteras [aka Pea] Island (NA-067, USi NC005S, WLOTA 3913) Dare county, North Carolina, from 4-10 August 2013. Plans are to be QRV on the higher HF bands (10m through 17m or 20m). QSL via home call, bureau or direct. []

05/08/2013: Paul, 2E1EUB, will once again be active as 2M1EUB for 14 days beginning 5th August, 2013. He will be driving around Scotland (EU-005, WLOTA 1234) for anyone looking for new grids or grids they have not worked yet. Activity will be on 160m, 80m, and the satellites (mostly AO-7 B/A mode), as well as 2m SSB. He does accept E-mails and will arrange skeds to work him at ( 2e1eub [at] Check out under 2M1EUB for more info and updates. [OPDX Bulletin]

05/08/2013: Alberto, IT9MRM will be active from Isola delle Palme (EU-025, IIA SR-010, MIA MI-266) on 5-9 August, 2013. QRV on the HF bands, on or near the island and IOTA frequencies, propagation allowing. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [425 DX News]

05/08/2013: Andy, M1LOL and Ray, M1REK will be active as MM1REK from the Isle of Coll (IOSA NH05, SCOTIA DI12, WLOTA 2123), Inner Hebrides (EU-008), between 5-10 August 2013. They plan to be QRV on 80-10 metre SSB and data modes. QSL via M1REK, bureau or direct. Website: []

05/08/2013: Operators Igor UA9KDF, Valery RG8K and Victor RW0BG plan to activate Zhuravliny Island (AS-109, RRA RR-06-43, RDA YN-14) as RT9K/p from 5-8th August, 2013. You can trace the expedition by ua9kdf-2 (while moving) and rt9k-14 (on the island) using . QSL via RX9KM. [DX World]

09/08/2013: Andrew, G7COD will be active as EA8/G7COD from Gran Canaria (AF-004, DIE S-005, WLOTA 0969, WWFF EAFF-078, WW Loc. IL27DT) on 9-31 August, 2013. He will operate SSB and CW on 30-6 metres. QSL via home call, direct or bureau, plus eQSL and LoTW. [425 DX News]

09/08/2013: To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Russian Robinson Club, various activities from islands and lighthouses will be taking place throughout Russia between now and September. Look for the RT9K team (Igor UA9KDF, Valery RG8K and Victor RW0BG) to be active as R20RRC/8 from Zhuravliny [Crane] Island (AS-109, RRA RR-06-43, RDA YN-14) on 9-11th August, 2013. QRV on 40-10 metre CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via RZ3EC, direct or bureau. [425 DX News]

09/08/2013: A team consisting Gil F4FET, Juan F5IRC, Vincent F4BKV, Antoine F5RAB, Marc F8DRA and Diego F4HAU plan to be active as TM0SM from Ile du Large [Iles Saint Marcouf] (EU-081, DIFM MA-001, WW Loc. IN99KL) on the following dates: 9-11 August and 23-25 August, 2013. They will also activate Ile du Large lighthouse (DPLF PB-052, ARLHS FRA 055, TWLHD WLH F-061, WLOTA 0060) and the Fort de l'Ile du Large (DFCF 50-013, WCA F-02100). Plans are to be QRV on 40 metre to 6 metre SSB and CW. QSL via F5CWU, direct or bureau. Further information is available on their website at: [DX World]


10/08/2013: Special callsign TM20RSX will be used from 10th to 17th August 2013 in Ingrandes a city in the north of the department 86 : La Vienne. There will be a group of 20 OM coming together for 8 days to commemorate the 20 years twinning of their two clubs F5KFL and ON4RSX. They will be active with this call during this week on SSB, CW and RTTY and PSK. Special QSL is via F5KFL, direct, bureau 100% and also eQSL. [UBA HF News]

16/08/2013: Operators 9M2YOT, 9M2AUR, 9M2ESM, 9M2ARR, 9M2TRX, 9M2UST, 9W2GSG, 9W2EJT, 9W2JUM and 9W2FNN will be active from Undan Island (AS-097) as 9M2MI between 16-18th August, 2013. They will activate the Pulau Undan Lighthouse (ILLW MY0017, WLOL WMA-013, WLOTA 3792) during the International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend. QRV on 40-10 metre CW and SSB. QSL Direct to 9M2YOT. Website: [9W2PD]

17/08/2013: Francois ON4LO/p will be active on 17th and 18th August from the Antwerp Marina Harbour lighthouse (ARLHS BEL-042). Activity will be on 80-10 metres using IC746, ACOM1000, vertical and dipole antennas. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [UBA HF News]

01/09/2013: For the FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship Round 5 and JAF Japanese Rally Championship Round 7 "Rally Hokkaido" special event station 8J8RALLY will be active on all bands and modes from 1-29 September, 2013. QSL via the Bureau. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

28/09/2013: Operators Walter I3VJW, Ampelio IK3JBP, Flavio I3JRF, Marco IW3ICK, Cale IW3ILP and Tony IK3ESB plan to be active as 9A/IQ3VO from Dugi Otok (EU-170, ACIA IC-367, CIA-10, IOCA CI-018, MIA MC-074, WWFF 9AFF-002), Archipelago of Zadar, Croatia, between 28th September and 1 October, 2013. The team will also activate Veli Rat lighthouse (ARLHS CRO-183, CLH-178, TWLHD WLH 9A-077, WLOTA 2375). Activity will be on all HF bands and modes (6 metre also on sked). QSL via IQ3VO (see Website:[]

19/11/2013: Dennis K2SX, Les W2LK and Andy K2LE will be operating from PJ7 between 19-26 November, 2013 including CQWW DX CW Contest (23-24 November) from Dawn Beach on the eastern side of the island of St. Maarten. Prior to the contest operation will be done using homecall/PJ7 and QSLs should go to home call. They will have a separate PJ7 call for the contest, yet to be determined. QSLs for the contest operation should go to W2LK. [DX World]

20/11/2013: Bob, K5WA, will be active again as V4/K5WA from Calypso Bay, island of St. Kitts (NA-104, WW Loc. FK87PG) from 20-27 November, 2013. QRV on 160-10 metre CW, including a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry in the CQWW DX CW Contest (23-24 November) using the contest callsign V49J. QSL V49J via W5JON and LoTW. QSL V4/K5WA via home call. [NG3K]


06/08/2013: Special event station 8J4HAM will be active on all bands and modes between 6th August and 4th November 2013 for the 2013 Ham Festa in Kasaoka (JCC 3107), Okayama prefecture, Chugoku region, island of Honshu (AS-007, WLOTA 2376), Japan. QSL via the bureau. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

U.S.A. Special Events can be found at:


02/08-05/08 9H3N: Malta Island WLOTA:1113 QSL JJ2NYT (d/B)
02/08-09/08 MJ/OT9Z: Jersey Island (main) WLOTA:0818 QSL ON8ZL (d/B)
02/08-05/08 W1T: Thacher Isl North WLH:K-167 USA-1027 WLOTA:0924 QSL W1GLO (d)
02/08-05/08 W1T: Thacher Isl South WLH:K-031 USA-105 WLOTA:0924 QSL W1GLO (d)
03/08-07/08 KH6/F4GHS: Oahu Island WLOTA:1227 QSL F0GAZ (d/B)
03/08-04/08 TO1PF: La Reunion Island WLOTA:1812 QSL FR1GZ (d)
04/08-06/08 9M6/G4BUO: Pulau Gaya WLOTA:0800 QSL G4BUO (d/B)
04/08-10/08 GM8SRS/P: Cairns of Coll WLOTA:2123 QSL M1REK (d/B)
04/08-10/08 W4OTN/P: Hatteras Island WLOTA:3913 QSL H/c (d/B)
05/08-19/08 2M1EUB: Scotland (main island) WLOTA:1234 QSL
05/08-10/08 MM1REK: Cairns of Coll WLOTA:2123 QSL M1REK (d/B)
05/08 TK13RNB/P: Sanguinaires Island WLOTA:0098 QSL F8BBL (d/B)
06/08-04/11 8J4HAM: Honshu WLOTA:2376 QSL Buro
07/08-12/08 KH6/F4GHS: Kauai Island WLOTA:1761 QSL F0GAZ (d/B)
09/08-31/08 EA8/G7COD: Isla de Gran Canaria WLOTA:0969 QSL H/c (d/B)
09/08-11/08 TM0SM: St. Marcouf DPLF:PB-052 WLH:F-061 WLOL:FRA-055 WLOTA:0060 QSL F5CWU (d/B)


02/08 ES Open VUSHF Field Day SO/MO/2.3GHz-10GHz 1700z-2059z
02/08-09/08 MJ/OT9Z: Jersey EU-013 Grid:IN89VE 6m all mode QSL ON8ZL (d/B)
03/08 ES Open VUSHF Field Day SO/MO/1296MHz 0300z-0659z
03/08 NZART Brass Monkey Contest 6m&Up 0500z-1100z
03/08 RSGB 144MHz Low Power Contest SO/SF/Open 0800z-1200z
03/08 RSGB 4th 144MHz Backpackers All Mode/3W-10W 1300z-1700z
03/08 ES Open VUSHF Field Day SO/MO/144MHz 1500z-1859z
03/08-04/08 ARRL August UHF Contest SO/MO/Rover/HP/LP 03 1800z-04 1800z
04/08 ES Open VUSHF Field Day SO/MO/432MHz 0300z-0659z
04/08 ES Open VUSHF Field Day SO/MO/50MHz 0800z-0959z
04/08 RSGB 432MHz Low Power Contest SO/SF/Open 0800z-1200z
04/08-05/08 NZART Brass Monkey Contest 6m&Up 04 1900z-05 0100z
05/08 OK1WC Memorial MWC) Activity 2m CW/Phone 1600z-1659z
06/08 LY 144MHz Activity Contest CW/SSB/FM 1700z-2059z
06/08 NRAU 144MHz Activity Contest SO/MO/Open 1700z-2100z
06/08 RSGB 144MHz UKAC SO Fixed/Open 1900z-2130z
07/08 MOON Contest 144MHz CW/Digital/FM/SSB 1800z - 2000z
08/08 LY 50MHz Activity Contest CW/SSB/FM 1700z-2059z
08/08 NRAU 50MHz Activity Contest SO/MO/Open 1700z-2100z
09/08-31/08 EA8/G7COD: Gran Canaria AF-004 Grid:IL27 6m all mode QSL H/c (d/B)
09/08-11/08 TM0SM: St. Marcouf EU-081 Grid:IN99KL 6m CW/SSB QSL F5CWU (d/B)

Contest Calendar:

Information about current VHF activities can be found on the VHF DX portal "Make More Miles on VHF" at:

SMIRK: SOTA (Summits On The Air) Watch Alerts


The following operations are approved for DXCC credit:

4S7NZG - Sri Lanka (renewal) 2013 Operation

XW4XR - Laos Current Operation

Z8ØID - South Sudan Special 1-Day operation for Independence day celebration 9-JUL-2013

9M4SLL - Spratly Islands 2012 - 2013 Operations

9Q6CC - Democratic People’s Republic of the Congo 2010 - 2011 Operation

XWØYJY - Laos 2013 Operation

9XØEME - Rwanda 2013 Operation

6OØLA - Somalia 2013 Operation

T6JM - Afghanistan 2012 Operation

73 es DX! Bill Moore NC1L Awards Branch Manager

Operations Approved for IOTA Credit: The following operations in the period June/July 2013 have provided acceptable validation and are therefore approved for IOTA credit: YP13S (EU-183), HQ8S (NA-035), K6VVA/KL7 (NA-152), T46C (NA-204), HQ8D (NA-223), FO/UT6UD (OC-027 & OC-050), H44IND (OC-158) and YB3MM/7 (OC-166). [G3KMA]

QSLs via Bureau: None to report this week! :o(

QSLs via Direct: 3D2RX (W7YAQ), 5T0SP (SP6EQZ), 7T9A (, 7X5KBS (EA7FTR), C4W (5B4WN), CY9M (M0URX/OQRS), E51EWP (DJ8NK), E51M (DJ8NK), EY8MM (K1BV), H40T (DL7UFR), H44G (DL7UFR), H44S [OC-285] (IT9YRE), HC2IWM/8 (DL5YWM), OH1VR/VP9 (H/c) and TX5K (N7XG).


LINKS - CIsA (Canadian Islands Award Program) IOTA (Islands On The Air) NAQCC (North America QRP CW Club) at: USi (U.S. Islands Award Program) at: VEFF - Canada Flora & Fauna at: VEFF Yahoo! Group at: WCA (World Castles on the Air) WLA (World Lakes Award) at: WWFF (World-Wide Flora & Fauna) at: (World Lighthouses On The Air at:


MOROCCO, 5C0CE - The Council of Europe Radio Amateur Club (CERAC) in partnership with the Association Royale des Radio Amateur du Maroc (ARRAM) will be active as from August 19th, 2013 at 23H00 UTC with the special call 5C0CE to commemorate the Revolution, the King and the People, (August 20th) and Youth celebration's day (August 21ce). QSL via F5LGF. Logs on line: ARRAM Web site: [F6FQK]

PRESS RELEASE: FOC - FOCUS75 MAGAZINE During the month of May 2013 the First Class CW Operators' Club hosted a CW QSO Party, FOC75, to help celebrate the Club's 75th Anniversary. This turned into a major CW fun event for the whole month. Over 60 stations around the world signed with the *FOC prefix, making over 200,000 CW QSOs and leading to over 1,600 applications for our commemorative certificate - well beyond our wildest dreams.

This was a major tribute to Samuel Morse, Alfred Vail and to the Club's motto: "A man should keep his friendship in constant repair" (Samuel Johnson, 1709-1789). FOC publishes a quarterly magazine for its members called "FOCUS", a high-quality magazine edited by Gabor, S57WJ. But this FOC75 event met with such huge success that we have decided to publish an extra edition, called "FOCUS75". FOC is pleased to share this special edition of our magazine with not only members but also anyone who enjoys CW. Just go to to down-load it. Read the whole story of this month-long celebration of Morse Code, especially the operating experiences around the world, and see photos of those who made it happen in a pull-out poster.
CW is alive and well and will remain so for at least the next 75 years - FOC will see to that! 73 de Roger/G3SXW, FOC Committee Secretary.

73 and Good DX!
Dave Raycroft, VA3RJ
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