sexta-feira, 4 de outubro de 2013

I.C.P.O. Bulletin (04 - 11 October 2013)
"Islands, Castles & Portable Operations" 
Listing is by calendar date (day/month/year)

04/10/2013: The Martello Tower Group plan a DXpedition to Herm Island (EU-114) from 4-9 October 2013. Plans are to be QRV on all HF bands and modes. Team members include Keith G6NHU, Tony G0MBA, Colin M1EAK, Yan M0YNK, Chris 2E0DBY, Kevin M0GWE and Richard G7HJK. QSL bureau or direct to G6NHU (Keith Maton, 41 Bemerton Gardens, Kirby Cross, Essex. CO13 0LQ, United Kingdom). All QSOs will be uploaded to LoTW as soon as possible once we return from the island. Website: []

04/10/2013: Eddie SP/ES2TT from the 4th till the 6th of October in Malbork region will take place regular meeting of Polish castles activators (Zjazd Kasztelanski). On the 4th and 5th of October will be activated some castles in Malbork region. From the 6th till 10th of October, Eddie ES2TT with group of Polish activators going to work from following castles: Paslek (WCA SP-000549, ZWP JEL02), Orneta (WCA SP-00569, ZWP JLJ02), Lidzbark (WCA SP-00568, ZWP JLJ01), Bisztynek (WCA SP-01397 + SP-01398, ZWP JBT02 + JBT03), Reszel (WCA SP-00556, ZWP JEZ06), Mragowo (WCA SP-00570, ZWP JMR01), Ryn (WCA SP-00560, ZWP JGK02), Gizycko (WCA SP-00559, ZWP JGK01), Ketrzyn I (WCA SP-00055, ZWP JEZ05), Ketrzyn (WCA SP-01307, ZWP JEZ09). Eddie SP/ES2TT also try to activate Fort Boyan (TFJ01 for "Twierdze i Forty w Polsce" Award). Bands: mainly 40 and 20 meters. Mode: mainly SSB (possibly CW and PSK). Equipment: tranciever Kenwood TS-480sat, 9 Band Mobile Antenna, gasoline generator. QSL via home call. [RN1CW]

04/10/2013: Traveling Radio Amateurs Group members Art UN6QC, Sergey UN6GAO and Viktor UN7GIT will activate Almaty State natural reserve (WWFF UNFF-025, WW Loc. MN83OG, KDA Q-13 - Talgar), using the callsign UP44WFF between 4-6 October, 2013. Activity will also count for Talgar River (UNR-039 - New One!) and Mount Camel 1659m (UNM-047 - New One!). The team plans to be QRV on 40-10 metre SSB and CW. QSL via LoTW, bureau, direct and . QSL info: . Conditions of diplomas available for communication with our station can be read here: [UN6QC]

05/10/2013: Guenter, DK4YB, will be active as A52YB from Bhutan (WW Loc. NL47ML) between 5-20th October, 2013. Plans are to be QRV on 20 and 15 metre CW, SSB and PSK31. He will operate mobile on the 9th, 13th and 16th October. Suggested frequencies are: CW - 14060 and 21055 kHz, SSB - 14195-14285 and 21285 kHz and PSK31 - 14070 kHz. Equipment will be a KX3 with 5 watts, HCT, HF-P1 Vertical and Longwire. QSL via his home callsign, by the bureau or direct. [OPDX Bulletin]

05/10/2013: Members of radio club F4KIY will activate the Petit Ouvrage du Bovenberg (DFCF 57-033), in Eblange, located on the Maginot line on 5th October, 2013. Plans are to be QRV as F4KIY/p on the HF bands and V/UHF bands. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [F4EJL]

05/10/2013: European Radioamateurs Association Sezione Provinciale di Taranto (E.R.A.) members will be activating Pulsano Castle (DCI TA-018, WCA I-09705), using the callsign IQ7ET/p, on 5th and 6th October, 2013. Team members include Oscar I7OHP, Gianni I7HHP, Luca IW7EEQ, Luigi IZ7PDX, Bart IW7ECA and Carmelo IK7XBH. Activity will be on all bands in SSB and CW. QSL card to IQ7ET via HB9 bureau in Switzerland (U.S.K.A.). [IW7EEQ]

05/10/2013: Look for Leo, YC9MLL, to be active from Flores Island, Tenggara Timur Islands (IOTA OC-151), between 5-26 October, 2013. He plans to be QRV mostly on Saturdays and Sundays (Oct. 5-6, 12-13, 19-20 and 26-27). This will be his last operation on the island before returning to the Philippines. Leo will be around the IOTA calling Freq. on 21.260 MHz. QSL via M0OXO / OQRS. []

06/10/2013: Pekka, OH2YY, will be active from the Kingdom of Bhutan as A52YY between 6-10th October, 2013. Activity likely to be during evenings on SSB (20-10m). Note: Pekka will be travelling in different places and he may not always be able to put up the antennas that he was planning. QSL via home call, direct or bureau and LoTW. [DX World]

06/10/2013: In close cooperation between the DAGOE Foundation and Mercy Ships, Arie PA3A, Marian PD1AEG, Ad PA8AD and Angelina PA8AN will run the 4th DAGOE Mercy Ships Radio DXpedition to the Republic of the Congo. They will work on board the Hospital ship 'Africa Mercy' from 06-11 October and run a DXpedition from Pointe Noire, Republic of the Congo, between 12-24 October 2013 using the callsign TN2MS. Use their online OQRS to request your QSL (preferred). For post mail send your card and greenstamps to: H. van Oosterhout PA3AWW, Meelbeshof 8, 3355 BD Papendrecht, Netherlands. Please do not send IRC's. IRC's are not supported by the Dutch Post! Bureau QSL requests will be answered via bureau (QSL via PA3AWW). LoTW will be uploaded 6 months after the DXpedition when logs are checked. The team is not using eQSL for answering QSL. Full details at: [DX World]

08/10/2013: Augusto IK4RQJ, Vanni IK4RUX and Sergio IZ4BBF plan activity as IA5/homecalls from Isola del Giglio (EU-028, IIA GR-002, MIA MI-036, WLOTA 0564), Tuscany Archipelago, from 8-13 October, 2013. QRV on all HF bands (including WARC) using SSB and the digital modes. QSL via home calls (direct or through the ARI bureau). [NG3K]

08/10/2013: Operators Jeff K5JP, James NT5V and Lanny W5BOS will be operating from super station PJ2T at Signal Point, island of Curacao (SA-099, WLOTA 0942), as PJ2/homecall between 8-15 October, 2013. Plans are to be QRV on all HF bands with special epmhasis on the WARC bands, Phone and CW. QSL via home calls, direct or bureau. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW. [DXAT]

09/10/2013: Luc, F5RAV, will again be active as 6V7T from La Calao, Senegal, between 9-17th October 2013. A side trip to N'gor Island (AF-045) is planned for 11-14th October. QRV on 40-10 metre PSK and SSB. QSL via F5RAV. [DX World]

09/10/2013: Fabio, IZ0YIV, will be active holiday style as E51YIV from Rarotonga and Aitutaki islands between 9-17 October, 2013. QRV from Rarotonga Island (OC-013) from 9-13 October. Fabio will the activate Aitutaki Island (OC-083) from 13-17 October. Fabio bring with him a very basic RIG Setup: Yaesu FT-450D, Fishing rod for
1/4 wave antenna on 20-17-15m (not decided yet). Plans are to be QRV on SSB and the digital modes (RTTY, PSK, JT65 and JT9 mainly). QSL via his home call, direct or bureau. [DX World]

09/10/2013: Andrea, IZ1MHY will be active holiday style as S79MHY from Praslin Island (AF-024, WLOTA 2862), Seychelles, on 9-16th October, 2013. He will operate SSB, digital modes and CW. QSL via home call. [425 DX News]

10/10/2013: Junichi JH3AEF, Ryo JH7EQW and Jusei JA3IVU will be active from Dochula Pass, Kingdom of Bhutan, as A52AEF, A52EQW and A52IVU, respectively, between 10-20 October, 2013. QRV on 160-10 metre CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via home calls. [DX World]

10/10/2013: Look for Hide, JF1VXB, to be active from the Saipan Rental Shack, district of Saipan Garapan, island of Saipan (USi NI002S, WLOTA 1333, WW Loc. QK25UF), Northern Mariana Islands (OC-086) as KH0M from 10-14 October, 2013. Activity will be on 80-6m, all modes. QSL via home call. [DX World]

10/10/2013: John, W5JON/V47JA, will be active once again from his vacation home in Calypso Bay, St. Kitts (NA-104, WW Loc. FK87SG) between 10th October and 10th November 2013. Activity will be on SSB and the RTTY/Digital modes. He will also use his contest callsign V49J during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (26-27 October) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. Also, XYL Cathy, W5HAM, will occasionally operate as V47HAM. ALL QSLs go to W5JON direct or via LoTW. NO bureau QSLs! [OPDX Bulletin]

11/10/2013: Hector XE2K/AD6D, Dragan K0AP and Mike AB5EB will attempt to activate Timbalier Island (NA-119, USi LA-002S, WW Loc. EL49SB), Terrebonne County, State of Louisiana, during the weekend of 11-13th October, 2013. QRV as K5T on HF bands, CW and SSB. QSL via AB5EB ( [AB5EB]

11/10/2013: Bill, W4WV, will be back in Guantanamo Bay (NA-015, WLOTA 0358, Grid Loc. FK29) as KG4WV, along with Al, W6HGF, as KG4HF between 11-25 October, 2013. They will be on the air for JOTA to put the local Boy Scouts on the radio. They will complete the antenna repairs from damage by hurricane Sandy and a few minor repair items to the shack. Look for them to be QRV on 160m through 6m using SSB, RTTY, PSK, and some CW. QSL KG4HF via W6HGF or LoTW. QSL KG4WV via W4WV or LoTW. [DXAT]


14/10/2013: Bill, N7OU, will once again return to the island of Rarotonga (OC-013) and operate as E51NOU between 14th October and 9th November, 2013. QRV during his spare time from his Global Volunteer work, running 100w into a vertical on 160-10m, CW only. QSL via N7OU. [K1XN]

19/10/2013: Benjamin, KK6FUT, will be on Santa Cruz Island (NA-144, USi CA-012S, WLOTA 0813), located in the Channel Islands National Park (WWFF KFF-014), Santa Barbara county, California, on 19-20th October, 2013 (with a Boy Scout Troop for Jamboree-On-The-Air JOTA). Plan is to run on 20m, 15m, and maybe 40m, but will be QRP (50W or less), intermittent operating times. QSL via KK6FUT, direct preferred; bureau ok. []

22/10/2013: Noah, K2NG (PJ4G) and Group will be active from the "Bonaire Radio House", Subi di Rincon, island of Bonaire (SA-006, WLOTA 1279, WWFF PAFF-024, WW Loc. FK52UD) between 22-29 October, 2013. They will use their own personal PJ4 callsigns or PJ4/homecalls. Activity will include Multi-Op entry in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th), using the callsign PJ4X. QSL PJ4G direct to K2NG. QSL PJ4X to W1MD via LoTW, eQSL, or SASE/SAE + sufficient postage (Martin I Durham, 450 Allison Dr., Palm Bay, Florida 32908, USA). Please NO BUREAU CARDS. [NG3K]

28/10/2013: James, KJ6YAP, will be active as DV1/KJ6YAP from the island of Masbate (OC-244, WLOTA 0900), Phillippines, between 28th October and 24th November, 2013. QRV holiday style on the HF bands, mainly SSB and CW. QSL via home call, bureau or direct. []

15/11/2013: Operators Ric DL2VFR, Klaus DL7UXG, Friedrich DL4BBH, Matthias DK7LV and Klaus DL2YBG plan activity as DM50IOTA from Usedom Island (EU-129, DID O-013, WLOTA 1640) from 15-18 November, 2013. QRV on the HF bands using SSB and CW. QSL via the bureau. []

18/11/2013: Operators John K4BAI, Jeff KU8E, Paul K1XM, Marty W1MD and Dennis W1UE will be active as PJ4/homecall from Subi Rincon, island of Bonaire (SA-006, WLOTA 1279, WWFF PAFF-024) between 18-26 November, 2013. Activity will include a M-2/X entry in CQWW DX CW Contest (November 23-24th) using the callsign PJ4A. Outside the contest expect activity on all HF bands and modes. QSL PJ4A, PJ4/K4BAI and PJ4/KU8E via K4BAI. Others via their home calls, direct - cba. [NG3K]

21/11/2013: Bud, AA3B, will once again be active from Gunthorpes, island of Antigua (NA-100, WLOTA 1118) as V26K between 21-25 November, 2013. Activity will include a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry in the CQWW DX CW Contest (23-24 November), from CQ zone 8. Outside the contest, Bud plans to be active on the HF bands, CW only. QSL direct to home call. [NG3K]

01/12/2013: Aki, JA1NLX, plans activity as P29VNX from Lissenung Island, New Ireland, Bismark Archipelago (IOTA OC-008) between 1-6 December, 2013. He will be QRV on 30-10 meter CW, SSB, and RTTY; but mainly CW. QSL via JA1NLX - SASE or OQRS (Direct or Bureau). Do not send your QSL via Bureau. Website: [NG3K]

01/12/2013: Curt, N0OK, will be active holiday style from Grand Cayman Island (NA-016, WLOTA 1042) as ZF2OK between 1-8 December, 2013. He plans to be QRV mostly using the Digi-modes. QSL via N0OK and LoTW. [DX World]

28/12/2013: Ric, DL2VFR, will be active as OU1RAEM from Romo Island (EU-125, DIA NS-001), Wadden Sea National Park (WWFF OZFF-004) between 28-31 December, 2013. QRV on the HF bands, mainly CW. QSL via DF5LW, direct or bureau. Additionally auto-QSL for IOTA and participation in RAEM-contest (29 December). []

01/01/2014: Ric, DL2VFR, plans to be active as OZ/DL2VFR from Romo Island (EU-125, DIA NS-001), Wadden Sea National Park (WWFF OZFF-004), between 1-3 January, 2014. This will be a HF CW only operation. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. Website:[]

10/05/2014: Operators Dave M0SFT, Simon M0TTE, Steve G0FUW and Dan M0TGN plan to be active as MT0WCB from the Isle of Man (EU-116, WLOTA 0449, WW Loc. IO74TF, WAB SC45) between 10-17 May, 2014. Plans are to be QRV on 40-10 metre CW, SSB and some Digi-modes, with 2 QRO stations. The team will also activate some SOTA references and WAB squares. QSL direct or bureau to M0TGN or via RSGB Bureau. Further information can be found on their website at:[]


05/10/2013: Operators from the "KL7 NWR Amateur Radio Club" and "Moosehorn ARC" will celebrate "National Wildlife Refuge Week" and will be active as KL7NWR on October 5th. Activity will be on 15 and 20 metre SSB, with some CW. QSL via KL2HD to: Jeff Williams, PO Box 1268, Homer, AK 99603. [OPDX Bulletin]

05/10/2013: On 18th October 1924, the first radio communication contact between the UK and New Zealand took place between 2SZ at Mill Hill School, the station operated by Cecil Goyder, and 4AA in Shag Valley, South Island, New Zealand, operated by Frank Bell. The Radio Society of Great Britain, in partnership with groups of UK Amateurs in the UK and New Zealand, invites participation in celebration of the 90th anniversary of this event in October 2014 by recreating that original contact between the UK and New Zealand on the 80m band. For 2013, there will be activity preparing for the celebrations in 2014 and the special call GB2NZ will be active to stimulate the interest in celebrating the event from 5th to 25th October 2013. It is suggested that those with suitably equipped stations might like to join in the "dry run" tests in October 2013 on 80m. Others may like to make contacts with New Zealand amateurs on the HF bands. Contacts on both CW and SSB are encouraged and GB2NZ will be active on both modes, on 80m when there is propagation but otherwise on other HF bands. Elsewhere on this website (, you will find predicted propagation between the UK and New Zealand for 18th October 2013. Either side of this date, the propagation will generally follow the same pattern.

05/10/2013: Look for special event station 8J6BAL to be active on all bands and modes between 5 October and 4 November 2013 to celebrate the 2013 Saga International Balloon Fiesta that will be held between 31 October and 4 November 2013 at Kase Riversite, Saga city (JCC 4101, JCG 41004), Saga prefecture, Kyushu region, island of Kyushu (AS-077, WLOTA 0963), Japan. QSL via the bureau. Information about the International Balloon Fiesta can be found at:[JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

06/10/2013: The Chorley and District Amateur Radio Society are running special event callsign GB1LCT from Leyland, Lancashire, England (WAB SD52). The station is being run as a tribute to the men and women who built the Centurion tanks in the old Leyland motors factory from the 1940's through to the early 1950's. The tank is mounted on a plinth at the entrance to Leyland and the operators will be alongside the tank, so operations are very weather dependant. The call is on the air from 6-31 of October. QSL info - please do not send them your card. They will automatically send a QSL card via the RSGB bureau. Direct is fine with SAE to Pam, 2E1HQY QTHr. [Southgate ARC]

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


05/10-04/11 8J6BAL: Kyushu Shima WLOTA:0963 QSL JARL Buro
08/10-13/10 IA5/IK4RQJ: Isola del Giglio WLOTA:0564 QSL H/c (d/B)
08/10-13/10 IA5/IK4RUX: Isola del Giglio WLOTA:0564 QSL H/c (d/B)
08/10-13/10 IA5/IZ4BBF: Isola del Giglio WLOTA:0564 QSL H/c (d/B)
08/10-15/10 PJ2/K5JP: Curacao Island WLOTA:0942 QSL H/c (d/B)
08/10-15/10 PJ2/NT5V: Curacao Island WLOTA:0942 QSL H/c (d/B)
08/10-15/10 PJ2/W5BOS: Curacao Island WLOTA:0942 QSL H/c (d/B)
09/10-16/10 S79MHY: Praslin Island WLOTA:2862 QSL IZ1MHY (d/B)
10/10-14/10 KH0M: Saipan Island WLOTA:1333 QSL JF1VXB (d/B)
11/10-25/10 KG4HF: Guantanamo Bay WLOTA:0358 QSL W6HGF (d/LoTW)
11/10-25/10 KG4WV: Guantanamo Bay WLOTA:0358 QSL W4WV (d/LoTW)


05/10-06/10 NZART Microwave Contest 614 MHz & Up 05 0500z-06 0100z
05/10-06/10 California QSO Party 6m/2m classes 05 1600z-06 2200z
08/10 LY 432MHz Activity Contest CW/SSB/FM 1700z-2059z
08/10 NRAU 432MHz Activity Contest SO/MO/Open 1700z-2100z
08/10 RSGB 432MHz UKAC SO Fixed/Open 1900z-2130z
09/10 MOON Contest 432MHz CW/Digital/FM/SSB 1800z-2000z
09/10 SVHF Fall Sprint 432MHz Fixed/Rover 1900-2300 Local Time
10/10 LY 50MHz Activity Contest CW/SSB/FM 1700z-2059z
10/10 NRAU 50MHz Activity Contest SO/MO/Open 1700z-2100z
11/10-25/10 KG4HF: Guantanamo Bay NA-015 Grid:FK29 6m Ph/CW QSL W6HGF (d)
11/10-25/10 KG4WV: Guantanamo Bay NA-015 Grid:FK29 6m Ph/CW QSL W4WV (d)

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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


QSLs via Bureau: 3D2GC, 5T0SP, 5U8NK, 6W/AA1AC, 6W/HA0NAR, 8Q7DV, C91NW, FK8DD, FP/W6HGF, H7/K9NW, HK0/DL5YWM, HK3TK, J28AA, J5NAR, PJ2/DL1THM, PJ4X, TO3X, XU7ATM and ZF2JT.

QSLs via Direct: 9M4SLL (M0URX/OQRS), FO/UT6UD (H/c), FR4NT (, H40IOTA (NR6M), H44IOTA (NR6M), HH5/KC0W (H/c), HK1X (EA7FTR), HK1XX (EA7FTR), HQ3W (KD4POJ), HQ8D (KD4POJ), HQ8S (KD4POJ), JY5HX (cba), K6VVA/KL7 [NA-050] (N6AWD), KL7NWR [NA-064] (KL2HD), N4OW [NA-141] (, T2YY (DH7WW), TT8/US3EZ (H/c), VK5CE/P [OC-261] (H/c), XF3/IZ2LSC [NA-045] (H/c), YB3MM/7 [OC-166] (H/c), YB3MM/P [OC-217] (H/c), YB3MM/P [OC-237] (H/c) and YW5X [SA-054] (OQRS).

QSLs via LoTW: 3B6RF, 3B7RF, LT1F, LZ1105PIO, PJ4X, TX5K and VE2CSI (zone 2).

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


C8, MOZAMBIQUE - PRESS RELEASE: C82DX is ready to roll.
On September 28th two pallets with over 800 lbs. of radios, antennas, computers, coax and other items needed for our sizable DXpedition to Mozambique left Kennedy Airport on South African Airways flight 204. This marks the last benchmark for C82DX to be operational by October 14th. Will be active until the morning of October 23 giving us 9 evenings of low band opportunities. Operators depart from Japan, Canada and the US next week to convene in Pretoria on the 12th for loading the caravan for the trip to Xai at 5 AM on the 13th. Upon arrival the first antennas to go up are the low band Titanex, Battle Creek and Big IR verticals. After that the listening loops and beverages, beams, and VHF antennas will be erected. Our final team consists of: JN1THL, K6RB, K6TD, K8EAB, N1DG, N4NX, N4XP, N9JA, NF4A, VA7DX, W6OAT, WF4W, ZS6P, ZS6PJH, and ZS6RI. Team C82DX wishes to thank our Foundation, Club and individual donors, and all the support by lead sponsor ICOM for assisting us in making this happen. Please visit a list of all our great and generous supporters. Hope to see all of you in the logs, especially the low bands! Don, N1DG, and Tom, N4XP, Co Leaders of Team C82DX [K1XN]

HQ4W - TIGRE ISLAND NA-060 UPDATE (02 Oct 2013) - Earlier than expected, after leaving port at 04:00 local this morning, Dan HR2DMR has arrived Tigre Isl NA-060 and hopes to be active later today as HQ4W. He will use a multi-band vertical for this activity, also doing a recce for best operating QTH prior to his main NA-060 activation from 17-20 October. Operating time on the island could be restricted due to Honduran Navy exercises. QRV on HF bands, CW/SSB. QSL via KD4POJ. [DX World]

IA0MZ, MARIO ZUCCHELLI STATION WAP ITA-01 Max IW0HEU will be leaving for Antarctica next Oct. 14, he expects to be there till Jan.31 2014 and operate as IAØMZ when his spare time. Full information and a preview of QSL (Managed by IW0EFA) is posted at WAP website ( [I1HYW]

I, ITALY II8IDXC "International DX Convention" from November 2013 until May 2015 - Special callsign to publicize the 10th Anniversary of International DX Convention that will be in Paestum (SA), Italy, next April 2015. Info on QRV on HF bands + 6m, CW, SSB, Digi. QSL Manager: Oreste, IZ8EDJ

KH9, WAKE ATOLL - Received: Tue, 01 Oct 2013 22:52:01 -0400 Due to the U.S. Government shutdown, the Wake Island K9W Forgotten 98's Commemorative DXpedition is now on hold pending a revised schedule. We will announce new dates for the DXpedition as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience and understanding. The K9W Wake Management Team. [K1XN & The GOLIST]

NASA INVITES AMATEURS TO SAY HI TO JUNO - NASA's Juno spacecraft will pass Earth closely on October 9, giving amateurs the opportunity to send a short message to it on 10m in a concentrated experiment. See the webpage for details.

NORTH AMERICAN QRP CW CLUB (NAQCC) 9TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION - Excitement is growing as we approach the start of our 9th anniversary celebration! N#A operations will commence at 0000z Oct. 6 (Saturday evening in the Western hemisphere.) and will continue through 2400z Oct 12. Stations from all ten US districts will be on the air throughout the week and a special spotting website has been created at to help you find them. Special QSLs and certificates will be available for working N#A stations. Instructions for getting those can be found on the club website at and will also be published in the club newsletter later this week. Don't forget the sprint on Tuesday evening. All ten sections will have N#A stations working the sprint so there is the possibility of getting a complete sweep in only two hours! Nine special prizes will be given away by random drawing to participants in the sprint. Not a member??? Membership is free and you will receive a certificate with your membership number on it, which is good for life. No dues - just fun! Sign up at: Have fun! Good luck! And 73! Paul - N8XMS NAQCC Club Manager

PORTUGUESE NATIONAL CASTLES DAY - Nucleo de Radioamadores da Armada (CS5NRA) will organize Portuguese National Castles Day. It will take place on the 5th of October 2013 from 08:00 till 20:00 UTC. More information and list of operators at: [RN1CW]

S2, BANGLADESH - PRESS RELEASE: The MDXC international team recently received two callsigns for their upcoming DXpedition to Bangladesh 2013. Leader Antonio, IZ8CCW and co-leader Gabriele I2VGW, are happy to announce to that, after many months of hard job and with the great help of a local friend, Manjur, they obtained the callsigns of S21ZBC and S21ZBB for the expedition. For any further news and updates visit the official website of the Bangladesh 2013 adventure: [WTDXA]

W/VE ISLAND QSO PARTY When - October 19 - 20, 2013 2013 W / VE Islands QSO Party Announcement Activate or work islands in US, US possessions, and in Canada. 16:00Z Oct 19 through 23:59 Oct 20, 160-6m, Phone, CW, Digital. Exchange is RST/SPC for non island stations and RST/USI or CISA island number for island stations. Categories, fixed islands HP, fixed or portable islands LP, Island Rover, DX, SWL, non island. Rules at Logs by Nov 30 to wa4ja[@] J Almon 1411 Oak Leaf Dr., Columbia, TN 38401. [USi]

73 and Good DX!
Dave Raycroft, VA3RJ
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