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IOTA News from OPDX 

13 January, 2014

Island activities:
AF-032. (Latest Info) A group of Italian operators will be active as 5I0DX from an Italian village at the Kiwengwa Beach Resort on Zanzibar Island (WWF 5HFF-003) between February 2-13th.
The European DXpedition Zanzibar 2014 Team wants to thank the sponsors, individual contributors, clubs and associations. Special thanks to the Tanzania Communication Regulatory Authority (TCRA), the Tanzania Amateur Radio Club (TARC) and their secretary Hidan, 5H3HO, for the collaboration and help.
Activity will be on all HF bands 160-10 meters, including the 30/17/12 meter bands, using CW, SSB, PSK (31/63/125) and RTTY. Also, look for special SSB and Digital activity using the callsigns during this operation: 5I0AM (op. IS0AGY), 5I0WL (op. I8LWL) and 5H3AN (ops IK7JWX and IV3FSG). Current operators mentioned are Fred/IK7JWX, Leo/I8LWL, Ampelio/IS0AGY, Vincenzo/IZ8LFI, Elvira/IV3FSG (YL) and Fulvio/HB9DHG (CW op). Look for 5I0DX to participate in the CQ WPX RTTY Contest (February 8-9th).
It was announced earlier that this DXpedition will also be a humanitarian operation with donations of medicines to the "Italy Day Hospital". Italy QSL Manager is via IK7JWX. World QSL Manager is via IS0AGY, direct (3USD or 3 IRCs) or by the Bureau. All logs will be uploaded to LoTW and NetLog. They are looking for sponsors for donations to Radio Club of Dar Es Salaam and Italy Day Hospital of Zanzibar (See QRZ.com for details.). Currently, updates are available on QRZ.comhttp://www.qrz.com/db/5i0dx. Also, checkout the following FaceBook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/256737857822173/
AS-153. Members of the West Bengal Radio Club are now active as AU2MQT from Sagar Island until January 16th. Their activity coincides with the Ganga Sagar Mela pilgrimage:
For more details, see QRZ.com. Operations will be on the HF bands.
EU-008. Members of the Black Country DX and Contest Group will be active as MS0OXE from Isle Of Tiree between March 25-31st.
Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY.
Operations will include the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 29-30th). QSL via M0URX's OQRS http://m0urx.com/oqrs/
Logs will be uploaded to ClubLog and LoTW upon their return home. For more details and updates, visit the following Web pages and Media feed:http://www.ms0oxe.net
Twitter feed: @bcdxcg_m0oxe
OC-033. Freddy, F5IRO, will be active as FK/F5IRO/p from Mare Island sometime during the second week in February. Activity will be on 40-10 meters CW only. QSL via F5IRO, by the REF Bureau or direct. For updates, visit Freddy's Blog page at: http://j28ro.blogspot.com
OC-219. Operators YL Teti/YB2TET, Adhi/YB3MM and Budi/YF1AR are expected to activate Wangiwangi Island sometime in March. No other details were provided. Look for more info to be forthcoming.
SA-044. Members of the Grupo DX Caracas are planning to be active as YW5D from Isla la Tortuga sometime in July. QSL via DM4TI.
More details should be forthcoming.
SA-055. Carlos, LU8DCH, will be active as LU8DCH/D from Martin Garcia Island between February 21-23rd. Activity will be on the HF bands.
QSL via his home callsign direct.
SA-086. A Chilean team will be active as XR2T from Damas Island between April 16-20th. Operators mentioned are:
CW - Nicolas/XQ1KZ, Carlos/XQ1CR, Dercel/CE3KHZ, Alfredo/XQ3WD
and Danilo/XQ4CW
SSB/RTTY - Domingo/CE1DY, Claudio/XQ1FM, Mauricio/CE2WUI, Julio/CE3OP, Sergio/CE3WDH, Chris/CE3TAM, Juan/CE3RBJ and Rodrigo/CE4KCA
Activity will probably be on the IOTA frequencies. QSL via XQ4CW.
Look for more details to be forthcoming.

Compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW OPDX

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