sexta-feira, 21 de março de 2014

I.C.P.O. Bulletin (21-28 March 2014) 
"Islands, Castles & Portable Operations" 
Listing is by calendar date (day/month/year)

21/03/2014: Jeff, N6GQ, plans to be active as 6W/N6GQ from Le Calao, Senegal, between 21-30 March, 2014. QRV on 160-6 metre CW and SSB, including an entry in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (29-30 March), CQ zone 35. QSL via LoTW if preferred. More details to come soon. [NG3K]

21/03/2014: Sal, 9K2GV, plans to be active as 9K2GV/p from Faylakah Island (IOTA AS-118), 20 km off the coast of Kuwait City in the Persian Gulf, on 21st and 22nd March 2014. He plans to be QRV on the high bands running 500 Watts. QSL via 9K2GV OQRS PAYPAL. Log search and OQRS will be hosted by ClubLog. []

21/03/2014: Look for Zhang, BA3AX and Lu, BD3AEO to be active as B3/BA3AX and B3/BD3AEO, respectively, from Yuetuo [Yue Tuo] Island (AS-134), Leting county, HeBei province, China, between 21-24 March, 2014. Plans are to be QRV with focus on 20-15 metre CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK-31. QSL via BA3AX, direct or bureau. []

21/03/2014: Dragan, 4O4A, is currently in located in Mazar village, Badakhshan Province in north-eastern Afghanistan. Having received his T6DD callsign, look for Dragan to be active on 80-6m mainly CW until September 15th. QSL via home call, LoTW and ClubLog OQRS. Note: T6DD is approved for DXCC credit. [DXAT]

21/03/2014: Mike, W1USN (RNARS #3889) and Bob, AA1M will be QRV from Costa de Pajaros, Costa Rica, between 21 March and 1 April as TI8/home call. Operations will be 80-10m SSB, CW, PSK-31 and maybe some RTTY. Mike will be operating the CQWW WPX SSB Contest during the weekend of 29-30th March. All QSL's for both operators via LoTW, direct and bureau. [DXAT]

21/03/2014: Hartwig, DL7BC, plans to be active as TO7BC from Tsingoni, Mayotte Island (AF-027, DIFO FH-001, WLOTA 0376) between 21 March and 4 April, 2014. QRV on 20-10m (maybe 40m) with 100 Watts and spiderbeam, including an entry in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (29-30 March). QSL via home call, bureau or direct. Online log will be hosted by ClubLog. [NG3K]

21/03/2014: Junichi, JH3AEF (XT2AEF) Jusei JA3IVU (XT2IVU) and Yukinori, JA3VWT (XT2VWT) will be active from Ouagadougou, the capital city of Burkina Faso, between 21-26 March, 2014. They plan activity on 80-10 metre CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via home calls, Bureau or direct. [DX World]

21/03/2014: Operators Barry ZS1FJ-9V1FJ-ZL1MFW-G4MFW, Sandro VE7NY, Franz OE2SNL and Graham ZL1BMG will be active as ZL7AAA from Chatham Island (OC-038, WLOTA 1627) between 21-31 March, 2014. The stations will be on the air 7 days per week, 24 hours per day in 6-hour shifts per operator. QRV on all bands from 80-10 metre SSB, CW, RTTY and PSK-31. QSL via VE7NY and LoTW. Further information and updates can be found on their website at: [DX World]

22/03/2014: Olivier ON4EI, one of the top European contester, is back to Ireland (EU-115, WLOTA 2484) to operate EI8GQB and EI1A during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest from 22nd March to 2nd April, 2014. In 2013, Olivier scored, with EI1A, tops Europe in CQ WW WPX, IARU HF and IOTA contests in Low Power Single Op SSB category using green energy only and its Field Day style antenna park. 18m top loaded vertical monopole for 160-80m-40m bands + 32 radials. Inverted V dipole for 160-80m-40m bands. 3 elements East-West two-direction inverted V beam for 40m band. 200m long beverage RX antenna East-West directional. 2 x Spiderbeam antennas for 20/15/10m bands. Rigs are Elecraft K3+P3 & Kenwood TS2000 100W. 500Ah battery bank + 180W solar panel and 400W wind generator. You can follow his solo expedition on and meet him on the air. QSL Manager PA3249. [EI8GQB]

23/03/2014: Jeff, K0UU, plans activity as 3D2FJ from Beqa [Mbenga] Island (OC-016, WLOTA 0215) between 23-31 March, 2014. QRV holiday style on 80-10 metre CW Only. QSL via home call, LoTW preferred or direct ( [DX World]

23/03/2014: Joel, F5AOW and Phil, F5MVB plan to be active as 5V7BJ (SSB) and 5V7MP (SSB and CW), respectively, from Avepozo, Togo, between 23-31 March, 2014. QRV on 80-10 metre CW and SSB. QSL via their home calls, bureau or direct. [DX World]

23/03/2014: John, VK6HZ, will once again be active as VK6ARI from Rottnest Island (OC-164, WLOTA 2197) between 23-30 March, 2014. QRV holiday style on 40-10 metre SSB, PSK and RTTY, possibly CW. Antenna will be a Buddipole. Activity will be around the usual IOTA frequencies. QSL via VK6HZ, direct or bureau. Log will be uploaded to LoTW and ClubLog. []

23/03/2014: Krish, W4VKU, will be active as VU4K from Port Blair, South Andaman Island (AS-001, WLOTA 0562), between 23-30 March, 2014. QRV on 40-10 metre SSB and RTTY. He will have a 2 element SteppIR + 30/40m, Acom 1000 and may be a Butternut Vertical antenna (equipment in use is subject to change, should there be any change to the location plans). QSL via W4VKU (OQRS will be open in early April 2014). Logs: Realtime logs will be available via ClubLog. [OPDX Bulletin]

25/03/2014: Joel, N5JR and John, N5JC will be active as HH2/homecalls from Port-Au-Prince, Haiti (NA-096, WLOTA 0343) between 25-30 March, 2014. They will team up with Jean HH2JR for a Multi-Single entry in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (29-30 March) using the callsign 4V1JR from CQ zone 8. QSL via W3HNK. QSL both HH2/homecalls via N5JR. [DXAT]

25/03/2014: Members of the Black Country DX & Contest Group will be QRV as MS0OXE from the Isle of Tiree (IOSA NH04, SCOTIA DI10, WLOTA 2232, WAB NM04), Inner Hebrides (EU-008), from 25th March to 31st March, 2014. QRV on 160-10 metre CW, SSB and RTTY, including an entry in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (29-30 March). Logs will be uploaded to ClubLog once a day and LoTW on their return home. QSL is via M0URX OQRS ( More information at their [Pete's-DX-Newsdesk]

25/03/2014: John, W2GD, plans activity once again from near Santa Cruz, island of Aruba (SA-036, WLOTA 0033, WW Loc. FK52BK) as P40W from 25-31 March, 2014. QRV on the WARC bands as time permits. John's main focus will be the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (29-30 March); category TBD, CQ zone 9. QSL P40W via N2MM (22 Mill Road, Shamong, NJ 08088 USA). Bureau cards are NO LONGER accepted. [NG3K]

26/03/2014: Jaime, WP3A, will be active as EF8U from the Las Palmas Contest station on Isla de Gran Canaria (AF-004, WLOTA 0969) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power/Assisted entry during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (29-30 March). QSL direct to EA8URE and LoTW. Outside of the contest, between 26th March and 6th April, Jaime will be active as EA8/WP3A. Listen for QSL instructions. [OPDX Bulletin]

26/03/2014: Tynemouth ARC members Glen G0SBN, Bob M0KLO and Tony G8YFA will be active as GS0NWM from the Isle of Arran (EU-123, IOSA CL01, SCOTIA CS14, WAB NR93, WW Loc. IO75IN) from 26th March until 2nd April, 2014. Activity will be on 80-10 metres, all modes. QSL via LoTW and QSL Manager M0URX DIRECT OR OQRS ( All QSO's will be updated to Clublog regularly (depending on internet access). Website: []

26/03/2014: Rich, M5RIC, will be active on all bands and modes from Ducos, island of Martinique (NA-107, DIFO FM-001, WLOTA 1041, DDFM 97), as TO4C between 26 March and 1 April, 2014. Participation in CQWW WPX SSB Contest (29-30 March) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry, CQ zone 8. QSL via M0OXO (OQRS). [DX World]

27/03/2014: Kim, OH6KZP, will once again activate the CQ8X contest station in Ribeira Grande on the north coast of Sao Miguel island (EU-003, DIP AZ-002, PIP AC-002, WLOTA 2016, WW Loc. HM68ER) with focus on the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (29-30 March) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry from CQ zone 14. Kim will be QRV before the contest as CT8/OH6KZP. QSL via OH2BH. [NG3K]

28/03/2014: Operators Tang BM2AAV, Zhang BV1ED, Eddie BV2DD, Evan BV2KS, Lee BV2NT and Lee BX2AB will be active as BP0P from Taipei, Taiwan (AS-020, WLOTA 0022, WW Loc. PL04VT) between 28-30 March, 2014. QRV on 40-10 metre CW, SSB and RTTY, including a Multi-Two entry in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (29-30 March). QSL via BP0P (see QSL also OK via ART QSL Service (BP0P c/o QSL Service, Amateur Radio Taipei, P.O. Box 73-326, Taipei, Taiwan). [NG3K]

28/03/2014: Operators Heye DJ9RR, Norbert DJ7JC, Pista HA5AO, George HA5UK, Luigi IV3YER, Dave K3EL, Gene K5GS, Glenn KE4KY, Luke VK3HJ, Mike WA6O and Les W2LK will be active from Mellish Reef (IOTA OC-072) as VK9MT between 28th March and 9th April, 2014. They will use 6 K3's with 6 KPA600's and vertical antennas. They plan to have 2 teams of 5 operators per shift on the air. Frequencies: 160-10m CW; 80-10m SSB; and 40-10m RTTY. QSL via M0URX (OQRS). Full details available on their website at: [DX World]

28/03/2014: Kei, KG2A (aka JJ1RJR and V25A), will once again be active as KG2A/VP9 from the QTH of Ed, VP9GE, in Hamilton Parish, island of Bermuda (NA-005, WLOTA 0201) between 28-31 March, 2014. Kei will focus on the CQWW WPX SSB Contest as a Single-Op/All-Band entry, CQ zone 8. Outside the contest look for Kei to be active on the WARC and other bands, mainly CW. QSL via KG2A, direct only (see [NG3K]


29/03/2014: Special event station 8J1MTD (70th anniversary of Matsudo-city) plans a Multi-Multi entry in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest from Matsudo city (JCC-1207, WW Loc. PM95XT), Chiba prefecture, Kanto region, island of Honshu (AS-007, WLOTA 2376), Japan (CQ zone 25). QSL via LoTW, eQSL and direct (see [NG3K]

29/03/2014: Operators BH1IOT, BH1HUK, BH1CXR, BH1DDU, BH1BOQ, BH1IGB, BH1CKM, BG1QQT, BG1HAS, BD1LT, BD1TT, and BD1IIJ will be QRV as BH1CXR during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (29-30 March) as a MS/M2 entry from Haidian district, Beijing, China (WW Loc. ON80BB, CQ zone 24). QSL direct (, by the Bureau and LoTW. [NG3K]

29/03/2014: Madeira Contest Team members Joe CT3BD, Luis CT3DL, Joe CT3DZ, Luis CT3EE, Duarte CT3EN, Tiago CT3KU, Jose CT3KY, Miguel CT3IA, Jose CT1BOH, Tony CT1FFU and Nuno CT1FJO will be active in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (29-30 March) as CR3A from Funchal, Madeira Island (AF-014, DIP MA-001, PIP MD-001, WLOTA:0053, WW Loc. IM12OR). This will be a M/? entry from CQ zone 33. QSL via EA5GL, direct only. [NG3K]

29/03/2014: Radiogrupo Sur will once again activate CV3D for the CQWW WPX SSB Contest as a Multi-Single entry from their antenna farm near Juanico, Canelones, Uruguay (CQ zone 13). Operators include Gonzalo CX1CAK, Oscar CX1CW, Daniel CX1FU, Lupo CX2ABC and Jorge CX6DAP. QSL via CX2ABC, direct only (PO Box 950, CP.11000, Montevideo, Uruguay) with SAE + IRC or 2 USD. [NG3K]

29/03/2014: Look for KH2KY to be activated for the CQWW WPX SSB Contest as a M/2 entry from Barrigada, island of Guam (OC-026, USi GU-003S, WLOTA 0064, WWFF KFF-110, CQ zone 27). Operators will be Nori W6LJ, Rio NY8A, Aki W3JH, Kaz AH0KT and Masa AH6KY. QSL via Masa, JA1MFR (LoTW, eQSL OK!) [NG3K]

29/03/2014: Al, WP3C, plans a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest from Utuado, island of Puerto Rico (NA-099, USi PR-006S, WLOTA 2802, CQ zone 8). QSL via W3HNK and LoTW. Website: / [NG3K]

01/04/2014: Martin, DB4BJ, plans to be active from the island of Dominica (IOTA NA-101) as J79DB from 1-15 April, 2014. QRV holiday style on the HF bands. QSL via home call, direct (Martin Klar, Kuckucksweg 5, Oldenburg D-26131, Germany) or Bureau. Log will be uploaded to LoTW and eQSL. Website: []

27/04/2014: Makoto JI5RPT will be active from the Sakaiura Family Inn, Sakaiura (WW Loc. QL17CC), Chichi-jima Island (JIA 10-110, WLOTA 2269, JCG 10007, Tokyo prefecture), Ogasawara (AS-031), as JD1BLY between 27th April and 5th May, 2014. Activity on 40m to 6m + Satellite. CW/SSB/Digi (No 6m EME). QSL JD1BLY via "JI5RPT" Bureau or CBA. Online log search will be hosted by ClubLog. [DX World]

12/05/2014: Gil, F4FET, plans to be active as MM/F4FET/p from the Isle of Mull (IOSA NH15, SCOTIA CN10, WLOTA 2485), Inner Hebrides (EU-008) from 12-18 May, 2014. QRV holiday style on the HF bands. Between 14-18th May, Gil plans to activate the island of Lunga (IOSA FL07, SCOTIA CS37), Trenish Isles (EU-108), in the Firth of Lorn, in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. QRV only some hours of a day in this period. QSL via home call, direct or bureau and ClubLog OQRS. Website:[]

09/06/2014: Look for Lars, SM6CUK, to be active as SA6G/7 from the island of Ven (EU-137, WLOTA 0780), Skane county, Sweden, from 9-16 June, 2014. QRV on the HF bands on, or near, the usual island and IOTA frequencies. QSL via SM6CUK, direct or Bureau. []

29/09/2014: Stan, LZ1GC (ex-3D2GC), plans to be active from the Menen Hotel, Meneng [aka Menen] district, Republic of Nauru (IOTA OC-031, WW Loc. RI39LK), Micronesia, as C21GC (call requested) between 29th September and 14th October 14, 2014. QRV on 160-10m, CW/SSB and some RTTY. Website available with full info soon. Logs to be uploaded to Club Log during the activity if possible. [DX World]


22/03/2014: Members of the Associazione Radioamatori Marinai Italiani -- Italian Amateur Radio Association Section of Taranto (IQ7UJ), Italian Sailors and Navy announced that an exclusive amateur radio will be on board Naval Unit of the Navy Luigi Durand de la Penne between March 22-23rd, using the special callsign II7LDP/MM (ARMI-1111). Activity is to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Admiral Luigi Durand de la Penne, decorated with the Gold Medal for Military Valour for heroic action taken December 19, 1941, during the Company of Alexandria, one of the most important in the history ship. Operators mentioned are Frank IZ7AUH, Fabrizio IZ7LDC, Antonio IK7WDS, Simplicio IK7EJT and Leonardo IZ7EDQ. QSL via IZ7EDQ, direct or by the Bureau. For more details, see: [OPDX Bulletin]

24/03/2014: Team members Cartagena will be active as activate EH5HCO from 24-30 March 2014 to mark the 75th anniversary of the sinking of Olite Castillo. QRV on all bands and modes. QSL via EA5GUQ, direct or Bureau. Website: [DXAT]

24/03/2014: During the 3rd Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague on 24th and 25th March 2014, the delegations do stay at various locations near The Hague, including in Noordwijk. On the occasion of the residence of the U.S. delegation and President Obama, PA6USA is activated from 24th March to 18th April, 2014. With this callsign, we indicated our respects to the inspiration of this recurring conferences. QSL card via PA7DA, bureau preferred (Dutch QSL Bureau, Box 330, NL-6800 AH Arnhem, Netherlands). Website: [PA7DA]

25/03/2014: Ofcom have advised that licensed amateurs with a main station address in Scotland will be permitted to use the special prefix "A" - GA, MA, 2A - instead of the usual "M" for the period of 25th January (Burns Night) to 30th November (St. Andrews Day), during 2014. GMDX ( will be instituting an award scheme for working these special prefixes throughout the period. More to follow.. [DX World]

26/03/2014: Between 26th March and 1st April 2014 look for the following stations to be active to celebrate ARRL's centennial year: W1AW/0 operated by Jason NR0X located in La Porte City, Black Hawk County, State of Iowa and W1AW/1 operated by Mitch W1SJ located in the city of Essex, Chittenden County, State of Vermont. QSLs preferred via the bureau. [ARRL]

26/03/2014: Celebrating the 850th anniversary of the gothic cathedral of Sens, Jean-Pierre, F6FNA, will be active as TM850CS on 29-30 March, and again in April, May, August and during the Heritage Days on 19-21 September 2014. QSL via F6FNA. [425 DX News]

U.S.A. Special Event Stations can be found


21/03-04/04 TO7BC: Mayotte Island WLOTA:0376 QSL DL7BC (d/B)
21/03-31/03 ZL7AAA: Chatham Island WLOTA:1627 QSL VE7NY (d)
23/03-31/03 3D2FJ: Beqa Island WLOTA:0215 QSL K0UU (d/LoTW)
23/03-30/03 VK6ARI: Rottnest Island WLOTA:2197 QSL VK6HZ (d/B)
23/03-30/03 VU4K: South Andaman Island WLOTA:0562 QSL W4VKU OQRS
25/03-28/03 HH2/N5JC: Haiti Island WLOTA:0343 QSL H/c (d)
25/03-28/03 HH2/N5JR: Haiti Island WLOTA:0343 QSL H/c (d)
25/03-31/03 MS0OXE: Tiree Island WLOTA:2232 QSL M0URX OQRS
25/03-31/03 P40W: Aruba Island WLOTA:0033 QSL N2MM (d)
26/03-06/04 EA8/WP3A: Isla de Gran Canaria WLOTA:0969 QSL Op's Info
26/03-01/04 TO4C: Martinique Island WLOTA:1041 QSL M0OXO (OQRS)
27/03-29/03 CT8/OH6KZP: Ilha de Sao Miguel WLOTA:2016 QSL H/c (d/B)
28/03-30/03 BP0P: Taiwan (main island) WLOTA:0022 QSL
28/03-31/03 KG2A/VP9: Hamilton Island WLOTA:0201 QSL H/c (d)


22/03-23/03 Oklahoma QSO Party 6m class 22 1300z-23 1900z
22/03-23/03 Louisiana QSO Party 6m, 2m classes 22 1400z-23 0200z
22/03-23/03 CLARA & Family Contest (2) 2m class 22 1700z-23 1700z
22/03-23/03 58th QCWA QSO Party CW/SSB/Digi 6m class 22 1800z-23 1800z
25/03 LY 2.4GHz & Up Activity Contest 1800z-2159z
25/03 NRAU Microwave Activity Contest SO/MO/Open 1800z-2200z
25/03 SPAC 2.3GHz & Up Contest CW/Phone/Open 1800z-2200z
25/03 The 50MHz Open Cumulative SO/MO/LP/MP/HP 1800z-2200z
25/03 RSGB SHF UKAC SO Fixed/Open/13-3cms 2000z-2230z
26/03 SKCC Straight Key Sprint 6m class 0000z-0200z
28/03-17/03 9J2T: Zambia DXpedition 6m CW/SSB/RTTY QSL I2YSB OQRS

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 operation is approved for DXCC credit: * T6DD - Afghanistan (Current operation) 73 es DX! Bill Moore NC1L Awards Branch Manager

Change of address - QSL manager Rob, E77E, has a new postal address: Robert Babec, E77E P.O. Box 59 71000 Sarajevo BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA [DXNL]

QSLs via Bureau: 7T50I, 7W50I, 9A204W, CR2T, CX3AL, DK1K, E21YDP, EA1DAX, GS3PYE/p, IP2ANT, OE5MPL, UR5IFX, W1AW, YC1LA, ZF2AH and ZS2CR.

QSLs via Direct: 3B9/OE4AAC (OQRS), 6W/G3TXF (OQRS), 7O2A (UA3DX), 8Q7KB (OQRS), 9L1A (9A2AA), A63RI [AS-124] (IZ8CLM), C37SBX (, C5YK (ON6EG), IA0MZ (IW0EFA), NH4DX (KG6DX), XR0ZR (OQRS), XZ1J (OQRS) and ZF2XF (OQRS).

QSLs via LoTW: 5I0DX, 8P2K, 9J2T, 9V1SV, DU3/N0QM, M3W, R0FA, SV2DSJ, TM6M, VO2AAA, YB9WZJ, ZD8JR, ZL4PLM and ZS8C.


FUNcube-1 Transponder test Saturday - There will be a test on the
435/145 MHz linear transponder this Saturday March 22 When in sunlight FUNcube-1 is normally in "Educational Mode" (transponder off with high power beacon) but on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at approximately 0930 UT the FUNcube team are planning to switch to "Amateur Mode" (transponder on with low power beacon) for at least one whole orbit. The aim of the switch on March 22 is to check the effect on the satellite of continuous "Amateur Mode", especially battery temperature. FUNcube Yahoo Group FUNcube Forum AMSAT-UK
Source: Southgate ARC News

NAQCC FL Chapter Operation - The Florida Chapter of NAQCC is holding their March Field Event in Lake Helen Florida on Friday 03-21-2014 from 9 AM-ish to Noon-ish. (We're all old and approach time in a more casual manner than we used to - and, after all, this IS Florida you know.) Steve WB4OMM #5913, Art WB4MNK #5274, Wally KG4LAL #6278 and Don K3RLL #1905 will somehow be switching around to cover 7.040+, 10.116, 14.060, 18.075 and probably some 17 meter SSB. Please listen for us at your convenience. Thank you,... NAQCC-FL

Radio ham operating from research vessel as DL1LLL/MM - Lars Lehnert, DL1LLL is back on the German research vessel Maria S Merian and will be operating in the 160-10m amateur radio bands using SSB and digital modes. He will be traveling for four weeks on a scientific journey from Las Palmas, Gran Canaria to Cadiz, Spain. The German research vessel Maria S. Merian is named after the naturalist and illustrator Maria Sybilla Merian and is an interdisciplinary research platform built in 2006.
The Rostock-based research vessel is used by the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research at Warnemünde for marine research work. Its tasks are Arctic research, research on the Gulf Stream, and seabed research to a depth of 10 km. It has a crew of 21, and can additionally accommodate 22 scientists. The vessel is equipped with several laboratories.
The current position of the RV Maria S Merian can be found at:
Source: Southgate ARC News

73 and Good DX!
Dave Raycroft, VA3RJ
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