sexta-feira, 18 de abril de 2014

Dave Raycroft's ICPO Bulletin

I.C.P.O. Bulletin (18-25 April 2014)
"Islands, Castles & Portable Operations" 
Listing is by calendar date (day/month/year)

18/04/2014: Tim, LW9EOC, plans activity from San Andres Island (NA-033, WLOTA 2990, WWFF HKFF-035) as 5J0T between 18-25th April 2014. QRV on 80-10m CW and SSB. QSL via home call. [DXAT]

18/04/2014: Members of the Portuguese Navy Hamradio Group - NRA will be active on the 18th of April 2014 from the Tower of Belem (WCA CT-00254, DCFP F-078, DMHP LX-005), located in Lisboa. CR500TB is the call sign that is going to celebrate the 500 years of Tower of Belem. They plan to work on all bands. QSL via CS5NRA. [RN1CW]

18/04/2014: Operators Choon E20HHK, Teerawat HS3NBR and Boy HS8GLR plan to be active as E20HHK/p from Nu Island [Koh Nu; aka Mouse Island] (IOTA AS-145), located off the shore from Leam Samila, Thailand, from 18-20 April, 2014. QRV on 80-10 metres, all the usual modes. QSL via E20HHK, direct or Bureau. [DX World]

18/04/2014: Budi, YF1AR, will be active as YF1AR/0 from Payung Besar Island, archipelago of Kepulauan Seribu (OC-177), Indonesia, and Payung Besar Lighthouse (ARLHS IDO-236, WLOTA 2776, Admiralty K1058, WW Loc. OI34GE) between 18-20th April, 2014. Activity will focus on 40 metres, with a 43 ft. vertical antenna on top of the lighthouse (40m ASL). QSL via N2OO. Further info and updates can be found[DxCoffee]

19/04/2014: Luis HK3LEC, Jilmer HK3UAV, Guillermo HK4IKL, Julio HK5WUI, Ernesto HK7IPT and Jorge HK7JA will be active on the HF bands as 5K0M from San Andres Island (NA-033, WLOTA 2990, WWFF HKFF-035) on 19-24th April, 2014. QSL via HK7IPT. [425 DX News]

19/04/2014: Jorg, DL3LUM/PA1MUC, will be active as D44TXU from Santa Maria, a fishing town situated in the southern part of the island municipality of Sal (AF-086, WLOTA 0610, Grid Loc. HK86), civil parish of Nossa Senhora das Dores, from 19-25th April 2014. QRV holiday style on 20 metres mainly (possibly higher bands), and operating QRP CW only using a KX3 (max 12W from hotel) into a vertical. QSL via DL3LUM, direct (Dutch home address - Dr-Ing. Jörg Hahn, Crocusstraat 1, Voorschoten 2252XH, Netherlands) or by the DARC QSL Bureau (DARC QSL Bureau, Lindenallee 4, D-34225 Baunatal, Germany). [OPDX Bulletin]

19/04/2014: Marcel ON5MDM, Jo ON2JO, Jacky ON7JK and Eddy ON6HE will be active on the 19th of April 2014 from Ter Eiken Castle (WCA ON-00885, BCA OV-073). They plan to work from 0700 UTC on 40 and 20 metre CW and SSB as ON6WL/p. QSL via ON5JE. [RN1CW]

21/04/2014: Operators Terry BA7NQ, Chen BA7CK, De BA7JA, Dick BD7YC, Lin BI7IOB and Yang BA7IO plan to be active as B7CRA from Yongxing Dao [Woody Island] (AS-143, WLOTA 4111), Paracel Islands, sometime between 21st April to 10th May, 2014. Notes: not sure the precise start date; about one week. QRV on all bands and modes using 2xIC-756PRO3 with 2x1KFA, 2xSB; 1GP. QSL via BA4EG. [DX-World]

21/04/2014: Kilmarnock & Loudoun ARC members Graham MM0GHM, Allan 2M0VNW, Arthur MM0DHQ, Jason GM7VSB, Paul GM0PJD, Allan GM3OZB, Gordon MM0BIM plan to be active as MM0KLR from the isle of Canna (IOSA NH01, SCOTIA DI21, WAB NG20), Inner Hebrides (EU-008), between 21-25 April 2014. Graham, MM0GHM, reports "we have a CW operator with us this year, again we will be active on 5Mhz". They plan to be QRV on 160-2 metres using Digi-modes, SSB and CW. QSL via the bureau to MM0KLR, direct to MM0GHM. Further information and updates at:[]

22/04/2014: Operators Frosty K5LBU (7P8CF), San/K5YY (7P8YY), Dick K9APW (7P8RL), Joel N5JR (7P8JR), Chris G8APB (7P8CP), Marco HB9OCR (7P8MH) and Roger/ZS6RJ (7P8RJ) will be active from Roma, Maseru District, Kingdom of Lesotho between 22nd April and 1st May, 2014. Activity will be on all bands and modes. QSL via the home call of the operator or listen for operators' instructions. Further info and updates [DXAT]

25/04/2014: Alex, IW5ELA, will be active as TK/IW5ELA from Calvi, island of Corsica (EU-014, DIFM TK-001, MIA MCO-001, WLOTA LH-1390) between 25th April and 1st May, 2014. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 metres, mainly CW, using 100 Watts and vertical. Alex might try 6 metres also. QSL via home call (see for info). [NG3K]


29/04/2014: Look for Take, JI3DST, to be active as JI3DST/6 from Kuchino-shima [Kuchino island, Grid Loc. PL49], Tokara Archipelago (AS-049), Kagoshima Prefecture, Kyushu Region, Japan, between 29th April and 5th May, 2014. Plans are to be QRV on 40-2 metre SSB/CW (FM/RTTY/PSK31/JT65A). QSL via home call, direct or JARL Bureau. []

03/05/2014: DX PLUS Team members Cliff SV1JG, George SV1RP, Spiros SV1RC, John SV1GE, Takis SV2FWV, Theodor SV1GRM, Manos SV1PMR, Mike SV8GKE and Manos SV1ME will be active as SX5LA from Levitha island (GIOTA DKS-050, MIA MGD-019, WLOTA 0846, Grid Loc. KM37), municipality of Leros, Dodecanese islands (EU-001), from 3-11 May, 2014. QRV on 160-6 metre SSB, CW and RTTY. Beam antennas from 30-6m. Phased Vertical for 40m. Vertical for 80m, Inverted L for 160m. Power only 100W! QSL via SV2FWV. [DXAT]

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:[]

20/05/2014: John, W2GD, will be active from the island of Aruba (SA-036, WLOTA 0033) as P44W between 20-28th May, 2014. Activity will include a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry in the CQWW WPX CW Contest (24-25 May), CQ zone 9. Some WARC band activity as time permits. QSL direct OK via N2MM. Log will be uploaded to LoTW. Bureau cards no longer accepted effective 12/31/2013. [NG3K]

24/05/2014: Look for Kazu, M0CFW, to be active once again as MJ5Z during the CQWW WPX CW Contest (24-25 May) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry from the old German signal station at La Moye, isle of Jersey ((EU-013, WLOTA 0818, WW Loc. IN89VE, zone 14). QRV as MJ0CFW before/after contest. QSL via LoTW or direct only to M0CFW QTHR. [NG3K]

13/07/2014: Lance, W7GJ, plans to be active as KH8/W7GJ from Tula, island of Tutuila (OC-045 WLOTA 4385, WW Loc. AH45RS) on 6m EME between 13-28th July 2014. He will concentrate on 13-21 July when EME conditions are most favorable. Once again Bob, ZL1RS (KH8/ZL1RS), is planning on providing 2m EME operation from the same location during approximately the same period. Bob's results and detailed plans will be found on his web page (/ They will also operate on terrestrial propagation modes if they become available, but expect to be busy contacting many single yagi stations via EME using JT65A mode. QSL via their home calls (see Further information and updates can be found at:[DX World]


18/04/2014: The Puerto Rico Field Day Group, Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico (NA-099, USi PR-006S, WLOTA 2802), will activate KP4FD for the 89th World Amateur Radio Day on 18th April, 2014. The theme for this year is "Amateur Radio - Your Gateway for Wireless Communications". Activity will be on all bands and modes, propagation allowing. QSL via LoTW and eQSL. An electronic certificate is also available and can be requested by email (kp4fd.ward[AT] - see [DX World]

19/04/2014: Special event station HO100CANAL will be active from 19 April through 15 August, the date that marks the 100th anniversary of the formal opening of the Panama Canal. Expect activity on 160-10 metre SSB, CW, RTTY and PSK. QSL via HP1AVS. [425 DX News]

23/04/2014: Between 23rd and 29th of April 2014 look for the following stations to be active to celebrate ARRL's centennial year: W1AW/1 operated by Bob WA1Z, located in Windham, Rockingham County, State of New Hampshire. W1AW/2 will be operated by John W2GD (for FRC-SJDXA), located in Flemington, Hunterdon County, State of New Jersey. QSLs preferred via the bureau. [ARRL]

25/04/2014: The Amateur Radio Section of ORF (the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation) and the Documentary Archives Radio Communications/QSL Collection will operate special event station OE14M on 25-27th April 2014. This is an official "International Marconi Day" station and contacts made on 26th April will count for the IMD Award (see QSL via OE1WHC. [425 DX News]

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


18/04-25/04 5J0T: Isla San Andres WLOTA:2990 QSL LW9EOC (d)
18/04 KP4FD: Puerto Rico Island WLOTA:2802 QSL LoTW/eQSL
19/04-24/04 5K0M: Isla San Andres WLOTA:2990 QSL HK7IPT (d)
19/04-25/04 D44TXU: Ilha do Sal WLOTA:0610 QSL DL3LUM (B)
19/04-25/04 S79WK: Mahe Island WLOTA:3286 QSL OE1MWW (d/B)
21/04-10/05 B7CRA: Yongxing Dao WLOTA:4111 QSL BA4EG (d/B)
25/04-01/05 TK/IW5ELA: Corsica Island WLOTA:1390 QSL H/c (B)
25/04-29/04 V4/DF8AN: Nevis Island WLOTA:1470 QSL DF8AN (d/B)


19/04-20/04 Nebraska QSO Party 6m/2m classes 19 1200z-20 1759z
19/04-20/04 North Dakota QSO Party 6m & 2m classes 19 1800z-20 1800z
19/04-20/04 Ontario QSO Party 6m-70cm classes 19 1800z-20 1800z
19/04 Feld-Hell New Member Sprint 6m class 2000z-2200z
20/04 ARRL SSB Rookie Roundup 6m class 20 1800z-2359z
21/04 IRTS 2 Metre Counties SSB/FM/Fixed, /P 1400-1600 local
22/04 LY 2.4GHz & Up Activity Contest CW/SSB/FM 1700z-2059z
22/04 NRAU Microwave Activity Contest SO/MO/Open 1700z-2100z
22/04 The 50MHz Open Cumulative SO/MO/LP/MP/HP 1700z-2100z
22/04 RSGB 50MHz UKAC SO/Fixed/Open 1900z-2130z
22/04 RSGB SHF UKAC SO/Fixed/Open 1900z-2130z
23/04 SKCC Straight Key Sprint 6m CW 0000z-0200z
23/04 Spring VHF/UHF Sprints 432MHz SO/Fixed/Rover 1900-2300 local
24/04-25/04 V4/DF8AN: St. Kitts NA-104 Grid:FK87 6m CW 100W QSL DF8AN (d/B)
25/04-29/04 V4/DF8AN: Nevis NA-104 Grid:FK87 6m CW 100W QSL DF8AN (d/B)

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

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The following operation is approved for DXCC credit: VK9MT - Mellish Reef 2014 Operation 73 es DX! Bill Moore NC1L Awards Branch Manager

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

QSLs via Direct: 5H1Z/3 [AF-054] (F6AML), EA9/DL2RNS (H/c), FG/F6ARC (FE11DX), HL5FUA [AS-045] (, J38XX (OQRS/DL5AXX), JI5RPT/6 [AS-04] (H/c), MJ/K8PT (H/c), V6P (, VK9X/K7CO (H/c), VP2MXI (OQRS), VP5/N0AT (H/c), YF1AR/0 (N2OO), YF1AR/1 (N2OO), YF1AR/9 (N2OO) and Z81R (OH2BH).

QSLs via LoTW: T33A and VK9MT.


EA6, BALEARIC ISLANDS - Francois, ON4LO, will be active from Mallorca Island (DIE E-021, WLOTA 1902), Balearic Islands (IOTA EU-004) 16 April - 5 May 2014 as EA6/ON4LO/p. QSL via home call. [DXAT]

HA, HUNGARY - Hi All of You, On 19.04.2014 (Saturday) we will operating from HAFF-019 Hajdusagi TK. located in East Hungary. The operators are: HG0WFF - HA0HW Laci, HG8LW/P Sanyi, HA8DD/P Geza and HA8FY/P Zsolt. The planned operation will start at 6:00 UTC till we will have power in batteries and gasoline for the generator. :-) We want to use CW, SSB and digital modes on HF bands from 40 to 10 m. See you in the logs!
73/44 de Laci - HA0HW

73 and Good DX
Dave Raycroft, VA3RJ
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