I.C.P.O. Bulletin (14-21 November 2014)

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I.C.P.O. Bulletin (14-21 November 2014)
"Islands, Castles & Portable Operations"
Listing is by calendar date (day/month/year)
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14/11/2014: Joe, K5KUA will once again be active from Galveston Island 
(NA-143, USi TX-001S), Galveston county, Texas, as K5KUA/5 from 14-16th 
November, 2014. He will be working CW only as time permits. QSL via home 
call direct or Bureau. Online log search will be hosted by ClubLog. 
[rsgbiota.org]

14/11/2014: Kevin, K6TOP is again be active from the British Virgin Islands 
(NA-023) as VP2V/K6TOP until 18th November, 2014. QRV on 40-10m CW, spare 
time. QSL via home call, direct or Bureau. [DX-World]

14/11/2014: A team consisting Andrey R6MG, Vlad UA3A and Vlad RN5A are 
active from Koh Rong Samloem (AS-133, WLOTA 0096) as XU7AEZ/p until 16th 
November, 2014. QRV on the HF bands. QSL via RX3F. [DX-World]

14/11/2014: Barry, VK2BJ will be active as YJ0BJ from Vanuatu (OC-035) 
between 14-21 November, 2014. QRV on 40-10 metre CW and SSB. QSL via VK2BJ, 
direct, LoTW /eQSL. [DX-World]

14/11/2014: Henri, OH3JR will be active from Ascension Island (AF-003, 
WLOTA 1491) as ZD8JR between 14th November and 1st December, 2014. QRV on 
the HF bands, using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via home call, Bureau or direct. 
[DX-World]

15/11/2014: Georgi, LZ2OQV/1 will be active on the 15th and 16th of 
November 2014 from Royal Palace (WCA LZ-00019). He plans to work as LZ2OQV/p 
on 20 metre CW/SSB and possible on 17, 15 and 10 metres. QSL via home call, 
Bureau or direct. [RN1CW]

15/11/2014: Wolfgang, DL4WO will be active from Suriname as PZ5JW between 
15th November, 2014 and 15th January, 2015. QRV on the HF bands, holiday 
style. QSL via home call, direct or Bureau. [DX-World]

16/11/2014: Look for Olof, G0CKV, to be active as 3B9HA from Rodrigues 
Island (AF-017, WLOTA 4265, WWFF 3BFF-004) from 16-24th November, 2014. QRV 
holiday style on the HF bands, CW only. Possible low band activity. QSL via 
LoTW is preferred. [DX-World]

16/11/2014: Taiki W6TLD, Hiroyuki JI1JKW and Arihide JI1WTF will operate as 
FO/W6TLD, FO/JI1JKW and FO/JI1WTF, respectively, from Hiva-Oa Island (DIFO 
FO-021), Marquesas Islands (OC-027), on 16-21 November. They plan to be QRV 
on 40-6 metres (beacon on 50105 kHz) [DX-World]

16/11/2014: Pierre, ON7ZC and Michel, ON4BZ will be active on the 16th of 
November 2014 from Chateau Bivort (WCA ON-00464, BCA HT-107). They plan to 
work as ON7ZC/p and ON4BZ/p from 08:00 UTC on 7.131 and 14.251 MHz, SSB 
only. For special QSL instructions please visit ON7ZC at QRZ.com. [RN1CW]

16/11/2014: Dragan, YT2KID will be active on the 16th of November 2014 from 
Lazarev Citadel (WCA YU-00008), on the occasion of 666 years since the 
founding of the guards spear knights SV.Djorda which was established in 1348 
year. He plans to work as YT2KID/p on 40 (7.151), 20 (14.251) and 17 
(18.130) metres. QSL via home call, Bureau or direct. [WCA]

17/11/2014: Harald, DF2WO, will once again be active as XT2AW from 
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, between 17th November and 2nd December 2014. 
Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL via 
M0OXO (OQRS). [DX-World]

17/11/2014: Juergen, DL7UVO and Burkhard DL3KZA will sign YB9/homecalls 
from Komodo Island [Pulau Komodo] (IOTA OC-150, WW Loc. OI91RK) and Flores 
Island (OC-151) between 17-27th November. There maybe some local YB or YC9 
who will tag along and sign /P. QRV on all bands, CW and SSB. The islands 
are part of the Komodo National Park (WWFF YBFF-027), East Nusa Tenggara 
Province, Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia. QSL via home calls. [W2FB]

17/11/2014: Marko, N5ZO, will be active as ZD8O from Green Mountain, 
Ascension Island (AF-003, WLOTA 1491, WW Loc. II22TB), between 17th November 
and 2nd December, 2014. QRV on all HF bands, including a Single-Op/All-Band 
entry in the CQWW DX CW Contest (29-30 November) from CQ zone 36. QSL via 
OH0XX, direct or Bureau. [DX-World]

18/11/2014: Geoff W0CG (PJ2DX), Gene KB7Q (PJ2/KB7Q), Joerg DF9LJ 
(PJ2/DF9LJ) and possibly others will be active from the Signal Point contest 
station, island of Curacao (SA-099, WLOTA 0942) between 18th November and 
2nd December, 2014. Main focus will be on the CQWW DX CW Contest (29-30 
November) as a Multi/? entry using the callsign PJ2T. Outside the contest 
look for activity on the HF bands using with PJ2T or their personal PJ2 
callsigns. QSL PJ2T via W3HNK. QSL PJ2DX direct to W0CG. QSL others via 
their home calls. [CCC]

18/11/2014: Operators Din, YB8RW and Syafyuddin, YB8OUN will be active 
homecall/p from Banggai Island (OC-208) between 18-22 November. QRV on the 
HF bands using CW and SSB. QSL both calls via YB8RW direct or OQRS. [OPDX 
Bulletin]

19/11/2014: Felipe, CE5WQO will be active holiday style as CE0Z/CE5WQO from 
Juan Fernandez (SA-005, DICE ICE-004, WLOTA 0153) on 19-27th November. QSL 
via KA3LKM (direct only). [425 DX News]

19/11/2014: A team of 20 (featuring some of the world's most experienced CW 
DX operators) will be active as HI2DX from Saona Island (NA-122, WLOTA 2304, 
WW Loc. FK58PD), La Altagracia Province, Dominican Republic, between 19-23 
November 2014 (tentative dates). They plan 24/7 activity for 5 days hoping 
to reach 100,000 QSOs in the process. Activity will be on 160-6 metre CW, 
SSB and the Digital modes. They will have 10 stations on the air using 
dipoles, verticals and other various antennas. The island is a government 
protected nature reserve and is part of East National Park [in Spanish 
Parque Nacional del Este] (WWFF HIFF-003). QSL Manager is Tim, M0URX, for 
direct requests and Bureau QSLs. A OQRS is available. Website: 
saonadxpedition2014.com/ [DX-World/OPDX Bulletin]

19/11/2014: Operators Scott W4PA, Brad WF7T, Robert S53R, Peter PJ4NX, and 
Steve PJ4DX will be active from Kralendij, island of Bonaire (SA-006, WLOTA 
1279, WWFF PAFF-024), between 19th November and 1st December. QRV with focus 
on the WARC bands and 160 metres, using PJ4/homecalls. Activity will include 
a Multi-Single entry in the CQWW DX CW Contest using the callsign PJ4Q from 
CQ zone 9. QSL PJ4Q via W4PA and LoTW. QSL others via their personal home 
callsigns. [NG3K]

19/11/2014: The Bulgarian Elecraft Team annual contest expedition to 
Asiatic Turkey is planed to be between 19-25th November, 2014. The call sign 
in the CQWW DX CW Contest (29-30 November) will be TC0A. Outside the contest 
we will be using our homecalls/TA0. Team members include Nick LZ1NK, Christo 
LZ3FN, Plamen LZ1DCW, Ilian LZ1CNN, Nick LZ3ND, Nasko LZ3YY, Yasar TA3D, 
Mustafa TA2TX, Miroslav LZ1MBU and Krasi LZ2UW. As always it will be field 
style operation. Their location will be the island of Bozcaada (IOTA AS-099, 
WLOTA 0085, QRA KM39AT). It was choosen because of the flat terrain and low 
noise level. They hope the first antenas and stations to be set, Tuesday 
19th in the late afternoon. QSL TA0A via LoTW (preferred). QSL others via 
their home callsigns. Website: tc3a.alle.bg/ [NG3K]

19/11/2014: Operators Ronald YC8ROP (QSL via W2FB), Richard YC8RBI, Donny 
YB8SX, Arnol YC8TDK, and Denny YC8UVH will be active from Siau Island 
(OC-210) as homecall/p between 19-23 November. This will be a new one for 
the Nusantara Award. QSL via home calls (see QRZ.com). [W2FB]

20/11/2014: Look for John, K9EL, to again be active from the island of 
Saint Martin (NA-105, DIFO FS-001, WLOTA 0383) between 30th November and 2nd 
December 2014. QRV on 160-10m, including an entry in the CQWW DX CW Contest 
(29-30 November) from CQ zone 8. QSL via home call, direct or Bureau. 
[DX-World]

20/11/2014: Operators Tosy JA3FGJ, Ross JA3HBF and Hid JA3KGF will be QRV 
as homecall/5 from Shodo Island (AS-200) between 20-23 November. Activity 
will be on 40-10 metre CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via home calls, Bureau 
preferred. [rsgbiota.org]

20/11/2014: Joeke, PA0VDV will be active again as PJ2/PA0VDV from the 
island of Curacao (SA-099, WLOTA 0942) from 20th November to 26th December. 
He will operate CW only, but will not take part in the CQWW DX CW Contest. 
QSL via home call, direct or Bureau. [425 DX News]

20/11/2014: A team consisting Marcelo Pera PY2AE, Murilo PY2DS, Joao Carlos 
PU2KKE, Willian PU2XIZ and Flavio PU2KFL plan activity from Bom Abrigo 
Island (SA-024, DIB SP-05, Grid Loc. GG64) as PW2BA between 20-23 November. 
Activity will include the activation of the Bom Abrigo lighthouse (DFB 
SP-013, ARLHS BRA-013, WLOTA 1244). They will also activate Cardoso Island 
(SA-024, DIB SP-07) using the callsign ZX2CA during the same time period. 
The team reports: "was never activated on phone, only CW (early 80s). Now 
let's put it active on bands 80m, 40m, 20m, 10m, 6m and 2m". QSL PW2BA via 
PY2AE, direct or Bureau. QSL ZX2CA via PY2DS, direct. [DX-World]

21/11/2014: Nobuaki, JA0JHQ, will be active as FK/JA0JHQ from the Le Surf 
Hotel in Noumea, New Caledonia, (OC-032, DIFO FK-001, WLOTA 1280) from 21-23 
November, while visiting FK8KA. QRV on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres, mainly 
SSB. 18 Mhz, 24 Mhz depends on the situation after he arrives at New 
Caledonia. QSL via home call, direct or Bureau. Website: pandasan.jimdo.com/ 
[DX-World]

LOOKING AHEAD -

22/11/2014: Rob, DL7VOA, informs I.C.P.O. "I will be active as J34O from 
the island of Grenada (NA-024, WLOTA 0718) between 22 November and 6 
December. The QTH will be in Crochu Bay at the east coast of Grenada. 
Operating will take place in "holiday style" mainly in CW during the evening 
and night hours (maybe some SSB, no digital). As usual I will have my 
Elecraft K2 with me running 100 watts into a 10m pole with vertical dipoles 
on 10/12/15/17/20m and groundplanes for 30m and 40m. I also plan to 
participate in the CQWW DX CW Contest (29-30 November), a little more 
seriously, as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry (CQ zone 8). QSLs for 
J34O via Bureau or direct to DL7VOA. All this information (including a link 
with exact GPS coordinates) can be found on the website: 
www.qrz.com/db/dl7voa [DL7VOA]

22/11/2014: Take, JI3DST will once again be active as JI3DST/5 (CW/SSB) and 
JS6RRR/5 (RTTY/FM) from Shodo Island (AS-200) from 22-25 November. In case 
of heavy rain or other condition, the operation condition may vary. QSL via 
home call, Bureau or direct (QRZ.com). Website: blog.goo.ne.jp/ji3dst 
[rsgbiota.org]

23/11/2014: Rich, KE1B and Anna, W6NN will be QRV holiday style from the 
island of Anguilla (NA-022, WLOTA 1474) as VP2EAQ and VP2EAR, respectively, 
between 23rd November and 1st December, 2014. QRV on 40-10 metre CW, SSB and 
RTTY. QSL via KE1B, direct or Bureau. All QSOs will be uploaded to LoTW 
after the trip, and they plan to have real-time upload to ClubLog during the 
operation. [DX-World]

26/11/2014: Johnny, SM6JBC will be active from Rodrigues Island (AF-017, 
WLOTA 4265, WWFF 3BFF-004) as 3B9JB between 26th November and 2nd December, 
2014. QRV on the HF bands, using SSB, PSK31 and PSK63. QSL via home call, 
Bureau or direct. No eQSL! Note: Johnny is currently active from Mauritius 
as 3B8JB until 26th November. [DX-World]

29/11/2014: The Thailand DX Associtation (HSDXA) contest station E2X will 
participate in the CQWW DX CW Contest as a Multi-Single/High-Power entry 
from Phitsanulok, Thailand (CQ zone 26). Operators will include Choon 
E20HHK, Tony E21IZC, Bruce HS0ZLB (K0BJ) and Paul HS4DDQ. QSL E2X via 
E20GMY, direct or Bureau and LoTW. [NG3K]

29/11/2014: Fredy, SM6FKF plans a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry in the 
CQWW DX CW Contest from the Canary Islands (AF-004, CQ zone 33) as 
EA8/SM6FKF. QSL via home call and LoTW. [NG3K]

29/11/2014: Radio Sporting Team (RST) members Juha OH1JT, Mika OH2JA, Olli 
OH6CT, Jukka OH6DD, Tomi OH6EI and Jami OH7JR will be active in the CQWW DX 
CW Contest as OH0Z from the Aland Islands (EU-002, WLOTA 1373). Plans are 
for a Multi-Single entry, CQ zone 15. QSL via W0MM. [NG3K]

29/11/2014: Andy, AE6Y will be active once again as P49Y from Sabana 
Basora, island of Aruba (SA-036, WLOTA 0033) for the CQWW DX CW Contest as a 
Single-Op/High-Power/24 hour entry. Andy says "this will be a family trip, 
so will probably be QRV 24-hour Classic". QSL direct to AE6Y or LoTW. [NG3K]

29/11/2014: Manu, ZP9MCE plans a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry in the 
CQWW DX CW Contest from Hohenau-Itapua, Paraguay (CQ zone 11). QSL via LoTW 
or EA5ZD, direct only. [NG3K]

06/12/2014: Svein, LA9JKA reports that "This years work brings me to Bear 
Island [Bjornoya] (IOTA EU-027, WW Loc. JQ78WP). This will be a 
sparetime-operation. I've learnt some after sparetime-expedtions on Jan 
Mayen, and will be focusing on Bands from 160m-6m. Equiment is limited, due 
to rules of work. QRV: Approx 6th of December 2014. QRT: Approx. 30th of May 
2015. Focus on 160m will be in winter, and 6m in springtime. QSL via home 
call, direct only (see QRZ.com). [DXAT]

27/12/2014: Kan, JJ2RCJ will be active from the island of Guam (OC-026, USi 
GU003S, WLOTA 0064, WWFF KFF-110) as AH2/AB2RF between 27-30th December, 
2014. Focus on WARC band RTTY. QSL via LoTW. [DX-World]

20/01/2015: John, V47JA says - "I will again be operating from our Calypso 
Bay, island of St. Kitts (NA-104, WW Loc. FK87PG), W.I. vacation home, 
located 200 feet from the Caribbean Sea, from January 20 to March 1, 2015 
and active on 6-160m (incl. 60m) SSB. Radio: Kenwood TS-590S, and Elecraft 
KPA500 Amplifier. Antennas: 31', 10-40m Vertical, and 35', 40/80m Top Loaded 
Vertical; and shortened 160m Dipole. On 6m, 3el Yagi. Also XYL, Cathy 
(W5HAM) will occasionally operate as V47HAM. ALL QSL's DIRECT ONLY, to my 
home call: W5JON or LoTW." [DX-World]

07/03/2015: Ronald, YC8ROP will be active in the ARRL International DX SSB 
Contest (7-8 March 2015) from Tahuna, Sangihe Island (OC-210, WLOTA 2486), 
North Sulawesi, Indonesia. He plans a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m). QSL via 
direct, LoTW and eQSL. [NG3K]

28/03/2015: Look for Ronald, YC8ROP to be active as a Single-Op/Single-Band 
(15m) entry during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (28-29 March 2015) from Tahuna, 
Sangihe Island (OC-210, WLOTA 2486), North Sulawesi, Indonesia. QSL via 
direct, LoTW and eQSL. [NG3K]

SPECIAL EVENTS -

13/11/2014: Members of the Worksop Amateur Radio Society (G3RCW) support 
the BBC project Children in Need with the special event call GB0CIN. QRV 
Nov. 13 to 15 on 40-10m, 6m, 2m, and 70cm. QSL via bureau, eQSL. Website: 
www.bbc.co.uk/childreninneed [DX Newsletter]

14/11/2014: Special event station YB42SEA will be activated for the 42nd 
SEANET Convention to be held on the island of Bali (OC-022, WLOTA 2589) on 
14-17th November. Two stations will be active on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 
metres CW, SSB and digital modes. All of the QSOs will be confirmed 
automatically via the Bureau. Logsearch on ClubLog. Website: 
orari.or.id/seanet2014/ [425 DX News]

21/11/2014: Rajesh, VU2EXP will be active as AT1JCB from 21st November to 
9th December to celebrate the birthdate of Indian physicist and radio 
pioneer Jagadish Chandra Bose. He will operate only digital modes on 40, 20, 
15 and 10 metres. QSL via VU2EXP (direct only), LoTW and eQSL. [425 DX News]

U.S.A. Special Event Stations can be found at: 
www.arrl.org/contests/spev.html

LIGHTHOUSE CALENDAR -

14/11-17/11 YB42SEA: Bali WLOTA:2589 QSL Auto Buro
14/11-01/12 ZD8JR: Ascension Island WLOTA:1491 QSL OH3JR (d/B)
16/11-24/11 3B9HA: Rodrigues Island WLOTA:4265 QSL LoTW
17/11-02/12 ZD8O: Ascension Island WLOTA:1491 QSL OH0XX (d/B)
18/11-02/12 PJ2/DF9LJ: Curacao Island WLOTA:0942 QSL H/c (d/B)
18/11-02/12 PJ2/KB7Q: Curacao Island WLOTA:0942 QSL H/c (d)
18/11-02/12 PJ2DX: Curacao Island WLOTA:0942 QSL W0CG (d)
19/11-27/11 CE0Z/CE5WQO: Isla Robinson Crusoe WLOTA:0153 QSL KA3LKM (d)
19/11-23/11 HI2DX: Isla Saona WLOTA:2304 QSL M0URX OQRS
19/11-01/12 PJ4/S53R: Bonaire Island WLOTA:1279 QSL H/c (d/B)
19/11-01/12 PJ4/W4PA: Bonaire Island WLOTA:1279 QSL H/c (d/B)
19/11-01/12 PJ4/WF7T: Bonaire Island WLOTA:1279 QSL H/c (d/B)
20/11-02/12 FS/K9EL: St Martin Island WLOTA:0383 QSL H/c (d/B)
20/11-26/12 PJ2/PA0VDV: Curacao Island WLOTA:0942 QSL H/c (d/B)
20/11-23/11 PW2BA: Ilha do Bom Abrigo WLOTA:1244 QSL PY2AE (d/B)
21/11-23/11 FK/JA0JHQ: New Caledonia WLOTA:1280 QSL H/c (d/B)

6 METRES & UP -

15/11 Feld-Hell Turkey Hunt Sprint 6m class 1600z-1800z
16/11-21/11 FO/JI1JKW: Hiva-Oa OC-027 Grid:CI00 6m 50.105/B QSL H/c (d/B)
16/11-21/11 FO/JI1WTF: Hiva-Oa OC-027 Grid:CI00 6m 50.105/B QSL H/c (d/B)
16/11-21/11 FO/W6TLD: Hiva-Oa OC-027 Grid:CI00 6m 50.105/B QSL H/c (d/B)
18/11 LY 1.3GHz Activity Contest CW/SSB/FM 1800z-2159z
18/11 NRAU 1.3GHz Activity Contest SO/MO/Open 1800z-2200z
18/11 RSGB 1.3GHz UKAC SO Fixed/Open 2000z-2230z
20/11 NRAU 70MHz Activity Contest SO/MO/Open 1800z-2200z
20/11-30/11 TY1AA: Benin Grid:TBA 50.102/CW 50.123/USB QSL I2YSB (d/B)

Contest Calendar: www.qsl.net/va3rj/con_nov.html

Information about current VHF activities can be found on the VHF DX portal 
"Make More Miles on VHF" at: www.MMMonVHF.de/

SMIRK: www.smirk.org/
SOTA (Summits On The Air) Watch Alerts at: www.sotawatch.org/

QSL INFO -

QSLs via Bureau: EM200UT, EM200UTS, EM2012EZ, EN1C, EN200ST, FJ/N5WR, LX3PR, 
LX7X, TO7BC, TT8/US3EZ, YC2IDA and YP1WFF/P.

QSLs via Direct: 4W6LU (JA2VWG), 9M57MS (9M6YBG), A52O (OH2YY), BO0D 
[AS-113] (OQRS), CX7CO (EA5GL), DP0GVN (DL5EBE), DS5QLJ/P (H/c), DX8DX 
(M0OXO), ES4QR (QRZ.com), JW9JKA [EU-027] (LA9JKA), KH0/OZ0J (H/c), P40JR 
(QRZ.com), RI1O [EU-119] (R7AA), T88VW (OZ0J), TG9/AB0FU (JA2SWH), TY1AA 
(I2YSB), YB8RW/P [OC-076] (H/c), YB8RW/P [OC-145] (H/c), YB8RW/P [OC-213] 
(H/c), YB8RW/P [OC-222] (H/c), YB8V [OC-076] (YB9BU), YB8V [OC-157] (YB9BU), 
YP0F [EU-191] (YO9FNP), YS1/AB0FU (JA2SWH), YW5D (DM4TI) and ZD9XF [AF-029] 
(G3TXF).

QSLs via LoTW: 3A2MW, 4L8A, 8R1AE, 9A2VX, A71AE, DD5ZZ, EW4AA, FM5AN, FT4TA, 
GJ8DX, HH2/PY3SB, HK1NA, JA0EQL, JL1SAM, K9ZM, KL5E, LU3CW, LY3X, LZ2PT, 
N4PN, OL1A, OL3A, OM5NA, OX3OA, PP5KC, R3LM, T88HZ, TX7G, V63GW, VK9EC, 
VK9EX, VP2V/SP6AXW, VU2RCT, WR3R, YP35KZA, Z36W and ZD8X.

BITS & PIECES -

Hear ye, hear ye all NAQCC members far and wide:
Please be advised that the Florida Chapter of NAQCC will hold their 
November Field Event on Friday, November 21, 2014 from 14:00z (9 AM EST) to 
17:00z (Noon EST). Our gallant group of brave winter radio warriors will 
once again face the fierce winter elements of late November at Lake Diaz 
Park, located about nine miles north of DeLand, FL along Route 11. 
Temperatures could range from 50F - 80F but unless the wind blows or it 
rains, or one of the many alligators in Lake Diaz carry us away, we'll be 
searching for NAQCC members.
Please listen for Art WB4MNK (NAQCC #5274), Steve WB4OMM (NAQCC #5913), 
Rick AA4W (NAQCC #1628), Wally KG4LAL (NAQCC #6278), Pete AB8GU (NAQCC 
#6913), and Don K3RLL (NAQCC #1905) on 7.030, 7.040, 10.116, 14.060-14.062, 
18.080, and perhaps even 21.060. We may even have a little QRP SSB activity 
on 40m and 17m. And if we are blessed with a 10 meter band opening, we'll 
attempt to burn holes in 28.060.
And for anyone even remotely close to the Daytona Beach area, please feel 
free to come by and share our stations or bring your own.
Thank you,
Art, WB4MNK NAQCC-FL

FS, ST. MARTIN -
Previously active as FS/PJ7MF, the new resident callsign of FS4WBS has been 
issued to Marco, PJ7MF. On the HF bands he will be using an IC-7600, SteppIR 
and THP amplifier. QSL via IZ1MHY. [DX-World]

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73 and Good DX!
Dave Raycroft, VA3RJ
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I.C.P.O. Bulletin (07-14 November 2014)

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I.C.P.O. Bulletin (07-14 November 2014)
"Islands, Castles & Portable Operations"
Listing is by calendar date (day/month/year)
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07/11/2014: Operators Piju 9M2PJU, Rizal 9M2RDX, Khairul 9M2KRZ, Wak Mit
9M2TPT, Rosli 9M2RHQ, Zamri 9W2NMX, Ikmal 9W2EDU, Mat Meran 9W2VVN, Weerut
9W2RUT, Kopok 9W2JDY and Izat 9W2RI will be active as 9M2SE from Pangkor
Island [Pulau Pangkor] (AS-072, WLOTA 2532) between 7-9th November, 2014.
QRV on 40-10 metre CW and SSB. QSL via 9M2RDX, direct with 2 USD + SASE.
[DX-World]

07/11/2014: Hidenari, JA0FKK, will be QRV once again as T88XC from the VIP
Guest Hotel Free Radio Room, Koror Island, Republic of Palau (OC-009),
between 7-16th November. Activity on all HF bands, CW, SSB and Digital
modes. Possible activity in the WAE DX RTTY Contest (8-9 November). QSL via
home call, direct or Bureau. [Palau Rental Shack]

07/11/2014: Look for Nobuaki JA0JHQ, Shinji JF2SDR and JF2XQP to be active
as V63XP, V63PJ and V63NK, respectively, from the South Park Hotel, Kolonia,
island of Phonpei (OC-010, WW Loc. QJ96cx), FSM, between 7-10th November,
2014. Plans are to be QRV on 40-6 metre SSB, CW and Digital modes. QSL via
their home calls, direct or Bureau. Further information and updates at:
www.qrz.com/db/jf2sdr [DX-World]

07/11/2014: Look for Rene, DL2JRM, to be active holiday style as SV5/DL2JRM
from the island of Rhodes [aka Rodos] (GIOTA DKS-006, MIA MGD-028, WLOTA
0045) Dodecanese (EU-001) from 7-10th November 2014. QRV on 80-10m, using
100 Watts and GP antenna. QSL direct or Bureau to DL2JRM. [rsgbiota.org]

07/11/2014: Hidenari, JA0FKK, will once again be active as T88XC from the
VIP Guest Hotel, Koror, Koror Island, Republic of Palau (OC-009) from 7-16th
November, 2014. QRV on all bands using SSB, CW and the Digital modes. QSL
via home call, Bureau or direct. [Palau Radio Club]

07/11/2014: A team from the Grupo DX Caracas radio club plan activity as
YW6X from Isletas de Puerto Piritu (SA-090, WW Loc. FK70MD) and lighthouse
(ARLHS VEN-046, WLOTA 3032), Fernando de Penalver Municipality, Anzoategui
State, Venezuela, between 7-9th November 2014. QRV on 80-10 metre CW, SSB
and Digital modes. QSL via DM4TI. More info to follow.. Website:
www.qrz.com/db/YW6X [DX-World]

08/11/2014: From 8th November until 15th November Steve, KG4LJB, is looking
forward to some R & R from Banks Road, Governor's Harbour, island of
Eleuthera (NA-001, QRA FL15VE). Steve says "I plan on operating as time
permits - mostly evenings and early mornings, but naturally family matters
come first. Traveling lite - TS-480HX w/ SG-231. Various lengths of wire
antennas, perhaps a dipole or two". QSL via the information at QRZ.com under
C6AJB. [rsgbiota.org]

08/11/2014: On 8th November look for Didier, F4DJG and Yves, F4GGF to be
active as F4KIW/p from the Castle of Saveurs (DFCF 76-089), commune of Saint
Sauveur d'Emalleville (CP 76110). QRV mainly on 40 and 20 metres,
propagation allowing. QSL via home call, Bureau or direct.
[Radioamateur.org]

08/11/2014: Gerd, DL7VOG (www.dl7vog.de) will be active as J6/DL7VOG from
St. Lucia (NA-108, WLOTA 1336) between 8th November and 5th December 2014,
including entries in the WAE DX RTTY (8-9 November) and CQWW DX CW Contests.
He will be QRV on 160-6 metres mainly CW and RTTY. QSL via home call, bureau
or direct (OQRS for both options on Club Log). [425 DX News]

09/11/2014: Fran, EA7FTR will again be active as D44KS from the island of
Boa Vista (AF-086, WLOTA 0972, Grid Loc. HK86), Cape Verde, between 9th
November and 5th December, 2014. QRV on 40-6 metre SSB and RTTY. QSL via
EB7DX. Note: Due to job commitments this is a spare time operation.
[DX-World]

11/11/2014: Mitsuru, JE1HXZ will be active from Pohnpei Island (OC-010),
F.S.M., as V63XZ between 11-16th November, 2014. QRV on the HF bands. QSL
via home call, Bureau or direct. [DX-World]

14/11/2014: Joe, K5KUA will once again be active from Galveston Island
(NA-143, USi TX-001S), Galveston county, Texas, as K5KUA/5 from 14-16th
November, 2014. He will be working CW only as time permits. QSL via home
call direct or Bureau. Online log search will be hosted by ClubLog.
[rsgbiota.org]

LOOKING AHEAD -

16/11/2014: Dragan, YT2KID will be active on the 16th of November 2014 from
Lazarev Citadel (WCA YU-00008), on the occasion of 666 years since the
founding of the guards spear knights SV.Djorda which was established in 1348
year. He plans to work as YT2KID/p on 40 (7.151), 20 (14.251) and 17
(18.130) metres. QSL via home call, Bureau or direct. [WCA]

22/11/2014: Special event station 8J1KP will be active on all bands and
modes between 22nd November and 31st December 2014 to celebrate the 60th
Anniversary of Koganei Park. The park is the second largest park in the
Metropolitan Tokyo Area, Tokyo prefecture, Kanto region, island of Honshu
(AS-007, WLOTA 2376), Japan. QSL via Bureau. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

22/11/2014: Ural Contest Group members Vadim R9DX, Serge UA8DX and Igor
UA9CDC will once again be active as 8Q7DV from the Sun Island Resort (WW
Loc. MJ63JL), South Ari Atoll (WLOTA 0317), Republic of the Maldives (IOTA
AS-013). The main purpose of the visit is operation in CQWW DX CW Contest as
a Multi-Single entry, CQ zone 22. The team will be leaving on the 22nd of
November and staying there till the 4th of December. Equipment: pair of K3,
Acom2000 and THP HL1.1KFX. Antennas: verticals and vertical arrays. QSL via
R9DX direct or Bureau. Log will be uploaded to LoTW and ClubLog. [DX-World]

22/11/2014: Look for operators Alex HC2AO, Anton OG2K, Serge R4WAA, Alex
RA1AGL, Elena RC5A, Yuri RM0F and Sergey UA1ANA to be active from Puerto
Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal Island (WLOTA 0094, WWFF HCFF-004, QRA
EI59EC), Galapagos Islands (SA-004) between 22nd November and 6th December.
Callsign is pending. QRV on all bands including WARC and 6m. The team will
also participate in the CQWW DX CW Contest as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via RC5A
and LoTW. [DX-World]

24/11/2014: Masa, JH3PRR, will be active as KH8B from the Turtle and Shark
Lodge, Pago Pago, Tutuila Island (OC-045, USi AS007S, WLOTA 4385), American
Samoa, between 24th November and 1st December, 2014. QRV on 160 metres only,
including a Single-Op/All-Band/Non-Assisted/High-Power entry (CQ zone 32).
QSL via LoTW (preferred) or JH3PRR direct only. [NG3K]

26/11/2014: Hermann, DL2NUD (PZ5UD) and Wolfgang, DL4WO (PZ5EME) will be on
a Moonbounce DXpedition from Suriname between 26th November and 8th
December, 2014. Activity will be from Paramaribo (WW Loc. GJ25JT) on 144,
432, 1296, 2320 ad 3400 MHz. QSL via DL4WO (Wolfgang Freitag, Heidestr. 132,
01454 Radeberg, Germany) with SAE and sufficient postage. Further
information and operating schedule is available on their website at:
www.emelogger.com/pz/index.html [DXAT]

26/11/2014: Tim, NL8F is returning to the Marshall Islands and will be QRV
as V73TM from Majuro Island, Ratak Chain (OC-029), between 26th November and
3rd December, 2014. QRV on the HF bands. QSL via K8NA (see QRZ.com).
[DX-World]

27/11/2014: Look for Gus, VO1MP, to be active as VO2CQ from the Point Amour
Lighthouse (ARLHS CAN-665, Admiralty H0114, WW Loc. GO11NL) in South East
Labrador, one of the most Easterly and Southerly locations in ZONE 2. Focus
will be on a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry in the CQWW DX CW Contest.
Prior to the contest, Gus will be QRV on the WARC bands, CW only, as time
permits. QSL via the information on QRZ.com under VO2CQ. Log will also be
uploaded to LoTW. [NG3K]

29/11/2014: Alim, 4K6FO, plans a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry during
the CQWW DX CW Contest from Baku, Azerbaijan, CQ zone 21. QSL via LoTW
(preferred) or DC9RI direct only. [NG3K]

29/11/2014: Dave, K5GN plans to be active in the CQWW DX CW Contest as a
Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry at the camel ranch of Khalid, A71CO
located in Doha, Qatar. QRV on all six bands as A71CO, but no WARC there.
Please QSL direct only. [NG3K]

29/11/2014: Look for Juanlu, EA5BM, to be active as EA6FO in the CQWW DX CW
Contest (29-30 November) from Sant Antoni de Portmany, island of Ibiza (DIE
E-023, WLOTA 0958), Balearic Islands (EU-004). Plans are for a
Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power/Assisted entry, CQ zone 14. QSL via EA5BM and
LoTW. [NG3K]

29/11/2014: Tony, IZ2ESV, reports that he will be active from the island of
Corsica (EU-014, DIFM TK-001, MIA MCO-001, WLOTA 1390) for the CQWW DX CW
Contest as TK/IZ2ESV. Single-Op/Single-Band entry, 15m or 20m - TBD. A QSL
card will be available via his home callsign. [NG3K]

29/11/2014: Dmitry, UT5UGR, will participate in the CQWW DX CW Contest
(29-30 November) as TO7A from Ducos, island off Martinique (NA-107, DIFO
FM-001, WLOTA 1041) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry, CQ zone 8. QSL
via UT5UGR or OQRS. [NG3K]

29/11/2014: Winfried, DK9IP will once again be active from the QTH of
Martin, V51W located in Omaruru, Namibia, during the CQWW DX CW Contest
(29-30 November). Plans are for a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry using
the callsign V55V. QSL via DJ8VC and LoTW. [DXAT]

29/11/2014: Hiro, JA6WFM will be active in the CQWW DX CW Contest from the
Club de Radioaficionados de El Salvador (CRAS) club station in San Salvador,
El Salvador, as YS1YS, a Single-Op/Single-Band (10m)/Low-Power entry from CQ
zone 7. Hiro says that he will also operate other bands to give everyone a
multiplier. QSL YS1YS via YS1GMV, direct only and LoTW. [NG3K]

02/12/2014: Gerry, VE6LB will once again be active as A6/VE6LB from Dubai,
United Arab Emirates, between 2-25 December, 2014. QRV holiday style on
40-10 metres, mainly CW, using 100 Watts. QSL via home call, direct or
Bureau. Log will be uploaded to LoTW and ClubLog. [DX-World]

06/12/2014: Special callsign XM3G will be active on all bands and modes
between 6th December 2014 and 4th January 2015 for the 200th Anniversary of
the Treaty of Ghent. QSL via VE3RHE direct, LoTW or via the Bureau. See:
www.ve3rhe.ca/ [IC]

SPECIAL EVENTS -

07/11/2014: BRAZIL - FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX - PS43GPB -
Rony, PS7AB, will beactive as PS43GPB on 7-9 November for the 43rd Brazilian
Formula 1 Grand Prix to be run at Interlagos (Sao Paulo). QSL via home call,
LoTW and eQSL. [425 DX News]

U.S.A. Special Event Stations can be found at:
www.arrl.org/contests/spev.html

LIGHTHOUSE CALENDAR -

07/11-09/11 9M2SE: Pulau Pangkor WLOTA:2532 QSL 9M2RDX (d)
07/11-10/11 SV5/DL2JRM: Nisos Rodos WLOTA:0045 QSL H/c (d/B)
07/11-09/11 YW6X: Puerto Piritu WLOTA:3032 QSL DM4TI (d)
08/11-05/12 J6/DL7VOG: Sta. Lucia Island WLOTA:1336 QSL H/c (d/B)
09/11-05/12 D44KS: Ilha da Boa Vista WLOTA:0972 QSL EB7DX (d)

6 METRES & UP -

07/11-10/11 V63PJ: Phonpei OC-010 Grid: QJ96cx 6m SSB/CW QSL JF2SDR (d/B)
07/11-10/11 V63XP: Phonpei OC-010 Grid: QJ96cx 6m SSB/CW QSL JA0JHQ (d/B)
08/11 Memorial OK1WC (MWC) Phone/CW/6m-241GHz 0800z-0959z
08/11-09/11 SKCC Weekend Sprintathon 6m class 08 1200z-09 2359z
08/11-09/11 Kentucky QSO Party 6m class 08 1400z-09 0200z
08/11 Open VHF-FM Contest 2m FM/HP/QRP 1800z-2000z
09/11-05/12 D44KS: Boa Vista AF-086 Grid:HK86 6m SSB/RTTY QSL EB7DX (d)
10/11-20/11 7QAA: Rep. of Malawi Grid:TBA 50.110/CW 50.110/SSB QSL OQRS
11/11 LY 432MHz Activity Contest CW/SSB/FM 1800z-2159z
11/11 NRAU 432MHz Activity Contest SO/MO/Open 1800z-2200z
11/11 RSGB 432MHz UKAC SO Fixed/Open 2000z-2230z
12/11 MOON Contest 432MHz CW/Digital/FM/SSB 1900z-2100z
13/11 LY 50MHz Activity Contest CW/SSB/FM 1800z-2159z
13/11 NRAU 50MHz Activity Contest SO/MO/Open 1800z-2200z

Contest Calendar: www.qsl.net/va3rj/con_nov.html

Information about current VHF activities can be found on the VHF DX portal
"Make More Miles on VHF" at: www.MMMonVHF.de/

SMIRK: www.smirk.org/
SOTA (Summits On The Air) Watch Alerts at: www.sotawatch.org/

QSL INFO -

QSLs via Bureau: 7J1YAJ, AB1HZ, E70T, LZ1534GWS, N4OGW, NU1AW/3, SW8WW,
VP2MQD, W1AW/4, YB8V and YQ9W.

QSLs via Direct: 4W6LU (JA7LU), 8R1AE (JA1HGY), 9M57MS (9M6YBG), KH0/OZ0J
(H/c), PZ5AA (JA1HGY), T88VW (OZ0J), TG9/KG8XV (JA1HGY), V73NS (W3HNK),
VK9NT (OQRS), YB4IR/8 [OC-076] (H/c), YB8V [OC-157] (YB8XM), ZD7J (DL7UVO)
and ZD9XF (OQRS).

QSLs via LoTW: 5C5W, CN2C, CS2C, DF0HQ, ED7P, EU1A, F8BDQ, FT4TA, GM5X,
HA3DX, I0UZF, II9P, IR4M, J3A, K1RO, KH6LC, KH7Y, N5ZC, NQ6N, OG6N, OH5Z,
OM2VL, OM7RU, PT2CM, RW0A, TK9R, TM1A, TO2A, VB7C, VE1RSM, VE3XN, VK4KW,
VP5T, W1FJ, W1KYD, W4ANT, W5KB, ZD8W and ZD8X.

BITS & PIECES -

For Immediate Release
From: The KP1-5 project
RE: Navassa 2015
Date Oct. 29, 2014
We are pleased to announce that the new Navassa 2015 DXpedition website is
up and running. It can be found at www.navassadx.com.
Also, it is official...our call sign will be K1N.
Team members are: AA7JV, K0IR, K4UEE, K5AC, K9CT, KT4TTT, N2OO, N2TU,
N4GRN, N6MZ, NA5U, NM1Y, W0GJ, W6IZT, WB9Z.
We will update the website often as more information becomes available. We
are working closely with the USFWS and are pleased with their "can do"
attitude. We should have specific dates shortly, but the team has cleared
their schedules to be available for the two week operation starting in late
January 2015.
Fundraising has begun. If able, we encourage you to financially support the
project.
73,
for the DXpedition team
Bob K4UEE, Glenn W0GJ, Mike NA5U

I*9, SICILY -
Sam, IT9/LY5W (at II9P), reports that they are looking for skillful
operators for the CQWW DX CW Contest (29-30 November) from Ragusa, Sicily
Island (EU-025, IIA SC001, MIA MI-107, WLOTA 1362) as possibly a Multi-2 or
Multi/Multi entry. Contact Sam LY5W or Carmelo IT9AUG, Antonello IT9EQO and
Marcelo IT9CJC directly. QSL II9P via IT9CHU, direct or LoTW. No eQSL. No
Bureau. Website: www.qrz.com/db/ii9p [LY5W]

VP8RAF/100 Falkland Islands -
The RAF Amateur Radio Society, G8FC, is sending an expedition to the
Falkland Islands and will be operating from the Joint Services Welfare
Facility Amateur Radio Station using the callsigns VP8RAF/100 and
VP8FIR/100.
The callsigns commemorate the Battle of Coronel on November 1, 1914 and the
1st Battle of the Falklands on December 8, 1914.
All VP8 stations are able to use the suffix /100 between 1 November and 15
December 2014.
The Battle of Coronel off the West coast of Chile saw a number of Royal Navy
ships sunk, both the HMS Good Hope and HMS Monmouth which were lost with all
crew.
What became known as the 1st Battle of the Falklands took place to the South
East of East Falkland and saw the Royal Navy sink eight ships of the German
Imperial Navy including the flag ship of Admiral Graf Von Spee.
The RAFARS station will be using the following frequencies: CW 3.505, 7015,
10.112, 14.055, 18.070, 21.055, 24.892, 28.055. SSB 3.790, 7.155, 14.270,
18.123, 21.290, 24.945, 28.250.
Some maintenance work may have to be carried out on arrival, however, the
station should be active from December 5-9. The expedition will always be
looking for the best band to work the UK.

Battle of Coronel
http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/defence/
slaughter-at-sea-but-we-never-lost-hope-1-6396443

RAFARS Expedition to the Falkland Islands
http://www.rafars.org/content/News_Flash_files/
39e20a80ec58b86021efc22cf011d89f-30.html

ZD9TT, Tristan da Cunha -
NEWS - The ZD9TT DXpedition, originally planned for September 2014 and later
postponed to September 2015 because of transportation problems, has been
cancelled. [DX-World]

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I.C.P.O. Bulletin (11-18 July 2014)

on 6:35 PM

I.C.P.O. Bulletin (11-18 July 2014)
"Islands, Castles & Portable Operations"
Listing is by calendar date (day/month/year)
============================================
11/07/2014: Lali, VE3NE, tells ICPO: "I will be in Jamaica for the IARU HF
Championship Contest using the usual 6Y3M call. Activity will once again be
from the QTH of Josh, 6Y5WJ, located near Malvern, St. Elizabeth Parish,
County of Cornwall, Jamaica (NA-097, WLOTA 3282, WW Loc. FK17DV), from
11-14th July 2014. This time my wife, Agnes (ex: HG9MAT) joins me and we
will be in Multi-Single category. She is a bit rusty but we are practicing
using VE3NEA's pile up trainer to bring her speed up. Go easy on her
though...:-) We are not going to win but I am very excited becaus this is
the first time we are enetring into a contest as a team." QRV outside of the
contest will be holiday-style on the HF bands. QSL via VE3NE direct, Bureau
and LoTW. [VE3NE]

11/07/2014: Steve, G0SGB, plans to be active as CT9/G0SGB/p from the island
of Madeira (AF-014, DIP MA-001, PIP MD-001, WLOTA 0053) from 11-21 July,
2014. Steve will concentrate on activating the various lighthouses on the
island. QRV 40 and 20 metres ONLY. QSL via home call, Direct ONLY QTHR (see
QRZ.com). [rsgbiota.org]

11/07/2014: Bodo, DF8DX, will be active from Buyukada [meaning "Big
Island"] Island (AS-201-NEW!, WW Loc. KN40NU), Marmara Region, Istanbul
Province, Turkey, as TA0/DF8DX until 13th July 2014. QRV on 40-10 metre CW
with some SSB, using 100W and vertical. QSL via home call. [DX-World]

12/07/2014: The National Association of Radioamateurs of Georgia, NARG,
will be active in the IARU HF World Championship as 4L0G. Operators include
Mamuka 4L2M, Levan 4L5C, Shota 4L5DJ and Ika 4L2IKA. QSL via EA7FTR (UT7QF
for Ukraine). [ARRL DX News]

12/07/2014: The following stations will represent Japan in the IARU HF
World Championship Contest: 8N1HQ by the FEDXP Volunteers on 80m CW and 10m
CW from Minato (JCC 100101), Tokyo prefecture. 8N1HQ by IDXRC on 15 and 10
metre SSB from Naka-gun. 8N1HQ by the University of Tokyo Contest Club on 15
metre CW from Kimitsu (JCC 1224), Chiba prefecture. 8N4HQ by Team Mima-chan
on 160m CW, 40 CW and SSB from Mimasaka (JCC 3117), Okayama prefecture.
8N8HQ by the JA8CDT Group on 20 metre CW and SSB from Iwamizawa (JCC 0110),
Hokkaido precture. QSL via the JARL Bureau. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

12/07/2014: Operators Declan EI6FR, Liam EI7DSB (EJ7NET), Tony EI3HA,
Dermot EI5IQ, Tony EI2GX, Anthony EI2KC, Bernie HB9ASZ and Rolf HB9DGV plan
to be active on all bands and modes as EJ7NET from Clear Island (IOTA
EU-121). Activity will take place between 12-17 July, 2014. via HB9DGV,
direct or Bureau. [rsgbiota.org]

12/07/2014: Look for Mahmoud EL2CE, Dickson EL2DT and Richmond EL2BG to be
active as EL2BEN from Monrovia, Liberia, during the IARU HF Championship
Contest (12-13 July). The callsign is in honor of the LRAA's past president,
EL2BA, Ben. QSL direct to: EL2BG (I. Richmond W.K. Harding, 6141 Clifton
Ave. Ext., Jacksonville, FL 32211, USA). [DX-World]

12/07/2014: Franck, F4DTO and Patrick, F4GFE will be active on the 12th of
July 2014 from Fort Enet (WCA F-00515, DFCF 17-001, IOTA EU-032, DIFM
AT-031). They plan to work as F4DTO/p on 40 and 20 metres. QSL via F4DTO,
Bureau or direct. [RN1CW]

12/07/2014: Look for Eric HB9IAB and the HB9HI Club Team to be active on
12th July 2014 (07:30 UTC to 10:00 UTC) as HB9HI/p from the Chateau d'Oron
(DCS VD-050). QRV 7.110 +/- SSB, then 7.025 CW, then 14Mhz. QSL via home
call, direct or Bureau. [I2JJR]

12/07/2014: II0HQ will represent the Associazione Radioamatori Italiani
(ARI) during the IARU HF World Championship. Twelve stations will operate CW
and SSB on the six contest bands. QSL via bureau and LoTW. [425 DX News]

12/07/2014: Special callsign OF3ERTC (European Team Championship [ERTC]
2014) will participate in the IARU HF Championship from Virrat, Finland,
with Raimo, OH2BCI, at the helm. This will be an addition to the OH2HQ
group. QSL via OH2BH. [OH2BH]

12/07/2014: OH0W, from the Aland Islands (EU-002) will be active in the
IARU HF World Championship as part of the WRTC-2014 Project. QSL via OH2BH.
[OH2BH]

12/07/2014: Andrew, RN1CW, will be active on the 12th of July 2014 from
Lyubshanskaya Fortress (WCA UA-00317, COTA-RU C-136, RDA LO-22), only one
hour after Andrew will activate Staraya Ladoga Fortress (WCA UA-00019,
COTA-RU C-119, RDA LO-22). He plans to work on 40 and 20 metre CW and SSB as
RZ1CWC/p. QSL via RW6HS. [RN1CW]

12/07/2014: Look for the Polish Amateur Radio Union (PZK) Team to once
again participate in the IARU HF World Championship (12-13 July) in the HQ
category. QSL via SP7DQR. [OPDX Bulletin]

12/07/2014: The Federacion de Radioaficionados de Cuba (FRC) will be active
as a Headquarter entry with the callsign T49C, during next IARU Championship
(12-13 July). Setup includes 10 different stations in eight cities from
western to eastern side of the island (NA-015, WLOTA 0032). Most of them
will be using low power and wire antennas. Operators include: Juan
CO2JD;CO2RQ 160m/10m CW from Habana; Lazaro CO2WL 160m/80m SSB from Habana;
Matos CO3IT 80m CW from Santa Cruz del Norte; Douglas CO8DM 40m SSB from
Puerto Padre; Eduardo CO7EH 40m CW from Camaguey; Carlos CO2CW 20m SSB from
Habana; Oriol CO8CY 20m CW from Baracoa; Raul CO8ZZ 15m SSB from Las Tunas;
Rey CO6RD 15m CW from Sancti Spiritus; and Ale CM8AKY 10m SSB from Chaparra.
QSL T49C via K8SIX. [CO8ZZ]

12/07/2014: Look for VC6IARU to be active in the 2014 IARU HF Championship
Contest (12-13 July) as a HQ station. QRV on all bands. QSL via VE6SH
(Timothy St John Ellam, 3115 Carleton Street SW, Calgary, AB T2T 3L5,
Canada). [IC]

12/07/2014: VE6IARU will be active during the 2014 IARU/WRTC HF Contest on
all bands from Alberta, Canada. QSL via VE6SH (Timothy St John Ellam, 3115
Carleton Street SW, Calgary, AB T2T 3L5, Canada). [IC]

12/07/2014: The Radio Society of Bermuda (RSB) will be activated as VP9HQ
in the 2014 IARU HF Championship Contest (12-13 July) as HQ station.
Operators will be Seppo OH1VR, Oliver W6NV and Denny KX7M. VP9HQ will be
active on all bands, both modes. QSL via OH1VR, direct or Bureau and LoTW.
[NG3K]

12/07/2014: VY2RAC will be the RAC HQ station in this year's IARU HF World
Championship. It will be activated by Ron N0AT, Matt K0BBC and Tony VE3RZ
from VY2TT's "DX Lodge" on Prince Edward Island (NA-029, CIsA PE-001, WLOTA
0523, WW Loc. FN76VS). QSL via LoTW or direct (Radio Amateurs of Canada
Inc., 720 Belfast Rd., Suite 217, Ottawa, ON K1G 0Z5, Canada). [425 DX News]

12/07/2014: W100AW will be active from ARRL HQ across the IARU HF
Championship (12-13 July). QSL via LoTW preferred. [ARRL DX News]

12/07/2014: Look for Dragan, K0AP and Vlado, N3CZ to be active as
homecall/4 from Anna Maria Island (NA-034, USi FL-016S), Manatee County,
Florida, from 12-19th July. They plan to be QRV holiday style on 40-10 metre
CW and SSB. QSL via home calls. [K0AP]

12/07/2014: YR0HQ will be the HQ station representing the Romanian Amateur
Radio Federation (FRR), as an IARU society member, in the IARU HF World
Championship (12-13 July). The contest log will be uploaded into LoTW, Club
Log and eQSL. Paper QSLs are via the Bureau or direct from YO3KAA. To
encourage contacts with YR0HQ, on both modes and on all six bands during the
2014 IARU HF World Championship, the Romanian Amateur Radio Federation (FRR)
will offer, free of charge, a printable award in PDF or, JPG format, issued
in 4 Classes. [YO3AP]

12/07/2014: The Cayman Amateur Radio Society (CARS) will be active as ZF1A
in the 2014 IARU HF Championship Contest (12-13 July) as HQ station as
always. New crew this year. Activity will be from Savannah, Grand Cayman
Island (NA-016, WLOTA 1042). QSL via K6AM, Bureau or direct (John F
Barcroft, 4286 Farley Ct., San Diego, CA 92122, USA). [DX-World]

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
(/www.qsl.net/zl1rs/). 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
QRZ.com). Further information and updates can be found at:
www.bigskyspaces.com/w7gj/AmericanSamoa2014.htm [DX World]

14/07/2014: Laurent, FM5BH informs he will be QRV from Calibishie, island
of Dominica (NA-101), as J79BH from 14-21 July 2014. QRV holliday style,
mostly CW with some SSB, using 200W TS480HX with the buddistick vertical.
QSL direct with 2GS via FM5BH (QRZ.com). [DX-World]

14/07/2014: Mirek, SP5IXI / VK6DXI, will again be active as Z21DXI from
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, between 14 July and 3 August 2014. QRV on the HF bands,
CW only. QSL via SP5UAF. [DX-World]

15/07/2014: Petter, LA2PIA will be active as 8Q7PS from South Male Atoll,
Maldive Islands (AS-013), between 15-29th July 2014. QSL via home call.
[DXAT]

15/07/2014: Andy, E51AND expects to be active from the island of Mitiaro,
Aitutaki Group (OC-083), South Cook Islands on 15-18th July 2014. When
portable he runs 100 watts to a 43-foot vertical with 30 radials. He
operates SSB and slow CW. QSL to E51AND, direct only (see QRZ.com). [425 DX
News]

15/07/2014: Look for Nikos, SV1CEI, to be active holiday style as
SV8/SV1CEI from Kea island (IOTA EU-067, GIOTA SAS-036, MIA MG-053, WLOTA
1806, Grid Loc. KM27), Cyclades archipelago, South Aegean region, from 15-31
July 2014. He will work only CW on HF and 6 metres with IC-706mkiig and wire
antennas. QSL via home call, Bureau or direct and LoTW. [DxCoffee]

15/07/2014: Warren, VK3KS/p, will be QRV from the Wilsons Prom National
Park (WWFF VKFF-539, IOTA OC-001) from 15-17 July 2014. He plans to start
around 06:00 UTC on 7024 or 14044 kHz. QSL via home call. [DX Newsletter]

16/07/2014: Gerhard, OE3GEA and Oliver, OE5OHO will be active holiday style
from the island of Miquelon (NA-032, DIFO FP-002, WLOTA 1417) from 16-22
July 2014 as FP/OE3GEA and FP/OE5OHO. They will be active on 40-10m, mostly
CW, using low power and wire antennas. QSL via home calls, direct or Bureau
and LoTW. [DXAT]

17/07/2014: Look for Simon, M0SIY, to be active as MM0SIY/p from the Isle
of Lewis (IOSA OH01, SCOTIA HI21, WLOTA 1477), Outer Hebrides (EU-010) from
17-19th July 2014. Stopping at Callanish standing stones (WWFF GMFF-068),
this will be a holiday type activation with activity on 40-10 metre SSB. QSL
via M0SIY (QRZ.com). [rsgbiota.org]

LOOKING AHEAD -

19/07/2014: A group of operators from the section RST will activate Rijkel
Castle (BCA LB-122, WCA ON-01153) using the callsign ON5BWE/p on 19th July
2014. Team members include Susanne ON2SL, Andre ON4DTO, Roger ON4AHQ and
Erwin ON5BWE. Start 06:00 local time on 80m, 40m and other bands in SSB if
the conditions are ok! QSL via the Bureau to ON5BWE. More info at:
www.on5bwe.be/activations [radioamateur.org]

19/07/2014: Frank, K3TRM will be operating from Webster Villa in Island
Harbour, island of Anguilla (NA-022, WLOTA 1474, WW Loc. FK88LG) as VP2ERM
between 19 July and 3 August 2014. Activity on the HF+6M bands using SSB, CW
and RTTY. QSL cards can be sent direct or through the bureau to K3TRM.
Direct requests must include an SASE or SAE with either an IRC or $2US for
return postage. Online QSL Request Service (OQRS) for both direct and Bureau
is available through Club Log. Full logs will be uploaded to LoTW shortly
after returning home. Website: www.k3trm.com/vp2e-2014.html [DX-World]

20/07/2014: A 20-strong team will be active form Liugong Island (IOTA
AS-146, Grid Loc. PM17), Changdao County, Shandong Province, as BY4IB
between 20-27th July 2014. Team members include BA3AX, BA4MY, BA7AA, BA7MY,
BD2FW, BD3OM, BD4FFM, BD4IJ, BD4KA, BD4KM, BD4KW, BD4OJ, BD4OS, BD7LMD,
BG3MKT, BG4NMT, BH3QZZ, BH4IGO, BH4KAQ (YL) and BH4LXZ (YL). QRV on 80-6
metre CW and SSB, including an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest. QSL via:
Yongwei Yu, BD4KM, P.O. Box 73, Weihai City, 264209, China. [DX-World]

25/07/2014: Geoff, ZL3GA, will be active from the Benjor Beach Club, Port
Vila, Efate Island, New Hebrides (OC-035), in Shefa Province, Vanuatu, as
YJ0GA (requested call) between 25-28th July 2014. This activity is actually
a recon trip ahead of the upcoming YJ0X DXpedition scheduled for October
2014. Plans are to be QRV during the RSGB IOTA Contest on 40-10 metres. QSL
via LoTW, Bureau/direct to ZL3GA. [DX-World]

26/07/2014: Kary, HA9MDN, plans a Low-Power/SSB entry in the RSGB IOTA
Contest as 9A/HA9MDN, once again from Vir Island (EU-170, IOCA CI-141, MIA
MC-451, WLOTA 4050). QSL via home call, Bureau or direct. [NG3K]

26/07/2014: Brani OM2FY and Rado OM2ZZ will be active as a Island/Multi-Op
entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest as 9A/OM2FY from Krk Island (EU-136, IOCA
CI-046, MIA MC-185, WLOTA 1342). QSL via OM2FY. [NG3K]

26/07/2014: Operators Norbert DL2RNS, Rainer DL2RVL, Olaf DL7JOM and Olaf
DM2XO will be active as DL0KWH/p in the RSGB IOTA Contest from Usedom Island
(EU-129, DID/GIA O-13, WLOTA 1640). Plans are for a Island/Multi-Op entry.
QSL via DL0KWH, direct or Bureau. [NG3K]

26/07/2014: A group of operators will be active as EJ3Z from Inishbofin
Island (EU-121, WLOTA 1870), co. Galway, Ireland, as a Island/Multi-Op entry
in the RSGB IOTA Contest (26-27 July). QSL via EI6GGB. [NG3K]

26/07/2014: Operators Andres ES1AN, Harald ES1LS, Arvo ES1QV, Toivo ES2DJ,
Jueri ES2EZ, Toivo ES2RR and Robert ES8DH will activate the callsign ES0U in
the RSGB IOTA Contest from Muhu [aka Muhumaa] Island (EU-034, WLOTA 2725),
Baltic Sea, Estonia. Expect a Island/Multi-Op entry. QSL via the Bureau is
preferred. [NG3K]

26/07/2014: Dragon Amateur Radio Club (GW4TTA) members Stewart, GW0ETF and
Steve, GW0GEI will be active in the RSGB IOTA Contest (26-27 July) as GW6W
from Holy Island [Ynys Gybi; island of Saint Cybi'] (EU-124, WLOTA 3338),
Irish Sea, North Wales as a Island/Multi-Op entry. QSL via GW0LIS and LoTW.
[NG3K]

26/07/2014: Operators RZ1ZZ, RA1ZZ, UA1ZZ, UA1ZKI, RD1A, R1AZ, RA3AV,
RK3AW, RZ5D, RT2D, R3LA, RW3QNZ, RX3QP, RG3K and UA3QPA will be active in
the RSGB IOTA Contest as RI1N from Glov Island (EU-162, RRA RR-02-11, RDA
MU-05). Plans are for a DX-ped/High-Power/24hr entry. QSL via RT2D. [NG3K]

26/07/2014: Look for Petr, OK1FFU, to be active in the RSGB IOTA Contest as
SV8/OK1FFU from the island of Thassos [aka Thasos] (EU-174, GIOTA NAS-037,
MIA MG-124, WLOTA 4186), Aegean Sea, Greece. Plans are for a Single-Op
entry. QSL via OM2FY. [NG3K]

01/08/2014: Kevin, VA3OR, will activate special event station CF3NAVY on
all bands and modes to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Submarines in
Canada from 1-31 August 2014. QSL CF3NAVY via VA3OR by the Bureau or direct
to: Kevin B Clements, 585 First Ave., Welland, ON L3C 1Z2, Canada. Direct
requests require a SASE or SAE + 2GS. [IC]

01/08/2014: Special event station VX9CMA will be active on all bands and
modes from 1-31 August 2014 to celebrate the 2014 World Acadian Congress
(www.cma2014.com/en) which will be held in the Canadian Provinces of Quebec,
Nova Scotia and the U.S. State of Maine from 8-24th August. QSL VX9CMA via
VE9RLW (QRZ.com). [IC]

10/08/2014: Yutaka, JQ2GYU and his wife Miho, JJ2VLY will once again be
active as NH0J from the J-Tinian Radio Space Club, Tinian Island (USi
NI-003S, WLOTA 3108), Northern Mariana Islands (OC-086), between 10-15th
August 2014. QRV on 80-10m (WARC included) CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL direct to
JJ2VLY (Mihoko Sakurai, P.O. Box 1, Suyama, Susono city, Shizuoka, 410-1290,
Japan). [DX-World]

16/08/2014: Stan AC8W, Brian KG8CO, Charles KN8R and Lee N8LJ will be
active from Tongatapu (OC-049) as A35AC, A35CO, A35LT and A35TR,
respectively, between 16-24th August 2014. QRV on 160-10 metre CW, SSB and
RTTY. QSL: A35AC, A35CO A35LT via K8ESQ. QSL: A35TR via K8AQM. [DX-World]

26/08/2014: After their activity from Tonga, Stan AC8W, Brian KG8CO,
Charles KN8R and Lee N8LJ will be active from Taveuni Island (OC-016, WLOTA
2762), Fiji, as 3D2AC, 3D2CO, 3D2LJ and 3D2TR, respectively. QRV between 26
August and 2 September 2014 on 160-10 metre CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL: 3D2AC,
3D2CO, 3D2LJ via K8ESQ. QSL: 3D2TR via K8AQM. [DX-World]

11/09/2014: ZL7X is the special callsign licensed under ZL3JP as the DX
pedition for the Chatham islands, New Zealand, scheduled from 11-16th
September 2014. The station location will be at Awarakaw farmstay in
Waitangi, Chatham Islands (OC-038, WLOTA 1627, WWFF ZLFF-017, WW Loc.
AE16RB). QRV on 160-6 metre CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL will be LoTW (Prefered),
SASE direct or via Bureau (QSL manager will be announce later). [DX-World]

24/11/2014: Alejandro, XE1EE, will be active from Queretaro, Mexico,
between 24 November 2014 and 23 November 2015 with the special callsign
4A5XX to celebrate his 20 years in ham radio. QSL via LZ3HI, direct to
XE1EE, LoTW, Bureau, and eQSL. [DXAT]

SPECIAL EVENTS -

12/07/2014: On 12-13 July ARI Tortona will be active as IQ1TW from the
birthplace of Fausto Coppi, the cycling "champion of champions" of the years
1940-50, in Castellania (Alessandria). Information on the relevant award can
be found at: www.qrz.com/db/iq1tw. [425 DX News]

13/07/2014: Members of the Quito Radio Club (HC1QRC) celebrate their club's
82nd anniversary with the special callsign HD082QRC from the 13th to the
23rd July 2014. QRV on 160-2m in CW, SSB, and RTTY. QSL via HC1JQ, direct
only. [DX Newsletter]

16/07/2014: Special event station OH2YOTA will be active on 160-10 metre
SSB and CW to celebrate Youngsters On The Air from 16-20th July 2014. QSL
via ON9CFG. [OH2BH]

16/07/2014: Between 16th and 22nd July 2014 look for the following station
to be active to celebrate ARRL's centennial year: W1AW/4 will be operated by
Don W4OC, located in Boiling Springs, Spartanburg County, State of South
Carolina. QSLs preferred via LoTW. [ARRL]

18/07/2014: Special callsign OF3ERTC will be active between 18-20th July
2014 for the European Team Championship (ERTC) 2014. ERTC is a Virtual World
version of WRTC - to be held one week after the Boston event. Almost
one-hundred youngsters will travel to Virrat, Finland to compete under
WRTC-like rules with their QSOs to all corners of the world to be made with
real people on Virtual Amateur Radio bands! QRV from Virrat, Finland, on
160-10 metre CW and SSB. You can keep up with the event as it evolves on
QRZ.com. QSL for this event goes via Martti, OH2BH. [OH2BH]

18/07/2014: To celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Atsugi-city (JCC 1113),
special callsign 8J1ATUGI will be active on all bands and modes between 18th
July 2014 and 28 February 2015. Atsugi-city is located in Kanagawa
prefecture, Kanto region, island of Honshu (AS-007, WLOTA 2376), Japan. QSL
via the Bureau is preferred way. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

U.S.A. Special Event Stations can be found at:
www.arrl.org/contests/spev.html

LIGHTHOUSE CALENDAR -

11/07-14/07 6Y3M: Jamaica Island WLOTA:3282 QSL VE3NE (d/B)
11/07-21/07 CT9/G0SGB/P: Ilha de Madeira WLOTA:0053 QSL H/c (d)
12/07-13/07 8N1HQ: Honshu WLOTA:2376 QSL JARL Buro
12/07-13/07 8N4HQ: Honshu WLOTA:2376 QSL JARL Buro
12/07-13/07 8N8HQ: Hokkaido WLOTA:2967 QSL JARL Buro
12/07-15/07 GU/WJ2O/M: Guernsey Island WLOTA:0013 QSL H/c (d)
12/07-13/07 T49C: Cuba Island WLOTA:0032 QSL K8SIX (d)
12/07-13/07 VP9HQ: Hamilton Island WLOTA:0201 QSL OH1VR (d/B)
12/07-13/07 ZF1A: Grand Cayman Island WLOTA:1042 QSL K6AM (d/B)
13/07 3D2ML: Viti Levu Island WLOTA:0055 QSL RM2A (d/B)
13/07-17/07 HK0/HK3JJH: Isla San Andres WLOTA:2990 QSL H/c (d)
13/07-17/07 HK0/VK6LC: Isla San Andres WLOTA:2990 QSL H/c (d)
13/07-21/07 KH8/W7GJ: Tutuila Island WLOTA:4385 QSL H/c (d)
13/07-28/07 KH8/ZL1RS: Tutuila Island WLOTA:4385 QSL H/c (d)
15/07-31/07 SV8/SV1CEI: Nisos Kea WLOTA:1806 QSL H/c (d/B)
16/07-22/07 FP/OE3GEA: Miquelon Island WLOTA:1417 QSL H/c (d/B)
16/07-22/07 FP/OE5OHO: Miquelon Island WLOTA:1417 QSL H/c (d/B)
17/07-19/07 MM0SIY/P: Lewis Island WLOTA:1477 QSL M0SIY (d/B)
l8/07-2/28/15 8J1ATUGI: Honshu WLOTA:2376 QSL JARL Buro

6 METRES & UP -

12/07-13/07 SKCC Weekend Sprintathon 6m class 12 0000z-13 2359z
12/07 Memorial OK1WC (MWC) Activity 6m-241GHz 1100z-1259z
21/07-03/08 GA14CG: XX Commonwealth Games 6-2m Phone/CW QSL OQRS
13/07-21/07 KH8/W7GJ: Tutuila OC-045 Grid:AH45 6m EME JT65A QSL H/c (d)
13/07-28/07 KH8/ZL1RS: Tutuila OC-045 Grid:AH45 2m EME QSL H/c (d)
15/07 LY 1.3GHz Activity Contest CW/SSB/FM 1700z-2059z
15/07 NRAU 1.3GHz Activity Contest SO/MO/Open 1700z-2100z
15/07 SPAC 1.3GHz Contest CW/Phone/Open 1800z-2200z
15/07 RSGB 1.3GHz UKAC SO Fixed/Open 1900z-2130z
15/07-31/07 SV8/SV1CEI: Kea Island EU-067 Grid:KM27 6m CW QSL H/c (d/B)
17/07 NRAU 70MHz Activity Contest SO/MO/Open 1700z-2100z
17/07 SPAC 70MHz Contest CW/Phone/Open 1800z-2200z

Contest Calendar: www.qsl.net/va3rj/con_jul.html

Information about current VHF activities can be found on the VHF DX portal
"Make More Miles on VHF" at: www.MMMonVHF.de/

SMIRK: www.smirk.org/
SOTA (Summits On The Air) Watch Alerts at: www.sotawatch.org/

QSL INFO -

QSLs via Bureau: 3DA0JK, 5H3CJ, 5V7JD, 7Z1HL, 8P9BZ, AP2MB, AP2TN, D2QMN,
EY8MM, FJ/DK7LX, FJ/DK7LX, FK8EC, J79WE, J79WE, J87GU, KG4HF, KI1U/VE9,
PJ2/W9NJY, PJ4/SP6AXW, PJ4/SP9FIH, PJ4/SQ9CNN, T32C, V5/DC8QT, VP9/DJ4EL,
VP9/DJ4EL and ZF2LC.

QSLs via Direct: 5Z4/LA4GHA (H/c), 9G5ZZ (DL1CW), A35V (N3SL), A35X (N3SL),
CN2XA (DL2DXA), E51JQY (JA1JQY), EP3HF (QRZ.com), FT5ZM (N2OO) J8/VA3MW
(H/c), JT1AA (QRZ.com), OX3LX [NA-134] (OZ1PIF), TJ3SN (IZ1BZV), VP2V/SP6AXW
(H/c), VP2V/SP6CIK (H/c), VP2MMN (DF8AN), VR2UW (QRZ.com), W1UE/HR9 (H/c)
and ZM90DX (M0OXO).

QSLs via LoTW: FP/KV1J, EA8OM, GM4WZL, HB9BIN, KH8/DL2AWG, KH8/DL6JGN,
KH8/PA3EWP, OA4TT, PZ5RA, VU4K, W1AW/0 (IA), W1AW/4 (AL), W1AW/4 (VA),
W1AW/KL7, ZA/ON6NB and ZM90DX.

BITS & PIECES -

VK9DLX & VK9LM - LORD HOWE ISLAND DXPEDITION -
Written by DL1MGB, July 9th 2014, 20:07
It has been a while since the last news about our DXpedition to Lord Howe
Island in October 2014. But that doesn't mean that nothing happened since
then. OK, the experience we gained with the last DXpeditions in preparing
and packing the sea freight makes it easier with the time. But nevertheless
it was again a huge amount of work to get all ready to go.
Nearly the whole team met in Goch at the great station of DR1A where we
packed all our equipment. Though we already have a good selection of radios,
amplifiers and antennas on our stock, there are always new ideas coming up
with each DXpedition which lead to even more equipment. So it was this time.
For the planned contest operation as well as for the normal DXpedition we
plan to set up two-radio setups which are sharing the available antennas.
Also the antenna planning needed some brainpower. For the high bands we will
use both horizontal and vertical polarized mono-band antennas for each band,
because they were available and because they minimize interferences between
the bands. Having a big field to set up antennas is good, but having the
shack at one end of the property, you need long cable runs to feed all the
antennas. Therefore over 1,500 metres of coax cable and another 1,400 metres
of control cable went into the boxes. At the end of the weekend we had over
3 tons of equipment packed in nearly 60 different boxes. They will now be
shipped from Germany to Australia mainland and further on to Lord Howe
Island. Be sure you don't miss the pictures in our gallery
(www.lordhowe2014.org/service/gallery/index.php).
We had one sad moment when Felix DL5XL had to tell us that he had to
cancel his participation due to his job commitments at that time. With him
we loose an excellent operator buddy!
More or less by chance we got in contact with Joerg DF7TH. He has already
been known to Dietmar DL3DXX and Gerd DJ5IW. They shared the operating seat
at XF4DL in 2006. Being a CW enthusiast he has been active from EI, TK, LX,
OD5, EA8 or IS0 in the past. Working as a freelancer in hardware and
software development, he found the time to join our group to follow to Lord
Howe Island. Having now three Joerg in the team, we decided to name them
after their callsign numbers: Joerg-6 (DF6JC), Joerg-7 (DF7TH) and Joerg-8
(DL8WPX). Sounds like fun when calling for a Joerg. So welcome to the team,
Joerg-7!
Feel free to visit the DXpedition website (www.lordhowe2014.org/) and
subscribe to our newsletter to stay informed.
(No idea who the Lagunaria DX Group is? Visit
http://www.lagunaria-dx-group.org/ and learn more about the group, the
people behind it and their goals) [DX-World]

VQ9, CHAGOS ARCHIPELAGO -
The callsign VQ9XR has been issued to Bob, N7XR, for upcoming activities
from Diego Garcia Island (AF-006, WLOTA 1645). Planned dates are 3 weeks in
August followed by 1 week in October or November. Focus will be on CW and
RTTY during the trips. QSL via NN1N, direct or LoTW only. [DX-World]
============================================

73 and Good DX!
Dave Raycroft, VA3RJ
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I.C.P.O. Bulletin (04 - 11 July 2014)
"Islands, Castles & Portable Operations"
Listing is by calendar date (day/month/year)
============================================
04/07/2014: Look for Dave, WJ2O, to be active from France and two Channel
island locations between 4-17th July 2014. Tentative schedule: 4-7th July
from France as F/WJ2O/m; 8-11th July from the Bailiwick of Jersey (EU-013,
WLOTA 0818) as GJ/WJ2O/m; 12-15th July from the Bailiwick of Guernsey
(EU-114, WLOTA 0013) as GU/WJ2O/m, including a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power
entry in the IARU HF Contest; 16-17th July Dave will be back to France as
F/WJ2O/m. QSL via N2ZN and LoTW. [WJ2O]

04/07/2014: Vlado, N3CZ, plans a family visit to his home country of
Macedonia from the 4th to the 19th of July. QRV on the HF bands as Z3/N3CZ
during his spare time. QSL via home call. Website: n3cz.g2gm.com/index.html
[DX Newsletter]

05/07/2014: Eric, KV1J, will once again be active as FP/KV1J from Miquelon
Island (NA-032, DIFO FP-002, WLOTA 1417, Grid Loc. GN17) from 5-15 July
2014. QRV on 80-6m, primarily SSB, and RTTY, including entries in the DL-DX
RTTY and IARU Contests. Will be checking 6M for indications of openings. QSL
LoTW, bureau, or direct to home call. Further information can be found on
Eric's website at: www.kv1j.com/fp/july14.html [DX World]

05/07/2014: Gust, ON6KE, is expected on the bands from the island of
Guernsey (EU-114, WLOTA 0013) between the 5th and the 12th of July 2014. QRV
during his morning and evening hours as MU/ON6KE in JT65, SSB, and CW. QSL
via LoTW, eQSL. [DX Newsletter]

05/07/2014: Laurent, F8BBL, will be active holiday style as TK14CC from the
island of Corsica (EU-014, DIFM TK-001, MIA MCO-001, WLOTA 1390) on 5-19th
July 2014. He will operate mainly CW with some SSB and digital activity on
80-6 metres. He also plans to be QRV on 6m as TK14CC/p from grid locator
JN43 during SOTA activations. QSL via F8BBL, direct or Bureau, and LoTW.
Logsearch will be hosted by Club Log. [425 DX News]

05/07/2014: Operators Erick F4FFH, Franck F4FRG, Anthoni F4GAO, Alain F6DYA
and Stephan F8CFE will be active as TM29CTI from the ile du Chateau du
Taureau (not IOTA, DIFM MA-088, DFCF 29-057, WWFF FFF-1129, WW Loc. IN88BQ)
on 5-6 July 2014. QSL via F4FRG. Complete information on the Diplome des
Iles de la France Metropolitaine (Metropolitan France Islands Award) can be
found at: www.difm.org/ [425 DX News]

05/07/2014: A German team is on the way to Omaruru, Namibia, to support
V55HQ (NARL) in the IARU HF World Championship (12-13 July). Martin, V51W,
is the host and team leader, other team members are Gunter V51WH, Gerd
V51GB, Werner V51JP, Andrew V51YJ and Klaus V51L. From the 5th of July and
until the 15th of July 2014 the following guest-OPs will be QRV under their
own V5 calls QRV in all bands and modes - CW: Gerd V5/DJ5IW, Norbert
V5/DJ7JC and Heye V5/DJ9RR. SSB: Mathias V5/DJ2HD, Simon V5/DJ2LS, Alfons
V5/DJ8VC and Uwe V5/DL9NDS. QSL via their home callsigns. QSL V55HQ via
DL9NDS, direct or Bureau - online logsearch and OQRS will also be available
on Club Log. [DJ7JC]

06/07/2014: Tony, RT9T, will get on the air once again as 5B4ALB from
Pachyammos, island of Cyprus (AS-004, MIA MCI-002, WLOTA 0051, WW Loc.
KM64OX), between 6-16 July 2014. During the IARU HF World Championship
(12-13 July) he joins the P3N team. QSL 5B4ALB only direct via RT9T.
[DX-World]

06/07/2014: Paul, KG7HF, will be working as HP/KG7HF from Panama City (WW
Loc. FJ08FX), Panama, on 2m and 70cm via EME and on 6 metres between 6-11th
July 2014. Frequency / Setup: 144 MHz July 144.124 2 x 8 + 1.5KW. 432 MHz
July 432.100 2 x 15 + 1KW. Paul will use 1 minute periods and HP/KG7HF will
TX always first. QSL via home call, direct (Paul Decker, 59 Robinson Rd.,
Hudson, NH 03051 USA) with SASE / SAE + sufficient postage. Further info at:
home.comcast.net/~kg7hf/EME_Dxpeditions/HP/start.html [MMMonVHF]

06/07/2014: Andy, M0NKR, plans activity as SV8/M0NKR from the island of
Kefallonia (EU-052, GIOTA INS-026, MIA MG-054, WLOTA 0452). QRV between the
6th and the 12th of July on 40-10 metres. QSL via M0NKR, Bureau or direct.
Website: www.facebook.com/andy.mzeronkr [DX Newsletter]

07/07/2014: Martin, LU5JZZ, plans to visit the El Pamar National Park (WWFF
LUFF-009), located in the Province of Entre Rios (J), Argentina, on 7th and
8th July 2014. QRV as LU5JZZ/J on the HF bands, propagation allowing. QSL
via home call. [DX Newsletter]

07/07/2014: Look for Arthur, NN7A, to be active holiday style as NN7A/4
from Chincoteague Island (NA-083, USi VA-002S, WW Loc. FM27HW), Accomack
county, Virginia, from 7-13th July 2014. QRV on the HF bands using 100w with
wire and vertical antennas. QSL via home call, direct or Bureau.
[rsgbiota.org]

07/07/2014: Alain, F5LMJ, will be active from Sainte Rose (WW Loc. FK96DH),
island of Guadeloupe (NA-102, DIFO FG-019, WLOTA 0644) as TO5MJ between
7-17th July 2014. QRV on 40-10 metre CW, SSB and Digi-modes. QSL via home
call, direct or Bureau, also LoTW and eQSL. Website: www.tuduri.net/f5lmj/
[DX-World]

08/07/2014: Dmitry, RM2A, will be active as 3D2ML from the Fijian islands
during July: Nanuya Balavu Island OC-156 from July 8-13, 2014. Viti Levu
Island OC-016, WLOTA 0055 on July 13. Activity also planned as 5W0ML from
Upolu Island (WLOTA 1944), Samoa Islands (OC-097) between July 3-7. QRV on
80-10 metre CW and SSB. QSL via home call, direct or Bureau. [DX-World]

08/07/2014: Michael, WU2D, is due to arrive on the island of San Felix
(SA-013, DICE ICE-006, WLOTA 0103) on 8-13th July 2014 to operate as
CE0X/WU2D. He will be active on 20, 17 and 15 meters, mainly SSB. QSL direct
to his home call (QRZ.com). [DX Newsletter]

08/07/2014: Joel, K2QBV, plans activity as E51QBV from Avarua, on the
northern side of Rarotonga Island (OC-013), South Cook Islands, between 8-21
July 2014. This is not a true DXpedition but a vacation for Joel's wife and
himself while still enjoying amateur radio and visiting friends along the
way. Equipment used on South Cook will be a Yaesu 756 Pro, Ameriton AL1200,
Tennadyne T7 log or a KLM 4 element 20. The tower is at 70 ft. QSL via
K2QBV, direct (Joel H Kornreich K2QBV, PO Box 240, Pomona, NY 10970-0240,
USA) with a SASE or two dollars if you're overseas. [DX-World]

09/07/2014: Ken, JP1RIW, will be QRV once again from the V.I.P. Guest Hotel
Free Radio Room, Koror Island, Republic of Palau (OC-009, WW Loc. PJ77FI),
Western Caroline Islands, as T88KH between 9-13 July 2014. QRV on 80-6m,
holiday style. QSL to BM2JCC via Bureau or direct. [DX-World]

09/07/2014: Gayle K6GO (ZF2GO), Mike NA6MB (ZF2NA) and Jim K6ZH (ZF2ZH)
will be active from Grand Cayman Island (NA-016, WLOTA 1042) on 9-13 July
2014. They will operate SSB, CW and possibly digital modes on the HF bands
and some 6m. QSL ZF2GO and ZF2NA via K6GO, QSL ZF2ZH via K6ZH. [425 DX News]

10/07/2014: Seppo, OH1VR will again be active from Hamilton Parish, island
of Bermuda (NA-005, WLOTA 0201) as OH1VR/VP9 between 10-13 July 2014. QRV on
all HF bands, CW only. QSL via home call, Bureau or direct. [DX-World]

11/07/2014: Lali, VE3NE, tells ICPO: "I will be in Jamaica for the IARU HF
Championship Contest using the usual 6Y3M call. Activity will once again be
from the QTH of Josh, 6Y5WJ, located near Malvern, St. Elizabeth Parish,
County of Cornwall, Jamaica (NA-097, WLOTA 3282, WW Loc. FK17DV), from
11-14th July 2014. This time my wife, Agnes (ex: HG9MAT) joins me and we
will be in Multi-Single category. She is a bit rusty but we are practicing
using VE3NEA's pile up trainer to bring her speed up. Go easy on her
though...:-) We are not going to win but I am very excited becaus this is
the first time we are enetring into a contest as a team." QRV outside of the
contest will be holiday-style on the HF bands. QSL via VE3NE direct, Bureau
and LoTW. [VE3NE]

11/07/2014: Steve, G0SGB, plans to be active as CT9/G0SGB/p from the island
of Madeira (AF-014, DIP MA-001, PIP MD-001, WLOTA 0053) from 11-21 July,
2014. Steve will concentrate on activating the various lighthouses on the
island. QRV 40 and 20 metres ONLY. QSL via home call, Direct ONLY QTHR (see
QRZ.com). [rsgbiota.org]

LOOKING AHEAD -

12/07/2014: Look for Mahmoud EL2CE, Dickson EL2DT and Richmond EL2BG to be
active as EL2BEN from Monrovia, Liberia, during the IARU HF Championship
Contest (12-13 July). The callsign is in honor of the LRAA's past president,
EL2BA, Ben. QSL direct to: EL2BG (I. Richmond W.K. Harding, 6141 Clifton
Ave. Ext., Jacksonville, FL 32211, USA). [DX-World]

12/07/2014: The Federacion de Radioaficionados de Cuba (FRC) will be active
as a Headquarter entry with the callsign T49C, during next IARU Championship
(12-13 July). Setup includes 10 different stations in eight cities from
western to eastern side of the island. Most of them will be using low power
and wire antennas. Operators include: Juan CO2JD/CO2RQ 160m/10m CW from
Habana; Lazaro CO2WL 160m/80m SSB from Habana; Matos CO3IT 80m CW from Santa
Cruz del Norte; Douglas CO8DM 40m SSB from Puerto Padre; Eduardo CO7EH 40m
CW from Camaguey; Carlos CO2CW 20m SSB from Habana; Oriol CO8CY 20m CW from
Baracoa; Raul CO8ZZ 15m SSB from Las Tunas; Rey CO6RD 15m CW from Sancti
Spiritus; and Ale CM8AKY 10m SSB from Chaparra. QSL T49C via K8SIX. [CO8ZZ]

12/07/2014: The Radio Society of Bermuda (RSB) will be activated as VP9HQ
in the 2014 IARU HF Championship Contest (12-13 July) as HQ station.
Operators will be Seppo OH1VR, Oliver W6NV and Denny KX7M. VP9HQ will be
active on all bands, both modes. QSL via OH1VR, direct or Bureau and LoTW.
[NG3K]

17/07/2014: Look for Simon, M0SIY, to be active as MM0SIY/p from the Isle
of Lewis (IOSA OH01, SCOTIA HI21, WLOTA 1477), Outer Hebrides (EU-010) from
17-19th July 2014. Stopping at Callanish standing stones (WWFF GMFF-068),
this will be a holiday type activation with activity on 40-10 metre SSB. QSL
via M0SIY (QRZ.com). [rsgbiota.org]

20/07/2014: Look for Jens, DL2RMM, to be active as K2RMM/4 from Sanibel
Island (NA-069, USi FL-021S, WLOTA 2044), Lee County, Florida, between 20th
July and 1st August 2014. Activity will include a Single-Op/Low-Power/12hr
entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest. Outside the contest Jens will be QRV on the
HF bands, holiday style. QSL K2RMM/4 via DL2RMM, direct or Bureau. [NG3K]

24/07/2014: Joe, K5KUA, will once again be active as K5KUA/5 from Galveston
Island (NA-143, USI TX-001S) from 24-27th July 2014. Activity will include
an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (26-27 July). Outside of the contest Joe
plans to be active on the HF bands, mostly on CW. QSL direct or Bureau to
K5KUA. [rsgbiota.org]

26/07/2014: Jo, DL5KUD, will be active from his home QTH in Glowe, Germany,
located on the island of Ruegen (EU-057, DID/GIA O-07, WLOTA 1712) for the
RSGB IOTA Contest. Plans are for a CW/Low-Power/12hr entry. QSL via Club Log
OQRS (preferred), or Bureau. No LoTW, eQSL! [NG3K]

04/10/2014: Markus, DJ4EL, plans activity as 5Z4/DJ4EL from Lamu Island
(AF-040, WW Loc. LI07KR), part of the Lamu Archipelago of Kenya, between
4-19th October 2014. QRV on 40-10 metre SSB, with 100 watts. QSL via home
call, Bureau preferred and LoTW. Website: www.qrz.com/db/dj4el
[rsgbiota.org]

24/10/2014: UPDATE - Look for Tevfik, TA1HZ, to be active as T88H (Not T88TC
as previously announce) in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (25-26 October) from the
Palau Rental Shack, West Plaza Coral Reef Hotel, Koror Island, Palau
(OC-009), as a Single-Op entry from CQ zone 27. Tevfik also plans to be QRV
on the HF bands, holiday style, for a few days after the contest for those
who need Palau. QSL via home call, direct or Bureau, and LoTW. [DX-World]

SPECIAL EVENTS -

04/07/2014: The special event station OE5XXM (ADL 553) is now active on all
bands and modes from the XXXth International Hamradio Meeting in Gosau,
Austria, until 6th July 2014. QSL via OE2IKN. [DX Newsletter]

04/07/2014: A group of Amateur Radio operators from Atlantic Canada will
operate from Pouch Cove (WW Loc. GN37OS, Newfoundland (NA-027, CIsA NF001,
WLOTA 0345), from 4-12 July 2014 in a bid to complete a 2 meter
Trans-Atlantic QSO and claim the Brendan Trophy. The expedition will operate
on 144.155 MHz. It will run 750 watts into a 30 meter long rope yagi with a
gain of more than 23 dB over a dipole. The group will concentrate its
efforts on JT65B, a digital mode that offers greatly enhanced performance
over more conventional modes. It will have the capability to use other modes
including CW and SSB if conditions warrant however. The callsign used will
be VC1T. Members of the expedition include Fred VE1FA, Roger VE1SKY, Helen
VA1YL, Rich VA1CHP and Al VO1NO. The Brendan Trophy is a series of awards
offered by the Irish Radio Transmitters Society to the first Amateur Radio
operators to complete a 2 metre Trans-Atlantic QSO. Details on the
expedition can be found on the team's website (www.brendanquest.org/). Real
time information on operating modes and schedules will be posted during the
expedition on the team's web site, the ON4KST site and the G4CQM Shoutbox.
Facebook users are also welcome to join the group's page "Brendan Quest 2M
meterTrans-Atlantic Attempt 2014". QSL via VE1FA. [IC/MMMonVHF]

05/07/2014: Les Radioamateurs du Haut-Rhin-REF 68 will operate special
event callsign TM68TDF on 5-18 July 2014 for this year's Tour de France. QSL
via F6KDL, bureau or direct. [425 DX News]

05/07/2014: A Team from France and Belgium will be active as TM800B
(www.aran59.fr/bouvines-2014) on 5, 6 and 27 July 2014 to commemorate the
800th anniversary of the Battle of Bouvines. They will operate CW, SSB and
digital modes on 80, 40, 20, 15, 10 and 2 metres. QSL via F-60345, Bureau
only. [425 DX News]

05/07/2014: LZ15EYAC operates during the 15th European Youth ARDF
Championship in Primorsko, Bulgaria, from 6-10th July 2014. The event is
hosted by the Bulgarian Federation of Radio Amateurs (BFRA) and the
Ukrainian Amateur Radio League (UARL). QSL via the Bureau and LoTW is
preferred. [DX Newsletter]

09/07/2014: WR1TC will be the World Radiosport Team Championship's HQ
station located at the host hotel in Westborough, MA. It will be active on
9-14 July 2014, including a Multi-2 entry in the IARU HF World Championship.
QSL via K1KI and LoTW. [425 DX News]

U.S.A. Special Event Stations can be found at:
www.arrl.org/contests/spev.html

LIGHTHOUSE CALENDAR -

04/07-12/07 VC1T: Newfoundland (main) WLOTA:0345 QSL VE1FA (d)
05/07-15/07 FP/KV1J: Miquelon Island WLOTA:1417 QSL H/c (d/B)
05/07-12/07 MU/ON6KE: Gurnsey Island WLOTA:0013 QSL LoTW/eQSL
05/07-19/07 TK14CC: Corsica Island WLOTA:1390 QSL F8BBL (d)
06/07-16/07 5B4ALB: Cyprus Island WLOTA:0051 QSL RT9T (d)
06/07-12/07 SV8/M0NKR: Nisos Kefallinia WLOTA:0452 QSL H/c (d/B)
07/07-17/07 TO5MJ: Guadeloupe Island WLOTA:0644 QSL F5LMJ (d/B)
08/07-13/07 CE0X/WU2D: Isla San Felix WLOTA:0103 QSL H/c (d)
08/07-11/07 GJ/WJ2O/M: Jersey Island (main) WLOTA:0818 QSL H/c (d)
09/07-13/07 ZF2GO: Grand Cayman Island WLOTA:1042 QSL K6GO (d)
09/07-13/07 ZF2NA: Grand Cayman Island WLOTA:1042 QSL K6GO (d)
09/07-13/07 ZF2ZH: Grand Cayman Island WLOTA:1042 QSL K6ZH (d)
10/07-13/07 OH1VR/VP9: Hamilton Island WLOTA:0201 QSL H/c (d/B)
11/07-14/07 6Y3M: Jamaica Island WLOTA:3282 QSL VE3NE (d/B)
11/07-21/07 CT9/G0SGB/P: Ilha de Madeira WLOTA:0053 QSL H/c (d)

6 METRES & UP -

04/07-05/07 MI-QRP 4th of July CW Sprint 6m class 04 2300z-05 0300z

04/07-12/07 VC1T: Newfoundland NA-027 Grid:GN37os 144.155MHz trans-Atlantic
attempt QSL VE1FA (d)

05/07-06/07 13th Aegean VHF Contest 6m-70cm 05 0001z-06 2359z
05/07-06/07 IRTS VHF/UHF Field Day CW/SSB/FM/Open 05 1400z-06 1400z
05/07-06/07 RSGB National VHF Field Day CW/SSB/FM 05 1400z-06 1400z
05/07-15/07 FP/KV1J: Miquelon Isl NA-032 Grid:GN17 6m+Sat QSL H/c (d/B)
06/07-11/07 HP/KG7HF: Panama Grid:FJ08fx 2m/70cm EME + 6m QSL H/c (d)
08/07 LY 432MHz Activity Contest CW/SSB/FM 1700z-2059z
08/07 NRAU 432MHz Activity Contest SO/MO/Open 1700z-2100z
08/07 SPAC 432MHz Contest CW/Phone/Open 1800z-2200z
08/07 RSGB 432MHz UKAC SO Fixed/Open 1900z-2130z
09/07 MOON Contest 432MHz CW/Digital/FM/SSB 1800z-2000z
09/07-13/07 T88KH: Palau OC-009 Grid:PJ77 6m Phone/CW QSL BM2JCC (d/B)
10/07 LY 50MHz Activity Contest CW/SSB/FM 1700z-2059z
10/07 NRAU 50MHz Activity Contest SO/MO/Open 1700z-2100z
10/07 SPAC 50MHz Contest CW/Phone/Open 1800z-2200z

Contest Calendar: www.qsl.net/va3rj/con_jul.html

Information about current VHF activities can be found on the VHF DX portal
"Make More Miles on VHF" at: www.MMMonVHF.de/

SMIRK: www.smirk.org/
SOTA (Summits On The Air) Watch Alerts at: www.sotawatch.org/

QSL INFO -

QSLs via Bureau: PY4DBU.

QSLs via Direct: DP1POL/p [Base Kohnen] (DL5XL & DL1ZBO), YB8RW/P (YB9BU)
and YB8V (YB9BU).

QSLs via LoTW: 3B9EME, D3AA, OH1F, S51K, SP2XDW, XE2X and ZF2KE.

BITS & PIECES -

5W, SAMOA -
After their activity from Tokelau look for Jacek, SP5EAQ and Marcin, SP5ES
to be active from Upolu island (WLOTA 1944), Samoa (OC-097), as 5W1AF and
5W1AG respectively. Likely QRV for 5 days end of October/beginning November.
QSL via ops instructions. [DX-World]

HI, ISLA SAONA (NA-122) -
A team of 20 (featuring some of the world's most experienced CW DX
operators) will be active as HI2DX from Saona Island (NA-122, WLOTA 2304, WW
Loc. FK58PD), La Altagracia Province, Dominican Republic, at the end of the
year. They plan 24/7 activity for 5 days hoping to reach 100,000 QSOs in the
process. The island is a government protected nature reserve and is part of
East National Park [in Spanish Parque Nacional del Este] (WWFF HIFF-003).
Full details including QSL manager will be announced in due course. Stay
tuned! .... [DX-World]
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73 and Good DX!
Dave Raycroft, VA3RJ
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