July 12, 2013: Ken, K4ZW, will once again be back in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, between 12-19th July, 2013. He plans to operate from ET3AA, the Ethiopian Amateur Radio Society (EARS) club station. QRV most of his time on CW, but is going to try and be active on RTTY as well. Look for ET3AA HQ station during the IARU HF World Championship (13-14 July). QSLs go to N2OO. [OPDX Bulletin]
David, K0DCH, plans to activate Mitkof island (NA-041, USi AK155S, WLOTA 2115) as 0DCH/KL7 from 12-16 July, 2013. QRV on or near the usual island and IOTA frequencies. QSL via home call, direct only.
Sam, K0YAK, is located in Monshiya, Khartoum, Sudan, and will work as ST2SF until at least 31st August, 2013, using 45W mainly CW and digital modes. During power disruptions he will work QRP. QSL via home call and LoTW.
Klaus, VE7KDU, and Frank, VE7DP, will make another attempt at operating from the Estevan Islands (NA-181) some time between 11th and 15th
July, 2013. The operation will take place from Barnard Island (NA-181, CIsA BC-175), which is located about 130 Km west/south-west of the nearest accessible town. "Reaching our destination will depend on local weather and sea conditions", Frank says. The plan is for a minimum 48-hour operation, with activity on 30-15 meters CW and SSB. QSL via home calls, direct or bureau. A brief activity (less
than 24 hours) from one of the qualifying islands in the NA-061 group,
immediately before or after NA-181 is also a possibility.
July 13, 2013: Bjoern, HB9DTV, plans holiday style activity as 9A/HB9DTV from Pag Island (EU-170, ACIA IC-188, CIA-32, IOCA CI-082, MIA MC-282, WLOTA 1796) between 13-20 July 2013. Bjoern will be QRV in his spare time on the HF bands, SSB only. QSL via home call, bureau or direct.
Look for Maarten, PA3GZU, to be QRV as DU9/PA3GZU once again from the island of Mindanao (OC-130, WLOTA 2803), Philippines, between 13th July and 9th August, 2013. Plans are to be active holiday style on 40, 20, 15 and 10 metre SSB and PSK31. QSL via PA3GZU bureau preferred.
Members of the Calabria DX Team of the ARI section Villa S.Giovanni will activate the lighthouse Punta Pezzo (WAIL CL-007, ARLHS ITA-139, Admiralty E 1770, WAIS FS54) as II8LH on the 13th of July, 2013. QRV on all HF bands, CW and SSB, propagation allowing. QSL via the bureau to HB9FHZ, or direct to IK8YFU
LoTW and eQSL.
Harry, AA2WN will be active holiday style as ZF2WN from Grand Cayman Island (NA-016, WLOTA 1042) on 13-20 July, 2013. He will operate mostly on 17 and 20 metre CW, SSB and possibly some digital modes. QSL via AA2WN and LoTW.
July 14, 2013:
Francois, ON4LO, plans to activate the island of Fehmarn (EU-128, DID O-01,
WLOTA 0637) as DL/ON4LO/p from 14-25th July, 2013. QRV on the HF bands, holiday style. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
Thomas, HB9DRM/p, will activate Regional Naturpark Diemtigtal
(WWFF HBFF-014 - NEW ONE!) on 14th July 2013 from 0830 UTC to about 1130 UTC. Locator: JN36SO or JN36RN or JN36RO (exact location yet tbd). Thomas will be QRV on 40 and 20 meter SSB. QSL info on QRZ.com under HB9DRM.
July 15, 2013: Kjell, SM4DDS will be active as 7S5A from Boko Island (EU-177), Kalmar county, on 15-21 July. He will be QRV on 80-10 metres CW and SSB. He may also operate as 7S5A/p for the Swedish Flora Fauna Award (Boko Nature Reserve, SMFF-316) while on the island. QSL via home call, direct or bureau, and LoTW.
Helmut, DL5BUT, plans a visit to the Camp Nipmerow, located on Ruegen Island (EU-057, DID O-007, WLOTA 1712) and will be active on the HF bands as DL5BUT/p from 15-18th July, 2013. He will also activate the National Park
Jasmund (WWFF DLFF-007) while he is there. QSL via home call, direct or
Andy, E51AND and Kathy, E51KC will visit the island of Mangaia (OC-159), South Cook Islands, from 15-19 July, 2013. Note: this is not a DXpedition -- Andy is visiting the island with his wife who will be working in the schools during the day. Andy will operate when he can but they will share the same motel room so all nighters are not likely. Equipment: Yaesu FT 857D, LDG tuner, Zero-Five 43 foot vertical with about 40 ground radials. Andy will operate both SSB and QRS CW -- looking especially for SKCC members around SKCC calling frequencies. QSL direct to E51AND, P.O. Box 518, Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands.
July 16, 2013: Flavio, IW2NEF, will be active holiday style as 5R8NE from Andilana Beach, Nosy Be Island (AF-057, WLOTA 3042), from 16-30th July, 2013. His plans are to be QRV on 40-10 metre phone only. He will also be active in the RSGB IOTA Contest (27-28 July). Equipment: Yaesu FT857, 100W, with 10m fishing rod antenna. QSL via his manager IK2DUW.
Pista, HA8UT and his family will once again be active from Neoi Poroi (QRA KM19HX), Pieria region, Greece, this time as SW2UT between 16-26th
July, 2013. He will operate mainly CW, with some SSB and RTTY, on the HF bands (on 80 to 10 metres) and on 6 metres. His rig is an IC-706KMIIG and will be using vertical antennas. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the HA bureau.The operators are: XYL Erzsi HA8TU, daughters Lisa HA8TT, Andi HG8SS and Andi's husband Dezso HA8SS.
July 18, 2013: Winfried, DL2GW, will once again be active as JW/DL2GW from the JW5E club station located in Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen Island (IOTA EU-026, WLOTA 0125, WW Loc. JQ78TF) from 18-23 July, 2013. QRV on 160-6 metres, all modes. QSL via his home call, direct or bureau.
July 19, 2013: Gert, ZS6AYU, plans to be active holiday style as C91GR from
Bilene, Mozambique, between 19-23 July, 2013. QRV on 40-10m CW only with 200W - 400W to vertical antenna. QSL via ZS6AYU.
Bodo, DF8DX, plans to be active as KT3Q/6 between 19-21 July 2013
from Anacapa Island (NA-144, USi CA-002S, WLOTA 1300, WWFF KFF-014), Ventura county, California. QRV on the HF bands, CW only, with 100W and vertical. QSL via DF8DX, bureau or direct.
July 20, 2013: Rene, DL2JRM and Daniel, DL5SE will activate Spjaeroy Island (EU-061) as LA/homecalls on 20-21 July, 2013. They plan to be QRV on 80-10 metre CW and SSB, using 100 watts and GP antenna. QSL via their home calls, direct or bureau.
July 24, 2013: Gordon, MM0GPZ, will be active holiday style (family holiday)
from the Orkney Islands (EU-009, IOSA OR01, SCOTIA OI14, WLOTA 1652) from 24-29th July, 2013. QRV on all bands and modes, including an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest using the callsign MM2N. QSL via MM0GPZ, LoTW preferred, no eQSL.
July 25, 2013: Weather permitting, a team consisting Teemu SM0W/OJ0R, Rick SM6U and Thomas SM0CXU/PY2ZXU will be active from Market Reef (EU-053, ARLHS MAR-001, TWLHD WLH OJ0-001, WLOTA 0542, WWFF OHFF-038) as OJ0R between 25-29th July, 2013. The team will also participate in the IOTA contest. QSL via G3TXF, direct or bureau.
July 26, 2013: Matus, HA9MDN, plans to be active as 9A/HA9MDN from
the island of Vir (EU-170, ACIA IC-200, CIA-55, IOCA CI-141, MIA MC-451,
WLOTA 4050) between 26th July and 2nd August, 2013. QRV on all HF bands.
Modes will be SSB, RTTY and SSTV. He also plans to participate in the RSGB
IOTA Contest as a Single-Op/Low-Power/SSB entry. QSL goes via home call,
bureau preferred and eQSL.
July 27, 2013: Operators Nicolo IZ6TSA, Italo IK6JNH and Andrea IK6VXO will put in a Multi-Single effort in the RSGB IOTA Contest using the callsign 9A8DV from
Drvenik Veli Island (EU-016, ACIA IC-643, CIA-09, IOCA CI-017, MIA MC-072). QSL
9A8DV via IK6VXO
Look for Ed, G3SQX / GW3SQX, to be active from the Isle of Skye (IOSA NH07, SCOTIA CN14, WLOTA 1626), Inner Hebrides (EU-008) as GM7O for the RSGB IOTA Contest. Plans are for a Single-Op/All-Band CW only entry. QSL via GW3SQX, direct only (Ed Taylor, Fir Tree Cottage, Llanvaches NP26 3BA, United Kingdom). Please do not send cards via the bureau.
Operators Philip MW0DHF, Ken GW1FKY, Steve MW0VRQ and Jerzy 'George' MW0TDQ will activate Flatholm Island (EU-124, WLOTA 0007) for the IOTA
Contest, using the callsign GW8K. This will be an Island/Multi-Op/Low-Power/24hr
entry. QSL via MW0DHF.
Gian Luca, IC8WIC/p, will once again activate the island of Capri (EU-031, IIA NA-006, MIA MI-015, WLOTA 2466) for the RSGB IOTA Contest as a Single-Op entry. QSL via home call, bureau or direct
Look for M0NMS/p to be active once again from the Isle of Wright (EU-120, WLOTA 2985) as a Single-Op/Low-Power/12hr entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest. QSL goes via LX1NO, direct only.
Michael, DL6MHW, will be active in the RSGB IOTA Contest as MM/DL6MHW from mainland Orkney (IOSA OR01, SCOTIA OI14, WLOTA 1652), Orkney Islands (EU-009) as a 12hr/LP/Mixed entry. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
Jukka, OH6LI, and others will be active as OH0V for the IOTA Contest from the top of Getabergen [Geta Mountain], Aland Island (EU-002, WLOTA 1373, WWFF OHFF-037). They will be QRV on all HF bands, targetting for a fun operation. QSL via H0V
Lars, OZ1IVA, plans to activate the island of Laeso (EU-088, DIA NK-003, WLOTA 2820) as homecall/p between 27th July and 4th August 2013, including an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest. Lars will use a Elecraft K1, GP antenna and be battery powered. Sporadic ctivity outside of the contest - holiday style "fun". QSL via home call, bureau preferred.
Eric, SM1TDE, will be active in the RSGB IOTA Contest as SA1A from Gotland Island (EU-020, WLOTA 2969). His category will be Island-Fixed/Single-Op/All-Band/24hr/CW/HP. QSL via bureau or direct to SM1TDE.
White Rock Amateur Radio Club members Eric VA7NX, Jim VE7GM, Deme
VE7CRT will be active in the RSGB IOTA Contest from Bowen Island (NA-091, CIsA
BC-078), using the callsign VE7DB. QRV CW and SSB on 20m and other bands
depending on propagation. QSL via VA7NX, direct or bureau .. also eQSL. Website:
Operators Marcelo PY1MT, Marcelo PY1KR, Arnaldo PU1MMZ, Mauricio
PU1SET and Andre PY1CPF will be active as ZV1M in the IOTA Contest
from Ilha Grande (SA-029, DIB RJ-01 WLOTA 0795). QSL goes via PY1MT, direct
and bureau. Website: www.qrz.com/db/zv1m
July 28, 2013:
Special event station 8N1FUJI will be QRV on all bands and modes between
28th July 2013 and 31st March 2014 to commemorate the designation of Mount
Fuji (Fujisan) as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Mt. Fuji became a World Heritage Site on 22nd June, 2013. QSL via the bureau.
21/10/2013: Look for Ben, DO1BEN, to be active once again as PD/DO1BEN from
Texel Island (EU-038, WLOTA 0043) from 21-27th October, 2013. Plans are to
QRV on 40/20 and 10 metre SSB and digi modes. QSL bureau or direct via
more information on QRZ.com. Check Ben's website for more
26/10/2013: Look for Yuri, N2TTA, to be active in the
CQWW DX SSB Contest
(26-27 October) as NP2P from Christiansted, island of
Saint Croix (USi VI-002S,
WLOTA 2477, WW Loc. FK77qr), U.S. Virgin Islands
(NA-106). He plans for a
Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via LoTW. Paper QSLs
via N2TTA, direct only.
21/12/2013: Sigi, DK9FN, plans to be
active from Lata, Nendo Island (OC-100),
Temotu Province, as H40FN between
21st December 2013 and 10th January 2014.
Plans are to be QRV on all HF
bands using Elecraft KX3 (10 W) TVR + PA WiMo
HLA-300 Plus (300 W), Vertical
L-Antenna for 160/80/40m fed with 600 Ohm
Twincable and 40-10m G5RV Inverted
Vee. QSL goes via DK9FN, direct or bureau.
SPECIAL EVENTS -
12/07/2013: Special event station 8J1AKIBA is currently active on all bands and
modes until 31st August 2013 to celebrate the Summer Akiba Daisuki! Festival (or
We-Love-Akiba! Festival). This festival takes place in Tokyo's Akihabara shopping district, Tokyo prefecture, island of Honshu (AS-007, WLOTA 2376), Japan. QSL via
the JARL bureau.
12/07/2013: To celebrate the Owara Kaze-no-Bon Festival (or Owara Bushi Song Bon Dance of the Wind) special event station 8J9OWR will be QRV on all bands and
modes until 3rd September, 2013. This festival is held every year from September 1
to 3 in Yatsuo,Toyama, Toyama prefecture, Chubu region, island of Honshu (AS-007, WLOTA 2376), Japan.
12/07/2013: EN1025UB marks the christianisation of the Kievan Rus' 1025 years
ago. QRV on all bands and modes until September, 2013. QSL via UR5UB, direct or
12/07/2013: Members of the Ukrainian Radioamateur QRP Club are celebrating
their 15th anniversary and will be active using the special callsign EO15QRP
between 12th July and 12th August, 2013. QSL via UT2AB, bureau or direct.
12/07/2013: Giovanni, I0KQB, and Mauro, IZ0WME, are operating II0GM until 30th
August 2013 to honour the 139th birthday of Guglielmo Marconi. QSL only direct
(Giovanni and Mauro, P.O. Box 30044 Roma 47, Rome 00193, Italy), or eQSL.
12/07/2013: The Radio Club Novi Sad looks back on 88 years of history, celebrating with the call YU88BPQ until December, 2013. QSL via direct (Special Event 88yrs of Radio Club Novi Sad from Serbia, Bulevar Mihajla Pupina 1 / 6, PO Box: 243 Novi
Sad 21101, Serbia), LoTW and eQSL. Website: www.yu7bpq.org.rs/
12/07/2013: The Radio Club Rancagua is running two special events stations during
the month of July, 2013. They are celebrating their 77th anniversary with XR77RG, operating on all bands in SSB and PSK. With the call XR3PN they are honoring the memory of the poet Pablo Neruda. QSL for XR77RG via CE4RG, for XR3PN via CE3OEV.
13/07/2013: The Radio Club Argentino LU4AA and the LUCG (LU Contest Group) put together a team for the upcoming IARU HF Championship and several stations will be giving out the RCA multiplier. Stations as follows: LR0F (160 CW), LR0H
(160 SSB), LR0F (80 CW), LR0F (80 SSB), LR0F (40 CW), LR0H (40 SSB),
LR0H (20 CW), LR0D (20 SSB), LR0F (15 CW), LR0H (15 SSB), LR2H (10 CW),
LR1D (10 SSB). Hosts are: LU1DK, LW6DG, LU7HN, LP1H, LT1F. QSL via LU4AA. Team leader: Diego LU8ADX / AY8A.
13/07/2013: Members of the Quito Radio Club (HC1QRC, WW Loc. FI09RS)
will be operating as HD082QRC (HD Zero Eighty Two QRC) to celebrate its 82nd anniversary from 13th to 23rd July, 2013. Activity will be on 160-2 metre CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via HC1JQ (direct).
13/07/2013: Representing the Associazione Radioamatori Italiani (ARI), the following stations will participate in the IARU HF World Championship: IO1HQ (20
SSB, 40 CW and 80 CW), IO4HQ (40 SSB, 80 SSB, 160 CW and SSB), IO5HQ (20 CW), IO8HQ (15 SSB), IO9HQ (10 CW and SSB, 15 CW).
13/07/2013: Japanese Amateurs are organizing their HQ activity for the IARU
Championship according to the following scheme: 8N1HQ by Op Nao JA1HGY,
Minato-city (JCC #100103), Tokyo prefecture 8N1HQ by the Tokyo University
Contest Club (JG1ZUY), Kimitsu-city (JCC 1224, JCG 12007), Chiba prefecture.
8N1HQ by the International DX Radio Club [IDXRC] (7J1YAJ), Ninomiya, Naka-gun
(JCG 11006), Kanagawa prefecture. 8N4HQ by Op Tetsu JH4WBY, Okayama-city (JCC 3101), Okayama prefecture. 8N4HQ by Op Harumi JR4OZR, Katsuta-gun (JCG 31007), Okayama prefecture. 8N8HQ by Op JH8ZMM, Iwamizawa-city (JCC 110), Hokkaido prefecture. QSLs will be sent out via the bureau to all contacts made.
13/07/2013: The RSGB HQ team will participate in the IARU HF World Championship (13-14 July) as GR2HQ from different DXCC Entities within the UK. All GR2HQ QSOs will be uploaded to LoTW a few weeks after the contest, with the correct DXCC entity shown. These DXCC entities (G, GJ, GM or GW) will also be clearly shown on the paper QSL card you receive, along with the IOTA reference (if different from EU-005). QSL via M0OXO (OQRS at www.m0oxo.com). Information on the awards for working GR2HQ can be found at: www.gr2hq.com
15/07/2013: ISWL Member, Fred Weidema, PA0FAW, will be running special event
station PA1813A, from the 15th July until 13th August 2013. It is well known that Arnhem was liberated in 1945, (the movie "A Bridge too far"), but Arnhem was liberated before in 1813 from the French. Operation will be for a greater part in CW, some SSB and digital modes depending on the available time and possibilities. Transmitting from JO21wx, JO21xx (home QTH, high noise level), JO22va (De Hoge Veluwe, WWFF PAFF-005) and JO32aa. QSL via PA0FAW, direct or via
the bureau and eQSL. (No LOTW). SWL reports welcome.
18/07/2013: Members of the Israel Amateur
Radio Club (IARC) will
4X19MG in honor of the 19th Maccabiah Games
from 18-30th July,
Maccabiah is an international Jewish athletic
event, held in
Israel every four
years. QSL via 4Z1TL. [OPDX
Special Events can be found at:
LIGHTHOUSE CALENDAR -
12/07-16/07 K0DCH/KL7: Mitkof Island
WLOTA:2115 QSL H/c (d)
9A/HB9DTV: Pag Island
WLOTA:1796 QSL H/c (d/B)
WLOTA:2803 QSL H/c (B)
13/07-14/07 EI1A: Ireland (Eire)
WLOTA:2484 QSL PA3249 (d/B)
13/07 II8LH: Punta Pezzo WAIL:CL-007
WLOL:ITA-139 QSL HB9FHZ (B)
13/07-14/07 P3N: Cyprus Island WLOTA:0051
13/07-20/07 ZF2WN: Grand Cayman Island WLOTA:1042
14/07-25/07 DL/ON4LO/P: Fehmarn Island WLOTA:0637
QSL H/c (d/B)
15/07-18/07 DL5BUT/P: Ruegen Island WLOTA:1712 QSL
5R8NE: Nosy Be WLOTA:3042 QSL IK2DUW
Spitsbergen Island WLOTA:0125 QSL H/c
19/07-21/07 KT3Q/6: East
Anacapa Island WLOTA:1300 QSL
6 METRES & UP
RC Quito 82nd anniversary Grid:FI09 6/2m QSL
Weekend Sprintathon 6m class 0000z-2359z
Activity Contest CW/SSB/FM 1700z-2059z
16/07 NRAU 1.3GHz
Activity Contest SO/MO/Open 1700z-2100z
16/07 RSGB 1.3GHz UKAC
18/07 NRAU 70MHz Activity Contest
18/07-23/07 JW/DL2GW: Spitsbergen
Island EU-026 Grid:JQ78TF 6m
QSL H/c (d/B)
GOT6??? - Six Meter Information by
Andy 'NEON' Sargent N8OFS at:
http://noars.net/got6/GOT6.txt (Updated: 10 July
Information about current VHF activities can be found on the
DX portal "Make
More Miles on VHF" at: www.MMMonVHF.de/
SOTA (Summits On The Air) Watch Alerts at:
QSL INFO -
QSLs via Bureau: 5H3MB, 5R8IC,
5R8KS, 5R8UO, 5V7SI, 7Q7CE, 8J1RL, 9G5SI, 9L0W,
AH0J, B3C, C50C,
FK8CE, FK8DD, FM/F6ARC, HR3/K4ZLE, HU2DX, IS0/DL6NDW,
NH0J, P4/DF7ZS, P40Z, PJ2/DL8OBQ, PJ4M, PY1OTO/PY0T,
PY2MTS, PY8AZT/P, S79A,
S79NEN, ST0R, ST2DZN, SU9ZZ, T70A, T70DXC, T8XX,
TJ3AY, TT8ES, TU2T,
V25NS, V55V, VP2MGZ, VP2MYL, VP8LP,
QSLs via Direct: 3D2RX
(W7YAQ), 3D2XC (PY7XC), 5W0M (GDXF/OQRS),
(UA9CLB), AN7EUR (EA7NL), C98RF (DL6DQW), CE3SX
(H/c), E51FOC (ZL2AGY), EH7ITU (EA7NL), FO8WBB (N6JA),
(OQRS/G3SWH), HC3/DL5YWM [SA-034] (H/c), HP1/S54ZZ
JT1AA/3 (H/c), JT1CO
(QRZ.com), K6VVA/KL7 (N6AWD), KH2L (W3HNK), PT0S
(HA7RY), UA9FAR (EA7FTR), VK9NT
(VK2CA/OQRS), VP2ETE (W3HNK), VR2XMT
(QRZ.com), XE1RBV (QRZ.com), ZD7VC
(QRZ.com) and ZK3N (OQRS).
via LoTW: 3A2MW, 4A3RRC, 5W1SA, A61AS, A92GE, HP1/IZ6BRN, JE2PMC,
LX1NO, OF3I, PJ4LS, SU9AF and TK5EP.
Award Program) at: www.qsl.net/ve3tpz/cisa/
(Islands On The Air) at:
NAQCC (North America QRP CW
Club) at: naqcc.info/
(U.S. Islands Award Program) at:
VEFF - Canada Flora
& Fauna at:
VEFF Yahoo! Group at:
WCA (World Castles on the Air) at:
WLA (World Lakes Award) at:
WWFF (World-Wide Flora & Fauna) at:
WLOTA (World Lighthouses On The Air at:
BITS & PIECES
A2, BOTSWANA -
operation April 2014.
The same team that
brought you the exciting 7P8D
expedition in 2012, are teaming
up again. This
time bringing you the
excitment of Botswana A22D DX Pedition. Our
again to give this
entity to as many deserving DX'ers on as many bands
possible. High on the wanted list on CW and RTTY, we will
these modes but SSB will be there too. We have some fantastic
lined up. So.... 160m-10m we hope to hear YOU in the pileups.