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"Islands, Castles & Portable Operations"

I.C.P.O. Bulletin (16-23 September 2011)
"Islands, Castles & Portable Operations"
Listing is by calendar date (day/month/year)
16/09/2011: Stuie VK8NSB, Franck VK8FNCY, Steve 9M6DXX, John 9M6XRO and Oli MW0JRX will be active as 4W6A from Atauro Island (IOTA OC-232), Timor-Leste, on 16-26th of September 2011. QRV on 160-10 metre CW, SSB and RTTY, with three stations, two using full licensed power linear amplifiers, and a third running 100 watts. Antennas will mainly be quarter-wave verticals and vertical dipoles, all located within a few metres of the ocean. For 160m an inverted-L will be used. Atauro Island was activated only once, by 4W6GH/p, back in 2000. Accommodation is very basic and will be in beach huts with no mains electricity or running water. All power for the DXpedition will be provided using hired generators. QSL via M0URX - online QSL request form, and LoTW. Website: [425 DX News]
16/09/2011: Ely, IN3VZE, will once again be active as 7Q7CE from the Resort Club Makokola, located on the south west shore of Lake Malawi. This will be a holiday style activation (80-10m SSB/RTTY) between 16 September and 3 October, 2011. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [dx-world]
16/09/2011: Gab, HA3JB, will be active as 9H3IP from the Republic of Malta (IOTA EU-023, MIA MM-001, WLOTA 1113) from 16-27 September 2011. He will operate holiday style on 80-10 metre CW, RTTY, PSK31, SSTV and SSB. He plans to participate in the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (24-25th September), CQ Zone 15, as a Single-Op/Single-Band entry. QSL direct to HA3JB. [425 DX News]
16/09/2011: Jose, EA8CNR, reports that special callsign EG8LM will be aired from 16-18 September, 2011. Activity is to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Fiestas de Las Marías in the city of Santa Maria de Guia on the Island of Gran Canaria (IOTA AF-004, DIE S-005, WFF EAFF-078, WLOTA 0969, WW Loc. IL28ED, DME 35023). QRV on 40, 20, 15, 12 and 10 metre SSB only. QSL via EA8CNR, by the bureau or direct. Website: [OPDX Bulletin]
16/09/2011: Look for IP1/IQ1SP (on the HF bands, SSB and CW) and IP1/IK1WVR (on 6 and 2 metres SSB) to be active from Tino Island (IOTA EU-083, IIA SP-002, MIA MI-114, WLOTA 0645, WW Loc. JN44WA) from 16-18 September, 2011. The special permission granted by the Italian Navy is for activities to take place only from 8 to 14 UTC each day. QSL via home calls. [425 DX News]
16/09/2011: Operators Jiri OK1IEC, Jan OK1JK, Jiri OK1JST and Vaclav OK1VVT plan to be active as OX4OK and possibly OX/homecall from the OX2A club station at the Kangelussuaq Airport (WW Loc. GP47QA), Greenland (IOTA NA-018, WFF OZFF-006, WLOTA 0072) from 16-26 September 2011. QRV on 80-10 metres, depending on propagation, and 2m EME (JT65b). QSL via home calls or via OK1JST. [OPDX Bulletin]
16/09/2011: Atsu, JA8FAA (T88GO), and Tatsuo, JA8CMC (T88TO), will be active from the Republic of Palau (IOTA OC-009) from 16-19 September 2011. QRV on 80-10 metre CW and SSB. QSL via home calls, direct or bureau. []
16/09/2011: Look for Heinz, DF6ZY, to be active as TK/DF6ZY from the island of Corsica (IOTA EU-014, DIFM TK-001, MIA MCO-001, WLOTA 1390) between 16 September and 3 October, 2011. QRV on 80-10m, with focus on RTTY. QSL direct or bureau to DF6ZY. []
17/09/2011: Christian, F8EZX/p, and Michel, F5GNY/p, will activate the Castle of Pierre-Paul Riquet (DFCF 31-049), located in the commune of Bonrepos-Riquet (CP 31590), canton [county] of Verfeil (DDCF 31-37), Department Haute-Garonne/31 and Province Midi-Pyrenees (DPF 15) on 17th and 18th September 2011. QRV starting about 0800 local time on 80, 40 and 20 metres. QSL via home calls, bureau or direct. [F6FNA]
17/09/2011: Laurent, F8FSC, will be active on 17 September, 2011, as homecall/p from the Mill of Balanod (DMF 39-060), located in the commune of Balanod (CP 39160), canton [county] of St. Amour (DDCF 39-25), Department Jura/39 and Province Franche-Comte (DPF 10). This mill will finish the trilogy of the marble-mason's yard on the sector of St. Amour. QRV 80 and 40 metre (possibly 20m). QSL via home call, bureau or direct. [F8FSC]
17/09/2011: Look for Joe, K5KUA/5, to once again be QRV from Galveston Island (IOTA NA-143, USi TX001S), Galveston county, Texas, on the 17th and 18th September 2011. Expect activity on, or near, the usual island and IOTA frequencies. QSL direct or via bureau to K5KUA. []
17/09/2011: Andy, N8OFS (SMIRK #6737, IHRAS #0007), will be as N8OFS/8 for the 17 September 2011 EmComm Exercise. QRV on 52.525 MHz FM, using 50W from a TS-60 to 29.4ft of LMR-400 to the "DOMINATOR" at 9.5 feet. This will be the Portable Pickup Truck setup, Grid Loc. EN91ns. QSL via N8OFS, direct only ( or via eQSL. [N8OFS]
18/09/2011: Dennis, W1UE, will be active from the island of Jamaica (IOTA NA-097, WLOTA 0214, CQ Zone 08) between 18 September and 4 October, 2011, as 6Y/W1UE. He will also participate in the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (24-25 September) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry, using a special callsign (TBA). Outside of the contest Dennis will be active on the WARC bands, focus on RTTY with some CW and SSB. QSL via home call, direct only (CBA 2009 or later). [NG3K]
18/09/2011: Andy, N8OFS, will be homecall/p during the CX (Classic Exchange) Phone contest (18-19 September), broadcasting live and direct from the BIG Caboose at the beloved AC&J Railroad (Jefferson Ohio EN91or Ashtabula County). He will start and CQ on 52.525FM, then move to 52.500AM (unless your boat anchor won't go that high, or is rockbound; then we'll work something out), then switch to 52.500USB; then back to 52.525FM to finish the QSO. If you have another rig that will do 6 Meters, then repeat the process all over again. Equiptment: A 17 year old Kenwood TS-60 to 29.4ft of LMR-400 to the 'DOMINATOR' 5/8 wave Vertical at 29.5ft off the ground supported by the Caboose roofwalk and a 8' Shakespeare heavy duty mast. QSL Instructions: QSL Direct or eQSL with AG status... Log will be uploaded to LoTW; but I still want a Card, eQSL with AG status, or both. [N8OFS]
18/09/2011: Peter, PA1LP, will be active as PZ5LP from Nieuw Nickerie (WW Loc. GJ15MW), Nickerie district, Suriname, between 18 September and 15 October, 2011. He will be QRV mostly on BPSK31 and RTTY. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. []
18/09/2011: Ulf, DL5AXX, will be active as T88UE from the West Plaza by the Sea Hotel, Koror Island, Republic of Palau (IOTA OC-009, WW Loc. PJ77FI) from 18-27 September 2011. He will also be active as T8XX for CQWW RTTY Contest (24-25 September). Outside the contest, expect activity on all bands propagation permitting. QSL both calls via DL5AXX. [OPDX Bulletin]
21/09/2011: Al, W6HGF, will be active as W6HGF/KH0 from the Saipan Rental Shack (IOTA OC-086, USi NI002S, WLOTA 1333, WW Loc. QK25UF) from 21-30 September 2011. Activity will focus on RTTY, with participation in the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (24-25 September) planned. QSL via home call, direct with SAE and $2 for postage, or SASE for US hams. Website: []
21/09/2011: Jamie, WW3S and Ray, ND8L will be on as VP9I from the VP9GE QTH in Bailey's Bay, Bermuda (IOTA NA-005, WW Loc. FM72PI) for the 2011 CQ WW RTTY Contest (24-25th September). QSL via N1HRA. Outside of the contest, look for them to be active on all bands as VP9/WW3S and VP9/ND8L. QSL via LoTW or SASE to their CBA. [NG3K]
22/09/2011: Dusan, S52DG, will be active as 9A/S52DG/P from Krk Island (IOTA EU-136, ACIA IC-105, CIA-22, IOCA CI-046, MIA MC-185, WLOTA 1342), Kvarner Bay, Primorje-Gorski Kotar county, from 22-25 September, 2011. QRV on 160-10 metre CW and SSB. QSL via home call. [OPDX Bulletin]
22/09/2011: Ruggero IK2PZC (5C2P), Leo I8LWL (5C2L), Fred IK7JWX (5C2J), Simon IZ7ATN (5C2SG), Ampelio IS0AGY (5C2B) Mounaim CN8QY (Essaouira, Morocco) and Belkaid CN8QX (Dakhla, Morocco) will be active from their base camp located in Dakhla city (WW Loc. IL23AQ) from 22-29 September 2011. They will also be active as 5C2 personal calls /P from the lighthouse of of Dakhla (ARLHS WSA-001, WW Loc. IL23AQ) and the National Park of the coast of Dakhla (WFF CNFF-007, WW Loc. IL23AR), Morocco. The main purpose of the DXpedition is to activate Herne Island (IOTA AF-068, WW Loc. IL23CU), South Western Sahara, as 5C2 personal calls /P. Plans are to be QRV using all modes on the HF bands, WARC bands and 6 metres. The team might try an entry in the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (24-25 September) using the callsign 5C2P. QSL via their home calls, direct or bureau. QSL 5C2SG via IZ7ATN, direct ( QSL CN8QY and CN8QX via I8LWL, direct only. At the present time they need supporters, sponsors, contributors. Stay tuned for further info! [IK7JWX]
22/09/2011: A group of German and Luxembourg operators will be active from the 'Ranch Moot' contest station, located near Wiltz, Luxembourg (WW Loc. JN29XX), as LX8M from 22-25 September, 2011. Activity will be on 80-10 metre CW, SSB and various Digital modes. They will also be active during the CQWW RTTY Contest (24-25 September). QSL via LX1ER. [OPDX Bulletin]
24/09/2011: A team of operators will activate the Eschdorf, Luxembourg, contest station LX7I during the CQWW RTTY Contest (24-25 September) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via LX2A. Website: [NG3K]
25/09/2011: Look for Villy, LA4GY, to be active as SV5/LA4GY from the island of Rodos [aka Rhodes] (IOTA EU-001, GIOTA DKS-006, MIA MGD-028, WLOTA 0045), between 25 September and 10 October, 2011. QRV on 40m-6m CW, SSB and the Digital modes, using Yaesu FT817ND and Longwire / Buddistick. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. []
26/09/2011: Ben, N6MUF (YJ0ABP) and Tom, NQ7R (YJ0ANR) will be active from Port-Vila, Efate Island, Republic of Vanuatu (IOTA OC-035), between 26 September and 14 October, 2011. QRV on all HF bands, propagation permitting. QSL YJ0ABP via DJ0YI, direct or bureau. QSL YJ0ANR via NQ7R. [NG3K]
30/09/2011: Ric, DL2VFR, plans to be active as PA/DL2VFR from Ameland Island (IOTA EU-038 WLOTA 1059) between 30 September and 6 October, 2011. QRV on the HF bands, mainly CW. QSL via home call, bureau or direct. []
13/10/2011: Sergio, IZ4BBF, member of the MO-DX-IT (MOdena - DX - Italian Team), will be active as F/IZ4BBF from the 13th to the 16th of October 2011 from the island of Sainte Marguerite (IOTA EU-058, DIFM ME020, MIA MF-028). QRV on IOTA frequencies on 40, 30, 20, 17, 15, 12, 10 metre CW and SSB. QSL via home call ( and []
19/10/2011: Mike, DL4ABO, will be active from the island of Mallorca (IOTA EU-004, DIE E-021, MIA MB-004, WLOTA 1902) as EA6/DL4ABO from 19-24 October, 2011. Activity will be QRP with FT-817, focus on 30m CW. QSL via home call, bureau preferred. []
21/10/2011: After last year's successful expedition to Banjul, The Gambia, during which the Czecho-Slovak team participated in the CQWW CW contest to gain the world trophy in the Multi-Multi category, Richard OK8WW/OM2TW and Jiri OK1RI organize another contest DXpedition to this country. A group of 12 ops from OK and OM will operate under the callsign C50C from 21 October until 1 November and from 20 November until 29 November, 2011. Their main aim is to participate in both parts of the CQWW Contest (SSB and CW) under the callsign C5A. Plans are to be QRV on the HF bands 160-10m. Operators will be: Richard OK8WW/OM2TW, Jiri OK1RI, Joe OM5AW, Jiri OK1DO, Norbert OM6NM, Jan OM2IB, Lada OK1DIX, Petr OK1FFU, Zdenek OK1DSZ, Vlada OK1NU, David OK1RK and Vitek OK5MM. QSL via Brani OM2FY, direct or bureau. Website: []
27/10/2011: Look for DXpedition callsign TU2T to be active from Azuretti, Grand-Bassam, Region du Sud-Comoe, Ivory Coast (WW Loc. IJ85CE), between 27 October and 11 November, 2011. QRV on 160-6 metres, using all modes as possible. Pilot station will be Art, IK7JWY. Operators include Alfeo I1HJT, Silvano I2YSB, Vinicio IK2CIO, Angelo IK2CKR, Marcello IK2DIA, Stefano IK2HKT and Gino IK2RZP. A real time online log will be available during the DXpedition. Also a forum has been set up ( QSL via direct to I2YSB, QSL via the bureau to IK2CIO. Full information, updates and online forum can be found on their website at: []
07/11/2011: Joachim DL9MS (8P9MS), Frank DL8YHR (8P9DL) and Hermann DL2NUD (8P9HP) will be active holiday style from St. Peter Parish, island of Barbados (IOTA NA-021, WLOTA 0999, Grid Loc. GK03), from 7-21 November, 2011. Plans are to be QRV on the HF bands, plus 6 and 2 metre EME. The EME station will be TRX and BEKO EME Power into 14 el XPol DF7KF (TX circular, RX all polarisations). There is also the possibility of some 1.2 GHz EME using 62el Yagi, 400W at Dipol, 0,35db DB6NT RX Amplifier, and QRG shall be 1296.120 MHz. QSL via their home calls. Website: [MMMonVHF]
30/12/2011: Eugene, RA0FF, will be active from the West Plaza by the Sea Hotel, Koror Island, Republic of Palau (IOTA OC-009, WW Loc. PJ77FI), as T88OW between 30 December, 2011 and 8 January, 2012. QRV on 160-6 metres. QSL via home call. []
03/02/2012: A German team consisting of Heidi DK1MA, Sid DM2AYO, Rolf DL7VEE, Jan DL7JAN, Klaus DK1AX, Jürgen DF1AL, Heye DJ9RR, Dietmar DL2HWA and Uwe DJ9HX plan to be active as ZK2C from the Namukulu Cottages, located in the north-west part of the Niue Island (IOTA OC-040, WFF ZLFF-021, WLOTA 2139, WW Loc. AH51BB), from 3-17 February, 2012. They will be QRV on all bands (160m to 6m) in CW, SSB and RTTY with three stations on air simultaneously using 500 watt solid state amplifiers and various antennas. QSL bureau via DL7JAN or direct and OQRS. Online log will be available at ClubLog. Further information and updates on their website at: []
16/09/2011: The Radio Club of Krotkofalowcow (SP6ZJP, SN6G) is celebrating its 25th anniversary by activating the special callsign 3Z25ZJP until the end of September, 2011. QSL via SP6ZJP. More information can be found at: [DX Newsletter]
16/09/2011: The special event station S550ACP celebrates 50 years of HAM radio in Brezice (1961 - 2011), Slovenia, until 30 November, 2011. QRV on all the HF bands and modes. QSL via S59ACP, eQSL, LoTW. For more information check: [DX Newsletter]
16/09/2011: Mark, KM6HB, for the 7th straight year will operate as special event station, K6P, from 16-18 September, 2011. Activity is to commemorate 'National POW-MIA Recognition Day' and 'Honor and remember those that have served'. Suggested SSB frequencies are: 7250, 14253 and 18150 kHz (+/- QRM). QSL for a picture QSL card via KM6HB: Mark McMullen, P.O. Box 27271, Santa Ana, California 92799, USA. Logs will be uploaded to EQSL and LOTW. [ODPX Bulletin]
17/09/2011: Special callsign GB2BCL will be active from Barmoor Castle, Northumberland (Nr Lowick) during the weekend 17th - 18th September 2011. The main activity for GB2BCL starts at 10 am - 5 pm on Sunday 18th September. BCL stands for Barmoor Castle Lowick (Northumberland) in the North East of England (IOTA EU-005, WLOTA 1841). The callsign commemorates the Anniversary of the historic battle of Flodden Hill on 9th September 1513. Members of the Northumbria ARC and Border AR Society (Berwick Upon Tweed) join together to make this a special day. The station transmits on most of the HF frequencies and VHF. QSL via the RSGB bureau. Website: [GB2RS]
17/09/2011: The Mississauga Amateur Radio Club, VE3MIS, will once again operate a Halton County Radial Railway special event station on September 17th, 2011, 1400 to 2000 UTC. SSB frequencies will be 7.227 MHz, 14.240 Mhz, 21.315 MHz, 28.480 MHz (+/- QRM), as propagation permits. Requests for QSL cards to MARC, c/o Michael Brickell, VE3TKI, 2801 Bucklepost Crescent, Mississauga, ON L5N 1X6 Canada, with an SASE. A certificate will also be available. Please note: they can not use US stamps for return mail from Canada to the USA. However, green $tamps will be gratefully received. Website: [MARC]
20/09/2011: Special event station HF36POL will be active between 20 September and 6 November, 2011, to celebrate the departure XXXVI Polish Antarctic Expedition to the Henryk Arctowski Station (WAP POL-01) on Antarctica. The Expedition leaves from Gdynia on board the M/V Polar Pioneer. About 6th of November the team will reach Admiralty Bay on King George Island (IOTA AN-010, WFF SPFF-024, WLOTA 0312) and begin their reaserch. A special 'Arctowski Antarctic Award' is available thanks to the Polish Academy of Sciences, Department of Antarctic Biology in Warsaw, and the Polish Amateur Radio Union. QSL via SP9YI, direct or by the SP Bureau 29. Website: [ODPX Bulletin]
23/09/2011: The Merrimack Valley YMCA and Murph, WA1VKO will activate the special callsign W1Y in Celebration of Camp Kitchen Renovations on 23-25th September 2011. The operation will take place from Bear Island (USi NH017L), Lake Winnipesaukee, Belknap county, New Hampshire (WW Loc. FN43HP). Plans are to be QRV on 3.850, 7.225, 14.200 and 21.300 MHz. A special QSL card will be available from WA1VKO (Michael Murphy, PO Box 1024, East Hampstead, NH 03826-1024 USA). [USi]
U.S.A. Special Events can be found at:
16/09-27/09 9H3IP: Malta Island WLOTA:1113 QSL HA3JB (d)
16/09-18/09 EG8LM: Isla de Gran Canaria WLOTA:0969 QSL EA8CNR (d/b)
16/09-18/09 IP1/IK1WVR: Isola del Tino WLOTA:0645 QSL HC (d/b)
16/09-18/09 IP1/IQ1SP: Isola del Tino WLOTA:0645 QSL HC (d/b)
16/09-26/09 OX/OK1IEC: Greenland WLOTA:0072 QSL HC (d/b)
16/09-26/09 OX/OK1JK: Greenland WLOTA:0072 QSL HC (d/b)
16/09-26/09 OX/OK1JST: Greenland WLOTA:0072 QSL HC (d/b)
16/09-26/09 OX/OK1VVT: Greenland WLOTA:0072 QSL HC (d/b)
16/09-26/09 OX4OK: Greenland WLOTA:0072 QSL OK1JST (d/b)
16/09-03/10 TK/DF6ZY: Corsica Island WLOTA:1390 QSL HC (d/b)
17/09-18/09 GB2BCL: England (main island) WLOTA:1841 QSL RSGB Buro
17/09-18/09 JW3C: Spitsbergen Island WLOTA:0125 QSL LA9DFA (d/b)
18/09-04/10 6Y/W1UE: Jamaika Island WLOTA:0214 QSL HC (d)
21/09-30/09 W6HGF/KH0: Saipan Island WLOTA:1333 QSL HC (d)
22/09-25/09 9A/S52DG/P: Krk Island WLOTA:1342 QSL HC (d/b)
K0PVW - Robert - Sept 17, 2011 to Sept 17, 2011 - SSB Only
Robert will be placing the following Kansas and possibly Oklahoma Counties on the air: Butler/Marion, Chase, Lyon, Coffey/Osage, Greenwood, Elk, Chautauqua, Cowley(KS)/Osage(OK) or Osage(OK)/Kay(OK) and Cowley. If time permits he may do Pawnee(OK), Noble(OK) and Sumner(KS). Primary band will be 20M, but he will have his tuner so 40M may be a possibility. His first county set should be around 14:30 UTC (9:30 Central). QSL via home call. [County Hunter Web]
K7TM - Bob - 1* - 9/19 to 9/21 or 9/22 - SSB and CW
Montana Roundup before the SNOW flies. MT: Sanders, Lake, Missoula, Powell, Lewis & Clark, Cascade, Teton, Pondera, Chouteau, Fergus, Judith Basin, Wheatland, Stillwater, Carbon, Sweetgrass, Park, Gallatin, Broadwater, Madison, Jefferson, Silver Bow, Deer Lodge and Ravalli (list subject to change). Bands: 40, 30, 20 and 17 metres. QSL via home call. [County Hunter Web]
16/09-26/09 OX4OK: Greenland NA-018 Grid:GP47QA 2m EME (JT65b) QSL OK1JST (d/b)
17/09 Connecticut QSO Party 6/2m included 0000z-2359z
17/09-18/09 ARRL 10-GHz Cumulative 10 GHz & Up 17 0600-18 2400 local
17/09-18/09 SARL VHF/UHF Contest CW/SSB/FM 17 1000z-18 1000z
17/09-18/09 South Carolina QSO Party 6m-70cm included 17 1300z-18 2100z
17/09-18/09 Washington State Salmon Run 6m included 17 1600z-18 2400z
17/09 N8OFS/8: EmComm Exercise Grid:EN91ns 52.525FM 50W QSL HC (d)
18/09 Belgian Mills Award Contest 2m SSB/FM 0600z-1000z
18/09 Contest Lario 50 MHz Digital 0800z-1200z
18/09 W.A.B. 144MHz Low Power Phone 1000z - 1400z
18/09-19/09 CX Exchange Contest AM/SSB/FM 6/2m included 18 1300z-19 0700z
18/09-19/09 N8OFS/P: Caboose/p SMIRK#6737 Grid:EN91OR 52.525FM+52.500AM+
52.500USB 50w QSL HC (d)
19/09 SVHF Fall Sprint 144MHz 1900-2300 local
20/09 LY 1296 MHz Activity Contest CW/SSB/FM 1700z-2059z
20/09 NRAU 1.3GHz Activity Contest 1700z-2100z
20/09 RSGB 2.3GHz UKAC 2000z-2230z
22/09-29/09 5C2B: Dakhla, Morocco Grid:IL23AQ 6m all mode QSL IS0AGY (d/b)
22/09-29/09 5C2J: Dakhla, Morocco Grid:IL23AQ 6m all mode QSL IK7JWX (d/b)
22/09-29/09 5C2L: Dakhla, Morocco Grid:IL23AQ 6m all mode QSL I8LWL (d/b)
22/09-29/09 5C2P: Dakhla, Morocco Grid:IL23AQ 6m all mode QSL IK2PZC (d/b)
22/09-29/09 5C2SG: Dakhla, Morocco Grid:IL23AQ 6m all mode QSL IZ7ATN (d)
22/09-29/09 CN8QX: Dakhla, Morocco Grid:IL23AQ 6m all mode QSL CBA
22/09-29/09 CN8QY: Dakhla, Morocco Grid:IL23AQ 6m all mode QSL I8LWL (d)
23/09-28/09 5C2B/P: Herne Island AF-068 Grid:IL23CU 6m QSL IS0AGY (d/b)
23/09-28/09 5C2J/P: Herne Island AF-068 Grid:IL23CU 6m QSL IK7JWX (d/b)
23/09-28/09 5C2L/P: Herne Island AF-068 Grid:IL23CU 6m QSL I8LWL (d/b)
23/09-28/09 5C2P/P: Herne Island AF-068 Grid:IL23CU 6m QSL IK2PZC (d/b)
23/09-28/09 5C2SG/P: Herne Island AF-068 Grid:IL23CU 6m QSL IZ7ATN (d)
23/09-28/09 CN8QY/P: Herne Island AF-068 Grid:IL23CU 6m QSL I8LWL (d)
Contest Calendar:
GOT6??? - Six Meter Information by Andy 'NEON' Sargent N8OFS at: (Updated 14 September, 2011)
Information about current VHF activities can be found on the VHF DX portal "Make More Miles on VHF" at:
SOTA (Summits On The Air) Watch Alerts at:
On 13 September 2011 GM4FDM wrote:
5X1SF cards arrived from the printer and first batch going out today.
QSLs via Direct: 5R8IC (F6ICX), 5R8RJ (DJ7RJ), 5WØIR (EA1IR), 9M6XRO/P (MØURX), 9N7DX (4Z4DX), 9UØA (DL7UFR), 9XØSP (DL7UFR), C21YY (OH2YY), CYØ/K8LEE (OQRS - NØTG), CYØ/N1SNB (OQRS - NØTG), D44BS (, DR6ØBENE (DG2MEL), EI5IMD (EI9FBB), FT5GA (F5OGL), HI8CSS (, JD1BMH (JG7PSJ), KH8/EA1IR (H/c), OY/PA2A (H/c), PJ2T (W3HNK), PJ6D (K5AND), RA1QQ [EU-162] (, SY2V (SV2GJV) and VK4LS (
IOTA (Islands On The Air) at:
WCA (World Castles on the Air) at:
WFF (World Flora & Fauna) at:
WLOTA (World Lighthouses On The Air at:
PRESS RELEASE NUMBER 6: September 9, 2011
This is the sixth and final press release before the 4W6A DXpedition.
The bulk of the equipment, including the linear amplifiers, the
Titanex V160E vertical, Hexbeam and other antennas, left Darwin,
Australia, on 6 September. It has all arrived safely in Dili,
Timor-Leste, and is now awaiting the arrival of the team next week.
9M6DXX and 9M6XRO leave Malaysia on 12 September for a transit stop in
Bali, from where they plan to be active 'holiday style' as YB9/G4JVG
and YB9/GM3OOK respectively. Unfortunately, due to a late change of
airline timetable, they will not now arrive in Dili before the
afternoon of Friday 16 September. The chartered boat taking the team
and the equipment to Atauro Island has therefore been rescheduled to
later that afternoon.
It is likely that only one or two stations will be on the air that day
as the team will run out of daylight before all the antennas can be
erected. The remainder of the antenna work will commence at first
light the following morning (approximately 2115UTC on 16 September)
and 4W6A should be fully operational by the morning (UTC) of 17
4W6A will be QRV on all bands 10 to 160 metres, using CW, SSB and RTTY
with up to four stations simultaneously. It is hoped that log search
will be available, thanks to the Clublog facility (go to, but this is dependent on a
reliable Internet connection being available on the island. Col,
MM0NDX, is the pilot for 4W6A and is responsible for providing
feedback to the team. He may be contacted at
The QSL manager is M0URX, direct (SAE plus 1 IRC / $2), via the
bureau, or LoTW. The entire log will be uploaded to LoTW as quickly as
possible after the end of the operation or, if possible, also during
the DXpedition. Direct or bureau QSLs may also be requested using the
M0URX Online QSL Request Service (OQRS) at
(there is also a link from the 4W6A website at
We look forward to having fun in the pile-ups and we hope you have fun
chasing 4W6A. 73, The 4W6A Team.
With the kind cooperation of the Finnish Lighthouse Society and their transportation partner, Captain Mats Sjostrom of Aland Islands, Radio Arcala, OH8X and their associates are announcing a 4-week DXpedition to Market Reef (IOTA EU-053, ARLHS MAR-001, TWLHD WLH OJ0-001, WFF OHFF-038, WLOTA 0542) - OJ0X - to commence on 14 September, 2011. An international team of thirteen (13) ops will operate on one-week shifts with on-the-fly team changing. You can follow the happenings via the Market Reef Diary ( 1st week: SAC CW Contest and WARC bands; Nigel G3TXF, Pertti OH2PM and Henri OH3JR. 2nd week: CQWW RTTY Contest and WARC bands; Salvatore DH7SA, Dietmar DL3DXX and Tom DL5LYM. 3rd week: Low Bands and regular bands; Pekka OH1TV, Miika OH2BAD, Ilmo OH2BO and Tapani OH5BM. 4th week: SAC SSB Contest and WARC bands; Martti OH2BH, Teemu SM0W and Rick SM6U. They will have two stations active most of the time. Log search will be available at Clublog ( but it may not be updated daily due to poor Internet access from Market Reef. QSL via OH2BH. Further information can be found at: []
RAC Bulletin 2011-027E - Ontario South director re-elected.
Congratulations are extended to Mr. Jeffrey Stewart, VA3WXM who was recently re-elected as the RAC Director for Ontario South. This nomination was unopposed, eliminating the need for a balloted election. Mr. Stewart was initially voted in as the Director in May 2011 and has been a certified amateur operator since March 1999 and involved in many aspects of the hobby. Mr. Stewart's term will be extended to cover January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2013.
Paul Burggraaf VO1PRB
RAC Corporate Secretary
73 and Good DX!
Dave Raycroft, VA3RJ
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