|09 February, 2009
NA-092. Fred, N5IVZ, plans to activate South Padre Island (USI TX-007S,
Cameron County, Texas), on February 28th (1400-2300z). There was no mention of a special callsign. This is a special IOTA operation to celebrate 90 years of the U.S. Coast Guard in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas and to honor the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary service of the present, past and future Guardians of the Sea. QSL via his home callsign, direct only.
NA-191. (Update) Operators Klaus/DK6AO, Gunter/TI7WGI, Andy/DH8WR (EA2CRX), Norbert/DL2RNS, Rene/DL2JRM and Daniel/DL5YWM will be active as TI7*** (TBA) from San Jose Island (Guanacaste Province), Costa Rica, between April 17-20th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31. QSL via DK6AO, direct or by the bureau. For updates and more info, please visit their Web page at: http://ti7.info
OC-135. By the time you read this, Jerry, P29ZAD, should be active from Buka Island, Soloman Islands, until February 27th. He is there working just North of Buka Town. If possible, Jerry will operate if he has time. QSL via NI5DX, direct or by the Bureau. For more information, please visit Jerry's Blog at: http://p29zad.blogspot.com
SA-080. Operators Orlando/PT2OP and Marcelo/PY6KW will activate Tinhare Island (DIB BA-05), Brazil, between February 20-24th. Look for PT2OP to use the special callsign PX6T, while PY6KW will use homecall/p or possibly a special callsign. PLEASE NOTE: This operation will also count for the Lighthouse of Morro de Sao Paulo (DFB BA-06, ARLHS BRA-157).
The team will also activate Boipeba Island (DIB BA-04) in the same island group between February 25th and March 1st. PT2OP will use the special callsign PX6B, while PY6KW will use homecall/p or possibly a special callsign. Activity on both islands will be mainly 40 and 20 meters SSB using only 100 watts into a G5RV antenna. QSL PX6T and PX6B via PT2OP. QSL PY6KW/p via his home callsign.