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Главная » 2009 » Июль » 24 » ICPO Bulletin (July 23 - 31, 2009)
ICPO Bulletin (July 23 - 31, 2009)
13:49
"Islands, Castles & Portable Operations"
Listing is by calendar date (day/month/year)
============================================
22/07/2009:  Kostas/SV1DPI, Nikos/SV3BSF, Dimitris/SV1CIB and/Vasilis
SV1DPJ will go to Kythira Island (EU-113, GIOTA INS-004, MIA MG-062
WLOTA L-1703) from late afternoon of July 22nd to July 26th. During the
IOTA Contest the call will be SX8Z. Before the contest the operators
will be active signing call/8. QSL for operators via bureau or direct.
QSL for SX8Z via SV1DPI via direct or LotW. [SV1DPI]

23/07/2009:  C6APR will be in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) from
the Crooked Island Lodge, Pittstown Point, Crooked island (NA-113),
Bahamas, as a Multi-operator, Mixed-mode, High Power, DXpediton entry.
The team is Peter/W2GJ, Ed/K3IXD, Dallas/W3PP, and Jim/K4QO. Before and
after the contest (from July 23 to 27th) C6APR will be on 80m to 10m
including the WARC bands, CW and SSB. The team will sign C6AXD on RTTY
and C6AQO on 6m (grid FL22). The calls are good for Bird Rock Lighthouse
(ARLHS BAH-005, Admiralty J 4792) as well as IOTA NA-113 and Grid
Locater FL22tt. All QSLs via K3IXD, direct or by the Bureau. [K3IXD]

23/07/2009:  Members of the NA-128 Contest Group will activate the
special callsign CG200I (Charly Golf Two Hundred India) from Ile Verte
(NA-128, CIsA QC-015, Grid FN58) between July 23-26th, including an
entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th), to commemorate the 200th
anniversary of the lighthouse (ARLHS CAN-244, WLOTA 1404). Operators
mentioned are Frank/VA2RC, Martin/VA2ZO, Eric/VE2EDA, Dany/VE2EBK,
Jean/VE2FSK, Steve/VE2TKH, Martin/VE2MTK and Guy/VE2QRA. The group will
operate many stations from the lighthouse keeper's quarters on all bands
(160-6 meters) and all major modes (AO-51, SSB, CW and RTTY/PSK31).
During the IOTA Contest, a station will be dedicated to the contest
exclusively on SBB or CW. The QSL is via VE2CQ, direct or Bureau. Note:
NA-128 is made up of more than 45 islands, rocks and smaller reefs and
more than half of them are accessible for future NA-128 expeditions.
[VE2EBK]

23/07/2009:  Members of the Dalkey Island Contest Group plan to activate
Clare island (EU-121, WLOTA L 1935), County Mayo, for the forthcoming
IOTA Contest which takes place July 25-26th. The callsign EJ1DD will be
used in a '100 watt DXpedition' entry. QSL information is via EI7CC.
Operators will be Paul/EI2CA, Paul/EI5DI, Tony/EI6EW, Peter/EI7CC,
Sean/EI7CD, Seamus/EI8BP and Aidan/EI8CE. Look for activity also from
the individual operators using the EJ prefix between July 23-27th (QSL
via home calls). [F5NQL]

23/07/2009:  David, EI3GKB will be active July 23-27th as EJ3GKB from
the island of Inisheer [Irish: Inis Oírr] (IOTA EU-006, WLOTA 2314, WW
Loc. IO53FB), Aran Islands, Co Galaway, including an entry in the RSGB
IOTA Contest (July 25-26th). QRV 80-6 meters, before and after the IOTA
contest. QSL direct only to EI3GKB (QRZ.com), with SASE/SAE and
sufficient postage. [EI3GKB]

23/07/2009:  The Cray Valley Radio Society will once again be active as
G3RCV/p on the Isles of Scilly (EU-011) from July 23-28th on all bands,
and we will sign M8C during the IOTA contest. There will be no 2 meter
activity in the contest this year. QSL via G3RCV. [Pete's-DX-Newsdesk]

23/07/2009:  Members of the Barry Amateur Radio Society (BARS) will
activate Flatholm Island (EU-124, WLOTA L-0007), Wales, again for five
days this year between July 23rd and July 28th. During the RSGB IOTA
Contest (July 25-26th), they will use the callsign GW8K. They will use
the callsign GB5FI for activity before and after the contest. QSL via
GW0ANA, direct or bureau. [OPDX Bulletin]

23/07/2009:  Operators Colin/G3VCQ, Sharon/M3VCQ, Andy/M0GAV,
Joanne/2E0JOX and Tim/2E0TJX will be active as MM3M during the RSGB IOTA
Contest (July 25-26th) from the isle of Arran (EU-123, IOSA CL01, SCOTIA
CS14). Operations before and after the contest (July 23-27th) possibly
using the call GM3VCQ. QSL via G3VCQ direct or Bureau. [rsgbiota.org]

23/07/2009:  Alfredo/IK7JWX, along with second Op Vincenzo/I7PXV will
activate a new reference for the Italian Castles Award (DCI LE-269),
July 23rd, using the callsign IY7NGM/p. They plan to activate the Castle
of Casamassella-Uggiano La Ch. (DCI reference LE-269) on as many HF
bands as propagation permits. QSL via IK7JWX, bureau preferred. [IK7JWX]

23/07/2009:  Members of the Cockenzie & Port Seton Amateur Radio Club
will operate from the island of Tiree [Gaelic for 'land of corn'] (IOSA
NH04, SCOTIA DI10, WLOTA L-2232, WAB NM04), Inner Hebrides (EU-008),
during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) using the club's special
contest callsign GM2T. Look for pre-contest activity by the members
signing as MM0CPS/p. Team members consist of: Cambell/MM0DXC,
Bob/GM4UYZ, John/MM0JXI, Brian/M0RNR, Gary/MM0FZV, Moe/MM0MRM,
Geoff/MM5AHO, David/MM0XDG, Ellis/GM4GZW, Bob/GM4IKT, Jim/G3VOU,
Brian/G4UJE, Jonno/M5FUN, Malcolm/MM0YMG, Duncan/MM0GZZ and
Steve/MM3YPN. QSL GM2T and MM0CPS/p via GM4UYZ, direct or bureau.
[CPSARC]

23/07/2009:  Gabi/DF9TM, Frank/DL2SWW and Ric/DL2VFR will be active from
Römö island (EU-125, NS-001 for the Danish Islands Award) as OZ0FR from
July 23-26th, including the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th). They will
be using high power in CW and SSB into a Yagi-Antenna for 20-10 meters,
a SteppIR-vertical (BigIR) for 40-10 meters and Dipoles for 80 and 40
meters. This activity also counts for the Vadehavet National Park (WFF
reference OZFF-004, for the World Flora & Fauna Award). QSL via DL2VFR
(also via DL Bureau, do not send QSLs via OZ Bureau). More details later
on www.iota-expedition.de/ [DL2VFR]

23/07/2009:  John, G3LAS will operate SSB and CW as SM5/G3LAS from Fogdo
Island (EU-084) between July 23-27th, including an entry in the RSGB
IOTA Contest. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [425 DX News]

23/07/2009:  A Ukrainian and Moldavian team will be active as homecall/p
from Tuzla Island (EU-180) between July 23-27th. Activity will be on CW
and SSB. Operators mentioned are US0KW, US0ZZ, UT2XQ, UT4ZG, UT7UT,
UU0JM, UU1AZ, UU4JDD, UU4JMG, UY6IM, UT/ER1DA, UT/ER3DW, UT/ER3DX and
UT/ER3ZZ. QSL via their home callsigns. They will use the Black Sea
Contest Club callsign UU7J/P during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July
25-26th). QSL via UU0JM. [OPDX Bulletin]

23/07/2009:  Operators Ken/W8ND, Butch/N8CHS and Kelly/K8MCN will be
active from Big Tancook island (NA-081, CIsA NS012, WW Loc. FN74WL),
Lunenburg county, Nova Scotia, as W8ND/VE1 from July 23-26, including
the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th). QSL via K8MCN, direct or Bureau.
[rsgbiota.org]

24/07/2009:  Luis, EA1NT will be active July 24-26th as AO1I from the
island of Lobeira Grande (EU-077, DIE O-133, WLOTA L 4092), including an
entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest. Look for him on all HF bands. QSL via
home call, direct or bureau. Website: www.urlc.net/Lobeira2009.html
[rsgbiota.org]

24/07/2009:  The Wangjing HAM DX club of Beijing, China, has received
approval and will be active from Liaoning East Group (AS-158) from July
24-26th, including the IOTA Contest. Operators mentioned are BG1WUM,
BG1TEM, BG1UXS, BG1MFE, BH1BRF, BH1INL and BD1HFP. They will use
homecall/2 during their stay. QRV SSB on 40-10 meters. QSL via the
operators' home call (QRZ.cn or QRZ.com with an IRC or $1USD for the
reply postage). [BD1HFP]

24/07/2009:  A group of CT1/CT3 Operators will be QRV as CR3D and CR3R
from Chao Islet (DIP MAD-003, DPRN FF104, WLOTA 1366), Desertas Islands
(AF-046), Maderia Archipelago, from July 24-26th. They will also be
activating the Ilheu Chao lighthouse (DFP MAD-003, ARLHS MAD-001, TWLHD
WLH CT3-001, WW Loc. IM12RN). Operators mentioned are Barros/CT3BD,
Luis/CT3DL, Duarte/CT3EN, Luis/CT3EE, Jose/CT3MD, Duarte/CT3KY,
Joao/CT3NY, Jorge/CT1BOL, Jose/CT1CJJ, Paulo/CT1EFS, Filipe/CT1ILT and
Firmino/CT1IZW. Part of the Team will be mainly focused on the IOTA
Contest, others will operate mostly WARC + VHF bands, using SSB, CW and
Digital modes. They will have two HF stations for the IOTA Contest, one
HF station for WARD + 6m and one VHF station for 2m + 4m + 6m. Antennas:
HF - Verticals and Dipoles/ 6m + VHF Beams. QSL both calls via CT1BOL.
[DX World of Ham Radio]

24/07/2009:  The Sevran/F5KKD Radio Club will be active July 24-27th as
F5KKD/p from Sein island (EU-068, DIFM AT-007, WLOTA L-2721, Grid IN78),
including an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th). Operators
mentioned are David/F4FDA, Mickael/F4FFZ and Bastien/F4EYQ. They plan to
be QRV HF + VHF+ UHF bands. QSL via F5KKD, Bureau preferred. [F5NQL]

24/07/2009:  Steve, G0UIH will be active holiday style from the Isle of
Walney (EU-005, WLOTA L-1871, WAB SD26), Cumbria, as G0UIH/m from July
24-27, IOTA Contest included. QSL via home call, direct or by the
bureau. [rsgbiota.org]

24/07/2009:  David, ON4DN will be active July 24-26th as HB0/ON4DN/p
from Liechtenstein. He will operate holiday style on 40-10 meter SSB and
digital modes, with a focus on 30m. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
[425 DX News]

24/07/2009:  Alfredo, IK7JWX will be signing IC8/IY7NGM from the island
of Capri (EU-031, IIA NA-006, MIA MI-015, WW Loc. JN70CM, WAIS EM46). He
will also activate Punta Carena lighthouse (WAIL CA-008, ARLHS ITA-124,
TWLHD WLH I-031, WLOTA L-2466). QRV HF bands, possibly 6 and 2 meters
also. There may be some activity from some DCI castle references. QSL
via IK7JWX, direct or by the bureau (NO e-Qsl). [IK7JWX]

24/07/2009:  Claudio, IZ0KRC will be active from the island of Sardinia
(EU-024, IIA SD-001, MIA MIS-035, WLOTA L-1608, WW Loc. JN40CO),
Province of Sassari (nr Manistella) from July 24th to August 3rd. QRV on
all HF bands, plus 6 meters. QSL via home call, bureau preferred.
Further information can be found at: iz0krc.jimdo.com/news/
[rsgbiota.org]

24/07/2009:  Gabriele LZ/IK3GES, Boyan LZ1BJ/1 and Lyuben LZ1ZC/1 will
be active from Sveta Anastasiya Island (IOTA EU-181, WLOTA L-0035)
between July 24-27. They plan to use 100 watts into a 10 element
log-periodic on 20/17/15/12/10 meters. Some activity on 40/30/6m is also
possible. QSLs via QSL Bureau to their home callsigns. [LZ1BJ]

24/07/2009:  Operators Gosho/LZ1ZF, Boris/LZ2JR and Rumen/LZ2RS will be
active as LZ01WFF from the Sokolski Monastery (Orthodox Name: "Holy
Mother's Assumption"; established in 1833), located in the district of
Gabrovo, Central Balkan National Park (LZFF-022, WW Loc. KN22QT) from
July 24-26th. QRV on all HF bands, CW and SSB, including in the IOTA
Contest. All QSOs will be confirmed via the bureau. Direct requests can
be made via LZ1ZF (QRZ.com). [LZ1ZF]

24/07/2009:  Colin/G3VCQ, Sharon/M3VCQ, Julie/M3UJL, Kevin/G0PXF,
James/M3SZT and Nick/2E0ZLT will be active as M3TBC from the isle of
Arran (EU-123, IOSA CL01, SCOTIA CS14), July 24-28th, including an entry
in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th). QSL via M3VCQ (QRZ.com).
[rsgbiota.org]

24/07/2009:  The Strumblehead DX and Contest group have now sealed the
final permission to activate Ramsey Island (EU-124), off the West Wales
coast, from the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds who own the
island. They will be active from 18:00 24th July through to 14:00 27th
July taking in the IOTA contest. They will be active using the club call
MC0SHL for the whole duration of the operation, and using MW9W in the
contest. They will be on all bands from 80M through to 10M SSB. There is
also some 30M RTTY planned by G1VDP if the other guys allow him, with
participation in the last 80M Club Championships DATA section. They will
be operational using generators as power. Radios used will consist of 2
K3's and a Yaesu FT1000MP MkV and amplifiers. Antennas will consist of a
Hexbeam, a windom and dipoles. Most of the activation is for the WAB
award scheme as the square is semi rare and has not been activated for
some time. The team will be on from the farm for a few days before and
after using the GB0WFF for the World Flora and Fauna award see
www.wff44.com/ for award details, and using the MC0SHL club call and
erecting a tower for Rob MW0RLJ. The island will not only count for the
WAB award but will also count for the WFF award (reference GWFF-072). A
special QSL card printed for both club calls, full details are on the
groups website (www.mc0shl.com/). QSL via the groups manager M0URX,
direct or by e-Mail request for bureau card. [Pete's-DX-Newsdesk]

24/07/2009:  Dennis, M0LSB will be active as MM0LSB/p from Great Bernera
(EU-010, IOSA OH12, SCOTIA HI27) from July 24-27th, including an entry
in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th). QSL via home call, direct or
Bureau. [rsgbiota.org]

24/07/2009:  Col, MM0NDX, will be active as GM5A and MM0NDX/P from St.
Kilda (EU-059, IOSA OL-01, SCOTIA DI-23), Scotland, between July
24-27th. This will be a family holiday-style operation from the campsite
in Village Bay, St. Kilda is one of only two-dozen global locations to
be awarded "World Heritage Status" for both natural and cultural
significance. Col will participate in the 2009 RSGB IOTA Contest (July
25-26th) as GM5A. QSL GM5A via GM4FDM and MM0NDX/P via M0URX. A Web site
is now active for this activity at: eu059.wordpress.com/ [OPDX Bulletin]

24/07/2009:  Iain, MM0TFU will be active from Blackwaterfoot (Grid
IO75IM), isle of Arran (EU-123, IOSA CL01, SCOTIA CS14) signing MM0TFU/P
from July 24th to July 27, RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) included.
Outside the contest he will be QRV on all HF bands, plus 6 meters. QSL
via home call, direct or bureau. [rsgbiota.org]

24/07/2009:  Look for David, MM3RDP to be active as homecall/p from the
Isle of Skye (EU-008, IOSA NH07, SCOTIA CN14, WLOTA L-1626) from July
24-27th, including the RSGB IOTA Contest. He also plans to activate the
Neist Point lighthouse (ARLHS SCO-147, BARLS A4064, WW Loc. IO67OK, WAB
NG14). QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [rsgbiota.org]

24/07/2009:  Members of the North Carolina Contesters Club (NR3X) will
be active July 22-27th as N4A from Core Banks (NA-067, USi NC-033S,
WLOTA L-0596), Pamlico County, State of North Carolina, including an
entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th). Operators include
Nate/N4YDU, Keith/W4KAZ, Barry/K4CZ, Dan/N3ND and Jack/W0UCE. They will
run 100 watts to wire antennas; QRV on or near the ususal island/IOTA
frequencies. QSL direct to N4YDU (QRZ.com). [USi]

24/07/2009:  Operators Pasi/OH2IW, Mika/OH2JA, Juha/OH7JT and Kari/OH5TS
will be active from the island of Kuorsalo [Kuorsalö] (EU-140), Gulf of
Finland, using the special callsign OF200AD (The Treaty of Hamina
Anniversary 2009). They will also be participating in the IOTA Contest.
QSL direct or bureau to OH5AD. [rsgbiota.org]

24/07/2009:  Will/PE1OPM, Manfred/PE1OXV and Jeroen/PD5CW will be
active, for fun and enjoy the IOTA weekend, from Schouwen Duiveland
(EU-146), July 24-26th. QRV 80-10 meters, using mainly CW and SSB. QSL
via home calls, direct or by the Bureau. [rsgbiota.org]

24/07/2009:  Operators Orlando/PT2OP and Marcelo/PY6KW will be active
from Itaparica Island (SA-023, DIB BA-02) as PV6I between July 24-27th.
Activity will include the RSGB IOTA Contest. QSL via PT2OP, direct
preferred but bureau OK. [PT7WA]

24/07/2009:  Cliff, SV1JG and George, SV1RP will be active as SX8M from
the island of Milos (IOTA EU-067, GIOTA SAS-089, MIA MG-072, WLOTA
L-4149) from July 24-27th, including an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest.
QSL via SV1JG, direct or bureau. [425 DX News]

24/07/2009:  Ed, CO7PH and other Cuban hams plan to be active as T47D
from Jardines de la Reina, probably from Cayo Anclitas (NA-201), during
the RSGB IOTA Contest. QRV all HF bands/modes from July 24-31st. QSL via
CO7PH (QRZ.com). [rsgbiota.org]

24/07/2009:  Operators RU3YA, RV3YR, UA3YA, UA3YCX and UA3YY will
operate SSB, CW and digital modes as homecall/p from Kotelny Island in
river Desna (not IOTA, RII-32-02) from July 24-26th. QSL via home calls.
Information on the Russian Internal Islands Award can be found at:
robinsons.ru/index/0-6 [425 DX News]

24/07/2009:  John, VE8EV will be operating from Sachs Harbour, Banks
island (NA-129, CIsA NW007), Northern Territories, from July 24-27th
(UTC) including the RSGB IOTA Contest. Activity will be exclusively SSB,
mostly on 20m which, aurora permitting, should be open round the clock.
He will watch for openings on 15m and 10m as well. QSL via VE8EV, direct
(SAE and IRC or 2 greenstamps) or by the Bureau On-line QSL request and
log lookup will be available after the operation. Further information
can be found at: ve8ev.blogspot.com/search/label/IOTA [VE8EV]

24/07/2009:  ZZ6Z will be active from Itaparica island (SA-023, DIB
BA-02), Bahia State, July 24-26th including the IOTA Contest. QRV 80 to
10 meters, SSB only. Operators include Nilzo PY6AWV, Hamilton PY6HD and
Beto PY6RT. QSL direct or bureau to PY6HD - No e-QSL. Logs will be
uploaded to LoTW. [PT7WA]

25/07/2009:  A DXpedition team from The Royal Omani Amateur radio
Society will be active from Suwadi Island (AS-112) as A43SI during the
IOTA Contest. QSL via A47RS direct only (P.O. Box 981, Muscat 113,
Oman). [NG3K]

25/07/2009:  EA3NT Chris, EA4TX Pablo, EC2ADN George, EA1DR Oscar Luis,
DD1MAT Niko, EA2DCF Kepa and EA4ZK Rick will be active as AM1M during
the RSGB IOTA Contest from Mouro island (EU-142, DIE N-016, DME 39075,
TPEA S) and lighthouse (FEA D-1554, ARLHS SPA-153, TWLHD WLH EA-016,
WLOTA L-2720). All details in QRZ entry. QSL via EA1DR, direct or
bureau. [DX World of Ham Radio]

25/07/2009:  Operators Federico/EA8DN, Maria/EA8BJJ, Rosa/EC3AJW and
Ricardo/EA4YK will be active as AO8Y from the island of La Palma
(AF-004, DIE S-012, WLOTA L-1648) during the IOTA Contest. QSL via
EA4YK, direct or bureau. Web site: www.madrono.net/ [rsgbiota.org]

25/07/2009:  Look for Jimmy Lou, BX5AA to be active in the IOTA contest
as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry from Taiwan island (AS-020,
WLOTA L-0022). QSL direct (see: QRZ.com). [rsgbiota.org]

25/07/2009:  Look for Raúl, CO8ZZ to be active from Cuba (NA-015, WLOTA
L-0032, WW Loc. FL10MW) during the RSGB IOTA Contest as a CW only entry.
QSL direct to DK1WI (QRZ.com). [NG3K]

25/07/2009:  Carlos/CT3CD, Jose/CT3FQ and Ricardo/CT3KN will be active
as CR3T from Funchal, island of Madeira (AF-014, DIP MA-001, WLOTA
L-0053) during the RSGB IOTA Contest as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via
CT3KN, direct only or LoTW. [NG3K]

25/07/2009:  Juan, EA8CAC will be active as EF8R during the IOTA Contest
from Gran Canaria Island (AF-004, DIE S-005, WLOTA L-0969) as a
Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via LoTW. [NG3K]

25/07/2009:  EJ0GI will be participating in the IOTA Contest
(DXpedition - multi-op, HP section) from Inisheer [Irish: Inis Oírr]
(IOTA EU-006, WLOTA L-2314, WW Loc. IO53FB), Aran Islands, Co Galaway. A
combined team from South Dublin Radio Club and the City of Belfast Radio
Amateur Society will travel to the Aran Islands off the coast of Galway,
hoping to build upon the successes of recent years. Some team members
may be active under their home calls between July 23-27th. QSL via
EI2SDR (information available on QRZ.com). [EI3GKB]

25/07/2009:  Operators Harald/ES1LS, Arvo/ES1QV, Juri/ES2EZ, Toivo/ES2DJ
and Mati/ES2QN will be active as ES0U from Saaremaa Island (EU-034,
WLOTA L-1401), Estonia, during the RSGB IOTA Contest. QSL via ES2DJ,
bureau preferred. [ODPX Bulletin]

25/07/2009:  Look for Jan, ON7JA to be active July 25-27th as F/ON7JA
from Ile de Noirmoutier (EU-064, DIFM AT-020, WLOTA L-1224), including
an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
No eQSL! [rsgbiota.org]

25/07/2009:  The Rockall 2009 group will participate in the IOTA contest
from Ile de Batz (EU-105, DIFM MA-018, WLOTA L-0680), Finistere North.
To recover from the trip to Rockall and to start preparation for a new
attempt, the crew and the support team will join the DXpedition class in
a Multi-Operator, Low-Power effort. Team members include ON3DX, ON4AHF,
ON4ATW, ON4HIL, ON4IA, ON6CC, ON6LEO, ON6NL, ON6ZU and ON7YT. The call
used will be F/OT2A and QSL will go via the home call. [OPDX Bulletin]

25/07/2009:  Operators Jean-Jacques/ON7EQ, Mich/ON8DM, Claude/ON7TK and
Carine/ON7LX will be active as F/0T3T from Île Grande, Chausey islands
(EU-039, DIFM MA-004, WLOTA L-0424) for the RSGB IOTA Contest. QSL via
ON7EQ, direct or by the Bureau. [rsgbiota.org]

25/07/2009:  François/F5JNE and Gerard/F6ICG will be active July 25th as
F5JNE/p from the Castle of Vizaine (DFCF 58-100), in the city of Ouroux
en Morvan (CP 58230), in the canton of Montsauches kes Settons (DDCF
58-14 - New one!), Department Nievre/58 and Province Burgundy (DPF 05).
QRV 80/40m, CW/SSB. QSL via home call, bureau preferred. [F5NQL]

25/07/2009:  Stephane, F8CFE plans to be active as homecall/p from the
Ile Agot (EU-157, DIFM MA-009) during the IOTA Contest. No entry
category was given. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [rsgbiota.org]

25/07/2009:  The SANDS contest group, M0SCG, based in Morecambe,
Lancashire, will be active from Sunderland Point, nr Lancaster, England
(EU-005, WAB SD45, WLOTA L-1841), using the callsign G1T during the IOTA
contest as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via M0SCG by the bureau or e-QSL.
Direct requests to G0VGS (QRZ.com). [Pete's-DX-Newsdesk]

25/07/2009:  The Bittern DX Group will once again be active as G2B from
the clifftops in the village of Trimingham, Norfolk, East of England
region (EU-005, WLOTA L-1841) for the RSGB IOTA Contest. QSL via M0CNP,
direct or Bureau. [Bittern DX Group]

25/07/2009:  The Medway Reynet Group and Chris/M0DOL, Morris/M0MAO, and
Gary/M0NNH will be active as GB100SS (Sky Sheppey 2009) from Eastchurch
on the Isle of Sheppey (EU-005, WLOTA L-1841, WAB TR15, WW Loc. JO01KJ)
between July 25th and 27th, including an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest.
The special event callsign GB100SS will be used to commemorate 100 years
of flying, and the involvement of the Isle of Sheppey and Eastchurch.
Further information on the special event and relevant QSL can be found
at: www.southgatearc.org/news/july2009/sky_sheppey_2009.htm [M0DOL]

25/07/2009:  Stewart, GM4AFF will be active in the RSGB IOTA Contest
(July 25-26th) from the isle of Man (EU-116, WLOTA L-0449) as GD0F.
Entry category will be Single-Op/All-Band/SSB/24 hour/Island. QSL via
M0CMK, direct preferred; Bureau OK. [NG3K]

25/07/2009:  Members of Kilmarnock & Loudoun ARC, namely Allan/GM3OZB,
Barry/GM3YEH, Steve/GM4OSS, John/GM0DJG and Gordon/MM0BIM will be active
as GI0ADX in the RSGB IOTA Contest from Rathlin island (EU-122, WLOTA
L-0039), Northern Ireland. QSL via MM0DHQ, Bureau preferred.
[rsgbiota.org]

25/07/2009:  Sean/EI4GK, Pete/EI4GZB, Declan/EI9HQ, Pete/GI4VIV,
Declan/EI9HQ and Joe/EI7GY are going back to Rathlin Island (EU-122,
WLOTA L-0039) again for this year's IOTA contest, using the callsign
GI0MPG. They will be based in the East Lighthouse (ARLHS NTI-011, BARLS
A6062, WAB D15, WW Loc. IO65VH), County Antrim, the same QTH as last
year. (Marconi made experimental radio transmissions from this site in
1898). QSL direct or by the bureau. Declan, EI9HQ (QSL homecall direct)
will stay on the island until July 30th and will be activating some WAB
squares. [DX Newsletter]

25/07/2009:  The Bristol Contest Group (G6YB) will be active as GJ6YB
for the RSGB IOTA Contest from the isle of Jersey (EU-013, WLOTA L-0818)
as an Island DXpedition entry. The team of operators include Neil/EI3JE,
Billy/EI7FJ, Robin/G3TKF, Alan/G3XSV, Colin/G3YHV, Steve/G3ZVW,
Pete/G4CLA, Geoff/G4FKA, Dave/G4NKT, Mike/G7TWC, Matt/M0MAT and
Andy/M1EBV. QSL via G3SWH, direct or bureau. [NG3K]

25/07/2009:  Operators Tom/MM0BHX, Gordon/MM0GPZ, Phil/GM0LIR,
Iain/GM0OQV and John/GM0NBM will be active as GM0B from the isle of Bute
(EU-123, IOSA CL02, SCOTIA CS19, WLOTA L-1883), Scotland, during the
RSGB IOTA Contest. QSL via MM0BHX. [OPDX Bulletin]

25/07/2009:  Look for Graham/MM0GHM and Arthur/MM0DHQ to be active as
GM7A from Kerrera island (EU-008, IOSA FL02, SCOTIA CN02, WLOTA L-2535)
during the RSGB IOTA Contest. QSL via GM7AAJ, direct or Bureau.
[rsgbiota.org]

25/07/2009:  The Luton VHF Group will be activating Holy Island [aka
Ynys Gybi] (EU-124, WLOTA L-3338, WW Loc. IO73QG), Wales, for the IOTA
contest using the special contest callsign GW2L. Operators include
Don/G4LOO, Andy/G8ATD, Ian/G1JCC, Terry/G4UEM and Bryan/M0BIK. They will
be active after the contest until July 30th at the same QTH on a part
time basis for those who want the IOTA contact but do not work us during
the contest. For this period we will be using the special event callsign
GB8HI. QSL via G8ATD, direct or bureau. [rsgbiota.org]

25/07/2009:  Han/DS2GOO, Yang/DS4CDA, Ryou/DS4NYE, Rocky/HL1VAU and a
few other guest operators will be active July 25-27th as homecall/4 from
Pigum Island (AS-060). They will have two complete stations with a dozen
of verticals near saltwater, and will operate CW, SSB and digital modes
on 80-10 meters; if the band is opend, they will also give 6m a try. QSL
direct to home calls. During the IOTA Contest they will use D93I (QSL
via DS4NYE, direct QRZ.com). [425 DX News]

25/07/2009:  Ray, WQ7R will once again be active from the island of
Roatan (NA-057, WLOTA L-1671, WW Loc. EK66TJ) as HQ9R in the IOTA
Contest as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. There may be some 6
meter activity. QSL via K5WW, direct preferred but bureau OK. [NG3K]

25/07/2009:  The Group of HSDXA - Thailand DX Accossiation members will
be active as HS0AC/p from Si Chang Island (AS-107) during the RSGB IOTA
Contest. Operators mentioned are Operators HS0GBI, HS1CKC, HS6NDK,
E20HHK, E20NTS, HS0ZEU, HS0ZFZ, HS0ZHG, HS0ZHS, HS0ZIN, HS3SAD, HS7ZVC,
etc. They will use low power with ground pland and dipole antennas. QSL
via HS0ZFZ (QRZ.com). [NG3K]

25/07/2009:  Members of the 'IA5K team' will be active from Elba Island
(EU-028, IIA LI-020, MIA MI-022, WLOTA L 0609) during the RSGB IOTA
Contest. Operators mentioned are: Max/IZ5BTC, Stefano/IZ5MMN/KI6RVQ,
Gabriele/IZ5FDD/KI6RVR and possibly other SWLs. QSL Manager is IZ5BTC.
[OPDX Bulletin]

25/07/2009:  Alessandro/IW8EHK, Alfredo/IY7NGM, Catello/IZ8LLW and
Francesco/IZ8OFJ will be active July 25-26th as IC8/IW8EHK from the
island of Capri (EU-031, IIA NA-006, MIA MI-015, WAIS EM46, WW. Loc.
JN70CM) for the RSGB IOTA Contest. While there, they plan to activate
the Punta Carena lighthouse (ARLHS ITA-124, WAIL CA-008, TWLHD WLH
I-031, WLOTA 2466). Also the following D.C.I. award references: Castle
Barbarossa to Anacapri (DCI NA-003); Tower Damecuta of Anacapri (DCI
NA-004); Tower Guard of Anacapri (DCI NA-005); Tower Materita of
Anacapri (DCI NA-006); and Blockhouse of Orrico to Anacapri (DCI
NA-112). QSL via IK7JWX, direct or bureau. [IK7JWX]

25/07/2009:  Raffaele, IH9YMC will be active for the IOTA Contest from
his home QTH on the island of Pantelleria (AF-018, IIA TP-001, MIA
MI-124, WLOTA L-0041) as a Single-Op/Low-Power entry. QSL direct
(QRZ.com). [NG3K]

25/07/2009:  Massimo, I0PNM will participate in the IOTA Contest as
IM0/I0PNM from San Pietro Island (EU-165, IIA CI-009, MIA MIS-031, WLOTA
L-2989). He will operate SSB on 40-10 meters. In the following weeks,
and especially August 15-16th, expect him to operate from the lighthouse
at Capo Sandalo (ARHLS SAR 018, WAIL SA-011, TWLHD WLH SAR-018, WAIS
FM10) on 40-10 meter SSB and PSK31. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
[425 DX News]

25/07/2009:  Operators Rasto/OM3BH Jozef/OM3GI Jozef/OM3NA and
Tibor/OM3RM will be active as IS0/OM8A from the island of Sardinia
(EU-024, IIA SD-001, MIA MIS-035, WLOTA L-1608) during the RSGB IOTA
Contest as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power Dxpedition entry. QSL via
OM2VL. [NG3K]

25/07/2009:  Frank, DH0JAE will be active holiday style as LA/homecall
from the island of Bomlo [Bømlo] (EU-055), county of Hordaland, Norway.
He will be QRV using QRP and may also be participating in the IOTA
Contest. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [rsgbiota.org]

25/07/2009:  Operators Dave/G3NKC, Peter/G4MJS, Martin/G4XUM,
Lionel/G5LP, Mike/G7VJR and Mark/2E0NCG will be active as MD4K from the
isle of Man (EU-116, WLOTA L-0449) during the RSGB IOTA Contest as a
Multi-Op entry. QSL via G3NKC. [NG3K]

25/07/2009:  Mat, MJ0ASP will be active from the Isle of Jersey (EU-013,
WLOTA L-0818) for the IOTA Contest as a Single-Op/Low-Power entry. QSL
direct or via the RSGB bureau. [rsgbiota.org]

25/07/2009:  Michael, DL6MHW, will be active as MM/DL6MHW from the isle
of Mull (IOSA NH15, SCOTIA CN10, WLOTA L-2485), Inner Hebrides (EU-008),
Scotland, during the RSGB IOTA Contest. QSL via DL6MHW. [OPDX Bulletin]

25/07/2009:  Jim, MM0BQI will be active as MM0Q from Tanera Mor (EU-092,
IOSA SC10, SCOTIA CN32), Scotland, during the RSGB IOTA Contest. QSL via
the LoTW. QSL are also OK via MM0BQI, by the Bureau or direct. [OPDX
Bulletin]

25/07/2009:  Doug/GM0ELP and Simon/M0GBK will be active from the isle of
Skye (IOSA NH07, SCOTIA CN14, WLOTA L-1626, WW Loc. IO67QN), Inner
Hebrides (EU-008), as MM3T during the IOTA Contest. Their category will
be Multi-Op/All-Bands/Low-Power/Mixed/Assisted/Expedition/24-hours.
Please QSL only via eQSL. Website at:
freespace.virgin.net/douglas.maxwell/MM3T/mm3t.htm [rsgbiota.org]

25/07/2009:  Mark, KO1U will be active from Cousins island (NA-137, USi
ME041S, Cumberland county), State of Maine, from 1000z July 25th to
2300z July 26th. He also plans to activate Littlejohn island (NA-137,
USi ME065S, Cumberland county) during the day. Mark will be running 100W
with verticals 80-10m, 3 element yagi on 6 meters. QRV on, or near, the
IOTA frequencies with focus on the RSGB IOTA Contest, CW/SSB. QSL via
home call. [rsgbiota.org]

25/07/2009:  Members of the Long Island DX Society, N1LI will be active
during the IOTA Contest from Long Island (NA-137, USi ME-083S),
Cumberland County, State of Maine. QSL via K1DG (Doug Grant, PO Box 301,
Long Island, ME 04050 USA), SASE appreciated. [USi]

25/07/2009:  Stan, N2US will be operating as homecall/p from Assateague
Island (NA-139, USi VA-024S), Accomack County, State of Virginia, and
lighthouse (ARLHS USA-021, WLOTA L 4206) during the RSGB IOTA Contest as
a 12 Hour/Low-Power entry. QSL via home call (QRZ.com). [USi]

25/07/2009:  Look for Bill, N5LYG to be active during the IOTA Contest
from Galveston Island (NA-143, USi TX-001S), Galveston County, State of
Texas, as a Mixed-Mode entry. QSL via home call (QRZ.com). Web site at:
www.n5lyg.org/ [USi]

25/07/2009:  Jukka/OH6LI and Kim/OH6KZP will be active from Geta, Aland
island (EU-002, WLOTA L-1373) as OH0V during the RSGB IOTA Contest as a
Multi-Single entry. QSL via OH6LI. [NG3K]

25/07/2009:  Juha, OH6XX and Timo, OH6GLE will be active as OH0Z from
Riddarklint hill, Aland Island (EU-002, WLOTA L-1373), for the IOTA
contest as an Island/Multi-Op entry. QSL via W0MM, direct or by the
bureau. [rsgbiota.org]

25/07/2009:  Harry/PA1H and Nico/PA7PA will be active as OZ/homecalls
from Lango island, off Langeland island (EU-172), from July 25th to
August 1st, IOTA Contest included. They will operate SSB and digital
modes on 160-10 meters, with some activity on the VHF bands. QSL via
home calls, direct or Bureau. [425 DX News]

25/07/2009:  After 14 years of IOTA Contest activations, Fred ON6QR will
be on Aro island (EU-172) west Jylland, Denmark. He will operate
OZ/ON6QR QRP with dipole antennas. Listen carrefully: his signal will
not brake your S-meter! QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [UBA HF
News]

25/07/2009:  Andy, P29CS (resident on the island) will be active during
the IOTA Contest from Lihir island, Lihir Group (OC-069), Papua New
Guinea. QSL direct, CBA. [NG3K]

25/07/2009:  Alan, 5B4AHJ will participate in the IOTA Contest as P3J
from his home QTH on Cyprus (AS-004, MIA MCI-002, WLOTA L-0051). Expect
him to operate SSB and CW on all bands. QSL via 5B4AHJ, direct or
bureau. [425 DX News]

25/07/2009:  Willem, PA1WLB will be active for the IOTA Contest as
homecall/p from Schouwen-Duiveland (EU-146). QSL via home call
(QRZ.com). [F5NQL]

25/07/2009:  Operators Frans/PA5CA, Jan/PA0JED, Arend/PA2AWU,
Dervin/PD9DX and Marcel/PA9M will be active during the RSGB IOTA Contest
from Schouwen Duiveland (EU-146), using the callsign PA6Z, as a
Multi-Op/Single-Transmitter entry. QSL via PA9M, direct or bureau.
[rsgbiota.org]

25/07/2009:  Operators Alexandre/PY5BH, Vagner/PY5DC, Fleck/PY5DJ,
Fernando/PY5FO and Gonçalves/PY5IN will be active as PR5D during the
IOTA Contest from Ilha do Mel (SA-047, DIB PR-01, also count for WLOTA
L-1435). QSL via PY5DC. Website: www.alcad.com.br/radio [rsgbiota.org]

25/07/2009:  Eric, SM1TDE will participate in the RSGB IOTA Contest as
SA1A from his home QTH on Gotland island (EU-020, WLOTA L-2969). Expect
him to operate CW only on all bands. QSL via SM1TDE, bureau preferred.
[425 DX News]

25/07/2009:  Kent/SM5ELV and Leif/SM5FWW will be active as homecall/5
for the RSGB IOTA Contest from Aspoja island (EU-177). Non-contest
activities will include PSK and 6 metres. QSL via home calls, bureau
preferred. [rsgbiota.org]

25/07/2009:  Mek/SP7VC and Adam/DJ0IF will participate in the RSGB IOTA
Contest as SP7VC/1 and SP8RX/1 from Wolin Island (IOTA EU-132, SPIA
SZ-002, WLOTA L-4120). QSl via home calls. [425 DX News]

25/07/2009:  Tom, OK2PTZ will be active as SV5/OK6Y from the island of
Kos (EU-001, GIOTA DKS-043, MIA MGD-016, WLOTA L-1730) during the IOTA
Contest as a Mix/Low-Power entry. QSL via OK2PTZ, direct or by the
bureau. [NG3K]

25/07/2009:  Edor, CO7PH and a group of operators from the Ceballos
Radio Club plan to participate in the IOTA Contest from Cayo Coco
(NA-086) as either T47C (requested callsign) or CO7PH/p. A late December
expedition to Cayo Anclitas, Jardines de la Reina Archipelago (NA-201)
is also being planned. QSL via CO7PH. [425 DX News]

25/07/2009:  Brani, OM2FY will be QRV as TK/OM2FY from Corsica (EU-014,
DIFM TK-001, MIA MCO-001, WLOTA L-1390) for the IOTA Contest as a IOTA
DXpedition/Single-Op Unassisted/CW/24hr/Low-Power enty. QSL via home
call, direct or Bureau. [rsgbiota.org]

25/07/2009:  Members of the DXCiting Team will be active from the island
of Corsica (EU-014, DIFM TK-001, MIA MCO-001, WLOTA L-1390) as TK9X
between July 25th and August 1st. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using
CW, SSB, RTTY and FM. Operators mentioned are: YL Silvia/EA1AP,
Alberto/EA1SA, John/EA3GHZ, Raul/EA5KA, Paco/EA5RU and Alicia/EA5EWM.
QSL via EA4URE, direct or by the Bureau. Web page at:
www.dxciting.com/tk9 [ODPX Bulletin]

25/07/2009:  The F6KOP team will enter the IOTA Contest 2009, from
Noirmoutier island (EU-064, DIFM AT-020, WLOTA L-1224) as a IOTA FIX MS
MIX 24H LP entry. Operators mentioned are Bernard/F9IE, Serge/F6AML,
Jean-Paul/F8BJI, Flo/F6CWU, Pascal/F5JSD and Maurice/F5NQL.
Bruno/F5AGB's and John/F5VHQ's participation is pending. In the 2009
edition, F6KOP will defend its World IOTA Champion 1st place for the 3rd
time. QSL via F5CWU, direct or via the French REF-Union Bureau. [F5NQL]

25/07/2009:  Ed, GW3SQX will be active July 25-27th using the special
call TM7O from the island of Oleron (EU-032, DIFM AT-025, WLOTA L-1369),
including an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest. QRV all HF bands, mostly
CW. QSL direct to GW3SQX. [rsgbiota.org]

25/07/2009:  Frank, VE7DP and Heinz, VA7AQ will take part in the IOTA
Contest from Taxeda Island (NA-091, CIsA New One!). QSL via home calls,
direct or bureau. [425 DX News]

25/07/2009:  Cezar, VE3LYC plans to operate as VY0O from the Ottawa
Islands (NA-230, new one) for three full days between July 25th and 10
August 10th. Specific island's name and exact dates are not available at
this time, but they will be announced a few days in advance of the
operation. This will be Cezar's most difficult operation to date. The
islands are 12-14 hours away from shore and transportation requires a
large boat. Traditionally unstable weather pattern, unknown local
landing conditions, high seas, the presence of ice chunks in Hudson Bay,
potential presence of polar bears, all these and other logistical
aspects make this trip extremely challenging. At this time Cezar seeks
group and individual donors who understand and appreciate the difficult
and expensive task ahead and are willing to be part of this effort.
"Past support from EU stations has been disproportionate with their QSO
demand (45% of QSOs but only 25% support for VY0A)", he says, but
hopefully this situation will improve. [425 DX News]

25/07/2009:  Mike, W2IY, will be active as W2IY/1 from Mt. Desert island
(NA-055, USi ME-021S WLOTA L-3777, Hancock county), State of Maine,
during the IOTA Contest. QSL via W2IY, by the Bureau or eQSL. [OPDX
Bulletin]

25/07/2009:  Steve/W3RFA and Bob/KB3NYX will be active for the RSGB IOTA
Contest from Smith island (NA-140, USi MD-003S), Somerset county,
Maryland, using the callsign W3RFA. This is a micro-dxpedition. They are
getting to the island by sea kayak. All gear will weigh less than 100
lbs ea. 100 Watts with a wire antenna. QSL via home call. [rsgbiota.org]

25/07/2009:  QCWA Chapter 119 will do a combination Special Event
Station (History of Tangier Island, VA) and RSGB IOTA Contest effort as
W4T from Tangier island (NA-083, USi VA-001S, WLOTA L-3049, Accomack
county), Virginia, in Chesapeake Bay, USA. Operators mentioned are
Vic/W4VIC, Ron/W8RJL, Barry/K5VIP, Clyde/K4CQW, Butch/KE4AZL,
Talley/W4TVG, Stu/K4MIL and Terry/KI4RXC. QSL via K5VIP. Logs will be
uploaded to LoTW. [NG3K]

25/07/2009:  Arif, YC9MDX from Kupang, Timor Island (OC-148, WLOTA
L-0019), has reported that he will on the air during the RSGB IOTA
Contest. TX-RX: YAESU FT 80C; ANT: - 3 ELMT YAGI 2 BAND 10M, 15M. AND 3
ELMT YAGI 40M NOT FULL SIZE (loading coil use). Listen for Arif on 40,
15 and 10m - SSB only. QSL via EB7DX, direct only (QRZ.com). [Southgate
ARC]

25/07/2009:  Ozer, TA2RC will be active as YM0T during the IOTA Contest
from Kefken island (AS-159, WLOTA L-0691) as a
Single-Op/Unassisted/24hr/Low-Power entry. QSL via TA2RC, direct or
Bureau. [NG3K]

26/07/2009:  Special event station 8J120TDC/2 will be aired July
26-28th, including the RSGB IOTA Contest from Mikomoto island (AS-117,
WLOTA L-2126) to celebrate the 120th anniversary of the Tokyo Dental
College. QRV mostly on SSB and CW with an emphasis on 10/15/17/20/40
meters. Mikomoto island lighthouse was selected with IALA to 100
selections of lighthouses particularly important historically of various
countries in the world. QSL via the Bureau or QRZ.com. [F5NQL]

26/07/2009:  Maurizio/IK2MLR, Paolo/IK2MLS and Giuseppe/IZ2KPI will be
active July 26th (0900-1900z) from the island of Tinetto (EU-083, IIA
SP-003, MIA MI-113) on all HF bands. QSL via IK2MLR, direct or by the
bureau. [rsgbiota.org]

26/07/2009:  Emiliano, IS0BRQ/p says he will be active from Ferraglione
Island (EU-024, IIA CA-033, MIA MIS-069) for part of the IOTA Contest.
He plans to operate QRP starting early in the morning of July 26th. QSL
via home call, direct or Bureau. [425 DX News]

26/07/2009:  Marq, CT1BWW and CT0783 will be active from Aland islands
(EU-002) as OH0/CT1BWW between July 26th and August 7th. On August 1st
they plan to activate Market Reef (EU-053, WLOTA L-0542) as OJ0/CT1BWW.
QRV 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via home call, direct or
Bureau. [NG3K]

26/07/2009:  The Amateur Radio Club UBA-LGE Liège, ON5VL will be active
on the HF bands July 26th (0700-1100z) as ON5VL/p from the Castle of
Neuville (BCA reference LG-081, for the Belgium Castles Award), located
in the commune of Neuville-sous-Huy. QSL ON5VL via the bureau, eQSL and
LoTW. QSL direct only to ON5PO for a faster return. [UBA HF News]

26/07/2009:  Per, LA5OPA will be operating from Ambergris Cay (NA-073),
Belize, as V31NP from July 26th to August 12th. Mostly QRV on 20m SSB
and PSK31. Per will also operate on other bands, when open to Europe
using 100 watts with the Buddipole antenna system. QSL via LA5OPA Bureau
or direct. [DX World of Ham Radio]

26/07/2009:  The Adventure Radio Group of the Michiana Amateur Radio
Club will activate Leeper Island (USi IN009), St. Joseph County, State
of Indianna, using the callsign WA9S/QRP on July 26th (1700z-2100z).
Multiple stations will be operating from participating in the Adventure
Radio Society's annual "Flight of the Bumblebees." All stations will be
operating at QRP levels on or near the standard QRP frequencies (7.030,
7.040, 14.060, etc.). QSL via Barry, WD4MSM (good in QRZ.com). [USi]

27/07/2009:  Maurizio, IW4BLZ will be active as OY/IW4BLZ from the Faroe
islands (EU-018) from July 27-29th. QRV 80-6 meters using ICOM IC706
MK2-G 100W and vertical antenna. QSL via home call, direct ($2/SAE) or
Bureau. [425 DX News]

28/07/2009:  Look for Giacomo "Jack", IZ3DBA to be active July 28th to
August 1st as IM0/IZ3DBA from the island of Maddalena (EU-041, IIA
OT-008, MIA MIS-013). QRV all HF bands. QSL via home call, direct or
bureau. [rsgbiota.org]

29/07/2009:  Pista/HA5AO (7P8AO), Frosty/K5LBU (7P8CF), Laurent/W0MM
(7P8MM), John/9M6XRO (7P8OK) and Ben/DJ0YI (7P8YI) will be active from
Lesotho from July 29th to August 13th. They will have two stations QRV
all the time, and a third station might be on for PSK and RTTY. Activity
will be on all bands, with a serious effort on 160 and 80 meters. QSL
7P8OK via M0URX, others via home calls. The web page for the expedition
can be found on the Texas DX Society's site (www.tdxs.net/). [425 DX
News]

29/07/2009:  Juri, ES5GP will be active as ES5GP/8 from Kihnu island
(EU-178, WLOTA L-0775), Gulf of Riga, Pärnu County, Estonia, from July
29th to August 9th. He will operate SSB and PSK on all bands. QSL direct
to home call (QRZ.com). [425 DX News]

29/07/2009:  Dave, W9CGI will be active from Grand Cayman island
(NA-016, WLOTA L-1042) between July 29th and August 10th. QRV mainly
12m/17m PSK31 and SSB, using under 50W to vertical. QSL via home call,
eQSL preferred; direct w/SASE or via the Bureau. Sorry no LoTW.
[rsgbiota.org]

31/07/2009:  David GI4FUM is organising a DXpedition to Swaziland as the
result of a request for an amateur radio station at an International
scout camp which will run from July 31st until August 11th. The scout
camp is near to Manzini. It would be their intention to stay at and
operate from Hawane Resort and in addition provide operators for the
scout camp on a daily basis. The camp site will use the callsign 3DA0SS
but each team member will have their own 3DA0 callsign. The camp site is
about an hour's drive away. Team members are David/GI4FUM, Tony/G4LDL,
Gerry/M0MVV, Michael/NC4MM and Yuri/UT5EL. During the stay at Hawane
there is another DXpedition to Lesotho and team members from that
DXpedition might join them. John, 9M6XRO will be transferring to Hawane
during the 2nd week of their stay. Further information to follow ...
stay tuned! [GI4FUM]

31/07/2009:  Merle/N6PYN and Brad/KA5CDJ plan to activate the Seal
Islands (NA-239, new one) as N6PYN/KL7. They hope to be QRV 24/7 in late
July (possibly early August) for at least two days. Their exact start
date is not known, but will not be earlier than July 29th. QSL manager
will be N7RO. They plan to operate SSB and CW on 20, 30 and 40 meters
with 100 watts and a vertical dipole. [N6PYN]

31/07/2009:  ZW6LH (PT2OP) and PR6S (PY6KW) will be active from several
lighthouses in the state of Bahia July 31st to August 3rd, including
participation in the ARLHS Lighthouse-Lightship Week (LLW). Both
stations are valid for ARLHS, DFB (Brazilian Lighthhouses Awards) and
the South American Lighthouses Award. QSL via homecalls. [PT7WA]

31/07/2009:  Operators from DRAA (Dodecanese Radio Amateur Association)
will activate Symi island (GIOTA DKS-032, IOTA EU-001, MIA MGD-030)
between July 31st and August 3rd. Look for activity on all bands/modes.
QSL direct only to SV5FRI (QRZ.com). [NG3K]

31/07/2009:  Maurizio, IW4BLZ will be active as TF/IW4BLZ from Iceland
(EU-021, WLOTA L-2975) from July 31st to August 11th. QRV 80-6m using
ICOM IC706 MK2-G 100W and vertical antenna. QSL via home call, direct or
Bureau. [425 DX News]

31/07/2009:  Mike, K9AJ and Bruce, KD6WW plan to be active from Thomson
island (NA-185, CIsA New One!), offshore Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, as
homecall/VY0. QRV from local evening, Friday July 31 through to local
morning, Monday August 3. Two stations, CW and SSB, on or near the usual
IOTA frequencies. QSL to home calls. [DX World of Ham Radio]

Be sure to check Bill's (NG3K) website for updated RSGB IOTA Contest
activity at: ng3k.com/Misc/iota2009.html .. Good luck to all
participants & have fun!!!
============================================
LOOKING AHEAD -

01/08/2009:  Look for Jim, AD5ZA/4 to be active August 1st from Santa
Rosa island [aka Okaloosa] (NA-142, USi FL-003S), Florida. QRV 20 and 15
meter BPSK31; activation for PODXS 070 Club. QSL via home call, direct
only. [rsgbiota.org]

01/08/2009:  Members of the Portuguese Navy Hamradio Club - NRA (Nucleo
de Radioamadores da Armada - NRA), namely Pedro/CU3DI, Alberto/CU3CY,
Francisco/CU3AU, Paulo/CU3CC and David/CU3HQ will be active August 1st
as CR2NRA from the Lajes lighthouse (ARLHS AZO-010, TWLHD WLH CU-004, WW
Loc. HM68LS), Ilha Terceira (EU-175, DIP AZ-003, WLOTA L-0524). QRV
80-10 meters, using SSB and CW, between 0800 - 1900 UTC. QSL via CS5NRA
(QRZ.com). [CT1BWW]

01/08/2009:  The 10-70 Repeater Association (N2SE), will be active
August 1st for 'Lighthouses on the Air' from the Stony Point lighthouse
(ARLHS USA-923, USCG 37895, WW Loc. FN31AF), Hudson River, Rockland
County, New York. QRV all HF bands, with three stations. QSL via N2OPJ,
direct preferred (QRZ.com). [N2SE]

01/08/2009:  Brian, KB9BVN will be active August 1st as W9I to activate
Ernie Pyle island (Not IOTA, USi IN-008, WW Loc. EM69NK, Owen County),
Cagle's Mill Lake, Indiana, and also to dedicate a memorial
commemorating the 109th anniversary of the birth of Hoosier Hero Ernie
Pyle. QSL KB9BVN 47 Grassy Dr., New Whiteland, IN 46184-1801 U.S.A.
[USi]

07/08/2009:  The Air Mobile Radio Operator Society, ND3E will activate
Reedy island (Not IOTA, USi DE-001, New Castle county), Delaware, plus
Old Reedy Island lighthouse (ARLHS USA-568). QRV from 1700z August 7th
to 1900z August 8th on 80, 40, 20 meters using CW, SSB and PSK31. DX can
QSL via the Bureau. Others QSL direct to AE3J with SASE. [ARLHS]

14/08/2009:  Terry, G4MKP will be active from Tsada village (near Pafos)
on the island of Cyprus (AS-004, MIA MCI-002, WLOTA L-0051) from August
14-25th using the callsign 5B/G4MKP. QRV 80-10 meters, mainly CW. QSL
via M0URX, direct or bureau. [NG3K]

14/08/2009:  Steve, G0UIH will be active from Piel Island (EU-005,
CU-005 for English Islands) as homecall/p from August 14-16th. This
Island is the "Jewel in the Crown" of the Islands of Furness. The Island
has a history going back to the 11th Century. Expect activity on all HF
bands. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [rsgbiota.org]

15/08/2009:  Martin, F4UKP will be active as homecall/p from the island
of Re (EU-032, DIFM AT-022, WLOTA L-1407) from August 15-22nd. QRV all
HF bands, CW and SSB, using K2 and 20m triple leg vertical. QSL via home
call, direct or bureau. [rsgbiota.org]

15/08/2009:  Dave, G4IAR along with Judith, G4IAQ will be activating
Hodbarrow Sea Wall lighthouse (ILLW UK0090, Admiralty A4819, ARLHS
ENG-200, WAB SD17), Cumbria, England (EU-005, WLOTA L-1841), during the
International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend (ILLW) (August 15-16th). They
also hope to activate Hodbarrow Sea Wall [Old] (ILLW UK0091, Admiralty
A4819Y, WAB SD17) while there, but that will have to be as G4LAB (the
Leicestershire WAB Group club call). QSL via G4IAR, direct or bureau.
[G4IAR]

12/10/2009:  Andrew, G7COD will be active once again from Embudu
Village, Embudu Island, Republic of Maldives (AS-013, WLOTA L-3911) from
October 12-25th. QRV on 80 to 12 meters including WARC bands using SSB
and CW. Schedule: Every day at 07:30 to 08:30, 09:00 to 10:30, 13:00 to
1500 and 17:30 to 18:00 UTC. Frequencies: SSB - 3.795, 7.063, 14.147,
18.133, 21.253 and 24.953 MHz; CW - 3.5003, 7.003, 10.103, 14.003,
18.073, 21.003 and 24.893 MHz. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. Full
information can be found at QRZ.com under 8Q7AK. [G7COD]

23/11/2009:  George/AA7JV and Tomi/HA7RY have a plan to operate from the
Chesterfield Islands (OC-176), using the callsign TX3A, with focus on
the low bands, from November 23rd to December 6th. The TX3A license is
valid for 14 days with dates above. Because this date could change (due
to weather and other things) they can only work as FK/AA7JV or FK/HA7RY
before and after this period. Further information can be found on their
website at: www.TX3A.com/ [HA0HW]
============================================
SPECIAL EVENTS -

23/07/2009:  UBA section members RSX are QRV as ON65L until December
31st in order to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the liberation of the
city of Ronse on September 3rd 1944 by the English regiment 'Inns
Court'. They will be active on all bands in SSB and CW. QSL via the
bureau. [UBA HF News]

24/07/2009:  The Council of Europe Radio Amateur Club (CERAC) will be
active as TP60CE to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Council of
Europe, as well as be an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest. Look for them
between July 24-26th. QSL via F5LGF, direct or by the bureau. Online log
search will be available at: ewwa.free.fr/ [F6FQK]

24/07/2009:  For the 1250th anniversary of the San Miguel de Pedroso,
Belorado, Burgos, monastery, Hams from Castilla and other parts of Spain
will meet together on the bands with the whole world. Between July 24th
and August 7th, look for the special callsign EG1SMP, put on the air
under responsibility of the UREBU (URE section of Burgos). The main
activity will happen on July 25th and 26th in San Miguel de Pedroso, by
a big ham gathering. References: los Restos del Antiguo Monasterio de
San Miguel (MVBU-1259) (DME-09048). QSL manager: Jose María García
(EA2BT) via bureau. [F5NQL]

24/07/2009:  Special event station GB4ATC will be aired July 24-26th for
the Worstead Festival Norfolk, England (EU-005, WLOTA 1841). QRV 80m
SSB. QSL via G4PSH RSGB/Services or direct with SAE.
[Pete's-DX-Newsdesk]

25/07/2009:  Old Railway stations award - The Radio Club San Justo,
LU7FJ will be active July 25-26th as LU7FJ/F from the Videla railway
station (Reference DEF022F). Operators include LU3FLV, LU5FF and LU7FEC.
QRV mainly 80 meters (but other bands are possible), using SSB, CW, RTTY
and PSK31. QSL via LU7FNI. Website: www.lu7fj.org/ [F5NQL]

25/07/2009:  Celebrating the opening of the Gran Telescopio Canarias,
the largest optical telescope in the world (www.gtc.iac.es/en/), special
event callsign AO8GTC will be used from the observatory at Roque de los
Muchachos on La Palma (DIE S-012, WLOTA L-1648), Canary Islands (AF-004)
on July 25-26th. Expect activity on CW, SSB and digital modes by four
stations. QSL via EA8RCP, direct or bureau - No eQSL. [425 DX News]

25/07/2009:  Celebrating his Silver Jubilee with amateur radio, Adriaan,
PE2KP (previous callsign PE1KHP, www.pe2kp.nl/) will be active again as
PE25KP from July 25th to August 16th. QSL via bureau to PE2KP. [425 DX
News]

25/07/2009:  The Bushvalley Amateur Radio Club will put GB0MAR on the
air on July 25th from the village of Dervock in County Antrim, Northern
Ireland (EU-115, WLOTA L-1439). The event is the village Fun Day, the
highlight of which is a half marathon run around the surrounding country
roads of the village. A special QSL card will be issued via the bureau.
[GB2RS]

25/07/2009:  Commemorating Louis Bleriot's historic flight, the Dover
Amateur Radio Club (www.darc.org.uk/) will operate special event station
GB100LB on July 25-26th. QSL via G3YMD. [425 DX News]

26/07/2009:  Look for special event station EG5LB to be active during
the follwing dates: July 26th, August 2-9th, August 16th, August 23rd,
August 29th and September 6-7th. Activity is to celebrate the 200th
anniversary of the birth of the illustrious Louis Braille, inventor of
the tifloescritura system for the blind, and with the 30th anniversary
of ARMIC, Association for Visually Handicapped Radio of Catalonia. QSL
via EA3RKR, direct or by the Bureau. For more details, see QRZ.com or
visit: www.gratisweb.com/ea3rkr/esp/index2.html [OPDX Bulletin]

U.S.A. Special event station information can be found at:
www.arrl.org/contests/spev.html
============================================
QSL INFORMATION -

ZB2EO QSL ROUTE:
John, ZB2EO reports that Vasiliy, RW6HS is NOT and has never been my QSL
manager, and that all QSLs for ZB2EO & ZG2EO, should be sent DIRECT to
address as per QRZ.com.
--------------------------------------------
QSLs received Bureau - None to report ! :o(

QSLs received Direct - 3B9/SP2JMB (via SP2JMB), 4L8A (via DJ1CW), 4S7NE
(via QRZ.com), 4T6I (via DL2JRM), AI5P/6Y5 (via AI5P), AM8IL (via
EC8AMI), EI6S (via QRZ.com), GM3MOU (via QRZ.com), HB0/DJ1AIB (via
DJ1AIB), JD1BLY (via JI5RPT), JT1AGO (via JA7AGO), JT1ZP (via JA7ZP),
KH7Y (via QRZ.com), MJ/DJ7ZG (via DL7AFS), MJ/DL7AFS (via DL7AFS), TS7C
(via F4EGD), VE3DZ/VP9 (via VE3DZ), VY0A [NA-186] (via VE3LYC), YS1G
(via G3TXF) and ZW8BBC [SA-072] (via PS8DX).

QSLs received LoTW - A7/M0FGA, OH0Z, PV8AA, RA3UT, VK7WI, W1AW/KL7 and
YL4HQ.
============================================
SILENT KEYS -

Walter L. Cronkite Jr., KB2GSD - the legendary US TV news anchor Walter
Cronkite, known as America's most trusted man passed away the afternoon
of July 17, 2009, after a long illness. He was 92.
============================================
BITS & PIECES -

KP1 - NAVASSA -
Navassa: a permit has been issued to the group that did Desecheo
recently. An operation will take place next year. Info from Dave K4SSU,
one of the ops. [G4IFB]
--------------------------------------------
VC1W **DATE CORRECTION**
VE1VOX, VE1AOE, and VE1MPM will be active from Welsh Island IOTA NA-154
(new CISA) August 12-16, 2009 with the call VC1W. Operation will be from
two stations and more ops may be joining the expedition as the date
approaches. This is a remote island and weather may affect the actual
dates. QSL manager is VE3EXY. [VE1VOX]
--------------------------------------------
Midway Island 2009

Press Release Number 5                      July 22, 2009

The K4M team has passed a very important milestone with the shipment
this week of 2 tons of radios, linears, antennas (20 of them), radios
(6), computers and interfaces, thousands of feet of coax and stubs, and
various connectors, switches, wattmeters, and all the supplies you would
expect from an operation on a remote Island.   Below is a picture of a
portion of the freight:

The gear will be stored in Hawaii until the supply ship leaves in 3
weeks to Midway.

Our charter flight to the Island is confirmed.  The team is assembled.
Fundraising continues on our website, www.midway2009.com .  If you
haven't visited it in a while stop by and help support our effort.  All
pre expedition contributors who are on LOTW will receive their
confirmations within a week of the end of the DXPedition.

This month we are highlighting three more team members.  You can read
all their history at http://www.midway2009.com/meettheops4.html

Tom N4XP & Dave WB4JTT - Co Leaders for Midway Island 2009
--------------------------------------------
CS28MCF full log and more pictures are avaiable now on
http://algarvedx.com
CR2F speciall call from Faial Island, Azores is on air now Algarve STAR
DX Team member HB9CRV is on the dx'pedition crew.
[Algarve STAR DX Team]
============================================
73 and Good DX!
Dave Raycroft, VA3RJ

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