"Islands, Castles & Portable Operations"
Listing is by calendar date (day/month/year)
D2 - ANGOLA - Paulo, CT1ITZ will be active from Porto Amboim, Angola, between 3-29 November as D2PJB. He is using an Icom 706 and a Windom antenna. Active from 10m to 80m only on SSB. QSL via CT1IUA, directonly. [F5NQL]
E51 - SOUTH COOK ISLANDS - Henrik OZ6TL will be active from Raratonga Island (OC-013), South Cook Islands, from 3-30 November as E51TLA. Holiday style operation using mainly RTTY. QSL via home call. [F5NQL]
05/11/2009: Nick RV1AQ (UE1ASP), Alexey UA1CBW (RZ1CWC) and another will be active from 5-9 November on the route from Lomonosov - Vyborg - Gogland - Lomonosov. They will use the callsigns UE1ASP and RZ1CWC / P, during the movement / MM. Scheduled activations are: 5-6 November from the city of Vyborg (RDA LO-04), Vyborg Castle (RCA RC-019, WCA UA-004, COTA-RU C-104 and the Vyborg Castle Tower Lighthouse (ARLHS ERU-231, RLHA RLE-NEW ONE!). The team also plans to spend 2-3 days (6-9 November) on Gogland Island (EU-133, RRA RR-01-04, WFF RFF-025, WLOTA LH-0737).
They will also activate the South Gogland Island Lighthouse (ARLHS ERU-213, RLHA RLE-NEW ONE!). QSL UE1ASP via RV1AQ and RZ1CWC via RN1CW, direct or by the bureau. [RN1CW]
06/11/2009: Steve/9M6DXX and John/9M6XRO will operate from Pulau Labuan (IOTA OC-133, WLOTA L 0456) from 6-8 November (and possibly for one or two hours from 0000 UTC on 9 November) as follows: 9M6DXX/P 10m - 80m on SSB only; 9M6XRO/P 10m - 160m on CW and RTTY. Stations will be using linear amplifiers to a multi-band vertical and a 160m inverted-L, both mounted very close to the ocean. They hope it will be possible to
operate on 160m CW at the same time as SSB on the other bands. QSL both 9M6DXX/P and 9M6XRO/P via M0URX, either direct, via the bureau or LoTW.
See www.m0urx.com/ for details. [F5NQL]
06/11/2009: Kazik HB0/DL2SBY, Tomi HB0/HA4DX and Laci HB0/HA0HW will be active 6-13 November from Masessa, Liechtenstein. Their main focus to do as many QSOs as possible on 160, 80 and 40 metre bands. They We have 3 radios 2 with amplifiers. On 160 they will use an 18m Spiderpole inverted L, on 80 inverted Vee and loaded Gp, and on 40m a Gp on another Spiderple (12m). For the upper bands they have a Spider beam top on the 11m mast. QRV mainly using CW but some SSB is also expected. QSL via bureau to each appropriate operator. [HA0HW]
06/11/2009: Raul IC8ATA, Fred IC8/IK7JWX, Alex IC8/IW8EHK, Leo IC8/I8LWL and Titty IC8/IK8GQY will be active from the island of Procida (EU-031, IIA NA-002, MIA MI-080, WLOTA LH-1409, WW Loc. JN70BR) from 6-8 November. QRV all HF bands, plus 6 metres, using SSB, RTTY and PSK31.
There is the possibility that they might also activate the island of Ischia (EU-031, IIA NA-001, MIA MI-042, WLOTA LH-0689, WW Loc. JN60XR) and the island of Vivara (EU-031, IIA NA-005, MIA MI-120, WW Loc. JN70AR). QSL via operators' instructions. [F5NQL]
06/11/2009: TC SWAT is proud to inform you about new 'TC' activitiy in collaboration with the Directorate General of Coastal Safety - Yesilkoy Lighthouse TC1YLH (ARLHS TUR-055) will be active from 6-23 November; mainly during the weekends. QRV on HF SSB and VHF-UHF FM. The operators will be (mainly) Urcun TA0U, Leonardo TA1FR, T. Aydin TA1HZ, Erhan TA2DJ, Serkan TA2JN and Bekir Kemal TA2RX. Yesilkoy Lighthouse is one of the distinctive historical landmarks of Istanbul. QSL via TA1HZ, direct
or bureau. [TC SWAT]
06/11/2009: Members of the Grupo DX Caracas will be active from Farallon Centinela Island (SA-058, DIV-059, WLOTA L0012, Grid FK60) from 6-9th November, 2009 using the callsign YW5F. They will be active on 80-2m SSB, CW and FM. QSL via DM4TI. [F5NQL]
06/11/2009: Ben, OZ5AAH will again participate in the International Police Association Contest (6-7 November) from Tallinn, Estonia. QRV SSB and CW. QSLs are good for the Sherlock Holmes Award. QSL direct to home call (Ben Jakobsen, Gjethusparken 25, 3300 Fr.vaerk, Denmark). [F5NQL]
07/11/2009: Didier, F4ELJ/p will activate Wrac'h Island (DIFM MA-091, WLOTA 0823) and lighthouse (DPLF PB 040, ARLHS FRA-065, WLH F-077) on 7-8 November. Expect activity on or near the usual island, IOTA and lighthouse frequencies 80-10m. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
07/11/2009: Claude F5MCC and Gilles F4FGJ will be active on 7 November from the Old Mill in the city of Chamvres (CP 89300, WW Loc. JN17QW), Department Yonne/89 and Province Burgundy (DPF 05). QRV 80 and 40m, other bands possible, CW and SSB, propagation permitting. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. SWL cards are welcome. [F5NQL]
07/11/2009: Patrick, F8DYD will be active on 7 November as homecall/p from the Castle of Cherves (DFCF 86-059, WW Loc. JN06AR) and the Mill Tol (DMF 86-027), commune of Cherves (CP 86170), canton [county] of Mirebeau (DDCF 86-15), Department Vienne/86 and Province Poitou-Charentes (DPF 19). QRV 80 and 40 metres, mainly SSB. QSL via
home call, bureau preferred. [F8DYD]
07/11/2009: Eric/KV1J and Tom/W8TOM will be operating as FP/homecall from Miquelon island (NA-032, DIFO FP-002, WLOTA L1417, WW Loc. GN17TC) from 7-15 November. They will be active 160-6 meters. QSL via home calls, direct or Bureau. Further information at: www.kv1j.com/fp/october09.html [NG3K]
07/11/2009: Ronald PA3EWP (MD/PA3EWP) and Tom GM4FDM (GD4FDM) will be active from Isle of Man (IOTA EU-116, WLOTA LH 0449) from 7-9 November. QRV on all HF bands/modes. QSL MD/PA3EWP via PA7FM, direct or bureau. QSL GD4FDM via GM4FDM, direct or bureau. [AT International]
07/11/2009: KB3NZJ - Team Sea Spray, of the Delmarva Island Hoppers, will embark on a most righteous DX-pedition to the island of Burton (USi DE008, Not IOTA, Sussex County), Delaware, located across the vast waters of Indian River Bay on Saturday 7th November (rain date Sun. the 8th). The good ship Sea Spray will attempt to arrive around 09:00 AM Local, hopefully (if the clouds part and the RF Gods smile upon us) we will be operating on 20 metres around, 14.250 and 40 metres near, 7.250 by 10:00AM. The crew for this adventure will be: Jerry KB3NZJ, Joe W3TL and Jamie KB3QLK, who will be our QSL manager. [USi]
08/11/2009: Stan, EI6DX will operate from Somone, Senegal as 6W/EI6DX from 8-16 November, concentrating on the low bands and will work mainly CW. Stan will be QRV in JA DX contest as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/SSB entry. QSL via RX3RC, direct or bureau. Further info at: www.ei6dx.com/senegal [NG3K]
08/11/2009: Karl, DL2FAG will be active sporadically from the South island of New Zealand (OC-134, WLOTA L0342) as ZL4/DL2FAG from 8-18 November. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters, mainly on RTTY, PSK and SSB. QSL via DL2FAG, direct or Bureau. [OPDX Bulletin]
09/11/2009: Jun, JJ1BMB will be active from Palau Island, Micronesia, between 9-22 November as T88AA. QRV all bands/modes. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [DX_World]
10/11/2009: Dave N1EMC (T30KI) and Mike N1IW (T30IW) will be active from Abatao Islet, Tarawa Atoll, West Kiribati (OC-017) from 10-16 November. QRV 60-6m CW and SSB as conditions permit, using 100 watts. There will be no activity on 80m or 160m. QSL via N1EMC, direct only. Further information can be found at: dx.t30dx.net/ [NG3K]
11/11/2009: Operators Andrea/IK1PMR, Claudia K2LEO/PA3LEO, Wil/PA0BWL Joe/AA4NN, Franz/OE2SNL, Gerhard/DJ5IW and Kenneth/OZ1IKY are planning an expedition to three semi-rare entities in the Pacific. First one week (11-18 November) from the Vaiala Beach Resort on the island of Upolu, Samoa (OC-097, WLOTA L-1944) as 5W0MR (requested call); then two weeks (19 November to 1 December) from the Otuhaka Beach Resort on the island of Tongatapu, Tonga (OC-049) as A31IW (DJ5IW), A31JC (DJ7JC), A31LEO
(K2LEO/PA3LEO), A31MR (IK1PMR), A31NN (AA4NN), A31SN (OE2SNL) and A31WL (PA0BWL), including an entry in the CQWW DX CW Contest (28-29 November) as A31A; and then one week (6-13 December) on the island of Rarotonga, South Cook Islands (OC-013), minus OZ1IKY, as E51PMR (requested call).
>From 2-5 December they will be in Auckland, New Zealand (OC-036, WLOTA L-0069) for logistics, possible activation of some IOTA group. Also, from 14-17 December IK1PMR, PA3LEO and PA0BWL will be in Singapore (AS-019), with possible radio operations as 9V/homecalls. Focus will be on the lower bands, but activity is planned for 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. Equipment: 3 Elecraft K2/100 with DSP and 160m, 2x Tokyo Hi Power HL-1.1Kfx 600w solid state power amplifiers, 1x 300w spare amp. Antennas: 160m inverted-L + K9AY loop, 80m 1/4 wave vertical, 40m 1/4 wave vertical, 30m 1/2 wave vertical dipole or delta loop, 20m 1/2 wave vertical dipole, wires/wire beam for 20m-10m, 1kw tuners. Note that all of the above dates are approximate and subject to
change. Further information and updates can be found at: /www.pacificdxpedition.com/ [IK1PMR]
11/11/2009: Hans, SM6CVX plans to activate Hastings Island (OC-117) probably from 11-13 November. Then if possible 1 night from Normanby Island (OC-116), 13-14 November. Also 1 night from Loloata Island (OC-240), 15-16 November. The callsign will be P29VCX and QSL via SM6CVX. Look for more details and updates on the following Web page at:
www.425dxn.org/dxped/p29_2009 [425 DX News]
11/11/2009: Jim/PY7XC, Ciro/PY7ZY, Andre/PY0FF, Renner/PY7RP, Leo/PP1CZ and Mike/K9AJ will be active as PW6C from Coroa Vermelha (SA-062, the 8th most wanted IOTA group in South America) and lighthouse (ARLHS BRA-029) plus Coroa Da Barra Island from 11-18 November. They plan to run three stations 24/7 from two operating sites, and to operate CW and SSB on 80-10 metres. QSL via K9AJ (QRZ.com). Further information can be found on the expedition's website (www.pw6c.com/). [425 DX News]
12/11/2009: Members of the Spanish 'DX4DX Team' will be active as OX/EA7SB and OX/EA4NA from the main island of Greenland (NA-018, WLOTA LH-0072) between 12-19 November. Activity will be on 160-10 metres using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. The group will be using FT-857s w/amps into vertical antennas. Operators mentioned are: Paco EA4NT (SSB/Digi), Emilio EA7AAW (CW), Ramon EA4NA (CW) and Salvador EA7SB (SSB/Digi). Pilot stations will be Jose/EA4DB and Txema/EA5BWR. QSL via EA4BT, direct or by the Bureau. This is the same group who was active as TK9Z and C57R. Visit the group Web page at: www.dx4dx.com/index1.html [OPDX Bulletin]
13/11/2009: Operators Alfeo/I1HJT, Silvano/I2YSB, Carlo/IK1AOD, Vinicio/IK2CIO, Angelo/IK2CKR, Marcello/IK2DIA, Stefano/IK2HKT, and Donato/IZ2CHO will be active from Busua Beach, Ghana, from 13-27 November. They will also activate Abokwa Island (AF-084), with one station on 20 meter band only. The time of operation on the island will
be planned day by day, pending the sea condition and weather forecast. Activity will be on all HF bands and modes, 80 through 10 meters. 9G5XX is the callsign that will be used from Abokwa Island. 9G5TT is the callsign that will be used from the mainland. QSL via I2YSB, direct only. Further information can be found at: www.i2ysb.com/ [NG3K]
13/11/2009: Sam, F6AML will be in Comoros (IOTA AF-007, WLOTA L3027) as D68F bewteen 13th to 23rd November. Activity will be on CW/SSB 160-10m. Sam will focus especially on Top Band and other LF bands. Suggested frequencies are: CW - 1828, 3520, 7020, 10115, 14020, 18071, 21020, 24951 and 28020 kHz; SSB - 3775, 7075, 14265, 18140, 21265, 24960 and 28480 kHz. He will use a FT857D + amplifier with an inverted L + K9AY for 160, 1/4 vertical for 80 to 30m and spiderbeam for 20 to 10m. All of his equipment (except the amplifier) will be donated for a future radio club. QSL via F6AML direct or via the bureau. [F6AJA]
LOOKING AHEAD -
15/11/2009: Hans, SM3TLG will be active from Brunei (OC-088, WLOTA LH-1628) as V88/SM3TLG from 15-19 November. QRV all HF bands. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [SM3TLG]
15/11/2009: Gerd, DL7VOG will be active from Anegada Island (NA-023) between 15 November and 2 December as VP2V/DL7VOG. QRV all HF bands, including 160m, mainly CW and RTTY. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. Email requests to qsl-at-dl7vog.de. [F5NQL]
17/11/2009: Arnhem is this year the 60 year City of Trolleybusses and is the only city in The Netherlands to have them. To promote this, Fred PA0FAW will use the special callsign PC60TROLLEY from 17th November (2300z) to 15th December (2300z), using CW/SSB and digital modes. QSL via PA0FAW, direct, bureau, OTW, E-qsl and SWL's all ok. Fred will ask for a special EPC-number and will try to be in at leat 1 SWL-SSB net.
24/11/2009: Rhein Ruhr DX Association members Uli DJ2YA, Walter DJ6QT, Arno DL1CW, Ulf DL5AXX and George SV1RP will be active as CT9/homecall from Santana, Ilha da Madeira (AF-014, DIP MA-001, WLOTA LH-0053) from 24th November to 3rd December, including a Multi-Two entry in the CQWW DX CW Contest (28-29 November) as CR3L. Outside the contest, look for activity on all bands/modes. QSL via home calls. QSL CR3L via DJ6QT, direct or bureau. [NG3K]
27/11/2009: Yoshi, JK2VOC will be active from Wuxi, China, as JK2VOC/BA4TB from 27-30 November, including a Single-Op/All-Band entry in the CQWW DX CW Contest (28-29 November). QSL via JK2VOC. [NG3K]
28/11/2009: Tony, E21IZC plans to be QRV from Samutsakhon Province, South-West Bangkok, Thailand for the CQWW DX W Contest as a Single-Op/Single-Band 20m/Low-Power entry. QSL direct (QRZ.com). [NG3K]
28/11/2009: Mauri, OH2BYS will be active as EA8CMX from Galdar, Isla de Gran Canaria (AF-004, DIE S-005, WLOTA LH-0969), in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (?) entry. QSL via home call. [NG3K]
28/11/2009: Look for Val, RD3AF to be active from Las Palmas, Isla de Gran Canaria (AF-004, DIE S-005, WLOTA LH-0969) as EF8M during the CQWW DX CW Contest (28-29 November) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via UA3DX. [NG3K]
28/11/2009: Bob, GU4YOX will be active in the CQWW DX CW Contest (28-29 November) from the island of Guernsey (EU-114, WLOTA LH-0013) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/Low-Power entry. QSL direct or via LoTW.
28/11/2009: A group of the contesters from Quito Radio Club will be active in CQWW DX CW Contest (28-29 November) from Isla de San Cristobal (WLOTA L0094), Galapagos Islands (SA-004) as HC8N. They will be in the Multi-Multi category. Some of the operators are: Dave N3RD (40m), Bob W6RGG (20m), Dennis K2SX (10m) and possibly others. QSL via W5UE.
28/11/2009: Claudio, I1NVU will be active from Lampedusa Island (AF-019, IIA AG-001, MIA MI-126, WLOTA L2312) as IG9U during the CQWW DX CW Contest (28-29 November) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (80m) entry. QSL via I1NVU, direct or bureau. [NG3K]
28/03/2010: Kirk, JF3MYU will be active from Chichi-jima (AS-031, JIIA AS-031-003, WLOTA L2269) using the callsign JD1BNN from 28-31 March. Focus will be on the WARC bands. QSL is OK via JARL bureau or direct to CBA. (PSE do not write his JA call (JF3MYU) to avoid unexpected confusion at the bureau). [NG3K]
28/11/2009: Martin, G4XUM will be QRV from the isle of Man (EU-116, WLOTA LH-0449) for the CQWW DX CW Contest as a Single-Op/Single-Band (15m) entry. QSL via G3NKC, direct or bureau. [NG3K]
28/11/2009: Look for Dave, G3NKC to be active from the isle of Man (EU-116, WLOTA LH-0449) during the CQWW DX CW Contest as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m) entry. QSL via G3NKC, direct or bureau.
28/11/2009: Noel VE2BR will sign VC2Z from Mercier, Quebec, in the CQWW DX CW Contest (28-29 November) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via home call.
28/11/2009: Look for Ron VE3AT to be using the special callsign VC3O during the the CQWW DX CW Contest (28-29 November), probably as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via VE3AT.
28/11/2009: John, K6AM will be active from Grand Cayman Island (NA-016, WLOTA LH-1042) as ZF2AM during the CQWW DX CW Contest (28-29 November) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
02/12/2009: St. Croix Island Christmas Festival - Sharon, K7WZB and Garry, K9WZB will be operating as K2V from the island of St. Croix (USi VI002S, WLOTA LH-2477), U.S. Virgin Islands (NA-106) from 2-14 December. QRV all bands 160-6 metres. They will be monitoring 6 metres most of the time for opening to US and Europe. Operating SSB, RTTY, CW and PSK-31 all bands. QSL via K9WZB, direct only (No Bureau!). Further info at
QRZ.com under the callsign K2V. [NG3K]
04/12/2009: Mark, AA1AC will be active from Bermuda (NA-005, WLOTA LH-0201) 6-12 December as VP9/AA1AC, on all HF bands. QSL via home call.
30/12/2009: Steve N6QEK will be active from Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, as VY1/N6QEK between 30 December, 2009 and 04 January, 2010. QRV 80-10m (including WARC bands and he might try 160m if he can load into the antenna), using RTTY, PSK31 and SSB. His main goal is to activate the Yukon Territory for the ARRL RTTY Roundup Contest (2-3 January). QSL direct to home call. Steve will also be using Global QSL.
Further info can be found on his web site at: www.n6qek.com/ [NG3K]
20/02/2010: Look for John, K6AM to be QRV as ZF2AM from Grand Cayman Island (NA-016, WLOTA LH-1042) in the ARRL DX CW Contest (20-21 February). He plans a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [NG3K]
SPECIAL EVENTS -
06/11/2009: The callsign GB0AD is to commemorate Armistice Day on November 11th 2009. Aberdare & District ARS will be on air from Aberdare, Wales (IOTA EU-005, WLOTA LH 0453), with the callsign on the following dates in November: Friday 6th, Saturday 7th, Sunday 8th (Remembrance Sunday) and Thursday November 11th on most bands bands
dependent on conditions. QSL manager is 2W0XTP either direct or via the RSGB bureau. [QRZ.com]
07/11/2009: Members of the EARS (Emporia Amateur Radio Society - KB0SSR) will activate special event station K0V on 7th November and on Veterans Day, 11th November, to honor U.S. Veterans. The special event station will be located adjacent to the Emporia All Veterans Memorial.
Operating times will be as follows: 7 November - 1900-2300z (1-5PM CST); 11 November - 1400-2400z (8AM-6PM CST). Suggested frequencies are: 14268, 7262 and 3920 kHz (+/- 20 kHz). Other frequencies may be used depending on QRM and/or propagation. They may also try some Digital QSOs, especially on Saturday, November 7th. Operating hours maybe extend on the 11th beyond 2400z (6PM CST), depending on various factors (such as operator fatigue, band conditions and the need for a QSO). Special QSL cards will be available and will require a SASE sent to: EARS, c/o Connie Steinel/K0UER, 950 Oxford Drive, Emporia, KS 66801-5439. Visit Ears Web page at: www.qsl.net/emporiaars/ [OPDX Bulletin]
U.S.A. Special event station information can be found at: www.arrl.org/contests/spev.html
LIGHTHOUSE CALENDAR -
06/11-08/11 9M6DXX/P: Pulau Labuan WLOTA:0456 QSL M0URX (d/b)
06/11-08/11 9M6XRO/P: Pulau Labuan WLOTA:0456 QSL M0URX (d/b)
06/11-08/11 IC8/I8LWL: Isola di Procida WLOTA:1409 QSL Op's Info
06/11-08/11 IC8/IK7JWX: Isola di Procida WLOTA:1409 QSL Op's Info
06/11-08/11 IC8/IK8GQY: Isola di Procida WLOTA:1409 QSL Op's Info
06/11-08/11 IC8/IW8EHK: Isola di Procida WLOTA:1409 QSL Op's Info
06/11-08/11 IC8ATA: Isola di Procida WLOTA:1409 QSL Op's Info
06/11-09/11 RZ1CWC/P: Severnyy Goglandskiy WLOTA:0737 QSL RN1CW (d/b)
06/11-09/11 UE1ASP/P: Severnyy Goglandskiy WLOTA:0737 QSL RV1AQ (d/b)
06/11-09/11 YW5F: Farallon Centinela WLOTA:0012 QSL DM4TI (d/b)
07/11-08/11 F4ELJ/P: Wrac'h DPLF:PB-040 WLH:F-077 WLOL:FRA-065
WLOTA:0823 QSL HC (d/b)
07/11-15/11 FP/KV1J: Miquelon Island WLOTA:1417 QSL HC (d/b)
07/11-15/11 FP/W8TOM: Miquelon Island WLOTA:1417 QSL HC (d/b)
07/11-09/11 GD4FDM: Man Island WLOTA:0449 QSL GM4FDM (d/b)
07/11-08/11 KP2M: St. Croix Island WLOTA:2477 QSL QRZ.com
07/11-09/11 MD/PA3EWP: Man Island WLOTA:0449 QSL PA7FM (d/b)
07/11-16/11 PJ4/DF8AN: Bonaire Island WLOTA:1279 QSL HC (d/b)
08/11-18/11 ZL4/DL2FAG: New Zealand (S Island) WLOTA:0342 QSL HC (d/b)
12/11 GB2RAF: England - Main Island WLOTA:1841 QSL QRZ.com
12/11-19/11 OX/EA4NA: Greenland WLOTA:0072 QSL EA4BT (d/b)
12/11-19/11 OX/EA7SB: Greenland WLOTA:0072 QSL EA4BT (d/b)
13/11-23/11 D68F: Grande Comores Island WLOTA:3027 QSL F6AML (d/b)
SIX METERS & UP -
The 144 MHz EME NewsLetter:
Since 2003 DF2ZC publishes the 144 MHz EME NewsLetter. This is a free service for the EME community. Bernd, DF2ZC, informed us that the latest edition of the EME-Newsletter is now available at: www.df2zc.de/newsletter [MMMonVHF]
Meteor Scatter: November 2009. Leonids Outburst expected!!! Like in 2008, another Leonids Outburst is expected in 2009! The maximum is predicted to occur on November 17th, with an Outburst around 21-22 UT (ZHR up to 200 hr-1 or even more). Unfortunately, the Leonids radiant elevation will be very low over Europe during predicted time of maximum, thus leading to poor perceived meteor rates. But after radiant rise, meteor flux should still be remarkable, thus providing good rocks also for european MS enthusiasts. Read more about Leonids and other meteor showers in November 2009 at our MS-Page: www.mmmonvhf.de/ms.php . As well a review about the ORIONIDS 2009 is given there. [MMMonVHF]
*** G0HGA VHF/UHF CW Activity 2010 ***
Angie, G0HGA FISTS # 41 became Silent Key earlier this year. In her memory there is a One year activity designed to promote CW activity on the VHF / UHF Frequencies. Angie was a staunch advocate of CW on these frequencies and it is felt the activity is a fitting tribute to her. Please do welcome the details from Rob, M0BPT at: www.mmmonvhf.de/latest.php?id=2962 [MMMonVHF]
*** SM / JO98 ***
Rolf, DK2ZF, back at JO98 in the peak of the Leonids 2009. I like to hit die maximum of Leonids. Power abt 1 kW Ant 9 ele on 144. 100 W and 5 ele on 50 MHz. Skeds are highly recommended. First come first serve. No internet at site. niefind.rolf"at"t-online.de QSLs direct only - no longer member of DARC. SOURCE: tnx to Rolf, DK2ZF, direct to MMMonVHF.
GOT6??? - Six Meter Information by Andy 'NEON' Sargent N8OFS at: http://noars.net/got6/GOT6.txt
(Updated October 23, 2009)
Information about current VHF activities can be found on the VHF DX portal "Make More Miles on VHF" at: www.MMMonVHF.de/
SOTA (Summits On The Air) Watch Alerts at: www.sotawatch.org/
QSL INFORMATION -
The following operation is approved for DXCC credit: VQ9JC - Chagos Island (Current operation) This operation was previously rejected as a shipboard operation. DXCC
exchanged correspondence with the operator and determined that this operation was actually land-based thereby satisfying the conditions of DXCC Rule 8.
If you had this operation rejected send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
to receive credit.
73 es DX!
Bill Moore NC1L
Awards Branch Manager
Available now on http://algarvedx.com
pictures from 4W6AL QSL cards. Double QSL card for direct request and single cards for bureau request. Booth full color style printer by LZ3HI. All documents papers will be sent this week to DXCC desk to credits.
Algarve STAR DX Team
A message from Gene, UA9AB, who is QSL manager for several stations, says that his address has changed to:
PO Box 18527
Gene said that his old address is still valid for the immediate future.
QSLs received Bureau - none to report! :o(
QSLs received Direct - 4L5O (N3SL), 9V1VV (QRZ.com), J6/WB4WXE (hc), J79ZG (DL7AFS), KD6WW/VY0 [NA-185] (hc), KL5O (AC7DX), LA/DL6JZ (hc) LA9IAA (QRZ.com), OK1DVM (QRZ.com), TA3D (), TU2/F5JJW (F5JJW), VK9DWX (DJ2MX), ZB3B (QRZ.com)
QSLs received LoTW - 9M6XRO, AO8A, CQ9T, CT3EN, EA1AP, EA8/OH6CS, FO/G3BJ, K4M, LA/DL6JZ, LA9Z, LY4L, OA4AI, OG6N, OK1CF, ON4QX, P49X, RW0LT, RZ9HT, V31MW, VK4MA, WH2X, XE1CQ, YO9HP, ZM2M, ZY0T ============================================
SILENT KEYS -
Reported Silent Keys include: Len R. Borley G4LIK, Hugo Hector Galvan LU2XT, Sergio Mansilla LU3WSM, Raul Bacas LU7DEZ, Motta PY5JU and Anatoly Bakharev RV6BO.
BITS & PIECES -
9L - SIERRA LEONE - The VooDoo Contest Group will be active during CQWW CW Contest, signing 9L5A. This year the operators are Ned AA7A, Nick G3RWF, Fred G4BWP, Bud N7CW, Gary ZL2IFB. They will enter the Multi-2 or Multi-Multi category. QRV in the contest will be on all six contest bands (CW only). Peri-contest there may also be some activity on WARC bands. The main call-sign is 9L5A, QSL via G3SXW (see qrz.com). G3RWF may also activate his 9L1NH call, AA7A his 9L7NS call, QSL via home calls. There will be no daily logs but LoTW upload will be soon after returning home. No cash donations are requested for this project, just the usual USD/IRC for direct cards. [G3SXW]
The online log search for the ZZ6Z operation can be found at: www.clublog.org/logsearch/ZZ6Z
14th Annual Delaware QSO Party:
New for 2010: Expanded operating schedule, simplified scoring, and a true a QRP category.
Date: February 6 and 7, 2010
Contest Period: 1700z Saturday, February 6 - 2359z Sunday, February 7.
Contest rules at: fsarc.org/DEQSO.html [NG3K]
NCDXF Press Release:
At a board meeting this week, the Northern California DX Foundation (NCDXF)elected officers for 2010. Bruce Butler W6OSP will remain as President. Glenn Johnson W0GJ will remain as Vice President. Tom McShane NW6P will remain as Secretary/Treasurer. The NCDXF Board of Directors reluctantly accepted the retirement of Len Geraldi K6ANP and Al Burnham K6RIM from the Board of Directors after many years of excellent leadership. At the present time, the NCDXF Board is planning on operating with 9 directors.
The www.ncdxf.org/ website has been upgraded and newsletters are now available in electronic format and can be downloaded from the website.
The latest newsletter features "the rest of the story" and an excellent summary of the 7O1YGF Yemen operation, which was only recently approved for DXCC.
Please note that the NCDXF mailing address has been recently changed:
NCDXF, P.O. Box 2012, Cupertino, CA 95015-2012, USA.
Oleg, UA9UAX has posted a story, with photos, of his trip to operate from the QTH of Pavel Timofeevitch, UA8TA. It is a very interesting story with excellent photography - you will enjoy reading Oleg's story too. You can find it at: http://rx0sd.ucoz.ru/publ/4-1-0-13
73 and Good DX!
Dave Raycroft, VA3RJ