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ICPO Bulletin (11-19 February 2010)
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Listing is by calendar date (day/month/year)
11/02/2010: Bill, K4LTA will be active as J37BO from Grenada from 11th February to 3rd March 2010, including a Multi-Single entry in the ARRL DX CW Contest (20-21st February) as J38A along with NK4N. QSLs via K4LTA, direct or Bureau. [425 DX News]
11/02/2010: David, BA4DW will be active as BA4DW/4 from Changxing Island (IOTA AS-136, WLOTA LH-0256) on 11-19th February. He will operate holiday style with 100 watts and wire antennas. QSL via home call, Bureau or direct. [425 DX News]
11/02/2010: Yahir Omar, XE2JA will be active as XE2JA/XF1 from Isla Alcatraz (IOTA NA-167, WW Loc. DL48AT), Sonora State, Mexico, on 11-14th February. He plans to operate SSB and RTTY on 80-15 metres as well as via AO-27, AO-51 and SO-50 satellites. QSL via EA5XC (direct or Bureau); Mexican stations can go via XE2IVY. Further information can be found at: www.dxciting.com/en/xf1-alcatraz-isl.html [425 DX News]
11/02/2010: John, KL7JR will be active as XK1RST from Yukon on 11-14th February 2010. He plans to operate SSB on 80-10 metres from Destruction Bay or Jacquot Island in Kluane Lake (not IOTA). QSL direct to KL7JR (QRZ.com). [425 DX News]
12/02/2010: Operators Enrico/5Z4ES, Francesco/IK8TEO, Antonio/IK8UHA and Antonio/IK8VRH will be active as 5Z0H from Lamu Island (AF-040) and Wasini Island (AF-067) between 12-25 February. Operation dates are tentative. They plan to have 2 stations active on 160-10m CW/SSB/RTTY. Pilot station will be IK8OZZ. QSL via LoTW, by the Bureau or direct to IK8VRH: P.O. Box 173, I-80016 Marano (NA), Italy. For more information, visit their web page at: 5z4h.sitonline.it/ [NG3K]
12/02/2010: Luis XQ5CIE, Carlos CE6UFF, Didier F6DXE and Dago CE5COX will be active from the Chilean naval base Arturo Prat (WAP CHI-001) on Greenwich Island (IOTA AN-010, WW Loc. GC07EM), South Shetland Islands, from 12th February to 26th March as XR9JA. They will be active on 160-6m SSB, CW, PSK31, and Satellite AO-51. QSL via CE5JA (Radio Club de Concepcion, P.O. Box 2545, Concepcion, Chile). All QSLs received direct please include recent SASE or 2 USD $; QSL received via Bureau will be returning by the same way. All QSL will be 100% guaranteed. Further information can be found at: www.ce5ja.cl/ also www.ce5ja.cl/xr9ja_ingles.php [F5NQL]
12/02/2010: Look for XU7KOH activity from Koh Russei (AS-133) during the following date and operators: 12-16th February - Operators Wim/ON6NP, Wim/ON6TZ and Peter/XU7ACY (NO2R); 19-23rd February - Operators Wim/ON6NP, Wim/ON6TZ, Peter/XU7ACY (NO2R) and Joel/F5PAC. QSL direct to ON7PP. More details are forthcoming. Logs will be posted after the operation (ASAP) on the following Web page: www.xu7tzg.be/ [OPDX Bulletin]
13/02/2010: Jorge, CT1FMX and Sergio, CT2HQS will be active from Ermida de Santo Antao (WCA CT-0974, DMHP LR-059) on 13th February 2010. Plans are to work as homecall/p on all bands. QSL via home calls, direct or Bureau. [RN1CW]
13/02/2010: SRT contest operators Filippo IZ1LBG, Paolo IW1ARB, Federico IW1QN, Flavio IK1SPR, Flavio IK1RQT, Mario IK1HXN and possibly others will be active as IZ1LBG from the IR1G station, Cortazzone, Italy, during the CQWW WPX RTTY Contest (13-14th February), a Multi-Single/All-Band/High-Power entry. QSL via IZ1LBG, direct or Bureau. [F5NQL]
14/02/2010: Bill, VK4FW and his XYL will fly to VK8 to see their daughter and grandkids. He has made arrangements to operate from Groote Eylandt (IOTA OC-141) for a few days as well as from the mainland (IOTA OC-001). Listen for Bill from late on the 14th of February, for a few days, as VK8MM. QRV mostly CW with 100W and vertical antenna. He plans to have internet coverage and will be listening intently for low power stations. QSL direct via mail, direct via OQRS and Bureau. (For all OQRS please go to www.odxg.org/ and follow the prompt). [VK4FW]
15/02/2010: Yuri, VE3DZ will be active from Barbados (IOTA NA-021, WLOTA LH-0999, WW Loc. GK03FD) 15-23 February 2010 as 8P9AA. He will be active on all bands CW, SSB and RTTY. In the ARRL DX CW Contest (20-21st February) he will be active as 8P3A in the Single-Op/All-Band Category. QSL both calls via VE3DZ, direct or Bureau. [QRZ.com]
15/02/2010: Operators Bob/N4BP (C6AKQ), Mike/W4RUM (C6AUM) and Tim/N4UM (C6ARU) will be in the resort city of Lucaya, Freeport, Grand Bahama Island (NA-080, WLOTA LH-0527) beginning Monday, 15th February with Kevin/K4PG (C6APG) joining them on Thursday, 18th February. The operators will enter the ARRL International DX CW Contest (20-21 February) as individual entries (Bob, C6AKQ on 80 metres; Kevin, C6APG on 40 metres; and Mike, C6AUM possibly on 160 metres. Tim will announce his entry when he knows). Prior to the contest, they will be operating on the 30/17/12 metre bands, HF bands using CW and the Digital modes. QSL direct to their home callsigns with SASE and/or LoTW. [NG3K]
16/02/2010: Oeste DX Gang operators Jorge CT1FMX, Sergio CT2HQS, Jose CT2GZE, Jose CT2FFC and Telmo CT2ILN, will be actives on 16th February 2010 from Cidade Romana Eburorittium (WCA CT-01004, DMHP LR-090 as CQ0ODX/p. QRV on 40-10 metres, WARC bands included. QSL CT2GZE, Bureau or direct. [RN1CW]
16/02/2010: Operators Stan/AC8W (YN2WW), Hank/K8DD (YN2DD), Jim/KB8TXZ (YN2TX) and Lee/N8LJ (YN2LJ) will be active from Grenada, Nicaragua, for one week between 16-25 February. Their activity will include the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 20-21st) as a Multi-Single entry sing the callsign YN2WW. Operators will be active on all bands efore and after the contest. Look for: YN2DD on CW and RTTY 17m, YN2WW primarily on 30m, YN2LJ on the low bands CW and YN2TX on SSB. QSL YN2DD and YN2WW via K8DD (QRZ.com). QSL YN2TX via KB8TXZ (QRZ.com) and YN2LJ via K8ESQ (direct or Bureau). [OPDX Bulletin]
17/02/2010: Operators Olaf, DL4HG and Holger, DL5XAT will be active as 9H3TX from Gozo Island (IOTA EU-023, MIA MM-004, WLOTA LH-0046), from 17-24th February 2010, including a Multi-2 entry in the ARRL DX CW Contest (20-21st February). QRV on the HF bands with 100 Watts and verticals. QSL via DL5XAT, direct or Bureau. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW. [NG3K]
17/02/2010: Wolfgang, OE1WWL plans to be active from Sentosa Island (AS-019) as 9V1OE/p from 17-23rd February 2010. This will be a low power operation, running 5 Watts SSB into a random wire. QSL via OE1WWL by the Bureau (preferred) or direct to 9V1OE (QRZ.com). Web: www.qsl.net/9v1oe/ [rsgbiota.org]
17/02/2010: John, K3CT and John, K3TEJ will be active from Christiansted, island of St. Croix (IOTA NA-106, USi VI002S, WLOTA LH-2477, WW Loc. FK77PR) as KP2/homecalls from 17-24th February 2010. They will also participate in the ARRL International DX CW Contest (20-21st February) using the callsign KP2M, a Multi-? entry. Outside the contest they will be QRV all HF bands using CW, RTTY and PSK31. QSL KP2/K3CT and KP2/K3TEJ via home calls. QSL KP2M via AI4U. [NG3K]
17/02/2010: Wil, AA4NC, will be active from Belize as V31RR from 17-23 February. Activity will be on the HF bands including 30/17/12m using CW, SSB and RTTY. His activity will also include the ARRL DX CW Contest (20-21 February) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via his home callsign, direct or LoTW. [OPDX Bulletin]
17/02/2010: Look for operators Bill N7OU and Bob W7YAQ to operate from the Tokelau Islands (OC-048) between 17 and 10 March. The exact dates of their operation may change because the only access to the Tokelau Islands is by boat. Their activities will include an entry in the ARRL International DX CW Contest (20-21st February). Operations will be on 160-10 metres but mainly on CW, with some SSB and RTTY, using 100 watts and vertical antennas. Also, look for them to operate from Apia, Samoa (5W), before they sail to Tolelau and after between 10-16 February and 11-15 March. All callsigns are to be announced. QSL via their home callsigns. [OPDX Bulletin]
18/02/2010: Luc, F5RAV will be active from the 6W7RV radio shack in Somone, Senegal, from 18th February to 1st March using the callsign 6V7T. QRV on all HF bands. QSL via home call, direct with two green stamps and SAE. [NG3K]
18/02/2010: Mat, MJ0ASP, will be active from Morocco as CN2MR between 18-26 February. Activity will be on 40-10m, CW, with emphasis on the WARC bands. He likes to contest, so he will probably be in the ARRL International DX CW Contest (20-21 February). QSL via his home callsign (see QRZ.com). [OPDX Bulletin]
18/02/2010: Dave, G3TBK will once again be active as J88DR from the island of St. Vincent (IOTA NA-109, WLOTA LH-0492) between 18th February and 15th March 2010, including an entry in the RSGB Commonwealth Contest. QRV on all bands 160-10 metres using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via home call, direct or by the Bureau. [NG3K]
18/02/2010: Rick, K6VVA will be active from Providenciales (NA-002), Turks & Caicos Islands as VP5/K6VVA from 18-24th Frebruary. QRV holiday style on all bands. He will also participate in the ARRL International DX CW Contest (20-21 February), using the callsign VP5Z, entry category to be decided. Note: VP5Z callsign chosen in honor of my longtime friend Jim Neiger, N6TJ (ZD8Z). QSL ONLY VIA N6AWD, direct or Bureau. Website:
LOOKING AHEAD -
20/02/2010: Operators Walter DJ6QT, Falk DK7YY, Wolfgang DK9VZ, Hein DL2OBF, Tom DL5LYM, Juergen DL6WT and Frank DL8WAA will be active as CR3L from Santana, Madeira Island (IOTA AF-014, DIP MA-001, WLOTA LH-0053) during the ARRL DX CW Contest (20-21st February) as a Multi-? entry. QSL via DJ6QT, Bureau or direct. [NG3K]
20/02/2010: Jorge, CT1FMX and Sergio, CT2HQS will be active from Arco da Memoria (WCA CT-1005, DMHP LR-091) on 20th February 2010. Plans are to work as homecall/p on all bands. QSL via home calls, direct or Bureau. [RN1CW]
20/02/2010: Operators John W2GD, Don K4ZA, Alex RZ3AZ and Valery RD3AF will be active as EF8M from Santa Maria de Guia, Las Palmas Gran Canaria (IOTA AF-004, DIE S-005, ESA GC, WLOTA LH-0969, WW Loc. IL28FC) during the ARRL DX CW Contest (20-21st February) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via UA3DX. [NG3K]
20/02/2010: GG100RE will operate from Eltham in south-east London on Saturday 20 February for Thinking Day on the Air, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Girl Guide movement. Two stations will be active throughout the day, with Guides of all ages passing greetings messages on 80, 40 and 20m. The station will be operated by Cray Valley RS. QSL via G4DFI. Full details on QRZ.com. [GB2RS]
20/02/2010: Special event station GG100WD for Wilton Division Guides will be operating in Batley on the weekend of 20 and 21 February. The station will be operational on HF, 2m and 70cm from 11am on Saturday to 2pm on Sunday. QSL via the RSGB Bureau. [GB2RS]
26/02/2010: Jorge, CT1FMX and Luis, CT1CQK will be active from Mosteiro do Varatojo (WCA CT-1050, DMHP LX-073) on 26th February 2010. Plans are to work as CT1FMX/p and CR5CQK respectively on all bands. QSL CT1FMX/p via home call, direct or Bureau. QSL CR5CQK via CT1CQK, direct or Bureau. [RN1CW]
26/02/2010: The Baden Powell DX Group, Guara DX Group and Labre-Paraiba will operate from the Cabo Branco lighthouse (ARLHS BRA-015 and DFB PB-01, WW Loc. HI22OU), Paraiba State, Brazil, during the 2nd South American Lighthouse Week (26-28th February). Team members include PR7AB, PR7AF, PR7AYE, PR7HR, PR7HT, PR7PB, PR7SD, PR7TS and PU7GFL. QRV 80-10 metres using CW, SSB and PSK. Approximate frequencies: SSB - 3.700, 7.120, 14.280, 21.280 and 24.480 MHz; CW - 3.515, 7.015, 14.022, 21.022 and 28.071 MHz; PSK - 3.580, 7.037, 14.071, 21.071 and 28.071 MHz. QSL via PT7JP, direct (QRZ.com) or Bureau. [PT2OP]
06/03/2010: Alan, N3AD plans to be active from the island of Antigua (IOTA NA-100, WLOTA LH-1118) as V26? (callsign pending) during the ARRL DX SSB Contest (6-7th March) as a Single-Op/High-Power entry. QSL via home call. [NG3K]
06/03/2010: Peter, VE3IKV will activate St. Simons Island (IOTA NA-058, USi GA003S, WLOTA LH-4115, WW Loc. EM91HD), Glynn County, Georgia, as W4/VG3RA on 6-7th March 2010. Low power operation, on or near the usual IOTA frequencies. QSL via VE3IKV, Bureau or direct. [rsgbiota.org]
08/03/2010: Look for Peter, VE3IKV to be active from Key West (IOTA NA-062, USi FL040S, WW Loc. EL94CN), Monroe County, Florida, as W4/VG3RA on 8-13th March 2010. Low power operation, on or near the usual IOTA frequencies. QSL via VE3IKV, Bureau or direct. [rsgbiota.org]
11/03/2010: Peter, VE3IKV will activate the Dry Tortugas Islands (NA-079, USi FL013S, WW Loc. EL84NP), Monroe County, Florida on 11-12th March 2010. Weather dependent, low power operation, on or near the usual IOTA frequencies. QSL via VE3IKV, Bureau or direct. [rsgbiota.org]
13/03/2010: The Vero Beach Amateur Radio Club, W4OT will celebrate the 107th Anniversary of Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge (www.pelicanislandfriends.org/) and the 18th Annual Pelican Island Wildlife Festival on 13 March 2010. QRV from the Festival (Indian River County, Florida) on 7.040, 14.040 MHz CW and 7.190, 14.260 MHz SSB. A special event certificate and QSL are available from: VBARC-W4OT, PO Box 2082, Vero Beach, FL 23961. Web: www.vbarc.net/ and www.pelicanislandfriends.org/ [W4OT]
02/04/2010: Ben, DO1BEN and XYL Barbara, DO1IQ will be active as OZ/homcalls from Lolland Island (EU-029, DIA SJ-015, WW Loc. JO54QV) 2-9th April 2010. Look for activity on or near the usual IOTA freqiencies. QSL via home calls, direct or Bureau. Web: www.do1ben.de/ [rsgbiota.org]
22/05/2010: GB6GEO The Geoparks Communication Weekend (22-23 May 2010) is active again this year at Kents Cavern in Torquay, right in the heart of the English Riviera Global Geopark. Supported by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, and the Torbay Amateur Radio Society. Suggested frequencies: 3.680, 7.080, 14.180, 21.180, and 28.180MHz. GB6GEO will also betransmitting on 2m FM/SSB. All QSL cards will automatically be sent out via the bureau, or send an SASE in the UK. If you are outside the UK, then please send an addressed envelope, and sufficient funds for return postage, if you would like a card direct (Please QSL via G3VOF). A Geopark certificate endorsed by our Queens husband H.R.H The Duke of Edinburgh, with his own words of congratulating the holder, is also available. Full nformation about the event, QSLling and the special certificate can be found on QRZ.com under GB6GEO. [K1XN]
21/07/2010: Jim, MM0BQI/p will be active from the island of Tanera Mor (IOTA EU-092, IOSA SC10, SCOTIA CN32) from 21-27th July 2010. He will also participate in the RSGB IOTA Contest (24-25 July) using the callsign MM0Q. QSL both calls via MM0BQI, direct or Bureau. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW. [rsgbiota.org]
23/07/2010: Curt, W3HQ and Cliff, KI4IW plan to be active as VO2/homecalls from Battle Island (IOTA NA-044, CIsA NF049, WW Loc. GO22CG) from 23-26th July 2010. QRV 160-10 metres with two stations, one each for CW and SSB. QSL via home calls (QRZ.com). [rsgbiota.org]
21/09/2010: Andy, VK5MAV will be active as VK5MAV/5 (however he still hopes to get special callsign/prefix. Depends on WIA decision) from Flinders Island (IOTA OC-261) from 21-27th September 2010. QRV 40/20/15/10m, mostly CW. QSL via home call, direct or Bureau. [rsgbiota.org]
02/10/2010: Look for Ben, DO1BEN and XYL Barbara, DO1IQ will be active as PD/homcalls from Texel Island (EU-029, DIA SJ-015, WLOTA LH-0043, WW Loc. JO54QV) 2-8th October 2010. Look for activity on or near the usual IOTA freqiencies. QSL via home calls, direct or Bureau. Web: www.do1ben.de/ [rsgbiota.org]
SPECIAL EVENTS -
10/02/2010: Operators HZ1AN, HZ1BT, 7Z1SJ, 7Z1CQ, 7Z1AQ, 7Z1AL, 7Z1OO, HZ1FH, HZ1CQ and HZ1HN will activate special event callsign HZ1IRH for the International Hail Rally in Saudi Arabia from 10-17th February 2010. QSL via HZ1BT. Further information at: www.hailrally.com.sa/ [7Z1SJ]
13/02/2010: In commemoration of the 7th Antarctic Activity Week, François, F8DVD will be using the special callsign TM7AAW between February 13-28th. The WAP reference number is 185. The activity will take place from his home QTH in Macon, the eastern part of France. A special color QSL card showing a view of Antarctica will be issued. QSL via F8DVD, by the Bureau or direct (SAE with 1 IRC or 2 USD) to: Francois Bergez, 6, Rue Liberte, F-71000 MACON, FRANCE. For more info, have a visit on: tm7aaw.monsite.orange.fr/ Or send e-mail to:
15/02/2010: Paolo, IK2QPR reports he will be active as IU2ANT on 15-28 February, including the 7th Antarctic Activity Week. His reference will be WAP-052 and will operate from his home QTH in Mantova, Italy. QSL via home call, direct or Bureau. [425 DX News]
18/02/2010: In a joint even venture between the Northampton Radio Club & the Coventry Amateur Radio Society to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Daventry Experiment, GB75RDF & GB0RDF will be operating from the Ex BBC site at Borough Hill, Daventry during February. GB4RDF will be operating from the Birth of RADAR Memorial from 18th February until 17th March 2010. Details can be found on QRZ.com. QSL all calls via G1BHR, direct or Bureau. [GB2RS]
18/02/2010: The Portuguese Navy Hamradio Club - NRA and the Navy itself feel proud to announce a double Special Event. In this month of February we celebrate the 1st centenary since radiotelegraphy has begun naval щfficial service in the navy. To celebrate it, two Special Event Stations [CR5100AM and CR5100VZ] plus an onboard station CS5DFG will be active. One Station located in Lisbon another Station located 15 miles south of Lisbon and the third one not much far from the others, will be active on the next February 18th and 20th in the period of [0900 - 1900] UTC. A Special QSL Card and a Special Award have been issued by the Navy
and NRA to be addressed to all stations that contact one of these three stations in the dates and periods above. Look for any of these stations on the bands and be awarded with a Special QSL Card and Award. Contacting us or waiting another hundred years to do so, is your choice. [ZLDXC]
U.S.A. Special event station information can be found at:
LIGHTHOUSE CALENDAR -
11/02-19/02 BA4DW/4: Changxing Dao WLOTA LH-0256 QSL HC (d/b)
11/02-03/03 J37BO: Grenada Island WLOTA LH-0718 QSL K4LTA (d/b)
13/02-14/02 PJ2T: Curacao Island WLOTA LH-0942 QSL HC (d/b)
13/02-14/02 PJ4R: Bonaire Island WLOTA LH-1279 QSL N4RR (d)
15/02-23/02 8P9AA: Barbados Island WLOTA LH-0999 QSL VE3DZ (d/b)
15/02-22/02 C6AKQ: Grand Bahama Island WLOTA LH-0527 QSL N4BP (d)
15/02-22/02 C6ARU: Grand Bahama Island WLOTA LH-0527 QSL N4UM (d)
15/02-22/02 C6AUM: Grand Bahama Island WLOTA LH-0527 QSL W4RUM (d)
17/02-24/02 9H3TX: Gozo Island WLOTA LH-0046 QSL DL5XAT (d/b)
17/02-24/02 KP2/K3CT: St. Croix Island WLOTA LH-2477 QSL HC (d/b)
17/02-24/02 KP2/K3TEJ: St. Croix Island WLOTA LH-2477 QSL HC (d/b)
18/02-22/02 C6APG: Grand Bahama Island WLOTA LH-0527 QSL K4PG (d)
18/02-15/03 J88DR: St. Vincent WLOTA LH-0492 QSL G3TBK (d/b)
SIX METERS & UP -
C6ANM: From 2 reliable sources... He's running 100W with a 5 el yagi on
11/02-14/02 XE2JA/XF1: Alcatraz NA-167 DL48at Satellite QSL EA5XC (d)
12/02-26/03 XR9JA: Greenwich AN-010 Grid:GC07 6M+Sat QSL CE5JA (d/b)
13/02-14/02 Louisiana QSO Party (13 1500z-14 0300z) 6&2M included
13/02 NI6IW: USS Midway event D-STAR 2m/70cm QSL QRZ.com
14/02-16/02 Classic Exchange "CX" (14 1400z-15 0800z) 6&2M included
16/02-25/02 YN2DD: Nicaragua Grid:EK71 6M 100W 3el quad QSL K8DD (d)
16/02-25/02 YN2LJ: Nicaragua Grid:EK71 6M 100W 3el quad QSL K8ESQ (d)
16/02-25/02 YN2TX: Nicaragua Grid:EK71 6M 100W 3el quad QSL KB8TXZ (d)
16/02-25/02 YN2WW: Nicaragua Grid:EK71 6M 100W 3el quad QSL K8DD (d)
18/02-24/02 VP5/K6VVA: N. Caicos Grid:FL31 6M 100W 7el QSL N6AWD (d/b)
GOT6??? - Six Meter Information by Andy 'NEON' Sargent N8OFS at:
http://noars.net/got6/GOT6.txt (Updated 10 February 2010)
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/
US COUNTY HUNTING - USA-CA
WA5MC - Feb 13 9:00 am cst to Feb 13 9:00 pm cst - SSB Only
WA5MC will be one of the rover stations during the Louisianna QSO Party.
We plan to be inAscension Parish at 9:00 am. We will continue through
Iberville, West Baton Rouge, Pointe Coupee, West Feliciana, East
Feliciana, and St Helena Parsihes in that order by the end of the day.
Opesration will be primarily on 20M. We will operation on 40M if
possible some, depending on propagation. QSL via home call. [County
QSL INFORMATION -
Update on 6W QSLs: Roman, RX3RC has replied to all QSL requests that he
received directly. I am waiting for a batch of new cards to arrive in
Dublin in February and will reply to all "directs" by the end of the
month. QSLs received via the bureau will be replied to later this year.
QSLs received Bureau - 4T6I, AM8IL, AN5EB, EA8ZS, FJ/SP7VC, HI3/N3SY,
HI3TEJ, HP8/JA6REX, J3/DL3VEN, JH4UYB, JI4RDO, OH2BH, PY2YU, TO5J and
QSLs received Direct - 5B/HG3IPA (HA3JB), 9M6/JA3AVO (HC), B7P (BD7IXG),
KP4WW (QRZ.com), T6YA (F5OGL), VK9XX (DL1RTL), YS4/W0OR (HC) and ZB3R
QSLs received LoTW - FM5CD, HQ2R, JL1ARF, OK2PBM, UR5IFB and UX6F.
SILENT KEYS -
Jacky Gargot, F5OIU, member of the UFT, Clipperton DX Club and Bordeaux DX Group passed away on 8th February 2010 after a long illness. He was a
great DX’er and was in the past sometimes active from FM, FG and some other foreign countries. Sympathy messages to his family can be send at
the Family Gargot’s address: 21 Allee Cabernet, 33140 Cadaujac, FRANCE.
BITS & PIECES -
MM0DGR/p Photo and video report -
Photo and video report about my trip to Loch Lomond National Nature Reserve (GMFF-046 & GMFF-002) is ready and listed at: www.srars.org/wff-reports/gmff-046.htm . Please don't judge me strictly, I am not a professional, it's just my hobby as well as a HAM radio. The QSL-card for this DX-pedition has been already designed and printed. All who made a QSO with me will receive this QSL-card shortly via the QSL-bureau. I would like to thank you guys for calling and supporting me during this WFF activation.
73 de Jurij MM0DFV
The online log for TX4T is now active and updated; please checkyour
contacts at :
New logs added on "CT's Logs Online" from CT1FMX, CQ0ODX and CT2GZE
activities on http://algarvedx.com/logonline
You can find more than 116 logs online from CT HAMs activities or non CT
HAMs but in Portugal territory.
If you did any kind of radio operation in CT, CT3 ou CU (CT8), youn can
send us your log for "CT's Logs Online"
Algarve STAR DX Team
73 and Good DX!
Dave Raycroft, VA3RJ
GB6GEO The Geoparks Communication Weekend
is active again this year at Kents Cavern Torquay.
Supported by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh,
and the Torbay Amateur Radio Society
Weekend, 22 May - 23 May 2010
10th February 2010
Radio stations from around the world will be exchanging greetings over the airwaves with the English Riviera Global Geopark in May as amateur radio operators transmit live from Kents Cavern in Torquay, right in the heart of the English Riviera Global Geopark.
Using a special event call sign, GB6GEO, will establish contact with other radio stations around Britain, Europe and around the world from a base set up outside the entrance to Kents Cavern, Devon's internationally famous Stone Age cave and gateway to the English Riviera Global Geopark.
There are now 53 Geoparks around the world but this special radio event is being coordinated from Kent's Cavern, Visitors will be able to link up with several other Geoparks by radio over the weekend, including Araripe Geopark in Brazil; Kanawinka Geopark in Australia; Langkawi Geopark in Malaysia; the Petrified Forest of Lesvos Geopark in Greece, the Brecon Beacons in Wales, Nature Park Terra Vita, Germany, Hateg Country Dinosaur Geopark Romania, Naturtejo Geopark Portugal, and to the Copper Coast Geopark in Southern Ireland.
Many Geoparks also have show caves and those participating so far include: Smoo Cave in the North West Highlands Geopark in Scotland, Marble Arch Caves Geopark in Northern Ireland and Unicorn Cave in the Harz Mountains in Germany. With the event now global, the event will run from 0900 on Saturday 22nd May, through the night to 16:00 on Sunday 23rdth May.
For amateur radio stations/SWL's around the world who contact/hear Geopark stations, the English Riviera Geopark is offering a special beautiful commemorative European Geoparks Network radio amateur certificate for contacts with GB6GEO (instant qualifier), or two Geopark stations excluding GB6GEO. (this award will also apply to SWL's on a heard basis). This certificate is endorsed by our Queens husband H.R.H The Duke of Edinburgh, with his own words of congratulating the holder.
Certificates will cost UK ú2.50 each, Europe ?4 and est of the world USD5.
Alternatively certificate holders to be the first in their country to claim the certificate will have an 'FC' suffix following the certificate number. This denotes the first person in their country to claim the 'Geoparks' award. These certificate holders will be worth one point towards the basic certificate, that requires two points, or work any five (5) certificate holders. Many of these certificate holders can be found in the Torbay Amateur Radio Society nets, details from the website
Certificate Manager/ direct qsl's to Martin Foster G3VOF QTHR or QRZ.COM Please also see qrz.com for the latest updates. Only log details necessary.
There is a special glossy high quality souvenir QSL cards for this event, promoting the English Riviera Geopark.
All QSL cards will automatically be sent out via the bureau, or send an SASE in the UK. If you are outside the UK, then please send an addressed envelope, and sufficient funds for return postage, if you would like a card direct (Please QSL via G3VOF).
Any information required about GB6GEO please contact Martin Foster (G3VOF) email: firstname.lastname@example.org or via qrz.com. If you live in Austria, Australia, China, Croatia, Norway, Czech Republic, France, Italy, Spain or Brazil and would like to participate this year 2010 in the Geoparks Communication Festival by putting on a "GEO" call sign please get in touch with G3VOF. E-mail email@example.com
Nick Powe, Chairman of the English Riviera Global Geopark and 5th Generation owner of Kents Cavern added: "Interest in the Global Geoparks Network and its Geo-tourism potential is rapidly gaining momentum aroundthe world.
"Globally, the Geopark designation is recognised as a powerful way to bring economic benefits through the development of Geo-tourism activities and promoting Geo-diversity of the Geopark area.
"I'm delighted that Kents Cavern will be at the heart of this global radio link up which will raise awareness of our fantastic cave system here and of Torbay around the world."
For further information and interview or photography/filming requests at Kents Cavern, please contact Nick Powe on 01803 215136.
Derrick Webber, call sign G3LHJ, President of the Torbay Amateur Radio Society added: "While the internet and mobile phones are a major communication platform around the world today, there is still something exciting about establishing contact with someone the other side of the planet using a length of wire hung across the garden and a radio set!
"We are always looking to recruit new members and this Global communication event linked to the Geoparks Network is going to be a great way to inspire people to learn more about becoming radio operators."
Tars HQ is located at:
The Teignbridge District Scout Head Quarters
The Burdett Building, Wolborough Street, Newton Abbot,
Anyone interested in Amateur Radio is welcome to come along. There is a full calendar of events throughout the year, every month there is a formal meeting followed by a guest speaker or some special attraction or contact Derrick (President) G3LHJ on 01626 354437 [K1XN]
73 and Good DX!
Dave Raycroft, VA3RJ
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