IOTA News from OPDX
14 May, 2018
AF-078. Alfredo, IK7JWX, and a team of operators are planning their 3rd humanitarian DXpedition. Activity will be from Carabane Island, Senegal, for 10 days sometime in November 2018. The callsign is not known yet, but they hope to be assigned a special 6V0 prefix. Look for more details to be forthcoming.
EU-008. Members of the Camb-Hams will once again be active as GS3PYE/P, but this time from Islay Island between May 13-18th. The Camb-
Hams have been activating the Scottish Isles each year since 2008. As in the past, ten or more operators will be active on all bands and many modes from 4m to 80m, 2m & 70cm for Satellites and 2m & 23cm for EME.
The HF bands will be covered by four simultaneous stations while the 6m & 4m stations will have a great take-off towards the UK and Europe. All stations will be able to run at the full UK power limit. EME operations will use 150W to 55 elements on 23cm and 400W to 17 elements on 2m,
primarily on JT65, but also available for CW skeds - if your station is big enough.
Satellite operations on 2m & 70cm will use X-Quad antennas and a fully automatic Az/El tracking system. Activity is planned on AO-7 (mode B), VO-52, FO-29, SO-50 AO-73.
All the up-to-date plans and progress will be on<dx.camb-hams.com>.
Most importantly, this is a group of good friends doing what they enjoy, so please give them a call and enjoy the trip with them.
They will be active on the major social networks before, during and after the trip, you can check on their progress and interact with the operators via
their blog <dx.camb-hams.com> or through Twitter, Facebook and YouTube [see links below]. Please check their Web page for
details on how to arrange skeds on the more challenging bands, modes, VHF and EME. All links are available via:
QSL via OQRS (info on QRZ.com) or M0VFC direct or via bureau.
EU-038. By the time you read this, Roland, DL1EAL, should be active
again as PA/DL1EAL from Texel Island until May 24th. Activity will be holiday style on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes, with a vertical antenna and 100 watts. QSL via DL1EAL, direct, by the Bureau, eQSL or LoTW.
EU-046. Waldi, SP7IDX, will be active as LA/SP7IDX from Vannoya Island
between June 7-20th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.
EU-125. Operators Dirk/DD5KD and Frank/OE9KFV will be active as 5Q6D
and 5Q9F, respectively, from Rømø Island between June 30th and July 7th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via OE9KFV, direct, by the Austrian QSL Bureau, LoTW or ClubLog.
EU-165. Max, I0PNM, will once again be active as IM0/I0PNM from S.Pietro
Island, Sardinia, between July 20th and August 20th. Activity will include the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th). Operations will be on 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters. QSL only direct to I0PNM.
NA-122. (2019 Announcement) A Dominican/Argentinian/Mexican team, most members of the Loma del Toro DX Club, will be active as HI1LT
from Beata Island between January 20-28th, 2019. The operators mentioned are Ez/HI3AA, Tino/HI3CC (Co-Leader), Edwin/HI3K, Mike/HI3MPC, Elio/HI8EFS, Jose/HI3SD, Cafefe/HI8CAF, Gerardo/HI8GP, Tito/HI6JHV, Julio/HI8JQE, Alfredo/HI8K (Team Leader), Max/HI8MAX, Martin/LU9EFO and Ismael/XE1AY. Activity will be on various HF bands using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. QSL via W2CCW. Watch the Loma del Toro DX Club's Face Book page for updates at: https://www.facebook.com/lomadeltoro/timeline
NA-234. (Update to OPDX.1363) Tim, NL8F, informs OPDX that Yuri/N3QQ
and himself will be active as KL7RRC/p (not KL7RRC as first announced) from the "Islands of Four Mountains" group, specifically Kagamil Island, starting May 23rd through May 26-27th.
Operations will be on CW, SSB and FT8, depending on conditions.
QSL Manager is N7RO. Tim reminds everyone: "As always with rare activations costs are high so any help with donations would be appreciated." For more details and updates, watch: http://NA-234.com
SA-047. A Brazilian team will be active as PR5M from Mel Island (DIB
PR01) between May 31st and June 3rd. Operators mentioned are
Marcelo/PP5BK, Fabio/PP5BZ, Edy/PP5EJ, Tony/PP5NS, Roni/PP5ZB,
Jose/PU5ATX, Vitor/PU5DCB and Al/PY3OZ. Activity will be on 80-10 meters with 2 stations on the air using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via PP5BZ or ClubLog.
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