IOTA News from OPDX
12 November, 2018
NA-004. (Update/Change on K6VVA/KL7 QRX'd) -- "After much serious deliberation of multiple factors, I have made a strategic decision to QRX my scheduled NA-004 activation until late
Spring or early Summer 2019.
The sub-freezing temperatures during mostly dark hours now in this 70+ Degrees North Latitude Polar Bear part of KL7 are not friendly to outside antenna repairs in the event of un-foreseen problems.
And since propagation from NA-004 this month will be mostly on 40m, I also believe too many Little Pistol IOTA Chaser QSOs would not happen without availability of 20m as the primary band to all Geo-Areas.
I am not looking forward to canceling all my plane flights, but believe this temporary QRX will benefit more of those who need NA-004 when the activation is rescheduled.
This is a (QRX) postponement, and NOT a cancellation !!!
73, Rick - K 6 V V A * The Locust"
OC-093. Operators Audie/DU1ZDR and Gazelle/DU1ZDQ will be active as
DZ1A/DU2 from Basco Batanes, Batanes Islands, between November 19-20th. They suggest to listen for them on 7055 and 14260 kHz. QSL via their home callsign.
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