IOTA News from OPDX
11 FebruaryS, 2019
AS-063/AS-152 Members of the Russian Robinson Club (RRC) activate two IOTAs in the Khatanga Bay region during a two week period in July.
Operators mentioned are Vasily/R7AA, Eugene/UA6EX and Leonid/UA7A. They will operate from Popigay-Ary Island (AS-063) first, signing as R63RRC between July 24-28th. They will also operate from Bol’shoy Begichev Island (AS-152) signing as RQ73QQ between July 30th and August 2nd. Activity will be on 40-17 meters.
QSL via R7AA (OQRS after expedition – preferable), via the Bureau.
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EU-192. (NEW IOTA) If you missed the special OPDX.1401.1 bulletin,
operators Martti/OH2BH, Nigel/G3TXF, Niko/OH2GEK and Gerben/PG5M are currently activating Inakari Island as OH10X until February 11th. Conditions are very cold with local temperatures on the island dropping to around -20C (-4F). Kataja/Inakari Island has been added to the list by the IOTA Committee in October 2018 as EU-192.
The team travelled by snow mobiles several kilometers out over the frozen seas of the Bothnian Bay to set up camp on Inakari Island, using a Finnish abandoned fisherman's refuge. As Inakari Island is part of the Bothnian Bay National Park, the party needs to obey several related restrictions, but they have been successful in dealing with them all.
They will be running two stations simultaneously across 80-40- 30-20-17-15 meters, operating CW and SSB. QSL via PG5M and using ClubLog. Log search is available on ClubLog. They will provide daily posts on (www.dx.to) to keep you updated on progress and on the conditions on the island.
NA-057. Dave, VE3VSM, will once again be active as VE3VSM/HR9 from
Roatan Island between February 12-17th. Activity will be on 40/20/15 meters using mainly CW with possibly some SSB and RTTY, and an entry in the ARRL International DX CW Contest (February 16-17th). QSL via his home callsign and LoTW.
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