Island activities: AS-118. (Postponed) Neil, G0JHC, reports that the Kuwait Amateur Radio Society's 9K2F Failaka Island IOTA DXpedition has been post poned. Operation was to take place between March 11-15th. EU-107. Operators Gil/F4FET, Antoine/F5RAB and friends will be active
as TM7P from Petite Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Multi-2 entry. They plan to be active some days before and after the contest weekend. QSL via F4FET. EU-118. Col, MM0NDX, reported this past week, "There's been no activity from there (Flannan Isles) since 2010 when the MS0INT crew made about 8K QSOs. I recently contacted the boat operator who took
us out there 10 years ago and they now say all landing areas have been eroded away and only recommend 'fit' people attempt to go there nowadays as 'it's very difficult to land'. So unless it's reactivated soon I guess this could become a real rare one in the years ahead." NA-034. Lou, W0FK, who was expected to once again be operating as
W0FK/4 on Longboat Key between from March 1-14th, had to postponedhis operation until later this year. NA-092. Markus, DJ4EL, is planning to be active as PZ5G from Papegaaien Island, Suriname, sometime during Easter (April 12th). Activity will be on various HF bands. QSL via ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW.
Look for more details to be forthcoming. OC-092. (Cancelled) Jacek, SP5APW, who was expected to be active as
DU2/SP5APW from Calayan Island in April, has canceled his operation due to possible travel issues because of the Corona-virus. SA-029. Members of the CabreuvaDX Team will once again be active as
ZV1C from Cedro Island between May 1-3rd. Activity will be on 160/80/40/20/17/15/10 meters using CW, SSB and FT8. There will also be activity on 2 meters satellite. QSL via PU2VCP. For more details and updates, see QRZ.com. SA-032/SA-091 By the time you read this, members of the Russian Robinson . Club will be finishing their activity as XR8RRC from Wellington Island (SA-032, which is located in a heart of Chilean Patagonia) possibly on March 16th. Activity is planned to be on various HF bands (depends on propagation) using CW, SSB and FT8 modes.
Once XR8RRC goes QRT, the team will then head to Puerto-Natales, and then possibly activate Riesco Island (SA-091), weather and transport permitting. Activity will be up to 48 hours. QSL via ClubLog's OQRS (strictly preferable!), or direct via EU7A: Andrey N. Teterukov, P.O. Box 13, Mogilev-30, 212030, Belarus.
For more details and possible updates, watch:
https://rv6ali.wixsite.com/patagonia2020 IOTA TOUR (V6, MICRONESIA). Jonathan, XE2BRX, will be on a "Micro
DXpedition" to the islands:
1) Namoluk OC-254 5) Piherarh (Pisaris) OC-155
2) Losap OC-011 6) Nomwin OC-253
3) Houk (Pulusuk) OC-155 7) Weno OC-11
4) Polowat OC-155
He states, "This will be a work related travel, my operation time will be limited to my free time and schedule of affairs. Please don't expect much, as this won't be a full time DXpedition. When I have more info it will be posted on QRZ.com." PLEASE NOTE: Since the Webmasters of the new <www.iota-world.org> have decided NOT to post or dedicate a Web page to announce upcoming IOTA operations, PLEASE send your IOTA operations information to the OPDX, and we will post it here in an upcoming bulletin...... Check-out the latest IOTA News from the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club