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IOTA News from OPDX

20 October, 2014

Island activities:

AF-019. Sam, LY5W, informs OPDX [edited],

“I am on Lampedusa Island preparing the IO9Y station for the CQWW DX SSB Contest with friends from Slovenia. I will be on the air when all equipment is finished to be installed. Look for me some evenings trying

to make QSOs as IG9/LY5W/P with a wire antenna. Will be on the island until the end of November.”

AF-019. Operator Luigi, IK8HCG, will be active as IG9R from Lampedusa

Island (with the support from Italian Navy Force), African Italy, during the next CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (??) entry. QSL via IK8HCG.

AS-166. A multi-national team of operators from Belgium, The

Netherlands and Greece will be active as EP6T (pending) from Kish Island, Islamic Republic of Iran, in January 2015. This will be a “Rockall DX Group” DXpedition. Reportedly, it took nearly 3 years of negotiations and a reconnaissance trip by Patrick, ON4HIL, to Tehran which finally resulted in obtaining a legal license to operate with a team of ten people for fourteens days.

The group plans to have 4 (possibly 5) operating stations on the air around the clock for at least 10 days at the end of January 2015. Specific dates will be announced at a later date.

Activity will be on all HF bands, 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Some stations during the night time hours will be focusing on the low bands using separate receive antennas and quarter wave verticals near the beach. More information will be forthcoming as well as a Web page for this DXpedition.

EU-047. Volker, DL1WH, is now active as DL1WH/p from Pellworm Island

(DID/GIA N-23, WLOTA 1188) until October 28th. Activity will be holiday style and mainly CW. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

EU-146. Operators Marc/PD7YY, Jan/PE1GNP and Marcel/PG8M are now active as PH146EU from Schouwen Duiveland (WLOTA 3089) until October

25th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters (possibly 80m as well) using mainly SSB with some CW. QSL via PD7YY, direct and by the Bureau.

OC-157. Budi, YF1AR, will be active as YF1AR/8 from two islands in the Banda Island IOTA Group during the following dates:

October 23-24th – Banda Naira Island (ARLHS IDO-380 Banda Naira Light House).

October 25-27th – Banda Besar Island (including the CQWW DX SSB Contest as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry).

Activity will be on 40-10 meters, mainly on SSB but some CW and Digital,using a Yaesu FT450D with 100w into a 43 ft. vertical for 40m and HB9CV (20/15/10m) antenna. QSL via N2OO or use ClubLog’s OQRS.

For more details and updates, see:

http://www.yf1ar.com/2014/10/

yf1ar8-oc-157-ido-380-banda-islands.html

RSGB IOTA website

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There are some excellent DX possibilities in this current IOTA report.  Among them are AF-019 (Lampedusa Island); AS-166 (Kish Island, Islamic Republic of Iran–tentative callsign is EP6T); EU-047 (Pellworn Island).  The Iran operation should be interesting if all the pieces fall into place.

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Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

 

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