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IOTA News from OPDX

13 October, 2014

Island activities:

AF-019. (Correction – Not AF-109) Miran, S50O, will operate as IG9/S50O from Lampedusa Island, QTH Punto Alaimo (WW LOC JM65HM) until end of November. Miran will participate in both SSB and CW CQWW Contests as IO9Y team member in Multi/Multi entry from

ZONE 33. All QSLs for IG9/S50O via his home callsign by the Bureau, direct with SASE + 2 USDs or Clublog’s OQRS. Cards will be ready to print soon into 2015, LoTW later.

AS-026. Members of the Korea Contest Club (KCC) will be active as

D70LW from Cheju Island during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October

25-26th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via DS4NYE. Log also will be uploaded to LoTW after the operation. Operators mentioned are Han/DS2GOO, YeonSun/DS4DBF, SeungMin/DS4NYE, Rocky/HL1VAU,

Kijun/HL3AMO, Kang/HL4HGE and possibly others.

AS-200. Operators Taka/JS6ROO and Takeshi “TAKE”/JI3DST(JS6RRR) will be active as JS6ROO/5 (CW/SSB/FM/AM/DIGI), JS6RRR/5 (SSB/CW)

and JI3DST/5 (RTTY/FM), respectively, from Shodo Island (in the Shikoku’s Coastal Islands) between 0700z, November 1st and 2300z, November 3rd. Activity will be on 40/30/20/17/15/12/10/6 meters.

This operation is subject to change because of bad WX or other conditions. QSL JS6ROO/5 via the Bureau (NEVER SEND DIRECT!!).

QSL JS6RRR/5 and JI3DST/5 via the Bureau or by ClubLog’s OQRS.

Please check QRZ.com for more details.

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Here’ the latest Islands On The Air (IOTA) report from OPDX and the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club.  The reports concentrates on three island DXpeditions:  AF-019 (Lampedusa Island); AS-076 (Cheju Island, Korea), and AS-200 (Shodo Island, Shikoku Coastal Island Group). There are  some excellent DX possibilities in this group.

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Thanks for joining us today!

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

 

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IOTA News from OPDX

6 October, 2014

Island activities:

AF-018. Operator Raffaele, IH9YMC, will be active from Pantelleria Island (IIA TP-001, MIA MI-124, WW Loc. JM56XT), African Italy, during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 25-26th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (??) entry. QSL via eQSL.

AF-040. (Reminder) By the time you read this, Markus, DJ4EL, will be

active as 5Z4/DJ4EL from Lamu Island, Kenya, until October 19th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using SSB. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau. QSL also via the LoTW.

AF-109. Miran, S50O, will operate as IG9/S50O from Lampedusa Island,

QTH Punto Alaimo (WW LOC JM65HM) until end of November. Miran will participate in both SSB and CW CQWW Contests as IO9Y team member in Multi/Multi entry from ZONE 33. All QSLs for IG9/S50O via his home callsign by the Bureau, direct with SASE + 2 USDs or Clublog’s OQRS. Cards will be ready to print soon into 2015, LoTW later.

AS-200. Taka, JA8COE, will be active as JA8COE/5 from Shodo Island

between October 16-19th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via JA8COE, direct, by the Bureau or the OQRS on ClubLog. He has a Blog page at: http://takaja8coe.de-blog.jp

AS-201. Metin, TA1ED, will be active as TC0MI from Marmara Island

between October 5-8th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters.

QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

EU-031. Michele “Mike”, IZ8XLP, will be active as IC8/IZ8XLP from Ischia

Island (IIA C001) between October 18-24th. Activity will be holiday style on 40/20/17/15/12/10 meters using SSB only. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau or the OQRS on ClubLog. For more information, see his Web page at: http://www.bitebyte.biz/ic8iz8xlp

NA-247. (NEW) By the time you read this, operators Dom/3Z9DX, Jeremy/EI5GM, Dave/EI9FBB, Frans/J69DS and Col/MM0NDX should be in

St. Maarten with the primary aim to activate the NEW IOTA — Pelikan Key, St. Maarten’s Coastal Island. Their approximate dates of activity are scheduled between October 6-10th, but as with most island activations everything is dependent on calm seas and good WX. They will be using the callsign PJ7PK. Activity will be on 40-10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via 3Z9DX, direct, by the Bureau or to paypal request (please, no need to send a paper card). For more details and updates, see:

http://pj7pk.net

https://twitter.com/@pj7pk

SA-086. Just a reminder that the Chilean DXpedition Team will be active

as XR2T from Damas Island (WLOTA-0029, FG40fs) between October

8-12th (likely dates — See OPDX.1181). QSL via their manager CE3OP, direct or by the Bureau. For more details and updates, see the following at:

http://www.qrz.com/db/XR2T

http://www.xr2t.cl/index.php

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Here’s the latest IOTA News from OPDX.  The Deutscher Amateur Radio Club has done another excellent job of summarizing the major island DXpeditions around the world.  Interesting sites include, Pantelleria Island (AF-018), Lamu Island, Kenya (AF-040), and Lampedusa Island (AF-109).  There are some choice DX locations here.

For the latest Amateur Radio News and Events, please check out the blog sidebars.  These news feeds are updated daily.

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

W2LJ’s Blog – QRP – Do More With Less.: What the hey!


What the hey!

You’ve undoubtedly heard of Summits on the Air (SOTA), Islands on the Air (IOTA), Lighthouses on the Air and maybe you’ve even heard of Parks on the Air (POTA). Ed Breneiser WA3WSJ announced a new program on QRP-L this morning – Fire Towers.

You may be having the same initial reaction that I did …… Huh ?!?

But you know what? If it promotes QRP operating in the Great outdoors, then it’s a good thing and deserves support.  So without further ado …. here’s Ed’s announcement from QRP-L.

“Hello all,

I’m pleased to announce that the Boschveldt QRP Club will sponsor an Amateur Radio Fire Tower Program. The program is global in scope. The fire tower program will have awards for activators and chasers similar to SOTA, but much less restrictive in the rules etc. So get out there and activate a few fire towers this fall and winter as all fire tower contacts in 2014 will count. Please take a look at the website as I have posted an Excel file that lists all PA Fire Towers in the program. More states and countries will be added later. If you make one contact at a fire tower, it will count as an activation – no repeaters. An awards program is in the works for this program such as Fire Tower WAS , Fire Tower WAC, Worked ALL PA Fire Towers etc. Activators will get special awards in the various categories.

The objective of this program is to get more QRP operators out into the wilderness and see all of Mother Nature’s beauty! There’s no requirement to hike to the tower, just get there anyway you can and operate. For all the chasers, grab a few fire tower QSOs and an award or two.

https://boschveldtqrpclub.shutterfly.com/

72,

Ed, WA3WSJ”

OK …. so it IS a little bit different, but it does sound like fun!

I immediately got to wondering if there are any fire towers in New Jersey. I figured there must be, as we have a lot of forested areas. I was surprised to find out that there are twenty one !

I did a simple Google search on “New Jersey fire towers” and was led here:

http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/fire/ws_firetowers.htm

I’ll bet dollars to donuts that you could do the same thing to find out where these structures exist around you.

72 de Larry W2LJ

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Larry Makoski (W2LJ) always has something interesting and fascinating in his blog.  This entry is no exception.  Larry discusses “Parks On The Air”, a concept of QRP operating suggested by Ed Brenneiser (WA3WSJ). The idea is to get out in the fresh air and operate from your favorite park.  The idea is akin to the Summits On the Air (SOTA) and the Islands On the Air (IOTA) programs, but without all of the record keeping and contest pressure that sometimes envelopes the other contests.  I’d like to see the Parks On the Air (POTA) concept become a favorite operting event.

For the latest Amateur Radio News and Events, please check out the blog sidebars.  These news feeds are updated daily.

Thanks for joining us today!

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

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