Wednesday, November 21, 2007

I.C.P.O. Amateur radio bulletin

I.C.P.O. Bulletin (November 15 - 23, 2007)
Islands, Castles & Portable Operations.
Listing is by calendar date (day/month/year)

15/11/2007: Ann/KP2YL and Brian/KP2HC have relocated to California, but will visit the island of St. Croix (NA-106, WLOTA LH-2477), November 15-23rd. They will be QRV on HF SSB and CW throughout their stay. Brian will monitor 6m and take full advantage of any openings on that band. Ann will take part in a Multi-Op effort for the ARRL November Sweepstakes Phone from the NP2B contest station. QSL KP2YL and KP2HC direct only via their California address. QSL NP2B via NP2B. [425 DX News]

15/11/2007: Operators Jörn/DG5XJ, Bernd/DH1ND and Jürgen/DJ5HD will be active November 15-28th as PJ7/homecalls from the island of Sint Maarten (NA-105) and as FS/homecalls from the island of St. Martin (NA-105, WLOTA LH-0383). Look for activity on all bands and modes. QSL via home calls, direct or bureau. Further info can be found at: [RSGB IOTA]

16/11/2007: Pekka, OH2YY to be QRV from Mauritius Island (AF-049) as 3B8/OH2YY, November 16-22nd. Look for him on be on 40-10m SSB, using 100w with vertical and dipole antennas. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [NG3K]

16/11/2007: A Dxpedition to Socorro Island (NA-030, WLOTA LH-2941, WW Loc. D48MS), Revillagigedo (XF4) by the Federacion Mexicana de Radio Experimentadores, A.C. will take place between November 16th and December 16th, using the call signs 6E4LM, XF4YK and XF4YW. This expedition is to celebrate the 75th anniversary of FMRE. Their first stop will be Clarion Island (NA-115) where they will operate for 24 hours starting November 16th, then they will travel to Socorro Island where they will be QRV for one onth. Team members include Carlos/XE1YK, Manuel/XE1VVD, Eduardo/XE2YW and Daniel/XE3RBA. They will be QRV 160-10m plus 50 MHz-144 MHz-430 MHz and Satellite activity using SSB, CW, and digital modes. The operators will focus on 160m and 6m, where they feel XF4 is most needed. QSL direct to XE2K (Jose Hector Garcia M., P. O. Box 73, El Centro, CA., 92244-0073, USA). QSL XF4YK via XE1YK ( and QSL XF4YW via XE2YW ( Logs will be uploaded to LoTW after all direct QSLs have been sent. Further information can be found at: [FMRE]

17/11/2007: Rosel/DL3KWR and Hardy/DL3KWF will be active as MD/DL3KWR and MD/DL3KWF from the Isle of Man (EU-116, WLOTA LH-0449), November 17-30th. They plan to operate mostly CW (CQWW DX CW Contest included) and on 12, 17 and 30 metres. Hardy will also try to operate RTTY and PSK31. QSL via home calls, direct or bureau (e-mail requests for bureau cards can be sent to Their web page is at [425 DX News]

17/11/2007: Starting November 17, 2007 up to March 2008, all Belgian SOTA references on several bands and modes (always QRP) will be activated by the team of Nick/ON3DSN, Johan/ON3IWB, Ed/ON4EDM, Paul/ON6AW, Luc/ON6DSL and ONL Jeroen as homecall/p. The teams schedule is as follows: November 17th from Signal de Botrange summit (SOTA
ON-001), November 17th from Baraque Michel summit (SOTA ON-002), November 24th from Massif de Saint-Hubert summit (SOTA ON-004), December 1st from Baraque de Fraiture summit (SOTA ON-003), December 9th from Recogne-Bastogne summit (SOTA ON-005), January 26, 2008 from Preusswald summit (SOTA ON-007), February 2, 2008 from Croix Scaille summit (SOTA ON-006) and March 8, 2008 from Kemmelberg summit (SOTA ON-008). ON4EDM/p will be QRV 144300 kHz SSB, 145475 kHz FM. ON3IWB/p will be QRV 14070, 7035 kHz digital modes. ON3DSN/p, ON6AW/p and ON6DSL/p will be QRV
14285, 7090 kHz SSB. QSL via operator's instructions. [UBA HF News]

17/11/2007: Operators Roger/W7VV, Ralph/VE7XF, Harry/K7LAZ and Jim/K7WA (FISTS #13341) will be active as VP5/homecall from VP5JM's "Hamlet" on Providenciales (Provo) Island, Caicos Islands (NA-002), between November 17th and 30th, including a Multi-Two entry in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as VP5W. QSL VP5W via W7TSQ. QSL others via their home call. [NG3K]

17/11/2007: Members of the Cherokee County DX Society, namely Doug/KI4PAU, Kenney/KF4HUD, Phil/K4PBW and Bob/KI4BDM will be active November 17th, using the club call W4CDX, from Godfrey's Island (USi AL-009L, WW Loc. EM74FE), located in Weiss Lake, Cherokee County, State of Alabama. Activity is planned for 40, 20, 17 and 10 metres. QSL via W4CDX (CBA). [USi]

18/11/2007: Ray, ND6S has planned a vacation operation to Treasure Cay Villa 415, Bahamas (NA-080), from November 18th to December 1st. He will use the call sign C6AGY and will also participate in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th), as a Single-Op/All-Band or Single-Op/Single-Band (15m) entry. QSL via ND6S. [NG3K]

18/11/2007: Fred, KE7X will be signing C6AKX from Eleuthera Island (NA-001), Bahamas, November 18-26th. Look for him mainly on 160-20 metres. He will also participate in the CQ WW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band(20m)/Low-Power entry. QSL via WA4WTG. [NG3K]

18/11/2007: Kenny, K2KW will be QRV November 18-26th from the Bahamas as C6ATA, including a Single-Op/Single-Band/Low-Power (40m) entry in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th). Outside of the contest he will be active on 30-160m, mostly CW. QSL via home call. [NG3K]

18/11/2007: Bernd/VK2IA (VK9AA) and Jan/DJ8NK (VK9CCC) will operate from Cocos Keeling (OC-003) during November 18-26th. Actvity will be on 160-10m CW, SSB and RTTY. VK9AA will be active in CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) with QSL via DL8YR. VK9CCC via DJ8NK. [NG3K]

18/11/2007: Hotang, YC0IEM will be active from Bangka Island (OC-144, WLOTA LH-1308) as YC0IEM/4 between November 18th and December 5th. QSL VIA IZ8CWW, direct or bureau. [4X4-2238]

19/11/2007: Look for Alex, GM0DHZ to be QRV from the 3V8SS station in Tunisia between November 19th and December 24th. Expect activity on all bands/modes. QSL direct to GM0DHZ for this operation only. [NG3K]

19/11/2007: Jacques, F6BEE will be active from Senegal as 6W1RW between November 19-25th, CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) included as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry. Look for Jacques to be active on all bands prior to the contest. QSL via his home call. [NG3K]

19/11/2007: Jim, W7EJ will be active from Casablanca, Morocco, as CN2R starting around November 19th and plans to be active in the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (160m) entry. QSL via W7EJ. [OPDX]

19/11/2007: Operators Tom/K3WT, Vlad/N0STL, Bill/W0OR and Ron/N0AT will be QRV November 19-27th from San Andres Island (NA-033, WLOTA LH-2990) as HK0/homecall. They will also participate in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as 5J0A, a Multi-Single entry. QSL 5J0A via W0JAR and QSL others via home call, direct or by the W0 QSL bureau. [NG3K]

20/11/2007: Operators Rudi/DF8AE, Burkhard/DF8XC, Georg/DK5QN, Dirk/DL1YDI and Pete/DL1YAW will be QRV November 20-27th from Vendsyssel-Thy/Nordjylland (EU-171, NJ-001 for the Danish Islands Award). They will use the call sign 5P3WW, with 3 stations operating CW, SSB and digital modes. Look for them in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November
24-25th) as a Multi-Two entry. QSL via DL1YAW, direct (CBA) or by the bureau. [RSGB IOTA]

20/11/2007: John/K3TEJ and Ted/K3VA will be active as KP2/homecall from the U.S. Virgin Islands (NA-106) between November 20-27th, including a Multi-Two entry in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as KP2M. QSL KP2/K3TEJ and KP2/K3VA via their home calls. QSL KP2M via AI4U. [NG3K]

20/11/2007: Operators Geoff/W0CG, Jeff/K8ND, Jim/W0NB, Jim/W8WTS, Gerry/G0RTN and others will be QRV as PJ2/homecall from Signal Point, Curacao (SA-006, WLOTA LH-0942), November 20-26th. Their main goal is the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th), as a Multi-Two entry using the call PJ2T. QSL PJ2T via N9AG. QSL others via their home calls. Operators Jeff/K8ND and Jim/W8WTS will stay on until December 3rd. [CCC]

20/11/2007: Operators Jeff/KU8E, John/K4BAI and Larry/K5OT will be active from the island of Bonaire (SA-006, WLOTA LH-1279) as PJ4/homecall between November 20-27th. They also plan to enter the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th), as a Multi-Single entry, using the call sign PJ4A. QSL via K4BAI. [NG3K]

20/11/2007: Tomas, VK2CCC will be active November 20-27th as VK9Lxx (to be confirmed) from Lord Howe Island (OC-004), CQWW DX CW Contest included. Focus will be on the low bands, mainly CW. QSL via LoTW or via LY1F ( [NG3K]

20/11/2007: Operators Larry/K3VX, Greg/K4NO, Lee/K7NM, Howard/AK9F, Don/K9NR and Carl/K9CS (VP2MSC) plan to be active from the island of Montserrat (NA-103) between November 20th and December 3rd. Activity will include entries in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) and ARRL 160 Contests (November 30th-December 2nd). Call signs and other info will be forthcoming. QSL via K9CS. [OPDX]

20/11/2007: As the Iraqi government has reopened the amateur radio service as of November 20th, I'd like to annouce the following operation: Scott, AD7MI/YI9MI will be active November 20, 2007 to May 15, 2008 from US Army Camp Taji, Iraq, using the call YI9MI. QRV 80-10m using SSB, CW, PSK-31 and RTTY. QSL via the Bureau to AD7MI or QSL direct: MAJ Scott Hedberg 3 BN, 2 BDE, 9 DIV MiTT, TAJI, IRAQ, APO, AE 09378, USA. [NG3K]

21/11/2007: The VooDoo Contest Group previously announced that its project for the 2007 CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) will be in 3X, Guinea. This is our 14th straight year operating from various countries in West Africa in the Multi-Multi category of the contest.
They will mount seven 1KW stations with monoband antennas for all six bands right beside the Atlantic ocean in Conakry, the capital of Guinea. The call-sign they have been allocated is 3XY5D. The group still hopes to secure a shorter call but this is now the most likely to be used in the contest. They also have a VHF licence for 2mtr EME: 3XT1 (3X tango one with no suffix). QSL 3XY5D via G3SXW. Look for the team to be QRV a few days before and after the contest. All logs will be uploaded to LoTW soon after their return home. More information at: . This is one of the groups more daring DXpeditions. They face the possible risk of civil unrest, washed-out roads and banditry, not to mention zero sunspots! [G3SXW]

21/11/2007: Nick, G3RWF will be in Kampala, Uganda from November 21-30th using the call sign 5X1NH. He will be operating from the station of 5X1GS, including the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/Low-Power entry. This is a solo dedicated DX outing with a short safari to the Mountains of the Moon after the contest. Nick will also travel to Western Uganda and will do some "spare time" portable work on the low and WARC bands using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK. QSL via home call (Nick Henwood, Conifers, Church Rd, Littlebourne, Canterbury CT3 1UA, England). [NG3K]

21/11/2007: Rich/K2WR, Dick/GU4CHY and possibly others will be active from the isle of Jersey (EU-013, WLOTA LH-0818) as MJ0AWR and GJ4CHY respectively, including a Multi-Single or Multi-Two entry in the CQWW DX CW Contest using the call GJ2A. QSL GJ2A via K2WR or GJ3DVC. For pre-contest activity QSL MJ0AWR via K2WR and GJ4CHY via GU4CHY. [NG3K]

21/11/2007: Look for Dave, G3TBK to be QRV November 21-29th from the island of St. Vincent (NA-109, WLOTA LH-0492) as J88DR, CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) included as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. Outside the contest he will be active on all bands, WARC included. QSL via G3TBK, direct or via the RSGB bureau. [NG3K]

21/11/2007: Hiro, JA6WFM will be operating as JF6YME/6 from Yoron Island [Yoron Shima] (AS-023, JIIA AS-023-013, WLOTA LH-0287), JA6 Amami Island Group, November 21-24th. Look for him on the HF bands using SSB, CW and RTTY. QSL via the JARL bureau. [JI6KVR]

21/11/2007: Nikolay, LZ1NK will be active as TA3/LZ1NK from the Bursa region of Asian Turkey between November 21-26th, including the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (40m)/Low-Power entry using the call sign TC3A. Skeds OK before the contest. QSL via home call. [NG3K]

21/11/2007: Bud, AA3B, will be active as V26K from the island of Antigua (NA-100, WLOTA LH-1118) between November 21-26th. Activity will include the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. This will be an all CW operation on the contest HF bands only. Please QSL via AA3B. [OPDX]

22/11/2007: Jim, K1NA will be QRV as PJ5NA from St. Eustatius Island (NA-145, WLOTA LH-1851) from approximately November 22nd and 27th, including a Single-Op/All-Band entry in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th). QSL via home call, SASE only. [NG3K]

22/11/2007: Esa, OH7WV will be signing T88WV from the Palau Islands (OC-009) from around November 22nd to November 27th, CQWW DX CW Contest included as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. Before and after the contest it will be casual operation only. QSL via OH7WV, direct or by the bureau. [NG3K]

22/11/2007: Jack, F6BUM will be active as XU7BUM from Cambodia from November 22nd to December 12th. He plans to operate only CW during his spare time. QSL via F6CXJ. [425 DX News]

22/11/2007: Look for Tony, KM0O to be active from Cambodia as XU7MWA between November 22-26th, including the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as a Single-Op/High-Power entry. QSL via home call. [NG3K]

23/11/2007: Yoshi, JK2VOC plans to be active as T88IW from Koror, Palau Islands (OC-009) between November 23-26th, including a Single-Op/All-Band entry in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) using the call sign T88FY. Before and after the contest, Yoshi will be QRV on the WARC bands, and also satellite operation (VO-52, FO-29, AO-7, AO-51, AO-27). QSL T88IW via JF2IWW and QSL T88FY via JK2VOC [NG3K]

23/11/2007: Operators JA1OZK, JA1CGC, JA1OHP, JF1TAB, JH1FUD, JL1LOW, JQ2IQW and JK1DRM will be active from Australia (VK4) between November 23rd and 28th. The will participate in the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 24-25th) as VK4AHY, a Multi-? entry. Outside the contest they will be active using their personal home calls. QSL via the operators home call. QSL VK4AHY via JA1OZK. [NG3K]

23/11/2007: Juhani, OH3SR plans to be active holiday style as VP9/OH3SR from the island of Bermuda (NA-005, WLOTA LH-0201), November 23-27th, including a casual entry in the CQWW DX CW Contest as a Single-Op/Low-Power entry. Outside the contest Juhani will be QRV on all bands using SSB, CW and RTTY. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [NG3K]
(Source: ICPO Bulletin via Dave Raycroft)