Tuesday, February 16, 2010

February amateur radio events planned

6V, Senegal
Giovanni, I5JHW, is active as 6V7V from La Somone until February 23rd. Activity is holiday style (However, he was in the CQ WPX RTTY Contest this past weekend), and most of his operations have been on 20 meters SSB. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

8P, Barbados
Yuri, VE3DZ, will be active as 8P9AA between February 15-23rd. Activity will be on all HF bands using CW, SSB and RTTY. His activity will also include the ARRL International DX CW Contest (February 20-21st) using the callsign 8P3A as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL
via his home callsign.

9H, Malta
(IOTA Op). Operators Olaf/DL4HG and Holger/DL5XAT will be active as 9H3TX during the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 20-21st) as a Multi-2 entry. QSL via LoTW or via DL5XAT, by the Bureau or direct. Operators will be there between February 17-24th. QTH is Gozo Island (IOTA EU-023, MIA MM-004, WLOTA LH-0046). They will only be using 100
watts into vertical antennas.

9X, Rwanda
Operators Rudi/DK7PE and Georg/DK7LX are now active as 9X0CW and 9X0LX, respectively, in Kigali until February 18th. Rudy informs OPDX that they are running only wire antennas. Georg is concentrating on the higher bands and Rudy on 160m, using an Inverted Vee and a Pennant for RX. This is mainly a CW operation. QSNs show most on the activity has been
on 160 and 30 meters. QSL via their home callsigns.

Antarctic Activity Week
Nuccio, I0YKN, will be active as IA0ANT from Italy between February 22-28th, for the Antarctic Activity Week. QSL via his home callsign. A special award is available. For details, go to: http://www.dreamingsea.it/diplomaasea.asp

C3, Andorra
Members of the "Andorran Amateur Radio Union (URA)" will team up with Spanish hams from the "Group Soria Contest Soria (URE)" and the "Union Radio Friends Soria (URASO)" to be active as C37NL during the CQWW 160M SSB Contest (February 26-28th). Carlos, EA1DVY, is the team leader. Activity is to celebrate 30th anniversary of the "Radio- aficionats Andorrans". QSL via C37URA. For more details, visit the following Web pages at: http://ura30anys.blogspot.com/

C6, Bahamas
Steve, AK0M, will be active as C6ASB from the Grand Bahama Island (NA-080) between February 16-22nd. He is one of many operating from the Bahamas for the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 27-28th). Operations will be holiday style and will include a part-time entry in the contest as a Single-Op/All-Band/QRP category. Bands will be 40-10 meters, and
operation will be primarily CW. Power will be 10w outside of the contest, and at 5w during the contest. QSL via LoTW, or via AK0M by the Bureau or direct w/SASE. Visit his Web page at:

CR3/CT9, Madeira Islands
German operators Walter/DJ6QT, Falk/DK7YY, Wolfgan/DK9VZ, Hein/DL2OBF, om/DL5LYM, Juergen/DL6WT and Frank/DL8WAA will be active as CR3L during the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 20-21st) as a Multi-? entry. QSL via DJ6QT. Operators will probably be active as CT9/homecall before and after the contest.

KP2, U.S. Virgin Islands
Operators John/K3CT and John/K3TEJ will be active as KP2/homecall from St. Croix between February 17-24th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31. Look for KP2M during the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 20-21st) as a Multi-? entry. QSL
KP2M via AI4U. All other QSLs via their home callsigns.

P2, Papua New Guinea
Paju, YO5BIM, will be active as P29VIM until February 21st. Activity will be on 30-6 meters using CW and SSB. He was spotted this past weekend mainly on 30 meters. He will be active mostly during his evenings. QSL via his home callsign or per his instructions.

VK9X, Christmas Island
Just a reminder that Phil/G3SWH and Jim/G3RTE will be active as VK9X/G6AY from Christmas Island between February 20-27th. Christmas Island counts as OC-002 for IOTA purposes. The 2009 "Most Wanted" survey by the DX Magazine shows Christmas Island at #68 worldwide for DXCC purposes. Their activity will be on CW only on all bands 80-10 meters. There will be no 160 meters activity. Propagation permitting, they plan to have two stations on the air for as many hours every day as is possible. Their main objective is to work as many European, North American and RoTW stations on as many bands as possible. QSL via G3SWH,
either direct with SAE and adequate return postage (recommended), via Phil's Web site for a Bureau reply or by the Bureau. There will be an online log that will be updated daily at:
http:// www.g3swh.org.uk/christmas-island.html

XR2, Chile
(Lighthouse Activity). Operators Hector/CE3FZL, Ricardo/CE3HDI, Hugo/CE3BBC, Cristian/CE3PCN and Esteban/XQ7UP will activate Punta Angeles Lighthouse (ARLHS CHI-001) in Valparaiso harbor as XR2A during the the South American Lighthouse Weekend (February 26-28th). [Details on the LH weekend: http://www.grupodxbb.com.ar/faros2010.htm ] Activity will be on 40/20/10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via CE3BBC direct only (see http://www.qrz.com/ for details). NO eQSL.

XU7, Cambodia
Look for Peter, NO2R, to be active as XU7ACY from Sihanouk Ville during the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 20-21st) as a Single-Op/ Lower-Power entry. Peters states that he will be on all bands if he gets the C3 up in time. QSL via W2EN.
(Ohio Penn DX 947)