Monday, September 03, 2012

Amateur radio special events update

Amateur radio operators and shortwave listeners that collect QSL cards have new QSLing opportunities for today's updated listing of upcoming amateur radio special event stations. QSL information is included in each listing. Good luck !

From September 2012 to February 2013, T6LG Ilian (LZ1CNN and ex YI9LZ) will operate on all HF bands CW and SSB from Kandahar, Afghanistan. QSL Manager is LZ1ZF. QSL via LZ QSL Bureau will be OK. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW. [DX World]

September 1-15
Hans, DF2UU, informs OPDX that he will once again be active from the location of Martin, V51W, in Omaruru, Namibia (WW Loc. JG78XO) to the middle of September 2012 as V5/DF2UU. Activity will be on 160-6 metres. He will also be active during some contests. In the WAEDC SSB (8-9 September), he states that the callsign is not sure, but if he works Single-Op it will be V5/DF2UU and if it is Multi-Op then V55V. QSL V5/DF2UU via home call. QSL V55V via DJ8VC. [OPDX Bulletin]

September 3-10
Michael, DF8AN, plans to be active from Reunion Island (AF-016, DIFO FR-001, WFF FFF-011, WLOTA 1812) as FR/DF8AN between 2-10 September, 2012. QRV mostly on CW. QSL via home call, Bureau or direct. [DX World]

September 3-14
Ben, ON5GQ, will be active holiday style as F/ON5GQ from Île d'Oléron [island of Oleron] (EU-032, DIFM AT-025, WLOTA 1369), Departement Charente-Maritime (DDFM 17) and Province (region) Poitou-Charentes (DPF 19) from 3-14 September 2012. QRV on the HF bands as propagation permits. QSL via home call, direct or Bureau. [rsgbiota]

Riccardo, IZ5JMX, will be active from San Pietro Island (EU-165, IIA CI-009, MIA MIS-031, WLOTA 2989, WAIS FM10) from 3-14 September 2012 using the callsign IM0/IZ5JMX. Plans are to be QRV on 40-10 metre SSB. QSL via home call, Bureau preferred. [DX World]

Juergen, OE4JHW, will be on a suitcase DX-pedition to the Kuredu Island Resort, located on the on the northern reef of Faadhippolhu Atoll [aka Lhaviyani Atoll] (WLOTA 0534, WW Loc. MJ65RN), Republic of the Maldives (AS-013), from 3-14 September 2012. He will be QRV as 8Q7OE on 40-10 metre SSB and BPSK, with BPSK being his night time mode. Focus will be on DL, HB0, HB9 and OE, as well as on North and South America. QSL via home call, by the Bureau, direct, eQSL and LoTW. [DX World]

September 3-30
Uli, DJ9XB, will once again spend his vacation on the island of Crete (EU-015, GIOTA KRS-005, MIA MGC-005, WLOTA 1400, WW Loc. KM18TE) during the month of September 2012 QRV holiday style as SW9XB on the HF bands with focus on the Digital modes. He will also participate as a Single-Op entry in the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (29-30 September) from CQ Zone 20. QSL via home call, Bureau preferred. Log will be uploaded to LoTW. [DXAT]

September 4-11
Helge CT9/DG3FAW, Knut CT9/DJ6KS, and Matthias CT9/DJ8OG, plan to show up from Santana, island of Madeira (AF-014, DIP MA-001, PIP MD-001, WLOTA 0053, WW Loc. IM12NT), in SSB/RTTY/PSK on 80m-10m (maybe also 6m) from 4-11th September 2012. DJ8OG will take part in the WAE SSB Contest (8-9 September) using the callsign CR3L as a Single-Op/High-Power entry. QSLs via homecall; CR3L via DJ6QT. Website: [DX Newsletter]

September 6-9
Mike, JA6EGL and Yu, JE6DND will be active as KK6WW/KH0 and KH0R from the island of Saipan (OC-086, WLOTA 1333) on 6-9th September 2012. They will operate CW and SSB on 30-10 metres. QSL via home calls, direct only. [425 DX News]

September 7-10
Alessandro, IZ4WNA and Giuliano, IZ4WNP will be active as EA6/homecalls from Isla de Ibiza (EU-004, DIE E-023, MIA MB-003, WLOTA 0958) and other satellite islands from 7-10 September 2012. Plans are to be QRV as follows: 80m: SSB / 40m: SSB / 20m: PSK63 + SSB / 15m: PSK63 + SSB / 10m: PSK63 + SSB. QSL via IZ4WNA, Bureau preferred. Website: [rsgbiota]

September 8
GB1SKC will be on the air for Churches and chapels On The Air, organised by WACRAL, on Saturday 8th September 2012. GB1SKC is the special callsign for St. Keverne Church, St. Keverne (WAB SW72, WW Loc. IO70KB) on the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall, England (EU-005, WLOTA 1841). QSL via G3UYN. [GB2RS]

GDV section will be QRV with ON4USA callsign for the 68th anniversary of Verviers Liberation by US GI's on September 8, 1944. In memoriam of these heroes, ON4USA station activation is planned in SSB and PSK modes on 40-20-10-15 and 6m bands. 2012 operation is from 03:00 UTC 8 September to 15:00 UTC 9 September 2012. QSL manager: ON4GDV via UBA buro or direct to GDV GROUP, ON4USA P. O. Box 11 B-4800 Verviers 1, Belgium, with SAE envelop direct return postage cost = 1 IRC or 2 US$, otherwise via the Bureau. [UBA HF News]

John, VE3ISE, and a couple of friends will be activating Byng Island (CIsA ON-037, Not IOTA, WW Loc. FN02EV) on Saturday 8th September 2012. They hope to arrive before noon on Saturday, set up and be on the air, all depending on local weather conditions. Two stations will be running; John VE3ISE on 40 metres 7150 (+/- 10 kHz) from 12pm to 2pm then switching to 20 metres 14260 (+/- 10 kHz) running 100 watts to Hustler verticals. Doug, VE3GJ, will be on 20 metres, HF Back Pack Frequencies, running QRP. All QSL's should go to the operators home call. Byng Island is a conservation area on the banks of the Grand River, close to the town of Dunnville, in Haldimand county, Ontario. [USi]

September 30
1300 - 2300 UTC
K5H, First activation of Horseshoe Island on Beaver Lake near Rogers, Arkansas, as part of the U.S. Islands Awards Program. (Map here: ) The group will operate Phone and CW on 40m, 20m and 15m. QSL via K5KVN, SASE appreciated. More details at
(Kevin T)