Monday, October 08, 2012

October amateur radio special events calendar

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

October 4-12
Lango Islands
IOTA-EU-172. Operators Harry/PA1H and Nico/PA7PA will be active once again as OZ/homecall from Langø Island (FY-025) between October 4-12th. Langø Island belongs to Langeland Island, but it'?s off Langeland. Actually it's a very small island with only one house. The operators were active from here in 2009 and 2010. Activity will be on 80-10 meters, especially 30 meters andusing more Digital modes. When possible 160 meters too. There will be special attention this time for stations outside Europe. QSL via their home callsigns, direct or by the Bureau.

October 7-14
3D2, Orlando, PT2OP, will be active as 3D2OP from Viti Levu between October 7-14th. Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands. QSL via his home callsign, direct (preferred) or by the bureau.

October 8-15
5U, Operators Christian/TL0A (5U5U), Paul/F6EXV (5U6E) and Jan/DJ8NK (5U8NK) are now active from Niamey until October 15th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and Digital. Suggested frequencies are:  CW - 1826.5, 3524, 7024, 10104, 14024, 18084, 21024, 24894 and 28024 kHz  SSB - 3799, 7070, 14190, 18150, 21290, 24950 and 28490 kHz  Digi - 7050, 10138, 14080, 18100, 21080, 24920 and 28080 kHz    6m - 50104/CW and 50150/SSB. QSL via their home callsigns, direct or by the Bureau (except 5U5U, direct only). The callsigns 5U6E and 5U8NK will be available on LoTW shortly after the operation, and on ClubLog's OQRS for both direct and
Bureau QSLs. For more details, see:
October 8-15
West Malaysia
9M2, By the time you read this, Shou, JA1XXI, will be active as 9M2/JA1XXI from Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia (Malacca Strait) until October 15th. Activity will be holiday style on 20/15/10/6 meters using CW and SSB. Suggested frequencies are 14220, 21220, 28500 and 50110 kHz. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau for JA and direct only for stations outside of Japan (SAE+1 IRC or 2 green stamps).
October 8-21
5D7, Operators Abdo/CN8VO, Jos/PD0JOS (CN2OS) and Francois/ON4LO (CN2LO) will be active as 5D7AT from Agadir between October 8-21st. Activity will be on 80-10 meters SSB. QSL via ON4LO, direct or by the Bureau. Look for more details to be published on
October 11-15
3D2, Cicero, PY7ZY, a member of the T30PY/T30SIX DXpedition, will be active as 3D2ZY from Viti Levu, Fiji (OC-016), between October 11-15, prior to his participation in the Tarawa Island, Western Kiribati, DXpedition. Activity will be on the HF bands (specific bands were not mentioned). QSL via his home callsign.

October 16
5X, (Update). Nick, G3RWF, informs OPDX that he is returning to Uganda on October 16th, and expects to be on the air probably the next day as 5X1NH. He mentions that he will return to the UK on December 12, and states, "Same set-up as usual - mixture of bands and modes". This probably means 80-10 meters, and he prefers to operate CW, but will also be on the Digital modes with some SSB. There will be no 160m (no room for an antenna) and 6 meters is not licensed. Operations will be limited because Nick does voluntary work at the "Mountains of the Moon University" in Fort Portal, so activity will be during his off hours. He adds that he is carrying all of his gear there (rig is K3). Nick has put over 100k QSOs in the log from Uganda and is looking for more! If you hear Nick's callsign before the 16th of October it is a PIRATE!. ADDED NOTE FROM NICK: He will be active as 5B/G3RWF during the month of September while on holiday.

October 17-December 10
Solomon Islands
H4, Bernhard, DL2GAC, will once again be active as H44MS on a DX vacation to Honiara, Guadalcanal (WLOTA 0086), Solomon Islands  OC-047), between October 17th and December 10th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters SSB only. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct.
October 18-22
Mariana Islands
AH0/KH0, Operators Kit/JA1NVF, Kowata/JF7ELG, Miho/JJ2VLY and Yutaka/JQ2GYU will be active as NH0J from Tinian Island (USI NI003S, WLOTA 3108), Northern Mariana Islands (OC-086), between October 18-22nd. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB and possibly some RTTY/PSK. The operators may also use their own U.S. callsigns, such as AH0J (QSL via JA1NVF), WA2O/KH0 (QSL via JF7ELG), WS2M/KH0 (QSL via JJ2VLY), and WS2Y/KH0 (QSL via JQ2GYU). QSL NH0J via JJ2VLY, direct or by the Bureau.
October 27-28
Canary Islands
EA8, Luis, EA8AY, from the Island of Tenerife (DIE S-012, WLOTA 1276), announced that he will be in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (??) entry. This will be his first SSB contest. QSL via W2GR or LoTW. Visit his Web site at:

October 27-28
The Gambia
C5,  Members of the Radio Syd Contest Group will be active as C5A from Banjul during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Multi-Multi entry. Operators mentioned are Lada/OK1DIX, Jiri/OK1DO, Petr/OK1FFU, Karel/OK1JKT, Vlada/OK1NY, Jiri/OK1RI, Vasek/OK1VVT, Joe/
OM5AW and Norbert/OM6NM. QSL via OM2FY, direct or by the Bureau. For more details and updates, see:
October 27-28
HK, Members of the DX Colombia Amateur Radio Club (DXARC) and some Argentine operators will activate the "Jumanji Contest Station" as HK1NA during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 27-28th) as a Multi-Multi entry. Operators mentioned are Jorge/HK1R, Sal/HK1T, Pedro/HK1X, Sandra/ HK3JJB, Mario/HK3O, Camilo/HK3TU, Faber/HK6F, Luis/HK6P, Daniel/LU3CT, Victor/LU3JVO, Toribio/LW1DTZ and Tim/LW9EOC. QSL via K6IPM. Visit the DXARC Web page at:
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