Monday, October 14, 2013

October amateur radio special event stations

Oct. 16-21
9L, Sierra Leone. Operators David/N4WDT and Jerry/K4ZIN are planning to be active from here between October 16-21st, and are currently waiting for a license approval. Activity will be on 160-10 meters with a focus on the 30/17/12 meters and lower bands. They will have two stations on the air at less 12 or more hours a day. QSL via LoTW or via their home callsigns.
Oct 18-21
9A, Croatia. Operators Tomi/HA4DX and Laci/HA0HW will be active as 9A/homecall and homecall/mm on their way to Croatia between October 18-21st. They will do some work on the yacht before winter and do some sailing for the last time this year. QSLs via the HA Bureau.

Oct 21-26
E5, South Cook Islands. Alan, K7AR, will be active as E51AAR from Rarotonga Island (OC-013), South Cook Islands, between October 21-26th. Activity will mainly be RTTY, and he will also participate in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th). His equipment is a Elecraft K3 and KPA500. QSL via K7AR, direct or by the Bureau. Log will be uploaded to LoTW upon his return home. However, he will try to upload log on a daily basis to ClubLog.

Oct 26-27
9Y4, Trindade and Tobago. Chris, 9Y4D (ex-9Y4NZ), will be active during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/Assisted/Low-Power entry. QSL via 9Y4D (see

Oct 26-27
A7, Qatar. Members of the Qatar Amateur Radio Society are heading for the beach again for a Multi-Op entry in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as A71BX. Operators mentioned are Saif/A71AM, Ali/A71BX, Abdulla/ A71CV, Khalid/A71CO, Mohammad/A71EL, Faisal/9K2RR, Dave/K5GN and Daniel/ K1TO. The Field-Day style set-up will begin the weekend before the contest,
so look for them from then until sunrise, after the contest is when it all comes down. Activity on the 30/17/12m bands are not planned - the objective is the contest. QSL via EA7FTR. NO BUREAU QSLS.

Oct 26-27
CR2/CT8, Azores. Kim, OH6KZP, will be active as CR2X from Ribeira Grande during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All- Band/High-Power entry. QSL via OH2BH. Before the contest, look for him to sign CT8/OH6KZP.
(OPDX 1127/1132)

Castle Special Events

October 20
Ivo, ON7IVO, will be active as ON7IVO/P from V12 Bunkery Castle (WCA ON-01932, BCA AN-208). Activity will be on 40 meters SSB. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or direct.

Oct 24-29
HB0, Liechtenstein. Laci, HA7JTR, will be active as HB0/HA7JTR from Masescha (1240m ASL) between October 24-29th. Activity will be holiday style on 80-10 meters using 100 watts into a 4 band DunaX Gp for 40-10m, and Inverted Vee for 80m. Laci will also take part in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th). QSL direct via his address on

Oct 26
Operators Susanne/ON2SL, Roger/ON4AHQ, Andre/ON4DTO and Erwin ON5BWE will be active as ON5BWE/P from Ordingen Castle (WCA ON-01134, BCA LB-103). Activity will be on 80 and 40 meters only SSB. QSL via ON5BWE, by the Bureau or direct.
(OPDX 1132)