Friday, August 01, 2014

Amateur Radio Special Events Calendar: August 2014

This month's calendar has a great variety of events and places that you may need a google search to find these elusive location. Just where in the world is ... Chagos Islands, King Island, Fir Island, and Rotuma" - and who has heard of Bornholm Island ? Events are open to amateur radio and shortwave listener's. QSLing information is included in the post. Have fun - and good luck !!


QSL via Larry Van Horn, N5FPW

Estonia, ES.  In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Baltic Way, amateur radio operators here will use the prefix ES25 during the month of August.

Chagos Islands. VQ9. Bob, N7XR, is planning to be active as VQ9XR from Diego Garcia (AF-006) in 2014. His planned operations are for three weeks in August followed up by a one week trip in October or November. Activity will be focused on CW and RTTY during these trips. QSL via NN1N, direct or LoTW (Logbook of the World) only.

England, G. Special event station GB1418WAR is QRV during August. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using predominantly SSB with some CW.  QSL via M0OXO.

Lithuania, LY.  In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Baltic Way, amateur radio operators here will use the prefix LY25 during the month of August.

August 1-3
Annual Pro Football Hall Of Fame Festival 1800-2000 UTC, W8AL, Canton, OH. Canton Amateur Radio Club. 28.365 21.365 14.265 7.265. Certificate. Roger Gray, W8VE, 3506 21st St NW, Canton, OH 44708. Send QSL and $2.00 for S&H to event Mgr W8VE

August 1-2
Gerhard, OE3GEA, plans to visit the Dominican Republic (NA-096, WLOTA 2974) and will sign HI3/OE3GEA. QRV holiday style, using CW on the HF bands. QSL via home call, Bureau or
direct. []

August 1-3
Scotland-GA14, (Special Event). To celebrate the Commonwealth Games this summer, the Stirling & District Amateur Radio Society (GM6NX) are hosting a special event station, GA14CG, at their club premises, approximately 25 miles northeast of the city of Glasgow. The station will be run by members of the Stirling & DARS along with other clubs in the surrounding area. Visitors are most welcome to the station and visiting amateurs can operate the station, permitted they bring a copy of their license. There will be three HF stations and two VHF stations operational. Activity will be on 160-2 meters using CW, SSB and Data. For more information about the station, visit:  You can also follow them on Twitter (@GA14CG) and "like" them on FaceBook. QSL via LoTW and e-QSL. For direct and Bureau QSLs are via ClubLog's OQRS only. They prefer to QSL via LoTW and e-QSL to save money, time and to protect the environment. Uploads to ClubLog are instantaneous. Uploads to LoTW and e-QSL are made at the end of each day. If you send your card via the bureau or direct, you WILL NOT receive a reply!

August 1-3
Zimbabwe-Z2, Mirek, SP5IXI/VK6DXI, will once again be active as Z21DXI from Bulawayo. He informs that this is a business trip, so radio activity will be limited to his spare time and
Sundays. Activity will be on 160-6 meters, mostly CW. Mirek will be using 100 watts (IC-7000) and wire antennas. QSL via SP5UAF, by the Bureau (E-mail request), direct or by ClubLog's OQRS). Logs will be uploaded to the ClubLog.

August 1-3
Anguilla-VP2E. Frank, K3TRM, will be active as VP2ERM from Anguilla (NA-022). Activity will be on the HF+6m bands using CW, SSB and RTTY. Real-time logging will be available on
ClubLog. QSL by direct or bureau to his home callsign, OQRS (via ClubLog) and LoTW. Additional information will be available on his Web site at and Twitter @k3trm.

August 1-4
Tonga, A3.  Dave, G4BUO is QRV as A35UO from Tongatapu Island, IOTA OC-049. Activity is holiday style on 40 to 10 meters using only CW.  QSL to home call.

August 1-4
Bahamas, C6.  Marilyn, WM2W and Terry, N0TW are QRV as C6AMW and C6ATW, respectively. This includes entries in the 10-10 International Summer SSB contest.  QSL via N0TW.

August 1-5
Timor-Leste, 4W.  Adhi, YB3MM is QRV as 4W/NB3MM from Dili on Timor Leste, IOTA OC-148, until August 5.  Activity is on 30 to 12 meters using mainly SSB with some CW and PSK31.  QSL via YB3MM.

August 1-6
Tanzania, 5H.  Flavio, IW2NEF is QRV as 5H1NE from Zanzibar Island, IOTA AF-032. Activity is holiday style on the HF bands using SSB.  QSL via IK2DUW.

August 1-17
Indiana State Fair-1400-2000 UTC, W9ISF, Indianapolis, IN. Indiana State Fair Amateur Radio Club. 28.400 14.245 7.240. QSL. Ken Bandy, 7405 E County Rd 900 N, Brownsburg, IN 46112.

August 1-31
Special callsign 8J5JAZZ celebrates Imabari (JCC 3802) Jazz Town on all bands and modes during the entire month of August 2014. Imabari is located in Ehime prefecture on the island of Shikoku (AS-076), Japan. QSL via Bureau is preferred. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

August 1-October 31
Look for 8N1AQ to be active on all bands and modes from August 1 to October 31, to celebrate the second Chiba Aqualine Marathon (Aqualine: The Trans-Tokyo Bay Highway), Chiba prefecture island of Honshu (AS-007, WLOTA 2376), Japan. QSL via the Bureau. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

August 2-3
Easter Island, CE0.  Manuel, CE2NTT and Cristian, CE2WTF will be QRV from Isla de Pascua, IOTA SA-001. They each may be QRV as XR0YNTT, 3G0YNTT, CB0YNTT, and, XR0YWTF, 3G0YWTF, CB0YWTF,
respectively.  Activity will be on 40, 20, 15, 10 and 6 meters using SSB, with some possible activity on various satellites.  QSL via operators' instructions.

August 2-3
World War 1 Centennial Observance, 1500Z-2000 UTC, WW1USA, Kansas City, MO. The World War 1 Museum Amateur Radio Club. 14.270 21.310 28.475. Certificate. The World War 1 Amateur Radio Club, 100 West 26th St, Kansas City, MO 64108.

August 2-8
National Lighthouse Week - Mount Dora Lighthouse - USA1407- Repeat Activation, 1300-2300 UTC, N4N, Mount Dora, FL. Area Amateurs. 40 20 15 10. QSL. Carol Scoglio, 31 Lake Wood Cir, Ocala, FL 34482. N4N - Repeat Special Event – Activating the Mount Dora Lake Lighthouse – USA-1407 during National Lighthouse & Lightship Weekend We had so much fun with the FEB 2014 event- that we decided to do a REPEAT SPECIAL EVENT during NATIONAL LIGHTHOUSE & LIGHTHOUSE WEEKEND - Aug 2014!!!! We will again activate the Mount Dora Lake Light located on Lake Dora at the entrance of the Port of Mount Dora in Mount Dora, Florida. We will operate from 1300 UTC Aug 2nd, 2014 to 2300 UTC Aug 4th, 2014 (9:00 am to 7:00 PM - local time) on Saturday August 2nd, 2014 and POSSIBLY again on Sunday August 3rd, 2014 or Thursday August 7th, 2014- National Lighthouse Day. We will operate CW, SSB phone & PSK31. QSL information is the same as noted below for the FEB 2014 lighthouse event on the page for KA4WJR.

August 2
River City Days, 1400-2000 UTC, W0R, Red Wing, MN. Hiawatha Valley Amateur Radio Club. 14.250 7.250 147.300. QSL. Bill Eichenlaub, 1966 Launa Ave, Red Wing, MN 55066.

August 2
224th US Coast Guard Birthday 0800-2200 UTC, K4US/K4CG, Alexandria, VA. Mt Vernon Amateur Radio Club. 14.240 7.235 7.036. QSL. MVARC, PO Box 7234 , Alexandria, VA 22307.

August 2
Coast Guard Day at USCG STA Port Canaveral FL 0800-2200 UTC, KC2UFO, Port Canaveral , FL. Skywatchers and Communicators and Indian River Amateur Radio Club. 14.265+-. Certificate. Online only, see URL for info on how to, Print PDF. Certificates available online only--no mail.

August 2-3
Canal Days Marine Heritage Festival, 1300-2000 UTC, VE3WCD, Port Colborne, ON. Niagara Peninsula Amateur Radio Club. 21.250 14.250 7.250. QSL. Niagara Peninsula Amateur Radio Club, PO Box 20036, Grantham Postal Outlet, St Catharines, ON L2M 7W7, CANADA.

August 2-4
Easter Island-XR0, (Update). Operators Cristian/CE2WTF and Manuel/CE2NTT will be active from Isla de Pascua (SA-001) starting 0000, August 2nd, ending 0000 UTC, z, August 4th. Manuel informs OPDX that their special callsigns could be one of the following:   CE2NTT - XR0YNTT / 3G0YNTT / CB0YNTT CE2WTF - XR0YWTF / 3G0YWTF / CB0YWTF . Activity will be on 40/20/15/10/6 meters using SSB. They will also use Echolink and Hamshere, and possibly QRP LEO satellites. Look for details and updates on:

August 2-8
Christmas Island, VK9X. A group of operators will be QRV as VK9EX. Activity will be holiday style on 160 to 6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, FM and PSK31.  QSL via JF3PLF.

August 2-9
Indonesia, YB.  Imam, YB4IR will be QRV as YB4IR/5 from Tambelan Island, IOTA OC-122. Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes.  QSL to home call.

August 2-9
Chillicothe Ross County Ohio Fair 1600-1800, W8BAP, Chillicothe, OH. Scioto Valley Amateur Radio Club. 28.455 14.280 7.250 3.860. Certificate. Don Barnhart, 31 Anna Marie Dr, Londonderry, OH 45647. Event is to help celebrate the centennial of ARRL and to publicly promote Amateur radio operations. Station to operate entire week UTC 1600 to 1800 hours. EDST. Noon to 2 PM.

August 3-4
US Coast Guard 224th Birthday, 1400-0400 UTC, K1CG, Port Angeles, WA. Coast Guard CW Operators Association and the Coast Guard Club. 21.327 21.052 14.327 14.052 7.227 7.052 3.827 3.552. QSL. See QRZ.COM/DB/K1CG for QSL info, Fred Goodwin, 424 N Bagley Ck Rd, Port Angeles, WA 98362. K1CG will be operated by several different stations across the country starting on the east coast and moving west. CW-A K1CG QSL card will be sent to each contact. SSB-- Send your QSL card to KE7A. SASE appreciated.

August 3-13
Austria-OE2, (Special Event). Look for the special event station OE2WURZL14 [Boy Scout Club station of "Club TeleScout (CTS)] to be active from the international "Camp of the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts of Salzburg (PPĂ–)" operating from the Gasteiner Valley (JN67NE). QSL via the OE-Bureau. The station is also valid for the Austrian Radio Scouting Award! For more information, see the following URLs:

August 4-10
Indianapolis MotoGP Special Event, 2200-2200 UTC, W9IMS, Indianapolis, IN. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Amateur Radio Club. 21.350 14.245 7.240 3.840. Certificate & QSL. Indianapolis Motor Speedway ARC, PO Box 30954, Indianapolis, IN 46230. See website for all times, frequencies, and instructions for Certificate and custom QSL card.

August 5-15 September
To celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference special event station VC3A will be active on all bands and modes. QSL via VE3JO. [IC]

August 7-17 Iowa State Fair, 1300-1500 UTC, W0ISF, Des Moines, IA. Madison county DX Club. 14.230 7.230. QSL. Mark Mease, 2989 Truro Rd, Truro, IA 50257. Will be operating for 11 days with no set schedule.Operating on fairgrounds.See you at the Fair!!

August 8-10
Scout AirFest, 2000-1600 UTC, K2BSA/9, Romeoville, IL. Rainbow Council Amateur Radio Club. 7.190 14.290 21.360 14.070. QSL. Brian McDaniel, 2508 Fox Meadow Dr, Crest Hill, IL 60403. With nearly 4,000 attending, AirFest is the largest Scout camporees in Northern Illinois this year. The Rainbow Council Amateur Radio Committee will operate 4 HF stations on Phone, CW, and PSK, introducing Scouts to one of the most interesting hobbies in the world.

August 8-21
South Cook Islands-Joel, K2QBV, plans activity as E51QBV from Avarua, on the northern side of Rarotonga Island (OC-013), South Cook Islands. This is not a true DXpedition but a vacation for Joel's wife and  himself while still enjoying amateur radio and visiting friends along the way. Equipment used on South Cook will be a Yaesu 756 Pro, Ameriton AL1200, Tennadyne T7 log or a KLM 4 element 20. The tower is at 70 ft. QSL via K2QBV, direct (Joel H Kornreich K2QBV, PO Box 240, Pomona, NY 10970-0240, USA) with a SASE or two dollars if you're overseas. [NG3K]

August 9
VJ Day/US Coast Guard Birthday Special Event, 1600-2300 UTC, NI6IW, San Diego, CA. USS Midway (CV-41) Museum. 14.320 7.250; PSK31 14.070; D-STAR REF001C. QSL. USS Midway Museum Radio Room, 910 North Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101.

August 10-11
Fair Winds Alternative Energy Ham Event, 0000-0000 UTC, W8BM, Berea, OH. Cuyahoga Amateur Radio Society. 7.250. Certificate & QSL. CARS, PO Box 31264, Independence, OH 44131. Operation using Solar and Wind Power at the Cuyahoga County Fair. Talk in 146.820 PL 110.9. Full details on times, frequencies and how to apply for custom QSL and Certificate at

August 11-21
Italy-I. Robert, DL7VOA, will be active as I5/DL7VOA from Tuscany, Italy. This will be a holiday style operation from Lama (WW Loc: JN53XP) mainly during the evening and night hours on 40-10 meters using a Elecraft K2 with 100 watts, Palm Radio Mini Paddle, and into Vertical dipoles (10-20m) and Lambda/4 Ground-planes on 30m/40m. QSL via DL7VOA, by the Bureau or direct.

August 13-16
Navajo Code Talkers Day Aug, 0000-0000 UTC, N7HG, Window Rock, AZ. Navajo Amateur Radio Club . 14.265 7.265. QSL. Herb Goodluck, PO Box 3611, Window Rock, AZ 86515. A group of American Native Indians who served in WWII as radio men.

August 14-17
King Island-OC-233. Tony, VK3VTH, will once again be active as VK3VTH/7. Activity will be on 40/20 meters using SSB. He will also be in the International Lighthouse/ Lightship Weekend, from Currie Lighthouse (AU-0016), August 16-17th. QSL via VK3VTH, direct or by the Bureau. Bureau cards will be sent for all QSOs immediately after the activation.

August 14-18
Avionics Marine Reunion, 1600-0100 UTC, W4M, Saint Helena Island, SC. KD8TTM. 28.350 24.950 21.325 14.325. Certificate. Bill Van Houten, 275 S Main St Apt B5, Britton, MI 49229. This is to celebrate the Avionics Marines of MCAS Beaufort and Cherry Point of the 80s and 90s reunion. Please send #10 self addressed stamped envelope.

August 15-18
South Dakota Statehood 125 Years and Yankton River Boat Days, 1500-0200 UTC, W0D, Yankton, SD. Prairie Dog Amateur Radio Club, W0OJY. 28.400 24.940 18.130 14.250. QSL. Prairie Dog Amatuer Radio Club, 30971 433 Ave, Yankton, SD 57078. From Yankton,SD, Dakota Territorial Capital

St Augustine Lighthouse, photo by Gayle Van Horn W4GVH
August 16
Point Reyes Lighthouse Activation, 1600-2359 UTC, N6P, Pt Reyes National Seashore, CA. Valley of the Moon Amateur Radio Club. 14.272 14.070 14.040 7.272. QSL. Ken McTaggart, 402 4th St E, Sonoma, CA 95476. In conjunction with ILLW weekend. QSLS with SASE in care of W6AJF or N6KM. 1600 to 2359 each day.

August 16-17
Southwest Reef Lighthouse, 1600-2200 UTC, W5BMC, Franklin, LA. Bayouland Emergency Amateur Radio Service - BEARS. 14.260 7.260; Echo Link 5070.0 IRLP 3670. QSL. Jackie Price, 708 Front St, Morgan City, LA 70380. This is the first time this lighthouse has been activated on the air. Station will be located on the bank of the Atchafalaya River in Berwick, LA.

August 16-17 Lighthouse Lightship Weekend, 1422-1420 UTC, W2GSB, West Babylon, NY. Great South Bay Amateur Radio Club. 14.300 7.200 3.800 satellite. QSL. Robert Myers, PO Box 1356, West Babylon, NY 11704.

August 16-17
International Lighthouse & Lightship Weekend, 0000-2359 UTC, K6A, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. 14.250. QSL. Thomas Budar, 1975 Jaybrook Dr, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275.

August 16-17
Gabo Island-(ILLW AU-0080) OC-196. Trevor, VK3ATX, will once again be active as VK3ATX/P. Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL via his home callsign direct. For more details and updates, see:

August 16-18
International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend, 0000-0200 UTC, W6A, San Pedro, CA. US Coast Guard Coast Guard Auxiliary. 14.250. QSL. Roy Lay, 219 Beal Ave, Placentia, CA 92870.

August 22-23
D-Day Reenacment Conneaut, Ohio -- 70th Anniversary of Normandy Landing, 1300-1900 UT, W8BHZ, Conneaut, OH. Conneaut Amateur Radio Club. 14.240 7.240. QSL. CARC ARS W8BHZ, PO Box 661, Conneaut, OH 44030. The largest annual D-Day Reenactment in the US. The Conneaut Amateur Radio Club in conjunction with D-Day Ohio is operating a special event station during the weekend reenactment of the Normandy Landing. 2014 marks the 70th anniversary of this historical landing. Commemorative QSL cards will be printed for the event. It is now the largest annual event in the United States commemorating D-Day-June 6th 1944 . Please see visit for on the reenactment event.

August 22-24
Mexico-Jose, XE2L, and others will be active as 4C2L from the Baluarte Bicentennial Bridge, the highest cable-stayed bridge in the world. They will operate SSB and CW on 80, 40, 20, 17, 15, 12 and 10 metres SSB and CW. QSL via XE2L (direct). Website: [425 DX News]

August 23
National Park Service Birthday, 1500-2359 UTC, W7SVD, Hereford, AZ. Sierra Vista Contesting Club. SSB 7.185, 14.275, 21.285 & 28.350; CW 7.050, 14.050, 21.050 & 28.050; PSK-31 7.070, 14.070, 21.070 & 28.120. QSL. W7SVD, Sierra Vista Contesting Club, c/o Grant Hays, 3707 Elder Ct, Sierra Vista, AZ 85650. Commemorating the establishment of the National Park Service August 25, 1916. W7SVD operating portable high in the Huachuca Mountains of SE AZ .

August 23-24
"Damn The Torpedos!" - 150 years since the Battle of Mobile Bay, 1700-0200 UTC, K4T, Huntsville, AL. N/A. 18.140 14.250 7.200. QSL. Dennis Pesca, 11220 Suncrest Dr, Huntsville, AL 35803.

August 26-September 2
Mariana Islands-KH0. Joe, OZ0J/5Q2T, will be active as KH0/OZ0J from Saipan's Island (OC-086, USi NI002S, WLOTA 1333) Rental Shack Activity will be on all possible bands between 80-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes (RTTY or PSK). QSL via OZ0J, direct or by the Bureau. He requests to please use the OQRS on For more details and updates, watch his web page at:

August 29-31
Look for Jim, VE3DCX (FISTS #16447, NAQCC #6972), to be active using the special callsign VC3B. The station will be active during the 14th  annual Warrior's Day in Coe Hill. This is the largest display and parade of current and vintage military equipment in Ontario. Plan is to operate an old fashioned wireless telegraph station and make contacts on 80 and 40 metre CW. Also operating will be a copy of an old WW2 Paraset spy radio. Contacts will also be made on SSB. QSL via VE3DCX, direct or Bureau and LotW. Further info at:

August 29-September 1
CARA's 35th Annual Trek to the Ghost Town of Paradise, AZ, 1900-1900 UTC, K7RDG, Sierra Vista, AZ. Cochise Amateur Radio Association. 28.315 21.215 14.315 7.230. Certificate and QSL. Cochise ARA, PO Box 1855, Sierra Vista, AZ 85636.

August 30-September 1
72 Rag Chew Labor Day Special Event, 1317-1317 UTC, K1R, Northfield, MA. 72 Rag Chew Group. 7.272. Certificate. Robert Lobenstein, WA2AXZ, 1936 East 36th St, Brooklyn, NY 11234. Join us Labor day weekend to help celebrate all the US Workers that make this Country the best in the world.

August 31
Hollenberg Pony Express Festival /154th Anniversary of the Pony Express, 1430-2100 UTC, K0ASA, Hanover, KS. Crown Amateur Radio Association. 18.085 14.245 14.045 7.045. Certificate & QSL. Crown Amateur Radio Association, 11551 W 176th Ter, Olathe, KS 66062.

LVH QSL of Chausey Island

IOTA/ Islands on the Air

Pacific Tour
"The Daily DX" reports that operators Stan/AC8W, David/KC8CO, Charles/KN8R and Lee/N8LJ will activate two DXCC entities in the Pacific starting late next month. Their tentative schedule is as follows: August 16-24th - from Tonga, callsigns announced are A35AC, A35CO, A35LT and A35TR, respectively, from the Island of Tongatapu (OC-049).

August 1-3
Vir Island (CI-141) EU-170.  Karoly, HA9MDN, will be active as 9A/HA9MDN. Activity will be on SSB, RTTY, PSK and SSTV. QSL via his home callsign by the Bureau or eQSL.

August 10-15
Mariana Islands (NH0) Operators Yutaka/JQ2GYU/WS2Y and his wife Miho/ JJ2VLY/WS2M will once again be active as NH0J from Tinian Island (OC-086), Northern Mariana Islands. The special commemorative Tinian station of the "J-Tinian Radio Space Club. Activity will be on 80-10 meters including the 30/17/12 meter bands, using CW, SSB and RTTY. Miho will focus on RTTY. QSL via JJ2VLY, direct (SAE + 2 USDs) or by the JARL Bureau. Please don't send your QSL request to Tinian Island. Also, QSL via LoTW.For more details and updates, see:

August 26-September 2
Mariana Islands (KHO) (Update). Joe, OZ0J/5Q2T, will be active as KH0/OZ0J from Saipan's Island (OC-086, USi NI002S, WLOTA 1333) Rental Shack Activity will be on all possible bands between 80-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes (RTTY or PSK). All QSOs will be uploaded to ClubLog once a day depending on the Internet connection. He requests to please use the OQRS on QSL via OZ0J, direct or by the Bureau. For more details and updates, watch his Web page at:
(OPDX 1165/1168/1171)

August 1-3
21/07/2014:  Look for Jim, MM0BQI, to be active as MA0BQI (Homecoming Scotland special call) from Tanera Mor (IOSA SC10, SCOTIA CN32), Summer Isles (EU-092). Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands. Jim will also participate in the RSGB IOTA Contest using the callsign GA1J (another Homecoming Scotland special callsign). QSL both MA0BQI and GA1J via MM0BQI, direct or Bureau. []

August 1-4
Look for Donald, KB6QEW, to be active from the Prince Edward Island DX Lodge (VY2TT), (NA-029, CIsA PE-001, WLOTA 0523, WW Loc. FN76VS), as KB6QEW/VY2 QRV holiday style on all HF bands, including an entry in the North American CW QSO Party (2-4 August). For QSL please send SASE for stateside. $2.00 or IRC for foreign. Bureau Direct QSL address is 7585 El Paso St., La Mesa, CA 91942 USA, [VY2TT]

August 1-8
Rotuma-3D2/R, Antoine, 3D2AG, will once again be active as 3D2AG/p from Rotuma (OC-060). Activity will be 40-6 meters using CW and SSB. This will be a one-man operation while also working on climate change projects, so he will not always be on the air. He will also be using solar power during the whole operation and running barefoot at 100 watts. He still states, "Now looking for spare parts for my 14-years-old ICOM 706-MKII, which is faulty (no TX). If anyone can help please contact me, so that I can be operational on 6m from Rotuma. Thanks in advance." His E-mail address is on He also mentions, "QSL direct only to the Fiji address. Please include at least two green stamps [very well concealed, with foil or between QSLs] or one IRC with AIRMAIL SAE for first class return postage. NO CALLS ON ENVELOPE PLEASE. We have LOTS of mail theft in Fiji. After intense lobbying by 3D2AG, IRCs are now exchangeable at the normal UPU rate in Fiji. Please don't forget to put an airmail label on your return envelope, and write your country name clearly."

August 1-16
Nauru-Yuki, JH1NBN, will again be active from Nauru (IOTA OC-031) as C21BN. QRV on 80-6 metre SSB. QSL via home call. [DX-World]  Activity will be on 80-6 meters SSB using simple antennas with 100 watts. QSL via his home callsign. For more details and updates, visit his Web page at:

August 2-9
Tambeland Island OC-122.  Imam, YB4IR, will be active as YB4IR/5 from Tambelan Island. Activity will be on CW and SSB. QSL via his home call sign, direct, by the Bureau, LoTW or ClubLog's OQRS.

August 2-17
Balkan Tour. Operators Mek/SP7VC and YL Katarzyna/SQ7OYL have announced their next DXpedition will be to the Balkan area between. They state that they will "visit some Balkan countries: Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania and Macedonia. As usual you can expect our activity from each country on many bands..." No other details were provided, but stay tuned! For details and updates, see:

August 14-20
Rathlin island-Grantham Amateur Radio Club (G6SSN) members Alan G0RCI, Kevin G6SSN, Harry G7DEH, Pete M0USY and Arthur M0GUU will be active as GN0GRC from Rathlin Island (EU-122, WLOTA 0039), Northern Ireland. QRV on all bands and modes, on or near the usual island and IOTA frequencies. They also plan to activate East, West and South lighthouses during the week. QSL via the Bureau OR direct with SAE and $2.00 to G0RCI. Website: []

August 20-September 2
Prince Edward Island-Look for special event station XO2C to be active on all bands and modes, operated by Robert, VY2XDX, from Prince Edward Island (NA-029, CIsA PE-001, WLOTA 0523). Activity is to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference. QSL via VE3RHE, direct and LotW, or Bureau. [IC]

August 31-September 12
Denmark-Bornholm Island EU-030.  Operators Zdeno/OK1OM (also OK1DDR, former Y29AL) and Renata/OK1GB (also OK1FYL, former Y29YL and 3V8BB) will be active as OZ/OK1DDR (MBR of DIG 2432, AGCW 1432 IPA) and OZ/OK1FYL (MBR OKDX Foundation - 005), respectively, from Bornholm Island (WWFF Hammeren [OZFF-030], WW Loc. JO75JG) They will also try to reactivate the Lighthouse (WLOTA 2203). Activity will be on 80-10 meters (IOTA & WWFF frequencies) using mainly CW. QSL via their home callsigns.
(ARRL/ARLD/OPDX 1171,1172,1174)