Thursday, September 18, 2014

September amateur radio special events

Los Roques Island, site of upcoming DXpedition

Islands, Castles & Portable Operations

Activities are open to amateur radio operators and shortwave listeners. QSL information is included with each listed event.

September 18-September 22
Eritrea-Zorro, JH1AJT, is currently active from Eritrea as E30FB. He will be active on HF bands. He is using a Kenwood TS-590 transceiver with ACOM 1010 amplifier. QSL via home call. [DXAT]

September 18-21
Los Roques-A lady-expedition to Los Roques (SA-035, DIV-037) and lighthouse (DFV-021, ARLHS VEN-006, WLOTA 2910) are currently active until 21st September, 2014. Ops include Carolina YV4AW, Maika YV5ALO, Geraldine YY2GAL, Laura YY5OLA, Maria YY5MCO and Yumayra YY5YVR. QRV 80-10m, CW, SSB, Digi. QSL via YV5AJ direct or Bureau. ClubLog OQRS will also be available for QSLing [DX-World]

September 18-22
Eddie, ES2TT, will be active and participate in the festival Zjazd Kasztelanski and work from several castles in SP8-area: on 19th of September from Berzniki [Sejny] (WCA SP-00872, ZWP OSE01); Beilsk Podlaski (WCA SP-00859, ZWP OBL01); Lukow (WCA SP-00726, ZWP LLW02; and Zabikow [Radzyn Podlaski] (WCA SP-01323, ZWP LRP02). On 20th of September from castles in SP8-area as SP/ES2TT and other SP-operators. On 21st of September from castles in SP4 and SP8 areas. He plans to work as SP/ES2TT on all bands. QSL via ES2TT, Bureau or diect. [RN1CW]

September 19
It is time for our 19 September 2014 NAQCC Florida Chapter Event. This month's almost secret location is at Reed Canal Park in South Daytona, Florida. We should be up and running by 9:00 EDT (1300 UTC), and will be operating until around 12:00 pm local time. At this time we know of
at least one station that will be on the air - Art WB4MNK #5274. Steve WB4OMM #5913 will be on the air at the same time...but from Jacksonville Beach, Florida some 90 miles North (he is at a conference with his wife). Operating frequencies will be posted on QRP Spots and NAQCC Spotter when we commence...20M (14060), 30M (10110), and 40M (7040) at least! QSL via home calls, Bureau or direct. [N8XMS]

September 19-26
Texel Island-Look for Dieter PA/DK1AW, Juergen PA/DL2AMT, Lutz PA/DL3ARK, Peter PA/DL4AMK and Mario PA/DL5ASE to be active from Texel Island (EU-038, WLOTA 0043). They will operate SSB, CW, RTTY and BPSK on 160-10 metres. QSL via home calls, direct or Bureau. [425 DX News]

September 20-22
Roques de Fasnia-Operators EA8CYE, Jose EA8CZT, Alberto EA8JT and Juan EA8VJ plan to be active as EA8URT from Roques de Fasnia [Tenerife] (AF-004, DIE S-061). The island belongs to the group of islands of Tenerife, the name is Roque de Fasnia and is located south of the island of Tenerife. QSL via Bureau or direct with enough contribution for return. []

September 20-22
Shodo Island-Take, JI3DST and Take, JS6RRR will be active as homecall/5 from Shodo Island ["Island of Small Beans"] (AS-200, Grid Loc. PM74), Kagawa prefecture, Shozu district, Japan. QRV on 40-6 metre CW, SSB, RTTY and FM (JI3DST/5 SSB, CW) (JS6RRR/5 RTTY, FM). In case of heavy rain or other condition, the operation condition may vary. QSL via home calls, Bureau or direct. Website: []

September 20-25
Suriname-Isao, JH1ROJ, will be active as PZ5AA from Suriname. He will operate on all bands and modes from PZ5RA's rental shack in Paramaribo (QRA GJ25KU). QSL via JA1HGY, direct or Bureau (OQRS for direct and bureau cards on Club Log) and LoTW. [425 DX News]

September 21
Schloss Habsburg-Walter, HB9ZS/p, plans to activate Schloss Habsburg (DCS AG-022) from 0700 to 0900 UTC. Plans are to be QRV on 7.120 - 7.130 MHz, then QSY to 20 metres, using IC7000 and Vertical Ant. QSL via home call, Bureau or direct. [HB9TZA/I2JJR]

September 21-26
Oleron Island-Operators Lionel F5HNQ, Pascal F8CGL, Jean Michel F4EWP, Didier F1PPH, Christine F4GDI and Nelly F4HHR will be active as TM32O from L'ile  d'Oleron [Oleron Island] (EU-032, DIFM AT-025, WLOTA 1369). QRV on the HF/VHF bands using SSB and Digital modes with Yaesu FT-950 /100W and R6000 for 20-10m and dipoles for 80 and 40 meters. QSL via F6KFI, Bureau preferred. Website: []

September 21-26
Timor-Leste-Sei, JA7LU and Hiro, JA2VWG will be active from Dili, Timor-Leste Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste (OC-148, WLOTA 0019, Grid Loc. PI21) as 4W6LU and 4W6DD, respectively. Plans are to be QRV on 40-6 metre SSB and RTTY. QSL via their home calls, direct or Bureau. [DX-World]

September 21-October 3
Sint Eustatius-David OK6DJ, Pavel OK1FPS) and Petr OK1FCJ/OL8R will be active from the island of Sint Eustatius (NA-145, WLOTA 1851, WWFF PAFF-025) as PJ5/OK6DJ, PJ5/OK1FPS,
PJ5/OK1FCJ, and PJ5/OL8R. They plan to be QRV with up to three stations on 160-10 metre SSB, CW and digital modes, including an entry in the CQ WW DX RTTY Contest. QSL via OK6DJ (OQRS on ClubLog), LoTW and eQSL. Note: this expedition is a change of plans due to the unexpected development of the EBOLA disease in West Africa. The team originally intended to be active from Togo, a neighbouring country in that region. 5V7 activity will now take place in 2015. They have a website at: [DX-World]

September 21-October 15
Sint Maarten-Ed, WA1ZAM, will once again be active as PJ7PL from the Royal Palm Beach Resort, in Cole Bay, island of Sint Maarten (NA-105, WLOTA 0711), including a Single-Op/Low-Power entry in the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (27-28 September). QRV holiday style on the HF bands using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL PJ7PL via WA1ZAM, direct only (see [NG3K]

September 22-29
Rab Island Croatia-Laci, HA0HW, tells I.C.P.O. that "Ede, HA5BWW and his friends Pista, HA5AUC and Karl, HA7PC operating once again as 9A/own calls from Rab Island Croatia (EU-136, IOCA CI-096, MIA MC-330, WLOTA 2198). They will be operating on CW mostly (99%), but some SSB activity expected as well (1 % hi). Their rig are 2 x IC-756PRO transceivers and R7000, W80-10, and Windom by HA5BT antennas. QSL via HA Bureau or direct." [HA0HW]

September 22-30
Ascension Island-Bob, G4DBW (GQRP Club #11419), will once again be active as ZD8RH from Georgetown, Ascension Island (AF-003, WLOTA 1491). QRV on the HF bands, mainly CW. Bob will focus on a Single-Op/Single-Band 21 or 28 MHz entry in the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (27-28 September) from CQ zone 36. QSL direct to G4DBW (RW Hammond, 51 Poplar Drive, Greenhill, Herne Bay CT6 7PY, England). [NG3K]

September 24-30
Argentina-Look for Arnaldo LU3AAL/T, Enrique LU8EFF/T and Horacio LU5BE/T to be QRV from Purmamarca, in the seldom active Jujuy Province of Argentina. They will operate SSB, CW, PSK31 and SSTV on 80-10 metres, possibly with two stations. QSLs direct to LU8EFF. [425 DX News]

September 24-October 1
Aruba-Al, W6HGF, plans to be active as P40HF (requested callsign) or P4/W6HGF from the island of Aruba (SA-036, WLOTA 0033). QRV on the HF bands, SSB and CW. QSL via
W6HGF, ClubLog OQRS preferred. [NG3K]

September 24-November 5
Nepal-Joel, F3CJ, is planning a Mountain Manaslu trek in Nepal. He will operate from the following areas: 24th September - 6th October from Kathmandu; 7-23 October from Ascension Manaslu (8164 metres a.s.l.); 24th October - 4th November from Kathmandu. His callsign is pending, and he has requested 9N7CJ. QSL via F3CJ. For more details and updates, visit his blog at: [OPDX Bulletin]

September 25-26
Pangutaran Islan-Dindo, DV1UD, will be QRV as DX8DX from Pangutaran Island (IOTA OC-188 - Pangutaran Group) and Tongkil Island (IOTA OC-119 - Jolo Group). His QSL manager M0OXO says "details are not exact at this stage but it is believed these activations will be around Thursday 25th and Friday 26th September, 2014". Website: [DX-World]

September 26-October 2
Bhutan-Pekka, OH2YY, reports "will be returning to Bhutan late September this year. I have applied for the same call, A52YY, that I used last year. I will arrive in Paro late afternoon on Sept. 26th and will depart in the morning of Oct. 2nd. I will be staying close to city of Paro. This time I have nothing else to do and I can focus 100% on operating amateur radio! The QTH will be up on a hill facing to north giving a good take off to North America, most of South America, northern Asia, Middle-East and whole Europe should be good. I will have a K3 + KPA500, a 2-el tribander, 7m telescope mast and dipoles for 24, 18 and 7 MHz and two 10-12m fiberglass poles. I will have every day 28, 21 and 14 MHz available and at least one (hopefully two) of the dipoles. I will be operating SSB. I try to start already on Sept. 26th with one of the dipoles. From 27th onwards I will have the yagi up. On Oct. 2nd I will have an early morning flight and need to go QRT sometime during the night. QSL checking will be here and in LoTW. QSL cards dirctly to my home address or via SRAL QSL bureau." [NG3K]

September 27-28
Jersey-Kazu, M0CFW, plans to be active once again as MJ5Z during the CQWW DX RTTY Contest from the isle of Jersey (EU-013, WLOTA 0818) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. Before and after the contest, Kazu will be active on the HF bands as MJ0CFW. QSL both calls via
LoTW. QSLs also OK via M0CFW, direct only ( [NG3K]

September 25-October 7
Indonesia-Gab, HA3JB, will be on another International Police Association and IOTA expedition to Indonesia. Using the callsign YB9/HA3JB, he plans to activate Lombok Island (OC-150, WLOTA 2637) and Bali Island (OC-022, WLOTA 2589). Activity will be on the HF bands using CW, RTTY and SSB, including an entry in the CQWW RTTY Contest (27-28 September). QSL via HA3JB (see details on -- OQRS available via PayPal [see Web page]). Logs will be uploaded to ClubLog. QSL cards will be valid for all IPA Award, including the HA-IPARC Award. Further information and updates at: [HA3JB]

September 26-28
North Of Peninsular Malaysia-ARA BOYS Contest n' DX'er members Ahmad 9M2AGC, Zaki 9M2ZAK, Rizal 9M2RDX, Han 9W2SBD, Mohamad 9W2SBL, Hafizi 9W2TZW, Noh 9W2MNW, Syed 9M8SYA, Oja 9M2OUT and Hary 9M2GET will be active as 9M2SM from Pulau Perhentian Besar (AS-073, WLOTA 2848). QRV on all bands, CW and SSB, including an entry in the
CQWW DX SSB Contest (27-28 September). QSL direct to 9M2GET ( No LotW, No eQSL, No Bureau. []
(I.C.P.O. Bulletin-Sept 19-26)