Monday, June 08, 2009

Amateur radio special event schedules

5H, TANZANIA. Frans, PE1ABQ, is expected to be active as 5H1FF fromtone Town city on the Island of Zanzibar (AF-032). His equipment is a FT-950 w/100w into 3.5m vertical at 20m A.S.L. No QSNs have been reported yet. QSL via the address on

5J0, SAN ANDRES ISLANDS (Update). Dennis, K7BV, will once again return to San Andres (NA-033) and be active as 5J0BV (not 5J0M as first announced) between June 18-29th (not June 19th-July 5th). He will again be concentrating on 6 meter Sporadic Es. HF bands will be activated as well. QSL direct to K7BV (not W1JJ as first announced) via the address. For more details and updates, visit the following Web page at:

8R, GUYANA (Update). The 6 Meter Beacon Project, Inc., (HF-50 MHz DXpedition between June 16th and July 6th) has announced the callsigns for their operation to Guyana. According to their Web page the callsigns are:
8R1DB - Team One: Chris/W3CMP and Dave/N3DB; between June 16-26th
8R1TO - Team Two: Terry/K4RX and Ken/AC4TO; between June 27th-July 6th
QSO information is just "Signal report please, no grid squares!!!!!!"
QSL via N3DB: David Craig, 4931 Mariners Drive, Shady Side, MD 20864
(2.00 USDs & SAE [or equivalent U.S. postage] for outside US; SASE for U.S. Stations). Bureau QSLs are "OK", but slow. For updates, visit the Web page online at: Operating frequencies will to be posted soon.

A35, TONGA. Paul, A35RK, continues to be active as A35RK/p from Vava'u Island (OC-064). He informs OPDX that there is "no definite departure date." He has also mentioned that he submitted the April/May A35RK/p log (OC-064) to Bob, W7TSQ. This log includes activity in the CQ WPX CW Contest this past weekend. As far as LoTW submissions, Bob, W7TSQ,
informed OPDX that since LoTW does not show/give credit for IOTA, Paul is combining his /P log with the regular A35RK log as he is still Tonga. He also mentioned that there is a possibility that some QSOs between May 20-24th, have an error in the time. Most are probably CW contacts. Paul also informed us of the problem and states, "There appears to be a problem with the 'QSO time' element in the computer logbook entry. Some contacts appear to be exactly 'one hour off' the actual time of QSO." So, anyone with a LoTW problem or needing an IOTA card, showing OC-064, can contact Bill at: W7TSQ@AOL.COM He can supply cards that will show the IOTA information if needed. As usual an SASE/SAE with postage (green stamps) will be answered direct. Bill states, "Bureau cards will be awhile as I probably will not send again before fall. LoTW is preferred as it is less work for me!"

ANTARCTICA WEB PAGE (Sites and Sounds). The French Polar Team's Web site continues to add a great collection of information and pictures (added with music) of the many polar stations and sub-Antarctic regions.

Check out the following URLs (recently added FT5YJ--VP8DLM--CE9XX):
* Station Machu Picchu - Ile du Roi George:
* Station B - Ile Deception:
* Station O - Ile Danco:
* Station Gabriel Gonzales Videla - Cote Danco:
* Station Almirante Brown - Cote Danco:
* Station F Wordie Hut - Ile Winter:
* Port-Charcot - Ile Booth (Wandel):
* Station A Port Lockroy - Ile Goudier:
* Bahia Dorian Refuge - Ile Wiencke:
* Station L Damoy Point Hut - Ile Wiencke:
* Le voilier l'Ile d'Elle:

* Davis station:

CT, PORTUGAL (Field Day). The ARVM group will be operating their "Field Day" for 24 hours beginning at 1200z on Saturday, June 13th. Operations will be from Montemor Park near the city of Loures. Activity will be on CW, SSB, RTTY and TVA. For more info, go to:

CT, PORTUGAL. Members of the Algarve STAR DX Team will be active as CT7/CU8AT during "Green Days", June 13-14th. Operations will be from "Parque Natural SW Alentejano e Costa Vicentina" which is valid for:
DPRN FF-12 and WFF CTFF-12. Operators mentioned are: Toze/CT1GFK, Al/CT1GPQ and Mike/CT1IUA. One of the operators (to be decided later), will be active during the "Portugal Day Contest" on June 13th, from the same QTH. Look for more details on:

FO, FRENCH POLYNESIA. Phil, F5PHW, informs OPDX that he will be in Tahiti for two years starting August 2009. Activity will be on CW/RTTY and SSB (sometimes) on 80-10 meters. For the moment, his callsign will be FO/F5PHW. Phil is trying and hoping to get a FO5 callsign, but he has to negotiate it with local authorities when he is in Tahiti. Phil will be in a small house very close to the airport. He will operate with 100 watts into a HF6 and dipole, but hopes, if possible put up a 3 elements beam in the garden. QSL will be OK via LoTW. QSL are also "OK" via F8BPN, by the bureau or direct. More information is available on:

FP, ST. PIERRE AND MIQUELON. Operators Eric/KV1J and Tom/W8TOM will be active as FP/KV1J from Miquelon (NA-032) during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Multi-Single entry. QSL via KV1J, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW. Operators will be there between October 20-27th. Activity outside of the contest will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31, generally on the highest frequency band that is open (no permission
for 60M). Visit Eric's Web page at:

H4, SOLOMON ISLANDS (Rare IOTA). Operators Mike/KM9D (H44MY) and Jan/KF4TUG
(H44TO) are now active as H44MY from Stirling Island (OC-162) for about a week. Mike was heard this past weekend on 40/20 meters CW. Jan was heard on 20/17 meters SSB. QSL via OM2SA.
(Dave Raycroft/Ohio-Penn DX Bulletin 911/ODXA)