Friday, June 19, 2009

I.C.P.O. Bulletin for Operations in amateur radio

I.C.P.O. Bulletin (June 18 - 26, 2009)
"Islands, Castles & Portable Operations"
Listing is by calendar date (day/month/year)

18/06/2009: Dennis, K7BV (SMIRK #6680) will return to the island of San Andres (NA-033, ARLHS SAP-002, WLOTA 2990, WW Loc. EK92DM) from June 18 (1700z) to June 29th (1600z) as 5J0BV concentrating on 6 meter Sporadic Es. HF bands will be activated as well. Equipment will consist of: Yaesu FT-950, Yaesu FT-450AT, ACOM - HF/6 KW, HF - Wire and Vertical, 6M - 8 element 42.5' boom. He will have a 6M Breakable Beacon 50.106.2 MHz - "CQ de 5J0BV K". WSJT MS Random CQs 1st-50.260 MHz. WSJT EME 1st 50.198.5 MHz. QSL direct to K7BV via address. Include self-addressed envelope with return postage stamp/fee. Further information can be found at [N8OFS]

18/06/2009: Alik, RX9WN will be active from the Irkutsk area as RX9WN/0/m between June 19th and 21st. His plans are to activate the island of Kharantsy (RR-21-12 New One!), in Lake Baikal, and Pribaikalsky National Park (RFF-136, RDA IR-35). There is also the possibility that Alik will also activate other islands RR-21-01 and districts RDA during his travels. QSL via home call. [RX9WN]

18/06/2009: Look for Jorgen, SM3CXS to be active June 18-21st from Grimskar island (EU-176, Grid JP81) as SG3U. Spare time operation on 40-6m CW/SSB. QSL via SM3CXS, direct or Bureau. []

18/06/2009: Dago, DJ5KZ will be activating SOTA references SV/AG-007 to AG-013 on the island of Lesvos (EU-049, GIOTA NAS-014, MIA MG-064, WLOTA 0165) between June 18th and 30th. QRV on 7.032, 10.118, 14.058 and 18.072 MHz between 0900-1200 UTC daily. QSL via home call, direct or Bureau. [DJ5KZ]

20/06/2009: Weather, sea and tide permitting, on June 20th, look for François/F5JNE and Max/F5IRH to be active from the Île aux Chevaux (EU-048, DIFM AT-109, DIM O-24), Department Morbihan/56 and Province Brittany (DPF 06). QSL via F5JNE, direct or via Bureau. [F5NQL]

20/06/2009: Jean-Pierre F6ITD will be active from Belle Ile (EU-048, DIFM AT-015, WLOTA 0872) as homecall/p from June 20-28th. He will be on HF bands (no WARC) using SSB only. QSL via home call, direct or Bureau. [F6AJA]

20/06/2009: The Radio Club of Velay, F6KQJ will be active June 20th as homecall/p from the Castle d'Arlempdes (DFCF 43-012), located in the commune of Arlempdes (CP 43490), Department Haute-Loire/43 and Province Auvergne (DPF 03). QSL via home call, direct or Bureau. []

20/06/2009: Tina/DL5YL and Fred/DL5YM will be active as HB0/homecall from Liechtenstein from June 20th to July 2nd. They will operate holiday style on the HF bands mainly CW, possibly with some RTTY. QSL via home calls. [425 DX News]

20/06/2009: Members of the Amateurs Radio Republic of San Marino (A.R.R.S.M.) will activate their club station T70A on 6 meters (Grid JN63) June 20-21st, primarily looking to give those who need it for a new country on the band during the IARU 6 meter Contest. Operators Filippo/IK4ZHH, Giorgio/IZ4AKS, Max/IZ4DPV, Michele/IZ4GWE, Stefano/IW2MJQ and Vittorio/I4YSS will compose the team that operates from the club station. They will use 3 antennas beamed in different directions. QSL via A.R.R.S.M. Radio Club, P.O. Box 77, 47890 San Marino, Republic of San Marino. [OPDX Bulletin]

20/06/2009: A team of French operators will operate TM5DUM from the Île Dumet (EU-064, DIFM AT-018, WLOTA 1512) June 20th and 21st. QRV on all the HF bands and on VHF, using SSB and CW. QSL via F5SRH, direct or Bureau. [UBA HF News]

20/06/2009: Warren, WR1TX (FISTS #12064) plans to work portable from Lake Whitney (in Hill County), Texas from June 20-21st. Most operating should be CW, but a little SSB possibly thrown into the mix. So if there are those who need Hill County or his FISTS number for anything he should likely be on the air to hand out his number. QSL via home call. [WR1TX]

20/06/2009: The Radio Club Venezolano will be active June 20-24th as YW9A from the rare Amazonas State. QSL via YV5AJ, direct or Bureau. Information on the Diploma Estados Venezolanos (Venezuelan States Award) can be found at: [425 DX News]

21/06/2009: Gilles/F4FGJ, Claude/F5MCC and XYL Yveline/F13049 to be active June 21st as F4FGJ/p from the Mill of Seignelay (DMF 89-041), in the city of Seignelay (CP 89250), Department Yonne/89 and Province Burgundy (DPF 05). QSL via F4FGJ, direct or Bureau. [F5NQL]

21/06/2009: Juan, F5IRC/p will be active June 21st from the Mill of Saint Denis le Thiboult (DMF 76-021, CP 76116, WW Loc. JN09QK) and the Castle of Belmesnil (DFCF DFCF 76-072), located 200m from the mill. Both references are in Department Seine-Maritime/76 and Province Haute-Normandie (DPF 11). QRV on 80, 40, 20 and 10 meters from 0600 to 1600 UTC. QSL via home call, direct or Bureau. [F5IRC]

21/06/2009: François, F5JNE will be active for National Mills Day as homecall/p, from the Mill of Parlevan (DMF 56-002), on Belle Île en Mer (EU-048, DIFM AT-015, WLOTA 0078), Department Morbihan/56 and Province Brittany (DPF 06). QRV 80, 40 and 20m, CW/SSB. QSL via home call, direct or Bureau. [F5NQL]

21/06/2009: From June 21st to 25th, look for Jean-laude F6HDH and Francis F6HKS to be active as homecall/p from French Brittany (Côtes d'Armor area). They plan to be active from some lighthouses at sea, sea and tide permitting, starting on June 22nd. F6HDH will operate on 7 and 14 MHz SSB; F6HKS will be also be on 7/14 but using CW. He could appear on 10MHz by request. QSL via home calls, direct or Bureau. More information forthcoming in time. [F5NQL]

21/06/2009: The Forêt d'Orient ARC, F6KJG will be active for National Mills Day as F6KJG/p from the Mill of the city of Dosches (DMF 10-003, CP 10220, WW Loc. JN28CH), Department Aube/10 and Province Champagne Ardennes (DPF 08). QRV all HF bands, CW and SSB. QSL via home call, direct or Bureau. [F5NQL]

23/06/2009: Giorgio, IV3EPO will be active holiday style as 9H3EP from Malta (EU-023, MIA MM-001, WLOTA 1113) from June 23-29th. He plans to operate almost exclusively CW on 10, 15, 20, 30 and 40 meters. QSL via home call, direct or Bureau. [425 DX News]

24/06/2009: Operators Alan/G0RCI, Pete/M0USY, Harry/G7DEH, Alan/G4VUA and Brian/M0JNC will be active as GB0YG from Holy island (Ynys Gybi, EU-124), Wales, from June 24-29th. QRV on HF bands, CW and SSB. QSL direct only to G0RCI. []

24/06/2009: Jimmy, W6JKV will be operating as V29JKV from the island of Antigua (NA-100, WLOTA 1118) between June 24th to July 3rd. QRV HF, but focus will be on 6 meters (Grid FK97CC). He has a very good location (and will have a M2 11 Element JHV Model and power (3X3CX800 amplifier). QSL will be via his home QTH in Austin, Texas. [MMMonVHF/N8OFS]

24/06/2009: Bill/WD2E, Dave/KI4KQU and Paul/AA2C will be active from the Dry Tortugas islands (NA-079, WLOTA 0274) as WD2E/4 from June 24th to July 1st. Expect activity on all bands/modes. QSL via WD2E. []

25/06/2009: Jernej, S59KM will be active from Ugljan island (EU-170, ACIA IC-339, CIA-53, IOCA CI-134, MIA MC-441) as 9A/S59KM from June 25th to July 2nd. Look for him to be QRV using CW and SSB on 7MHz, 14MHz, 21MHz, 28MHz, 50MHz and 144/5MHz. QSL via home call, direct or Bureau. []

25/06/2009: Alan/G0RCI, Pete/M0USY, Harry/G7DEH and Alan/G4VUA will be active from Holy island, Wales, as GW0GRC from 1100 UTC June 25th to 1200 UTC June 29th. QRV all HF bands, around the usual island and IOTA frequencies. QSL via G0RCI, direct or Bureau. []

25/06/2009: 7N4AGB/6, JK1EBA/6, JJ1JGI/6, JA1XEQ/6 and JA1KJW/6 plan to be active from Kita-Daito island (AS-047, JIIA AS-047-001 WLOTA 0928), JA6 Okinawa Prefecture, between June 25th and July 5th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters, but mainly on the lower bands using CW and SSB. QSL via their home calls, direct or Bureau. [JI6KVR]

25/06/2009: Special event station VY1RST will be active June 25th to July 4th on 20, 40 and 80 meters from Kluane Lake in the Yukon. Emphasis will be for Field Day from Jacquot island (new one for CIsA, WW Loc. CP01OH). Primary frequencies 14.260 and 7.260 MHz (+/- QRM); also 3.960 MHz. This will be a joint venture of clubs KL7RST, VY1RST and VE8RST to promote Amateur Radio in the north. QSL KL7JR direct w/SASE for full-color QSL. [CIsA]

26/06/2009: JJ2JQF/0 and JH9UYZ/0 plan to be active from Awa island (AS-117, JIIA AS-117-062, WLOTA 0477), JA0 Niigata prefecture, from June 26-30th. They will be on 1.9 to 430MHz using CW, SSB, FM, AM (RTTY) and also Satellite on 1200MHz. QSL via home calls, direct or by the Bureau. [JI6KVR]

26/06/2009: Members of the Fajardo Amateur DX Club, KP4DXC will be active between 1500z June 26th to 2300z June 28th from Culebra island (NA-099, USi PR002, WLOTA 0549). Basic radio equipment will be used during the DXexpedition. ICOM Radio and basic antennas like dipoles and homebrewed Buddistick antennas for 40-6 meters, also a vertical for 80m. QSL via KP4VP, direct or Bureau. Further information and operating frequencies can be found at: [USi]

26/06/2009: Ed/W0SD, Arliss/W7XU and possibly others will be active as TZ6EI from Hotel Mande, Bamako, Mali (Grid locator IK62) from June 26th to July 5th. Their primary focus will be 6 meter CW and SSB on 50.103 MHz, with some HF operation planned for late night non-Sporadic E hours. Equipment: K3 with pre-amp, ACOM 1000, 28 foot boom yagi, LMR 400"Please just send us your RST/RS signal report", they say, "we do not need your grid square". Due to the lack of an internet connection no on-line logs are planned. QSL via W7XU direct ( [425 DX News]
(ICPO Bulletin via Dave Raycroft/ODXA)