IOTA News from OPDX….

6 August, 2018

Island activities:

AS-065. (Update) Operators Victor/UA3AKO, Yuri/UA0KBG and Aleksandr/RA3AV will be active as RT65KI from Chukotka, Idlidlya Island (RDA: CK-08, RRA: RR-11-06, RLHA: RLA-035, WLOTA: LH-2266), Asiatic Russia, in the Chukchi Sea Coast East Group between August 19-25th.
There has been no activity from this IOTA group in the last 26 years. Activity will be on 40/30/20/15/10 meters using CW and SSB, with an Elecraft K3 and Yaesu FT-897 transceivers and amplifiers. QSL via UA3AKO (OQRS, direct or by the Bureau). Activity is to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Russian Robinson Club (RRC).

EU-052. Operators Alberto/I2KBD and Paolo/IZ2AMW are now active as
SV8/I2KBD and SV8/IZ2AMW, respectively, from Kefallonia Island
until August 10th. Activity will be on CW, SSB and FT8 using an Elecraft KX-3 and Alexloop antenna. QSL via their home callsign or LoTW.

EU-064. Press Release (Challenge TM64YL – 2018 — Noirmoutier Island
– 25th August to 31st August 2018) — Overview: Purpose of the
challenge is to encourage all Ham operators worldwide to contact
regularly TM64YL (each calendar day), on all bands and modes
activated by TM64YL team during TM64YL expedition at Noirmoutier
Island between August 25-31st, 2018. Ranking of the stations
having made greatest number of QSO with TM64YL will be published
by TM64YL team after the expedition.
* Date & Period: The TM64YL challenge is organized during
presence of TM64YL team on the Noirmoutier Island Island.
It will start at on Saturday 25th August 2018 18h00 UTC until
Friday 31st August 12h00 UTC.
* Ranking: Each daily QSO (mode and band) completed with TM64YL
(dupe excluded) credit one point to the station contacted
* Results: A list of Top 10 stations with largest number of valid contacts will be published on the TM64YL site.
* Awards: A special certificate will be awarded to top three scoring stations. This certificate Challenge TM64YL will be signed by all TM64YL operators (16 YLs) and it will be either handed at HAMEXPO 2018 au Mans by Christine, F4GDI, President of TM64YL, or mailed to recipients.
* Reporting: There is no need for participants to send log to
TM64YL team, the ranking will be established from the TM64YL
log. Ranking published will be final and non-disputable.

EU-067. Petr, OK1FFU, is now active as SV8/OK1FFU from Naxos Island, Greece, until August 10th. Activity is holiday style on 40-10
meters using CW and SSB, with 100 watts into a vertical dipole
and Inv. V. QSL via OM2FY.

SA-055. The Radio Club Argentino (RCA), IARU National MS, announces
that it will be active as LR5D from Martín García Island (ILLW AR-0022). Operation is scheduled between August 16-20th, including the International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend (ILLW).
Operators mentioned are Juan Ignacio/LU8ARI, Fernando/LU1ARG,
Carlos/LU1BCE, Diego/LU2CDE, Juan Manuel/LU4CJM, Claudio/LW3DN
and Gonzalo/LU3BGG. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via

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