IOTA News from OPDX….

3 September, 2018

Island activities:

Islands on the Air Seeking Proposed Additions to List of Valid Island Groups — Read the article by Roger Balister, G3KMA, on the ARRL Web page at:

(Reminder) Asiatic Russia IOTAs DXPedition. Members of Team RT9K have announced that their next operation, “Legends of the Arctic 2018”, which will be held in September, and will take the route to Dudinka – Dickson – Firneley Islands (AS-054), Tyrtova Island (AS-121), Nansen Island (AS-104), the island of Scott Hansen (AS-068), the Island of the Arctic Institute (AS-087) and the Island of Sibiryakov (AS-005) – Dudinka.
They plan to go by sea and use the callsign RI0B which was once used
in 2001 from Ushakova Island (AS-156). QSLs will be only by ClubLog’s
OQRS/ Follow the team as they prepare for this expedition at:

* IOTA TOUR. Operators XYL Bigi/DE3BWR and Helmut “Heli”/DD0VR will
activate the following Greek islands in September:
September 1-10th — Crete (EU-015)
September 10-14th — Santorin (EU-067)
September 14-17th — Ios (EU-067)
September 17-21st — Naxos (EU-067)
September 21-25th — Paros (EU-067)
September 25-30th — Mykonos (EU-067)
This will be a QRP backpack operations with 10 watts SSB and 5 watts CW with various wires and vertical antennas by <>. QSL via DD0VR, direct or by the Bureau.
ADDED NOTE: Bigi and Helmut are planning to go next year to the Bahamas (C6) [Nassau and some islands] around/between January 21st-February 1st, 2019, and in September 2019, to Fiji (3D2) between September 2-9th, Samoa (5W) between September 9-16th, Tonga (A3) between September 16-21st, and back to Fiji again between September 23-27th. They are currently trying to obtain the licenses.

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