IOTA News from OPDX….

4 FebruaryS, 2019

Island activities:

AF-019. Members of the ARI Modena will be active as IG9MO from Lampedusa Island (IIA G001, WLOTA N. 2312, WAIP AG) between March 28th and April 2nd. Activity will be on various HF bands using CW, SSB, RTTY and other Digital modes. They plan to be in the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 30-31st). QSL via info on

AF-118. (New IOTA) Toufelaz, CN8QY, is planning to lead a team to
activate Los Farallones Island, Morocco, between July 25-30th.
Callsign will be 5C9A. Operators mentioned are Zidane/CN8CE,
Toufelaz/CN8QY, Hamid/CN8HDZ, CN8PA/CN8PA, Ferti/CN8RAH,
Leopoldo/I8LWL, Bruno/IK2PZG, Simon/IZ7ATN, Col/MM0NDX and
possibly 1-2 more. They are looking for support. Details are on

OC-016. Jim, WB2TJO, will once again be active as 3D2JS from Taveuni
Island, Fiji, between early February and March 10th. Activity will be on 40-15 meters using mainly CW, but also SSB and the Digital modes.
The rig will be an ICOM 706 MK IIG with an MFJ 971 manual tuner. QSL via his home callsign.

OC-150. Members of ORARI Lokal Lombok Timur Club Station, YB9ZGD,
will be active from Lombok Island, Indonesia, during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 30-31st) as a Multi-Single entry. Team leader as Ahbab/YB9JA and supported by Adi/YB9GV. QSL via YB9ZGD, direct, eQSL or ClubLog.

OC-183/OC-211. Operators Andy/VK6MAV and Vlad/ER1PP will be active as VK5MAV/6 from both Houtman Abrolhos Island (OC-211) and Favorite Island (OC-183) between April 15-25th but it’s not final; it depends on Vlad’s visa conditions and international flight’s availability. Also third party’s interests and plans are involved.
For more details and updates, watch:

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