IOTA News from the  Deutscher Amateur Radio Club….

10 April, 2019

Island activities:

CW: 28040 24920 21040 18098 14040 10114 7030 3530 kHz
SSB: 28560 28460 24950 21260 18128 14260 7055 3760 kHz

AN-004; 3Y, Bouvet Island: The long awaited activation of Bouvet Island had to be cancelled due to adverse weather conditions. After losing radar and communication equipment in a severe storm about 70 miles from the island, the captain of MV Atlantic Tuna decided to return to Cape Town in order to ensure the safety of the DXpedition team and the ship’s crew. For a statement of the captain regarding the voyage and wx circumstances see:
Further attempts for a successful activation are being planned, though without any definite schedule so far.

AF-053; J2, Gulf of Tadjoura group und AF-059; J2, Strait of Mandab
group: Operators Christian/EA3NT, Col/MM0NDX, and Jonathan/MM0OKG
plan to activate Moucha Island (AF-053, WW Loc. LK11or) and Sept
Freres Island (AF-059, WW Loc. LK12rl) between April 16 and 21 on
80-10m on CW and SSB as J20DX. AF-059 was on the air for the last time 18 years ago. QSL via LoTW or ClubLog.

EU-002; OH0, Aland Islands: Mart/DL6UAA is currently operating as
OH0UA from the Aland Islands. QRV until April 19 on HF (CW, digital
modes). QSL via DL6UAA (d/B), LoTW.

EU-048; F, Bretagne (Morbihan) Region group: The Charente DX Group
(CDXG) plans an activation of Groix Island (DIFM AT012) for April 13 to 20. Operators Franck/F4GBD, Eric/F5LOW, Laurent/F5MNK, Fabrice/F5NBQ, Bertrand/F6HKA, and Leon/ON4ZD will be active as TM4G on HF on CW, SSB, and digital modes. QSL via ON4ZD (d/B), ClubLog OQRS.

EU-048; F, Bretagne (Morbihan) Region group: Jerry/F4HJO operates
as F4HJO/p from Belle Ile en Mer (DIFM AT015, FFF-0229) between the
13th and 21st on 80 to 15m (SSB, RTTY, FT8). QSL via bureau, ClubLog OQRS.

EU-053; OJ0/SM, Market Reef: Depending on wx conditions, Pasi/OH3WS
hopes to operate during his spare time as OJ0W on April 13 and 14 on 60m and 30m (CW only). While on his way on the 12th, a brief operation as OH0/OH3WS is also possible. QSL via OH3WS.

OC-005; VK9, Norfolk Island: Rob/VK2FBBB plans to sign as VK2FBBB/VK9 from Norfolk between April 14 and 27 on 80 and 40m. QSL via VK2FBBB (d/B).

OC-207; DU1, Cagayan Islands: Ed/4F1OZ and Gil/4F2KWT plan to use
the Philippine DX Chasers Club’s callsign DX1CC from Arena Island
between April 12 and 15 on 30, 20, and 17m on CW and SSB. QSL via
EA5GL, ClubLog.

OC-211; VK6, Houtmann Abrolhos und OC-183; VK6, Western Australia
State (S.W. Coast) Centre group: Andy/VK5MAV and Vlad/ER1OO activate Houtman Abrolhos Island (OC-211) and Favorite Island (OC-183) as VK5MAV/6 between April 15 and 25. QSL via CLubLog or RN3RQ.

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