IOTA News from OPDX
12 August, 2019
AS-025. (Update) Operators Valdimir/RV1CC and Yuri/RM0F will be active as RV1CC/0 and RM0F/P, respectively, from Iturup Island between August 15-22nd. Activity will be on various HF bands. QSL via details on QRZ.com.
AS-200. Operators Take/JI3DST and Masa/JR8YLY will be active as JI3DST/5 and JR8YLY/5 from Shodo Island between September 20-25th.
Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8.
QSL via their home callsigns.
AS-206. Operators Take/JI3DST and Masa/JR8YLY will be active as JI3DST/0 and JR8YLY/0 from Sado Island between September 6-11th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8. QSL via
their home callsigns.
AS-083. Mike, RA1ALA, is hoping to activate Shokalskogo Island (RR-06-05) as RA1ALA/8 sometime around August 20th. Plans are to be on the Arctic research vessel “Kartesh” come August 9th for several days and then take a MI-8 helicopter to the island. It takes special permission to visit this island as it is part of the Gdansk Nature Reserve – the state nature reserve in the Tazovsky District of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District. No other details were provided.
EU-052. Michele, IW7EGQ, will be active as SV8/IW7EGQ from Zakinthos
(Zante), Greece, between August 20-28th. Also valid for Lighthouse LOTA GRE017. QSL via M0OXO’s OQRS.
NA-082/NA-089 DX-World.net reports [edited], “A group of operators plan on activating Cat Island (NA-082) as N5C, and Isle Au Pitre (NA-089)
as K5P between October 4-6th. The plan is activate both islands
simultaneously. The operators include Louis/W5GAI, Mike/AD5A,
Dragan/K0AP, Oscar/N5LN, Jose/AD6D, Mike/AB5EB and possibly others. QSL will be via K0AP for both operations.
NA-176. (Update) Pierre, VE2GT, is planning a one day operation from
Île du Havre, and will be active as VE2GT/150 between 1330-1530z
(+/- delay of boat) on September 1st. Activity will be on various HF bands; probably on IOTA frequencies. QSL via EA5GL.
Track Pierre’s progress on APRS at:
NA-187. Rick, K6VVA, is planning to activate White Rock sometime
between September 15th and October 15th, but this depends on the weather. There are restrictions involved with this activation – no generators and no gasoline is allowed on White Rock. This means low power battery operation and local day-time only activity for safety reasons. There is no recent history of sea lions on White Rock, but if one is encountered – even if sighted on White Rock before landing, everything will be QRT. Look for more details and a Web page to be forthcoming.
OC-171. Steve, VK3TTT, is active as VK3TTT/4 from Magnetic Island during some evenings. The length of his stay is unknown. Activity is on 40-20 meters using FT8 with some SSB and slow CW with 100 watts.
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