IOTA News from OPDX….

26 January, 2020

Island activities:

AF-063. (Update) Members of Low Bands Contest Club (OM7M) will be active as 5H4WZ from Pemba Island, Tanzania, between February 6-18th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8.
Suggested frequencies are: CW – 1825.5, 3505, 7005, 10105, 14005, 18075, 21005, 24895 and 28005 kHz SSB – 1855, 3790, 7130, 14255, 18130, 21230, 24950 and 28495 kHz RTTY – 3595, 7055, 10145, 14090, 18110, 21095, 24925 and 28088 kHz FT8 – 1844, 3578, 7078, 10140, 14080, 18105, 21090, 24920 and 28080 kHz
They will also take part in the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 15-16th) and the CQ WPX RTTY Contest (February 8-9th). Equipment to be used are 2x K3 TCVR, 1xTS590 with 2xPA Expert 1K3 PA and Vertical antennas for HF bands.
Updated list of operators mentioned are Lubo/OM5ZW (Team leader), YL Tami/OM5MF, Jozef/ OM4AZF, Steve/OM5AA, Karel/OK2WM, Les/SP9LJD and Neno/9A5AN. Logs will be uploaded to ClubLog ( QSL via OM3PA. They now have a Web page at:

NA-134. Bo, OZ1DJJ, is now active as OX3LX from Asiaat Island until January 31st. He states this is NOT a DXpedition, and the best chance to work him will be around lunchtime and after dinner (his local time UTC-2). Also during the weekend, possibly at night/morning. QSL via OZ0J direct (see Logs get uploaded to LoTW, ClubLog and sometimes eQSL. For more details and updates, see:

OC-120. Sadao, JA1PBV, will be active as DU1S from Cuyo Island, in the Philippines, starting January 24th, and returnig back to Japan on February 4th. Activity will be on 40-6 meters using CW and FT8. QSL via JA1PBV, direct or by the Bureau.

OC-139. Grant, VK5GR, announced this past week that a small group of amateurs from Adelaide will activate Kangaroo Island, the largest island in the OC-139 group, as VK5KI between July 22-28th. They will operate from a property near Emu Bay on the north coast of the island. This coincides with the RSGB IOTA Contest in 2020.
The plans at this stage include operating on all bands from 160-10m, including as a Multi-2 station during the contest. Outside of the contest expect to see VK5KI on all HF bands and modes.
A special bi-fold QSL card will also be produced for the activation which will be available via M0OXO’s OQRS service. The logs will be available via Club- Log IOTA matching and LoTW once the direct QSL cards have been posted. For complete details and updates, see:

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