IOTA News from OPDX….

10 February, 2020

Island activities:

NA-141. Rick, N1DC, is now active as N1DC/4 from Jensen Beach on Hutchinson Island until February 25th. Activity will be holiday style on 40/30/20 meters using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via N1DC, direct or LoTW (Preferred).

NA-134. Bo, OZ1DJJ, will be active as OX3LX from Asiaat Island (WW Loc. GP38NQ), Greenland, between February 13-28th. Activity will be on various HF bands. When not active, he will run a WSPR beacon on 160 to 6 meters. 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: ADDED NOTE: Bo “may” also activate Disko Island (NA-134, WW Loc. GP39FF) for 1-2 days.

NA-135/NA-153. (Reminder/Update)Members of Radio Club Puebla DX will be active as 6F3A from Isla Perez (NA-153, grid EL52dj), Mexico, between February 11-17th. The operators mentioned are Patricia/XE1SPM (Team Leader), Ismael/XE1AY, Eduardo/XE2YW and Ricardo/XE1SY. Activity will be on 80/40/30/20/17/15/12/10/6 meters (frequencies are listed on using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8 (F/H), and include an entry in the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 15-16th). QSL via XE1SY. ADDED NOTES: Ismael, XE1AY, reports that he will be doing CW and the satellites, and will also TX from EL50 and signing XE1AY/mm from EL51. Also, look for the team to do some operations from Isla del Carmen (NA-135) as 4A2L on their way to and from NA-153.

OC-145. Operators Din/YB8RW, Tiar/YE8XBN, Alfi/YE8XW and YF8XAT will be active as 7I8X from Mayu Island, Widi Islands (OC-145), Indonesia, between February 21-29th. Activity will be on various HF bands.

SA-032/091. Members of the Russian Robinson Club will be active as XR8RRC SA- from Wellington Island (SA-032, which is located in a heart of Chilean Patagonia) sometime in March (possibly between 12-16th). Operators mentioned are Slav/OK8AU, Vasily/R7AL, Vladimir/RK8A, Leonid/RW9JZ and Igor/UA3EDQ. Activity is planned to be on various HF bands (depends on propagation) using CW, SSB and FT8 modes during 4 full days. Once XR8RRC goes QRT, the team will then head to Puerto-Natales, and then possibly activate Riesco Island (SA-091), weather and transport permitting. Activity will be up to 48 hours. More details will be forthcoming. QSL via ClubLog’s OQRS (strictly preferable!), or direct via EU7A: Andrey N. Teterukov, P.O. Box 13, Mogilev-30, 212030, Belarus. For more details and updates, watch:

SA-101. (Update) The CB0Z team are QRT as of February 6th. Leaving the island, they report [edited]: “The boat had some problems with the engines from 30 miles out of port Juan Fernandez. Fortunately the rescue arrived from the Navy, but the skipper solved the problem. However, they were accompanied by the Navy ship to the port. They were 4 hours late.” As of February 8th, the team is already on their way home. QSL via IT9YRE (via ClubLog’s OQRS preferred).

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