17 August, 2020
The following are IOTA operations that were active this past week between August 10-15th (as per the DXCluster):
IOTA Callsign Island/GROUP Bands/Modes
** Thanks to the individuals who put the island/group and mode
EU-028. Members of the ARI Modena radio club will be active as IA5MO from Giglio Island (IIA T002, WLOTA N. 0564, WAIP GR), Italy, between September 3-8th. Activity will be on various HF bands using CW, SSB, RTTY and the Digital modes. QSL via IK4RLM, direct or by the Bureau.
EU-064. Patrice, F6GCP, will once again be active as F6GCP/P from Noirmoutier Island between August 23rd and September 5th. Activity will be holiday style on 40/30/20 meters using mainly CW (some FT8/PSK31/PSK63) with 100w and an Elevated Vertical. QSL via F6GCP by the REF Bureau.
EU-125. Mike, DG5LAC, will be active as OZ/DG5LAC from Romo Island, Denmark, between August 22nd and September 5th. Activity will be on various HF bands using SSB and FT8/FT4. QSL via DG5LAC or ClubLog’s OQRS.
NA-134. Bo, OZ1DJJ, will once again be active as OX3LX from Asiaat, Uummanaq and Upernavik Islands (WW Loc. GP38NQ, GQ30WQ and GQ12WS), Greenland, between August 24th and September 20th. Dates can be changed; watch QRZ.com. Activity will be on 40-4 meters with a focus 50 and 70 MHz. When not active, he will run a WSPR beacon on 40-6 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 QRZ.com). Logs get uploaded to LoTW, ClubLog and some- times eQSL. For more details and updates, watch QRZ.com or his Web page at: http://geronne.dk/index.php/ox3lx/ox3lx-dxped
NA-142. John, N9EAJ, will activate this IOTA group between August 20-25th (with perhaps overlapping days on either end). Activity will be holiday style. He states [edited] that he will be “staying at the Destin West RV Resort which is located on Okaloosa Island. Hopefully I will be able to set up my CrankIR and run 500 watts from the motorhome, but many RV parks are not very ‘ham radio friendly’ – especially so, these kind. I will not be able to ‘hide’ the antenna amongst a bunch of trees because there are none – the antenna will be very visible…. if there are problems operating from the park I will do my best to get out and operate from other locations on the island or perhaps Santa Rosa Island which is connected to Okaloosa and also NA-142. There are many miles of undeveloped beachfront in this area – I should be able to find places to operate! I will be operating mostly ssb. As much as I love cw in recent years I have been having a really hard time pulling out in- dividual callsigns from a pilup – and the condition isn’t getting any better the older I get! If I try cw it will most likely be split. With the Crank IR I should be able to operate on 40 through 10 meters. 60 meters and FT8 are not options at this time so please don’t bother to ask. I will post my logs to LoTW after my return to WI and ClubLog hopefully from the island. Depends on internet access at the resort.” QSL via his home callsign.
OC-228. Andy, VK5MAV, posted the following on FaceBook this past week: “Well – another chance for someone 🙂 If you have not yet worked IOTA OC-228 [Granite Island], a new chance appears. On August 22nd or 23rd, I will be on the island. What day – depends on the weather, it will be clear in a couple of days before and I let you know. Access to the island by the bridge is closed in case of strong winds, and to sit in the rain with all the hardware somehow does not attract me. Alas, again 100 W from the battery, again GP, again 20 m band only, again CW only. I will move around 14042, depending on the situation on the air. Time is scheduled from around 0 GMT until our twilight, 7 GMT. I will be on the internet all the time, email, watching DX Summit cluster, phone, Skype, Facebook, but I will upload the log only after the end of this disgrace. Hope to hear everyone who needs it.”
PLEASE NOTE: Since the Webmasters of the new <www.iota-world.org> have decided NOT to post or dedicate a Web page to announce upcoming IOTA operations, PLEASE send your IOTA operations information to the OPDX, and we will post it here in an upcoming bulletin……