IOTA News from the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club 2 March, 2022….

Island activities:
Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON

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

AF-014; CT3, Madeira Archipelago:
Klaus/DJ9KM and Georg/DD8ZX will be signing CT9/homecalls in a holiday-style operation between the 5th and 12th on HF (mostly on FT8 and RTTY). QSL via LoTW.

AS-003; 4S, Sri Lanka Island:
Wolfgang/4S7DRG/ DK9DR and Peter/4S7KKG/DC0KK pay a visit to the former Deutsche Welle Relay station near Trincomalee from March 2 to 9. The transmitter is now run by the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC). During non-transmission periods Wolfgang and Hans will be able to use the huge HF antennas for bands between 40 and 15m (SSB, FT8). QSL via homecalls, ClubLog OQRS.

AS-013; 8Q, Maldive Islands:
Nobby/G0VJG operates as 8Q7CQ from Innahura Island between the 4th and 20th on 80-10m, including 60m, on SSB (also for the upcoming ARRL contest) and digital modes. QSL via M0OXO.

NA-003; VP5, Turks Islands:
Dave/K0KQ activates Grand Turk Island (WLOTA 0289, WW Loc. FL41kl) as VP5/K0KQ from the 7th to 21st with 100W and a wire antenna. QSL only via LoTW.

NA-015; CO/KG4, Cuba:
The radio club of Sancti Spiritus and the radio club of Trinidad and Cabaiguan activate a SOTA reference in the La Sabina-Banao Reserve as T46SB from March 8 (12z) until March 9 (00z). They celebrate the first radio broadcast from Tuinicu 99 years ago and also the International Women’s Day. QSL via RW6HS.

NA-145; PJ5, Sint Eustatius and Saba Islands:
Frank/K3TRM operates as PJ5/K3TRM from Sint Eustatius between the 6th and 12th on 40-10m (SSB, RTTY, FT8) and via satellite. QSL via K3TRM (d/B), ClubLog OQRS.

SA-004; HC8, Galapagos Islands:
The HD8M team has decided to cancel their upcoming trip, scheduled for March 2 to 12, due to present Covid-19 circumstances. They hope for another opportunity at a later date.

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