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Wed Apr 11, 2018

IOTA News from the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club...

11 April , 2018

Island activities:

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

AF-004; EA8, Canary Islands: Marco/IK2LFF will be active as EA8/IK2LFF from Tenerife between the 17th and 24th. QSL only via ClubLog OQRS or LoTW.

AF-004; EA8, Canary Islands: Mike/DG5LAC is going to sign EA8/DG5LAC from Fuerteventura (EAFF-0063) between April 14 and 28. QRV on HF on SSB and FT8. QSL via DG5LAC (d/B), OQRS.

EU-064; F, Pays de Loire Region group: Members of the Charente DX
Group (CDXG) are going to activate Yeu Island (DIFM AT021, WW Loc.
IN86ur) from the 14th to the 20th as TM3Y. Operators are Franck/F4GBD, Eric/F5LOW, Laurent/F5MNK, Fabrice/F5NBQ, Bertrand/F6HKA, and Leon/ON4ZD/OS0S. Cards will be sent automagically via the bureau, direct requests via ON4ZD or ClubLog OQRS.

EU-125; OZ, Jylland West group: Karl/DH9LAK currently operates
holiday-style as OZ/DH9LAK/p from Roemoe Island (OZFF-0004) on 40
and 20m (SSB) until April 13. QSL via DH9LAK (d/B).

EU-136; 9A, Kvarner group: Dusan/S52DG will be active on a holiday
from Krk Island (IOCA CI-046) between the 12th and 15th as
9A/S52DG/p on 80-10m (CW, SSB). QSL via S52DG (d/B).

NA-085; W4, Florida State North West (Bay to Wakulla County) group:
Members of the Thomasville Amateur Radio Club (W4UCJ) are going to
activate St. George Island (USi FL007S) from APril 14 (12z) to April 15 (02z).QRV as W4P with two setups on the HF bands. QSL via W4UCJ.

OC-128; DU1, Palawan Island: Bodo/DF8DX will be operating as DU1WQY/1 from Palawan Island between the 15th and 18th. QSL via h/c

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Geomagnetic storm in progress....

A minor G1-class geomagnetic storm is in progress on April 11th as Earth moves through a high speed stream of solar wind. This is causing bright auroras around the poles, with Northern Lights sighted as far south as the Dakotas in the USA.

The gaseous material is flowing from a wide hole in the sun's atmosphere--so wide that the stream could continue to influence our planet for the next two to three days.

Visit for updates:

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Tue Apr 10, 2018

World Amateur Radio Day....

Every April 18th, radio amateurs worldwide take to the airwaves in celebration of World Amateur Radio Day

The report on the IARU Region 1 site says:

It was on this day in 1925 that the International Amateur Radio Union was formed in Paris.

Amateur Radio experimenters were the first to discover that the short wave spectrum - far from being a wasteland - could support worldwide propagation. In the rush to use these shorter wavelengths, Amateur Radio was "in grave danger of being pushed aside," the IARU's history has noted. Amateur Radio pioneers met in Paris in 1925 and created the IARU to support Amateur Radio worldwide.

Today, Amateur Radio is more popular than ever, with more than 3,000,000 licensed operators!

April 18 is the day for all of Amateur Radio to celebrate and tell the world about the science; this is an opportunity for amateurs to show their expertise in digital and wireless communications, to those in the community who have "wireless communication" interests, but haven't considered the association with Amateur Radio.

World Amateur Radio Day is the day when IARU Member-Societies can show our capabilities to the public and enjoy global friendship with other Amateurs worldwide.

How the day is promoted is a matter for the individual member society and or Region.

Groups should promote their WARD activity on social media by using the hash tag #WorldAmateurRadioDay on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

We hope you will join in the fun and education that is World Amateur Radio Day!

IARU Region 1:

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Mon Apr 09, 2018

IOTA News from OPDX....

Island activities: 9 April , 2018

AF-004. Mike, DG5LAC, will once again be active as EA8/DG5LAC from Fuerteventura Island (DIE S-006, WLOTA 0883, EAFF-191, WWFF EAFF-0063 Parque Natural Corralejo) between April 14-28th.
Activity will be on 40-10 meters using SSB, FT8 HP and Rare (CW activation only until now!). QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau, LoTW, eQSL or ClubLog's OQRS.

EU-042. Mike, DG5LAC, will once again be active as DG5LAC/P from Hooge
Island (WWFF DLFF-013 Wadden Sea) during the RSGB IOTA Contest
(July 28-29th) as a Single-Op/Mode-SSB/12-Hrs/DXpedition/High-Power entry. QSL via DG5LAC, direct, by the Bureau, ClubLog's OQRS, LoTW, eQSL or ClubLog's OQRS.

EU-045. Operators Alessandro/IK4ALM, Augusto/IK4RQJ, Roberto/IK4JPN,
Vanni/IK4RUX and Carlo/IZ4WJA will be active as IB0/homecall from Ponza Island (Pontine Archipelago, IIA R001, WLOTA 1395, WAIP LT-001) between May 23-28th. The ARI team from Modena and Carpi will be will be active on various HF bands (WARC included), 6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via their home callsigns (direct or through the ARI Bureau).

EU-065. Operators Christophe/F4ELI, Stephane/F5UOW and Andre/F4ELK
will visit possibly three different islands in the Bretagne (Finistere North West) IOTA Group during June:
Trielen Island (DIFM AT040) -- Wednesday, June 22nd, afternoon
Bannec Island (DIFM AT037) -- Saturday, June 23rd, morning
Molene Island (DIFM AT002) -- possibly Saturday afternoon
They have requested the TM65EU callsign.

EU-090. Operators Marijan/9A1MB, Radovan/9A2SC, Zeljko/9A3DF, Branko/
9A3ST, Kristijan/9A4WY, Vitomir/9A5VS, Neven/9A5YY and Emir/9A6AA
will be active as 9A90P from Vela Palagruza (CI-084, LH 0057) between June 16-23rd. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via 9A2MF. ADDED NOTE: Some members will also try to operate under their home callsign from neighboring islands: Mala Palagruza (EU-090, CI-461) and Galijula island (EU-090, CI-462, 3NM southeast of Palagruža).

EU-120. Operators Darran/G0BWB, G0BFJ, Barry/G4TML, DM/G4RCX, Richard/M0RBG and David/M0RIU will be active as G6LD from Lindisfarne
(Holy Island) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Multi-Op/Island-DXpedition entry. QSL via G0BWB.

EU-120. Stevie, MM0VPY/M0VPY, will be active as M0VPY from Lindisfarne
(Holy Island) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op/Island-DXpedition/12-Hrs/High-Power entry. QSL via MM0VPY.

EU-123. Gordon, MM0GOR, will once again be active as MM1E from Great
Cumbrae Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th) as a Single-Op/All-Bands/SSB-Mode/DXpedition entry. QSL via MM1E, by the Bureau, ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW.

EU-137. Lars, SM6CUK, will once again be active as SA6G/7 from Ven
Island between June 5-12th. Activity will be holiday style on 40-6 meters using mostly CW on, or near, the usual IOTA frequencies. QSL via SM6CUK, by the Bureau, direct, ClubLog or LoTW. NO eQSL.

EU-174. Laci, HA0HW, will once again be active from Thassos Island
(GIOTA NAS-037, MIA MG-124, WLOTA LH-4186, QRA KN20HS), as
SW8WW (ex-J48HW) between May 24th and June 5th. He will operate
mainly CW, with some SSB and RTTY on the HF bands (usually on
40/30/20/17/12/10 meters) and on 6 meters. He may enter the CQWW WPX CW Contest (May 26-27th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. His rigs are usually a FT-840 and an IC-706 (for 6m only). Antennas are a monoband Gps on SPIDERPOLE and fishing poles, and a multiband doublet over his apartment house, for 6 meters a folded dipole as a vertical dipole on a stand alone fishing pole. QSL by the OQRS via ClubLog or via his home callsign by the HA Bureau or direct. Please look at his page.

OC-160. (Update) Tim, NL8F, was expected to be active as VK4COF from
Hamilton Island starting between April 3rd, but he told OPDX on Thursday, March 5th, "Has been a bit of trouble with Cyclone Iris here; been waiting the last 3 days for tickets that have been canceled, but now have them for the morning with a note saying may again be rescheduled, so hoping I make it out there tomorrow to Hamilton Island." Received another message on Saturday from Tim, and he reported that he is on the air as of April 6th, 2300z. He stated that he was on 17m, then went to 15m not hearing much and went on 40 and 80 meters before taking a nap. Remember, activity will be mainly SSB and FT8. QSL via NL8F.

OC-236/OC-242. Operators Hendro/YB3LZ, Bimbo/YB3MM and Tety/YB3TET will be active as homecall/8 from Tinabo Island (OC-242) between April
28th and May 1st, and from Selayar Island (OC-236) between May 1-2nd. QSL via IZ8CCW, ClubLog or LoTW.

PLEASE NOTE: Since the Webmasters of the new 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......

Check-out the latest IOTA News from the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club:

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