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IOTA News from OPDX

5 June, 2017

Island activities:

AF-111P. Operators Jeremy/EI5GM, David/EI9FBB and Col/MM0NDX, in collaboration with two Liberian Radio Amateur Association operators Richmond/EL2BG and Dickson/EL2DT will be active as 5L3BI (pending) from Baiyah Island, Liberia, between November 1-4th (tentative). Activity will be on various HF bands. QSL via M0OXO or OQRS.
Their Web page is at:
Read their complete Press Release #1 at:

EU-042. Operators Hans/DD2HZ, Siggi/DL3HBZ, Steve/DJ7AO, Hans/DJ7RK, Dietrich/DK3KH, Andre/DL6HBQ and Holger/DL9HDA will be active as DL0DFF from Hallig Hooge Island between June 22-24th.
Activity will be on 80-10 meters (and 2m) using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via DL3HBZ, direct, by the Bureau or ClubLog’s OQRS.

EU-049. Members of the Radio Amateur Union of North Aegean (SZ8LSV)
are now active as J48GEO from the GeoPark on Lesvos Island until June 23rd. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and Digital modes. QSL via SZ8LSV, direct or LoTW.

EU-049. Tony, PY2DY, will once again be active as SY8APQ from Lesvos
Island between July 4th and August 2nd. Activity will be on various HF bands. QSL via his home callsign, by the Bureau or LoTW. (NO eQSL and NO Bureau)

EU-052. Oliver, DK7TX, will be active as SV8/DK7TX from Ereikoussa
Island between June 10-11th. Activity will be on 40-6 meters.
QSL via his home callsign.

EU-127. Thomas, DJ6OI, will once again be active as DJ6OI/p from Helgoland Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th) as a
Single-Op/Island-DXpedition/Assisted/12-Hrs or 24-Hrs entry.
QSL via his home callsign.

EU-128. Stefan, DF8HS, will be active from Fehmarn Island from two
different locations between June 16th and July 1st. QSL via the Bureau.

NA-042. Mikhail, VE7ACN, will be active as AL3/VE7ACN from Hinchinbrook Island between August 9-15th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign or LoTW.

NA-085. (Reminder/Update) Bruce, K5TEN, will activate Dog Island using
the callsign K4D between June 3-10th. Dog Island, Florida, is an extremely rare IOTA because access is controlled by the 20 or so homeowners on the island.
There are no hams on the island, and the only activations have been done by Bruce over the last 4 years. Access is by permission only and permission by one of the homeowners. It is only accessible by private charter or single engine fixed wing aircraft. The airstrip is overgrown
so private charter is the only real choice.
There are no streets, roads, stop signs, trendy cafes, or beach-front bars. If you need it, you bring it.

Activity will be both SSB and CW, on 40-2 meters. Bruce will be checking 10m and 6m often for Sporadic E.
Look for him during daylight USA on 15 and 20 meters, nighttime 30 and 40m. He will use 160 watts on 2 meter SSB/CW with a 6 element yagi.

Suggested frequencies are:
SSB – 7180, 14235, 18115, 21275, 24940 and 28310 kHz
CW – 7029, 10110, 14029, 18077, 21029, 24930 and 28010 kHz
QSL via K5TEN, SASE REQUIRED for stateside and DX (DX 2 USDs
For more details, watch the discussion on at:,113944.0.html

NA-137. Harry, W1HMM, will be active from Monhegan Island between June 9-11th. Activity will be QRP on 40 and 20 meters using SSB and the Digital modes. Other bands are possible, depending on the propagation. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.

NA-157. Mikhail, VE7ACN, will be active as NL6/VE7ACN from Kayak Island between August 18-28th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters CW
and SSB. QSL via his home callsign or LoTW.

OC-267/OC-160 (Reminder) Andrey, VK5MAV, who was expected to be active as VK9MAV from Marion Reef, Coral Sea Islands, between June
10-16th, has now postponed his operation for another week (June 17-24th) due to boat problems. Watch for updates at:
Activity will be on various HF bands using an Icom IC -7200 transceiver, VDA and dipole antennas. QSL via VK5MAV, direct, ClubLog’s OQRS or via RN3RQ by the Bureau.
ADDED NOTE: He is planning (possibly) to be active from Whitsundays Islands (OC-160) on the way to there and back (5-6 hours each time at
local night, probably 40m CW only).

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