Saturday, January 05, 2008

Islands, Castles & Portable Operations 1/3-1/11/2008

I.C.P.O. Bulletin (Jan 03-11, 2008) Islands, Castles & Portable Operations. Listing is by calendar date (day/month/year). Note: Listings with announced digital operations are in italics.

03/01/2008: Mala, F4FMI is currently active from Djibouti as J20MB since January 1st and will remain there until the end of March. Look for him to be QRV on 20, 17 and 15 metre SSB. QSL via F4FMI, when he gets back home. [F5NQL]

03/01/2008: Team RK3FWW will be active January 3-5th as UE3DDX/1 and UE3DDX/3 from RDA districts NV-05 (Borovichsky), Novgorodskaya oblast (NV, 144) and TV-19 (Bologovsky), Tverskaya oblast (TV, 126). QSL via RZ3FR, direct or bureau. [RX3RC]

04/01/2008: Pavel, RA3AUM will be active January 4-8th as RA3AUM/3 from RDA districts VL-07 (Kovrov City) and VL-19 (Kovrovsky), Vladimirskaya oblast (VL, 119). QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [RX3RC]

05/01/2008: Jacques, F1HRU/p will be QRV January 5th, if time allows, and plans to reactivate the Castle of St. Alba (DFCF 33-039, WW Loc. IN94QS), Department Gironde/33, Province of Aquitaine (DPF 02), using QRP. Activity should begin around 1000 UTC on 80m then QSY to 40m. This activity will count for the QRP challenge which began January 1st ( QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [F1HRU]

05/01/2008: The 4M5DX Group is organizing a DXpedition to Paramaribo, Suriname, to take place January 5-11th. A multinational team of skilled and experienced operators is being gathered and plans are to have three stations active for 10 days. They will operate, as PZ5YV, on all bands (160-6 metres) CW, SSB and RTTY. Team members will be: Olli/OH0XX, Spiros/SV8CS, Pedro/HK1X, Alex/YV5SSB, Ramon/XE1KK, José/YV5TX, Diego/LU8ATX, Pasquale/YV5KAJ and Ramon/PZ5RA. Financial assistance is requested to offset the costs, for further information please visit: . QSL via IT9DAA, direct or bureau. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW. [IT9DAA]

05/01/2008: Special Event Station UE1QSK will be active January 5-7th from RDA district VO-25 (Ust'-kubinski), Vologodskaya oblast (VO, 120). QSL via UA1RJ, direct or bureau. [RX3RC]

05/01/2008: Special Event Station UE1RDM will be active January 5-7th from RDA district VO-02 (Velikij Ustjug City), Vologodskaya oblast (VO, 120). QSL via UA1RJ, direct or bureau. [RX3RC]

05/01/2008: Special Event Station UE1RFF will be active January 5-7th from RDA district VO-16 (Kirillovsky), Vologodskaya oblast (VO, 120) and RFFA reference RFF-139 (Russky Sever National Park). QSL via UA1RJ, direct or bureau. [RX3RC]

06/01/2008: Paul/F6EXV and Yuichi/JR2KDN, helped by Phil/FJ5DX have scheduled to stay on St. Barthelemy (NA-146, WLOTA LH-0377) from January 6th to 20th. Active from 160-10m, with 2 complete stations with PA's beams verticals and wires, using SSB, CW and RTTY. CW by Paul who says he's not primarly a CW op, so he asks for some patience. Call signs and QSL routes: FJ/F6EXV via F6EXV and FJ/JR2KDN via JR2KDN. A web site for the activity can be found at, where the logs will be uploaded every 2 or 3 days. [F5NQL]

06/01/2008: Gregg, W6IZT reports that he will be operating his K3 transceiver from the island of Sint Maarten (NA-105) as PJ7/W6IZT between January 6-8th and January 11-13th. He will be on the island of St. Barthelemy (NA-146, WLOTA LH-0377) from January 9-11th as FJ5KH. QRV on 80-10m (and 160m from FJ) CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via home call. [W6IZT]

06/01/2008: Team RK3IWT will be active January 6-7th as RK3IWT/1 from RDA district NV-06 (Valdajsky), Novgorodskaya oblast (NV, 144). QSL via RZ3FR, direct or bureau. [RX3RC]

07/01/2008: Steve, G0UIH plans to be active as VK2IAY/4 from South Molle Island (OC-160), January 7-11th. As with previous DXpeditions the main operation will be centered around 14.260 MHz, with the possibility of 15 and 17m also. Equipment will be the 706MK2G used previously on VK and 3D2 activations with homebrew wire dipoles. QSL route is fine either
direct or via the bureau. Check out the website for further details at: [RSGB IOTA]

08/01/2008: Jacques, F6HMJ, will be active from Senegal as 6W/F6HMJ from January 8-29th. Activity is usually on 80-10 metre CW, SSB and RTTY. He will use an IC-706 MKIIG and HF9V. QSL via home call. [OPDX]

08/01/2008: Simone, IZ5JNQ reports he will be active from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (NA-096, WLOTA LH-2974), January 8-26th. He plans to operate SSB and digital modes on 10, 15 and 20 metres. QSL direct to home call. [425 DX News]

09/01/2008: Jouko/OH1RX, Pertti/OH2PM, Veijo/OH6KN and Juha/OH8NC will be active from Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands (OC-027, DIFO FO-023), January 9-22nd. They plan to have up to three stations running and to concentrate on 160-30 metres. Suggested frequencies are: 1822, 3502, 3523, 7008, 7023, 10108, 14008, 14023, 18068, 21008, 21023, 24898 and 28008 kHz (CW); 1845, 3790, 7050, 19195, 18145, 21295, 24945 and 28495 kHz (SSB); 14080, 21080 and 28070 kHz (RTTY). QSL via OH2PM, direct or bureau. [425 DX News]

09/01/2008: Richard, VA7MJR/p will be QRV from Entrance Island (NA-075, CIsA BC-176) and lighthouse (ARLHS CAN-171, TWLHD WLH VE-055, WLOTA LH-1908, WW Loc. CN89CF), British Columbia, from January 9-20th. He plans to be active on 80-6 metre SSB. Times of operation uncertain, determined by work schedule. QSL via home call. [VA7MJR]

10/01/2008: JI5USJ and JI5RPT will be active as KH0/JI5USJ and AH0V from Saipan (OC-086), January 10-14th. They plan to operate CW, SSB and digital modes on 80-6 metres, plus satellite and 60m for the US. QSL KH0/JI5USJ via JI5USJ, QSL AH0V via JI5RPT. A web page is available at [425 DX News]



13/01/2008: Hans, DL7CM will be operating holiday style (with xyl) using the call 5H1CM from Uroa White Villa, Zanzibar Island (AF-032, Grid KI93, WLOTA LH-1080), Tanzania, January 13-24th. He plans to be QRV 160m to 6m, CW, SSB and RTTY with emphasis on the low bands. Hans will be using IC706 + 800 Watt amp, 31mtr long sloper for 160/80 and other wires. QSL via DL7CM direct preferred (Hans-Rainer Uebel, Hartmannsdorfer Chaussee 3, 15528 Spreenhagen, Germany), bureau ok. Further information can be found at: [NG3K]

26/01/2008: Siggi, TF3CW will be active from Seltjarnarnes, Iceland (EU-021, WLOTA LH-2975), during the CQ 160-Metre CW Contest (January 26-27th) as a Single-Op/Single-Band (40m) entry. QSL via LX1NO. [NG3K]

09/02/2008: This year, the team composed of the French pilot Sebastien LOEB and his co-pilot Daniel ELENA have won the World Rallies Championship (WRC), for the 4th consecutive time. To honour them, a team of hams from the French Saone et Loire area will be active on HF, VHF
and UHF, all modes between February 9th and 23rd, using the special call sign TM4WRC. QSL via F4ELU. [F5NQL]

16/02/2008: Kurt, W6PH will be QRV as VP9/W6PH from the QTH of VP9GE in Hamilton Parish, Bermuda (NA-005, WLOTA LH-0201), during the ARRL DX CW Contest (February 16-17th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via home call, direct only. [NG3K]

01/03/2008: Craig, AH8DX will be active as FJ/AH8DX from St. Barthelemy Island (NA-146, DIFO FJ-001, WLOTA LH-0377) during the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 1-2nd) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. Also QRV RTTY and WARC before and after the contest. QSL via home call ( [NG3K]

01/03/2008: Look for Kurt, W6PH to be signing VP9/W6PH from the VP9GE QTH in Hamilton Parish, Bermuda (NA-005, WLOTA LH-0201), as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry in the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March 1-2nd). QSL via home call, direct only. [NG3K]

15/05/2008: Starting on May 15th in the afternoon until May 23rd, a French team led by Tony, F8ATS, will go to St Mary's, Isles of Scilly (EU-011, WW Loc. IN69UV). During the stay, they hope to manage two hours of activity from the rare grid square IN79jx. They will use M/homecalls and will be active on 160-10m HF, 2m VHF and 70cm UHF, CW and SSB. St
Mary's also counts for the Worked Lighthouses on the Air award, under the reference: WLOTA 0408. QSL all calls via F8ATS, direct or bureau. Further information to follow. [F5NQL]

13/07/2008: Bernd, DL6IAN and his wife, DO6IAN will be QRV holiday style from Liechtenstein between July 13-18th as HB0/DL6IAN and HB0Y/DO6IAN. Activity will be mostly SSB with some CW. QSL via home calls, direct or by the DARC bureau. [NG3K]



01/01/2008: Special event station 8J7OZE will be aired between January 1st and September 30th to commemorate "The Birth of Oze National Park". Opened on August 30, 2007, the park is an area consisting of wetlands and mountains in Chubu, Japan. The park's area includes the marshes and the mountains in the Oze area, formerly part of the Nikko National Park, and other nearby areas including the Aizu-Komagatake and Tashiroyama mountains. The park is 37,200-hectares in area and includes parts of Fukushima, Tochigi, Gunma and Niigata prefectures. QSL via the JARL bureau. [JJ1WTL/AC6IM]

01/01/2008: Hardy, DL3KWF, has been licensed for 50 years now and thus activates the special callsign DM50KWF throughout the year 2008. QSLs via DL3KWF. Further information can be found on his web site at: [DXNL]

01/01/2008: The special event call sign EI100SI will be aired from January 1 to December 31, 2008 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts in Ireland. QSL info will be available on [F5NQL]

01/01/2008: Look for the following special event stations to be active during the month of January - GB1RAF, a Royal Air Force station, GB2SJA which celebrates the St John Ambulance charity, and GB5OOT for old timers. All will operate on 160 metres to 70 centimetres. QSL via the RSGB bureau. [GB2RS]

05/01/2008: Special callsign II4TRI will be aired on all bands and modes from Reggio Emilia, January 5-20th, to celebrate the 211th anniversary of the first Italian tricolour flag. QSL via IK4SWX, direct or bureau. [425 DX News]

05/01/2008: Special event station GB1JRC marks the opening of the Pontefract Junior Radio Club on Saturday, January 5th. Activity will be during the afternoon on all bands from 160 metres to 70 centimetres. QSL via the RSGB bureau. [GB2RS]

U.S.A. Special event station information can be found at:



02/01-07/01 OC1I: Isla Lobos de Tierra ARLHS:PER-053, LOTA:1521 QSL DL5WM (d/b)

06/01-20/01 FJ/F6EXV: St. Barthelemy WLOTA:0377 QSL F6EXV (d/b)

06/01-20/01 FJ/JR2KDN: St. Barthelemy WLOTA:0377 QSL JR2KDN (d/b)

07/01-13/01 ZL/IK1PMR: New Zealand (N. Island) WLOTA:0069 QSL IK1PMR (d)

07/01-13/01 ZL/IZ1GLO: New Zealand (N. Island) WLOTA:0069 QSL IK1PMR (d)

08/01-26/01 HI/IZ5JNQ: Dominican Republic WLOTA:2974 QSL IZ5JNQ (d)

09/01-22/01 FO/OH1RX: Nuku Hiva Island WLOTA:2030 QSL OH2PM (d/b)

09/01-22/01 FO/OH2PM: Nuku Hiva Island WLOTA:2030 QSL OH2PM (d/b)

09/01-22/01 FO/OH6KN: Nuku Hiva Island WLOTA:2030 QSL OH2PM (d/b)

09/01-22/01 FO/OH8NC: Nuku Hiva Island WLOTA:2030 QSL OH2PM (d/b)

09/01-20/01 VA7MJR/P: Entrance Island ARLHS:CAN-171, WLH:VE-055, WLOTA:1908 QSL H/C (d/b)

10/01-21/01 J5C: Bubaque Island WLOTA:1146 QSL F5TVG (d/b)



Effective immediately, Phil G3SWH has taken over as QSL manager for EA8/G3XAQ. [K1XN & The Golist]

From Bill Horner, VK4FW -

Bill Horner
Amateur Radio License ... VK4FW
Horner Transport Services
PO Box 612
Childers, 4660
ph 0428877551 [K1XN & The Golist]



According to reporting from the DXCC Desk, they are finalizing the last details to put up a new entity for DXCC - "LLivia". As we all know, this is a Spanish enclave within French territory. [K1XN & The Golist]


Llivia is a Spanish enclave in the French Pyrenees. It remained Spanish because of its city-rights obtained in the past. Llivia is demarcated by 45 bordermarkers. In august 2002 we photographed the first half of these bordermarkers. In 2004 and 2005 the survey was completed. Three bordermarkers couldn't be found: no.24, 26 and 27 but their absence couldn't be fully established. With special thanks to Marcel Miquel for his background information.
Llivia is situated 1 km from the Spanish border en about 20 km east from Andorra. It's size is 12 square km and the village of Llivia has 1200 inhabitants.

Some links -

Hugh Wallis' report on his bordermarker trip in Llivia:

General webpage on Llivia (French):

A bicycle route around Llivia (Spanish):

In search of the bordermarkers -
The bordermarkers 01-12:

The bordermarkers 13-21:

The bordermarkers 22-33:

The bordermarkers 34-45: [4Z4DX]



The following operations are approved for DXCC credit:

5L2MS - Liberia 2007 Operation
D2NX - Angola 2007 Operation
S79UU and S79AB - Seychelles Islands 2007 Operation

Bill Moore NC1L, DXCC Manager

73 and Good DX!
Dave Raycroft - VA3RJ
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