I.C.P.O. Bulletin (coverage: Aug 20 - Sep 20, 2003)
Islands, Castles & Portable Operations - "I.C.P.O."
Operations are listed by start date (Day/Month/Year)
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20/08/2003:  Look for I0NNZ, IZ0EAC and I0EUQ to be active as IA5/IQ0VT from
Pianosa Island (IOTA EU-028, IIA LI-016) between August 20th and 24th. QSL
via operator's instructions. [Tnx 425DXN]

20/08/2003:  Look for Mario, IZ8DBJ/p, to be QRV August 20th to 31st from
the lighthouse at San Vito lo Capo (WAIL SI-026, ARLHS ITA-155). QSL via
home call, direct (Mario Pesce, P.O. Box 15, 80070 Bacoli - NA, Italy) or
bureau. [Tnx 425DXN]

20/08/2003:  Based on information from Alexej, UA1PAC, starting from August
20th (weather conditions permitting) RM1P will be QRV from Mestnyj Island
(RR-06-29 New One). QSL via operator's instructions. [Tnx WRC/RRA Bulletin]

21/08/2003:  Ewald, 9A5ID/p, plans to visit the island of Oruda (IOTA
EU-136, IOCA CI-080) and activate that island August 21st OR August 22nd.
His boat will land on Vele Orjule and Ilovik island after Oruda island and
we expect his activity from the island of Vele Orjule (CI-137, EU-136) also.
He promised to be QRV on 40 and 20 meters. QSL via home call, direct or
bureau. [Tnx DE0MST]

21/08/2003:  Aniko, 9A/HA5TAA, and Feri, 9A/HA5AZZ, will spend their holiday
at Rogoznica area (mainland) between August 21st and 30th. They plan to
acitivate some Croatian islands - Smokvica (IOTA EU-170, IOCA CI-212) and
Jaz (Not IOTA, IOCA CI-460), for the first time. QSL via home calls, direct
or bureau. [Tnx 9A6AA]

22/08/2003:  Ewald, 9A5ID/p, and Emir, 9A6AA/p, plan to activate the island
of Palacol (IOTA EU-136, IOCA CI-284), for the first time, between August
22nd and 23rd. QSL via home calls, direct or bureau. [Tnx DE0MST]

22/08/2003:  Glyn, GW0ANA, reports that many Amateur Radio operators may be
aware of the significance of Flatholm Island (EU-124) located in the Bristol
Channel in the UK. The island has a very historic link in connection with
our hobby as it was used by Marconi when he demonstrated to the British Post
Office that his theory that radio waves would travel across water. He made
the link via radio from Lavernock Point in south Wales to the island on
Thursday, May 13th 1897. To pay homage to Marconi, the Barry Amateur Radio
Society (South Wales) erected a monument on the island and each year make an
annual visit to operate a special event station using the callsign GB5FI
(Flatholm Island). This years'visit will take place between Friday, August
22nd and Wednesday, August 27th. The society will activate this very rare
WAB square ST26 and operate mainly on the amateur HF bands to follow in the
footsteps of the historic event. This year they also plan to operate via
satellite using AO-40 and also Oscar 14 (subject to access in the short pass
time). Their priority will be mainly SSB operation, but they may operate on
the digital or SSTV modes. This is a very rare opportunity to add to your
QSL card collection a MARCONI EXperiment location, Flatholm Island, via
satellite! This operation will also count for Flatholm Lighthouse (WLA
LH-0007, ARLHS WAL-006). QSL via GW0ANA direct CBA or via the Bureau is no
problem. [Tnx OPDX]

22/08/2003:  Look for Mac, K7LMM/p, to be QRV August 22nd to 24th from
Fremont Island (USI UT-003L, Box Elder county), Utah. Tentative operating
times: 22-23 August 18:00 UTC to 04:00 UTC, 23-24 August 14:00 UTC to 04:00
UTC and 24 August 14:00 UTC to 18:00 UTC. Activity will be on 20 and 40
meter CW, SSB. Weather may force us to operate from Antelope Isladn
(UT-001L, Davis county), Utah. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [Tnx
USI]

22/08/2003:  Look for Jakob, OZ7AEI/p, to operate on 20 and 40 meters from
the following islands (all count for EU-029) and lighthouses between August
22nd and 24th: Eno (DIA SJ-028), Ore (ARLHS DEN-122) on Sjaelland (SJ-001),
Masnedo (SJ-023), Orehoved (DEN-135) on Falster (SJ-016), Lolland (SJ-015),
Bogo (DEN-138 and SJ-023), Mon (DEN-025 and SJ-017), Nyord (SJ-026), Gavno
(SJ-027) and Glaeno (SJ-013). QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [Tnx
425DXN]

22/08/2003:  In honor of 10th Aniversary of the RRC Foundation, Gen RU3BY
(ex UA6LGW), Toly UA6NY, Max UA6LGR and Ivan UA6MF will be QRV August 22nd
and 28th from Chechen' Island (RRA New One RR-18-07, RDA DA-01) and
Chechenskij lighthouse (RLHA New One, ARLHS ERU-293), and, possible, from
Tyuleniy Island (RRA RR-1801, RDA DA-30) and Tyuleniy lighthouse (RLHA New
One). Possible calls: RI6WCI, UE6WTI and R3RRC/6. Also, it's possible they
will use homecalls/6. Activity will be on 40 through 10 meter CW and SSB,
with 2 stations. QSL via operator's instructions. [Tnx WRC/RRA Bulletin]

22/08/2003:  Haruki, JH9URT, will be active from Palau (OC-009) as T88HO and
this will be his first DXpedition. Activity will be between August 22nd to
26th and on SSB only on all HF band and 6 meters. QSL direct to his home
address below or JARL bureau. His direct address is: Haruki Ohtsubo, 1377-1
Futatsuka, Takaoka, 933-0816 Japan. [Tnx OPDX]

23/08/2003:  Look for Francois (F5JNE) and Pierre (F5JFU) to be QRV August
23rd as F5JNE/P from the Castle of Pisy (DFCF 89240, DDCF 8916, Postal Code
89420), located in Yonne department (89). Activity will begin at 06:00 UTC
on 40 meter SSB. QSL via REF bureau. [Tnx F5NQL]

23/08/2003:  Look for F5KCH/p to be QRV August 23rd from Marshall Vauban's
castle (DFCF 58051, DDCF 5815, Postal Code 58190), located in Nievre
department (58). Activity will begin at 06:00 UTC on 40 meter SSB. All QSOs
will be confirm by the REF French bureau. [Tnx F5NQL]

23/08/2003:  Francois, F8BMN/p, plans to be QRV August 23rd, in the morning,
from the Grand Fuchaux moulin de St Hilaire sur Helpe (DMF reference 59027,
for the French Mills award). Activity will be on 40 meters. QSL via home
call, direct or bureau. [Tnx F8BMN]

23/08/2003:  Gregg, W6IZT, plans to be QRV as FS/W6IZT from St. Martin (IOTA
NA-105, DIFO FS-001) between August 23rd and September 1st. QSL via home
call. [Tnx 425DXN]

23/08/2003:  Look for Toni, IK3SSW/p, to be QRV August 23rd from Palazzo dei
Trecento a Treviso (DCI reference TV-018, for the Italian castles award) and
Torre Civica o del Palazzo Comunale di Treviso (DCI reference TV-034). Both
references are located in the Region of Veneto, Province of Treviso (TV).
Activity will be on 40 and 20 meters from 06:30 to 07:00 UTC. QSL via home
call, direct or bureau. [Tnx IK3SSW]

23/08/2003:  Look for Gaetano IW8EOS/p, Nicola IZ8FQJ/p and Mario IZ8EZP/p
to be QRV August 23rd from the Palazzo Reale di Caserta (DCI reference
CE-023 for the Italian castles award, Region of Campania, Province of
Caserta [CE]). Activity will be on 40, 20 and 6 meters. QSL via operator's
home call, direct or bureau. [Tnx IWEOS]

23/08/2003:  Look for Kevin, MW3AFR/p, and Melfyn, GW1AKT/p, to be QRV
August 23rd from Point Lynas lighthouse (ARLHS WAL-019). Activity will be
mostly on 40 and 20 meters. QSL via home calls, direct or bureau. [Tnx
MW3AFR]

24/08/2003:  Franz, DK1II, will be QRV from Lautoka, Viti Levu (OC-016),
Fiji Islands from August 24th (Arrival) to September 2nd (Departure). His
will be using the call 3D2II. Since he is a member of a team working on an
international community project, operations will only be possible during his
spare time, in the evening or morning (local time). Franz hopes to be active
on all bands from 40 through 10 meters, preferably CW. QSL via ZL2III, P.O.
Box 28110, Wellington, New Zealand. [Tnx 425DXN]

24/08/2003:  Four operators of the Scottish-Russian ARS: Jurij Phunkner
MM0DFV, John Scott GM0WRR, Ernie Lindsay GM0EZP and Ross Feilen MM0WED, have
planned a trip to the Isle of Skye (IOSA NH07, SCOTIA CN14), the largest
island of the Inner Hebrides Islands (IOTA EU-008). The expedition will use
a special call sign GB0SKY from August 24 till August 25, 2003.
Administratively the island is in a structure of Highland Council Area
(CAOSA: HL). The expedition will base near Skulamus settlement, which is on
the southeast fringe of the island, about Broadford Bay (WAB: NG62). Precise
co-ordinates of basing: 57 14' 06" N and 05 51' 42" W (QRA-Locator:
IO77bf). The group plans to work from four working positions on 160 through
10 meters, basically CW and SSB. One working position for digital modes only
will be possible. On Saturday 24.08.2003 the attempt will be attempted to
climb one of the island's summits - Sgurr na Coinnich (SOTA: GM/SI-020),
located southeast of main basing. Only MM0DFV/p will work on the summit with
the power of 5 W on 20 meters in the CW segment, about 14030 to 14040 kHz.
Co-ordinates of the summit: 57 14' 12" N and 05 42' 30" W (QRA-Locator:
IO77df). On Sunday 25.08.2003 there will be a short departure to the
Kylerhea Minor Light (ARLHS: SCO-116), located on southeast fringe of the
island, in the Kyle Rhea firth. Two stations MM0DFV/p and GM0WRR/p will work
from the lighthouse. Co-ordinates of the lighthouse: 57 14' 12" N and 05
39' 54" W (QRA-Locator: IO77ef). QSL cards for contacts with GB0SKY are
possible through the RSGB QSL bureau or directly to MM0DFV Jurij Phunkner,
P.O. Box 7469, Glasgow, G42 0YD, Scotland, U.K. [Tnx MM0DFV]

24/08/2003:  Look for Toni, IK3SSW/p, to be QRV August 24th from Torre
Visdomino di Treviso (DCI reference TV-019, for the Italian castles award)
and Torrione dell'Altinia di Treviso (DCI reference TV-043). Both references
are located in the Region of Veneto, Province of Treviso (TV). Activity will
be on 40 and 20 meters from 06:30 to 07:00 UTC. QSL via home call, direct or
bureau. [Tnx IK3SSW]

27/08/2003:  Roger G3SXW and Nigel G3TXF plan to be QRV as V63SXW and
V63TXF, respectively, from Yap Island (OC-012) between August 27th and
September 3rd. They will take a side-trip to the relatively rare Falalop
Island in the Ulithi Atoll (OC-078) between August 29th and September 1st.
>From here they will be QRV as V63SXW/p and V63TXF/p, respectively. This is a
CW only operation with low power. QSL V63SXW and V63SXW/p via G3SXW. QSL
V63TXF and V63TXF/p via G3TXF. [Tnx ARRL DX news]

30/08/2003:  Andy Chadwick, G3AB, will be active from Christmas Island
(OC-002) as VK9XAB between August 30th and September 6th. Activity will be
mainly CW. This is a low key DXpedition with 100w and wire antennas. QSL via
G3AB, direct or bureau. [Tnx GOLIST]

04/09/2003:  Chris, DL1MGB, will be QRV as either 9Y4/DL1MGB (especially on
RTTY and the WARC bands) and 9Y4TBG in contest (during the IARU Region 1
Field Day - SSB and the WAEDC SSB) from Tobago (SA-009) between September
4th and 18th. QSL 9Y4TBG via DL4MDO, QSL 9Y4/DL1MGB via home call. [Tnx
425DXN]

04/09/2003:  Ray N6VR, Jim N6KZ, David XE1NTT (N6AN), Roman XE2ED, Hector
XE2K and Emigdio XE2ZY will be active as XF1K from the Todos Santos Islands
(NA-162) September 4th to 7th. They will have three stations on 80 through
10 meter SSB and CW (plus a fourth station for 6 metres and satellite), with
beams, verticals, dipoles and maybe an amplifier. Plans are to be QRV for at
least 18 hours a day. QSL via N6AWD (Fred K. Stenger, 6000 Hesketh Dr.,
Bakersfield, CA 93309, USA). [Tnx 425DXN]

05/09/2003:  Peter, 9V1PC, reports that the Singapore Amateur Radio
Transmitting Society (SARTS) will be holding field day operations from St.
John's Island off the southern coast of Singapore from the afternoon of
Friday, September 5th, to midday Monday, September 8th. Two stations will be
active on 160-10 meters with the special prefix S61FD. The S61FD team will
have two experienced 160/80m operators: Bob Marshall-Read/G4VGO and Peter
Cook/9V1PC. This team will focus on low band operations using an inverted L
for transmit and a variety of loops, pennants and possibly beverages for low
noise receive. They expect that 1kw transmit power should be available. St.
John's Island is in Region 3, IOTA AS-019, CQ Zone 28 and ITU Zone 54. QSL
cards should be sent to: Incoming QSL Manager, SARTS, Robinson Road P.O. Box
2728, Singapore 904728. [Tnx OPDX]

05/09/2003:  Look for UA0LD, RW0LE and RA0LIA to be QRV as UE0LZZ/p from the
Natural Reserve "Ussurijsky" (RFF-89, for the Russian Flora and Fauna award)
September 5th to 7th and September 12th to 14th. QSL via operator's
instructions. [Tnx RU3GN]

07/09/2003:  Alex, RU4HG, will be QRV as UE4HFF from the Samarskaya Luka
national park (RFF-140, for the Russian Flora and Fauna award) between
September 7th and 30th. He may also be active from RFF-037, which will be a
new reference. Activity will be on weekends, CW and SSB, and also on 2m /
70cm FM. QSL via RU4HG direct (QRZ.com), or bureau. [Tnx RU3GN]

08/09/2003:  Andy, DL8LAS, reports that he will be QRV from Mallorca (IOTA
EU-004, DIE E-021) as EA6/DL8LAS between September 8th to 20th. Activity
will be on 80 through 10 meter CW, RTTY and PSK31. QSL via home call. [Tnx
425DXN]

09/09/2003:  Dennis, K7BV, will be QRV as VP5/K7BV September 9th through
16th from the Turks and Caicos 'HAM-LET' rental QTH. Six meters will be the
primary focus (including meteor scatter) with active participation in the
ARRL VHF Contest (September 13-14th). There will be HF operating when the 6
meter band is closed (primarly on RTTY and CW). QSL via KU9C. [Tnx OPDX]

10/09/2003:  Peter, OZ4LP, will be QRV September 10th to 15th as JW/OZ4LP
from Svalbard (EU-026). He will be operating on all bands from the QTH of
JW5E. QSL via home call (QRZ.com). [Tnx OZ4LP]

11/09/2003:  Michael, DF3IS, plans to be active September 11th to 25th from
Thassos Island (EU-174) located in the Aegean Sea, in the north of Greece.
Operation will be on 40 through 10 meters, SSB and CW. QSL via home call (no
e-QSL's). [Tnx DE0MST]

12/09/2003:  Look for UA0LD, RW0LE and RA0LIA to be QRV as UE0LZZ/p from the
Natural Reserve "Ussurijsky" (RFF-89, for the Russian Flora and Fauna award)
September 12th to 14th. QSL via operator's instructions. [Tnx RU3GN]

13/09/2003:  Phil, G3SWH, and his wife will arrive in Madagascar on 13th
September 2003 and will be travelling extensively on the mainland (IOTA
AF-013) until 22nd, when they will fly to Ile Sainte Marie (IOTA AF-090) and
relax for a few days until the 27th. Phil hopes to activate his 5R8HA call
from the mainland whenever he can and will use 5R8HA/p from AF-090, where he
should be more active. Activity will be CW only on all bands 40 to 10
metres. Please remember that this will be a holiday type operation, not a
DX-pedition. QSL via G3SWH. [Tnx G3SWH]

13/09/2003:  Giovanni, IZ2DPX, will be QRV (mainly on 2 and 6 meters) as
IS0/IZ2DPX/P from Stintino (EU-024, IIA SD-001) September 13th to 17th. He
will also be active as IM0/IZ2DPX/P from Maddalena Island (EU-041, IIA
SS-001) between September 24th to 27th. QSL via home call (QRZ.com). [Tnx
425DXN]

13/09/2003:  John, G4IRN, will be active as S79IRN from the Seychelles (IOTA
AF-024), September 13th to 16th. Activity will be on 40 through 10 meters,
mainly on CW, using only 100 watts into a vertical antenna. QSL via G4IRN
(QRZ.com). [Tnx OPDX]

16/09/2003:  John, G4IRN, will be active as FH/G4IRN from Mayotte Island
(IOTA AF-027, DIFO FH-001), September 16th to 23rd. Activity will be on 40
through 10 meters, mainly on CW, using only 100 watts into a vertical
antenna. QSL via G4IRN (QRZ.com). [Tnx OPDX]

16/09/2003:  Operators LA7QI and LA8AW will operate from Spitsbergen,
Svalbard (EU-026) as JW7QI and JW8AW, respectively, from September 16th to
22nd. Also, look for them to be in the SAC CW Contest as JW8D. QSLs for
JW7QI and JW8D are via LA7QI and JW8AW via LA8AW, bureau or direct.
Remember, that SASE requires 2 USD or 1 IRC (new). [Tnx OPDX]

18/09/2003:  Richard DJ4OI, Andy DL3GA, Markus DL1IAN and Joachim DF6IC plan
to be active from Tubuai, Autral Islands (IOTA OC-152, DIFO FO-126), between
September 18th and October 3rd. They plan to have two stations with beams
and linears and be active on 80 through 6 meters, including the WARC bands
on SSB, CW, RTTY and possibly the other digital modes. Their callsigns will
probably be FO/homecall/A. QSL via homecall, bureau cards are welcome. [Tnx
OPDX]

19/09/2003:  The QLF DX Team (LA5UKA, LA6MP, LA8AJA, LA8SDA and LA9VDA) will
be QRV as OJ0LA, September 19th through 26th, from Market Reef (EU-053) and
lighthouse (WLH LH-0542, ARLHS MAR-001, WW Loc. JP90nh). Lars, OH0RJ, will
join the team and will use the call OJ0RJ. Activity will be on all bands,
CW, SSB and RTTY, looking especially for NA and JA. Also planned is an entry
in the SAC CW contest with one station. Due to possible bad weather
conditions in the fall, they might use an expensive helicopter. They need
financial support for this. QSL for OJ0LA is via LA9VDA. For direct cards
please add SAE + 2 USD or 1IRC. QSL for OJ0RJ is via OH0RJ, only direct.
[Tnx LA9VDA]

20/09/2003:  Lutz, GM0GNY, writes that he will sign 4K0GNY from the drilling
platform Chirag-1 in the Caspian Sea (WW Loc. LN50oc) for 28 days starting
on August 20th. He will work in SSB and CW mainly on 40, 20 and 17m from
15:00 to 18:00 UTC. QSL via GM0GNY. [Tnx DXNL]
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QSL NEWS -
Patrick, WD9EWK (E-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED]), reports that he has received the
logs for Claudio Pons Estel, LU5FII, of San Justo (Santa Fe province),
Argentina, and as of now Claudio has asked him to be his QSL manager. As of
now, Patrick, WD9EWK, is his QSL manager, and has more information related
to that - and the other stations whose QSLing he takes care of - on this web
page: http://www.qsl.net/wd9ewk/qsl-mgr.html . He can receive cards either
through the QSL bureau or directly. His postal address is listed on his web
site, as well as in the usual locations like QRZ.com and Buckmaster. [Tnx
WD9EWK]
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73 and Good Hunting!
Dave Raycroft - VA3RJ
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