Archive - July 2016



Pierre, VE3KTB was active yesterday as VE3KTB/VY0 from the McGill Arctic Research Station on Axel Heiberg Island (IOTA NA-043).

He then returned back to Eureka, Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, Canada

The Club is located in the environs of the Eureka Weather Station which is itself located at 79 degrees 59 minutes N, 85 degrees 56 minutes W on Ellesmere Island (IOTA NA-008).

VY0ERC is currently operating out of the Polar Environment Atmospheric Research Laboratory (PEARL) Ridge Laboratory (RidgeLab) located approximately 11 km as the crow flies from the weather station (

Thanks for the new and very rare IOTA Pierre!


Nusa Penida – IOTA OC-022


YB3LZ, YB3MM, YB3TET, YC3ARY, YC3BFX, YC3ISB, YC9AUY, YC9BCD, YC9CCS will be active from Nusa Penida Island, IOTA OC – 022, 30 July – 1 August 2016 as YB3CC/9.

They will operate on HF Bands including activity in RSGB IOTA Contest 30 – 31 July 2016.
QTH Locator – OI71sh.
QSL via YB3MM, OQRS ClubLog, LOTW.

Ads for direct QSL:
Adhi (Bimbo) Widodo, PO Box 6, Pandaan 67156, Indonesia.



Pingtan Island IOTA AS-138


BG5UDN will be qrv from IOTA AS-138.

During the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31, 2016), a group consisting BD5XM, BD5XX, BG5QIC, BG5TLS, BG5TOX and IK7YTT will be active from Pingtan Island AS-138. 

QSL via M0OXO OQRS or Direct Post Mail.






D44TWO Log complete


D44TWO QSO’s have now been uploaded to LOTW and Clublog.

This is the full upload including the 2016 Log.

2371 QSO’s have now been transferred from paper logbook to the PC Logging software. Sorry for the delay, these things do take a lot of time.

Normal QSL Cards can still be obtained via M0OXO OQRS or Direct Post Mail.

Clublog Logsearch is here.




IOTA Contest 2016


The highlight of my year will soon be upon us. The 2016 RSGB IOTA Contest takes place on the 30th & 31st July and will see a flourish of activity from many Islands Worldwide, some rare some not so rare.

You can find the rules of the Contest by clicking here.

You can find a constantly updated list of entrants and their Islands by clicking here and a prieview of this can be seen below.

Lets hope you work a few new ones or indeed just enjoy the Contest! Good Luck!




VK3VTH/7 – OC-233

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Tony, VK3VTH will be active from King Island IOTA OC-233.

  He will be qrv as VK3VTH/7 betweeen 18th and 22nd of August, 2016. on 20 and 40m, but will be using SSB only.








FT4JA AF-012 Cards arrive

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The QSL Cards for the FT4JA Dxpedition arrived today.

This confirmed several Band Slots for me as well as the most needed IOTA confirmation for AF-012.

Thanks for the team for the fast LOTW, IOTA and paper confirmations which were all received in good time.







San Felix IOTA SA-013 (2017)

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A DXpedition to San Felix Island IOTA SA-013 is now scheduled for April 2017. 

What began as a 3 man effort for earlier this summer has now apparently become a 10 man team, and all operators are experienced DXpeditioners. 

Planned modes CW, SSB, Digital. Planned bands 160m and up, probably also will include the 6m Band.









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Theodoros, SV1EJD will be active from Syros Island, IOTA EU-067, 23 July – 11 August 2016 as SV8/SV1EJD.

He will operate on 80 – 6m SSB, RTTY including activity in RSGB IOTA Contest 30 – 31 July 2016.

QSL via home call, LOTW. Ads for direct QSL: