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VA3RJ's I.C.P.O. Calendar
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2014 - Still Active

07/06/2014:  C6ATH  BAHAMA ISLANDS -
Tim, AF1G, has moved to Andros Island (NA-001, WW Loc FL14CQ) and is going to stay for several years near the Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center. He is QRV as C6ATH during his weekends, US\ holidays, and some contests. Activity is on 80 to 6 meters using SSB and various digital modes. QSL direct to home call (Timothy G. Hardy, PSC 1012, Box 593, FPO, AA 34058, USA) and LoTW. [ARRL DX News]

30/08/2014:  5R8SV  MADAGASCAR -
Jack, AI4SV, will be active from Antananarivo, Madagascar (AF-013, WLOTA 2455), as 5R8SV for approx 3 years starting the end of August 2014. He will be active mainly on CW on the HF bands but does like to experiment with other modes. QSL via G3SWH, OQRS (preferred) and LoTW. Website: www.g3swh.org.uk/5r8sv.html [DX-World]

2015 - Still Active

15/02/2015:  SU9IG  EGYPT -
Ivan, OM3CGN will be active as SU9IG from Cairo, Egypt, from 15th February 2015 until 15th June 2016. QRV is on 160 to 10 metre CW, SSB and RTTY with varying power levels for each mode. QSL to home call. [ARRL DX News

14/04/2015:  RI1ANM  ANTACTICA -
Alex, RX3ABI will be active as RI1ANM from Novolazarevskaya Station (AA U-08, WAP RUS-09, WWFF RFF-0162), Schirmacher Oasis, Princess Astrid Coast, Queen Maud Land, Antarctica (IOTA AN-016) until March 2016. QRV on the HF bands, mainly SSB. QSL via operator instructions. [ATDX]

30/05/2015:  7Z1JA  KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA -
Max, KE5JA will be active starting 30th May 2015 as 7Z1JA from Jubail (WW Loc. LL46TX), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, for the next three or more years while working there. QRV on 160-6 metre CW, SSB and Digital modes. For fast QSL direct replies, QSL via his address in Bahrain: P.O. Box 82459, Budaiya, Kingdom of Bahrain. You may QSL via his Texas, USA address for KE5JA, but cards will only be answered several times a year when Max is home. Also QSL via USA QSL Bureau (W5 DX QSL ARRL Incoming Buro, PO Box 10, Hobart, OK 73651). [ARRL DX News]

11/06/2015:  E51DWC  SOUTH COOK ISLANDS -
Milan, OK1DWC, is now active as E51DWC from the island of Rarotonga (OC-013, WLOTA 0971), South Cook Islands, for the next few weeks to celebrate his birthday. His activity will be holiday style (family holiday) on 160-10 meters, including the 30/17/12 metre bands, using CW, SSB and RTTY. Milan really did not state how long he will be there, but mentioned, "I plan to return once I will miss skating and skiing." QSL via home call (Club Log OQRS preferred). Log will be uploaded to LoTW once a month. For further information and updates see: www.qrz.com/lookup/ok1dwc [DX-World]

01/08/2015:  RI1FJ  FRANZ JOSEF LAND -
Starting August 2015, Eugene UA4RX, will be staying on Heiss Island, F.J.L (IOTA EU-019) for one year. When time permits he will be QRV as RI1FJ on 160-10 metre CW, SSB and Digital modes. QSL via UA2FM, direct only, CLub Log OQRS or LoTW. [DX-World]

2016

01/01/2016:  VP8STI, VP8SGI  SOUTH SANDWICH & GEORGIA ISLANDS -
VP8STI and VP8SGI are the callsigns issued for the Intrepid-DX Group to use during their DXpedition to South Thule Island (South Sandwich) and South Georgia Island. In addition, the team will use VP8IDX (Intrepid DX Group) from Stanley, Falkland Islands (SA-002, WLOTA 1479) and during their voyage to South Sandwich and South Georgia. The DXpedition will take place in January-February 2016. The team will be on each island for ten days, with eight full days of radio. Full information at: www.intrepid-dx.com/vp8 [425 DX News]

15/01/2016:  3Y/B  BOUVET ISLAND -
Mark, ON4WW has been granted permission by the Norwegian Polar Institute to land and stay at Cape Valdivia, Bouvet Island [aka Bouvetoya] (IOTA AN-002, WWFF LAFF-044) for three months, from mid-January until mid-April 2016. This is intended to be a one-man amateur radio DXpedition, with a target of 100,000 CW, SSB and RTTY QSOs on the HF bands and daily log uploads to Club Log, LoTW and eQSL. "Whether or not this DXpedition will take place depends on the next big hurdle: funding", Mark says. A web page providing background information and full details including the funding approach is available at: www.on4ww.be/bouvet2016.html. The email address to contact Mark with regard to the DXpedition is bouvet2016[@]telenet.be. [425 DX News]

06/03/2016:  VK0EK  HEARD ISLAND -
The tentative dates have been announced by Richard, KY6R, for the VK0EK Heard Island (AN-003, WWFF VKFF-565) DXpedition - between 6 March and 20 April, 2016. Actual dates still subject to change. The initial operators include Bob KK6EK, Peter ON6TT, Christian DL1MGB, Mike N6MZ, Franz DJ9ZB, Carlos NP4IW, Alan AD6E, George ("Nick") N4GRN, Gerd DJ5IW, Paul N6PSE, Wes W3WL, Glenn W0GJ, Bill AA7XT and Joe (Nobel physics) K1JT. The campsite will be located on the east side of Heard Island, enabling paths to areas of the world that were not accessible in the last operation (in 1997). Website: www.heardisland.org/ [425 DX News]

14/03/2016:  VK9CK  COCOS (KEELING) -
A DXpedition to Cocos (Keeling) Island (OC-003) between 14-26 March, 2016 is the plan for Lars LB2TB, Rune LA6YIA, Bjorn LB1GB and Morten LA9DFA calling themselves the "Dipper DXers". Using the callsign VK9CK, they will operate 160-10 metre CW, SSB and RTTY. Focus on ATNO and 160/80m. QSL via their OQRS on Club Log (preferred) or via their QSL Manager LA6OP, direct or by the bureau. Log will be uploaded to the LoTW as soon as possible after the DXpedition. Full details and updates on their website at: dipperdx.com/cocos2016 [DX-World]

05/07/2016:  CY9  SAINT PAUL ISLAND -
Operators Randy, N0TG and Murray, WA4DAN will co-lead a DXpedition to St. Paul Island [North] (NA-094, CIsA NS-003, WLOTA 0559, Grid Loc. FN97WF) sometime in July 2016 (possibly 5-13th July), callsign TBA. St. Paul island belongs to Victoria county, Nova Scotia, for the Canadian county hunters - yes Canada does have counties in several Provinces. Their permit for CY9-land is granted only during July and August. Exact dates are yet to be determined. Operators mentioned are Will AA4NC, Jay K4ZLE, Bill K5DHY, Wayne K8LEE, Randy N0TG, Aaron VA1AXC, Murray WA4DAN and possibly another operator. Activity will be on 160-6 metre CW, SSB and possibly RTTY. Questions/comments can be sent via E-mail to N0TG (see QRZ.com). For more details and updates, see: www.cy9dxpedition.com/ [OPDX Bulletin]

09/07/2016:  HB0/RC3C  LIECHTENSTEIN -
Tony, RC3C and Oleg, HB9RB will return to Gaflei, Triesenberg mountain, Liechtenstein for the IARU HF Championship (9-10 July 2016) as HB0/homecall. HB0/RC3C will be used during the contest. Activity after contest in CW/SSB/RTTY modes on HF/VHF/UHF bands until approx 14th July. QSL HB0/RC3C via home call, Bureau (preffered !), eQSL or LoTW. QSL HB0/HB9RB via home call, direct or bureau. Further information and updates on their website at: www.rc3c.ru/hb0/ [DxCoffee]