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VA3RJ's I.C.P.O. Calendar
(Islands, Castles & Portable Operations)
- Listing is by Calendar Date of operation (Day/Month/Year).

- For updated I.C.P.O. DX operations, please visit my DX Calendar page. UPDATED DAILY!

German Castles Day 2016  1st of May from 00:00 till 23:59 UTC. Great activity of German hams is expected.

National Mills Weekend  England. 14 - 15 May.

Carabinieri On The Air  20 May 0700z - 05 June 1900z. Many stations QRV world-wide. Good for COTA Award.

7th World Castles Weekend (WCW-2016)  June 18 0000z - 19 2359z. All HF and VHF amateur bands, CW, SSB, DIGITAL, FM.

International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend (ILLW) - Entrants List  August 20 0001z - 21 2400z August 2016.

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: [DX-World]

2015 - Still Active

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: [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]


05/07/2016:  CY9C  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), as CY9C. 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 For more details and updates, see: [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: [DxCoffee]