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DX Bulletin No. 1408


IOTA NEWS..............
  AN-006.  Roman, UT7UA, is currently active as VP8CTR from Wordie House
           (WAP GBR-07) on Winter Island, Antarctica, on FT8 usually. The
           length of his stay unknown. QSL via DL5EBE. Watch the W.A.P.
           Web site for updates at:

  NA-038.  Operators Jim/WA4YIZ, Becky/KA2BEC, Richard/VE2DX and his
           XYL Michele will be active as VX2A11 from Grosse Iles, Iles de
           la Madeleine, between July 23-30th. Activity is to commemorate
           the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Operations
           will be on various HF bands using mostly SSB and FT8. They
           will also participate in the RSGB IOTA Contest. QSL via VE2STN.
           For more details and updates, see:

  NA-250.  (NEW IOTA/UPDATE) Operators Mike/K9AJ and Bruce/KD6WW will be
           active as K7Y from the North side of Khantaak Island in the
           Yakutat County Group, Coastal Groups (Alaska), between May
           9-13th. Activity will be on 40/30/20/17 meters using mainly
           CW, with some SSB and FT8. QSL via K9AJ, direct, by the Bureau
           or ClubLog's OQRS.

  PLEASE NOTE: Since the Webmasters of the new  have
  decided NOT to post or dedicate a Web page to announce upcoming IOTA
  operations, PLEASE send your IOTA operations information to the OPDX,
  and we will post it here in an upcoming bulletin......

IREF PRESS RELEASE (IOTA Expeditioner of the Year Award). The inaugural
IREF IOTA Expeditioner of the Year competition is over and the points
have been tabulated. Who will be the first IOTA Expeditioner of the Year?
We’ll know at the Dayton DX Dinner, Friday, May 17th, 2019, at the Marriot
Hotel in Dayton, Ohio, where the award will be announced and the winner
awarded the trophy. Tickets for the DX Dinner can be purchased on line
at: . The DX Dinner is held
in conjunction with the Dayton Hamvention and is sponsored by the South-
west Ohio DX Association (SWODXA). IREF would like to thank our plaque
sponsors for 2018:
  1st Place              IOTA Ltd.
  2nd Place              Central Texas DX and Contest Club
  3rd Place              Daily DX Bulletin

  IREF would also like to thank SWODXA allow us to present the award at
 the DX Dinner. The race is already heating up for the 2019 award.
Sponsorship for 2019 Plaques are available and IREF will award as many
plaques as we have sponsors. Proceeds from the sponsorships go to funding
IOTA Expeditions. See the rules on our website, (

ISWL CALLSIGNS (For April). The following ISWL club callsigns will be
used throughout the month of April 2019:

  GX4BJC/A - Operated /A, from Walton on the Naze, in Essex, by Herbie,
             G6XOU (WAB Square - TM22 - England, IOTA EU-005, WLOTA 1841).

  MX1SWL/A - No Operator has been allocated yet.

  ALL QSLs will be handled by Dick, M5DIK - The QSL Manager and NOT the
individual operator. The I.S.W.L. is a member of the European PSK Club.
All QSL info is on  or  or 
or via . NO LoTW.

K3, UNITED STATES. Six of the world's top young contesters, Team Exuberance,
will be active from the super contest station K3LR during the CQWW WPX SSB
Contest (March 30-31st) as a Multi-? entry. The team with an average age
of about 16, is made up of Marty/NN1C (ex-KC1CWF), Violetta/KM4ATT, Bryant/
KG5HVO, Levi/K6JO, Tomi/HA8RT and David/VE7DZO. QSL via LoTW. Read the
complete details about the "Team Exuberance" at:

NP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS. Yuriy, N2TTA, will once again be active from
here as NP2P during the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 30-31st) as a Single-
Op entry. QSL via LoTW. ADDED NOTE. Also look for Yuriy to be in the CQWW
WPX CW Contest (May 25-26th) as a Single-Op entry.

OE19, AUSTRIA (Marconi Special Event). The association's board of CARO,
the Club of Amateur Radio in the ORF (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation)
and the Documentary Archives Radio Communication /QSL Collection, will
operate, for 72 hours only, a special event station with the callsign
OE19M between Friday, April 26th, and Sunday, April 28th (00:00-24:00 UTC).
OE19M is an official "International Marconi Day" station. Contacts made
on Saturday, April 27th, are valid for the IMD Award. QSL info is available
Direct QSL (send SAE, w/2 USDs, no IRC) to: 
DokuFunk, An den Steinfeldern 4A, A-1230 Wien, Austria
Bureau QSL are via OE1WHC.
Press Contact: Wolf Harranth, OE1WHC (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
QSL motif download at:

OPDX MAILING LIST (Reminder). The "new" OPDX Mailing List is back up and
running! Details on how to subscribe/unsubscribe are at the bottom of
this bulletin. PLEASE pass the word around.... Thanks and 73 de Tedd KB8NW

PJ7, ST. MAARTEN. W2ZBT will be active as PJ7/W2ZBT from Philipsburg,
Sint Maarten (NA-105, WLOTA 0711) between April 2-7th. Activity will be
on various HF bands using mainly SSB and FT8. QSL via his home callsign.


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3D2 & FW, FIJI AND WALLIS & FUTNA ISLANDS (Update). Nobby, G0VJG, will
be active as 3D2AS from Fiji between May 3-8th. He will also be active
as FW/G0VJG from Wallis Island (OC-054) between May 8-22nd. He may also
make a possible short side trip to Futuna Island (OC-118). Dates could
change. Activity from the islands will be on 60/40/30/20/17/15/12/10/6
meters using SSB and FT8. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS.