2017 Island Festival : looking for IR activators !

Dear IRDX members,

The Island Festival  2017 will take place the first week-end of june (3-4 june 2017).

The registration is now OPEN http://islandfestival.net/?page_id=1470

As usual , IOTA, IOTA N/V and I.W.I are counters for the competition.

A searchable list of islands is available here : http://www.islands.uznam.net.pl/  but please not all islands aren’t listed.

We would be happy if some IR teams would be active this year, to promote the group and to keep the band alive.

Nearly everyone has some island nearby, at sea, in a lake or on a river, so don’t hesitate to take part to the event!  With a team or alone, a few hours, one day or 48h, by car, foot or boat, just do like you can and enjoy the event !!!

To save you time and money, the group offers to print an ISLAND FESTIVAL 2017 QSL, confirming all IR island festival activations.  One QSL, one manager (14IR017 Reg), one contribution.

All you have to do is to register the Island Festival, to inform 14IR017 Reg about your plans and to send your logs to the Island Festival + to 14IR017 when the event is over.

Chers membres IRDX,

L’Island Festival 2017 aura lieu les 3 et 4 juin prochains.

On peut dès à présent s’enregistrer sur le site pour y participer : http://islandfestival.net/?page_id=1470

Comme d’habitude, les IOTA, les IOTA N/V et les I.W.I  comptent dans cette compétition.

Une liste d’îles est disponible sur http://www.islands.uznam.net.pl/ , même si la liste n’est jamais complète et que de nouvelles îles peuvent y être ajoutées.

Nous serions heureux que, cette année encore, des membres IR participent au Festival, afin d’assurer la promotion du groupe et de maintenir un peu d’activité sur la bande.

Presque tout le monde a une île près de chez lui, qu’elle soit en mer, sur un lac ou sur une rivière, n’hésitez donc pas à vous lancer ! Seul ou en équipe, pour quelques heures, une journée ou 48h, à pieds, en voiture ou en bateau, faites comme vous voulez et amusez-vous !!!

Pour vous éviter tout tracas, le groupe propose de faire imprimer une QSL générale Island Festival 2017 qui confirmera toutes les îles actives en IR cette année pour le festival. Une QSL, un manager (14IR017 Reg) et une seule contribution.

Vous devez juste vous enregistrer pour l’édition 2017, informer 14IR017 Reg de vos projets et ne pas oublier d’envoyer vos logs à l’organisation de l’Island Festival ainsi qu’à 14IR017.

Active today : IWI by 14IR017 & 14IR206

67002Active today : 14IR/67002-R Rohrschollen Island , Rhine River.

Inland Waterway Island activity , info on : http://www.islands.uznam.net.pl/1_iwi.php?ID_iwi=10739

By 14IR017 & 14IR206 – QSL via 14IR017. Good Luck !

In case this island can't be active for whatever reason, we have an alternate target.

If propagation is good, we may do 2 islands the same day.

 

Island Festival 2015

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14IR/PI Printegarde Island IWI
15IR/BE-004 IWI New Island on 11m
19IR/GOAT IWI ( maybe callsigns changes)
79IR/OC-129/CE Cebu Island IOTA
79IR/OC-129/NE Negros Island IOTA
104IR/EU-014 Corsica Island IOTA
153IR/AS101/KT
Koh Tao island IOTA
158IR/SA-011 Trinidad IOTA
173IR/AF-016 Reunion IOTA
188IR/AF-013 Madagascar IOTA

Special Island Festival 2015 QSL via 15IR106 ( All Islands confirmed on 1 QSL = 1 contribution = 1 letter to send)

Separate QSL available for:
173IR/AF016, 104IR/EU014, 153IR/AS101/KT, 188IR/AF-013- & 14IR/PI :

All via 14IR001 Cano Didier, chez Mme REZAG, 11 rue Hubert CHAPON Bât H, 26500 BOURG LES VALENCE, France

30IR/BI-004 or BI-005 on air the 8 March 2015

This Sunday, Flo will be on the air from BI-004 Ambecoa Isl. After a 1st reco. trip, it appears that BI-004 is accessible at low tide, with boots, at the south point. But if it fails, he will go to BI-005…

Comment from the operator:….”Access on BI-004 is possible, but it’s a long way walking in this “swamp” area ! Please listen well, be patient, as I’m not able to produce a big signal from there. Ambecoa Isl. Is located in a “biospheric area” so I use only “green energy” 12v Battery… I hope to write you down in the log.. 73, cu on the air” …

 

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Bizkaia (Vizcaya) DX tour

BIZCAIA DX TOUR

Stay tuned ! Some more islands / lighthouses coming until end april 2015 !

Already activated : (NB: some will be activated again !!!)

30IR/BI003 San Antonio de Abina / Sandinere Isl.

30IR/BI001 Pena (Rock)San Antonio

30IR/BI002  Chacharramendi Isl.

30IR/SPA032 Machichaco Light House

30IR/SPA022 Santa Catalina Light House

30IR/SPA115 Rosape Light House

30IR IWI tour in progress

Lasts days, 3 Inland Waterways Islands in Biscay were activated, as “new one” on 11m.
Comment from the operator:
”Characteristics of theses 3 islands/rock are that, even if they are officially listed as IWI, they are located near the Atlantic ocean, and so, like any coastal Islands /rocks, they are affected by low /high tide…As of today, a bunch of “islands hunters” already worked me on all 3 islands/rock, so thanks to them, as well as the other ones, for their interest. I’ll be sporadically active again from these locations till April. Bests 73, cu on the air” ….

Reminder: Wait end of April 2015 before sending any logs entries and Qsl request! (to 14IR017)
(We expect multiple re-activations of these 3 ones, and maybe more to come till then)

 

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