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VK5CE/6 Craig, VK5CE inform that he will be active as VK5CE/6 From Woody Island, IOTA OC - 170, East Lewis Island, IOTA OC - 199, Direction Island, IOTA OC - 140, Cheyne Island, IOTA OC - 193, St Peter Island, IOTA OC - 220.
Recent DX Spots VK5CE/6
4 - 7 June 2018 - IOTA OC - 199 East Lewis Island.
8 - 11 June 2018 - IOTA OC - 140 Direction Island.
15 - 18 June 2018 - IOTA OC - 193 Cheyne Island.
20 - 23 June 2018 - IOTA OC - 170 Woody Island.
26 - 28 June 2018 - IOTA OC - 220 St Peter Island.
He will operate on HF Bands.
QSL via VK5CE direct.
Ads for direct QSL:
Craig Edwards, PO Box 2160 Goolwa SA 5214, Australia.

VK5CE/6 News 23 May 2018

Craig VK5CE has done the final update on the website for the 5 week July VK IOTA tour at it now includes:

- updated operation dates for OC-164, OC-199, OC-140, OC-193, OC-170 and OC-220

- propagation forecasts and operating times/bands for all 6 islands

- for those people sponsoring before the DXpedition, they will automatically receive a card for all IOTA's if you're in the log and you'll also receive a special VK IOTA fridge magnet gift with your QSL card

- VK IOTA tour RRC award. For those people who Craig on 5 of the 6 IOTA's he activates this month, you will be awarded the VK IOTA tour award that also commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Russian Robinson Club. This award is free of charge and will be sent to you as a pdf.

VK5CE/6 News 12 May 2018

Well I’m off on my VK6 IOTA tour in a couple of weeks.

I’ve had a number of emails asking if OC-164 is possible so I’ve decided to leave home a day earlier so that I can squeeze in a 24 hour visit to OC-164. I’ll be able to arrive there in the late afternoon and I’ll leave the island in the early morning. So I can be operational there from 1000 to 1800 UTC so I’ll be on the air on 40m. The DXpedition schedule is at

For those sending in pre-DXpedition sponsorship, if you work me on any of the six IOTA’s OC-140, OC-164, OC-170, OC-193, OC-199 or OC-220, you will automatically receive a free QSL card if you are in the log, no need for OQRS. Pre-DXpedition sponsors will also receive a VK IOTA gift fridge magnet as a special thank you for your early support.

I’m now working with state government authorities and so once I return from the VK IOTA tour I hope to be able to let people know about the future IOTA activation(s) for 2019 to island(s) in the below 15% claimed category.
73s Craig VK5CE

VK5CE/6 IOTA Expedition Woody Island, East Lewis Island, Direction Island, St Peter Island

VK5CE/6. Woody Island, East Lewis Island, Direction Island, Cheyne Island, St Peter Island. IOTA Expedition Logo.

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  • 2018-05-12 09:22:39