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Please visit http://vkiota.blogspot.com to vote and help guide future VK IOTA DXpeditions.  

Please visit the VK IOTA page at  https://www.facebook.com/VKIOTA  

First licenced in 2008, I was hooked early into IOTA activating and did my first DXpedition in 2010. In the past 5 years I have conducted one man IOTA operations in Australia to OC-172 Fitzroy Island, OC-171 Magnetic Island (twice), OC-138 Horn Island, OC-185 Bremer Island, OC-261 Flinders Island, OC-255 Red Island, OC-173 Bathurst Island and OC-220 St Peter Island. My lovely and understanding wife Michelle has allowed me to conduct these adventures all by myself on sometimes uninhabited islands in wild and remote regions of Australia. Many of these DXpeditions have had the risk of extreme heat/humidity and deadly Australian reptiles but that’s all part of the fun. I am happiest when running a big pile-up in these instances as it takes my mind off the nearby crocodiles and venomous snakes when operating from a tent!

My first DX highlight was joining Cezar VE3LYC, Johan PA3EXX and Bob KD1CT to bring to life the last remaining unactivated VK IOTA OC-294 as VK6ISL on Sandy Islet in 2014 - it was a great thrill to be able to now say all VK IOTA's have had at least one activation now. The second highlight was last year for S79C AF-119 which was an amazing opportunity to join Dave EI9FBB, Chris EA3NT, Col MM0NDX, Ron PA3EWP and Jacek SP5APW to activate another first time IOTA this time in Africa for another once in a lifetime opportunity. So it was with great excitement to be able to experience a third "once in a lifetime opportunity" to activate yet another all time new IOTA OC-286 as ZL9A.

 

VK5CE/6 & VK5MAV/6 DXpedition to Breaksea Island IOTA OC-243 on February 29 to March 3 2016

http://oc243.blogspot.com (OQRS available on blog site)  

If you send a QSL request to VK5CE/6, I'll also include any QSO's you may have made to VK5MAV/6 on the QSL card. If you think you made a QSO but you're not in the log, please email me at vk5ce@yahoo.com.au 

 

ZL9A DXpedition to Antipodes Island IOTA OC-286 on January 7-10 2016

FIRST ACTIVATION OF THIS IOTA - Team was KD1CT - SQ8X - VE3LYC - VK5CE

http://iotahunter.org/  (QSL via VE3LYC)

 

S79C DXpedition to Coetivy Island IOTA AF-119 on November 15-23 2015

FIRST ACTIVATION OF THIS IOTA - Team was EA3NT - EI9FBB - MM0NDX - PA3EWP - SP5APW - VK5CE

http://www.af119new.com (QSL via M0OXO)

 

VK5CE/P DXpedition to St Peter Island IOTA OC-220 on March 29-April 1 2015

http://iotaoc220.blogspot.com (OQRS available on blog site - Club Log VK5CE/P_OC220, for QSL info see below)

 

VK6ISL DXpedition to Sandy Islet IOTA OC-294 on September 16-19 2014

FIRST ACTIVATION OF THIS IOTA - Team was KD1CT - PA3EXX - VE3LYC - VK5CE

http://vk6isl.weebly.com (QSL via VE3LYC)

 

VK5CE/8 DXpedition to Bathurst Island IOTA OC-173 on August 26-29 2014

http://oc173.blogspot.com (OQRS available on blog site, for QSL info see below)

 

VK5CE/4 DXpedition to Red Island IOTA OC-255 on October 16-21 2013

http://oc255.blogspot.com (OQRS available on blog site, for QSL info see below)

 

VK5CE/P DXpedition to Flinders Island (South Australia) IOTA OC-261 on August 15-21 2013

http://oc261.blogspot.com (OQRS available on blog site - Club Log VK5CE/P_OC261, for QSL info see below)

 

VK8BI DXpedition to Bremer Island IOTA OC-185 on April 18-23 2012

http://oc185.blogspot.com (OQRS available on blog site, for QSL info see below)

 

VK4LDX/P DXpedition to Magnetic Island IOTA OC-171 on December 10-12 2010 & April 18-20 2011

http://vk4ldxoc171.blogspot.com (OQRS available on blog site - Club Log VK4LDX/P_OC171, for QSL info see below)

 

VK4LDX/P DXpedition to Horn Island IOTA OC-138 on March 10-14 2011

http://vk4ldxoc138.blogspot.com (OQRS available on blog site - Club Log VK4LDX/P_OC138, for QSL info see below)

 

VK4LDX/P DXpedition to Fitzroy Island IOTA OC-172 on October 16-22 2010

http://vk4ldxoc172.blogspot.com (OQRS available on blog site - Club Log VK4LDX/P_OC172, for QSL info see below)

 

QSL Policy for IOTA DXpeditions:

  • ADDRESS: Craig Edwards, PO Box 2160, Goolwa SA 5214, Australia
  • OQRS. Online QSL request via Club Log is available, simply visit the blog sites listed above.
  • DIRECT. If you send a self-addressed envelope with an IRC or US$4, I will send your QSL direct (VK operators just send a SASE). It requires US$4 now for IOTA DXpeditions due to airmail price increases in Australia. If you send an IRC, make sure it is stamped on the left hand side otherwise the IRC is worthless and your QSL will be sent via the bureau. If your IRC is not stamped on the left hand side, my post office will not accept it. If you send less than US$4 then your QSL will be sent via the bureau.
  • DONATIONS. Any donations will be used to fund future DXpeditions.
  • BUREAU. QSLs sent to me via the bureau will be returned via the bureau. But it could take years for your QSL to arrive.
  • LOTW. All callsign logs are uploaded to LOTW.

 

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