425 DX News #1367

15 July 2017 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1367
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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

3D2 - Bill, VK4FW will be active holiday style as 3D2T from Viti Levu
(OC-016), Fiji on 16-27 July. He will operate mainly CW on 40, 30,
20, 17 and 15 metres. QSL via home call. [TNX QRZ DX]
4L - Armen 4L6DL, Sergo 4L6QC, Antoine F5RAB, Luc F5RAV and Alexander
UR5EAW will be active as 4L0GF from Zeda Tkhilnari, Georgia on 3-13
August. They will operate SSB, CW and RTTY on the HF bands. QSL via
F5RAV (direct), LoTW and eQSL; the log will be uploaded to Club
Log. [TNX DX World]
9A - Active from Vis Island (EU-016) will be 9A0AA (25-31 July, IOTA
Contest included, QSL via S59A) and 9A72DP (25 July-2 August, QSL
via 9A6W, bureau preferred). [TNX rsgbiota.org]
CT7 - Special event station CR6D will be active on 17-23 July for the
36th International Motorcycle Rally in Faro, Portugal. Expect
activity on 806 metres SSB, CW and RTTY. QSL via CT1EHX.
DU - Ger, PG5V will be active holiday style as DU1/PG5V from Muntinlupa,
Metro Manila (OC-042) between 18 July and 16 August. He will
operate JT modes, CW and some SSB on 40-6 meters. QSL via PG5V
(bureau preferred) and LoTW. [TNX The Daily DX]
E5_sc - Alex, F4GHS will be active holiday style as E51GHS from Aitutaki
(OC-083) on 7-16 August, and then from Rarotonga (OC-013) until 25
August. DXCC wise, both the islands count for the South Cook
Islands. QSL via home call. [TNX DX World]
EA6 - Andy, DK5ON will be active as EA6/DK5ON from Mallorca, Balearic
Islands (EU-004) on 17-31 July, including an entry in the IOTA
Contest. He will operate SSB, CW and digital modes (JT65, RTTY,
PSK31) on 80-10 metres. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW, or DK5ON
(direct or bureau). [TNX NG3K]
ES - Juri, ES8GP will be active as ES0GP from Manilaid Island (EU-178)
on 24-31 July, IOTA Contest included. QSL via ES8GP, direct or
bureau. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
F - Christophe F4ELI, Andy F4ELK and Didier F6DXE will operate SSB and
CW as TM5VI from ile Vierge (EU-105) during the IOTA Contest on
29-30 July. QSL via F4ELK, direct or bureau.
GW - A team from the Barry Amateur Radio Society will be active as
GB4RME from The Royal Mint's headquarters in Llantrisant, Wales
from 31 July to 5 August. They will operate SSB, CW, RTTY, JT65 and
satellite. QSL via GW0ANA (direct or bureau), Club Log and LoTW.
I - ARI Acireale will be active as IQ9BF/P from Lachea Island (EU-166)
for a few hours on 22 July. Activity will be on 40 and 20 metres.
QSL via the bureau. [TNX IT9AAK]
JA - Take, JI3DST will be active as JI3DST/1 from Shikine Island
(AS-008) on 27-31 July. QSL via home call, bureau preferred. [TNX
KH9 - Randy, WW6RG will be active again as WW6RG/KH9 from Wake Island
(OC-053) for a few hours on 20 July and 17 August. He will operate
QRP SSB on 20 metres (14205 and 14235 kHz) approximately between
03.30 UTC and 07.30 UTC. QSL via home call (direct). [TNX The Daily
LA - Uwe, DG1RUG will be active holiday style as LA/DG1RUG from Averoya
(EU-036) from 24 July to 4 August. He will concentrate activity on
30 and 20 metres PSK31, MFSK16 and RTTY. QSL via home call, direct
or bureau.
OE - The Moedlinger Amateurfunkclub will be active as OE17BEACH from 28
July to 6 August for the Beach Volleyball World Championships that
will be held in Vienna. QSL via OE3KLU. [TNX OE3KLU]
OX - Bo, OZ1DJJ (http://geronne.dk/index.php/ox3lx/ox3lx-dxped) will be
active again as OX3LX from Ilulissat (GP49kf), Greenland (NA-018)
on 18-27 July. He will be QRV on 6 metres "and some HF too". This
is not a DXpedition and Bo operates in his spare time, typically
"around lunch and after dinner". QSL via OZ0J, Club Log's OQRS and
OY - Marq, CT1BWW will be active as OY/CT1BWW from the Faroe Islands
(EU-018) on 1-10 August. He will operate CW, SSB and digital modes
on 40-10 metres. QSL via CT1BWW (direct) or via EA4URE (bureau).
[TNX DX World]
OZ - 5P7HA (Holger DL1COP), 5P7KI (Peter DH2KI), 5P7MA (Monika DC7MO)
and 5P7SI (Henry (DL2RSI) will be active from the Danish island of
Mando (EU-125) on 21-28 July. QSL via home calls, direct or bureau.
SP - Special callsign HF6TWG will be active on 20-30 July during the
10th World Games to be held in Wroclaw, Poland. QSL via SP6PKO. The
World Games are an international multi-sport event, meant for
sports, or disciplines or events within a sport, that are not
contested in the Olympic Games.
T8 - Ted, JA7XBG will be active again as T88GA from Koror (OC-009),
Palau on 22-30 July. He will be QRV on the HF bands and 6 metres.
QSL via LoTW (preferred) or direct to JA7XBG. [TNX NG3K]
UA - The RI0C team has reached Nikolayevsk-on-Amur, their port of
embarkation to Iony Island (AS-069). They expected to be QRV from
Iony on 18-22 July [425DXN 1366], but the dates will have to be
adjusted. Their yacht's departure from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky has
been delayed for 3-4 days, so while waiting for the ship to arrive
they will be active as R24RRC from nearby Baidukov Island (AS-114).
Plans are to be QRV around 12 UTC on 15 July for 2-4 days. Check
http://www.iony2017.com/plans for updates and realtime tracking.
V2 - IARU President Tim Ellam, VE6SH will be active again as V29SH from
Antigua (NA-100) from 23 July to 5 August. He will be QRV holiday
style with an emphasis on 30 and 17 metres. QSL via LoTW or VE6SH.
V7 - Randy, WW6RG will be active again as V73/WW6RG from Kwajalein
(OC-028), Marshall Islands for a few hours on 24 and 26 July, and
again on 21 and 23 August. He will operate SSB on 20 metres (14205
and 14235 kHz) approximately between 03.30 UTC and 08.00 UTC. QSL
via home call (direct). [TNX The Daily DX]
VE - Mike, KI1U will be active again as KI1U/VE9 from Grand Manan Island
(NA-014) on 23-30 July. He will operate CW and dgital modes on 40-
10 metres. QSL via KI1U and LoTW; logsearch on Club Log. [TNX The
Daily DX]
VK - Craig, VK5CE will be active as VK5CE/8 from North Island (OC-198)
on 12-16 October [425DXN 1355]. While "planning and detailed
preparations to ensure things run smoothly and safely continue",
his website (https://oc198.wordpress.com/) "has been significantly
updated" and now includes a propagation page with a direct link to
K6TU's Propagation Service. QSL via Club Log's OQRS (search for
VK5CE/8_OC198), or via VK5CE (direct or bureau).
W - Dave, W7UUU will be active as K1T from 23 July to 5 August. The
special callsign is dedicated to Howard E. Anthony, who 70 years
ago "introduced the first Heath product, soon to be called a
Heathkit - and changed the world of kit building forever - creating
a standard still referred to today". QSL via W7UUU (direct) and
YB - The July operation planned by Leo, YC9MLL from Flores Island
(OC-151) [425DXN 1342] has had to be cancelled "due to personal
reasons". [TNX M0OXO]

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

425 DX NEWS MAGAZINE ---> The June 2017 issue is now available for download
at http://www.425dxn.org/index.php. [TNX IZ3EBA]

5L3BI ---> Dickson, EL2DT will attend Ham Radio in Friedrichshafen this
coming weekend, and will give a short presentation on the DXpedition to
Baiyah Island (AF-111, new one for IOTA) [425DXN 1361] at the IOTA Forum on
Saturday 15 July, between 10.00 and 11.45 hours in Halle A2 Raum 1.
"Since our first Press Release we have incurred additional costs which have
been fully met by the team. We feel these recce trips are essential to
identify the variables on this otherwise unknown piece of rock! To get
there, we have decided to hire a 4x4 and to drive the 400 kilometer dirt
track to where we will meet the boat that will take us to the island.
A further recce trip will be made by both Richmond EL2BG and Dickson EL2DT
likely at the end of August - this time to land on the island and to find
suitable position(s) to set up our stations and antennas. It's very
important to maintain our relationship with the local elders and villagers
who are giving us the necessary access to land on Baiyah.
Jeremy EI5GM, Dave EI9FBB and Col MM0NDX have now booked their flights to
Monrovia. All going well and following our intended itinerary, we hope to be
QRV from October 31st (slightly earlier than initially announced). We aim to
have 3 stations active simultaneously from the island - no mean feat
considering the island is not very inviting and landing areas are few. Our
operation will be short (3 days) but very intense! Please respect our wishes
as we will try to give out this new IOTA reference to as many uniques as
The ever efficient Charles M0OXO will be our QSL manager. Expect the usual
high standard from him.
A further news update will be issued once the final recce trip has been
completed. In the meantime, we sincerely thank those clubs, organisations
and individual donors who have donated to the 5L3BI project so far. Please
see https://af111new.com/support/ for full listings and on how you too can
donate". [TNX MM0NDX]

A CHANGE IN THE DXCC RULES ---> "In July 2004, changes were made to the DXCC
List Criteria that - as time would tell - rendered the criteria
ineffective", Wayne, N7NG posted to The DX University on 12 July. "Of
immediate importance now - after more than 13 years - is a change in the
DXCC Rules that will restore the efficacy of the 1998 DXCC-2000 List
Criteria, indeed the heart of the DXCC program itself. [...] We hope to see
a change coming within the next ten days". See http://www.dxuniversity.com/.


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3D2AG/p (OC-060), 3W9DZ, 4O6AH,
5N7ATI/4 (AF-076), 5U5R, 5V7P, 7Q7BP, 9H3XG, 9M4IOTA (AS-046), A25UK,
A35JP/p (OC-123), AH0CO/KL7, CO8ZZ, CT3BH, E31A, E73S, EL2BG, HB0/GM4UYE,
RI1AND, RT9K/9 (AS-005), S01WS, TF3ML, TN5E, TU7C, VP2ETE.


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