425 DX News #1421

28 July 2018 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1421

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

4S7 - Dariusz, SP9DLM will be active as 4S7DMG from Kalkudah, Sri Lanka
(AS-003) on 6-14 August. He will be QRV on 40, 20, 15 and 10
metres. QSL via home call.
9M - A large number of special event stations located in various
Malaysian states and federal territories will celebrate the 61st
anniversary of Malaysia's independence (31 August 1957) from 1
August to 1 September. Active from West Malaysia will be 9M61MA,
9M61MB, 9M61MC, 9M61MD, 9M61MJ, 9M61MK, 9M61MM, 9M61MN, 9M61MP,
9M61MR, 9M61MT, 9M61MW and 9M61MY. Active from East Malaysia will
be 9M61MQ (Sarawak) and 9M61MS (Sabah). QSL via operator's
instructions. A certificate will be available from the Malaysian DX
and Contest Group's website (http://www.9mdxc.com/cq9m).
A3 - Hardy, DL7JLL will be active as A35JLL (requested callsign) while
island hopping in Tonga between early August and mid-September. He
will be QRV on 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres, running 5-10 watts from
"remote islands" and up to 50 watts "when sufficient energy can be
supplied". He will start from Nuku'Alofa (Tongatapu, OC-049) on
8-15 August, followed by the Vava'u group (OC-064) until 30 August,
then the Ha'apai group (OC-169) until 14 September, and again
Tongatapu until 19 September. QSL via DL7JLL, bureau or direct.
[TNX DX News]
BY - Lide Zhang, BI8CKU and Rui Li, BI8DJW will be active as B0/BI8CKU
from Lhasa, Tibet on 6-14 August. They will operate FT8 only on 40
and 20 metres. QSL via LoTW, or via home call.
CT8 - Serge, CT8/R7KW and Oleg, CT8/YL3JM will be active from Sao Miguel
Island (EU-003), Azores on 26-29 July. Oleg will participate in the
IOTA Contest as CR2S. After the contest Serge will be active as
CT7/R7KW for a few days from Portugal. QSL for all calls via Club
Log's OQRS (direct or bureau), or direct to K2PF. [TNX qrz.ru]
E5_sc - Dave, G4BUO will be active holiday style as E51BUO from Rarotonga
(OC-013), South Cooks from 30 July to 6 August. He will operate CW
only. QSL via home call. [TNX DX World]
EI - The EIDX Group will hold their second "DX Feile" (DX Festival) on
14-15 September at the Aran Islands Hotel on Inis Mor (EU-006).
Complete information can be found at https://www.dxfeile.ie/. Look
for EJ0DXG on 13-16 September and during the event. QSL via M0OXO's
OQRS. [TNX DX World]
G - Commemorating five decades of offshore radio broadcasting, the
Martello Tower Group (http://www.martellotowergroup.com/gb5rc.html)
will be QRV again as GB5RC on 2-6 August. Activity will take place
from the MV Ross Revenge, home of Radio Caroline, moored in the
Blackwater estuary near Bradwell-on-Sea (Essex). QSL via GB5RC
(bureau) or G6NHU (direct).
GU - Mek, SP7VC will be active as MU/SP7VC from Guernsey (EU-114) on
5-11 August, followed by a short activity as MJ/SP7VC from Jersey
(EU-013) on 11-14 August. He plans to be QRV on the HF bands, plus
2, 4 and 6 metres SSB and digital modes (FT8, MSK144, JT65A). QSL
via home call. [TNX The Daily DX]
HC8 - Alfredo, HC1HC will be active as HC1HC/8 from the Galapagos Islands
(SA-004) on 7-10 August. He will operate mainly FT8 in DXpedition
mode, on 30, 17, 12 and possibly 6 metres. QSL direct to NE8Z. [TNX
The Daily DX]
LA - Nick LB9LG, Anatoly UA1OIW and the Kirkenes Radio Amateur Group
(LA2K) will be active as LM0POMOR on 25-29 July during the Pomor
Festival on Vardo Island (EU-141). QSL via the bureau.
UA - Victor, R6AF and Valery, RU6DX have been active again as R6AF/p and
RU6DX/p from Sudzhuk Island (EU-185) since 22 July. Usually their
stay on the island includes participation in the IOTA Contest. QSL
via Club Log's OQRS (preferred), or via home calls.
UA9 - Yuri UA0KBG, Vicotr UA3AKO and Alexandr RA3AV plan to be active as
RT65KI from Idlidlya Island (AS-065) on 18-26 August. Dates are
Approximate, and will depend on their travel arrangements from
Lavrentija to the village of Neshkan, as well as on weather and
local conditions. Plans are to operate CW and SSB on 40, 30, 20 and
17 metres. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, or via UA3AKO. Bookmark
http://rt65ki.ru/ for updates.
UA_ant - RI1ANF contacts in 2018 were made with Sergey, R3IW operating from
Novolazarevskaya Station, Antarctica (not from Bellinghausen Base
on King George Island, South Shetlands). The QSL manager is RN1ON
(not RK1PWA, who "has nothing to share with this activity"). He
says that Sergey made only "30-40 QSOs" using the same equipment
of RI1ANL (operated by RW6ACM). On 23 July a new callsign (RI1ANW)
was issued to Sergey, who will operate mainly digital modes on the
HF bands. RI1ANL and RI1ANW will remain at Novolazarevskaya until
March 2019. QSL both callsigns via Club Log's OQRS, or via RN1ON.
W - Jeff, KU8E will be active during the IOTA from two different island
groups. He will use the South East Contest Club's callsign (W4AN)
from Amelia Island (NA-138) for the first five hours (QSL via
K4BAI). Then he will move to Jekyll Island (NA-058) and be QRV as
KU8E (QSL direct to home call). [TNX NG3K]
ZA - Waldi, SP7IDX will be active as ZA/SP7IDX from Albania on 5-12
August. He will operate SSB and digital modes on 40-10 metres. QSL
via LoTW or via home call (bureau preferred), logsearch on Club
Log. [TNX OPDX BUlletin]

RSGB IOTA CONTEST ---> The following stations have announced their
participation in this year's event (from 12 UTC on 28 July through 12 UTC on
the 29th) from qualifying islands. For lastest additions please give a look
at the announced operation list maintained by Bill, NG3K:
Complete details on the IOTA Contest can be found on the RSGB Contest
Committee's website: https://www.rsgbcc.org/hf/rules/2018/riota.shtml.

Ref.No. Call/Ops Island QSL VIA
AF-014 CR3DX Madeira OM2VL
AS-008 JI3DST/1 Shikine JI3DST
AS-020 BV2A/3 Taiwan BV2A
AS-036 JE6HCL/6 Iki JE6HCL
AS-073 9M2/IK2PFL Perhentian Kecil IK2PFL
AS-074 9M2SDX Indah 9M2SDX
AS-078 JA8COE Hokkaido JA8COE
AS-094 BD7YK Hainan
AS-107 E2X Si Chang E20GMY
AS-135 BD4SDX Kaishan BD4SDX
AS-146 B4/BY1AA Chang BY1AA
AS-150 BY4JN Lingshan BI4IIZ
AS-155 BV0WPX P'engchia Yu BV2KI
AS-155 BW9W P'engchia Yu BV2KI
EU-001 SV5/OM6NM Kos OM2FY
EU-003 CR2S Sao Miguel K2PF
EU-005 G8X Great Britain G4FJK
EU-008 GM2T Tiree GM4UYZ
EU-008 GM7A Coll GM7WCO
EU-010 GM4AGG/p Lewis GM4AGG
EU-010 GM7V Benbecula N3SL
EU-010 MM0JTV Barra MM0JTV
EU-011 M1K St Agnes M1KTA
EU-011 MX5A St Mary Club Log
EU-015 SV9/I3MDU Crete I3MDU
EU-016 9A8DV Drvenik Veli IK6VXO
EU-018 OY1CT Faroe OY1CT
EU-020 SD1A Gotland SM1TDE
EU-020 SM/G3VYI Faro G3VYI
EU-023 9H3HZ Malta TA1HZ
EU-023 9H6YB Malta G3SWH
EU-029 OZ2PBS Sjaelland OZ2PBS
EU-029 OZ8SW Sjaelland OZ8SW
EU-032 F/OO4O Oleron ON4APU
EU-034 ES0IA Kassari
EU-034 ES3V Vormsi ES3VI
EU-038 PA/ON6QR Texel ON6QR
EU-038 PA6IOT Texel ON3UN
EU-047 DL7X/p Borkum bureau
EU-052 SV8/OM2FY Kefallonia OM2FY
EU-054 IF9A Favignana bureau
EU-055 LA4C Bokn LotW
EU-057 DK3R Ruegen DL1KZA
EU-057 DL5KUD Ruegen DL5KUD
EU-064 TM6N Noirmoutier F4GYM
EU-073 IJ7V San Pietro IK7IMO
EU-083 IP1T Tino I1ANP
EU-088 5P5X Laesoe DD5ZZ
EU-088 OZ9V/p Laesoe OZ9V
EU-091 II7P Pedagna Grande IK7LMX
EU-093 EA5EL/p Tabarca EA5EL
EU-095 TM5F Ratonneau F5SDD
EU-096 OH1TD Korpo OH1TD
EU-099 MJ8C Les Minquiers G4DFI
EU-110 9A/DL3NCI Porer DL3NCI
EU-114 GP6UW Guernsey G6UW
EU-116 GD6NX Isle of Man LoTW
EU-116 MD2C Isle of Man MD0CCE
EU-116 MD7C Isle of Man M0OXO
EU-120 G0LKS Holy/Lindisfarne GM0LKS
EU-120 G5XV Wight M0OXO
EU-120 G5XW Wight G5XW
EU-120 G6LD Holy/Lindisfarne qrz.com
EU-120 G7O Wight G3SQX
EU-120 M0VPY Holy/Lindisfarne MM0VPY
EU-121 EJ6KP Aranmore bureau
EU-123 MM1E Great Cumbrae MM0GOR
EU-123 MM2M Arran
EU-123 MM3T Bute -
EU-124 GW3TTC/p Holy G3TTC
EU-124 MW0DHF/p Holy MW0DHF
EU-126 OH8AA Selkasarvi OH8AA
EU-128 DG5LAC/p Fehmarn DG5LAC
EU-129 DL0KWH/p Usedom DL0KWH
EU-129 DL5KVV/p Usedom DL5KVV
EU-130 II3Y S. Maria di Barbana IV3OSC
EU-131 IQ3ME/p Pellestrina IQ3ME
EU-132 SN0RX Wolin SP8BXL
EU-132 SP7VC/1 Wolin SP7VC
EU-135 SK2T Norrbyskar SK2AT
EU-136 9A/OM5AW Losinj OM2FY
EU-136 9A4KJ Rab 9A2EU
EU-136 9A8CV Krk eQSL
EU-140 OH3D/5 Kirkonmaa OH3AD
EU-140 OH5TS Kuorsalo OH5TS
EU-145 CR5CW Culatra CT7ACG
EU-146 PA/F4FET Schouwen Duiveland F4FET
EU-146 PA/ON4IBM Schouwen Duiveland ON4IBM
EU-146 PA5TT Schouwen Duiveland PA5TT
EU-146 PI4AMF/p Schouwen Duiveland PA3EYC
EU-147 R1KRG/p Bol'shoy Kimalishche R1NU
EU-165 IM0/I0PNM San Pietro I0PNM
EU-170 9A/OM2ZZ Vir OM2FY
EU-172 5P5CW Aro DL5SE
EU-172 OZ/DL5CW Hjarno DL5CW
EU-178 ES8DJ Ruhnu ES2DJ
EU-181 LZ0I Sveti Ivan bureau
EU-185 R6AF/p Sudzhuk R6AF
EU-185 RU6DX/p Sudzhuk RU6DX
EU-187 J49A Dia SV9GPV
NA-014 VE9AA Deer VE3IKV
NA-026 K2QMF Long K2QMF
NA-029 VY2TT Prince Edward VY2TT
NA-036 VE7NY/7 Denman VE7NY
NA-055 N9EAJ/1 Deer N9EAJ
NA-055 W2IY Mount Desert W2IY
NA-058 KU8E Jekyll KU8E
NA-062 K3Y Key Vaca WX4TV
NA-067 K4Z Great LoTW
NA-067 W4MY Harkers W4MY
NA-067 WB8YJF/4 Ocracoke WB8YJF
NA-083 N3MK Chincoteague N3MK
NA-126 VB1M Bon Portage VA1YL
NA-128 CK2I Grues VE2EBK
NA-128 VE2VIA Coudres
NA-137 K1IMI Bailey N4CW
NA-138 W4AN Amelia K4BAI
NA-142 W4UC Santa Rosa W4UC
NA-143 K5KUA/5 Galveston K5KUA
OC-042 DZ1PUP Luzon 4F1PH
OC-130 DX9EVM Mindanao DX9EVM
OC-186 YB3MM/2 Karimunjawa Club Log
OC-237 YE1R Tunda HA3JB
SA-012 YV7MAY Margarita EA8MU
SA-046 PW7I Itamaraca PY7RP
SA-047 ZV5O Mel PY5ZD
SA-071 PR2CI Couves PY2AE
SA-072 ZV8FF Canarias PS8RV
SA-077 PS1S Santana M0OXO

The IOTA SWL Contest has been picked up by the Radioascolto SWL Club, and it
will run in parallel with the IOTA Contest. Complete details can be found at
http://www.radioascolto.org/swl/ or from the IOTA SWL Contest Manager
(iw1qla[@]tin.it). Good luck to you all!

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ARCTIC EXPEDITION ---> Simone, IU5KUH will be active as II0PN/mm during AISE
2018, the World Artic Fund's expedition in search of the wreckage of the
airship "Italia" (http://www.worldarcticfund.org/aise2018). He will operate
SSB, CW and PSK on 40, 30 and 20 metres. The expedition will take place
between 1 August and 15 September. QSL direct to IT9MRM.

KH1/KH7Z ---> The QSL design has been finalized and cards are expected to
be in the mail by the beginning of September. Club Log's OQRS is now open at
https://clublog.org/charts/?c=KH1/KH7Z, and o ver 25,600 QSL records have
been uploaded to LoTW already (as a result of OQRS orders and donations)
with over 19,000 matches. A short video "to excite you about
upcoming presentations at your local DX convention our team will be
participating in" is available on https://vimeo.com/281933500. [TNX N1DG]

VP6D ---> "The Ducie Island 2018 project is on schedule", the team reported
on 22 July, and "the fundraising campaign is underway" (see the progress on
https://www.vp6d.com/). VP6D will use the same equipment as KH1/KH7Z. On 20
July the Baker Island radio equipment was returned to Elecraft for
inspection, testing and refurbishing. The equipment will be shipped to New
Zealand on about 15 August, then Z L3CW will transfer the shipment to the
"There's no question that the Baker team had considerable success with FT8.
However, a large percentage of the callers weren't prepared for the
challenges of this new mode". One of VP6D's announced goals is an "extensive
digital operation" using RTTY and FT8, so it is essential to read and
understand the latest revision of the 'FT8 DXpedition Mode User Guide',
which is now available in several different languages at
"It will be in everyone's best interest if callers use the most recent
software version, correctly configure their equipment, call VP6D above 1000
Hertz and in the correct sequence. If you are unsure of your configuration
please seek assistance before calling".

+ SILENT KEY + Reginald J. Beck, VE7IG (VE1DXA) passed away on 27 July.
First licensed as VE7ANI the day of his 18th birthday in June 1956, he was
an accomplished DXer, a doyen of island chasing and former IOTA Checkpoint
for Canada. Over the years he operated from several DXCC Entities and from a
large number of Canadian islands. Your trulies had the pleasure of hosting
Reg back in 1991, when he travelled to Italy in order to attend the first
ever IOTA Convention.


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3B7A, 3B9RUN, 3C0W, 3C3W, 3V8CQ
(AF-083), 4B4B (NA-030), 4X4NJ, 5A1AL, 6W/UA4WHX/p (AF-078), 7Q7EI, 9J2BO,
9M0W, 9M6NA (OC-133), AT7BK (AS-175), ET3AA, FO5QS, GB13COL, GB9OSA
(EU-120), GU8FBO, KL7J, KL7RRC/p (NA-234), N1YC/VK9X, P29RR, PJ5/SP2GCJ,
PJ6/AI5P, SN740BAR, TJ2TT,TN5R, TY7C, UN4L, XE1B, XR0YD, YB3TET/8 (OC-242),
YB8HZ/p (OC-242), Z81D.


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