425 DX News #1477

24 August 2019 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1477

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

5H - Silvano, I2YSB and the Italian DXpedition Team have announced plans
to be active as 5I5TT (CW, SSB and RTTY) and 5I4ZZ (FT8 and FT4)
from Zanzibar Island (AF-032) on 4-18 February 2020. They will be
QRV on 160-10 metres with five stations. QSL via I2YSB. Bookmark
http://www.i2ysb.com/idt/ for updates.
6O - 14-28 September are the dates for LA7GIA's DXpedition to Somalia
[425DXN 1472]. Ken will be active as 6O7O on 160-10 metres CW, with
some SSB and FT8 limited to one or two bands. He will focus on the
low bands and on working North America. "I have some additional
security related expenses like armored car, armed guards etc", he
says. "If you would like to contribute to protecting the low band
antennas from being stolen, cut or moved", you can donate by going
to https://www.la7gia.com/. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS and LoTW;
logsearch will be also provided by Club Log. Make sure you read
Ken's "QSO & QSL Policy" detailed on his website.
9G - Chip, KB1QU will be active as 9G5QU from Ghana on 8-21 September.
In his spare time he will operate CW, FT8, FT4 and some SSB on 40,
30 and 20 metres. QSL via LoTW, or direct to N4GNR.
D4 - Harald, DF2WO will be active again as D44TWO from Sao Tiago
(AF-005), Cape Verde from 29 September to 13 October. "He has been
working hard in the last few months getting his Satellite station
working", M0OXO reports, "and is now confident he will use it from
Cabo Verde. He will be using an Icom 7300, 2 transverters with 3
watts output on ES-Hail using the QO-100 Geostationary Satellite".
E5_sc - Fred, DH5FS will be active as E51SFS from Rarotonga (OC-013) on
8-16 September and from Aitutaki (OC-083) on 20-25 September. DXCC
wise, both count for the South Cook Islands. QSL via ome call,
direct or bureau. [TNX DX World]
ES - Eddie, ES2TT will be active as ES2TT/0 from Saaremaa Island
(EU-034) on 24-26 August. He will operate CW and SSB on 20 metres,
battery powered. QSL via home call, direct or bureau.
F - Christophe, F4GTB will be active as either TM44WFF and F4GTB/p on
2-18 September. He will operate CW, SSB, PSK63 and FT8 on 40, 30
and 20 metres from several Flora & Fauna sites in Departement 48.
QSL via home call (bureau or direct), eQSL and LoTW. Complete
information about the France Flora Fauna programme can be found at
F - Special event call TM41CDXC will be active on 13-27 September for
the 41st Convention of the Clipperton DX Club (http://wp.cdxc.org/)
to be held at Mejannes-le-Clap (Gard) on 27-29 September. QSL via
F5CWU (OQRS on http://www.f5cwu.net/oqrs/). [TNX F6AJA]
F - Thierry, F6CUK will be active as F6CUK/p from Sainte-Marguerite
Island (EU-058) between the late morning on 5 October and the mid-
afternoon on 6 October. He plans to operate SSB and CW on 20 and 40
metres. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, or via home call (direct or
bureau). [TNX F6CUK]
FK - Jan, F6EYB will be active as FK8CJ from Noumea, New Caledonia
(OC-032) starting around 29 August until the end of the year. He
will be QRV mainly on 30, 20 and 17 metres. QSL via LoTW, eQSL, or
via home call. [TNX The Daily DX]
FO/M - Members of the CAN-AM DXpedition Group (namely F6BCW, K4UEE, K5PI,
VA7DX, VE7KW, W5MJ, W5RF and W5SJ) will be active as TX7T from Hiva
Oa, Marquesas Islands (OC-027) on 6-17 November [425DXN 1458]. They
will operate CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8 (Fox & Hound) on 160-6 metres.
QSL via M0URX's OQRS and LoTW. See http://www.marquesas2019.com/
for more information, band plan included.
active as TO80SP from Ile-aux-Marins, St. Pierre et Miquelon
(NA-032) on 2-14 October. They will operate CW, SSB and digital
modes on 160-10 metres with three stations. QSL via DL7DF (direct
or bureau) and LoTW "within 6 months after the DXpedition". See
http://www.dl7df.com/fp/ for logsearch and OQRS.
I - Commemorating the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da
Vinci, ARI Vigevano will be active as IB2LV between 30 August and 2
December. Leonardo worked in Vigevano for his patron Ludovico
Sforza, and special event station IB2LV/p will be activated on 1,
15 and 22 September from sites strongly related to his work there.
QSL via I2MYF, bureau or direct. A certificate will be available,
see https://www.qrz.com/db/ib2lv for the details. [TNX IK2AVH]
JA - Shige, JR7DXE will be active again as JR7DXE/7 from Oshima (AS-206)
on 24-25 August. He will run 50 watts, and will operate CW, SSB and
FT8 on 40-10 metres. QSL via home call. [TNX JN6RZM]
LZ - Dmitry, R2ATP will travel along the Bulgarian coastline to activate
several lighthouses and Bulgarian Flora Fauna sites as LZ/R2ATP/mm
on 1-24 September. He will be QRV on 40 and 20 metres. QSL direct
to R2ATP. See https://www.qrz.com/db/r2atp for his planned
itinerary, which includes the island of Sveta Anastasiya (EU-181)
on 18-19 September. [TNX NG3K]
OX - Bo, OZ1DJJ will be active in his spare time as OX3LX from Upernavik
Island (NA-134) from 22 August to 5 September. QSL via OZ0J, Club
Log's OQRS and LoTW. [TNX DX World]
PA - Commemorating the 75th anniversary of Operation Market Garden and
the liberation of the Dutch city of Nijmegen, special event
station PA75OMG (http://www.pa75omg.nl) will be active on 13-22
September. QSL via operator's instructions.
SP - Special event station SP60DXC is active on all bands and modes
until the end of the year to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the
SP DX Club (http://www.spdxc.org/). QSL via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW,
or via SP7DQR.
UA9 - R0LS, RW0LZ and R0MZ will be active as R0LS/p from Karamzin Island,
near Rikorda Island (AS-066) in the Peter the Great Gulf between 10
UTC on 24 until around 2 UTC on the 25th. They will operate CW, SSB
and FT8 on 40, 30, 20 and 17m. QSl via R0LS, direct or bureau. [TNX
VE - Look for Pierre, VE2GT to be active as VE2GT/150 from Ile du Havre
(NA-176) for a couple of hours (+/- 13.30-15.30 UTC) on 1 Septem-
ber. QSL for this operation via EA5GL. [TNX DX World]
VE - Alessandro, VE7ADA will be active as VE7ADA/1 from IOTA groups
NA-010 and possibily also NA-081 on 1-7 September. He will operate
SSB on 40-10 metres. QSL via home call, bureau or direct. [TNX DX
W - The Northern Colorado Amateur Radio Club will operate special
event station WW0WWV from 28 September to 2 October to mark the
100th anniversary of the time and frequency standard station (WWV),
the oldest continuously operating radio station in the world.
Operations will take place from the WWV site near Fort Collins (CO)
with four stations on multiple bands CW, SSB and digital modes. A
trial run of WW0WWV will be conducted on 24-25 August. QSL via Club
Logs' OQRS and oTW, or direct to WWV Amateur Radio Club, 1713
Ridgewood Rd, Fort Collins CO 80526, USA.
YB - ORARI HQ will run special event station 8A74RI from 28 August to 1
September to celebrate the 74th anniversary of the Republic of
Indonesia's independence. QSL via the bureau and LoTW. In addition
to the HQ station, expect the special callsign to be used from the
various Indonesian provinces/call areas as 8A74RI/1, 8A74RI/2,
8A74RI/3, 8A74RI/4, 8A74RI/5, 8A74RI/6, 8A74RI/7, 8A74RI/8,
8A74RI/9 and 8A74RI/0.
YJ - Ron, YJ8RN is working and casual operating from various Vanuatu
islands. On 8-14 August he was on Mere Lava (OC-104), followed by
Gaua Island (Santa Maria, OC-104) until 19 August, and Loh Island
(OC-110) until the 26th. He will then go to Sola on Vanua Lava
(OC-104) until 1 September. QSL via NZ4DX. [TNX The Daily DX]

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

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4D0B ---> Ken, G3OCA is receiving many QSL cards from Japan for contacts
made with 4D0B in 2018. "I operated as 4D2B in 2003", Ken says, "but I have
no knowledge of 4D0B in 2018, and I cannot afford to keep sending these
cards back to the operator".

GOOGLE EARTH ---> Francesco, IV3TMM has prepared the KMZ files for showing
CQ and ITU zones on Google Earth, and made them available for download on
Vincent, F4BKV has updated the KMZ file containing all IOTA groups including
the six new ones. The new version (iota-v-3.kmz) can be downloaded from
https://iota-world.org/ (click on "Downloads" in the drop-down menu under
"Programme Information").

NA-211 ---> The K7TRI IOTA DXpedition to Tillamook Rock (6-9 September)
[425DXN 1475] is quite an expensive project. "We are very far from our
intended support target", Cezar VE3LYC posted to the expedition's website
(https://k7tri.weebly.com)on 16 August. "Please help us defray some of the
huge costs associated with this project by considering a donation - we
really do need all the support that IOTA chasers and DXers are willing and
able to offer!"


QSLs received direct or through managers: 9Y4/OK2ZI, CU2AK, CW5W, CX6VM,
JA5QYR (AS-200), JG7PSJ/7 (AS-206), JO1CRA/7 (AS-206), JW/EA3NT, K7Y
(NA-250), LX1JX, OD5TX, OH8X, R3RRC/6 (EU-180), RI1OB (EU-066), SV2ASP/A,
T2AR, V6K (OC-059), VP8EME, XR0ZRC (SA-005), XR1RRC (SA-069), XV1X, YV1KK.


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