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**** DX INFORMATION ****
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.
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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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW
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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.