18 May 2019 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
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**** DX INFORMATION ****
Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW
4L - Jun, JH4RHF expects to be QRV as 4L9S from Tbilisi, Georgia from 25
May to 2 June. He plans to operate mostly CW on the HF bands in his
spare time. QSL via OE1ZKC. [TNX The Daily DX]
5W - 5W0H is the callsign issued to the Uruguay DX Group's DXpedition to
Upolu, Samoa (OC-097) [425DXN 1457]. Two additional operators have
joined the team, which now includes CX2AM, CX3AN, CX3DDB, CX4CR and
CX8FB. They will operate mainly CW and SSB on 80-6 metres with two
stations on 1-10 June. QSL via EB7DX. [TNX CX3AN]
8Q - Gil, IZ2DLV will be active holiday style as 8Q7GB from the Maldives
(AS-013) on 6-18 August. He will operate SSB, CW and FT8 on 80-15
metres. QSL via LoTW. [TNX IZ2DLV]
9G - Matteo, IZ4YGS will be active again as 9G5GS from Sanzule, Ghana
from 7 June to 2 July. In his spare time, typically between 21 and
00 UTC, he will operate FT8 and SSB on 160-6m (Fox & Hound mode on
3567, 7056, 10131 and 14090 kHz). QSL via LoTW, eQSL, or direct to
home call; logsearch on Club Log.
CY9 - 31 July to 7 August are the new dates for the CY9C DXpedition to St
Paul Island (NA-094) [425DXN 1451]. Seven operators (AA4NC, K5DHY,
N2IEN, VA3QR, W4DKS, WA4DAN and WW2DX) will be active on all bands
and modes, including EME. QSL via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS or direct
to WA4DAN. See http://cy9c.com for more information.
EA - A team of eight (EA1AJV, EA1AOQ, EA1BNF, EA1FBU, EA1IQM, EA1UY,
EB1ADD and EC1DD) will be active as AN1WHS from Salvora Island
(EU-077) on 24-26 May. They will operate SSB, CW and digital modes
on the HF bands and 6 metres. QSL via EC1DD and LoTW; the log will
be uploaded to Club Log.
F - The Club Radioamateurs de Lanester (F6KPQ) will be active as TM2FLO
from the submarine "Flore" at Lorient (http://la-flore.fr) between
27 May and 10 June, particularly during the Museum Ships Weekend
(1-2 June). Eight operators will be active on the HF bands CW, SSB
and digital modes. QSL via F6KPQ (bureau or direct) and LoTW. [TNX
F - The Radio Club de Granville will operate special callsign TM75GRV
on 3-6 June for the 75th anniversary of D-Day, and again from 29
July to 3 August for the 75th annivesary of the liberation of
Granville. QSL via F5KAQ. [TNX F8REF]
G - Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, the Royal
Naval Amateur Radio Society's London Group (GB2RN) will operate
special event station GB75DDAY on 1-28 June. QSL via the bureau, or
direct to G0TOC.
GJ - ON4KZ, ON5DZ, ON5HC, ON7PQ and ON8AZ will be active as MJ/OQ7A/p
from Les Minquiers (EU-099) on 25-31 May. They will operate SSB,
CW, and digital modes on 80-10 metres. All QSOs will be confirmed
automatically via the bureau, direct cards via ON8AZ; logsearch on
Club Log. See http://www.eu099.be/ for more information.
HB9 - Radio Club Locarno will operate special callsign HB10WCA on 1-30
June for the 10th anniversary of the World Castles Award programme.
QSL via HB9FBI, direct or bureau.
KL - Henry, NL0H will be active as NL0H/p from St. Lawrence Island
(NA-040) on 17-19 May. This is a business trip, and he will be QRV
as much as propagation conditions and his workload will allow.
Plans are to operate SSB and FT8 on 20 metres, and FT8 on 30m. "He
will work on his CW", VE3LYC says, "and being only 20 years old
right now, I am sure that he will improve to the point of being
able to work a pile-up before long". QSL direct to NL0H.
OH0 - Timo, OH1NOA (http://thehamradio.com) will be active from the Aland
Islands (EU-002) between 30 May and 2 June. He plans to operate as
OH0NOA/p from eight different references for the World Wide Flora
and Fauna programme; he may also be QRV as OH0NOA from a fixed
location in local evenings, focusing on FT8. QSL via OH1NOA, direct
or bureau, and LoTW. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
PA - The Marine Radio Amateur Club (http://www.marac-radio.nl/) will be
active as PI4MRC from the Royal Netherlands Navy's former
minesweeper "Hoogeveen" during the Museum Ships Weekend on 1-2
June. QSL via PD2PN. [TNX PA3CNI]
S7 - Laci, HA7JTR will be active holiday style as S79HA from Praslin
Island (AF-024), Seychelles on 22-29 May. He will operate CW and
some SSB, with a focus on the low bands. QSL via LoTW, eQSL, or
direct to HA7JTR. [TNX NG3K]
SV5 - Wolf, DL3DRN will be active as SV5/DL3DRN from Rhodes, Dodecanese
(EU-001) from 25 May to 14 June. He will operate CW, SSB and RTTY.
QSL via home call (direct or bureau) and LoTW.
TG - Dwight, VE7BV will be active again as TG9BBV from Guatemala between
20 May and 12 June. He will operate CW, with some SSB and FT8, on
80, 40, 20, 17, 15 and 12 metres. QSL via VE7BV (direct or bureau)
and LoTW. [TNX The Daily DX]
VP5 - Look for VP5/K2SX, VP5/K4BAI, VP5/K4QPL and VP5/KK4R to be active
from Providenciales, Caicos Islands (NA-002) between 21 May and 3
June. See qrz.com for individual QSL routes. They will participate
in the CQ WW WPX CW Contest as VP5M (QSL via LoTW or direct to
K4QPL). [TNX The Daily DX]
W - Bruce, K5TEN will be active again as K4D from Dog Island (NA-085)
on 2-14 June. He will operate SSB and FT8 on 40-6 metres. QSL via
home call; he will upload his log to LoTW, eQSL and Club Log.
XE - Radioclub Cancun and Radioaficionados Yucatecos will be active as
6E6RM on 17-26 May during the 6th edition of the Rally Maya Mexico.
They will operate SSB, RTTY and FT8 on 40, 20, 10 and 6 metres. QSL
via the bureau.
YO - Special callsign YR19PFS is active between 15 May and 15 June to
mark Pope Francis' visit to Romania. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW,
eQSL, or via YO6KNE.
ZK3 - ZK3A (not ZK3X, as previously announced) is the callsign for the
DXpedition to Tokelau [425DXN 1444] that will take place on 2-11
October. Current team members include YT1AD (Team Leader), UT5UY
(Co-Leader), UR0MC (Co-Leader), KO8SCA, N7QT, PY2NDX, R7KW, RW7K,
SV2BFN, US0KW, UT8IO, UX0LL, VE7NY, VK3FN, VK3FY, WD5COV and ZL3WW.
Up to six stations will operate CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8 on 160-6m.
QSL via Club Log's OQRS, or via YT1AD; the logs will be uploaded to
LoTW after six months. Bookmark https://tokelau2019.com/ for more
information and updates.
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**** GOOD TO KNOW ... ****
Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW
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425 DX NEWS MAGAZINE ---> The April 2019 issue is now available for download
at http://www.425dxn.org/index.php. [TNX IZ3EBA]
CQ AMATEUR RADIO HALL OF FAME ---> The CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame was
established in January 2001 to recognize individuals - radio amateurs or
not - who significantly affected the course of Amateur Radio, as well as
radio amateurs who have made significant contributions either to amateur
radio, to their professional careers or to some other aspect of life on our
planet. This year's inductees are:
- John Attaway, Sr., K4IIF (SK), served for more than 20 years as CQ's DX
Editor, proposing the establishment of the CQ DX Hall of Fame in 1967.
Professionally, John was a chemist who spent 26 years as Director of
Scientific Research for the Florida Department of Citrus, where he worked
to improve the quality of Florida orange juice. He served on several
industry committees and was named to the Florida Citrus Hall of Fame in
- Dave Bernstein, AA6YQ, author of the DXLab software suite, which he has
placed in the public domain, and provided behind-the-scenes help in
integrating the ARRL's Logbook of the World software with outside
- Doreen Bogdan-Martin, KD2JTX, Director of the International Telecommunica-
tion Union (ITU) Telecommunication Development Bureau and the first woman
ever to hold a senior elected position in the ITU.
- Predescu Florin Cristian, YO0CNU, founder of Europe's Youngsters On The
Air (YOTA) program to encourage young people to become hams and be active
on the air.
- Ellen White, W1YL, the grand dame of DXing, served as the ARRL's Deputy
Communications Manager, was QST magazine's DX editor, recorded QST on tape
for the Library of Congress's talking book program for the visually-
impaired, and was instrumental in the founding of Murphy's Marauders (the
predecessor of today's Yankee Clipper Contest Club) and the Florida
Contest Group. She was also recently awarded Russia's E.T. Krenkel Medal
for outstanding global contributions to amateur radio.
This year's inductions bring the total number of members of the CQ Amateur
Radio Hall of Fame to 326.
New members are also being inducted into the CQ DX and CQ Contest Halls of
Fame at the respective Dayton DX and Contest dinners. Their names will be
CZECH POHOTOVOSTNI TEST ---> Agenda Item 1.1 for the 2019 World Radio
Communications Conference (WRC) invites the WRC to consider an allocation of
the frequency band 50-54 MHz to the amateur service in Region 1. The Czech
regulator CTO is investigating if theoretical study results match real life
situations. An initial trial took place under flat propagation conditions on
28 February 2019 in the Czech Republic. One of the objectives of the test
was to verify that military and amateur radio stations could co-exist in the
50 MHz band.
A second test when enhanced propagation conditions are more likely to occur
will take place in the Sporadic E season on 13 June 2019. The worldwide
amateur community is invited to participate in this second 50 MHz activity
day, called Pohotovostni test or P-test. Complete information can be found
on the IARU Region 1's website:
EUCW ---> The European CW Association (https://www.eucw.org/) celebrates its
40th anniversary in 2019. Its objective is "to form an association of
independent European amateur radio CW clubs, which, "using the Association
as a platform, may exchange ideas and information, arrange various
activities involving mutual participation, and generally co-operate for the
benefit of amateur radio CW operation". It has been joined by more than 30
clubs from Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany,
Greece, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Poland, Portugal,
Russia, Scandinavia, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine and the United Kingdom.
Current Chairman and new Chairman elect are Alessandro Santucci (I5SKK) and
Michele Carlone (IZ2FME) respectively.
K7Y ---> Mike, K9AJ and Bruce, KD6WW made 2,770 QSOs during their recent
activity as K7Y from Khantaak Island, in the Yakutat County Group of Alaska
(NA-250, new one for IOTA). The logs have been uploaded to Club Log and the
OQRS has been enabled (https://clublog.org/logsearch/K7Y). Traditional cards
go to K9AJ. The Club Log Matching function will be enabled at a later date.
SABLE ISLAND 2020 ---> 5-12 October are the dates for next year's CY0C
DXpedition to Sable Island (NA-063) [425DXN 1456]. Current team members
include AA4NC, K4UEE, K4ZLE, K5DHY, N2IEN, N2TU, WA4DAN and WW2DX. Plans are
to operate on all bands and modes. Sable Island is no longer easily
"permitted" for amateur radio DXpeditions, as the policies have changed with
the change in administration. The team has been granted a one time special
use permit, and this operation might be the last one for a very long time.
ZAMBIA 2020 ---> Rune, LA7THA and others are planning to be active as 9J2LA
(requested callsign) from Zambia in early March 2020. The team includes
veterans from Z2LA and 7P8LB, as well as a couple of new members (LB8DC and
LA3MHA). They plan to operate CW and FT8 on the lower bands, and CW, SSB and
FT8 on the higher bands. QSL via M0OXO. More information is expected in due
course. [TNX M0OXO]
QSLs received direct or through managers: 3D2AG, 4O/E73A, 5R8UI, 5V7EI,
5X3C, 5X3E, 6W/IV3FSG, 7P8LB, 9G2DX, 9LY1JM (AF-037), A52ZB, A5A, BV0HAM,
C5SP, CN2AA, CN2CO, CT9/DL5WS, DU7ET, FK8CP, FP5AC, GU3HFN, HL4/JA8COE/5
(AS-081), JT5DX, NL8F, OA1F, OF9X, RI0B (AS-104 and AS-121), RI0BC (AS-042),
RW1AI/9 (AS-042), S79AA, SF50CG, T31EU (OC-043), TG9AHM, TG9AJR, TI5/N3KS,
TI7W, UA2F, V84SAA, VK4DX/p (OC-137), XT2SZZ, XX9D (AS-075), Z81D, ZA1EM.
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