12 May 2012 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1097
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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW
5X - 5X5RO is the callsign issued to Freddy F5IRO (J28RO) for his
current activity from Uganda [425DXN 1095]. He operates CW (and
possibily PSK) in his spare time, and according to Les Nouvelles
DX will remain in the country until 8 June. QSL via F8DFP, direct
or bureau.
6W - Vlad, RK4FF will be active as 6V7S from Le Calao, Senegal on 16-28
May. He will operate CW, SSB and RTTY on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10
metres. QSL via home call. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
DL - Hans, DL2RU will be active as DL2RU/p from Usedom Island (EU-129)
on 19-26 May. On 20 May he will operate for a few hours from
Goermitz Island (same IOTA group but a different counter for the
German Islands Award). QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX
DL2RU]
DL - Sebastian, DL1AXX will be active as DL1AXX/p from Baltrum Island
(EU-047) on 20-25 May. QSL via home call, direct or bureau [TNX
rgsbiota.org]
EA - EA2DXR, EA2JB, EA2KK, EA2RC, EA2TT and EA2VE will be active as
TM12O from Oleron Island (EU-032) on 18-20 May. They will operate
SSB and RTTY on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres. QSL via EA2TT.
EA8 - Special event station EH8ITU will be active on 17-20 May from Gran
Canaria (AF-004) to celebrate ITU's World Telecommunication and
Information Society Day (17 May). QSL via EA8ADL.
FO_ci - Cordell Expeditions has announced plans for a DXpedition to
Clipperton Island (NA-011) in March 2013. A team of up to 24
operators will be QRV under a TX5 callsign TBA for 10 days
starting around 1 March. They will be active on all bands and
modes with up to 8 stations, and will use an advanced version of
DXA, the satellite-linked system that displays near-real-time log
data. For the time being the team includes KK6EK, DL1MGB, NP4IW,
DL3DXX, DJ5IW, SP5XVY and DL8LAS, and more operators are being
sought. Further information at www.cordell.org/CI/index.html
G - Special event call GB60VUL is active until 27 May celebrating 60
years of the Avro Vulcan bomber. The call is being operated from
six venues by the Newbury and District ARS, with some help from
the Finningley ARS. QSL via bureau, or direct to M0JEC. [TNX M0JEC]
G - The Cray Valley Radio Society will be active as GB6MW from Meopham
Windmill on 12-13 May for the Mills on the Air weekend
(www.mills-on-the-air.net). QSL via G4DFI. [TNX M0MCV]
GM - EI6FR, GM0DJG, GM3OZB, GM3YEH, GM3ZRT and MM0BIM will be active as
GM7WCO/p from the St. Kilda Islands (EU-059) on 16-21 May. They
will operate CW, SSB and possibily RTTY on the HF bands and 6m.
QSL via GM7WCO, direct or bureau. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
G - Kev, M0TNX and Mart, M3POG will be active as GB2HI from Hilbre
Island (EU-120) on 17-20 May. They will operate SSB, CW, some RTTY
and a little PSK on 40-10 metres, and maybe a bit on 80 metres.
QSL via M0OXO. [TNX M0TNX]
GM - Orkney Amateur Radio Club members will be active as GS5NB from
Ness Battery at Scapa Flow, Orkney Islands (EU-009) on 19-21 May.
They will have two stations active on 80-10 metres CW, SSB and
digital modes. They might be QRV for testing the previous weekend,
and at times during the week preceding. QSL via GM0WED (direct
only) and LoTW. [TNX 5B4AHJ]
GM - Glyn, GW0ANA will be active as GM0ANA from Gigha Island, Inner
Hebrides (EU-008) on 21-27 May. He will be QRV on SSB, RTTY, PSK
and SSTV. QSL via GW0ANA, direct or bureau. [TNX GW0ANA]
I - Guenter, DL3NBI will be active as IA5/DL3NBI from Isola del Giglio
(EU-028) on 15-23 May. QSL via home call, direct or bureau [TNX
rgsbiota.org]
I - IT9AHI, IT9AKC, IT9TFX, IT9YMM, IW9FSG and IZ8MWG will be active
as ID9Z from Lipari Island (EU-017) on 17-20 May. They will
operate SSB, CW and RTTY on the HF bands as well as on 6 and 2
metres. QSL via IT9TFX.
KL - Rick, K6VVA reports he has postponed his July 2012 "North Slope
IOTA Extravaganza" [425DXN 1080] until July 2013. He planned to
operate from IOTA groups NA-172, NA-050 and NA-004, but the
expedition "has now been rescheduled for hopefully better
propagation".
LA - Helmut, DL5DSM (CW) and Bernhard, DL9UBF (SSB) will be active as
LA/DL5DSM and LA/DL9UBF from Vardo Island (EU-141) on 15-23 May.
They will also plan to go and operate as LA/DL5DSM/p and
LA/DL9UBF/p from Hornoya (EU-141) during that time frame. QSL via
home calls. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
LA - Ric, DL2VFR and Norbert, DL2RNS will operate SSB and CW as
LA/DL2VFR and LA/DL2RNS from Hvaler Island (EU-061) on 16-21 May.
QSL via home calls, direct or bureau. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
P4 - Michal OK7MT, Vit OK5MM and Petr OK2PP will be active from Aruba
(SA-036) on 17-31 May, CQ WPX CW Contest included. They will be
signing P4/homecall and P40H (QSL via OK7MT, direct or bureau, and
LoTW). [TNX OK7MT]
S7 - Heye, DJ9RR will be active as S79RR from Mahe (AF-024), Seychelles
on 15-23 May. He will operate CW and RTTY on 40-10 metres. QSL via
home call, direct or bureau, and LoTW.
SM - A team of 6-8 operators will be active as 7S6W from Vinga Island
(EU-043) on 17-20 May. They will have three stations active on
80-10 metres SSB with some CW and RTTY. Updates will be posted to
http://sm6.se/7s6w/. QSL via SM6MIS (bureau) or SM6WET (direct).
[TNX SM6U]
SV - Once again Laci, HA0HW will be active as J48HW and SV8/HA0HW from
Thassos Island (EU-174) from 24 May to 3 June. He will participate
in the CQ WPX CW Contest as J48HW; before and after the contest he
will be QRV on all HF bands and 6 metres. QSL via home call,
bureau preferred. [TNX HA0HW]
SV - Boyko, LZ1QN and possibily others will participate in the CQWW WPX
CW Contest as SW8A from Samothraki Island (EU-174). QSL via LZ1QN.
[TNX LZ1BJ]
UA - Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Patriotic War of 1812
(the French invasion of Russia) special callsign R200V will be
active from 12 June to 12 September from various historical places
in the regions of Smolensk and Moscow. QSL via RK3LO (bureau, LoTW
and eQSL). [TNX RW2L]
V2 - Darrell, AB2E will be active as V26E from Antigua (NA-100) on
23-30 May, CQ WW WPX CW Contest included. He plans to concentrate
on 30, 17 and 12m and low bands before and after the contest. He
will also give RTTY a try on all bands. QSL via AB2E (direct) and
LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
V4 - Once again John, W5JON will be active as V47JA from St. Kitts
(NA-104)from 12 July to 2 August. He will operate SSB on 80-6
metres, and will participate in the IOTA Contest. His wife Cathy
(W5HAM) will also operate occasionally as V47HAM. All QSLs via
W5JON and LoTW. [TNX W5JON]
VE - The "NA-128 Contest Group" (www.qsl.net/na128cg/) will be active
as VX2I from Ile Verte (NA-128) on 26-29 July, IOTA Contest
included. The group will operate many stations from the lighthouse
keeper's quarters, with activity on all bands SSB, CW, RTTY and
PSK63 before and after the contest. A station will be dedicated to
6m. QSL via VE2CQ, direct or bureau. [TNX VE2EBK]
VK - Wally, VK6YS will be active as VK6YS/p from West Lewis Island
(OC-199) on 19-21 May. He plans to operate mainly SSB with some CW
on 40-10 metres. QSL via home call. [TNX DX World]
W - Jeff, W6UX and other five operators will be active as W6UX/p from
Anacapa Island (NA-144) from around 22 UTC on 27 July until 12 UTC
on the 29th, IOTA Contest included. Look for them on 10, 15, 20,
30 (Friday only), and 40 metres. QSL via W6UX.
XE - Zalo, XE3N plans to be active from Cayo Culebra (NA-200) on 1-3
June. He will be QRV on 80-6 metres SSB, RTTY and possibly
Satellite. QSL via EA5FL. [TNX DX World]
XZ - Simon, HS0ZIB [425DXN 1095] reports he will be in Myanmar from 14
May. He has been granted permission to be active as XZ1K, but with
an emphasis by the authorities on a 'low-key' style of operation
(SSB and possibily PSK). Please visit www.xz1k.org for further
information. [TNX DX World]
YV - A group of YL operators (namely YV4AW, YY5AA, YY5ALO, YY5ANG,
YY5CMO, YY5EBV, YY5ILN and YY5SRR) will be active as YW5YL from
Isla la Playita on 18-20 May. They will operate SSB, CW and
digital modes. QSL via YV5AJ, direct or bureau.
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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW
DXCC NEWS ---> 7O6T (Yemen, current operation) and 6O3A (Somalia, 2012
operation) have been approved for DXCC credit. [TNX NC1L]
EFC 2012 ---> Celebrating the 14th UEFA European Football Championship, to
be hosted jointly by Poland and Ukraine, a very large number of special
callsigns with 3Z2012, HF2012, SN2012, EM2012, EN2012 and EO2012 prefixes
will be active between 1 June and 5 July. Detailed information on the "EFC
2012 On The Air" event, organized by PZK and UARL, and the relevant awards
can be found at http://efc2012.pzk.org.pl/. [TNX SQ2RH]
QSL ZL2WL ---> NI5DX, is the QSL manager for Wayne, ZL2WL. Once the log
file is transferred and the cards are printed, Buzz will be able to all
past and future contacts made with ZL2WL.
+ SILENT KEY + Lawrence A. Gandy (AH8LG) passed away on 8 May at 80 years
of age. The president of the American Samoa Amateur Radio Association
(ASARA), Larry was an active DXer and over the years he helped quite a few
DXpeditioners travelling to Pacific destinations.
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QSLs received direct or through managers: 3B8/SP2FUD, 3D2T, 3DA0NJ, 3DA0NW,
4L0A, 5C2S (AF-068), 5C2SG, 5H3RK, 5H3VMB, 5N6/YL2SW, 5R8UI, 5Z4/IZ7ATN/p
(AF-040), 5Z4EE, 6O3A, 6Y1V, 7P8GF, 7U1MA, 7X2ARA, 8Q7DV, 9J2BO, 9L0W
(AF-037), 9M6/OH2YY, A71CM, BA5CJ/5 (AS-141), C21HA, C5YK, C6AKQ, C6ALK,
C6AZZ, C91NW, CN8KD, CO6LC, DU1IST, E51BKV (OC-159), E51M, E51Z, EA9AI,
EE9Z, ET3AA, ET3SID, FJ/N2IEN, FJ/VE3EY, FK/F4BKV (OC-033), FP/M0VFC,
GR100MGY, GS3PYE/p (EU-123), GU3UOQ, HC2/W7SE, HI8A, IJ7DX (EU-073), J79WE,
JG8NQJ/JD1, JS6SRY (AS-024), JT1DN, JX5O, KG4DL, KG4KL, OD5WPX, OJ0B, OJ0X,
PJ2/K8ND, PJ2T, PJ5/DL7VOG, PV2PC (SA-028), PZ5RO, SU9VB, SV0XCC/9,
SV2ASP/A, SV5BYR, T2T, T32C, T6BP, T88ZO, TC150SLH, TC2BK, TG8/W0OR, TI5N,
TL0CW, TO3A, TO5G (SA-020), TT8M, TU2T, TX3T, TX7M, TY1KS, V25AA, V85TL,
VK0TH, VK9N/ZL1RS, VO2NS, VP6T, VP8DMH, VP9/W6PH, VR2XMT, VU2DSI, VU2ELJ,
VU2PAI, XR0Y, XV1X, XV2RZ, XW0ZJZ, YC0BNX, ZB2FK, ZD7VC, ZK2C, ZX2S
(SA-028).
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