425 DX News #1467

15 June 2019 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1467

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

9M6 - Saty, JE1JKL will be active again as 9M6NA from Labuan Island
(OC-133), East Malaysia on 11-16 July, including participation in
the IARU HF World Championship. Before and after the contest he
will concentrate on 6 metres FT8. QSL via LoTW and Club Log's OQRS.
CE - The Grupo YL Zona Norte will operate special callsigns CB1SOL (from
Iquique) and CB2SOL (from Coquimbo) on 1-7 July to mark the solar
eclipse that will occur on 2 July. Two teams of YL operators
will be active on all bands. QSL for both callsigns via CA2MEM.
CE - A multi-national team (CA1DBD, CA1FCS, CE1DN, CE3WW, I2YDX, IT9YRE,
K9AJ, XQ1CR, XQ1FM, and XQ4CW) is planning to be active as 3G1DX
from Pajaros Rocks (SA-100, new one for IOTA) on 18-20 October,
with 21-23 October as backup dates. Plans are to have two stations
running SSB and CW.
E4 - Janusz, SP9FIH (http://www.e4.dxpeditions.org/) will be active
again as E44WE from Palestine starting on 6 July. He plans to
operate SSB, FT8 (Fox & Hound mode) and/or RTTY on 80 metres (3569
kHz, during the last 2 weeks), 30m (10145 kHz), 20m (14095 and
14270 kHz) and 6m (50317 and 50124 kHz, during the first 2 weeks).
QSL via Club Log's OQRS (preferred), or via home call.
EA - The Asociacion de Radioaficionados de Padron (ASORAPA) will operate
special event station AO50MOON on 1-30 July to commemorate the 50th
anniversary of the first manned Moon landing. QSL via EA1RCI,
direct or bureau.
EA - URE San Fernando (EA7URF) will participate in the official
celebrations for the 500th anniversary of the first circumnaviga-
tion of the Earth, started in 1519 under the lead of Ferdinand
Magellan and completed in 1522 by Juan Sebastian Elcano. Ten
special event stations will be active over the next three years,
each of them representing a milestone of the voyage. The first one
will be AM500SEV, which will be active on 10-18 August to
memorialize the departure of the expedition from Sevilla (10
August 1519). QSL via EA7URF (bureau or direct), LoTW and eQSL.
HR - John, AD8J will return to Dunbar Rock near Guanaja Island (NA-057),
Honduras from 22 June to 6 July, and be active holiday style as
AD8J/HR9. He will operate CW, SSB and FT8 on 80-10 metres. QSL via
LoTW, or direct to home call. [TNX DX World]
I - Special event station IB3ALP will be active on 14-16 June for the
Italian Army's Alpine troops reunion that will take place at
Tolmezzo (Udine). QSL via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW, or via the bureau.
I - Look for Giuseppe, IW1EGO to be active as ID9/IW1EGO from Vulcano
Island (EU-017) on 20-30 June. QSL via home call.
JA - Yasu, JA6WJL will be active again from Fukue, Goto Islands (AS-040)
on 26-29 July. He will operate CW, SSB and some RTTY on the HF
bands, and will participate in the IOTA Contest along with JA6WIF.
QSL via JA6WJL, direct or bureau, logsearch on Club Log. [TNX NG3K]
KL - Rick, K6VVA plans to be active as K6VVA/KL7 from Endicott Island
(NA-004) from about 22 UTC on 15 July until about 18 UTC on 18
July. He will operate CW and some SSB on 40, 30 and 20 metres. The
log will be uploaded to Club Log, but neither direct nor bureau QSL
cards will be available. IOTA credit for this operation will be
obtained only via the Club Log Matching function on the IOTA
website. See http://www.k6vva.com/iota/na-004 for more information,
including direct links to K6VVA' "HRAL ATNi KN" operating procedure
(make sure you read and understand it before calling!), the new
"LocustExpress" system and the DXpedition News page.
LZ - Radio Club Plovdiv (LZ1KSP) will be active as LZ19CY on 20-30 June.
The special callsign is in remembrance of Angel Gugov, LZ1CY, who
passed away on 27 June 2018.
OJ0 - DS4EOI, JE6HIB, JH4RHF and W5XU will be active as OJ0O from Market
Reef (EU-053) on 17-24 August, including participation in the
International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend (17-18 August). QSL via
PA - Jan, PA2JJB will be active as PA6TXL from Texel Island (EU-038)
from 18 July to 10 August, including participation in the IOTA
Contest. QSL via PA2JJB.
PJ5 - Dave, W9DR will be active as PJ5/W9DR from Sint Eustatius (NA-145),
Grid Square FK87ml, from 25 June to 2 July. He will operate SSB, CW
and FT8 on 6 metres only. QSL direct to home call. [TNX NG3K]
SM - SM3DMP, SM3RAB and SM3WMU will be active as SF2CW from Kataja
Island (EU-192) on 1-3 July. They will operate SSB and CW with two
stations mainly on 30, 20, 17 and maybe some 40 metres. This IOTA
group has been activated twice by two separate expeditions (OH10X
in February and OH8AA in March) from Inakari, the Finnish side of
the border. SF2CW will operate from the Swedish part of the island,
and will concentrate on working North America, South America, Asia
and Oceania. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, or direct to SM3DMP. Updates
will be posted to https://www.qrz.com/db/SF2CW.
UA9 - The R205NEW team set sail for Joanna Bogoslova Island (AS-205, new
one for IOTA) around 10 UTC (22 local time) on 11 June, later than
expected owing to bad weather. Original plans were for the team to
be QRV for four days [425DXN 1464], but as the voyage from
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to the island takes about five days, the
activity from AS-205 is likely to be reduced by one day. The RI0ZK
operation from the Komandorskie Islands (AS-039) has been cancelled
UA9 - Vladimir, UA0LCZ will be active again as R66IOTA from Popov Island
(AS-066) on 23-31 July, including an entry in the IOTA Contest. QSL
via UA0LCZ, direct or bureau. [TNX NG3K]
VE - Mike, VE7ACN (https://www.ve7acn.com/) will be active as VA7XW/VE2
from Ile Quarry (NA-176) from 25 July to 1 August, as VE7ACN/VE2
from Ile Grande Basque (NA-125) on 3-9 August, as VE7ACN/VE9 from
Miscou Island (NA-068) on 11-18 August, and as VE7ACN/VE2 from
Anticosti Island (NA-077) on 21-31 August. QSL via Club Log's OQRS,
or via home call (direct or bureau).
XW - Bruce, 3W3B will be active again as XW4XR from Laos from 26 June
to 7 July. He will operate CW, FT8 and RTTY on 40-6 metres. QSL via
LoTW or via E21EIC. [TNX The Daily DX]
ZK3 - Dusko ZL3WW, Adrian KO8SCA and Rob NQ7T are the "advanced installa-
tion crew" for the 2-11 October ZK3A DXpedition to Tokelau [425DXN
1463]. They will be arriving a week early to begin the antenna and
station set ups. It is anticipated that it will take at least two
days to set up all the equipment and antennas. Depending on their
progress, it maybe possible that ZK3A is on air earlier than the
initial anticipated activation date of 2 October.
The other team member are K6VHF, PY2NDX, R7KW, RW7K, SV2BFN, UR0MC
(Co-Leader), UR9QQ, US0KW, UT5UY (Co-Leader), UT8IO, UX0LL, VE7NY,
VK3FY, VK3GK and YT1AD (Team Leader). ZK3A will be active on 160-6
metres CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8 (the latter with a dedicated station
running 24/7) from two operating camps. The team will also attempt
EME on 6 metres. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, or via YT1AD; the logs
will be uploaded to LoTW after six months. Please visit
https://tokelau2019.com/ for more information, updates and a nice
band/mode survey.

EUROPEAN TOUR ---> Mome, Z32ZM will start his "European Tour" at Ham Radio
in Friedrichshafen (20-23 June), followed by brief activities as HB0/Z32ZM
from Liechtenstein (23-26 June) and as 3A/Z32ZM from Monaco (27-29 June).
Then he will go and operate as Z68MA from Kosovo on 1-30 July (possibly into
August, if conditions on 6 metres are still good). QSLs via Club Log's OQRS.
More information will be available on https://www.qrz.com/db/Z32ZM. [TNX

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

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3D2CR ---> The Rebel DX Group (Tack, JE1CKA and Dom, 3Z9DX) was active from
Conway Reef between 07:57 UTC on 1 June and 12:18 UTC on 9 June. As of 14
June, 33808 QSOs have been uploaded to Club Log, but the team is still
"working through some 3D2CR log issues". QSL direct only (no bureau) exclu-
sively via Club Log's OQRS: see https://www.rebeldxgroup.com/ under "QSL/
ONLINE LOG INFO" for more information. The next leg of the Rebel DX Group's
Pacific Tour is Banaba Island (T33T) "in a month or so", as the catamaran
"will need some maintenance and repairs". Updates will be posted to the
group's website above.

3Y0Z --- > "The deadline for requesting a partial 48% refund of your
financial contribution to 3Y0Z has now passed (March 15, 2019)", Bob, K4UEE
3Y0Z Co-leader and Chief Financial Officer) posted to the DXpedition's
qrz.com page on 11 June. "A large number of you reponded favorably to the
refund option and either requested a refund, donated their refund to either
the 3Y0Z team, NCDXF, INDEXA or GDXF (German DX Foundation). The process was
orderly and I thank you for your cooperation. These were very unusual
circumstances. Any plans for the 3Y0Z team to attempt a return to Bouvet are
currently 'on hold' as we want the Rebel DX Group to be free to complete
their efforts to activate Bouvet. We wish them good luck and a safe,
successful mission".

WRTC 2022 ---> The Qualification Standings for WRTC 2022 are available on
http://wrtc2022.it/en/?page_id=470. Last updated with the CQ WW WPX SSB 2019
Contest claimed scores, "the Qualification Standings show unofficial points
and rankings based on files and communications received from each Contest
Organizing Committee", Carlo De Mari (IK1HJS) says. "Claimed scores, if
available, will be considered until official scores are available. The WRTC
2022 Organizing Committee reserves the right to modify the qualification
process to correct errors or provide clarification. Any change will be
announced on the WRTC 2022 website. Questions regarding the qualification
standings may be submitted to qualification[@]wrtc2022.it".


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3D2AG, 3D2TS, 4E8T (OC-174),
5T2KW, 5V7EI, 5X3C, 5X3E, 6O1OO, 9LY1JM (AF-037), 9X0T, 9X0Y, 9X2AW, A35EU,
AD5A (NA-092), C5DL, C6AGU, CE8EIO, E6ET, H44MY, KH8/OZ0J, N7TNT (NA-065),
PJ4G, PY0F, RI0B (AS-054, AS-104, AS-121), T2AR, TM4G (EU-048), TO19A,
TZ4AM, UK9AA, V63MY, VA7XW/VE1 (NA-127), VE3LYC/KL7 (NA-150), VE7ACN/CK9
(NA-014), VE7ACN/VE1 (NA-081), VK4DX/p (OC-137), VP9GE, XV9JK (AS-157), XX9D


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