425 DX News #1469

29 June 2019 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1469

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

3DA - Pista, HA5AO [425DXN 1457] will be active as 3DA0AO from eSwatini
(Swaziland) between 16 September and 1 October. He will operate
mainly CW and FT8 on 80-10 metres, and will participate in the All
Africa DX Contest (21-22 September). See https://www.ha5ao.com for
QSL policy, logsearch and OQRS. [TNX HA5AO]
4L - David, DL7ZM (AD0PY) will be active as 4L/DL7ZM from Georgia on
13-21 July. He will be QRV on 6 metres CW, SSB and FT8, and will
participate in the CQ WW VHF Contest. QSL direct only to AD0PY; he
does not use LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
7P - Pista, HA5AO [425DXN 1457] will be active again as 7P8AO from
Lesotho between 1 and 19 October. Owing to other commitments, he
will be QRV in his spare time only, and will operate mainly CW and
FT8 on 80-10 metres. See https://www.ha5ao.com for QSL policy,
logsearch and OQRS. [TNX HA5AO]
9A - Sergio, IZ3NXC and Fabio, IK3GIG will be active as 9A8NXC from
Lastovo Island (EU-016) on 2-4 July. They will operate SSB and FT8
on 60, 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, or via
9G - Members of the Slovenia Contest Club (S50A, S50R, S51DS, S51TC,
S51ZJ, S54W and S57UN) will be active as 9G5W from Ghana on 16-27
November, including a multi-single effort in the CQ WW DX CW
Contest. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, or via S54W (direct or bureau),
and LoTW "later". See https://ghana.si/ for more information.
9Y - Karel, OK2ZI will be active as 9Y4/OK2ZI from Trinidad (SA-011)
from 28 June to 6 July. He will operate CW, SSB and digital modes
on 40-10 metres. QSL via Club Log's OQRS (preferred), or via home
call; the log will be uploaded to LoTW six months after the
expedition. [TNX DX World]
DL - Special callsign DL0SOP will be active on 1-31 July for the 61st
edition of the Sea Of Peace Award (see http://dl0sop.darc.de/ for
full details). All QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the
bureau; direct cards via DL4SVA. [TNX DX Newsletter]
F - Wil F4ESV, Bernard F5LPY and Phil F8EFU will be active as TM19MAB
from 21 July to 4 August for the Grand Est Mondial Air Ballons
event. They will operate CW, SSB and digital modes on all bands.
QSL via F4ESV; the log will be uploaded to Club Log and LoTW.
F - Bastien, F4EYQ and Fabien, F4GYM will be active as F4EYQ/p and
F4GYM/p from Sein Island (EU-068) on 26-29 July. Main activity will
be during the IOTA Contest as TM5S (QSL via F5MFV). [TNX Les
Nouvelles DX]
FP - DD5ZZ, DJ6GI, DM4IM and VO1IDX will be active as TO5M from Ile aux
Marins, Saint Pierre & Miquelon (NA-032) on 10-18 August. They plan
to be QRV on 160-6 metres CW, SSB and FT8 (possibly some RTTY and
FM satellites as well) with four stations. QSL via LotW, logsearch
on Club Log. A website is under construction at http://fp2019.net/
G - GB13COL is the special callsign for the Durham District and Amateur
Radio Society to participate in the "13 Colonies Special Event"
(from 13 UTC on 1 July until 4 UTC on 8 July) as a "bonus station".
QSL via eQSL, or direct to G0VLF.
G - Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the first manned lunar
landing, the Leicester Radio Society will be active as GB5EHL on
1-28 July, with main activity taking place on 20-21 July. They will
operate SSB, CW, RTTY, SSTV, PSK and FT8 on the HF and VHF bands.
The special callsign's suffix stands for "[the] Eagle Has Landed",
the words that announced that the Lunar Module had touched down on
the Moon's surface.
G - On 25-26 July 1939 Polish, French and British cryptanalysts met
outside Warsaw to share what they knew about Enigma. Three English
special callsigns will be used to commemorate the 80th anniversary
of that history-changing meeting: GB80ENI (1 July-28 August),
GB2ENI (15 July-11 August) and GB4ENI (29 July-25 August). The
activity is organized by Wojtek G0IDA, Karol G0UNU and Krzysztof
GD - Dave, WJ2O will be active as MD/WJ2O from the Isle of Man (EU-116)
on 11-17 July, including an entry in the IARU HF World Champi-
onship. QSL via N2ZN. [TNX NG3K]
I - Ignazio, IT9AGZ will be active again as IF9/IT9AGZ from Levanzo
Island (EU-054) on 16-28 July. QSL via home call. [TNX IK2RLS]
JA - Shigeru, JI3CEY will be active holiday style as JI3CEY/0 from the
island of Sado (AS-206, new one for IOTA) on 20-22 July. Plans are
to operate SSB and CW on the HF bands. QSL via home call. [TNX
KL - Rick, K6VVA now plans to be active as K6VVA/KL7 from Endicott
Island (NA-004) [425DXN 1467] from about 22 UTC on 16 July until
about 16 UTC on 19 July. He will operate CW and some SSB on 40, 30
and 20 metres. 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.
LX - Members of the Luxembourg Amateur Radio Union (LARU) will be active
as LX50MOON in July to mark the 50th anniversary of the first
manned mission to land on the Moon. QSL via LoTW; paper QSL cards
will be sent automatically to the worldwide QSL bureaux.
OH - On 24-29 July the Radio Arcala OH8X group (OH1MA, OH2BH, OH2GEK,
OH2MM, OH8NC, OH9RJ and OH9VC) will be active as OJ9A (QSL via
OH2BH) from IOTA group EU-192, and as OH9A (QSL via OH1NOA) from
IOTA group EU-126. Activity will include participation in the IOTA
Contest from both Locations. [TNX OH2BH]
P4 - John, W2GD will be active again as P44W from Aruba (SA-036) on
11-16 July. He will operate primarily CW, with main activity during
the IARU HF World Championship. QSL via LoTW, or direct to N2MM.
TK - Once again Frans, DJ0TP will be active holiday style as TK/DJ0TP
from Corsica (EU-014) between 10 July and 8 August. QSL via LoTW,
or via home call (direct or bureau). [TNX DJ0TP]
UA - Alexei RN1ON, Alex UA1OJL, Yuri UA1OC and Oleg UA1PBA will be
active as RI1OM from the Morzhovets Islands (EU-119) on 1-5 July.
They plan to operate CW, SSB and FT8 on 40-10 metres. During the
voyage to/from the island they will be signing RK1O/mm. QSL via
Club Log's OQRS, or via RN1ON.
VK - The Tablelands Radio & Electronics Club will operate special event
station VI50ML on 13-21 July to commemorate the 50th anniversary of
the first manned lunar landing. A commemorative QSL card will be
available for download at https://www.silvertrain.com.au/. Do not
send QSL cards via the bureau.
W - The following stations will be active during the 11th annual "13
Colonies Special Event", which will be held from 13 UTC on 1 July
until 4 UTC on 8 July: K2A (New York), K2B (Virginia), K2C (Rhode
Island), K2D (Connecticut), K2E (Delaware), K2F (Maryland), K2G
(Georgia), K2H (Massachusetts), K2I (New Jersey), K2J (North
Carolina), K2K (New Hampshire), K2L (South Carolina), and K2M
(Pennsylvania), plus the "bonus station" WM3PEN (operating from
Philadelphia, the city where the US independence was declared). See
http://www.13colonies.net/ for information on the award programme.
XE - Look for special callsign XF3LL to be activated on 17-18 August
from the lighthouse at Punta Celerain on Cozumel Island (NA-090).
Activity will be on 40-10m SSB and digital modes. QSL via XE3N.
XZ - Akio, JE2QIZ (AC7XZ), who has been active as XZ2B from Myanmar at
various times since mid-January, is moving from Nay Pyi Taw to
Yangon. He is authorized to operate as XZ2B on 15m (21000-21030
KHz), 12m (24890-24910 KHz), 10m (28000-28030 KHz) and 6m (50080-
50100 KHz). QSL via Club Log's OQRS, or direct to JH3SIF. [TNX The
Daily DX]
YJ - Geoff, ZL3GA will be active again as YJ0GA from Efate (OC-035),
Vanuatu from 21 July to 3 August. He will operate CW, SSB and FT8,
and will be QRV during the IOTA Contest. QSL via Club Log's OQRS,
LoTW or via home call (direct or bureau).

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

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NEW IOTA GROUPS ---> "Following the decision to split the 5 yearly review of
the IOTA list into two parts", IOTA General Manager Roger Balister, G3KMA
wrote on 22 June, "we announced the first tranche of six new IOTA groups at
the RSGB Convention, Milton Keynes on 14 October 2018 [see 425DXN 1433, Ed].
The plan mentioned at the time was to add th e second tranche at Ham Radio
Friedrichshafen in June 2019. At the event's IOTA Forum on Saturday, 22 June
this took place with the announcement of a further six new groups":
AS-206 JA0, 1, 2, 7 Honshu's Coastal Islands East (Japan)
AS-207 R0K Chukchi Sea Coast Centre group, Chukotskiy Avtonomnyy
Okrug (Asiatic Russia)
OC-298 FO Tatakoto Atoll, Tuamotu Islands (French Polynesia)
OC-299 V6 Yap East group, State of Yap (Micronesia)
OC-300 T31 McKean and Nikumaroro Atolls, Phoenix Islands (Central
SA-101 CE0 Alejandro Selkirk Island, Juan Fernandez Archipelago
See https://iota-world.org/info/new_groups_2019.pdf for the full list.
"The review has now completed its work; the next one is scheduled for 2024.
These new groups have provisional numbers. This means that they will need to
be confirmed by an operation taking place after 22 June 2019 that meets the
1000 QSO and other normal validation requirements. Only after confirmation
of the group number will credit for past operations be considered.
The addition of these six groups takes the total of groups that have
confirmed or provisional IOTA numbers to 1172. Of these 1131 have seen
activity, the remaining 41 have not. The number of unnumbered groups remains
at 33. A number of these will be withdrawn in due course to keep within the
programme cap of 1200 groups set long ago by the Management Team as a firm
policy decision".

VP8/VP8DXU ---> The project planning for the 2020 South Orkney Islands
DXpedition [425DXN 1465] continues on schedule, other companies have joined
the corporate sponsors team, the "tent assembly project" is scheduled for
12-15 July, 80m SSB has been added to the operating plan and the fundraising
campaign continues: "the next payment to 'Braveheart' is due in July and our
shipping budget of USD 25,000 is tracking close to plan", the VP8/VP8DXU
team reported on 27 June. "As of this writing, 30 clubs/foundations and 236
individuals have shown their support to the project. We have a long way to
go in order to reach the goal of 50% team member funding of the estimated
project cost of USD 325,000. If you need South Orkney for an ATNO, or plan
to work us, we would appreciate your help, expenses must be paid before we
sail". Please visit https://sorkney.com/ and consider making a donation.


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3B8XF, 5B4AMX, 5T2KW, 5V7EI,
9G2DX, 9M2MSL, 9Q6BB, CP1GJ, CX6VM, DP0DVN/p, DX1CC (OC-128), E28AI, ES5QD,
FO/JI1JKW, GB18YOTA, JH7IPR/6 (AS-047), KP3RE (NA-249), LM450C, OH3077F,
RW1AI/9 (AS-042), S79AM, S79ANR, S79KW, SV2ASP/A, V84SAA, VA7XW/VE1
(NA-127), VE3LYC/KL7 (NA-150), VE7ACN/CK9 (NA-014), VE7ACN/VE1 (NA-081),
VI9NI, VK5MAV/6 (OC-211 & OC-183), XT2AW, XV9JK (AS-157), XW0YO, ZW85LABRE.


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