425 DX News #1525

25 July 2020 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1525

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

CT - Four members of the Portuguese DX Group (namely CT1EEQ, CT1EGW,
CT1FPA and CT4NH) will be active holiday style as CS5DX from Ilha
do Pessegueiro (EU-167) on 25-26 July. They will operate SSB, FT8
and slow CW mainly on 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres, plus 6m if the band
opens. They will not participate in the IOTA Contest, but simply
"give out EU-167 for those still in need". QSL via Club Log's OQRS,
or direct to CS5DX. [TNX CT4NH]
F - Radio club F4KKE at Saint-Martin-des-Besaces (Normandy) will oper-
ate CW, SSB and digital modes as TM11AD from 31 July to 3 August to
commemorate the role played by the British 11th Armoured Division
during Operation Bluecoat (July-August 1944). QSL via Club Log's
OQRS, LoTW, or via the bureau to F4KKE.
G - A number of Denby Dale Amateur Radio Society's members will each be
running a special event station on 1 August to celebrate Yorkshire
taking part in the celebrations will be the Pontefract & District
Amateur Radio Society as GB0YD, and the Wakefield & District Radio
Society as GB0YDS. QSL via operator's instructions.
G - Two special event stations will be active in August to mark the
critical role that radar played in the Battle of Britain 80 years
ago. GB80BRS will be operated to commemorate Bawdsey Radar Station
in Suffolk, which was the location of the world's first operational
radar station. GB80CH will be operated from Chelmsford in Essex,
which has the most complete surviving radar tower from the Battle
of Britain; the callsign's suffix stands for Chain Home, the code-
name for the ring of coastal early warning radar stations built by
the Royal Air Force.
I - Ignazio, IT9AGZ is active as IT9AGZ/IE9 from Ustica Island (EU-051)
until 31 July. He operates SSB on 40, 20 and 15 metres. QSL via
home call. [TNX IK2RLS]
LA - Nick, LB9LG is active as LM0POMOR for the annual Pomor Festival
(22-26 July) on Vardo Island (EU-141). QSL via LB9LG (direct or
bureau), and LoTW.
OH - Jukka, OH3OJ will be active as OH3OJ/1 from Kaurissalo Island (EU-
096) from 30 July to 5 August. He will operate CW, FT8 and some SSB
on 80-6 metres. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW, or via home call
(bureau preferred).
PA - Special event station PI75VERON will active from 1 August to 31
December to celebrate the 75th anniverary of Vereniging voor
Experimenteel Radio Onderzoek in Nederland (VERON), the Dutch IARU
society which was founded on 21 October 1945. QSL via PA1AW.
UA - Victor, R6AF/p and Valery, RU6DX/p are once again active from
Sudzhuk Island (EU-185) until 28 July. QSLs via Club Log's OQRS, or
via home calls.
XE - Once again special callsign 4A2MAX will be activated on 1-31 August
in remembrance of St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe. Activity will be on
80-6 metres SSB, CW and digital modes. Born in 1894, Father Kolbe
(SP3RN) was killed on 14 August 1941 at Auschwitz. QSL via LoTW,
eQSL and Club Log's OQRS. A certificate will be available, see
https://www.qrz.com/db/4a2max for information.
XW - Mike, XW2DX (ex-UA0XB) is currently active as XW2DX from Vientiane,
and will be staying in Laos for the next few years. He is allowed
to operate on 20, 15 and 10 metres. QSL via RM0L. [TNX DX World]
YB - Look for YB3MM/9 (22-29 July) and YC9DE/p (23-26 July) to be active
from Nusa Ceningan, a small island close to Lembongan (OC-022). QSL
YB3MM/9 via Club Log's OQRS or via IZ8CCW; QSL YC9DE/p via LoTW,
eQSL, direct, or via YB3MM (see qrz.com for PayPal details).

IOTA CONTEST ---> Back in April the RSGB Contest Committee decided that to
minimise the impact of COVID-19, the IOTA Contest in 2020 is exclusively for
Single Operators using their home stations: only "SO Fixed Island" stations
and "SO Fixed World" stations will be eligible to compete in this year's
event. However, any island station will count for the island points and mul-
tiplier, even if that station is not in the competition. Moreover, IOTA Ltd
has confirmed that "island contacts made over the weekend will count for its
IOTA Programme in the normal way".
The IOTA Contest will be held from 12 UTC on 25 July until 11:59 UTC on 26
July, on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres CW and/or SSB. Complete details can be
found on the RSGB Contest Committee's website:
The following stations are expected to be active during the contest weekend
from qualifying islands. For lastest additions please give a look at the an-
nounced operations list maintained by Bill, NG3K:

Ref.No. Call/Ops Island QSL VIA
AF-014 CR3W Madeira DL5AXX
AF-014 CT9/DL5CW Madeira DL5CW
AF-014 CT9ABV Madeira DL5AXX
AF-018 IH9YMC Pantelleria LoTW
AS-150 BG4OP Lingshan BI4IIZ
AS-150 BI4IX Zhucha BH4LLP
AS-155 BV0WPX Liuchiu Yu BV2KI
EU-001 SV5DKL Rhodes SV5DKL
EU-005 MM1E Great Britain MM0GOR
EU-018 OY1CT Streymoy OY1CT
EU-025 IT9RZU Sicily LoTW
EU-029 OZ2PBS Sjaelland OZ2PBS
EU-034 ES0IA Kassaar ES0IA
EU-042 DG5LAC/p Hooge DG5LAC
EU-049 SZ8LES Lesvos SZ8LES
EU-051 IT9AGZ/IE9 Ustica IT9AGZ
EU-054 IF9A Favignana IT9ATF
EU-057 DL5KUD Ruegen DL5KUD
EU-064 F6KBK/p Noirmoutier F4GTB
EU-132 SQ6NEJ Wolin SQ6NEJ
EU-136 9A4KJ Rab 9A4KJ
EU-172 OZ9V/p Aro LoTW
EU-174 SV2CLJ/8 Thassos SV2CLJ
EU-174 SV8/LZ3FN Thassos LZ1PM
EU-174 SV8/LZ3SM Thassos LZ3SM
EU-185 R6AF/p Sudzhuk R6AF
EU-185 RU6DX/p Sudzhuk RU6DX
NA-026 N2GC Long N2GC
NA-031 AI1TT Aquidneck LoTW/Club Log
NA-036 VE7JH Vancouver VE7JH
NA-046 K1VSJ Martha's Vineyard K1VSJ
NA-052 K0AP/4 Marco K0AP
NA-058 AA5JF/4 Jekyll AA5JF
NA-110 AA4V Isle of Palms AA4V
NA-143 K5KUA Galveston K5KUA
NA-144 KD7WPJ Anacapa KD7WPJ
OC-021 YD1JQM Java LoTW
OC-034 YB9UA New Guinea LoTW
OC-130 DV8VMI Mindanao DV8VMI
OC-130 DX8CAD Mindanao DX8CAD
OC-130 DX9EVM Mindanao IK2DUW
OC-148 YD9MBM Timor LoTW
SA-079 ZV1M Palmas PY1MT

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
(Dan Rolla, I1-12387/IW1QLA, drolla231[@]gmail.com).

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

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9A20A ---> The 18-31 July operation from the Palagruza Islands (EU-090)
[425DXN 1521] has been cancelled owing to health and safety issues arising
from the COVID-19 pandemic.

QSO TODAY VIRTUAL HAM EXPO ---> "The first QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo sched-
uled for 8-9 August has already registered over 11,000 hams", Eric Guth
(4Z1UG) announced on 20 July, "and with almost 3 weeks before the event, the
number of registrants continues to increase significantly every day". The
event will be held on a live virtual reality platform that simulates a full
convention experience with an exhibit hall and exhibit booths staffed by
live attendants, speaker auditorium, lobby, and lounges. Attendance is free
and there are early bird prize incentives (donated by sponsors) for regis-
tering by 24 July: https://www.qsotodayhamexpo.com/. The QSO Today Virtual
Ham Expo will run for 48 hours as a live event, then attendees will be able
to access all speaker presentations and exhibitor booth content for another
30 days.

SABLE ISLAND 2021 ---> The CY0C DXpedition to Sable Island, originally
scheduled for 17-26 October, has been postponed until October 2021 due to
the ongoing pandemic. Foundations, clubs and individuals who have already
contributed to the DXpedition can choose whether to get "a complete and
total refund", or "to apply their donations to the 2021 Sable Island CY0C
DXpedition". See http://cy0dxpedition.net/index.html.

XR0YHM ---> Hans-Martin, DK2HM has had to cancel his XR0YHM operation from
Easter Island [425DXN 1511]. He expected to be QRV from 27 August to 7 Sep-
tember, but "all flights have been cancelled by the air company now, and
there is no chance at the moment to postpone the flight tickets or to get a
safe new date for a future activity".

YASME SUPPORTING GRANT TO OX3NUK ---> The Yasme Foundation has allocated
funds for the purchase of equipment to upgrade the OX3NUK club station in
Nuuk, Greenland. In addition to helping the club stay active on the air, the
station can serve as a venue to promote amateur radio through outreach to
local schools and the Scouts for their fall Jamboree.
The Yasme Foundation (http://www.yasme.org/)is a not-for-profit corporation
organized to support scientific and educational projects related to amateur
radio, including DXing and the introduction and promotion of amateur radio
in developing countries. [TNX K4ZW]


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3W1T, 4A2L (NA-135), 5Z4/G3AB,
6F3A (NA-153), 6Y5WJ, 9K2GS, CB0Z (SA-101), CN8KD, CO2AC, E44CC, E44RU,
068), SV9MBH, TG9ANF, TI9A (NA-012), TM8C (EU-159), UK9AA, VP2VB, VP8HAL,
VP8PJ (AN-008), VR2XAN, XP3A, XR8RRC (SA-032), XV1X, Z61DX.


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