425 DX News #1369

29 July 2017 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1369
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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

4O - Gianluca, IK4LZH and Teresa, IU4ICT will be active as 4O/IK4LZH and
4O/IU4ICT from Montenegro on 6-15 August. They will operate SSB on
40 and 20 metres. QSLs via LoTW, eQSL or via IK4LZH (bureau
preferred). [TNX IK4LZH]
9X - Alan, KE4TA has been in Kigali, Rwanda since late May [425DXN 1359]
and hopes to be QRV as 9X0TA in a couple of weeks. He will stay in
Rwanda for the next three years. QSL via N4GNR (direct) and LoTW.
See http://www.rwandadx.com/ for updates.
ES - Pasi, OH2MZB and Simo, OH2HAN will be active as ES0HAM from Hiiumaa
Island (EU-034) on 17-21 August. They will operate mainly RTTY,
with some SSB. QSL via OH2HAN, direct or bureau. [TNX NG3K]
F - The TM5VI operation from ile Vierge (EU-105) [425DXN 1367] has been
cancelled. Plans were for three operators to participate in this
weekend's IOTA Contest. [TNX F6AJA]
G - Commemorating five decades of offshore radio broadcasting, the
Martello Tower Group (http://www.martellotowergroup.com/gb5rc.html)
will be active again as GB5RC on 3-7 August. They will run two
stations mainly on 80, 40 and 20 metres. Activity will take place
from the MV Ross Revenge, home of Radio Caroline, moored in the
Blackwater estuary near Bradwell-on-Sea (Essex). QSL via GB5RC
(bureau) or G6NHU (direct).
G - Special event station GB17YOTA will be active during the 7th
edition of Youngsters On The Air (https://www.ham-yota.com) that
will take place at Gilwell Park, England on 5-12 August. QSL via
operator's instructions.
G - GB8YA will be a "Youngsters Activity" event to be run during the
same week as the YOTA camp (5-12 August). This event has no direct
connection to the Youngsters On The Air programme, but is "to allow
young people who are not able to go to YOTA camp this year a chance
to get on air". QSL via LoTW and logsearch on Club Log. Paper QSLs
will not be issued, unless there is a "reasonable demand".
GJ - Paul, G4PVM will be active holiday style as GJ4PVM from Jersey
(EU-013) on 5-11 August.QSL via LoTW and eQSL only; he will upload
his log to Club Log for IOTA credit, but he does not plan to have
any QSL cards printed.
HC8 - Geoff, G8OFQ will be working again as a volunteer at the Giant
Tortoise Breeding Center on Isla Isabela, Galapagos (SA-004)
between 1 August and 31 October. Apparently he will be mostly QRV
/mm from his yacht (the "Blue Aurora") moored in Puerto Villamil.
QSL direct only. He will upload his logs to LoTW and Club Log. [TNX
The Daily DX]
JD1_oga- Koji, JI1LET, will be active again as JD1BOI from Chichijima
(AS-031), Ogasawara on 3-13 August. He will operate CW, SSB and
RTTY on the HF bands and 6 metres. QSL via JI1LET, direct or
KL - Mikhail, VE7ACN [425DXN 1361] now expects to be active as AL3/AA7CH
from Hinchinbrook Island (NA-042) on 9-15 August, and as NL6/AA7CH
from Kayak Island (NA-157) on 18-28 August. QSL via Club Log's OQRS
(preferred), or via VE7ACN (direct or bureau); he will also upload
his logs to LoTW. See https://www.ve7acn.com/ for more information.
SM - Kjell, SM4DDS will be active as SM4DDS/3 from Hogbonden Island
(EU-087) and lighthouse on 2-5 August. He will operate CW and SSB
on 80-6 metres. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, or via home call (direct
or bureau). [TNX SM4DDS]
SV - Berkin, TA3J will be active as SV8/TA3J from Lesvos Island (EU-049)
on 14-17 August. He will be QRV on the HF bands and 6 metres. QSL
via TA3J. [TNX TA3J]
TI - This year the Dave Kalter Memorial "Youth DX Adventure" will see a
team consisting of three teenagers, three parents and two leaders
be active from TI5/WA8NJR's QTH in Rio Jesus, Costa Rica on 3-7
August. Look for TI5/AB8YK, TI5/KD8VRX, TI5/KD8YVJ, TI5/KG5HVO,
TI5/N8OXC, TI5/N8VAR and TI5/WA8CCS to operate SSB, CW, PSK and
RTTY on the HF bands with two stations. QSL via home calls. More
information on http://qsl.net/n6jrl/. [TNX The Daily DX]
UA - The Radio Marathon "Moscow-870" [425DXN 1340] is running until 31
December. Special callsigns to be active next month are R870K
(01-20 August) and R1382M (21-31 August). Detailed information on
the event and the award programme at www.moscow870.com.
VE - VE9IU is the new callsign issued to Mike, KI1U. He is now active as
CG9IU (for the 150th anniversary of Canada) from Grand Manan Island
(NA-014) [425DXN 1367] until 30 July. QSL via KI1U. [TNX The Daily
VK9 - Peter VK3FN, Chris VK3FY, Lee VK3GK, Luke VK3HJ, Tony VK3TZ and
David K3LP will be active as VK9XI from Christmas Island (OC-002)
on 2-10 October and as VK9CI from the Cocos (Keeling) Islands
(OC-003) on 10-17 October [425DXN 1345]. They will operate CW and
SSB on 160-10 metres, and RTTY on 40-17m. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS
(www.m0oxo.com/oqrs/) and LoTW; logsearch on Club Log. The website
for the operation is at http://christmascocos2017.vkdxg.com/.
VU - VU3NPI and several other operators (VU2DEV, VU2GTI, VU2RCT, VU3DEW,
be active from the St Mary Isles (AS-096) from 30 September to 1
October. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
W - Members of the Old Barney ARC will be active as N2OB from 'Old
Barney', the Barnegat Lighthouse on Long Beach Island (NA-111) on 5
August (rain date 6 August) from about 13 UTC to 21 UTC. QSL via
N2OO. [TNX The Daily DX]
YB - YB67JTG is a special callsign commemorating the 67th anniversary of
Jawa Tengah, the Indonesian province of Central Java. Activity on
the HF bands is expected to take place on 20-27 August, including
operations from the Borobodur Central Java Amateur Radio Fair's
premises (http://bcjarf2017.com/). QSL via operator's instructions.
ZS - ZS9V (http://zs9v.org.za/) will be active again from Robben Island
(AF-064) on 9-13 August. This year's operators (ZS1A, ZS1AN,
ZS1ANF, ZS1V, ZS1VDV and ZS6A) plan to operate SSB and CW with two
stations. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS; traditional QSLs direct only to
M0OXO. [TNX DX World]

RSGB IOTA CONTEST ---> The following stations have announced their
participation in this year's event (from 12 UTC on 29 July through 12 UTC on
the 30th) from qualifying islands. For lastest additions please give a look
at https://www.rsgbiota.org, and at the announced operation list maintained
by Bill, NG3K (http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/iota2017.html). Complete details on
the IOTA Contest can be found on the RSGB Contest Committee's website:

Ref.No. Call/Ops Island QSL VIA
AF-004 EA8AQV Gran Canaria EA8AQV
AF-004 EA8CNR Gran Canaria EA8CNR
AF-014 CR3G Madeira G3TXF
AF-024 S79NH Praslin JA0JHQ
AS-008 JI3DST/1 Shikine JI3DST
AS-018 RA0FF Sakhalin RA0FF
AS-032 JE6HCL/6 Tanega JE6HCL
AS-040 JA6WJL Fukue JA6WJL
AS-053 HS8HEX Phuket HS8HEX
AS-066 R66IOTA Popov UA0LCZ
AS-107 E2X Si Chang E20GMY
AS-125 E2T Chang E21IZC
AS-136 BG4TMC Chongming BG4TMC
AS-137 B5C Qingbang BA4TB
AS-138 BG5UDN Pingtan M0OXO
AS-145 HS3NBR/p Maeo HS3NBR
AS-150 BY4JN Lingshan BI4IIZ
AS-158 B2W Changshan BA1GA
EU-001 SX5R Rhodes SV5DKL
EU-002 OH0X Brando OH2TA
EU-004 AM625VQ Mallorca EA6VQ
EU-004 EA6/DK5ON Mallorca DK5ON
EU-005 G4F Great Britain G4AFJ
EU-005 G6XX Great Britain
EU-008 GM2T Tiree GM4UYZ
EU-008 GM4U/p Jura G4SGX
EU-008 GM7A Lismore GM7WCO
EU-010 GM4AGG/p Vatersay GM4AGG
EU-010 GM7V Benbecula N3SL
EU-013 GJ2A Jersey
EU-015 J49A Crete SV9GPV
EU-016 9A/OM6NM Korcula OM2FY
EU-016 9A0AA Vis S59A
EU-016 9A8DV Drvenik Veli IK6VXO
EU-020 SM0MDG/1 Gotland
EU-024 IS0/G4DJX Sardinia G4DJX
EU-024 IS0/OM8A Sardinia OM2VL
EU-025 IO9Z Sicily IT9DSZ
EU-025 IT9MUO Sicily IT9MUO
EU-025 IT9RZU Sicily IT9RZU
EU-029 OZ2PBS Sjaelland OZ2PBS
EU-029 OZ8SW Sjaelland OZ8SW
EU-034 ES0DJ Muhu ES2DJ
EU-034 ES0IA Kassaar ES0IA
EU-034 ES0V Saaremaa ES3VI
EU-038 PA10TA Texel PA2TMS
EU-038 PA38EU Terschelling PH9GFB
EU-038 PA5X/p Ameland PA5X
EU-042 DG5LAC/p Hooge DG5LAC
EU-042 DM5JBN/p Sylt DM5JBN
EU-047 DJ7MH/p Spiekeroog
EU-049 SZ8LES Lesvos SZ8LES
EU-054 IF9A Favignana IT9PPG
EU-056 LA/OK1DBS Flemsoya OK1DBS
EU-056 LA/OL7X Flemsoya OK1XC
EU-057 DF5A Ruegen DL9GMN
EU-057 DL5KUD Ruegen DL5KUD
EU-057 DO1TOM Hiddensee DO1TOM
EU-057 DO7ES Ruegen DO7ES
EU-061 LA7XK Spjaeroy LA7XK
EU-067 SV0XAF Paros HB9EBC
EU-075 SV8/SV1PMQ Aigina SV1PMQ
EU-075 SX8B Salamina SV1PMR
EU-083 IP1T Tino I1ANP
EU-084 SM0S Orno SM5BAX
EU-088 5P7LSO Laeso OZ1KZX
EU-089 CR2V Flores HB9CRV
EU-091 IO7TA Pedagna Grande IZ8EGM
EU-092 GM1J Tanera Mor MM0BQI
EU-093 EA5HPX/p Tabarca EA5HPX
EU-096 OF1TD Korpo OH1TD
EU-101 OH/SM0W Berggrund SM0W
EU-114 GU3HFN/p Guernsey GU8ITE
EU-114 MU0HTJ Guernsey 2M0SQL
EU-120 G0IVR/p Lundy G4GBP
EU-120 G4ALE/p Wight G3VYI
EU-120 G5XV Wight
EU-120 G6LD Holy Lindisfarne G0BWB
EU-120 GB9IOW Wight ON3UN
EU-121 EI/ON6QR Tory ON6QR
EU-121 EJ3HB Bere M0OXO
EU-121 EJ5GM Bere M0OXO
EU-121 EJ8KO Arranmore G0SYP
EU-123 MM0TFU/p Arran MM0TFU
EU-123 MM1E Great Cumbrae MM0GOR
EU-123 MM3T Bute
EU-124 GW6W Holy GW0ETF
EU-125 OZ/DF2SD Fano DF2SD
EU-126 OH8AA Selkasarvi OH8AA
EU-127 DJ6OI/p Helgoland DJ6OI
EU-127 DR0F Neuwerk DM4DL
EU-128 DK5AX/p Fehmarn DK5AX
EU-129 DL0KWH/p Usedom Club Log
EU-129 DL5KVV/p Usedom DL5KVV
EU-129 DL6DQW/p Usedom DL6DQW
EU-130 II3Y S.Maria di Barbana IV3OSC
EU-131 IW3HVB/p Fisolo IW3HVB
EU-131 IZ3NXC/p Pellestrina IK3GES
EU-132 SN0RX Wolin SP8BXL
EU-132 SP7VC/1 Wolin SP7VC
EU-136 9A8CV Krk S53V
EU-140 OG5A Nuokot OH5AD
EU-140 OH5TS Kuorsalo OH5TS
EU-145 CR5CW Culatra CT7ACG
EU-146 PA5TT Schouwen Duiveland PA5TT
EU-165 IM0/I0PNM San Pietro I0PNM
EU-170 9A/OM2ZZ Pag OM2FY
EU-172 5P5CW Langeland DL5SE
EU-172 OZ/DJ4MF Hjarno DJ4MF
EU-172 OZ/DL2JRM Hjarno DL2JRM
EU-172 OZ/DL8MF Samso DL8MF
EU-172 OZ9V/p Aro OZ9V
EU-177 SM5CKV/p Harstena M0OXO
EU-178 ES0GP Manilaid ES8GP
EU-179 UR1G Kalanchakskiye
EU-185 RU6DX/p Sudzhuk RU6DX
NA-026 N2GC Long N2GC
NA-029 VY2TT Prince Edward K6LA
NA-034 W2DEN/4 Lido W2DEN
NA-036 VC7A Vancouver VE7CXZ
NA-055 K1IMI Little Deer N4CW
NA-055 W2IY Mt. Desert W2IY
NA-058 KU8E/p Jekyll KU8E
NA-065 N3QQ/p Whidbey N7RO
NA-067 NR3X/4 Pea N4YDU
NA-067 W4KAZ Great W4KAZ
NA-068 VE2VIA/VE9 Lameque VE2VIA
NA-083 K4P Chincoteague N3JS
NA-085 KN4Y/4 St. George KN4Y
NA-092 KF5VDX Padre KF5VDX
NA-104 V47JA St. Kitts W5JON
NA-110 AA4V Palms AA4V
NA-111 AG2J Seven Mile Beach AG2J
NA-111 W2KV/2 Long Beach W2KV
NA-126 VC1G Bon Portage VA1YL
NA-128 CF2NDX Orleans VE2TLH
NA-128 CG2I Coudres VE2EBK
NA-143 K5KUA/5 Galveston K5KUA
NA-213 KI4GGJ/p Dauphin KI4GGJ
NA-213 KS4YT/p Dauphin KS4YT
NA-213 KV4T/p Dauphin KV4T
OC-016 3D2SE Viti Levu ZL3TE
SA-036 P40X Aruba DL8UD
SA-046 PW7I Itamaraca PY7RP
SA-060 PX8I Itarana PY8WW
SA-072 ZY8D Canarias PS8RV

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
(iw1qla[@]tin.it). Good luck to you all!

*** 4 2 5 D X N E W S ***
**** GOOD TO KNOW ... ****
Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

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2017 CQ WW RULES --- > A few updates have been made to the rules, "effective
for the 2017 CQWW SSB and CW weekends. Full rules will be published soon. In
addition to the updates, the thought process behind each update is included.
We hope this will provide some insight into the reasons for the updates":
see http://cqww.com/blog/2017-cqww-rules-update-announcement/.

IAAW 2017 --- > The 4th International Air Ambulance Week will take place on
9-17 September. The event is primarily intended to help support and
generate donations for flying medical services a round the world. See
http://www.radio-amateur-events.org/IAW/index.htm for complete information.

NEW IOTA WEBSITE ---> "IOTA Ltd's IT Group has worked tirelessly on the
development of the new IOTA administration software and the new IOTA
website", Johan PA3EXX reported on 23 July. "One of the significant
developments was the implementation of paperless QSLing through QSO matching
via Club Log. This part has been available to the IOTA community on the
existing IOTA system since July 2016. The process of adding operations that
are valid for IOTA has been on-going, resulting in very large number of
credits being given.
We are targeting the launch of the new IT system for early September.
Software developers should be aware that this may affect any application
using data from www.rsgbiota.org since this website will be taken offline.
Please contact us at info[@]iota-world.org if your software uses data from
www.rsgbiota.org and you want to have access to this kind of data in the

RI0C ---> Activity from Iony Island (AS-069) started on 25 July around 7 UTC
reportedly with only three operators running 100 watts. After going through
many trials and tribulations, RI0C went QRT some 48 hours later.

VOACAP DIY ---> "VOACAP Online now has an option to offer do-it-yourself HF
propagation predictions, suitable for the websites of DXpeditions (and for
other needs, too). Just embed a small snippet of code in your HTML codebase,
and you are set to go. It's free": http://www.voacap.com/diy-charts.html.
[TNX DX World]


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3DA0FA, 3W9DQ, 3W9FU (AS-157),
5A1AL, 5R8SV, 8P9AL, A35JP/p (OC-123), A5A, AP2AM, C6ALY, DU2/JA1PBV
(OC-092), E20HHK/p (AS-145, AS-125 and AS-126), EK7DX, FO/JI1JKW, GB13COL,
HD2RRC (SA-034), HD2RRC/4 (SA-033), IS0/OM8A, J88PI (NA-025), JW2US, JY9FC,
LB1AH/p (EU-055), OY/MM0ZBH, PJ6/OH1VR, RT9K/9 (AS-005), SF7YT, TN5E, TU7C,


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