425 DX News #1461

4 May 2019 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1461

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

3D2 - Oleh, KD7WPJ will be active (callsign TBA) from Viti Levu (OC-016),
Fiji on 11-16 May. He will operate CW and SSB on 40-12 metres. QSL
via KD7WPJ or LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
3W - Tom, DL7BO will be active again as XV9BO from Mui Ne, Vietnam on
13-19 May. He will operate sporadically on the HF bands SSB, CW,
RTTY and FT8. QSL via LoTW or DL7BO. [TNX The Daily DX]
8Q - Nobu, JA0JHQ (8Q7NH) and Ted, JA7XBG (8Q7XB) will be active from
the Maldives (AS-013) on 7-10 May. QSLs via LoTW (preferred) or
direct to home calls.
CP - Lance, W7GJ will be active as CP1GJ from Copacabana (WWL FH53kt),
Bolivia on 7-16 May. This will be a 6m EME DXpedition: "I urge you
to gain experience with JT65A", he says, "and especially review the
QSO procedure that I use most effectively on these DXpeditions".
When "not aimed up at the moon", he adds, "I very well may be on
SSB or FT8 mode. For FT8, I will be using 50.313 MHz". QSL direct
only to home call. See http://www.bigskyspaces.com/w7gj/ for
planned operating schedules and other information.
DU - Dindo, DU1UD will be active as DU1UD/8 from Mapun Island (OC-105)
starting on 2 May for a couple of weeks. When time permits, he will
operate CW on 40-15ms. This is a "dangerous part of the world",
Dindo's QSL manager says, and "safety will always be paramount.
Bear this in mind if he suddenly disappears off frequency without
Warning". QSL via M0OXO's OQRS. Please refrain from working Dindo
more than once (even on different bands); he will try and send his
log to M0OXO daily (https://www.m0oxo.com/oqrs/logsearch.php) for
IOTA chasers to check.
EX - Special callsign EX26Y will be active on 7-15 May to celebrate the
26th anniversary of the Amateur Radio Union of the Kyrgyz Republic
(http://qrzex.com/). Look for activity on 160-10 metres SSB, CW and
digital modes. QSL via LoTW, eQSL or direct to EX7DI.
F - The Association des Radioamateurs des Cotes d'Armor will be active
as TM1MOON on 4-5 May. The special callsign marks the 50th
anniversary of the first manned mission to land on the Moon, and
will be active again in June (8-9 and 15-16), July (6-7, 13-14 and
19-21) and September (7-8). QSL via F4EUG. [TNX F8REF]
F - Members of the Institut pour le Developpement des Radiocommunica-
tions par l'Enseignement (IDRE) and the Castres DX Gang will be
active again as TM5FI from Ratonneau Island (EU-095) on 7-14 May.
QSL via F5XX, direct or bureau; logsearch on Club Log. [TNX F8REF]
F - ARI Sanremo will be active as F/IQ1SM on 12 May from the Cabanon at
Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, one of Le Corbusier's buildings inscribed on
the UNESCO World Heritage List. Information on the World Heritage
Sites Award can be found on http://www.whsa.info/. [TNX I1UWF]
FO,FO/A- Oliver, W6NV will be active as FO/W6NV from Tahiti (OC-046), French
Polynesia on 19-21 July, and as TX2A from Raivavae (OC-114),
Austral Islands on 23-29 July (including participation in the IOTA
Contest). QSL via W6NV and LoTW. [TNX DX World]
FR - Thomas, F4HPX will be active again as FR/F4HPX from Reunion Island
(AF-016) between mid-May and early June. He will operate SSB, FT8
and maybe some CW on 40-15 metres from different locations around
the island. QSL via LoTW, Club Log's OQRS, or via home call (direct
or bureau).
GD - The Camb-Hams (http://dx.camb-hams.com) will be active as GT3PYE/p
From the Isle of Man (EU-116) on 4-10 May. A large group of
operators will be QRV with multiple stations on the HF bands, as
well as on 6, 4 and 2m, and satellites. There will be some SOTA and
WAB activity as well. QSL via LoTW; paper cards will be available
only via Club Log's OQRS. [TNX G3ZAY]
GJ - The Ynomy DX Group will be active as MJ/PG8M/p and MJ/PH0NO/p from
6-8 different nature reserves on Jersey Island (EU-013) on 11-12
May. Plans are to operate SSB and CW on 80-2 metres with two
stations. All QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau;
direct cards should be requested through Club Log's OQRS. See
http://www.ynomy.nl for more information.
HS - The Radio Amateur Society of Thailand will run special event
station HS10KING on all bands and modes from 1 May to 31 July to
celebrate the coronation of King Rama X. All QSOs will be confirmed
automatically via the bureau.
JA - Kenji, JA4GXS will be active as JA4GXS/1 from Hachijo-jima (AS-043)
on 11-13 May. He will operate CW, SSB and FT8 on 40, 30 and 20
metres. [TNX DX World]
JW - Look for Christian, EA3NT and Col, MM0NDX to be active as JW/EA3NT
and JW/OJ0Y from Longyearbyen (EU-026), Svalbard on 12-16 June.
They will operate CW, SSB and digital modes "on whatever bands are
open", and will upload their logs to Club Log. [TNX DX World]
KL - Subject to obtaining permissions from the US Coast Guard and the US
Fish & Wildlife Service, plans are for KL7RRC/p to be active from
Sledge Island (NA-210) [425DXN 1459] between 25 August and 3
September. Current team members are Mike AD5A, Yuri UA9OBA and Yuri
N3QQ. They will operate CW, SSB and FT8 on 40-6 metres. QSL via
Club Log's OQRS or via N7RO.
LA - Look for Ric LA/DL2VFR, Friedrich LA/DL4BBH and Klaus LA/DL7UXG to
be active from the Vesteralen Islands (EU-033) on 27-31 May, and
from the Lofoten Islands (EU-076) on 1-5 June. They will operate
CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via home calls, Club Log and eQSL. [TNX
LX - Amateur radio operators from France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands
and Germany have hold a meeting in Luxembourg since 1969. Look for
special event call LX8SAR to be aired during this year's event,
which will take place on 10-12 May at Weicherdange. All QSOs will
be confirmed via the bureau.
OH0 - Juha, OH5CW and the OH5C group will be active again as OG0C from
Kokar (square KO09), Aland Islands (EU-002) on 22-28 May. They will
operate CW, SSB, FT8, FT4 and MSK144 on 160-2 metres, and will
participate in the CQ WW WPX CW Contest. QSL via LoTW, via the
bureau, or direct to OH5CW; logsearch on Club Log. [TNX NG3K]
OM - Special event stations OM2019IIHF and OM83IHWC will be active on 1-
31 May for the 83rd Ice Hockey World Championship to be held in
Slovakia. QSLs via Club Log's OQRS, or via OM2FY (bureau or
direct). See http://awards.szr.sk/index_eng.html for information
about the awards issued for working these stations.
PA - Tony, PD1TV and Henry, PA4HM will be active as PH229XXI from 11 May
to 4 June for the annual "Wings and Wheels" event held at Hoogeveen
Airfield. They will operate SSB on the HF bands. QSL via the
bureau, or direct to PA4HM.
PA - Bernard PB7Z, Mark PD0ME and Jelle PD5JFK will be active as
PD19MILL from 'de Eendracht' in Gieterveen for the Mills On The Air
event on 11-12 May (see http://www.pd6mill.com/ for more
information). All QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the
bureau, LoTW and eQSL; direct cards via PD7BZ.
PA - Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the International Astronomical
Union, three Dutch special event stations will be active as
25 May-16 June PA100IAU Tivoli Astronomical Observatory, Oudenbosch
15 June-7 July PB100IAU Leiden Astronomical Observatory
6-28 July PC100IAU Louwman Museum, The Hague
See qrz.com for more information and QSL routes.
S9 - A team of seven (EA1ACP, EA1DVY, EA5BJ, EA5EL, EA7FTR, EB7DX and
S92HP) will be active as S9A from Sao Tome (AF-023) on 6-18 June.
They will operate CW, SSB and FT8 on the HF bands. QSL via EB7DX;
logsearch on Club Log.
SV - Jacques, F6HMJ will be active as SV8/F6HMJ from Ios Island (EU-067)
on 14-28 May. He will operate SSB and CW on 80-10 metres. [TNX Les
Nouvelles DX]
UA - Pavel R2DX, Yuri R2DY and Eugeni RW3FB will be active as RI1OB from
Bolshoy Solovetsky Island (EU-066) on 2-8 May. Plans are to operate
CW, SSB and digital modes on 80-10 metres with two stations. QSL
via Club Log's OQRS, or via R2DX (direct or bureau).
UA - A team of five (R3BY, R6AW, R7LP, RU5D and RX6CM) will be active
either as R3RRC/6 and with personal callsigns from the Lebyazh'i
Islands (EU-180) on 17-20 May. They plan to operate SSB and CW on
40-10 metres with two stations. QSL R3RRC/6 via Club Log's OQRS, or
via RZ3EC. [TNX qrz.ru]
UA9 - 1-7 June are the new dates for the Russian Robinson Club's R26RRC
DXpedition to Paramushir Island (AS-204, new one for IOTA) [425DXN
1458]. Four operators (Vasily R7AL, Vladimir RK8A, Igor UA3EDQ and
Albert UB9WLJ) will be active on 40, 30, 20 and 17 metres using
VDAs, verticals and two 600-watt power amplifiers. QSL via Club
Log's OQRS.
V3 - Josep, EA3AKY will be active as V31AK from Belize on 23-28 May. He
will participate in the CQ WW WPX CW Contest on all bands; outside
the contest he will concentrate on 6 metres FT8. [TNX EA3AKY]
V6 - Haru, JA1XGI will be active as V6K from Kosrae Island (OC-059),
Micronesia on 17-24 June. He will operate CW, RTTY and FT8 on 40-10
metres. See http://v6k.client.jp/ for his band plan. QSL via Club
Log's OQRS, LoTW, or via home call.

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

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INDEXA NEWSLETTER ---> The Spring 2019 edition (#125) of the International
DX Association's Newsletter (INDEXA) is now available for download at
http://www.indexa.org/newsletters.html. It contains the complete report by
Don Greenbaum, N1DG on the Baker Island (KH1/KH7Z) DXpedition which occurred
in June-July 2018. [TNX K8YC]

QSL GALLERY ---> The large collection of QSL cards on Les Nouvelles DX's
website has been updated. Sixteen different galleries include 16,940 cards
for the ten Most Wanted DXCC Entities (2009-18), the 62 deleted DXCC
Entities, obsolete prefixes, stations from Maghreb from 1945 to 1962,
Allied Forces stations in Germany (1945-70), special stations commemorating
ITU and IARU, stations using the United Nations prefix (4U), Antarctic bases
and TAAF (Terres Australes and Antarctiques Francaises), the various French
DXCC island Entities in the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean and the Americas
(from 1945 to 1969), pre-1945 countries, French Departments and CONUS, plus
a gallery for cards not accepted by DXCC. Your participation is encouraged:
http://www.lesnouvellesdx.fr/galerieqsl.php. [TNX F6AJA].

REBELS ON THE MOVE ---> The Rebel DX Group (https://www.rebeldxgroup.com/)
announced on 30 April that "the Rebel Team is on the way to their next
DXpedition locations. From hours on an airplane to days on the high seas".
One possible destination might be Banaba Island (T33T).

SA-082 ---> On 1 May HK1E, HK1MUI, HK1Q and HK2SM were active for a few
hours from Punta Aguja Island (SA-082). "This trip was just a very short
recon", Thierry (HK2SM) says, and adds that they "will be back sometime this
month", possibly "with a special call" and "at very short notice". [TNX

SOUTH ORKNEY ISLANDS 2020 ---> Ken, NG2H and Dave, WD5COV have joined the
radio team, which now consists of 14 operators. The Northern California DX
Foundation's significant grant of USD 30,000 will help cover the estimated
project cost of USD 325,000. The fundraising drive began in mid-March, and
"in just a short time we've received donations from 19 clubs/foundations and
over 130 individuals", the team reported on 28 April. They "look forward
to receiving support from the global DX community" - please visit
https://sorkney.com/ and consider making a donation. Several team members
will attend upcoming ham radio events, including Dayton Hamvention (17-19
May), Dallas Ham-Com (7-8 June), Ham Radio Friedrichshafen (21-23 June) and
the Pacific Northwest DX Convention (9-11 August).


QSLs received direct or through managers: 5X3C, 5X3E, 9LY1JM (AF-037),
(OC-025), PY0F, RI0B, T31EU, TA3AIK, TO3Z, UK9AA, UN3M, V84SAA, VK4/JA8COE
(OC-138), VP8LP, VP9/AA1AC, XX9D (AS-075), Z81D, ZA1EM, ZD7BG.


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