425 DX News #1361

3 June 2017 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1361
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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

3B7 - Seb, F5UFX and other seven operators (F2DX, F4BKV, F4FET, F4HAU,
F5CWU, F5PTM and F6AGM/FM5CD) will be active from the Saint Brandon
Islands (AF-015) for two weeks in April 2018. They will operate CW,
SSB and RTTY on 160-6 metres with seven stations (one for 6m).
Bookmark http://www.saintbrandondx.com for more information and
5T - The Czech DXpedition Team (OK1BOA, OK1CRM, OK1FCJ, OK1GK, OK2ZA,
OK2ZI and OK6DJ) and guest operators 5T0JL and 5T2AI will be active
as 5T5OK from Mauritania between 16 and 28 September. They will
operate CW, SSB and digital modes on 160-10 metres. QSL via Club
Log's OQRS, LoTW and eQSL; traditional cards via OK6DJ (direct or
bureau). See http://www.cdxp.cz/ for further information and
QSLling policy.
C6 - C6ACC (QSL via K8CC and LoTW), C6ALY (QSL via K6KLY), C6ATA (QSL
via K2KW and LoTW) will be active from FL15wc on Eleuthera Island
(NA-001), Bahamas on 7-16 June. Main activity will be on 50, 144,
220, 432 and 1296 MHz, but they will also operate on the HF bands.
DL - Stefan, DF8HS will be active from Fehmarn Island (EU-128) from 16
June to 1 July. QSL via bureau. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
DL - A team of seven operators (DD2HZ, DJ7AO, DJ7RK, DK3KH, DL3HBZ,
DL6HBQ and DL9HDA) will be active as DL0DFF from Hallig Hooge
(EU-042) on 22-24 June. They will operate CW, SSB and digital modes
on 80-10 metres and 2m. QSL via DL3HBZ (direct or bureau); OQRS on
Club Log. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
EL - In collaboration with the Liberian Radio Amateur Association, a
team consisting of Richmond EL2BG, Dickson EL2DT, Jeremy EI5GM,
Dave EI9FBB and Col MM0NDX will be active as 5L3BI (requested
callsign) from Baiyah Island (AF-111, new one for IOTA) [425DXN
1360] in early November. The tentative dates are around 1-4
November, but "time on the island will be limited and definitely
weather dependent". They will operate CW and SSB using verticals
and amplifiers. The log will be uploaded to Club Log after the
activity. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS (direct or bureau); traditional
requests go to M0OXO direct only. Bookmark https://af111new.com/
for updates and information on how to support the DXpedition. [TNX
F - For the 66th year the Association des Radioamateurs de la Sarthe
(F6KFI) will operate a special event station for the 24 Hours of
Le Mans. Look for TM24H on 4-18 June, with activity on all bands
and modes. All QSOs will be confirmed automatically via the bureau.
FO - TX5JF is the callsign that Jean-Pierre, F6CTF is using from French
Polynesia until early August [425DXN 1359]. His plans are to be
QRV on 80-10 metres with a focus on 40m, and to operate "fixed
from Tahiti and /mm from around the archipelago". QSL via eQSL
or direct to F6CTF.
HI - Didier, F5PLR will be active as HI9/F5PLR from Las Terrenas,
Dominican Republic (NA-096) between 6 June and 4 July. He will be
QRV on 30, 20 and 15 metres. [TNX Les Nouvelles DX]
I - Launched in 1904, the 'Elettra' was a two-masted steam yacht that
Guglielmo Marconi used as a floating laboratory for many
experiments. Part of her keel stands in the grounds of Villa
Griffone, at Pontecchio near Bologna, from where ARI Fidenza will
be active as IQ4FE during the Museum Ships Weekend on 3-4 June.
QSL via bureau to IQ4FE. Other Italian station participating in the
event include II1MTN and II0SOM.
active as IL7P from Pedagna Grande (EU-091) on 28-30 July. They
will be QRV with two stations, one for the IOTA Contest and one for
the non-contest bands (6m included). QSL via Club Log's OQRS, or
via IZ8EGM (direct or bureau). [TNX IZ8EGM]
KL - Nobu, JA0JHQ (http://pandasan.jimdo.com/) will be active as
AH0C/KL7 from near Anchorage, Alaska on 17-19 June. Main activity
will be on 160, 80, 40 and 20 metres during the All Asian DX CW
Contest (17-18 June). QSL via JA0JHQ, bureau or direct, and LoTW;
logsearch on Club Log.
KL - Mikhail, VE7ACN will be active as AL3/VE7ACN from Hinchinbrook
Island (NA-042) on 9-15 August, and as NL6/VE7ACN from Kayak Island
(NA-157) on 18-28 August. He will be QRV on 40-10 metres (maybe
also 160 and 80m). 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.
OY - Bill, K2HVN will be active as OY/K2HVN from the Faroe Islands
(EU-018) on 13-26 June. He will operate CW and some SSB on 40-10
metres. QSL via home call. [TNX The Daily DX]
PJ7 - Look for PJ7/K9UK, PJ7/KK9N, PJ7/W9AEB, PJ7/W9KXQ to be active from
Sint Maarten (NA-105) on 14-28 June. They will operate CW, SSB and
digital modes on 80-10 metres with two stations. A third station
will be used by PJ7/W9DR on 6m. QSL via home calls. [TNX NG3K]
SM - SA7AZQ, SA7DNA and SM5VFE are active as 7S9AT from Haradskar Island
(EU-177) until 5 June. Look for them on the HF bands and 6 metres.
QSL via SA7AZQ, direct or bureau. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
T8 - Ryosei, JH0IXE will be active again as T8CW from Koror (OC-009),
Palau on 9-18 June. He plans to operate CW, SSB, RTTY, JT65 and
PSK31 on 80-6 metres. QSL via JA0FOX (bureau) or JH0IXE (direct),
LoTW and eQSL. Logsearch on http://t8cw.idou.net. [TNX DX World]
V4 - Rich, KE1B and Anna, W6NN will be active as V4/KE1B and V4/W6NN
from Nevis (NA-104) from 30 June to 9 July. They will operate all
modes on 40-6 metres. QSL via home calls (direct or bureau) and
LoTW; logsearch and OQRS on Club Log.
V4 - Once again John, W5JON will be active as V47JA from St. Kitts
(NA-104) from 12 July to 5 August. He will operate SSB on 160-6
metres (60m included), with planned activity during the IOTA
Contest. QSL via W5JON (direct only) and LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
VK - Plans are for Andy, VK5MAV [425DXN 1359] to leave Mackay around 8
UTC on 9 June and reach the Whitsundays Islands (OC-160) a few
hours later: "there I hope to persuade the skipper to throw me to
an island to stay overnight on the beach and work on air", Andy
says. If he is QRV from OC-160, he will be signing VK5MAV/4
indicatively between the UTC midday and the UTC early evening of 9
June. He is expected to arrive at Marion Reef (OC-267) in the UTC
evening of 10 June, and to remain there and be active as VK9MAV
until the UTC morning of 16 June. On his way back to Mackay he
might operate again from OC-160 for a few hours on 17 June. QSL via
Club Log's OQRS; traditional cards should be sent to VK5MAV (direct
only) or RN3RQ (bureau). Andy will be able to upload his logs to
Club Log on 18 June at the earliest.
VK9M - DL3DXX, LB8DC, N7QT, N9ADG, SM1ALH, SM5AQD, SM5GLC and possibly
other two operators will be active as VK9MA from Mellish Reef
(OC-072) [425DXN 1343] on 3-16 November. They will operate CW, SSB
and RTTY on 160-10 metres with five stations. QSL via Club Log's
OQRS (direct or bureau), LoTW and eQSL; traditional requests via
N7QT (direct or bureau). The website for the DXpedition is under
construction at https://vk9ma.com/.
W - Harry, W1HMM will be active from Monhegan Island (NA-137) on 9-11
June. He will operate QRP on 40 and 20 metres SSB and digital
modes, with "other bands possible depending on propagation". QSL
via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX rsgbiota.org]

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**** GOOD TO KNOW ... ****
Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

CQ DX MARATHON ---> The CQ DX Marathon is a year-long DX hunt, with
participants competing to see who can work the greatest number of countries
("entities") and CQ zones during the calendar year. Complete results of the
2016 edition are on http://www.dxmarathon.com/Results/2016/Results2016.htm.

MUSEUM SHIPS WEEKEND ---> Organized by the Battleship New Jersey Amateur
Radio Station (NJ2BB), this year's Museum Ships Weekend will be held from
00.00 UTC on 3 June until 23.59 UTC on the 4th. Information on the event,
including the relevant certificate and the listing of participating ships,
can be found at http://www.nj2bb.org/museum/index.html.

W4DXCC ---> Sponsored by the SouthEastern DX and Contesting Organization,
Inc. (SEDCO), the 13th W4 DX and Contest Convention will be held at the
MainStay Suites Conference Center in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee on 22-23
September. Registration is now opean and complete details can be found at
http://www.w4dxcc.com/. [TNX K4SV]

+ SILENT KEY + Floyd Gerald, N5FG passed away on 25 May. Born in 1944 and
licensed since 1972, he was an accomplished DXer and the holder of many
operating awards, including DXCC Honor Roll #1, 9BDXCC and 5BWAZ (200
Zones). He served in the ARRL DX Advisory Committee (2009-11), as the
manager of the ARRL W5 Incoming QSL Bureau (1998-2002) and as the CQ WAZ
Award Manager (2004-2014). He was also a Pilot station for several major
DXpeditions, notably BQ9P (Pratas Island 2003), PZ5A (Suriname 2003), ST0RY
(Sudan 2003), TO4E (Europa 2003), VK9CD (Cocos-Keeling 2003), VK9XW
(Christmas Island 2003), FT5GA (Glorioso 2009), ST0R (South Sudan 2011),
EP6T (AS-166, Iran 2015) and most recently S21ZED & S21ZEE (March 2017).


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3B8MM, 3XY3D (AF-051), 5A1AL,
5U5R, 5U5U, 6V1IS/p (AF-045), 6W2SC, 9G5X, 9Q6BB, A52IVU, A5A, AH2P, C6APY
(NA-054), CE0Y/LU9VEA, DU1UD/8 (OC-119), E51WL (OC-082), EA9/DJ6TF, EA9/
(SA-061), XX9D, YB9KA (OC-150), ZP4KFX.


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