425 DX News #1411

19 May 2018 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1411

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

6O - Baldur, DJ6SI is now active as 6O0X (reissued callsign) from
Hargeisa, Somalia until 6 June. QSL direct to Baldur Drobnica,
Zedernweg 6, 50127 Bergheim, Germany. [TNX The Daily DX]
6Y - Armin, DK9PY will be active again as 6Y6N from Jamaica (NA-097)
from 23 May to 2 June. He will operate CW only on 160-10 metres,
and will participate in the CQ WW WPX CW Contest. QSL via DK9PY.
[TNX The Daily DX]
9H - Thomas, SV2CLJ will be active as 9H3SV from Malta (EU-023) on 24-31
May. He will operate SSB, RTTY, PSK and FT8 on 80-2 metres. QSL via
LoTW, eQSL or direct only to SV2CLJ. [TNX NG3K]
9M6 - Saty, JE1JKL will be active again as 9M6NA from Labuan Island
(OC-133), East Malaysia from 21 May to 11 June, including an entry
in the CQ WW WPX CW Contest. QSL via LoTW or Club Log's OQRS. [TNX
9X - 9X0T is the callsign for the Italian DXpedition Team's operation
from Rwanda [425DXN 1406]. Silvano, I2YSB and others will be QRV
from 27 September to 12 October. A band/mode survey is available on
http://www.i2ysb.com/idt/. [TNX IK7JWY]
DL - A team of ten operators will be active again as DL0DFF from Hallig
Hooge (EU-042) on 20-24 June. They will operate CW, SSB and digital
modes on 80-10 metres and 2m MS. QSL via DL3HBZ (direct or bureau);
OQRS on Club Log. [TNX DX Newsletter]
F - For the 67th 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 3-17 June, with activity on various
bands and modes (SSB, CW, RTTY, PSK, FT8). QSL via the bureau to
GJ - G0FDZ, G0VJG, G4FNL, M0MDR, M0TBS and M0TGV will participate in the
IOTA Contest (28-29 July) as MJ8C from Les Minquiers (EU-099).
Before the contest, starting on 25 July, will use GJ3RCV. QSLs via
GW - A team from the Barry Amateur Radio Society will be active as
GB4RME from The Royal Mint's headquarters in Llantrisant, Wales
on 1-2 June. They will operate SSB, CW and digital modes. QSL via
GW0ANA (direct or bureau), Club Log and LoTW.
HR - K1XM, KQ1F, N2WQ and W1UE will be active as homecall/HR9 from
Roatan Island (NA-057) on 19-29 May. QSL via home calls. They will
participate in the CQ WW WPX CW Contest as HQ9X (QSL via LoTW or
via KQ1F). [TNX NG3K]
JW - Karl, LA8DW (http://www.la8dw.com) will be active again as JW8DW
from Longyearbyen (EU-026), Svalbard on 26-29 May. QSL via LoTW, or
via the bureau to home call; logsearch on Club Log.
SM - Rick/SM6U, Bengt/SM6UQL and Tomas/SM6XMY will be active as 7S6WX
from the "Weather Islands" (Vaderoarna, EU-043) on 24-27 May. They
will operate SSB on 80-10 metres with two stations. QSL via the
bureau or via LoTW: [TNX SM6U]
UA - R0LS, RW0LZ and UA0LCZ will be active as R0LS/p from Skrebtsov
Island (claimed to qualify for IOTA group AS-066) on 24-28 May.
They plan to be QRV on 80-10 metres CW (3507, 7007, 10107, 14017,
18077, 21017, 24897, 28017 kHz). QSL via R0LS. [TNX qrz.ru]
VK - Chris, VK6BP will be "a relief pilot for tourist flights to
Cockatoo Island (OC-071)", and plans to be QRV as VK6BP/p. He will
be on the island "three days a week for six hours at a time for
several months" starting sometime in late May.
VK - Mike, VK4DX will be active as VK4DX/p from Russell Island (OC-137)
on 1-3 June. He will operate SSB and CW on 80-20 metres. QSL via
home call, direct or bureau, and LoTW; an OQRS for direct cards can
be found on http://vk4dx.com/qsl/online-qsl-request/. [TNX DX
VK - Craig, VK5CE has added a sixth island to his IOTA Tour [425DXN
1410], and now expects to be active as VK5CE/6 from Rottnest Island
(OC-164) on 2 June. He will be QRV on 20 and 40 metres between 8
and 18 UTC. QSL via Club Log's OQRS for direct cards only (look
for VK5CE/6_OC164), or via VK5CE (direct or bureau). Bookmark
https://vkiota.wordpress.com/vk5ce-6/ for more information.
VQ9 - Randy, WW6RG will be active again as VQ9RA from Diego Garcia
(AF-006), Chagos Islands on 23-24 May. He plans to be QRV between
about 04.30 UTC to 13 UTC "for several hours at a time". He will
operate QRP most likely on or around 14190 or 21280 kHz. QSL via
home call. [TNX The Daily DX]
W - Bruce, K5TEN will be active again as K4D from Dog Island (NA-085)
on 2-9 June. He will operate SSB and CW on 40-6 metres. QSL via
home call, see qrz.com for instructions.
YB - Special event station YB46SEA will be active on 18-21 October
during the 46th SEANET Convention that will be held in Yogyakarta,
Indonesia. More information on https://seanet2018.orari.or.id/.
Z2 - Antonio IZ8CCW, Gabriele I2VGW and a large multi-national team of
Mediterraneo DX Club's members will be active as Z23MD from
Zimbabwe from 26 October to 6 November. They will operate on all
bands and modes with five stations. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, via
IK2VUC (direct or bureau) and LoTW. See http://www.mdxc.org/z23md/
for more information and updates. [TNX Mediterraneo DX Club]

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

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CQ AMATEUR RADIO HALL OF FAME ---> The CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame was
established in January 2001 to recognize individuals - radio amateurs or
not - who significantly affected the course of Amateur Radio, as well as
radio amateurs who have made significant contributions either to amateur
radio, to their professional careers or to some other aspect of life on our
planet. This year's inductees are:
- Marlon Brando, FO5GJ (SK), iconic movie actor
- David Brown, KC5ZTC (SK), NASA astronaut killed in 2003 Columbia disaster
- Kalpana Chawla, KD5ESI (SK), NASA astronaut killed in 2003 Columbia
- Laurel Clark, KC5ZSU (SK), NASA astronaut killed in 2003 Columbia disaster
- Ashhar Farhan, VU2ESE, pioneer in popularizing open-source Bit-X "semi-
Kits" using Arduinos for affordable QRP transceivers
- Grady Fox, W4FRM (SK), SSB pioneer; worked on Manhattan Project during
World War II and the camera for NASA's lunar landers
- Wendell King, ex-2ADD (SK), African-American pioneer of broadcasting and
college radio
- Fred Lloyd, AA7BQ, founder of QRZ.com, the most widely-accessed amateur
radio website
- Mark Pecen, KC9X/VE3QAM, wireless communication and networking pioneer,
inventor, cybersecurity expert
- Carole Perry, WB2MGP, longtime advocate for youth in amateur radio;
moderator of Dayton youth forum for more than 30 years
- Ed Westcott, W4UVS, photographer who chronicled the Manhattan Project
during World War II and later helped the FBI with its investigation of the
Jonestown massacre
This year's inductions bring the total number of embers of the CQ Amateur
Radio Hall of Fame to 321.
Two new members each are also being inducted into the CQ DX and CQ Contest
Halls of Fame at the respective Dayton DX and Contest dinners. Their names
will be announced separately.

CQ WW DX CONTEST ---> Effective 14 May, John Dorr (K1AR) is the new Director
of the CQ World Wide DX Contest. He succeeds Doug Zwiebel (KR2Q), who has
been CQWW Director for the past two years and who has stepped down for
personal reasons. K1AR has been a member of the CQWW Contest Committee since
the mid-1970s, and served as CQ magazine's Contesting Editor from 1989 to
2011. A two-time medalist in the World Radiosport Team Championship (WRTC),
he was inducted into the CQ Contest Hall of Fame in 1997.

CQ WW DX CW CONTEST 2017 ---> "A change in scoring methodology for duplicate
contacts in the CW weekend of the 2017 CQ World Wide DX Contest led to an
inconsistency with the standards by which logs submitted for the SSB weekend
of the same contest were scored", the CQWW Management announced on 10 May.
It was therefore decided to restore the original scoring methodology and to
rescore all CW logs for 2017. The updated scores have been posted online:
http://www.cqww.com/scorescw.htm?yr=2017&mode=CW. "There was minimal impact
to the final scores with no significant changes to the final standings and
only 40% of the total pool of logs affected at all", K1AR (CQ WW DX Contest
Director) says.

DXPEDITIONS DELAYED ---> Both the 3D2CR DXpedition to Conway Reef [425DXN
1410] and the T31T DXpedition to Kanton Island, Central Kiribati [425DXN
1403] have been delayed. Dom, 3Z9DX and the Rebel DX Group were expected to
start from Conway around 21 May. "We want to do it as one trip", Dom said on
eHam.net, but "there is a delay from Kiribati gov. with delivery new SAT
emergency system for early warning earthquake and tsunami".


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3B8XF, 5A1AL, 5R8UI, 9Y4/UA4CC,


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