425 DX News #1465

1 June 2019 A.R.I. DX Bulletin
No 1465

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

3D2/C - It looks as if the Rebel DX Group's 3D2CR team is heading again to
Conway Reef. A few days ago their first attempt at reaching the
island aborted owing to adverse sea and weather conditions. Updates
are expected to be posted to https://www.rebeldxgroup.com/.
3W - R9LAJ, R9LR, UA9KDF and UA9LDD will be active as XV9DF from Hon Tre
Island (AS-157), Vietnam on 2-15 June. They will operate CW, SSB
and FT8 on 40-10 metres. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS.
6O - Ali, EP3CQ will be active again as 6O1OO from Somalia starting
around mid-June until the end of July (but he will not be QRV on
1-10 July). This time he will concentrate on 6 metres FT8. QSL
direct to Ali Solhjoo, Schnackenburgstr. 3, 12159 Berlin, Germany.
CU - Herman, HB9CRV is currently back on the air as CU8FN from Flores
Island (EU-089), Azores until 11 June. On 1-2 June he and CU8AS
will participate in the IARU Region 1 Field Day (CW) as CR2V/p from
a location near the Albarnaz Lighthouse. QSLs via HB9CRV (direct or
bureau) and LoTW. [TNX DX Newsletter]
EI - The Galway Radio Experimenters Club (EI4GRC) will be active as
EI100ABC for the Alcock & Brown Centenary Festival to be held in
Clifden, Co. Galway on 11-16 June. The festival celebrates the
100th anniversary of the first non-stop transatlantic flight made
in June 1919 by British aviators John Alcock and Arthur Brown from
St. John's, Newfoundland to Clifden, Ireland. QSL via EI2II.
F - Marc, F0FHU and Gil, F4FET will be active as TM1I from 30 May to 2
June, including participation in the Championnat de France THF (1-2
June). They will operate SSB and RTTY with a focus on 40, 20, 6 and
2 metres, as well as 70cm. While their main camp is on Ile de Saint
Rion (EU-074, DIFM MA-045), they will also operate from Ile Lemenez
(not IOTA, DIFM MA-044), Ile Blanche (not IOTA, DIFM MA-122) and
Ile Roch Ar Mennou (not IOTA, DIFM MA-121). Detailed information on
the Diplome des Iles de la France Metropolitaine can be found on
https://difm.org/. QSL via F4FET
F - Commemorating the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da
Vinci (1452-1519), the Radio Club de Tours Metropole (F6KCI) will
be active as TM500LV between 1 June and 17 November. QSL via F1IOZ,
bureau or direct. [TNX F8REF]
F - For the 68th 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 2-16 June, with activity on various
bands and modes (SSB, CW, RTTY, PSK, FT8). QSL via the bureau to
F - Commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day ("Jour J" in French),
the Radio-Club de Caen (F6KCZ) will be active as TM6J on 4-10 June
from the Merville Gun Battery's historic site, near the 1944
landing area codenamed Sword. Look for activity on 80-6 metres CW
and SSB. QSl via F6KCZ.
F - The Association Mosellane des RadioAmateurs will be active as
TM57FF on 7-22 June, and as TM57FFC from 23 June to 9 July. The
special callsigns are for the FIFA Women's World Cup of football
(soccer), whose 8th edition will be held in France. QSL via the
bureau, or direct to F-11734.
F - Commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the Association des
Radioamateurs de l'Orne will operate special event station TM75DD
from Sainte-Mere-Eglise on 8-9 June. They will operate CW and SSB
on 40, 30 and 20m. QSL via operator's instructions. [TNX F8REF]
G - Promoting geological heritage to the general public, special
station GB6GEO will be active again from Kent's Cavern, England's
oldest "home" situated in the English Riviera (Torbay), for the
annual Geoparks Communication Weekend on 8-9 June. QSL via the
bureau or direct to G3VOF.
G - GB100GP is a commemorative callsign allocated to Gilwell Park's
permanent station (GB2GP) to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the
headquarters of the Scout Association in the UK. Next planned
activations are for 8-9 June, 12-14 and 25-28 July. QSL via Club
Log's OQRS.
GM - Operating from the Shetland Islands (EU-012), Peter, MM0NQY will be
active as GB2DAW on 3-9 June during the Dementia Awareness Week.
QSL direct to Peter Davis, 2 Virkie Cottages, Virkie, Shetland,
ZE3 9JS, United Kingdom.
GM - "If seas are calm, and as part of a landing party", Col, MM0NDX
hopes to be active as MM0NDX/p from the Isle of May (EU-123, WWL
IO86re) for 3-4 hours on 5 June. He will be QRV on 20 and 6 metres
HC - Elixander, W7HU and his son Elixander Jr, N4EVJ will operate SSB
and FT8 as homecall/HC7 from Ecuador on 8-11 June. QSLs via LoTW,
or via W7HU. Alberto, HC1DAZ will be with them, and they will
demonstrate amateur radio to the local community in Shell Mera.
I - ARI Venezia will be active as IQ3VE/p from Pellestrina (EU-131, IIA
V-036) on 31 May-1 June. QSL via the bureau. Complete information
about the Italian Islands Award can be found on http://ari.it/.
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 II4ART during the Museum Ships Weekend on 1-2 June.
QSL via bureau to IQ4FE.
I - Franco, IK4YCQ will be active holiday style as IG9/IK4YCQ from
Lampedusa Island (AF-019) on 2-9 June. He will operate SSB on 40-10
metres. QSL via home call, bureau or direct. [TNX IK4YCQ]
I - ARI Varese will be QRV as II2VZME on 2-15 June. Activity will be on
80-10 metres SSB, CW, RTTY, PSK and FT8. The special callsign is in
memory of sen. Giuseppe Zamberletti (I2ZME), father of the Italian
Civil Protection, who passed away on 26 January. All QSOs will be
confirmed automatically via the bureau.
JA - Look for 8J3XXIV/3 and 8N3G2O/3 to operate SSB, CW and FT8 on 80-6
metres from Tanga Island (AS-117) on 1-2 June. Special callsign
8N3G2O marks the G20 Summit that will be held in Osaka, while
8J3XXIV celebrates the 24th Kansai Amateur Radio Festival. All QSOs
will be confirmed automatically via the bureau as well as through
Club Log's matching function. [TNX JI3DST]
JA - Look for JR0UIU/1 to be active from Miyake Island (AS-008) on 1-2
June, and from Hachijo Island (AS-043) on 3-4 June. Weather
permitting, he will operate CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8 on various bands.
JA - Yoshi, JE2EHP will be active as JE2EHP/6 from Nago-shi, Okinawa
Island (AS-017) on 4-7 June. He will operate SSB, CW and FT8 on
80-6 metres. QSL via the bureau, Club Log and LoTW.
JW - Erling, LB2PG will be active as JW/LB2PG from the weather station
on Bear Island (EU-027), Svalbard (http://bjornoya.org/) from
sometime in June until November. He will operate SSB on 80-20m. QSL
via home call. [TNX DX World]
LA - Jacques, CT2IXX will be active as LA/CT2IXX/p from Melandsjoen,
Hitra Island (EU-036) between 1 June and 12 July. He will operate
SSB only in his spare time. [TNX CT4NH]
OX - Bo, OZ1DJJ will be active again as OX3LX from Nuuk, Greenland
(NA-018) on 11-21 June, with possible activity also from Kook
Island (NA-220). Bo is QRV in his spare time, typically "around
lunch and after dinner". QSL via OZ0J, Club Log's OQRS and LoTW.
PJ2 - Look for Paul, VA3ZC to be active holiday style as PJ2/VA3ZC from
Curacao (SA-099) on 9-16 June. He will operate FT8 and slow speed
CW on 40, 30 and 20 metres. QSL via LoTW, or via home call (direct
or bureau). [TNX NG3K]
PJ7,FS - Satoru, JI1DFO will be active as PJ8SK from Sint Maarten (NA-105)
on 13-15 June, and as FS/AG5CR from Saint Martin (NA-105) on 16-18
June. He will operate FT8 only on 40-17 metres. QSLs via JI1DFO; he
will upload the logs to LoTW and Club Log. [TNX The Daily DX]
SM - DL2VFR as SD7V/2, DL4BBH as SM2/DL4BBH and DL7UXG as SD3G/2 will be
active from Seskaro Island (EU-139) on 6-7 June. QSL via home
calls. This will be the final stop of the IOTA tour that included
activity as OH8/DL2VFR, OH8/DL4BBH and OH8/DL7UXG from Hailuoto
(EU-184) on 26 May, followed by LA/DL2VFR, LA/DL4BBH and LA/DL7UXG
from Langoya (EU-033, 27 May-1 June) and the Lofoten Islands
(EU-076, 1-5 June) [425DXN 1461].
SM - Lars, SM6CUK will be active as SA6G/7 from Ven Island (EU-137) on
10-14 June. He will operate CW only on 40-10m. QSL via SM6CUK. [TNX
The Daily DX]
V6 - Shu, JA1FMN will be active holiday style as V63PSK from Weno Island
(OC-011), Micronesia on 19-22 June. He will operate FT8, FT4 and
JT65 on 80-6 metres. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, eQSL, or direct to
XT - Elvira, IV3FSG will be active again as XT2SE from Ouagadougou,
Burkina Faso on 1-13 June. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, or via IK3GES.

CARIBBEAN TRIP ---> Kan, JJ2RCJ will be active as ZF2CJ from the Cayman
Islands (NA-016) on 23-25 June, and as 6Y3Y from Jamaica (NA-097) on 26-28
June. He will operate mainly FT8 on 80-10 metres. QSL via LoTW, Club Log's
OQRS or direct to JJ2RCJ. [TNX NG3K]

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Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH
Direttore Responsabile I2VGW

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SOUTH ORKNEY ISLANDS 2020 ---> VP8/VP8DXU is the callsign to be used by the
Perseverance DX Group's team during their DXpedition to the South Orkney
Islands next year [425DXN 1461]. "Project plans continue to be developed",
the team reported in thier Press Release #3 (26 May). "The radio and antenna
strategies are complete and work is underway building detailed project plans
and sourcing equipment". The fundraising campaign continues, and "a total of
29 clubs/foundations have committed to support the project and 178
individuals have shown their support" so far. "This is a good start, but we
still have a long way to go in order to meet the goal of the team members
funding 50% of the estimated project cost of $325,000(USD)" - please visit
https://sorkney.com/ and consider making a donation. "As with previous PDXG
DXpeditions, we are again offering a tiered structure for early LoTW upload
(from the island) and free QSL cards at the $50 or greater level". [TNX

TQSL CONFIGURATION FILE ---> The latest TQSL configuration file, released on
22 May (config.xml v11.8), includes FT4 as submode of MFSK. It also adds
AISAT1 and PO-101 in the Satellite enumeration. Recent versions of TQSL
should provide a notification that a new version of config.xml is available,
and offer to downoad and install it.


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3E1JT, 3V8SF, 4E1CVB/4, 5X3C,
5X3E, 7P8LB, 9X9PJ, AD5A (NA-092), C21BN, D2EB, DU1S/9, E51DWC, E6ET, EY8MM,
FK8IK, FO/OK2ZI, OA4TT, OH10X, PJ0DX, RI0B (AS-054, AS-104, AS-121), RI1ANL,
T31EU, T88IB, V84SAA, VK0AI, XT2SZZ, XV9JK (AS-157), XX9D (AS-075), Z66Z,
Z81D, ZY6V (SA-019),


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