425 DX News No. 1367

15 July 2017                                              A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1367
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                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW
 
3D2    – Bill, VK4FW will be active holiday  style  as  3D2T from  Viti Levu
         (OC-016), Fiji on 16-27 July.  He will operate mainly CW on 40, 30,
         20, 17 and 15 metres. QSL via home call. [TNX QRZ DX]
4L     – Armen 4L6DL, Sergo 4L6QC, Antoine F5RAB,  Luc F5RAV  and  Alexander
         UR5EAW will be active as 4L0GF from Zeda Tkhilnari, Georgia on 3-13
         August. They will operate SSB, CW and RTTY on the HF bands. QSL via
         F5RAV (direct), LoTW  and eQSL;  the log will be uploaded  to  Club
         Log. [TNX DX World]
9A     – Active from  Vis Island (EU-016)  will  be  9A0AA (25-31 July, IOTA
         Contest included, QSL via S59A) and  9A72DP (25 July-2 August,  QSL
         via 9A6W, bureau preferred). [TNX rsgbiota.org]
CT7    – Special event station CR6D will be  active  on  17-23 July for  the
         36th  International  Motorcycle  Rally  in Faro,  Portugal.  Expect
         activity on 806 metres SSB, CW and RTTY. QSL via CT1EHX.
DU     – Ger, PG5V will be active holiday style as DU1/PG5V from Muntinlupa,
         Metro  Manila (OC-042)  between  18 July  and  16 August.  He  will
         operate JT modes, CW and  some  SSB  on  40-6 meters.  QSL via PG5V
         (bureau preferred) and LoTW. [TNX The Daily DX]
E5_sc  – Alex, F4GHS will be active holiday style as  E51GHS  from  Aitutaki
         (OC-083) on 7-16 August, and then from Rarotonga (OC-013) until  25
         August.  DXCC wise, both  the  islands  count  for  the  South Cook
         Islands. QSL via home call. [TNX DX World]
EA6    – Andy, DK5ON will  be active  as EA6/DK5ON  from  Mallorca, Balearic
         Islands (EU-004) on  17-31 July,  including an  entry  in  the IOTA
         Contest.  He will  operate SSB, CW and  digital  modes (JT65, RTTY,
         PSK31) on  80-10 metres.  QSL via  Club Log’s OQRS, LoTW, or  DK5ON
         (direct or bureau). [TNX NG3K]
ES     – Juri, ES8GP will be active as ES0GP  from  Manilaid Island (EU-178)
         on 24-31 July,  IOTA Contest  included.  QSL via  ES8GP, direct  or
         bureau. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
F      – Christophe F4ELI, Andy F4ELK and Didier F6DXE will operate SSB  and
         CW as TM5VI from  ile Vierge (EU-105) during  the  IOTA Contest  on
         29-30 July.  QSL via F4ELK, direct or bureau.
GW     – A team from  the  Barry  Amateur Radio Society  will  be  active as
         GB4RME from  The Royal Mint’s  headquarters  in  Llantrisant, Wales
         from 31 July to 5 August. They will operate SSB, CW, RTTY, JT65 and
         satellite.  QSL via GW0ANA (direct or bureau),  Club Log  and LoTW.
         [TNX NG3K]
I      – ARI Acireale will be active as IQ9BF/P from  Lachea Island (EU-166)
         for a few hours on 22 July. Activity will be on  40 and  20 metres.
         QSL via the bureau. [TNX IT9AAK]
JA     – Take, JI3DST  will  be  active  as  JI3DST/1  from  Shikine  Island
         (AS-008) on 27-31 July.  QSL via home call, bureau preferred.  [TNX
         rsgbiota.org]
KH9    – Randy, WW6RG will be active again  as  WW6RG/KH9  from  Wake Island
         (OC-053) for a few hours on 20 July and 17 August.  He will operate
         QRP SSB on  20 metres  (14205 and 14235 kHz)  approximately between
         03.30 UTC and 07.30 UTC. QSL via home call (direct). [TNX The Daily
         DX]
LA     – Uwe, DG1RUG will be active holiday style as LA/DG1RUG from  Averoya
         (EU-036) from 24 July to 4 August. He will concentrate activity  on
         30 and 20 metres PSK31, MFSK16 and RTTY.  QSL via home call, direct
         or bureau.
OE     – The Moedlinger Amateurfunkclub will be active as OE17BEACH  from 28
         July to 6 August for the Beach Volleyball World Championships  that
         will be held in Vienna. QSL via OE3KLU. [TNX OE3KLU]
OX     – Bo, OZ1DJJ (http://geronne.dk/index.php/ox3lx/ox3lx-dxped) will  be
         active again as OX3LX from  Ilulissat  (GP49kf), Greenland (NA-018)
         on 18-27 July. He will be QRV on  6 metres “and some HF too”.  This
         is not a DXpedition and Bo  operates  in his  spare time, typically
         “around lunch and after dinner”. QSL via OZ0J, Club Log’s  OQRS and
         LoTW.
OY     – Marq, CT1BWW will be active  as  OY/CT1BWW from  the  Faroe Islands
        (EU-018) on 1-10 August.  He will operate CW, SSB and  digital modes
         on  40-10 metres.  QSL via CT1BWW (direct) or  via EA4URE (bureau).
         [TNX DX World]
OZ     – 5P7HA  (Holger DL1COP),  5P7KI (Peter DH2KI),  5P7MA (Monika DC7MO)
         and 5P7SI (Henry (DL2RSI) will be active from the  Danish island of
         Mando (EU-125) on 21-28 July. QSL via home calls, direct or bureau.
SP     – Special callsign HF6TWG will be  active  on 20-30 July  during  the
         10th World Games to be held in Wroclaw, Poland. QSL via SP6PKO. The
         World  Games  are  an  international  multi-sport event, meant  for
         sports, or disciplines  or  events  within  a  sport, that are  not
         contested in the Olympic Games.
T8     – Ted, JA7XBG  will be  active again  as  T88GA from  Koror (OC-009),
         Palau on 22-30 July.  He will be QRV on the HF bands  and 6 metres.
         QSL via LoTW (preferred) or direct to JA7XBG. [TNX NG3K]
UA     – The  RI0C  team  has  reached  Nikolayevsk-on-Amur,  their port  of
         embarkation to  Iony Island (AS-069).  They expected to be QRV from
         Iony on  18-22 July [425DXN 1366], but  the  dates will have  to be
         adjusted. Their yacht’s departure from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky has
         been delayed for 3-4 days, so while waiting for the ship to  arrive
         they will be active as R24RRC from nearby Baidukov Island (AS-114).
         Plans are to be QRV around 12 UTC  on  15 July for 2-4 days.  Check
         http://www.iony2017.com/plans for updates and realtime tracking.
V2     – IARU President Tim Ellam, VE6SH will be active  again as V29SH from
         Antigua (NA-100) from  23 July to 5 August.  He will be QRV holiday
         style with an emphasis on 30 and 17 metres. QSL via LoTW or VE6SH.
V7     – Randy, WW6RG will be  active  again  as  V73/WW6RG  from  Kwajalein
         (OC-028), Marshall Islands for a few  hours  on 24 and 26 July, and
         again on 21 and 23 August. He will operate SSB on  20 metres (14205
         and 14235 kHz) approximately between  03.30 UTC and 08.00 UTC.  QSL
         via home call (direct). [TNX The Daily DX]
VE     – Mike, KI1U will be active again as KI1U/VE9 from Grand Manan Island
         (NA-014) on 23-30 July. He will operate CW and dgital  modes on 40-
         10 metres.  QSL via KI1U and LoTW; logsearch on Club Log.  [TNX The
         Daily DX]
VK     – Craig, VK5CE will be active as  VK5CE/8 from  North Island (OC-198)
         on  12-16 October  [425DXN 1355].   While  “planning  and  detailed
         preparations to  ensure things  run smoothly and  safely continue”,
         his website (https://oc198.wordpress.com/)  “has been significantly
         updated” and now includes a propagation page with a direct link  to
         K6TU’s  Propagation  Service.  QSL via  Club Log’s OQRS (search for
         VK5CE/8_OC198), or via VK5CE (direct or bureau).
W      – Dave, W7UUU will be active as  K1T  from  23 July to 5 August.  The
         special callsign is dedicated to  Howard E. Anthony, who  70  years
         ago “introduced  the  first  Heath  product, soon  to  be  called a
         Heathkit – and changed the world of kit building forever – creating
         a standard still referred  to  today”.  QSL via W7UUU (direct)  and
         LoTW.
YB     – The July  operation  planned  by  Leo, YC9MLL  from  Flores  Island
         (OC-151) [425DXN 1342] has  had to  be  cancelled  “due to personal
         reasons”. [TNX M0OXO]
 
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                         ****  GOOD TO KNOW … ****
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                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW
 
425 DX NEWS MAGAZINE —> The June 2017 issue is now available  for download
 
5L3BI —> Dickson, EL2DT will  attend  Ham Radio  in  Friedrichshafen  this
coming weekend, and will  give  a  short  presentation on the  DXpedition to
Baiyah Island (AF-111, new one for IOTA) [425DXN 1361] at  the IOTA Forum on
Saturday 15 July, between 10.00 and 11.45 hours in Halle A2 Raum 1.
“Since our first Press Release we have incurred  additional costs which have
been fully  met  by  the team.  We feel these recce  trips  are essential to
identify  the  variables  on this  otherwise  unknown piece of rock!  To get
there, we have decided  to hire a  4×4 and to  drive the 400 kilometer  dirt
track to where we will meet the boat that will take us to the island.
A further recce trip will be made by both  Richmond EL2BG and  Dickson EL2DT
likely at the end of August  –  this time to land on  the island and to find
suitable  position(s)  to  set up  our  stations  and  antennas.  It’s  very
important to maintain our relationship with  the local elders  and villagers
who are giving us the necessary access to land on Baiyah.
Jeremy EI5GM, Dave EI9FBB and Col MM0NDX  have now  booked  their flights to
Monrovia. All going well and following our intended itinerary, we hope to be
QRV from October 31st (slightly earlier than initially announced). We aim to
have  3  stations  active  simultaneously  from the island  –  no mean  feat
considering the island is not very inviting and  landing areas are few.  Our
operation will be short (3 days) but very intense! Please respect our wishes
as we will try to give out this  new IOTA  reference  to as many  uniques as
possible. 
The ever efficient Charles M0OXO will  be our QSL manager.  Expect the usual
high standard from him.
A further news update will  be issued  once  the  final recce trip has  been
completed. In the meantime,  we sincerely thank  those clubs,  organisations
and individual donors who have donated to the  5L3BI project so far.  Please
see https://af111new.com/support/ for full listings and on how  you  too can
donate”. [TNX MM0NDX]
 
A CHANGE IN THE DXCC RULES —> “In July 2004, changes were made to the DXCC
List  Criteria  that  –  as  time   would  tell  –  rendered  the   criteria
ineffective”,  Wayne, N7NG  posted  to  The DX University  on  12 July.  “Of
immediate  importance  now – after more than 13 years – is  a change in  the
DXCC Rules  that  will  restore  the  efficacy  of the  1998 DXCC-2000  List
Criteria, indeed the heart of the DXCC program itself. […]  We hope to see
a change coming within the next ten days”. See http://www.dxuniversity.com/.
 
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QSLs received direct  or through  managers: 3D2AG/p (OC-060), 3W9DZ,  4O6AH,
5N7ATI/4  (AF-076),  5U5R,  5V7P,  7Q7BP,  9H3XG,  9M4IOTA (AS-046),  A25UK,
A35JP/p (OC-123), AH0CO/KL7, CO8ZZ, CT3BH,  E31A, E73S,  EL2BG,  HB0/GM4UYE,
HL5IVL, HP3SS,  HS0ZLM, J70BH, OF9X,  OY/MM0ZBH,  P29VXG (OC-008),  PH17ANT,
RI1AND, RT9K/9 (AS-005), S01WS, TF3ML, TN5E, TU7C, VP2ETE.
 
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                           Direttore Responsabile
                            Gabriele Villa, I2VGW
               Giornalista Professionista – Tessera n. 071675
                      Ordine Nazionale dei Giornalisti
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