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Sixitalia Weekly Info Page - July 8-14, 2014


Daily Report (Opening reported in Italy, and some interesting reports from EU and North Africa)


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Greg, SP3RNZ, sent us an interesting reports about propagations condition on July 3th via ESmh/SSSP.

Greg wrote: << Hey guys You forgot to mention we had biggest JA opening on July 3rd.Here 45+ worked between 7:30 and 8:15UTC, as well as more than 100 JA's in West EU and OH. 

After that we had a path to KL7 starting 9 UTC- KL7KY worked into EU with SP3RNZ at 9:10 UTC,SP6GWB few min later, DF3CB, SP6GZZ (and SP6PZG, SP6NVN from same GZZ TX). Alaska path closed 45min later.

Regards, Greg >>.


July 7 - Morning - ES: 4X, JY/b, 5B4/b, SV9/b, SV5/b, G, SM. ESmh: UK9AA (I8 area). Afternoon: ES: UT, LZ, YO, EI, G.  ESmh: 9K2. Evening - ES: G, EI, DL, SM, CT. ESmh: CU, KP4 + FP/KV1J (I4, I5 area).


July 8 - Morning - ES: LA, OZ, PA, SM, DL, G, F. ESmh: T6DD. Evening - ES: LA, SM, OH, ES, YL, LY. UT, SP.


July 9 - A great opening with KL7KY occurred with SV, LZ, OH at 10-12z. Congratulation to all!

Morning - ES: OH, UT, SP, OK, SV, SV9, LZ, SV5, SV9, SV, F, G. ESmh: T6DD, VU2RBI, 9K2. Afternoon - ES: F, G, YO, ER, YL, UT, OK, OM, SP, OZ, ON, DL, HA, ER, EA, CT, PA, LA, SM, 4X. ESmh: TA, 9K2, Evening - ES: EA, CT, CN8, 7X. ESmh: KP4.


July 10 - Morning - ES: UT, LZ, SP, YO, OE, DL, SV, I-I. Afternoon - ES: DL, SV, OK, CT, EA, SM,  Evening - TEP: ZD7/b.


July 11 - Morning - ES: 4X. ESmh: 9K2. Afternoon - ES: SV, SV5, 4X, 5B/b, CT, EA, ESmh: 9K2. Evening - ES: 4X, SV, SV5, SV9, 5B/b, EA, CT. ESmh: 9K2, FM, FG, KP4, YV, 9Y (mostly in N. Italy).


To realize this Bullettin Sixitalia use news (except when clearly indicate) extract by (in alphabetic order): 425dxn, 50 MHz DX News by OZ6OM, ARRL DX bullettin, DXitalia DXnews by I2MQP, DXNL,, Got6 by N8OFS, ICPO, MMMonVHF, OPDX,

TNX to all! 



Greg, SP3RNZ, a costant presence from Poland during the 4 and 6m openings.



BY - China - 11.07.14

A 20-strong team will be active form Liugong Island (IOTA AS-146, Grid Loc. PM17), Changdao County, Shandong Province, as BY4IB between 20-27th July 2014. Team members include BA3AX, BA4MY, BA7AA, BA7MY, BD2FW, BD3OM, BD4FFM, BD4IJ, BD4KA, BD4KM, BD4KW, BD4OJ, BD4OS, BD7LMD, BG3MKT, BG4NMT, BH3QZZ, BH4IGO, BH4KAQ (YL) and BH4LXZ (YL). QRV on 80-6 metre CW and SSB, including an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest. QSL via: Yongwei Yu, BD4KM, P.O. Box 73, Weihai City, 264209, China.


HC - Ecuador - 10.07.14

Members of the Quito Radio Club (HC1QRC) celebrate their club's 82nd anniversary with the call HD082QRC from the 13th to the 23rd. QRV on 160-2m in CW, SSB, and RTTY. QSL via HC1JQ, direct only.

HH - Haiti - 10.07.14

Sergio, PY3SB, remains active from Port-au-Prince until December as HH2/PY3SB. QRV on 40-6m in CW and SSB. QSL direct via homecall, LoTW.

LA - Norway - 10.07.14

LI4LN planning to be QRV in NRAU Nordic Activity Contests (NAC) 6 m on Thursday 10 July (17 - 21 UTC), and 4 m on Thursday 17 July (17 - 21 UTC), both contests from the fairly rare QTH locator square JO29 with 5 element Yagi antennas and 100 W output power (using a new Icom IC-7100 + small PA + RX preamp), all modes (CW, SSB, FM, digital WSJT), on both 6 m and 4 m.
If no ES or aurora or tropo, check 6 m MS (JT6M mode, 1st period) near 50230 kHz (+/-).
Please note: On 4 m in this county NO operation is permitted between 70.1875 and 70.2625 kHz, because of commercial services there. This means that my operation will be 70.150 - 70.180 MHz (most likely 70170 - 70.180) and 70.270 - 70.300 (most likely 70.290 - 70.300), depending on QRM and QRN. MS mode on 4 m will be FSK441, 1st period.
I can operate split frequency, and will check 69.950 and 69.990 MHz (or elsewhere, if notified) on RX if the 4 m band is open to Germany.
The special call sign LI4LN will be used (in commemoration of the bicentennial of the Norwegian Constitution during 2014). Contacts will count for the special "Norway 1814" award:
QSL to LI4LN via LA4LN, bureau or direct (preferably; with SAE + 1 IRC).
CU from JO29 on 6 m and 4 m!
73 from Tom, LI4LN
Tom, LA4LN,



SP - Poland - 11.07.14

Mek, SP7VC, will be active as SV7VC/8 from July 12nd (+- 0700z) to 13th (+- 1300z) activities will be mostly on digital mode via MS on 4 and 6m. More info:



SV - Greece - 11.07.14

Look for Nikos, SV1CEI, to be active holiday style as SV8/SV1CEI from Kea island (IOTA EU-067, Grid Loc. KM27), from
15-31 July 2014. He will work only CW on HF and 6 metres with IC-706mkiig and wire antennas. QSL via home call, Bureau or direct and LoTW.


VP2E - Anguilla - 11.07.14

Frank, K3TRM will be operating from Webster Villa in Island Harbour, island of Anguilla (NA-022, WW Loc. FK88LG) as VP2ERM between 19 July and 3 August 2014. Activity on the HF+6M bands using SSB, CW and RTTY. QSL cards can be sent direct or through the bureau to K3TRM. Direct requests must include an SASE or SAE with either an IRC or $2US for return postage. Online QSL Request Service (OQRS) for both direct and Bureau is available through Club Log. Full logs will be uploaded to LoTW shortly after returning home. Website:

ZL7 - Chatham Is. - 11.07.14

ZL7X is the special callsign licensed under ZL3JP as the DX pedition for the Chatham islands, New Zealand, scheduled from 11-16th September 2014. The station location will be at Awarakaw farmstay in Waitangi, Chatham Islands (OC-038, WW Loc. AE16RB). QRV on 160-6 metre CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL will be LoTW (Prefered), SASE direct or via Bureau (QSL manager will be announce later).

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 50 MHz high dynamic and low noise RF preamplifier

by IK0VAQ - Alessandro


The preamplifier I’m describing is used as external device and drives a signal splitter for a secondary spectrum receiver (eg. Panadapter, SDR receiver etc). The performance of the device adopted, the Minicircuits PGA103+ Monolithic Amplifier, are very interesting mainly for the high dynamic range. The very low noise is not a big issue on Six Meters band but is still a good thing to have.

The overall gain, included the 6 dB attenuator on output, is equal to 20 dB with a NF on 1,5 dB (0,5 dB of PGA103+ plus 1dB of input filter loss).




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A short story of firsts 6m qso from Eu. to Hawai LP since 2002!!

by Fred, KH7Y

Well today (Note: 28.02.14 Eu date) was most likely the very best day for me on six meter in my 56 years of working six meters.

It started off about 1800 UTC.  Came in the shack and there was CE2AWW calling cq.  My antennas were looking 180 from last nights cqing long path to EU.  Dale was S9 so I called him with my exciter set at 50 watts and received a 599.  Turned the amp on and moved the antennass direct to Dale about 110 deg and he was pegging my s meter.  So turned the antenns south abit to 130 deg and started calling cq on 105.  Nothing at the start, but there was a posting from 9k2MU that he was hearing me but I could not copy him at the time.  I kept the keyer going cqing  9k2MU came out of the noise 419 and we worked he gave me a 579 at 1831,  A41OO called me S9+ here we worked 599 each way 1840 then SV1DH 559 at about 1841, by EA8AK also 599 both ways then 4x4DK at 1903 569, at 1901 IT9TJH 339, ZS6AYE he was  339.

So a find morning on six meters.
Aloha Fred - KH7Y




Bene, oggi (n.d.t.28.2.14) fui molto piacevolmente il miglior giorno di propagazione nei 56 anni trascorsi nel lavorare dx sui 6 metri.


L'apertura ha avuto inizio attrno alle 18UTC. Sono arrivato nello shack mentre CE2AWW stava facendo CQ. Le mie antenne erano dirette verso i 180 gradi; lasciate in quella posizione la notte precedente quando avevo tentado di collegare l'Europa LP. Dale era 59 così l'ho chiamato con l'eccitatore, 50 W ed ho ricevuto un 599. Acceso l'amplificatore e diretta l'antenna verso Dale, attorno ai 110 gradi l'Smeter era incollato a fondo scale. Ho quindi girato le antenne verso i 130 gradi ed ho cominciato a fare CQ su 50105. Nesssuna risposta all'inizio ma ho visto un post in cui 9K2MU segnalava di ascoltarmi tuttavia io non ero in grado di sentire lui. Ho continuato a trasmettere col tasto quando 9K2MU è uscito dal rumore con 419 mentre lui mi passava un 579 alle 1831, A41oo mi ha chiamato con un S9+ e ci siamo collegati con un 599 reciproco alle 1840 dopo, attorno alle 1841 SV1DH con un 559 con EA8AK anche 599 ed ancora 4X4DK, alle 1903 con 569 per teminare alle 1901 con IT9TJH con 339 e ZS6AYE anche egli con 339.


Così ho avuto una bella mattinata in 6m

Aloha Fred - KH7Y



Fred KH7Y.


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An European VK8's summer

VK8AW, Gary.

(esclusiva Sixitalia)

(The English version is in blue)


Hello again

La prima apertura del 22 giugno 2013 è stata una grossa sorpresa. A differenza della precedente apertura di metà maggio questa è stata completamente diversa! Nessun segnale TV dalla Cina o dalla Russia, sui 49 MHz, è stato ascoltato mentre solo un piccolo carrier a 48.250,250, proveniente da Dubai veniva registrato. L'apertura ha mostrato i tipici segni delle aperture in Esporadico, segnali buoni, chiari, senza distorsione o slittamenti in frequenza. C'era fading ma era lento e prevedibile. Molte stazioni giungevano con segnali dall'1 al 5.

Our 1st opening on the 22nd June 2013 was a big surprise. Unlike the previous mid-May opening, this one was completely different! No 49 MHz TV was heard from China/Russia, and only a weak 48.250.250 MHZ from Dubai was noted. The opening exhibited Sparodic E type properties, good clean signals with no distortion or shifting in frequency. There was fading, but it was slow and predicable. Most stations were between S1 - S5:


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