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Sixitalia Weekly Info Page; June 7 - 13, 2011


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June 6 - Band completely closed.

June 7 - Morning - ES: YU, LZ, DL, G, OZ. Afternoon - ES: LX, ON, DL, HA, SV, 4X, TA.

June 8 - Morning - ES: SM, OZ, LA, DL, ER. ESmh: A4. Afternoon - ES: SP, G, YU, LZ, SV, CT, PA, ON. Evening - ES: G, ON, PA, DL. ESmh: CU, PJ4E (south and central Italy).

June 9 - Afternoon/Evening - ES: EA, OH, SM, LA, G, YL. ESmh: CT3, CU, EA8.

June 10 - All day strong intereuropean ES. Morning - ES: Interesting ctr: OH0. ESmh: 9K. Afternoon - ES: Int. ctr: OH0, OY. ESmh: K, A9, CU, JW/b. (in N.E. had k7, xe). Evening: ES: Int. ctr: OH0, C3, OY, ZB. ESmh: PJ4E.

June 11 - Morning - ES: YL, LY, ES, SM, OH, LA, OH0, OJ0.

June 12 - Morning - ES: OH, F, G, EA6, EA.. Afternoon/Evening - ES: SM, OH, OJ0, EA, CT, CN. ESmh: EA8.

 

DX News about: 3X, 7Q, BY, FS, GJ, GU, I, HB0, K, KG, OJ0, OZ, PA, PY0, ST0, V2, ZD7.

 

3X - Guinea - 6.13.11

Operators Georg/DK7LX, Wolf/DL4WK, Sigi/DL7DF, Frank/DL7UFR, Jan/SP3CYY and Leszek/SP3DOI will be active as 3XY1D from Guinea between October 18th and November 1st. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. They plan to have several stations on the air using 5 transceivers (4 x K2, 1 x IC7000), 4 x kW linears, 2 x 18m Lowband Verticals, a 2 element vertical for 40m, a 2 elemet vertical for 30m, a vertical R7 for 40/30/20/17/15/12/10m, 2 Spiderbeams for 20/17/15/12/10m, a 5 element Yagi for 6m and some Beverage antennas. One station will be exclusively dedicated to RTTY, PSK31 and SSTV. QSL via DL7DF, direct or by the Bureau. For more details and updates, visit: http://www.dl7df.com/3xy1d/index.html
[SOURCE: OPDX#1014]

 

7Q – Malawi - 8.6.11

Explorer Scouts on the Scottish Scout “New Horizons” Expedition will carry out practical development work at the Malawi National Scout Campsite near Zomba, where Malcolm GM3TAL will operate 7Q7MH during July 2011.
Although not a “dxpedition” as such, look for activity on the upper HF bands (and possibly 50MHz), with SSB and CW.
This will be a month long “field day” under canvas – no towers or comfy resort style shacks and no Internet!
More details can be found on http://www.7q7mh.org/ soon.
[SOURCE_ dx-world.net]

 

BY - China 6.10.11

A large team of operators will be active as BY1RX/4 from Furong Island (AS-160) on 2-9 July. They will operate CW, SSB and RTTY on 160-6 metres with four stations.
QSL via BA4TB. More information at http://www.qrz.cn/as160

[SOURCE: BA7JS via 425dxn]

 

FS - St. Martin - 6.13.11

John, K9EL, will once again be active as FS/K9EL from French St. Martin (NA-105, DIFO FS-001, WLOTA 0383, Grid Loc. FK88) between June 20th and July 3rd. The first week will be limited due to family vacation, but the second week will be devoted to operating. John will be using an IC7000 and verticals for 80-10 meters and a 3 element yagi for 6m. He will be operating on CW, SSB and some RTTY. QSL via his home callsign. LoTW updates will be done upon his return home. John may do some 6m operations from PJ7 depending on demand and conditions.
[SOURCE: OPDX#1014]

GJ/GU - Jersey & Guernesey - 6.9.11

Silvia, EA1AP and Alberto, EA1SA will be touring the Channel Islands and plan the following activation: 12th to 17th June 2011 on the isle of Jersey (IOTA EU-013, WLOTA 0818) as MJ/homecalls; and from 17th to 21th June 2011 from the isle of Guernsey (IOTA EU-114, WLOTA 0013) as MU/homecalls. They will be QRV 80-6m, including an entry in the IARU 50 Mhz contest from Guernsey. QSL via their home callsigns, bureau or direct. Further info can be found on
their website at: www.gdgdxc.net/channel_islands/index.php
[SOURCE: dx-world.net via ICPO]

 

GJ - Jersey - 6.13.11

Members of the Bristol Contest Group will be active as GJ6YB/P from Jersey (EU-013) between June 17-19th. Activity will be during the IARU 50MHz Contest. Operators mentioned are Robin/G3TKF, Pete/G4CLA, Matt/M0MAT, Alan/G3XSV, Steve/G3ZVW, Neil/EI3JE, Andy/M1EBV, Geoff/G4FKA and Ian/G4FSU. QSL via G3SWH. For more details, see the Bristol Contest Group Web page at: http://gj6yb.org
[SOURCE: OPDX#1014]

 

GU – Guernsey - 6.8.11

Members of PA6Z – the Dutch DXpedition & contest group – are planning an expedition from 23 – 30 October 2011 to Guernsey, using the callsign MU/PA6Z. They will be active from 6 – 160 mtr, in CW and SSB.
More info can be found on http://www.pa6z.nl/guernsey2011/
QSL via PA9M.
[SOURCE_ dx-world.net]

 

HB0 – Liechtenstein - 6.8.11

Manfred, DL4MP wrote:
"DL4ML, DG1SFJ, DJ8KI and DL4MP will be active from Liechtenstein between June 18 to 21, 2011. All bands including WARC, we are looking also on 2m & 6m for Sporadic E Propagation. QTH is near Steg, 1400m a.s.l. – JN47tc.QSL via Bureau to the Homecalls, also direct via QRZ.com"
[SOURCE: DL4MP in dx-world.net]

 

I - Italy - 6.13.11

Alex, IK8YFU, will be active as ID9/IK8YFU from Stromboli Island (IOTA EU017) between July 23-30th. Activity will be on 40-6 meters. QSL via IK8YFU. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW.
[SOURCE: OPDX#1014]
 

 

K - U.S.A. - 6.7.11

Gene, KB7Q, inform us about his 6m dxpedition starting june 15th; he wrote:
I'll be heading east ON jUNEwith the trailer to put DN75, DN76, DN77, DN78, DN68,
DN58 on 6 meters - CW, SSB, FSK441 with up to 700 watts. There is
extensive flooding along the way, so we'll see what's possible. I have the
details up at www.geneshea.com
A second trip will hit DN46, DN47, DN48 and others.
Gene. KB7Q
[SOURCE: FFMA reflector via N8FMS]

 

K - U.S.A. - 6.9.11


KB7ME wrote: "Hello to all, I will be activating Grid CN71 for this years June VHF contest, 50 and 144 bands only. This will be the third year in a row for me in CN71. Will operate again from CN71xw. Lets hope for 6m E's.
Last two years have been poor in CN71. The good news is I plan to be  QRV from Sat June 11 thru the morning of Friday June 17 assuming we don't get chased out by rain or run out of gas for the generator's. Will do 50 Mhz SSB/CW and WSJT MS with a Icom Pro3, kw amp and 6m5x  yagi. On 144 Mhz, same modes, with my old Yaesu Ft-736r, 400 watt amp and a newly built 14 ele LFA design yagi.  Internet/cell phone coverage is flaky at best. The better of two sites has fair cell coverage,(If I have cell service will have internet)(For outside contest use), however my preferred location was not accessable last year. Will run WSJT MS each morning/evening using the calling freq/50.260 and listening up typically 5 or 10, always first sequence I will be sending my grid for TX2 at all times. Outside the contest you send sh R26. If we are blessed with E's will announce myself SSB, on 50.125 and listen for callers on 50.180 typically. On CW you will find me around 50.095 +- qrm. On 144 Mhz WSJT MS I will CQ on the calling freq/144.140. possibly listening up or down. SSB/CW 144.200 +- qrm.I will have gear for 222/432/1296 with me but not qrv. If you want to try these bands, I am open to a schedule outside the contest
Note: I will always sign KB7ME, not /p or /6. I will upload all q's to LoTW and qsl 100% for cards received. Hope to work you from this rare one.
[SOURCE: KB7ME on WSJT Reflector via MMMonVHF]


K - U.S.A. - 6.9.11

Curby (KE7LHT) and Lloyd (K7NX) will be QRV from DN00 for the VHF QSO party next weekend. We'll probably run 6 meters only. Following the QSO party, I will remain in DN00 and plan to operate daily on 6 meter SSB and CW (will monitor 50.125), plus I'll be on 6 and 2 meter FSK441 early each morning - 6 meters on even numbered dates, and 2 meters on odd numbered dates. Look for me on 50.260 or 144.140. For FSK441, I will always transmit first, and will include my listening frequency in the CQ - I will switch my transmit freq to my listening frequency when I hear you. Then I'll go back to CQ on the calling frequency after the qso completes. We'll have internet/ping jockey running the week of June 13, but I'll likely head out portable later in that week and lose internet access. Operating equipment is an Elecraft K3 with a 5 element beam on 6 meters (and hopefully a 400 watt amp if I can get it running), and an IC-706 with a Mirage 160 watt amp on 2 meters with an 11 element beam. Everything is generator powered. Curby also has a brand new FT-897 so I'll get him fired up to permanently
activate DN00. It's possible that I will make a multiple day trip over to DN10 also, probably around June 22 or 23. I'll have someone post that activity if it happens. I will cease operation on June 27 and head out of those grids. I hope to work all of you! QSL to CBA.
[SOURCE: K7NX via WSJT Reflector via MMMonVHF]

K - U.S.A. - 6.9.11


Dave K9DRO, Justin K9MU, John W9JN, Art N9BCA, Brian WB9E, and his son Jacob KC9TVG will activate EN38 from 11th June through 15th June 2011. The operation will commence with the 2011 ARRL June VHF QSO Party and continue a few days after. Exact duration will depend on weather and band conditions. They will employ a Field Day type operation using generators and operating out of a small cabin and sometimes vehicles. A homebrew 6-element yagi (20 ft boom) on 6m and a 2M5WL 17-element yagi w/ elevation on 2m will be utilized on 20-foot temporary masts. We will be running an amplifier on 6m which should provide around 700w of power. We will have a station on 6m and 2m continuously. Each station will have bandpass filters, laptop computers w/ WSJT, voice keyers, and logging software.
The team will initially setup base camp in EN38cf for the duration of the contest. This will be northeast of Big Falls, MN in the Pine Island State Forest in Marty's, N0NKC, cabin. They will either setup a satellite station (K9MU/0) in EN48 during the day for 6m Es openings or completely move base camp to EN48 after they feel EN38 has been given its deserved attention. This will also depend on available radio locations. The EN27/EN37/EN28/EN38 grid corner is not far from basecamp so also look for K9MU/0 in those grids during the day.
Tentative frequencies on 6m are 50.147 SSB/CW and 50.267 FSK441. On 2m, 144..207 SSB/CW and 144.147 FSK441. We will be sending on the 1st period (0-30 seconds) during FSK441 runs. Please spot them when heard. QSL direct only to W9JN and/or LoTW.
[source: N8OFS via ICPO]


K - U.S.A. - 6.9.11

K5GZR will be operating a temporary station from EL28 near Bay City, Texas this weekend with 500 watts to a 5 element beam at 40 feet.  Hope to be on  the air starting on Saturday morning through Sunday afternoon --- later if  the band is open.   Will be listening around 50.140. 73, Rick
[SOURCE: 50mhz reflector]

K - U.S.A. - 6.9.11


W5JMW wrote: "will be active in dm-96 this weekend (june 10-12).
will be listening 50.125.will also activate this grid during fd..73 john"
[SOURCE: 50mhz reflector]

K - U.S.A. - 6.9.11


John, W6XM and Eric, KR0VER will be active from Santa Rosa Island (IOTA NA-144, USi CA011S, WLOTA 4474) during the June ARRL VHF QSO Party (11-13 June), Grid Square CM93. QRV on 6 and 2 metres, using 170 Watts to a 5 element yagi on 6m USB and 200 Watts to a 11 element yagi on 2m USB. QSL via W6XM.
[SOURCE: 50Mhz reflector via N8OFS]

 

KG - Guantanamo Bay - 6.10.11

 

KG4EM is the new call club used by John Dempsey (KF4EME). He is now active also on 6m. For sure he had an ic706 and a 4 el. Yagi.

We hope to have soon good contacts with him in ESmh season.

[SOURCE: www.sixitalia.org]

 

OJ0 - Market Reef - 6.13.11

After the activity by the OJ0B team this past weekend, look for Harri, OH6VM/OH0VM, one of the lighthouse keepers, to follow the OJ0B group for another week as OJ0VM using the beam that the OJ0B team installed. QSL OJ0B via OH2BH and OJ0VM via OH6VM.

See pictures of the lighthouse and beam on QRZ.com (under OJ0VM).
[SOURCE: OPDX#1014]
 

OZ - Denmark - 6.9.11

Tor, DJ8MS will be on vacation in JO46 for a week ad he will have a 6m, 4el Yagi and a 2m, 7el Yagi with, in both bands, abt. 100W.
He Will play mainly on 6m, while monitoring 2m too.
[SOURCE: DJ8MS in MMMonVHF]

 

PA - Nederland - 6.9.11

The PG6N - team will beactive from the Noordwijk Lighthouse NET-019,  during the Coastel Week (Week van de Zee). The event will start on  Saterday June 11th and will end on Kidsday Saterday June 18th. Because the Es-period, we will be active on 6 and 2 mtrs. Also PG6N  will be active on HF. Please viste our website on: http://pg6n.jouwweb.nl/english and join our Facebook-site:

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_173489109367097
QSL please only via bureau! Best 73
[SOURCE: PA7DA via MMMonVHF]

 

PY0F - Fernando  de  Noronha - 6.10.11

Marcelo, PY2FN will be active as PY0FO from Fernando de Noronha (SA-003) on 2-9 July. He will operate CW only on 160-6 metres.
QSL via home call, direct or bureau, and LoTW.  He  has  a  website  at
www.py0fo.com.br

[SOURCE: QRZ DX via 425dxn]

 

ST0 - South Sudan – 6.7.11

The Intrepid-DX Group and the DX Friends/Tifariti Gang continues to move forward with our plans to activate the new country of Southern Sudan with a large multi-national DXpedition.
We have held several successful meetings with representatives of the Government of Southern Sudan. We have been issued an amateur radio license for the purpose of this DXpedition. The Government of South Sudan is very supportive of our plans to visit Juba and to help them celebrate the birth of their new country.
The Government of South Sudan will declare their independence from Sudan on July 9th, 2011. They have applied to the UN for admission as a member state. The UN General Assembly and Security Council will vote on the matter in the weeks following the declaration of independence.
While there have been attacks and fighting in the disputed border region of Abyei, these issues are not expected to derail the emergence of this new country.
We plan to be in the new capital of Juba and to be ready to start our DXpedition upon admission by the UN. We will have 18 operators operating 24/7 on seven active stations.
At this time, we are seeking Foundation, Club and Individual Sponsors to help us defray the costs of carrying out this DXpedition.
http://www.dxfriends.com/SouthernSudan2011/

[SOURCE: dx-world.net]


V2 - Antigua - 6.9.11

Dave W9DR, Dave K9UK and Tom W9AEB will operate holiday style from the island of Antigua (IOTA NA-100, WW Loc. FK97BD) from 14-28th June 2011. Look for W9DR to be active as V25DR and concentrate on 6 metre SSB/CW on 50.115 MHz and will have a 1kw amplifier. Look for K9UK to be active as V25DD and W9AEB as V25TP and operate on 80-10 metre CW, SSB and PSK31. QSL via their home calls, direct with SASE/SAE + sufficient postage. Website:
www.6meterdxgroup.com/Antigua_DXpedition.html
[SOURCE: OPDX Bulletin via ICPO]

 

ZD7 - St Helena - 6.8.11

Nigel, G3TXF plans to operate as ZD7XF from St Helena between 22 and 30 June. The operation will be from the QTH of Barrie ZD7MY, which is at 1200ft asl and has an excellent take-off to the north (shown in the photo).
The journey to ZD7 is via Capetown (ZS1) and there is a four day sea voyage each way on the RMS St Helena.
ZD7XF plans to operate mainly on the HF bands on CW, but will also be taking antennas for 80m/160m as well as for 6m.
There will not be any Internet access in the shack (nor is there any mobile phone service on the island). However logs will be up-loaded to both LoTW and ClubLog whenever practical.
[SOURCE: G3TXF in dx-woorld.net]
 

 
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