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July 18 - Morning - ES: UT, EA, CT, CU. Afternoon - ES: EA, CT, SV, LZ. ESmh: K, VE, XE, A6 (central and north Italy).

July 19 - Morning - ES: SV, UT, LZ, TA, LA, SM, OH, ES, LY, YL, DL, OZ. Afternoon - ES: G, SP, DL, OZ, ON, LA, SM, OH, OK, OM, YO, ER,  UT, EA, CT. ESmh: CU, UN. Evening - ES: EA, CT, SV. ESmh: KP4.

July 20 - Morning - ES: SV, UT, LZ. Afternoon - ES: SV. Evening - ES: EA, CT, SV, YL. ESmh: EA8, CU.

July 21 - Morning - ES: EA, CT. ESmh: CU, K, VE. Afternoon - ES: G, EI, F, DL, OK, PA, SM, LA, EA, CT, SV, 4X, 7X. TEP: C5. Evening - ES: EA, CT, SV, YL. ESmh: EA8, CU, KP4, 9Z.

July 22 - Afternoon - ES: YU, LZ, EA, CT, UT, YO, OM, ER. TEP: CU, EA8, KP4. Evening - ES: YO, YU, ER, SV YJ/b.

July 23 - Morning - ES:SV, UT, ER, EA, CT. Afternoon - ES: SV, EA, CT. ESmh: CU. Evening - TEP: 9Q/b.

July 24 - Morning - ES:SV, G, HA. Afternoon - TEP: ST0R (South Italy).


DX News about: 5W, 9A, ES, GU, I, JD, K, KH8, OH,SV, VE, ZB2.

5W - Samoa - 07.21.11

W7GJ, wrote :"Now that the summer Es season is winding down, it is time to remind you again that it is time for some half million mile 6m DXing to begin again!  In case any of you serious 6m operators with digital mode capability still need Samoa (5W), this is a reminder that I am going there in only FOUR WEEKS! All you need is some decent ground gain for your 6m yagi, an amplifier and JT65A mode. For North and South American stations, I will be elevating on MY end, so you can just keep your antenna aimed at the horizon during your moonset during the last days of August. With ground gain and optimum EME cndx, amazing things are possible - I worked N3CXV with his single 6M5X yagi on both my previous DXpeditions to 3D2 and E51.  For European stations, our best chance is during the week of August 22 during my moonrise.  Although cndx are not as good then as on the last weekend of August, it is also your moonset, so we have a good chance of ground gain on both ends, which should make up for the difference in Degradation.
If you are one of the numerous 6m stations who have recently added elevation, please try to catch up with me during my moonrise out over the water. I expect that to be my best direction. I was surprised to find W7CE with his single 6M9KHW pointed up in the air was one of the first stations I worked during my first moonrise from 3D2 last fall! Full information is on my website below and also will be updated there and on the MMM on VHF DXpedition website:
http://www.bigskyspaces.com/w7gj/Samoa2011.htm - Please read the information on my website about my schedule and also familiarize yourself with the procedure I use for my 6m EME DXpeditions: http://www.bigskyspaces.com/w7gj/DXpedition%20Procedure.pdf
I am excited about handing out a new DXCC to many deserving 6m operators who take the time to get on and look for me on JT65A mode. Please spread out and only work me once, to allow others an opportunity for a contact during these limited days! I hope to be able to update a list of stations worked from time to time as I can find a place with internet access. I hope you also will be able to add a 5W0GJ QSL card on your wall ;-)  GL and VY 73, Lance, W7GJ.


9A - Croatia - 07.21.11

Alex, IZ4AMS, will activate Sveti Nikola Island (IOTA EU-110, ACIA IC-016, IOCA CI-118, MIA MC-414, WLOTA 3152) as 9A8AMS between 29th July and 1st August 2011. This includes an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (30-31st July).

Expect Alex to be QRV on all HF bands, propagation permitting. QSL via 9A8AMS, direct or Bureau.
[SOURCE: rsgbiota.org via ICPO]


ES -  Estonia - 07.21.11

Juri, ES5GP, will be active as ES4GP or ES4WK from Vaindloo Islet (IOTA EU-149, WW Loc. KO39ET) and lighthouse (ARLHS EST-057, WLOTA 1142) between 27 July and 3 August 2011. Juri will also be active in the RSGB IOTA Contest (30-31 July). QRV as follows: HF - 1kW, spider beam 20-10m; windom 80-10m (SSB;DIGI). 6 metres - 500w 4 el. yagi (SSB). 2 metres - 100w 4 el. yagi (FM;SSB). QSL via the ES bureau.


GU – Guernsey - 07.19.11

Members of PA6Z – the Dutch DXpedition & contest group – are planning an expedition from 23 – 30 October 2011 to Guernsey, using the callsign MU/PA9M.
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]

I – Italy - 07.19.11


IK1WVR will be active as IP1/IK1WVR from Tino Is. (IOTA EU-083, Loc. jn44wa) during july 22-24 from 8 to 15z. QSL via Homecall.
In same period/time, on HF band, will be active IP1/IK1WVR. QSl via IZ1ELP
Tino Is. is a property oi Italian Navy and, for this reason, need some special permits to be activated.

[SOURCE: Arifidenza forum via Sixitalia]

I - Italy - 07.21.11

Alex, IK8YFU will be active as ID9/IK8YFU from Stromboli Island (IOTA EU-017, IIA ME-016, MIA MI-109, WFF IFF-445, WLOTA 1996, Grid Loc. JM78) on 23-30 July 2011. He plans to be QRV on 40-10m as well as on 6m. QSL via home call and LoTW.
[SOURCE: 425dxn via ICPO]

I - Italy - 21.07.11

Operators John IK8LIU, Francesco IK8WEJ, Vincenzo IZ0FKE, Oreste IZ8EDJ, Aurelio IZ8EGM, Rosario IZ8KNW, Dario IZ8LKL, Fabio IZ8OJG and Giuseppe IZ8UZF will be active as IC8L on the 24th of July 2011  from Licosa Island (IOTA EU-031, IIA  SA-001, MIA MI-051, WW Loc. JN70KG) and lighthouse (WAIL CA-020, ARLHS ITA-089, TWLHD WLH I-019 WLOTA 3342). The island of Licosa is also part of the Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park (WFF IFF-008), and is located in the Campania Region, Salerno Province (SA), Comune of Castellabate Expect activity on all  HF bands, propagation permitting.

QSL via IZ8EGM, direct or bureau. www.ic8l.net
[SOURCE: tnx to IZ0FKE via MMMonVHF]


JD – Ogasawara - 07.19.11

Makoto JI5RPT will be active from Chichijima Island, Ogasawara as JD1BLY between August 1 – 7, 2011.

Activity on 40m to 6m + Satellite CW/SSB/DIGI (NO 6m EME)
QSL via home call.
Logsearch: http://www.ji5rpt.com/jd1/ .
Twitter to inform of JD1BLY real time activities: http://twitter.com/#!/jd1bly .
[SOURCE: dx-world.net]

K - U.S.A. 07.19.11


K7XC wrote:

The 6M KW Rover is ready to hit the road again!
Departure is early AM this coming Weds July 20, 2011.
 This route traverses NV, UT, WY, MT, ID, OR, and CA with planned stops in DN54, DN34, DN23, DN04, DN03, CN83, CN81, CN71, CN72, & CM86 (5 ele Yagi & KW Out).
To reach these locations I will be QRV while mobile In DM09, DN00, DN10, DN11, DN20, DN21, DN30, DN40, DN41, DN51, DN52, DN53, DN54, DN44, DN43, DN33, DN23, DN13, DN14, DN04, DN03, CN93, CN83, CN82, CN81, CN71, CN72, CN71, CN70, CN80, CM89, CM88, CM87, CM86, CM87, CM97, CM98, CM99, & finally home in DM09.
(KQ 6M Loop & 100W)
On the 1st trip, I was able to operate FSK441A "While Mobile In Motion" with great success. The long lonely straight stretches of highway are a natural for this manner of making QSO's. When I find myself traversing this same kind of terrain Ill operate 441A Mobile, CQing 50.250 1st. The rest of the time I'll CQ.125 on CW/SSB, QSYing to .145 when conditions warrant.
Before you ask...  Only the grids listed, as listed. No other bands.  This is about supporting peoples efforts to earn the FFMA award on 50 Mhz. Finding operating sites & plotting the route using Google Earth took a total of 16+ Hours over several days in a effort to ensure a successful venture.

We all owe a great deal of Thanks to Patrick - WX7M for providing the truck, all the radio gear, and his precious time and energy to make the 6M KW Rover a reality. 

For pics of the truck and details of its construction please Visit:

73s and GL de Tim - K7XC - DM09nm... sk
(PS: As I have never been to most of these locations - all of this is subject to change at any time)
Route Details Below...

K7XC - 6M KW Rover - Trip #2 - July 2011
Day One - Wed July 20 Travel to Rock Springs, WY, 667 mi, I-80 E 10 hours 25 mins
Day Two -   Thur July 21 Rock Springs to DN54 Cody Wy, 279 mi, 5 hours  8 mins, DN54 to DN34 Dubois, ID US-20 W, 233 mi, 5 hours  9 mins DN34 to Idaho Falls - Motel, 55 mi, 1 hour   8 mins
Day Three - Fri July 22Idaho Falls to DN23 Mountain Home ID, 231 mi, 3 hours 39 mins DN23 to DN04 Prarie City, OR, 222 mi, 4 hours 06 mins.  DN04 to DN03 Burns OR. 81 mi, 1 hour  54 mins.
Day Four  - Sat July 23 DN03 to CN83 Near Crater Lake OR, 254 mi, 6 hours 03 mins. CN83 to CN81 Gasquet CA, 170 mi, 3 hours 31 mins. CN81 to CN71 High Divide, 2400', 28 mi, 1 hour  03 mins. CN71 to Brookings OR - Motel, 42 mi, 1 hour  09 mins
Day Five  - Sun July 24 Brookings OR to CN72 - Hilltop near Brookings,  30 mi, 45 mins. CN72 to CM86 - Santa Cruz CA, 455 mi, 8 hours 30 mins.
Day Six  -  Mon July 25 CM86 Santa Cruz CA to DM09 Fallon NV, 391 mi, 6 hours 58 mins.
3136 miles   =  59 Hours 28 Minutes of "Total Highway Driving Time"
Wish me Luck!
73s de Tim - K7XC - DM09nm

[SOURCE: 50Mhz reflector]


K - U.S.A. - 07.21.11


N8OFS wrote:

"Now that everything is 'official', I can announce my entry in the CX (Classic Exchange) Phone Contest 2011 Broadcasting Live and Direct from the BIG Caboose at the beloved AC&J Railroad (Jefferson Ohio EN91or Ashtabula County)...
The CX is a no-pressure contest celebrating the older commercial and homebrew equipment that was the pride and joy of ham shacks many decades ago.  The object is to encourage restoration, operation and enjoyment of this older "Classic" equipment.  (This is MY kind of Contest)...  :)
Date: The AM - SSB - FM CX will run from 1400 UTC September 18 to 0800 UTC September 19, 2011.  (9 AM Eastern Time on Sunday to 3 AM Eastern Time Monday)  Call: "CQ Classic Exchange"
What: Exchange your name, RST, QTH (state US, province for Canada, country for DX), receiver and transmitter manufacturer/model (homebrew send final amp tube or transistor type) and other interesting conversation. Note: The same station may be worked with different equipment combinations on each band and in each mode.
Freq's: I will start and CQ on 52.525FM, then move to 52.500AM (unless your boat anchor won't go that high, or is rockbound; then we'll work something out), then switch to 52.500USB; then back to 52.525FM to finish the QSO...  If you have another rig that will do 6 Meters, then repeat the process all over again...
Equiptment: A 17 year old Kenwood TS-60 to 29.4ft of LMR-400 to the "DOMINATOR" 5/8 wave Vertical at 29.5ft off the ground supported by the Caboose roofwalk and a 8' Shakespeare heavy duty mast...
QSL Instructions: QSL Direct or eQSL with AG status...  Log will be uploaded to LotW; but I still want a Card, eQSL with AG status, or both...
For more information, please see: http://www.classicexchange.org
Andy N8OFS "BUT WE GOT A CABOOSE!!!" Sargent GOT6???!"
[SOURCE: N8OFS via reflector]

KH8 - American Samoa- 07.23.11

Ron, WA8LOW and other four operators will be active as WA8LOW/KH8 from Tutuila (OC-045), American Samoa on 1-17 August.  They will run four high power stations on 160-6 metres all  modes. QSL via WA8LOW.
[SOURCE: The Daily DX via 425dxn]


OH - FInland - 07.21.11


OH5LID will be active in KP51AT square during Perseidis on MS/ES; His preliminary timetable:
11th August 17-21z 50 MHz - 6 NAC - if not ES then I am QRV on JT6M, 4m & 2m FSK441
12th August 70 MHz
13th August 144 MHz
Janne, OH5LID, http://www.elisanet.fi/oh5lid/index2.htm
[SOURCE: www.rudius.net]


OH -Finland - 07.21.11

Jari, OH1JO, will be active again from Kaunissaari island (IOTA EU-140) between 27th July and 4th August 2011, using the callsign OH1K. Main band will be 20m, but other bands will be used too. QSL via OH1JO, direct or bureau. Further information will be posted at:
[SOURCE: dx-world.net]


SV - Greece - 07.21.11

Laci, HA0NAR, will be active as SX8R from Skala Rachoni, Thassos [aka Thasos] Island (IOTA EU-175, GIOTA NAS-037, MIA MG-124, WLOTA 4186), between 25th July and 1 August 2011. QRV 160-6 metres in CW, SSB and RTTY using vertical antennas. Laci will also participate in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31). QSL via home call.
[SOURCE: dx-world.net via ICPO]

VE - Canada - 07.21.11

Members of the NA-128 Contest Group will activate the special callsign XM2I on 29-31 July 2011 from Ile-aux-Grues (IOTA NA-128, CIsA QC-038, Grid FN47RB, ARLHS CAN-973 [Historic]), Province of Quebec. They will also be QRV in the RSGB IOTA Contest (30-31 July) as a Multi-Single entry. After the contest, there may be a short operation from the Pointe aux Pins lighthouse ARLHS CAN-1390, WW Loc. FN47RB) located on Ile-aux-Grues, and activation of Isle aux Oies (private island (CIsA QC-039, WW Loc. FN47SD). QRV on 80-6m SSB, CW and RTTY and PSK31, with one station dedicated to 6m. QSL via VE2CQ, bureau or direct.
Website: www.qsl.net/na128cg/
[SOURCE: islandchaser.com via ICPO]

VE - Canada - 07.23.11

Rich VA1CHP, Helen VA1YL, Lynn VE1ENT, Fred VE1FA, Bill VE1MR, Bill VE3NNQ, Al VO1NO and Lowell VY2OX will be active on 80-6 metres as VX1D from Bon Portage Island (NA-126) from 26 July to 1 August. During the IOTA Contest they will use VC1D. QSL via VE1DHD.
[SOURCE: 425dxn]


VK9H - Lord Howe Island - 07.21.11 (reminder)

The Hellenic Amateur Radio of Association of Australia are planning a major DXpedition to Lord Howe Island (IOTA OC-004, WFF VKFF-295, WW Loc. QF98MO) between 23rd July and 2nd August 2011. Operators include Tommy, VK2IR (team leader), John, VK3YP (co-leader), Raffy VK2RF, Peter VK2NN, Bruce VK2KLM, Ed VK2ARE, Alex OZ7AM, Don N4HH, Les W2LK and Saul K2XA. The team will be on the Island for approx. 10 days, and will be operating on multiple bands simultaneously to give everyone the chance to contact Lord Howe Island. QSL via EB7DX, direct and LoTW. Website: www.vk9hr.com/
[source: VK3YP via ICPO]

ZB2 - Gibralter - 07.21.11


VA3ITA wrote:

"Edmondo VA3ITA will be active from Gibraltar from August 8th till 11th as ZB2/VA3ITA. Activity on 6m and 2m only. SSB, DIGI, CW and Satellite. Please check my QRZ page for updated info and email me directly to schedule a contact. QSL via VA3ITA (direct or bureau)"


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