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


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Feb. 18 - Afternoon - ES:  CT/b, EA/b. TEP: 6W/HA0NAR (IT9 area). LU, PY, ZD7/b, ZD8/b in EA/CT/CT3.

Feb. 19 - Afternoon - TEP: 6W/HA0NAR (IS0 area).

Feb. 20 - No reported opening.

Feb. 21 - Afternoon - TEP: J5NAR (IS0 area). Evening - TEP: ZD8/b (IT9 area).

Feb. 22 - Afternoon - TEP: XT2TT, 6W/HA0NAR.

Feb. 23 - No reported opening.

Feb. 24 - Afternoon - TEP: XT2TT. 6W2SC, D44TD and ZD8/b was reported in EA/CT.


DX News about: 8P, CX, PY, V3, V4, VK, W.


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, www.dx-world.net, Got6 by N8OFS, ICPO, MMMonVHF, OPDX, www.rudius.net.

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8P – Barbados 22.02.12

Gerry, W1VE wrote: "I’ll be QRV 160 – 6m with concentration on low-band CW from Feb 26-Mar 1 as 8P9RM, then as SOABLP in the ARRL DX Contest SSB as 8P1V. QSL for both calls via my home call, W1VE. QSL Direct please, no bureau."



CX - Uruguay - 21.02.13

Members of the Radiogrupo Sur, Urigay will be actice as CV5A from the Isla de Flores lighthouse (IOTA SA-030, RGS CX-104, ARLHS URU-001, TWLHD CX-001, WLOTA L0528, Admiralty G0690, Loc GF25ab) from Feb 21-24. The team will work in all modes on 160m-6m. QSL only direct via CX2ABC.
See also: http://www.radiogruposur.org


PY - Brazil - 21.02.13

Marcelo,PY2FN/p, will be QRV only in CW on 40m-6m from the lighthouse Ponta da Sela (IOTA SA-028, ARLHS BRA-287, Admiralty G0480, WLOTA 1007, Loc GG76gc) from Feb 22-25. QSL via PY2FN.
This activity counts also fro the Brazilian awards program: Sao Sebastiao Island (DIB SP-02).


V3 - Belize - 22.02.13

Lee N8LJ (V31LJ), Stan AC8W (V31AC) and Jim KB8TXZ (V31VJ) will be active from Belize from 27 February to 6 March.
They plan to be QRV on 160-6 metres CW, RTTY and SSB and to operate a  multi-single entry in the ARRL DX SSB Contest. QSL V31LJ via K8ESQ, QSL  V31AC and V31VJ via KB8TXZ.

V4 - St. Kitts and Nevis - 21.02.13

John, W5JON, works in SSB from 160m-6m (incl. 60m) signing V47JA from St. Kitts Island, NA-104 (Loc FK87pg) between Feb 20 and Mar 21 (including the ARRL DX SSB Contest).
QSL via LoTW or direct via W5JON.


VK - Antartica (Australia) - 20.02.13


Craig, VK6JJJ, wrote:  "Gentlemen,  6m beacon VK0RTM/b on 50.300 MHz is now on air at Mawson Station, Mac Robertson Land, Antarctica, location: 67°36' S 62°52' E, grid square MC12kj.
The antenna is 2 x M2 HO loops
Gain, 2 Stack @ 40 & 52 ft. : 8.2 dBd @ 6 deg.
Polarity : Horizontal Omni
In a couple of days time I will send some photo's and the measured power out and calculated EIRP and also the elevation.
The antenna mast is on solid rock at the highest point of Mawson station with a fantastic launch in all directions.
Please make this known on all forums.
Regards, Craig, VK0JJJ"


Further details of VK0RTM for your records.
16 watts into 40m Belden 82678
Cable loss = 2.4dB
9.2 watts at antenna
VSWR = 1.2:1
Tower elevation 30m ASL
Antenna height on tower 6m & 10m

[Source: Steve, VK6KXW]



W - U.S.A. - 22.02.13

Pete, VE3IKV will be active as  W4/VA3RA from St. Simons Island (NA-058) on 2 March and from Key West (NA-062) on 3-15 March. Look for him on 30 and 17 metres CW. A side trip to the Dry Tortugas (NA-079) is planned on 11-14 March, if the weather is fine. Expect him to be signing VE3IKV/W4 while on NA-079 (a low-power battery and solar power CW operation on 30, 17 and 6 metres). QSLs via VE3IKV, direct or bureau.

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