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


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May 30 - Morning - ES: 4X, 5B, UT. ESmh: EA8. Afternoon - ES: EA, CT., EA9, 7X, ESmh: KP4, HI, FG, A9, CU (mostly in Souther Italy).  Evening - ES: SV, EA, CT, CN, ZB. ESmh: EA8, CT3, J8/b, FM, FG, 9Y, YV, HI, PJ2LZ, PJ2BVU (mostly in Souther Italy)

May 31 - Morning - ES: UT, HA, YO, LZ, 4X, 5B, DL, SM, OH, LA.  ESmh: KP4 (IT9). Afternoon - ES: ON, PA, DL, SM, OH, LA, YL, UT., 4X, 5B, JY, TA. Evening - ES: G, F, DL, ON, SM ,OH, UT, SV, 4X. ESmh: FM, FG, KP4, HI (IT9 and North Italy).

June 1 - Morning - ES: UT, LY, SP, DL, CT EA, G. ES: SV, 5B, 4X, DL, UT, JY, TA. ESmh: A9, A6 EA8, FM. Evening - ES: EI, G, F. ESmh: EA8.

June 2 - Morning - ES: UT, LZ, YO, SP, SV, DL, 5B, 4X, JY. ES: SV, 5B, 4X, DL, UT, JY,  Afternoon/Evening - very wide intereuropean ES in all directions (up to 144 Mhz). ESmh: A4, A6, A7, EA8, CU, CT3. ES/TEP: 9Q/b.

June 3 - Morning - Every day wide intereuropean ES in all directions (up to 144 Mhz) Interesting active countries: JY, 4X, 5B, C3, HB0, EA8,CN8, TA. Morning- ESmh: CU, A9, UK, W, KP4. Afternoon - ESmh: VE, K, KP4, CU, HI, A9. ES/TEP: TR8, TJ, 9Q/b. Evening - ESmh: CU, C3, EA8.

June 4 - Morning - ES: JY, 4X, TA, 5B, CT, EA. ESmh: A6, UN. EA8, A9. Afternoon - ES: G, CT, EA, 4X, SV.  ESmh: K, CU. Evening - ES: G, F, CT, EA, SM, LY, SV, TA, PA, . ESms: CU.

June 5 - Morning - ES: (weak) A6, YU, 9A, SP. ESmh: K. Afternoon - ESmh: K. Evening - ES: (weak) EA, CT. ESms: KP4, CU, EA8.


DX News about: 3D2, C2, C6, CO, F, FS, FW, GW, IS, JW, K, M.M., S9. SM, SV, YN.

3D2 - Rotuma - 6.3.11

Choi HL5FUA and Yoon 6K2GCW plan to be active from Rotuma, OC-060 as 3D2CJ now in september 2011 instead that june. QSL via HL5FUA.
web site: http://www.dxpedition.co.kr/rotuma_2011/index.html

[SOURCE: dx-world.net[

C2 - Nauru - 6.6.11 (Update)

Excerpts from a "C21AA Nauru DXpedition" #2 press release dated June 4th, states members of Pacific DXers are pleased to announce that 6 operators will be active as C21AA from Nauru between November 10th and December 6th, with 3 complete stations on HF as well as a dedicated 6m station. The confirmed team so far consist of Art/NJ7N, Tim/NL8F, Eddie/VK4AN, Bill/VK4FW and 2 more operators to be announced later. The press release also states, "Nauru is currently ranked at 44 on the world wide wanted list, 31 in most of EU and 19 on the wanted Digital mode list." The team fully intends to operate on CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31, and on all bands 160-6 meters. For logistical reasons, all equipment will be taken on same flight as 'excess baggage'. QSLs will be managed by Pacific DXers, with the task going to Bill, VK4FW. QSLing is
available three ways..... direct, by the Bureau or online with Paypal 'postage' support. To request a QSL, and choice/pick the method you want to use, go to:
While each individual operator is responsible for their own personal expenses including air flights, accommodations, food etc..... they are seeking support to help offset other costs, such as the large excess baggage charge, hotel room just for the radio equipment, QSL printing, QSL postage for Bureau cards, phone calls associated with planning, purchase of consumables and, most important of all... the donation of some equipment to native Nauruan hams! A special Paypal account has
been set up for support at:  Questo indirizzo e-mail è protetto dallo spam bot, abilitare Javascript per vederlo   (Just add your callsign/name and any comments in the 'comment/message' box.)
All donors will be listed on the Web site, which is still 'under con-struction', so the following link doesn't work yet: http://C21.pacific-dxers.com/supporters.html [unless anonymity preferred]

PLEASE NOTE: A special memento will be sent to donors who support them with 50 USDs or more. These donors will be listed on the QSL card. Organizations that provide support will have their logo and link placed on the Web page as well as their logo on the QSL Card [unless anonymity preferred].

[SOURCE: OPDX bulletin]

C6 - Bahamas - 6.6.11

Kevin Bunin, K4PG C6APG wrote:
"N5KM and N4BP will travel to Freeport, Grand Bahama on June 9 and remain until June 13 to include the ARRL June VHF Contest.
The call used during the contest will be C6AKQ (QSL via N4BP).
Before and after the contest they plan to operate 80-10M including the WARC bands with the calls C6AKQ and C6A/N5KM.  For all activity, we will use both CW and SSB.  We will have two fully operational stations allowing us HF activity even during the VHF contest.
Rigs will be the Elecraft K3 and Icom 706MKIIG. Antennas will be a 40M dipole at 80 feet (to be used also on Six Meters), 80M dipole at 100 feet, and 6M dipole at 60 feet".
[SOURCE: dx-world.net]


CO - Cuba - 6.6.11

Members of the Federación de Radioaficionados de Cuba’s in Las Tunas, eastern Cuba, will be active on 6 meter from the Grid Square FL10MW, during the next "ARRL June VHF QSO Party" (June 11-13th) using the contest callsign T48K as a "limited multi-operator" entry. This will be the very first time in the history that a ham radio station transmits from this particular square on this band. Operators will be Carlos/CO8CML, Douglas/CO8DM, Ernesto/CM8GJ and Raúl/CO8ZZ and
will use an Yaesu FT 857 running into a five elements yagi from F9FT.
QSL via DK1WI.

[SOURCE: OPDX bulletin]


F - France - 6.2.11

Udo, DL3GN, Nino, DL3IAS and Ralf, DL1GN qrv from rare JN28 Square begin of June (june 01 till june 06) - QRV 50-144-432 MHz


FS - Saint Martin - 6.5.11


K9EL wrote:  A few days ago I developed chest pains and on Friday I underwent an operation to install three stents in arteries around my heart.
As a result, I am not able to travel to FS, Saint Martin, and PJ7 as planned on June 6th.
I will advise if I am able to re-schedule for later in the month.

73, John K9EL

ADD BY SIXITALIA: John we hope you feel better soon!


FW – Wallis & Futuna - 5.30.11


Three operators will leave Budapest on 21st of January 2012. Via LAX and Nadi (Fiji) we will arrive to Wallis. We will finish on 23rd of February 2012.
We will run two stations in parallel 160-6 meters with solid state linears (CW, SSB, RTTY). Focusing on low bands, especially 160, 80, 40 and 30 meters with Spider (18m) verticals. A week long side trip will be also organized to Futuna island (OC118) for IOTA hunters early February. I will also take part on the ARRL CW contest from there in 2012.
As costs are high we are looking for club or individual sponsors…..any kind of sponsorship is very welcome!
More updated info and online logsearch available in http://www.ha0nar.hu/.

[SOURCE: HA0NAR in dx-world.net]


GW - Wales - 6.4.11

The Strumblehead DX & Contest Group will once again be active from Ramsey Island (EU-124) using the club call MC0SHL on 9-13  June.
They will operate SSB and RTTY with three stations on 80-6 metres, and will take part in the WFF Green Day  on  11-12  June.  QSL  via M0URX. Further information can  be  found  at  www.mc0shl.com
[SOURCE: G1VDP via 425dxn #1048]


IS - Sardinia - 6.3.11

Operators IS0ANU, Daniele IS0BGL, Carlo IS0JOO, Nicola IS0BMU, Franco IS0EUJ, Giorgio IZ3KVD, Vittorio I1BUP, Antonio I1ZB, Claudio IZ1DNJ, Danio I5OYY and Simone IK5RUN will be active as IM0P from San Pietro Island (IOTA EU-165, IIA CI-009, MIA MIS-031, WLOTA 2989, WAIS FM10) between 23rd July and 1st August 2011. This includes an Island DXpedition entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (30-31 July). Plans are to be QRV on 160-6 metre SSB, CW and RTTY. QSL via QRZ.com. [SOURCE: NG3K via ICPO bulletin]


JW – Svalbard - 6.6.11

Roar, LA1EOA will be active from Svalbard as JW1EOA between June 10-15, 2011.
He wrote:"I will try as much as possible on the higher bands like 6, 10 and 12m. Propagation is mostly open on 15, 17 and 20 metres at this time of the year. According to my experience from previous years, bands such as  40-80 are rather bad this time of year for propagation".
QSL via H/c.
[SOURCE: dx.world.net]

K - USA - 6.2.11

K9ZF wrote: I'm planning basically a couple of portable expeditions this time. Gas prices have really hampered my Roving...
EM68wo  on Saturday  and EM78bp  on Sunday.
Both sites have very good elevation.
I will have my basic 3 bands:
6m  100 watts   Moxon rectangle @ 28'
2m  160 watts   10 elements   @  24'
432  100 watts   18 elements  @  20'
Sorry, 222 is not in the budget right now...
If I can get everything configured in time I may try some scatter Saturday evening.
Here's hoping for some 6m action!
73 Dan K9ZF
[SOURCE: K9ZF in vhfcontesting via N8OFS]

K - USA - 6.2.11

This year the Packrats will have 2 very active multi-op stations in the June Contest.
W3CCX will be operating from their usual mountain top location on Camelback Mountain near Tannersville PA in grid FN21HB with lots of power and big antennas on bands 6 meters thru 24G.
K3EOD will be operating from Vineland NJ in grid FM29LL wtih good power and antennas on bands 6 meters thru 3456.
Rovers - if you are within range of either or both stations, please pass along your rove schedule including tims you plan to be in each grid,  grids you plan to activate and bands you plan to be on and we'll look for you.
Schedules are welcome.
I will  personally be operating at K3EOD but am sending out this E mail on behalf of both stations.
WIshing everyone Good Luck in the contest.
73, Bill - K3EGE for both W3CCX and K3EOD.
[SOURCE: K3EGE in vhfcontesting reflector via N8OFS]

K - USA - 6.2.11

W1RT wrote: Xtof and I will be starting in FM09 this time around, followed on Saturday by FM19, FN00 and FN01. Sunday will be the I80 route, FN11/10/21/20/30/31 QRV 50 through 24192, frequency locked on 903 and up, sdr equipped
73 de w1rt/john
[SOURCE: W1RT in vhfcontesting reflector via N8OFS]

K - USA - 6.2.11

W4NH will again be operating in the June contest from our usual location in EM85jm.
We will be operating limited multi on the 50, 144, 222 and 432 MHz bands running 1 KW+ and stacked beams on all 4 bands.  We will have WSJT (FSK441) capability on 6 and 2 meters and would like to make schedules using that mode Sunday morning from around midnight to 8 AM.  We would also like to hear from any rovers that will be in our part of the country.
73 Jim, W4KXY
[SOURCE: SVHFSlist reflector via N8OFS]


M.M. - Maritime Mobil - 6.2.11

Frank, DH7FB, will be on a /mm Operation with a sailing ship from Athina to Korfu (around the Pellepones area) - here a rough timetable:
19.06.11  KM17  -  20.06.11  KM16  -  21.06.11  KM16  - 22.06.11  KM16
23.06.11  KM16  -  24.06.11  KM16  -  25.06.11  KM16  - 26.06.11  KM06
27.06.11  KM07  -  28.06.11  KM08  -  29.06.11  KM08  - 30.06.11  KM09
Call will be DH7FB/mm and Frank will try to be as often as possible (NOT day by day due to the sailing trip) and if he will be qrv only after 18 Z and if the ship is not anchoring south of an island. He will try to be qrv on 144 MHz MS (qrg: 144,370 MHz cq for QSY
144,355 MHz, DH7FB/mm first, FSK441) and as well for some EME Tests.
Equipment will be 200W, 8 ele DK7ZB with 12 dbd (4,4m). pse look into the dxc... :)


S9 – Sao Tome & Principe - 5.30.11

Matt K0KKO and Ed K0GUV plan to be active from Ilheu das Rolas, Sao Tome & Principe using the callsigns of S92DX, S9CW and S9SX on HF and 6m. They will have two 6m stations.
Activity between October 21-27, 2011.

[SOURCE: dx-world.net]


SM - Sweden - 6.3.11

Ronny, DL1RNW, will be back on tour in Juni - Hallo, Sweden, on 6-12th June 2011 from Grid Square JP87, using the callsign SM/DL1RNW on 6 metre meteor scatter. Plans are to use 300 Watts and 11 element yagi. Exact times will be posted via ON4KST or MMMonVHF.


SV - Greece 6.4.11

Laci, HA0NAR will be active as SX8R from Thassos island, EU-174 between July 25 to August 1, 2011. Laci will be QRV 160-6 meters in CW, SSB and RTTY using vertical antennas. Participation in the RSGB IOTA contest too.
QSL via H/c.
[SOURCE: dx-world.net]


YN - Nicaragua - 6.5.11

Look for W5MJ (YN2MJ) and W5PR (YN2PR) to be active from  Nicaragua on 9-13 June. YN2MJ will be QRV mostly on 160 and 80 metres with an emphasis on Europe, while YN2PR will be  be  QRV  on  6  metres, ARRL VHF QSO Party included.
[SOURCE: The Daily DX via 425dxn #1048]


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