Sixitalia Weekly Info Page; June 21 - 27, 2011
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Daily Report (Opening reported in Italy, and some interesting reports from EU and North Africa)
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June 20 - Morning - ES: SV. ESmh: 9K. Afternoon - ES: EA, CT, CN, SV. ESmh: TA, 9K, A9. VU2BRI was on; any qso with Italy? Evening: ES: CT, EA, DL, 9H, SV, PA, I-I. ESmh: D4, EA8. TEP: 9Q/B (South Italy).
June 21 - Morning - ES: SV, UT, G, F. Afternoon - ES: EA, CT, CN, SV. ESmh: EA8, CU, KP4. Evening: ES: CT, EA, SV. ESmh: EA8. Night - ESmh: KP4, FG (I1 area).
June 22 - Morning - ES: EA, CT, CU/b. Afternoon - ES: UT, SV, YO. ESmh: 9K, A9. Evening - ES: G. ESmh: J8/b.
June 23 - Morning - ES: UT, LZ, HA, YU, SV, EA, CT, I.I, CU/b. ESmh: A6, 9K, D4/b, KP4. Afternoon - ES: EA, CT, ZB, G, F, YU, LZ, 9A, Z3, UT, SV, DL, YO, 4X. ESmh: A4, 9K, UK, PJ6D (IS0 area). Evening - ES: SV, UT, ER, YO, TA. ESmh: EA8.
June 24 - Morning - ES: UT, LZ. ESmh: BA, 9M6, UK, UN. Afternoon - ES: UT, LZ, YO, EA, CT, G, SV. ESmh: UN, UK, EA8, D4/b, PJ6D. Evening - ES: G, SV, UT, ER, YO, TA. ESmh: CT3, EA8.
June 25 - Morning - ES: 4X, 5B, SV, EA, CT. ESmh: A9, XV, K, VE (South Italy), EA8, CT3. Afternoon - ES: EA, CT, 7X, G, SV, UT. ESmh: EA8, CT3, K, VE PJ6D. Evening - ES: G, EI, PA, CT, SV, 9A. ESmh: CU3/b, KP4, PJ6D, PJ76, CT3, EA8, K.
June 26 - Morning - ES: 4X, 5B, SV, UT, YO, LZ, HA, ER, TA, CT, EA. ESmh: PJ6D, PJ76, EA8. Afternoon - ES: EA, CT, TA, 4X, 3A . ESmh: EA8, PJ6D, PJ76, (JA in IT9 area). Evening - ES: 4X, LY, 3A. ESmh: 9Y (I0 area).
DX News about: 6V, BV, CX, EI, F, FP, G, HK0/M, J7, K, KL7, LA, OJ0, PJ2, PJ6, PY0F, SV, TF, TX5, VE, XU.
6V – Senegal - 6.25.11
Message from Seb F8IJV: "Seb, F8IJV will once again sign 6V7Q from Le Calao resort, Sénégal between Oct 22 – Nov 11, 2011.
Main activity will be in SSB, with maybe a little digital and CW too, from 160m to 6m. This time an Acom 1011 amplifier will be used (around 700W).
He will also participate in the CQ World Wide SSB 2011 Contest. QSL via home call F8IJV. All QSLs received via direct or buro will be answered. LOTW will be used.
73’s and hope to put you in the log…
BV - Taiwan - 6.26.11
Operators BM5AAX, BV1EL, BV2DD, BV2KI, BV2KS, BV2NT, BX2AB, BX2ABL, BX4AF, BX5AA, JH3GCN and 9M6YBG will be active a BV100 from Kigmen Island, Taiwan, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st). QSL via BV2KI. For QSL info, operating schedule, log and award information, please visit their Web site at: http://www.bv100.tw/EN
[SOURCE: OPDX #1016]
CX - Uruguay - 6.25.11
Uruguay, CX. Beacon. A QSP from Robin M1DUD says; Hi there, Please note that the CX1CCC beacon, located in GF15 (Montevideo-Uruguay) is fully operational in 50.020 Khz.- 73 from Mirel Cardoso - VK2BOD 25 Jun. 2011
[SOURCE: CQ Six-OZ6M]
EI - Ireland - 6.23.11
Martin G3ZAY, Dominic M0BLF and Tom M0TOC will be active as EJ/homecalls from the Aran Islands (EU-006) on 24-26 June, and from Inishbofin Island (EU-121) on 27-28 June. They will operate SSB and CW on the HF bands, but thwy will also check 6 metres.
[SOURCE: 425DXN #1050 via MMMonVHF]
F - France - 6.25.11
F0GHK, F1SRC, F4EHM, F4FFZ, F4FHZ, F5CBQ and F6DZD will be active as TM2BI from Belle-Ile-en-Mer (EU-048) from 28 July to 2 August.
They will be QRV on 80-2 metres and will participate in the IOTA Contest. QSL via F6KPQ.
[SOURCE: F6AJA and Les Nouvelles DX via 425dxn #1051]
FP - St. Peter and Miquelon - 6.24.11
Victor, VA2WDQ, will be active as FP/VA2WA from 7-11 July 2011 from the island of Miquelon (IOTA NA-032, DIFO FP-002, WLOTA 1417, WW Loc. GN17TC).
He will be staying at the the ham-friendly Motel Miquelon. The main goal is participating in the IARU HF Championship (SOAB CW LP) on July 9-10, 2011.
Victor will be active mostly on CW and a bit on SSB on WARC bands before and after the contest. Also there are plans to try 160m during night time and 6m during a day if there will be good conditions. The equipment will be Kenwood TS-590S and probably one small transistors PA. Antennas will be verticals. QSL via VA2WDQ, direct or bureau. All logs will be uploaded to LoTW and eQSL once returned home.
[SOURCE: dx-world.net via ICPO
G - England - 6.24.11
GB2HR is a UK Special Event station celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the opening of RAF Hurn. This happened on the 1st of August 1941.
GB2HR is operated by G8NSV (a RAFARS Member), and is a RAFARS Airfield On The Air Station. GB2HR will operate between 30th July and 2nd August 2011, from Bournemouth Aviation Museum, on 80-10, 6 and 2 metres. The GB2HR station is located in an old RAF "runway caravan" (mobile control tower) which was recently used by the Airport as an Emergency facility before becoming surplus to requirements, and now having been donated to the Bournemouth Aviation Museum The station location in the runway caravan has a view over much of the airfield with most of the runway being visible. Station equipment comprises a Yaesu FT-ONE, Alinco DX70, LDG Antenna Tuners, Digicomms PC, KDK 2025, and converted Motorola UHF PMR. QSL via QRZ.com.
[SOURCE: Pete's-DX-Newsdesk via ICPO]
HK0/M - Malpelo IS. 6.26.11 (Update)
According to thier Web page, Jorge, HK1R, have made plans to use the vessel "SEA WOLF" to sail the team to Malpelo for the 2012 HK0NA DXpedition. This ship makes frequent authorized sailings to Malpelo for diving expeditions and has accommodations for 16 people in independent rooms with air conditioning and bathroom. The Web page states, "Based on the conversations with them and the visits schedule by the Environmental Authority which controls the Island Access our most probable sailing date will be February 15, 2012.
The team currently consists of Jorge/HK1R (Team Leader), Jahm/HK1T, Pedro/HK1X, Franz/DJ8ZB, Bolmar/HK1MW, Jaime/HK1N, Alexis/YV5SSB/6, Olli/OH0XX, Pedro/HK3JJH, Gregg/W6IZT, Dr.San/K5YY and Bob/K4UEE. The current QSL info is as follows: "The HK0NA DXpedition will support an on-line QSL service. The details of this service will be published once finalized.
We will also support QSL’ing direct and our QSL manager information will be published prior to our departure. We will not Accept cards through the bureau. Request for cards to be returned via the bureau can be made via our online QSL service at no charge." For more details and updates, visit the HK0NA Web pages at: http://hk0na.wordpress.com
[SOURCE: OPDX #1016]
J7 - Dominica - 6.25.11
Mike, VE2XB will be active as J79XB from Dominica (NA-101) starting on 6 July for a few weeks.
He plans to be QRV on all bands, 6m included. QSL via home call.
[SOURCE: VE2XB via 425dxn #1051]
K - U.S.A. - 6.23.11
Eric W4OTN, Amanda KI4IWS, Robin WA4WPD, Bill KG4CXY (FISTS #7651), John KE4TZN and David KI4BKC will be active as N4I from Core Banks Barrier Island (IOTA NA-067, USi NC033S, WLOTA 0596), Pamlico County, North Carolina, between 29th July and the 1st of August 2011, including an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (30-31st July). Outside the contest they will be QRV on 80-10m CW and SSB. Operation on 6m and satellites is being planned as well. QSL W4OTN via the bureau or direct (QRZ.com).
[SOURCE: rsgbiota.org via ICPO Bulletin in MMMonVHF]
KL7 - Alaska - 6.25.11
Following the recent announcement that St Matthew island NA-232 Dxpedition has been rescheduled for 2012, this new IOTA info is provided courtesy of Yuri Sushkin, N3QQ.
On July 28th, Yuri N3QQ will arrive in Adak, NA-039 signing KL7RRC, with participation in the IOTA Contest (July 30-31) included.
If transportation is available to travel to Rat Islands NA-070, plans are to be operational as KL7RRC/p from here until August 8, weather permitting.
Bands 40m to 6m; 600W on HF, 150W on 6m; CW/SSB.
QSL via N7RO, EU stations via UA9OBA.
Note: If you would like to participate, please contact Yuri on [
] ASAP. Airfare is now relatively inexpensive and must be purchased by June 30th. 3br apartment in Adak is $145 for up to 4 people/night.
KL7- Alaska - 6.26.11
Operators Rick/K6VVA and Mike/K9AJ will activate for the first time ever Point Lay Barrier Island as K6VVA/KL7 between July 22-26th. QSL route is ONLY via N6AWD (direct or by the Bureau) - DO NOT send QSLs to K6VVA!!! Activity will be primarily CW on 40/30/20/17 meters. Dates may change slightly depending upon local WX. The objective is a minimum of 3 days of activity within the indicated date range. There is a slight possibility for a brief NA-172 activation as K9AJ/KL7 right after NA-242 before they leave the North Slope of Alaska.
Updates will be posted to the "Latest News" section of the NA-242 Expedition Web site: http://www.k6vva.com/iota/na242
Due to the possibility of polar bears at NA-242, they have purchased electric bear fences, bear spray, and must hire one or more local "Bear Guards" with heavy firepower for 24/7 protection. This will be a dangerous and extremely costly IOTA expedition - due mostly to the air transport - ation of equipment. NA-242 in July is "The Main Event" after K6VVA warmup expeditions to NA-184 (April), NA-066 (May with NI6T) and NA-091 (June with W6NV).
[SOURCE: OPDX #1016]
LA - Norway - 6.24.11
Members of the "Veteran Club of the Signals Soldiers of the Norwegian Armed Forces" will activate the historical callsign LJ2T again from "The Signals Museum of the Norwegian Armed Forces" near Lillehammer between June 30th and July 3rd. Activity will be on all bands between 160m and 70cm using CW, SSB, FM and the Digital modes. Like last year, there are plans for activity on 4 meters (70 MHz) from this QTH locator JP51ED. QSL via LA5EAA.
For more info, see: www.qrz.com/db/LJ2T
[SOURCE: OPDX Bulletin via ICPO]
OJ0 - Market Reef - 6.25.11
Max ON5UR, Marc ON8AK, Jelmer PA5R and Dervin PD9DX will be active as OJ0UR from Market Reef (EU-053) on 13-20 August. QSL via M0URX, direct or bureau (QSLling instructions at www.m0urx.com). The web pages for the expediton can be found at www.united-radio.be
[SOURCE: PD9DX VIA 425dxn #1051]
PJ2 - Curacao Is. - 6.24.11
Jan DJ8NK, Dieter DJ9ON and Hans DK9KX will be active as PJ2/homecalls from the island of Curacao (IOTA SA-099, WLOTA 0942, Grid Loc. FK52) between 26th of June and the 7th of July 2011. QRV mainly on 6 metres (50.144 MHz), with some HF operation. QSL via home calls, direct or bureau.
[SOURCE: NG3K via ICPO]
PJ6 - Saba Is. - 6.23.11
Latest news from Dick, K5AND he wrote:
"Our call (PJ6D) was just now issued, so we're pretty much all set for our six meter trip to begin next week on the 22nd. Please see www.dkhanson.com/pj6 for details, updates, on-line log, LOTW etc. George will also be on HF. 73
[SOURCE: W5OZI, K5TR, K5AND via VHF-Reflector ON MMMonVHF]
PY0F – Fernando de Noronha - 6.25.11
Message from Marco, PY2FN.
"The trip to PY0 – Fernando de Noronha is confimed between July 2-9, 2011. PY0FO will operate 6 to 40m with a Crushcraft R8, and maybe 80/160meters with dipoles. A website is available.
QSL via PY2FN.
SV - Greece - 6.25.11
Nick, SV1CEI will be active as SV1CEI/8/p from Kea Island (EU-067) in July and August. He will operate CW and some SSB, and be be QRV holiday style on the HF bands, and on 6 and 2 metres if conditions allow. QSL via home call.
[SOURCE: SV1CEI via 425dxn #1051]
TF - Iceland - 6.23.11
TF/VE2XAA will be qrv CW SSB RTTY; QRV in IARU (6-1 july) contest as TF4X. QSL for TF/VE2XAA via home call, TF4X via G3SWH.
[SOURCE: UT3UA via NG3G DX-News in MMMonVHF]
TX5 - Marquesas Is. - 6.26.11
An international team of operators will be active from Hatiheu, Nuku Hiva (OC-027) between October 19-30th. Activity will be on all bands and modes, including an entry in the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 29-30th). Operations mentioned are on 160-010 meters (including 30/17/12m bands) on CW, SSB and RTTY, using 4 stations on the air at the same time on different bands and modes. The following callsigns will be used:
* TX3T – Activity between October 16-19th and November 1-4th, will be from Papeete, Tahiti (OC-046) -- before and after their Marquesas operation.
* TX7M – The main callsign for their activity between October 19th and November 1st, will be from Hatiheu, Nuku Hiva (OC-027), Marquesas Island.
* TX5A – Their callsign for the CQWW DX SSB Contest from Hatiheu, Nuku Hiva (OC-027), Marquesas Island.
Operators mentioned are Oleg/R3FA (leader), Alex/UT5UY (co-leader), Michel/FO5QB, Sergey/UX0HX, Max/UZ1HZ, Alex/US0KW, Andy/UU4JMG, Alex/ UX0LL, Andy/RK7A, Leo/UA7A and Andy/RA6LBS. QSL Manager is Eugene, RZ3EC. There are three options to QSL - Bureau (using the OQRS), direct to QSL Manager and LoTW (All QSO(s) data will be placed into LoTW after Expedition is over).
There is a survey available on their Web page for bands/modes needs. The team is looking for sponsors. For more details, visit the TX7M Web page at: http://www.tx7m.com
[SOURCE: OPDX #1016]
VE - Canada - 6.24.11
Steve, KC8QVO, will once again be signing VE3/KC8QVO, on 6 metres only (WW Loc. EN39AD) from Lake of the Woods in Ontario, Canada, on 2-10 July 2011. Frequencies to look for - SSB - 50.125 to 50.150 MHz, unless the band is crowded I may move up closer to 50.200 MHz; CW - 50.080 to 50.100 MHz. QSL via home call, direct only (see QRZ.com). No eQSL!
[SOURCE: N8OFS via ICPO]
XU - Cambodia - 6.26.11
Hiroo, JA2VWG, is expected to operate as XU7DDD from Sihanoukville between now and June 28th. Activity will be mainly on the HF bands and SSB. However, he is taking a 6 meter antenna. QSL via JA2VWG direct only.
[SOURCE: OPDX #1016]