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Sixitalia Weekly Info Page; Oct. 16-22, 2012

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


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Oct. 15 - Morning - ES: G, OZ. TEP: 6V/b. Afternoon - ES. OZ, G. TEP: TT8TT, 6V/b.

Report by I2ADN/IG9:at around 13.40z I hrd (in Lampedusa isl. JM65) FY7THF 50039 (519); after that had qso with EA8 in cw.

Oct. 16 - Morning - TEP: 6V/b, ZS6, TT8TT. Afternoon - TEP: TT8TT, TR8CA, ZS6, 6V/b, PY. BS: A9, 5B + all EU. Evening - TEP. 6V/b, ZD7/b, ZD8/b, TR/b.

Oct. 17 - Afternoon - TEP: TR8/b, ZD7/b, 6V/b. Evening - TEP. 6V/b, 9Q/b, ZD7/b, ZD8/b.

Oct. 18 - Afternoon - TEP. TR8/b, 6V/b.

Oct. 19 - Afternoon - TEP: ZS6, V51YJ, TR8CA, TJ3AY, Z81D (South Sudan), S9b, 6V/b. Evening - TEP. ZS6, V51YJ, Z81D, PY1RO, PP5XX,  6V/b, 9Q/b, ZD7/b, ZD8/b.

Oct. 20 - Afternoon - ES: UT, EA, CT. TEP: ZS6, V51YJ, TR8CA, TJ3AY, Z81D, 6V/b. Evening - ES: EA, CT. TEP. ZS6, V51YJ, CE, PY, LU, CX, 6V/b, 9Q/b, ZD7/b, ZD8/b.

Oct. 21 - Morning: TEP: ZS4/6. Afternoon - TEP: ZS4/5/6, V51YJ, TJ3AY, Z81D, 3B8DB, C5YK, C50C, 6V/b. Evening - TEP. 6V/b, 9Q/b, ZD7/b, ZD8/b + CE, LU, PY (IT9 area).

DX News about: CY0, EA8, HA, LU, VP2M, YN, Z8, ZD8.


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.

Direct contribution by: it9ahh, vk6xkw

TNX to all!

CY0 - Sable Is. - 21.10.12

PRESS RELEASE - date October 20th
[edited]: "Murray/WA4DAN and Ron/AA4VK announce that everything is set for their operation from Sable Island beginning October 22-31st. The weather forecast for Monday looks good, at this time. The only concern is the beach conditions. Rain is forecast for Sunday which could potentially affect the 'beach runway'. Travel to Sable Island is always problematic.
Often, when conditions in Halifax are good, conditions at Sable Island are not good and visa versa. Also, the 'old' Britten-Norman Islander aircraft is not equipped with modern instrumentation, which limits the conditions under which it is safe to fly between the mainland of Nova Scotia and Sable Island. We were unsuccessful in two previous attempts to visit Sable Island. We are optimistic that Monday will be a 'GO'.
As previously advertised, our focus will be on 10, 12, and 15 meters, where the demand for CY0 is greatest, and especially on 10M, where new DX'ers, with modest stations, have the best opportunity to work 'a new one'. Also, we plan to be active in the upcoming CQWW Phone contest on 10, 15, 20, and 40 meters to provide CY0.
We would like to thank Gerry Forbes, Officer-in-Charge for Sable Island for being so helpful in trying to make this, our third attempt, successful.
In addition, we would like to express our appreciation to Gary, VE1RGB, who has provided invaluable logistical support in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the departure point for the flight to Sable Island.
Monitor www.cy0dxpedition.com for the latest updates."


EA8 - Canary Is. - 22.10.12

Operators Andrea/IK1PMR and YL Claudia/PA3LEO will be active as EA8/homecall from Tenerife Island (AF-004, S-012 for the Spanish Islands Award, WLOTA LH-1276) between December 3rd and February 12th (2013).
Activity will be on the HF bands and 6 meters. Andrea will operate CW and Claudia will operate RTTY. QSL via their home callsign, direct or by the Bureau (E-mail requests accepted). Watch Andrea's Web site for updates and more details at: http://www.ik1pmr.com

HA - Hungary - 17.10.12

The HA-IPA-team celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Hungarian IPA section by activating the special callsign HG20IPA in CW, SSB and digital modes on 160m-6m until Nov 30. They plan to take part in the upcoming IPA Radio Club Contest as well. All QSOs also count for the HA IPARC award. QSL via HA3JB. See also: http://www.ha3jb.com


LU - Argentina - 15.10.12

Ruben LU3XEM, Luis LU3XEI, Edgar LU5VAT and Carlos LU7DSY plan on activating Penguin Island (SA-087) between November 2-4, 2012 with call LT0X.
This particular island was on air for the first time 12 years ago – with no activity since.
The team will use the special callsign LT0X and expect to be active on 80, 40, 20, 15, 12 and 10 meters, possibly 6 meters in SSB, CW and PSK31.
The intent is to have three stations active simultaneously.
They will have 3 generator sets and the camp is near to the sea – about 150 meters from the lighthouse.
Penguin Island location is 47 ° 55 ‘ S and 65 º 43 W and its dimensions are 1200 meters in a north-south and 1050 meters in east-west direction.


VP2M - Monserrat - 22.10.12

Babs/DL7AFS and Lot/DJ7ZG will once again be on another DXpedition. This time they will be active as VP2MYL and VP2MGZ, respectively, from Montserrat (NA-103, WLOTA 1475) between November 5-20th. Activity will be on 80-6 meters using mainly RTTY, PSK31, PSK63 and SSB, on the usual DX frequencies. QSL via DL7AFS, by the Bureau or direct to: Baerbel Linge, Eichwaldstr. 86, D-34123 Kassel, Germany. Lot states, "We hope to have an internet access for online log because our QTH is in the north part of Montserrat." For more information and updates, visit their Web site at:   http://www.qsl.net/dl7afs

YN - Nicaragua - 17.10.12

Jeff,N6GQ, will sign YN2AA from Grenada (Loc EK71au) working in all modes on 160m-6m from Oct 23-29. He may try also 6m EME in JT65.
He plans to join the WWDX SSB Contest as SOAB/HP.
QSL via LoTW or direct via NN3W.


Z8 - South Sudan - 19.12.12

It’s official, the first two amateur radio operators in The Republic of South Sudan are:
James Pratt (K7QI) and now (Z81A) – QSL via K7GSE.
Diya Al Sadi (YI1DZ) and now (Z81D) – QSL via OM3JW.
These are permanent callsigns given by the Ministry of Telecommunications and Postal Services.
At present time, Diya is all setup and ready to go, and thanks to Diya’s kindness, both Z81A and Z81D will be using his station located at Nyakuron South, Juba.
Diya (Z81D) has just started his activity also on 6m using a wire antenna and his ic7000.

ZD8 – Ascension - 16.10.12

Marko, N5ZO will be active from Ascension island between October 18-30, 2012.
Prime activity centred around CQ WW SSB contest (Oct 27-28).
He will try to be also on 6m if possible.
QSL via OH0XX.

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