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


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May 2 - Afternoon - TEP: TJ, TR8. Evening - South Med: TEP: C5, S9/b, D2.

May 3 - Afternoon/Evening - Wide Intereuropean ES: ZA/LZ2HM  - every time in Intercontinental window :-( -, A9, TA, 4X, DL, SM, SP, SV. TEP: TR, TJ, TZ, ZS6, V5/HB9DRI, Z22JE, 9J2BO.

May 4 - Morning: ES: G, DL, HA, OE. Afternoon: ES: SV, G, DL, LZ. TEP: V5/HB9DRI. Evening: TEP: 9Q/b.

May 5 - Afternoon - TEP: ZS6. Evening - TEP: TJ. CT: KP4, LU.

May 6 - Afternoon - ES: SV, EA, CT.. Evening - TEP: D4/b, PY.

May 7 - Afternoon - ES: weak 5B4, 4X, SV. Evening - ES/TEP: D4/b, EA, CT.

May 8 - Afternoon - ES: south Italy - 5B4, 4X, D4/b.. Evening - ES/TEP: A92IO, SV, 4X.


DX News about: 3D, 4L, 9A, C2, CT, EA, F, FJ, G, HK0, I, JX, T6, OY, SM, SV, SV9, T2, XV - National Information (Italian).

3D2 - Fiji - 5.8.11
Haru, JA1XGI, will be active before and after his T2XG activity (see below) from Fiji (during his stop overs) signing 3D2XG. QSL via JA1XGI. For more details and updates, visit his Web page at: http://island.geocities.jp/t2xgtuvalu
[SOURCE: opdx #1010]


4L - Georgia - 5.5.11


This is a preliminary heads-up to let you know that K5BM is heading over to Georgia  on May 25 to join up with 4L1AN, who just received a temporary 6m permit for their  operation.

They hope to be QRV on JT65A for EME during the optimum periods in June  and July.  The call will be 4L1AN, but the grid locator is not yet firmed up.
They hope to be able to set up on the Black Sea shoreline, looking out over the sea on their moonset. Obviously that kind of location would give them an ideal shot at Es toward EU and possibly NA too.  If they can arrange that, they would be in either LN01 or LN02.
I am having my 6M7JHV yagi sent to them from the T31A DXpedition, but they are still  looking for a 6M amplifier to use.  Since 6m is not usually authorized in 4L, there are not many 6m amps around over there, and K5BM will probably have to take one with him.  If you have any suggestions, please let John or Tom know.
More information coming as it develops...GL and DX!  VY 73, Lance, W7GJ.

[SOURCE: W7GJ on 50mhz reflector]


9A - Croatia - 5.4.11


Alex, 9A4AMS (aka IK4AMS) will be active, with the team MoDxit,.on 160, 80 and 6m, from Sveti Nikola I.s (EU-110) from may 7 until may 15. QSL via home call IK4AMS.
Oter info on :http://www.qrz.com/db/9a8ams

[SOURCE: Arifidenza forum, Sixitalia]


C21A - Nauru - 5.6.11

Eddie, VK4AN/3D2A will be in Fiji prior to these dates and will arrive at Nauru either 2 or 7 November which will give him a chance to begin setting up some of the equipment. It is possible that he will be on the air in a limited manner prior to the official launch date.
We expect to have 6 operators and 3 stations active on all bands 160-6m, CW/SSB/RTTY/PSK31. Will participate in the CQ WW DX Contest as a M/M or M/2 entry. QSLing will be handled by the Pacific DXers. QSL’s provided by VK4FW Print. The Pacific DXers DXpedition Kit will be used, plus additional equipment provided by operators. No ‘spot’ frequencies will be published. Watch the DX reflectors for our QRG’s.
An online log will be updated on a regular basis (if possible). Contact either Bill VK4FW or Eddie VK4AN for more information. http://pacific-dxers.com/News.html
[SOURCE: Pacific Dxers via Dx-world.net]

CT - Portugal - 5.6.11

Algarve STAR DX Team members Miguel CT1EHX, Toze CT1GFK and Mike CT1IUA will be active inside of Portuguese Airborne Troops School celebrating 55th years of this military school on 21-23 May 2011. Callsign will be CR55PQ (CR 55th years Para-Quedistas). QRV on 80-6 metres, using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL card via CT1EHX, bureau or direct. Website: algarvedx.com/

[SOURCE: Algarve STAR DX Team via ICPO]


EA - Spain - 5.6.11

Reinhard, DH6DAO, will be active as EA7/DH6DAO from Velez, Malaga Province, Spain (WW Loc. IM86AR) between 16th August and 2nd September 2011. This includes the activation of Torrox lighthouse (FEA E-0074, ARLHS SPA-219). QRV holiday style on 6m CW/SSB only. QSL via home call, bureau or direct.



F - France - 5.8.11

Eric F5LOW, Bertrand F6HKA, Laurent F5MNK, Joel F1BLQ and Michel F5EOT plan to be active as TM0Z from Batz Island, EU-105 (LOC. IN88ar) between May 21-26, 2011. They will use the call TM0Z and on 6m they will have a 5 el. JXX and 100w.

[SOURCE: Sixitalia]

FJ - St.  Barthelemy - 5.6.11

Wim, OS1T (ON4CIT) will be active as FJ/OS1T from St. Barthelemy (NA-146) on 14-22 May. He will operate mainly SSB and RTTY on  40-10 metres, with a focus on 6 metres when conditions allow.  QSL via home call, direct or bureau. QSLling instructions  and  further information at http://cendyshop.be/FJ-OS1T.html
[source: islandchaser.com via 425dxn]

G - England - 5.6.11

Ricky G0LZX, Paul G0WRE and Kev M0TNX will be active as GB0HI from Holy/Lindisfarne Island (EU-120) from about 5 UTC on 14  May until aout 5 UTC on the 15th. Plans are to operate SSB with some  digital modes and CW, on 40, 30, 20, 17 and 15, plus  6m if conditions allow. QSL via M0OXO (see www.m0oxo.com for instructions).
[SOURCE: M0TNX VIA 425dxn]


HK0/M - Malpelo Is. - 5.8.11

From a press release sent out by Pedro, HK1X, head of the DXARC Public Relations, indicates that the "Dxcolombia Amateur Radio Club" (DXARC) is officially announcing a DXpedition to Malpelo Island in 2012. Effort were made possible thanks to the arrangements conducted by Jorge Prieto, HK1R. With the special Colombian Ministry license, HK0NA, they plan to be active during the first semester of 2012. The team is currently working day by day strategically/logistically in making arrangements for international DXers to work Malpelo DXpedition 2012, and to make expedition history. The team will consists of 4 foreign and 8 Colombians.
The current list of operators are Jorge/HK1R (Team Leader), Jahm/HK1T, Pedro/HK1X, Franz/DJ8ZB, Bolmar/HK1MW and Jaime/HK1N. Activity will be on 160-6 meters (including 30/17/12 meter bands) using CW, SSB and RTTY, with at least 3 stations on the air at the same time on different bands and modes. More details will be forthcoming. Look for periodical updates on the following Web pages at:
http://www.dxarc.org ; http://hk0na.wordpress.com
[SOURCE: opdx #1010]

I - Italy - 5.6.11

Ezio IK2AHB, Diego IW2MZX, Andrea IZ2AJE, Enzo IZ2GLU and Fabio IZ2GMT will be active on the HF bands and possibly 6m as IG9E  from Lampedusa Island (AF-019) on 18-23 May. They will operate CW, SSB and digital modes (PSK31 and RTTY) with three stations. QSL via IK2AHB, direct or bureau. Log search at www.vbdxc.altervista.org


JX - Jan Mayen Is.- 5.3.11

The team heading to Jan Mayen island in July, initially announced as JX7VPA (see Sixitalia W.N. Apr. 26/May 2), is pleased to report they have the privilege to activate the island under the unique, special callsign JX5O thanks to assistance and support of the LA5O Ringsjøen Contest Club founded by Rag LA6FJA and Svein LA5FHA. Following Norwegian regulations, the usage of the callsign has been arranged at Norwegian Post & Telecom by the Club’s committee.
"The entire JX5O team wish to thank LA5O Ringsjøen Contest Club for support provided and we are very thankful for the recognition received among Norwegian hams – says Stan SQ8X, the JX5O team leader".
According to the latest news published, the team will bring and donate a 6m vertical to JX7SIX – six meter beacon at Jan Mayen island, which – after mechanical failure – went QRT in 2007. The antenna will be installed by the next maintenance team going to the island after the DXpedition.
More news at: http://janmayen2011.org/

[SOURCE: dx-world.net]

OY - Faroe Is. - 5.6.11

Look for Hans PA0VHA, Steef PA2A and Wim PA2AM to be active as OY/homecalls from Skaelingur, Streymoy Island (WLOTA 2216, WW Loc. IP62LC), Faroe Islands (IOTA EU-018) between 22nd May and 3rd June 2011. Plans are to be QRV on all HF bands in CW and RTTY, also qrv on 6m and 4m, Satelliet AO-51. QSL via home calls. Website: www.pa2am.nl/

[SOURCE: rsgbiota.org via ICPO]


SM - Sweden - 5.8.11

A group of operators from the Czech Republic, belonging to the radio clubs OK1ONA/OL1C and OK1KCU, will be active from Sweden between May 14-21st. Team members are OK1IEC, OK1IPS, OK1FPQ, OK1UZW, OK1JAX, OK1JST and OK1HWS. They will stay in a cottage near Vaggeryd.

Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes with two stations on the air. Operators will use their home callsigns according to CEPT. QSL via their home callsigns or via OK1ONA/OL1C. A special QSL card will be sent for each QSO. For more info, see: http://www.ol1c.cz

[SOURCE: opdx #1010]

SV - Greece - 5.6.11

Laci, HA0HW, will once again be active as J48HW and SV8/HA0HW from Thassos Island (IOTA EU-174, GIOTA NAS-037, MIA MG-124, WLOTA 4186, WW Loc. KN20HS) between 26th May and 5th June 2011. He will take part in the CQ WPX CW contest as J48HW on SO HP AB TB-WIRES. After the contest Laci will be QRV on all HF band +6 m with monoband fishing pole verticals and a 2x17m doublet feeding with ladder line. He has a small MOS-FET amplifier with 300-400 Watts output power. All QSLs are ok via HA QSL bureau!



SV9 - Crete - 5.4.11


Seppo, OH1VR is QRV as SV9/OH1VR until May 5. Activity is on 80 to 6 meters using mostly CW. QSL direct to home call.

[SOURCE: arrl dxnews #1117]


SV9 - Crete - 5.8.11

Operators Jindrich/OK1AMM, Franta/OK1HH and Bohumil/OK2BOB will be active as SV9/homecall/p from Agia Marina (Grid. Loc. KM15XM) on the Island of Crete (EU-015) between 1200z, May 17th and 0300z, May 28th. Activity will be on all bands (mainly 17/12/10/6 meters) using CW and SSB. The group will operate some days from Gramvousa Island or Gavdos Island (IOTA EU-187). QSL via their home callsigns.
[SOURCE: opdx #1010


T2 - Tuvalu - 5.8.11

Haru, JA1XGI, will be active as T2XG from Tuvalu (OC-015) between May 17-24th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters (especially 30/17/12m) using mainly CW, with some SSB and the Digital modes. He will also be on 6 meters. For more details and updates, visit his Web page at: http://island.geocities.jp/t2xgtuvalu

[SOURCE: opdx #1010]


T6 - Afghanistan - 5.3.11


The announced T6PSE DXpedition, due the actual security conditions in Afganistan, was cancelled.


XV – Vietnam - 5.7.11

Igor, UY5LW will be active as XV4LW from Phu Quoc island, Vietnam (AS-128) between May 9 – 18, 2011 on the WARC bands and 50MHz.
He will use an FT-100D, 3el vertical yagi for 24 and 18Mhz; simple vertical for 10m. Yagi for 50MHz.
[SOURCE: dx-world.net]




I - Italy -  (Contest, national information) - 5.2.11


Il prossimo 29 maggio, ci sarà il contest Gargano 50 Mhz, riporto alcune note, in seguito all’introduzione, in via sperimentale, di un doppio contest. Comincio con chiedere scusa per l’errore, riportato sul nostro regolamento, che appare su Radio Rivista di aprile, la banda utilizzabile è, come da regolamento ARI, per l’SSB, da 50130 Khz in su, e non come indicato sulla rivista.

Per incentivare la partecipazione dei radioamatori europei al nostro contest, avremo un doppio

regolamento, purtroppo, non è stato pubblicato come previsto su Radio Rivista , ma è scaricabile dal nostro sito www.arisansevero.it , in pratica, e questa nota riguarda gli italiani, tutti i partecipanti Italiani dovranno attenersi al regolamento dei trofei ARI, e compilare il log seguendo detto regolamento.

Naturalmente, saranno liberi, di inviare un secondo log, seguendo appunto, il regolamento diciamo


La cosa potrà sembrare un po’ confusa, ma , l’operatore dovrà utilizzare gli stessi dati, in pratica, fa un solo contest, ma conteggerà, e solo alla fine del contest stesso, in 2 modi diversi, seguendo i 2 regolamenti.

Nel regolamento internazionale, che è simile a qualsiasi contest VHF, per cui si potrà usare un software come Contest assist, con l’unica variante, che i qso con stazioni, nel cui call appare il numero 7, (I7, IK7, IZ7, IQ7, IW7, IL7,/7 ) raddoppieranno lo score.

L’idea è di avvicinare gli stranieri, come era un tempo, arricchendo la partecipazione, non è nostra volontà boicottare il contest ARI, anzi ribadisco, che tutti gli italiani saranno inseriti di default nella classifica ARI, e solo su loro richiesta, in quella internazionale.

Resto a disposizione per eventuali chiarimenti.

I7CSB, Michele.

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