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Παρασκευή, 13 Ιουλίου 2012

DX NEWS, EVENTS, DXPEDITIONS and more


UPCOMING SOON:

7X, ALGERIA
    The special event stations 7T50I (Radio Club Algiers), 7U50I and
    7V50I (Radio Club Laghouat), 7W50I (Radio Club Bou-Saada) and
    7Y50I (Radio Club Mostaganem) are celebrating the 50th anniversary of
    the independence of Algeria until Dec 31. A special award is available.
    QSLs via 7X2ARA.

9A, CROATIA
    The team of the Croatian Radio Amateur Association will participate in
    the IARU HF World Championship (Jul 14/15) using the special callsign
    9A20HQ this year. All QSOs will be confirmed via bureau automatically.
    See also: http://www.hamradio.hr/index.php?view=article&id=2116

9Y, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

    The "Trinidad and Tobago Amateur Radio Society" will join the upcoming
    IARU HF World Championship as 9Y4HQ in CW and SSB on all bands.
    QSL via DF2RG.

AP, PAKISTAN
    Pakistani hams (AP2AUM, AP2MF, AP2MKS) announced to show up as AP2ARS
    from the Swat district (35.5044 N, 72.5996 E; Loc MM65hh) from a height
    of 2300m a.s.l. from Jul 13-15. Listen for them on 20m and 40m running
    150 watts into an Inverted V dipole and via satellite.
    Unfortunately QSL only direct via: PARS AP2ARS, Box 1450 Islamabad,
    44000, Pakistan. See also: http://www.pakhams.com

CE, CHILE
    The Radio Club de Chile (CE3AA) will sign XR3HQ in CW and SSB on all
    bands during the IARU HF World Championship. QSL via bureau.

DL, GERMANY
    The German team DA0HQ will be active from eight different QTHs using
    the special DOK HQ12 in CW and SSB on the six main HF bands during the
    IARU HF World Championship. The DA0HQ operators are looking forward to
    make many QSOs. In the interest of fairness everybody should work
    several HQ stations during this contest.
        ---
    As every year the district Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania plans a
    special activity to support the SOP award (Sea of Peace).
    DL0SOP will be QRV from Jul 1-31 and hands out some points for the SOP
    and also the special SDOK SOP12. See also: http://www.mydarc.de/dl0sop

EI, IRELAND
    Olivier,ON4EI, will be active as EI8GQB using an hybrid wind-solar
    power system from his caravan until Jul 31. He will take part in the
    IOTA Contest as EI1A. More details at QRZ.com. QSLs via ON4EI.
        ---
    Olivier,ON4EI, and Bernard,EI4II, will join the upcoming IARU HF World
    Championship as Irish HQ station using EI80IRTS (and also on Jul 21).

F, FRANCE
    Philippe,F5SKW, Dimitri,F5SWB, Freddy,F5IRO/J28RO, David,F8CRS,
    Yves-Michel,F5PRU, and possibly also others will be active as TM70TE
    from the 3rd floor of the Eiffel Tower, approximately 300 meters above
    the ground, from July 12-15 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the
    French Army Signal Corps. QSL via F6KHX oder F5OGL.

FM, MARTINIQUE
    Lars,K9FY, wants to enjoy the pile-ups on 160m-10m signing TO5U from
    Ducos on Martinique (NA-107, DIFO FM-001, WLOTA 1041) from Jul 11-18.
    QSL via homecall, unfortunately only direct.

G, ENGLAND
    The RSGB team has applied the special call GO2HQ or the IARU Contest
    and they will work from several DXCCs. They have also launched a
    special awards program. QSL via M0OXO. See also: http://www.gr2hq.com

GW, WALES
    The "Strumble Head DX & Contest Group" will be active again as MC0SHL
    from Ramsey Island (EU-124, Loc IO71) on 40m-6m using two Hexbeams and
    a Windom with one station dedicated to digital modes (mostly RTTY)
    from Jul 12-16. The Team members include Ant,MW0JZE, Charles,M0OXO,
    Chris,G1VDP, and Rob,MW0RLJ, with his XYL Jane. They will operate from
    their farm HQ in the Pembrokeshire National Park (WFF GFF-015) if they
    are unable to get to the island due to bad weather.
    QSL via M0URX (OQRS), LoTW and Clublog. See also: http://www.mc0shl.com

H4, SOLOMON ISLANDS
    Vadym,UT6UD, will be active as H44UD from New Georgia Island (OC-149)
    from Jul 10-17. Activity will be holiday style and he will work mainly
    in CW during his evening and morning. If conditions permit, Vadym will
    try to activate also the IOTA groups OC-047 and OC-158. QSL via UT6UD.

HC, ECUADOR
    Members of the Quito Radio Club (HC1QRC) will be active as HD081QRC
    in CW and SSB on all bands from Jul 14-22. The operation is celebrate
    the 81st anniversary of the founding of the Quito Radio Club. Equipment
    will include both modern and some beautifully restored vintage radios
    by Gustavo,HC1BG. QSL via HC1JQ.

JA, JAPAN
    Following stations will join the IARU HF World Championship from Japan:
      8N1HQ  (JA1HGY, Minato-city, 160m CW, 10m CW)
      8N1HQ  (JG1ZUY, Kimitsu-city, 15m SSB)
      8N1HQ  (7J1YAJ, Naka-gun, 40m CW, 40m SSB)
      8N3HQ  (JH3AIU, Miki-city, 15m CW)
      8N4HQ  (JH4WBY, Okayama-city, 80m CW, 80m SSB, 10m SSB)
      8N8HQ  (JH8ZMM, Iwamizawa-city, 20m CW, 20m SSB)
    QSLs will be sent via bureau automatically.
        ---
    8J1MBR is a special event call on the occasion of the 60th anniversary
    of  Mobara City (JCC 1210) in Chiba prefecture in the Kanto region on
    Honshu (AS-007, WLOTA
2376). It is active until Mar 31, 2013.
    QSL via bureau.
        ---
    HAMs are celebrating the 20th anniversary of Yachimata City (JCC 1230)
    (known
for Suika = watermelon and peanuts) and activate the special
    event station
8J1SPY until Mar 31, 2013. Yachimata-City is located in
    the Chiba prefecture (AS-007, WLOTA 2376). QSL via
bureau.
        ---
    The special event stations 8N0CLEAN and 8N5CLEAN are active during the
    "Clean Reception Environment Month" until Oct 31. QSLs via bureau.
        ---
    The special event station 8J6OKAJO is working until Dec 31 to mark the
    400th anniversary of Oka Province Castle Town (now Taketa-city JCC 4408
    Jo: Castle) in the prefecture Oita on Kyushu (AS-077, WLOTA 0963).
    QSL via bureau.
        ---
    The special callsign 8J9HC is active Aug 12 to celebrate the
    36th All Japan High School Cultural Festival in Toyama (JCC 2801) on
    the island of Honshu (AS-007, WLOTA 2376). QSL via bureau.

LX, LUXEMBURG
    The radio society "Radioamateurs du Luxembourg" will be represented by
    LX75HQ during the IARU HF World Championship. QSL via LX2A.
        ---
    The special event station LX75RL marks the 75th jubilee of the society
    outside of the contest until Dec 31. QSL via LX2A.
    See also: http://www.rlx.lu

P29VAC, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
    K9QV is currently active from Papua New Guinea as P29VAC He is using 
    KX3 10 watt and vertical antenna. 

P40NF, ARUBA
    W6NF will be active from Aruba 15-21 August 2012 as P40NF
    He will be active on HF bands and possibly 6m mostly CW     QSL via home call

UA1, EUROPEAN RUSSIA
    The special event call UE95K marks the 95th birthday of Paul Kamozine
    from Jul 14-22. He was a pilot and twice hero of the Soviet Union.
    Operation takes place in all modes from Bryansk (oblast Bryanskaya,
    UA3Y, oblast #118). QSL via RV3YR, direct preferred.

V4, ST KITTS AND NEVIS
    once again John,W5JON, will be operating as V47JA from Calypso Bay on
    St. Kitts (IOTA NA-104, Loc FK87pg) between Jul 12 and Aug 2. Activity
    will be in SSB on 80m-6m (incl. 60m) and also during the RSGB IOTA SSB
    Contest and the CQWW VHF Contest (Jul 21/22). His equipment includes:
    Kenwood TS-590S and a SB200 amp, a 80m-10m multiband dipole and a
    S9 vertical. His XYL Cathy,W5HAM, will occasionally operate as V47HAM.
    All QSLs should be sent via his homecall W5JON, also via LoTW.

VE, CANADA
    The Hamilton Amateur Radio Club (VE3DC) and the 1812 Special Committee
    are pleased to announce that the special callsign XM31812 will be QRV
    from Jul 13-15 to commemorate the Bicentennial of the War of 1812.
    QSL via VE3ATX. See also: http://www.wix.com/xm31812/xm31812
        ---
    A group of HAMs is going to visit Prince Edward Island (NA-029) from
    Jul 12-16. They will join the upcoming IARU HF World Championship as
    the Canadian HQ station VY2RAC. QSL via: Radio Amateurs of Canada,
    720 Belfast Road, Suite 217, Ottawa, Ontario, K1G 0Z5, Canada.

VP2M, MONTSERRAT
    Bob,W5UQ, and Bill,W5SJ, will be active as VP2MUQ and VP2MSJ from
    Gingerbread Hill during their annual July DXpedition from Jul 17-24.
    They will be QRV in holiday style focussing on CW, 30/17/12m and RTTY.
    QSLs via W5JAY.

VP9, BERMUDA
    A team of Dit,DF7KF, Angelo,DM1AC, and Joe,DL9MS, will show up as
    DF7KF/VP9 (or with a special call) on 144 MHz via EME working from
    Bermuda (Loc FM72oh) starting on Jul 13. QSL via DL9MS, only direct.

LG/SJ, MOROKULIEN
    Bernd,DH1SBB, Claus,DO9BC, Guenther,DG7SF, and Mike,MD0VMD, will be QRV
    as LG5LG and SJ9WL (alternating each day) from Morokulien on the border
    between Norway and
Sweden (Loc JO69cw). Activities will take place in
    SSB and digital modes on 160m-6m (mainly 40m/20m) from Jul 13-17.
    QSLs via LA4EKA (please no eQSL).

HAM RADIO IN TURKMENISTAN
: N8OO (ex-EZ5AA) states that all amateur radio
    activities from Turkmenistan is illegal for about ten years.

HEAD QUARTERS AWARD 2012

    Die "Brave Radio Friends" sponsor the HEAD QUARTERS AWARD 2012.
    Applicants must work a minimum of 10 different HQ stations during the
    IARU HF World Championship. Each HQ stations counts only once on any
    band or mode. The award is for free and available only as a PDF.
    Send your applications to de3ear@darc.de by Aug 31, 2012. Please
    send your attachments only in one of the following formats: pdf, txt,
    doc, xls, jpg

JAPAN DX MEETING 2012
: The Japan DX Meeting 2012 will be held in Tokyo on
    Aug 25. See also: http://jdxm.web.fc2.com/e.html

P5, NORTH KOREA: Rick,K6VVA, has been working for quite some time on a
    "P5 CW Only & IOTA AS-197 Project". Stay tuned! http://www.k6vva.com/p5

CQ WPX award and LoTW: The WPX award is the first non ARRL award which can
    be applied for via LoTW. See also: http://www.arrl.org/news  and
    arrl-launches-logbook-of-the-world-wpx-award-integration

ARCTIC TOUR: The Arctic tour aanounced in DXNL 1786 will start on July 10.
    Callsigns used
are RW0BG/p (Krasnoyarsk region) und RW0BG/9 (outside of
    Krasnoyarsk region). See also: http://n69p.ru/english  and
    https://sites.google.com/site/rk0bww/home/novosti/arctic-trip-2012

LINKS: Current SOTA activities (mountain summits) are announced at:
    http://www.sotawatch.org
        ---
    Detailed information about current VHF activities can be found on the
    VHF DX portal "Make More Miles on VHF" at: http://www.MMMonVHF.de

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UPCOMING CONTESTS
-----------------
Jul 13    FISTS Sprint Contest
Jul 14/15  IARU HF World Championship


IOTA
compiled by Klaus, DL7UXG  (e-mail: iota@dxhf.darc.de)
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Island activities:
AS-061, R0K, Ratmanova Islands & AS-092, R0K, Bering Sea Coast South group:
    Members of the Russian Robinson Club want to activate the rare islands
    Ostrov Ratmanova (AS-061, Big Diomede Island, RRA RR-11-04, RDA CK-08)
    and Ostrov Alyumka (AS-092, RRA RR-12-01, RDA CK-05) signing RI0K from
    July 15 until Aug 28. They plan to operate in SSB and CW on all bands.
    Ask the operator for the QSL route.

EU-004, EA6, Balearic Islands: Flavio,EA6/IW2NEF, will spend his holidays
    on Mallorca (DIE E-021, MIA MB-004, WLOTA 1902, Loc JM19) again and
    will work holiday style on HF/6m/2m from Jul 16-27. QSL via homecall.

EU-015, SV9, Crete Island: Claude,SV9/HB9CRX, will work with QRP (5 watts,
    CW only) on 30m-6m from Kissamos Island from Jul 9-21. QSL via HB9CRX.

EU-029, OZ, Sjaelland Archipelago: Alain,F5LMJ, will be QRV as 5P5J from
    Lolland Island (DIA SJ-015, WLOTA 2773) on Jul 14-28. QSL via F5LMJ.

EU-066, R1O, Solovetskiye Islands: Victor,UA1OEJ/p, plans to become active
    in SSB/CW on the HF bands from Solovetsky lighthouse (RLE-042, RFF-175)
    from Jul 12-20. QSL via homecall.

EU-075, SV8, Aegina Island: SV1CDY George, still on air from Aegina Island as SV8/SV1CDY mostly on 6 meters band and of course for RSGB IOTA Contest at last weekend of July.

EU-112, GM/MM, Shiant Islands: The activation of the Shiant Islands by GB5SI
    was postponed until 2013.

EU-114, GU/MU: Guernsey group: Peter,OT9Z/ON8ZZ, Dominiek,ON3JA, and
    Frederik,ON3NT, will be QRV as MU/OT9Z from Guernsey (WLOTA 0013)
    from Jul 16-20. They plan to visit these islands:
      Jul 17:  Herm Island (St. Martins Point Light, GUE-007)
      Jul 18:  Sark Island (Point Robert Light, GUE-003, WLOTA 0944)
      Jul 19:  Alderney    (Alderney Light, GUE-004, WLOTA 0198)
    QSL via OT9Z (bureau) or ON3NT (direct).
    See also: http://dxpeditionchannelislands.weebly.com

SA-037, YV5, Blanquilla group: The DX Group Caracas members plan to activate
    La Blanquilla Island (DIV-039, WLOTA 0894, ARLHS VEN-023) as YW5B from
    Jul 11-16. They will be QRV in CW, SSB, FM and digital modes on 160-2m.
    QSL via DM4TI. See also: http://www.gdxc.org

Lighthouse activities
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9Y4HQ    LH 0563  Jul 14-15
TO5U      LH 1041  Jul 11-18
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Source:
DXNL 1788 - Jul 11, 2012  DX Newsletter
a free and weekly service of
DARC Committee "DX and HF contesting"
(http://www.darcdxhf.de)

Editor: Johannes Amchewicz, DK8JB
(e-mail: dxnl@dxhf.darc.de)

translation by: Bob, DL7VOA
(e-mail: dl7voa@darc.de)

73’s

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