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  • Friday, June 22, 2012

    4 2 5 D X N E W S #1103

    23 June 2012                                              A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                     No 1103
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                           ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                            Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                          Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

    5B     - A team of nine operators from the Nicosia Amateur Radio  Club  will
           be active as C4MG from Agios Georgios (AS-120) on 23-24 June.  They
           hope to be on the air by 6 UTC  on  Saturday  and  operate  through
           Sunday at 14 UTC with  three  stations.  Look  for  them  on  80-10
           metres SSB plus some CW, and on  6  metres.  QSL  via  5B4KH.  [TNX

    9A     - Feri, HA4BF will be active holiday style  as  9A/HA4BF/p  from  Vir
           Island (EU-170) on 8-21 July. He will  operate  SSB  only.  QSL  to
           home call (direct), LoTW and e QSL. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
    E5_sc  - Once again Andy, AB7FS will be active holiday style as E51AND  from
           Rarotonga (OC-013), South Cooks  between  2  July  and  25  August.
           Usually he operates straight key slow CW and also he  oftens  check
           into the ANZA net (05.15  UTC on 14183 kHz). QSL via AB7FS.
    F      - The Association des RadioAmateurs de  la  Cote  d'Emeraude  (F4KIR)
           will operate special event station TM0TSR from  Saint-Malo  on  2-8
           July for the Tall Ship Race 2012. QSL via F4FJH.
    F      - F5SKJ, F6FAI, F4EJW, F4ELJ, F0GWK  and  F0GXK  will  be  active  as
           TM9LF from the lighthouse on Ile Noire, in the Bay of  Morlaix,  on
           21-22 July. QSL via F0GWK (bureau only) and eQSL. [TNX F4ELJ]
    FP     - Mike, VE2XB will be active as FP/VE2XB from St. Pierre et  Miquelon
           (NA-032) on 10-20 August. He will operate SSB and CW on all  bands,
           with a special effort on 6 metres. QSL via  home  call,  direct  or
           bureau.  Further  information  at  http://fp-ve2xb.jimdo.com/  [TNX
    GM     - GM0EGI, GM0ELP, GM0LIR, GM0OQV, GM4ZNC, MM0BQI and MM0GPZ  will  be
           active as GB5SI from the Shiant Islands  (EU-112)  on  15-22  July.
           They will operate CW, SSB and RTTY on 80-6 metres. QSL  via  MM0BQI
           and LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
    GU     - A group of operators from the  Hamtests  Club  will  be  active  as
           MU0HTJ from Guernsey (EU-114) on 26-31 July, including an entry  in
           the IOTA Contest. QSL via 2E0SQL. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
    I      - Simon, IZ7ATN reports he will be active as  IZ7ATN/p  from  Scoglio
           Portonuovo di Fuori (not IOTA, IIA FG-015) on 22-23 June.
    IS0    - Claudio, IZ0KRC will be active holiday  style  as  IS0/IZ0KRC  from
           the main island of Sardinia (EU-024) from 23 June to  15  July.  He
           will operate SSB, CW and digital  modes  on  the  HF  bands  and  6
           metres. QSL via home call, bureau preferred. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
    KH8    - Dick, N7RO and Yuri, N3QQ [425DXN 1099] will be  active  as  KH8PPG
           and/or KH8RRC from Tutuila (OC-045), American Samoa  from  27  June
           to 3 July. They will operate CW, SSB and RTTY on 40-10 metres  with
           two stations. QSL via N7RO. [TNX DX World]
    KP4    - Special event station K4O will be active on  30  June  and  1  July
           from the headquarters of the Puerto Rico Olympic  Committe  in  San
           Juan to celebrate the Flag Bearing of the  Puerto  Rico  delegation
           to the Olympic Games in London. QSL via NP3O. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
    LA     - Glenn, LA8XRA and  Trond,  LA9VDA  will  be  active  as  LA6Q  from
           Jonsholmen  Island  (EU-079)  on  10-13  August  and  from  Sandoya
           (EU-056) on 13-17 August. They will operate CW,  SSB  and  RTTY  on
           80-10 metres. QSL via LA9VDA, direct or bureau (email requests  for
           bureau cards can be sent to la9vda[@]gmail.com). [TNX LA9VDA]
    OZ     - Ric, DL2VFR will be active as OZ0FR/p from Vendsyssel-Thy  (EU-171)
           on 7-20 July. He will operate mostly CW. QSL via DL2VFR, direct  or
           bureau. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
    TY     - Pat, LA0HF will be  active  again  as  TY2BP  from  Cotonou,  Benin
           starting on 28 June. He plans to be QRV on 20, 15  and  10  metres.
           QSL via IK1IQD. [TNX IK2IQD]
    VE     - Look for KC0VEU/VY0 to be active in his  spare  time  from  Eureka,
           Ellesmere Island (NA-008) between 22 June and 5 July.  He  recently
           passed his Extra class exam and is expecting a  new  call  sign  in
           the AD0 block, but will still sign /VY0. He might also  try  to  be
           QRV from the Polar  Environment  Atmospheric  Research  Laboratory,
           located in the rare ER grid (ER60) for those who chase the CQ  Grid
           Fields Award, and the rare ITU Zone 75. QSLvia  home  call,  direct
           or bureau. [TNX WC6DX]
    VP2M   - Gordon,  G3USR will be active as VP2MSR  from  Montserrat  (NA-103)
           from 29 June to 9 July. He plans to  concentrate  on  20-6  metres,
           SSB only. QSL via G3USR, direct only.
    W      - The following stations will  be  active  during  the  "Original  13
           Colonies Special Event", which will be held on 1-5 July:  K2A  (New
           York), K2B (Virginia), K2C (Rhode Island), K2D  (Connecticut),  K2E
           (Delaware), K2F (Maryland),  K2G  (Georgia),  K2H  (Massachusetts),
           K2I (New Jersey), K2J (North Carolina), K2K  (New  Hampshire),  K2L
           (South Carolina) and K2M  (Pennsylvania).  Further  information  on
           the  event  and  the  relevant  certificate  can  be    found    at

                           *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                           ****  GOOD TO KNOW ... ****
                            Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                          Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

    DXCC NEWS ---> TL8ES (Central African Republic, 2011  operation)  and  TT8ES
    (Chad, 2012 operation have been approved for DXCC credit. [TNX NC1L]

    HEARD ISLAND 2014 ---> The initial operators  for  the  2014  expedition  to
    Heard Island  (www.heardisland.org)  include  KK6EK,  ON6TT,  DL1MGB,  N6MZ,
    DJ9ZB, NP4IW, AD6E, N4GRN, DJ5IW, N6PSE, W3WL,  W0GJ  and  AA7XT.  The  next
    round of team members will be announced on 15 August. 
    IOTA EU-117 & EU-133  GROUPS  --->  This  is  an  abridged  version  of  the
    official announcement dated 16 June that can be found  on  the  RSGB  IOTA's
    Following the decision by the ARRL to delete Malyy  Vysotskiy  Island  (MVI)
    from the current DXCC list as of 17 February 2012, the  IOTA  Committee  has
    considered action to be taken  with  regard  to  the  future  of  EU-117.  A
    consultation conducted by an  enlarged  IOTA  management  group  produced  a
    clear majority in favour of splitting EU-133 to form two groups  within  the
    Gulf of Finland, North and South. The dividing  line  has  been  set  at  60
    degrees, 15 minutes north. The islands now constituting the two  groups  can
    be seen via the Search facility  on  www.rsgbiota.org.  The  change  has  an
    effective date backdated to 17 February 2012.  Past  credits  for  MVI  will
    continue to stand and new opportunities are created for  contacting  EU-117.
    Record-holders need take no action regarding existing credits as  they  will
    not be deleted as a consequence of this change, nor in the  case  of  EU-133
    credits need they be transferred unless requested.

    OH10X/MM ---> Kristina Cruises Ltd with Radio Arcala, OH8X of  Finland,  are
    in the process of testing whether a permanent  Amateur  Radio  station  will
    suit the maritime  environment  and  serve  DXers  in  their  leisure  time,
    whether cruising in the Mediterranean or  off  West  Africa  or  just  doing
    island-hopping in the Caribbean.
    The onboard station will be active at the peak propagation hours to  various
    continents on 14267 kHz on 20-24 June. The test cruise will  take  the  ship
    to Estonia (ES), Gotland, Sweden (SM1), Aland Islands  (OH0),  and  back  to
    Finland.  The  objective  for  the  first  run  is  to  look   at  potential
    interference issues both ways -  from  the  Amateur  Radio  station  to  the
    ship's navigation system and from the ship's advanced  PC  networks  to  the
    reception of Amateur Radio transmissions.

    YASME AWARDS ---> The Yasme Foundation has for many years offered two  Yasme
    Awards, available at no cost  to  qualifying  applicants.  The  first  Yasme
    Award, in the form of a handsome plaque, is offered to  those  amateurs  who
    submit proof of 30 QSOs with Yasme officials and DXpeditions  that  have  at
    least one Yasme official as a participant. The  second,  the  Yasme  Supreme
    Award, is in the form of a representation of the YASME boat  used  by  Danny
    Weil in his around-the-world  DXpedition  and  is  available  to  those  who
    submit proof of 60 QSOs with Yasme officials and DXpeditions  with  a  Yasme
    official as a participant.
    After a year-long evaluation of the rules for  qualifying  call  signs,  the
    Board of Directors is pleased to announce  that  the  rules  for  qualifying
    call signs have been revised. As a result, many call signs have  been  added
    to the list. The revised list of call signs  eligible  for  both  awards  is
    available at http://www.yasme.org/DXpeditions.html

    + SILENT KEYS + Sayed Abdel Samei (SU1SA) passed away on  13  June.  He  was
    the President  of  the  Egyptian  Radio  Amateurs  Society  for  Development
    (ERASD) and succeeded SU1GS, who died in January.
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