Friday, July 03, 2009

amateur radio DX News edition #948

3B7 - Rachid, 3B8FQ has received approval and will be active as 3B7FQ from St. Brandon Island (AF-015) in August. This may be his last visit to 3B7 for the next five years. It will be a working trip, with time shared for maintenance on the island's meteorological equipment. He will depart Mauritius on 10 August and return from St. Brandon on the 30th. Operation will be SSB and CW on 40-10 metres. QSL via K5XK. [TNX K5XK]

3D2_cr - Conway Reef (OC-112) was activated for the first time in April 1989 by 3D2CR. Twenty years after that event, Hawa, DK9KX (ex 3D2CR) will return to Ceva-I-Ra along with six other operators (namely Norbert/DJ7JC, Jan/DJ8NK, Dieter/DJ9ON, Heye/DJ9RR, Hans/DL6JGN and Ron/PA3EWP). They plan to be active between 1 and 10 October, depending on weather conditions, and to operate SSB, CW, RTTY and PSK on 160-6 metres. The callsign will be announced when the operation starts. QSL via DJ8NK, direct or bureau. A web page is under construction. [TNXDJ8NK]

3W - In March 2008 XV3M (F6BUM) activated IOTA group AS-185, but was able to make only 577 QSOs under difficult circumstances [425DXN 886]. Those who did not work Jack will be given a new chance on 10-18 April 2010, when Hans-Peter, HB9BXE and a large group of operators from Switzerland, Germany and Vietnam will be active as 3W6C from Con Co Island. Further information is expected in due course. For the time being, please visit consider supporting the project with a donation. [TNX HB9BXE]

4W - Chris, VK4FR works for the Australian Armed Forces and is currently stationed in Dili, East Timor (OC-148) through October. He operates SSB and digital modes as 4W6FR in his spare time. QSL via VK4FW. [TNX VK4FW]

8Q - Pierre, HB9QQ is now active as 8Q7QQ from the Maldives until 11 July. He operates on 50183 kHz in JT65A mode (first period) around moonrise and moonset in search of Sporadic E and EME contacts. Other activities include 30, 17 and 12 metres. QSL via mome call. [TNX HB9PL]

9Y - The Trinidad and Tobago Amateur Radio Society (TTARS) will be QRV during the IARU HF World Championship (11-12 July), probably as 9Y4HQ (callsign to be confirmed). IOTA Chasers please note that activity will take place from two different locations, one on Trinidad (SA-011) and the other on Tobago (SA-009). The station on Tobago is most likely to operate on 40 and 80 metres. [TNX The Daily DX]

CT9 - Look for CT9/DB2TR, CT9/DK7TM, CT9/DL1CW, CT9/DL1SBF and CT9/DL3ZH to operate SSB, CW and RTTY from Madeira (AF-014) on 10-15 July, IARU HF World Championship included. QSL via home calls, bureau preferred. [TNX DL1SBF]

DL - Harald, DF6BL will be active as DF6BL/p from Langeness Island (EU-042) on 6-13 July. QSL via home call, bureau preferred. [TNX

DL - Sebastian, DL1AXX will be active as DL1AXX/p from Warder Island (EU-128, O-32 for the German Island Award) on 11-18 July. He will operate CW only on 30, 40 and 80 metres. QSl via home call, bureau preferred. [TNX ]

DU - Moj, PA3GZU will be active holiday style as DU9/PA3GZU from Mindanao Island (OC-130) from 6 July to 1 August. QSL via home call, bureau preferred. [TNX ]

EI - Members of the Dalkey Island Contest Group (namely EI2CA, EI5DI, EI6EW, EI7CC, EI7CD, EI8BP and EI8CE) will participate in the IOTA Contest (25-26 July) as EJ1DD from Clare Island (EU-121). QSL via EI7CC. Before and after the contest, on 23-27 July, look for the individual operators using EJ prefixes. [TNX EI7CC]

FT5G - The much anticipated DXpedition to Glorioso (FT5GA) has been postponed again, hopefully at the end of August. The main cause for this unexpected postponement is a stability problem of the runway on Grande Glorieuse, which must be fixed in early July in order to allow safe landings. However, the silver lining is that two more operators (David, F8CRS and Bernard, F5LPY) will be able to join F4EGS, F5IRO, F5PRU, F5RQQ and F5TLN. They still expect to remain on the island for about three weeks, and to have four stations active 24/7 (three on the HF bands and one on 6 metres). [TNX F5NQL]

G - The Wakefield & District Radio Society will be active as GB1HI from Holy (Lindisfarne) Island (EU-120) on 10-13 July. QSL via M3ZYZ. HB0 - Alain, F5LMJ will be active as HB0/F5LMJ/p from Liechtenstein on 11-24 July. He plans to operate CW and digital modes during his evening and early morning hours. QSL via F5LMJ, bureau preferred. Alain will upload his log to LoTW. [TNX F5LMJ]

HK0_sa - The Daily DX reports that Dennis, 5J0BV [425DXN 944] has extended his stay and is now expected to remain active from San Andres until 16 UTC on 6 July. QSL via K7BV.

I - Andrea, IZ2LSC will be active holiday style as IH9/IZ2LSC from Pantelleria Island (AF-018, IIA TP-001) on 20-31 July, including an entry in the IOTA Contest. He will operate SSB and digital modes on 40-10 metres. QSL via IZ2LSC (bureau only). He will upload the log to LoTW. Andrea's blog is at [TNX

LX - Once again LX0HQ will represent the Luxembourg Amateur Radio Society (RL) in the IARU HF World Championship. There will be twenty operators for nine stations from Eschdorf (QTH of LX7I, webcam at ) and Esebuer (QTH of LX0RL). The new QSL route is via LX2A. Bureau cards can be requested at and the log will be uploaded to LoTW. [TNX LX2A]

OH - Look for UA1ANA, RA1AGL and RV1AE to be active as OH2DZ/p, OH/RA1AGL/p and OH/RV1AE/p from Reposaari Island (EU-173) on 3-6 July. [TNX]

S5 - Nineteen operators will run the twelve S50HQ stations (10-160 metres CW and SSB) that will represent ZRS during the IARU HF World Championship (11-12 July). QSL via the Slovenian QSL bureau and LoTW. [TNX S50U]

SV - Alexandros/SV8CYR, Vassilis/SV8CYV, Ilias/SV8FMY andGiorgios/SV8IJZ will be active as SX8GR from Samos Island (EU-049) forthe Aegean VHF Contest (4-5 July, rules at ).They will operate SSB and CW on 6 and 2 metres, and on 40 and 80 metresduring their nights. QSL direct to SV8FMY. [TNX SV8CYV]

SV - Gabi, HA1YA will be active as J48YA from Zakynthos Island (EU-052)on 8-21 July, and from Thassos Island (EU-174) from 25 August to 8September. He will operate on 6, 4 and 2 metres, as well as on the HFbands. QSL via home call. [TNX DL8EBW and MMMonVHF]

UA - Alex, RA1QY plans to operate as RA1QY/1 from several islands inOnega Bay, White Sea on 4-11 July. IOTA groups concerned are EU-147 andEU-153, with Purluda Island (EU-153) as main target. Details can befound at (click on "News RRA") QSL via RA1QY,direct or bureau. [TNX RA1QY]

YL - Special callsign YL90AIR will be used through 31 December tocelebrate the 90th anniversary of the Latvian Air Forces. QSL via bureauand [TNX YL3AD]
(Dave Raycroft/ODXA)