Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Amateur radio DX News

5V - Franco, I1FQH will be active as 5V7PRF from Togo on 22-31 July. He plans to operate mostly CW with some SSB on 80-10 metres, running 100 watts to a Spiderbeam for 15, 17 and 20 metres, verticals and wires for the other bands. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. He will upload his log to LoTW and; updates will be posted to [TNX I1FQH]

5Z - Bob, K4UEE will be in Kenya on 10-17 July doing short term mission work ( ) in the village of Kwambekenya, located about 3-4 hours north of Nairobi. He is involved in several different projects including a video project and demonstrating amateur radio in the local high school. Bob hopes to be QRV for some DXing in the lat evenings and early mornings local time. [TNX K4UEE]

7P - Pista/HA5AO (7P8AO), Frosty/K5LBU (7P8CF), Laurent/W0MM (7P8MM), John/9M6XRO (7P8OK) and Ben/DJ0YI (7P8YI) will be active from Lesotho from 29 July to 13 August. They will have two stations QRV all the time, and a third station might be on for PSK and RTTY. Activity will be on all bands, with a serious effort on 160 and 80 metres. QSL 7P8OK via M0URX, others via home calls. The web page for the expedition can be found on the Texas DX Society's site ( ) [TNX K5LBU]

8Q - Davide, IK2AHG is active as 8Q7DI from Maayafushi, Maldives (AS-013) until 13 July. He operates holiday style mainly CW on 40-10 metres. QSL via I8ACB. [TNX IK2AHG]

9A - Look for 9A6NL (Laci, HA6NL), 9A/HA6PS (Zsolt), 9A/HA7JJS (Al) and 9A/HA7PL (Laci) to be active from Pasman Island (EU-170) on 20-29 July, IOTA Contest included. Before and after the contest they will operate CW, SSB nad digital modes on the HF bands and 6 metres. QSL via home calls, direct or bureau. [TNX HA0HW]

9Y - The Trinidad and Tobago Amateur Radio Society (TTARS) will be QRV during the IARU HF World Championship as 9Y4HQ [425DXN 948]. Activity on 10-80 metres CW and 40 metres SSB will come from the QTH of 9Y4W on Tobago (SA-009), while the rest of SSB operations will takle place from the QTH of 9Y4D on Trinidad (SA-011). [TNX The Daily DX]

CE0Z - The November-December XR0ZN expedition to Juan Fernandez [425DXN 937] has been postponed and it is now expected to take place in March-April 2010. Updates at

CT7 - The Algarve Star DX Team will operate SSB, CW and RTTY on 80-6 metres as CS28MCF on 13-19 July for the 28th International Motorcycle Rally in Faro. QSL via CT1EHX. [TNX CT1END]

CT8 - Hermann, CT3FN (HB9CRV) and several other operators will be active as CR2F from Ribeirinha lighthouse on Faial Island (EU-175), Azores between 18 July and 1 August. They will operate CW, SSB and RTTY on 80-6 metres, and will participate in the IOTA Contest as CR2W. QSL for both callsigns via CT1GFK, direct or bureau. The webiste for the operation is at [TNX VA3RJ]

DL - Andy, DL7AT will be active as DL7AT/m from Norderney Island (EU-047) on 17-24 July. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX ]

EA - Luis, EA1NT will participate in the IOTA Contest as AO1I from Lobeira Grande (EU-077). He will operate SSB only with an amplifier and a vertical antenna. QSL via EA1NT, direct or bureau. [TNX EA1NT]

ES - Juri, ES5GP will be active as ES5GP/8 from Kihnu Island (EU-178) from 29 July to 9 August. He will operate SSB and PSK on all bands. QSL via home call. [TNX ES1QD]

F - The Radio Club du Vaucluse will activate special event callsign TM1MV on 11-25 July for the arrival of this year's Tour de France ) at Mount Ventoux. The cyclists will climb the mountain during the 20th stage, on 25 July. Q SL via F5KPO.[TNX F8REF]

FH - Willi, DJ7RJ has received the call TO7RJ to be used from Mayotte (AF-027) from 22 September trhough 21 October. He will be leaving the island on 25 October, so he will be active as FH/DJ7RJ during the last days. Expect Will to operate CW and SSB on 160-10 metres, and perhaps 6 metres. QSL via home call. [TNX AA1M]

FP - Tim, M0TDG, and Martin, G3ZAY plan to be active from Miquelon (NA-032) as FP/homecall on 24-27 September. They will operate CW and SSB; low band operation will depend on equipment availability (and airline baggage limits). QSL via home calls. Martin will also try to activate McNutt's Island (VE1, NA-126) on 29 September. [TNX G3ZAY]

G - Once again the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) will be represented by GB7HQ in the IARU HF World Championship. Expect a large group of operators to be active from two separate DXCC entities (England and Scotland) on all the HF contest bands on both CW and SSB. To assist in making contacts, when you contact one operator he can give you the frequency of the next GB7HQ station to work. QSL via G3TXF (direct, bureau and LOTW). Further information, including the awards program for contacting GB7HQ on various bands/modes, can be found at [TNX G4IRN]

G - John, M0XIG and Tony, 2E0SBS will operate special event station GB1TT on 16-18 July from the site of the optical telegraph at Toothill, Hampshire (England). The Toothill Shutter Telegraph was one of a number that operated as a communication link for the British Admiralty between London and Plymouth. QSL via M0XIG, direct or bureau.

G - "Sky Sheppey 2009" celebrates 100 years of British Aviation and the part played by the pioneers of early flying and the armed services over those years on the Isle of Sheppey (EU-005). Special event station GB100SS will be active from Eastchurch on 25-27 July, IOTA Contest included. QSL via operator's instructions. [TNX F5NQL]

GD - MD/DC5SAN, MD/DG1SBU, MD/DG3SHD, MD/DG5SBK, MD/DG7SF, MD/DH1SBB, MD/DK1SG, MD/DL1SPH, MD/DL6SBN and MD/DL8SAD are active from the Isle of Man (EU-116) until 13 July. QSL via home calls. They will use special callsign MD9Y during the IARU HF World Championship (QSL direct to GD3YUM). [TNX DXNL]

HS - A large group of operators from the HS DX Association will participate in the IOTA Contest as HS0AC/p from Si Chang Island (AS-107). QSL via HS0ZFZ. [TNX NG3K]

I - Paolo, IK2MLS will be active as IA5/IK2MLS from Elba Island (EU-028, IIA LI-002) on 3-8 August. He will operate holiday style on 40-10 metres as well as on the VHF bands. [TNX IK2MLS]

IS0 - Joe, IS0MKX and other 14 operators (I1BUP, I1ZB, I5OYY, IK5EKB, IK5RUN, IS0BMU, IS0EUJ, IS0IGV, IS0JMA, IS0KEB, IS0UMP, IS0ZOD, IW5ELA and IZ1DNJ) will be active as IM0M from Asinara Island (EU-165, IIA SS-061) on 22-26 July, including an entry in the IOTA Contest. They will have five stations active on the HF, VHF and UHF bands, SSB, CW and FM. QSL via IS0MKX, direct or bureau. The web istes for the operation are at and [TNX I1BUP]

IS0 - A group of operators from the Sardinia QRP Club will be active as IQ0QP from Quirra Island (EU-165, IIA CA-009) on 23 August, from about 7 UTC to 16 UTC. They will operate SSB and CW on +/- 7021, 7031, 7091, 10105.5, 10115.5, 14031, 14061 and 14321 kHz. QSL direct (see ). [TNX IS0VSU]

J6 - Howard, WB4WXE will be active as J6/WB4WXE from St. Lucia (NA-108) on 10-20 July. He will concentrate on 6 metres, with some activity on 17 metres and possibly some other HF bands. QSL via home call. [TNX ARRL DX Bulletin]

JA - Look for JA6VDB/6 and JE6AQP/6 to be active from the islands of Nozaki and Ojika, in the Goto Islands group (AS-040), Nagasaki prefecture on 8-12 August. They plan to operate CW and SSB on 40-15 metres. QSL via home calls, direct or bureau. [TNX JI6KVR]

LA - Chris, OE9ICI will be active as LA/OE9ICI from Hitra Island (EU-036) from 19 July to 1 August, including an entry in the IOTA Contest. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX]

OH - Ian, G4FSU will be active again as OH/G4FSU from Emsalo Island (EU-097) from 21 July to 16 August, including an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest. QSL via home call. [TNX ]

ON - Celebrating the 65th anniversary of the liberation of Rijkevorsel by the British 49th Infantry Division (the so-called "Polar Bears"), club station ON4NOK will operate special callsign ON65POL on 18-27 September. QSL via ON7YX, direct or bureau. [TNX ON6UQ]

OZ - Look for OZ/DL2JRM/p (CW) and OZ/DO6XX/p (SSB) to be active on 80-10 metres from Vendsyssel-Thy (EU-171) from 18 July to 1 August. QSL via home calls, direct or bureau. [TNX ]

PA - The Netherlands' national society (VERON) will be represented by PA6HQ in the IARU HF World Championship. There will be twelve stations on the air during the entire contest, CW and SSB on each band. The 2009 PA6HQ signals will come from the stations of PI4CC, PI4ZI, PI4DX, PA3GCV, PI4D and PI4COM. QSL via PA3CAL. A special award is available for working PA6HQ on six bands; details che be found at [TNX PA1AW]

PY - PY5BH, PY5DC, PY5DJ, PY5FO and PY5IN will participate in the IOTA Contest as PR5D from Ilha do Mel (SA-047). QSL via PY5DC. [TNX]

PY - Alex, PY2WAS reports he will be active as PX8W from the rarest Brazilian State of Amapa on 1-2 August. He will operate CW and SSB on 10, 12, 15, 17, 20, 30, 40 and 80 metres. QSL via PY2WAS, direct or bureau.

SM - Kjell, SM4DDS will once again be active as 7S5A from Boko Island/Stora Alo (EU-177) on 12-16 July. He plans to operate CW and SSB on 10-80 metres. QSL via SM4DDS, direct or bureau. [TNX SM4DDS]

SM - Anders, SM5EFX will be active as SM5EFX/2 from Ledskar Island (EU-135) on 19-31 July. He will participate in the IOTA Contest as SF2X. QSL via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX ]

SM - Eric, SM1TDE will participate in the IOTA Contest as SA1A from his home QTH on Gotland Island (EU-020). Expect him to operate CW only on all bands. QSL via SM1TDE, bureau preferred. [TNX SM1TDE]

SP - Mek, SP7VC and Adam, DJ0IF will participate in the IOTA Contest as SP7VC/1 and SP8RX/1 from Wolin Island (EU-132). QSl via home calls. [TNX DJ0IF]

SV - Steffen, DM3CW will be active holiday style as J48AL from Aigina Island (EU-075) from 21July to 3 August. He will operate CW only using 100 watts into wire antennas. QSL via DM3CW, bureau preferred. [TNX DM3CW]

SV5 - Ermanno, IK2WZD will be active again on SSB and digital modes as SV0XAN/5 from the islands of Lipsi, Agathonisi and Arkoi (Dodecanese, EU-001) from now until 10 October. QSL via IK2WZD. [TNX IZ2ABN]

TK - Lee, F5MUX will be active as TK5UX from Petreto Bicchisano, Corsica (EU-014) on 12-26 July. For the time being he will operate barefoot on 40-10 metres with a vertical antenna. He prefers CW, but he also operates RTTY. QSL via F5MUX. [TNX F5MUX]

UA - In preparation of next year's World Radiosport Team Championship, four Russian teams (R31WRTC, R32WRTC, R38WRTC and R39WRTC) will participate in the IARU HF World Championship. They will operate field-day from WRTC-2010 locations and with WRTC-2010 set-ups. QSL via bureau. [TNX NG3K]

UA - RU3YA, RV3YR, UA3YA, UA3YCX and UA3YY will operate SSB, CW and digital modes as homecall/p from Kotelny Island in river Desna (not IOTA, RII-32-02) on 24-26 July. QSL via home calls. Information on the Russian Internal Islands Award can be found at 0-6 [TNX RV3YR]

VE - Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the landing of men on the moon (20 July 1969), special event callsign VE3MOON will be in use on 14-27 July. QSL via VE3OIJ, direct or bureau. [TNX VA3RJ]

VK9N - Tommy, VK2IR will be active as VK9IR from Norfolk Island (OC-005) on 19-22 July. He is the team leader of VK9NI [425DXN 947], and will operate while setting up before the team arrives. QSL VK9IR via VK2IR, direct only. [TNX NG3K]

VP2M - Bill, W5SJ will be active as VP2MSJ from Montserrat (NA-103) on 14-21 July. His primary band will be 6m, and he will participate in the CQ WW VHF Contest (18-19 July), but he also plans to operate on the other bands, especially 30 and 60 metres. QSL via W5JAY. [TNX W5SJ]

W - The North Carolina Contesters Club (NR3X) will be active again as N4A from the South Core Banks (NA-067) on 22-27 July, IOTA Contest included. This year's operators will be Barry/K4CZ, Dan/N3ND, Nate/N4YDU, Jack/W0UCE and Keith/W4KAZ. QSL direct to N4YDU. The webpage for the operation is at [TNX VA3RJ]

YB - Hotang, YC0IEM will operate as YC0IEM/9 from Bali Island (OC-022) on 9-27 July. QSL via IZ8CCW, direct or bureau. [TNX IZ8CCW]

YO - YR0HQ will represent the Federatia Romana de Radioamatorism (FRR) during the IARU HF World Championship. A certificate will be issued free of charge for station 12, 9, 6 or 3 QSOs with the HQ station. Please visit or e-mail for the details. [TNX YO3APJ]

ZP - Special event station ZP15MWC will be active on 12-19 July from Asuncion, Paraguay to celebrate the 15th Mennonite World Conference Assembly. QSL direct to PA0HEL. [TNX VA3RJ]
(Dave Raycroft/DX News #949 via ODXA)