Saturday, August 10, 2019

425 DX News #1475

10 August 2019                                            A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1475

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                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

CE     - A multi-national team (CA1DBD, CA1FCS, CE1DN, CE3WW, HA1AG, IT9YRE,
         XQ1CR, XQ1FM and XQ4CW) is  planning  to be active  as  3G1DX  from
         Pajaros Rocks (SA-100, new one for IOTA) for three days between  18
         and 23 October, depending on the swell around the island. Plans are
         to have two stations running mainly SSB and CW, and  to  "work hard
         during the day hours", as they might be unable to overnight on  the
         island. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, or via IT9YRE. They have a webpage
CO     - Once again special station T45FM will be QRV from the lighthouse at
         Punta Maya on 15-19 August,  especially  during  the  International
         Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend. Expect activity on 160-10 metres SSB,
         CW and digital modes. QSL via RW6HS. [TNX RW6HS]
EA9    - Rene, DL2JRM will be active as EA9/DL2JRM from  Ceuta & Melilla  on
         8-12 August  and again on  13-16 September.  Main activity  will be
         during the  WAE DX Contests  (CW on 10-11 August and SSB  on  14-15
         September).  QSL via home call,  direct or bureau.  He does not use
         LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
F      - A German team  (DJ5KX, DJ8EI, DK5OPA, DL1DCT  and  DL5KA)  will  be
         active again as TM0BSM from the lighthouse at Berck-sur-Mer, France
         on 15-18 August.  Main activity  will be during  the  International
         Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend. QSL via DL0AD (bureau), or direct  to
F      - Supported by a Dutch  amateur  radio team,  special  event  station
         TM75LM will  be  active  on  15-18 August  to  celebrate  the  75th
         anniversary of the liberation of the village of Le Muy during  WWII
         (15 August 1944). QSL via PA2JWN.
F      - The Association des Radioamateurs  de l'Indre  will  be  active  as
         TM36V on 17-31 August for the World Aerobatic Championships 2019 to
         be held  in  Chateauroux.  QSL via F5OHM,  direct or  bureau.  [TNX
FP     - Once again  Eric, KV1J will  be  active as  FP/KV1J  from  Miquelon
         Island (NA-032)  from  24 September  through  8 October,  including
         participation in  the  CQ WW DX RTTY Contest. Plans are  to operate
         mainly SSB, RTTY and FT8 on 80-10 metres, "generally on the highest
         frequency band open" with a focus on 12 and 10 metres. He will also
         "be checking 6m  for indications of openings",  while  activity  on
         160m will depend on antenna layout. QSL via LoTW, eQSL, or via home
         (direct or bureau); he will upload to LoTW and Club Log  on a daily
         basis. See for more information.
GM     - Thor DK7RD, Paul G4PVM  and  Col MM0NDX  will be active  as  MS0INT
         from  the  Shiant Isles  (EU-112)  on  23-25 August.  Plans are  to
         operate CW, SSB and FT8  on the HF bands.  QSL via Club Log's OQRS,
         or via M0SDV.
H4     - Michael, DL2GMI  will  visit  Bernhard, H44MS (DL2GAC)  on  Malaita
         (OC-047), Solomon Islands  from  23 August to 3 September.  Michael
         plans to be active as H44MI  on  80, 40, 20, 17, 15, 12, 10  and  6
         metres SSB  and  FT8.  QSL via LoTW, or  via  home call  (direct or
KL7    - The KL7RRC operation from  Sledge Island (NA-210) [425DXN 1461]  is
         expected to take place from 28 August to 2 September. The operating
         team includes Mike AD5A, Yuri N3QQ and  Alexej NW7M,  plus possibly
         Yuri UA9OBA and Henry NL0H. Plans are to be active on  40-17 metres
         with two stations.  See for updates  and
         more information and updates. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, or via N7RO.
OE     - The VIC Amateur Radio Contest DX Club  (4U1A)  will  be  active  as
         4U500M on 1-30 September to mark the 500th anniversary of the first
         voyage  around  the  globe,  started  in  1519  under  the lead  of
         Ferdinand Magellan. This activity count  for  Austria for DXCC, and
         for the Vienna International Centre for the CQ DX Marathon. QSL via
         UA3DX, direct or  bureau.  See for
         information about the award programme.
OY     - Alessandro, IZ1AZA will be  active  as  OY/IZ1AZA  from  the  Faroe
         Islands (EU-018) on 21-26 August. He will operate SSB and CW on 40-
         10 metres. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, LoTW, or via home call.
SV     - Michele, IW7EGQ will be active as SV8/IW7EGQ from Zakynthos Island
         (EU-052) on 20-28 August. QSL via M0OXO's OQRS.
TK     - Laurent, F8BBL ( will be active  as  TK19IOTA
         on 6-22 September.  He plans  to operate  from  IOTA groups  EU-014
         (main island  of  Corsica),  EU-100  (Cerbicales),  EU-104 (Sangui-
         naires) and EU-164 (Lavezzi). He operates mainly CW.  QSL via F8BBL
         (direct or bureau) and LoTW.
UA9    - Mike, RA1ALA expects to be active as RA1ALA/8 from Shokalsky Island
         (Ostrov  Shokalskogo,  AS-083)  approximately  between  11  and  20
         August. QSL direct to home call. [TNX Russian Robinson Club]
UA9    - Look for  RV1CC/0  and  RM0F/p  to  be  active  from  Iturup Island
         (AS-025) starting on 15 August. QSL via home calls. [TNX DX World]
VK9N   - Mek SP7VC (digital modes), Jacek SP5EAQ (SSB) and Marcin SP5ES (CW)
         will be active on  the  HF bands  from  Norfolk Island (OC-005)  as
         18 October - 28 October  SP7VC as VK9NC
         18 October - 4 November  SP5EAQ as VK9NE
         28 October - 4 November  SP5ES as VK9NG
         Look for VK9NE to participate in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest. QSLs via
         SP7VC (direct or bureau)  and LoTW.  See
         for more information.
W      - Members of the  Old Barney ARC will be  active  as  N2OB  from 'Old
         Barney', the Barnegat Lighthouse on  Long Beach Island (NA-111)  on
         17 August, from  about 13 UTC to 21 UTC.  They will operate SSB and
         some CW and FT8 on 40 and 20 metres.  QSL via N2OO. [TNX N2OO]
W      - Yuri N3QQ, Cezar VE3LYC,  Sandro VE7NY  and  Adrian KO8SCA  will be
         active as K7TRI from Tillamook Rock (NA-211) on 6-9 September. They
         will operate CW and SSB on  40-17 metres with  two stations  around
         the clock. QSL via Club Log's OQRS,  or via VE3LYC.  Tillamook Rock
         was activated only once,  back in 1998,  by W5BOS.  "This is a very
         expensive  and  challenging  project",  the team says,  "and we are
         actively looking for possible support from  IOTA chasers and  DXers
         at large".  See  for  more information  and
YO     - YP0F will be active again from  Fericirii Island (EU-191)  from  27
         August to 1 September.  A team of four  (YO3GA, YO4GKP, YO9RIJ  and
         YO9RYJ)  will  operate  SSB, CW and FT8  on  80-10 metres.  QSL via
         YO9RIJ. [TNX DX World]

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                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

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425 DX NEWS MAGAZINE ---> The July 2019 issue is now available  for download

ILLW ---> The 22nd annual International  Lighthouse/Lightship  Weekend  will
take place from 00.01 UTC  on  17  August  until  24.00  UTC  on  the  18th.
Complete information on this popular event, including a  list  of  announced
participating stations, can be found at

INDEXA NEWSLETTER ---> The Summer 2019 edition (#126)  of the  International
DX Association's Newsletter  is now available  for  download  (also  in  the
Spanish translation provided by Otis Vicens, NP4G) on the INDEXA's  website: This issue reports on the DXpedition
to Kanton Island, Central Kiribati (T31EU)  which took  place  earlier  this
year.  This DXpedition had support  from  INDEXA's DXpedition Fund  and from
INDEXA's "Hams with Hearts" Fund.
In the same issue there  are  several  other items  of  interest.  A primary
benefactor of INDEXA's "Hams with Hearts" Fund, Zorro Miyazawa (JH1AJT)  has
been named Honorary Advisor  to  Bhutan's Olympic Committee President  as he
continues  his encouragement  of education and  healthy growth for youth  in
various nations of the world.
INDEXA Director Otis Vicens (NP4G) reports on his solo DXpedition to  Easter
Island  accompanied by his  father.  It is a pleasant story of a father  and
son reconnecting as adults.
If you have ever wondered about the process of how INDEXA processes requests
for  DXpedition  funding,  INDEXA President  Bob Schenck (N2OO) provides the
membership with a rundown of how it all happens.
Finally, if you haven't already noticed,  a new video presentation  has been
generated in  the  past month  which explains  DXing  and  INDEXA's role  in
"Helping  to  Make DX Happen".  There is a link  to the presentation  in the
article. [TNX K8YC]

K6VVA/6 ---> Rick, K6VVA has been granted written permission  for access  to
White Rock (NA-187), subject to a  number  of  restrictions  (including "low
power battery operation" as  generators  and gasoline  are not allowed,  and
"local daytime only QRV for safety reasons"). Tentatively, he is "looking at
sometime between  September 15  and  October 15".  More information  will be
provided in due course.

MOUNT ATHOS ---> In a letter provided by SV1GRM,  Monk Iakovos (SV2RSG) from
the Koutloumousiou Monastery says: "I hereby take the liberty to contact you
and write in  the  circumstances of  what  has been circulated  as  sporadic
rumours regarding  Mount Athos,  Monk Apollo  and me in conjunction  to  the
issue  of  ham radio  activities  (radio amateur)".  Read  brother  Iakovos'
complete  letter  and  appeal  to  "all those who love Mount Athos  and  the
tradition of Amateur Radio" on


QSLs received direct  or  through managers:  3E3E,  4E8T (OC-174),  5B19CWC,
5W0H, 6M0NR/4 (AS-148), 9G5GS,  9H1ET,  AD8J/HR9,  AO50MOON,  C5DL,  DU1UD/8
(OC-105),  DX1CC  (OC-128),  E31A,  E77E,  FW5JG  (OC-054),  GU3HFN,   H40MY
(OC-163), J79TA,  JO1CRA/7 (AS-206),  K7Y (NA-250),  R3RRC/6 (EU-180),  S9A,
TM5FI  (EU-095),  VK5MAV/6 (OC-183 and OC-211),  VP8EME,  W8KA/VP9,  XR0ZRC,
XR1RRC (SA-069), Z81D, ZB2FK,


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