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06 Jun 2015

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4K     - Owned, organised and regulated by the European Olympic  Committees,
        the European Games is a multi-sport event whose first edition  will
        take place in Baku,  Azerbaijan  on  12-28  June.  Several  special
        callsigns  (4J15EUG,  4J1EUG,    4J2015BAKU,    4JG1EU,    4K15EUG,
        4K2015BAKU, 4K2015EUG) are expeted to be active throughout June  to
        mark this event. QSL routes and information on  the  "Odlar  Yurdu"
        award can be found on
9A     - Oliver, DG7XO will be active as 9A7XO from  the  island  of  Ugljan
        (EU-170) on 9-19 June. He will operate SSB  and  PSK31  on  the  HF
        bands, with possible side trips to other islands in the  same  IOTA
        group. QSL via DG7XO, bureau preferred. [TNX DX Newsletter]
C6     - AA7A (C6ANS), K2KW (C6ATA) W4KXY (C6AKX) and WO7R (C6AWO)  will  be
        active from Eleuthera Island  (NA-001,  FL15wc),  Bahamas  on  7-16
        June. They will be QRV on 6m, 2m EME,  70  cm  and  some  HF,  with
        activity during the ARRL June VHF Contest. [TNX The Daily DX]
CT7    - CT7ACG, G0MMI, M0GAV and M3VCQ will be active  as  CR5CW  from  the
        island of Culatra (EU-145) on 24-27 July,  IOTA  Contest  included.
        QSL via CT7ACG. [TNX]
DU     - Dindo, DV1UD is active as DV1UD/p from Batan Island (OC-093)  until
        6 June. He is on a work assignment, but  this  time  "he  says  the
        balance will be in favour of  radio  rather  than  work".  QSL  via
        M0OXO (please use the OQRS at [TNX M0OXO]
EP     - EP3MIR, EP2LMA and EP2LSH will be active as  EP2C  on  7  June.  It
        will be "our first attemp in field day  style  to  learn  operation
        skills and pile-up management", they say. "Please  be  patient  and
        help us discover our wonderful hobby".  They  will  be  QRV  on  20
        metres. QSL via ON4AMX.
F      - Commemorating the D-Day landings, once again the South Flanders  DX
        Activity Group will be  active  as  F/ON6JUN/p  on  5-7  June  from
        Ranville (Normandy). QSL via ON5SD, bureau preferred. [TNX VA3RJ]
F      - Emil, DL8JJ ( will be active  as  F/DL8JJ/p  from
        the Saint Marcouf Islands (EU-081) on 5-10 July.  He  will  operate
        CW and SSB on the HF bands. QSL via LZ1JZ. [TNX NG3K]
FY     - Christian, F5UII ( will be active in his  spare  time
        as FY/F5UII from Kourou,  French  Guiana  on  8-12  June.  He  will
        operate  SSB  and  RTTY  from  the  FY5KE  radio  club's  premises,
        typically before 11 UTC, around 15-17 UTC and  after  22  UTC.  QSL
        via home call, direct or bureau. [TNX F5UII]
I     -  Four  special  stations  will  be  active  from  the   Astronomical
        Observatories of Rome (II0IYL),  Turin  (II1IYL),  Padova  (II3IYL)
        and Naples (II8IYL) until 31 December to promote the  International
        Year of Light. Information on the IYL2015 Award programme  will  be
        available on  IYL2015  (  is  a  global
        initiative adopted by the United Nations to raise awareness of  how
        optical technologies promote sustainable  development  and  provide
        solutions  to  worldwide  challenges    in    energy,    education,
        agriculture, communications and health. [TNX IW1FGZ]
I      - ARI Vinci will be active again as II5LDV  from  the  birthplace  of
        Leonardo da Vinci in Anchiano on 6-7 June. They will be QRV on  the
        HF bands and 6 metres. QSL via  bureau  (preferred);  direct  cards
        should be sent to IK5ZUB.
JA     - Taka, JA8COE will be active as JA8COE/8 from Rebun Island  (AS-147)
        on 20-22 June. QSL via home call, direct or bureau  (OQRS  on  Club
        Log, see for the direct link). [TNX]
OX     - Bo, OZ1DJJ ( will operate  again  as  OX3LX  from
        Simiutaq Island (NA-220) for a few days between 13 and 22 June.  He
        will be active during his spare time, typically  "around  lunchtime
        and after dinner" (local time is  UTC  -2h).  QSL  via  OZ1PIF  and
        LoTW; logsearch on Club Log.
OZ     - Lars, OZ1IVA will be active holiday style as  OZ1IVA/p  from  Laeso
        Island (EU-088) on 21-27 June. He  will  operate  CW  only  with  5
        watts on or around 7039 and 14039 kHz. QSL via  home  call,  bureau
        preferred. [TNX]
OZ     - Rick, DL2VFR will be active  from  Mon  Island  (EU-029)  on  11-31
        July, including a CW entry in the IOTA Contest as  OZ0FR  (QSL  via
        DL2VFR). Before and after the contest he will  be  QRV  as  OZ0FR/p
        (QSL via DL2VFR) and OU0POLIO (QSL via OZ1ACB). [TNX]
PJ5    - Terry K4RX, Chris W3CMP and Dick K5AND will be active as PJ5A  from
        Sint Eustatius (NA-145) from 26 June to 5 July. They  will  operate
        on the HF bands, but the main focus will be on 6  metres  with  two
        stations. QSL via M0URX (please use the OQRS on  for
        either direct or bureau cards). [TNX M0URX]
PY     - PT2GTI, PT7AA and PT7BI will be active as ZY8P from Ilha Grande  do
        Paulinho (SA-072, DIB MA-09) on 12-14 June. They  will  operate  CW
        and SSB. QSL via PT2GTI. [TNX PT7WA]
PY     - PY8WW and other members of the Para DX Group  (
        will be active as PX8K from  Ilha  Caviana  de  Fora  (SA-042,  DIB
        PA-16) on 22-29 July, IOTA Contest included. QSL  via  PY8WW  (OQRS
        on Club Log). [TNX PT7WA]
S7     - Stan, EI6DX ( will be active holiday style as  S79OWZ
        from Mahe (AF-024), Seychelles on 7-18 July.  He  will  operate  CW
        and SSB on 80-10 metres. QSL via RX3RC, direct or bureau.  [TNX  DX
SM     - SM6CUK will be active as SA6G/7 from Ven Island  (EU-037)  on  8-14
        June. QSL via home call. [TNX The Daily DX]
UA     - A group of six operators (R3BY, RA3NAN,  RU5D,  RZ3EC,  UA3EDQ  and
        HA1AG) will be active as R3RRC/0 from Brusneva Island  (AS-082)  on
        24-29 July. QSL via RZ3EC, direct or bureau  (OQRS  on  Club  Log).
        The website for  the DXpedition is at [TNX DX World]
V4     - Once again John, W5JON will be  active  as  V47JA  from  St.  Kitts
        (NA-104) from 13 June to 22 July. He will be QRV  on  160-6  metres
        SSB, with planned activity during the IARU  HF  World  Championship
        (11-12 July). QSL via W5JON (direct only) and LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
V7     - A large German team (DJ9KH, DJ9RR, DK3CG,  DK5WL,  DL2AWG,  DL2RNS,
        DL4SVA, DL6JGN, DL7VEE, DL9GFB, DM2AUJ and DM2AYO) will  be  active
        as V73D (requested callsign, licence to be collected upon  arrival)
        from Majuro (OC-029), Marshall Islands on 13-28 October. They  will
        operate CW, SSB and RTTY on 160-6 metres with four stations  around
        the clock. QSL via DL4SVA, direct or bureau  (OQRS  on  Club  Log),
        and LoTW after six months. The website for  the  DXpedition  is  at
VE     - Mike, KI1U will be active  as  KI1U/VE9  from  Grand  Manan  Island
        (NA-014) on 25-29 June. He will operate mainly CW  and  digital  on
        80-10 metres, with most operating  activity  during  the  the  ARRL
        Field  Day.  QSL  via  home  call,  direct  or  bureau,  and  LoTW.
        Logsearch on Club Log.
W      - AD5WB, K0JCC, K5WRN, KE5BZE, N5TCB and W5AOO  will  participate  in
        the Museum Ships Weekend (6-7 June)  as  N5E  from  the  tall  ship
        'Elissa' at the Texas Seaport Museum on Galveston Island  (NA-143).
        It will be a local daytime  operation  (approximately  14-22  UTC).
        QSL via AD5WB, direct or bureau. [TNX]
W      - Once again the Ships Amateur Radio Club  will  participate  in  the
        Museum Ships Weekend (6-67 June) with five stations operating  from
        as many ships on all the five Great Lakes:  K8E  (Lake  Erie),  K8H
        (Lake Huron), K8M (Lake  Michigan),  K8O  (Lake  Ontario)  and  K8S
        (Lake Superior). Activity will be on 80-10 metres SSB and  CW.  QSL
        for  all  callsigns  via  W8CDB  (direct).  More  information    at [TNX DX Newsletter]
W      - Look for W2IY to be active holiday style from Mount  Desert  Island
        (NA-055) between 10 July and 5 August, including an  entry  in  the
        IOTA  Contest.  QSL  via  home  call,  direct  or   bureau.    [TNX]
YO     - Special  callsign  YP0Y  will  be  in  use  from  Cluj-Napoca,  the
        European Youth Capital for 2015, until 31 July. QSL via LoTW,  eQSL
        and YO5EI (direct only). The European  Youth  Capital  is  a  title
        awarded to a European city for  the  period  of  one  year,  during
        which it will be given the chance  to  showcase  its  youth-related
        cultural, social, political and economic life and development.

IOTA TOUR ---> Gabriele, IK3GES will  be  active  from  several  islands  in
Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden and Poland between 20 June  and 26
July.  His  tentative  itinerary  includes the islands of  Fehmarn (EU-128),
Mon (EU-029),  Langoya  (EU-033), Moskenesoy  (EU-076),  Hailuoto  (EU-184),
Reposaari  (EU-173),   Raippaluoto  (EU-101),   Bjorkon  (EU-101),   Kustavi
(EU-096),   Kaurissalo  (EU-096),   Orslandet  (EU-097),  Emasalo  (EU-097),
Kuutsalo (EU-140), Oland (EU-037), Alnon (EU-087),  Tjurko (EU-138),  Hasslo
(EU-138), Seskaro (EU-139), Graso (EU-084), Fehmarn (EU-128), Rugen (EU-057)
and  - for the IOTA Contest -  Uznam/Usedom (EU-129).  He  will operate  SSB
(14260, 18160, 21260  kHz),  RTTY (10140, 14085, 18100, 21085  kHz)  and  CW
(10120, 14050, 18085, 21050 kHz). QSL via IK3GES, direct or bureau  (OQRS on
Club Log will be available when he returns home). [TNX IK3GES]

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                       Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3B9FR ON LOTW ---> "I am almost ready to  confirm  contacts  with  3B9FR  on
LoTW for the first time", Charles, M0OXO announced on 2 June. "This  is  not
as simple as you may think", as 3B9FR still uses paper  logs  and  QSO  data
have to be typed into the PC log. Around 70,000 QSOs have  been  entered  so
far, and will be uploaded to LoTW. "The problem lies with historic  QSOs"  -
read the details at

CHESTERFIELD  2015  --->  TX3X,  the  2-10    October    DXpedition  to  the
Chesterfield Islands [425DXN  1251],  will  use's  vessel
tracking service. While the "Evohe" is in coastal waters, her position  will
be reported every few  minutes.  When  she  leaves  the  coastal  area,  the
position will be reported about every 4 hours. As for the Project  Planning,
"we're  almost  on  auto-pilot",  the  team  reported  on  1   June.  "Under
development are: tent and antenna locations,  power  grid  physical  layout,
operator scheduling and task plans for a beach  landing".  The  website  has
been  updated  with  the  final  antenna/power  plans.   Fund    raising  is
continuing, and donations to help offset the costs are gratefully  accepted:
see for the details. [TNX K5GS]

INTERNATIONAL MUSEUMS  WEEKENDS  --->  The  International  Museums  Weekends
(IMW) will take place on the two weekends  of  the  20-21  and  27-28  June.
Details about the event can be found at

MUSEUM SHIPS WEEKEND ---> Sponsored by the  Battleship  New  Jersey  Amateur
Radio Station (NJ2BB), this year's Museum Ships Weekend will  be  held  from
00.00 UTC on 6 June until 23.59 UTC on the 7th. Information  on  the  event,
including the relevant certificate and the listing of  participating  ships,
can be found at

SOUTH OSSETIA ---> Vladimir, UA4WHX has been active as O19VB  since  29  May
from the Republic of Khussar Iryston (South Ossetia), a disputed region  and
partially recognised state located in the territory of  the  South  Ossetian
Autonomous Oblast within  the  former  Georgian  SSR  of  the  Soviet  Union
(  DXCC  wise,  it   is   not  a
separate Entity as it does not meet  the  current  DXCC  Criteria.  QSL  via


QSLs received  direct  or  through  managers:  1A0C,  3B9FR,  3D2KM,  3XY5M,
4W/NB3MM (OC-148), 5C5W, 5V7BD, 6Y5JH, 7X2JV, 9N7FD, 9V1SV,  BA4DW,  BH7PFH,
BY1WJ, C21EU, C5X, CE2AWW, CN8KD, CN8NK, CO0SS, CV5A (SA-030), CX4CR,  CY0P,
(EU-112), H42NT (OC-127), H44NT, HR1/K2LCT,  J6/SM7EQL,  JA6TBE/5  (AS-200),
JA6TBE/6  (AS-037),  JD1BOI,  JG8NQJ/JD1,  K1N,  OE15M,    PJ4/NK80,  PJ7AA,
(AS-005), V31MA, VK5CE/p (OC-220), VK7FG (OC-195),  VP2MQT,  VP8LP,  VU2CVS,
YB3MM/9 (OC-150), YB3MM/9  (OC-241),  YB4IR/8  (OC-249),  YB4IR/8  (OC-274),
YB8RW/p (OC-274), YB9GCC, YB9KA, YB9Y (OC-276),  YC1BJX,  YJ0XG,  ZA/IZ4JMA,
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