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17/8/17

The FREE DX-World Weekly Bulletin #211


August 17, 2017
Here’s the very latest FREE DX-World Weekly Bulletin written by Bjorn, ON9CFG. As always, it’s packed full of info. You can download it here.

16/8/17

The K7RA Solar Update


08/15/2017
Average daily sunspot numbers for the recent reporting week (August 3-9) rose 7.1 points to 12.1, and average daily solar flux rose from 71 to 73.2.

Average daily planetary A index went from 5 to 11.3, and mid latitude A index rose from 6 to 10.9.

Predicted solar flux for the near term is 74 on August 15-21, 72 on August 22, 68 on August 23-28, 70 on August 29, and 72 on August 30 through September 8.

Predicted planetary A index is 5, 16, 26 and 20 on August 15-18, then 16, 14, 12, 10 and 6 on August 19-23, 5 on August 24-29, then 12, 24, 18 and 14 on August 30 through September 2, and 5 on September 3-8.


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20th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL LIGHTHOUSE / LIGHTSHIP WEEKEND

20th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL LIGHTHOUSE / LIGHTSHIP WEEKEND

0001 UTC 19th AUGUST 2017 TO 2400 UTC 20th AUGUST 2017 (48 hours or part thereof).

Official List of Entrants - 2017 Total= 414

11/8/17

National parks activation Costa Rica Ti

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YB72RI - Indonesian Independence - 72 years - Award


Rules
 Validity of contacts :
  1. Start : 00:00 UTC – 01 August 2017 / End : 23:59 UTC 17 August 2017
  2. All amateur HF bands including WARC
  3. Mode : SSB – CW – Digital
  4. Repeater, satellite, eQSO, Echolink or other relay methods are NOT permitted
  5. Stations are having of 10 (ten) callsigns :

YB72RI/0  : Jakarta Special DIstrict
YB72RI/1 :  West Java and Banten
YB72RI/2 :  Central Java and Special District of  Yogjakarta
YB72RI/3 :  East Java - Madura
YB72RI/4 :  South Sumatera, Lampung, Jambi, Bengkulu and Bangka Belitung
YB72RI/5 :  Riau, Riau Islands and West Sumatera
YB72RI/6 :  North Sumatera and Special District of Aceh
YB72RI/7 :  West Kalimantan, South Kalimantan, East Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan
YB72RI/8 :  South Sulawesi, South East Sulawesi, West Sulawesi, Central Sulawesi,
                    North Sulawesi, Gorontalo, Maluku and North Maluku
YB72RI/9 :  Bali, Nusa Tenggara Barat, Nusa Tenggara Timur and Papua

Awards :
Golden Award            : 10 (ten) stations can be contacted
Silver Award               : 7 (seven) stations can be contacted
Bronze Award             : 5 (five) stations can be contacted

Special Plaque           :
will be awarded for who can collect 3 Golden awards in 3 (three)   consecutive years (YB72RI –    YB73RI – YB74RI)

QSL Card :
http://yb72ri.orari.or.id to check your callsign and by system, QSL card can be downloaded / printed directly.

Awards :
http://yb72ri.orari.or.id to check your callsign and by system, Award Certificate can be downloaded / printed directly.

For manual post to
ORGANISASI AMATIR RADIO INDONESIA (ORARI HQ)
Gedung Prasada Sasana Karya
Jl. Suryopranoto No. 8 - Jakarta 10130 
Indonesia

Further information:
Website          : http://yb72ri.orari.or.id   
e-Mail            : yb72ri@orari.or.id

9/8/17

Bangladesh IOTA DXpedition


A team of G3KHZ/Derek, SM6CVX/Hans, DL6KVA/Axel, G4EDG/Steve, S21ED/Tuhin and S21TV/Anup will be QRV from IOTA AS-127 and IOTA AS-140 in Bangladesh.
Operations starts around 13th of October and goes on until around 27th of October.
Activty on 40 to 15 meters. Vertical dipoles for each band. It’s an IOTA-expedition and CW and SSB will be used.
QSL for AS-127 goes to SM6CVX and for AS-140 to G3KHZ. QSL only via buro or direct as information on qrz.com.
Additional information will be on their website which will be opened in a few days.
https://dx-world.net/bangladesh-iota-dxpedition/

Solar Cycle 24

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Solar Cycle 24

SARL News carries an article in which Jim Kennedy, KH6/K6MIO reports that the current Solar Cycle 24 is continuing its downward trend.
For several years now, the Sun's northern and southern hemispheres continue to have separate minds about their relative rates of descent. The southern hemisphere index is now rather close to zero, while the northern index, though tracking downward, has started from a higher level.
In the meantime, during March 2017, there were no sunspots for 16 days in either hemisphere. There was a total of 23 days with fewer than 30 daily sunspots. All the indications are that we will be seeing even longer periods of blank Sun over the next few years.
There continue to be expectations that the upcoming Cycle 25 will be noticeably weaker than Cycle 24. It seems likely that, when it does clearly begin to move upward from the probably long minimum, it will be slow in rising.
It is interesting to compare Cycle 12 (1878 - 1890) with Cycle 24. Although Cycle 12 was somewhat weaker than Cycle 24, it shows a lot of the same general characteristics of Cycle 24 rise and fall profile.
It is reasonable to think that the official Cycle 24 minimum will occur sometime in 2020 or 2021.
Many solar professionals are predicting Cycle 25 to have an overall maximum in the 60s. That would be nearly half of Cycle 24 maximum.
http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2017/august/solar-cycle-24.htm#.WYrjV-y27ct

6/8/17

Bear Island, IOTA AS-022, in August 2017.

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The company "Most Wanted DX" has released a new plaquette "RI0LI Bear Island in 2017" for relations with the Russian team RI0LI , which will be active from the island of Leontiev, Bear Island, IOTA AS-022, in August 2017.
https://www.qrz.ru/news/14312.html

5/8/17

NCDXF – $100,000 awarded to 3Y0Z Bouvet Island DXpedition


The Northern California DX Foundation is pleased to announce a contribution of $100,000 to the 3YØZ Bouvet Island DXpedition planned for January 2018. Bouvet is #2 on the ClubLog Most Wanted List. This is the largest contribution in the history of NCDXF.
In 2016, NCDXF-sponsored DXpeditions activated five of the ten most-needed entities. These DXpeditions put 457,000 QSOs into DXers’ logs. That year we spent $156,000 to fund these and other DXpeditions. The 3YØZ DXpedition to Bouvet Island early next year is likely to be one of the most expensive DXpeditions ever attempted – estimated at over $740,000. The 20 team members have already contributed just over half of this amount.
www.bouvetdx.org has details of the 3Y0Z Bouvet DXpedition.
DXpeditions to rare entities like Bouvet and others in the Southern Ocean are becoming more expensive, a trend that we believe will continue.
https://dx-world.net/ncdxf-100000-awarded-to-3y0z-bouvet-island-dxpedition/

YB72RI - Indonesian Independence - 72 years - Award

YB72RI Indonesia Independence 72 years Award

Rules

Validity of contacts :

Start : 00:00 UTC – 01 August 2017 / End : 23:59 UTC 17 August 2017
All amateur HF bands including WARC
Mode : SSB – CW – Digital
Repeater, satellite, eQSO, Echolink or other relay methods are NOT permitted
Stations are having of 10 (ten) callsigns :
YB72RI/0 : Jakarta Special District
YB72RI/1 : West Java and Banten
YB72RI/2 : Central Java and Special District of Yogjakarta
YB72RI/3 : East Java – Madura
YB72RI/4 : South Sumatera, Lampung, Jambi, Bengkulu and Bangka Belitung
YB72RI/5 : Riau, Riau Islands and West Sumatera
YB72RI/6 : North Sumatera and Special District of Aceh
YB72RI/7 : West Kalimantan, South Kalimantan, East Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan
YB72RI/8 : South Sulawesi, South East Sulawesi, West Sulawesi, Central Sulawesi, North Sulawesi, Gorontalo, Maluku and North Maluku
YB72RI/9 : Bali, Nusa Tenggara Barat, Nusa Tenggara Timur and Papua
Awards :

Golden Award : 10 (ten) station can be contacted
Silver Award : 7 (seven) station can be contacted
Bronze Award : 5 (five) station can be contacted
Plaque, will be awarded for golden award who get three consecutive years since 2017 or yb72ri
Award can be applied by submitting valid LOG with details list of QSOs, which consist of callsign of contacted station, date & time in UTC, band, mode and communication report both ways.
Award submission date until December 31, 2017
QSL Card :

Please do not send your QSL card as ORARI HQ will automatically send YB72RI special in e-QSL cards to all valid contacts as showed in LOG from all stations. e-QSL will be send to your email.

LOG Submit :

All YB72RI/x logs (adif file) should be sent to : yb72ri@orari.or.id

Manual Post to :

Organisasi Amatir Radio Indonesia (ORARI-HQ)
Gedung Prasada Sasana Karya
Jl. Suryopranoto No. 8 – Jakarta 10130
Indonesia

https://dxnews.com/forum/forum/amateur-radio-awards/2871-yb72ri-indonesian-independence-72-years-award

DXCC Most Wanted 2017

Club Log DXCC Most Wanted countries 2017
DXCC Most wanted countries 2017 Club Log version. Updated 31 July 2017.

1. P5 DPRK (NORTH KOREA)
2. 3Y/B BOUVET ISLAND
3. FT5/W CROZET ISLAND
4. KH1 BAKER HOWLAND ISLANDS
5. BS7H SCARBOROUGH REEF
6. CE0X SAN FELIX ISLANDS
7. BV9P PRATAS ISLAND
8. KH3 JOHNSTON ISLAND
9. VK0M MACQUARIE ISLAND
10. KH7K KURE ISLAND
11. FT5/X KERGUELEN ISLAND
12. FT/G GLORIOSO ISLAND
13. SV/A MOUNT ATHOS
14. 3Y/P PETER 1 ISLAND
15. YV0 AVES ISLAND
16. ZS8 PRINCE EDWARD & MARION ISLANDS
17. EZ TURKMENISTAN
18. KH4 MIDWAY ISLAND
19. VP8O SOUTH ORKNEY ISLANDS
20. JD/M MINAMI TORISHIMA
21. VP8S SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS
22. T31 CENTRAL KIRIBATI
23. PY0T TRINDADE & MARTIM VAZ ISLANDS
24. PY0S SAINT PETER AND PAUL ROCKS
25. KH5 PALMYRA & JARVIS ISLANDS
26. YK SYRIA
27. VK0H HEARD ISLAND
28. VP6/D DUCIE ISLAND
29. VK9M MELLISH REEF
30. 3C0 ANNOBON
31. KP5 DESECHEO ISLAND
32. TI9 COCOS ISLAND
33. FK/C CHESTERFIELD IS.
34. VP8G SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND
35. XF4 REVILLAGIGEDO
36. ZL9 NEW ZEALAND SUBANTARCTIC ISLANDS
37. FT/T TROMELIN ISLAND
38. 3D2/C CONWAY REEF
39. 3B7 AGALEGA & ST BRANDON ISLANDS
40. FT/J JUAN DE NOVA, EUROPA
41. KH9 WAKE ISLAND
42. 4U1UN UNITED NATIONS HQ
43. H40 TEMOTU PROVINCE
44. 3C EQUATORIAL GUINEA
45. ZL8 KERMADEC ISLAND
46. T33 BANABA ISLAND
47. KH8/S SWAINS ISLAND
48. CY0 SABLE ISLAND
49. 5A LIBYA
50. KP1 NAVASSA ISLAND
51. ZK3 TOKELAU ISLANDS
52. 3D2/R ROTUMA
53. XZ MYANMAR
54. T5 SOMALIA
55. S2 BANGLADESH
56. VK9W WILLIS ISLAND
57. VU4 ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLANDS
58. VU7 LAKSHADWEEP ISLANDS
59. ZD9 TRISTAN DA CUNHA & GOUGH ISLANDS
60. JX JAN MAYEN
61. E3 ERITREA
62. FT5Z AMSTERDAM & ST PAUL ISLANDS
63. HK0/M MALPELO ISLAND
64. XX9 MACAO
65. FO/C CLIPPERTON ISLAND
66. E5/N NORTH COOK ISLANDS
67. 9U BURUNDI
68. C21 NAURU
69. VP6 PITCAIRN ISLAND
70. 1S SPRATLY ISLANDS
71. 7O YEMEN
72. TL CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
73. R1F FRANZ JOSEF LAND
74. 5U NIGER
75. 4W TIMOR-LESTE
76. CE0Z JUAN FERNANDEZ ISLANDS
77. FO/M MARQUESAS ISLANDS
78. T2 TUVALU
79. VK9C COCOS (KEELING) ISLAND
80. TN REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO
81. TT CHAD
82. H4 SOLOMON ISLANDS
83. Z8 REPUBLIC OF SOUTH SUDAN
84. VK9X CHRISTMAS ISLAND
85. AP PAKISTAN
86. KH8 AMERICAN SAMOA
87. EP IRAN
88. YJ VANUATU
89. A5 BHUTAN
90. CY9 SAINT PAUL ISLAND
91. V8 BRUNEI
92. T30 WESTERN KIRIBATI
93. FW WALLIS & FUTUNA ISLANDS
94. FO/A AUSTRAL ISLANDS
95. VK9N NORFOLK ISLAND
96. 9L SIERRA LEONE
97. 9N NEPAL
98. D6 COMOROS
99. JD/O OGASAWARA
100. TJ CAMEROON
101. J5 GUINEA-BISSAU
102. ET ETHIOPIA
103. FH MAYOTTE
104. 8R GUYANA
105. ZL7 CHATHAM ISLAND
106. CE0Y EASTER ISLAND
107. E6 NIUE
108. P2 PAPUA NEW GUINEA
109. VP8H SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS
110. S0 WESTERN SAHARA
111. E4 PALESTINE
112. EL LIBERIA
113. 1A0 SOV MILITARY ORDER OF MALTA
114. XW LAOS
115. V6 MICRONESIA
116. VK9L LORD HOWE ISLAND
117. ZD7 SAINT HELENA
118. 3D2 FIJI ISLANDS
119. HV VATICAN CITY
120. 9X RWANDA
121. UJ UZBEKISTAN
122. J2 DJIBOUTI
123. 8Q MALDIVES
124. V7 MARSHALL ISLANDS
125. A3 TONGA
126. 7P LESOTHO
127. 5V7 TOGO
128. ST SUDAN
129. FJ SAINT BARTHELEMY
130. TU COTE D'IVOIRE
131. PY0F FERNANDO DE NORONHA
132. A2 BOTSWANA
133. PJ7 SINT MAARTEN
134. VQ9 CHAGOS ISLANDS
135. 3XA GUINEA
136. XU CAMBODIA
137. 7Q MALAWI
138. PJ5 SABA & ST EUSTATIUS
139. Z2 ZIMBABWE
140. 3DA SWAZILAND
141. 9Q DEM. REP. OF THE CONGO
142. 5X UGANDA
143. T32 EASTERN KIRIBATI
144. 5T MAURITANIA
145. T8 PALAU
146. TZ MALI
147. 9G GHANA
148. YI IRAQ
149. TY BENIN
150. 3A MONACO
151. S9 SAO TOME & PRINCIPE
152. 5N NIGERIA
153. S7 SEYCHELLES ISLANDS
154. C9 MOZAMBIQUE
155. KG4 GUANTANAMO BAY
156. 4S SRI LANKA
157. XT BURKINA FASO
158. 5W SAMOA
159. HH HAITI
160. FO FRENCH POLYNESIA
161. YA AFGHANISTAN
162. YS EL SALVADOR
163. ZC4 UK BASES ON CYPRUS
164. VP2V BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
165. J8 SAINT VINCENT
166. FP SAINT PIERRE & MIQUELON
167. EX KYRGYZSTAN
168. 3B9 RODRIGUEZ ISLAND
169. 3W VIET NAM
170. VP8 FALKLAND ISLANDS
171. ZB2 GIBRALTAR
172. CP BOLIVIA
173. HK0S SAN ANDRES ISLAND
174. E5/S SOUTH COOK ISLANDS
175. SU EGYPT
176. EY TAJIKISTAN
177. EK ARMENIA
178. 5H TANZANIA
179. 9J ZAMBIA
180. 7X ALGERIA
181. 3B8 MAURITIUS ISLAND
182. HC8 GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
183. FS SAINT MARTIN
184. 5Z KENYA
185. JY JORDAN
186. 4U1ITU ITU HQ
187. FK NEW CALEDONIA
188. VR HONG KONG
189. FR REUNION ISLAND
190. OJ0 MARKET REEF
191. ZA ALBANIA
192. 6Y JAMAICA
193. 5R MADAGASCAR
194. C31 ANDORRA
195. KH0 MARIANA ISLANDS
196. JT MONGOLIA
197. TR GABON
198. 3V TUNISIA
199. A9 BAHRAIN
200. C5 THE GAMBIA
201. J3 GRENADA
202. 9V SINGAPORE
203. VP2E ANGUILLA
204. YN NICARAGUA
205. D2 ANGOLA
206. J7 DOMINICA
207. HR HONDURAS
208. J6 SAINT LUCIA
209. VP9 BERMUDA
210. 9M6 EAST MALAYSIA
211. A7 QATAR
212. 4J AZERBAIJAN
213. VP2M MONTSERRAT
214. TG GUATEMALA
215. OY FAROE ISLANDS
216. HP PANAMA
217. ZD8 ASCENSION ISLAND
218. JW SVALBARD
219. CE9 ANTARCTICA
220. OA PERU
221. 9Y TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
222. DU PHILIPPINES
223. PJ2 CURACAO
224. T7 SAN MARINO
225. V3 BELIZE
226. 9M2 WEST MALAYSIA
227. PJ4 BONAIRE
228. V4 SAINT KITTS & NEVIS
229. C6A BAHAMAS
230. PZ SURINAME
231. BU TAIWAN
232. 6W SENEGAL
233. KH2 GUAM
234. FY FRENCH GUIANA
235. V2 ANTIGUA & BARBUDA
236. OD LEBANON
237. VP5 TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS
238. 4L GEORGIA
239. OX GREENLAND
240. HB0 LIECHTENSTEIN
241. V5 NAMIBIA
242. SV5 DODECANESE
243. EA9 CEUTA & MELILLA
244. HC ECUADOR
245. Z3 MACEDONIA
246. TI COSTA RICA
247. 4O MONTENEGRO
248. FG GUADELOUPE
249. ZF CAYMAN ISLANDS
250. HS THAILAND
251. 9H MALTA
252. A4 OMAN
253. UA2 KALININGRAD
254. GD ISLE OF MAN
255. D4 CAPE VERDE
256. ZP PARAGUAY
257. VU INDIA
258. GJ JERSEY
259. GU GUERNSEY
260. CO CUBA
261. FM MARTINIQUE
262. OH0 ALAND ISLANDS
263. 8P BARBADOS
264. HZ SAUDI ARABIA
265. BY CHINA
266. HI DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
267. TK CORSICA
268. A6 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
269. ER MOLDOVA
270. HL REPUBLIC OF KOREA
271. KP2 US VIRGIN ISLANDS
272. 9K KUWAIT
273. SV9 CRETE
274. P4 ARUBA
275. IS0 SARDINIA
276. CN MOROCCO
277. TF ICELAND
278. TA TURKEY
279. CX URUGUAY
280. KH6 HAWAII
281. UN KAZAKHSTAN
282. YB INDONESIA
283. XE MEXICO
284. KL7 ALASKA
285. CE CHILE
286. GI NORTHERN IRELAND
287. HK COLOMBIA
288. EA6 BALEARIC ISLANDS
289. 5B CYPRUS
290. CT3 MADEIRA ISLANDS
291. ZL NEW ZEALAND
292. CU AZORES
293. ZS REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA
294. LX LUXEMBOURG
295. KP4 PUERTO RICO
296. E7 BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA
297. ES ESTONIA
298. YL LATVIA
299. GW WALES
300. EU BELARUS
301. YV VENEZUELA
302. 4X ISRAEL
303. LU ARGENTINA
304. EI IRELAND
305. VK AUSTRALIA
306. OM SLOVAK REPUBLIC
307. YT SERBIA
308. LY LITHUANIA
309. CT PORTUGAL
310. EA8 CANARY ISLANDS
311. GM SCOTLAND
312. YO ROMANIA
313. LA NORWAY
314. OZ DENMARK
315. LZ BULGARIA
316. SV GREECE
317. 9A CROATIA
318. HB SWITZERLAND
319. OH FINLAND
320. HA HUNGARY
321. S5 SLOVENIA
322. UA0 ASIATIC RUSSIA
323. PY BRAZIL
324. OE AUSTRIA
325. OK CZECH REPUBLIC
326. SM SWEDEN
327. VE CANADA
328. JA JAPAN
329. PA NETHERLANDS
330. ON BELGIUM
331. G ENGLAND
332. UR UKRAINE
333. SP POLAND
334. F FRANCE
335. EA SPAIN
336. UA EUROPEAN RUSSIA
337. I ITALY
338. DL FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY
339. K UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
https://dxnews.com/dxcc-2017/

TI5/KD8YVJ - Costa Rica

TI5/KD8YVJ Costa Rica Great Kiskadee

TI5/KD8YVJ - Costa Rica

Christopher, KD8YVJ is currently active from Costa Rica as TI5/KD8YVJ.
He is working on HF Bands.
QSL via home call, LOTW.
Ads for direct QSL:
Christopher M Brault, 6731 Stone Creek Ct, Liberty Twp, OH 45011, Costa Rica.
https://dxnews.com/forum/forum/yota-ycp-scouts/3132-ti5-kd8yvj-costa-rica

Ham Radio Outdoors Volcán Arenal Costa Rica

IOTA News from the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

Page last updated on: Thursday, August 3, 2017
466

IOTA News from the
Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

4 August, 2017

Island activities:
IOTA QRGs
CW: 28040 24920 21040 18098 14040 10114 7030 3530 kHz
SSB: 28560 28460 24950 21260 18128 14260 7055 3760 kHz

EU-013; GJ/MJ, Jersey: Paul/G4PVM will be active holiday-style from Jersey between Aug. 5 and 11 on HF. QSL via LoTW, eQSL, ClubLog.
EU-136; 9A, Kvarner group: Giovanni/IK1WEG is going to operate from Rab Island between the 7th and 19th signing 9A/IK1WEG on HF and VHF (mostly CW). QSL via h/c (d/B).
Deutscher Amateur Radio Club
e-mail: iota@dxhf.darc.de

RSGB IOTA website
Check-out the latest IOTA News bulletin from OPDX
http://www.southgatearc.org/iota/darc/index.htm#.WYXQ49TTfcs

DX News from the ARRL



Page last updated on: Friday, August 4, 2017
601
The American Radio Relay League's round-up of the forthcoming week's DX activity
on the amateur radio bands

DX News from the ARRL

4 August, 2017
This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by DL7AFS, LU4AAO, US7IGN, QRZ DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks to all.

GEORGIA, 4L. Armen, 4L6DL, Sergo, 4L6QC, Alex, UR5EAW, Antoine, F5RAB, and Luc, F5RAV are QRV as 4L0GF near Batumi until August 13. Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL via F5RAV.

MONTENEGRO, 4O. Gianluca, IK4LZH and Teresa, IU4ICT will be QRV as 4O/home calls from August 6 to 15. Activity will be on 40 and 20 meters using only SSB. QSL via IK4LZH.

LESOTHO, 7P. Dennis, ZS4BS will be QRV as 7P8DG from Roma during the SARL HF Phone Contest. Activity in the contest is limited to 80, 40 and 20 meters. QSL to home call.

CHINA, BY. Zhao, BD7IHN is QRV as B7/BD7IHN from Hainan Island, IOTA AS-094. Activity is on the HF bands using mostly CW. His length of stay is unknown. QSL to home call.

FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, DA. Look for Babs, DL7AFS and Lot, DJ7ZG to be QRV as DK0DFF from a variety of World Flora and Fauna sites for about a week beginning August 5. Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL via bureau.

SOUTH COOK ISLANDS, E5. Alex, F4GHS will be QRV as E51GHA from Aitutaki Island, IOTA OC-083, from August 7 to 16. Activity will be holiday style on the HF bands. QSL to home call.

KERGUELEN ISLANDS, FT/X. Gildas, TU5KG is currently QRV as FT5XT. Activity is on 20 and 15 meters using SSB. QSL via F4DXW.
ENGLAND, G. Various members of the RSGB will be QRV as GB17YOTA and GB4YOTA from the summer camp at Gilwell Park from August 5 to 12 during the 7th Youngsters On The Air event. QSL via operators' instructions.

SARDINIA, IS0. Gil, IZ2DLV is QRV as IS0/IZ2DLV from Portobello di Gallura until August 25. Activity is holiday style on 80 to 10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL direct to home call.

ALASKA, KL7. Mikhail, VE7ACN will be QRV as AL3/VE7ACN from Hinchinbrook Island, IOTA NA-042, from August 9 to 15. Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters, and possibly 160 and 80 meters, using CW and SSB. QSL to home call.

ARGENTINA, LU. Special event station LU4AAO/A will be QRV from the Argentine Federal Tiro of Buenos Aires to celebrate its anniversary on August 5 and 6. Activity will be on 80, 40 and 20 meters using CW, SSB, JT65 and FT8 at various times both days. QSL via LU4AAO.

BRAZIL, PY. Special event station ZY158CAT is QRV until August 30 to commemorate the 158 years of the city of Catalao. Activity is on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL direct to PP2BO.

SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS. Alex, RI1ANO has been QRV on 30 meters CW around 1900z. QSL via RN1ON.

POLAND, SP. Special event stations SN1944W and SN0MPW are QRV until October 3 to commemorate the Warsaw Uprising 73 years ago. QSL via bureau.

TURKEY, TA. Vlad, US7IGN will be QRV as TA4/US7IGN from Kargicak from August 7 to 17. Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters using CW and QRP power. This includes an entry in the upcoming Worked All Europe CW contest. QSL to home call.

COSTA RICA, TI. Bryant, KG5HVO is QRV as TI5/KG5HVO until August 8 during the Dave Kalter Memorial Youth DX Adventure. Activity is on most HF bands. QSL via operator's instructions.

ASIATIC RUSSIA, UA0. Members of the Russian Robinson Club will be QRV as RI0LI from Bear Island, IOTA AS-022, from August 7 to 12.
QSL via R7AA.


INDONESIA, YB. Special event station YB72RI is QRV with ten stations as YB72RI/0 to YB72RI/9 from various locations until August 17 to celebrate the 72nd anniversary of the Republic. Activity is on all HF bands using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL via bureau.

ASCENSION ISLAND, ZD8. Randy, WW6RG will be QRV as ZD8RA on August 8. Activity will be on 20 meters using SSB and QRP power around 0800 to 1030z and then between 1530z to 2000z. QSL to home call.

SOUTH AFRICA, ZS. A group of operators will be QRV as ZS9V from Robben Island, IOTA AF-064, in the Western Cape Province from August 9 to 13. Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and possibly digital modes. QSL via M0OXO.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO
The ARRL 222 MHz and Up Distance Contest, North American CW QSO Party, 10-10 International 10-Meter Summer SSB Contest, European HF Championship, WAB 144 MHz Low Power Phone and SARL HF Phone Contest are all on tap for this weekend.

The ARS Spartan CW Sprint is scheduled for August 8.
The CWops Mini-CWT CW Test, Phone Fray and NAQCC CW Sprint are scheduled for August 9.

Please see August 2017 QST, page 86, and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for details
http://www.southgatearc.org/dxnews/index.htm#.WYXP1tTTfcs

RSGB's YOTA 2017 vlog#14 Milo, 2E0ILO - Leader of the UK YOTA team

The FREE DX-World Weekly Bulletin #209


Here’s the very latest FREE DX-World Weekly Bulletin written by Bjorn, 
ON9CFG. As always, it’s paked full of info. You can download it here.

[UPCOMING] E51GHS – Cook Islands


Alex, F4GHS informs DX-World.net that he will be active from the Cook Islands as E51GHSbetween August 7-25, 2017.
  • August 7-16 from Aitutaki.
  • August 16-25 from Rarotonga.
Holiday style operation using home-made vertical (20m) and Elecraft K3.
QSL via home call.
https://dx-world.net/e51ghs-cook-islands/

VK9AR, OC-216


Craig VK5CE / 2 agosto 2017
Ha habido algunos cambios en la originalmente anunciada Dxpedition a OC-216. Ashmore Reef  es necesitada por el 97% de los seguidores del IOTA, y es la 5ª referencia más buscada en el mundo. 
Se ha cambiado el indicativo VK5CE / 9 por VK9AR y se llevará a cabo del 7 al 10 de noviembre 2017. A mi se unirán Mike AB5EB y Mike AD5A para formar un equipo de 3 hombres. 
Los detalles completos están en la web https://ashmorereef.wordpress.com/

73´s, Luis EA1CS

9/6/17


DX News from the ARRL

9 June, 2017
This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by QRZ DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites.
Thanks to all.

MALTA, 9H. Haru, JA1XGI is QRV as 9H3XG until June 12. Activity is on 40 to 15 meters using CW and RTTY. QSL direct to home call.

BAHAMAS, C6. Operators Kenny, K2KW, Russ, K6KLY and David, K8CC are QRV as C6ATA, C6ALY, and C6ACC, respectively, until June 16. Activity is on 6 meters, 2 meters, 70 cm and 23 cm, including possibly some HF activity. QSL to home calls.

SOUTH COOK ISLANDS, E5. Shirley, VK5YL will be QRV as E51XYL from Rarotonga Island, IOTA OC-013, from June 10 to 17. Activity will be on 20 meters using SSB. QSL to home call.

BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA, E7. Members of the radio club from Zenica are QRV as E770BAB until the end of 2017 to its 70th anniversary. QSL via E71EZC.

FRENCH POLYNESIA, FO. Operators Didier, F6BCW, Dominique, F6DTZ, Serge, F6IPT, Pascal, F1MNQ and Pierre, F1TCV will be QRV as TX5EG from Atoll Ahe, King George Islands, IOTA OC-131, from June 11 to 19. Activity will be on 80 to 12 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via F6BCW.

REUNION ISLAND, FR. Thomas, F4HPX is QRV as FR/F4HPX from various locations on Reunion Island until June 16. Activity is on 40 to 15 meters using possibly CW, with SSB, RTTY, PSK31, JT65 and JT9. QSL to home call.

SCOTLAND, GM. Graham, MM0GHM is QRV as either MM0GHM/p or MM0GHM/m from Arran, IOTA EU-123, until June 17. Activity is holiday style on the HF bands. QSL to home call.

BELGIUM, ON. Special event station OS500RD is QRV until the end of June to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the birth of Flemish physician and botanist Rembert Dodoens. QSL via bureau.

FAROE ISLANDS, OY. Bill, K2HVN will be QRV as OY/K2HVN from June 13 to 26. Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters using CW and SSB. QSL to home call.

GREENLAND, OX. Bo, OZ1DJJ will be QRV as OX3LX from Tasiilaq Island, IOTA NA-151, grid square HP15eo from June 12 to 26. Activity will be in his spare time on 6 and 4 meters, and possibly HF as well during his morning and evening hours. QSL to home call.

ST. MAARTEN, PJ7. Operators K9UK, KK9N, W9AEB and W9KXQ will be QRV as PJ7/home calls from June 14 to 28. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY with two stations active. Look for PJ7/W9DR to be QRV on 6 meters as well. QSL to home calls.

GREECE, SV. Oliver, DK7TX will be QRV as SV8/DK7TX from Ereikoussa Island, IOTA EU-052, on June 10 and 11. Activity will be on 40 to 6 meters. QSL to home call.

PALAU, T8. Ryosei, JH0IXE is QRV as T8CW from Koror Island, IOTA OC-009, until June 18. Activity is on 80 to 6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK31 and JT65. QSL direct to home call.

COSTA RICA, TI. A group of operators are QRV as TE8DX from Chira Island, IOTA NA-116, until June 12. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters, including 6 meters. QSL via TI2CDA.

MALI, TZ. Fredo, TZ4PR is QRV until October. Activity is casual on the HF bands. QSL direct to F1UIJ.

UKRAINE, UR. Special event station EO25P is QRV until December 31 to celebrate the 25 years of the Volyn Amateur Radio League. QSL via operators' instructions.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO
The ARRL June VHF Contest, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC CW Sprint, HA3NS Sprint Memorial CW Contest, DRCG World Wide RTTY Contest, VK Shires Contest, Asia-Pacific SSB Sprint, SKCC Weekend CW Sprintathon, Portugal Day Contest, GACW WWSA DX CW Contest, REF DDFM 6-Meter Contest and Cookie Crumble QRP Contest will certainly keep contesters busy this upcoming weekend.
The 4 States QRP Group Second Sunday Sprint is scheduled for June 12.
The RSGB 80-Meter Club CW Championship, Phone Fray, CWops Mini-CWT CW Test and NAQCC CW Sprint are scheduled for June 14.

Please see June QST, page 87 and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for details
http://www.southgatearc.org/dxnews/index.htm#.WTqQq1TTfct

Page last updated on: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
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IOTA News from the
Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

8 June, 2017

Island activities:
IOTA QRGs
CW: 28040 24920 21040 18098 14040 10114 7030 3530 kHz
SSB: 28560 28460 24950 21260 18128 14260 7055 3760 kHz


EU-018OY, Faroe Islands: Bill/K2HVN operates as OY/K2HVN between
June 13 and 26 on 40-10m (CW, SSB). QSL via h/c (d/B).


EU-0239H, Malta group: Haru/JA1XGI plans to operate holiday-style
as 9H3XG between June 7 and 12. QRV on 40-15m on SSB, CW, and RTTY. QSL via JA1XGI (d/B). http://www.geocities.jp/maltahpliday/


EU-052; SV, Ipeiros/ Dytiki Ellas Region group: Oliver/DK7TX
activates Erikoussa Island (GIOTA INS-046, MIA MG-036) on June 9 &
10 as SV8/DK7TX. QSL via homecall (d/B).


EU-169; ZA, Albania group: Alfredo/IK7JWX and his friends
Leopoldo/I8LWL and yl Titti/IK8GQY will be active from Sazan Island
(ARLHS ALB-004, MIA MA-001, WW Loc JN90pm) between June 10 and 20
as ZA/IK7JWX. QSL via IK7JWX (d/B), LoTW.


NA-116; TI8, Puntarenas Province West group: Carlos/TI2CC,
Charlie/TI2CDA, Jeff/TI2JJF, James/KM4HI, and Kamal/N3KS will be
operating from Chira Island between the 8th and 12th as TE8DX on
80-6m (SSB, CW). QSL via TI2CDA (d), ClubLog OQRS.


NA-137; W1, Maine State West (York to Knox County) group:
Harry/W1HMM activates Monhegan Island as W1HMM/p between the 9th
and 11. QRV with a QRP rig on 40 and 20m on SSB and digital modes.
QSL via W1HMM (d/B).


OC-131; FO, King George Islands: TX5EG will be operated by
Didier/F6BCW, Dominique/F6DTZ, Serge/F6IPT, Pascal/F1MNQ, and
Pierre/F1TCV from North Tuamotu (WW Loc. BH65vm) between June 11
and 19. QRV on 80-12m (SSB, CW). QSL via F6BCW (d/B), ClubLog,
eQSL.


Deutscher Amateur Radio Club
e-mail: iota@dxhf.darc.de

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