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EP6T DXpedition in Kish Island, Iran – IOTA AS-166 – by DX Group Rockall

EP6T DXpedition in Kish Island, Persian Gulf, Iran – IOTA AS-166 by Rockall DX Group – The theme of the expedition will be “friendship and cultural tolerance.” (update… 01/27/2015) The last QSO was logged @03h08 on 40m today.  EP6T Team a total of 68098 QSO’s are logged! We are QRT! Dismantling all stations and antennas. (tnx!)

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Follow the Rockall DX Group with the latest news via Twitter! Please click on the image on the left (Cliccare sull’immagine qui a lato per il link alla pagina ufficiale Twitter Rockall DX Group per le newsdi EP6T team)

Link to: CLUBLOG EP6T DXpedition team of 11 operators

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EP6T – Il Gruppo DX Rockall in Belgio volerà a Teheran, in Iran, il 15 gennaio verso Kish Island

Members of the Rockall DX Group in Belgium will fly to Teheran, Iran, on January 15, on their way to their Kish Island (IOTA AS-166) – See all-news & donate (on-line donation) by (link) DXpedition site..
UpdatePress Release -V – the latest by Rockall DX Group

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Preparations EP6T DXpedition … txn to the team (by I0GEJ’s RadioCronache)

“5 High power stations, more than 6km of radials, new RX systems, filters, combiners, verticals, phased arrays, a 4 SQ and 5 beams should make it possible to get YOU in our log!”
UpdatePress Release -Dec. 29, 2014 by Rockall DX Group

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A dedicated 160 meter station will be on the air starting at local sunrise and sunset for the first two nights. The planned transmitting antenna is a 26-meter (85.3 feet) vertical with 50 quarter-wave radials.  The group will use Elecraft K3 transceivers plus amplifiers. The EP6T log will be uploaded to Logbook of The World ( LoTW ), once the DXpedition has concluded. – MØURX will be the QSL manager. [Note] Iran has 80 million citizens and only 13 radio amateurs! (ARRL web)

Link to: Official web page by EP6T  http://www.rockall.be/

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Kish (persiano: کیش‎) è un’isola iraniana e una città sul Golfo Persico, nella provincia di Hormozgan.  A causa del suo statuto di zona franca, l’isola è ritenuta un paradiso per i consumatori e possiede molti centri commerciali, negozi, attrazioni turistiche e attività di ricezione. L’isola ha 20.667 abitanti e 1.500.000 visitatori all’anno. Il territorio di Kish è nella provincia di Bandar-e-Lengeh. – (wikipedia)

WRTC 2014 Gold Medalists N6MJ & KL9A – Result by Rank Mode QSOs & Radios

WRTC 2014 World Radiosport Team Championship the World Cup of ham radio! – Gold Medalists N6MJ, Daniel and KL9A, Chris and “Most Multipliers” award winners, learn that there is an additional suprise award a round-trip airline ticket to the Azores, courtesy of K5ZD, Rui Amin, Azores Tourism ! More news & many pictures: link to N6TV Picasaweb & to ©2014 WRTC2014, Inc. web-page below

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K5ZD with N6MJ & KL9A (pic by n6tv)

WRTC 2014 – Monday, 14 July the Awards and Closing Ceremony  and Dinner in the Doble Tree Hotel by Hilton – Boston – Westborough MA USA.

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WRTC Closing Ceremony and Award presentation (pic by N6TV)

WRTC 2014 – I primi tre team classificati con Rank, Mode, e QSOs, e tipo di radio utilizzati nei rispettivi siti (Se&O!)

Rank       Callsign      CW QSO’s     SSB QSO’s            Radios
1 Gold       K1A                   3844                    747                   2 x IC7800
2 Silver     W1L                  3625                    935         1 x K3, 1 x 7600
3 Bronze W1P                  3274                 1112              2 x 756PRO3

WRTC 2014 Monday, 14 July Award Presentations: OM3BH, OM3GI (Silver), N6MJ, KL9A (Gold), DL1IAO, DJ5MW (Bronze) – (see many others pictures by N6TV picasaweb)

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WRTC 2014 OM3BH, OM3GI (Silver), N6MJ, KL9A (Gold), DL1IAO, DJ5MW (Bronze)

Ora qui alcune informazioni, doverose, per i Teams italiani in questo evento radiantistico internazionale che per il 2014 ha avuto base in MA USA – [Nota]  I0ZUT (Perugia Contest Club), conferma  che il WRTC è una vera Olimpiade  oppure la Coppa del Mondo dei radioamatori!
Da sottolineare la grande organizzazione necessaria, la complessa logistica, i servizi di supporto di decine di volontari e la necessità di trovare le risorse coinvolgendo gli Sponsors  e tanti Radio clubs nell’armonia competitiva.

Italian Teams … WRTC 2014 Total Score (…claimed) & Area
Rank 29th   IZ1LBG / WQ2N     – 5,491,056   (Area Youth)
Rank 49th   IK2NCJ / IK2QEI   – 4,473,720   (Area Europe #2)
Rank 58th    IK1HJS / I4UFH     – 3,512,224   (Area Europe #2)

Link to: All Photos galleries by N6TV Picasaweb page
Link to: WRTC 2014 Live Scoreboard (official scores)

WRTC Sanctioning Committee President S50A on 14.07.2014 said: “I now declare the WRTC closed” !
Thanks to the WRTC 2014 Chairman K1DG  and Co-Chair K5ZD, tanks to othe Directors, Judging Committee members,  and all Site volunteers, included WO1N with special WRTC appreciation award. Thanks by I0GEJ’s-RadioCronache Iatly.

[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official  sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.- This page is just a non-official overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – All images and versions above is for illustration only. (tnx to all)

Italian Navy Ships Radio Stations Award 6 – 21 September 2014 by A.R.M.I

Italian Navy Ships Radio Stations Award 2014 – 6 – 21 September 2014 by A.R.M.I. Association – Contest delle Stazioni Radio Navali 2014 dal 6 al 21 Settembre 2014 a cura dell’Associazione Radioamatori Marinai Italiani A.R.M.I. 

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II1IAST Nave Todaro – II9IAGM Sommergibile Marconi – II0IAET Nave Etna – II5IHLP Nave Platano – Sono le Stazioni Radio Navali che l’A.R.M.I ha indicato ad oggi sul programma presentato per il Contest fissato, come detto, dal 6 al 21 Settembre prossimo –
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Tutte le informazioni sul Contest e le altre numerose attività, compresa quella con  il nominativo speciale II6ARTE (6-14 Giugno 2014), si trovano sul sito ufficiale  con il link qui sotto.

Link To: Associazione Radioamatori Marinai Italiani News

[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official  sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All images  is for illustration only (taken from the official website)

 

VK9MT Mellish Reef DXpedition 2014 March 29 – April 9 from the Coral Sea Atoll

VK9MT Mellish Reef DXpedition 2014 – The Team will be handing out another rare one March 29 through April 9 from the Coral Sea Atoll – The team has selected the 25 meter passenger expedition yacht “Evohe” from New Zealand to transport operators and gear to Mellish Reef – DXpedition participants plan to take their meals and sleep on the vessel

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– Active on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY (in priority) – see the official website link below!

Team members (update 22.03.2014) DJ7JC – DJ9RR – HA5AO (Team Lider) – HA5UK – IV3YER, Luigi – K3EL – K5GS (Treasurer) – KE4KY – VK3HJ – W2LK – WA6O.
Pilot Statios (update idem..) EU MMØNDX – SA PT7WA – OC KH6CG – AF V51B – NA W4HK (Chief Pilot) – VK/ZL ZL2AL. – QSL Manager MØURX, Tim.

[Note] Please direct operational suggestions to the pilot designated for your region – An online LOG will be available and more other news, pictures and information by link below!
The DXpedition budget is estimated at $110,000, not including operators’ individual expenses. The team has pledged “full financial transparency” for all aspects of the DXpedition. – Effective July 1, 2014, Mellish Reef becomes part of Australia’s new Coral Sea Marine Reserve Management Program, which implements additional restrictions to further protect the area’s ecology

Link to: VK9MT Mellis Reff very fine official web-site
Link to: The VK9MT DXpedition also has a Facebook page.

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 italianoVK9MT Mellish Reef la spedizione DX nell’Atollo del Mar dei  Coralli a circa 1150 km a Nord-Est di Brisbane, in Australia – Un altro raro “one” dal 29.3.2014 al 9.04.2014 – Il team ha scelto lo yacht di 25 metri *”Evohe”  dalla Nuova Zelanda per il trasporto degli operatori e delle attrezzature a Mellish Reef.

[Nota] *Data la scarsità di terra asciutta presso il sito operativo, i partecipanti alla eccezionale DX-pedition hanno programmato di assumere i loro pasti e di dormire sulla nave – Grazie e in bocca al lupo e balena!
!! Si prega di fare attenzione alle stazioni “pilot” in riferimento alle competenze delle zone assegnate.

Dal 1 luglio 2014, Mellish Reef diventa parte del nuovo Programma “Coral Sea Marine Reserve Management” dell’Australia, così che implementerà ulteriori restrizioni per proteggere ancor meglio l’ecologia della splendida zona.

Note]: These events and news are reported for information only! All informations are subject to change without notice – See the official web-page or other news in the QRZ com o Official forum. (tnx!)

9J2T ZAMBIA DXpedition by “Italian Dxpedition Team” February 28th to March 17th, 2014

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9J2T Zambia DXpedition by “Italian Dxpedition Team” during the period February 28th to March 17th, 2014 – 9J2T Zambia 2014 – L’Italian DXpedition Team annuncia la prossima DXpedition del Team in Zambia, dal 28 febbraio al 17 marzo 2014 – We will be active on HF 10/160 and WARC bands + 50MHz, modes SSB, CW (RTTY only 14087).

Team members (update 08.02.2014): I2YBS – IK2CIO – IK2CKR – IK2DIA – IK2HKT – I1HJT – JA3USA – Other informations:  HF Pilot station: IK7JWY –  6M band Pilot station: IKØFTA – Software Management (real-time log on line) by IH9GPI – QSL Direct via I2YSB – LoTW OK – See more news by link below.

Link to: Official website: http://www.i2ysb.com/idt/

9J2T Equipmat: N. 3 Elecraft K3 Transceiver – N. 1 Elecraft KX3 Transceiver – N. 4 Elecraft KPA500 Amplifier – N. 1 Splitter (2KPA500 = 1kw) – Antenna and more via official web (link up!)

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Zambia – The most spectacular is of course the not-to-be-missed Victoria Falls – Spectacular waterways provides adrenaline thrills, or a leisurely playground of activities for all ages (…poi i radioamatori amano anche il Display con waterfall !hi!)

Zambia is steeped in history dating all the way back to the African Stone Age. However, in many ways the famous Scottish missionary David Livingstone put the country on the European map as he came to the shores of Lake Tanganyika in search of the source of the Nile in the early 19th century.

[Note]: These events and news are reported for information only! All informations are subject to change without notice – See the official web-page or other news in the QRZ com o Official forum. (tnx!)

 

5I0DX Zanzibar DXpedition 2-13 Feb. 2014 HF & WARC bands all mode & Special Activity Calls: 5I0AM, 5I0WL, 5H3AN

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5IØDX will be the callsign of a new European DXpedition to Zanzibar Island (IOTA AF-032, WLOTA 1080) during the period 2-13 February 2014 – We will be active on HF 10/80 (160) and WARC bands, modes SSB, CW, PSK (31-63-125), RTTY. – Update 01/14/2014: Italy QSL manager IK7JWX – World QSL manager ISØAGY and special activity calls: 5IØAM Ampelio, SSB & Digital – 5IØWL Leopoldo, SSB & Digital – 5H3AN Alfredo, Elvira, SSB & Digital (..see more by link below)

Team members (update 14.01.2014): IK7JWX, I8LWL, ISØAGY, IV3FSG (YL), HB9DHG, IK6JRI, IZ6JOD (YL), IZ7ATN – We are looking for contributors to donate to “Italia Day Hospital” and sponsors for equipments, also used, to Radio Club of Dar Es Salaam. The donations can be sent to: (link) See the official data QRZ com

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italiano5IØDX nuova DXpedition nell’Isola di Zanzibar a largo delle coste della Tanzania nell’Oceano Indiano (IOTA AF-032) –  Al 14.01.2014 il team è composto da: IK7JWX, I8LWL, ISØAGY, IV3FSG (YL), HB9DHG , IK6JRI, IZ6JOD (YL), IZ7ATN –
Saranno attivi nel periodo dal 2 a 13 Febbraio 2014 in HF 10/80 (160) metri più le bande WARC nei modi SSB, CW, PSK31 – PSK62 & PSK125 –  Segnalati anche tre “special activity calls” vedi +sopra e link.
ITALIA QSL Manager IK7JWX / WORLD QSL Manager ISØAGY – Il team ricerca donatori per un sostegno all “Italian Day Hospital” ed apparati radio, anche usati, da destinare al “Radio Club di Dar Es Salaam” (R.C. دار السلام).

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Zanzibar Island (sorce: Wikipedia-org) è una parte della Repubblica Unita della Tanzania, geograficamente corrispondente all’arcipelago omonimo, composto da due isole principali, Unguja e Pemba, e numerose isole minori. – Zanzibar famosa per la via delle spezie! ancora oggi una parte significativa della sua economia si basa sulla produzione di chiodi di garofano, noce moscata, cannella, pepe e zenzero. Negli ultimi decenni ha conosciuto un continuo sviluppo il settore turistico, che sfrutta il patrimonio naturale, paesaggistico e culturale dell’isola.

Zanzibar is a unique coral island lying in the Indian Ocean a short distance from Tanzania. With Pemba, and about 50 other islands. Spice cultivation was developed (particularly the clove tree), and the slave trade was at its height, etc.

[Note]: These events and news are reported for information only! All informations are subject to change without notice – See the official web-page in the QRZ com.

 

XR0ZR Juan Fernandez Dxpedition IOTA SA-005 We plan to QRV from 6 to 160 on CW, SSB & RTTY starting 18:00Z November 8th

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XRØZR Juan Fernandez DXpedition. We plan to QRV from 6 through 160 meters on CW, SSB and RTTY on different bands/modes starting around 18:00Z November 8th, 2013 – IOTA SA-005 – (XRØZR – CEØ on the most-wanted list  it’s ranked #35 !)

Un Team di Radioamatori, con il callsign XRØZR, sarà attivo dalle Isole di Juan Fernandez. Il piano prevede attività da 6 ai 160 metri in CW, SSB e RTTY in differenti bande e modi a partire da circa le 18:00Z dell’8 Novembre 2013.
Un grupo de Operadores Radio estará QRV como XRØZR desde la Isla Juan Fernández (Chile) a partir 8 Noviembre de este año 2013.

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Link to !! XRØZR official website (under development – en desarrollo)

Team: IW3SQY, Fabrizio (team leader) – IZ8GCE, Franco – EA3AKY, Josep – WA7NB, Art – SP3DOI, Les – IV3DSH, Paolo – PA3EWP, Ron – DL6JGN, Hans. – The Team will start from Italy, of 6 November. (in bocca al lupo a tutto il team e…. grazie per  l’intensa attività DX !)

Juan_Fernandez_IslandsThe Juan Fernandez archipelago consists of three islands: Isla Robinson Crusoe (Más a Tierra, 47.9 km2), Isla Santa Clara (2.2 km2), and Isla Alejandro Selkirk (Más Afuera, 49.5 km2), designated a Chilean National Park in 1935 and an UNESCO International Biosphere Reserve in 1977 and nominated for World Heritage status in 1995.

Le isole Juan Fernandez sono un Parco Nazionale Cileno dal 1935 e  riconosciute Riserva Internazionale della Biosfera dall’UNESCO. Un arcipelago al largo delle coste del Cile, costituito dall’isola Robinson Crusoe, l’isola Alexander Selkirk e l’isoletta Santa Clara, più alcuni altri isolotti minori. Wikipedia

Link to: Guide to Juan Fernández Islands from Mapcarta, the travel map

[Note]: These events and news are reported for information only! All informations are subject to change without notice.

 

J88HL the DXpedition to St. Vincent & Grenadines is planned for November, 2013!

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J88HL DXpedition a St. Vincent & Grenadine è prevista per il 17-29 novembre 2013 da sette operatori provenienti dalla Polonia – SP2EBG, SP3CYY, SP3GEM, SP6EQZ, SP6IXF, SP9FOW e SP9PT. – Pur considerando altre possibili destinazioni, hanno deciso notando che J8 – che è al 116 ° posto trà le più ricercate entità DXCC, secondo il ClubLog DXCC Most Wanted …(link) –  non ha visto un importante DXpedition in questi ultimi anni.

SP6EQZ dice che questa spedizione non sarà un “operazione di vacanza”, ma una attività radio dedicata su tutte le bande HF, un serio sforzo dai 160 metri in sù e qualche operazione sui 6 metri. – Almeno tre stazioni saranno in onda 24 ore al giorno in CW, SSB e RTTY. – Un operatore parteciperà al CQ World Wide DX CW in una categoria a singolo operatore, mentre gli altri saranno sempre operativi al di fuori del concorso. QSL diretta o via bureau.

Equipment (…see link below for more..)

N° 3 x Elecraft K3 , 3 x Kenwood TS-590, 4 x Solid State HF Amplifiers 700W

Link to: J88HL DXpedition Team – Equipment – Plan – Info – Donate – Web-page

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englishJ88HL Saint Vincent and the Grenadines available for DXers! The larger J88HL DXpedition is planned for November 17-29 by seven operators from Poland — SP2EBG, SP3CYY, SP3GEM, SP6EQZ, SP6IXF, SP9FOW and SP9PT.

SP6EQZ says this is will not be a “holiday operation” but a dedicated radio activity on all HF bands, a serious effort on 160 and some operation on 6 meters. At least three stations will be on the air 24 hours a day on CW, SSB and RTTY. One operator may participate in the CQ World Wide DX CW in a single-operator category, while the others will operate outside the contest. QSL direct or via the bureau.

Poland_flagJ88HL DXpedycja. Listopad 2013 – W drugiej połowie listopada z Saint Vincent and Grenadines będzie pracować kolejna polska wyprawa. Członków zespołu doskonale znamy: znamy osobiście i znamy z wielu poprzednich DXpedycji: Bogdan SP2EBG, Jan SP3CYY, Jurek SP3GEM, Włodek SP6EQZ, Janusz SP6IXF, Roman SP9FOW, Wojtek SP9PT, Józef SP9-31029.

Geografia (wiki…link) – Saint Vincent e Grenadine si trovano tra Santa Lucia e Grenada nelle isole Windward delle Piccole Antille, un arco di isole nel mare dei Caraibi. Le isole di Saint Vincent e delle Grenadine includono l’isola principale Saint Vincent (344 km²) più a nord e le Grenadine (45 km²) oltre ad un arcipelago di piccole isole che si estendono verso sud da Saint Vincent fino a Grenada (see the google-map below)

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[Note]: These events and news are reported for information only! All informations are subject to change without notice from www.radiocronache.com or IØgej’s – See the official web site for updated info & news !!

 

 

STØR South Sudan QRT Total QSO’s: 121.286! – With K3 – IC-7200 – Acom

STØR – The first DX-pedition in Southern Sudan has finished its work. Excellent result of all the teams: Totale QSO’s 121.286 in Database – 27.994 Unique Callsigns – 176 DXCC – 40 CQ Zones – last QSO at 10/08/2011 @ 07:01. – Thanks to: DXFriends, Intrepi-DX, Sponsors and the teams.

Link to: DXFriends Official Log web-page to find a Qso with ST0R 

STØR – La prima DX-pedition in Sud Sudan ha terminato la sua missione. Un ottimo successo dei due team: complessivamente 121.286 QSO nel STØR Database – 27.994 Unique Callsigns – 176 DXCC – 40 CQ Zones –  ultimo QSO alle ore 07:01 del 10/08/2011 poi QRT  – Grazie a: DXFriends, Intrepi-DX, agli Sponsors ed ai teams, compreso l’operatore italiano IN3ZMR, Fabrizio (qui sotto la sua foto  selezionata dal sito web ufficiale)

Qui di seguito due immagini, tratte dal sito ufficiale www.dxfriends/SoutherSudan2011 per soddisfare una prima curiosità, infatti si possono vedere una parte degli apparati che la DX-Pedition ha dichiarato di utilizzare in queste settimane di intenso traffico, compresi i 6mt, oltre naturalmente per mettere in evidenzia l’operatore italiano che fa parte del team DXFriends:
Transceivers: 1 x IC-7000 2 x IC-7200 Icom e 3 x K3 Elecraft  – Amplifiers: 2 x Acom 1010 and Others, tutto il resto e le  antenne, dalle Hexbeam alle Spiderbeam ecc. sono sul sito ufficiale.

 

DX-Pedition to Faroer Island with the prefix OY/PA0VHA from 22.05 till 03.06.2011

OY/PA0VHA and Team DX-Pedition to Faroer Island from 22.05.2011 till 03.06.2011. IOTA EU-018, WLOTA 2216, IP62lc. – The next trip is to a small island the Faroer with the prefix OY. The Faroer is between the Shetlands and Iceland.  Hans PA0VHA, Steef PA2A and Wim PA2AM are qrv from 22-05- till 03-06-2011. all HF bands in CW and RTTY, also qrv on 6m and 4m and Wim PA2AM is also qrv via satelliet AO-51. – QSL via home call.
PA2AM, Wim van der Zwan declares on his blog this equipment:
2 x Elecraft K-3 and K-2
1 x Kenwood TS-850 and TS-590
1 x Icom IC-9100
3 x Acom 1000
1 transverter ME4-t for 4m

Link to: PA2AM News DX-Peditions 2011 web-page
Link to: ADXO Announced DX Operations Calendar