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DX Bulletin No. 1071

2O12, ENGLAND (Update - Special Event Amateur Radio Station for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games). Publicity Liaison Officer John Warburton, G4IRN, sent out the following "Press Release #5" on July 16t: "As a celebration of the London Olympic and Paralympic Games, two flagship amateur radio stations will be active during the Games as part of the Cultural Olympiad. The Cray Valley Radio Society is to host England's celebration from the Royal Borough of Greenwich, home to many of London's events outside the main Olympic arena. The call-sign used will be 2O12L (two Oscar one two Lima).

 A similar amateur radio celebration is happening in Barry, south Wales,

where the call-sign will be 2O12W (two Oscar one two whisky). Both teams are looking to make as many contacts as possible throughout the world during the Games, particularly with countries participating in the Games. They will be operating 24/7 from Wednesday 25th July until Sunday 9th September and will be open to the public from Thursday 26th July. The London station will be open from 10am to 4pm and the Welsh station from 10am to 5pm daily. Commemorative QSLs will be available for both stations, QSL details are on the web site. It is hoped that Clublog and LOTW uploads will be made during the event. For more information about the stations, their locations, operating frequencies etc., their web-sites can be found at <www.2o12l.com> and <www.2o12w.com>." 3B8, MAURITIUS. Alex, IW5ELA, will be active as 3B8/IW5ELA from hotel "Le Cannonier" between September 6-12th. Alex is part of a honeymoon trip with his wife Michela that will take him through Corsica, Mongolia, Finland and now Africa, so activity will be holiday style on the bands 20/17/15/12 meters using CW and SSB. He will use a FT857 with 100w into a vertical and operate mainly CW. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau. Visit his special Web page at: http//: honeymoonafrica2012.jimdo.com 5R, MADAGASCAR (IOTA Op!). Moise, F4EZG, will once again be active as 5R8VE, but this time from Nosy Alanana (AF-090) in the Tamatave region between September 1-3rd. Activity will only be on 20 and 15 meters. QSL via F4EZG. 9A, CROATIA. Zik, DK8ZZ/VE3ZIK/YT3ZZ, will be once again be active as 9A/VE3ZIK from Croatia between June 24th and August 18th. This time he will be focused on 6m, WFF and IOCA (Island of Croatia Award) activity. Prior to RSGB IOTA Contest (July 28-29th), he will be active from Zirje Island (EU-170 & CI-151). QSL via DK8ZZ, by the Bureau or LoTW. 9H, MALTA. Ignacio, EA2BD, will be active as 9H3BD until July 30th. Activity will be QRP on 20 meters using CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign. 9M, SPRATLY ISLANDS. Operators John/9M6XRO and Steve/9M6DXX will be active as 9M4SLL from Pulau Layang Layang, Spratly Islands (AS-051) between August 7-13th. Activity will be on all bands from 80-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY, using two stations with linear amplifiers to vertical antennas on the edge of the ocean. Spratly Islands are ranked 29th in the current The DX Magazine ‘100 Most Needed Countries’ survey (world-wide, mixed modes), up from number 32 last year. The QSL Manager for 9M4SLL is Tim Beaumont, M0URX. QSL direct with SAE + 2 USDs or 1 new IRC, OQRS (see <http://m0urx.com/oqrs>) or via the RSGB bureau (all bureau cards MUST be marked "via M0URX"). Logs will be uploaded to LoTW as soon as possible after the end of the operation (within a few days), but there will be NO online log during the DXpedition itself. If you are not certain of any QSO you are welcome to work them again for an 'insurance' contact. 9M6XRO and 9M6DXX would like to thank the Malaysian Prime Minister's Department National Security Council for granting the operating permission from Layang-Layang Island. They would also like to thank Amid Drajak, 9W6ABD, of the MCMC licensing office in Kota Kinabalu for issuing the 9M4SLL licence, as well as the President of the Borneo Amateur Radio Club, Hamid, 9W6MID, and Rahim, 9M6RHM, for their help in obtaining the licence. Pekka, OH2YY, was of great help with the initial planning of the trip. Finally, thanks go to Vicky Lee of the Layang Layang Island Resort for her help in making this operation possible. (Note for users of computer logging programs: The 9M4 prefix is issued to special event stations that may be anywhere on Malaysian territory; this includes the DXCC entities of West Malaysia, East Malaysia or, as in this case, Malaysian islands in the Spratly group.) A2, BOTSWANA. Arnold, WB6OJB, will be active as A25JB from Botswana between July 24-31st. Activity will be on HF bands, 40-10 meters using mostly SSB with some CW. QSL direct to his home callsign. CG3, CANADA (Special Event). Members of the Niagara Peninsula Amateur Radio Club (NPARC, VE3VM) will be active as CG3B until the end of the month of July. Activity is to celebrate the 200th Bi-Centennial of Friendship between Canada and the United States of America. Operations has been on 80-6 meters, CW, SSB and the satellites. Frequencies are available on QRZ.com. QSL Manager is VE3FOI. All contacts will receive QSL via Bureau system. CR3/CT9, MADEIRA ISLANDS. German operators from the RRDXA will be active once again as CR3L during the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 29-30th) as a Multi-? entry. This team has won the 2009, 2010 and 2011 competition from their QTH in Santana (Northern part of the island). The crew is still looking for one or more good contest operators on this mode. The length of stay on Madeira is one week. Communication: English and German languages. If interested please contact Hans, DL1YFF at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. More information is available on Han's Web page at: http://www.dl1yff.de Also info on the Crew's Web site at: http://www.CR3L.de QSL via DJ6QT. Operators will probably be active as CT9/homecall before and after the contest. CY9, ST. PAUL ISLAND (Update). The CY9M St. Paul Island DXpedition is expected to be active this week between July 26th and August 1st. The team of five operators will have six Elecraft K3 transceivers, four amplifiers, three Hex Beams and a number of other antennas. They will be active on all bands between 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. Suggested frequencies are: CW - 1826.5, 3526, 7026, 10106, 14026, 18076, 21026, 24896 and 28026 kHz SSB - 3793, 7185, 14215, 18160, 21295, 24950 and 28485 kHz RTTY - 7035, 10145, 18105, 21090, 24925 and 28090 kHz 6m - 50105/CW and 50105/SSB All contacts will be verified via LoTW after their activity, and for those who want paper QSLs, Tim Beaumont, M0URX, will be the QSL Manager. The log will be available through ClubLog. The following was posted on their Web page Wednesday, July 18th: "With under week to go before the CY9M team leave their respective homes for the journey to St. Paul Island, we are happy to report all radio equip- ment has arrived safely to Nova Scotia and now in secure storage. Ad- ditional items such as generators will be collected as we travel to Bay St Lawrence, NS. QRV date of July 26th is unchanged. Look for some of the team to sign VE1/home call on July 25th. See you in the pileups!" PRESS RELEASE #4 (Dated July 20th) - RSGB IOTA Contest Participation (July 28-29th): "The CY9M team will participate in the IOTA contest next weekend giving both DXCC and IOTA hunters the chance to confirm NA-094. Our contest operation will be limited to 20 meters only – please do not ask for a contest exchange on other bands. We will operate both SSB and CW modes throughout the contest. The contest log will be merged with the regular DX operation, so there is no need to work us twice. Your contest contact will be valid for DXCC. The CY9M QSL card will be used for confirmation and the log will be uploaded to LoTW. Contest log will be submitted to the RSGB IOTA Committee. CY9M St Paul Island Expedition starts next week, visit our website at <www.cy9m.com>. If you like to help out, please go to <www.cy9m.com/donor>." TOPBAND NEWS - CY9M on Topband next week. Björn, SM0MDG/SE0X, posted the following on the TopBand Mailing List on July 21st [edited]: "Greetings, This Tuesday I am boarding my flight with destination Halifax, Nova Scotia, to be part of the 10 man team going to CY9 St Paul Island this week. I have gotten several requests from my Topband friends, so I thought I'd hand out some brief information about our operation here. CY9M will be active on Topband during the few dark hours we have available to us. We will use a top loaded vertical based on the 18 meter Spiderbeam pole with elevated radials. Depending on WX, we have zoomed in on two possible landing sites, one where we will have more space for antennas (Atlantic Cove) and the other will have less space but better takeoff in more directions (North Island). For, RX we have prepared both for pennants and beverages and will use what possible depending on location. We will use K3 radios and Acom 1011 amplifiers and DXE RX preamps. A special thanks to the topbanders who contributed to offset our costs, including the support from TBDXC to help offset the costs for shipping an Acom amplifier to be used for topband. Main operators on topband will be N2WB/"Wild Bill", AB5EB/Mike and me (SM0MDG/Björn). Our activity on Topband will most likely commence in the evening of August 26, and we are schedule to leave St Paul August 1st, so the last night will be July 31st. And as always, dates and times are dependent on weather and sea conditions. Also worth mentioning is that we will have a dedicated 6 meter station with main operator VE3EN, "Solarham" Kevin." Remember, the following media pages are available for this operation at: Website: http://www.cy9m.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/CY9M Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CY9M.2012 D6, COMOROS (Update to OPDX.1067/Web Page Change). It was announced this past week that the D64K DXpedition to Ngazidja (Grande Comore), Comoros Islands (IOTA AF-007), which will be active between August 8-20th, has changed their Web page. The following was sent out: "Due to continuing problems with our web platform, we decided to migrate to a new system. Our new web address is: http://www.d64k.net The old .com website will no longer be updated, and every post will be published only on the new site. For real-time news, our twitter account remains unchanged: @d64k If you need to contact us, our E-mail support is: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. We apologize in advance for any confusion that will be created, and we thank you for understanding.....Cu on the air!"