425 DX News issue #1169

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28 September 2013                                         A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1169
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

4X     - Look for 4X6HP/p, 4Z5IW/p and 4Z5LA/p  to  be  active  from  Akhziv
         Island (AS-100) on 18-19 October.  QSL  via  home  calls.  [TNX  DX
5R     - Once again Eric, F6ICX will be active as  5R8IC  from  Sainte-Marie
         Island (AF-090) from 16 November to 15 December.  He  will  operate
         mainly CW, with some RTTY, BPSK and SSB, on 40-10 metres.  QSL  via
         home call, direct or bureau, and LoTW. Logsearch and OQRS  on  Club
8R     - Alex, W1CDC will be active as 8R1A from Guyana from 13  October  to
         1 November. He will operate holiday style with an emphasis  on  80,
         30, 17, 12 and 6 metres CW. QSL via W1CDC, direct or  bureau.  [TNX
         The Daily DX]
6W     - Once again Luc, F5RAV  will  be  active  as  6V7T  from  Le  Calao,
         Senegal on 8-17 October. He will  operate  PSK  and  SSB  on  40-10
         metres. On 11-14 October he and 6W7RV will  operate  as  6V7T/p  to
         N'gor Island (AF-045). QSL via F5RAV, direct only. [TNX F8REF]
9A     - Sergio, IZ3NXC will be active as 9A8NXC from  Krk  Island  (EU-136)
         on 28-29 September. He will operate SSB and RTTY on 40, 20  and  15
         metres. QSL via IK3GES. Logsearch and OQRS on  Club  Log.  [TNX  DX
A5     - JA3IVU (A52IVU),  JH3AEF  (A52AEF)  and  JH7EQW  (A52EQW)  will  be
         active from Dochula, Bhutan on 10-20 October. They are  part  of  a
         medical volunteer team, and in their spare time will be QRV on  the
         HF bands SSB, digital modes  and  some  CW.  QSL  via  home  calls,
         direct or bureau. [TNX The Daily DX]
C6     - Rich, N0HJZ will be active as C6ARW from Grand Bahama  (NA-080)  on
         22-29 October, including full time participation in the  CQ  WW  DX
         SSB Contest. Outside the contest he will be QRV on 30,  17  and  12
         metres, as well on CW and RTTY  on  other  bands.  QSL  via  N0HJZ,
         direct or bureau. [TNX N0HJZ]
         EA7FTR and LU2NI  will  be  active  as  XR0YY  from  Easter  Island
         (SA-001) on 1-7 November. They plan to have three  stations  active
         on 160-6 metres CW, SSB and digital modes. QSL via  EB7DX.  Further
         information can be found at http://easterisland2013.com
CY0    - Rick AI5P is joining Gary VE1RGB and Murray  WA4DAN  for  the  CY0P
         DXpedition (www.cy0dxpedition) to Sable Island (NA-063),  which  is
         still scheduled for 1-11 October [425DXN 1143]. They  will  operate
         CW, SSB and RTTY on 160-10 metres. QSL  via  VE1RGB,  direct  only.
         "To save aircraft weight, logging will be on paper", he says,  "and
         therefore will not be uploaded to LoTW, Club Log or eQSL.
D4     - Babs, DL7AFS and Lot, DJ7ZG (www.qsl.net/dl7afs) will be active  as
         D44TXT from Ilha de  Sao  Tiago  (AF-005)  from  19  October  to  7
         November. They will be QRV on 80-10 metres  SSB,  RTTY,  PSK31  and
         PSK63. QSL via DL7AFS, direct or bureau.
FH     - Target  frequencies  for  the  3-17  October  TO2TT  expedition  to
         Mayotte (AF-027) [425DXN 1155] are:
         CW   1835 3535 7031 10118 14035 18068 21035 24900 28035 50102
         SSB    -  3780 7103   -   14260 18155 21310 24975 28420 50123
         RTTY   -    -    -    -   14087   -     -     -     -     -
         QSL via I2YSB (direct), IK2CIO (bureau) and LoTW.  Further details,
         including real-time logsearch, QSLling details and OQRS for  direct
         cards, can be found at www.i2ysb.com/idt. The pilot  stations  will
         be IK7JWY and (for 6m) IK0FTA; there will be a dedicated  forum  on
FM     - Thierry, F4BDG will be active as TO4FM from Martinique (NA-107)  on
         5-20 October. QSL via EA5GL, plus LoTW and eQSL.
FR     - Stephane, F5UOW will be active  from  Reunion  Island  (AF-016)  in
         October-November. He will  be  signing  FR/F5UOW  on  31  October-2
         November and again on 18-21 November, while  on  3-17  November  he
         will use TO2R. He expects to operate mainly  CW  on  40-10  metres.
         QSL via F5UOW, direct or bureau. [TNX Les Nouvelles DX]
FW     - Jean-Jacques, TK5JJ will spend two years on Wallis Island  (OC-054)
         and will be active as FW5JJ on the  HF  bands,  as  well  as  on  6
         metres and 2m EME. QSL via F5RXL, direct or bureau, and LoTW.  [TNX
         The Daily DX]
GU     - A team from the Martello Tower Group (namely 2E0DBY, G0MBA,  G6NHU,
         G7HJK, M0GWE, M0YNK and M1EAK) will be active as GP0PKT  from  Herm
         Island (EU-114) on 4-8 October. They will  run  three  stations  on
         80-10 metres SSB and  digital  modes.  QSL  via  G6NHU,  direct  or
         bureau,  and  LoTW.  Logsearch  and    further    information    at
HR     - Dan HR2DMR plans to visit and operate  CW  and  SSB  as  HQ4W  from
         Tigre Island (NA-060) on 17-20  October.  "Operating  time  on  the
         island could be restricted, due to Honduran  Navy  exercises".  QSL
         via KD4POJ. [TNX DX World]
I      - Alex IK8YFU, Domenico IW8RAO,  Salvatore  IZ8CZR,  Maurizio  IZ8SJA
         and Nicola IZ8SKO  will  be  active  as  ID9Y  from  Salina  Island
         (EU-017)  on  3-6  October.  QSL  via  IK8YFU  (direct)  or  HB9FHZ
         (bureau), LoTW and  eQSL.  Further  information  and  logsearch  on
I      - Alessandro, IZ4AMS will be active as IZ4AMS/p from  the  island  of
         Tinetto (EU-083) on 12 October. He will operate QRP  on  20  metres
         SSB. QSL via home call, direct or bureau (OQRS on Club  Log).  [TNX
J8     - Gerd, DL7VOG will be active as J87GU from Union Island (NA-025)  on
         7-27  November,  including  entries  in  the  WAE  DX  RTTY   (9-10
         November) and CQ WW DX CW contests. He will be QRV on 160-6  metres
         mainly CW and RTTY. QSL via home call, bureau  preferred  (OQRS  on
         Club Log).
KH0    - Kazuo, JH8PHT will be active as AH0KT from Saipan (OC-086)  on  3-7
         October. He will operate digital modes, SSB and CW on the HF  bands
         and 6 metres, and will also be QRV on 10 metres AM  and  FM  (29600
         kHz). QSL via JH8PHT and LoTW.
KH9    - Target frequencies for the K9W DXpedition  to  Wake  Atoll  [425DXN
         1165] are:
         CW   1826.5 3523 7023 10103 14023 18079 21023 24894 28023
         SSB    -    3790 7082   -   14185 18140 21285 24955 28485
         RTTY   -    3580 7035 10142 14080 18099 21080 24912 28080
         Frequencies for 60m are 5405 (CW) and 5403.5 (SSB), while on 6m K9W
         will use 50107 (CW and SSB).
         The  team expects  to depart Hawaii  on 4 October and arrive on the
         5th.  The following day will  be dedicated to station set-up. Plans
         are to be QRV with  two  CW and two SSB stations from 7 through  18
         October  (Wake time) and  to  upload logs  to  Club Log as time and
         Internet access allow.
         An OQRS for direct an bureau cards will  be  activated  on Club Log
         after  the DXpedition  ends.  Traditional  requests should be  sent
         direct  to Wake Island  DXpedition,  P.O. Box 5005,  Lake Wylie  SC
         29710, USA, or via bureau to AA4NN. Logs will be  uploaded  to LoTW
         six  months  after  the  conclusion  of  the  DXpedition.  Bookmark
         www.wake2013.org for further information and updates. [TNX W8GEX]
KL7    - Operators from the KL7 NWR Amateur Radio  Club  and  Moosehorn  ARC
         celebrate National Wildlife Refuge  Week  and  will  be  active  as
         KL7NWR on 5 October. Activity will be on 15 and 20 metres SSB  with
         some CW. QSL via KL2HD. [TNX KL2HD]
PJ4    - Look for PJ4/K1XM, PJ4/K4BAI, PJ4/KU8E, PJ4/W1MD  and  PJ4/W1UE  to
         be active from  Bonaire  (SA-006)  on  18-26  November.  They  will
         participate in the CQ WW DX CW  Contest  as  PJ4A.  QSL  PJ4/K4BAI,
         PJ4/KU8E and PJ4A via K4BAI, others via home call. [TNX NG3K]
TA     - Celebrating the 90th anniversary of the  Republic  of  Turkey,  the
         TCSWAT (TC Special Wireless Activity Team) will be  active  on  all
         bands and modes as TC90TC on  14-31  October.  They  also  plan  to
         participate in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest  as  a  Multi-Multi  entry.
         QSL via TA1HZ (as usual with TCSWAT operations,  all  of  the  QSOs
         will be confirmed automatically via the bureau). [TNX TA1HZ]
V2     - Bud, AA3B will be active as V26K from  Antigua  (NA-100)  on  21-25
         November, including an entry in the CQ WW DX CW Contest. This  will
         be an all CW operation on the contest HF bands only. QSL  via  home
         call. [TNX AA3B]
VE     - Mike,  VY0BRR  reports  that  his  23-27  September  activity  from
         Broughton Island (NA-130)  [425DXN  1167]  has  been  postponed  to
         sometime in October. Keep an eye on http://vy0brr.jimdo.com/
VE     - Robert, VE3RHE will use special callsign VX31763 from 6 October  to
         5 November for the 250th anniversary of the Royal  Proclamation  of
         1763. QSL via home call, direct or bureau, and LoTW.
VK     - The Hills Amateur Radio Group will be active  as  VI6WA100  from  1
         October to 31 December to  celebrate  the  centenary  of  organized
         amateur radio in Western Australia. QSL via VK6IR (OQRS for  direct
         and bureau requests on http://www.ham-radio.biz/qsl-instructions/)
W      - Jacek, SP5APW plans to be active holiday style  as  W4/SP5APW  from
         five IOTA groups between 13 and 22 October as follows:
         13 October      Talbot      NA-138
         14-15 October   Jekyll      NA-058
         16-17 October   Okaloosa    NA-142
         17-18 October   St. George  NA-085
         20-22 October   Cedar Key   NA-076
         He will operate SSB on 20, 15 and 10 metres, and he might also give
         digital modes  a try  on 40 metres.  QSL via home call,  direct  or
         bureau. See http://na-142.blogspot.com/ for possible updates.
XE     - Special event station XE3FMRE will be active on 2-7 October  during
         the  Federacion  Mexicana  de    Radioexperimentadores'    national
         convention to be held in Cancun. Activity will be  on  80-6  metres
         SSB, CW, RTTY, PSK31 and probably WSJT. QSL via XE3RCC.
XV     - Mike, N0ODK will be active as XV4MN from Phu Quoc  Island  (AS-128)
         on 24-29 October, including an entry in the CQ WW DX  SSB  Contest.
         On 17-23 October and again on 30 October-2 November he will be  QRV
         as 3W2DK from mainland Vietnam. He will be QRV on 20,  17,  15  and
         10 metres. QSL via N0ODK, direct or bureau  (Mike  is  a  QSL  card
         collector, so if you work him and don't need  his  card,  send  one
         anyway). [TNX N0ODK]

PACIFIC TOUR ---> Hrane YT1AD (N9YU), Dragos YU1AKV, Vasiliy  RW4NW,  Sergey
RZ3FW (N7AFW) and  David WD5COV  will visit  Hawaii, Samoa,  American Samoa,
Fiji  and Rotuma  between mid  November  and  early December. This will be a
reconnaissance trip in preparation for a future DXpedition.
13-15 November         Hawaii     KH6/N9YU, KH6/WD5COV, KH6/N7AFW
16-17 November         Samoa      5W7A or 5W6A, 5W0OV, 5W0FW, 5W0NW
18-19 November         Am. Samoa  KH8/N9YU, KH8/WD5COV, KH8/N7AFW
20-22 November         Fiji       3D2AD, 3D2OV, 3D2FW, 3D2NW
22-29 November         Rotuma     3D2R
29 November-4 December Fiji       3D2AD, 3D2OV, 3D2FW, 3D2NW
Activity from Rotuma will include a m/S or M/2 emtry in  the  CQ  WW  DX  CW
Contest.  QSL  via  YT1AD  (for  3D2AD,  3D2R,  5W7A or 5W6A,  KH6/N9YU  and
KH8/N9YU),  via WD5COV (for  3D2OV, 5W0OV,  KH6/WD5COV  and KH8/WD5COV), via
RZ3FW  (for 3D2FW, 5W0FW, KH6/N7AFW and KH8/N7AFW), via RW4NW (for 3D2NW and
5W0NW). [TNX YT3W]

CQ WW RTTY DX CONTEST ---> This year's event will run from  00.00 UTC on  28
September through 24.00 UTC on  the 29th (rules at www.cqwwrtty.com). Please
Visit  www.ng3k.com/Misc/cqrz2013.html for the  Announced Operations listing
maintained by Bill NG3K. The following stations are expected to participate:
ZONE   CALL          CATEGORY     COUNTRY              QSL VIA
02     VE2CSI        M/2          Canada               M0URX
05     VP9I          M/?          Bermuda              WW3S
07     V31WI         SO           Belize               WI9WI
07     YS1/NP3J      SO LP        El Salvador          EA5GL
08     PJ4/G3TXF     SO           Bonaire              G3TXF
09     HK1NA         M/M          Colombia             K6PIM
12     CE1RPW        SOSB 15m     Chile                CE1RPW
14     EI/M5RIC      SOAB HP      Ireland              M0OXO
14     LX/OR5M       M/S HP       Luxembourg           ON4CP
14     LX7I          M/2          Luxembourg           LX2A
14     MJ5Z          SOAB LP      Jersey               M0CFW
14     TM1A          M/S          France               F6KOP
15     4O/HG3IPA     SO           Montenegro           HA3JB
15     ES9C          M/M          Estonia              LotW
15     IQ9UI         M/M          Sicily               IT9CHU
15     IS0/YL7A      SOSB 15m     Sardinia             YL7A
15     OH5Z          M/S          Finland              LotW
15     OL3A          M/S          Czech Republic       OK1MR
16     UU7J          SOAB HP      Ukraine              LoTW
20     SW9XB         SOSB 15m     Crete                DJ9XB
24     BV60V         M/M          Taiwan               qrz.com
31     3D2RA                      Rotuma               LZ2HM
32     ZL3X          M/2          New Zealand          ZL3PAH
32     ZM1A          M/?          New Zealand          ZL3CW
33     CR3A          M/?          Madeira              EA5GL
33     CR3L          M/M          Madeira              DJ6QT
40     TF2R          M/S          Iceland              TF3AO

                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  GOOD TO KNOW ... ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

K3FN CUSTOM QSL SERVICE ---> The DX QSL Service  run  by  Les  Bannon,  WF5E
will suspend operations on 31 October [425DXN 1168]. Effective  1  November,
it  will  be  taken  over  by  Jim  Mackey,  K3FN  under  the  new  name  of
"The K3FN  Custom  QSL  Service". Look  for the details  to be published  on
www.airmailpostage.com/qslservice.html in the coming weeks. [TNX QRZ DX]

MELLISH REEF 2014  --->  After  their  successful  operation  from  Campbell
Island in December 2012, members of the ZL9HR team and additional  operators
have announced their intention to be active  from  Mellish  Reef  (requested
callsign VK9MT) between late March and early April 2014.  Plans  are  for  a
multi-national team to be QRV for 12 days, using six  stations  with  linear
amplifiers and vertical antennas. Currently signed up for  the  project  are
Pista HA5AO, George HA5UK, Dave K3EL, Gene K5GS,  Glenn  KE4KY,  Luke  VK3HJ
and Les W2LK. QSL via M0URX. The organizers estimate a budget in  the  range
of USD 110,000.  "We  will  exercise  full  financial  transparency  in  all
aspects of the project", they say, "When the books  are  closed,  clubs  and
foundations  that  supported  the  project  will   receive    a    financial
accounting". Bookmark http://vk9mt.com/  for  further  information,  updates
and donations. [TNX K5GS]

T33A BLOG ---> This is the place to be for up to the minute  news  regarding
the 5-18 November T33A DXpedition to Banaba Island [425DXN 1153].  "We  will
post information before,  during  and  after  the  actual  DXpedition  radio
operations", the team says,. "It will be as 'live'  as  possible".  Bookmark
http://banaba2013.wordpress.com/ as "you will not see any fresher  news  and
information than what you will see here".

WRTC2014 ---> WRTC2014,  Inc.,  host  of  the  2014  World  Radiosport  Team
Championship (www.wrtc2014.org), is proud to  announce  the  operators  that
have been invited to form teams for the  competition  to  be  held  in  July
2014. In addition to the 51 Team Leaders who  emerged  from  the  qualifying
process, the announcement includes two Wild Card selections, a  Youth  team,
and the defending champion from WRTC2010:
Area   Team Leader   Name
AF     3V/KF5EYY     Achraf Chaabane
AS1    R9DX          Vadim Ovsyannikov
AS2    RC9O          Anatoly Polevik
AS3    5B4WN         Marios Nicolaou
AS4    BA4ALC        Jie Zheng
AS5    JH5GHM        Katsuhiro "Don" Kondou
EU1    CT1ILT        Filipe Monteiro Lopes
EU1    F8DBF         Sebastien Le Gall
EU1    M0CFW         Kazunori Watanabe
EU1    G0CKV         Olof Lundberg
EU1    F4DXW         Stephane Van Langhenhoven
EU2    LX2A          Philippe Lutty
EU2    IK2NCJ        Luca Aliprandi
EU2    DJ5MW         Manfred Wolf
EU2    IK1HJS        Carlo De Mari
EU2    DL1QQ         Sandy Raeker
EU3    ES5TV         Tonno Vahk
EU3    OH2UA         Toni Linden
EU3    LY9A          Gediminas Lucinskas
EU3    YL1ZF         Kaspars Uztics
EU4    OE3DIA        Ivan Dobrocky
EU4    OM2VL         Vegh Laszlo
EU4    OM3BH         Rastislav Hrnko
EU4    OE2VEL        Wolfgang "Wolf" Klier
EU4    S50A          Tine Brajnik
EU5    E77DX         Emir "Braco" Memic
EU5    UU4JMG        Andriy Kotovsky
EU5    4O3A          Ranko Boca
EU5    UR0MC         Roman Tkachenko
EU5    9A6XX         Hrvoje Horvat
EU6    RL3FT         Iurii Khmelenko
EU6    RX3APM        Sergey Dyachenko
EU6    UA3DPX        Andrey Melanin
NA1    K1LZ          Krassimir Petkov
NA2    W2RE          Ray Higgins
NA3    KE3X          Ken Low
NA4E   NN3W          Richard DiDonna
NA4W   AD4Z          Julio Henriquez
NA5    N5DX          Kevin Stockton
NA6    N6MJ          Daniel Craig
NA6    K6AM          John Barcroft
NA7    K7RL          Mitch Mason
NA8    K8MR          Jim Stahl
NA9    W9RE          Michael Wetzel
NA10   KU1CW         Alex Tkatch
NA11   VY2ZM         Jeffrey Briggs
NA12   VE7CC         Lee Sawkins
NA13   K9VV          Fred Kleber
OC     KH6ND         Michael Gibson
SA1    PY2YU         Hamilton Oliveira Martins
SA2    CX6VM         Jorge Diez
WILD   LZ4AX         Alexander Avramov
WILD   DK6XZ         Suad Zukic
YOUTH  IZ1LBG        Filippo Vairo
CHAMP  RW1A          Vladimir Aksenov
Each Team Leader will  select  one  Team  Mate  for  the  competition.  Team
Leaders must accept their invitation to WRTC2014  and  nominate  their  Team
Mate by October 15, 2013.  If  a  Team  Leader  is  unable  to  accept,  the
invitation will go  to  the  next  highest  qualifying  applicant  from  the
selection area.
Once all of the Team Leader invitations are accepted,  there  will  only  be
one other way to gain entrance to the WRTC2014 competition - through a  Team
Sponsorship. A Team Sponsor donation earns the right to select a team.  Only
two  Team  Sponsorships  are  currently  available.   Contact    Doug,  K1DG
(k1dg[@]wrtc2014.org) or  Randy,  K5ZD  (k5zd[@]wrtc2014.org)  for  details.
Sponsored Teams will be announced at a later date.


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3B8/HB9ARY, 3B8CF,  3B8MM,  3B9FR,
5W0M, 6W2XC, 9L1X, A45WH, A71MA, A92IO, C31VM, C91Z, CP6UA,  CX1AA,  E51MAN,
EG3INT/7 (EU-152), ES0U (EU-034), ES3AX, ES4MM,  FG5FR,  FJ/W6JKV,  FO/UT6UD
(OC-027 and OC-050), FS/K9EL, GU4CHY,  H40IND  (OC-065  and  OC-100),  H44G,
HQ3W (NA-160), HQ8D (NA-223), HQ8S (NA-035), HR2DMR,  HS0ZGQ,  HU2DX,  HV0A,
J5UAP, J79WW, JT5DX, JW7XM, K6VVA/KL7 (NA-152  and  NA-050),  KG4RX,  KG4TO,
S21XV, SU8N, T2YY  T46RRC, T47RRC,  T48RRC,  T6LG,  T6SM,  TA3J/0  (AS-099),
TF3JB, TJ3SN, TM0SI (EU-068),  TR8CA,  TT8JT,  TU2T,  TX5K,  UA9JJL,  UK8GK,
UW3HY/1, V29JKV, V5/DF2UU, V5/DK1CE, V5/DK9IP,  VK0JJJ,  VK3DOG/P  (OC-136),
VK9AA, XE1FAA, XZ1A, XZ1Z,  YB9KA  (OC-150),  YC9MLL  (OC-151),  YN2N,  YW5X
(SA-054), Z30HQ, Z320L, Z35T, Z81B, ZK2C, ZP99E.


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