425 DX News issue #1171

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12 October 2013                                           A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1171
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3D2    - Andrey, 3D2RA and Stan, 3D2GC/p went QRT from Rotuma  earlier  than
         planned, and have been active as 3D2RA/p and 3D2GC from Fiji  since
         5 October. According to their  original  plans,  they  will  remain
         there until 13 October (Andrey) and  15  October  (Stan).  QSL  via
         home calls. Further information on http://3d2gc.com/.
6W     - Mark, AA1AC will operate as  6W/AA1AC  on  8-14  December  from  Le
         Calao's rental shack in Sonome, Senegal. QSL via home call,  direct
         or bureau. [TNX AA1AC]
9L     - David, N4WDT and Jerry, K4ZIN will be active as 9L1JT  from  Sierra
         Leone on 15-22 October. They plan to be QRV on 160-10 metres,  with
         a focus on 30, 17 and 12m and on the low bands. They will have  two
         stations on the air at least 12 hours a day. QSL  via  N4WDT.  [TNX
DU     - James, KJ6YAP will be active  as  DV1/KJ6YAP  from  Masbate  Island
         (OC-244) between 28 October and 24 November.  QSL  via  home  call,
         direct or bureau. [TNX rsgbiota.org]
E6     - Sasi/JA1KJW (E6AK), Mat/JA1JQY (E6AY) and  Kuni/JA8VE  (E6AA)  will
         be active from Niue (OC-040) on 3-9  November.  They  will  operate
         CW, SSB and digital modes on 80-10  metres.  QSL  via  home  calls.
         [TNX NG3K]
EI     - Olivier, ON4EI  will  be  active  again  as  EI8GQB  from  Fethard,
         Ireland (EU-115) on 20-30 October using an hybrid wind-solar  power
         system from his caravan. He will participate in the CQ  WW  DX  SSB
         Contest as EI1A. QSL for both  callsigns  via  PA3249.  Follow  his
         activity and antenna experimentation on www.qrz.com/db/EI8GQB. [TNX
HB0    - Laci, HA7JTR will be active as  HB0/HA7JTR  from  Liechtenstein  on
         24-29 October. Main activity will  be  during  the  CQ  WW  DX  SSB
         Contest. He will run 100 watts to a GP  for  40-10  metres  and  an
         Inverted Vee for 80 metres. QSL via home call. [TNX HA0HW]
HB9    - HB9S, the amateur radio station of the World Scout Bureau, will  be
         on the air from Geneva during the Jamboree On The Air annual  event
         (http://scout.org/en/information_events/events/jota_joti)  on 19-20
         October. The 56th JOTA in 2013 will be  the  last  one for HB9S, as
         The  WSB (the HQ of the World  Organization  of the Scout Movement)
         intends to move out of Geneva next year. QSL via HB9AOF.
I      - IT9ATF, IT9NPR, IT9PPG and IT9RDG will participate  in  the  CQ  WW
         SSB  Contest  as  IF9A  from  Favignana  Island  (EU-054)  in   the
         Multi-Single category. QSL via IT9ATF. [TNX NG3K]
J3     - Mark, N2MD and  Arnal,  N9ACC  will  be  active  holiday  style  as
         J3/N2MD and J3/N9ACC from Grenada (NA-024) on 23-30  October.  They
         will be QRV on 80-6 metres SSB. QSL via LoTW only. [TNX  The  Daily
J3     - J34J is the callsign to be used on 20-29 November from  Grenada  by
         a group of Japanese  operators  [425DXN  1164].  They  plan  to  be
         active  on  160-10  metres  CW,  SSB  and  digital  modes,  and  to
         participate in the CQ WW CW Contest. QSL via  JA1HGY  (OQRS  to  be
         activated on Club Log) and LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
KG4    - Bill, W4WV (KG4WV) and  Al,  W6HGF  (KG4HF)  will  be  active  from
         Guantanamo Bay (NA-015)  on  11-25  October  [425DXN  1170].  KG4HF
         (www.qsl.net/w6hgf/KG4HF.html)  will  focus  on  RTTY  and    other
         digital modes, with some CW when time permits. He will  be  QRV  on
         160-10 metres, plus 6 metres if the band is open. "This  is  not  a
         vacation", he says. "I plan to operate until I  fall  asleep".  QSL
         KG4HF via LoTW or direct to W6HGF  (logserach  on  Club  Log).  QSL
         KG4WV via W4WV, direct or bureau.
KH0    - Miho, JJ2VLY and Yutaka, JQ2GYU will be active as NH0J from  Tinian
         Island, Mariana  Islands  (OC-086)  on  17-21  October.  They  will
         operate CW, SSB and RTTY on 80-10 metres. Miho will participate  in
         the  JARTS  WW  RTTY  Contest  (http://jarts.jp/rules2013.html)  on
         19-20 October. QSL via JJ2VLY, direct or bureau. [TNX NG3K]
KH2    - Yuji, JF2WGN will be active as AH2EA from Guam  (OC-026)  on  17-21
         October. All of the QSOs will be confirmed via the  bureau,  direct
         cards should be sent to JF2WGN not later than 31 January 2014.
LY     - The Lietuvos Radijo Megeju Draugija, the Lithuanian  Amateur  Radio
         Society, was establihed on 2 October 1938.  Celebrating  this  75th
         anniversary,  special  callsign  LY75RMD  will  be  used  until  31
         October. QSL via the bureau.
P2     - Akira,  JA1NLX (www.asahi-net.or.jp/~yy7a-ysd/P29VNX-2013.htm)  has
         rescheduled  his  trip  to  Lissenung  Island, Bismarck Archipelago
         (OC-008), and now he plans  to be active as P29VNX on 1-6 December.
         He  will operate CW, SSB and RTTY  on 30-10  metres. QSL via JA1NLX
         (direct only)  and LoTW.  An OQRS  for direct and bureau cards will
         be available at Club Log (bureau cards will be  sent through Global
PY     - A  team  from  Brazil  (PP5ALE,  PU5IKE,  PU5SVE,  PU5UAI,  PY5FAB,
         PY5JAP, PY5PS, PY5RCB, PY5VC and PY5XH)  will  be  active  as  PR5C
         from Ilha do Mel (SA-047) on 25-30 October, including an  entry  in
         the CQ WW SSB Contest. QSL  via  PU5SVE,  LoTW  and  eQSL.  Further
         information at www.pr5c.qsl.br
PY0F   - Miguel, PY3MM will be active from Fernando  de  Noronha(SA-003)  on
         18-28 October. Main activity will  be  during  the  CQ  WW  DX  SSB
         Contest as PR0F on 40 metres, while outside  the  contest  he  will
         operate mainly CW as PY0F/PY3MM. QSL via PP5VB. [TNX NG3K]
T8     - Kunio, JO1AEC will be active as T88EC from Palau on 15-23  October.
         He will be QRV on 40-10 metres CW, RTTY and JT65. QSl  via  JO1AEC,
         direct or bureau. [TNX The Daily DX]
TK     - Mek, SP7VC will be active as  TK/SP7VC  from  Corsica  (EU-014)  on
         22-28 October. He will be QRV on 160-6 metres SSB  and  FSK441  via
         meteor scatter on 6m. He will also participate in the CQ WW DX  SSB
         Contest. QSL via home call and LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
UA     - Special station R100MFF will  be  active  from  15  October  to  15
         December  in  remembrance  of  Mikhail  F.  Feofanov    (1913-1994,
         callsigns U4AA and UA4AA). QSL via UA4AM.  Further  information  on
         this "legendary radio operator", as well  as  an  OQRS  for  bureau
         cards  and  details  on  the  relevant  award,  can  be  found   at
         www.cqr4a.ru/r100mff/ [TNX DXNL]
V2     - Kei, KG2A will be active as V25A  from  Antigua  (NA-100)  from  21
         November to 1 December. He  will  operate  CW  and  SSB  on  160-10
         metres, and will participate in  the  CQ  WW  DX  CW  Contest.  QSL
         direct to KG2A. [TNX NG3K]
V3     - Dick, AD7AF will be active again as V31RL  from  Placencia,  Belize
         on 11-30 October. He will operate CW and SSB on 80-10 metres,  with
         activity during the CQ WW  DX  SSB  Contest.  QSL  via  home  call,
         direct or bureau, and LoTW. Logsearch on Club Log. [TNX  The  Daily
VP5    - Frank, WA2VYA, and Tony, K4QE will be active  from  Providenciales,
         Caicos Islands (NA-002) on 22-29 October,  including  an  entry  in
         the CQ WW DX SSB  Contest  as  VP5T  (QSL  via  WA3RHW,  direct  or
         bureau, and LoTW). Outside the contest VP5/WA2VYA will operate  CW,
         and possibly some RTTY or SSB, with an emphasis  on  160,  80,  30,
         17, 12 and 10 metres (QSL via WA2VYA, direct -  no  return  postage
         is required- or bureau), while  VP5/K4QE  will  be  operate  mainly
         SSB, with an emphasis on 17 and 12  metres  (QSL  via  LoTW).  [TNX
VP8    - Peter, M1AYI expects to be  active  as  VP8DNY  from  the  Falkland
         Islands (SA-002) between  20  October  and  19  November.  He  will
         operate SSB on the HF bands. QSL via bureau to M1AYI. [TNX VK7BC]
W     -  Members   of  the  Jackson   County   Amateur   Radio   Association
         (www.jcmsara.com) will be active as K5R from Round Island  (NA-082)
         and lighthouse on 18-20 October. They will be QRV on  80-10  metres
         CW, SSB and RTTY/PSK31. QSL via AE5JG. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]
W      - "Assuming the National Park Service reopens the  island  in  time",
         Benjamin, KK6FUT will be on Santa Cruz  Island  (NA-144)  on  19-20
         October with a Boy Scout Troop for the Jamboree On  The  Air.  Plan
         is to operate QRP (50W or less) on 20, 15 and maybe 40 metres  SSB.
         QSL via KK6FUT, direct or bureau.
XT     - David, OK6DJ and Petr, OK1FCJ will be active as XT26DJ  and  XT2FCJ
         from Burkina Faso on 17-26 November. They will  be  QRV  on  160-10
         metres. Look for XT2FCJ to participate in the CQ WW DX CW  Contest.
         QSL for both callsigns via OK6DJ. Logsearch and QSLling  policy  at
YB     - Adhi, YB3MM has plans to operate  as  YB3MM/p  from  Bawean  Island
         (OC-197) this weekend. He expects to be active on  40,  20  and  15
         metres SSB and CW, but "nothing is certain until he is actually  on
         the island and operating", W2FB says.
YB     - Budi, YF1AR (www.yf1ar.com) will be active as YF1AR/0  from  Payung
         Besar, Seribu Islands (OC-177) on 12-15 October.  He  will  operate
         mainly SSB running 100 watts into a vertical dipole for 20, 15  and
         10 metres, and a GP for 40 metres. QSL via N2OO. [TNX YF1AR]
YB     - Look for YB8VM/p, YB8XM/p, YC8VDT/p, YC8VFB/p, YD8VKF/p,  YD8VRA/p,
         YD8VRS/p and YD8VSR/p to be QRV from  Saparua  Island  (OC-070)  on
         12-15 October. [TNX JN6RZM]
YB     - Budi, YF1AR (www.yf1ar.com)  and  Fan,  YB0AI  will  be  active  as
         YF1AR/7 (QSL via  N2OO)  and  YB0AI/7  (QSL  via  home  call)  from
         Sebatik  Island  (OC-295)  on  23-28  October,  including  activity
         during the CQ WW DX SSB Contest. They will be QRV on  40-10  metres
         mainly SSB. This will be the first operation  from  the  Indonesian
         side of Sebatik, and it will count as a new one for  the  Nusantara
         Award (the Indoensian Islands Award:  www.nusantaraaward.com)  [TNX
YB     - The YE5R expedition to the Anambas Islands (OC-108)  [425DXN  1167]
         has  been  postponed  to  sometime  between  10  and  20   November
         (possibly 14-19 November).  A  large  team  (YB1AR,  YB1HK,  YB4IR,
         YE6YE,  YF1AR  and  YG5TZ)  is  expected  to  participate  in   the
         expedition. QSL via YB4IR. Logsearch and OQRS  on  Club  Log.  [TNX

ANTARCTICA ---> Massimo, IW0HEU will  be  working  at  the  Mario  Zucchelli
Station, Antarctica after mid-October until  at  least  31  January 2014. He
plans to be QRV as IA0MZ  in  his  spare time, typically between 17.30-18.30
UTC around 14333 kHz. QSL  via  IW0EFA, bureau preferred. [TNX I1HYW]

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

NCDXF CONTRIBUTION CHALLENGE --->  The  Northern  California  DX  Foundation
(www.ncdxf.org) is  pleased  to  announce  the  establishment  of  the  W7OO
Contribution Challenge. Long-time DXer Bill  Everett,  W7OO,  has  issued  a
challenge to the worldwide DX community to contribute to  NCDXF:  Bill  will
match contributions received  by  NCDXF  from  October  15  to  the  end  of
December 2013. [TNX W0GJ]

QSL JY9FC ---> Boris, E73Y reports that the  QSL  cards  for  Jovica,  JY9FC
have arrived from the printer. All of the direct requests  received  so  far
(by mail and through Club Log's OQRS) were processed on 5 October.

QSL ZC4LI ---> Phil, G3SWH has managed to obtain copies of  the  late  Steve
Hodgson's logs (ZC4LI, 5B4AHA, ZD8LII and G0LII) from his widow  and  should
be able to confirm any outstanding  QSOs.  All  logs  have  been  previously
uploaded to LoTW, and there  will  be  log  searches  available  shortly  at
www.g3swh.org.uk. "I understand that Steve's widow has already  returned  to
their sender any unanswered QSL requests at the time  of  his  death",  Phil
says. "Anyone in that situation should re-apply to  me".  Steve  was  not  a
member of the RSGB, and Phil  is  unable  to  process  any  bureau  requests

+ SILENT KEYS + Robert  W.  Ford,  who  operated  from  Tibet  as  AC4RF  on
1948-50, passed away on 20 September at 90 years of  age.  "His  fascinating
autobiography, 'Wind Between the Worlds', published in  1957  and  available
as a free Internet Archive  (http://archive.org/)  download,  describes  his
time and travails in Tibet and how  his  radio  work  nearly  cost  him  his
life". [TNX ARRL]
Other recently reported Silent keys include Ulrich Mauer (DK9UMA), Robert  B
Block (K6LX), Richard N. Olson (K9BWI),  Billy  W.  Putnam  (W3EL)  and  Les
Himing (ZL3BG), as  well  as  Raleigh  "Lee"  Shaklee  (W6BH),  one  of  the
co-founders of the Northern  California  DX  Foundation,  and  Panos  Gkekas
(SY2ALT), eighteen-year-old son of Vangelis, SV2BFN.


QSLs received direct or through managers: 3DA0TM, 5W0TH,  9A/OM5AW (EU-136),
9G5TT,  9H3MMM,  9M4SLL,  A35UD,  A52SV,  A71CM,  A71CT, C31CT, CP4BT,  CQ9D
(AF-046), CU5AQ, D2QR, EJ0PL (EU-006), ES1QD,  F9IE/VK/p (OC-136), FO/UT6UD,
FR4NT,  GM3VLB/p (EU-123), GX5M (EU-120), H40IOTA,  H44AJ (OC-285), H44IOTA,
HB0Y/PD5AX, HH2/PA5M,  HH5/KC0W, HK1X,  HK1XX, HP1RIP,  HQ3W (NA-160),  HQ8D
(NA-223),  HQ8S (NA-035), HV0A,  JG8NQJ/JD1 (OC-073), JY5HX,  K4N, K6VVA/KL7
(NA-050), K8GI/4 (NA-058), KG4RX,KG4TO,KL7NWR (NA-064), MD0CCE, MU0FAL, N4OW
(NA-141),  NE1RD/1  (NA-148),  OH0/OH2FNZ,  P29NO,  PX8Z  (SA-060),   S79NU,
SV2ASP/A,  SZ7SER,  T2YY,  T6SM,  TF4M,  TI2CF,   TT8/US3EZ,  TZ6BB,  V31LJ,
V5/DF2UU,   V63DDD  (OC-010),  V85TL,  VE2CSI,  VK5CE/p  (OC-261),   VP2ETE,
VP2V/W9DR, VP5H, VP9/AA1AC, VP9I, XF3/IZ2LSC (NA-045), XV1X, YB1AR,  YB3MM/6
(OC-245),  YB3MM/7  (OC-166),  YB3MM/p  (OC-217),  YB3MM/p  (OC-237), YC9MLL
(OC-151), YV5EED, YW5X (SA-054), ZB2JK.


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