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16 November 2013                                          A.R.I. DX Bulletin
                                   No 1176
                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  ****
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

3DA    - Announced frequencies for the 16-27 November 3DA0ET  DXpedition  to
         Swaziland [425DXN 1161] are:
         CW   1825 3520 7018 10105 14018 18075 21018 24905            28018
         SSB       3790 7085       14180 18145 21180 24960            28480
         RTTY      3590 7035 10140 14080 18100 21080 24915 (JA 24922) 28080
         A "DXpedition Hot-line"  phone  number (listed on www.swazidx.org,
         along with details about how 6m openings will be handled) has been
         enabled  for sending  SMS messages to the expedition pilot (ZS6WB)
         about any copy of the beacon which will be running 24/7  on 50.450
         FM, and for sending any reports about RX  of  low-band activities.
         3DA0ET will use five stations, one dedicated to RTTY. QSL via N7RO
         direct or bureau, and LoTW. Logsearch on Club Log. [TNX ZS6RJ]
4S     - Radio Society of Sri Lanka's special event station  4S0CGM  [425DXN
         1175] is active to commemorating the  23rd  Commonwealth  Heads  of
         Government Meeting (CHOGM)  that  is  being  held  in  Colombo.  In
         addition, individual operators can append their suffix  to  special
         callsigns 4S5CGM, 4S6CGM  and  4S7CGM,  or  append  /CGM  to  their
         personal callsign during the month of November. [TNX 4S7JL]
4S     - Peter, DC0KK will be active again as 4S7KKG from Sri Lanka (AS-003)
         from 17 November to 15 April 2014. He will operate  mainly  CW  and
         digital modes. QSL via DC0KK, direct or bureau. Logsearch  on  Club
9M2    - Once again Rich, PA0RRS  will  be  active  as  9M2MRS  from  Penang
         Island (AS-015) from 31 December until 3  February  2014.  He  will
         operate CW, RTTY and PSK  on  40-10  metres.  QSL  via  home  call,
         direct or bureau, as well as LoTW and eQSL. [TNX PA0RRS]
D4     - The Monteverde Contest Team (http://d4c.cc/)  will  participate  in
         the CQ WW DX CW  Contest  as  a  Multi-Multi  entry  from  the  D4C
         station on Sao Vicente (AF-086),  Cape  Verde.  The  team  includes
         OM3RM, YL2KL, YL3DQ, LB3HC and YL3DW. QSL  via  IZ4DPV  (direct  or
         bureau), LoTW and eQSL. [TNX IK1HJS]
FK     - FK8RO is the callsign issued to  Freddy,  F5IRO  for  his  activity
         from New Caledonia [425DXN 1173].  He  will  remain  there  through
         February 2014. QSL via F5IRO, direct or bureau. Freddy, along  with
         FK8DD and FK8IK, will participate in the CQ WW  DX  CW  Contest  as
         TX8B (QSL via FK8DD).
FS     - Dave, WJ2O (www.wj2o.com) will be active as FS/WJ2O from St  Martin
         (NA-105) on 20-29 November.  He  will  operate  CW  only  on  40-10
         metres, and will participate in the CQ WW DX CW  Contest.  QSL  via
         N2ZN. [TNX NG3K]
JW     - LA8HGA   will  be  active  as  JW8HGA  from  Spitsbergen  (EU-026),
         Svalbard until 18 November. He will operate mainly  CW  on  the  HF
         bands. QSL via LA8HGA, direct or bureau, and LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
KP4    - Commemorating the 520th anniversary of the discovery of the  island
         of Puerto Rico, three local amateur radio clubs will  be  QRV  with
         special call signs:  the  Caribbean  Amateur  Radio  Group  as  N4D
         (13-19 November), the Western Amateur Radio  Group  as  W4D  (17-24
         November) and the  Borinquen  Amateur  Radio  Club  as  K4D  (17-19
         November). QSL for all callsigns via KP4TC. [TNX Southgate ARC]
P4     - Once again John, W2GD will activate P40W from  Aruba  (SA-036)  for
         the CQWW DX CW Contest (23-24 November). He  plans  to  be  QRV  on
         160, 30, 17 and 12 meters CW before the contest, as  time  permits.
         QSL via LoTW or N2MM (direct only, as after  31  December  2013  no
         bureau requests will be honoured). [TNX NG3K]
PJ2    - Andy, W9NJY will be active as PJ2/W9NJY from  Curacao  (SA-099)  on
         19-25 November. He will  operate  CW  on  160-10  metres.  QSL  via
         WD9DZV and LoTW. [TNX The Daily DX]
PJ7    - Dennis K2SX, Les W2LK and Andy K2LE will be active as  PJ7/homecall
         from Sint Maarten on 19-26 November. QSL via home calls. They  will
         participate in the CQ WW CW Contest as PJ7W (QSL  via  W2LK).  [TNX
S5     - Special event stations S506SLG  and  S506PMC  are  active  until  5
         January to promote the PMC Contest, sponsored  by  the  Radio  Club
         Slovenj Gradec (S59DCD). The  International  Association  of  Peace
         Messenger  Cities  was  established  in  1988  to  recognize    and
         encourage the role and responsibility cities  have  in  creating  a
         culture of peace.  The  PMC  Contest,  promoting  contacts  between
         stations located in the Peace Messenger Cities and the rest of  the
         world, will be held from 12 UTC on 4 January 2014 until 12  UTC  on
         the 5th. Complete details can be found at www.s59dcd.si/en10/
TY     - Wim, ON6DX will be returning to Togo on 18 November and  be  active
         again as 5V7TH. He plans to be QRV on 40 and 30 metres CW, SSB  and
         RTTY during his evenings. However, the main purpose of his trip  is
         to go and operate from Benin. He has found "a nice QTH", Wim  says,
         and will move there "when I have  my  TY1  callsign  papers  in  my
         hands".  His plans  are to be QRV (http://dxpedition.be/Benin.html)
         on 40-6 metres SSB, CW and RTTY between 21 November and 3 December.
         QSL  for both  callsigns  via ON6DX, direct or Bureau (OQRS on Club
         Log) and LoTW. [TNX NG3K]
V3     - Bob, K7YB  will be active as V31YB from San Pedro,  Ambergris  Caye
         (NA-073), Belize on 20-25 November. He will operate  holiday  style
         on 40, 20, 10 and 6 metres SSB and CW, and will  be  active  during
         the CQ WW DX CW Contest. QSL via home call. [TNX The Daily DX]
V4     - Bob, K5WA will be active as V4/K5WA (QSL via home  call)  from  St.
         Kitts (NA-104) on 20-27 November. He will be QRV on  160-10  metres
         CW, and will participate in the CQ WW CW Contest as V49J  (QSL  via
         W5JON and LoTW). [TNX NG3K]
V6     - Sho, JA7HMZ and Masa, JA7ZF will be active as as  V63DX  and  V63ZF
         from Pohnpei (OC-010), Micronesia on 22-30 November. QSL  via  home
         calls. [TNX NG3K]
VU7    - The VU7AG frequency plans [425DXN 1174] "have  been  updated  after
         carefully checking which other DXpeds are QRV around the same  time
         as us", and are as follows:
         CW    1812 3512 7012 10112 14012 18082 21012 24902 28012
         SSB        3680 7095       14180 18155 21280 24955 28480
         RTTY       3584 7032 10142 14082 18092 21092 24922 28092
         There  will be  three stations  running minimum 400w on all  bands.
         VU7AG  is  expected  to be  QRV  from  Agatti, Lakshadweep  Islands
         (AS-011) "for at least fourteen days"  between 20  November  and 10
         December. Three pilot stations for the Americas  have  been  added:
         N1UK (NA East Coast), KY6R (NA West Coast) and LU1FAM (Central  and
         South America). QSL via W4VKU,  direct  or  bureau  (logsearch  and
         OQRS on Club Log), and LoTW  approximately  six  months  after  the
         conclusion of the DXpedition. Bookmark www.vu7ag.info  for  further
         information and updates.
XV     - Once again Retu, OH4MDY will be active as XV2RZ from  Vietnam  from
         22 November to 8 December. He will be QRV on 20-6   metres  CW  and
         SSB. QSL via home call, direct only. Logsearch on  Club  Log.  [TNX
         DX World]
XZ     - The 15-26 November XZ1J expedition to  Myanmar  [425DXN  1175]  now
         has a website at www.xz1j.org. Plans are for an 11-member  team  to
         operate CW, SSB and RTTY  on  160-10  metres  with  three  or  four
         stations. Please use the OQRS provided by Club Log for QSLling.
YN     - Mike, AJ9C will be active again as YN2CC from  Nicaragua  on  19-27
         November. He will operate CW, SSB and RRTY  on  160-6  metres,  and
         will take part in the CQ WW DX CW Contest. QSL via  home  call  and
         LoTW. [TNX The Daily DX]
ZD8    - Olof G0CKV (ZD8M), Oliver W6NV (ZD8W) and Jorma OH2KI  (ZD8X)  will
         be active from Ascension Island (AF-003) on 19-24  November.  Their
         main activity will be during the CQ WW CW  Contest  as  single-band
         entrants (on  40,  15  and  10  metres  respectively).  Before  the
         contest they will be QRV on the HF bands  and  6  metres.  QSL  via
         home calls. [TNX OPDX Bulletin]

ANTARCTICA  --->  Gerry,  VK0GB  (aka  G3WIP  and  VK4BGL)  is  a    medical
Practitioner  stationed at  Casey Station,  Antarctica until  February 2014.
Plans are to sit around 7130, 14315, 18130, 21300  and maybe 28775 at 01.00,
09.30,  12.00  and  17.30 UTC ("but  not  every  day", he says, as  his  job
"always comes first, so I cannot promise too much").

CARIBBEAN TRIP ---> Pete, VE3IKV will be active as FJ/VA3RA (SSB and  CW  on
the HF bands and  6m)  from  Saint  Barthelemy  (NA-146)  on 21-25 November,
including an entry in the CQ  WW  DX  CW  Contest on 10 metres. He will then
move to Sint Maarten (NA-104) and  be QRV on 10 and 6 metres as PJ7/VA3RA on
25-28  November. QSL via VE3IKV, direct only. [TNX The Daily DX]

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

425 DX NEWS MAGAZINE ---> The  October  2013  issue  is  now  available  for
download at www.425dxn.org/monthly/index.html. [TNX IZ3EBA]

5J0R --->  The  San  Andres  expedition's  website  has  been  updated  with
pictures and statistics from the recent  operation.  5J0R  made  80508  QSOs
(33426 CW, 37033 SSB and 10049 RTTY) with  22704  unique  callsigns  in  ten
days. The OQRS for direct QSLs is up and running,  bureau  cards  should  be
requestd through the dedicated  OQRS  when  it  is  made  available  on  the
website (http://www.dxfriends.com/SanAndres2013/index.php).

DXCC NEWS ---> K9W (Wake Island, 2013 operation) has been approved for  DXCC
credit. [TNX NC1L]

IRON HAM  CONTEST  --->  Drawing  inspiration  from  the  Ironman  Thriatlon
races,the  Araucaria  DX  Group  sponsors  the  WW  Iron  Ham    Contest,  a
competition that combines the main operating  modes  (Phone,  CW  and  RTTY)
into one single contest. The second edition will be held on  28-29  December
(from 12 UTC on Saturday through 11:59 UTC on Sunday). The  24-hour  contest
is organized to have 8 hours  of  operation  on  each  mode  in  periods  no
shorter than one hour. Complete details (look at this  year's  very  special
prize for the winners!) can be found at www.ironham.com.br [TNX PY5EG]

THE BIG PICTURE... ---> "The Big Picture of  Expedition  Operating  and  the
Direct  Relationship  to  Anti-Social  Pileup  Behavior"  is  a    43-minute
presentation by Rick, K6VVA. It "describes the problems and  also  solutions
to the dysfunctional behavior we unfortunately hear in DX & IOTA pileups  on
the  Amateur  Radio   bands    these    days".    It    can    be  found  at
http://youtu.be/svLlfrFA-1E [TNX K6VVA]

Z81X ---> The 14-28 November Z81X operation from South Sudan  [425DXN  1173]
will employ DX University's "Best Practices for DXpedition Operating".  With
the exception for 160 and 80 metres (1826.5 KHz and  3523  KHz),  they  will
not pre-announce their  operating  frequencies,  but  will  depend  on  "the
modern Internet spotting networks". Near the  end  of  the  operation,  they
will use "a version of e-Pilot" in an effort "to work as many of  the  'more
deserving, but DX challenged' DXers as possible".
Z81X "will also look for conduct that is  consistent  -  or  inconsistent  -
with the 'Best Practices for Courteous and  Efficient  DXing'  presented  on
the DX University Webpage" (go  to  www.dxuniversity.com,  click  on  "DXing
Tools" and then on "Best Practices" in the drop-down menu).  Be  aware  that
they will "record many segments of the operation in stereo,  pileup  on  one
channel, Z81X on the other", and that "selected segments  will  be  uploaded
to the DX University website to illustrate certain points".
As the activity will be running for two-weeks,  SSB  operation  on  the  low
bands will come during the second weekend. During the CQ WW  DX  CW  Contest
there may be as many as three single-band stations activated. QSL via  OH0XX
(OQRS on Club Log).

                         *** 4 2 5  D X  N E W S ***
                         ******* QSL  ROUTES *******
                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW

CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER
3D2KV       DL6KVA      FW5JJ       F5RXL       SN640OKA    SP5KVW
3D2PT       PY2PT       GB8BAF      M0DXT       T30PT       PY2PT
3W2TXR      JA2TXR      H44MS       DL2GAC      T33A        W2IJ
4L6QC       LZ1OT       HA150GG     HA6FQ       T6JP        N4GNR
5H3CJ       SM6CPY      HA40QRP     HA6NL       T88JH       JR3QFB
5H3JJ       HB9EYP      HC2IMP      IK2DUW      T88ON       JA3JND
5H3TK       JH0CJH      HS0ZKX      W2EN        TA4/KP2I    DL9USA
5N4EAM      IK2IQD      HV0A        IK0FVC      TJ3AY       F5LGE
5R8IC       F6ICX       J28NC       F5RQQ       TO2R        F5UOW
5T0JL       ON8RA       J87GU       DL7VOG      UP44WFF     UN6QC
5W7X        JF1OCQ      J88HL       SP3CYY      V26MN       DF8AN
5X1XA       G3SWH       JD1BON      JA1UII      V31MA       M0OXO
6Y5CN       N1QAE       JD1YBT      JP1IOF      V44KAI      W5TFW
7T9A        7X2ARA      JW8HGA      LA8HGA      V47JA       W5JON
7Z1BL       IZ8CLM      JY4NE       K3IRV       VP2MMN      DF8AN
7Z1HL       DJ9ZB       JY5MM       IK2DUW      W8A         ZL3CW
9H3GK       DD1AY       K9W         AA4NN       XE2JS       AD6D
9J2BO       G3TEV       KH6/N9YU    YT1AD       XF1P        XE2HUQ
9K2/SP4R    SP7DQR      KH6ZM       I0WMI       XR0YY       EB7DX
9N7BM       JA8BMK      KP4AO       W3HNK       XR0ZR       IV3DSH
9N7NZ       JA6GWX      LX7I        LX2A        XV2CNH      JA6CNH
AH0BV       JR3SZZ      LX9DX       LX2A        XV2NHL      JA3NHL
BM13JIDX    BM2JCC      NL7G        RW6HS       XV2QGF      JA6QGF
C5YK        ON6EG       OD5PY       KU9C        XV2V40J     JF1HJZ
CE0YHO      EB7DX       OD5QB       YO3FRI      XV3NF       JA8NF
CN2OS       PD0JOS      OD5YY       KK4OK       YB8V        YB9BU
CP6/AL4Q    DJ8QP       OQ4CLM      ON3AIM      YE5R        YB4IR
CW90A       CX2ABC      OZ/KH6DXX   DF3XX       YF1AR/4     N2OO
D44TPA      CT1EHX      PA200NL     PA3CAL      YJ0AU       JA2ATE
D44TWQ      G4IRN       PG200NL     PA0FAW      YJ0CJ       JA2ATE
DM50IOTA    DL2VFR      PY0FF       W9VA        YJ0TE       JA2ATE
E6AA        JA8VE       R100MFF     RN4ABD      YJ0ZS       JA2ZS
E6AK        JA1KJW      R7QA        RW6HS       Z320T       DJ0LZ
E6AY        JA1JQY      R7QB        RW6HS       Z81B        IZ0EGA
EA6/S53R    K2PF        S506PMC     S59DCD      Z81D        OM3JW
EM70U       UT7UU       S506SLG     S59DCD      ZF2LC       W2SM
EN70KYIV    UT4UP       S79WDX      I0WDX       ZP#/AL4Q    DJ8QP
ES4CASTLE   ES4RM       SE70AA      SK5AA       ZV2K        PY2SHF
FK8RO       F5IRO       SN21RN      SP3PGR      ZW8T        PS8HF

EB7DX    David Lianez Fernandez, P.O. Box 163, 21080 Huelva, Spain
F5IRO    Freddy Laigu, 23 rue de Verdun, 10800 Saint Julien les Villas,
I0WDX    Cesare Casaroli, Via San Michele 1/A, 00046 Grottaferrata RM, Italy
IV3DSH   Paolo Del Do, Vicolo Cantarutti 3, 33035 Torreano di Martignacco
         UD, Italy
JA2ATE   Seiji Morishima, 1-8 Tono-machi, Ichinomiya-shi, Aichi-ken,
         491-0848, Japan
JA2ZS    Tug Mori, 135-419 Shinden Umemori-cho, Nisshin-shi, Aichi-ken,
         470-0132, Japan
K9W      Wake Island DXpedition, P.O. Box 5005, Lake Wylie SC 29710, USA
SP3CYY   Jan Ambrozy, Slaska 12, 63-400 Ostrow Wielkopolski, Poland
W2IJ     Jay Kobelin, 10628 Grandview Drive, Rancho Cucamonga CA 91701, USA
XE2HUQ   Manuel Palos, Lerdo de Tejada 289 Pte., 23600 Ciudad Constitucion
         BCS, Mexico
YB4IR    Imam Raharjo, Jl. Putri Kembang Dadar II No. 14C RT  52, Palembang
         30139, Indonesia
YB9BU    Kadek Kariana SP, P.O. Box 106, Singaraja 81100, Indonesia
ZL3CW    Jacky Calvo, 31 Raurenga Avenue, Royal Oak, Auckland 1023, New
ZS8C     Carson McAfee, PO Box 1585, Allens Neck, 1737, Roodespoort,
         Johannesburg, South Africa


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